Forward: 30 Prime cattle comprising Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & Cast Cattle; 2,261 Prime Sheep comprising 1488 Spring Lambs, 232 Hoggs & 541 Cast Ewes & Rams; 38 Rearing Calves; 125 Breeding Sheep; 2 Dairy.


To download visit the CCM Website and click on the Podcast on the home page, or stream via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or YouTube.







Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

A tidy show of cattle for the June Primestock with 30 forward for sale. Weekly Vendors Messrs Charles & Richard Kitching of Threshfield took championship honours when their 570kg Black Blue Limousin Cross Heifer took the eye of show judge Mr Gerald Medcalf and later sold for the leading price per kilo of 284.5p, grossing at £1621.65, selling to Gregory’s Butchers in Bacup.
Messrs Kitching presented the leading gross steer at £1654.68 (605kg 273.5p) selling to Ralph Pearson Wholsesale Butchers of Bradford, and sold two handier weight heifers, both 281.5p, again to R Pearson.
Messrs Scrivin of Elslack grossed £1632 (615kg 265.5p) selling to Skipton based Barkers Yorkshire Butchers.
Simon Bennett of Silsden took 1st prize steer and it was 282.5p, gross £1610.25 selling to Gregory’s of Bacup.
Also in the 280’s bracket was Francis & Andrew Smith of Westhouse Ingleton with their heifer at 282.5p grossing £1553 and becoming another Gregory’s purchase.


Monthly Show

Bullock -                1st SD Bennett                                      2nd F&B Smith                      3rd S&P Scrivin

Heifer -                  1st & Champion CD&RF Kitching      2nd F&B Smith                      3rd CD&RF Kitching


Heifers Av 274.6p/kg or £1511.17

Top Prices
£ per head

£1621, £1576, £1548 CD&RF Kitching; £1553 F&B Smith; £1255 SD Bennett



284.5p 281.5p(x2) CD&RF Kitching; 282.5p F&B Smith; 241.5p SD Bennett


Steers Av 264.1p/kg or £1583.57

Top Prices £ per head

£1654 CD&RF Kitching; £1632 S&P Scrivin; £1610 SD Bennett; £1557 £1526 TW Cowperthwaite; £1522 F&B Smith;



282.5p SD Bennett; 273.5p SD Bennett; 269.5p F&B Smith; 265.5p S&P Scrivin; 259.5p TW Cowperthwaite.



Cull Cow Prices
Cast & Feeding Cows were an excellent trade today, a smart 4 year old Continental from SN&V Jowett made 221.5p and grossed £1694.98.
A heavy Angus Cow from MJ&CL Ellison Embsay grossed £1632.55 (1030kg £158.5p), & GW Houseman & Ptnrs, Padside made 163.5p of an Angus cross.
Black & White Stock Bulls sold to £1392 (1075kg 129.5p) from JD Taylor & Son, Broughton.
Dairy Cows were sharper all round, prices hit 148.5p for a young Shorthorn cross from C Stanton, Clitheroe, and 150.5p for a 6 year handy weight British Friesian from RM Spence Sutton in Craven. Other Dairy breeds to 143.5p from GP&S Fleetwood, Mirfield, Huddersfield and 139.5p from H Downs & Son, Bingley.
Leading gross prices for dairies at £1088 from H Downs & Son and £1033 GP&S Fleetwood.


Overall Average                                   147.7p/kg             £1032.90

Black & White                      to 150.5p/kg                        av 130.22p/kg

Shorthorn                             to 148.5p/kg                        av 140.08p/kg

AAx                                         to 163.5p/kg                        av 150.7p/kg

Limx                                       to 168.5p/kg                        av p/kg

BBx                                         to 221.5p/kg                        av 181.1p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

B&W: av 130.22p/kg

£ per head: £1088 £987 £936 H Down & Son; £872.90 RM Spence

p/kg: 150.5p RM Spence; 139.5p 133.5p H Downs & Son

Other Dairy

£ per head: £1033 G&PS Fleetwood; £839 C Stanton.

p/kg: 148.5p C Stanton; 143.5p 128.5p G&PS Fleetwood;


£ per head: £1632 £1239 MJ&CL Ellison

p/kg: 163.5p GW Houseman; 158.5p 147.5p MJ&CL Ellison; 129.5p DAB&SD Ogden

Brit Blue:

£ per head: £1694 SN&V Jowett

p/kg: 221.5p SN&V Jowett


£ per head: £926 C Stanton

p/kg: 16835p C Stanton




£ per head: £1392 JD Taylor & Son

p/kg: 129.5p JD Taylor & Son



2,261 Prime Sheep comprising 1,488 Spring Lambs, 232 Hoggs & 541 Cast Ewes & Rams

