Wigton Auction Mart: January 30

Hope Auction Company held their fortnightly sale of store cattle on January 30; also their sale of Over 30 Month cattle

Cows in a field
Cows in a field

Hope’s Auction Co held their Fortnightly sale of Store Cattle with a catalogued entry of 301.

A useful mix of store cattle saw trade for 12 month types remain at recent high rates with local finishers competing for quality. Overall returns much stronger than many predicted. The top price of £1325 for a British Blue from S & D Peile, Parkgate Hall, Wigton.

Heifers sold to £1320 for a Limousin from JN & A Woodend, Hyton Farm, Bootle.

Bulls sold to £1005 for a Charolais from T Rome, High Farm, Whitehaven.

Bullocks - British Blue £1325 Parkgate Hall £1200 Hyton Farm £1180 Kiln Close £1175 Newton Field £1165 East Park £1160 New House £1045 Langrigg Hall £1020 Baggra Yeat

Limousin £1285 £1250 £1175 Beck Farm £1265 Orchard House £1260 Gate Ghyll £1250 £1085 High Parson Bridge £1210 £1180(2) £1155 Dundraw Farm £1200 £1065 £1055 Hill House £1165 £1080 Lynedraw Farm £1155 £1020 Hyton Farm £1150 Highside(Moore) £1140(2) The Close £1135 Orchard House £1120 East Park £1110 £1090 £1065 £1055 Baggra Yeat £1100 £1035 Wolsty £1100 £1010 Kelsick Farm £1085(2) Roundhill £1050(2) Kelsick House Farm £1040 £1010 Bothel Craggs £1035 Newton Field £1010 £1005(2) Walmgate £1000 Calvo

Charolais £1280 Sword House £1280 £1245 Westnewton Hall £1115 £1100 Stockbridge Farm £1035 Jenkin Cross £1005 Greyrigg House

Angus £1185 £1100(2) £1070 £995 Cumdivock Farm £1040(2) Stockbridge Farm Montbeliarde £1135 £1030 £980 New House £1045 Sanden House £940 Noble Croft Friesian £1085 Kiln Close £1060(3) Wellington Farm Holstein £895 Roundhill

Heifers - Limousin £1320 Hyton Farm £1270 £1210 £1155 £1035 High House(Norman) £1260 £1090 High Parson Bridge £1180 Beck Farm £1130 £1090 The Close £1125 Lynedraw Farm £1090 Longcroft Farm £1070 Gate Ghyll £1065 Dufton House £1025 Wolsty £1020 Highside(Moore) £1010(4) Tarnrigg Moor £1010 Blencogo House Simmental £1245 Kiln Close British Blue £1240 £1115(2) Kiln Close £1120 Beck Farm £1090 Kelsick House Farm £1090 Blencogo House Charolais £1195 Westnewton Hall £1175 Parkgate Hall Blonde £1010(2) Tarnrigg Moor £925(3) Westnewton Hall Holstein £940 Newton Field Angus £895(2) Hill House

Bulls - Charolais £1005 High Farm

Store hoggs - A small show to a top of £88 for Beltex from Messrs Coulthard, Fellside Farm highlighting the extreme demand for store sheep at Wigton. Beltex £88 £65 Fellside Farm.

OTM CATTLE

The company also held their sale of Over 30 Months Cattle when there was forward an entry of 92 cattle. Similar numbers forward and a similar trade to that of recent weeks.

The top price was 183.5p paid for a Limousin Heifer from JG & M Little, Greenhill Farm, Wigton. The top price per head was £1386.66 for a British Blue Cow from GEH & SJ Stoddart, Hillside, Wigton.

Dairy Bred sold to 143.5p paid for a Holstein Heifer from Messrs J L Hall, Kelsick House, Abbeytown. The top price per head for dairy was £1022.55 for a Holstein from Messrs J Dixon & Son, Lesson Hall, Wigton.

Prices per kg - Limousin Heifer 183.5 Greenhill Farm British Blue 181.5 Hillside 141.5 132.5 The Old Vicarage 138.5 Swinsty Farm 132.5 East Mill Limousin 158.5 Greenhill Farm 153.5 The Old Vicarage 153.5 Langrigg Hall 146.5 East Mill 144.5 Row Farm Blonde 154.5 Haltcliffe Bridge Holstein Heifer 143.5 Kelsick House Limousin Steer 138.5 Sanden House Montbeliarde Heifer 135.5 Sanden House Friesian Heifer 131.5 Calvo Charolais 130.5 Oakergill 130.5 The Old Vicarage 118.5 Longfields Farm Holstein 127.5 Lessonhall(Dixon) 125.5 The Old Vicarage 118.5 Dundraw Farm 115.5 Baggrow Farm 109.5 108.5 Sanden House Hereford 121.5 Ghyll Head Farm Simmental 120.5 Ellenbank 119.5 The Old Vicarage Limousin Bull 120.5 Dundraw Farm Friesian 119.5 Lessonhall(Dixon) Blonde Bull 113.5 The Old Vicarage Angus 111.5 Ghyll Head Farm 111.5 Longfields Farm 109.5 Kirkland Green

Prices per head - British Blue £1386.66 Hillside £1020.22 £952.68 The Old Vicarage £997.2 Swinsty Farm £993.75 East Mill Limousin Bull £1264.05 Dundraw Farm £1096.95 Mechi Blonde £1194.29 Haltcliffe Bridge Limousin £1191.16 The Old Vicarage £1152.30 Greenhill Farm £1045 £979.71 Row Farm £1028.43 East Mill £992.27 Longfields Farm £972.35 Fell End Charolais £1169.28 Oakergill £1055.75 The Old Vicarage Limousin Heifer £1132.20 Greenhill Farm Angus £1070.40 Longfields Holstein £1022.55 Lessonhall £883.58 Baggrow Farm Blonde Bull £1002.21 The Old Vicarage Limousin Steer £999.97 Sanden House Holstein Heifer £995.89 Kelsick House Montbeliarde Heifer £918.69 Sanden House Simmental £883.27 Ellenbank £798.26 The Old Vicarage Friesian £803.04 Lesson Hall £753.38 Roundhill Montbeliarde £786.60 Sanden HouseHereford £763.02 Ghyll Head Farm Ayrshire £638.69 Sanden House.

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