Forward: 46 Prime cattle comprising 24 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 22 Cast Cattle: 3,507 Prime Sheep comprising 3,012 Prime & Lightweight Hoggs & 495 Cast Ewes & Rams: 48 Rearing Calves: 154 Breeding Sheep: 4 Dairy.




Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

A good response to the call for R grade cattle in handier weights had a dampening effect on the averages but still a strong underlying trade. Phil Gregory of DA Gregory and Sons of Bacup was in attendance securing the highest priced p/kg animal a 565kg British Blue cross heifer from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield for 261.5p/kg or £1478. Gregorys added another heifer this time a 495kg Limosuin cross heifer from JW Stockdale & Son of Burnsall at 260.5p/kg the same price as a 545kg Limousin heifer from Mesrs Kitching which sold to Robertshaws Farm Shop at Thornton for the gross value of £1420. Bradford wholesalers Ralph Pearson bought the highest priced steer at 257.5p/kg a 590kg Limousin cross from Mesrs Kitching which was also the leading gross priced steer at £1519 before accounting for the top gross of the day a 620kg Limousin cross steer from SD Bennett of Silsden Moor for £1603 or 258.5p/kg. This was a varied show with cattle for all tastes including a good number 530kg and below.



465-560kg                                             to 237.5p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 257.5p/kg                        av.244.30p/kg


480kg+                                                   to 261.5p/kg                        av. 238.98p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1519,1416, JW Stockdale & Sons (Limx) 1474,

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 257.5, 248.5, JW Stockdale & Son (Limx) 228.5     


£ per head: SD Bennett (Limx) 1603, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1477, (Limx) 1442,1429,1420, R Gill & Son (Limx) 1364

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 261.5, (Limx) 260.5,257.5, JW Stockdale&Son (Limx) 260.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 258.5



Cull Cow Prices

Cast cows are a solid trade. Best of the B&W dairies 132.5p+ and the steaking dairies often 115p+. Just one lean dairy at 90.5p. Fleckvieh dairies to 135.5p/kg. Heavy Angus at 137.5p/kg or £1238 and Luing to 137.5p/kg. B&W stock bulls to 114.5p/kg

Overall Average                   119.96p/kg                           £822.88

Black & White                      to 132.50p/kg                      av.114.58 p/kg

Dairy Short                           to 117.5p/kg

Fleck                                       to 135.5p/kg                        av128.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 136.5p/kg                       

Luingx                                    to 138.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head:  AN Bolland 1098,1014,874, GB Moorhouse 1012,861, N&SA Fort 917, G&PS Fleetwood 809

p/kg: AN Bolland 132.5,131.5,128.5, N&SA Fort 126.5, GB Moorhouse 126.5, RH&EA Close 122.5, G&PS Fleetwood 122.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: N&SA Fort (Fleck) 1091,816,

p/kg: N&SA Fort (Fleck) 135.5, 128.5



£ per head: RG Church Ltd (AA) 1238, R Gill & Son (Luing) 803

p/kg: R Gill & Son (Luing) 138.5, RG Church Ltd (AA) 137.5


£ per head: RH&EA Close 956

p/kg: RH&EA Close 136.5



Overall Average                                   114.5p/kg                             £973.25


£ per head: E&KM Marshall 973

p/kg: E&KM Marshall 114.5



3,507 Prime Sheep comprising 3,012 Prime & Lightweight Hoggs & 495 Cast Ewes & Rams


Another great trade all round at Skipton with 3,000 Lambs levelling at 287p across the board, an SQQ of 293p, and per head that represents £122.91. Trade in general very similar on the week, best end 350p to 420p or £140 to £170 per head, commercial lowland lambs 280p to 320p, heavy lambs £135 to £155 regualar away, Mule Wethers £2 or £3 a piece dearer.


Lowland Lambs over 52kg –  Texels averaged £144.33 in this weight category today with nice sorts £140 to £155, Suffolks saw several pens of Suffolk Mules £130 to £145. JE Burrow took principle in the range with £158 paid by Knavesmire Butchers of York. 8 further pens at £150 and above, inc RA&E Smith Acaster, York at £155 selling to Robertshaws Farmshop in Thornton and also from EP&JM Hutchinson of Faceby selling to Worsley Wholesale Butchers.


