Rearing Calf Report 150422
On Friday Penrith & District Farmers’ Mart LLP held their fortnightly sale of 123 Rearing Calves and Stirks.
The bank holiday sale most certainly brought spirit to the ring, with a very strong demand throughout the sale, buyers had travelled from as far afield as Yorkshire and Sterling.
Numerous vendors take advantage of this successful sale, with customers from as far as Ayrshire and Barnard Castle. The sale topped at £800 for a pen of ten-month-old British Blue bull stirks from Grahamsfield Farm, selling to Mr J Fields.
Mr J Harrison, Penny Hill Park sold a superb run of well-reared stirks, four to five-months-old to average £525, topping at £700 for a belting six-month-old Limousin bull.
A marvellous consignment of well-reared cattle from Messrs Messenger, Howes Farm, achieved an average of £542.50 for five-month-old British Blue bulls and heifers, this included a Beef Shorthorn bull creeping up to £550.
Messrs JM and J Fisher and Daughters, Holme Wrangle, sold a very even packet of four-month-old British Blue bulls and heifers to average £510, topping at £550 selling to Mr D Holgate, Wakefield.
Young calves sold were a much sharper trade with Messrs AD and FE Elliott, Askrigg Hall, selling three-week-old British Blue crosses to £320, slightly stronger calves topped at £410 from Messrs GL Armstrong and Son, Blunderfield East, with a ten-week-old British Blue bull.
More numbers of all classes are required for our next sale, with a very healthy ringside of buyers each sale. With demand for all types, right down to the 10-to-14-day old Holstein calves, with these achieving £40-£50 a head, this is a considerable rise in comparison to local competition.
Our next sale will be held on Friday 29th April, please contact Andrew Maughan on 07717611952 to advise entries.
Bull Weaned Calves & Stirks
British Blue - £800, £560 Grahamsfield Farm; £555 (3), £540 Pennyhill Park; £550 (3), 540, £530 Howes Farm; £400 Frizington Perks Farm
Limousin - £700 Penny Hill Park; £600, £640 Grahamsfield Farm; £420 Southernby Hall
Aberdeen Angus - £580 (2) Grahamsfield Farm; £525 Plumpton Foot; £420 Southernby Hall
Belted Galloway - £250 Plumpton Foot
Bullock Weaned Calves & Stirks
Hereford - £600 Sleetburn Farm
British Blue - £555 (2), £540 (2) Holme Wrangle
Beef Shorthorn - £550 Howes Farm; £440 Mount Clifton
Limousin - £490 Fellsyke Farm
Fleckvieh - £360 Fellsyke Farm
Black & White - £235 Sleetburn Farm
British Blue - £410, £390 Blunderfield East; £390 Monks House; £320, £312, £310, £280, £275 Askrigg Hall; £275 Yanwath Woodhouse
Saler - £360, £340 Blunderfield East
Limousin - £360 Beeches Farm; £230 Duckintree
Aberdeen Angus - £215 Plumpton Foot
Hereford - £82, £80 (4) Dolphenby Farm
Black & White - £55 Catterlen Hall; £46 (2), £40 (2) Yanwath Woodhouse
Heifer Weaned Calves & Stirks
British Blue - £545, £525 Howes Farm; £500, £490 (3), £440 Holme Wrangle; £490, £480, £460 Penny Hill Park; £470 Mount Clifton; £445 (9), £430 (5) Macherquhat Farm; £420 Frizington Parks Farm
Aberdeen Angus - £490 Plumpton Foot; £395 Penny Hill Park; £375 Sleetburn Farm
Hereford - £400 Beeches Farm
Limousin - £445, £440 Beeches Farm; £250 Duckintree; £220 Southernby Hall
British Blue - £310 (2) Monks House; £280, £180 Askrigg Hall; £185 The Ling
Aberdeen Angus - £300, £285 Beeches Farm
Hereford - £100 Yanwath Woodhouse; £75 Dolphenby Farm