Lamb numbers taking a sharp increase again as more vendors get to having a first draw of lambs and getting into more batches. Medium to heavy lambs were short of requirements and very good to sell, with the sale peaking at £202 per head (46kg 439p) from JA Gibson & Son of Church Fenton, Tadcaster selling to Brayton Farm Shop, Selby.
Close behind were Tom Hill & Ruby Wright of Doncaster at £190 (42kg) that were also top price per kilo on the day at 454p again selling to Brayton Farmshop.
Well fleshed, premium quality heavies and mediums were keenly contested with 51 further pens making £160 to £183, whilst the quality handyweights (40/44kg) tended to make £140/£155 and lighterweight smarts £130/£140, with odd pens such as D&A Livestock, Haverah Park making £170 of 39kg Continentals or 435p these selling to Knavesmire Butchers in York. The same combination trading 38kg at £164 per head.
Messrs Daggett of Burnsall made 429p (37kg £159) whilst Toothill Bros of Doncaster made 423.1p (39kg £165). 10 pens in total over 400p today.
Next grade of premium lamb was 350p to 400p, whilst a well fleshed commercial lamb 40kg plus was most likely to make 330p to 345p. More lighter weights on the market today as vendors understandably look to take advantage of the prices on offer, but anything just lacking the shine needed was mainly around the 310/330p region, smarter sorts could command a shade more.
Suffolk Mule and a more commercial loose skinned Continental cross generally around the 320p/325p mark or a shade either side.

Todays June Primestock Show saw judging undertaken by Mr John Gibson of Vivers Scotlamb, Annan, and his choice of Champions came from Dave and Laura Coar of Darwen when their 5 Continentals made £180 weighing 44kg at 409p snapped up by Knavesmire Butchers for their retail shop in York.
Full results below.



Cull ewes overall avg £115. Medium meat ewes a flyer with heavies selling to usual buyers wanting numbers. Mules sold to £127.50 with an overall ag of £100. Biggest £110+ Mediums with meat £100 and Lean/ smaller Mules £80-£92 with some plain less money. Swales sold to £116.50. Large end £90+ medium/leans £68-£74 and leaner ewes £45-£60. White faced ewes avg £126 with buyers keen on numbers. Best end with size £160+ first cross heavies £130+ with some pens £145-£150 for good heavies with not too much fat. The medium full meat ewes sold to the trade of the day £120-£135 with a few Leaner sorts £115-£120. Smaller white-faced ewes at £105-£115. Lean ewes selling very well too. Suffolks £135-£147.50 for first cross large sorts and mediums at £115-£125 with soke lean ewes wither side of £105. Goats sold to £129.50.

More ewes required throughout June keep them coming. Please ring Kyle for more information.


Monthly Show – Judge John Gibson

Cont x

1st D&L Coar 44kg £180 Knavesmire Butchers

2nd D&L Coar 43kg £162 Vivers Scot Lamb

3rd Hill & Wright 44kg £170 Hartshead Meats

Down x

1st SP&VM Morris 40kg £136 Ashfold Quality Meats

2nd TH Mellin 43kg £145 Robertshaw Farm Shop

3rd A&EM Ashby 48kg £159 Swaledale Foods


Spring Lambs – Overall Average £135.72 per head or 332.5p/kg           

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 357.1p/kg         av 323.8p/kg         or £112.25 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 452.4p/kg         av 332.5p/kg         or £134.51 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 439.1p/kg         av 343.1p/kg         or £163.62 per head

52.1kg and over   to 329.6p/kg         av 315.4p/kg         or £151.55 per head


Beltex average £142.08 per head or 356.4p/kg

£ per head: £170 £164 D&A Livestock; £164 £160 £155 £146 £138 £137 PB Fox; £147 TA Robinson;

p/kg: 435.9p 431.6p D&A Livestock; 410.3p 397.4p 384.2p 381.4p 381.0p 367.6p 357.9p PB Fox; 358.5p TA Robinson;

Texel average £135.52 per head or p/kg

£ per head: £202 JA Gibson; £190 £170 Hill & Wright; £180 D&L Coar; £179 A Brown; £178 CA Middleton; £175 £172 £170 High Harbour;

p/kg: 452.2p Hill & Wright; 439.1p JA Gibson; 429.7p JM Daggett; 423.1p Toothill Bros; 419.0p Alfie Brown; 415.4p B&ME Craven; 409.1p D&L Coar;

Suffolk average £134.08 per head or 324.6p/kg

£ per head: £183 £181 £176 L Mellin; £178 £177 £171 ML Evans; £178 ML&JE Kayley; £177 High Harbour;

p/kg: 375.6p 363.3p 361.2p 354.0p 353.2p ML Evans; 366.7p 357.4p L Mellin; 352.6p 351.2p K Marston;

Charolais average £138.06 per head or 334.2p/kg

£ per head: £181 £154 WM Hall; £169 KJ Marston; £166 J Fisher; £162 £140 High Harbour; £145 FA Holmes;

p/kg: 352.1p KJ Marston; 347.8p 341.5p High Harbour; 345.8p 336.8p J Fisher; 345.2p FA Holmes; 335.5p Craven Farms;

Mule average £101.82 per head or 285.6p/kg

£ per head: £120 £118 JC&N Throup; £106 R&DA Earnshaw; £85 JH&SM Mason;

p/kg: 310.5p 266.7p JC&N Throup; 283.3p JH&SM Mason; 278.9p R&DA Earnshaw;