46kg to 52kg Lowland Lambs – Joint top price on the day was achieved by A&K Kiernan of St Michaels when selling Beltex crosses weighing 46kg at £170 per head, again purchased by Knavesmire Butchers in York. S Forshaw & Son of Alston, Longridge were close behind at £168 again for 46kg selling to Vivers Scotlamb.


36kg to 45kg Lowland Lambs: The Lancashire lads were well and truly to the fore today, as Walter & Rob Parkinson weren’t to be outdone by Messrs Kiernan and Forshaw, when they also achieved £170 & £169 per head for Continentals, both pens weighing 42kg and making 404p/kg and 402p/kg respectively selling to Vivers Scotlamb.  The top kilo prices all came in this range, as JE Burrow also achieved 400p/kg when selling 42kg at £168 per head to Knavesmire Butchers who also purchased 44kg Continentals at £160 from A&K Kiernan. A run of Homebred Beltex crosses from Henry Atkinson topped the sale at 420p/kg when 15 head weighing 38kg sold at £160. Others at 400p or more inc PA&NS Tattersall, Ellerton, York with 39kg at £158 also to Knavesmire Butchers. 400p was also achieved by S&P Scrivin when they sold 39kg at £156.



35kg and less Lowland Lambs: 4 pens of lights over £100 this week, J Brigg Allerton leading the way at £110 for 35kg and JS Stephenson Bordley £107 for 34kg. Better end 280p to 310p.


Mule and Masham Wethers – Mule & Mashams into the £130’s again this week as Derbyshire vendors A&B Simpson Hope Valley made £133 and £132.50 and other pens at £125 and £123, with N&J&S Taylor, Hollows Meadows up at £125 for a pen of 35 weighing 46kg. CD&RF Kitching also made £125, Steve Dorey £124, and another Derbyshire vendor D&L Wain of Ashbourne at £123.50. Phillip Metalfe Otterburn and Taylor Bros Tosside both made £123. Mashams topped at £132 when EP&JM Hutchinson sold a pen full to Swaledale Foods in Skipton.  


Other hill bred lambs: Cheviot Lambs leading the way today with pens making £156 and £140 from A&K Kiernan. S&P Scrivin of Elslack sold horned lambs at £118, followed by N&J&S Taylor Hollows Meadows at £117.50. Nice Horned Wethers very good to sell around 240p/265p, with 33kg to 36kg lambs again finding a good following.


Ewes – Ewes a tremendous trade! Most goods similar but Swales and Mules heading upwards to much higher prices than seen for a long time. Big Heavies Similar trading £130-£142.50 for continentals with BFL to £161.50 Medium continental ewes £100-£115. Pure bred mediums £110-£130 Lean Ewes trading £84-£90 with half meat cross breds similar. And Plain goods £72-£80. Horned Ewes a real trade. Best Swales £85-£91.50, Medium Swales with meat £62-£75 small/ plain ewes £40-£55. Cheviots to £125.50 from Fleets Farms. Scotch Blackface Ewes to £74.50 for meat and Lean ewes £50-£62. Mules to £113.50 from SN Coy, Rotherham. Heavy mules £92-£105 Mediums £80-£90 lean £74-£80 and plain ewes £60 odds.


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.

Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £122.91 per head or 287.2p/kg (SQQ 293.3p/kg)             

25.5kg to 32.0kg to 318.8p/kg         av 280.7p/kg         or £86.65 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 314.7p/kg         av 256.9p/kg         or £87.11 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 421.1p/kg         av 296.0p/kg         or £122.11 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 369.6p/kg         av 276.3p/kg         or £132.11 per head

52.1kg and over   to 298.1p/kg         av 256.2p/kg         or £141.38 per head


Beltex average £140.44 per head or 341.5p/kg

£ per head: £170 £160 £154.50 £150 A&K Kiernan; £170 £169 £158 W&J Parkinson; £160 £154 HB Atkinson; £158 PA&NS Tattersall; £158 PW Simpson; £156 S&P Scrivin; £154 Taylor Bros; £152 J Barnes (Farming) Ltd; £150 DN&D Capstick.

