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Lancaster Friday 28/01/11

Posted Monday, 31 January 2011, 3.55pm

CAST COWS ON FIRE AT LANCASTER

North West Auctions Lancaster Mart enjoyed another highly successful sale last Friday.

The sale began with an excellent entry of 101 Cast Cows & Over Thirty Month Cattle. These were in great demand throughout to average in excess of 105p/kg. A top price of 149.5p/kg went to Ballacutchel Farms Ltd., Isle of Man for a Limousin Cow. The top price per head was £1102 for a Limousin Cow from D Kelly, Netherhall Farm. Cast Heifers sold to 144.5p/kg for a Blonde from J E Wightman, Crabtree Farm. Cast Bulls were very dear selling to 134.5p/kg (£1396) from E J Ward & Sons, Intack Farm. All weights and grades of cows were in much demand.

A reduced entry of Store Cattle was presented to a busy ring of buyers, many of whom went home short of cattle. Steers averaged a superb £774, topping at £1140 for a pen of Limousin steers from Fred Barnes, Crow Trees Farm. A plainer entry of Heifers averaged £687, selling to £1042 from W J Etherington & Sons, Willow House Farm for Charolais bred heifers. An improved entry of store bulls averaged almost £600, topping at £760 from W & T Danson & Son, Boundary House.

Quality calves continue to come forward at this sale and vendors were, once again, very happy with prices achieved. Top price of the day being £370 for a BB x bull from R R & J A Knowles, who also had a Ang bull to £300. Fewer heifers this week with farmers present looking for rearing heifers. BB x selling to £205 for young calves from F G & M R Martin. Black & whites continue to meet strong demand with G & M E Woodhouse & Sons selling to £100 with all B & Ws averaging £50.33. More are needed each week.

A small entry of hoggs topped at £54 from Mr S Sailor, Bull Copy Farm

LEADING PRICES

STORE BULLOCKS – Lim: £1140 Crow Trees; £1100, £1090 High House; £1050 Weavers Farm; £990 Endmoor Farm; £950 Thornbush Farm; £920 Birks Farm; £900 Walmsley Fold. Char: £1090 Holmegarth; £750 Langthwaite Heights. BB: £960 Shaws Farm; £920 Willow House Farm; £780, £730 Mount Pleasant Farm. AA: £930 Weavers Farm; £920 Shaws Farm; £910, £860, £820 Cock Hall Farm; £850 Ridge Farm. Sim: £880, £740 Wyre Farm; £830 Crabtree Farm. Cont: £870 Willow House Farm. Here: £860 Old Glasson Farm, £660 Mount Pleasant Farm; £630 Marsh Farm. Fr: £740 Newsham Hall Farm; £730, £690 Slack Farm; £720 Outerthwaite; £670 Church Farm. Ayr: £600, £560 Snapewood Farm.

STORE HEIFERS – Char: £1040 Willow House Farm; £760 Middle Ridge Farm; £730 Langthwaite Heights. BB: £920, £670 Stubb Place Farm; £790, £740 Marsh Farm; £730 Cracalt Farm; £640 Ellers Farm; £560 Kendal Hill; Stab: £900, £670 Low Foulshaw Farm. Lim: £860 Walmsley Fold; £840 Wyre Farm; £800 Rowell Farm; £760 Ivy Farm; £690 Jolley Fold Farm; £670 Helm Croft; £630 Newsham Hall Farm; £620 Cracalt Farm. AA: £820 Winston, Forton Bank; £760 Ivy Farm; £710 Brow Foot Farm. Here: £740 High House; £690 Jolley Fold Farm; £590 High House; £470 Blenkett Farm. SwR: £690 Jolly Fold Farm. Sim: £650 Marsh Farm. FR: £600 Cracalt Farm; £590 College Green. Blo: £590 Eskew Beck. Cont: £590 College Green.

STORE BULLS – Lim: £760, £750, £670, Boundary House; £600 Ancliffe Hall Farm. BB: £600, £520 Lords Plain; £540 Boundary House.

CAST COWS – Lim: 149.5p/kg, 147.5p/kg, 144.5p/kg, 139.5p/kg Ballacutchel Farms; 139.5p/kg Netherhall Farm, Elm Bank Farm; 131.5p/kg Winston, Ouzelthorn Farm; 127.5p/kg White Carr Farm; 117.5p/kg Upp Hall. BB: 139.5p/kg, 134.5p/kg, 117.5p/kg Ballacutchel Farms; 124.5p/kg Winston. AA: 137.5p/kg, Netherhall Farm. Char: 131.5p/kg Winston, 109.5p/kg White Carr Farm. Sim: 129.5p/kg Winston; 114.5p/kg Upp Hall, Mewith Head Hall; 109.5p/kg Ballacutchel Farm. FR: 117.5p/kg Winston, Gibraltar Farm; 114.5p/kg Greaves Farm, Strickland Hill, Chapel House; 111.5p/kg Underhelm Farm, Walkers i’th Fields, Blackwood End; 109.5p/kg Greaves Farm, Walkers i’th Fields. SwR: 94.5p/kg Sandvilla.

CAST HEIFERS – Blo: 144.5p/kg Crabtree Farm. BB: 114.5p/kg Elm Bank Farm. Fr: 114.5p/kg Burneside Hall.

CAST STEERS –. Fr: 111.5p/kg Elm Bank Farm.

CAST BULL –. LIM: 134.5p/kg Intack Farm.

BULL STIRKS/CALVES – BB: £370 Myers Farm; £243, £240, £215, £185 Lords Plain;£195 Birds Park. AA: £300 Myers Farm. Sho: £120, £70 School House. Fr: £100, £72 Boldens.

HEIFER STIRKS/CALVES – BB: £205, £195 Lords Plain; £170 Birds Park Farm. AA: £125 Gibsons Farm.

STORE HOGGS – Suff: £54 Bull Copy Farm. Char: £50 Bull Copy Farm.

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