Forward: 35 Prime cattle comprising 8 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 27 Cast Cattle 2,938 Prime Sheep comprising 98 Spring Lambs, 2484 Hoggs & 356 Cast Ewes & Rams 47 Rearing Calves 485 Breeding Sheep


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Bradford wholesalers Ralph Pearson were the main buyers in a light show of clean cattle which underlined why premium cattle are such a good trade. On the selling side it was CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield who made it a full house with both top gross priced steer and heifer and highest p/kg steer and heifer.

Highest gross was a 620kg Limousin cross steer at £1690 (272.5p/kg) whilst Mesrs Kitching also fielded the highest gross priced heifer a 605kg Limousin cross which made £1667 or 275.5p/kg, which was also the top priced p/kg animal. Top priced p/kg steer weighed 595kg and was also a Limousin consigned by Mesrs Kitching which made 272.5p/kg with all of the top prices falling to Robert Pearson. Trade was a shade easier on the week but underlying demand for suckler bred beef is very strong because numbers available are low.



560kg+                                                   to 272.5p/kg                        av.265.73p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 275.5p/kg                        av.266.73p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1690,1621, (BBx) 1614, SD Bennett (Limx) 1559.

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 272.5,272.5, (BBx) 262.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 255.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1667,1600, (BBx) 1563, SD Bennett (Limx) 1190

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 275.5,264.5, (BBx) 269.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 240.5



Cull Cow Prices

An increased entry of mixed quality and weight. The sought after dairies were 140p+, Thick heavy B&Ws late 130s and steaking cows 135p, worn cows 95.5p. A fed Limousin cow from Simon Bennett made 193.5p/kg.   


Overall Average                                   126.2p/kg             £807.45

Black & White                      to 143.5p/kg                        av.122.91p/kg

Shortx                                    to 136.5p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 121.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 193.5p/kg       

BBx                                         to 157.5p/kg



Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: BH Wilson&Sons 1269,1215,1080,1012,1007, M Baul&Sons Ltd 1186, JH Bradley&Son 1005,

p/kg: JH Bradley & Son 143.5, BH Wilson & Sons 141.5,138.5,138.5,136.5, ID&JC Briggs 136.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd 135.5


£ per head: R&CR Mitchell & Sons (Short) 962, (Hefdx) 887,

p/kg: R&CR Mitchell & Sons (Short) 136.5, (Hefdx) 121.5


£ per head: SD Bennett (Limx) 1267, J Nelson (BBx) 882,

p/kg: SD Bennett (Limx) 193.5, J Nelson (BBx) 157.5



2,938 Prime Sheep comprising 98 Spring Lambs, 2484 Hoggs & 356 Cast Ewes & Rams


Another excellent show of sheep today as they keep arriving form a wide area.

Spring Lambs.
Nearly 100 Spring Lambs were an excellent trade with retail butcher customers keen looking for supply and additional buyers operating this week, many more could have been sold as the average of 376.6p/kg clearly shows.
Prices peaked at £192 per head (44kg 436.4p) from J Fisher & Son Whitechapel purchased on behalf of Thompson Wholesale Meats Witton le Wear.
A&K Kiernan Preston were close behind at £188 per head or 427.3p, this time selling to L Brown, with others at £184 and £180.
First time vendors PB Fox & Son, York topped their run at £187 with Texel crosses selling to Thompson Wholesale Meats, others from the same run at £178 (40kg 445p/kg £178) to Vivers Scotlamb and £178 to N Dalby.
Ian Briggs from Guiseley made £179 of Continentals again to Thompson Wholesale Meats.
Robert Towers of Ingleton made 421.4p of Continental crosses.
Craven Farms from York topping the down cros breeds with Suffolk crosses at 390.9pkg.



Numbers holding up very well, and trade still fairly sharp as well, with handy and medium weights still an excellent trade, whilst heavies were easier on the week. The overall average still stands at 300p for every hogg sold (SQQ 308p), or £137.91 per head.


Heavies still sold to £180 for 60kg Continentals from EP&JM Hutchinson Faceby purchased by Hartshead Meat Co, Mossley, also selling 57kg’s at £177 to Hartshead Meats. MJ&G Dobson Hartlington achieved £179 of Continentals to A Atkinson, PW Simpson £177 of 50kg to Robertshaws Farmshop, JR Crabtree Otley 51kg at £176 and P Johnson Trawden 53kg at £175. Generally though commercial lowland heavies were cheaper on the week and meeting a bit of resistance when compared to recent weeks.

