Newark’s Super Saturday - Blue X Calves Top at £2,000

25th March 2015

It was quite simply a Super Saturday of livestock, in the cattle ring an outstanding show of suckled calves and store and breeding cattle met a fierce demand, at Newark.

Without a doubt a highlight of the day was a consignment of suckled calves from the Baldwin family, Stuart, his wife Debbie and son and daughter, Joel and Megan, who brought more than 100 head from their herd at Wigan, to Newark. Auctioneer, Paul Gentry commented;
"Once again this was a quality run of suckled calves which saw buyers eager to secure top quality calves for finishing and breeding. These calves, largely by British Blue bulls and out of Limousin cows, sold to a fierce pace and peaked at £2000 for a heifer, while steers from the same home sold to £1700, with 107 averaging £1059.07.”

Other highlights of the cattle trade included a pure British Blue heifer from Mike Scott, Newark, at £2000, while Michele Wilde, Leighton Buzzard, sold British Blue cross Holstein cows with British Blue bull calves at foot at £2500.00.  Andrew Bishop, Eldersfield, then sold British Blue cross 12 month old heifers to £1750.