Darlington Farmers Auction Mart held their EARLY AUTUMN SHOW & SALE OF SUCKLED CALVES & STORE CATTLE in conjunction with their weekly sale of Cast & Breeding Cattle on Monday 23rd September 2019. Forward were 469 Head.
59 Cast Cows & OTM sold to 171ppk or £1307
3 Stock Bulls sold to 137ppk or £1327
132 Store Steers sold to £1145
214 Store Heifers sold to £1080
48 Young Bulls sold to £1160
11 Breeding Cattle sold to £1350
Cast Cattle - The better cattle again were very easy to sell with plenty of buyers for the well fleshed and younger types, the leaner old girls continue at a reasonable trade however not setting any records. Top price on the day was 171ppk achieved by a very shapely British Blue OTM from B A & C Pearson Ltd, Stainsby Hill, Thornaby which sold to J A Jewitt Ltd, Spennymoor; a fine Charolais OTM from Angela Clark, Holtby Grange grossed an impressive £1307 whilst our leading gross valued cow came from W Robson, High West House, Tow Law which sold for £1111. A mighty 5 year old Limousin stock bull shown by R & W Todd, High Toft Hill Farm sold for an impressive 137ppk and £1327whilst dairy cows peaked at £993 and 121ppk from Little Newsham Farms.
Cast Cows – Top prices ppk 171 129 BA&C Pearson Ltd. 169 137 M Madrell. 147 143 Angela Clark. 143 135 129x2 J Anderson. 143 W Robson. 141 131 IS&JD Cowan. 135 117 115 J&F Hartley & Sons. 133 I Spedding. 129 E Peacock. 129 P Prudom & Son. 129 AT Bainbridge. 127 P Prudom & Son. 125 I Lancaster. 125 121 A&J Coatsworth. 123 R&W Todd. 121 Little Newsham Farms. 119x2 A&M Farms. 117 JA Birkbeck. 115 HM Dent.
Lead Grossing Cast Cows £1111 W Robson. £1043 £942 Angela Clark. £1011 £1002 £942 £910 J Anderson. £993 £715 Little Newsham Farms. £971 £846 BA&C Pearson. £949 £844 J&F Hartley & Sons. £941 HM Dent. £927 £839 P Prudom & Son. £913 £796 IS&JD Cowan. £877 £786 M Madrall. £849 £837 A&M Farms. £824 I Spedding. £807 I Lancaster. £802 £790 £750 A&J Coatsworth. £794 E Peacock. £771 R&W Todd. £754 AT Bainbridge.
Cast Bulls – Top prices ppk 151 Angela Clark. 137 R&W Todd. 119 C&R Metcalf. 115 JJ Dowson.
Lead Grossing Cast Bulls £1327 R&W Todd. £1307 Angela Clark. £1083 JJ Dowson. £852 C&R Metcalf.
Show Cattle - Thanks go to our judge Mr Keith Metcalfe of Bolam who carried out his task to perfection, coming out on top was the winner of the steer class shown by Northfield Farms, South Thornberry, Bowes with a very shapely 11 month old Limousin. Reserve Champion on the day was a strong black 17 month old Limousin heifer from B & J Donald, Gibbs Neese Farm, Staindrop.
1st Northfield Farms sold for £980 to J M Hall, Burdon Grange
2nd H S Hutchinson, White House sold for £840 to J M Hall, Burdon Grange
3rd Northfield Farms sold for £880 to J M Hall, Burdon Grange
1st B & J Donald, Gibbs Neese sold for £1080 to W Tindale, Paradise Farm
2nd K Wilson, Blue Gables sold for £870 to J & R Waind, Brawby
3rd Northfield Farms sold for £865 to J & R Waind, Brawby
Store & Breeding Cattle - A large entry sold well with the suckler bred beast most sought after, a large percentage of dairy bred cattle on the day were a solid trade given the recent slump in deadweight cattle prices across the nation. The day started well with breeding cattle peaking at £1350 for a 5 year old British Blue cow and her 1 month old bull calf at foot from B A & C Pearson Ltd, Stainsby Hill. The young bull trade was improved with more buyers at ringside than we have seen for some time, top price was £1160 for a huge 17 month old Charolais from E Parsons, Newstead Farm, Little Stainton. Steers peaked at £1145 for a wonderful 13 month old Limousin shown by F Ward, Rogerley Hall, Frosterley whilst our leading heifer was the day’s reserve champion from Messrs Donald as mentioned above.
Cows & Calves £1350 £1200 £1150x2 £1080 BA&C Pearson.
Breeding Bulls – Limousin £1320 C Moffett.
Store Bulls £1160 £1125 £1110x2 £1060 E Parsons. £1110 £1050 £990 £980 D Dixon. £1000 £840 £800 £740 A Wilson. £955 HS Hutchinson. £930 £730 W Burnside. £910 £810 C&J Donnelly. £860 £750 WM Bainbridge. £840 GC&KJ White & Son. £830 J&E Spry. £770 £740 £710 £700 WS Anderson. £760x3 RL Walker.
Store Steers £1145 £1090 £1030 £990x2 £950 F Ward. £1130 £1120x2 J&MJ Walton. £1125 £1075 £1055 £1020 AWS Agri. £1105 £1070 B&J Donald. £1100 £1015 DR Smith. £1045 £1025 L Kidd. £1040 £1030 B&L Robson. £1035x2 £945 WF Shepherd. £1025 C&J Donnelly. £990 Northfield Farms. £975 DD Brown. £970 M Gallon. £965 K Wilson. £965 TW&C Emerson.
Store Heifers £1080 £1055 B&J Donald. £1075WB Rutter & Sons. £1045 L Kidd. £1020 £965 £930 DR Smith. £1015 £940 M Gallon. £985 £950 £925 £910 LW Richardson. £985 £945 £940 J Forster. £975 £930 DG&PD Ayre. £945x2 £930 £915 W Love Ltd. £940 £925 DW Dresser. £925x2 F Ward. £920 D Walker. £910 SJ Love. £905 JA&UM Fawcett. £900 JH Johnson.