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J36 Second Show & Sale of Suckled Calves - Thursday 9th November 2017

Posted Thursday, 09 November 2017, 9.32am

Suckled Calves

North West Auctions held their second autumn show and sale of Suckled Calves today, which saw a great ringside of buyers with all stock being well big for, with the trade being better than the previous sale.

The pre-sale show was very kindly judged by Mr Stuart Cornthwaite, where a fantastic show of cattle was put before him. The champion rosette was awarded to the first prize Limousin Suckler bull from RI Dixon which later went on to sell for £900, which also topped the bull section. The reserve champion rosette was awarded to D & DW Prickett from Farleton with a Limousin heifer making £800.

Leading the Suckler Calf trade was Fishwick Bros, Long Sleddale at £950 for a Limousin bullock at 7 months old. Topping the heifer section was also Fishwick Bros, again, with a Limousin selling to £890.

Calves & Stirks

There was a mixed show of calves today, with more beef calves being sought by buyers. The market was topped by a 1 month old British Blue bull calf from DR & C Galbraith, Sunny Bank selling for £330. Heifer calves were topped by a 2 month old British Blue from E & SM Halpin, Rakesmoor Farm.

Stirks were topped by a 6 month old Hereford bull from E & SM Halpin, Rakesmoor Moor selling for £515 and heifers selling to £380 from RJ & J Gardner, Natland Mill Beck Farm for an Angus.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle

A smaller show of OTM cattle today at J36, with the market being topped by a Stabiliser bull from A Dixon & Son, Kit Crag weighing 960kg and selling for £1224.00. A Limousin cow from N Cooper & Son, Troughton Hall sold for £899.81 closely followed by a Swiss Brown from JJ& MA Park, Sizergh selling for £866.30 and a Limousin from J & M Wilson, Cooper House selling for £862.79.

Black and white cows sold to a top of 117.5p/kg from JJ & MA Park & Son, Low Sizergh followed by HJ Robinson & Son, Elm Tree selling a Friesian to 104.5p/kg.

All cast cows forward today sold to an average of 102.5p/kg.

Beef Breeding Cattle

The monthly sale of Beef Breeding Cattle saw a good show of predominantly dairy bred suckler cattle in the market today, selling to a sharper trade than anticipated. In-calf cows topped at £1100 for the herd dispersal from M Archer & Son, Redbank and others from the same home selling to £1000 and £980. Bulling heifers, all Aberdeen Angus from J & M Maudsley and Sons, Raw End sold to a top of £910 and £890.

Cows with calves at foot were topped by a smart British Blue Heifer with a Limousin bull calf at foot which sold for £1800 from B & HM Wilson, Ashstead, followed by a pure Limousin cow with pure Limousin calf at foot from Thor Atkinson, Meadow View selling for £1680 and a Limousin calf with a smart British Blue bull calf at foot sold for £1650 from S Procter, High Biggarsbank.

Breeding bulls were an excellent trade topped by a 19 month old pedigree Limousin bull from Thor Atkinson, selling for £3,500 and another one for £2,400 both going to local buyers.

Store Cattle

Store cattle were harder to place today with the bad summer taking its toll on cattle this year and purchasers being cautious over their fodder supply this winter. Trade was topped by a smart Limousin bullock from SW Atkinson and Son, Capplerigg selling for £1050. Others from the same home sold for £960, £920 and £910. A 19 month old Charolais bullock from TM & D Dobson, Broad Oak sold for £990. The top priced heifer was a Limousin from R & A Galbraith, Carter House, selling for £850 with others from R & A Galbraith selling for £820, £770 and £730.

Show Results

Judge
Mr S Cornthwaite

Sponsor
Thornton Breakers

Class one Best Suckled Bull Calf
1st Lot 178 RI Dixon, Low Newton Farm

Class two Best Suckled Steer Calf
1st Lot 148 D & DW Prickett, Farleton House
2nd Lot 163 TM & D Dobson, Broad Oak
3rd Lot 168 TM & D Dobson, Broad Oak

Class three Best Suckled Heifer Calf
1st Lot 146 D & DW Prickett, Farleton House
2nd Lot 147 D & DW Prickett, Farleton House
3rd Lot 166 TM & D Dobson, Farleton House

Champion
Lot 178 RI Dixon, Low Newton Farm

Reserve Champion
Lot 146 D & DW Prickett, Farleton House

Top Prices

Store Bullock:

Limousin - £1050, £960, £920, £910 Capplerigg Farm, £560 Long Green Head. Charolais - £990 Broad Oak. Aberdeen Angus - £930 Raw End Farm. British Blue - £780 Todds Farm. Shorthorn - £620 Abbots Reading Farm.

Store Heifer:

Limousin - £850, £820, £770, £730 Carter House, £690 Moss Side. Hereford - £720 Moss Side Farm. Simmental - £780 Todds Farm. British Blue - £690 Moss Side Farm. Shorthorn - £610, £600, £570, £560 Abbots Reading Farm.

