Limousin herd dispersal boosts store cattle auction
Owned by K. J. and D. M. Burton of Red House Farm, Longville, the herd attracted great interest and cows with calves at foot sold to a high of £1,780. All the cows had been scanned in-calf to a Limousin bull and single in-calf cows sold to £1,100. Following many of his progeny was the pedigree Winnington Limousin stock bull, which sold for £2,400.
Predictably, the prices achieved in the store cattle section were down, with steers averaging 191p per kilo and £855 per head, with a high of £1,275 for a Charolais from A. H. Jones and Son, Acton Scott and 263p per kilo for a pair of 300 kilo Limousins from G. E. Balmer, Snailbeach.
Heifers averaged 184p per kilo and £740 per head to a maximum of £1,070 for a 530 kilo Charolais from M. Hamer, Coricks Rise and 221p per kilo for a 390 kilo Limousin cross from Probert and Probert, Sarn.
Other leading store prices were: Steers: Blonde D’Aquitaine cross: £890 and 209p per kilo for a 425 kilo steer from Messrs Probert and Probert, Lower Hill. Hereford cross: £1,225 for a 735 kilo steer from Messrs A. H. Jones and Son, Acton Scott Farm and 179p per kilo for 610 kilo steer from the same vendor. Charolais cross: £1,275 for an 800 kilo steer from Messrs A. H. Jones and Son and 169p per kilo for two 640 kilo steers from the same vendor. Limousin cross: £860 for a 420 kilo steer from Mr M. W. Hamer, Coricks Rise and 263p per kilo for two 300 kilo steers from Messrs G. E. Balmer and Son, The Farm.
Heifers: Blonde D’Aquitaine cross: £940 and 196p per kilo for a 480 kilo heifer from Messrs Probert and Probert. British Blue cross: £930 for a 515 kilo heifer from Mr A. Bloor, The Whym Farm and 181p per kilo for a 415 kilo heifer from Messrs M. T. Lewis and Son, Woodside Farm. Charolais cross: £1,070 and 202p per kilo for a 530 kilo heifer from Mr M. W. Hamer, Coricks Rise. Limousin cross: £950 for a 455 kilo heifer from Mr M. W. Hamer and 221p per kilo for a 390 kilo heifer from Messrs Probert and Probert.
Auctioneers Halls’ next store cattle sale is on August 28, with entries closing on Thursday, August 21.
Entries for a multi-breed sale of breeding ewes, ewe lambs and rams at Love Lane Sale Field, Bishops Castle on Friday, September 5 close on Tuesday, August 26. For more information contact Halls on Tel: 01588 638639.
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