Sale Report: Friday 7th December 2018 – Christmas Show & Sale of calves & Dairy Cattle and Store Sale

Store cattle

A seasonal entry of Store Cattle sold to similar rates topping at £1095 for a Limousin Steer from AR Mason, Annaside Farm, Bootle. Heifers sold to £1035 twice, both times for Limousins from W Sharpe, Woodend Lodge, Lamplugh.

Steer: – Limousin – 1095, 1015, 995 Annaside Farm, 1065, 965 Woodend. Aberdeen Angus – 1075 Upmanby Farm, 1035 Annaside Farm. British Blue – 1075 Woodend. Shorthorn – 775 Whitekeld Farm, 655 Armaside Farm.

Heifer: – Limousin – 1035(2) Woodend, 925 Annaside Farm, 875 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Aberdeen Angus – 945, 875, 845 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Simmental – 845, 765 Near Swallowhurst.

Bulls:- British Blue – 765 Grange Farm. Swedish Red & White – 765 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian – 645 Grange Farm.

Store Cows: – Limousin – 915, 745, 725 Terrace Farm, 785 Howes Farm. Charolais – 785, 765 Crooklands Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 615 Howes Farm.

The Christmas Show and Sale of Calves was kindly sponsored by Genus ABS and Mathers Dairy Supplies. Judging was in the capable hands of Miss Chloe Shepherd, Drigg who after some deliberation chose as her Champion a British Bull Calf from R & M Allison, Barnyard, Greysouthen who also took Reserve honours with a British Blue Heifer. Champion and Reserve both sold to the judge for £350 and £330 respectively.

P1120597 (2)L-R – Mark Allison (Vendor), Ian Caddy (Sponsor -Genus), Chloe Shepherd (Judge).  Missing form the photograph was Megan Gibson (Sponsor – Mathers Dairy Supplies)

Bull Calves :– British Blue – 350, 290(2), 285, 255(2), 250 Barnyard, 290, 275 Fairladies Farm Aberdeen Angus – 300 The Buildings. South Devon – 250 The Buildings. Holstein Friesian – 90 The Buildings.

Heifer Calves :– British Blue – 330, 290(3), 270, 225, 210 Barnyard, 285 Tallentire Hill, 210 Fairladies Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 260 Tallentire Hill.

The Christmas Show and Sale of Dairy was ably judged by Mr Andrew Hunter, Mealsgate who backed his judgment by purchasing the Champion Heifer from JW Graves & Son, Home Farm, Tallentire.

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L- R – Andrew Graves (Vendor), Ian Caddy (Sponsor – Genus), Andrew Hunter (Judge).  Missing form the photograph Megan Gibson (Sponsor –  Mathers Dairy Supplies)

Dairy:- Holstein – 1250 Home Farm. Holstein Friesian – 840 Sorrowstones.

Store Lambs

Store Lambs sold to a sensational trade topping at £77 for Texels from T& A Teasdale, Sale Fell House, Cockermouth. Fell Lambs to £53 for Swaledales from RC & PE Beard, Rannerdale, Buttermere.

Many more lambs could have been well sold and are required.

Store Lambs:- Texel – 77, 65.50 Sale Fell, 74.50, 66 Newhouse Farm, 74 Whins Farm, 68 Whins Farm, 63 Punderland Farm, 62 Rannerdale. Texel x Herdwick – 74, 60, 59 East Townend. Charollais – 63 Hill Farm. Mule – 58 Hill Top Farm. Swaledale – 53 Rannerdale. Herdwick – 44, 40 Brockstones.

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