Forward: 32 Prime cattle comprising 19 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 13 Cast Cattle; 3,747 Prime Sheep comprising 3274 Prime & Lightweight Hoggs & 473 Cast Ewes & Rams; 27 Rearing Calves; 393 Breeding & Store Sheep comprising 125 Ewes with 212 Lambs at Foot & 56 Store Hoggs:


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

The March Show produced a handful of exceptional cattle which brought Phil Gregory back to the sale to stock up for his Bacup retail shop. Both his purchases were from the heifer class, the second prize British Blue cross heifer weighing 565kg from S&P Scriven of Elslack which led the way at 281.5p/kg or £1590 and the third prize a 580kg British Blue cross from Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield which made 280.5p/kg or £1627, the days leading gross. The first prize heifer and reserve champion also came from CD&RF Kitching another British Blue cross at 262.5p/kg weighing 600kg and one of many purchases made by Robert Pearson on behalf of Ralph Pearson, wholesale butchers from Bradford. Pearsons also included the leading priced steer and overall champion a 560kg shapey British Blue from CD&RF Kitching which made 279.5p/kg or £1565. Of the 19 prime cattle forward 8 made 260p/kg or over and the varied selection of the remainder included 3 B&W heifers and a commercial offering which continue to sell well up to 238.5p/kg.


Steer      1. CD&RF Kitching               2. CD&RF Kitching               3. F&B Smith

Heifer     1. CD&RF Kitching               2. S&P Scriven                      3. CD&RF Kitching

March Prime Show- Judge: Gerald Medcalf of J&E Medcalf



560kg+                                                   to 279.5p/kg                        av.252.17p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 281.5p/kg                        av.226.99p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1565,1550 F&B Smith (Limx) 1561, D. Ellis (Limx) 1212

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 279.5, 260.5, F&B Smith (Limx) 264.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1627,1575, (Blondex) 1598, (Limx) 1528, S&P Scriven (BBx) 1590, F&B Smith (Limx) 1546,

p/kg: S&P Scriven (BBx) 281.5,262.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 280.5, (Blondex) 268.5, (Limx) 263.5,259.5, F&B Smith (Limx) 255.5



Cull Cow Prices

A light show and only the odd entry carrying finish. Grazing customers were strongly to the fore and a very good trade for the entry.

Overall Average                                   116.42p/kg                           £790.74

Black & White                      to 122.5p/kg                        av. 112.73p/kg

Dairy Short                           to 112.5p/kg

BBx                                         to 141.5p/kg                        av. 140.21p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: T&C Robinson 952, JD Taylor&Son 949,825, G Hayton&EC Stocks 890, GB Moorhouse 873,

p/kg: JD Taylor&Son 122.5, G Hayton&EC Stocks 119.5, T&C Robinson 117.5, JP&KE Hartley 115.5,112.5, JM Smith&Son 112.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: G&PS Fleetwood 579

p/kg: G&PS Fleetwood 112.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: R&A Jennings 141.5, G&PS Fleetwood 962

p/kg: R&A Jennings 141.5, G&PS Fleetwood 138.5




3,747 Prime Sheep comprising 3274 Prime & Lightweight Hoggs & 473 Cast Ewes & Rams


Numbers taking the seasonal increase as sheep from root crop feeders now coming on stream and available for sale, especially from Eastern vendors with several wagons arriving today from Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and Vale of York, supplemented by regular Cheshire, Lancashire and Northern vendors.
Handyweighted sheep were good to sell as expected, whilst quality runs of fed mediums were in high demand. Heavies were good to sell as well, although commercial mediums and heavies were probably a shade less, whilst the smart end today were not up to recent high rates, with 350p to 380p the mark for the best end as these met resistance in relation to previous weeks extreme high rates. Heavier hill bred sheep would be a shade easier, whilst handyweight and lightweight hill lambs were still a sharp trade. Overall average at 280p or £121.53 still an exceedingly good average though for the time of year.
Top price lambs today from DN&D Capstick at £159 or 384p, other best lambs 350p to 380p, next grade 310p to 345p and commercials handyweights 270p to 310p. Heavy Continentals £130 to £155 depending on weight and quality, mediums £120 to £135.
Mules still seeing best heavy pens mid to late £120’s topping at £130, mediums generally £115 to £120, and 40/42kg £106 to £115 depending on quality.
Horned lambs a sharp trade again, especially nice wethers 250p to 270p, next grade 230p to 250p.

Today we held our Monthly Show of lambs and Nick Dalby undertook the judging with the following prizes awarded.


