Store & breeding stock 9th April 2021

9th April 2021

Store cattle trade continues to exceed expectations being superb with all classes extremely good to sell. Prices were wonderful upto a top of £1535 for a dairy bred 23m old British Blue steer from I Pigg, Linewath, Hesket New Market whose trailer load averaged an impressive £1485. Heifers topped at £1295 for an 18m old Limousin from W Grix & Partners, Hill Head, Morpeth. Dairy bred British Blue heifers sold to £1285 and £1275 for AH Barker, Town Head, Penrith. Young cattle again keenly sought after topping at £1335 for a 12 month old Limousin steer from Messrs Hodgson, Croft End, Beckermet.

Bulls looked a roaring trade with all cylinders firing producing the days top price of £1585 for a Limousin from G&T Tyson, East House, Brigham. This outstanding consignment of yearling bulls averaged a whopping £1391.19. Others to £1395 for a Limousin from A&L Gott, Prospect House, Isel.

Next fortnightly sale on Friday 23rd April. Please advise entries to the office on 01900 822016. Catalogue made on Friday 16th April.

Steers – British Blue – 1535, 1525, 1455, 1425 Linewath, 1385(2), 1335 Town Head, 1335, 1195 Bolton Wood Lane, 1245 Hill Head. Limousin – 1355, 1335, 1295, 1275, 1195 Croft End, 1245 Gate Ghyll, 1215, 1165, 1085 Hill Head, 1185, 1175 Stockbridge Farm, 1115 Overcroft, 1075 Low Snab. Aberdeen Angus – 1225, 1215, 1195 Stockbridge Farm, 1000 Ullock Farm. Simmental – 1105 Hill Head. Beef Shorthorn – 975 Burnt House. British Friesian – 965 Bolton Wood Lane.

Heifers – Limousin – 1295, 1175, 1095, 1015 Hill Head, 1195 Gate Ghyll, 1155 East Townend, 1155 Stockbridge Farm, 1095 Outgang Farm, 1085, 1065 Fell End, 1025 Overcroft. British Blue – 1285, 1275, 1245(4), 1235(2), 1195, 1135(2) Town Head, 1125 Stargill Farm, 1095, 1085 Syke Beck, 1075 Row End, 1035 Brackenbarrow. Simmental – 1225, 1045 Welcome Nook, 1065 Nr Swallowhurst. Charolais – 1185, 1045 Crooklands, 1075 Syke Beck. Blonde d’Aquitaine – 1175, 1065 Fell End. Fleckvieh – 1165(2) Town Head. Aberdeen Angus – 1055, 1015(2) Ullock Farm, 975 Burnt House. Beef Shorthorn – 925 Burnt House.

Bulls – Limousin – 1585, 1445(5), 1375(9), 1355, 1335(5) East House, 1395, 1335, 1195 Prospect House, 1135 Hill Head. Blonde d’Aquitaine – 1115 Eirinntalla.

A quality entry of feeding cows were an amazing trade topping at £1295 for a British Blue from RA Rawling, Overcroft, Greysouthen.  

Store Cows: - British Blue – 1295 Overcroft, 1195 Holmecroft Farm. Limousin – 1025 Fellside Farm, 985 Low Snab, 965 Stargill Farm.

Stirks sold to a top of £625 for a 4m old Hereford Bull from A&L Gott, Prospect House, Isel. Demand for stirks is unprecedented. Please do not hesitate to get in touch regarding marketing your stirks.

Stirks – Hereford – 625 Prospect House. Aberdeen Angus – 500 Prospect House. British Blue – 475(3), 455 Beck View.

Breeding Sheep

The first ewes and lambs of the season were forward meeting a fantastic trade. A pen of 3-4 shear TexelxMule ewes with twin Texel lambs sold to £90 a life from Messrs Palmer, East Townend, Workington. Many more wanted for our next sale on Friday 23rd April.