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Lancaster Friday 25/02/11

Posted Friday, 25 February 2011, 4.20pm


North West Auctions Lancaster Mart enjoyed another very brisk days trading last Friday. Perhaps the largest crowd of purchasers yet completely filled the ring ensuring a strong trade for all types of cattle. Store bullocks averaged almost £760 per head being one of the best averages of late topping at £1090 for a Limousin from Jim Clark Ltd, New Hall Farm. Store heifers also averaged an excellent £723 topping at £1000 for Charolais x from BN Greenwood, Lonsdale. A small entry of store bulls topped at £740 for Aberdeen Angus from Messrs WA Hodgson, Whelpside.
A low entry of cast cows, especially after several weeks of tremendous trades, were every bit as dear as recent weeks once again averaging 111p/kg. A top price of 144.5p/kg was twice achieved for cast cows firstly for a Belgian Blue from J & DA Dickinson, Springfield and then for a Stabiliser from A Dixon & Son, Kit Cragg. Top price per head was £1003.47 for a Saler x cow from TA & J Dixon, Yoad Pot. A smaller than normal entry of over thirty month heifers averaged an excellent 139.5p/kg, topping at 147.5p/kg for a Simmental from KG & LM park, Low Fell End. Once again calves were keenly competed for with BB bulls selling to £380 from JB & JB Lawson, Bank End with others at £350 & £315. Heifers sold to £220 on two occasions for Limousin x and British Blue x from R Gregory, Coverdales. Plenty of buyers present for Black & Whites averaging £51, many more needed to meet this strong buyer demand.


STORE BULLOCKS – Lim: £1090 New Hall Farm; £1050 Willow House Farm; £880 Milton Moor Farm. Hfd: £840 Fiddlers Farm; £810 Staffords Farm. Sim: £870 Low Fell End; £860, £840 Littlewood Hall Farm. Blonde: £820 Lentworth Farm. BB: £990, £870, £730 Cragg Farm; £890, £850, £780 Mount Pleasant; £930, £870 Mireside Farm; £830 Station Hotel; £750 Clawthorpe Lodge. AA: £1000 New Hall Farm; £930 Whelpside Farm; £850 Staffords Farm; £800 Forton Bank; £790 Cottams Farm; £660 Bank Farm. Stab: £900 Low Foulshaw Farm; £780 Gibsons Farm. Sim: £870 Low Fell End; £860, £840 Littlewood Hall Farm. Brown Swiss: £480 Middle Shuttlingfield Farm. Fr: £710 Lonsdale; £700 Shaws Farm; £610 Brown Edge. Char: £620 Pilling Lane.

STORE HEIFERS – Char: £1000, £930 Lonsdale; £790 The Poplars; £700 Causeway Head Farm; £620 Middle Ridge. Lim: £890, £870, £860, £850 New Hall Farm; £820 The High Farm, Bouthwaite Farm. Sim: £750 Cropper Farm; £740 Larbreck Hill Farm. BB: £940 Willow House Farm; £930, £830 Wood Lane Farm. £820, £790 The High Farm; £790 Cragg Farm; £760 Causeway Head Farm; £750 Ivy Farm, Clawthorpe Lodge. AA: £970 New Hall Farm; £860, £750 Cropper Farm; £840 The Old Stable; £800 Forton Bank; £760 Brow Foot Farm. Parthanaous: £820 Bouthwaite. Stab: £760 Kit Cragg. Blonde: £580 Kendal Hill; £570 Yates Farm; £560 Eskew Beck.

STORE BULLS – AA: £740 Whelpside; £640 Cumming Carr Farm; £560 Mosergh Farm. Mont: £710 Cumming Carr Farm. Lim: £590, £560 River View. Sim: £580 Ellesmere. Blonde: £610 Houlker Barn Farm.

CAST COWS – Fr: 124.5p/kg, 117.5p/kg Strickland Hill; 121.5p/kg Greenside Farm; 117.5p/kg Whittington Farm, New Brows Farm; 115.5p/kg Abbotson Farm; 114.5p/kg Tills Farm, Flodder Hall, Cabus Nook, Outerthwaite Farm, Raw End Farm, Cote Farm, Woodhouse Farm. Lim: 137.5p/kg Mill Bank; 122.5p/kg Intack Farm; 121.5p/kg Goose Green; 111.5p/kg Farleton House. BB: 144.5p/kg Springfield; 124.5p/kg Intack Farm, Cringleber. Saler: 124.5p/kg Yoad Pot. AA: 111.5p/kg Cringleber. Devon: 111.5p/kg Outerthwaite Farm. Stab: 144.5p/kg Kit Cragg.

CAST HEIFERS – Lim: 134.5p/kg Wyre Farm. Sim: 147.5p/kg Low Fell End; 137.5p/kg Wyre Farm.

CAST STEERS/BULLS –. Sim: 139.5p/kg (Str) Wyre Farm; 119.5p/kg (bull) Middle Shuttlingfield Farm. Fr: 107.5p/kg (Str) Greenside Farm.

BULL CALVES – BB: £380, £350 Bank End Farm; £315, £200, £185 Myers Farm; £215 Coverdales; £168 School House. Fr: £55 Myers Farm; £45 Tills Farm.

HEIFER CALVES – Lim: £220 Coverdales. BB: £200 Coverdales.

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