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J36 - Thursday 26th May 2016

Posted Thursday, 26 May 2016, 2.39pm

REARING CALVES.  What a shame not more calves forward today as more could have easily been sold to vendors advantage with a busy ring of buyers forward. An entry of 42 forward today. Beef calves easily sold, with British blue bulls averaging £421, topping at £440 from G Wilson of Low Field Farm of Appleby, with the majority being around 2 months old. Young beef calves regularly selling in the late two hundreds. Some good quality black and white bull calves and weanlings forward today. 10 to 12 week old weanlings today regularly sold in excess of £200 topping at £250 from G Wilson of Low Field Farm of Appleby.

There was only one stirk forward from Fishwick Brothers of Middle Sadghyll selling a Limousin heifer to £580.

CAST COWS/OTM CATTLE.  We had 27 Cast Cows & Bulls forward  Top price was 131.5p for a Lim x cow from J M Case & Son, Dendron Farm.

Other prices: Cast Cows

Limousin 131.5p, 127.5p Dendron Farm

Continental 125.5p Lowgill

Black Poll 123.5p Tottlebank

Angus 117.5p School House

Simmental 117.5p Tottlebank

Friesian 127.5p Far Audlands

Holstein 115.5p Far Audlands

Cast Bulls

Hereford 105.5p Natland Mill Beck

STORE CATTLE.  We had 74 Store Cattle forward

There was a mixed show of cattle forward today. Long-keeping grass cattle a very good trade, with stronger cattle similar to recent weeks.

Top prices: Bullocks

Limousin £1180, £1120 Lowgill

Limousin x £1110 Millom Castle

British Blue £900 Stockber

Bullock calves

Limousin £850 Low House

Limousin x £840 (x2) St Annes

Continental £810 Castle Syke

Continental x £770 Castle Syke

Simmental £750 Poole Bank

Charolais £730 Fell House

Heifer calves

Limousin £830 St Annes; £810 Howriggs

Charolais £800 Low Longmire

Continental £800 Low Longmire & Low House

BB x Lim £780 Howriggs

Hereford £650 Gowan Bank

Young Bulls

Charolais £800, £760 Fell House

Limousin x £690 Stribers

Hol Friesian £540 High Carlingill

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