Friday 19th June 2020 - Store and breeding sale

19th June 2020

A seasonal entry forward with all classes finding ready homes as demand for stores remains very strong as numbers tighten. Trade was tremendous throughout to a top of £1195 for a Charolais Heifer from GW Hird, Westray Farm. Steers to £1155 for a Limousin from Messrs Robinson, Gate Ghyll. A good entry of young bulls forward topped at £1005 for a Limousin from EJ&RJ Wear, Howe Green.

Store cattle

Steers – Limousin – 1155 Gate Ghyll, 1075 Drigg Moorside, 1055 Waverbank, 1035, 925 Low Garth, 945 Overcroft, 925 Hall Waberthwaite. British Blue – 1145(2), 1135, 1085, 1065, 995 Waverbank, 1125 Drigg Moorside, 985 Low Godderthwaite. Aberdeen Angus – 1035, 995 Drigg Moorside, 1035, 965 Stockbridge Farm, 945 Low Godderthwaite. Beef Shorthorn – 1035(2), 945 Woodhow Farm. Galloway – 855 Hensingham. Holstein Friesian – 795 Westray Farm.

Heifers – Charolais – 1195 Westray Farm, 1145, 1085 Townhead. British Blue – 1185, 1055 Townhead, 1175, 1125, 1115 Brackenbarrow, 1105, 1085, 1035, 1025 Waverbank, 1045 Drigg Moorside. Aberdeen Angus – 1085, 1035, 1025, 995 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 1035 Brackenbarrow. Galloway – 775 Hensingham.

Bulls – Limousin – 1005, 995 Howe Green, 995(2), 955, 935, 905 Grove Farm. Beef Shorthorn – 895 Row Head. British Friesian – 525(2) Harrington Parks.

Feeding Cows good to sell topping at £935 for a Simmental Cow from JT Skelton, Waterloo Farm.

Store Cows: - Simmental – 935, 885 Swallowhurst, 835, 815 Waterloo. Aberdeen Angus – 845 Low Godderthwaite.

Many more Calves and Stirks could have been well sold with demand as strong as ever. Top of £765 for a 6m old Limousin Bull from Messrs Hetherington, West Moor End who also sold 2 ½ month old British Blue Calves to £350.

Stirks – Limousin – 765 West Moor End. British Blue – 545, 505, 475 Rose Farm.

Bull Calves – British Blue – 350(2) West Moor End.

Breeding Sheep

Just a handful of Ewes and Lambs forward for the end of season topping at £69 per life for a Texel Ewe with Single Lamb from JP Scrugham, Dawn View.