Forward: 32 Prime cattle comprising 15 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 17 Cast Cattle 2,771 Prime Sheep comprising 168 Spring Lambs & 2012 Hoggs & 591 Cast Ewes & Rams 33 Rearing Calves 61 Dairy Breeding Sheep – TOMORROW: TUESDAY 27TH APRIL


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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



Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Robertshaws Farm Shop at Thornton were keen to secure supply with an increased entry of cattle in the retail weights purchasing the highest gross priced steer, an Aberdeen Angus cross weighing 595kg at £1645 or 276.5p/kg from CD&RF Kitching from Threshfield along with both the second highest priced steer and heifer. Both runners up came from the pen of CD&RF Kitching a Limousin steer weighing 595kg at £1633 (274.5p/kg) and the heifer a Limousin again weighing 590kg at £1620 or 274.5p/kg. Leading buyer at the sale was Bradford wholesaler, Ralph Pearson who accounted for an outstanding pen of cattle which included the leading gross priced animal at £1665 or 277.5p/kg, a 600kg Limousin cross heifer from RT&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton. The pen also included the top price per kg animal a British Blue cross steer weighing 570kg at 285.5p/kg (£1627) from F&B Smith of Masongill, who also sold a 580kg Limousin cross steer at 279.5p/kg (£1621) To Mesrs Pearson. Steers av. 264p/kg and heifers 267p/kg. Next week is the May Prime show with extra retail interest already confirmed.



465-560kg                                             to 275.5p/kg                        av.274.97p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 285.5p/kg                        av. 259.56p/kg


480kg+                                                   to 277.5p/kg                        av.266.58p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (AAx) 1645, (Limx) 1633, (BBx) 1617, F&B Smith (BBx) 1627,

p/kg: F&B Smith (BBx) 285.5, (Limx) 279.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 275.5,274.5, CD&RF Kitching (AAx) 276.5, (Limx) 274.5, (BBx) 269.5          


£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1665,1616, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1620,1557, (Blondex) 1549, SD Bennett (Limx) 1511

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 277.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 274.5,268.5, (Blondex) 262.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 267.5, S&P Scriven (BBx) 266.5



Cull Cow Prices

Cast cows very much the same trade as last week despite signs last week that trade was a touch less. The entry was short of cattle with finish which were surprisingly good to sell with some worn cows between 115p and 135p/kg. Any dairies with a touch more finish were the same 140p/kg or more whilst the only beef breed listed was also a parlour cow. Of the other dairy breeds Fleckviehs continue to sell to 145.5p and a 615kg Jersey made 104.5p/kg.

Overall Average                                   127.92p/kg                           £814.17

Black & White                      to 143.5p/kg                        av.127.81p/kg

Jersey                                     to 104.5p/kg

Fleck                                       to 145.5p/kg                        av.141.80p/kg

BBx                                         to 127.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: GB Moorhouse 1128,901, A&J Carr&Son 962, AL Dean&Son 949,928,915, N&SA Fort 875

p/kg: N&SA Fort 143.5, H Downs&Son 138.5, AL Dean&Sons 138.5,136.5,134.5, GB Moorhouse 137.5,135.5, A&J Carr&Son 135.5,132.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: N&SA Fort (Fleck) 880,715, H Downs&Son (Jer) 643

p/kg: N&SA Fort (Fleck) 145.5,137.5, H Downs&Son (Jer) 104.5

Brit Bluex:

£ per head: GD&A Midgley 810

p/kg: GD&A Midgley 127.5



Prime Sheep



Today turned out to be busier than we expected with more New Season Lambs penned for sale, over 2000 Hoggs penned, and nearly 600 Ewes/Rams sold, a total of 2,771 head.


Spring Lambs.
168 head in the pens today, with lambs coming forward in good numbers to take advantage of the trade at Skipton, and a fair mix of weights from 29kg up to 55kg, levelling at £146.24 per head or 351.5p/kg (SQQ p/kg).
This week it was CR&M Wilson of Wilpshire taking top price per head when selling Continentals at £182 per head to Knavesmire Butchers of York, who took the next two highest price per head at £180 from TA Robinson of Longridge, and at £178 from Toothill Bros of Doncaster. Messrs JA Stoney & Son from Pateley Bridge also made £178 this time selling to Vivers Scotlamb.
Andrew Brown from Gargave took top price per kilo when making 469.4p (36kg £169) selling to Yorkshire Halal Meat Suppliers of Ossett. Mr Brown also took the next price at 460.5p (38kg £175) selling to Knavesmire Butchers. Toothill Bros of Doncaster made 421p twice (37kg £156, 38kg £160) and TA Broderick & Son Ilkley also at 421p (38kg £160).


