Darlington Farmers Auction Mart held their annual 'Growing Season Show & Sale' of Store Cattle in conjunction with their weekly sale of Store & Breeding cattle on Monday 21st May 2018. Forward were 672 head.
49 Young Bulls sold to £1200
172 Store Steers sold to £1370
300 Store Heifers sold to £1340
13 Breeding Cattle sold to £1900
133 Cast Cows & OTM sold to 202ppk or £1596
5 Stock Bulls sold to 157ppk or £1767
Show Cattle - Kindly judged by Michael Douglas of Wray House Farm, Marishes and Sponsored by Calibrate Energy Engineering a wonderful show of cattle were presented by our vendors, both of the days top accolades were scooped by J & K Metcalf & Son of Park House Farm, Barningham; an outstanding achievement given the extremely stiff competition in the show ring. Tapped out as Champion was a very sweet 7 month old British Blue Heifer full of style and shape she narrowly beat Messrs' Metcalf's 8 month old British Blue X Simmental steer, perhaps less stylish than the heifer he made up for it possessing a phenomenal carcase. (Photographs are attached of the blue & white heifer and the brown and white steer, people (LtoR) Tristin Smith of Calibrate, Clive Metcalf, Michael Douglas)
1st J & K Metcalf & Son, Barningham sold for £1100 to F W Douglas, Marishes (Res Champ)
2nd D G & P D Ayre, Egglestone sold for £1280 to S Wildman & Son, Selby
3rd N G Beveridge, Tow Law sold for £1040 to M Robinson & Sons, Staindrop
1st J & K Metcalf & Son, Barningham sold for £1140 to M Robinson & Sons, Staindrop (Champion)
2nd J & K Metcalf & Son, Barningham sold fore £800 to J & R Waind, Malton
3rd T L Holmes & Son, Craghead sold for £1340 to M F Hall, Ponteland
Best Young Bull
1st A J & J C Beckett, Malton sold for £1150 to J T Layfield & Sons, Thinford
2nd T & R Dent, Rosedale sold for £1000 to J J Kemp & Son, Stillington
3rd B A & C Pearson Ltd, Thornaby sold for £1190 to R Pearson, West Yorks
Store Cattle - Numbers were up by 70 head on the year as a very busy day on Clifton Road produced some outstanding returns for our vendors, the cattle headed to (a record for this sale) 60 new homes, the young bulls averaged £838 (-£20) the Steers £903 (+£14) and the Heifers £842 (-£16). The days leading price of £1370 came early in the sale when H Walton & Son of Brass Castle Farm, Middleton St. George produced a colossal 20 month old British Blue steer, one of amazingly 50 cattle which sold beyond £1100 on the day. A great show of strong heifers peaked twice at £1340, the heifer which was 3rd place in the show an 18 month old British Blue from T L Holmes, White House Farm, Craghead was matched by a real cow making dairy crossed British Blue from J T Parkin, Shepherds Lodge, Marwood. Young bull trade was electric throughout, particularly the smaller shapely sorts are in huge demand, topping the sale was a 13 month old British Blue from P M Beveridge, Leazes Farm, St Helen Auckland when he sold for £1200.
Store Steers - £1370 £1215(x3) £1205 H Walton & Son. £1280 D G & P D Ayre. £1190(x2) G W & M Singlrton & Sons. £1185(x3) £1100(x2) £1070 £1060 R W Shann & Sons. £1180 £1160 M Gascoigne. £1150(x2) C Bainbridge. £1145 £1120 D R Easton. £1130 O & L Welford. £1110 £1100 L Kidd. £1100 J & K Metcalf & Son. £1075 A Harland & Son. £1075 £1060 W O Grix & Ptnrs. £1060 T W & G Corner. £1060 J Norman. £1055 C & M Burnett.
Store Heifers - £1340 £1130 £1115(x3) £1100 £1070 J T Parkin. £1340 £1090(x2) T L Holmes & Son. £1180 M Gascoigne. £1150 Northfield Farms. £1140 J F Harland. £1140 J C Smith. £1140 J & K Metcalf. £1115 C & N Penk. £1115 £1060(x5) M H Hodgson. £1110(x2) T L Anderson. £1100 £1060 J C Smith. £1095 J R & L Harding. £1095 Walker & Logan. £1085 A & R Thompson. £1085 W A Armstrong. £1080(x2) W B Rutter & Sons.
Young Bulls - £1200 P M Beveridge. £1190 £830 W Robson. £1190 £930 £860 £855(x2) £835 B A & C Pearson Ltd. £1180(x2) J & F Hartley & Sons. £1160 £1110 £1100 £970 E Wilson. £1150 £1000 £900 A J & J C Beckett. £1100 W O Grix & Ptnrs. £1000 T & R Dent. £975 J A Birkbeck. £960 £885 K O Stones.
Breeding Cattle - Limousin Stock Bull £1900 J & F Hartley & Sons.
Bulling Heifers £1140 £980 A W Gray.
Cows & Calves £1320 £1300 £1150 J Richmond.
Cast Cattle - The cow trade is massive at the moment as this week they levelled at 143 pence per kilo some 16 pence up on the same week last year; top price was a 3 year old Limousin from A & R Thompson, Dimmingdale Farm, Moorsholm when she sold for 202 pence per kilo, the days leading gross valued cow was a fabulous 5 year old Limousin from K O Stones, Nun Cote Nook Farm, Marrick when she realised £1596. Stock Bulls were again in high demand with this weeks undoubted highlight a fabulous 8 year old British Blue fro J L Marks, Gilly Flatts Farm, Bishopton which tipped the scales to 1126kg and sold for 157 pence per kilo (£1767).
Cast Cows Leading PPK - 202 198 189 A & R Thompson. 199 E & S Gowland. 197 196 W A Dinsdale & Son. 193 J M Ramsay & Son. 193 186 185 D A & M A M Brown. 190 K O Stones. 189 J L Marks. 187 177 176 P M & F M Hill. 187 I E Teasdale. 185 A S Chapman. 185 W & M Knaggs & Son. 181 J L Marks. 177 F Ward. 176 B & B Kitching & Son. 173 C N & P Penk. 173 J & K Metcalf & Son.
Stock Bulls Leading PPK - 157 J L Marks. 141 A S Chapman. 138 W Robson.
Cast Cows Leading Gross - £1596 K O Stones. £1426 £1201 J L Marks. £1368 D A & M A M Brown. £1357 W & M Knaggs & Son. £1317 E & S Gowland. £1317 £1279 £1262 A & R Thompson. £1311 F Ward. £1273 G W Lee & Sons. £1272 G T & E Atkinson. £1268 J M Ramsay & Son. £1261 £1233 D A & M A M Brown. £1225 P M Bradley & Bros. £1220 £1152 R L Walker. £1215 £1170 W A Dinsdale & Son. £1191 £1169 A S Chapman. £1170 P M & F M Hill. £1161 W Walker & Sons. £1154 B & B Kitching & Son.
Stock Bulls Leading Gross - £1767 J L Marks. £1287 W Robson. £1240 A S Chapman.