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Lancaster Friday 10/06/11

Posted Friday, 10 June 2011, 2.13pm



North West Auctions Lancaster held their weekly Friday sale of store and breeding stock together with cast cows.  

The day began with an increased entry of cast cows which were good to sell all day averaging 123.5p/kg for all breeds and grades.  Top price of 171.5p/kg went to AV Bailey, Crook-o-Lune Farm for a Blonde x cow.  Cows also sold to £1020 to L & PA Haygarth, Kelleth Rigg.   Cast heifers averaged 158p/kg selling to 174.5p/kg to G Johnson, Jubilee Farm for a Belgian Blue.  Cast Steers sold to 159.5p/kg (£1004) for a Limousin from TJ Robinson, Rowell Farm.   A handful of cows with calves at foot met much interest to top at £1200 for a Continental heifer with heifer calf at foot from Tony Birkett, Hall Croft Barn.  

A small but seasonal entry of store cattle saw a lot of strong and good quality cattle through the ring.  Store bullocks averaged an amazing £838 topping at £1090 for a pen of Belgian Blues from SJ Brass, Nutgill.  Store heifers averaged £767 with a top of £1060 to G Johnson, Jubilee Farm a Belgian Blue heifer.  Strong cattle were rather dearer than recent sales with a full ring of buyers despite the relatively low numbers on the catalogue.  

Earlier in the day a small entry of rearing calves were as dear as they have been for a while with both beef bred and dairy bred calves in great demand.  A top price of £330 went to TE Kidd, Booth Hall for a quality young Limousin heifer calf.  

The early afternoon sale of ewes with lambs at foot continues to thrive although there was a reduced number through the ring this week.  Trade was very pleasing on the day with an overall average of £190 per outfit.  Top price of £215 went to ST Birkett, Hall Croft Barn for his third pen of Texel x hoggs with lambs at Foot.    

– Fr: £890 Cabus Nook Farm; £840 Staffords Farm, Ribble Bank Farm. Lim: £1000 Mount Pleasant Farm; £990 Lentworth Farm, Hill Top; £900 Elmridge Farm; £840 Underhelm Farm. Char: £1080 Wilson House Farm; £990 Old Woodhouse; £900 Hawkrigg End. Hfd: £920 Corney Hill Farm; £890 Moss Croft. Blonde: £960 Lentworth Farm. BB: £1090 Nutgill; £1060 Jubilee Farm; £1040 Old Woodhouse; £1020 Bank Field Farm; £900 Cragg Farm. AA: £1000 Longlands Farm; £990 Elmridge Farm; £980 Hill Top; £960 Underhelm Farm; £960 Nutgill; £950 Ivy Bank. South Devon: £1000 Hill Top. Parthanaous: £1010 Longlands Farm. Brit Blue: £880 Cabus Nook Farm. Bazadaise: £780 Cabus Nook Farm. Shorthorn: £580 Middle Ridge Farm.  
STORE HEIFERS – Lim: £860 Cropper Farm, Sandholme Mill Farm; £840 Brow Foot Farm; £820 Park Farm; £810 Staffords Farm; £800 High House. Char: £950 Wilson House Farm; £880 Hawkrigg End; £760 Cropper Farm; £640 Grate Farm. Hfd: £740 Cropper Farm; Sim: £590 Corney Hill Farm. Blonde: £900 Broughton House Farm; Nutgill.  BB: £1060 Jubilee Farm; £1050 High House; £1000 Wilson House Farm; £850 Old Glasson Farm; £840 Broughton House Farm.  AA: £860 Cropper Farm; £850 High House; £830 Brow Foot Farm; £820 Sandholme Mill Farm; £750 Jolley Fold Farm. Brit Blue: £900 High House. Fr: £780 Sandholme Mill Farm.  
STORE BULLS – Fr: £850 Park Farm.  
BREEDING CATTLE: Lim Hfr with Hfr Calf at Foot £1200; BB Hfr with Hfr Calf at Foot £1020 Hall Croft Barn.  

CAST COWS – Fr: 134.5p/kg Manor House Farm; 129.5p/kg Hallbeck, Blackwood End; 127.5p/kg Tunstall Hall Farm, Sunderland Brows Farm, Abbotson Farm; 124.5p/kg Hilderstone Farm; 121.5p/kg Strickland Hill, Crook Farm. Lim: 157.5p/kg High House; 144.5p/kg Riddings; 141.5p/kg Braida Garth; 127.5p/kg Chapelfields. Char: 119.5p/kg Fell End Farm. Blonde: 171.5p/kg Crook-o-Lune Farm; 159.5p/kg Kelleth Rigg; 131.5p/kg Braida Garth.  BB: 137.5p/kg High House; 134.5p/kg Oak Head Farm; 134.5p/kg Bank Field Farm; 131.5p/kg Riddings. AA: 139.5p/kg High House; 119.5p/kg Lundholme Farm.  Shorthorn: 119.5p/kg Strickley.  Mont: 134.5p/kg Dale Barns. Swedish R&W: 124.5p/kg Dale Barns.  
OTM HEIFERS – BB: 174.5p/kg Jubilee Farm. AA: 149.5p/kg Rowell Farm. Fr: 144.5p/kg Lawsons Farm.  
OTM STEERS/BULLS – Fr: 137.5p/kg Outerthwaite Farm; 129.5p/kg Cliftons Farm.  Lim: 159.5p/kg Cliftons Farm; 154.5p/kg Rowell Farm; 124.5p/kg (bull) High House. AA: 151.5p/kg Rowell Farm; 139.5p/kg (bull) Eskew Beck. 

– Sim: £285 Manor Farm. Lim: £210 Gateside Farm. Hfd: £280 Farmdale. Fr: £135, £130 Netherbeck Barn; £100 High House; £85 Tills Farm. Shorthorn: £102 Strickley.
HEIFER CALVES – Brit Blue: £330 Booth Hall. Lim: £300 Booth Hall; £200 Gateside Farm. Blonde: £195 Gateside Farm.  

– Texel Hoggs with Singles: £215, £200, £190 (twice) Hall Croft Barn. Mule Hoggs with Singles: £175, £165 (twice) Dillicar.

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