Forward: 53 Prime cattle comprising 24 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 29 Cast Cattle. 3,965 Prime Sheep comprising 3289 Spring Lambs, 676 Cast Ewes & Rams. 50 Rearing Calves. 9 Dairy.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

A good entry of cattle lending more to the heavier and commercial end of the retail market. Top gross came from the pen of CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield, a Limousin cross heifer weighing 590kg which added up to £1437 when making 243.5p/kg and selling to Robertshaws Farm Shop at Thornton. Robertshaws also bought the leading gross priced steer a 615kg Limousin cross from Simon Bennett of Silsden Moor which made £1381 or 224.5p/kg. Barkers Yorkshire Butchers of Skipton picked up the leading price per kg a Limousin cross heifer weighing 575kg at 249.5p/kg from CD&RF Kitching but there was strong support from all sides of the ring with Robertshaws Farm Shop buying 7, Keelham Farm shop, Skipton 4, George Cropper,Sandersons Butchers, Baxenden 4 and Barkers Yorkshire Butchers 4.


465-555kg                                             to 238.5p/kg                        av. 231.1p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 224.5p/kg                        av. 218.71p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 236.5p/kg

480kg+                                                   to 249.5p/kg                        av. 226.2p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: SD Bennett (Limx) 1381, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1365, S&P Scriven (BBx) 1362

p/kg: TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 238.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 236.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 233.5  


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1437,1435,1345, (BBx) 1375, RT&J Critchley & Sons (Limx) 1317,1278, Phoenix Grain Co Ltd 1244

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 249.5, 244.5,243.5, (BBx) 245.5, Phoenix Grain Co Ltd (Limx) 241.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons 239.5, DJ Bailey (Limx) 236.5



Cull Cow Prices

A wet day brought a few more cows on to the market and trade was more than ready to absorb the extra. The dairies crept into 140p/kg at the top end with most heavy dairies 130p+. Lean dairies were from 92.5kg to 118p/kg. Beef cross dairy suckler cows were to 157.5p/kg or £1071.

Overall Average                                   127.28p/kg                           £821.85

Black & White                      to 144.5p/kg                        av. 125.46p/kg

Limx                                       to 146.5p/kg       

BBx                                         to 157.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JG Hall&Son 1015, N&SA Fort 993, MD Parkinson&Son 974, M Baul&Sons Ltd 973, GB Moorhouse 954,936, CW Hardy 954

p/kg: CN&SA Harrison 144.5, KM&L Throup 138.5, P Crabtree&Son 137.5, PA Whitaker 136.5, JG Hall&Son 133.5,GB Moorhouse 132.5


£ per head: M Mallinson Ltd (BBx) 1071, MD Parkinson&Son (Limx) 864

p/kg: M Mallinson ltd (BBx) 157.5, MD Parkinson&Son (Limx) 146.5



3,965 Prime Sheep comprising 3289 Spring Lambs, 676 Cast Ewes & Rams


Another grand day at CCM with nearly 4000 sheep on offer including 3289 lambs presented and sold, levelling at 233p/kg or £95.64 per head, representing a 14p/kg rise on the week.
All classes were good to sell with a sharp demand from ethnic customers looking to secure supply ahead of Qurbani. N&AD Boynton from Ripon took the three highest prices per kilo, and 3 out of the 4 highest prices per head. Leading the way at 329p or a whopping £158 was Mr Boynton’s pen leader selling to Brayton Farmshop in Selby who purchased two other lots of lambs at £140 each again from Mr Boynton and then from L Simpson & Sons of Pateley Bridge. Mr Boynton’s second highest price per kilo was 315p or £139 per head selling to MN Alam of Lancashire Direct Halal Meat in Blackburn. Mr Boynton’s 3rd highest price pen per kilo made 311.9p or £131 per head selling to Robertshaws Farmshop in Thornton, Bradford. Mr Boyntons run of lambs averaged 44kg 312p/kg and £138.56 per head.
Tony Kiernan from St Michaels made his usual trip to Skipton to be well rewarded with a quality run of lambs, topping at 309.8p with 41kg at £127 selling at Vivers Scotlamb. Further pens from this home sold for £121 for 43kg and £114 for £42.
3 more pens made over 300p from E Pennock & Son, Bolton Abbey and PA&NS Tattersall, York and A&AR Phillipson, Brierfield. 46 Pens of Lambs today sold for over £120 per head.
Worthy of note was the largest run of lambs penned in the market, they came from JA&JH Hewetson of Gargave who had 269 Texel crosses averaging 41.7kg and £101.03 per head.

