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Lancaster Friday 01/07/11

Posted Friday, 01 July 2011, 2.26pm


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

Store cattle were once again a very dear trade with buyers drawn from throughout the North of England all short of numbers.  Bullocks averaged £840 a piece selling to a top of £1330 for a pen of Charolais from J & H Davis, Weavers Farm.  Messrs Davis sold twelve cattle to average £1125 on the day.  Store heifers were dearer on the week to average £808 throughout the sale.  Barlow Brothers of Littlewood Hall topped the trade with Limousin heifers at £1100.  

A similar entry of cast cows & over thirty month cattle were also dearer on the week to average 121.5p/kg.  A top price of 157.5p/kg went to JJ & D Huddleston, Over Houses for a Belgian Blue x cow.  The top price cow per head was £1171 to JB & JB Lawson, Bank End for a marvellous Holstein Friesian cow.  Cast heifers topped at 159.5p/kg (£1054) to T Nelson & Partners, Cockerham Hall for a Charolais.  OTM steers peaked at 161.5p/kg (£1172.49) for a Hereford again sold by T Nelson & Partners.  

A light entry of rearing calved saw bull calves averaging £247.50 topping at £340 to CR & A Baxter, New Brows Farm for a Limousin calf.  Heifers sold to a top of £160 for an Angus from T & D Sharp, Gateside Farm.  Many more good quality Continental and Black & White bull calves could easily have been sold on the day.  

– Fr: £900 Forton Bank; £870 Staffods Farm; £860 Cock Hall Farm; £800 Ribble Bank Farm.  Lim: £1310, £1150 £1180 (3 times) Weavers Farm; £1090 Lodge Farm, Crow Trees; £1050 Old Woodhouse. Char: £1330, £1240 Weavers Farm; £1260, £1240; Longlands Farm; £860 The Borrans; £840 Sandham Farm.  Hfd: £1160 Godson House Farm; £870 Fiddlers Farm; £840 Tarnwater Farm.  Sim: £1050 Godson House Farm; £910, £890 Lawsons Farm; £860 Jolley Fold Farm. Blonde: £1180 Weavers Farm; £800 Cock Hall Farm; £780 Ivy Cottage; £700 Bouthwaite Farm. BB: £1230 Weavers Farm; £970 (twice) Harrison House Farm. AA: £1180 Godson House Farm; £980 (twice) Longlands Farm; £950 Forton Bank; £940 (twice) Weavers Farm; £860 Ivy Cottage.  Brit Blue: £970 (twice, £880 Harrison House Farm; £790 Holmes Farm. Mont: £940 Lane House; £900 (3 times), £880, £850 (4 times) Braeslacks.  Bazadaise: £880 Ivy Cottage.  
STORE HEIFERS – Lim: £1100 Littlewood Hall; £940 (5 times) Ivy Cottage; £880 Cropper Farm.  Char: £940 Ivy Cottage. Hfd: £800 Cropper Farm; £770 Jolley Fold Farm, Park Farm.  Sim: £1030 (3 times) Littlewood Hall; £880 (twice) Lawsons Farm; £850 Ivy Cottage, Fiddlers Farm.  Blonde: £460 Post Office Farm.  BB: £930 Over Houses; £860 Green Bank Farm; £820 Ivy Cottage; £800 Stubb Place Farm. AA: £1000 Forton Bank; £890 (twice) Broughton House Farm; £880 (twice) Cropper Farm; £860 Ivy Cottage.  Stabiliser: £920 Low Foulshaw Farm.  Mont: £760 Braeslacks.  
STORE BULLS – Lim: £660 Longstripes Farm.  
CAST COWS – Fr: 147.5p/kg, 144.5p/kg, 137.5p/kg Dove Cote Farm; 141.5p/kg, 137.5p/kg (twice) High House; 141.5p/kg West Hall; 137.5p/kg Abbotson Farm; 134.5p/kg Bank End Farm, White Lee Farm.  Lim: 119.5p/kg Thornbush Farm. BB: 157.5p/kg Over Houses.  AA: 127.5p/kg Higher Hollinhead Farm. Stabiliser: 149.5p/kg, 134.5p/kg Low Foulshaw Farm.  
OTM HEIFERS – Lim: 159.5p/kg Corney Hill Farm; 147.5p/kg Ivy Farm. Char: 159.5p/kg Cockerham Hall. Sim: 157.5p/kg Ivy Farm. BB: 159.5p/kg Ivy Farm.  
OTM STEERS – Hfd: 161.5p/kg Cockerham Hall.  
BULL CALVES – Lim: £340 New Brows Farm; £165 Gateside Farm.  AA: £170 Gateside Farm. Stabiliser: £300, £270, £240 Heversham Hall.
HEIFER CALVES – Lim: £125 Gateside Farm. Sim: £155, £145 Manor Farm.  AA: £160, £145, £100 Gateside Farm; £140 Beaumont Gate.  

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