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Stags where very pleased to be instructed to disperse the Charolais suckler herd at South Molton Market on behalf of Messrs W Parker & Son of North Molton. Philip Parker had made the decision to cut back his winter work load and concentrate on keeping more ewes. The store cattle are usually sold in September where this year the 16mo steers averaged £1029 and the 16mo heifers averaged £906.
There were 4 cows and calves which topped at £1200 for a 7yo Charolais x Cow with her 2mo heifer callf at foot. The In-Calf cows topped at £1160 twice, firstly for a 6yo Charolais x Cow (PD 3 months). There was a smashing run of In-Calf heifers which met strong demand selling to £1160 for a June 2018 British Blue x heifers (PD 15 weeks in calf) with Charolais x heifers selling to 1140 for an April 2018 born.
There was also a small run of store cattle on offer which included £810 for 4 17-18mo British Blue x heifers and £750 for 3 14-16mo British Blue steers from Messrs E & S Fewings & Partners, South Molton