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J36 Thursday 26/06/14

Posted Thursday, 26 June 2014, 2.50pm

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

The sale of Cast / Feeding Cows, OTM & Prime Cattle saw a market average of 118p/kg for an entry of predominantly dairy cows. Beef cows sold to 129.5p/kg for Limousin x from D & B Walker and £826 for BRB x from JG & PH Thompson. Dairy cows peaked at 127.5p/kg from RJ & KR Wilkinson and £1050 from KJ Knight. Prime cattle sold to 164.5p/kg / £1114 for Limousin x steers and heifers from TS & SM Park.

A strong entry again of 87 calves and stirks forward at J36 saw calves sell to a continued strong trade with old and new faces around the ring today keen to purchase all types of calves. The sale topper today was a suckler bred seven week old Limousin Bull calf from Ian Little of Helm Croft selling for £510. A consignment of British Blue calves from JW & TE Sharp of Flodder Hall saw Bulls sell to £425 and heifers to £420 and £395. Best sorts of Beef bull calves sold over the £300 with good heifers into the late £200’s. Black and whites sold to a stronger trade with a lot forward best sorts sold into the late eighties with growing calves in the sixties.

There was a good backing of stirk buyers around the ring today with dairy bred British Blue bulls from Mrs H Ellison of Low Greaves selling to £550 and Limousins to £470 from Ian Little of Helm Croft. Black and white bull stirks at five months old sold to £260 from B Butterfield & Son of Moss House Farm.

Cows with Calves at Foot sold to £1450, £1380 from R & RM Dent with buyers keen to secure replacement stock. Yearling store heifers reached £730 for Limousin x from JH Barker with younger types £600 / £640.

Another good entry of dairy cattle including several new vendors attracted a crowd of competitive buyers, again with new purchasers ringside. The sale peaked at £2200 for a Galastar Bluesky sired heifer from WH & JM Robinson with W & CW Dent selling a Shottle sired heifer at £1980 and E & K Bland selling a Homeland Goldfinger heifer also at £1980. An entry of cows saw fresh fourth calved cows sell to £1220.

Next fortnightly sale will be held on Thursday 10th July
(entries for catalogue close Thursday 3rd July)

TOP PRICES
CAST COWS - Fr: 127.5p/kg High Foulshaw Farm; 124.5p/kg Little Guards, Ackenthwaite, Lane Ends. Lim: 129.5p/kg Chapples Farm. BB: 127.5p/kg Poppy Farm; 124.5p/kg Howe Farm. AA: 119.5p/kg Milton Mill.
OTM HEIFERS - Lim: 159.5p/kg Millom Castle. Fr: 127.5p/kg High Foulshaw.
OTM BULLOKS – Lim: 164.5p/kg (twice) & 159.5p/kg Millom Castle.
BULL CALVES – Lim: £510 Helm Croft; £370 & £300 Barrowfield; £295 Beck House; £210 Lupton Hall. BRB: £425 Flodder Hall; £360 Monk Foss; £310 Hagg Farm; £260 Ravens Lodge; £250 Monk Foss. Hfd: £175 Birkland Barrow. Sim: £240 Swarthmoor Hall. AA: £160 & £130 Wyke Farm; £150 Moss House Farm. Shorthorn: £80 School House. Fr: £92 & £90 Beck Side; £70 & £68 Strickland Hill; £68 Natland Park; £62 Lupton Hall.
HEIFER CALVES – Lim: £320 & £230 Monk Foss; £260 & £250 Spout House; £195 Swarthmoor Hall; £145 Halforth Farm. Hfd: £225 Birkland Barrow; £135 Moss House Farm. AA: £410 Monk Foss; £355 Birkland Barrow. BRB: £420 & £395 Flodder Hall; £350 Hagg Farm.
STIRKS – Fr: £220 Low Greaves; £260 Moss House Farm. Lim: £470 Helm Croft. BRB: £550 Low Greaves.
N/C DAIRY HEIFERS - £2200 Dove House; £1980 Greenriggs, Cotegill; £1820 & £1780 Tills Farm; £1750 Cotegill Farm.
N/C DAIRY COWS - £1220 & £1080 Clawthorpe Lodge

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