Rearing Calves to £420 (86)
B&W av £58.38 Cont av £278.48 Native av £202.46
A good number of calves forward today for the August calf show and a good straight trade was had right throughout the sale. Fred Houseman took the best in show with a cracker of a British Blue bull by Genus Sire Dev which eventually sold for £420. Continental bulls were a straight trade throughout with a section average of £333.57 which included a run of plain, younger bulls easing the average overall.
Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Forward: 311 head of cattle
Comprising: 302 Feeding Cattle (58 Young Bulls, 13 Beef Feeding Cows, 231 Bullocks & Heifers) & 9 Breeding Cattle.
Little change in the feeding bull trade. Last of the 2017 spring born bulls in the correct age spec got away well, into £1000+. Strong bulls over 12 months in forward condition got away in a similar value with the best £1200.
A small show of feeding cows were certainly a sharper trade and the average reflecting this as well.
45 Prime cattle comprising 24 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 25 Cast Cattle including 2 Cast Bulls.
4,852 Prime Sheep comprising 3,580 Prime Lambs, & 1,272 Cast Ewes & Rams.
61 Rearing Calves.
9 Loads of produce.
61 Rearing Calves & 10 Dairy -
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep
Forward: 4,984 Head, 4788 Store Lambs av £60.26. 196 Breeding Sheep.
4788 store lambs through the ring with a definite better stamp of lamb on offer today compared with a fortnight ago. The pre sale Beltex x store lamb sale was won by the Moorhouse family of Dacre with a pen of 25 selling for £81.50. On the whole beltex lambs saw an improved trade with numerous pens between £68- £79 and plenty of buyers to take them there.