Breeding Cattle Trade Strong and More Records Set at Carlisle

This past week saw us lose an excellent, young Simmental cow. She was carrying twins and around a month ago, took badly. She rallied a little bit, then calved too early and sadly went downhill from there. As one door closes, another opens. And to raise our spirits, the very next day, another Simmental, a heifer this time, calved a real cracker of a red bull calf.

On top of that, totally unplanned, one of the Suffolk gimmers lambed twins. By the looks of it to a Bluefaced Leicester, of which we don't have any, so I can only imagine she took a wander into our neighbour's field, who does have them! 

Welshpool mart saw good Limousin trade with the supreme champion, Willodge Lennox, topping the sale at 8,500gns.

The beef breeding sale at Carlisle went well last Friday, with new centre records set for both Beef Shorthorn bulls at 8,500gns and females at 6,500gns. Angus topped at 16,000gns for a third calved Blelack cow and the Hereford champion bull from G. and M.C. Shepherd topped at 3,000gns.

Store cattle are still are making good money, although the prime trade is fairly static. More new season lambs are about now and prices back a bit after last week's rise. We are getting to the tail end of the hoggs and what are left are a mixed bunch which is reflecting in prices.

Sales coming up this week
  • Friday, June 2 – Farm dispersal sale of machinery and sundries at Sykes Farm, Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge on behalf of Mrs J Robison at Skipton Auction Mart
  • Saturday, June 3 – Sale of Poultry, Waterfowl & Caged birds at Borderway Mart, Carlisle
  • Saturday, June 3 – Bi-Annual Collective Sale of Tractors and Machinery at Graham Watkins and Co
  • Tuesday, June 6 – The dispersal of the entire Abbeymead Dairy Herd on behalf of Messrs A.J & M.

Have a good week.

Steph Ryder
Head of Commercial Sales & Development


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