Sale Report: 18th May 2018 Breeding stock

The Annual Spring show & Sale of Breeding Cattle & Sheep was held on Friday 18th May 2018, kindly sponsored by Zoetis.

The sale included the dispersal of the Howside herd on behalf of Messrs Maxwell. A huge ring of buyers turned out to support this sale with a top price of £3700 paid for a 4th calved cow and calf purchased by B & J Hodgson, Woodend. Many more units were sold for over £2000.

Top Prices

Cow & Bull Calf (£ per unit) – Limousin – 3700, 2700 (2), 2550, 2450, 2200, 2050, 2000 Howside, 2350 Burns Farm, 1900 Grange Farm. British Blue – 2150, 2000, 1950, 1900, 1750, 1600, 1550 Howside, 1550 Burns Farm. Hereford – 1400 Ryhola Meadow. Fleckvieh – 1320 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Norweigian Red – 1160 Nr Branthwaite Edge.

Cow & Heifer Calf (£ per unit) – Limousin – 2700, 2350, 2250, 2000 Howside, 1850 (x2) Row Farm, 1700 Coniston Hall, 1500 Burns Farm, British Blue – 2550, 2500 (x2), 2100, 2050 Howside. Norweigian Red – 1250 Nr Branthwaite Edge.

Heifer & Bull Calf (£ per unit) – Charolais – 2250 (x2) Brow Top Farm. Fleckvieh – 1420 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Hereford – 1400 Ryhola Meadow.

Heifer & Hefier Calf (£ per unit) – Hereford – 1500, 1400 Ryhola Meadow.

Bulling Heifer (£ per unit) – Limousin – 1580, 1450, 1380, 1280 Howside, Hereford – 1070 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Aberdeen Angus – 1040 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Simmental – 1040 Welcome Nook Bungalow. 

A good quality show of 1000 hoggs & ewes with lambs at foot sold well with a great atmosphere throughout the sale allowing prices to remain very strong for all types.

The Show was judged by the tag team, John Walker and James Hunter, Fieldside. They awarded an outstanding pen of five Mule hoggs with Texel cross lambs at foot Champion from Messrs Winter, Clickham who also received the David Westgarth Memorial Trophy. These later sold for £155 per life. Reserve Champion went to Messrs Pedley, Yore House for their pen of Texel x hoggs with Beltex lambs at foot.

Prize Results

Best pen of 5 Mule hoggs with lambs

1st       Winter Bros, Clickham                                          Sold for £155 per life

2nd       M/s Sowerby, Terry’s Farm                                Sold for £114 per life

3rd       J Stobart, Howbeck                                               Sold for £100 per life

Best pen of 5 Continental hoggs with lambs

1st       M/s Pedley, Yore House                                       Sold for £87 per life

2nd       M/s Pedley, Yore House                                       Sold for £82 per life

3rd       Mosser Mains                                                          Sold for £91 per life

Champion – Winter Bros, Clickham

Reserve Champion – M/s Pedley, Yore House

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Top Prices

Ewes & lambs at foot (£ per head) – Texel – 90 Harley Croft, 68 Whinnerah, 63 Gill Bank, 59 Gorawood, 59 Low Whitebanks, 54, 53 Scalderskew, 53 Burnthwaite Farm. Mule – 89 Cotland Farm, 69, 68, 67, 64, 63 Howbeck Lodge, 60 Easthwaite Farm, 59 Whinnerah, 54 Thornholme. Suffolk – 87 Mosser Mains Farm. Beltex – 74 Whinnerah. Herdwick – 64, 63 Middle Fell Farm, 55, 50 Cragg House Farm, 50, 46 Easthwaite Farm, 45.50 Crosbythwaite Farm.   Texel X Herdwick – 61, 59 Thornholme, 60, 58 Penny Hill, 58 Easthwaite Farm, 58 Scalderskew. Jacob – 59, 58, 50 Easthwaite Farm. Swaledale – 56 Ulcatrow, 55, 52 Scalderskew, 46, 45 Orthwaite Hall. Kerryhill – 51 Jo Ann Bungalow.

Shearling & lambs at foot (£ per head) – Mule – 86 Crookdake Cottages. Texel – 80, 73, 56 Seathwaite Farm. Cheviot – 67 Seathwaite Farm. Texel X Herdwick – 52 Penny Hill. Herdwick – 47 Low Whitebanks.

Hoggs & Lambs at foot (£ per head) – Mule – 155 Clickham Farm, 114, 109 Terrys Farm, 103, 100 Howbeck Lodge, 87 Baggra Yeat, 85, 82 Hole Beck, 83 Cotland Farm, 82 Mosser Mains Farm. Texel – 97, 91 Mosser Mains Farm, 96, 84, 80 Harley Croft, 87, 85, 83, 82 Yore House, 76 Gorawood. Suffolk – 87 Mosser Mains Farm.

Hoggs (£ per head) – Mule – 96 Crookdake Cottage, 78 Seat House. Texel – 94 Gorawood, 80 Seat House.

 

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