Forward: 33 Prime cattle comprising 23 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 10 Cast Cattle: 2,753 Prime Sheep comprising 2258 Prime & Lightweight Hoggs & 495 Cast Ewes & Rams: 60 Rearing Calves: 336 Breeding & Store Sheep:


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Halifax Meat Wholesalers J&E Medcalf secured the top gross at £1604 or 232.5p/kg, a 690kg Limousin heifer consigned by C Stanton of Clitheroe. JH&SM Mason sold the highest priced p/kg beast a 520kg British Blue at 267.5p/kg or £1391 to Robert Pearson buying on behalf of Ralph Pearson wholesale butchers in Bradford who also accounted for the leading p/kg steer a 570kg Limousin cross from F&B Smith of Masongill for 261.5p/kg or £1491. Mesrs Smith also produced the top gross in the steers a 615kg Limousin cross which sold to Robertshaws Farm Shop from Thornton.

Some very good cattle in today’s entry alongside the odd Black and White heifer and heavy empty bulling heifer. The trade continues at unprecedented levels with averages a shade easier on paper as a result of the commercial cattle included in today’s entry. Steers av. 248p/kg. Hfrs av. 243p/kg



465-560kg                                             to 255.5p/kg                        av.234.91p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 261.5p/kg                        av. 260.14p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 267.5p/kg                        av. 242.78p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: F&B Smith (Limx) 1596,1491, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1544, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 1392, Phoenix Grain Co Ltd (Limx) 1247

p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 261.5,259.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 259.5, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 255.5


£ per head: C Stanton (Limx) 1604, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1555,1532, (BBx) 1519,1457, JW Stockdale&Sons (Limx) 1534,1494, Phoenix Grain Co Ltd (Limx) 1506

p/kg: JH&SM Mason (BBx) 267.5, (Limx) 264.5, JW Stockdale&Sons (Limx) 264.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 263.5, 262.5, (BBx) 261.5, Phoenix Grain Co Ltd (Limx) 258.5    



Cull Cow Prices

Cast cows are flying at the moment with a dairy average of 131.76p/kg or £984 to a top of £1151. Weight is not a problem in the beef breeds with a 930kg Beef Shorthorn cow at 137.5p/kg or £1279. Cast bulls continue to excel with a 1170kg, 74 month Beef Shorthorn bull grossing £1515 (129.5p/kg).


Overall Average                                   134.68p/kg                           £996.65

Black & White                      to 139.5p/kg                        av. 131.76p/kg

Limx                                       to 139.5p/kg                       

Beef Short                             to 137.5p/kg                        av.133.89p/kg

Longhorn                               to 149.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: AS&E Jeanes&Son 1151,1107, I Wright 997,888, GB Moorhouse 778

p/kg: AS&E Jeanes&Son 139.5,129.5, I Wright 129.5, GB Moorhouse 124.5


£ per head: JW Tinkler&Son 830

p/kg: JW Tinkler&Son 139.5



£ per head: New York Farms 1279,991, JW Tinkler&Son 949

p/kg: JW Tinkler&Son (Long) 149.5, New York Farms (Beef Short) 137.5,129.5



Overall Average                                   129.5p/kg                             £1515.15

Beef Short

£ per head: New York Farms 1515

p/kg: New York Farms 129.5



Prime Sheep


Prime Lamb average hits £3/kilo
A cracking trade across the board today as lambs averaged £130.44 per head or 302p/kg (SQQ 308p)
All classes were dearer by some margin, especially heavy lambs and the commercial handy to medium weights with 37kg to 43kg Continentals and other lowland bred lambs short of requirements. More required each week.

Lowland Lambs over 52kg –  
A weight range average of 280p or £152 per head shows the strength of the demand for heavies today.
EP&JM Hutchinson Faceby sold lambs at £166 to Farmers Fresh and also at £165 and £163, and two pens at £160 per head.
M&K Farrar of Healaugh, Tadcaster was next in line at £165 and £164, followed by Will Crane of Silsden also at £164. John Greenwood Moor Monkton made £163 and Rob Bailes, Aldborough made £161 or 298p.
16 More pens made in the £150’s.  

