Forward: 41 Prime cattle comprising 20 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 20 Cast Cattle 2,170 Prime Sheep comprising 442 Spring Lambs, 1161 Prime Hoggs, 104 Mature Hoggs, 463 Cast Ewes, Rams & Goats 49 Rearing Calves 6 Dairy


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Keelham Farm Shop of Skipton was prominent at the quality end of todays sale accounting for both leading priced steer and heifer. The heifer was the top price on the day at £1389 when the 595kg Limousin was sold by RT&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton for £1389 or 233.5p/kg. Mesrs F&B Smith of Masongill sold the leading priced steer at £1378, a Limousin weighing 580kg to Keelham at the top price p/kg for a steer of 237.5p/kg.

George Cropper of Sandersons Butchers in Baxenden popped across the border to account for two leading priced heifers from the Threshfield farming partnership of CD&RF Kitching. Both were Limousins weighing 540kg and 560kg making 247.5p/kg (£1337) and 245.5p/kg (£1375).

Trade for clean cattle was a little quieter with sales spread evenly round the ring even for the best.



560kg+                                                   to 237.5p/kg                        av.21.33p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 247.5p/kg                        av.220.6p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: F&B Smith (Limx) 1378, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1331, Phoenix Grain Co Ltd 1314

p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 237.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 233.5, Phoenix Grain Co Ltd (Limx) 219


£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1389, 1360, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1378, (Limx) 1374,1337,1323,1317

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 247.5,245.5,240.5, F&B Smith (BBx) 241.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 233.5, Phoenix Grain Co Ltd 226.5



Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall average                                                   132.5p/kg                             £920.88

Top prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: JM Smith&Son (B&W Hfr) 921

p/kg: JM Smith&Son (B&W Hfr) 132.5


Cull Cow Prices

With less cattle with finish available trade was similar to last week with odd heavy dairies 115p+, and the surplus of lean cows a very good trade at 90p/kg+ and those plain cows with an extra rub of meat 110p/kg. Still plenty of feeding cow orders around the ring.


Overall Average                   107.67p/kg                           £679.14

Black & White                      to 117.5p/kg                        av.102.75p/kg

AAx                                         to 139.5p/kg                        av.129.68p/kg

BBx                                         to 138.5p/kg                        av.125.97p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: I Wright 922, PJ&JE Bolland 878,823,796, AP Townsend 768, Wood Bros 721,648, PA Whitaker 687, JP&KA Hartley 686

p/kg: PA Whitaker 117.5, I Wright 117.5, PJ&JE Bolland 115.5,110.5,110.5, AP Townsend 115.5, JP&KE Hartley 112.5,


£ per head: RG&SJ Paul 978, PA Whitaker 935

p/kg: PA Whitaker 139.5, RG&SJ Paul 121.5


Brit Blue:

£ per head: G&PS Fleetwood 796

p/kg: G&Ps Fleetwood 138.5



2,170 Prime Sheep comprising 442 Spring Lambs, 1161 Prime Hoggs, 104 Mature Hoggs, 463 Cast Ewes, Rams & Goats

Second week of May and a great result with still getting top side of 2000 sheep forward for sale and as the new season gets into gear, there was a  great show of 442 spring lambs penned today and a sharp trade was witnessed as well, the nice fleshed 38kg to 42kg lambs being especially good to sell and even given the larger numbers on offer early season, we could have sold many more of this type with the SQQ (upto 45kg) standing at 280p and an overall average of 278p. Top of the shop was Neil Tattersall from York with 39kg at 353.8p £138 per head to George Cropper of Sanderson’s Butchers in Baxenden. EP&JM Hutchinson of Faceby sold lambs to £137 purchased by Hartshead Meat Co in Mossley, whilst a nice run of Suffolks lambs from Mark Evans included 4 pens from £133 to £137. Top price per kilo was A Brown of Gargrave at 355p 36kg at £128 to Hartshead Meats.
Hoggs were in good numbers as well with 1265 head forward for sale, including 104 Mature Hoggs with all classes much sharper on the week. WJ Livesey, Preston had a great run of heavy hoggs topping at £130 per head twice, one pen to Kendalls Farm Butchers, the other to Joe Bosworth. Jimmy Baines from Gisburn made £120 of Texels to R Agar Wholesale Butchers in Ilkley. Other better butchers lambs £110 to £115. Top per kilo at 255p from J Baines and 252.2p from JA Drake.
Handyweight Hoggs were good to sell, lowland types 220p to 240p, horned and hill bred 200p to 215p. Overall average for hoggs of 211.4p.


