Forward: 30 Prime cattle comprising 14 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 15 Cast Cattle 3,879 Prime Sheep comprising 3,221 Prime Lambs & 658 Cast Ewes & Rams 29 Rearing Calves **PRIME STOCK SALES – PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIMES** FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020. PRIME CATTLE WILL START AT 11.30am. PRIME SHEEP WILL START AT 12:30pm.



Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

September Show

Bullocks -              1st & Champion    1st E Hargreaves                   2nd CR&RF Kitching             3rd F&B Smith  

Heifers -                 1st & Reserve        1st CD&RF Kitching              2nd CD&RF Kitching             3rd CD&RF Kitching


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Prime Cattle trade is up again with a small high quality entry of cattle recording a steer average of 258p/kg and heifers 259p/kg more in keeping with Christmas Primestock trading levels. 11 of today’s entry made £1400 or more. Hargreaves Farms of Walton Le Dale turned out the Supreme Champion a 550kg Limousin cross steer which dropped to Mick Etherington of Eldwick for 266.5p/kg (£1466) a price equalled by another Hargreaves steer entry this time weighing 560kg and grossing £1492 when sold to Keelham Farm Shop, Skipton. The Reserve champion was also the first prize heifer a 565kg Limousin cross from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield which made 266.5p/kg or £1506 when sold to Countrystyle Meats Ltd of Lancaster. Meanwhile Mesrs Kitching achieved the top gross price overall in the sale at £1588 for a 605kg Limousin cross steer which also joined Primestock buyer Mick Etherington.

More retail type cattle are required every week.


September Show

Bullocks -              1st & Champion    1st E Hargreaves                   2nd CR&RF Kitching             3rd F&B Smith  

Heifers -                 1st & Reserve        1st CD&RF Kitching              2nd CD&RF Kitching             3rd CD&RF Kitching


465-555kg                                             to 266.5p/kg                        av.259.88p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 266.5p/kg                        av. 256.87p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 266.6p/kg                        av. 258.76p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1588.1587, Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 1492,1466, F&B Smith (Blondex) 1449

p/kg: Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 266.5,266.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 264.5,262.5,249.5, F&B Smith (Blondex) 263.5                


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1506,1486,1440, Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 1491,F&B Smith (Limx) 1442,

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 266.5,258.5,(BBx) 259.5, Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 261.5, F&B Smith (Limx) 257.5, DJ Bailey (Limx) 248.5.


Cull Cow Prices

Cows a similar trade with all dairies bar one and a shortage of finish in the entry. The few meated dairies were a little easier but comfortably 120p+. Beef cows in demand from feeders and 147.5p/kg and a mature Belted Galloway Bull 114.5p/kg or £1036.


Overall Average                                   112.98p/kg                           £740.45

Black & White                      to 123.5p/kg                        av.108.06p/kg

Dairy Short                           to 119.5p/kg

MRI                                         to 121.5p/kg                        av. 109.82p/kg

Dan Red                                 to 119.5p/kg                       

BBx                                         to 147.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: AS&E Jeanes 976, JD Taylor&Son 808, N&SA Fort 781, PA Whittaker 711

p/kg: AS&E Jeanes 123.5, JD Taylor&Son 121.5, PA Whitaker 117.5, N&SA Fort 108.5


Other Dairy

£ per head: C Watson (MRI) 820, G&PS Fleetwood (Dairy Short) 729, N&SA Fort (Dan Red) 783

p/kg: C Watson (MRI) 121.5, N&SA Fort (Dan Red) 119.5, G&PS Fleetwood (Dairy Short) 119.5

Brit Bluex:

£ per head: TP&EA Clayton 1069

p/kg: TP&EA Clayton 147.5



Overall Average                                   114.5p/kg                             £1036.23