p/kg: 421.1p 385.0p 381.6p 368.4p HB Atkinson; 405.1p PA&NS Tattersall; 404.8p 402.4p 376.2p 366.2p W&J Parkinson; 400.0p S&P Scrivin; 389.7p J Barnes; 369.6p A&K Kiernan;

Texel average £126.10 per head or 289.5p/kg

£ per head: £168 S Forshaw & Son; £168 £158(x2) £150 JE Burrow; £155 £150 EP&JM Hutchinson; £154 JR Crabtree; £154 PW Simpson; £154 RA&E Smith; £151 R Emmott; £151 JP&KE Hartley; £150 E&J Haythornthwaite; £149.50 MP Jennings

p/kg: 400.0p JE Burrow; 381.6p Richard France; 365.2p S Forshaw & Son; 362.8p W Holden & Son; 352.8p J Baines; 350.0p W&J Parkinson; 348.7p CR Brittain;

Suffolk average £123.60 per head or 281.2p/kg

£ per head: £142 £141 £139 EP&JM Hutchinson; £137 £130 JA&JM Wade & Son; £133 SR Dorey; £132 JA Brown & Son; £131 MJ&C Thornber; £130 C&SB Whitelock;

p/kg: 294.9p 292.9p 283.0p SR Dorey; 293.3p JA Brown & Son; 291.4p Haddon Farms; 287.8p W Holden & Son; 287.5p B Jones; 286.7p CR Brittain; 283.3p M Preston;

Charolais average £120.15 per head or 272.1p/kg

£ per head: £140 A&K Kiernan; £136 W&J Parkinson; £134 Richard France; £129 A&B Simpson; £125.50 £124.50 £122 SR Dorey; £125 JA Brown & Son; £121.50 CR Brittain.

p/kg: 323.8p W&J Parkinson; 318.2p A&K Kiernan; 297.8p R France; 297.6p JA Brown; 296.3p CR Brittain; 295.0p Haddon Farms; 291.1p 289.5p SR Dorey;  

Rouge average £137.27 per head or 257.4p/kg

£ per head: £140 £139 JA&JM Wade

p/kg: 282.9p 264.2p 257.4p JA&JM Wade;

Mule average £114.50 per head or 263.4p/kg

£ per head: £133 £131 £125 £123 A&B Simpson; £125 N&J&S Taylor; £124.50 £121.50 CD&RF Kitching; £124 SR Dorey; £123.50 D&L Wain; £123 PL Metcalfe; £123 Taylor Bros; £122 JE Burrow; £122 J Pickles; £121.50 S Forshaw & Son; £121 S&P Scrivin

p/kg: 276.1p 270.7p CD&RF Kitching; 275.0p W Mason & Son; 273.3p 272.9p A&B Simpson; 271.7p N J S Taylor; 271.6p RG Church; 270.0p S Forshaw; 270.0p D Breaks;

Swaledale average £91.54 per head or 241.5p/kg

£ per head: £117.50 N&J&S Taylor; £113 C Nelson & Son; £111 JM&S Tennant; £108 I Wilson; £102 W Mason & Son.

p/kg: 266.7p SR Dorey; 256.1p 254.2p W Mason & Son; 253.9p 252.9p JA&JH Hewetson; 250.0p JL&J Pate; 245.6p RG Church;  

Dalesbred average £85.88 per head or 251.4p/kg

£ per head: £87.50 RH&EA Close; £86 JK Wilson & Son;

p/kg: 257.4p 245.6p RH*EA Close; 245.7p JK Wilson;

Cheviot average £125.99 per head or 287.3p/kg

£ per head: £156 £140 £133 £129(x4) £126 A&K Kiernan

p/kg: 380.5p 311.1p 295.6p 293.2p 286.7p 286.4p A&K Kiernan;

Lonk average £117.48 per head or 277.1p/kg

£ per head: £118 £116.50 S&P Scrivin

p/kg: 281.0p 270.9p S&P Scrivin;

Gritstone average £82 per head or 265.3p/kg

£ per head: £82 JL&J Pate

p/kg: 264.5p JL&J Pate;

Blue Texel average £128.90 per head or 280.1p/kg

£ per head: £155 RE&A Smith; £134 f Webster; £125 SP Woolhouse; 124 £123.50 PL Metcalfe;

p/kg: 320.5p SP Woolhouse; 281.8p 274.4p PL Metcalfe; 279.2p F Webster;  




