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Lancaster Friday 27/05/11

Posted Monday, 30 May 2011, 1.59pm

EXCELLENT STORE TRADE AT LANCASTER

North West Auctions Lancaster had forward a reduced entry of stock prior to the Whitsuntide Bank Holiday.  Despite the reduced entry store cattle had a shed load of buyers around the ring with bullocks averaging an amazing £760 per head throughout the sale.  A top prize of £1140 went to Fred Barnes, Crow Trees for a Limousin bullock.  Store heifers were also in very much demand levelling at £728 and topping at £960 to H Gorst & Sons, Shaws Farm for a Blonde heifer.   There were more cows and calves in the market and these found a top mark of £1500 for a Limousin cow with a British Blue Bull Calf at Foot from Tony Birkett, Hall Croft Barn.  

Earlier in the day a much reduced entry of cast cows in advance of the Bank Holiday Monday continued to be a strong trade averaging 112.5p/kg topping at 129.5p/kg to GA Atkinson, Abbotson Farm for a Friesian cow which was purchased by Beesons Ltd.  Cows also topped at £931 to JD Inman, Strickland Hill also for a Friesian purchased by Frank Towers of Wray.  Cast bullocks sold to a top of 149.5p/kg for a Charolais from a RF Park, Bonfire Hall.  Top price beast of the day was £1169 for an OTM Simmental bullock from EJ Ward & Sons, Intack Farm.   

Calves were easily sold to a larger crowd of buyers this week with all types in demand.  Bull calves sold to £280 for a BB x from FW Rhodes & Son, Barrow Greaves with most younger sorts £200-£220.  Heifers topped at £205 for an Angus from T & D Sharp, Gateside Farm.  Black & Whites continue to sell above vendors expectations topping at £165 from J & EV Thompson, Hood Ridding  with all types averaging £76.  More needed each week to meet strong demand.

Just over 100 lots of sheep with lambs at foot sold to another strong trade with 100% clearance achieved on the day.  Texel hoggs with single lambs from ST Birkett, Hall Croft Barn sold to £195.  Mules topped at £180 from RG & H Preece, Thornbush and RM Wilson, Gill Garth. Ewes sold to £145 for 3 crop Cheviot x with twins from W Black, High Fold. Another 75 lots already entered for this Friday 3rd June.

There was also a special sale of In-calf dairy heifers with entries drawn from several local farms.  Black & White In-calf heifers were in great demand averaging over £1700 and topping at £1780 for an In-calf heifer from J Gerrard & Son, Crook Farm.      

TOP PRICES
STORE BULLOCKS –
Fr: £850 Church Farm; £770 Colloway Farm, Ben Cragg Farm; £760 Downlands Farm. Lim: £1140 Crow Trees; £1130 Weavers Farm; £1080 Intack Farm; £1030 Willow House Farm; £980 Carlingwha. Hfd: £970 Weavers Farm; £840 Jolley Fold Farm; £640 Heald Farm. Sim: £1090 Longlands Farm, Billinge Hall; £980 Kate Farm; £950 Intack Farm. Blo: £980 Crow Trees Farm; £950 Lentworth Farm. BB: £1080 Shaws Farm; £1020 Longlands Farm. AA: Weavers Farm; £940 Cropper Farm; £860 Cabus Nook Farm. Shorthorn: £710 Ben Cragg Farm. Par: £980 Weavers Farm. Stab: £840 Bouthwaite Farm. Brit Blue: £1040 Wood Lane Farm. Mont: £680 Croft House. Baz: £830 Weavers Farm; £690 Cabus Nook Farm.  
STORE HEIFERS – Lim: £880 Willow House Farm; £850 Manor House Farm; £840 Billinge Nook Farm; £790 Downlands Farm. Char: £930 Oak Head Farm; £640 Grate Farm. Hfd: £600 Manor House Farm. Sim: £880 Carlingwha; £630 New Parkside Farm. Blonde: £960 Shaws Farm. BB: £890 Oak Head Farm; £880 Croft House; £830 Bouthwaite Farm; £770 Cropper Farm. AA: £830 Manor House Farm; £790 Cropper Farm. Shorthorn: £610 Middle Ridge. Brit Blue: £770 Cropper Farm.   STORE BULLS – Blonde: £450 Houlker Barn Farm.  
BREEDING CATTLE: Lim Cow & Brit Blue Bull Calf: £1500 Hall Croft Barn; £1020 West View. Hfd Cow & Brit Blue Hfr Calf: £980 West View.   CAST COWS – Fr: 129.5p/kg Far Lodge, Abbotson Farm; 127.5p/kg Gulf Farm; 121.5p/kg Hill Farm, Strickland Hill; 119.5p/kg Hatters Farm, Sellerley Farm, Caw House, Beaumont Gate. Lim: 121.5p/kg Carr House Farm. Sim: 119.5p/kg Moss House Farm. BB: 129.5p/kg Over Houses. AA: 114.5p/kg Bonfire Hall.  
OTM STEERS/BULLS – Fr: 134.5p/kg Whinney Carr Farm; 131.5p/kg Outfield Farm. Char: 149.5p/kg Bonfire Hall; Sim: 129.5p/kg Intack Farm.  
BULL CALVES – Lim: £275 Cocker House Farm; £270 Hood Ridding Farm. Sim: £260 Gateside Farm. AA: £340 Underhelm Farm; £222 Rose Farm; £135 Manor House Farm; £128 Warton Grange Farm. Brit Blue: £280 Barrow Greaves Farm; £238 Billinge Hall Farm. Fr: £165 Hood Ridding Farm; £158 Cocker House Farm; £60 Tills Farm.  
HEIFER CALVES – AA: £205 Gateside Farm; £162 Warton Grange Farm. Hfd: £192 Gateside Farm. Brit Blue: £120 Manor House Farm.  
SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT – Mule Hoggs with Singles: £180 & £175 (3 times) Gill Garth; £180 & £170 Thornbush; £170 (twice) & £168 Dillicar; £172 & £170 High House. Texel Hoggs with Singles: £195 & 175 Hall Croft Barn. Mule Ewes (3 Shear) with Twins: £140 Lambrigg Park. Chev Ewes (2/3 crop) with Twins: £145 High Fold.  
DAIRY HEIFERS - Fr: £1780 & £1720 Crook Farm; £1750 Scale House; £1450 Hall Croft Barn. Shorthorn: £950 Moss Side.

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