Belt Galloway

£ per head: GJ&G Schofield 1036

p/kg: GJ&G Schofield 114.5





3,879 Prime Sheep comprising 3,221 Prime Lambs & 658 Cast Ewes & Rams

A very sharp trade for all classes today with lambs in high demand for the time of year, and the 3,218 head penned were easily sold, showing a nice rise on the week when levelling at 223.8p/kg or £97.10 per head.
The heavies and smart goods are looking after themselves at the moment, the trade for these very good with 23 pens making £130 or more and 39 pens from £120 to £129.50, on a per kilo basis, 17 pens made from 300p to a top of 348p. The commercial sorts also took a nice turn today with buyers’ keen for well fleshed hill lambs, Continentals from Hill Ewes, and Suffolk Mules.
Top of the shop was taken by George Sunderland of Hebden Bridge with the 1st prize Continental lambs and Overall Champions at the September Primestock Show which were first picked out by show judge Anthony Swales and then purchased by him for his Knavesmire Butchers shop. The pen of 5 weighed 45kg, making £155 per head or 344.4p/kg. Mr Swales also secured a trio of lambs from JS Eddleston of Great Harwood at 346.4p when the 42kg Beltex made £145.50 each.
Tony & Kay Kiernan had a great trailer full of lambs entered today and went home after having achieved the second highest price per head at £146 (44kg at 331.8p) selling to Vivers Scotlamb, who secured other lambs at £143 (332.6p) from T Walmsley, Harrogate, £142.50 (303.2p) from TA Robinson, Longridge, £141.50 (345.1p) RH&MR Ireland, Whalley and £140 (291.7p) from WH Marsden, Leeds.
Others in the 140’s were Kevin Huck, Bordley making £145 (329.5p) and T&C Robinson, Tosside at £143 (340.5p), both pens selling to Hartshead Meats in Mossley.
Top price per kilo belonged to Robert Fielden of Todmorden with a pen of 37kg at 348.6p or £129 per head to Vivers Scotlamb, Mr Fielden make 325p of another pen, George Sunderland a second pen at 315.9p, others with lambs over 300p were Nathan Wade of Bradley, Ellis Bros, S&P Scivin, P Crabtree & Son and RC Crabtree.
Plenty of the better heavy lowland lambs in the £115 to £130 region with the over 52kg averaging £116.42, commercial mediums mainly £98 to £115 and a weight bracket average of £106.17.

Hill bred lambs had Mules averaging bang on 200p, with a range of prices of 189p to 209p and the better end adding up to £90 to £98. Horned lambs and Cheviot lambs making a larger appearance and selling well so long as they well finished with good backs.


Ewe trade holding up well this week with an increased entry on the week. 345 White faced ewes sold to a top of £139.50 with the best making £120+ and heavy less well-bred ewes £110+. A lot of medium ewes in today all around the £80-£90 mark with some well-bred ewes £100+ for mediums. Short on the plain ewes of all breeds today. Lean white faced grazing ewes on the £65-£78 mark. Mules sold away well with best £85-£93.50 lighter ewes £75+ Lean mules in the £50-£65 range depending on size. Only 63 swales today and they sold to a top of £61.50 medium well fleshed ewes £50+ with lean in the £30’s and plain sorts carrying a bit of flesh in the £20 region.


For more details on Prime & Cast Sheep trade ring either of our auctioneers, Ted Ogden 07855 958211 or Kyle Hawksworth on 07538 539077.


Monthly Show

Cont x

1st G Sunderland 45kg £155 SA Swales

2nd F&R Fielden 37kg £129 Vivers Scot Lamb

3rd RH&MR Ireland 41kg £141.50 Vivers Scot Lamb

Down x

1st RA&M Earnshaw 46kg £101.50 A Atkinson

10 Mule

1st JK Wilson 45kg £91.50 A Atkinson

2nd AJ Mason 44kg £85 A Atkinson


Prime Lambs – Overall Average £97.10 per head or 223.8p/kg              

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 213.2p/kg         av 187.4p/kg         or £62.98 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 348.6p/kg         av 224.6p/kg         or £94.63 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 303.2p/kg         av 223.6p/kg         or £106.17 per head

52.1kg and over   to 243.5p/kg         av 212.3p/kg         or £116.44 per head


Beltex average £109.29 per head or 258.6p/kg

£ per head: £155 G Sunderland; £146 A&K Kiernan; £145.50 JS Eddleston; £145 G Huck; £143 T&C Robinson; £143 T Walmsley; £142.50 TA Robinson;

p/kg: 346.4p JS Eddleston; 345.1p RH&MR Ireland; 344.4p G Sunderland; 340.5p T&C Robinson; 332.6p T Walmsley; 331.8p A&K Kiernan;

Texel average £96.85 per head or 223.4p/kg

£ per head: £140 WH Marsden; £139 W Holden; £1131.50 A&CL Gray; £129 GB Moorhouse; £129 F&R FIelden; £128.50 RH&MR Ireland; £128.50 J Barnes;

p/kg: 348.6p F&F Fielden; 315.8p AW&N Wade; 291.7p WH Marsden; 285.9p Hill & Wright; 285.9p BL&R Lund; 278.8p WA VJ JA Towler;

