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Lancaster Friday 13/05/11

Posted Monday, 16 May 2011, 1.45pm


Friday sales at Lancaster continue to grow from strength to strength.  This week a super entry of 340 store cattle, 115 cast cows, 200 ewes with lambs at foot and 28 rearing calves were all forward.
The sale began with a magnificent cast cow trade with cows averaging 122p/kg.  All breeds and grades were very dear.  Cows topped at 157.5p/kg to T J Robinson, Rowell Farm for a Continental purchased by Frank Towers of Wray.  Cows also sold to £1086. Cast heifers averaged 141p/kg, topping at 169.5p/kg to S A Hill, Bolton le Sands, and also at £1246.78 to W A Hodgson, Whelpside.  Cast bulls and steers sold to 157.5p/kg and £1244.13 to W J Etherington & Sons, Woodplumpton.

Store cattle were very dear on the day, showing a rise on last week’s fast trade.  Heifers were in serious demand to average £731 throughout the sale. Top price on the day went to PM & ST Entwistle, Lentworth Farm for a strong pen of Limousin cattle.  Heifers sold to £1010 to M Allen, Yealand Conyers for a Charolais.  Store bulls were forward in greater number and topped out at £730 for Limousin bulls from Atkinson & Greatorex, Pyes Bridge.

The Friday sale of Ewes with lambs at foot included a special spring prize show of Hoggs and Shearlings with lambs at foot kindly Sponsored by SAC Farm Business Services.  Judging was in the very experienced and capable hands of John Pennington of Hurst Green. First Prize Mule Hoggs with singles went to W & A Cornall, Bank Farm (photo 1 above) whose top pen went on to make £205.  First Prize Texel Hoggs with singles went to Messrs Shuttleworth, Far Mount Barrow (photo 2 above) which made £175. Top price of the day went to the second prize Texel hoggs with single lambs and these were sold by R Falshaw & Son, Shuttleworth Hall and made a very pleasing price of £210.  It was pleasing to see a ring full of buyers and trade for all sheep was more than respectable on the day.

In the calf ring £245 was the days top price for a British Blue x bull from P Taylor, High Platt Farm with Limousin x heifers to £240 from TM Townley, Knowsley Farm.  All calves were younger this week with nothing much over 4 weeks old.  Black & Whites averaged £69 and many more can be sold to advantage.

– Fr: £870 Church Street; £840 Intack Farm, Lower Lingart; £720 Roe Farm. Lim: £1080 Lentworth Farm; £1060 Willow House Farm; £1040 Intack Farm; £960 Crow Trees; £930 Bouthwaite Farm. Char: £1000 Hawkrigg End. Hfd: £860 Fiddlers Farm; £700 Heald Farm. Sim: £1000 Intack Farm; £870 Mount Pleasant Farm; £840 Lower Castle O’Trim. Blonde: £770 Cottams Farm. BB: £1050 Bouthwaite Farm; £1020 Willow House Farm. AA: £990 Kitchen Ground Farm; £860 Brandwood Fold Farm; £850 Tenters Farm; £820 Sandholme Farm. Shorthorn: £750 Middle Ridge Farm. Cont: £830 Lower Castle O’Trim; £820 Trapp Farm. Welsh Black: £720 Woodplumpton Lane. Stab: £970 Capernwray Hall. Brit Blue: £960 Kitchen Ground Farm. Swedish R&W: £710 Benson Hall.
STORE HEIFERS – Lim: £910 Capernwray Hall; £890 Buck Bank Farm; £860 Lodge Farm, Cockrigg Farm, Jolley Fold Farm; £850 Cropper Farm, Cross House Farm. Char: £1010 Yealand Manor; £950 Oak Head Farm, Church Street; £940 Hawkrigg End. Sim: £880 Beckside Farm; £650 Little Moss Side. Blonde: £920 Cross House Farm, Capernwray Hall; £740 The Dell, Bull Bank Farm. BB: £940 Bouthwaite Farm; £890 Kitchen Ground Farm; £880 Causeway Head Farm; £850 Netherbeck Barn; £840 Beckside Farm. Ayrshire: £750 Kitchen Ground Farm. AA: £940 Kitchen Ground Farm. Brit Blue: £940 Bouthwaite Farm; £850 Cropper Farm; £750 Turnover Hall.
STORE BULLS – Lim: £730 Pyes Bridge Farm; £720 Wyre Farm. Char: £720 Middle Ridge.
CAST COWS – Fr: 144.5p/kg Sellerley Farm; 139.5p/kg Flodder Hall; 137.5p/kg High House, Scales Park Farm; 134.5p/kg Chapel House; 131.5p/kg Stirzakers Farm, Docker Farm. Lim: 149.5p/kg Rowell Farm; 147.5p/kg Flodder Hall, Moss Edge Farm; 141.5p/kg High House; 129.5p/kg Cringleber; 127.5p/kg High Platt Farm. Hfd: 111.5p/kg High House. Sim: 119.5p/kg Chapelfields; 114.5p/kg Cringleber. BB: 157.5p/kg Rowell Farm; 141.5p/kg High House; 134.5p/kg Low Bank House. AA: 134.5p/kg Lundholme Farm; 131.5p/kg Low Bank House; 124.5p/kg Cringleber. MRI: 124.5p/kg Village Farm.
OTM HEIFERS – Fr: 149.5p/kg Booth Hall; 141.5p/kg Hollins Farm; 139.5p/kg Gibsons Farm; 124.5p/kg Barrow Greaves Farm. Lim: 161.5p/kg Willow House Farm; 147.5p/kg Wyre Farm. Blonde: 169.5p/kg The Dell; 157.5p/kg Little Moss Side. BB: 161.5p/kg Whelpside.
OTM STEERS/BULLS – Fr: 124.5p/kg Buck Bank Farm. Lim: 137.5p/kg; 134.5p/kg Willow House Farm. BB: 157.5p/kg Rowell Farm.
BULL CALVES – Brit Blue: £245 High Platt Farm; £195 Sandvilla. Fr: £200 Herdman House Farm; £130 Knowsley. Hfd: £50 Stanley Farm. Shorthorn: £80 Strickley.
HEIFER CALVES – Lim: £240 Knowley Farm. Brit Blue: £210 Herdman House Farm; £170 Sandvilla.   SHEEP & LAMBS– Mule Hoggs with Twins: £208 Isle of Sky Farm. Mule Hoggs with Singles:  £205 (1st Prize), £175, £170 Bank Farm; £178 (2nd Prize) Burnt House. £170, £165 Dillicar. £170 Isle of Sky Farm. £185 Thornbush. £182, £180 Kelleth Rigg. Mule Shearlings with Twins: £195 (1st Prize), £178 Marl House. Mule Shearlings with Singles: £160 Marl House. Texel Hoggs with Singles: £210 (2nd Prize) Shuttleworth Hall. £205, £190, £175 Hall Croft Barn. £175 (1st Prize) Far Mount Barrow. £175, £170 Cragg End. Texel Hoggs with Twins: £195, £188 Cragg End. Masham Ewes with Twins: £145 Cobble Hey.


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