The fortnightly sale of calves saw 75 go through the ring. A run of Charolais calves from to MH & AR Robinson, Old Hutton topped the trade at £540, and also sold Charolais bulls to £530.
Also peaking at the £500 mark were British Blue bulls from H J Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick with other bulls from JW & TE Sharp selling to £470. All British Blue bulls forward averaged £360. Native bred bulls were a strong trade once again, with Herefords from the Lawkland Hall Farm Partnership, Austwick selling a run to £460, £450 and £440. Angus bulls were once again a fast trade at Junction 36 with DW Cottom, New Hutton peaking this section at £410.
Heifer calves continue to be a strong trade with many buyers looking for replacement breeding stock. Charolais heifers topped the trade from MH Robinson at £480, with British Blue heifers to £430 and others selling to £420 from DE Sharp. Many good Continental heifers were selling between the £300-£350 mark.
Black and white bulls continued to be a flying trade with a run from Lawkland Hall topping at £230, with others from this good home also selling to £195. Medium type black and white yearling calves were selling well over the £100 mark, with smaller types selling between the £30-£50 mark.
Stirks and Weanlings
There was a good show of weanlings and stirks which met with a full ring side of buyers all keen to purchase replacement stock. FP & G Slater, Witherslack sold British Blue bullocks to £900, with British Blue bulls selling to £785 from MH & AR Robinson, Old Hutton. Weanlings would be the trade of the day with Angus bullocks (5m) from D Wightman, Heversham selling to £690, British Blues (5m) to £655 from B Mallinson & Son. All black and whites were keenly bid for with a top of £625 from FP & G Slater, Witherslack with others from the same home selling to £550.
Starting with strong stores today, a Galloway bullock from J Twigg, Lindale topped at £1340. John showed a wonderful run of bullocks selling Angus to £1300 and Limousins selling to the same price. MJ Waller, Lupton sold strong Limousin bullocks to £1280 and £1275. JL Bird, Grange-over-sands sold a run of Hereford bullocks peaking at £1290 and £1280. Galloway bullocks were keenly bid for with DA & FB Daley selling to £1130. Strong heifers were keenly bid for with British Blues from MJ Waller, Lupton selling to £1260. A run of Blonde heifers from KG & LM Park, Witherslack sold to £1220.
Black and white bullocks were the strongest trade seen at Junction 36 for a long time, with a top of £1120, £1110 from SM Cooper, Ulverston with AE & PC Capstick, Milnthorpe (14m) to £950.
Younger grass cattle remain a fast trade, with some being the dearest seen at Junction 36 for some time. 10 month old Limousin heifers from NJ Strickland & son selling to £1250, with Limousin bullocks at the same age from F & JM Mason selling to £1130. The younger grazing cattle saw well bred bullocks easily selling between £1000 - £1100 mark with heifers selling between £950 - £1000.
For those with store cattle to sell this spring, this report will be wonderful news. Please enter store cattle with confidence; to discuss store cattle please call Bradley Thompson 0786700244 or Matthew Probert 07540446647.
All breeding cattle sold to a fast trade with more being able to be sold for the demand at Junction 36. RT & ME Sutton, Stainton sold a run of British Blues and Limousin cows selling to a top of £1650 with others £1580 and all this consignment averaged £1255. A run of in-calf Galloway cows from AD & FD Daley sold to a top of £1130 with many selling over the £1000 mark, with all of this run averaging £930. We have purchasers looking for all types of breeding cattle at Junction 36.
Junction 36 had an entry of 33 cast cattle with the overall sale averaging 146p/kg. Cast steers sold to 229.5p or £1146.91 and 214.5p or 1136.85 for British Blues consigned by WJ Robinson & Son Farleton. Continental cast cows sold to 177.5p or £1101.10 for a Limousin from GC & GW Taylor, Crook. Black and white cows hit the high spot of 1157.75p from JR Robinson & Son, Carnforth with others to £1059.56 from Messer Sowerby, Drybeck. Aberdeen Angus cows sold to £1139.99 from RG Robinson, Farleton and Herefords peaked at £1055.96 from RM & LJ Whitton, Cartmel. Cast cattle are required each week to fulfil buyers requirements.