Sales Reports

J36 Thursday 4th February 2016

Posted Thursday, 04 February 2016, 4.25pm

CALVES/STIRKS

The weekly sale of calves and stirks had an entry of 62 forward. Certainly more interest around the ring today with fresh and returning buyers looking for all types of calves. Well-grown beef calves at just shy of two months old, sold to £370 twice from RW Nicholson of Lupton, with British Blue and Limousin bull calves. A lot of young beef calves saw nice types selling between £220 and £260. Black and Whites a sharper trade with a lot of young calves forward, with fleshed calves definitely selling to a premium today and vendors were very pleased with their black and white trade. Black and whites topped at £125 from Messrs Sowerby of Appleby.

A small selection of stirks forward today saw 8 month old Black and whites sell to £455 from RH & RA Fawcett of Burton.

TOP PRICES
BULL CALVES: LIM: £370 Green Lane End; £220 Paddock View. BrB: £370 Green Lane End; £235 High Barns. AA: £250, £230 Heaton Hall Farm; £220 Mount Pleasant. FR: £125, £100 Town Head Farm.
HEIFER CALVES: BrB: £265 Lupton Hall; £260 Elm Tree Farm. LIM: £255, £250 Paddock View. AA: £220 Strickley.
BULL STIRKS: LIM: £580 Green Dragon Farm. FR: £455, £355, £290 Green Dragon Farm.
HEIFER STIRKS: LIM: £360 Green Dragon Farm.

OTM CATTLE

There was a show of 27 Cast Cows & Bulls forward for todays sale, with an increased ringside of buyers insuring a satifactory overall average of 103.5p/kg. A reduced entry of cattle forward due to major accident on the A590 and with some farmers facing movement restrictions because of on going TB issues, any customers now facing pre-movement testing please do not hesitate to get in touch with ourselves if you have any queries for options of marketing your cattle. 

The top price was 183.5p for a Limousin heifer from A Dixon & Son, Kit Crag which was sold to Plumgarths Farm Shop.

TOP PRICES
CLEAN HEIFERS: LIM: 183.5p, 163.5p Kit Crag. FRI: 127.5p Beckfoot.
YOUNG BULLS: AA: 151.5P High Aulthurtside.
CAST COWS: LIM: 131.5p Greenwood Haw. CONT: 121.5p, 117.5p Greenwood Haw. HOLSFRI: 129.5p, 123.5p Lupton Hall. BRFR: 107.5p Mire House. AA: 113.5p Ellers Farm.
CAST BULLS: LIM: 100p Singleton Park.

STORE CATTLE

There was 52 Store Cattle at the fortnightly sale.

Store Cattle easily sold, and more could have been sold, to a good ringside of buyers.

The top price was £900 for a 10 month old Charolais bullock from A W Irvine, High Wray Farm.

TOP PRICES:
STORE BULLOCKS: CHAR: £900 High Wray. LIM: £870 Ashstead. AA: £830 Barkin House Barn. CHAR: £810, £800 Barkin House Barn.
STORE HEIFERS: CHAR: £900 Laverock Bridge. AA: £800 Hawkrigg. CHAR: £760 Tock Howe. HERE: £750 Stockber. CONT: £750 Tock Howe, High Arnside.
STORE BULLS: LIM: £730 Low Newton. BB: £680 Low Newton.

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