Heavy Lowland lambs 46kg and above,

March Prime Show Judged by Nick Dalby

Cont x

1st & Champion D&A Livestock 37kg Unsold

2nd & Reserve HB Atkinson 40kg £146 Vivers Scot Lamb

3rd PA&NS Tattersall 43kg £136.50 A Atkinson


1st H Harvey & Son 55kg £127.50 A Atkinson


1st J Greenwood 47kg £112 P Watson



Ewes -
Cull Ewes on fire today with 473 ewes on offer. Heavy ewes in high demand but lean meat ewes and full meat mediums a fair jump dearer on the week. Swales similar price on the week with some large runs sold and Mules £6-£8 dearer on the week.
Texel ewes sold to £159.50 with 3 different vendors achieving this price. Best ewes £148-£159.50, Smart Beltex ewes £140-£155. Full meat mediums £118-£128. Lean meat £100-£110. Plain ewes £70-£80. Most continental ewes selling above the £100 mark today.
Pure heavy Suffolk ewes £135-£149.50. Big Suffolk crossed ewes £125-£135. Full meat medium Suffolks £119.50.
Mules avg £94.20 today with heaviest £105-£112.50 Mediums £90-£95 lean £80’s and  few plain in the 40’s.
157 Swales avg £65 with full meat £81-£84.50 medium eat £75-£80 Lean £62-£72 and plain ewes £45-£58. Goats to £87.50. More ewes required with a full ringside of buyers taking all classes.


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.
Vendors please note, wherever you are situated we have wagons travelling from a wide area covering East West North and South, to Skipton every week and can arrange haulage for sheep to come take advantage of these prices. Contact Ted or Kyle for more details




Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £121.53 per head or 280.2p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 330.3p/kg         av 265.1p/kg         or £90.91 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 384.1p/kg         av 289.4p/kg         or £119.70 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 330.9p/kg         av 271.8p/kg         or £131.70 per head

52.1kg and over   to 273.6p/kg         av 243.8p/kg         or £134.89 per head


Beltex average £131.34 per head or 323.6p/kg

£ per head: £159 £157.50 DN&D Capstick; £157.50 £155.50 £151.50 £151 £150 £149 £148 EP&JM Hutchinson;

p/kg: 384.1p 361.4p DN&D Capstick; 371.1p WA VJ JA Towler; 368.4p 365.8p 365.0p HB Atkinson; 361.0p EP&JM Hutchinson;

Texel average £ 125.46per head or 284.5p/kg

£ per head: £149 £148 £145.50 EP&JM Hutchinson; £149 £147.50 Hill & Wright; £146.50 JE Burrow; £146 H Harvery & Son; £145 WAVJ JA Towler;

p/kg: 359.8p 346.5p Hill & Wright; 355.5p 333.3p JE Burrow; 350.0p 330.3p S Breare; 330.8p A Beresford; 328.3p D&A Livestock;

Suffolk average £125.50 per head or 273.2p/kg

£ per head: £144 £134 J Greenwood; £138 Hill & Wright; £138 £135.50 N Morphet; £136.50 £133.50 CR Brittain; £135 ML Evans;

p/kg: 300p 294.6p N Morphet; 291.3p J Greenwood; 284.9p Hill & Wright; 284.9p 284.0p CR Brittain; 283.3p SR Dorey;

Charolais average £116.01 per head or 278.2p/kg

£ per head: £143 J Greenwood; £143 JCD Farming; £138 GW Thackray; £134 £133.50 WM Hall; £132 New Yorks Farm; £129.50 CR Brittain;

p/kg: 317.8p J Greenwood; 298.6p PA&NS Tattersall; 294.3p 292.0p CR Brittain; 288.5p JA Brown; 286.0p JCD Farming; 285.5p PC&EJ Longdin;

Mule average £114.59 per head or 255.3p/kg

£ per head: £130 RG Church; £130 J Bosworth; £127.50 £125 £124.50 £122.50 H Harvey & Son; £127.50 WA VJ JA Towler; £121 R&KA Burley; £121 JE Burrow;

p/kg: 280.5p J Bosworth; £273.8p AJ Taylor; 272.0p 270.8p 270.2p RG Church; 271.3p WA VJ JA Towler; 270.3p S Breare; 268.4p J Taylor;

Swaledale average £93.47 per head or 254.2p/kg

£ per head: £113 £106 R&KA Burley; £112.50 Bob Stubbs; £106.50 RG Church; £99 P Addyman; £97.50 D&S Hollings; £94.50 T&A Hird;

p/kg: £273.1p RG Church; 261.5p Bob Stubbs; 256.1p J Baines; 253.8p P Addyman; 253.0p SR Dorey; 251.6p RH&EA Close; 251.1p R&KA Burley;

Dalesbred average £79.25 per head or 246.3p/kg

£ per head: £98 JK Wilson; £80.50 RH&EA Close; £80 T&A Hird;

p/kg: 251.6p RH&EA Close; 239.0p JK Wilson; 235.3p T&A Hird;

