Forward: 15 Prime cattle comprising 14 Clean Cattle (under 30mos) & 1 Cast Cow 3,592 Prime Sheep comprising 3281 Prime Lambs & 311 Cast Ewes & Rams 2 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Wholesale Butchers J&E Medcalf of Halifax were in good order at the final sale of 2018 securing the highest grossing animals from both sections. Top call was a 675kg homebred British Blue heifer sold by Mesrs SM Russell&Son of Rough Holden making £1549 (229.5p/kg) whilst the highest gross priced steer came from Simon Bennett of Silsden Moor, a Limousin cross which made £1369 or 224.5p/kg. The highest priced p/kg animal was a 565kg British Blue cross heifer sold by Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield to livestock buyer Mick Etherington for 249.5p/kg or £1409.


PLEASE NOTE: From next week, the sale of cattle will commence at 12noon, with sheep commencing at 1pm. The first ballot for lambs will be expanded to 110 pens, then pens 111 onwards will be sold in order of arrival. For more details speak to Ted




560kg+                                                   to 224.5p/kg                        av.221.99p/kg


480-560kg                                             to 249.5p/kg                        av. 220.96p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg



£ per head: SD Bennett (Limx) 1369, SM Russell&Son (Limx) 1361,1357, R Wilson (Limx) 1340

p/kg: SD Bennett (Limx) 224.5, SM Russell&Son (Limx) 222.5,219.5, R Wilson (Limx) 221.5.


£ per head: SM Russell&Son (BBx) 1549, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1410, (Limx) 1387, R Wilson (Limx) 1337

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 249.5, (Limx) 247.5, 245.5, R Wilson (Limx) 237.5,236.5,234.5, SM Russell&Son (BBx) 229.5     


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   89.5p/kg               £626.50

Black & White                      to 89.5p/kg                           av.626.50p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JT Rushton 627

p/kg: JT Rushton 89.5

3,592 Prime Sheep comprising 3281 Prime Lambs & 311 Cast Ewes & Rams

A cracking end to the year of trading prime sheep at Skipton with the strength of the market system showing through today to produce an overall average of 199p/kg. The best end were good to sell, 230p to 270p, topping at 284p. The export weights very good, with 200p to 210p a regular marker all day for commercial 38kg to 42kg lambs, heavier lambs 190p to 200p, with 46kg to 52kg averaging 195.9p.

Hill lambs good to sell again, with them nice Mule wethers 46kg to 48kg especially in strong demand.


A thankyou to all our customers for supporting and trading at CCM Skipton during 2019, and we look forward to welcoming one and all to Skipton in 2019.


PLEASE NOTE: From next week, the sale of Lambs will commence at 1pm, with cattle commencing at 12noon. The first ballot will be expanded to 110 pens, and then pens 111 onwards will be sold in order of arrival. For more details speak to Ted

Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £86.16 per head or 199.85p/kg         

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 242.9p/kg         av 169.31p/kg      or £57.05 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 284.2p/kg         av 203.37p/kg      or £84.58 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 260.4p/kg         av 195.9p/kg         or £94.01 per head

52.1kg and over   to 222.6p/kg         av 179.8p/kg         or £97.68 per head


Beltex average £94.02 per head or 222.1p/kg

£ per head: £119 K Marshall; £118, 117.5, £117 EP&JM Hutchinson; £115 WA&VJ&JA Towler; £115 J Greenwood;

p/kg: 284.2p KJ Marshall; 273.2p, 267.6p James Garth & Son; 267.4p J Greenwood; 261.5p HB Atkinson;

Suffolk average £87.29 per head or 188.81p/kg

£ per head: £109 MJ Spensley; £107 T Boothman; £106 W Stapleton; £106 MJ Spensley; £99 R&N Carlisle; £98.5 PL Metcalfe;

p/kg: 207.3p 207.1p J Greenwood; 206.5p W Stapleton & Sons; 205.6p PN Hugill; 202.1p W Stapleton & Sons; 200p MJ Spensley

Texel average £88.40 per head or 199.84p/kg

£ per head: £118 MJ Spensley; £115 H&S Maudsley; £115 JR Crabtree; £114 C Foster; £111.5 MJ Spensley; £110 J Greenwood;

p/kg: 234.8p NM Handy; 234.1p IMA&RJ Smith; 230p JR Crabtree; 225.6p J Greenwood; 225p Ellis Bros; 224.4p IMA&RJ Smith;

Mule average £76.89 per head or 173.97p/kg

£ per head: £92.5 J&C Wright; £88 W&M Hall; £87 GW Houseman & Partners; £86.5 RG Church Ltd; £86 JK Wilson;

p/kg: 184.8p R&N Carlisle; 184.4p M Ryder & Sons; 183.7p PL Metcalfe; 180.9p A&SL Throup; 179.8p JK Wilson;

Charollais average £85.10 per head or 196.24p/kg

£ per head: £96 E&S Baines; £95 J Greenwood; £94 WM Hall; £91.5 T Kiernan; £90.5 KJ Marston; £81 L Throup;

p/kg: 231.7p J Greenwood; 217.9p T Kiernan; 204.3p E&S Baines; 201.1p KJ Marston; 197.6p L Throup;

Swaledale average £60.61 per head or 162.31p/kg

£ per head: £78 K Huck; £74.5 H Smith; £72 P Addyman & Son; £71.5 R&KA Burley & Son; £69 JH Throup; £68 H Smith;

p/kg: 174.4p 169.3p H Smith; 168.9p AG Horn; 168.3p JH Throup; 167.6p GW Houseman & Partners; 164.1p JH Throup;



Cull Ewes average £68.22

Suffolk to £86.5, Texel to £120, BFL to £90.5, Mule to £94.5, Lleyn to £65.5, Swaledale to £54.5 Lonk  to £67.5.

Top prices:

Lowland: £120 BWE Emsley; £115.5 M Crabtree

Mule/Masham: £94.5 SP&VM Morris; £77.5 JA&JM Wade & Son  

Horned: £54.5 JW Sayer & Son; £53.5 A&SL Throup

Hill: £90.5 AJ Mason; £82.5 AJ Mason  

Cast Rams average £75.17

 Texel to £104.5, BFL to £64.5, Beltex to £74.5.



Wheat Straw                        Quads                     to £25 per bale