Medium weights of lowland lambs were still good to sell, smarter butchers sheep £172 & £169 for 47kg Continentals from MJ&G Dobson, Hartlington also £168 for 46kg and £168 for 44kg from the same home. A&K Kiernan made £168 of 46kg Continentals, Hill & Wright Doncaster made £166 of 46kgs. David & Karen Shuttleworth, Heber Park Beltex made £168 of 44kg, and Rob Bailes Boroughbridge made £166 of 44kg Continentals. Other commercial mediums 300p to 330p, plainer medium weight sorts easing under 300p at times in the day.
Nothing wrong with the decent finished finished Medium Hill lambs as they met with a firm trade. Blackies around 44kg/45kg making £137 to £143 or 290p to 315p. Decent Mules into 260p/270p bracket with best sorts a touch more, Swales and Lonks could make a similar price range.

Lowland Export weights and best retail shop lambs were a decent go today, especially seeing as many regular good runs are coming to a close for the season. SP Woolhouse & Son, Doncaster took top price at 390p (41kg £160) to Vivers Scotlamb, who also took lambs at 389p and 387p from HB Atkinson. PW Simpson made 384p, whilst Messrs Woolhouse made 381p, as did Heber Park Beltex and MJ&G Dobson.
Handyweight Mules and Swales could get into the 270p/280p price range regular away, whilst best Cheviot types in this weight range nearer 320p/330p, and horned lambs pushing 300p.

Lightweights as usual as excellent trade. Fleshy horned hoggs around 300p, as were other good hill breds. Plainer sorts harder to cash. Good Continentals from 300p to 350p.

Ewes avg £95.50 today all through with a lot lighter show if ewes in! Heavies stopping the same trade with buyers out for Heavy continentals! Prices still seem as AL Thompson topped Texels at £169.50. Best bred heavies £160+ crossed heavies full meat £140-£155. Medium ewes a touch less today with ethnic orders looking a bit steadier due to the fasting month going ahead! £98-£120 for mediums with meat! Lean ewes could be bought in the £75-£88 and plain ewes less money from last week £55-£65! Heavy mules upto £120.50 plenty £100+ with 75 overall averaging £94. Lean mules £75-£88 and plain ewes below with good meat mediums £85-£100. Swales topped at £101.50 plenty of good meat ewes £70-£88 lean Swales £48-£68 plain ewes £25-£38.

Please contact Kyle with entries and enquires on trade!


Sheep required each week, ring either of our auctioneers anytime for more details, 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.



Spring Lambs – Overall Average £160.58 per head or 376.6p/kg           

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 445.0p/kg         av 378.8p/kg         or £158.55 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 384.8p/kg         av 363.5p/kg         or £175.60 per head

52.1kg and over   to 346.3p/kg         av 346.3p/kg         or £187.00 per head


Texel average £163.98 per head or 386.2p/kg

£ per head: £192 J Fisher; £188 £184 £180 A&K Kiernan; £187 £178 PB Fox; £179 ID&JC Briggs; £173 B&M Craven;

p/kg: 445.0p 410.3p 409.5p PB Fox; 436.4p J Fisher; 427.3p 418.2p 400.0p A&K Kiernan; 402.3p B&M Craven;

Suffolk average £155.89 per head or 363.4p/kg

£ per head: £177 £176 ML Evans; £176 ID&JC Briggs; £172 £161 £158 £157Craven Farms; £170 J Fisher;

p/kg: 390.9p 389.7p 383.3p 376.2p 371.4p Craven Farms; 384.8p 382.6p ML Evans; 377.8p J Fisher;

Charolais average £163 per head or 370.5p/kg

£ per head: £163 J Fisher;

p/kg: 370.5p J Fisher;

Beltex average £164.50 per head or 398.3p/kg

£ per head: £177 £172 £161 £158 RJ&J Towers;

p/kg: 398.3p 402.5p 390.9p 385.4p  RJ&J Towers;

Zwartable average £122 per head or 290.5p/kg

£ per head: £122 JJ Beckwith;

p/kg: 290.5p JJ Beckwith;



Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £137.91 per head or 300.7p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 376.5p/kg         av 294.5p/kg         or £99.93 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 390.2p/kg         av 308.7p/kg         or £129.38 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 366.0p/kg         av 300.6p/kg         or £145.24 per head

