Heifer + calves at foot Overall av pounds 1,666; BB + bull calf
to pounds 2,600; BB + Hfr calf to pounds 2,200; Lim + bull calf
to pounds 2,420; Lim + hfr calf to pounds 2,320; WB x + bull calf
to pounds 2,360; WB x + hfr calf to pounds 1,820; Bld + bull calf
to pounds 1,7680; Bld + hfr calf to pounds 1,580; Hfd x + bull calf
to pounds 1,100.
7m Lim cow + 4m Lim bull calf
to PS1,550; 12yo WB cow + 3w Char hfr calf to PS980; 11yo WB cow + 3w Char bull calf
A nice selection of breeding out?ts met a ?rm Inquiry given the time of year, topping at PS1,800 for a Limousin cow and bull calf
from Messrs GEH & SJ Stoddart, Hillside, Wigton.
I started out with my bull calf
who was eight months old at fair time.
Hafodlas Swyn, a 10-year-old Limousin cow, fetched a centre record pounds 4,150 when sold with her bull calf
per head - Limousin: PS500, PS430, PS420, PS390 Ryes, PS470 Hightae, PS380 Barndennoch.
Breeding cattle (16) sold to PS2,200 for a SimX cow with Aberdeen-Angus bull calf
at foot from Brabsterdorran Mains.
Cows & calves: 47 entries, av PS1,736; BB 1st calver + Lim hfr calf to PS2,300; Lim x 1st calver + BB calf to PS1810; Lim x 1st calvers + Lim calves to PS1,700; Lim cow + Char bull calf
to PS1,760; WB cow + Char twin calves to PS1,620; BB cow + Lim bull calf
to PS1,360; AA cow + Lim bull calf
Calves (63): An improved entry of calves peaked at PS360 for a Charolais bull calf
from Parry, Croesgwyn who also sold Charolais heifers at PS300 and PS290; other leading prices at PS282 for a Lim bull from Davies Cyf, Canllefaes Uchaf; PS250 for a Hereford heifer from Farnden, Toberton Cottage who also sold another at PS225; PS220 for a Hereford bull from Davies & Sons, Rhydymaen who also sold Hereford heifers at PS195 and PS178; PS215 for a BB heifer from Pedran Holsteins Ltd, Tymawr Farm.
The RSPCA has seen film of an emaciated, sorecovered bull calf
exported from Zimbabwe to Taiyuan Zoo in northern China.
Ms Butcher said: "Although calf registrations were marginally higher in 2011 than the previous year, high cereal prices had a clear impact on demand, with registered pure bred dairy bull calf
births lower year-on-year.
Pure bred Lim + Lim bull calf
for pounds 2,060; Lim x 1st calvers + hfr calves to pounds 2,050; Lim x 1st calver + bull calf
to pounds 1,820; BB x 1st calvers + bull calf
to pounds 1,600; BB x 1st calvers + hfr calf to pounds 1,600; Hfd x 1st calver + Lim x hfr calf to pounds 1,460; BB & Lim cows + BB x calves at foot (6) pounds 1,260-pounds 1,580, av pounds 1,455; BB x 1st calver + bull calf
for pounds 1,460; BB 1st calver + bull calf
to pounds 1,460; Lim x 1st calver + hfr calf to pounds 1,500; Lim x 1st calver + hfr calf to pounds 1,510; Lim x cows + calves 2nd & 4th calvers (24) to pounds 1,400, av pounds 1,085.