On Thursday 7 June, NWA J36 held the Summer Sale of Beef Breeding Cattle which attracted buyers from throughout the Northern Counties, Scotland and Wales. A strong trade was experienced for all classes of cattle with buyers keen to secure replacement stock.
The sale topped at £2200 for a BrB x heifer with a Limousin heifer calf at foot from EJ Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg who sold Limousin x heifers with heifer calves to £1920.
Limousin x heifers from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland sold to £1880 with heifer calves at foot with others £1700. An entry of BrB x heifers from C Wilson, Witherslack sold to £1720 with bull calves at foot and heifer calves at foot to £1620.
A larger entry of older cows attracted keen interest and were eagerly bid for. A third calved Limousin x cow with heifer calf from Forest Hall Farm, Selside sold to £1680 with others £1450 – 1600 from the same home. DJ & EA Park, Crook sold 10 year Limousin cows with heifer calves to £1400 with others at £1200-1350.
A consignment of Beef Shorthorn cows with Charolais x calves from TM & D Dobson, Crosthwaite with bull and heifer calves sold to £1500 (x 2), and olders cows £900-£1100.
Bulling heifers achieved a top price of £1290 for a Limousin x from Forest Hall Farms, Selside who sold other Limousin x at £1220, £1200 and a BrB x at £1180.
In-calf heifers from TLB & J Knowles, Selside sold to £1150 for a BrB x and £1120 Limousin x due September to a Limousin.
A 4 year old Angus bull from T Roper, Whitehaven achieved £1500 with a 6 year old BrB x at £1100 from A & L Huddleston, Wray.
Limousin x heifers with bull calves - £1800, £1720, £1680
Limousin x heifers with heifer calves - £1920, £1880, £1820
BrB x heifers with bull calves - £1720, £1620
BrB x heifers with heifer calves - £2200, £1580, £1500
Cows with bull calves - £1550, £1550, £1520
Cows with heifer calves - £1680, £1580, £1550
In-calf heifers - £1150, £1120, £1100
Bulling heifers – £1290, £1220, £1200, £1180