**Please remember**
If your looking for replacement breeding sheep then we have our Weekly Catalogue Sale of 380/400 Outfits of Sheep with Lambs at Foot tomorrow (Tues 12th May) at 11am, which also includes a consignment of 75 Geld Mule Gimmer Hoggs. Catalogue online. Speak to Ted on 07855 958211 for more details. Thankyou.


Prime Lambs – Overall Average £117.05 per head or 278.0p/kg            

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 355.6p/kg         av 281.1p/kg         or £116.18 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 289.4p/kg         av 261.3p/kg         or £124.85 per head

52.1kg and over   to 237.7p/kg         av 237.7p/kg         or £126.00 per head


Texel average £115.72 per head or 279.3p/kg

£ per head: £138 PA&NS Tattersall; £137 £128 EP&JM Hutchinson; £128 TH Mellin; £128 KJ Marston; £128 A Brown;

p/kg: 355.6p 294.6p A Brown; 353.8p PA&NS Tattersall; 325.6p 295.2p 292.7p Haddon Farms; 297.4p CR&M Wilson;

Suffolk average £118.47 per head or 274.5p/kg

£ per head: £136 £135 £133 £132 £130 £128 ML Evans; £131 JA Key;

p/kg: 289.4p 282.6p 281.3p ML Evans; 284.1p A Brown; 280.0p R&DA Earnshaw;

Charolais average £117.41 per head or 267.4p/kg

£ per head: £133 £126 £122 £118.50 A&P Fletcher; £132 T Battersby; £129 £123 KJ Marston; £121 CR&M Wilson;

p/kg: 295.1p CR&M Wilson; 292.9p 287.8p 286.7p KJ Marston; 287.5p T Battersby; 282.1p 277.1p A&P Fletcher;

Downs x average £97 per head or 252.6p/kg

£ per head: £100 A Brown; £94 G Walters;

p/kg:263.2p 227.3p A Brown; 261.1p G Walters;

Zwartable average £110.50 per head or 240.1p/kg

£ per head: £117 GT Booth; £104 C Critchley;

p/kg: 248.9p GT Booth; 231.1p C Critchley;


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £98.84 per head or 211.24p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 223.5p/kg         av 209.2p/kg         or £70.98 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 245.5p/kg         av 215.3p/kg         or £90.77 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 255.3p/kg         av 212.1p/kg         or £103.90 per head

52.1kg and over   to 240.7p/kg         av 192.6p/kg         or £108.91 per head


Beltex average £96.50 per head or 235.4p/kg

£ per head: £97 £96.50 MJ&C Thornber

p/kg: 236.6p 234.1p MJ&C Thornber

Suffolk average £105.87 per head or 202.9p/kg

£ per head: £112 WJ Livesey, £106.50 JM&JV Howard, £105(x2) P Keyes, £100 BW Appleton, £98 £95 BJ&L Sutcliffe

p/kg: 222.7p 207.3p BJ&L Sutcliffe, 217.3p JM&JV Howard, 210.0p P Keyes

Texel average £102.97 per head or 212.6p/kg

£ per head: £130(x2) £115 £114(x4) £112 £111(x2) WJ Livesey, £120 J Baines, £117.50 £110 Alexander Bowling, £117 £114 EP&JM Hutchinson, £116 JA Drake, £114 R Wood,  £112.50 P&J Brown, £110.50 MJ&GC Dobson

p/kg: 255.3p J Baines, 252.2p JA Drake, 245.5p 240.0p PA&NS Tattersall, 240.7p WJ Livesey, 238.4p RC&WH Groves, 237.5p 234.0p EP&JM Hutchinson, 235.7p T Shepherdson, 235.0p Alexander Bowling,

