Darlington Farmers Auction Mart held their weekly sale of Cast, Breeding and Store Cattle on Monday 6th July 2020. Forward were 535 Head.
99 Cast Cows sold to 210ppk or £1391
4 Stock Bulls sold to 150ppk or £1399
205 Store Steers sold to £1440
200 Store Heifers sold to £1330
17 Young Bulls sold to £1005
10 Breeding Cattle sold to £1550
Cast Cattle – A magical trade for the best end of the cows, the 14 active buyers again came armed with their heaviest artillery and the resulting average was an impressive 138 pence per kilo. It’s a long way from Bintree in Norfolk to Darlington however the trip North paid dividends for E Howell & Sons of Tower Farm when their amazing quintet of cows averaged an unimaginable 196 pence per kilo and £1232; the pick of them a very classy 5 year old British Blue sold for 210 pence and £1329 to J A Jewitt Ltd, Spennymoor. With 27 cows selling beyond 150ppk and a trio of the Norfolk girls beyond 200ppk it was a super day for the best quality, the trade for lean cows and former parlour girls proved very similar on the week. The pick of the stock bulls this week came from I Crane of Court Green Farm, Guisborough when a long and lean Stabiliser sold for an impressive £1399. With cows in attendance from 7 different counties the bumper trade of late keeps the consignors happy and the strong numbers forward for July bring the buyers out in force.
Cast Cows – Top prices ppk 210 202 200 186x2 E Howell & Sons. 198 S&J Dent & Son. 186 168 156 148 J Sanderson. 172 TF Bothroyd & Son. 172 156 BA&C Pearson Ltd. 170 156 150 146 D Chapman. 170 148 R Tiplady. 168 154 JR Tiplady. 162 150 JRP Vickers & Sons. 160 J Armstrong. 160 A Waller. 158 148 JJ Horn. 156 JMW Brown & Son. 154 A Crowder. 152 146 B&B Kitching & Son. 150 Fristling Hall Farm Ltd. 148 M Barker Farms. 148 B&J Donald. 146 RA&M Thompson.
Lead Grossing Cast Cows £1391 £1253 J Sanderson. £1329 £1251 £1218 £1205 £1156 E Howell & Sons. £1307 D Chapman. £1204 JMW Brown & Son. £1184 £1018 R Tiplady. £1171 £1052 B&B Kitching & Son. £1123 £ K Mitchelson. £1105 A Crowder. £1097 £990 J Armstrong. £1096 £981 JRP Vickers & Sons. £1065 WS Anderson. £1045 RA&M Thompson. £1041 £1025 £1011 Fristling Hall Farm Ltd. £1006 £1000 JR Tiplady. £994 JW Richardson. £964 S&J Dent & Son. £959 TF Bothroyd & Son.
Cast Bulls – Top prices ppk 150 SM&CM Bewley. 134 RJ Welford. 128 I Crane. 128 D Chapman.
Lead Grossing Cast Bulls £1399 I Crane. £1265 D Chapman. £855 SM&CM Bewley. £718 RJ Welford.
Store Cattle – An absolutely terrific display of cattle again from all corners today, as with previous weeks a simply blissful run from Fristling Hall Farm, Essex brought buyers from far and wide and the trade was truly electric for all classes. The figures and averages are staggering today, an unbelievable 91 store beast sold over £1100, needless to say a 100% clearance rate was achieved as the 39 vendors had the pleasure of 53 ringside accounts in operation resulting in Steers averaging £931, Heifers £944 and Young Bulls £822. The 227 stores from Fristling Hall averaged a staggering £1002 and peaked at a magnificent £1440 for a humongous 25 month old Simmental steer which sold to J Bowling & Son, Crompton Farm, York. The leading heifer on the day, also a Simmental, came from Fristling Hall when she sold for £1330; some other wonderful runs of beast on the day profited as Messrs Dresser of Hall Farm, Greatham sold half a dozen unbelievable 15 month old Limousin steers to average £1277. The smart move may well be for the suckled calf producers to sell early this year, the pace for young beast was well and truly set today when M W Cook & Son of Park Farm, Kildale sold a run of 8 month old super sweet Limousins to average £875. A scattering of breeding cattle again sold well, they peaked at £1550 for a 9 year old Limousin cow and her 1 month old bull calf from Whitwell Farms.
Cows & Calves £1550 £1250 £1050 Whitwell Farms. £1400 TA Hall.
In Calf Cows £900 £740 A Waller.
Store Bulls £1005 £955 £910 £800 £785 £780 CP Hodgson. £930x4 £910x4 JA&UM Fawcett. £705 S&D Ferrie.
Store Steers £1440 £1400x2 £1390x3 £1370 £1300 £1290 £1280x2 £1220x2 £1190x2 £1160x2 £1140 £1130 £1120x5 £1100x4 Fristling Hall Farm Ltd. £1385 £1335 £1320 £1265x2 £1095 DW Dresser. £1220 £1190x2 £1100 B&B Kitching & Son. £1190 £1185 £1165 £1155x2 £1145 £1110 RJ Bradshaw. £1150 E&MA Procter & Son. £1150 WB Rutter & Sons. £1125x3 GW&M Singleton & Sons.
Store Heifers £1330 £1290 £1250 £1240 £1235 £1205 £1190x10 £1180x2 £1150x5 £1145x3 £1140 £1130x5 £1110x3 £1100 £1095 £1090 £1080x5 £1040x4 Fristling Hall Farm Ltd. £1190 E&MA Procter & Son. £1075 E Parsons. £1045 L Kidd.