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Kendal Thursday 31/5/12 Beef Breeding

Posted Thursday, 31 May 2012, 4.50pm

Hat trick of cows and calves sell for £2200

NWA Kendal held its annual Beef Breeding sale with buyers present from throughout the northern countries and as far away as Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

A feature of this sale is the annual production sale of Stabiliser cross cows on behalf of 3 local farms. £1550 was the top price from the production sale achieved several times by A Dixon & Son, Kit Cragg, for third calved cows with month old Charolais cross calves at foot. Stabiliser cows with Stabiliser calves sold to £1480 with three quarter bred stabiliser cows with bull calves to £1450 from M G & M H Capstick, Park House.

The herd dispersal of Lim cross cows on behalf of M Robinson Mountain View saw prices peak at £1950 from a Lim cow with Heifer calf purchased by JA & J Harper, Sedbergh. Others were to £1850 and £1820 with bulling heifers to £1020.

A part herd dispersal on behalf of D & J & A Freeman saw pedigree third calved Limousin cows with heifer calves sell to £2200 with fourth calvers £2050 and heifers £1950.

A large crowd of buyers saw commercial cattle keenly competed for with all cattle sold to prices in line with other centres.

£2200 was achieved for a Limousin Heifer and bull calf from E J Hodgson & Son and later achieved by P J & B Airey with a BBx heifer with heifer calf. Older cows sold to £1400 from

I & A J Armer, with cows with younger calves harder to place. In calf heifer sold to £1100 (x3) for BB x from T L B & J Knowles with Limousin x to £1020 from JA Airey.

All vendors left the market pleased with prices achieved with buyers keen to purchase all types of cattle. Breeding Cattle will now be sold at the beginning of every store sale at Kendal. Next sale Thursday 7th June, please advise of entries.

Prices to note

COWS WITH CALVES - Lim: £2200, £2050, £1950 Town End; £1950, £1850 Mountain View. Sim: £1220 & £1180 Bowston Hall. BB: £1400, £1320, £1300 Bowston Hall. AA: £1350, £1250, £1220 & £1220 Wallenrigg. Stab: £1550, £1520, £1480, £1450 Kit Cragg; £1450 Park House.

HEIFERS WITH CALVES – Lim: £2200 & £2000 Lambrigg Head; £1800 Sykes; £1720 Hall Croft. BB: £2200 Well Heads.

IN CALF HEIFERS – Lim: £1020, £900 Old Croft. BB: £1100 High Borrowbridge.

IN CALF COWS – Red Poll: £800 & £780 Stock A Bank.

BULLING HEIFERS – Lim: £1020 Mountain View. Here: £800 Little Crimbles.

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