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Lancaster Friday 08/04/11

Posted Monday, 11 April 2011, 5.06pm

North West Auctions Lancaster Mart enjoyed one of the busiest Friday sales of the year so far with an excellent catalogue entry of 345 store cattle together with 60 cast cows and over thirty month cattle, 20 calves and 94 lots of ewes with lambs at foot.

The sale began with yet another tremendous cast cow trade to average almost 120p per kilo including all dairy bred cast cows. Top price of 164.5p per kilo went to J & S Atkinson, Sykes Farm for a Limousin cow. Cows also peaked at £1020 to D Fox & Co., Holly House Farm for a Holstein Friesian cow. Cast heifers topped at 149.5p/kg (£901.49) from Messrs Jones, Sandvilla. Over thirty month steers were in great demand to average 151.2p/kg selling to a top of 169.5p/kg (£1349.22) for a Charolais steer from J & H Davis, Weavers Farm.

In the store cattle ring another excellent trade found all strong cattle in great demand to average £715 per head throughout the sale. Bullocks topped at £1280 for a British Blue from A & P Hodgkinson, Bank Field Farm. Heifers topped at £950 for an excellent pen of Limousins from J & O Galbraith & Son, Endmoor Farm.

Calves were a tremendous trade with all types selling well above vendors expectations and over half the calves forward sold in excess of £300. Strong calves of a weaning age sold to £390 for Lim x heifers and Hfd x bullocks from HT & JM Breaks, Church Style Farm with younger rearing sorts topping at £290 from a Limousin x bull from B & J Nelson & Son, Halforth Farm. Black & Whites were a tremendous trade averaging £78.33 with best rearing calves to £108 again from Halforth Farm. More calves needed each week to meet strong buyers demand. Friday 15th April – Monthly Sale of Stirks.

The best entry of the season so far of Sheep with Lambs at Foot averaged well over £150 for all breeds and ages. Best quality young sheep with twin lambs were as dear as ever selling to a top £238 per outfit from ST Birkett, Hall Croft Barn for Texel x Shearlings with Twin lambs. Mule Shearling with Twins sold to £170 from F Carr, Nissan Huts. It was good to see several Continental outfits making considerably in excess of £200. Several buyers went home empty handed.

LEADING PRICES

STORE BULLOCKS – BRB: £1280 Bank Field Farm; £840 The Old Stable; £780 Hall Croft Barn. Char: £1140 Aynsome Manor Farm; £1090 Stubbins Farm. Lim: £1000 Higher Landskill Farm; £990 Myerscough Hall; £980 Lower Castle O’Trim. Sim: £1150 Shaws Farm; £990 Lower Castle O’Trim; £870 Lawsons Farm. Blo: £1040 Cautley Farm; £830 Throstle Nest Farm; £580 Yates Farm. BB: £1030 Bank Field Farm; £820 Hall Croft Barn; £880 Mount Pleasant Farm; £860 Well House Farm. AA: £950 Low Levens; £880 New Parkside Farm, Moss View; £810 Stirk Hey Farm. Hfd: £880 The Old Stable; 870 Cragg Farm; £730 Aynsome Manor Farm. Stab: £960 Cock Hall Farm. Fr: £880 Low Levens, Stubbins Farm; £840 Hallbeck, Shaws Farm; £800 Cock Hall Farm. Ayr: £690 Aynsome Manor Farm; £480 Snapewood Farm. Red Poll: £460 Cooper House.

STORE HEIFERS – Lim: £950 Endmoor Farm; £940 Brow Foot Farm; £920 Bouthwaite Farm. Char: £880 Cropper Farm; £840 Bouthwaite Farm. Hfd: £880 Cropper Farm; £940 Ivy Farm; £710 Moss View. Sim: £880 Cropper Farm; £800 Lawsons Farm; £790 Throstle Nest Farm. Blo: £800 Myerscough College; £790 Throstle Nest Farm; £680 Jolley Fold Farm. BRB: £880 Cropper Farm; £840 Endmoor Farm; £830 Cotestones Farm. AA: £890 Holme Farm; £870 Harrison House Farm; £830 Cropper Farm, New Parkside Farm. BB: £790 Moss View; £780 New Parkside Farm; £760 Cragg Farm. Murray Grey: £760 Turnover Hall Farm. Fr: £750 Corney Hall Farm.

CAST COWS – Fr: 134.5p/kg Docker Hall Farm; 129.5p/kg Hallbeck, Brandswood Farm, Corney Hall Farm; 127.5p/kg Hilderstone Farm, Holly House Farm; Chapel House; Outfield. Lim: 164.5 Sykes Farm. Sim: 124.5p/kg Moss View. BB: 144.5p/kg Sykes Farm; 139.5p/kg Crook O Lune Farm. AA: 137.5p/kg Green Close; 114.5p/kg Moss View. MRI: 104.5p/kg Lane House. Mont: 124.5p/kg. Swedish R&W: 109.5p/kg Elm Tree Farm.

OTM HEIFERS – Swedish R&W: 149.5p/kg Sandvilla. Ayshire: 147.5p/kg Sandvilla. Fr: 141.5p/kg Brantbeck Farm; 131.5p/kg Gunnerthwaite; 114.5p/kg Outfield.
OTM STEERS/BULLS – Char: 169.5p/kg Weavers Farm. Lim: 169.5p/kg Weavers Farm; 161.5p/kg Boon Town Farm. Fr: 151.5p/kg Boon Town.

BULL CALVES – Lim: £360 Hood Ridding Farm; £355 Church Style Farm; £290 Halforth Farm; £230 Low Gregg Hall. Hfd: £390 Church Style Farm. AA: £330 Stirk Hey Farm; £165 Manor House Farm. BRB: £340 Stirk Hey Farm. Fr: £108 Halforth Farm. £85 Low Gregg Hall; £42 Toadpool Farm.

HEIFER CALVES– Lim: £390 Church Style Farm. BRB: £335 Church Style Farm. AA: £50 Manor House Farm.

EWES & LAMBS – Texel Shlgs with Twins: £238, £215 Hall Croft Barn; £135 Marsh House Farm. Mule Shlgs with Twins: £170 Nissan Huts. Texel Ewes with Twins: £182 Riddings. Mule Ewes with Twins: £165 Riddings, Knowsley Farm; £158 Bull Bank; £148 Poppy Farm. Chev Ewes with Twins: £160 Stanley Drive. Char Ewes with Singles: £105 Marsh House Farm. Mule Hoggs with Singles: £142, £140 Lower House Farm.

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