MONDAY MARKET: Forward: 34 Prime cattle comprising 21 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 12 Cast Cattle. 3,832 Prime Sheep comprising 3389 Prime Lambs, & 443 Cast Ewes & Rams. 44 Rearing Calves. 21 Dairy.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Prime cattle continue to sell well with 10 of the entry making 260p/kg or above. Top price per kg was 273.5p/kg paid by Kitsons Ltd of Hutton Rudby for a 545kg Limousin cross heifer shown by CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield grossing out at £1491. Keelham Farm Shop, Skipton was close behind with the first of two entries from F&B Smith of Masongill, the top priced steer at 269.5p/kg which weighed 560kg and grossed £1509. Messrs Smith also sold a 580kg Blonde cross heifer at 265.5p/kg to the same buyer. Mick Etherington secured the leading gross priced steer and heifer both at £1567 or thereabouts, the heifer a Limousin weighing 595kg made 263.5p/kg and the steer another Limousin weighing 590kg made 265.5p/kg with both from CD&RF Kitching.



465-560kg                                             to 249.5p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 269.5p/kg                        av. 263.14p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 230.5p/kg                        213.36p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1566,1540, (BBx) 1559,1504, F&B Smith (Blondex) 1540, (Limx) 1509, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 1479

p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 269.5, (Blondex) 265.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 265.5,265.5, (BBx) 261.5,255.5, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 259.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1568,1515,1491, S&P Scriven (BBx) 1445,1428

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 273.5,263.5,263.5,263.5, DJ Bailey (Limx) 230.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall average                                   145.5p/kg                             £938.48

Top prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: CN&SA Harrison (B&W Hfr) 938

p/kg: CN&SA Harrison (B&W Hfr) 145.5





Cull Cow Prices

Cattle with finish scarce in the dairies and the sample were a very similar trade. Steaking cows to 108.5p/kg and the worn cows 80p/kg and upwards. The beef cows forward were mostly non assured heavies.

Overall Average                                   106.01p/kg                           £704.51

Black & White                      to 113.5p/kg                        av. 97.67p/kg

AAx                                         to 125.5p/kg                        av. 124.30p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: M Baul&Sons Ltd 733, MJ&RH Wallbank 698, PJ&JE Bolland 685, PA Whitaker 683

p/kg: MJ&RH Wallbank 113.5, PJ&JE Bolland 108.5, PA Whitaker 107.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd 102.5



£ per head: G&L Newburn (AAx) 1098,910, P Shackleton (AA) 838

p/kg: G&L Newburn (AAx) 125.5,125.5, P.Shackleton (AA) 121.5



Overall Average                                   109.5p/kg                             £1030


£ per head: CN&SA Harrison (AA) 1030

p/kg: CN&SA Harrison (AA) 109.5



3,832 Prime Sheep comprising 3389 Prime Lambs, & 443 Cast Ewes & Rams

A decent show of sheep today with 3400 lambs presented and sold. As expected, the handyweight sheep were keenly contested and short of requirements, as were the smart Beltex types with an electric trade for runs of quality hard fed types, but grass fed commercial heavy lambs (over 45kg) were plentiful in number and coming under price pressure, especially for the more commercial types, with meat market and catering demand suffering as a result of local lockdowns both here and abroad.
At the top end of the scale it was Skipton regular Nigel Boynton from Ripon who took top price honours when selling 47kg Beltex at £146, 45kg Beltex at £140, 49kg Beltex at £133 and 48kg Beltex £127.50, with all four pens heading over to Hartshead Meats Ltd in Mossley.
E&M Townley & Son of Clapham topped their run with 41kg Beltex at £139, these also being the top price per kilo at 339p, again they sold to Hartshead Meats.
KG&JL Huck of Bordley sold Beltex at 45kg, making £137.50, and these went to Hartshead Meats as well.
JS Eddleston of Great Harwood presented 49kg Beltex making £133, selling to Hartshead Meats Ltd.
S&P Scrivin from Elslack had 48kg Beltex at £128.50 to Hartshead Meats Ltd, and 45kg at £128 to Keelham Farmshop in Skipton.
JG Hall & Son of Gargrave sold 47kg Beltex at £128.50, and these were purchased by Hartshead Meats Ltd.
TH Mellin of Black Lane Ends sold 51kg Beltex at £128 each, to Keelham Farmshop in Skipton.
NL&CJ Brown from Claughton Lancaster had 39kg Beltex at £127.50, these were the second highest price per kilo on the day at 326p and they sold to Vivers Scotlamb.
12 pens this week at 300p or more, and 52 pens at 250p to 295p. If you have these types of lambs for sale then please speak to Ted Ogden about trade and to book lambs in for sale, many more of this type required.
As said earlier, the Lowland handyweights were a sharp trade all day, and probably just a shade dearer on the week, but with lambs having done well during the Autumn, there is a large percentage of heavies on the market at the moment and this is holding the trade for these.
Hill bred lambs were harder work also for the very heavies, but handier weight sorts, especially farm assured, found trade ok and looked nicely sold. Top price Mules at £88.50 for a pen of 26 from James and Simon Garth of Keasden, Clapham.


