Sale Report: Storestock 16 February 2018

Store cattle 

The Valentine’s Show and Sale of Store Cattle attracted a pleasing entry of 400 with a good show put before todays judge, Mr Alan Lowrey. After some deliberation Mr Lowrey awarded the Championship rosette to Mr SG Benson, Horrace Farm, Ulverston with their 12 month old Limousin Steer which later sold for £1185. Reserve honours went to J Wilshaw, Oulton Hall, Wigton with their Blonde cross Heifer which later realised the days top price of £1335.

Outwith the show another flying trade was witnessed with a good ringside of buyers in attendance. The top priced Steer was £1245 paid for a Limousin from CJ Hartley, Stoney Howe, Drigg. Young Bulls sold to a top of £1145 for a Limousin from WG Wilkinson, Tilberthwaite Farm, Coniston.

Show Results

Steers

1st & Champion – SG Benson, Horrace Farm with a Limousin selling for £1185

2nd– JM Harrison, Lane End with a Limousin selling for £1085

3rd– M/s Brown, Park House with a Limousin selling for £1065

 

Heifers

1st & Reserve – J Wilshaw, Oulton Hall woth a Blonde selling for £1335

2nd– JM Harrison, Lane End with a Limousin selling for £855

3rd – SG Benson, Horrace Farm with a Limousin selling for £1035

 

Leading Prices

Steer: – Limousin – 1245, 1225 Stoney Howe, 1175, 1165 High Side Farm, 1155 Midtown Farm, 1145 Riggingill, 1145 Westray Farm, 1135 Low Boonwood, 1105 Horrace Farm, 1105 Strawberry Howe. Charollais – 1235, 1185, 1085 Mossergate, 1175 Westray. Blonde d’Aquatine – 1235, 1025 Beckside Farm. British Blue – 1225 Braeside, 1195 Woodhall Brow, 1185 Horrace Farm, 1105 Home Farm, 1095 Bolton Wood Lane, 1085 Newtonfield, 1085 Whins Farm, 1035 Syke Beck, 1015 Park House. Simmental – 955 Low Boonwood. Holstein Friesian – 885 Braeside, 865 Whins Farm, 765 Brackenbarrow, 725 Westray Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 825 Kirkland House, 755 Hollins.

Heifer: – Blonde d’Aquatine – 1335, 1295 Oulton Hall, 1125, 1005 Woodhall Brow, 1065 Beckside Farm. Limousin – 1185 Riggingill, 1175 Bolton Wood Lane, 1155, 1105, 1085 Prospect House, 1145 Strawberry How, 1085 Newtonfield, 1075 Foxhouses, 1065 High Moss. British Blue – 1175, 1035 High Side, 1135, 1025 Rowbrow Park, 1125 Woodhall Brow, 1085 Whins Farm, 1075 Bolton Wood Lane, 1045 Hyton Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 1055 Whins Farm, 1045 High Side. Charollais – 1025 Foxhouses, 975 Crooklands. Simmental – 885 Foxhouses. Hereford – 805 Row End. 

Bulls:- Limousin – 1145 Tilberthwaite. 

Store Cows: – British Blue – 875 Low Kinmont. Holstein Friesian – 835, 715, 665 Gatehouse. Belgian Blue – 695 Brimmer Head. Aberdeen Angus – 685 Petersburgh Farm.

Bull Calves :– British Blue – 360 Fleming Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 290 Fleming Hall. 

Heifer Calves :– Limousin – 330 Causeway Foot. British Blue – 325 Fleming Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 270 Fleming Hall.

Stirks: – British Blue – 650, 590 Punderland Farm. Limousin – 510 Hollin Head.

 

Store Hoggs:

All classes in keen demand as the improving prime trade drives up store prices. Top of £87 for Suffolk Hoggs from SPE Hill, Lowfields Farm, Irton.

Suffolk – 87 Lowfields Farm. Cheviot – 83 Lowfields Farm. Texel – 78.50 High Bewaldeth, 76 Punderland Farm, 69 Harley Croft, 62 Tenters Lane. Texel x Herdwick – 72.50 Crookdake Cottages, 60 High Bewaldeth.

 

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