Forward: 13 Prime cattle comprising 6 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 7 Cast Cattle 2,766 Prime Sheep comprising 40 Spring Lambs, 2294 Prime Hoggs & 432 Cast Ewes & Rams 46 Rearing Calves 410 Breeding Sheep

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Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

A clean sweep for CD&RF Kitching from Threshfield in the cattle section in a light Bank Holiday show. Trade picked up again from last week with cattle needed for a short week. It was also a near clean sweep for Bradford wholesalers, Ralph Pearson gathering the top gross priced animal a Bazadais cross steer weighing 625kg at £1666 and the leading price by weight at 270.5p/kg (£1609) from the pen consigned by Mesrs Kitching. Robertshaws Farm Shop from Thornton accounted for the top priced heifer by weight at 269.5p/kg, a 595kg Limousin also from Mesrs Kitching. Steers averaged 268p/kg and heifers averaged 250.13p/kg including a 685kg heifer at 215p/kg.



560kg+                                                   to 270.5p/kg                        av.268.45p/kg


480kg+                                                   to 269.5p/kg                        av. 250.13p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Bazx) 1666, (Limx) 1609,

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 270.5, (Bazx) 266.5,      


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1629, (Limx) 1620,1482, B Spensley Ltd (BBx) 1473

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 269.5,265.5, (BBx) 256.5, B Spensley Ltd (BBx) 215



Cull Cow Prices

An entry comprising all Black and White dairies across the range of specs. At the better end cattle with finish are 140p/kg and the lean end 108p/kg. Supply of cast cows is tight and the outlook looks good.

Overall Average                                   128.81p/kg                           £860.43

Black & White                      to 139.5p/kg                        av.128.81p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: RE Ayrton&Son 1088,990, JC&DJ Marshall&Sons 997,570, D&J Herd 656

p/kg: RE Ayrton&Son 139.5,139.5, JC&DJ Marshall&Sons 139.5107.5, D&J Herd 107.5



Prime Sheep


The Easter Monday Bank Holiday made no difference today with a good show of sheep forward and a cracking trade right through, 40 Spring Lambs were was short of buyers requirements and averaged 402p/kg. 2300 Hoggs averaged 315p overall or £140.46 per head, and Ewes levelled at £106.52.


Spring Lambs.
More Lambs required today, with numbers short of what was needed. Top price of £192 was paid to RJ&J Towers Ltd, Ingleton for a pair of 45kg lambs making 426p purchased by L Brown. Followed at £187 by C Marwood & Son, Whenby with 3 Charollais at 44kg purchased by J&B Fitton Ltd Oldham. Messrs Marwood sold 4 other pens of lambs from 419p to 424p. Better lambs achieving £170 to £185, overall selling average at £166.79 or 402p.


An absolutely storming trade from start to finish, and the whole sale for hoggs levelled at 316p/kg (SQQ 322p) or £140.46 per head. There was shortage of the very best today which makes the fantastic average look even more astounding, but still 15 pens 400p or more, and the tops at £196 per head or 44kgs at 445p/kg from Stuart Forshaw Longridge selling to Brayton Farmshop. Others in this price bracket were EP&JM Hutchinson 425p 418p and 4 others pens over £4, JE Burrow 424p 400p, Walter Parkinson 424p 415p, HB Atkinson 417p 415p 413p 400p.
EP&JM Hutchinson sold no fewer than 20 pens of lambs between £170 and £186, the five highest in that run at £186 £184(x3) and £183 all purchased by Hartshead Meat Co. Messrs Rowley of Rochdale sold at £183 purchased by A Atkinson.
Heavy Hoggs 52kg plus averaged £158.31, whilst 46 to 52kg hoggs averaged £149.51.
The mainstream weight range of 36kg to 45kg were the dearest of the season so far, averaging 323.7p or £136.48. Lowland lambs were 320p to 360p regular away, whilst Cheviots could command a price range from 300p up to 348p from A&K Kiernan, Blackies 290p to 320p, Mules 290p to 310p and other nice horned lambs 285p to 305p area. Hoggs needed in large numbers at the moment to satisfy demand. Have a look at the prices then give us a call.



