OTM sell to 157ppkg – Yearling Stores to £935
NWA J36 held its fortnightly sale of cattle on Thursday 23rd August, which saw 128 head of cattle forward with a ringside of buyers looking for replacement stock following the recent flush of grass.
A few cows and calves forward, mainly being older types with young calves saw a top price of £860 achieved for a 10yr old cow with a Limousin bull calf at foot.
Store cattle are now coming forward in more numbers with today’s top price of £935 achieved by R Keith selling a Hereford X steer, other steers sold to £910 for a Beef Shorthorn from D & SE Wilson and Limousin X at £800 from R Keith. Younger yearling steers sold to £775 for Limousin x from S M Watson who sold others at £750 and Luings to £685. Heifers peaked at £780 for a run of Montbeliardes from JJ & MA Park & Son with Hereford x to £775 from GM Redmayne, and younger Aberdeen Angus’ from JE Harrison.
Cull cows sold to 157.5p/kg for Limousin x from J & J Postlethwaite with other beef cows 130p/kg- 140p/kg, leaner feeding types sold to 110p/kg-120p/kg. Well-fleshed dairies to 144.5p/kg from ME Wannop & Sons Ltd, mediums 100p/kg-110p/kg, leanest parlour sorts 85p/kg-95p/kg.
Calves are maintaining the strong numbers of recent sales with several new buyers ringside, keep those calves coming! Today’s sale would be predominantly younger calves aged 3-4 weeks with buyers keen for the stronger calves. £285 was achieved for a British Blue Bull from J R Handley with an Aberdeen Angus to £255 from ME Wannop and Sons Ltd. Beef Bulls generally £180-£220. Very few heifers forward saw them selling to £180 for Limousin x from B & MJ Nelson, with others generally £140-£175. Dairy Bulls sold to £140 for Friesians from Messrs Williamson with other stronger sorts £100 -£120, nice rearers £60-£90 with smallest and youngest less, all sold averaged £55.
Nice to have a few stirks forward today and selling to £460 for Limousin x bulls from HM Hodgson with others £400-£450, younger Beef Shorthorn Bulls £295. Hereford Heifers sold to £400 for 8 month olds, with dairy bulls to £195 and others £150-£170.