Heavy ewes sold similar on the week. Top price of £131.50 J Long for Texels, followed by £125.50 from S Spensley. Best bred heavy ewes £120+ with first cross heavies £108-£120. Lean continental ewes and light weight meat ewes would be less on the week especially after the flyer last week. Heavy mules still the same sold with heavies selling to a top of £85.50 twice. Heavies from £70-£85 depending on size and finish lean meat mules £56-£68 and plain ewes anywhere below with some real plain goods in the teens to early £20’s. Swales less on the week both meat and lean. Best swale ewes sold to £50 from early £40’s. Lean in the £20’s.


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



Prime Lambs – Overall Average £88.79 per head or 201.1p/kg              

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 194.3p/kg         av 180.0p/kg         or £62.10 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 339.0p/kg         av 207.9p/kg         or £87.90 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 310.6p/kg         av 191.2p/kg         or £91.44 per head

52.1kg and over   to 227.3p/kg         av 180.2p/kg         or £98.88 per head


Beltex average £103.83 per head or 240.8p/kg

£ per head: £$146 £140 £133 N&AD Boynton; £139 E&M Townley; £137.50 G Huck & Son; £133 JS Eddleston; £129 S&P Scrivin; £128.50 JG Hall;

p/kg: 339.0p E&M Townley; 326.9p NL&CJ Brown; 317.9p 313.2p 307.3p HB Atkinson; 311.1p 310.6p N&AD Boynton; 307.5p S&P Scrivin;

Texel average £86.41 per head or 200.4p/kg

£ per head: £128 £126 £120 TH Mellin; £125 JR Crabtree; £118 JC Marshall; £118 £117 JL North; £117 £116.50 P Johnson;

p/kg: 258.3p JR Crabtree; 254.7p J Sugden; 252.6p RH&MR Ireland; 252.0p 251.0p TH Mellin; 247.6p E&M Townley;

Suffolk average £90.34 per head or 194.3p/kg

£ per head: £107 D&A Livestock; £107 JL North; £96 JR Crabtree; £95.50 R Wood; £92.50 A Butler; £88 J Caygill; £87.50 W Stapleton;

p/kg: 243.2p D&A Livestock; 222.9p JL North; 197.6p CD&RF Kitching; 188.8p W&M Bland; 188.2p JR Crabtree; 187.8p JG Hall;

Charolais average £81.39 per head or 201.6p/kg

£ per head: £99 A&K Kiernan; £94 £82 WM Hall; £92.50 AB J & S Witt; £84 JM Smith; £80 Hayton & Stocks; £79 JJ Beckwith;

p/kg: 215.1p AB J & S Witt; 213.5p JJ Beckwith; 212.5p 193.8p  RJ Gardt; 202.0p A&K Kiernan; 190.5p Hayton & Stocks;

Mule average £80.55 per head or 180.2p/kg

£ per head: £88.50 James Garth & Son; £87.50 Ashfield Farms; £87 JR Smith; £86 WA&A Booth; £86 JH Throup; £85.50 RW Tarbatt;

p/kg: 197.4p JJ Beckwith; 189.7p W&M Bland; 186.0p CD&RF Kitching; 185.2p NL&CJ Brown; 184.9p TH&A Pickard; 184.4p JR Smith;

Swaledale average £65.45 per head or 172.3p/kg

£ per head: £73.50 £70 JA&JH Hewetson; £72 £65 AJ Mason; £66 RW&b Chapman; £65 JH Throup; £63.50 P Addyman;

p/kg: 175.7p AJ Mason; 175.0p JA&JH Hewetson; 173.7p RW&B Chapman; 171.6p P ADdyman; 171.1p JH Throup; 169.1p TE Walker;

