Annual Blue Wednesday Show & Sale - 18 Pedigree Blue Cattle
The sale with an increased number of entries (95% clearance) was a huge success with bulls creating interest from premium suckled calf breeders underpinned by strong demand for bulls ready to work from local dairy producers.
Champion - D Townsend. Reserve - JC Walker & Son.
Intermediate Bulls to 6900gns av £3095.
Junior Bulls to 3700gns av £3395.
Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Forward: 517 head of cattle
Comprising: 142 Young Feeding Bulls, 347 Bullocks & Heifers, 2 Grazing Cows, 8 Breeding Cattle &
18 Pedigree Blue Cattle
A straight trade once again in the store ring with further stores being hampered slightly by the falling primestock trade however summer grazing cattle were good to sell with buyers looking to take advantage of the early spring grass.
63 Prime cattle comprising 4 Clean Cattle & 59 Cast Cattle
3,786 TOTAL SHEEP including
2,416 Prime Sheep comprising 134 Spring lambs, 1,705 Old Season Lambs, 577Cast Ewes & Rams
1,370 Breeding Sheep comprising 482 Ewes with 838 Lambs and 50 Geld Hoggs
30 Rearing Calves
4 Loads of produce
158 STIRKS, WEANED CALVES & YOUNG STORE CATTLE, 51 SHEEP & 23 GOATS
A very good entry of cattle for the monthly stirk sale saw the usual varied selection of young beef bred cattle and reared dairy bred stirks forward for sale with 59 separate customers buying and selling on the day, many keen to secure cattle for summer grazing.
23 Prime cattle comprising 1 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 21 Cast Cattle.
3,425 TOTAL SHEEP including:
1,939 Prime Sheep comprising 49 Spring Lambs, 1,453 Old Season Lambs, 437 Cast Ewes & Rams.
1,486 Breeding Sheep comprising 525 ewes with 957 lambs at foot & 4 geld gimmer hoggs.
73 Rearing Calves.
42 Dairy Cattle.
4 Loads of produce.