Store Stock Friday 4th December 2020

4th December 2020

Store cattle

An entry of improved quality sold to a fast trade surpassing recent rates and delighting vendors. Top price of £1400 was achieved for a classy Limousin Heifer from D&J Richardson, Whitehead Brow who also sold another super specimen over thirty months to £1350. Steers topped at £1340 for a Limousin from Messrs Crowe, Hall Santon whose good run averaged 1273. Another good run from AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow also averaged an impressive 1273.

Natives proved good to sell to a top of £1250 for an Aberdeen Angus Steer from TW West, Pickett Howe who also sold a Hereford to £1150. Belted Galloway Heifers from Messrs Sherwen, Low Thorney sold to £1075 and £1060.  

Heifers – Limousin – 1400, 1350 Whitehead Brow, 1190, 1170, 1160, 1060 Ullock Farm, 1090 High House, 1040(2) Croft End. Aberdeen Angus – 1095 Thrimby Grange. Beef Shorthorn – 1075 Thrimby Grange. Belted Galloway- 1075, 1060 Low Thorney. British Blue – 1045 Thrimby Grange, 1025 Drigg Moorside, 1000 Pickett Howe.

Steers – Limousin – 1340, 1250, 1230 Hall Santon, 1280(2), 1260 Woodhall Brow, 1240 Pickett Howe, 1190 Croft End, 1180 East Townend, 1150 High House, 1110 Hilltop. Aberdeen Angus – 1250 Pickett Howe. Hereford- 1150 Pickett Howe. Beef Shorthorn- 1060 Hilltop. Montbeliarde – 855(6) Outgang.

Young Bulls - Simmental- 885(2), 865(2), 850(2) Near Swallowhurst.

Store Cows: - Holstein Friesian- 845, 725 Aikbank. Limousin – 770 Cathow. British Blue- 755 Mosser Mains. Shorthorn- 745 Mosser Mains.

A good show of farmers stirks as always well bid for with an abundance of potential purchasers. Top of £710 for a Limousin Bull from JN&FC Walker, Harrington Parks. Black and White Bulls to £510 for a pair of Holstein Friesians from J Stubbs & Partners, Syke Beck.

Stirks – Limousin – 710, 635, 605 Harrington Parks. Charolais- 620, 535 Syke Beck. British Blue- 575, 500 Syke Beck. Holstein Friesian- 510(2) Syke Beck. Angus- 500 Syke Beck. Friesian- 490(2), 470(2) Harrington Parks.

3m old British Blue Bull Calves to £430 from Tallentire Hill Farm. Many more could have been well sold to a cracking trade with an increased ringside of buyers.

Calves- British Blue Bull- 430, 415, 405 Tallentire Hill. Angus Heifer- 340, 325 Tallentire Hill.

A seasonal entry of lambs forward but high rates maintained to £90 for Texel lambs from GS Bell, Newhouse Farm.

Store Sheep– Texel ­– 90, 81, 80 Newhouse. Cheviot – 69 Rannerdale. Mule – 66 Briary Moss. Herdwick – 48.50 Rannerdale.