52.1kg and over   to 330.2p/kg         av 274.4p/kg         or £152.47 per head


Beltex average £151.47 per head or 344.5p/kg

£ per head: £180 £177 £169 £168 EP&JM Hutchinson; £174 £172 £170 £169 £168 MJ&GC Dobson; £168 A&K Kiernan; £168 Heber Park;

p/kg: 389.7p 387.5p 378.9p HB Atkinson; 384.6p PW Simpson; 381.8p Heber Park; 381.8p MJ&GC Dobson; 381.0p SP Woolhouse;

Texel average £144.31 per head or 303.2p/kg

£ per head: £188 £184 £180 A&K Kiernan; £179 MJ&GC Dobson; £177 PW Simpson; £176 JR Crabtree; £174 JJ Dalby;

p/kg: 427.3p 418.2p 400.0p A&K Kiernan; 390.2p SP Woolhouse; 377.3p RJ Bailes; 376.5p PW Simpson; 373.7p TA Robinson;

Suffolk average £146.44 per head or 297.5p/kg

£ per head: £164 CR Brittain; £162 £154 J Bailes; £153 P&S Robinson; £151.50 CR Brittain; £151 h Downs; £145 J Walker;

p/kg: 365.8p G Beresford; 312.2p P&S Robinson; 292.9p SR Dorey; 288.1p B&K Braithwaite; 288.0p J Walker; 284.9p H Downs;

Charolais average £148.47 per head or 312.3p/kg

£ per head: £171 P Johnson; £153 £151 £150 £146 CR Brittain; £150 L Mellin; £149 J Walker; £147 £138 P&S Robinson;

p/kg: 326.7p 320.9p P&S Robinson; 319.1p 310.6p 294.2p 384.9p CR Brittain; 310.4p J Walker; 280.6p T Panter;

Mule average £121.98 per head or 264.2p/kg

£ per head: £144 £139 EP&JM Hutchinson; £135 Banks Farms; £132 CD&RF Kitching; £128 £127 J Pickles; £125 R&KA Burley;

p/kg: 300.0p Banks Farms; 291.0p R&KA Burley; 280.9p CD&RF Kitching; 279.5p RJ Ashworth; 271.7p 267.3p EP&JM Hutchinson;

Swaledale average £109.28 per head or 271.3p/kg

£ per head: £128 JR Crabtree; £125 J Baines; £121 £120 FA Holmes; £121 SR Dorey; £118 SP Woolhouse; £116 R&KA Burley;

p/kg: 292.7p 288.1p FA Holmes; 287.1p JH&J Ryder; 281.0p SR Dorey; 277.8p J Baines; 277.5p J Pickles; 274.4p SP Woolhouse;

Dalesbred average £122 per head or 298.6p/kg

£ per head: £122 J&C Wright;

p/kg: 297.6p J&C Wright;

Masham average £135.25 per head or 282.3p/kg

£ per head: £147 EP&JM Hutchinson; £137 SR Dorey; £120 D&GC Newbould;

p/kg: 291.5p SR Dorey; 277.4p EP&JM Hutchinso; 266.7p D&GC Newbould;

Cheviot average £141.20 per head or 306.5p/kg

£ per head: £153 £146.50 A&K Kiernan; £148 Hill & Wright; £141 £130 P&S Robinson; £138 P&S Ireland; £130 E Simpson;

p/kg: 347.7p 333.0p A&K Kiernan; 317.1p 300.0p P&S Robinson; 309.5p E Simpson; 293.6p P&S Ireland; 288.6p T Panter;

Lonk average £130.32 per head or 263.5p/kg

£ per head: £133 S&P Scrivin; £130 £127 A&AR Phillipson;

p/kg: 295.0p 265.3p A&AR Phillipson; 241.8p S&P Scrivin;

SBF average £131.57 per head or 303.2p/kg

£ per head: £147 P&S Robinson; £143 £140 £139 £137.50 £137 £136 £135 Banks Farms; £120 SP Woolhouse; £119 AR&CA Parkinson;

p/kg: 319.0p 314.0p 311.4p 310.9p 309.1p 308.9p 305.6p 304.p Banks Farms; 306.6p P&S Robinson; 285.7p SP Woolhouse;