When the trade looked to be at the top, ewes were sold to an even dearer trade today than last week. Very few large runs of heavy ewes this week with trade being strong for all goods. Heavy continentals £160-£173.50 Mediums full meat £115-£130 and small full meat ewes £100-£110 lean ewes £92-£110. Suffolks up to £161.50 from J Bradley, Harrogate followed by HL Kitching Northallerton at £149.50. Heavies £145+ Mediums £120-£130 Smalls £100 lean ewes good to sell again. Mules dearer on the week with a total avg of £99. Best heavies £130+ strong big ewes £115-£125. Mediums £95-£108 and Lean £85+ plain ewes £65-£70 with some smalls £50. Cheviots to £152.50. South country types off the high ground £83-£90. Beltex ewes sold to £169.50 from A&K Kiernan, Preston. Swales sold to £91.50. Strong swales ewes £80+ Mediums £70-£80 Small lean end £45-£60


Sheep required again in large numbers for next 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.



Prime Hogg Show (Judge – Joe Bosworth)

Cont x

1st H Baines 41kg £174 Vivers Scot Lamb

2nd HB Atkinson 39kg £162 Vivers Scot Lamb

3rd Taylor Bros 44kg £172 Vivers Scot Lamb


1st S Dorey 45kg £135 D Towers

2nd S Dorey 46kg £134 Lancashire Halal


1st J&C Wright 39kg £117 D Towers

2nd H Smith 43kg £124 N Dalby

Other Horned/Hill

1st A Phillipson 47kg £134 J&E Medcalf


Spring Lambs – Overall Average £166.79 per head or 402.1p/kg           

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 426.7p/kg         av 405.5p/kg         or £164.90 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 395.7p/kg         av 376.0p/kg         or £178.00 per head


Texel average £147.44 per head or 388.2p/kg

£ per head: £160 £155 £145 £121 M Crabtree; £148 Craven Farms; £145.50 B&ME Craven;

p/kg: 410.3p 391.9p 366.7p 360.5p M Crabtree; 393.2p TR Craven; 370.0p Craven Farms;

Suffolk average £162.00 per head or 372.3p/kg

£ per head: £178 £174 ML Evans; £156 Craven Farms; £140 R Pinder;

p/kg: 400.0p Craven Farms; 378.7p 355.1p ML Evans;359.0p R Pinder;

Charolais average £180.89 per head or 420.3p/kg

£ per head: £192 £182 £180 RJ&J Towers; £187 £181 £178 £177 CW Marwood;

p/kg: 426.7p 400.0p RJ&J Towers; 425.0p 423.8p 421.4p 420.9p CW Marwood;


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £140.46 per head or 314.8p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 417.1p/kg         av 303.6p/kg         or £105.85 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 445.5p/kg         av 323.7p/kg         or £136.48 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 375.5p/kg         av 312.1p/kg         or £149.51 per head

52.1kg and over   to 325.9p/kg         av 280.7p/kg         or £158.31 per head


Beltex average £155.15 per head or 369.3p/kg

£ per head: £196 S Forshaw; £184 £183 £178 £174 £173 £168 EP&JM Hutchison; £174 JE Burrow; £172 Taylor Bros;

p/kg: 445.5p S Forshaw; 425.6p 418.2p EP&JM Hutchinson; 424.4p H Baines; 424.3p 415.4p W&J Parkinson; 417.1p HB Atkinson;

Texel average £145.41 per head or 319.2p/kg

£ per head: £186 £179 178 £177 £176 £175 £174 EP&JM Hutchinson; £182 A Rowley; £174 High Harbour; £173 RA&SE Spink;

p/kg: 377.3p 365.1p S Forshaw; 364.7p357.5p EP&JM Hutchinson; 362.2p RA&SE Spink; 359.6p Banks Farms;

