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Lancaster Friday 16/12/11

Posted Friday, 16 December 2011, 1.26pm

North West Auctions Lancaster Mart held its final store stock & cast cow sale of 2011 with numbers forward every bit as strong as the previous week.  

134 Cast/Feeding & OTM cattle sold to a very pleasing average of 110p/kg topping at 159.5p/kg (£1217.23) for beef bred cows, 137.5p/kg (£950.35) for dairy bred cows.  OTM heifers and steers sold to 187.5p/kg (£1309.95).  

Store cattle sold to a full ringside of buyers with steers averaging £855 topping at £1160 for British Blue x from G Johnson, Jubilee Farm.  Heifers averaged £775 with best sorts £1060 for Limousin x from JT & A Armitstead, Bouthwaite.  A small entry of bulls sold to £1040 for pure Limousins from RH & C Ayrton, Ouzelthorn.  

Calves and stirks were fewer in number after last week but every bit as good to sell.  Young beef bulls £230 for Angus from JE & J Pye, Gibsons Farm and heifer £285 again for Angus from T & D Sharp, Gateside Farm.  Stirks still forward in good numbers.  Beef heifers to £440, £430 from Messrs Young, Moss End, Hereford bullocks (6 months) £430 and B&W’s £415, £385 & £380!  

A dispersal sale of in-lamb ewes attracted keen interest with 1 crop Mules to £135, 2 crop Mules to £130.  120 ewes averaged £119.  Best quality Texel shearlings sold to £225 (x2) £200 (x3) from RJ Willison, Cinderbarrow.  Continental store lambs sold to £67 for medium/long keep sorts.    
TOP PRICES  
STORE BULLOCKS
– Fr: £950 Holmegarth; £910 Hill Top; £900 Forton Bank; £890 Shaws Farm. Lim: £1130 Willow House Farm; £1090 Intack Farm, Millbeck; £950 Little Tunstall, North Farm; £940 Eskew Beck.  Char: £1100 The Borrans; £990 Oak Head.  Hfd: £920 Wyre Farm; £880 Little Tunstall.  Sim: £1010 Willow House; £940 Langthwaite Heights; £760 Throstle Nest.  Blonde: £800 Throstle Nest.  BB: £990 Lower Castle O’Trim.  Ayrshire: £740 Ingrave Farm.  AA: £1090 Cragg Farm; £1080 Shaws Farm; £1060 New Parkside; £1010 High Green; £960 Cropper Farm.  Brown Swiss: £620 Throstle Nest Farm.  Brit Blue: £1160 Jubilee Farm; £1050 Old Glasson Farm; £1040 Cray Gap; £980 Cragg Farm.  Bazadaise: £980 Millbeck.  SR&W: £1110 Fanny House; £960 Cropper Farm.
STORE HEIFERS – Fr: £860 Cropper Farm; £750 Cross Hill.  Lim: £1060 Bouthwaite; £880 Manor House, Scroggs Farm, Hutton Roof Hall; £860 Mearsbeck.  Char: £1050 Bouthwaite; £840 Jolley Fold.  Hfd: £750 Manor House.  Sim: £1020 Langthwaite Heights; £840 Jolley Fold.  Blonde: £800 Walton Hall Farm; £730 Throstle Nest.  BB: £990 Manor House.  AA: £1010 High Green; £1000 Underhelm Farm; £950 Brow Foot; £920 Manor House.  Shorthorn: £840 Jolley Fold.  Welsh Balck: £440 Singleton Grange.  Stabiliser: £610 Ingrave Farm.  Brit Blue: £940 Willow House; £890 High House; £870 Cragg Farm; £730 Throstle Nest.  Baz: £720 Little Fell.
STORE BULLS - £1040 Ouzelthorn; £760 Mearsbeck; £750 Lower Swainshead.  
CAST COWS - Fr: 137.5p/kg Lathwaite Farm; 134.5p/kg Arnside Tower; 127.5p/kg Barnfield Farm, Pyethornes Farm; 121.5p/kg Tills Farm, Holme House, Ackenthwaite, Warton Grange Farm.  Lim: 149.5p/kg Halton Park; 139.5p/kg Low Foulshaw; 137.5p/kg Lower Swainshead.  Hfd: 121.5p/kg Corney Hill Farm; 119.5p/kg Halton Park.  Sim: 145.5p/kg Halton Park.  AA: 134.5p/kg Lathwaite Farm.  Shorthorn: 151.5p/kg Whaitber.  Brit Blue: 159.5p/kg Halton Park.  Mont: 137.5p/kg Cumming Carr.  Longhorn: 114.5p/kg Derby Road.  
OTM HEIFERS – Fr: 159.5p/kg Low House; 149.5p/kg Blackwood End; 134.5p/kg Old Glasson; 129.5p/kg Raw End.  Lim: 187.5p/kg Sykes Farm.  Hfd: 161.5p/kg Bank House Farm.  BB: 179.5p/kg Jubilee Farm.  AA: 137.5p/kg Ivy Farm.  Blue Albion: 137.5p/kg The Green.  
OTM STEERS/CAST BULLS – Fr: 184.5p/kg Elm Bank; 151.5p/kg Hatters Farm; 149.5p/kg Boon Town.  Lim: 137.5p/kg Hutton Roof Hall; 124.5p/kg Cockrigg Farm.  Hfd: 157.5p/kg Hill Top.  AA: 154.5p/kg North Farm.  
BULL CALVES/STIRKS – Fr: £415 Sellerley Farm; £680 Moss End; £00 Borwick Fold; £120 Westfield House; £115 Hagg farm; £80 Redbank Farm.  Hfd: £430 Moss End.  AA: £230 Gibsons Farm.
HEIFER CALVES/STIRKS – Fr: £380 Moss End; £250 Borwick Fold. Lim: £430 Moss End.  Sim: £430 Gateside Farm.  AA: £420 Moss End; £335 Gateside Farm; £310 Lower Langthwaite; £140 Gibsons Farm. Brit Blue: £440 Moss End.

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