Blue Texel average £148.36 per head or 314.5p/kg

£ per head: £175 £168 P Johnson; £168 Hill & Wright; £160 £151 CR Brittain; £149 JJ Dalby; £149 PW Simpson;

p/kg: 351.2p CR Brittain; 338.6p JJ Dalby; 331.1p PW Simpson; 330.2p P Johnson; 329.5p 328.6p 323.1p Hill & Wright;




Cull Ewes average £95.50

Suffolk to £141.50, Texel to £169.50, Char to £141.50, Mule to £120.50, Lleyn to £89.50, Swaledale to £99.50, Dalesbred to £89.50, Masham to £99.50, Cheviot to £93.50, Gritstone to £79.50, Blue Faced Leicester to £147.50, Teeswater to £104.50, Beltex to £139.50, Jacob to £87.50, Zwart to £69.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £169.50                A Thompson

Mule/Masham: £120.50    KP Drinkall

Horned: £101.50                 Ashfield Farms

Hill: £147.50                         R&KA Burley&Son


Cast Rams average £105.13

Texel to £161.50, BFL to £139.50, Swaledale to £74.50, Beltex to £137.50, Jacob to £94.50, Herd to £77.50




47 Rearing Calves to £460


Calves a serious trade once again. Blue bulls topped the sale at £460 from PJ&JE Bolland, Airton 12 Blue bulls so 55% of Blue bulls over £400 all blues out of black and whites £340-£400 with some jersey crossed blue bulls from £190-£260. Blue heifers a hot trade with yet again PJ&JE Bolland, Airton selling a lovely sweet heifer to £350, followed by A Sowray & Son, Bishop Thornton selling one at £340. Blue heifers out Black and Whites £270-£340 Blues out of Crossed cows under 3 weeks of age either side of £200 upto £250. Black and Whites sold to £188 from M Fewster, Cleakheaton! All black and Whites sold above £95 for nice rearing 3 weeks plus sorts! Hereford heifers £274,£272 Angus heifers followed at hot persist with both selling at £225 and £235!


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £335) to £308                           RE Ayrton                                                             

Brit Blue x (Av £366) to £460                           PJ&JE Bolland                                                      

Aberdeen Angus (Av £340) to £340 RE Ayrton             

Black & White (Av £131) to £188                    M Fewster                           


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £230) to £235 JH Bradley                                                                                                            

Hereford (Av £273) to £275                              JH Bradley                                            

British Blue (Av £255) to £350                         PJ&JE Bolland                                     

Limousin (Av £212) to £212                              J Gooch                                 



485 Breeding Sheep (Tuesday sale from next week for 3 weeks)


A grand trade for Sheep with Lambs at Foot today despite grass being at a premium in some parishes, and as is usual at this time in the season numbers took an increase on the week.
Smart young Continental ewes with Twins making £260 to £300 (£90-£100 life) and commercial types £240/£250. Younger Mule Ewes with Twins £220/£240 (£70-£80 per life), older Mule Ewes either just correct or missing a tooth could makes around £180-£185 pushing £190 with Twins, and around £150 with Singles.
Hoggs with Lambs beginning to make an appearance, better sorts of Texel Hoggs with Singles on the day at £210/£220, commercial sorts £170/£190. Several batches of hoggs and lambs promised for next week.
More required each week, and please note, sales will be held on Tuesdays from next week for 3 sales just over the peak season.
Tuesday 27th April – Weekly Sale at 11am
Tuesday 4th May – Weekly Sale incorporating Annual Show & Sale of Hoggs with Lambs, Ewes with Lambs and Geld Gimmer Hoggs. (Full Catalogue Sale, please pre enter by Tuesday 27th April)
Tuesday 27th April – Weekly Sale at 11am

Plenty already on the book for next week, and 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 

Texel Ewes with twins                       to £300                  av.£237

Mule Ewes with twins                        to £250                  av.£179

Suffolk x Ewes with Singles               to £180 

Texel Ewes with Singles                     to £210                  av.£176

Mule Ewes with Singles                     to £150                 

Cheviot Ewes with Singles                 to £145

Zwart Ewes with Singles                    to £150




Skipton Auction Mart
Gargrave Road
North Yorkshire
BD23 1UD

Tel 01756 792375

Jeremy Eaton 07747 780481
Ted Ogden 07855 958211
Kyle Hawksworth 07538 539077