Rearing Calves to £440 (85)
B&W av £96.68 Cont av £362.33 Native av £320
Another handy show of calves today with 85 on offer with a large proportion of Black and Whites up for grabs, 47 in fact. A mixed bag of black and whites today with young calves making strong prices, and fleshy calves heading nicely towards £100 on onwards with an overall average of £96.68 topping at £180 for a fantastic bull from Whitakers of Bolton Abbey.
Continentals were also good to sell with heifers looking as strong as bulls on today’s price. A blue heifer from Richard Sutcliffe topped proceedings at £400 with Richard also taking joint top in the Bulls at £440 with James Gooch keeping him company. David Hall of Conistone Cold would have a very nice trade with his four to five week old blue heifers averaging around £360.
It hasn’t been mentioned for a few weeks but black and white calves averaged 36 days of age and Native and Continental Calves averaged 43 days of age for today’s sale.
Limousin x (Av £335)
£400 Hayton & Stocks, Bolton Abbey; £365 RD Metcalfe, Brearton
Brit Blue x (Av £390.42)
£440, £435, £415 P&RM Sutcliffe, Queensbury; £440, £430 J Gooch, Cononley ; £425 Church Farm Enterprises; £400 C&SB Whitelock, Gargrave; £400x2 Hayton & Stocks, Storiths.
Saler to £250 RL Wright & Son, Airton
Black & White (Av £96.68)
£180 PA Whittaker, Storiths; £150 F Spence, Sutton In Craven
Simmental (Av £381.25)
£405, £390 AR&P Hargreaves, Belthorn; £370, £360 CN&SA Harrison, Elslack
Limousin x to £300 RD Metcalfe & Son, Brearton
Brit Blue x (Av £356.67)
£400 P&RM Sutcliffe, Queensbury; £395 Church Farm Enterprises, Burton Leonard
Aberdeen Angus to £320 Church Farm Enterprises, Burton Leonard
Saler (Av £330)
£335, £325 RL Wright & Son, Airton