Forward: 52 Prime cattle comprising 25 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 24 Cast Cattle 1,724 Prime Sheep comprising 154 Spring Lambs, 1294 Prime Hoggs, 256 Cast Ewes & Rams & 20 Goats 39 Rearing Calves


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

On a day that is traditionally a bank holiday it would seem that the retail trade used the opportunity to escape the shop and replenish stocks of beef. Keelham Farm Shop of Skipton jointly headed up the gross prices with a 585kg Limousin cross heifer from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield at £1465 or 250.5p/kg, together with an identically priced and weighted Limousin cross heifer from RT&J Critchley&Sons which sold to George Cropper of Sandersons Butchers in Baxenden. Top price per kg in the heifers was another RT&J Critchley & Sons entry another Limousin at 560kg which sold to Countrystyle Meats of Lancaster (£1430).  Phil Gregory secured the two leading steers for his Bacup shop the top price per kg was a 550kg British Blue cross from RT&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton at 259.5p/kg or £1427 and 246.5p/kg for a 575kg British Blue cross from CD&RF Kitching.

There was a strong representation of butchers from west and north Yorkshire and across Lancashire with Countrystyle Meats Ltd of Lancaster the leading buyer accounting for 7 high quality entries.



465-555kg                                             to 259.5p/kg                        av.234.77p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 246.5p/kg                        av.229.73p/kg


480kg+                                                   to 255.5p/kg                        av.228.63p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 1427, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1417, Sd Bennett (Limx) 1413, J Middleton (BBx) 1394,1381

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 259.5,239.5,237.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 246.5, J Middleton (BBx) 244.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 241.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1465,1447,1381,1371,1349, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1465,1430, J Middleton (Limx) 1335

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 255.5,250.5,249.5,244.5,232.5, (Blondex) 238.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 250.5, R Wilson (Limx) 245.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)_            

Overall Average                                   113.41p/kg                           £757.23

Top prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: PA Whittaker (AAx) 846,758, N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 495

p/kg: PA Whitaker (AAx) 148.5,136.5, N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 107.5





Cull Cow Prices

A better show of cows with more heavy cows carrying flesh available and the plain worn cows at 80-95p an exceptional trade even with the big dairies at 115-120p/kg. A steaker type cow was once 110p/kg a price underpinned by grazing trade and the Beef crosses 140p+.

Overall Average                                   113.41p/kg                           £757.23

Black & White                      to 129.5p/kg                        av. 109.80p/kg

Dairy Sh                                 to 117.5p/kg

Nor Red                                 to 117.5p/kg                        av.99.18p/kg

Limx                                       to 157.5p/kg                        av.139.05p/kg

BBx                                         to 145.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)



£ per head: MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 976, BH Wilson&Sons 919,912,889, JD Taylor&Son 833,762, JN&J Rennard 830, JC&DJ Marshall &Sons 805

p/kg: N&SA Fort 129.5, JN&J Rennard 118.5, JC&DJ Marshall 118.5,117.5,116.5, BH Wilson&Sons 118.5,116.5,115.5,113.5, MP Jennings (Dairy) 115.5


Other Dairy

£ per head: JN&J Rennard (Dairy Sh) 910, N&SA Fort (Nor Red) 681, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 429

p/kg: JN&J Rennard (Dairy Sh) 117.5, N&SA Fort (Nor Red) 117.5, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 79.5



£ per head: M Mallinson Ltd (Limx) 1141, (BBx) 1054, JW Tinkler&Son (Limx) 624

p/kg: M Mallinson Ltd (Limx) 157.5, (BBx) 145.5, JW Tinkler&Son (Limx) 114.5



Prime Sheep


Spring Lambs again a nice trade with a strong demand from wholesalers and more butchers coming online as well today. Tops of £140 (43kg 325p) for Texels from TA Robinson, Dutton selling to George Cropper for Sandersons Butchers in Baxenden. Mark Evans made £134 per head and £132 per head.

