Sales Reports

Lancaster Friday 18/03/11

Posted Monday, 21 March 2011, 4.39pm

North West Auctions Lancaster Mart are pleased to report another strong trade for the 265 store cattle, 42 cast cows & OTM cattle, 49 calves and 57 breeding sheep.

Cattle were once again met by a ringside full of buyers competing for all types. Store bullocks sold to a top of £1090 for BBx from C & B Halslam, Glenfield with a further 9 lots breaking the £1000 barrier. Heifers were a similar trade to last week topping at £950 for Char x from AS & D Parker, Manor House Farm with all heifers averaging £721. A small entry of young bulls were once again good to sell with suckler bred yearlings to £640 from A & J Smith, Cross Farm.

A smaller entry of cast cows & OTM cattle were again good to sell with an overall average of 113p/kg. A top price of 139.5p/kg went to J & S Atkinson, Sykes Farm for a Lim x cow. OTM heifers sold to 151.5p/kg for a Friesian from Nelson & Quest, Waltons Farm with Lim x bullocks to 167.5p/kg from Mrs O Butler, Elm Bank Farm. Top price per head for cows was £993.51 (b&w), £1010.50 for OTM heifers and £1284.73 for OTM bullocks.

An entry of 49 calves sold to a competitive trade with many buyers unable to fill orders. Bull calves sold to a top price of £335 for AAx from Kelsall & Wood, Lower Langthwaite Farm with heifers to £235 for Lim x from B & MJ Nelson, Halforth Farm. The monthly stirk sale attracted additional entries of stronger calves and stirks with vendors very pleased with prices achieved. A smart Lim x bullock from JB Airey & Son, Longridge topped at £490, Lim x heifers fro £460 from JS Taylor, Lancaster and bulls to £400 for Lim x from F & TE Park, Crook. Black & Whites continue to meet competitive bidding with calves selling to £120 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale, all types averaging £52. Older reared stirks saw bullocks to £270 and bulls to £260.

The weekly sale of ewes with lambs at foot attracted a similar entry to last week with all types easily sold. Aged Masham ewes with young twins sold to £145 (48.33/life) and Masham ewes with singles to £96 (£48/life) from DC Miller, Cobble Hey. Please advise of sheep entries for catalogue.


STORE BULLOCKS – BB: £1090 Glenfield; £930 Lower Castle O’Trim; £900 Well House Farm; £880 Bouthwaite Farm. BRB: £1060 Wood Lane Farm. Sim: £1070 Weavers Farm; £1060 Intack Farm. Lim: £1060 Weavers Farm; £1020 Lower Castle O’Trim; £950 Elmridge Farm; £940 Howriggs. Char: £980 Myerscough Hall; £900 Weavers Farm; £860 Stubb Place Farm; £770 Parrox Hall Farm. Hfd: £890 Hole Beck Farm; £870 Squires Gate Farm. Blonde: £970 Elmridge Farm. AA: £980 Weavers Farm; £770 Winston; £600 Parrox Hall Farm. Fr: £850 Lodge Farm; £830 Stubbins Farm; £800 Roe Farm; £760 Downlands Farm. Galloway: £540 Blenkett Farm. SR&W: £720 Intack Farm; £660 Squires Gate Farm.

STORE HEIFERS – Char: £950 Manor House Farm; £930 Yealand Manor; £810 Stubb Place Farm; £690 Cottams Farm. Sim: £940 Well House Farm; £890 Bouthwaite Farm; £880 Manor House Farm; £770 Sykes Farm. BB: £910 Myerscough College; £880 Bouthwaite Farm; £790 Lostock Bridge Farm; £750 Cropper Farm. Lim: £870 High House Farm; £820 Intack Farm; £800 Claughton Hall Farm, Manor House Farm; £790 Myerscough Hall. AA: £910 Well House Farm; £860 Forton Bank; £850 Elmridge Farm; £810 Staffords Farm. BRB: £750 Cropper Farm; £720 Walkers I’th Fields. B/Swiss: £870 Fairfield Farm. Hfd: £750 Staffords Farm; £730 Larbreck Hill Farm; £720 Claughton Hall Farm, Ivy Farm. Fr: £650 New Hall Farm.

STORE BULLS – Lim: £640 Cross Farm. Sim: £640 Billinge Hall Farm; £590 Ellesmere. Fr: £400 Kingsley House Farm.CAST

COWS – Fr: 129.5p/kg Hallbeck; 124.5p/kg Pasture Barn Farm; 117.5p/kg Greenalls Farm, Parrox Hall Farm; 114.5p/kg Johnson House Farm, High Barnes, Cinder Barrow. Lim: 139.5p/kg Sykes Farm; 134.5p/kg Millbeck. Char: 105.5p/kg Lincolns Inn Farm.

OTM HEIFERS – Fr: 151.5p/kg Waltons Farm; 144.5p/kg Parkside Farm; 141.5p/kg Stirzakers Farm; 114.5p/kg Parkside Farm. Lim: 147.5p/kg Brow Foot Farm. B/Swiss: 144.5p/kg Parkside Farm.

OTM STEERS –. Lim: 167.5p/kg Elm Bank Farm. Fr: 157.5p/kg Elm Bank Farm; 147.5p/kg Blackleach House Farm; 141.5p/kg Greenfield Barn. OTM BULLS – Lim: 149.5p/kg Dunkenshaw Farm; 134.5p/kg Mearsbeck. Fr: 119.5p/kg Hallbeck.

BULL/BULLOCK CALVES/STIRKS – Lim: £490 Half Penny Lane; £400 Borwick Fold Farm; £252 Halforth Farm; £240 Manor House Farm. AA: £335 Lower Langthwaite Farm. BRB: £380 High Barnes; £205 Manor House Farm. Fr: £270 Greenbank Farm; £260 Borwick Fold Farm; £170 Knowsley Farm; £80 Brantbeck Farm. SR&W: £190 Greenbank Farm.

HEIFER CALVES/STIRKS – Lim: £460 Farmdale; £235 Halforth Farm; £155 Manor House Farm. Blonde: £455 Half Penny.

BRB: £370 High Barnes; £360 Lower Langthwaite Farm; £180 Gibsons Farm.

EWES & LAMBS – Masham Ewes with Twins £145, Masham Ewes with Singles £96 from Cobble Hey Farm.

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