Inc. the important reduction sale from the Aberdeen Angus "Polita Bridge" Herd.
17 PEDIGREE ABERDEEN ANGUS in-calf cows/heifers, 16 bulling/younger heifers & young bull.
Further entries invited for cataloguing & advertising to Patrick Dennis 07889 600160.
On last Wednesday 30th May, in addition to a superb weekly entry of store and finished livestock at Truro Market, Lodge & Thomas conducted the Dispersal Sale of a herd of Pure British Friesian Dairy Cows on behalf of Mr. W.C. Bottrell, removed from Bosence Farm, Sancreed, near Penzance for convenience of sale.
The herd was founded in 1947 by the late Mr. William Bottrell when he brought three British Friesian cows to Bosence Farm and except for a short period about 18 months ago, there has never been a TB reactor on the farm.
50 NMR Recorded cows were presented and despite being kept on a very low cost input system producing modest yields of milk, they sold to an exceptional trade with many buyers in attendance from throughout the County and beyond.
Of typical British Friesian stature, renowned for their longevity, the herd contained only 19 younger animals being 1st-4th calvers, the remaining 31 being 5th-8th calvers.
Top price was £1,680 for a 5th calver and even a 6th calver sold for £1,627.
1st calvers sold to £1,575 and 2nd & 3rd calvers sold to £1,522.
The overall average for all of the cows sold was £1,060.
Five in-calf heifers due from the end of July to October were sold for other vendors following the cows to £1,417 and averaged £1,256.
DISPERSAL SALE OF 34 BEEF SUCKLER COWS & 34 SUCKLED CALVES + 1 IN-CALF COW
Following the sale of store cattle on Wednesday 1st November, Lodge & Thomas were favoured with the dispersal sale of commercial suckler cows and calves on behalf of Messrs. T.F. Vague & Son of Stithians, Truro. This was due to a change in their farming policy. The cattle were removed to Truro Livestock Market for ease of sale.
A packed ringside saw the 69 head of cattle sell to an exceptional trade which is unsurprising as these were big cows and super shaped, quality, well-grown calves.
The majority of the suckler cow and calf outfits were sold separate from the cows as they would have been due to be weaned at any time. The top price suckler cow rose to £1,560 for a British Blue with top steer calf at £840 for a Charolais and with heifers to £770 for both Limousin and Charolais calves.
There were four outfits that sold for over £2,000 with the top a British Blue cow with her heifer calf selling at £2,330. Overall average per outfit was £1,640. An in-calf British Blue cow sold at £1,320.
SUCKLED CALF PRIZE SALE DATES 2017
Weds 27th September * Weds 11th October * Weds 25th October * Weds 8th November
Entries invited 01872 272722
Farm Assurance has become even more important with yet another of our main buyers only being able to purchase Farm Assured cull cows or bulls. If you are not Farm Assured and wish to apply to become assured we can provide contact details.
Vendors are reminded that all cattle moved to market must be accompanied by a movement/entry form, completed by the vendor. These forms are being checked every week to ensure that the regulations are being adhered to.
These forms are available from the Auctioneers.
Legislation came into force on 1st January 2010 requiring slaughterhouse operators to "receive, check and act upon" Food Chain Information (FCI) for all cattle sent for slaughter for human consumption. This is part of the "farm-to-fork" approach to food safety introduced by the Hygiene Regulations from the beginning of 2006. FCI has been progressively implemented over the ensuing years with poultry in 2006, pigs in 2008, calves in 2009 and now cattle and sheep in 2010.
From 1st January 2010 producers selling cattle for slaughter are required to sign a FCI Declaration. Meat from animals slaughtered without a FCI Form will not be approved for human consumption until the FCI for the animal is received by the slaughterhouse.
It is essential therefore that the FCI Declaration is received by the Auctioneers before the animals are presented for sale.
For Cattle Vendors the appropriate declaration will be incorporated in our normal Cattle Movement Form. These are available from the Auctioneers. All vendors entering cattle for sale through the slaughter ring after 1st January 2010 must sign this Movement Form which should accompany stock to the Market.
Should producers wish to discuss these new regulations please speak to one of the Auctioneers.
The Ministry have announced that with immediate effect cattle without both primary and secondary ear tags are no longer permitted to be sold through the market.
The Ministry will prevent Auctioneers from selling cattle without the correct ear tags and will insist that they are returned immediately to the holding of origin.