Suffolk average £97.13 per head or 213.5p/kg

£ per head: £124.50 N&JM Morphet; £121 £115 R&DA Earnshaw; £120 MJ Spensley; £118 IJ Coates; £111.50 LF Horton; £108.50 B Spensley; £108.50 A&ED Booth;

p/kg: 241.1p 221.7p B Spensley; 230.0p N&JM Morphet; 222.3p 220.7p RA&M Earnshaw; 220.2p 219.6p TH&A Pickard; 218.9p F Townson;

Charolais average £92.67 per head or 213.2p/kg

£ per head: £130 £97 J&EA Qareing; £100 RC Crabtree; £96 £89 K&CA Middleton; £96 RM Shackleton;

p/kg: 222.5p Bob Stubbs; 222.2p RC Crabtree; 215.6p J&EA Wareing; 213.3p K&CA Middleton; 202.3p RM Shackleton;

Mule average £85.72 per head or 200.8p/kg

£ per head: £104.50 £93.50 JA Stoney; £98 A&SL Throup; £95.50 TH&A Pickard; £92.50 M&B Allen; £92 JH Throup; £91.50 JK Wilson; £90.50 G&MA Lawn;

p/kg: 232.2p 203.3p JA Stoney; 209.1p JH Throup; 207.5p SR Dorey; 207.0p B Healy; 205.7p G&MA Lawn; 205.6p M&B Allen; 203.3p JK Wilson;

Masham average £98 per head or 213.6p/kg

£ per head: £98 M&B Allen;

p/kg: 213.0p M&B Allen;

Rouge average £103.44 per head or 241.7p/kg

£ per head: £126.50 Ellis Bros; £99 BL&R Lund; £96.50 RH&MR Ireland;

p/kg: 253.0p Ellis Bros; 241.5p BL&R Lund; 235.4p RH&MR IReland

Swaledale average £62.41 per head or 171.4p/kg

£ per head: £68.50 RW&B Chapman; £57 WJE Harker;

p/kg: 172.7p WJE Harker; 171.3p 167.1p RW&B Chapman;

Cheviot average £91 per head or 207.6p/kg

£ per head: £120 £95 W Holden; £89 MN&C Thornber; £88.50 LJ Penter; £87.50 W&M Bland;

p/kg: 222.2p 206.5p W Holden; 207.0p MJ&C Thornber; 205.8p LJ Penter; 203.5p W&M Bland;




Cull Ewes average £71.66

Suffolk to £107.50, Texel to £139.50, BFL to £, Mule to £93.50, Lleyn to £87.50, Swaledale to £60.50, Gritstone to £53.50, Cheviot to £88.50, Beltex to £110.50, Lonk to £62.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £139.50                M Ryder&Son

Mule/Masham: £93.50      LF Horton&Sons

Horned: £62.50                    A Guy&Son

Hill: £87.50                           N Speake


Cast Rams average £75.82

Suffolk to £60.50, Texel to £135.50, Char to £114.50, Herdwick to £44.50, Cheviot to £68.50,




29 Rearing Calves to £425


Calf trade as expected slightly back on the week with less about trade held up for most goods with black and whites selling very well. Black and White bulls sold from £50-£215. Some cracking British Freison bulls from G Pickersgill & Son selling from £160-£215. Blue heifers selling less on the week with the price for the young rearing calves at 4 weeks being £260-£275 for nearly all goods. Blue Bull trade seemed to hold up better in comparison to the heifers. £445 for the best from DE&MA Booth and another very nice calf from regular vendor JP&KE Hartley reaching £400. Lim Bull from G Pickersgill making £410. Lim Heifers anywhere in the region of £240-£320. Next week we need more Hereford and Natives aswell as the younger and older end of the continentals.



Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £410) to £410                           G Pickersgill                                                          

Brit Blue x (Av £345) to £445                           DE&MA Booth                                                    

Hereford (Av £235) to £245                              HJ&KL Blackwell  

Fleckvieh (Av £208) to £255                             C Watson              

Black & White (Av £130) to £215                    G Pickersgill                          


Heifer Calves       

British Blue (Av £255) to £275                         RL Wright                                             

Limousin (Av £286) to £320                              G Pickersgill                                          




Skipton Auction Mart
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Tel 01756 792375

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