Mule average £96.97 per head or 200.7p/kg

£ per head: £101(x2) £98 J Pickles, £98 H&M Plews, £96 SR Dorey, £94 JK Wilson

p/kg: 213.3p SR Dorey 208.5p H&M Plews, 207.1p 200.0p  RG Church,

Masham average £95.14 per head or 215.5p/kg

£ per head: £97 SR Dorey, £84 RG Church

p/kg: 215.6p 215.4p SR Dorey

Charollais average £108.83 per head or 213.4p/kg

£ per head: £110 £108 JM&JV Howard

p/kg: 2153.7p 211.8p JM&JV Howard

Swaledale average £87.34 per head or 206.1p/kg

£ per head: £98 J Pickles, £94.50 J Baines, £90 RG Church, £89 H&M Plews, £87 SR Dorey

p/kg: 214.8p J Baines, 213.0p J Pickles, 210.3p JK Wilson, 207.5p RG Church, 202.7p BJ&L Sutcliffe, 202.3p SR Dorey

Cheviot average £88.73 per head or 222.6p/kg

£ per head: £91 £87 BF Blezard

p/kg: 223.1p 222.0p BF Blezard

Gritstone average £107 per head or 209.8p/kg

£ per head: £107 JM&JV Howard

p/kg: 209.8p JM&JV Howard


MATURE HOGGS Av £80.48 or 167.4p

£90 T Shepherdson, £89 BW Appleton, £87 PL Metcalfe



Cull Ewes average £80.40


453 feeding ewes through the ring at today’s sale! A good trade throughout with Heaviest Suffolk’s up to £109.50 and all heavies £100+ with an overall average of £95. Texels upto £129.50 with heaviest goods £110+.

Texel Rams selling to £131.50 with an overall average of £116!

Lean ewes a good trade with Swales regular £52-£68 for lean with Heavier Swales £70-£78.50.

Mules Ewes came to an overall average of £83 with heavies £90+ and slightly smaller ewes £80+ with lean ewes in the 70’s.

Goat trade up a gear this week with top Price of £82.50 and an overall average of £79 for the 16 on offer!


Suffolk to £109.50, Texel to £129.50, BFL to £100.50, Mule to £93.50, Lleyn to £, Swaledale to £78.50, Masham to £91.50, White Faced to £48.50, Cheviot to £87.50, Beltex to £145.50, SBF to £65.50, Down x to £98.50, Charolais to £51.50, Dalesbred to £61.50, Jacob to £45.50, Herdwick to £61.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £145.50 JGE Heseltine; £129.50 S&NV Jowett;

Mule/Masham: £93.50 GT Booth; £93.50 RA&M Earnshaw;  

Horned: £78.50 TW Walker; £75.50 JW Sayer;

Hill: £87.50 G Beresford; £86.50 DW&CJ Towler;  


Goats to £82.50 av £79.13


Cast Rams average £108.80

Texel to £131.50, BFL to £103.50, Swaledale to £53.50.




Rearing Calves to £400 (49)

Calves yet again proving to hold the trade of recent weeks with a show of mainly younger calves they all sold tremendous!

Blue Bulls topped from regular vendor C Watson at £400 with 13 on sale today coming to an overall average of £305 Blue Heifers sold very well with a lot of dairy sorts on offer with a total average of £220.

Lim Bulls topped at £400 from MD Parkinson.

Black and White calves was very short of requirements today with a sale average of £84 with no weaned sorts in the sale!

Calves are required every week at Skipton Contact Kyle with Enquires 07538539077


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £316) to £400                           MD Parkinson                      

Brit Blue x (Av £305) to £400                           C Watson                                                              

Aberdeen Angus (Av £224) to £285 RE Ayrton

Flekvieh (Av £215) to £215                               C Watson

Hereford X (Av £175) to £200                          JR Wellock

Shorthorn (Av £125) to £125                           IRG Collins

Black & White (Av £84) to £100                      RE Ayrton                             


Heifer Calves       

Simmental x (Av £270) to £270                       CN&SA Harrison                                                 

Ab Angus (Av £152) to £175                             M Fewster                                                           

Hereford (Av £180) to £190                              JR Wellock

British Blue (Av £220) to £255                         IRG Collins

Lim (Av £185) to £185                                        RE Ayrton

Flekvieh (Av £181) to £230                               C Watson




6 Newly Calved Dairy Cattle

A good show of cattle today attracted our usual good company of buyers, and a solid trade in these times to top at £1800 for NC hfrs from Brian Moorhouse, and hfrs av a solid £1650. Just one cow today making £1300.

Next sale on 25th May. Entries to Sarah for the catalogue. Thankyou.


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers        to £1820 av £1650              GB Moorhouse

Pedigree Newly Calven Cow             to £1300                               J Wellock




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