Forward: 41 Prime cattle comprising 28 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 12 Cast Cattle. 2,836 Prime Sheep comprising 2618 Prime Hoggs, 218 Cast Ewes & Rams. 58 Rearing Calves. 10 Dairy. 2 Loads of produce.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Robertshaws Farm Shop of Thornton were the leading buyers at the weekly renewal accounting for the two leading priced animals the first from Charles and Richard Kitching of Threshfield a 580kg Limousin cross steer at £1418 or 244.5p/kg and the second a 620kg Limousin cross heifer from Hargreaves Farms of Walton le Dale for £1417 or 228.5p/kg. top price per kg steer was a 575kg Limousin cross from Hargreaves Farms which sold to Keelham Farm Shop, Skipton for 239.5p/kg or £1377 whilst the top gross steer was a 645kg Limousin cross from Bill Cowperthwaite of  Malham Moor which sold to Jeff Burrow of Kirkby Malham for £1416. Retail cattle were a good trade and todays entry included a number of Highlandx, Stabaliser and Galloway x steers and heifers which sold from 155.5p/kg to 202p/kg which were also a comparatively good trade.


465-560kg                                             to 200p/kg                            av.174.05p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 239.5p/kg                        av. 196.95p/kg


480kg+                                                   to 244.5p/kg                        av. 210.64p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 1416, Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 1377, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1325

p/kg: Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 239.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 234.5, TE Cowperthwaite (Limx) 219.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1418, Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 1417, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1366,1348,(BBx) 1349

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 244.5, 235.5,(BBx) 232.5, EW&JR Parkinson (Limx) 238.5, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 233.5,    


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   125.5p/kg                             £715.35

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: PJ&JE Bolland (B&W Hfr) 715

p/kg: PJ&JE Bolland (B&W Hfr) 125.5


Cull Cow Prices

Cast cows a sharp trade with a weather affected entry and all cows bar one from 92.5p to 110.5p.

Overall Average                                   99.77p/kg                             £653.06

Black & White                      to 110.5p/kg                        av. 99.77p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: RE Ayrton & Son 792, Roger Dakin t/a PW&I Dakin 762, JD Taylor&Son 714, N&SA Fort 714

p/kg: JR Wellock 110.5, Roger Dakin t/a PW&I Dakin 110.5,104.5, N&SA Fort 107.5,106.5,  



2,836 Prime Sheep comprising 2618 Prime Hoggs, 218 Cast Ewes & Rams


Another great sale today and an overall average of 251p/kg or £110.45 for 2618 lambs with the average looking very favorable when comparing AHDB and showing the strength of trade in the live mart.
As usual the smart end were good to sell, with Stephen Pepper from Oxenhope taking top price per kilo and per head when his 42kg Beltex crosses made 340.5p/kg or £143 per head and purchased by Hartshead Meat Co.
Messrs EP&JM Hutchinson of Faceby topped at good consignment of 77 lambs at 329p when selling 41kg Beltex at £135 purchased by Vivers Scotlamb. Messrs Hutchinson made £140 of Texels to West Scottish Lamb followed by £138 of another pen and £137 on six other occasions with the whole run averaging £133.25.
JA&JH Hewetson Bank Newton made £138 of Texels to Worsley Wholesale Meats, Harry Parsons of Settle made £137 to Joe Bosworth, with an additional 51 pens of sheep making £130 or more.
Thwaite Bros from Crakemoor took the best sale average on the day when their run of Texel Beltex averaged 300.78p, HB Atkinson 298p, Fox Farms Clitheroe 297.4p and DN&D Capstick Bolton by Bowland 297.2p.
Heavy lambs were dearer on the week, with prices typically £65 to £75 over the weight, with the over 52kg weight bracket averaging £128 and the 46kg to 52kg bracket averaging £117.17.
Hill bred lambs were a fantastic trade, Mashams averaging 247p topping with a pen of 18 weighing 43kg selling for £108 per head from Steve Dorey, Newark.
Mules were averaging 231p, topping at 242p from J Pickles Ribblehead who sold 105 Mule wethers at 45kg averaging 238.6p and £109.60 per head. James Towler Grindleton also made 242p of Mules. Mules made to £118 on two occasions first from Bob Stubbs, Cheshire and from M&R Smith Winterburn.
Horned Lambs saw Scotch Black Faced to £116 from AR&CA Parkinson, Chipping and 244.2p from Bob Stubbs. Swaledales topped at £96 and 214p from W Mason & Son, Appletreewick, Dalesbred to £107 JK Wilson and 219p from GW Houseman, and Cheviots to 260p (49kg £127.50) from A&K Kiernan, St Michaels. Hill bred lambs averaged 234p.
Ewe trade was very similar on the week, with best lowland ewes £110-£120 and good Mules in the £90’s. Horned ewes also good to sell, £60’s and £70’s for best end, good cheviots over £100.


