Darlington Farmers Auction Mart held a 'Special Sale of Heifers 7 Cows with Calves at Foot' on Tuesday 4th June 2019. Forward were 279 Head.
30 Bulling/In Calf Heifers & Cows sold to £1300
117 Cows & Heifers with Calves sold to £2750
14 Breeding Bulls sold to £4400
A ringside packed deep resulted in an electric trade throughout, no doubt the four genuine dispersals and reductions within the sale were the reason that the majority of the 55 active buyers had travelled from far and wide to fight hard to secure some of the wonderful cattle on offer. Topping the sale was a fantastic 3 year old Limousin Bull in his working clothes from the herd reduction of B A & C Pearson, Stainsby Hill Farm, Thornaby when he sold for an impressive £4400 to A & K Hall of Bishop Auckland. Bull trade in general was superb with plenty of interest in all breeds; E Wilson of White Hills Farm, Richmond sold a fantastic 28 month old British Blue for £4000 to R & V J Brown, Skipton; a 4 year old Limousin from the dispersal of P & E Ellis, Lisern Farm sold for £3800 to Falshaw Partners, Ripon with the 8 year old British Blonde from the same home staying local when he headed to G Beadle of Winston for £3400, leading priced Simmental was a cracking 19 month old from Peter Burgess of Allendale which sold to M J Hutchinson, Wolviston for £2400.
Top priced bulling heifer was a smart 22 month old Limousin from M Robinson & Sons, Staindrop which sold to Willy Tindale of Shadforth for £1300, the cows and calves followed and the top price column was as many foresaw dominated by the fabulous cows from Peter and Ellen Ellis, Lisern Farm, Welbury. Top price was a magnificent £2750 achieved by a 7 year old Limousin cow suckling her 2 month old Blonde crossed bull calf, she was bought by N Swinbank of Cold Comfort Farm, Neasham; the Lisern herd also achieved the next two highest prices as twice £2650 was paid for a 7 year old Limousin and a 6 year old British Blue respectively. A price of £2400 was achieved twice, once again by Messrs Ellis and also by a tidy Limousin heifer and calf from the aforementioned Willy Tindale of Shadforth; the herd reduction from Messrs Pearson of Stainsby Hill amazingly saw their top price for a cow and calf of £2250 achieved on 4 separate occasions. The dispersal from J Stanwix & Sons, Whashton Farm, Richmond saw cows and calves sell three times to £1400 whilst the best from our other dispersal will have pleased the family concerned at E H Robson & Son, West Worsall Farm, Yarm when they had a 5 year old Limousin cow with a Simmental calf at foot sell for £1750.
Heifers & Calves £2400 W Tindale. £2200 A Tindale.
Cows & Calves £2750 £2650x2 £2400 £2250 £ £2200x22150 £2100 £2050 £2000x3 £1950x3 £1900x2 £1850 £1800x2 £1750x3 £1650x2 £1550x2 £1500 £1450x2 £1400x2 £1300x3 P&E Ellis. £2250x4 £2150 £2050x2 £1950x2 £1900 £1850x3 £1800x2 £1750x3 £1700x2 £1650x2 £1450x4 £1350 £1300 BA&C Pearson Ltd. £1750 £1700 £1550 £1450 £1400x2 £1350 £1300 £1200 £1150 £1100 £1050 £1000 £900 EH Robson & Son. £1400 £1300 £1050 £1000 £950 S Oldfield. £1400x2 £1150x2 £1100 £1050x3 £1000 J Stanwix & Sons. £1000x2 £850 J Henry.
Breeding Bulls – Limousin £4400 BA&C Pearson Ltd. £3800 P&E Ellis. £2300 J&F Hartley & Sons.
British Blue - £4000 E Wilson.
Blonde D’Aquitaine £3400 P&E Ellis.
Simmental £2400 P Burgess. £1350 EH Robson & Son.
Aberdeen Angus £1500 WS Anderson.
Hereford £1200 N Medd & Son.
In Calf Heifers £1000x3 £980x5 £920 BA&C Pearson Ltd.
Bulling Heifers £1300 £1250 M Robinson & Sons. £1080 £1010 £1000x2 J Richmond. £1020x2 N&A Hunter. £690x2 IP Cowan.