Hoggs were a very mixed show, nice handyweights 220p to 250p tops at 253p form EP&JM Hutchinson, Faceby and commercial lowland handyweights 200p to 215p. Heavies a nice trade on the week, smarter end £110 to £120, Commercial types £98 to £108. A large percentage of the sale today were hill bred, better horned types 190p to 205p, Mules either side of £2.

All classes of ewes were again very good to sell. Lowland topping at £145.50 and mules to £108.50.

Next Monday we are open as usual for primestock and calves, and to assist us organise buyers, we ask that vendors. please pre book stock for sale with the section auctioneer. CATTLE – Jeremy Eaton 07747 780481, SHEEP – Ted Ogden 07855 958211, CALVES – Kyle Hawksworth 07538 539077. Thankyou.

Further sales this week include Breeding Sheep tomorrow at 11am. 220 Geld Hoggs and 444 Outfits of Sheep with Lambs.

Entries close on Wednesday at 4pm for next weeks sale of Store & Breeding Cattle on Wednesday 13th May


Prime Lambs – Overall Average £ per head or 255.0p/kg        

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 325.6p/kg         av 258.2p/kg         or £108.24 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 275.0p/kg         av 248.8p/kg         or £122.10 per head

52.1kg and over   to 222.2p/kg         av 217.4p/kg         or £122.50 per head


Texel average £110.82 per head or 263.8p/kg

£ per head: £140 £125 TA Robinson; £129 £124 JA Stoney & Son; £128 R&E Pollard; £125 ML Evans;

p/kg: 325.6p 304.9p TA Robinson; 304.8p R&E Pollard; 293.2p JA Stoney; 287.5p H&S Maudsley;

Down x average £105.15 per head or 247.6p/kg

£ per head: £128 £117 £109 R&E Pollard; £121 SP&VM Morris; £112 J Garth & Son; £106 G Walters;

p/kg: 275.0p SP&VM Morris; 272.3p 265.9p R&E Pollard; 260.5p J Garth & Son; 285.5p G Walters;

Charolais average £106.25 per head or 253.6p/kg

£ per head: £107 £106 £105 RJ&J Towers;

p/kg: 286.5p 254.8p 223.4p RJ&J Towers;

Suffolk average £114.61 per head or 251.3p/kg

£ per head: £134 £132 £125 £124 £122 ML Evans; £127.50 R&E Pollard; £120 JA Key;

p/kg: 300.0p 266.7p SP&VM Morris; 275.0p 268.0p 255.1p ML Evans; 262.8p JA Key;


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £92.30 per head or 186.4p/kg              

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 193.9p/kg         av 161.5p/kg         or £55.47 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 238.6p/kg         av 202.3p/kg         or £84.53 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 254.3p/kg         av 189.3p/kg         or £92.45 per head

52.1kg and over   to 215.1p/kg         av 178.4p/kg         or £103.41 per head


Beltex average £94.75 per head or 223.9p/kg

£ per head: £96 RJ Lambert; £86 A&SJ Sugden;

p/kg: 223.3p RJ Lambert; 220.5p A&SJ Sugden;

Suffolk average £97 per head or 178.3p/kg

£ per head: £106 J Marshall; £104 £102 PT&L Johnson; £101.5 WJ Livsey;

p/kg: 186.7p SR Dorey; 176.3p 175.9p PT&L Johnson

Texel average £97.58 per head or 198.2p/kg

£ per head: £122 £120 £118 £117 EP&JM Hutchinson; £118 WP Stapleton; £117 Thornhill Fenwick;

p/kg: 254.3p 249.0p 244.9p EP&JM Hutchinson; 248.8p WP Stapleton;

Mule average £86.62 per head or 175.3p/kg

£ per head: £95 J Sugden; £95 RG Church; £93 R Naylor; £92 £91.50 J Pickles; £91 J greenwood; £91 S Forshaw; £91 G Pickersgill;

p/kg: 187.8p S Forshaw; 197.7p Fair Place; 195.7p SR Dorey; 193.6p J greenwood; 192.1p RD Metcalfe; 190.7p J Taylor;

