TREGNETHER NELLIE WINS 2024 ROYAL CORNWALL SHOW!

TREGNETHER NELLIE WINS 2024 ROYAL CORNWALL SHOW!

Tregnether herd sees clean sweep of major Simmental awards Simmental team of five Takes Reserve Team Interbreed  Please see here the report from the 2024 Royal Cornwall Show, held on the 6th – 8th June at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge,  supplied by the...

PART THREE OF THREE: SIMMENTALS TOPPING COMMERCIAL SALES AT 34 LIVESTOCK MARKETS AROUND THE UK!

by | May 21, 2024

SALISBURY; RUGBY; THAINSTONE; FROME; EXETER; HALLWORTHY; THIRSK; BENTHAM; PRESTON; SEDGEMOOR; HOLMFIRTH; CARLISLE; LOCKERBIE; BALLYMENA; LANARK; CASTLE DOUGLAS; HUNTLY; LUDLOW; CROOKLANDS; ST BOSWELL; GISBURN; MELTON MOWBRAY; DUNGANNON; DINGWALL; TRURO; AYR; SHREWSBURY; DUMFRIES; QUOYBRAE; DARLINGTON; WHITLAND; MARKET DRAYTON; SKIPTON; AND MONMOUTHSHIRE
Hard-working Simmental sired cattle continuing to do the business in store, prime, breeding, and calf sales around the UK. Where they are not Simmental sired, many other sale top prices are out of Simmental females! Simmental genetics continuing to add value, flexibility, efficiency, and profitability for commercial producers.
See here the final of three bumper parts covering Simmental sale toppers through April (19th to 30th):
Salisbury Market on 30th April held a sale of finished cattle and barren cows. Beef cows (assured and non-assured) saw a top price of 208p or £1672.32 going to a grand Simmental from the Hicks family, Burghclere with another from the same stable at 206.5p. In the OTM clean cattle, a strong Simmental x from Philip Samways which was assured and under 36 months topped at 237.5p or £1638.75.
At Rugby Farmers Mart Prime Cattle Sale on 29th April the trade for cows was topped by a 858kg Simmental from FI & EJ Barnes, which sold for £2128.
Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold 1133 Store Cattle, and Young Bulls at Thainstone on 26th April. Bulls averaged 292.4p sold to 279.4p per kg for a 494kg Simmental Cross from Feolquoy, Stromness. On the same day, a total of 116 store cattle were forward from Orkney Consignors. Bullocks sold to a top of £1,710 gross for a 664kg Simmental from D W Sinclair & Co, Unigarth, Sandwick.
In Frome’s store cattle sale on 26th April, young continentals were topped by a grand consignment from James Foot of Weymouth with his usual outstanding Simmental steers and heifers (11-12 mo) topping at £1170 for the best pen of steers and £995 for heifers.
In a sale of store cattle at Exeter on 26th April, a pair of well covered Simmental’s from Jeremy Brown topped the grazing cows coming back at £1660 each. On the same day and a sale of stirks and suckled calves, heifers topped out at £850 for the Moysey Family, Ivybridge, presenting Simmental cross heifers.
Hallworthy’s sale of 300 store cattle on 25th April saw a top of £1830 twice for PJ & JA Rogers of Tavistock including a pair of cracking long shaped and fleshed Simmental x Steers.
At Thirsk and a sale of cull cattle on 25th April, top price cow was 217.5p for a Simmental X from Amblers Lodge, Shipton purchased by JA Jewitt Ltd, Spennymoor.
At Bentham’s sale of rearing calves on 24th April, younger continentals, around a month old, saw Simmentals from Cote Farm Partnership to £370, others £340, £350 x2 and £360.
In a sale of cull cows at Brockholes Arms Auction Market on 24th April, beef cows sold to a top of 195 p/kg for a Simmental that grossed at £1813 from C & J Bennett.
In a sale of store cattle at Sedgemoor on 24th April, steers sold to £1270 for some smart, suckler bred Simmentals x 7 from V Young & Sons, Redhill.
At Holmfirth on 23rd April, prime cattle overall averaged 278.73p/kg. Top price at 295p/kg, was a Simmental steer from D Pearson sold to JB Eastwood & Sons.
On 24th April Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of calves at Carlisle. Connell Farm Ltd, East Drummodie, Newton Stewart, topped the sale today at £730 x 2 with their Simmental bull calves.
In the sale of store cattle at H&H’s Lockerbie Mart on 23rd April, a Simmental bullock from Messrs Howatson, Heithat sold for 347ppkg to feature in the top prices.
In a sale of store cattle at Ballymena on 23rd April bullocks sold to £1670 for a 570kg Simm presented by TH McDowell, Dundonald.
In a sale of breeding bulls, dropped calves, suckler cows, and weanlings at Ballymena on 22nd April the suckler cows were topped by D Morrow, Glenarm, with a Simm with heifer calf at foot selling for £1680.
At Rugby Farmers Mart on 22nd April, the trade for steers and bulls was topped by a 668kg Simmental from BT Caswell & Sons at £1750. 309ppk was the joint top mark in the heifers and for a Simmental also from BT Caswell & Sons.
On 22nd April at Lanark Market, Lawrie and Symington Ltd had forward 110 cattle comprising of 30 bullock and heifers and 80 cast cows. Beef cows sold to £1990 per head for a Simm from Browntod Farm, Hamilton.
The Borderway Primestock Sale at Carlilse on 22nd April saw Messrs Trafford, Springfield, Cockermouth sell a 771kg Simmental prime bull to £2054.72 and to feature in the leading prices.
Wallets Marts, Castle Douglas, had forward OTM Cattle and Store Cattle on 22 April. OTM cattle topped at 273ppk for a Simmental Bull from Messrs Craig, Craigton.
In a sale of 303 non export calves at Sedgemoor on 20th April, top of the day was £485 for a super 1m Simmental bull for KP Silverthorne & Partners.
At Huntly on 20th April, United Auctions sold 572 cattle at their sale which incorporated Young Farmers Overwintered Cattle. OTMS sold to 266.1p per kg for SimX from Wester Elchies, Aberlour also to £1990 also Wester Elchies, Aberlour.
Aberdeen and Northern Marts on 19th April at Thainstone sold 1,041 Store Cattle, Young Bulls and Young and Weaned Calves. Bulls sold to £1690 gross for a 690kg Simmental Cross from Mains of Newton, Craigellachie.
At a sale of TB restricted store cattle at Ludlow on 19th April, Simmental X’s topped the heifer section when selling to £1500.
Pics from the Simmental library.