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J36 Thursday 3rd September 2015

Posted Thursday, 03 September 2015, 3.26pm

Calves & Stirks
The weekly sale had another good entry of calves with plenty of top quality beef calves on offer. The trade saw stronger and best quality beef calves a slightly easier trade then seen over previous months with J36 enjoying very strong trades. Calves still sold in excess of £400 topping at £415 for two month old British bulls from V & EJ Chadwick and Sons of Sowerby Lodge, Charolais bull calves sold to £410 from DN Smith of Fell House. Heifer calves sold to £400 from V & EJ Chadwick and Sons of Sowerby Lodge with a British Blue heifer. Younger and smaller types of beef calves remain a strong trade and eagerly bid for around the ring. A large proportion of black and white bull calves mainly between 2 and 3 weeks old regularly sold between £60 and £80 with older and better types easily selling over the £100 mark. Dairy Shorthorn bull calves required around the ring at J36 selling to £155 from John Handley of School House.

A mixed entry of stirks sold to a mixed trade. Four month old well grown Angus bulls from Peter and Susan Robinson of Claughton on Brock sold to £435 with heifers from the same home selling to £405. An entry of 4 month old Black and White bulls sold to £240 and £225 from M Gibson of Mouse Syke.

Store Lambs
The weekly sale of store lambs were greeted with an improved optimism with buyers competing for all types of lambs from beginning to end. Best short keep lambs regularly £56-£59 with medium keep £51-£55. Hill lambs coming forward in greater numbers selling to £52, Mules generally £43 - £47, horned lambs looking well sold at £36 - £42. A few ram lambs on offer mostly in small lots ranging from £42 - £50 depending on breed and size.

PLEASE NOTE THE NEXT SALE OF STORE LAMBS WILL BE ON FRIDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER FOLLOWING AMBLESIDE FAIR SALE OF GIMMER LAMBS

Store & Breeding Cattle
A BBx cow with CHx calf at foot sold to £1400 with other outfits £1100 - £1200. A reduced number of store cattle forward ahead of the Autumn Show and sale on Thursday 17th saw Simx steers sell to £960 with yearling heifers of the same breeding at £780. Young bulls sold to £915 for best young limx sucklers.

Cast Cows
All cast cows sold to a market average of 97.5p/kg with a large portion of the sale being parlour type cows. Well fleshed dairy cows 115p/kg – 125p/kg with beef cows selling to 149p/kg and others generally 130p/kg +.

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