Masham average £119.13 per head or 269.3p/kg

£ per head: £126 Dyason Brown Farming; £119 SR Dorey; £115 A Rowley;

p/kg: 270.5p SR Dorey; 255.6p A Rowley; 247.1p Dyason Brown Farming;

Cheviot average £111.40 per head or276.6 p/kg

£ per head: £137 N Morphet; £135 J Taylor; £130 TA Robinson; £127 A Hardy; £122. £121 LF Horton; £119 JCD Farming; £118.50 WH&JW Hartley;

p/kg: 283.6p JCD Farming; 281.4p AE Stubbs; 281.4p 278.4p LF Horton; 279.6p N Morphet; 278.9p GW Thackray; 275.6p WH&JW Hartley;

Lonk average £110.12 per head or 254.3p/kg

£ per head: £116.50 £112 £110.50 J Greenwood; £93.50 J Bosworth;

p/kg: 275.0p J Bosworth; 264.8p 245.6p 238.4p J Greenwood;

SBF average £97.14 per head or 269.3p/kg

£ per head: £108.50 TJ Howarth; £103 £97 Bob Stubbs; £98 GW Thackray;

p/kg: 278.2p TJ Howarth; 276.0p JE Greenwood; 271.1p Bob Stubbs; 264.9p GW Thackray;




Cull Ewes average £94.06

Suffolk to £149.50, Texel to £159.50, Mule to £112.50, Lleyn to £119.50, Swaledale to £84.50, Char to £158.50 Cheviot to £88.50, Beltex to £127.50, Kerry Hill to £79.50, Herd to £68.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £159.50                High Harbour Farms

Mule/Masham: £112.50    LF Horton&Sons

Horned: £84.50                    RH&B lofthouse

Hill: £ 119.50                        N Speake


Goats                     to £86.50


Cast Rams average £114.07

Suffolk to £148.50, Texel to £161.50, BFL to £141.50, Swaledale to £69.50, Char to £144.50, Beltex to £129.50,




27 Rearing Calves to £445


Trade on fire with all classes on fire. Black and Whites sold to £325 for a 3 and a half month weaned calf from H&M Dugdale & Son. Medium rearing Black and Whites £72-£100 strong 4 week old nice coloured goods £100-£140. Strong weaned stirks 8-12 weeks £220-£285. Blue Bulls up to £445 from H&M Dugdale & Son. Little rearing goods £320-£385. Blue heifers good to sell. Small/ mediums £265-£300 with a real good shaped young rearer at £370. Angus heifers good to sell avg £245 Lim bulls £270-£295 and Lim heifers £240-£265.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £284) to £295                           J Gooch                                                 

Brit Blue x (Av £382) to £445                           H&M Dugdale                                                      

Black & White (Av £184) to £325                    H&M Dugdale                      


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £252) to £260 PJ&JE Bolland                                                                                                      

British Blue (Av £302) to £ 370                         N&SA Fort                           

Limousin (Av £255) to £265                              C&A Morton                                        



393 Breeding & Store Sheep comprising 125 Ewes with 212 Lambs at Foot & 56 Store Hoggs

An excellent show of sheep for the first week of March, and a trade to match as best outfits touched £300 for Twins and £210 for singles, both being Texel cross sheep with Texel Lambs. Other best outfits on the day £270 to £290 for Twins and £180 to £200 for Singles.
Mule Sheep with lambs at £270 to £285 for younger flock aged ewes with twins, and b/m with twins peaking at £265 for a pen of 7 with 14, with plenty others £240 to £260. Full price report below.
Several pens of store hoggs finding favour with feeders looking to keep sheds full, and more required for weekly sales.


As usual we will operate our Weekly Online Catalogue for which we ask that you notify entries of Breeding and Store Sheep to the office by 12noon Friday prior to sale for inclusion. 7 lots already on the book for next weeks sale, please advise others. Thankyou.


Texel Ewe with Single                        to £210

Texel Ewe with Twins                         to £290

Texel Ewe BM with singles                to £172

Suffolk Ewe with Single                     to £190

Suffolk Ewe with Twins                      to £285

Mule Ewe 2 Shr with Single              to £270

Mule Ewe 3 Shr with Twins              to £285

Mule Ewes Correct with twins         to £280

Mule Ewes BM with twins                to £265

Chev Ewes with singles                      to £165

Swale Store Lambs                              to £74 av £69

Texel Store Lambs                               to £79 av £75

Mule Store Lambs                               to £79 av £74




Skipton Auction Mart
Gargrave Road
North Yorkshire
BD23 1UD

Tel 01756 792375

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