There was a fantastic catalogue entry of 483 Store Cattle this week. The day’s trade was topped at £1500 for an Aberdeen Angus Bullock from CB Heald and Son of Ingleton which was closely followed by JD & GM Bracken of Garstang selling a pair of Angus Bullocks to £1490. Bullocks from RH Dodgson of Burton in Kendal sold to £1480 for a Charolais and £1440 for a Limousin. A large consignment of Charolais Bullocks from P & R Galligan of Woodford saw a pair top at £1390. Aberdeen Angus Heifers sold to £1330 from JD & GM Bracken of Garstang.
Black and White Bullocks sold to £1270 from WS Burrow & Son of Silverdale.
The weekly sale of Calves and Stirks saw a bumper entry of 100 forward.
A run of British Blue Bull Calves sold to £428 with others selling to £412 and £400 from AW & AM Park of Elle. Limousin Bull calves topped at £410 from JN & J Capstick of Brant Beck
Hereford Heifer Calves sold to £305 from Cornthwaite Moors Ltd of Poulton-Le-Fylde with the same good home selling Aberdeen Angus Heifers to £290. Beef calves were eagerly bid for but were in short supply to fulfil buyer’s requirements.
Black and White Calves sold to £95 from Drinkall Bros of Over Wyresdale.
There was 18 Stirks forward which saw a slightly easier trade due to purchasers cautious of buying due to the weather. A consignment of Stirks from Cornthwaite Moors Ltd saw British Blue Bullocks sell to £490, Aberdeen Angus Bullocks sell to £480, British Blue Heifers sell to £425 and Aberdeen Angus Heifers to £400.
Once again, the Cast Cow ring saw a large entry of 125 forward selling to a full ringside of buyers which saw an overall average of 120p/kg achieved.
Cast Cows sold to 194.5p/kg for a Limousin Cow from NJ & L Allan of Killington. Dairy Bred Cows sold to 171.5p/kg from J & M Sanderson of Wesham, which also made the top price of Cast Cows selling to £1233.09.
Cast Heifers sold to 184.5p/kg for a Montbeliarde from WR & CM Lawrenson of Preston.
The overall top price of the day was £1315.60 for a Aberdeen Angus Bull from DW & NM Alderson of Middleton.