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J36 Thursday 1st December 2016

Posted Thursday, 01 December 2016, 5.34pm

Christmas Dairy Show Results - Judge: Mr Graham Bradley

Class One - Best In-Milk Heifer

1st LOT 6 J & JA Burrow Chapelford Trump Eve 2 £1950

2nd LOT 4 Drinkall Bros Pennine Peace 682 £1700

3rd LOT 1A JM Barton & Sons Lupton Hall Alpine Lucy £1400

Class 2 – Best In-Milk Cow

1st LOT 17 S & CH Brennand £1600

Christmas Show and Sale of Dairy cattle - comprising of Pedigree & Commercial Dairy cows, heifers,

Bulling Heifers and Youngstock.

For our Sale today there was something for everyone with plenty of interest for the young stock to cows on offer. We'd like to thank our Judge Mr G Bradley, Bradley Farms ltd., Preesall, and our Sponsors, Semex and PV Dobson. Their time and generosity is greatly appreciated.

The Overall Champion and 1st prize animal of the Show and Sale was a super sweet heifer from

M/S J & J A Burrow, Thursgill, Grayrigg. She is Chapelford Trump Eve 2, which is producing

6.5 gallons, after 10 days being calved. She realised £1950 through the sale ring and was purchased

by the judge, Mr G Bradley, Bradley's Farm Ltd, Park Farm, Preesall.

The 2nd prize and Reserve champion of the show yard, was consigned by M/S Drinkall Bros, Catshaw Hall Farm, Over Wyresdale, with lot no 4 - Pennine Peace (4th generation) a very stylish heifer giving just over 30L, she realised£1700 and went home to M/S Wood, Channel House.

J M Barton & Son, Lupton Hall, sold the 3rd prize heifer in milk, Lupton Hall Alpine Lucy, a bonnie animal which is giving 27L. She realised £1400 and was sold to V & E J Chadwick & Sons, Sowerby Lodge,

Sowerby Hall Farm.

The 1st prize cow in milk was bred by S & C Brennand, Nutstile Farm, Ingleton. This milky type cow had calved her second calf a week ago and is currently producing 29L. The judge stepped up and bought her for £1600.

A tremendous feature of the Christmas sale was a quality consignment of bulling heifers and youngstock from the Barton family of Lupton Hall.

David and Margret Barton have expanded the Lupton Hall Herd over the past two years. To speed up the process they only have sexed semen and genomic sires on both cows and heifers. Heifers enter the herd as close to twenty four months as possible. Genomics play a large part in their breeding program with sires selected with positive health traits to hopefully reduce disease and illness for future generations, whilst increasing life span. Young stock numbers have increased to the extent that all sheds are fun, so they had decided to offer the youngest bulling heifer that summered at grass, and other stirks and calves including three red and whites. The Lupton Hall current herd production stands at 9882kg (milked twice daily) 4.07fat and 3.23% pro. Calving index of 407 days.

Top price for Lupton Hall Bulling heifer selection was Lupton Hall Cruise Betty sired by Wilter Cruise EX 92 4yr old Lupton Hall Asterix Betty currently giving 51L. selling to £860 DB Kippax & Son, Butler Arms Farm.

Lupton Hall Rooster Patty Red, (may born Red & White Heifer) Topping at £530, Dam Lupton Hall Razzle Patty Red currently giving 36L. Stirks Sire was Spruce-Haven Rooster red. She was purchased by, RG & JA Clark, Far Audlands Endmoor.

Lot Number 49 in the catalogue, Lupton Hall Buick Lucy (2mnth 22days), realised £360, sold to P Hallhead, Norbreck Farm. Her Dam Lupton Hall Alpine Lucy currently giving 37L, Calves sire Huijben DG Buik VG87 (2yr old).

The Star of the sale today was a Heifer calf put forward to sell on behalf of the Alzheimers Society.

Lupton Hall Buik Vallarie, sired by Huijben DG Buik VG87 (2yr old), Her Dam is one of the families favourite heifers which is one of their milkiest animals in the herd She is currently giving 38L. Lupton Hall Buik Vallarie realised £440 and was puchased by P Halhead, Norbreck Farm.

The Charity was chosen as it is very close to the families hearts.

Today's averages:
Dairy cow £1600
Dairy heifer £1380
Bulling heifers £810
Young Stock £378.75


A strong entry of 64 calves forward for the weekly sale. The trade continues to be buoyant at J36 with an entry of mainly young calves under a month old. British blue bull calves at just 2 and 3 weeks of age sold to £260 from J M Barton & Son of Lupton Hall and from J Hoggarth and Sons of Manor House. A larger entry of young beef calves for some time were regularly selling well over £215.

A large number of Black and Whites forward in the market today, saw an extremely mixed entry with a large number of bobby calves forward this week. Weaned black and whites sold to a top of £210 SM & CM Bewley of Dent. Black and White calves on milk sold to £100 and £90 from Colin Birkett of Carnforth with plenty of young 2 to 3 week old good dark rearing types in and around that £50 mark.

Don't forget Christmas show of Calves on Thursday 8th December 2016.

CALF PRICES: BULL CALF – BRB: £260 Lupton Hall; £260 Manor House Farm; £185 Beck Side. FR: £210 Scothergill Farm; £100 Netherbeck Barn. HE: £200 Kitchlow Farm. LIM: £190 Lupton Hall. FKV: £135 Kitchlow Farm.
HEIFER CALF – BRB: £215 Manor House Farm; £185 Kitchlow Farm; £180 Manor House Farm. LIM: £205 Lupton Hall.

Store Lambs
A strong trade for store lambs from start to finish with a good number forward. 1682 went under the gavel and vendors left well satisfied with a busy ring of buyers looking to purchase all types of lambs. A stronger trade than seen two weeks previous, with the weather better and store lamb numbers becoming less, with signs of possible improvement in the prime sheep sector. Short store lambs selling in the mid to late sixties topping at £69 from R & AC Harper of Hardrigg Farm and also selling to £69 were Texel lambs from Messrs Wilson of Wyke Farm. Mule wether lambs sold to £61. Horned and Herdwick lambs in stronger demand this week selling £5 to £8 dearer then previous sale for lambs with plenty of growth about them.

Store Lamb Prices: – TEX: £69 Hardrigg Farm; £69 Wyke Farm; £68 Sunny Bank. SUFF: £66 Abbey Drive; £65.50 Middle Birkby Farm; £63.50 Cliftons Farm. MULE: £61.50 Ashlack Hall; £61 Long Green Head; £60.50 Barker Knott. SWALE: £61.50 The Yews. CONT: £58.50 Steps Farm; £58.50 Abbey Drive. CH: £60.50 Gateside Farm; £57 Marsh Grange Farm; £56 West Plain Farm. MASH: £57 Marsh Grange Farm; £54.50 Steps Farm; £53 High Carlingill. HAMP: £54 Stone Hall. RGH: £53 Steps Farm; £47.50 High Carlingill; £47 Archer Hill. SCO: £44.50 Audlands Park.

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