Darlington Farmers Auction Mart held their weekly sale of Cast, Breeding and Store Cattle on Monday 22nd June 2020. Forward were 227 Head.
89 Cast Cows & OTM sold to 204ppk or £1487
7 Stock Bulls sold to 144ppk or £1237
13 Breeding Cattle sold to £1500
44 Store Steers sold to £1270
63 Store Heifers sold to £1175
11 Young Bulls sold to £975
Cast Cattle – The exceptional trade of late continues as 13 buyers congregated by the ringside, no hiding places for the purchasers who wish to take cows away as the sale averaged a terrific 135 pence per kilo. Twice OTM’s from M Robinson & Sons, East Alwent Farm, Staindrop broke the 200 pence barrier whilst the top priced cow was a wonderful 6 year old British Blue from G C & K J White & Son of Rigg Farm, Lunedale which sold for 174ppk. The crest of the gross value wave was ridden by J A Richardson & Son of Salmonfield Farm when they sold a 6 year old Limousin cow for a whopping £1487, top dairy cows were a 35 month old from C N & P Penk, Pitfield Farm at 148ppk and £1093. A remarkable 19 cattle on the day sold beyond 150 pence as the demand for processing beef holds very firm indeed.
Cast Cows – Top prices ppk 204 200 M Robinson & Sons. 176 ML Tallentire. 174 GC&KJ White & Son. 168 152 JE Jordon & Son. 168 WA Dinsdale & Son. 168 160 154x2 152 JA Richardson & Son. 164 163 MW Reed. 160 152 150x2 148 JR Fell. 150 JC&P Tallentire. 148 JR&P Vickers & Sons. 148 F Ward. 148 CN&P Penk. 146 JK Metcalf. 146x2 M Thuey. 146 138 SN Bird & Sons. 146 142 F Hare & Sons. 146 N Swinbank. 142 A Crowder. 140 A Wilson.
Lead Grossing Cast Cows £1487 £1230 £1187 £1085 JA Richardson & Son. £1380 £1193 M Robinson & Sons. £1352 WA Dinsdale & Son. £1322 £1219 JE Jordon & Son. £1228 GC&KJ White & Son. £1215 JC&P Tallentire. £1186 £1185 £1180 £1149 JR Fell. £1129 JRP Vickers & Sons. £1100 MW Reed. £1093 CN&P Penk. £1076 M Thuey. £1059 £1046 F Hare & Sons. £1049 AG Balmer. £1048 N Swinbank. £1034 Little Newsham Farms. £1017 IF&CM Herring & Son.
Cast Bulls – Top prices ppk 144 136 W Walker & Sons. 138 T Bean & Sons. 134 R Valks.
Lead Grossing Cast bulls £1237 T Bean & Sons. £1063 J Elliott. £783 W Walker & Sons. £731 R Valks.
Breeding Cattle – A scattering of cows and calves were keenly bid for, all of a sudden an abundance of grass has caused euphoria amongst the vendors of breeding cattle. Leading the way at £1500 was a lovely 9 year old dairy crossed British Blue cow with a 2 month old Limousin bull calf at foot from W Burnside, Dean View Farm; the six old cows with calves on the day averaged an impressive £1415.
Cows & Calves £1500 £1400 W Burnside. £1480 £1420 £1400 £1300 S Kirton Darling.
In Calf Cows £1180 Barrs of Broughton.
Store Cattle – Weather forecasters are predicting a heat wave later in the week however things surely can not get much hotter around the store ring, trade remains superb for all classes as vendors on the whole are proving very satisfied indeed. Charging ahead this week were D W Dresser of Hall Farm, Greatham as they sold a trio of Limousin steers to average £1246 with the pick of them a 16 month old at £1270. A strong 22 month old Charolais shown by regular vendor E Parsons led the heifer trade at £1175 whilst a light show of young bulls reached £975 for a tidy 11 month old Limousin from G C & K J White, Rigg Farm. Long keep cattle buyers again looked to have an expensive habit as the price of smaller beast seems to accelerate by the week, half a dozen very smart British Blue and Limousin heifers from 12-15 months shown by T L Holmes & Son, White House Farm, Stanley certainly rang the bell as they averaged a blissful £1060. Waiting for the backend suckler sales may be foolish, better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.
Store Bulls £975 GC&JC White & Son. £965 Barrs of Broughton. £855 £795 £785 T&R Dent. £830 R Simpson & Sons. £825 B Storey. £735 £635x3 B Manning Farms Ltd.
Store Steers £1270 £1235x2 DW Dresser. £1175 £1150x2 £990 JS Foster & Son. £1110 £980 £960 £950 £945 JG Wall & Sons. £1050x2 £1035x2 £830x2 £800 A Wilson. £1000 £915 K Sayer. £995 £920 GW&M Singleton & Sons. £960 TT Hall & Son. £955 £950 £940x3 M Gallon. £940 £925 GA&C Jopling. £935 B Storey. £895 W Love Ltd.
Store Heifers £1175 £910x4 E Parsons. £1150 SJ Love. £1130 £1090 £1065 £1045 £1040 £995 TL Holmes & Son. £1045 £1000 £995 £970 GS Bainbridge. £1000 R Simpson & Sons. £970x2 GW&M Singleton & Sons. £965x2 £885 W Love Ltd. £960 K Sayer. £960 £910 SJ Love. £925 JG Wall & Sons. £900 K Sayer. £835x2 JA Birkbeck. £810 A Wilson.