Friday 5th June 2020 - Breeding & Store Sale

5th June 2020

A seasonal entry of Store Cattle proved good to sell with improved optimism in the beef industry. All classes wanted. The days’ top price of £1215 was paid for a Charolais Heifer from Messrs Graham, Lynedraw, Ireby. Steers topped at £1175 for a Limousin from Messrs Noble, Gibbtarn, Beckermet.  

A handful of Bulls forward sold to £1005 for a Limousin from RA Rawling, Overcroft, Greysouthen.

Store cattle

Steer: - Limousin – 1175, 1135 Gibbtarn, 1095 Hill Farm, 1065 Stockbridge.  British Blue – 1165, 1135 Brackenbarrow, 1135(2), 1075 Gibbtarn, 1065 Overcroft. Lincoln Red- 1065 Fairladies. Charolais – 1065, 1015 Stockbridge. Aberdeen Angus – 1015, 1005 Tarn Cottage. Beef Shorthorn – 1005 Hilltop.       Holstein Friesian – 845 Broom Park.

Heifer: - Charolais – 1215 Lynedraw. Limousin – 1175, 1085 Lynedraw, 1175, 1075 Birk Howe, 1095(3) Gibbtarn, 1075(2) Hill Farm, 1045 Gate Ghyll. Beef Shorthorn – 1075, 995 Hilltop. British Blue – 1065, 985 Fairlaides, 1065, 1055, 975(2) Sorrowstones, 975 Grange Farm.  Holstein Friesian- 880 Grange Farm.    

Bulls:-  Limousin – 1005 Overcroft. Beef Shorthorn – 885, 835 Longmoor Head. Angus- 875 Brackenbarrow.

Store Cows: - Angus- 995 Beck Farm. Limousin – 875 Mite House. Simmental – 925, 865 Near Swallowhurst. Hereford – 795 Newsham.

Breeding Sheep

A good entry for the time of year of 550 outfits of Ewes with Lambs at foot attracted another bustling ringside of buyers ensuring a flying trade throughout. The days top price of £132 per life was paid twice; both times for pure Texel Ewes with single Beltex Lambs at foot from Woodhow Farm, Wasdale. Again the trade of the day would be the Herdwick Ewes which topped at £52 per life for Herdwick Ewes with Single lambs from P Deady, Troutal Farm, Broughton in Furness.  

Hoggs with Lambs

Texel:- 89, 88, 85 Highside. Mule – 80 Branthwaite.

Ewes with Lambs

Texel:- 132(2) Woodhow Farm, 98, 86 Hollin Head, 74, 71 Stockhill, 72 Clough House Farm. Suffolk- 68 Hollin Head. Cheviot- 62 Hollin Head. Swaledale – 54, 50, 46 Bridge End, 45.50 Newsham. Mule- 68 Brimmer Head, 66, 65, 62 The Steading. Herdwick- 52, 47, 45, 44 Troutal Farm, 47, 45(2), 43 Howside, 46(2) Brimmer Head, 46 Woodhow Farm, 45, 44.50 Burnthwaite.