Hampshire average £145.88 per head or 324.6p/kg

£ per head: £159 £136.50 A&EM Ashby;

p/kg:331.3p 317.4p A&EM Ashby;

Zwartable average £129.67 per head or 305.2p/kg

£ per head: £133 J Garth & Son; £129 H Walker;

p/kg: 332.5p J Garth & Son; £300.0p H Walker;

Blue Texel average £141.40 per head or 327.2p/kg

£ per head: £158 Hill & Wright; £132 A&EM Ashby; £127 D Reay;

p/kg: 336.2p Hill 7 Wright; 322.0p A&EM Ashby; 317.5p D Reay;


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £104.88 per head or 233.5p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 242.4p/kg         av 231.1p/kg         or £79.00 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 300.0p/kg         av 233.9p/kg         or £98.18 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 319.1p/kg         av 249.0p/kg         or £121.55 per head

52.1kg and over   to 285.2p/kg         av 225.0p/kg         or £140.29 per head


£ per head:
Texel to £154 RJ Ashworth; Beltex to £156 JE Burrow; Charolais to £144 R Lazenby; Mule to £130 R Greenwood; Swaledale to £106 GW Houseman; Herdwick to £99 HB Atkinson; Dalesbred to £94 FA Holmes; Masham to £125 R Greenwood; White Faced to £94 ER Howard; BFL to £140 CM Ryder;



Texel to 319.1p JE Burrow; Beltex to 312.0p JE Burrow; Charollais to £282.6p F Reeday & Son; Mule to £257.1p RJ Ashworth; Swaledale to 214.0p GW Houseman; Herdwick to 253.8p A Atkinson; Dalesbred to 223.3p FA Holmes; Masham to 211.9p R Greenwood; White Faced to 235.2p ER Howard; BFL to 166.7p CM Ryder;




Cull Ewes average £114.77

Suffolk to £147.50, Texel to £179.50, BFL to £144.50, Mule to £127.50, Lleyn to £89.50, Swaledale to £116.50, Masham to £111.50, Berrichon to £133.50, Cheviot to £127.50, Beltex to £149.50, Lonk to £93.50, Down to £135.50, Charollais to £139.50, Dalesbred to £58.50, WFW to £29.50, SBF to £71.50, Jacob to £89.50, Beulah to £79.50, Rough Fell to £91.50, Zwarrtable to £69.50, Blue Texel to £129.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £179.50 S Spensley; £167.50 R Lazenby; £167.50 D&L Coar;

Mule/Masham: £127.50 CR&M Wilson; £127.50 T Houghton;  

Horned: £116.50 P Addyman; £99.50 RG Church;

Hill: £144.50 J Shepherd; £131.50 CD&RF Kitching; £127.50 A Brown;


Cast Rams average £115.75

Suffolk to £145.50, Texel to £119.50, BFL to £147.50, Charollais to £77.50, Hampshire to £109.50, Beltex to £87.50.


Goat to £129.50                  B Hawksworth



38 Rearing Calves to £475


Regular show of calves with trade buoyant. Blue bulls keeping up well with blue heifers less money for the commercial goods. Blue bulls £420-£475 for biggest. More commercial medium goods £320-£380 and smaller end £250-£300. Blue heirs not much size about but mediums £280-£300 Smalls £240-£270. Lim Heifers £280. Angus bulls £280-£340. Black and Whites £40-£60 for smalls and nice medium smart good £135. Hereford bulls up to £270 for mediums.


Bull Calves

Brit Blue x (Av £347) to £475                           RL Wright                                                             

Aberdeen Angus (Av £300) to £340 J Gooch 

Black & White (Av £88) to £135                      RE Ayrton                             

Hereford (Av £252) to £270                              JR Wellock                            


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £208) to £270 Town Head Farm                                                                                                

British Blue (Av £270) to £320                         Town Head Farm                                

Limousin (Av £280) to £280                              JK Brennand                                        



125 Breeding Sheep


Breeding sheep sold to a good-sized active audience looking for stock with grass now fast growing.

Texel Hoggs and single lambs sold £240 from NM Peacock, Thirsk followed by £230 from ID Mellin, Skipton. Trade very similar on the week with fewer mules in but nice making hoggs with singles £202-£215. Suffolks sold to £230 from NM Peacock, Thirsk with JCD Farming selling a pen of ten at £215.

Sheep & Lambs every Monday at 11am, Keep them coming and please let us know by midday Froday for inclusion in the online Catalogue

Texel x Hoggs with Singles                to £240 av £227

Texel Hoggs with Twins                     to £210 av £205

Suffolk Hoggs with Single                  to £230 av £210

Suffolk Hoggs with Twins                  to £200

Mule Hoggs with Single                     to £215 av £203

Char Hogg with Single                        to £200




2 Dairy


**ONLINE SALE OF DAIRY BULLS – Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th June** Catalogue – Online Auctions.


Pedigree Newly Calved Heifer                         to £1800 av £1725              M Baul & Son




Skipton Auction Mart
Gargrave Road
North Yorkshire
BD23 1UD

Tel 01756 792375

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