Darlington Farmers Auction Mart held their ‘Special Backend’ show and sale of suckled calves and store cattle in conjunction with their weekly sale of cast cattle on Monday 18th November 2019. Forward were 541 Head.
114 Cast Cattle & OTM sold to 167ppk or £1249
167 Store Steers sold to £1160
203 Store Heifers sold to £1850
54 Young Bulls sold to £1170
3 Breeding Cattle sold to £1900
Show Cattle – The extremely prolific British Blue stock bull ‘Lune Valley Forester’ from the Stones family of Nun Cote Nook Farm, Marrick was at it again as he emulated his October achievement by siring a heifer to win the November suckled calf sale, the same breeding as last year’s winner too. A wonderful black heifer with a flash of white across her forehead, belly and back legs she oozed style and show potential and was ably picked by our capable judge Will Hall of Ivy House Farm, East Yorkshire; the terrific little 7 month old was bought by Ben Cowton of Low West House, Tow Law for the days leading price of £1850. The unusual lack of glamourous handlers from the Stones team in no way dampened their performance as the Nun Cote Nook herd also produced the days reserve champion, on this occasion a potential star of the future in the shape of a Limousin sired all black 7 month old heifer sold for £1150 to new customer D M Leedham of Mill House Farm, Lutterworth, Leicestershire. A keenly fought contest in the bull show with some high quality on offer saw another success for our Richmondshire contingent as JA & UM Fawcett of Manor House, Marske come away with the red ticket thanks to a double muscled 13 month old red Limousin.
1st K O Stones, Nun Cote Nook sold for £1850 to B Cowton, Tow Law
2nd K O Stones, Nun Cote Nook sold for £150 to d M Leedham, Lutterworth
3rd J H Craggs, Glower-Over-Him sold for £790 to R D Musgrave, Shotton Colliery
1st K O Stones, Nun Cote Nook sold for £1000 to T N Callender, Whinney Hill
2nd J H Craggs, Glower-Over-Him sold for £885 to I C Swallow, Middleton-on-the-Wolds
3rd K O Stones, Nun Cote Nook sold for £895 to R S Hall, Driffield
1st J A & U M Fawcet, Manor House sold for £995 to R C Reed & Sons, York
2nd C G Robinson, South View sold for £1085 to A & S Kemp, Sherburn
3rd J A & U M Fawcet, Manor House sold for £1070 to R C Reed & Sons, York
Store Cattle – Quality calves which will one day return and suit the butchers shops were a wonderful trade throughout, the U grade and better makers are indeed terrific to sell as the finishers most certainly evolve to take note of the meat trades requirements. The stronger cattle sold later in the day were a more realistic reflection on the current climate with some value available for the more eagle eyed amongst the packed ringside of buyers; once again a premium is paid for the native breeds which will go on and meet the specification required for the various schemes available. With the leading calf prices dominated by K O Stones as mentioned above it was a run of 2 year old Aberdeen Angus from D Blake of Whitehall Farm, Rowley which led the way for the forward stores peaking at £1160 for a strong steer. A tremendous 2 year old Charolais breeding bull from W M Strickland of Field House Farm, Appleton Wiske set the good trade away early in the sale when he sold for £1900 to R T & P M Kirkbride, Leaholm.
Breeding Cattle – Cows & Calves £1100 PRE Marwood.
Breeding Bull – Charolais £1900 WM Strickland & Son.
Store Bulls £1170 £1070 £1060 £995x2 £980 JA&UM Fawcett. £1085 £930 £900 £870 £855 £800 CG Robinson. £990 £880 PF&JM Littlefair & Son. £830x3 K Sayer. £695 £620 Duell Partners. £690 £610x2 AW Sanderson. £690 £620 GN Moor. £680 £600x2 K Cowens. £670 £600x2 A Wilson. £640 JA Bainbridge.
Store Steers £1160 £1110 £1030x3 £975 £965x6 £960x3 £950x2 £940x2 D Blake. £1015 £970 £950x3 £920 £865 K Sayer. £1010 JG Wilkinson & Son. £1000 £940 £905x3 £895 KO Stones. £980 £950 D&PH Brown. £955 R Potts. £955 £910 P Suddes. £945 £920 B Bell. £940x3 JG Wilkinson & Son. £935 £930 M&P Stead. £885 JH Craggs. £885x2 B Watson. £875 B Lowson.
Store Heifers £1850 £1150 KO Stones. £1145 WF&DM Metcalf. £1065x2 £1000 £950 S&J Dent & Son. £1060 £920 £910 AC Walton. £1045 K Sayer. £1035 £1010 £955 £910x2 D Blake. £1000 £955 £905 RA&SL Wearmouth. £990 £960 £925 MH Hodgson. £985 £980 WA Dinsdale & Son. £985 £970x3 WB Rutter & Sons. £98 HW&M Alderson & Son. £980 D&PH Brown. £940 E Blacklock. £940 FP&IM Jefferson.
Cast Cattle – An average of 113ppk throughout as the cows once again sold well, a remarkable statistic in the current climate as the cows are up some 8ppk on the corresponding week last year. Top price per kilo came from W A Wardman, Thrushwood Farm, Yearby when a 44 month old Charolais sold for 167 pence, lead gross value was a 6 year old pure Limousin from A C Simpson, McNeil Farm which realised an impressive £1249.
Cast Cows – Top prices ppk 167 140 137x2 135x2 129 WA Wardman Ltd. 161 151 T Alderson. 157 155x2 145 142 AC Simpson & Son. 155 151 W&M Knaggs & Son. 155 P Weightman & Sons. 141 E Peacock. 139 B Williamson. 134 HS Hutchinson. 129 121 RA Busby & Son. 127 Wolsingham Park Farms. 127 C Morris. 127 S&RE Williamson. 127 119 116 C&AE Hodgson. 125 LR Welsh & Co. 119 N&A Hunter.
Lead Grossing Cast Cows £1249 £1134 £1108 £965 £954 AC Simpson. £1157 £1096 W&M Knaggs & Son. £1111 P Weightman & Sons. £1104 £1005 N Medd & Son. £1186 £1097 T Alderson. £1043 £1024 £970 £967 £952 £920 WA Wardman Ltd. £1021 C Morris. £979 £886 RA Busby & Son. £961 £924 LR Welsh & Co. £953 B Williamson. £948 £915 N&A Hunter. £922 AJ Gibson Farming. £919 MR Souter. £882 £879 SG Horn.
Cast Bulls – Top prices ppk 127 M&S Parratt.
Lead Grossing Cast Bulls £1017 M&S Parratt.