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Saturday, 01 November 2014

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Annual show held

Ulverston Auction Mart, Tuesday October 16, Special Show and Sale of Suckled Calves and Suckled bred Store Cattle (up to 12 months)

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HIGHLIGHT: The champion animal on display

ULVERSTON Auction Mart held its Annual Show and Sale of Suckled Calves kindly sponsored by SureCalf.

The show was in conjunction with their fortnightly sale of Store Cattle. With a catalogue entry of 219 cattle numbers fell short of buyers’ requirements. A small show of Suckled Calves forward were expertly judged by Mr Calder Fenwick, Seascale, finally awarding the Champion award to a six-month-old British Blue Cross Bullock, realising £830, shown by J R and J B Longmire, Nettleslack, and purchased by Mr John Mellin, Skipton.

Reserve award was given to a lovely eight-month-old Limousin cross Heifer, also shown by J R and J B Longmire, Nettleslack, realising £850 also purchased by John Mellin, Skipton. The Judge also made the following awards:

CLASS 1 Suckler Male, any breed 12 months and under: 1 J R and J B Longmire, Nettleslack realising £830 purchased by John Mellin; 2 J R and J B Longmire, Nettleslack realising £810 purchased by John Mellin, 3 J R and J B Longmire, Nettleslack realising £710 purchased by M Towers.

CLASS 2 Suckler Female, any breed 12 months and under: 1 J R and J B Longmire, Nettleslack realising £850 purchased by John Mellin; 2 W J and J M Mulcaster, Close Foot realising £500 purchased by R B Taylforth.

CHAMPION: J R and J B Longmire, Nettleslack.

RESERVE CHAMPION: J R and J B Longmire, Nettleslack.

Prices Outwith Prize Winners

Suckled Calves

Simmental Steers £635, £620, £605 J H Tyson, Black Beck: Simmental Hfrs £550, £530 J H Tyson, Black Beck; Simmental Hfrs £520 A J Mein, Brow Edge; Limousin Bulls £530 W J and J M Mulcaster, Close Foot.

Limousin Steers £590, £570 J R and J B Longmire, Nettleslack; Limousin Heifers £500, £485 W J and J M Mulcaster, Close Foot.

A good show of Dairy, Breeding and Store Cattle met a brisk demand with more required for customers. Dairy Cattle sold to £1,800 for a Newly Calved Heifer shown by R Knowles, Middleton Place. A small show of Breeding Cattle met a keen inquiry selling to £1,190 for a Limousin cross cow with an Aberdeen Angus cross Bull Calf at foot shown by F Jackson, Standish Cote. Stock Bulls sold to £1,000 for a 19-month Pedigree Hereford Bull shown by J D Lockhart, Walney. A larger show of mainly younger Calves met a keen inquiry with more numbers needed for buyer requirements. Black and White Bull Calves met a strong demand selling to £55 for vendor H F Morphet, Swarthmoor Hall Farm. Limousin cross Heifer Calves sold to £210 shown by T Jopson and Son, Hestham Hall.

A good show of Store Cattle met a buoyant trade with prices being in advance of vendors expectations. Top price on the day reached £1,220 for a strong Charolais Steer shown by Wearing Bros, Low Shaw being purchased by M/s Bowes, Barrow. Heifers peaked at £1,070 for a 17-month-old Limousin Heifer shown by D H and B Satterthwaite and Daughter, High Farm purchased by John Mellin, Skipton. Friesian Steers sold to £925 for a strong penful shown by P and A Fell, Castle Hill purchased by L Fell, Settle.

Other Leading Prices: Limousin Steers £1,050 Castle Hill; Limousin Steers £1,070 High Fm; Devon Hfr £545 Crosslands; Hol/Fr St £1,080 Seatle Hall; Hol/Fr Hfr £470 Blenkett; British Blue Hfr £780 Toppinrays; Aber Ang Hfr £670 Tenterbank; Aber Ang St £800 Blenkett; British Blue St £945 Canon Winder.

Prime Lambs

A reduced number forward to a full ringside of buyers saw a definite improvement in trade to that of previous weeks. Topping the market with a good pen of 40.3kg Beltex Lambs was J and G Cooper, Stank realising 176.18ppkg being purchased by Browns Quality Meats Butchers of Lindal. Top pounds per head reached £79.50 for a meaty pen of 53.5kg Suffolks exhibited by G G Long, Rathvale being purchased by A Dawson, Sedburgh.

Other Leading Prices: £78.50(suf) Low Lodge; £78(cha) Low Lodge; £77(tex) Far Mountbarrow/Cragglands; £75.50(suf) Moor Green; £74.50(black) Moor Green; £73.50(cha) Plumpton Cottage; £71(btex) Stank; £70(tex) Moor Green; £69.50(tex) Old Hall (Ulv); £69(mule) Nether Hall; £68(mule) Knapperthaw; £67.50(btex) Low Lodge.

  Avppkg Topppkg Av£/hd Top£/hd
Black 144.85 152.04 64.50 74.50
Beltex 172.46 176.18 69.25 71.00
Charolais 154.72 168.20 67.50 78.00
Mule 149.57 151.32 68.50 69.00
Suffolk 154.70 171.52 75.50 79.50
Texel 156.18 175.64 69.12 77.00

Prime Cattle/OTM Cattle

An excellent entry of both met an optimistic trade with Prime Heifers peaking at 214.50ppkg (£1,209.78) for a very well finished 564kg Charolais exhibited by T H Garnett and Son, New Close being purchased by H J Brocklebank, Crooklands. Top price Steer realised 207.50ppkg (£1,166.15) for an excellent 562kg Limousin shown by W and M M Case and Sons, Plumpton Cottage being purchased by S Mason and Sons Quality Butchers of Barrow. Top pounds per head reached a marvellous £1,360.61 (189.50ppkg) for an incredible 718kg Limousin Steer exhibited by D C and M A Bowes, Priory Park being purchased by L Fell, Settle. OTM Cattle topped at 151.50ppkg for a strong Limousin Heifer exhibited by R J Stephenson, Tenterbank being purchased by L Fell, Settle.

Other Leading Prices-Prime Limousin St 197.50ppkg Priory Park; Limousin Hfr 205.50ppkg New Close; Simmental St 190.50ppkg Priory Park; Limousin Hfr 192.50ppkg Plumpton Cottage; Charolais St 188.50ppkg Priory Park; Saler St 186.50ppkg Priory Park;

Other Leading Prices-OTM Limousin Hfr 146.50ppkg Riddingside; Limousin Cow 121.50ppkg Coniston Hall; Limousin Cow 91.50ppkg Carthouse.

Cast Ewes/Rams

A pleasing number forward to a good ringside of buyers met a similar trade. Meaty Ewes are still a buoyant trade while leaner types are harder to cash. Texel Ewes topped at £84 for S Boyren, Hill Park being purchased by A Thompson, Burton.

Other Leading Prices: Texels £80 Gleaston Castle; Texels £75 Glebe Fm; Suffolks £76 Gleaston Castle; Mules £58 Old Hall (Ulv)/ The Holme; Swaledales £25 Gleaston Castle; Swaledales £24 Far End; Cheviots £36 Whinfield; Herdwicks £30 Coniston Hall; Mashams £67 Gleaston Castle; Charolais £52 Plumpton Cottage.

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