Forward: 27 Prime cattle comprising 10 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 17 Cast Cattle 1,634 Prime Sheep comprising 589 Spring Lambs, 601 Hoggs & 444 Cast Ewes & Rams 14 Rearing Calves 343 Breeding Sheep 40 Dairy


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250/300 SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY NEXT WEEK including SPECIAL SLAE OF BLUE TEXEL FEMALES. MONDAY 31st May – Weekly Sale, 350 Outfits at 11am (Full Catalogue online)


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Charles and Richard Kitching of Threshfield took the honours in the cattle section with top gross animal a 635kg Limousin cross steer which grossed £1762 when making 277.5p/kg when sold to Ralph Pearson, wholesale butchers from Bradford.

The steer’s, heifer counterpart a 590kg Limousin cross also from Mesrs Kitching made £1625 or 275.5p/kg selling to Robert Pearson. Trade very similar with the best mid 270s and the commercial cattle including British Blue cross dairy fed heifers at 555kg to 236.5p/kg. Continental steers average 274p/kg av wt 620kg and Continental heifers 245p/kg av. wt 537Kg



560kg+                                                   to 277.5p/kg                        av.249.31p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 223.5p/kg                        av.215.58p/kg

480kg+                                                   to 275.5p/kg                        av.244.02p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1762,1682, (BBx) 1656

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 277.5,273.5, (BBx) 271.5, BJ&L Sutcliffe (B&W) 147.5         


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1625,1584, J Boocock&Son (BBx) 1312

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 275.5,268.5, J Boocock&Son (BBx) 236.5



Cull Cow Prices

More cattle carrying finish in the entry and liveweight trade continues to exceed expectations in the face of a falling factory price and cancellations. Heavy dairies 135p+ and the steaking cows nudging 130p/kg looking the best trade. Plain dairies 90-110p. Beef crosses still a very good, a Limousin with scope for improvement 160p and the heavy first cross Beef cows circa 150p.

Overall Average                                   128.10p/kg                           £900.68

Black & White                      to 137.5p/kg                        av.119.63p/kg

MRI                                         to 147.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 159.5p/kg

Simx                                       to 147.5p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 138.5p/kg                        av.136.88p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: M Mosley 1213,1065, RD Metcalfe&Son 914, M Baul&Sons Ltd 913,874, JT Rushton 887, ID&JC Briggs 681

p/kg: JT Rushton 137.5, M Mosley 136.5,135.5, RD Metcalfe&Son 133.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd 129.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 1069

p/kg: N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 147.5


£ per head: New York Farms (Simx) 1128, R&E Pollard (Limx) 845

p/kg: R&E Pollard (Limx) 159.5, New York Farms (Simx) 147.5


£ per head: RG Church Ltd (Hefdx) 1260,1102, DAB&SD Ogden (AAx) 728

p/kg: RG Church Ltd (Hefdx) 138.5,135.5, DAB&SD Ogden (AAx) 124.5



Overall Average                                   112.5p/kg                             £900


£ per head: R&KA Burley 900

p/kg: R&KA Burley 112.5



1,634 Prime Sheep comprising 589 Spring Lambs, 601 Hoggs & 444 Cast Ewes & Rams


Lamb numbers increasing week by week, and trade going up as well as more wholesalers switch to lamb from hoggs and need supply. The best quality were a trade not seen anywhere before and vendors looking for where to sell need not look any further than CCM. Lambs overall average were 355.2p or £143.42 per head, £37 a piece up on the year!
Todays chief prices came from Messrs PB Fox & Son who travelled from Dunnington, East of York with a quality run of 25 Lambs and went home with an amazing average of 465p/kg, and topping the sale at 513.9p/kg or £185 per head to Worsley Wholesale Butchers, others from the same home at 500p or £190 to Vivers Scotlamb, who also purchased at 490p from the same home. Messrs Fox also made 486p 482p and 481p.
David Breaks of Slaidburn made 481p, TA Robinson Longridge 478.9p & 457p, PA&NS Tattersall 470p, DJ Grassam 464p, G&MM Dakin & Son 452p. 17 other pens of lambs made 400p or more.
In the lump KJ Marston of Otley topped at £202 per head for Charollais crosses selling to Brayton Farmshop Selby. Messrs Fox were next at £196 others at £190 twice and £188, TA Robinson £192 and £188, JR&DL Ogden Austwick £190, PA&NS Tattersall £188. 33 more pens of lambs made form £170 to £185.

