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Records tumble on Newark's super Saturday

Newark market saw centre records smashed at the Farmers Guardian sponsored annual Super Saturday sale which had the highest ever numbers of stock sold and the biggest single day turnover.


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The day included sales of pedigree and commercial British Blue cattle as well as the usual stirk, calf and prime and cull sheep sales, with nearly 7000 head of stock traded on the day.


The pedigree cattle section topped at 4,200gns for the January 2014-born British Blue bull, Cromwell Jimbo, from Adam Neachell, Aldridge, Staffordshire.
This son of Solway View Firecracker, out of Berenice De Bierwa, a Belgian import by Occupant Du Fond De Bois, sold to K. Harrop, Derbyshire.


Next at 4,000gns was Ridge Dean Jazz from Edward Swindells, Brant Broughton, Lincolnshire. This bull was bred by the late Michelle Wilde and is by Cromwell Gunner, out of Cromwell Gemini, a Tamhorn Sumo daughter. It was bought by J. Mills and Sons, Northampton.


Making 3,800gns was another bull, Redmires Jasper from Stephen and Ashley Mills, Sheffield. By Boothlow Dynamo, out of Greenfields Betty, it was knocked down to Mr Harrop.
Selling for 3,300gns call Pennys Jarrad from Edward Swindells. This Liberal D’Ochamps sired bull out of Tamhorn Vienna, was the choice of Keith Percival, Leyburn.

 

Commercial cattle

 

The entry of commercial cattle was also in strong demand, with the annual consignment of suckled calves from Stuart Baldwin and family, Wigan, Lancashire,

meeting a flying trade peaking at £1,700 twice for British Blue-sired heifers.


The first of these was bought by Besthorpe Cattle, Newark, and the other by East Anglian Trailers, Bury St Edmunds, who also paid £1,550 and £1,500 for two more British Blue-sired heifers from the same home.


Among the cow and calf outfits the best call was £2,900 came for a British Blonde-cross cow with a British Blue-sired calf at foot from Andrew Bishop, Gloucestershire, which was knocked down to Armett Brothers, Loughborough.
Selling at £2,200 was a Limousin cow with a Limousin calf at foot from Pitcher Farms, Friskney, Lincolnshire, bought by the Gascoines Group, Southwell.


The entry of 101 bull stirks sold to £690 for Anita Padfield, Norfolk, averaging £310.25 while steer stirks topped at £500 and averaged £311.18. Heifer stirks sold to £705 again for Ms Padfield, averaging £444.57.


In the calf pens the top call was £375, with an entry of 51 averaging £115.67.

 

Sheep


N
early 4100 prime hoggets sold in the sheep section along with 1977 cull ewes and rams and 72 in-lamb ewes, plus the first spring lambs of the season, which sold to £100 apiece (276p/kg).
Hoggets averaged 188.05p/kg, with an SQQ of 195.91p/kg peaking at £109/head for Texels with a top price per kilo of 223p/kg for Texels.


Cull ewes and rams sold to £141 while the 72 in-lamb ewes topped at£98/head.

 

Averages

 

  • 4 British Blue bulls, £4,016.25
  • 15 commercial cows and calves, £1,667.17, 227
  • commercial heifers, £829.34
  • 223 commercial steers, £884.71.

 

Auctioneers: Newark Livestock Sales.

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