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
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.
if it's a bull calf
, you're better off shipping it if you don't think you can eat it.
AA x cow + Lim x bull calf
to PS1,460; Lim x cow + Lim x bull calf
to PS1440; BB x cow + BB x bull calf