Spring Lambs needed in increasing numbers each week, take a look at the trade in the breed report below, and more importantly the averages on AHDB and ring either of our auctioneers anytime for more details, Ted Ogden (Lambs) on 07855 958211 or Kyle Hawksworth (Ewes) on 07538 539077. Thankyou.

A typical late season affair amongst the hoggs, but the trade didn’t show it with nice Continentals £150 to £180 regular away or 300p to 340p. Commercial goods 250/300p. Hill bred hoggs saw meated horned breeds 270p to 300p. The trade will be there for several more weeks yet. Keep them coming.

Trade once again at Skipton showing how numbers of any classes of ewes can be handled. A large run of ewes travelling up from Lincolnshire to be sold once again with the rest of the market being full of local farmers ewes. Best ewes in demand. 164 White faced ewes avg £114. Ewes topped at £160.50, £159.50 from the same vendor. A Texel ewe from EP&JM Hutchinson, Middlesbrough sold to £158.50. Westalls, Burnley sold a smart medium pure ewe to £147.50. Best weighing ewes £128+ medium ewes £105-£115 and Lean selling ewes £85-£98. Only a Few plain ewes below the mark. Swales sold tremendous with meat £80-£97.50 depending on size. Medium ¾ meat ewes either side of £75 Lean ewes £45-£65 again size dependent and plain followed suit. All in all, Swales avg £65. Cheviots, Lonks and Gritstones found a good trade again. Beltex to £137.50 from G&MM Dakin, Clitheroe.

More ewes needed for full ringside of buyers for all quality and quantities. Call Kyle to discuss buyer requirements for next week.



589 Spring Lambs – Overall Average £143.42 per head or 355.2p/kg (SQQ 356.3p)      

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 388.6p/kg         av 335.2p/kg         or £115.67 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 513.9p/kg         av 357.4p/kg         or £142.53 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 396.1p/kg         av 344.2p/kg         or £164.38 per head


Beltex average £160.51 per head or 412.6p/kg

£ per head: £196 £190x2 £188 £185x2 PB Fox & Son; £190 JR&DL Ogden; £188 £183 PA&NS Tattersall; £182 TA Robinson

p/kg: 513.9p 500.0p 490.0p 486.6p 482.1p 481.1p PB Fox & Son; 478.9p TA Robinson; 470.0p PA&NS Tattersall: 464.9p DJ Grassam.

Texel average £142.06 per head or 352.1p/kg

£ per head:£192 £188 £175 £172 TA Robinson; £178 JA Stoney & Son; £178 NM Breaks; £174 Davison Bros; £172 G&MM Dakin & Sons; £170 D Cockett.

p/kg: 481.1p NM Breaks; 457.1p 405.1p TA Robinson; 452.6p G&MM Dakin & Sons; 427.3p TA Robinson; 424.4p Davison Bros; 415.8p Dyason Brown Farming; 404.5p JA Stoney & Son; 402.6p T&H Kilby & Son; 400.0p RW Marston & Son

Suffolk average £139.19 per head or 335.9p/kg

£ per head: £178x2 £176 £175x2 £174x3 £170x2 ML Evans

p/kg: 370.2p 362.5px2 357.4p 357.1p 356.0px2 ML Evans 359.0p 358.1p SP&VM Morris, 357.1p TH Mellin

