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Lancaster Friday 07/01/11

Posted Saturday, 08 January 2011, 1.48pm

CRACKING FRIDAY SALE AT LANCASTER

North West Auctions Lancaster Mart opened their Friday account with a tremendous sale last week. The sale began with an excellent entry of 97 cast cows and over thirty month cattle. There were cow buyers in every corner of the sale building and trade was described as being on fire. Cows averaged 102p/kg including all plain grade cattle and black & whites. A top price of 144.5p/kg was achieved by Messrs A Dixon & Son, Kit Cragg for a Stabiliser cow. The top priced cow per head was £948.05 from JA & R Geldard, Low Foulshaw Farm also for a Stabiliser cow. Cast heifers peaked at 137.5p/kg for a Holstein from K & DE Woodhouse, Kitchen Ground. Heifers also sold to £852.50 per head from ST Birkett, Hall Croft Barn. OTM steers topped at £894.20 from I Atkinson & Son, Boon Town. There were many black & white cows with good meat making well over £1 per kilo.

A better than expected entry of over 300 store cattle included 62 cattle not included on the catalogue. This did not matter one jot as there were as many buyers for 300 as there might have been for 500 cattle. All store cattle were a very straight trade on the day although it must be noted that many feeders are showing concerns about the rising feed prices. JD & GM Bracken, Greenlands Farm enjoyed a very successful day in the market topping the store bullock trade with a Charolais x bullock which made £1090. Store heifers topped at £980 for a Simmental from JF & D Hewitt, Park Farm.

A very nice start to the year in the calf ring saw plenty of beef calves on offer all keenly competed for. A total of 39 calves were forward with a top of £340 for a British Blue x bull from JB & JB Lawson, Bank End who also sold others at £320. Heifers sold to £220 again for a British Blue this time from Messrs Jones, Sandvilla Farm whose trio averaged £188. A strong Friesian from WN & D Smith & Son, Cocker House Farm, reared on the bucket, sold for £160 with all black & whites averaging £38. Fifty + calves needed each week to meet strong buyers demand.

LEADING PRICES

STORE BULLOCKS – Char: £1090, £960 Greenlands Farm; £930, £880 Flookburgh; £900 Crooklands Farm; £890, £840 Brown Edge; £870 Tarnwater Farm. Blo: £1050 High House Farm. Lim: £1040 High House; £980 Greenlands Farm; £970 High Green; £920 Rowell Farm; £900 Arrow Lane. Hfd: £930 Cock Hall Farm; £550 Flookburgh. Sim: £950, £830 Littlewood Hall Farm; £850 Hill Top; £830 Bouthwaite Farm; £810 Low Fell End. BB: £970 High House; £900 Park Farm; £880 Flookburgh; £870 Old Woodhouse; £860 Bouthwaite Farm; £800, £770 Tarnwater Farm; £780 Clawthorpe Lodge. AA: £900 Rowell Farm, Forton Bank; £890 Cropper Farm; £880 Ridge Farm. Stab: £790 Bouthwaite Farm. MRI: £740 Middle Ridge. Shorthorn: £730 Cropper Farm. Fr: £740 Butterfly Hall; £720 Newsham Hall Farm; £690 Nutter Platt Farm. Swedish R&W: £740 Butterfly Hall.

STORE HEIFERS – Sim: £980 Park Farm; £830 Bouthwaite Farm; £730 Syke Fold Farm; £700 Jolley Fold Farm. Lim: £860, £850 Walmsley Fold; £850 Intack Farm; £820 Brow Foot Farm; £770 Cropper Farm. Char: £850 Flookburgh; £830 Intack Farm; £740 Bouthwaite Farm; £710 Billinge Hall; £700 Jolley Fold Farm. BB: £850 Bouthwaite Farm; £820 Walmsley Fold; £760 Lane Ends Farm; £720 Clawthorpe Lodge; £670 Kendal Hill. Hfd: £700 Jolley Fold Farm. AA: £860 Brow Foot Farm; £800 Forton Bank; £770 Cropper Farm; £720 Intack Farm; £710 Staffords Farm. Saler: £680 Moss View. Blo: £660, £640 Eskew Beck. Fr: £670 Batty Hill; £600 Brandwood Fold Farm.

STORE BULLS - AA: £620 Park Farm.

BREEDING CATTLE – BB Heifer with BB Bull Calf: £900 Billinge Hall.

CAST COWS – Stab: 144.5p/kg Kit Cragg; 141.5p/kg, 120p/kg Low Foulshaw Farm. Sim: 139.5p/kg Intack Farm. BB: 134.5p/kg, 114.5p/kg High House Farm; 114.5p/kg Scar Sykes Farm, Billown Farm. Lim: 129.5p/kg, 124.5p/kg Mosergh Farm; 119.5p/kg Intack Farm; 114.5p/kg Mireside, Hall Croft Barn; 111.5p/kg Poplar Grove Farm; 109.5p/kg High House Farm. Char: 114.5p/kg Middle Ridge Farm. Fr: 119.5p/kg Whinney Carr Farm; 117.5p/kg Kitchen Ground Farm; 117.5p/kg, 114.5p/kg, 111.5p/kg Billown Farm; 111.5p/kg Catshaw Hall Farm, Newfold Farm; 109.5p/kg Hallbeck, Holmes Farm, Strickland Hill. AA: 109.5p/kg Poplar Grove Farm; 99.5p/kg Yoad Pot; 87.5p/kg Lundholme Farm.

CAST HEIFERS – Fr: 137.5p/kg Kitchen Ground Farm. BB: 137.5p/kg Hall Croft Barn.

CAST STEERS – Stab: 131.5p/kg Kit Cragg. Fr: 127.5p/kg Elm Bank Farm; 121.5p/kg Boon Town Farm. BB: 109.5p/kg Elm Bank Farm.

BULL CALVES – BB: £340 Bank End; £250, £245 Sandvilla. Lim: £320 Bank End Farm; £220, £190, £120, £115 Rose Farm; £100 Cracalt Farm. AA: £180 Gibsons Farm. Fr: £160, £50 Cocker House Farm; £65, £60, £48, £45, £40, £38, £32 Tills Farm; £40, £35 Tunstall Hall Farm

HEIFER CALVES – BB: £220, £172, £135 Sandvilla; £170 Gibsons Farm. Lim: £148 Cracalt Farm; £70 Rose Farm. AA: £118 Rose Farm.

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