41 Prime cattle comprising 16 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 24 Cast Cattle.
3,740 Prime Sheep comprising 3466 Prime Lambs, 274 Cast Ewes & Rams.
70 Rearing Calves.
Forward: 524 head of cattle
Comprising: 524 Feeding Cattle (93 Young Bulls, 37 Beef Feeding Cows & Bulls, 395 Bullocks & Heifers)
Feeding Bulls – another damp start to the day helped buyers make up their minds early and so a few more were able to attend the feeding bull sale than anticipated. Trade was very good which is as much a reflection of pens on feeders farms emptying rapidly as they sell 2018 spring born animals in spec. The bales under 10 months were keenly contested. Any and the heavy over 13 month bulls were a surprisingly good trade.
39 Prime cattle comprising 19 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Young Bull, 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 16 Cast Cattle.
2,732 Prime Sheep comprising 2,458 Spring Lamb, 274 Cast Ewes & Rams.
68 Rearing Calves.
8 Dairy Cattle.
1 Loads of produce
Rearing Calves to £410 (68)
B&W av £90.50 Cont av £304.32 Native av £146.67
A very good show of continental calves this morning with 58 of 68 calves presented having British Blue on the passport. The best was presented by Alan Middleton of Hartley’s Bolton Abbey with his belting 8 week old bull calf selling for £410. 35 British blue averaged £324 and 23 British Blue heifers averaging £263 topping with a belting heifer from John and Rob Marshall of Dacre selling for £360.
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep
Forward: 7,079 Head: (6,598 Store Lambs and 481 Breeding Sheep)
Overall Store Lamb av £58.41 ***
6,598 Store lambs through the ring this morning resulted in almost the same average as last fortnight of £58.41. Strong lambs were a nice trade as a result of the improved prime price seen this week with a number of fleshy pens in the £70 bracket.