Charolais average £156.65 per head or 366.5p/kg

£ per head: £202 £180 KJ Marston; £173 A Fletcher

p/kg: 428.6o 396.1p 347.7p KJ Marston: 416.3p A Fletcher

Zwartbles average £137 per head or 351.3p/kg

£ per head: £137 James Garth & Son

p/kg: 351.3p James Garth & Son

Blue Texel average £155 per head or 378.0p/kg

£ per head: £155 TA Robinson

p/kg: 378.0 TA Robinson

Down x average £111.50 per head or 286p/kg

£ per head: £135 High Harbour Farm

p/kg: 293.5p High Harbour Farm


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £114.23 per head or 271.2p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 302.9p/kg         av 276.8p/kg         or £93.61 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 344.2p/kg         av 274.1p/kg         or £106.86 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 327.5p/kg         av 279.2p/kg         or £135.48 per head

52.1kg and over   to 320.0p/kg         av 257.4p/kg         or £130.05 per head


Texel average £135.89 per head or 294.56p/kg

£ per head: £180 £160 £159 £158 £154 £152 £150x2 EP&JM Hutchinson; £178 £172 £150 RG Church; £168 RM Spence; £176 £167 £160 £155 RJ Lambert; £165 TA Robinson; £159 AB Jenkins; £158 £152 M Hutchinson; £156 £155 £154 £153 High Harbour Farm; £155 Toothill Bros; £150 AJ Taylor

p/kg: 344.2p 307.5p Banks Farms Ltd; 327.5p 320.0p RJ Lambert; 324.3p DJ Grassam; 322.4p M Hutchinson; 320.8p 309.8p EP&JM Hutchinson; 320.0p 318.6p 312.8p SP Woolhouse & Son; 315.8p JG&NP Broadley; 307.5p T Panter

Suffolk average £117.36 per head or 248.36p/kg

£ per head: £133 SD Redfearn; £125 High Harbour Farm; £120 D&GM Scott

p/kg: 289.1p S Redfearn; 250.0p D&GM Scott;

Blue de Maine average £161 per head or 268.3p/kg

£ per head: £161 EP&JM Hutchinson

p/kg: 268.3p EP&JM Hutchinson

Charolais average £152.11 per head or 288.9p/kg

£ per head: £170 High Harbour Farm; £160 TA Robinson; £152 Toothill Bros

p/kg: 304p  Toothill Bros; 296.3p T A Robinson; 283.3p

Mule average £115.24 per head or 253.4p/kg

£ per head: £138 RJ Lambert; £130 AJ Taylor; £128 RG Church; £122 BW Appleton.

p/kg: 286.5p W&M Bland; 275.0p JW Sayer & Son; 273.7p T Panter; 266.7p 260.0p  RG Church; 265.9p JW Tinkler

Swaledale average £91.86 per head or 244.9p/kg

£ per head: £126 JA&JH Hewetson; £120 R&KA Burley & Son; £118 £114 SP Woolhouse & Son; £111 £103 Banks Farms Ltd; £110 RG Church;

p/kg: 300.0p 287.7p SP Woolhouse & Son; 286.4p JA&JH Hewetson; 271.1p 261.8p R&KA Burley & Son; 264.3p Banks Farms Ltd; 256.8p KW Sayer & Son; 254.1p 253.8p GW Houseman & Son.