46kg to 52kg Lowland Lambs
JM Hall Airton had top section price at £161.50 purchased by Hartshead Meats. Followed by Rob Bailes making £160 to Kendalls Farm Butchers of Harrogate and Pateley Bridge who alos purchased lambs at £158 form EP&JM Hutchinson. Best end of Heavy Continentals 300p to 330p, primes 280p to 300p commercials 270’s.

36kg to 45kg Lowland Lambs:
Top sale price of £167.50 was achieved by EP&JM Hutchinson Faceby when their 41kg made 408.5p to Hartshead Meat Co. HB Atkinson made £159, £154 and £153, followed by Rob Bailes Aldborough at £158 £154 and £153 all selling to Vivers Scotlamb.
Best lambs per kilo at 370p to 408p, next grade of handy Continentals 330p to 365p, and plenty of commercial types 290p to 325p.  Texels weighing 36kg to 45kg averaged 312p and Beltex 347p.

35kg and less Lowland Lambs:
Lightweights short of requirements with continentals selling to very good rates. 33kg Continentals at £111, 33kg £101 and 29kg £102.50 or 354p from High Harbour Farm, 35kg £110 and 32kg £102.50 Haddon Farms Huddersfield, 34kg at £101 from JJ&D Cowking Slaidburn and Lambert Mile House Kilnsey. D Asquith Otley made £107 or 345p of 31kg continentals.

Mule and Masham Wethers
Trade breaking into the £140’s and £150’s today as EP&JM Hutchinson made £153 of Mule wethers and £149 of Masham Wethers, both pens selling to J&E Medcalf and another pen at £144. Steve Dorey Lincolnshire made top per kilo with 39kg at £119 per head or 305p.
Some other sample prices include JK Wilson 41kg £112, KM Hawksworth Bradfield sold Mules 43kg £127 top price per kilo at 295p, 40kg £117 (292p) and 36kg £106 (294p), N&J&S Taylor Sheffield 43kg £125, SR Dorey 46kg £128.50, 45kg £125.50, 43kg £124 and 39kg at £119 (305p), R&KA Burley & Son Pateley Bridge 43kg £123.50, B Atkinson Accrington 57kg £143 and 50kg £132.50.

Other hill bred lambs:
Although smart Continentals generally make the headlines, there were some excellent prices for horned and hill going breeds. Cheviot lambs topped at £155 each consigned by SR Dorey Lincolnshire purchased by J&E Medcalf. W Holden & Son Oswaldtwistle made £148 of Cheviots whilst Hill & Wright of Doncaster made £147.50 of Cheviots.
Horned lambs topped £133 from SP Woolhouse & Son Doncaster, £126.50 C Nelson & Son and £126 J Atkinson, £125.50 A&AR Phillipson and £124 N&J&S Taylor. Light weight Horned Wethers 250p to 275p for best meat sorts, ordinary types 240p plus.  


Cull Ewes & Cast Rams

Cull Ewes setting a real pace ringside today with buyers all after numbers as usual and a show of 500 head proving short of requirements, especially for medium and lightweight types. Some real runs of ewes in with wagons coming up from the South and across from the East loaded with ewes today.
Heavy continentals £155-£171.50 Best pure-bred ewes with less weight but full meat £150-£160. Medium continentals £120-£134, half ¾ meat ewes £105-£115. Chars sold to £175.50. 206 White faced ewes sold to avg £126.50. 132 Suffolks sold to avg £130, with tops of £166.50. Heavies £155-£166.50, ¾ meat suffolks £120-£138.
Mules sold to a top of £123.50. Heavies £112+, mediums £98-£108, lean ewes £78-£88 and plain ewes £48.50-£70. BFL ewes to £162.50.
Swale ewes to £87.50. Full meat £78-£87.50 Lean ewes £70-£80 and light weight Swales £60-£70 with some plain ewes at £30-£40. More ewes required next week, all weights and grades.


For more details on Prime & Cast Sheep trade ring either of our auctioneers, Ted Ogden (Lambs) on 07855 958211 or Kyle Hawksworth (Ewes) on 07538 539077. Please note that several Wagons are on Seasonal weekly journeys to Skipton now for the Spring Sheep season from Eastern and Western regions, so if you need transport to send sheep to Skipton for sale speak to one of our Auctioneers and we will get you sorted. Thankyou.



Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £130.44 per head or 302.1p/kg (SQQ 308p)      

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 336.4p/kg         av 265.2p/kg         or £90.14 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 408.5p/kg         av 309.4p/kg         or £128.12 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 326.6p/kg         av 291.9p/kg         or £139.87 per head

52.1kg and over   to 298.2p/kg         av 279.9p/kg         or £152.07 per head


Beltex average £146.55 per head or 364.5p/kg

£ per head: £167.50 £163 EP&JM Hutchinson; £159 £154 £153 HB Atkinson; £154 £153 RJ Bailes; £153.50 M&K Farrar;

p/kg: 408.5p EP&JM Hutchinson; 402.6p 397.6p 394.9p 392.1p 387.8p 384.6p 372.5p HB Atkinson; 375.6p RJ Bailes;

Texel average £133.73 per head or 305.5p/kg

£ per head: £166 £165 £160 EP&JM Hutchinson; £165 £164 M&K Farrar; £164 W Crane; £161.50 JM Hall; £161 £160 RJ Bailes;

p/kg: 365.9p JM Hall; 356.3p Haddon Farms; 355.0p SP Woolhouse; 351.1p RJ Bailes; 348.8p HB Atkinson; 348.8p JE Burrow; 346.2p J Baines;

Suffolk average £133.99 per head or 294.5p/kg

£ per head: £163 J Greenwood; £151.50 R&DA Earnshaw; £147 £142 RJ Bailes; £145.50 J&N Case; £142.50 CR Brittain; £141 N Morphet;

p/kg: 315.6p TJ Bailes; 310.8p 309.2p Haddon Farms; 308.5p N Morphet; 305.4p DR&FE Wallbank; 303.2p CR Brittain; 302.2p 300.0p SR Dorey;

Charolais average £138.67 per head or 313.2p/kg

£ per head: £148.50 £143.50 £138.50 £136 CR Brittain; £123 £118 J&N Case; £116 BG Rushmer;

p/kg: 323.8p 314.8p 305.3p 303.1p CR Brittain; 323.7p 318.9p J&N Case; 290.0p BG Rushmer;

Mule average £121.36 per head or 280.5p/kg

£ per head: £153 £144 EP&JM Hutchinson; £143 £132.50 B Atkinson; £129.50 R&KA Burley; 128.50 SR Dorey; £128 J Baines;

p/kg: 295.3p 294.4p 292.5p KM Hawksworth; 292.3p DR&FE Wallbank; 290.7p N&J&S Taylor; 288.4p S Dorey; 287.2p R&KA Burley;

Masham average £112.60 per head or 291.3p/kg

£ per head: £149 EP&JM Hutchinson; £119 SR Dorey; £107 £94 RJ Ashworth; £89 A&N Fothergill;

p/kg: 305.1p SR Dorey; 289.2p 268.6p RJ Ashworth; 278.1p A&N Fothergill; 270.9p EP&JM Hutchinson;

Swaledale average £96.58 per head or 259.6p/kg

£ per head: 126.50 £120.50 C Nelson & Son; 124 N&J&S Taylor; £118 P Addyman; £118 G Huck; £112 SR Dorey; 107.50 W Mason;

p/kg: 280.0p SR Dorey; 272.7p Lambert Milehouse; 269.4p W Mason; 266.7p Lambert Mile House; 264.7p JK Wilson;  

Dalesbred average £100.42 per head or 272.3p/kg

£ per head: £109 SR Dorey; £103 JK Wilson; £81 £68 A&N Fothergill;

p/kg: 279.5p SR Dorey; 264.1p JK Wilson; 253.1p 242.9p A&N Fothergill;

Cheviot average £126.62 per head or 295.3p/kg

£ per head: £155 SR Dorey; £148 £135 £127 W Holden & Son; £147.50 Hill & Wright; £120 GH&G Emmott;

p/kg: 314.0p 309.8p W Holden & Son; 300.0p GH&G Emmott; 295.0p Hill & Wright; 293.8p BF Blezard;

