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J36 Thursday 22nd December 2016

Posted Thursday, 22 December 2016, 3.06pm


The last sale of Calves for the year had a smaller entry forward with the sale being so close to Christmas. A better trade than had been anticipated for the calves with majority of calves forward being young black and whites, that vendors were not wanting to feed over the festive period.

Limousin beef bulls sold to £270 from B & MJ Nelson & Son of Halforth Farm with Limousin heifers from the same home also selling to £270. Black and white rearers between a fortnight and a month old sold between £40 and £60 with bobby calves selling anywhere between £10 and £30 depending upon the size of the calf.

Cast Cows

The last sale of OTM cattle of the year had an entry of 20 forward selling to a satisfying trade, especially as many cast cows firms have now finished for Christmas. OTM heifers sold to 124.5p/kg from JW Hargreaves of Bridge End Farm. Beef cows sold to 119.5/kg from RHM & S Boyren of Hill Park with a British Blue. A market average of 88p/kg for an entry mainly consisting of Black and White parlour cows with many clearing out before the festive period.

Store Cattle

There was just a handful of store cattle in the market today which were eagerly bid for selling to their value. Hereford heifers sold to £900 from AC Tearle of Patton with a trio of 16 month old Angus heifers selling to £830. A British blue bull stirk sold to £560 from DR & C Galbraith of Sunnybank.

The next sale of Calves, OTM Cattle and Store Cattle will be on Thursday 5th January, the sale will also include the monthly sale of Beef Breeding and Dairy Cattle. Entries for the Catalogue close Tuesday 27th December. Please contact the office with entries.

Top Prices

Bull Calf: Lim £270 Halforth Farm. Brb £250 Wraysholme Tower. Fri £60, £58 Strickland Hill, £55 Elm Tree Farm, £48 Sunny Bank, £45 Strickland Hill.
Heifer Calf: Lim £270 Halforth Farm.
OTM Cow: Brb 119.5 Hill Park. Sho 107.5 Cooper House. Fri 99.5 Far Audlands, 87.5, 84.5, 81.5, 79.5 Dale Barns. Lim 97.5, 74.5 Swinside Farm. B/Swiss 81.5 Dale Barns. Mon 79.5 Dale Barns.
OTM Heifer: Fri 124.5, 104.5, 94.5 Bridge End Farm.
Store Bullock: Brb £560 Sunny Bank
Store Heifer: Here £900 Hipshow Farm. Ang £830, £690 Hipshow Farm. 

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