Thursday 25th January 2018
Calves and Stirks
An entry of 61 Calves and Stirks forward for sale at Junction 36 this week. A strong entry of Beef bred calves forward, with trade topping at £360.00 for a British Blue Heifer from E&SM Halpin of Rakesmoor Farm. Young beef bred calves met a strong trade with bull calves being topped by a 1-month old British Blue from HJ Robinson & Son of Elm Tree Farm, with others from DR&C Galbraith of Sunny Bank Farm at £310. Messrs JW&D Robinson & Sons of Hollins Farm selling 1-month old British Blue Heifers to £300 and £280. Native bred calves selling to firm demand, topping at £280 for Angus bulls from S Mawson & Son of Moor House, who also sold to £270 for heifers. Dairy bred calves topped at £95 for Flekvieh’s from RG & JA Clarke of Far Audlands with Holstein Bulls selling to a top of £70 from E&SM Halpin of Rakesmoor Farm, to average £31.45.
A handful of Stirks forward in the market today, selling to a top of £640 for Angus Bulls from S&M Carter of Black Bull Cottage, with Heifers to £570 for Stabilisers from RJ&KR Wilkinson of High Foulshaw.
The next sale of Calves & Stirks at Junction 36 will be held on Thursday 8th February, which will include our Anniversary Show & Sale of Calves
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Just short of 30 Cast Cows and Bulls in the market today. Top price of the day was achieved by a Limousin Cow selling for 157.5p/kg from Messrs a Hodgson & Son of Borwick Lodge, followed by another Limousin at 154.5p/kg from Messrs Hodgson of Rydal Farm with the breed averaging 132.7p/kg. Dairy bred cows selling to 121.5p/kg for Holsteins from Messrs B&MJ Nelson & Son of Halforth Farm, to average 94.2p/kg. The Angus Bull in the market sold to 117.5p/kg from RJ&J Gardner of Natland Mill Beck Farm.
An entry of 250 excellent quality cattle forward today at Junction 36, which included the Annual Show & Sale of Store Bullock and Heifers, with the Champion being awarded The Janet Gorst Memorial Trophy.
Every customer in the market today, whole heartedly agreed with the Judges, Martin & Liam Whitaker of Clapham, choice of Champion. A fantastic British Blue x Steer forward from Messrs RT&J Gorst of The Coach House, expertly put forward by Lydia, Sam & Joe Gorst. The steer was purchased by the Gorst Family at North West Auctions from Mr George Hodgson of High Low Wood from his final sale of cattle in October 2016. The steer being bred from a bull originally bred by the Gorst Family. The Champion went on to achieve the top price of the day selling for £1370.
Reserve Champion forward from Martin & Julie Winn of High Underbrow Farm was a 21-month-old British Blue Heifer, which went on to achieve £1280.
Trade was described to be a ‘flyer’ with vendors left well satisfied and more cattle could have been sold to advantage, with purchasers impressed with the quality forward for sale.
Other notable entries were a consignment of Charolais and Limousin Steers from M Robinson of Mountain View, which sold to top at £1300 twice, to average £1280. Other top price Steers included Limousin’s from Messrs Hodgson of Rydale selling to £1280, £1250 & £1190, with Parthenais breed steers from J Holme & Son of Hollowmire Farm achieving £1230.
Heifers look particularly well sold, to top at £1280 for a Blonde 21-month-old from SJ&NS Wood of Causeway Farm, with others from RT&J Gorst to £1180 for a British Blue, PW Clarke of Woodside selling Limousin’s to £1130, with others selling to the same price from TW Nelson & Son of Cockrigg Farm twice.
The handful of Bulls in the market today selling well, to top at £1230 for a Limousin from Messrs Hodgson of Rydal Farm.
Thank you to our pre-sale judges Martin & Liam Whitaker of Clapham for their time and expertise and to our sponsors Paxtons for their generous support of the show & sale.
The next sale of Store Cattle will be held on Thursday 8th February, which will be our Anniversary Show & Sale