Sales Reports

J36 Thursday 29/05/14

Posted Thursday, 29 May 2014, 4.08pm

Fortnightly Sale of Rearing Calves & Stirks, Dairy Cattle, Store Cattle, Cast/Feeding Cows, OTM & Clean Cattle.

Rearing calves sold to a full crowd of buyers with several new faces ringside and selling to the dearest trade for several months. The sale peaked at £500 for a British Blue x heifer from HJ Robinson & Son with others £435 from DW Cottam. Bull calves reached £440, £400 for British Blue x with Limousin x to £405. Younger bulls generally £260 - £300 and heifers £220 - £280. Dairy bulls sold to £290 for best reared sorts from B Butterfield & Son with others at £195. Younger rearers £70 - £90.

A pleasing entry of dairy cattle were greeted by a large ringside of buyers with several leaving empty handed. The sale topped at £2,180 for a fresh second calved cow from the ‘Berryholme’ herd of H Wright & Son with a third calved cow from M & M Carr reaching £2,020. Heifers peaked at £1,900 for a heifer from J & JA Burrow with all selling to full value.

Thank you to vendors for pre-entering stock it does help when contacting buyers.

Cast Cows - A full ringside of buyers ensured cows met a very respectable trade considering the on-going drop in beef prices. Cows topped at 144.5p/kg for a Limousin cow from Mr G Jones of Far Sawrey. Black & White cows were regularly 115 – 117p/kg with plainer sorts around the £1 per kilo mark. Continental cows were regularly 130-140p/kg. Many more could have been sold. Top price per kilo of 171.5p/kg was paid for a Limousin heifer from MW & MR Black of Staveley and was purchased by Messrs Jewitt of Spennymoor.

Store Cattle sold to £865 for yearling Limousin x steers from JH Barker with other £825 from J & M Wilson. Charolais x heifers from AMS Robinson sold at £835 with Blonde x from BL Swindlehurst sold at £765. Holstein Friesian steers sold to £630 from BW & M Haygarth.

Next fortnightly sale will be held on Thursday 12th June
(entries for catalogue close Thursday 5th June)

CAST COWS - Fr: 117.5p/kg Myers Farm, Carter House; 114.5p/kg Middle Bank Farm, Halforth Farm; 109.5p/kg Elm Tree Farm. Lim: 144.5p/kg Fold Farm; 141.5p/kg Ashstead; 134.5p/kg Swallowmire; 131.5p/kg Blades Farm. Hfd: 124.5p/kg Lane Ends Farm. BB: 129.5p/kg Swallowmire. AA: 127.5p/kg Low Hundhowe. BRB: 129.5p/kg Bowston Hall. Stab: 117.5p/kg Low Hundhowe.
OTM HEIFERS- Lim: 171.5p/kg Scroggs Farm; 144.5p/kg West Plain Farm.
OTM BULLOKS – Sim: 149.5p/kg West Plain Farm.
STORE BULLOCKS – Lim: £865 Stribers; £855 West Plain Farm; £825 Cooper House; £810 Crabtree Farm. Blonde: £700 Manor Farm. Fr: £630 Manor Farm.
STORE HEIFERS – Char: £835 New Hall. Blonde: £765 Low House. Lim: £720 Stribers Farm; £690 Crabtree Farm; £650 Cooper House, Middle Bank Farm.
BULL CALVES – Fr: £290 Moss House Farm; £195 Elm Tree; £85 Lupton Hall; £80 Beck Side. Lim: £405 Spout House; £390 Halforth Farm, Toadpool; £300 Birds Park; £275 Monk Foss. Hfd: £440 Moss House Farm. Shorthorn: £140 School House. BRB: £440 Elm Tree; £400 Monk Foss; £325 Birds Park.
HEIFER CALVES – Lim: £395 Spout House; £245 Monk Foss. BRB: £500 Elm Tree Farm; £435 Hagg Farm; £335 Hollins Farm; £310 Monk Foss.
N/C DAIRY COWS - £2180 Berryholme; £2020 Clawthorpe Lodge; £1780 Catshaw Hall.
N/C DAIRY HEIFERS - £1900 Thursgill; £1780 Hole of Ellel; £1700 Crossbar View.

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