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Lancaster Friday 01/10 Prize Show of Bullocks

Posted Friday, 01 October 2010, 12.17pm

North West Auctions Lancaster Mart held their Annual Prize Show & Sale of Store Bullocks last Friday.

Yet another superb entry of 608 store cattle included a tremendously strong entry of bullocks and heifers. The sale also included 100 cast cows and heifers together with 55 calves and 60 store lambs.

The prize show was kindly sponsored by the Farmers Guardian and the prize judging was in the hands of Mr Frank Towers of Wray Near Lancaster who hardly misses a sale throughout the year at Lancaster. Championship honours were awarded to Messrs JJ & D Huddleston, Overhouses for a fantastic pen of 4 Belgian Blue x bullocks which went on to sell for £920 and were bought by the judge.

Awards – Pen of 4 Continental Bullocks

1st & Champion JJ & D Huddleston, Overhouses £920 to F Towers, Wray

2nd & Reserve M & L Preece, High House £900 to F Towers, Wray

3rd Prize FL Barnes, Crow Trees £860 to R Haigh, Mirfield

Photo above shows Stephanie Denny of the Farmers Guardian (sponsors) and Mr John Huddleston with the Champion pen of Store Bullocks.

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The continued large entry every Friday at Lancaster is attracting more and more buyers each week and it was good to see a number of new faces around the ring yet again. Trade, against expectations was rather dearer on the week with store bullocks of all classes averaging £781 per head and store heifers averaging £725 per head. These are possibly the best sale average for some time. The top price of the day was £1140 for a pen of Charolais bullocks from WS Burrow & Son, Gibraltar Farm. Heifers topped at £960 from Messrs JT & A Armitstead, Bouthwaite Farm.

Another excellent entry of cast cows as always found meat very good to sell. The top price of 117.5p/kg was given to DM Bargh, Bradlow Farm for Charolais x cows. Meaty black & whites were in much demand selling to a top of 109.5p/kg from TD Inman, Milton Moor Farm. Clean heifers sold to 121.5p/kg from T & M Halhead for a Limousin heifer and OTM Bullocks also sold to 121.5p/kg for a Belgin Blue again from Mr Bargh, Bradlow.

A strong entry of 55 calves attracted a ringside of buyer once again containing new faces, 14 buyers this week. The top price of £405 was achieved for a 4 m.o. Limousin Heifer from C & N Shearing with bulls topping at £385 for British Blue Bulls from JW & TE Sharp. Beef calves were as always in demand. Buyers for black & whites once again looking for those showing age and strength and these left a pleasing average of £44.67.

Leading Prices

STORE CATTLE (per head)

STEERS Char: £1140 & £890 Gibraltar Farm, £1090 Willow House Farm, £960 & £860 Crow Trees, £860 Old Hall Farm. Lim: £1090 Hall Croft Barn, £1060 Tewitfield Farm, £1040 & £1000 Gibraltar Farm, £990 Green Bank Farm & Hall Croft Barn. Sim: £1010 Gibraltar Farm, £930 Fairfield Farm, £890 Coverdales & Sowerby Lodge, £880 Crabtree Farm. BB: £1010 Willow House, £1000, £940 & £800 Salisbury House, £970 High Green, £960 Kitchen Ground, £940 Gibraltar Farm, £920 Over Housese. Blo: £980, £930 & £880 Goose Green, £870 Old Woodhouse. AA: £980 & £870 Moor Farm Cottage, £940 Gibraltar Farm, £890 Fairfield Farm, £880 Deansbiggin, Fanny House Farm, High Green. Fr: £840 Old Glasson Farm. Hfd: £770 Lonsdale. MRI: £770 Ellers Farm. Baz: £720 Little Fell Farm. S/H: £660 Cock Hall.

HEIFERS Lim: £930 Far Orrest, £800 Bouthwaite, £790 Low Barrows Green & Far Orrest, £780 Broughton House. Sim: £960 Bouthwaite, £890 Norbreck Farm, £760 Friars Moss. BB: £890 Moor Farm Cottage, £820 Ackenthwaite, £800 Low Barrows Green, £780 Kitchen Ground. Char: £840 Holme House, £800 Crooklands Farm & Broughton House Farm, £790 Milton Moor Farm, £780 Wyre Farm. AA: £880 Holme House, £820 Underhelme Farm & Sowerby Lodge. WB: £700 Jolly Fold.

BULLS Lim: £680 & £620 Far Orrest.

BREEDING CATTLE BB Hiefer with BB Heifer Calf £1000.

CALVES (per head)

BULL CALVES: Lim: £370 Deepclough. BB: £385 & £370 Flodder Hall, £230 School House. Fr: £120, £110, £100, £90 & £75 Hood Ridding Farm. Gal: £100 School House.

HEIFER CALVES: Lim: £405 & £350 (3 times) Deepclough. Char: £405 Deepclough. BB: £355 & £350 Flodder Hall.

CAST/FEEDING COWS & OTM CLEAN CATTLE (sold p/kg)

COWS Lim: 117.5 & 114.5 Upp Hall, 114.5 Bank Farm, 109.5 Deepclough. Fr: 109.5 & 107.5 Milton Moor, 104.5 Bradlow 99.5 Low Levens Farm & Friars Moss, 97.5 Oak Head Farm & Park Farm. Sim: 104.5 Kate Farm. AA: 104.5 Deepclough. MRI: 97.5p/kg Sandvilla.

HEIFERS Lim: 121.5 & 117.5 Upp Hall. Char: 117.5 & 111.5 Bradlow. AA: 104.5 & 101.5 Sunderland Brows. Fr: 107.5 Holly House.

BULLOCKS BB: 121.5 Bradlow. Blo: 114.5 Bradlow. Lim: 111.5 Hill Farm. Fr: 109.5 & 107.5 Bradlow, 109.5 Lima Farm.

STORE LAMBS: Mule: £62 Forgelands. Texel x: £57.50 & £52 Forgelands

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