A good day in the calf ring with a full ringside of buyers meant a strong trade was seen today. A run of 15 beef calves from RA & E Edmondson, Levens topped the day’s trade with a British Blue heifer selling to £300, with a month old Blue heifer from DW Cottam, New Hutton making £270. Native bred beef bulls were in strongest demand topping at £280 from RA & E Edmondson with others from the same home selling to £260 for month old calves. A young show of black and whites, with nothing over a month old, topped at £50 from HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick.
A few stirks about this morning topping at £415 for 5 month old Angus heifers from JA & S Johns, Brough with Blue bulls from the same home making £410.
The next sale of Calves and Stirks will be on Thursday 7th March with 30 Stirks already entered. Please advise Bradley of entries on 07867 000244.
Cull cows sold to 149.5p/kg for Stabiliser x from A Dixon & Son with 131.5p/kg from MJ & JD Handley, other heavy beef cows 120p/kg – 130p/kg, feeding types 110p/kg – 118p/kg. Dairy cows sold to 97.5p/kg from HJ Robinson & Son, parlour cows generally 75p/kg – 85p/kg with leaner sorts less. Top grossing cows were £1098 from MJ & JD Handley. All cull cows averaged 99p/kg.
OTM steers sold to 184.5p/kg (£1195) for Hereford x from DJ Dickinson. OTM heifers to 184.5p/kg (£1175) for a Stabiliser from A Dixon & Son who sold clean heifers to 189.5p/kg (£1028).
A younger entry of cattle forward today and selling to a keen ringside of buyers with all classes and types easily sold. Vendors are encouraged to enter cattle for the next sale on Thursday 7th March which will include a prize show for cattle up to 12 months old.
The sale topped at £790 for an 8 month old Limousin x steer from CI Briggs with Aberdeen Angus x achieving £740 from J Stott Jnr, others £690. Hereford x steers £630 from JH & A Metcalfe & Son. Several dairy steers were forward selling at £640 from JH Barker & Son.
Heifers sold to £750 for Aberdeen Angus from G Cuthbertson with 8 month old Charollais x £720 and £710 from CI Briggs. Hereford x to £710 from PJ Stuart. A nice run of 8 month old BB x sold at £650, £620 from JE Harrison.