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Friday, 28 November 2014

Top show of cattle

Ulverston Auction Mart – November 27

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AT THE SHOW: From left, judge Mark Freeman, vendor David Mutton, judge Graham Cook and James Bainbridge, of sponsors BB Dairy Ltd SUBMITTED

Christmas Dairy Show & Sale, sponsored by BB Dairy Ltd

ULVERSTON Auction Mart held its annual Show and Sale of Christmas Dairy Stock. An excellent show of 25 Dairy were expertly judged by M/s Cook, Holmrook.

It was one of the best shows of cattle this centre has seen. After much deliberation the Champion award for the Billincoat Trophy was given to a Pedigree Holstein Friesian Newly calved Heifer shown by G J Mutton & Sons, Billincoat Farm, realising £2,400 purchased by M/s Ellwood, Kirkby. The Reserve Champion award was given to a Newly Calved 2nd Calver shown by W B & J M Whitaker & Son, Salthouse, realising £2,350 purchased by H A Sawrey & Son, Urswick.

CLASS 1 Best Newly Calved Holstein/Friesian Cow: 1 2nd calved Hol/Fr Cow shown by W B & J M Whitaker, Salthouse, £2,350; 2 2nd calved Hol/Fr Cow shown by F Philipson & Sons, Canon Winder, £1,950; 3 2nd calved Hol/Fr Cow shown by S & S A Webster, Aurora Park, £1,700.

CLASS 2 Best Newly Calved Holstien/Friesian Heifer: 1 Hol/Fr Hfr shown by G J Mutton & Son, Billincoat, £2,400; 2 Hol/Fr Hfr shown by R J Holden, Syke House, £1,750; 3 Hol/Fr Hfr shown by R B & L J Satterthwaite & Son, Church Farm, £2,000.

Prizes Outwith Show

New Calved Cows average £1,866

£1,950 F Philipson & Son, Canon Winder

£1,680 R Knowles, Middleton Place

New Calved Heifers average £1,992

£2,100 (Fr) I Sweeting, Beckside

£2,020 W B & J M Whitaker, Salthouse

£2,250 S & S A Webster, Aurora Park

£2,100 F Philipson & Son, Canon Winder

Christmas Calf & Stirk Show, sponsored by B B Dairy Ltd

Ulverston held its annual Christmas Calf & Stirk Show and Sale. A good number forward for showing meant the judge had a difficult task in awarding prizes. Many thanks go to the judge Mr Craig Rothery, New Hall, for judging and after much consideration he placed the awards as follows.

CLASS 1 Best Male Calf – up to 12 weeks: 1 M/s Kirkby & Longworth, Sella Farm – £270; 2 M/s Kirkby & Longworth, Sella Farm – £270; 3 M/s Kirkby & Longworth, Sella Farm – £210.

CLASS 2 Best Female Calf – up to 12 weeks: 1 T W & C A Long, Old Hall – £220; 2 R B & B J Cleasby, Lower Hawthwaite – £270; 3 T W & C A Long, Old Hall – £255.

CLASS 3 Best Male Stirk – 12 weeks & above: 1 BT Atkinson, Meadow View - £520; 2 T W & C A Long, Old Hall – £390; 3 T W & C A Long, Old Hall – £280.

CLASS 4 Best Female Stirk – 12 weeks & above: 1 B T Atkinson, Meadow View – £690; 2 B T Atkinson, Meadow View – £590; 3 R B & B J Cleasby, Lower Hawthwaite – £330.

Champion Calf/Stirk: B T Atkinson, Meadow View, realising £690 for a LimousinX Heifer stirk.

Reserve Champion Calf/Stirk: B T Atkinson, Meadow View, realising £590 for a LimousinX Bull stirk.

A small entry of Holstein Friesian Bull Calves saw an improved trade to a high of £48 for a strong black and white bull shown by G M & A M Wilson, High Gateside.