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £110.45 per head or 251.2p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 277.1p/kg         av 235.3p/kg         or £81.49 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 340.5p/kg         av 257.2p/kg         or £106.70 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 287.0p/kg         av 244.0p/kg         or £117.10 per head

52.1kg and over   to 254.4p/kg         av 229.6p/kg         or £128.21 per head


Beltex average £119.76 per head or 292.4p/kg

£ per head: £143 S Pepper; £136 JS Eddleston; £136 M&B Allen; £134 D&L Wain; £134 W&M Oldfield; £133 P&CM Tyson; £133 Fox Farm; £133x2 JE Burrow; £133 HB Atkinson;

p/kg: 340.5p S Pepper; 324.4p 316.7p JE Burrow; 322.5p Fox Farm; 322.5p M&B Allen; 321.1p 317.1p 316.7p HB Atkinson; 318.9p M Thwaite; 316.7p RM Shackleton;

Suffolk average £111.56 per head or 235.6p/kg

£ per head: £130 £129 £119 HL Kitching; £119 NA Bell; £118 PC Longdin; £112.50 A Guy & Son; £112 D&GM Scott; £112 GW Houseman;

p/kg: 254.8px2 RG Church Ltd; 243.5p D&GM Scott; 239.4p A Guy & Son; 238.0p HL Kitching; 238.0p NA Bell; 236.0p PC Longdin; 232.6p JL&J Pate;  

Texel average £113.75 per head or 251.6p/kg

£ per head: £140 £138 £137x5 £136 £135 EP&JM Hutchinson; £139 JA&JH Hewetson; £136 C Middleton; £135 NA Bell;

p/kg: 329.3p EP&JM Hutchinson; 312.2p JS Eddleston; 306.4p DN&D Capstick;  304.8p P Mellin; 301.2p D&A Livestock;

Mule average £101.46 per head or 231.5p/kg

£ per head: £118 M&R Smith; £118 Bob Stubbs; £115 CD&RF Kitching; £113.50 RG Church; £113 J Pickles; £113 GW Houseman;

p/kg: 242.2p WA VJ JA Towler; 242.2px3 236.2p J Pickles; 238.9p R Naylor; 236.7p G&MA Lawn; 236.5p RG Church; 236.0p Bob Stubbs;

Charollais average £122.67 per head or 270.5p/kg

£ per head: £134.50 AC Simpson; £99 A Guy & Son;

p/kg: 280.2p AC Simpson; 247.5p A Guy & Son;

Masham average £99.22 per head or 247.2p/kg

£ per head: £108 £95.50 £92 S Dorey; £104.50 FG Throup;

p/kg: 251.3p 251.2p 242.1p S Dorey; 237.5p FG Throup;

Swaledale average £80.64 per head or 205.1p/kg

£ per head: £96 £83.50 £73 £62.50 W Mason; £85.50JL&J Pate; £79.50 FC N M Walker; £73.50 JK Wilson; £72 S Dorey; £69 GW Houseman;

p/kg: 214.7p 211.7p 208.3p 204.3p W Mason & Son; 211.8p S Dorey; 204.2p JK Wilson; 203.6p JL&J Pate; 193.9p FC N M Walker;

