Another large catalogued entry of 473 Cattle was forward for the Annual Show and Sale of Store Bullocks. The sale saw a mixed show of cattle forward with quality and meaty cattle selling to a premium.
This morning’s show of pens of 4 Continental Bullocks was kindly judged by Barry Dunkley of Ripon. The Champion pen was awarded to Stuart and Joan Cornthwaite, Lane House for a pen of Limousin Bullocks selling to £1300. Second Prize also was also awarded to Stuart and Joan Cornthwaite for a mixed pen of Limousin and Blonde Bullocks selling to £1380. Third prize was awarded to RG & H Preece, Thornbush selling a pen of Limousin Bullocks to £980.
Topping today’s trade was Barlow Bros of Ridley selling an Aberdeen Angus Bullock to £1560 with the sale seeing thirty one Bullocks forward today selling above £1300.
Heifers sold to a top of £1240 from M Archer & Son Ltd of Bolton-le-Sands for an Aberdeen Angus.
The Cast cow ring, once again, saw a large entry of 142 Cast Cows, with a lot of weathered and plain cattle forward.
Cast Cows sold to a top of 164.5p/kg for a Charolais Cow from Ballacutchel Farms Ltd, Isle of Man.
The top overall price was for a Cast Limousin Bull selling to £1199.35 also from Ballacutchel Farms, Isle of Man.
OTM Heifers sold to a top of 167.5p/kg from J Bargh & Son of Heaton with Oxcliffe, with all Black and White Heifers selling to an overall average of 128p/kg.
Overall all cast cows forward sold to an average of 114.48p/kg which is in line and above with other local centres.
The calf ring saw an entry of 39 forward with a plainer show of Calves forward. There was a shortage of was seen this week due to other sales being held locally.
The trade topped at £310 from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale for a British Blue Bull Calf.
Heifer Calves sold to a top of £300 for a British Blue from J & G Thornley Ltd of Roseacre.
Next week’s Calf sale also includes the Monthly Sale of Stirks, entries close for the Catalogue on Monday 25th September with others welcome on sale day.