Prime Lambs(1186)

A very much improved entry met a brisk trade following the national trends with averages reaching 153.88ppkg and £66.46. Top price on the day realised 173.27ppkg for an excellent pen of 40.4kg Texels exhibited by P Bradley, Moor Green, being purchased by D Stamper, Preston. Top pounds per head reached £80.50 for marvellous pen of 49kg Charolais lambs exhibited by T W Stephenson, Gilson Nook, also being purchased by D Stamper, Preston.

Other Leading Prices: £76.50(tex) Low Tarn Green; £76(tex) Chappels; £75(cha) Stank; £75(suf) Netherhouses; £74.50(cha) Gilson Nook; £74(suf) Moss House; £74(cha) Lane End; £72.50(blac) New Close; £71(tex) Moor Green; £70(tex) Netherhouses; £69(mule) Castle Hill; £67.50(mule) Castle Hill.

  Avppkg Topppkg Av£/hd Top£/hd
Black 155.86 160.67 69.75 72.50
Charolais 164.44 170.90 74.17 80.50
Masham 142.86 142.86 50.00 50.00
Mule 145.49 150.49 64.21 69.00
Scotch 144.96 144.96 59.00 59.00
Suffolk 148.79 167.44 68.00 75.00
Texel 154.92 173.27 66.39 76.50

Store Lambs

A small entry reached an average of £30.67 and a high of £38 for a pen of mules exhibited by H Barker & Sons, Cliffe House.

Prime Cattle & OTM Cattle

A pleasing number forward saw trade being similar to that of previous weeks with averages reaching 201.61ppkg for Steers, 198.68ppkg for Heifers and 101.50ppkg for OTM Cattle. Top price on the day reached 221.50ppkg (£1,461.90) also being the top pounds per head on the day for an excellent 660kg Limousin Steer shown by P Bradley, Moor Green, being purchased by T Postlethwaite & Co, Urswick. Top price Heifer realised 218.50ppkg (£1188.64) for a well finished 544kg Limousin shown by S J Longmire, Knapperthaw, being purchased by Browns Quality Meats Butchers of Lindal. Top price OTM reached 104.50ppkg for a strong Limousin Cow shown by D C & J M Johnson, Fenwick, being purchased by S H Bowes, Stainton.

Other Leading Prices: Limousin Steer 215.50ppkg Plumpton Cottage; Limousin Hfr 213.50ppkg Knapperthaw; Blonde Steer 197.50ppkg Cookson Place; Simmental Hfr 194.50ppkg Plumpton Cottage; Blonde Hfr 178.50ppkg Cookson Place; Hol/Fr Steer 167.50ppkg New Hall; OTM BB Cow 98.50ppkg Fenwick.

Cast Ewes/Rams

Another pleasing number forward saw leaner types selling better. Top price on the day reached £105 for a good pen of Suffolks shown by A Mawson, Bridgewater, being purchased by G P Jones, Wrexham.

Other Leading Prices: Texels £80 Glebe; Texels £70 Collin Pit; Suffolks £54 Collin Pit; Mules £64.50 Glebe; Mules £62 Water Blean; Swaledales £40 High Ground; Swaledales £32 Dove Ford; Cheviots £78 High Ground; Cheviots £48 Dove Ford Herdwicks £37 High Ground; BFL £40 High Loanthwaite.

Store Cattle

A small entry met a buoyant trade with the top reaching £1,080 for a Simmental Heifer exhibited by S J & J Hodgson.
Other Leading Prices: Friesian Bull £745 New Hall; Limousin St £990 New Hall; Limousin Hfr £915 Seatle Hall; Blonde Steer £710 Meadow View; Blonde Hfr £915 Seatle Hall; Friesian St £850 Seatle Hall; Simm Hfr £1005 Tottlebank; BB St £1000 Seatle Hall; AA St £650 Blenkett; Ayr St £365 Gilson Nook.

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