Lonk average £120.93 per head or 281.5p/kg

£ per head: £125.50 A&AR Philipson; £122.50 £118.50 J Greenwood;

p/kg: 289.0p 282.1p 278.4p J Greenwood; 272.8p A&AR Philipson;

SBF average £104.47 per head or 268.3p/kg

£ per head: £133 SP Woolhouse; £89 £81 JE Greenwood;

p/kg: 283.0p SP Woolhouse; 261.3p 247.2p JE Greenwood;

Blue Texel average £118.63 per head or 330.6p/kg

£ per head: £140 JJ&D Cowking; £138 Haddon Farms; £121 £118 £102.50 High Harbour Farms;

p/kg: 353.8p Haddon Farms; 353.4p 336.1p 327.8p High Harbour Farm; 311.1p JJ&D Cowking;




Cull Ewes average £117.56

Suffolk to £166.50, Down to £114.50, Texel to £169.50,Char to £175.50, BFL to £162.50, Mule to £123.50, Lleyn to £, Swaledale to £87.50, Dalesbred to £75.50, Herdwick to £91.50, Cheviot to £111.50, Beltex to £134.50,Jacob to £91.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £175.50                                M Crabtree

Mule/Masham: £123.50                    N&M Hugill

Horned: £87.50                                    JK Wilson&Son

Hill: £111.50                                         I Woodward


Cast Rams average £101.78

Texel to £171.50, BFL to £78.50, Swaledale to £71.50, Scotch BF £89.50, Cheviot  to £, Beltex  to £154.50, Zwart  to £117.50.




60 Rearing Calves to £445


Thanks again to all vendors who brought calves forward for sale today. A full ringside of buyers for all classes with Purchasers from CO Durham, South Yorkshire and the local surrounding areas of Skipton. Blue bulls set off a flying trade with a top price of £445 from JP&KE Hartley followed by £425 and £420 from A Sowray and £415 from P&RM Sutcliffe. 16 Blue bulls sold to avg £382 with the lowest price of the day or this section being £305, mediums £360-£380 best calves £380-£445. Tremendous run of calves from G Pickersgill, Hawksworth selling their Lim bulls all between £370-£415 and heifers at £310-£385. Angus bulls traded between £290-£300 for the 3 entered. 14 Blue heifer sold to a range of buyers top price of £430 from A Sowray heading down to Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Best heifers £360-£430 mediums £320-£360 and smalls £270-£320.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £342) to £415                           G Pickersgill                                                          

Brit Blue x (Av £382) to £445                           JP&KE Hartley                                                     

Aberdeen Angus (Av £295) to £300 RL Wright & Sons

Shorthorn (Av £92.50) to £120                        IRG Collins                                            

Black & White (Av £142) to £390                    Hayton & Stocks                 


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £200) to £200 LD&MA Clarke                                                                                                    

Hereford (Av £170) to £170                              JR Wellock                                            

British Blue (Av £313) to £430                         A Sowray & Son                                  

Limousin (Av £308) to £385                              G Pickersgill                                          



336 Breeding Sheep

A quieter show of sheep with lambs this week with wet cold weather just damping the spirits form the trades seen over the early season, but better sorts still in the region of £90 per life. Older leaner ewes with young lambs just finding the market harder going, ideally lambs want to be at least 2 weeks plus to attract premium prices.
Several runs of Store and Gimmer hoggs forward for sale, Hurries Farm Otterburn making £126 and £128 of Geld Continental Hoogs, and store hoggs an excellent following at £99 to £108.

Please keep advising entries for the following week in good time, as usual we will operate our Weekly Online Catalogue for which we ask that you notify entries to the office by 12noon Friday prior to sale for inclusion. Thankyou.


Suffolk Ewes with twins                    to £265

Suffolk Ewes with singles                  to £155

Texel Ewes with twins                       to £270                                  av.£230

Texel Ewe with singles                       to £160

Texel Shlgs with twins                       to £180

Charollais Ewes with singles             to £158


Texel cross gimmer Hoggs                 to £128

Texel cross Store Hoggs                     to £108





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Jeremy Eaton 07747 780481
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