Suffolk average £142.86 per head or 301.2p/kg

£ per head: £173 EP&JM Hutchinson; £168 J Walsh; £166 N Morphet; £160 R Wood; £158 LJ Pentre; £155 CR Brittain;

p/kg: 318.2p 304.1p JA Brown; 312.5p 308.9p 308.2p N Morphet; 309.3p 306.7p J Taylor; 304.2p High Harbour;

Charolais average £137.17 per head or 314.7p/kg

£ per head: £165 £150 Hayton & Stocks; £158 RA&SE Spink; £150 CR Brittain;

p/kg: 340.9p 317.3p Hayton & Stocks; 338.6p RA&SE Spink; 319.1p CR Brittain;

Mule average £130.62 per head or 293.5p/kg

£ per head: £150 £149 EP&JM Hutchinson; £146 £141 Bank House Farms; £140 CD&RF Kitching; £139 J Taylor; £136 R&KA Burley;

p/kg: 310.6p 306.5p Banks Farms; 309.5p SR Dorey; 305.0p KM Hawksworth; 305.0p GA Hewitt; 302.8p PL Metcalfe;

Swaledale average £109.79 per head or 290.3p/kg

£ per head: £137 PL Metcalfe; £135 Heber Park; £128 R&KA Burley; £124 £121 H Smith; £122 SW&JE Ryder; £120 RG Church; £120 AR&CA Parkinson;

p/kg: 307.7p 305.4p 297.2p 388.6p RG Church Ltd; 295.1p 288.4p H Smith; 293.8p Hayton & Stocks; 293.5p Heber Park; 285.7p AR&CA Parkinson;

Dalesbred average £117 per head or 300.0p/kg

£ per head: £117 J&C Wright;

p/kg: 300.0p J&C Wright;

Masham average £138.70 per head or 296.3p/kg

£ per head: £158 £154 EP&JM Hutchinson; £136 £135 SR Dorey; £135 A Rowley;

p/kg: 309.1p 300.0p SR Dorey; 300.0p A Rowley; 285.2p 243.1p EP&JM Hutchinson;

Cheviot average £133.38 per head or 316.5p/kg

£ per head: £155 RA&SE Spink; £151 £147 Banks Farms; £148 £141 A&K Kiernan; £148 SR Dorey; £144 K Marshall; £139 J Caygill;

p/kg: 348.7p 344.2p 329.3p 327.9p  A&K Kiernan; 323.3p J Caygill; 320.0p K Marshall; 319.6p Banks Farms; 316.3p S Forshaw;

Lonk average £135.43 per head or 280.2p/kg

£ per head: £148 SP&VM Morris; £134 A&AR Phillipson; £112 KM Hawksworth;

p/kg: 302.7p KM Hawksworth; 285.1p A&AR Phillipson; 259.6p SP&VM Morris;

SBF average £136.40 per head or 312.6p/kg

£ per head: £148 £145 £140 Banks Farms; £144 SW&JE Ryder; £142 AR&CA Parkinson; £132 £127 J&E Slater;

p/kg: 322.7p AR&CA Parkinson; 315.2p 311.1p  308.3p Banks Farms; 314.3p 309.8p J&E Slater; 305.7p CW&R Sutcliffe;

Lleyn average £159.20 per head or p/kg

£ per head: £162 £155 West Berwick Farm;

p/kg: 281.8p 261.3p West Berwick Farm;




Cull Ewes average £106.52

Suffolk to £161.50, Downx to £147.50 Texel to £173.50, Char to £161.50, Rouge to £109.50, Mule to £137.50, Easy Care to £127.50, Swaledale to £91.50, Lonk to £98.50, Dalesbred to £81.50, Cheviot to £152.50, Beltex to £169.50, Zwart to £169.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £173.50                                GT Booth