Charollais average £103.51 per head or 180.0p/kg

£ per head: £104 PT&L Johnson; £80 M Hutchinson;

p/kg: 190.5p M Hutchinson; 176.3p PT&L Johnson;

Masham average £88.10 per head or 192.3p/kg

£ per head: £92 £91 SR Dorey; £87 RG Church; £86 £71 K Lister; £84 W&M Oldfield;

p/kg: 200.0p W&M Oldfield; 197.8p 191.7p SR Dorey; 186.8p 183.0p K Lister; 181.3p RG Church;

Swaledale average £75.63 per head or 173.8p/kg

£ per head: £90 J Baines; £89 RG Church; £88 S&D Robinson; £85 J Pickles; £82 JI M MP Greenwood;

p/kg: 200.0p S&D Robinbson; 195.7p J Baines; 191.1p SR Dorey; 189.4p RG Church; 188.1p W&M Oldfield;

Dalesbred average £77.91 per head or 164.5p/kg

£ per head: £87.50 £80 £78 R Naylor; £84 K Lister;

p/kg: 186.0p 168.3p R Naylor; 172.2p 170.0p K Lister;

Cheviot average £90.24 per head or 203.6p/kg

£ per head: £96 K Lister; £95.50 £95 £88 P&S Robinson; £90 S Forshaw; £88 J Taylor;

p/kg: 217.0p 195.6p P&S Robinson; 215.0p 200.0p W&M Oldfield; 214.3p 213.8p S Forshaw;




Cull Ewes average £75.13

Suffolk to £109.50, Texel to £145.50, BFL to £98.50, Mule to £108.50, Lleyn to £, Swaledale to £74.50, Hampshire to £97.50, Gritstone to £62.50, Cheviot to £71.50, Beltex to £84.50, Lonk to £, Charolais to £81.50, Dalesbred to £53.50, SBF to £62.50, Jacob to £70.50, Zwartable to £113.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £145.50 Thornhill Fenwick; £117.50 RD Capstick;

Mule/Masham: £108.50 S Spensley; £96.50 S Breare;

Horned: £74.50 RG Church; £69.50 AM Leach;

Hill: £74.50 J Caygill; £62.50 S Breare;  


Goats to £87.50 av £72.50


Cast Rams average £123.50

Charollais to £127.50, Texel to £139.50, Blue du Maine to £99.50.




Rearing Calves to £425 (39)


First of all, a big thank you to all the farmers that took note and advice on bringing Calves in when asked to bring them in to maximise the trade! A flamboyant trade across the whole board for all Classes of Calves! With all Blue Bulls £300+ apart from 1! Blue Bulls came to an overall average of £358 and Blue Heifers coming to a top of £300 and averaging £245
Smaller Blue Bulls either side of £300 with Mediums either side of £380 and the best of the day upto £425 bearing in mind no massive calves was in the entry!
Medium Heifers £270-£300 with no large sorts in the entry!
Black and Whites topped at £145 averaging £81! No weaned sorts in the entry with all the Black and Whites still young sorts on milk!
Limi Bulls came to a top of £400 with a total breed average of £358!
Native Calves once again we’ll sort after with a Top of £340 for an Angus Bull!
New vendors welcome every week at CCM auctions! Trade for all classes of Calves are well above average so please don’t hesitate to Contact Kyle with any enquires or entries! 07538539077


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £358) to £400                           A Sowray & Son                  

Brit Blue x (Av £358) to £425                           RM Spence                                           

Aberdeen Angus (Av £275) to £340 M&R Smith

Black & White (Av £81) to £145                      Flasby Estates                     


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £177) to £195                             DE&MA Booth                    

British Blue (Av £245) to £300                         M Fewster

Lim (Av £290) to £290                                        G Pickersgill



Ab Angus (Av £310) to £310                             ST&JE Foster




Skipton Auction Mart
Gargrave Road
North Yorkshire
BD23 1UD

Tel 01756 792375

Jeremy Eaton 07740 780481
Ted Ogden 07855 958211
Kyle Hawksworth 07538 539077