A great entry of 200 cows and heifers in calf or with calves at foot were forward at the Beef Breeding sale on Friday 24th January which were met by a large ringside of buyers keen for all classes.
Messrs Cowan, The Ash’s run of heifers and calves topped at £2800 for a Blue x heifer and calf and £2500 for a Limousin x heifer and calf. Messrs Graham, Airthrey Farm, sold a run of pedigree Limousin heifers with calves at foot to top at £2700 for a Limousin x heifer and calf. Messrs Case & Son, Dendron Farm’s run of dispersal cows topped at £2500 and £2200(x2) for Limousin x cows and calves with a stock bull selling for £3500. Messrs Elliott, Bankhouse’s run of heifers and calves topped at £2400 twice for a Limousin x heifer and calf and a Blue x Heifer and calf. Messrs Harrison, Aldermanseat, run of heifers and calves topped at £2350 for a Limousin x heifer and calf. Messrs Stevenson & Sons, Lower Langshaw Farm sold a Limousin x heifer and calf for £2300 and a Blue cow and calf for £2200.
Messrs Pattinson, The Flatt’s annual run of heifers in calf sold to £1680, £1650(x2) and £1600(x2). Messrs Miller, Arkleby Hall sold a Blue heifer in calf for £1600. Messrs Connell, Wanton Walls sold the top priced Limousin x in calf cow for £1300. Messrs Norman, Little Orton Farm sold Limousin bull for £2520.
Heifers with calves:
British Blue £2800 The Ash, £2400 Bank House Limousin £2700, £2200, £2050 Airthrey Farm, £2500, £2100 The Ash, £2400, £2200 (x2) Bank House, £2350, £1950 Aldermanseat, £2300 Lower Langshaw
Cows with calves:
Limousin £2500, £2200 (x2), £2100 (x2), £2050, £2000, £1950 Dendron Farm, £1950, £1920 Wanton Walls British Blue £2200, £2100, £1950 Lower Langshaw Piedmontese £1750, £1700 Allerbeck Hereford £1420, £1300 Braehead Aberdeen Angus £1380, £1350, £1320 Braehead White Park £1100 Longrigg
Heifers in calf:
Limousin £1680, £1650 (x2), £1600 (x2), £1520, £1480, £1450 (x2), £1380 (x2), £1320, £1300 (x2) The Flatt, £1420, £1350 Croft Farm British Blue £1600 Arkleby Hall, £1350 (x2), £1250, £1200 The Flatt Aberdeen Angus £1400, £1350 The Flatt Beef Shorthorn £1000 The Flatt
Cows in calf:
Limousin £1300, £1120 Wanton Walls, £1150 Halls Oven, £1150 Penpeugh Beef Shorthorn £850, £800 Shaftoe Moor
Limousin £3500 Dendron Farm, £2520 Little Orton Farm
At the conclusion of the beef breeding sale were a run of 50 store cattle from Messrs Kermode, Orrisdale Farm, Isle of Man. They sold exceptionally well to top at £1090 for a Limousin cross heifer. Steers sold to £1030 for a pen of three superb Charolais crosses. Limousin cross steers sold to £1000, Aberdeen Angus to £990 and finally a very smart pen of four Limousin bulls to £1060.
Limousin £1090, £1010 (x6), £900 (x3) Red Devon £900 Stabilizer £900 Charolais £850 (x2)
Limousin £1060 (x4)
Charolais £1030 (x3) Limousin £1000 (x3), £940, £900 Aberdeen Angus £990, £860 Hereford £730 (x3) Red Devon £630