Thursday 12th November 2020
Calves and Stirks
J36’s fortnightly sale of calves had another good offering of 80 forward. Best calves continue to be very well bid for and selling to a fast trade. Middle beef calves continue to sell to a good trade with the younger types a slightly easier trade. Good black and whites were in short supply.
The run of British Blue bulls from HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick led the way selling to £445. A great consignment of British Blue bulls from A Pickthall, New Hutton peaked at £440 with others from the same good home selling to £420. MJ & K Ayrton, Lancaster sold a 4 week old British Blue to £410. All Blue bulls forward averaged £360.
GCL Stephenson, Kirkby Lonsdale sold a wonderful run of Limousin bulls to a top of £350 with others to £320. Simmental bulls were all well bid for with a top of £385 from RF & CE Hodgson, Pennington with others from the same good home selling to £360. There were less native bred bulls about this morning with all well bid for, with Angus bulls selling to £300 from MJ & K Ayrton, Lancaster.
The best heifers were all well bid for with many going for future breeding. Limousin heifers peaked at £400. Gibson and Berry sold British Blue heifers to £370. RF & CE Hodgson, Pennington had another good run of Simmental heifers selling to a top of “90 with others to £260.
There were less dairy bred bulls forward today, with many more being needed to sell to vendors advantage. Fleckviehs sold to £110 from RG & JA Clark, Endmoor with Dairy Shorthorn to £100 from Messrs Robinson, Old Hutton.
A very mixed show of stirks were forward with all selling to full value. C Slater sold Dairy Shorthorn bullocks to £590. Kirkby & Longworth sold British Blue bullocks to £565.
Please advise Bradley of your calf and stirk entries to aid marketing and securing buyers.
Another strong entry of cows were forward today and selling to 129.5p/kg for a Stabiliser from A Dixon & Son, Selside with Limousin x selling to 124.5p/kg from P & SA Edmondson, Stainton and Simmental x from Matson Farms Ltd, Windermere.
Beef cows generally 112p/kg – 118p/kg for cows going for further feeding. Top grossing beef cow was an Aberdeen Angus x from JT Procter, Flookburgh achieving £1025.
Dairy cows sold to 119.5p/kg for Holstein Friesians from JM Barton & Son, Lupton and MH & AR Robinson, Old Hutton. Heavy dairy cows generally 105p/kg – 110p/kg with top grossing being £933 from MH & AR Robinson.
OTM heifers sold to 159.5p/kg from B & D Willison, & Son, Levens and £1060 from JE Read, Hutton Roof. OTM steers sold to 129.5p/kg and £918 again from JE Read.
Several cull bulls were sold peaking at 129.5p/kg for a Limousin from JM Barton & Son and £1205 for Aberdeen Angus from J & M Maudsley & Son.
The monthly catalogued sale of beef breeding cattle saw a competitive ring side of buyers in attendance, all keen to secure additional and replacement stock.
Several full and part dispersals were included in the sale which saw Simmental x cows with Limousin x heifer calves at foot from E Parker, Carnforth sell to £1600 who also sold in-calf British Blue x and Simmental x cows at £1120.
The 3 year old Limousin stock bull sold at £1900.
JE Stables & Son sold Simmental x cows with Limousin x bull calves to £1480 with others £1400, £1380 and cows with heifer calves to £1400 for Charolais x.
Aberdeen Angus x cows and heifers with Hereford x calves from B Holland, Tatham sold to £1120 with others £1050 - £1100. Others from the Millfield Stud, Settle sold at £1200 who also sold in-calf Aberdeen Angus x heifers at £1120.
Several Limousin x bulling heifers were forwards, selling to £1060 from R & RM Dent, Kirkby Stephen.
The fortnightly sale of store cattle saw a seasonal entry forward and perhaps starting to show the effect of the recent change in seasons.
Steers sold to £900 for a British Blue x from RJ & R Holden, Millom who sold Hereford x steers at £890. A trio of 10 month old Charolais x steers from AW Irvine, Ambleside achieved £890. An entry of Aberdeen Angus x steers from JE Wightman, Lupton sold to £850 with Herefords from the same home £840 and Blonde x £830.
A run of 6 month old Limousin x steers from B Heyes, Mossborough sold to £730. Dairy bred steers sold to £680 for British Friesians from JR Corlett & Son, Cockermouth. A pen of White Park steers attracted specialist bidding interest selling to £690.
Heifers sold to £1040 for Aberdeen Angus x from JE Wright & Son, Knutsford who sold others at £980. British Blue x heifers from JE Wightman sold to £890. Suckler heifers from B Heyes sold to £750 for 6 month old Limousin x with others at £690 and Simmental x to £650 from W Caley & Son, Windermere.
Suckler bulls sold to £680 for 6 month old Simmental x from LA & M Lambert, Lupton.
The next sale of store cattle is Thursday 26th November with a special section for native bred cattle and suckled calves.