On Tuesday 9th May Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their fortnightly sale of store cattle and cast cows. A poorer show of cattle altogether was still met with as high a demand as anticipated. With many smaller grass cattle on offer, quality was well bid for and lesser cattle also sold well after the recent taste of rain.
Cast cows topped at £790 for a 2011 born Aberdeen Angus. Aberdeen Angus store trade was also strong topping at £1015 for a year-old bullock from Messrs McGarva, Barwhanny and £700 for a pen of 4 young bullocks from Messrs Taylor, Fingland. Aberdeen Angus heifers topped at £930 from Messrs Robson, Laverock Hall and Charolais bullocks sold to £890 from Messrs Johnston, Kimmeter Green. Aberdeen Angus bullocks sold up to 234ppk from Messrs Taylor, Fingland and British Blue’s sold up to 245ppk from Laverockhall. Hereford bullocks up to 268ppk from Messrs Long, Keyla Park. Hereford heifers were up to 220ppk from Messrs Scott, Dinley Farm.
The next store cattle sale will take place in 2 weeks’ time on Tuesday 23rd June. Please advise entries to auctioneer Joel McGarva 07909985770.
Leading prices per head:
Cast Cows: Aberdeen Angus £790 Craighousesteads
Steers: Aberdeen Angus £1015 Barwhanny Farm, £700, £685 Fingland British Blue £930, £760 Laverock Hall, £740 Kimmeter Green Charolais £890 Kimmeter Green Limousin £840, £795 Barwhanny Hereford £830, £620 Keyla Park, £710 Copewood Farm Holstein Friesian £800 Maxwellbank
Heifers: Aberdeen Angus £1065, £980, £790 Darlawhill, £600 Copewood Farm Charolais £810(x2), £750, £660 Kimmeter Green British Blue £790, £750 Laverock Hall Limousin £775 Laverockhall, £700 Barwhanny Farm Hereford £670 Copewood Farm, £550 Dinley Farm
Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Hereford 267.7p, 193.8p Keyla Park, 203.7p Dinley Farm, 202.9p Copewood Farm British Blue 245.2p, 232.5p Laverockhall, 217.6p Kimmeter Green Aberdeen Angus 234p Fingland, 211.5p Barwhanny Farm, 185.1p Fingland Charolais 222.5p Kimmeter Green Limousin 212p, 202.4p Barwhanny Farm Holstein Friesian 160p Maxwellbank
Heifers: British Blue 241.9p, 197.5p Laverockhall Limousin 221.4p Laverockhall, 200p Barwhanny Farm Charolais 220.6p, 213p, 202.5p, 197.5p Kimmeter Green Hereford 220p, 195.5p Dinley Farm, 203p Copewood Farm Aberdeen Angus 204.2p, 193.6p, 188.1p Darlawhill, 171.4p Copewood Farm