A nice entry of Calves forward today with several new faces both buying and selling. Beef bull calves sold to £315 for a British Blue x from DW Cottam, who sold others to £310. A Charolais x from Colby Farms Ltd topped at £295. Native breeds were in short supply and peaked at £270 for Hereford x from S Thompson. Heifer calves sold to £270 for a Charolais x from Colby Farms Ltd, with young British Blues to £258 from MH & SJ Morris. Several native bred Heifers sold to £230 for Hereford x with young Aberdeen Angus’ to £160 to £185.
Dairy bred bulls were easily sold and many more are needed to meet buyers demand. Top price today was £220 for one month old Fleckvieh x from R & J Dodgson, Montbeliardes to £210 from RJS & DM Addison, with others regularly selling between £185 and £205 from Colby Farms Ltd. Holstein Friesians sold to £125 from W Garnett & Son and HJ Robinson & Son, with other rearers regularly £80 to £110, mediums were generally selling between £65 to £80 with only the smallest and youngest less.
Several weaned calves and stirks attracted keen interest selling to a top of £462 for Aberdeen Angus x Bulls from C Preston, who also sold Hereford bulls to £455. Weaned calves sold to £445 for Limousin x bulls from RJ & KR Wilkinson, who also sold British Blue bulls to £395 and heifers to £355.
More calves can easily be sold at our regular fortnightly sale and we encourage Vendors to contact the office with entries of calves to assist when contacting buyers.
There were a few more cast cows on offer this fortnight saw 37 cattle sell to an overall market average of 112p/kg. Beef bred cows sold to a strong trade topping at £1058 from AT Threlkeld Ltd, Satterthwaite or 159p/kg for a Limousin Cow from SW Atkinson, Capplethwaite. Dairy bred cattle topped at £851 or 137p/kg from R & J Dodgson, Cracalt.
More cattle are required to meet buyer’s demands. Please don’t forget we have a service for TB Restricted Cattle, please make sure these are pre-entered with the office.
Beef Breeding Cattle
The mid-summer sale of Beef Breeding Cattle saw a buoyant trade for all classes, with cattle selling above vendor’s expectations. Top price today was £1680 for an Aberdeen Angus cow with a Limousin Heifer calf at foot from Tom Barrons Farm Ltd who sold others at £1620. Other cows with calves at foot sold to £1400 for a Charolais x cow with bull calf at foot from D Clark. Heifers with calves sold to £1500 for Limousin x with a bull calf at foot from TH Gibson & Son with others to £1480 with heifer calves at foot. Limousin heifers from DE & SM Moorhouse with Limousin calves sold to £1350 with others to £1200 to £1300. Several in-calf heifers sold to £1080 for British Blues from JBL & I Ellis.
Cows with Bull Calves to £1400 av. £1400
Cows with Heifer Calves to £1680 av. £1650
Heifers with Bull Calves to £1500 av. £1340
Heifers with Heifer Calves to £1480 av. £1315
In-Calf Heifers to £1080 av. £1030
A seasonal entry of Store Cattle saw a younger entry forward which sold well considering the current weather conditions and feed stocks.
Hereford x heifers 13 month old sold to £725 from GM Strong with others to £710. Other younger heifers generally sold around £620 to £700. Steers sold to £705 for Aberdeen Angus x, 12-14 month old, from JH & A Metcalfe & Son with Hereford x to £680 from JL Bird.
Please advise the office of entries for the next sale on Thursday 26th July.