Rearing Calves to £500 (76)
B&W av £71.11 Cont av £304.59 Native av £158.35
76 calves through the door this morning with a trade slightly easier in places. Natives saw a steady trade, with AA bulls and heifers averaging nicely at £195 and £170 respectively. British Blue bulls saw some strong competition with the best calf seen in the market for quite a while sold for £500, with other straight BB bulls selling regularly between £370 to £415.
Black and white calves saw a mixed trade with best calves from John Walmsley of Ripley topping with his strong black and white bulls at £145 to £120. Good healthy calves saw a straight trade throughout the day with £60 - £90 a regular finishing point.
Continental heifers again harder to place with an average of only £250 for British Blue heifers, however good thriving heifers do still command a premium with a handy heifer topping from Moons of Wigglesworth at £330.
Limousin x (Av £228.5) to £300 RM Spence
Brit Blue x (Av £342) to £500 MP Jennings
Aberdeen Angus (Av £195) to £215 Flasby Estates
Hereford X (Av £140) to £170 Flasby Estates
Dairy Shorthorn (Av £38) to £55 Flasby Estates
Black & White (Av £71.11) to £140 JS&J Walmsley
Hereford x (Av £147.5) to £160 Flasby Estates
Ab Angus (Av £170) to £180 ID&JC Briggs
British Blue (Av £251.9) to £330 JR&MJ Moon