Darlington Farmers Auction Mart held their weekly sale of Cast Cattle and Store Stock on Monday 5th February 2018. Forward were 315 Cattle and 684 Sheep.
94 Cast Cows & OTM sold to 192ppk or £1627
6 Stock Bulls sold to 147ppk or £1513
1 Breeding Bull sold for £1350
49 Young Bulls sold to £1170
57 Store Steers sold to £1245
98 Store Heifers sold to £1160
10 Calves sold to £400
684 Store Hoggs sold to £95
Cast Cattle - A blistering trade again as the cast cow business continues in a rich vein of form, this week the average of 132ppk is one of the highest we have seen in recent times on Clifton Road. Top price per kilo was a well fleshed 3 year old Limousin from S & J Dent & Son, Great Burdon Farm, Darlington which sold for 192 pence, not just the young cows in demand it would seem as following close behind at the tender age of 17 years was a fantastic British Blonde from P Weightman & Sons, Hallfield Farm, Easington, she reached 188 pence and a credible £1622. Top gross valued cow was a tremendous £1627 when a wonderful 4 year old Limousin went under the hammer from T N Callender, Ox Eye Farm, Whinney Hill, dairy cows sold to £955 from J B Abel & Son, Little Scaling Farm, Loftus and 121ppk from Newcastle University. The half a dozen stock bulls averaged a fabulous 138ppk and £1269 with top prices of 147ppk from W A Wardman, Thrushwood Farm, Yearby and £1513 from W Robson, High West House, Tow Law.
Cast Cows & OTM Leading PPK - 192 175 S & J Dent & Son. 188 169 P Weightman & Sons. 187 J C Johnson. 180 T N Callender. 172 155 G W Lee & Sons. 171 W Lodge & Sons. 170 O J Kendall. 169 159 J R Dalton. 167 W I Suddes & Son. 165 W F & D M Metcalfe. 165 W I Suddes & Son. 159 R E Coatsworth. 158 J M Dickeson. 157 Doug Partnership. 157 W & C Iceton. 157 R E Williamson. 155 F Ward. 154 G W Dobson & Son.
Stock Bulls Leading PPK - 147 W A Wardman Ltd. 140 139 W Robson. 137 C Harle & Sons. 135 J & K Metcalf & Son. 128 T N Callender.
Cast Cows & OTM Leading Gross - £1627 T N Callender. £1622 £1330 P Weightman & Sons. £1484 £1323 S & J Dent & Son. £1441 J C Johnson. £1279 £1115 £1096 W Lodge & Sons. £1255 £1103 G W Lee & Sons. £1222 W I Suddes & Son. £1168 R E Williamson. £1161 Doug Parnership. £1157 W & C Iceton. £1153 F Ward. £1109 J M Dickeson. £1084 R E Coatsworth. £1068 G W Dobson & Son. £1033 N Swinbank. £1033 O J Kendall.
Stock Bulls Leading Gross - £1513 £1279 W Robson. £1382 C Harle & Sons. £1343 W A Wardman Ltd. £1094 J & K Metcalf & Son. £1003 T N Callender.
Store Cattle - The grass may not be growing yet but as we enter February the desire to buy grazing beast from our packed ringside of buyers is becoming more apparent by the week, a marked improvement on what already appeared to be a very healthy store cattle trade. Leading the steer trade were J D & M S Mortimer, Mayland Farm, Woodland as they secured the top four prices on the day peaking at £1245 with a pair of 21 month old Limousin's; last weeks leading steer vendor D Easton, Low Ewecote Farm, Bilsdale was close behind reaching £1160 with a 19 month old British Blue. A fantastic trade for strong heifers this week and some fine quality throughout, leading the way was a shapely 21 month old Limousin from G H & R G Stobbs, Low Wiserley Farm, Bishop Auckland which also sold for £1160. The young bulls were again a blistering trade with three vendors stealing the limelight; E Parsons, Newstead Farm, Little Stainton sold an 11 month old Charolais bull for £1170 and a trio to £1140 before J & S E Bainbridge, Dousgill Farm, Dalton sold a pen of 11 month old Limousin's to average £1085, chasing them all the way were a run of 11-12 month old continental bulls from W A Wardman, Thrushwood Farm, Yearby which regularly broke the £1000 barrier.
YOUNG BULLS - £1170 £1140x3 £885 E Parsons £1110 £1090x2 £1050 J & SE Bainbridge £1050 £1020 £1000 £990 £910 £900 £875 £865 £850 £840 WA Wardman £945 £900 £840x3 £670 RW Ridley £910x2 JM Dickeson £790 GS Dowson
STORE STEERS - £1245x2 £1210x2 JD & MS Mortimer £1160 DR Easton £1120 £1050 EW Holmes £1100 £1000 £945 T & G Lee £1100 £1080 K Sayer £1090x2 T L Anderson £1070 J & MJ Walton £1040 DG & PD Ayre £1000 £970 RW Dalton £980x2 £970x2 GW & M Singleton & Sons £960 WR Barron £945 £940 £870 G S Dowson £940 £880 GH & RG Stobbs
STORE HEIFERS - £1160 £1080 £1040 £990 £970 GH & RG Stobbs £1090 £1060 £970 GL & M Steel £1090 £990 £930 WF & DM Metcalfe £1090 £995 £970x2 WB Rutter & Sons £1080 J & MJ Walton £1070 DR Easton £1055 £990 EW Holmes £1050 £980 £975 £965 L Kidd £1040 T L Anderson £1000 £995 K Sayer £990 £930 DG & PD Ayre £980 £910 T & G Lee £945 TT Hall £940 R Errington & Sons £900 Beckwith £900 RW Dalton
CALVES - £400(x6) £390(x4) Miresdale Dairy Ltd.
Store Sheep - The hogg trade is bouncing at the moment with both Thursday's prime market and Monday's store sale achieving some truly remarkable prices, pick of the pack this week were a trio of fantastic Texel hoggs produced by J Holliday & Son, Woodland House Farm, Witton Park which sold for an impressive £95 per head. A wonderful trade throughout once again with all the strong hoggs selling in excess of £80 and despite some vendors parting company with the cleanings up still a market average close to £70 was achieved.
STORE HOGGS - £95 £93 £73 J E Holliday & Son. £94.50 S & D Ferrie. £89 £88.50 £84 D R Smith. £86 £79.50 £73.50 W Denham. £85(x2) £77 £76 N G Beveridge. £79 S Dodsworth. £77 J C Close. £77 £76.50 R E Williamson. £77 C H & M C Phalp. £76.50 £75.50 H Thompson. £76.50 £71.50 J Butterfield & Son. £76.50 £70.50 A & R Thompson. £73.50 P J Wiper. £73 £69 R A Patterson & Son. £71 £69.50 J Bainbridge.