Hill bred lambs today selling to a sharp trade, Mule Wethers averaging 214p, selling to £96.50 and 224p from G&MA Lawn of Skipton, closely followed at £95.50 and 223.8p from JC &N Throup, Draughton. Lightweight Swaledale lambs also making an appearance and the main of these were good backed fresh looking wethers, selling to 219p or £63.50 for 29kg from AJ Mason of Embsay, whilst Sheila Mason from Keasden made 200p 28kg at £56, others at £66 from the same home.

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

676 Ewes and Hoggs met to a fiercer trade than expected! The sale consisted of a large proportion of plain sheep. Plenty of grazing orders ringside along with the usual slaughter orders. 246 white faced ewes came to an average of £90 and top of £128.50. Best ewes £120-£128.50 heavy ewes with less conformation £115+ Medium white faced ewes regular £90 and plain grazing sorts in the £70-£80 range. 174 Mules sold. £80-£85 for the good lean meat with weight, fat Mules falling behind at the mid to late £70 mark. Swales sold dear on the week with tops of £79.50 for some heavy ewes.  Grazing horned ewes around mid £30’s with some reaching £40’s. Lean meat ewes £42-£50 range.



Prime Lambs – Overall Average £95.64 per head or 233.1p/kg              

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 257.6p/kg         av 225.7p/kg         or £76.81 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 315.9p/kg         av 232.9p/kg         or £95.90 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 329.2p/kg         av 235.8p/kg         or £111.55 per head

52.1kg and over   to 243.4p/kg         av 221.2p/kg         or £119.52 per head


Beltex average £109.40 per head or 265.8p/kg

£ per head: £128 A&AR Philipson; £127.50 PA&NS Tattersall; £123.50 Hill & Wright; £121 P Crabtree; £121 RC Crabtree

p/kg: 306.3p 122.50 E Pennock; 304.8p A&AR Philipson; 303.6p PA&NS Tattersall; 287.8p JJ Beckwith; 287.8p Hill & Wright;

Texel average £95.86 per head or 233.6p/kg

£ per head: £158 £140 £139 £131 N&AD Boynton; £140 L Simpson; £133 SI Horn; £129 R&CR Nowell; £127 A&K Kiernan; £127 JP&KE Hartley;

p/kg: 329.2p 315.9p 311.9p N&AD Boynton; 309.8p A&K Kiernan; 295.3p JP&KE Hartley; 294.0p JA&JH Hewetson; 292.9p JA Gibson;

Suffolk average £96.56 per head or 225.6p/kg

£ per head: £130 A Guy & Son; £116.50 LJ Penter; £116.50 B Spensley; £116 JP&KE Hartley; £116 A&AR Philipson; £115 S Wilson;  

p/kg: 264.0p FM Shepherd; 244.4p J Grayshon; 243.0p SP&VM Morris; 242.2p MJ&C Thornber; 241.7p A&AR Philipson; 240.0p A Guy;

Charolais average £93.49 per head or 223.6p/kg

£ per head: £120 MJ Spensley; £115 A&AR Philipson; £109 G Airey;

p/kg: 260.9p MJ Spensley; 234.8p JC&PS Turner; 234.7p A&AR Philipson;

Mule average £86.63 per head or 214.9p/kg

£ per head: £96.50 £92 G&MA LAWn; £95.50 £94 £80 JC&N Throup; £89.50 £84.50 AJ Mason; £84.50 £78 JA&JC Throup;

p/kg: 224.4p G&MA Lawn; 223.8p 222.1p JC&N Throup; 218.3p 206.1p AJ Mason; 211.4p JH&SM Mason; 211.3p JA&JC Throup;

Cheviot average £75.28 per head or 220.8p/kg

£ per head: £100 £77 £70 Grain Farms;

p/kg: 237.5p 220.0p 212.1p Grain Farms;

Swaledale average £63.79 per head or 209.3p/kg

£ per head: £66 £63.50 AJ Mason; £56 JH&SM Mason;

p/kg: 219.0p AJ Mason; £200.0p 194.1p JH&SM Mason;