Suckled Bullock Calf:

Limousin - £950 Middle Sadghyll, £860 Farleton House, £850 Middle Sadghyll, £850 Singleton Park, £840 Swallowmire, £840 Mill Barn. Blonde - £900, £850 High Row. British Blue - £890 Meadow View. Charolais - £880 High Wray Farm, £860 Broad Oak, £850 High Wray Farm, £830 Tock How Farm, £810 Broad Oak, £810 The Ashes. Hereford - £850 Thrang, £780, £750 Mill Barn, £530 Lower Hawthwaite. Simmental - £800, £750 High Skelgill. Shorthorn - £790 Thrang, £770 Broad Oak, £660 Thrang. Aberdeen Angus - £740, £640 Keer Falls, £590, £560 Middle Birkby Farm, £550 Keer Falls. Stabiliser - £670, £540 Fairbank farm.

Suckled Heifer Calf:

Limousin - £890 Middle Sadghyll, £800 Farleton House, £730 Swallowmire, £730 Mill Barn, £720 Oaks Farm, £710 The Ashes, £680 singleton Park, £670 Oaks Farm. British Blue - £880 Thrang, £860, £810 Meadow View, £720 Lower Hawthwaite. Hereford - £860, £830, £760 Thrang, £550 Longwood House. Charolais - £750 High Wray Farm, £750, £740 Broad Oak, £730 Tock How Farm, £720 High Wray Farm, £640 The Ashes, £620 Lower Hawthwaite. Blonde - £740, £700 High Row, £620 Oaks Farm. Saler - £670, £640, £570 Fairbank Farm. Stabiliser - £670, £640, £570 Fairbank Farm. Shorthorn - £660 Thrang, £530 Cockley Beck Farm. Simmental - £650 High Skelgill. Aberdeen Angus - £540 Middle Birkby Farm, £500 Low Fold, £500 Keer Falls.

Suckled Bull Calf:

Limousin - £900, £720, £710, £700, £690 Low Newton Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £500, £480 Low House Farm.

Bull Calf:

British Blue - £330 Sunny Bank, £260 Elm Tree Farm, £200 Townhead Farm, £60 Rakesmoor Farm. Hereford - £210 Rakesmoor Farm, £140 Mount Pleasant. Limousin - £200 The Lodge. Flekvieh - £155 Hawkrigg Farm. Friesian - £85 Middle Birkby Farm, £80 Hagg Farm, £52 Elm Tree Farm.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue - £240 Rakesmoor Farm, £200 Townhead Farm, £180, £160 Sunny Bank, £160, £130, £110, £100 Low Sizergh Farm. Hereford - £200 Rakesmoor Farm, £165 Elm Tree Farm, £120 Rakesmoor Farm. Blonde - £130, £105, £100 Low Sizergh Farm. Limousin - £125, £100 The Lodge.

Bull Stirk:

Hereford - £515, £490, £465, £360 Rakesmoor Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £480, £470 Natland Mill Beck Farm, £300 Birkland Barrow.

Heifer Stirk:

Aberdeen Angus - £380 Natland Mill Beck Farm.

OTM Cow:

Stabiliser – 174.5 Kit Cragg, 109.5 High Wray Farm. Limousin – 147.5, 144.5 Hill Park, 141.5 Troughton Hall, 139.5 Hill Park, 134.5 Troughton Hall, 124.5 Cooper House, 124.5 Hill Park. Brown Swiss – 121.5 Low Sizergh Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 119.5, 107.5 Cooper House, 94.5 Troughton Hall. Friesian – 117.5 Low Sizergh Farm, 104.5 Elm Tree Farm, 101.5 Halforth Farm, 99.5 Townhead Farm, 89.5, 87.5 Mire House Farm, 84.5 College Green, 84.5 Elm Tree Farm. Montbeliard – 114.5 Low Sizergh Farm. British Blue – 104.5 Cooper House.

Cast Bull:

Stabiliser – 127.5 Kit Cragg.

Breeding Bull:

Limousin - £3500, £2400 Meadow View, £1650 Greenbank. Hereford - £1400 Ulpha Farm.

In-Calf Cow:

Friesian - £1100 Redbank Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1000, £980, £920, £900, £880 Redbank Farm. British Blue - £980, £950, £920, £900 Redbank Farm.

Bulling Heifers:

Aberdeen Angus - £910, £890, £880 Raw End Farm.

Cow & Calf:

British Blue - £1800, £1300 Ashstead. Limousin - £1680 Meadow View, £1650 High Biggarsbank, £1500, £1480 Meadow View. Hereford - £1480 Low Levens. Aberdeen Angus - £1050, £900 Middle Birkby Farm.

Heifer & Calf:

Hereford - £1250 Mearsbeck Farm.

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