Dalesbred average £82.44 per head or 214.0p/kg

£ per head: £105 JK Wilson; £85.50 £72.50 GW Houseman; £81.50 R Naylor;

p/kg: 219.2p 207.1p GW Houseman; 214.5p R Naylor; 194.4p JK Wilson;

Cheviot average £106.03 per head or 242.9p/kg

£ per head: £127.50 T Kiernan; £115.50 W&M Oldfield; £95 S Forshaw; £54 Bob Stubbs;

p/kg: 260.2p T Kiernan; 245.7p W&M Oldfield; 237.50 S Forshaw; 192.9p Bob Stubbs;

SBF average £109.57 per head or 237.2p/kg

£ per head: £116 £113 £111 £110 AR&CA Parkinson; £105 Bob Stubbs;

p/kg: 244.2p Bob Stubbs; 235.4p 234.0p 232.0p 231.3p AR&CA Parkinson;

BFL average £97.80 per head or 187.3p/kg

£ per head: £116 £91 J&K Harker; £94 JK Wilson;

p/kg: 200.0p JK Wilson; 196.6p 149.2p J&K Harker;

Zwartable average £107.33 per head or 202.5p/kg

£ per head: £137 £120 MR&VL Parsons; £100 £97 MJ Beckwith;

p/kg: 232.6p 216.3p 198.0p MJ Beckwith; 193.0p MR&VL Parsons;



Cull Ewes average £79.03

Suffolk to £111.50, Texel to £120.50, BFL to £118.50, Mule to £98.50, Lleyn to £120.50, Swaledale to £73.50, Masham to £106.50, Dalesbred  to £62.50, Charollais to £86.50, Beltex to £111.50, Blue to £100.50, Cheviot to £107.50, Kerry Hill to £79.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £120.50 M&R Smith; £120.50 J Binns; £119.50 D Asquith;

Mule/Masham: £106.50 M&B Allen; £98.50 A Guy & Son;  

Horned: £73.50 JK Wilson; £64.50 P Metcalfe;

Hill: £118.50 JK Wilson; £107.50 D&P Spence;  

Cast Rams average £72

Herdwick to £55.50, Beltex to £104.50, Swaledale to £60.50.


Rearing Calves to £385 (58)

B&W av £41 Cont av £ Native av £


The strongest Black & White calves were £40-60. The younger end were between £32-£40 and the bobbys £32 and below. Similar numbers required next week. Best Blue bulls well sort with a cracking run of JF Longster selling top price bull at £370 and heifer at £385. Blue heifers averaged £319 with buyers actively competing for the best to go for bulling. All angus bulls around the £250 mark whilst heifer were around £200.

Keep the calves coming weekly. The best heifer & bulls are always sort after. Please ring Kyle Hawksworth.  


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £275) to £275                           D&J Herd                              

Brit Blue x (Av £299) to £370                           JF Longster                                                          

Aberdeen Angus (Av £252) to £260 J Wellock

Black & White (Av £41) to £60                         EJ Fort                   


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £200) to £215                             J Wellock                                                              

British Blue (Av £319) to £385                         JF Longster



10 Dairy

Another nice sale at the Craven Dairy Auction with 10 cattle stalled for sale and a sharp trade for the better sorts. Messrs Baul from Bishop Thornton made top price with the champion animal, when their pedigree NC Heifer sold for £2180. Robin Jennings form South Stainley topped his run of 4 Heifers at £2100 when his milky non pedigree heifer took the eye of a local buyer. A strong average of £1841 for all heifers represents a good result and we require more to help fulfil buyers requirements with a good regular attendance of local and travelled buyers. Today’s judge was Richard Throup Dalesbrad Herd.

Speak to Sarah or Ted to book cattle in for the next sale on 24th February.


Heifers –                1st & Champion M Baul & Partners                 2nd EJ Fort             3rd GB Jennings

Cows –                   1st & Champion G&A Midgley                           2nd ASE Crisp


Pedigree Heifers                 to £2180 av £2050

Commercial Heifers            to £2100 av £1737

Commercial Cows               to £1700 av £1460





Hay                         Quad (6 band)                      to £18




Skipton Auction Mart
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Jeremy Eaton 07740 780481
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Kyle Hawksworth 07538 539077