Rearing Calves to £480x2
B&W av £102.5 Cont av £390.7 Native av £255.83
Trade not quite as electric as last week but continentals and natives on the receiving end of a better trade. Top price of the year however was seen for the best Friesian bull on sale at £310 from R&M Spence, Sutton In Craven. British Blue bulls saw an elevated trade despite no barnstorming prices an average of £421 was seen for a show of good quality with Church Farm Enteprises, GT Booth, Wrights of Ayrton and Parker of Bentham all having bulls well above £400. Simmental took joint top at £480 from Hayton and Stocks with Blondes seeing a super trade averaging £363 for good quality items.
Natives hit the high life with bulls averaging £308 and topping at £345 from RM Spence again with Whittakers of Bolton Abbey topping the heifers at £270 with Angus heifer average at £230.
Church Farm Enterprises topped heifers at £410 helping the average to £345 with some suckler buyers forcing the trade.
NB: Good show of Calves expected next week with 20 top end genuine friesians on route along with usual good calves.
Limousin x (Av £385) to £385 GF Harker & Sons
Brit Blue x (Av £421) to £480 Church Farm Enteprrises
Black & White (Av £102.5) to £310 RM Spence
Blonde (Av £363.3) to £375 N&R Sutcliffe
Ab Angus (Av £307.5) to £345 RM Spence
Simmental (Av £480) to £480 Hayton & Stocks
Simmental x (Av £460) to £460 Hayton & Stocks
Brit Blue x (Av £345.71) to £410 Church Farm Enterprises
Ab Angus (Av £230) to £270 PA Whittaker
Blonde (Av £370) to £370 S Parker