Mule/Masham: £137.50                    AM&SA Binns

Horned: £98.50                                    SW&JE Ryder

Hill: £152.50                                         W Holden&Son


Cast Rams average £135.64

Suffolk to £99.50, Texel to £177.50, Char to £169.50, Beltex to £147.50,


Goats average £108.70




46 Rearing Calves to £510


Calves were a flyer of a trade! A full ringside of buyers from all over the North for the Bank Holiday sale. Top price went to JP&KE Hartley, Bolton Abbey for a 5 week old Blue heifer calf at £510, selling to a purchaser from Sheffield. Blue Bulls sold to avg £400 with top prices of £455, JP&KE Hartley followed by £450 P&RM Sutcliffe then closely behind by RE Ayrton & Son selling another bull calf at £430 Best Blue bulls £400-£455 next grade £370-£400 with some smalls £250+. Angus bulls topped at £335 X2 from CW Hardy, Thornton and J Gooch, Cononley Best 4 week old Angus Bulls £300-£335 slightly smaller goods £275+. Flek bulls sold to avg £252. Black and White bulls selling to a range of buyers with all prices very desirable. Trade topped with A Sowray & Son, Bishop Thornton with a young rearing calf at £215 making its way over to Hull. Blue heifers sold to £510 from JP&KE Hartley, Beamsley Best blue heifers frame and style £365-£400 mediums £330-£365 and smalls anywhere with some cross bred goods £210-£280 and good coloured Smalls £280-£310. Lim heifers topped at £318 from C&A Morton followed with the same vendor at £315. All Lim heifers sold at £260-£318. 4 week old Char heifers from A Sowray & Son sold at £370 & £355.


Bull Calves

Brit Blue x (Av £400) to £455                           JP&KE Hartley                                                     

Aberdeen Angus (Av £311) to £335 CW Hardy             

Fleckvieh (Av £252) to £255                             C&A Morton                                        

Black & White (Av £143) to £215                    A Sowray & Son                  


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £200) to £200 JS&J Walmsley                                                                                                    

Hereford (Av £285) to £285                              JR Wellock                                            

British Blue (Av £324) to £510                         JP&KE Hartley                                     

Charolais x (Av £362) to £370                          A Sowray & Son

Limousin (Av £285) to £318                              C&A Morton                                        



410 Breeding Sheep


A super trade for Sheep with Lambs at Foot today buoyed by a dry day and a good company of buyers for a bank holiday Sale. A special Show & Sale was held for couples and 1st Prize pen of 5 went to Thomas Boothman of Linton who’s Texel Shearlings with Twins made £390 per outfit, followed closely with the 2nd prize pen from the same home making £380 per outfit. Nice Continental outfits of twins could command £250 to £290 throughout the sale, and best Singles £180/£190 the outfits.
Mules with Twins either side of £200 depending on age of ewe and size of lambs, whilst singles generally £150 to £170 for these types, a few commercial outfits £170/£180 for twins and £140’s for Singles.
More sheep required each week as the warmer spring days approach and buyers start to look for the good farming outfits as well as older outfits just to feed out.
Entries as usual please by 12noon Friday for the catalogue or speak to Ted or Kyle anytime for details on trade.


Easter Show (Judge - Andrew Hutchinson)

Class 1 – Pen of 2 Ewes with Lambs

1st – B&ME Craven sold for £270

2nd –B&ME Craven sold for £270

3rd – A&G Midgley sold for £250


Class 2 – Pen of 5 Ewe with Lambs

1st – T Boothman sold for £390

2nd –T Boothman sold for £380

3rd P&AM Simpson sold for £280


Texel x Ewes with Single Lambs                       to £180                  av.£170

Texel x Ewes with Twin Lambs                         to £390                  av.£260

Beltex Ewes with Single Lambs                        to £250                  av.£167

Beltex Ewes with Twin Lambs                          to £300                  av.£194

Mule Ewes with Single Lambs                          to £150

Mule Ewes with Twins BM                                to £185

Suffolk x Ewes with Twin Lambs                      to £220

Blue Texel wit Single Lambs                             to £155

Blue Texel with Twin Lambs                             to £180




Skipton Auction Mart
Gargrave Road
North Yorkshire
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Tel 01756 792375

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