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Lancaster Friday 28/10/11

Posted Monday, 31 October 2011, 10.42am

FOUR SALE RINGS ATTRACT LARGE CROWDS OF BUYERS FROM THROUGHOUT THE NORTHERN COUNTIES.  STORE CATTLE TO £1240, STORE LAMBS TO £73  

North West Auctions Lancaster are pleased to report 638 head of stock forward at it’s weekly sale. Store cattle were slightly less in numbers this week, which ensured all types were easily sold to maximum value.  Steers topped at £1240 for Lim x from D E & S M Moorhouse, Natland and M & R W Stirzaker, Milnthorpe with all steers averaging £845.  Heifers this week sold to a top price of £1110 for BB x from M Southern, West Houghton.  Heifers averaged £781.

OTM Clean Cattle & Cast Cows sold to another strong trade averaging 117p/kg.  Beef cows sold to 187.5p/kg (£1290.61). Black & white cows to 137.5p/kg (£1098.68). Bulls sold to 191.5p/kg (£1296.30) and heifers to 179.5p/kg (£1150.20.

Calves and stirks continue to attract new purchasers and vendors with something for everyone this week.  Beef calves sold to £275 (bulls) and £255 (heifers).  B & S sold to £95 with all types averaging £54.  Stirks this week were, once again, a tremendous trade with well reared heifers topping the sale at £530 and bulls at £440.

The fortnightly sale of store lambs saw an insufficient number forward for the buyers present.  Best short keep lambs were £73 and £71 from P G Thornton, Scorton.  Middle keep lambs £69 and £65.50 from P Pye, Over Wyresdale and long keep lambs £57 and £56 from E Parker, Carnforth.  All lambs averaged £61.41. 400+ lambs needed to meet current demand – next sale is Friday 11th November.      

TOP PRICES  
STORE BULLOCKS
– Fr: £990 Howriggs; £930 Outerthwaite Farm; £850 Squires Gate Farm; £840 Knotts Farm; £800 Moss Croft.  Lim: £1240 Station Hotel, High House; £1220 Whicham Hall; £1180 Milton Moor Farm; £1130 Willow House Farm.  Char: £900 Aynsome Manor.  Hfd: £940 Tarnwater Farm; £880 Bradlow Farm; £830 Moss Croft.  Sim: £840 Low Kit Brow; £810 Fiddlers Farm.  Blonde: £880 Cautley Farm.  BB: £960 Lower Castle O Trim; £930 Brow Foot Farm.  AA: 1120 Godson House Farm; £1090 Forton Bank; £1070 Milton Moor Farm; £1040 High Green; £990 Raw End Farm.  Shorthorn: £850 Brow Foot Farm.  Saler: £800 Moss Croft.  Welsh Black: £940 Jolley Fold Farm.  Devon: £720 Birch Croft.  Brit Blue: £950 Throstle Grove Farm; £940 Jolley Fold Farm; £840 Friars Moss; £800 Holmes Farm.  Mont: £870 North Farm; £710 Dale Barns.
STORE HEIFERS – Lim: £1080 Milton Moor Farm; £1060 Willow House Farm; £990 Riddings; £930 Cockrigg Farm; £800 Manor House Farm.  Char: £1010 Stirzakers Farm; £990 Milton Moor Farm.  Hfd: £810 Fiddlers Farm; £680 Larbreck Hill Farm.  Sim: £1030 Langthwaite Heights; £870 Fiddlers Farm; £790 Beckside Farm.  BB: £1110 Bugle Horn Farm; £880 Beckside Farm.  AA: £1060 Low Levens; £900 Sandholme Farm; £890 High Green; £870 Cropper Farm.  Devon: £760 Manor House Farm.  Stabiliser: £770 Brow Foot Farm.  Brit Blue: £1110 Bugle Horn Farm; £960 Lower Castle O’Trim; £880 Beckside Farm; £770 Kendal Hill.  Mont: £940 Lane House.  Fr: £870 Cropper Farm; £760 Lane House; £750 High Farm.  
STORE BULLS – Lim: £740 Mearsbeck Farm; £610 Ancliffe Hall.  
CAST COWS - Fr: 137.5p/kg Lane Ends Farm, Priory Farm, Beckside; 134.5p/kg Stirzakers Farm, Ballacaine, North Farm, Boon Town; 131.5p/kg Langthwaite Heights; 129.5p/kg Low Levens, Abbotson Farm.  Lim: 187.5p/kg Low Bank House; 179.5p/kg Mill Bank; 177.5p/kg Ballacubbon Farm; 141.5p/kg Ballakelly Farm.  Char: 169.5p/kg Ballakelly Farm.  Hfd: 164.5p/kg Woodend Farm; 131.5p/kg Caurrgh Beg Farm; 129.5p/kg Mylvoirrey.  Sim: 104.5p/kg Dunkenshaw Farm. Blonde: 147.5p/kg Moorhouse Farm.  BB: 144.5p/kg Riddings.  Ayrshire: 137.5p/kg Low Bank House.  AA: 187.5p/kg Ballacubbon Farm; 129.5p/kg Mylvoirrey.  Shorthorn: 139.5p/kg Ballafayle Farm.  Welsh Black: 111.5p/kg Ivy House.
OTM HEIFERS – Fr: 159.5p/kg Priory Farm; 144.5p/kg Redbank Farm; 141.5p/kg Whinney Carr Farm; 137.5p/kg Green Draggon Farm.  Char: 177.5p/kg  Cockerham Hall.  Sim: 179.5p/kg Tarnwater Farm.  Hfd: 174.5p/kg Cockerham Hall.
CAST BULLS/OTM STEERS – Fr: 167.5p/kg Boon Town.  Lim: 191.5p/kg Whinney Carr Farm; 144.5p/kg White Lee Farm.  Hfd: 124.5p/kg Corney Hill Farm.  BB: 187.5p/kg Nether Hall Farm.  Stabiliser: 129.5p/kg Kit Cragg.  
BULL CALVES/STIRKS – Lim: £405 Low Lodge; £275 Nether Hall Farm.  Sim: £260 Nether Hall Farm; £245 Cote Farm.  AA: £258 Knowsley Farm.  Brit Blue: £440 Low Lodge; £242 Tills Farm.  Fr: £190 Low Lodge; £140 Mylvoirrey.
HEIFER CALVES/STIRKS – Lim: £530 Low Lodge; £410 Hindley Green; £155 Halforth Farm; £110 Endmoor Farm.  Sim: £255 Cote Farm.  AA: £385 Hindley Green.  Shorthorn: £375 Hindley Green. Brit Blue: £425 Hindley Green; £140 Tills Farm.  
STORE LAMBS – Suffolk: £73 Cliftons Farm.  Cont x: £69 Marl House.  Texel: £71 Cliftons Farm; £65.50 Marl House; £61.50 Middle Starbank; £57 Marsh House; £55.50 Malt Dubs.

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