Lleyn average £83 per head or 189.0p/kg

£ per head: £83 D&M Leeming;

p/kg: 189.0p D&M Leeming;

Zwartable average £79.75 per head or 167.4p/kg

£ per head: £88 GT Booth; £86 MJ Beckwith; £77 JH Barker;

p/kg: 177.1p MJ Beckwith; 169.8p JH Barker; 169.2p GT Booth;




Cull Ewes average £63.49

Suffolk to £117.50, Texel to £131.50, Mule to £85.50, Masham to £55.50, Swaledale to £49.50, Lleyn to £90.50, Char to £128.50, Dalesbred to £49.50 Cheviot to £55.50, Beltex to £122.50, Lonk to £54.50, Jacob to £31.50, Zwart to £97.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £131.50                                J Long

Mule/Masham: £85.50                      JD Taylor&Son

Horned: £54.50                                    AE Schindler

Hill: £90.50                                           D&C Wood


Cast Rams average £71.73

Suffolk to £102.50, Texel to £107.50, BFL to £95.50, Herd to £45.50, Beltex to £101.50,




Rearing Calves to £410

As expected a total show of 44 head included 21 bull calves, 13 heifer calves, 5 Steer stirks and 5 heifer stirks. Steer stirks sold very well with trade for these selling from £340-£440 for 3 month old goods which some auctions may call calves we have put them in a separate avg. Blue steers 3months plus avg £406. Blue heifers again 3 months plus sold well with quality selling with frame wanted most goods selling either side of £350 with odd ones just less with less conformation. Blue bull calves set a trade today with some young goods on offer as usual selling to £410 from JP+KE Hartley followed closly behind at £390 from JC Marshall. £320+ for the better ended goods with some good rearing calves still either side of the £300. Angus bulls not much power but still some good rearing calves making £255 and £235. Angus heifers sold similar as last week with only 2 on sale. Blue heifer calves not including the run if 3 month plus calves sold to £270 from JC Marshall followed on at £260 from JR Wellock. Not many blue heifers in the entry and more could of defiantly been sold with size selling the best as seen with the older heifers earlier in the report.


Bull Calves

Brit Blue x (Av £337) to £410                           JP&KE Hartley                                                     

Aberdeen Angus (Av £245) to £255 RD Guy  

Saler (Av £190) to £190                                     ST&JE Foster       

Black & White (Av £44) to £80                         AL Dean & Son                    


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £152) to £160 PJ&JE Bolland                                                                                                      

Saler (Av £110) to £110                                     ST&JE Foster                                       

British Blue (Av £225) to £270                         JC Marshall                                          

Limousin (Av £215) to £250                              J Gooch 

Simmental (Av £250) to £250                          AL Dean & Son    



Blue Steer (Av £406) to £440                           J&JR Clarkson

Blue Heifer (Av £313) to £355                          J&JR Clarkson

Shorthorn Heifer (Av £280) to £280               J&JR Clarkson                      



21 Newly Calved Dairy and Maiden Heifers


Thanks go to also those who supported the fortnightly dairy sale at CCM Skipton where trade was again brisk for fresh milk.

Trade topped with Geoff Booth at £2300 for Dowshawdale Mogul Bunty who also made £2280 of Dowshawdale Shottle Rose 2. Next in the top prices was John Thompson of Butterknowle who sold three heifers to average £2057 and top at £2220. In total over half of the 11 animals forward sold for £2000 or more with both regular and return buyers taking home animals and other leaving empty trailered.

The sale concluded with a batch of 10 heifers from the Cledale herd of the Garbutt family from Danby Wiske, Northallerton who have a surplus due to sexed semen use and good herd fertility. These heifers were from a high producing herd that averaged 44.8 litres in the last 24 hours per cow in milk and the next generation the late August to Dec 2019 heifers featured seven of the 10 heifers over £400 PLI - trade peaked at £900 for the black Yoda sired heifer Cledale 2115 Yoda Vig who was one of three purchased by Richard Close, Starbotton.


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifer                         to £2300 av £1970              GT Booth

Commercial Newly Calven Cow                       to £1680                               ASE Crisp & Sons

Maiden Heifers                                                    to £900 av £737                  TA&AJ Garbutt





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