Scotch Blackies average £104.63 per head or 272.9p/kg

£ per head: £113 £109 £107 £105 Banks Farms Ltd; £110 SP Woolhouse & Son

p/kg: 291.7p 289.7p 261.6p 264.9p 259.5p Banks Farms; 275.0p SP Woolhouse & Son

Dalesbred average £100.67 per head or 271.2p/kg

£ per head: £122 SP Woolhouse & Son

p/kg: 297.6p SP Woolhouse & Son

Cheviot average £106 per head or 271.8p/kg

£ per head: £106 W Holden & Son

p/kg: 271.8p W Holden & Son

Welsh average £90.87 per head or 276.3p/kg

£ per head: £109 £106 £104 £101 GW Houseman & Son

p/kg: 286.8p 284.6p 280.6p 280.0p 275.0p 273.3p 271.9p GW Houseman & Son




Cull Ewes average £96.29

Suffolk to £153.50, Texel to £160.50, Char to £154.50, Bleu to £131.50, BFL to £131.50, Mule to £117.50, Lleyn to £109.50, Swaledale to £97.50, Dalesbred to £97.50, Scotch BF. To £87.50, Tees to £79.50, Cheviot to £125.50, Herd to £78.50, Beltex to £137.50, Beltex cross to £140.50, Lonk to £97.50, Zwart to £126.50, K.Hill to £83.50.

Top prices:

Lowland:                £160.50                 High Harbour Farm

Mule/Masham:    £117.50                 CR&M Wilson; S Spensley&Co

Horned:                 £97.50                   KG&JL Huck (Swale) JH Throup (Dalesbred) SP&VM Morris (Lonk)

Hill:                         £125.50                 ID&JC Briggs


Cast Rams average £106.63

Texel to £129.50, Swaledale to £99.50, Dalesbred to £77.50, WF Woodland to £109.50 Cheviot to £135.50, Beltex to £139.50,




14 Rearing Calves to £410


Calves short of requirements today with most vendors either shut up from buying in or waiting for the Bank Holiday Sale next week. Blue bulls sold well again, best selling at £410, £400 from Hartleys of Beamsley. A couple of young end goods either side of £300. Blue heifers ranged from £275 for youngest to £305-£315 for 3-4 weeks old. Lim heifers all at £260-£280.

Plenty of calves required for next weeks sale with purchaser interest already building up. Please ring Kyle.


Bull Calves

Brit Blue x (Av £335) to £410                           JP&KE Hartley                                                     


Heifer Calves       

British Blue (Av £301) to £315                         N&SA Fort                                           

Limousin (Av £271) to £280                              RD Metcalfe                                         



343 Breeding Sheep


Ewes and Lambs sold to a wide audience of buyers for all goods, older outifts aswell as the Hoggs with lambs. Correct Suffolks from L Broster, Lindley Moor sold to £170 with the same Vendor selling Mules singles at £142. Suffolk Ewes with twins from the same farming topped at £220. The odd pens of Mules and Mashams maybe a touch less on the week with younger lambs forward again. Older mules ewes with twins in the region of £170-£198 with a few plainer outfits making less. Stronger lambs on Ewes and Hoggs definitely sold to a wider audience. Hoggs topped at £215 from JR Airey, Elslack. 42 Mule Hoggs with Singles avg £201. Texels with singles £212, £210.

Bank Holiday Show and Sale Next Week. 250-300 outfits


Texel Hoggs with Single                     to £212

Texel Ewes with Single                      to £132

Suffolk Ewes with Single                   to £170

Suffolk Ewes with Twins                    to £220

Mule Hoggs with Single                     to £215

Mule Hoggs with Twins                      to £205

Mule Shlgs with Single                       to £170

Mule Shlgs with Twins                       to £200

Mule Ewes with Singles                     to £142

Mule Ewes with Twins                       to £198

Masham Hoggs with Single               to £150

Masham Ewes with Twins                 to £188

Char Ewes with Twins                        to £155

Chev Ewes BM with Twins                to £145

East Care with Twins                          to £162




40 Dairy


Pedigree Newly Calved Heifer                         to £2500                av. £2105              GB Moorhouse

Commercial Newly Calved Heifer                    to £1400                                               TL Carlisle

Pedigree Incalf Heifers                                       to £1720               av.£1625               J Wellock

Crossbred Incalf heifers                                     to £1480               av. £1480              Flasby Estate       

Crossbred Maiden Heifers                                to £740                  av. £605                Flasby Estate




Skipton Auction Mart
Gargrave Road
North Yorkshire
BD23 1UD

Tel 01756 792375

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