Down average £81.70 per head or 214.5p/kg

£ per head: £104 A&EM Ashby; £85.50 RC Lee; £85 CM Tyson; £83 £82 Lambcote Grange; £78 JJ Beckwith;

p/kg: 221.3p A&EM Ashby; 221.3p 220.0p RC Lee; 210.3p 207.5p Lambcote Grange; 205.3p JJ Beckwith;



Cull Ewes average £72.77

Suffolk to £111.50, Texel to £128.50, Mule to £85.50, Lleyn to £94.50, Swaledale to £79.50, Dalesbred to £71.50, Lonk £49.50, Masham to £84.50, Cheviot to £75.50,Gritstone £65.50; Beltex to £130.50, Charollais to £66.50, Zwartable to £124.50, Easy Care to £63.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: W Stapleton&Sons £130.50; J Brigg £128.50; P Crabtree&Son £126.50;

Mule/Masham: P Shackleton £85.50; JA&JC Throup £84.50, A&EM Ashby £84.50  

Horned: BJ&L Sutcliffe £79.50; A Winterbottom £71.50; L Simpson&Sons £69.50

Hill: T Riley £94.50; SP&VM Morris £92.50; N Speake £83.50  


Cast Rams average £94.09

Suffolk to £128.50, Texel to £129.50, Lleyn to £97.50, Beltex to £131.50, Jacob to £72.50.



50 Rearing Calves to £450


Black and Whites met a fierce trade. Trade topped at £205 with an average price of £112. Lim Bulls best suckler bred sorts up to £440 with an average trade being achieved of £317. Blue Bulls came to an average of £409 with all Blue Bulls selling £350-£450. A couple of 8-week-old calves in there but as always the majority of calves either side of 4 weeks. Angus Bulls topped at £360, plenty of bobby’s in the mix there all selling £205 an above. 15 Blue Heifers sold to a top price of £390 with most heifers selling in the range of £350-£390 for good shaped calves but some of these under 4 weeks of age. Some smaller ones selling in £250-£290 but majority over £300.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £317) to £440                                           NM Breaks                                                           

Brit Blue x (Av £409) to £450                                           N&SA Fort                                                           

Aberdeen Angus (Av £286) to £360                M Fewster           

Simmental x (Av £247) to £330                                       M Mallinson         

Shorthorn (Av £175) to £175                                           G&PS Fleetwood                                

Black & White (Av £112.60) to £205                              RM Spence                           

Charollais (Av £340) to £340                                            ST&JE Foster                       


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £213) to £290                ST&JE Foster                                                                                                       

British Blue (Av £308) to £390                                         Rainhall Farm                                      

Limousin (Av £120) to £120                                              G&PS Fleetwood                                                



9 Dairy

Today’s top price goes to this good Dalliance heifer from Sally Wellock (pictured in the byre) of the Harehills herd at £2320. Thanks to our five vendors who brought a good show of nine animals forward on the day. Great to see more buyers ringside in our socially distanced bidding booths.

We really had something for everyone- 7 in milk heifers averaged £1951, one in milk cow made £1700 and one cross bred in calf heifer made £1300, with four over £2000 and seven purchasers of the nine animals forward.



Monday 10th August: Dispersal sale of the Wharfedale milking portion of 40 head from Messrs Blackburn, including pictured Wharfedale Dreamer Lady VG86 a 2nd calver giving over 30kg from an EX93-2E dam (pictured in the field) - she shows the type of cows the herd has - great udders, good feet and legs and bags of potential.

We are also delighted to sell 11 bulling heifers from Messrs Hutchinson’s, Whychall herd at Scorton and some classic semen from Messrs Walker - more entries welcome for the 10th and contact Sarah for catalogues.

Monday 24th August: Coloured breeds sale including Cherryview Dispersal – more entries welcome.


Pedigree Newly Calven Cow                             to £1700
Pedigree Newly Calven Heifer                         to £2320 (£2085)
Commercial Newly Calven Heifer                    to £2020 (£1716)
Incalf Jersey Heifer                                             to £1300


Principle Prices:

£2320 £2220 J Wellock; £2200 G Thompson & Sons; £2020 RH Lofthouse.




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Tel 01756 792375

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