A very mixed show of sheep today with hill bred hoggs making up a large portion of what was on offer. Quality Heavies still making £150 to £170 regular away, commercial medium to heavy sorts £140 to £155.
A few pens of Good Heavy Mules in the late £140’s early 150’s, commercial types £120s and £130’s.

Handy weight and lightweight hoggs well fleshed another excellent trade, with Continentals nicely above 300p for meat, Mules and Swales 250p to 270p regular away, better sorts nearer 300p. Scotch Black Faced and Cheviots mainly 270p to 310p.  


Heavies – Best end this week sold to £195 per head form EP&JM Hutchinson of Faceby well selling their 63kg Continentals to Brayton Farmshop of Selby. Messrs Hutchinson sold a further 10 pens from £168 to £178 per head. JJ Dalby & Sons of Harewood sold Hoggs at £175 and £170 today, whilst R Morphet Otley also made £175. Kevin Marshall Darley sold heavies to £172.

Smart Sorts – SP Woolhouse & Son Doncaster took top price per kilo at 414p (42kg £174), and Kevin Marshall made 407p (38kg £155). AM&HV Brown from Leyburn made 393p (29kg £118), 388p (34kg £132), 385p (41kg £158) and 381p (32kg £122). EP&JM Hutchinson Faceby also up in the prices at 387p and 382p (40kg £155 and 45kg £172). W&M Oldfield Gisburn also made 381p (42kg £160)


Hill Bred – EP&JM Hutchinson presented some cracking pens of Mules and Mashams making £155 £153 and £149 per head, and H Downs & Son Bingley topped per kilo at 302p/kg. Better end of Horned and Cheviot lambs adding up to £130/£135. 2 pens of Swales in the 290’s, 295p SP Woolhouse & Son Doncaster and 290p J Baines, Gisburn. SP Woolhouse & Son also topped the Blackies at 307p, whilst Messrs Parkinson Chipping sold 6 pens of Blackies form 291p to 305p/kg.

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.


Just short of 600 Cull Ewes in today Best ewes £140-£155 with some real heavy continentals to £169.50. Mediums £90-£115 medium full fleshed well-bred ewes £120-£130 with the pure Beltexs either side of £140. Lean ewes £85-£98 and plain small ewes in the £60’s-£75. Suffolk’s a similar trade to the Continentals with £143-£150 for the pure or first crosses with weight. Slightly smaller medium full fleshed Suffolk’s £130+. Mules similar to last week £115.50 for the heavies down to £105. Mediums £95-£108 and lean ewes £78-£85 with some plain ewes either side of £68. 125 mules avg £98. Best horned ewes to £74-£85 Plenty of pens in the £70s ¾ meat to full meat lean ewes £48-£62 depending on size. Some plain old ewes £20-£30 with a few screws below. Scotch ewes to £88.50 Chars sold to £164.50. More ewes will be required in May with festivals coming up and a shortage of ewes nationally. More orders ringside and good competitive bidding ringside. Call Kyle with entries and enquires.


Spring Lambs – Overall Average £146.24 per head or 351.4p/kg           

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 350.0p/kg         av 345.6p/kg         or £119.60 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 469.4p/kg         av 353.6p/kg         or £144.58 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 387.0p/kg         av 341.4p/kg         or £163.27 per head

52.1kg and over   to 301.9p/kg         av 294.4p/kg         or £159.00 per head


Texel average £146.78 per head or 362.3p/kg

£ per head: £182 CR&M Wilson; £180 TA Robinson; £178 £168 JA Stoney; £175 £169 A Brown; £171 Craven Farms; £168 TA Robinson;

p/kg: 469.4p 460.5p 395.0p A Brown; 421.6p 385.4p Toothill Bros; 404.5p JA Stoney; 400.0p TA Robinson; 383.3p G Walters; 380.0p Craven Farms;

Suffolk average £143.36 per head or 338.5p/kg

£ per head: £168 £158 ML Evans; £163 £156 £142 £139 Craven Farms; £159 JA Stoney; £144 GA Hewitt;

p/kg: 365.2p 351.1p ML Evans; 362.8p 346.8p Craven Farms; 353.3p JA Stoney; 346.2p 344.7p A Brown;