Cull Ewes average £87.28

Suffolk to £139.50, Texel to £142.50, BFL to £151.50, Mule to £113.50, Lleyn to £125.50, Swaledale to £91.50, Herdwick to £65.50, Zwartable to £114.50, Cheviot to £125.50, Beltex to £135.50, Lonk to £93.50, Down x to £157.50, Charollais to £79.50, Dalesbred to £69.50, SBF to £74.50, Blue Texel to £141.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £157.50 PA&NS Tattersall; £142.50 £141.50 JC Marshall; £139.50 RJ Umpleby;

Mule/Masham: £113.50 SN Coy; £110.50 Ellis Bros;

Horned: £93.50 £91.50 SW&JE Ryder; £90.50 J Blakey & Son; £89.50 R Jackson;

Hill: £151.50 G&MA Lawn; £125.50 £124.50 G&A Fort;  


Cast Rams average £95.03

Suffolk to £74.50, Texel to £135.50, BFL to £161.50, Swaledale to £90.50, Lleyn to £93.50, Teeswater to £83.50, Beltex to £97.50, Rouge to £81.50

Top Prices - £161.50 A Newbould & Son; £141.50 Ellis Bros; £135.50 JV Perrings;



48 Rearing Calves to £430


More forward this week with plenty of buyers ringside including 2 fresh faces.

14 Blue Bulls sold to a range of plenty of purchasers for all classes. £380-£430 for best end with age and shape. £320-£360 for mediums and a few younger goods £260-£300. 11 Blue Heifers sold with size £300+ to a height of £320 Mediums £260-£280 and smalls £220-£260.

Angus Heifers really flew on today with Percy, Janet and James Bolland selling 2 Angus heifers at £285 and £280. 4 Angus heifers avg £240. Angus Bulls £255-£290. Lim bulls £320-£360 best goods. Mediums £270-£300. Black and Whites a straight trade but buyers wanting colour and frame. Tops of £110. Mediums £50-£70 Young end £30-£50.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £316) to £360                           C&SB Whitelock                                                  

Brit Blue x (Av £330) to £430                           CN&SA Harrison                                                 

Aberdeen Angus (Av £271) to £290 Rainhall Farm

Shorthorn (Av £39) to £62                                IRG Collins                                            

Black & White (Av £59.29) to £110                 JC&DJ Marshall                   


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £240) to £285 PJ&JE Bolland                                                                                                      

British Blue (Av £256) to £320                         CN&SA Harrison                                




4 Dairy

Great to see trade topping today with this Silver Ridge Extreme daughter sold by Mick Blackwell to Mark Goodall from Tong at £2550. Yet again more buyers than sellers saw a solid trade average of £2225 for the four fresh heifers thanks to the sellers Messrs Booth, Blackwell and Crisp and all the regular buyers. Next sale in two weeks - get in touch with Sarah if you have stock to sell.


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifer                         to £2550 av £2166              HJ&KL Blackwell

Commercial Newly Calven Heifer                    to £2300                               ASE Crisp & Sons




154 Breeding Sheep

Ewes with lambs at foot sold to regular audience with a few extra faces seen ringside pushing trade on. Nearly a full entry of Broken mouthed ewes.  A ewe with an early born single lamb sold to £225 for the outfit. CM Ryder also sold a Texel cross ewe with a single at £210. Top price Mules with Twins was at £240 from W&M Bland, Malham for Broken Mouth, correct below ewes with 2-3 week old Suffolk lambs at foot. Texel cross ewes with twins sold to £315 from J Barnes, again for a Broken Mouthed ewe with 2 early born lambs. CM Ryder and Richard Umpleby both sold Texel cross ewes with Twins at the £270-£285 range. Some older goods with younger lambs traded around £205-£215


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.

Texel Ewe BM with Single                 to £225 av £198                  J Barnes

Texel Ewe BM with Twins                 to £315 av £266                  J Barnes

Mule Ewe BM with Single                 to £185 av £156                  CM Ryder

Mule Ewe BM with Twins                  to £240 av £228                  W&M Bland

Suff Ewe with Twins                           to £250                                  RJ Umpleby






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