Broughton Sale of Suckled Calves

15th October 2019

At Broughton Market on Tuesday 15th October Harrison & Hetherington held their annual show and sale of suckled calves. A packed ringside saw some buyers leaving empty handed as cattle achieved a great trade especially for younger suckler bred types which would be on a par with last year’s prices. Stronger more forward cattle were harder to cash but well in line with other sales and the overall average was only back £3.37 on the year which was very respectable considering the current climate.

The pre-sale show was ably judged Jimmy Rutter, Barnard Castle who award both the Champion and Reserve tickets to RD Holland & Co, Low Scales, Millom. Champion was a 6 month old Charolais steer that sold to £865 and Reserve was another Charolais steer selling to £845. Top overall was a 7 month old Limousin cross steer from Messrs M & D Hatton, Knott End Farm, Broughton in Furness.

Prize List:

Heifers

1st RD Holland & Co, Low Scales, Millom

2nd RD Holland & Co, Low Scales, Millom

3rd SG Benson, Horrace Farm, Pennington, Ulverston

Heifer class

Bullocks

1st SG Benson, Horrace Farm, Pennington, Ulverston

2nd SG Benson, Horrace Farm, Pennington, Ulverston

3rd SG Benson, Horrace Farm, Pennington, Ulverston

Bullock class

Champion – RD Holland & Co, Low Scales, Millom

Reserve Champion – RD Holland & Co, Low Scales, Millom

1st prize bullock & heifer

Leading prices per head

Steers: Limousin £880 Knott End Farm; £790, £630, £620 Garden Cottage; £770, £690, £600 Dove Ford; £735, £725 Horrace Farm, £730, £665, £610 Langley Farm, £655, £600 Swinside, £615 Hinning House Charolais £865, £845, £770, £690, £685 Low Scales British Blue £755 Low Scales, £690, £680, £675, £660, £650, £635 Hinning House, £670, £620 Stone Arthur Hereford £540 Hinning House, £510 Langley Farm

 

Heifers: Limousin £800, £785 Horrace Farm, £635, £620, £550, £535 Dove Ford, £610 Garden Cottage, £605 Hycemoor Side Farm, £595 Hinning House, £590 Langley Farm, £540 Old Broadgate, £540, £535 Whitestones British Blue £700, £670 Horrace Farm, £680 Low Scales, £660, £630, £610 Hinning House Charolais £630, £510 Hinning House, £590 Stone Arthur, £590, £560 Low Scales, £515 Hazel Head Farm