Charolais average £149.04 per head or 364.5p/kg

£ per head: £178 £160 Toothill Bros; £158 £146 £142 CW Marwood; £146 GT Carr;

p/kg: 421.1p 387.0p Toothill Bros; 395.0p 347.6p CW Marwood; 347.6p 343.2p GT Carr;

Down average £125.71 per head or 322.6p/kg

£ per head: £158 GT Carr; £136 GA Hewitt; £119 £106 J Taylor;

p/kg: 350.0p 341.9p J Taylor; 309.1p GA Hewitt; 287.3p GT Carr;

Rouge average £136.50 per head or 337.8p/kg

£ per head: £160 £136 £132 MJ&RH Wallbank;

p/kg: 340.0p 338.5p 301.9p MJ&RH Wallbank;

Beltex average £142.80 per head or 334.6p/kg

£ per head: £160 £139 £138 TA Broderick;

p/kg: 421.1p 315.9p 313.6p TA Broderick;

Zwartable average £138.75 per head or 315.8p/kg

£ per head: £151 £140 £136 £128 C Critchley;

p/kg: 341.5p 331.7p 321.3p 272.3p C Critchley;


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £135.48 per head or 287.2p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 388.2p/kg         av 254.9p/kg         or £85.99 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 414.3p/kg         av 295.5p/kg         or £123.41 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 366.0p/kg         av 285.7p/kg         or £138.24 per head

52.1kg and over   to 318.5p/kg         av 267.6p/kg         or £154.69 per head


Beltex average £146.29 per head or 339.6p/kg

£ per head: £195 £172 £169 £168 EP&JM Hutchinson; £174 SP Woolhouse; £170 £168 DN&D Capstick; £168 JJ Dalby; £168 JM Hall;

p/kg: 414.3p SP Woolhouse; 393.1p 388.2p 385.4p 381.3p AM&HV Brown; 387.5p 382.2p  EP&JM Hutchinson; 381.0p W&M Oldfield;

Texel average £136.73 per head or 294.1p/kg

£ per head: £175 £170 JJ Dalby; £175 R Morphet; £174 £171 £170x2 £169 EP&JM Hutchinson; £172 K Marshall; £169 J Barnes Farming;

p/kg: 407.9p 372.5p 372.1p 366.0p 366.6p K Marshall; 372.7p EO&JM Hutchinson; 366.7p SP Woolhouse;

Suffolk average £138.75 per head or 281.4p/kg

£ per head: £159 RC&WH Groves; £158 £142 R Morphet; £149 CR Brittain; £145 £140 JA Brown; £145 B Dibb;

p/kg: 302.2 H Downs & Son; 292.2p CR Brittain; 290.9p SR Dorey; 285.7p 284.3p 280.4p JA Brown; 284.8p SP&VM Morris; 280.4p Dyson Farming;

Charolais average £135 per head or 250.0p/kg

£ per head: £135 JA Brown;

p/kg: 250.0p JA Brown;

Mule average £116.69 per head or 270.3p/kg

£ per head: £155 EP&JM Hutchinson; £133 Greaves Bros; £133 DA Pratt; £130 Dyson Farming; £128 SR Dorey; £128 DW Sunderland;

p/kg: 292.5p EP&JM Hutchinson; 288.1p H Downs & Son; 284.7p Greaves Bros; 284.4p SR Dorey; 283.7p NJS Taylor; 281.0p Dyson Farming;  

Swaledale average £101.59 per head or 260.3p/kg

£ per head: £128 £112 CT Akrigg; £124 SP Woolhouse; £123 SR Dorey; £122 £118 J Baines; £114 AR&CA Parkinson;

p/kg: 295.2p SP Woolhouse; 290.5p J Baines;278.3p CT Akrigg; 271.4p 267.5p AR&CA Parkinson; 267.4p SR Dorey;

LLeyn average £118.81 per head or 272.1p/kg

£ per head: £1126 £117 £110 West Berwick;

p/kg: 280.0p 272.1p 239.1p West Berwick;

Masham average £129.81 per head or 281.3p/kg

£ per head: £153 £149 EP&JM Hutchinson; £135 SR Dorey; £128 Greaves Bros; £124 H Downs;

p/kg: 302.4p H Downs & Son; 293.5p SR Dorey; 288.7p EP&JM Hutchinson; 282.9p 264.3p Greaves Bros;

