STORE & WEANED CATTLE
On Wednesday 2nd January saw a smaller show of store and weaned cattle due to the Christmas and New Year break but a strong ringside of buyers were in attendance. Quality stock proved very well bid for but poorer quality were harder to cash.
Topping the trade on the day was a tremendous Limousin Bullock from Messrs Tiffin, Wham Head, Penrith topping the trade at £920. Messrs Burrow, Lodges Farm, Brampton had a good run of five British Blue steers at 7 months of age and sold to average £818.
Leading prices per head: Steers: Limousin £920 £800 Wham Head Farm, £870, £860 £830 £700 Walmgate, British Blue £870, £860, £800 (x2) £760 Lodges Farm, £690 (x3), £570 Bailey Town, Hereford £595, £520 Murrah Hall, Norwegian Red £570, £520 £475 Bailey Town, Friesian £520 (x3), £475 Bailey Town, Dairy Shorthorn £455 Newbiggin Hall.
Heifers: Limousin £750 Walmgate, British Blue £630 (x2) Bailey Town, Hereford £600 North Churchlands, £540 Newbiggin Hall.
Bulls: Limousin £815 Walmgate