Cheviot average £115.73 per head or 291.5p/kg

£ per head: £131 £130 E Simpson & Son; £122 NJS Taylor; £116.50 £113 £109 £108 BF Blezard;

p/kg: 298.7p 291.9p 289.7p 286.8p BF Blezard; 291.1p E Simpson; 290.5p NJS Taylor;

Gritstone average £125.44 per head or 282.6p/kg

£ per head: £136 B Dibb; £129 H Downs & Son; £122 £118 E Simpson;

p/kg: 287.8p 271.1p E Simpson; 286.7p H Downs & Son; 277.6p b Dibb;

SBF average £125.17 per head or 288.6p/kg

£ per head: £134 £133 £132 £131 £129 AR&CA Parkinson; £130 EP&JM Hutchinson;

p/kg: 307.5p SP Woolhouse; 305.0p 297.8p 295.3p 293.2p291.3p  AR&CA Parkinson;

Blue Texel average £127.09 per head or 304.5p/kg

£ per head: £155 H Downs & Son; £150 SP Woolhouse; £142 CR Brittain; £141 RC&WH Groves;

p/kg: 344.4p H Downs & Son; 240.9p SP Woolhouse; 308.7p CR Brittain; 308.3p A Rowley;




Cull Ewes average £94.60

Suffolk to £149.50, Texel to £169.50, Char to £164.50, Mule to £115.50, Masham to £88.50, Lleyn to £98.50, Swaledale to £80.50, Dalesbred to £79.50, Scotch BF to £88.50, Beltex to £147.50,Teeswater to £96.50, Herd to £82.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £169.50                                High Harbour Farm

Mule/Masham: £115.50                    CR&M Wilson and TA Robinson

Horned: £84.50                                    A Newbould&Son

Hill: £98.50                                           DA&SA Fort


Cast Rams average £110.62

Suffolk to £175.50, Texel to £135.50, Bleu to £139.50, Char to £151.50 BFL to £123.50, Swaledale to £88.50, Gritstone to £68.50, Lonk to £75.50, Cheviot to £, Beltex to £, Berrichon to £137.50.



33 Rearing Calves to £500



Calves 33 Calves in the entry with as expected trade rocketing with orders galore ringside. Lim bulls to £370 Blue bulls to £500. Nice rearing Blue bulls £390-£420 with only youngsters in the entry. Blues out of cross bred cows £200-£290. Black and Whites to £112 avg £102. Blue heifers to £345 and Sim x heifers £300 from CN&SA Harrison. Angus heifers to £315 from MD&HE Wallbank. Blue bulls required in large numbers next week for BANK HOLIDAY SALE! Please contact Kyle with entries and enquires.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £328) to £370                           JC&DJ Marshall                                                   

Brit Blue x (Av £332) to £500                           MD&HE Wallbank                                                               

Shorthorn (Av £108) to £132                           IRG Collins                                            

Black & White (Av £102) to £112                    PJ&JE Bolland                      


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £315) to £315 MD&HE Wallbank                                                                                                               

Simmental (Av £300) to £300                          CN&SA Harrison                                 

British Blue (Av £270) to £345                         N&SA Fort                                           

Limousin (Av £290) to £302                              JC&DJ Marshall                                   



61 Dairy (Jerseys in co with Kivells)


Well folks that’s the excitement of our Spring coloured breeds sale over and huge thanks to all supporters whether that’s vendors, purchasers, helpers or those who tried to buy.

We had a mix of ages and classes of stock within both the fortnightly dairy and the Jersey sale.

Mick Blackwell’s sweet black heifer was top of 11 forward  in the fortnightlys at £1900 going to John Howard at Gargrave.

Bluegrass Jerseys made their long trip from Hertfordshire worthwhile and while Scottish and Southern bidders tried to make the widely admired Merry Jane lot 10 their own the hammer fell at £5250 to Robert and Elaine Butterfield. The next lot in from Bluegrass, Chieftains Haven also had plenty of admirers and heads with the Forts at Silsden at £3045. These are highlights - full report to follow.


Newly Calved Cow                              to £1320

Newly Calved Heifer                           to £1900                               av £1347

Newly Calved Jersey Cows                to £1785                               av £1439

Newly Calved Jersey Heifers             to £5250                               av £2041

Jersey Heifers incalf                            to £1523                               av £925

Jersey Maiden Heifers                       to £1050                               av £548




Skipton Auction Mart
Gargrave Road
North Yorkshire
BD23 1UD

Tel 01756 792375

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