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Lancaster Friday 29/07/11

Posted Friday, 29 July 2011, 2.42pm


Another strong entry of stock forward this week at this popular Friday sale with prices as strong as they have been for quite some time.  
Cast cows & OTM cattle continue to sell well.  This week saw OTM heifers sell for the record breaking price of 197.5p/kg, £1601.83 per head for a Charolais heifer weighing 811kgs from JD & EM Brown, Salisbury Farm.  Cast cows sold to 187.5p/kg for a Limousin x from A & B Rayton, Winston with G & WJ Handley, Heversham Hall selling Angus x cows to £1071.  Black & Whites made up the bulk of the sale selling to 161.5p/kg from PW & JM Norris & Son, Priory Farm and £1036 per head from RW Bainbridge & Son, Outfield.  Bulls sold to £1418.95 (147.5p/kg) for a Charolais from T Longton & Son, Rooten Brook and an OTM Charolais steer from T Nelson & Partners, Cockerham Hall made 184.5p/kg (£1243.53).  Overall 75 cattle sold to a very pleasing average of 121.2p/kg.  

253 store cattle sold to a fantastic trade with the day’s top price of £1230 being paid for a Belgian Blue x bullock from D Winder, Hillam Farm.  A further 2 lots made over £1200, 19 over £1100 and 17 over £1000.  All store bullocks averaged £874.  Heifers sold to a similar trade topping at £1100 for a Limousin x from WJ Etherington & Sons, Willow House Farm with 7 other lots over £1000 per head and all store heifers averaging £800.  A small entry of bulls sold to £1400 for a pedigree Belgian Blue from JJ & D Huddleston, Overhouses with younger store bulls selling to £890 for a British Blue from RG & H Preece, Thornbush.  

Another good show of calves saw best sorts dearer than last week with young British Blue x heifers to £262 from J Bargh & Son, North Farm and British Blue x heifers to £255 from FW Rhodes & Son, Barrow Greaves Farm.  Black & Whites were the dearest seen this week topping at £125 from JM Capstick with several others over £100.  All black & white bulls averaged £48 including several killing calves.  Well reared heifer stirks attracted keen bidding with Simmental x to £460 and Angus x to £410 from TD & A Gardner, Larbreck Hill.  

– BB: £1230 Hillam Farm; £1210 Tewitfield Farm; £1080 Hill Top.  Lim: £1140 Downlands Farm; £1130 Bradlow Farm; £1090 Squires Gate Farm; £1030 Greenlands Farm. Char: £1140 Old Woodhouse; £920 Squires Gate Farm.  Sim: £1170 Tewitfield Farm; £1150 Hillam Farm; £1130 Littlewood Hall Farm; £1120 Hill House Farm; £1050 Old Woodhouse; £930 Kate Farm.  Blonde: £1130 Bradlow Farm.  AA: £1140 Longlands Farm, Bradlow Farm; £1100 Longlands Farm; £1090 Hill House Farm; £1000 Stubbins Farm.  Brit Blue: £1050 High Underbrow Farm; £990 Whitehaven; £880 Farleton House.  Galloway: £750 Low Lodge.  Shorthorn: £500 Middle Ridge Farm.  Bazadaise: £790 High Underbrow.  Swedish R&W: £880 Hill Top. Fr: £900 Low Bank House; £880 Forton Bank; £870 Old Woodhouse; £840 Daniel Fold Farm; £830 Ribble Bank Farm.  
STORE HEIFERS – Lim: £1100 Willow House Farm; £870 Forton Bank; £840 Low Lodge, Downlands Farm. Char: £670 Sandham Farm. Hfd: £820 Jolley Fold Farm; £700 Heald Farm.  Sim: £1060 Hill House Farm; £890 Fiddlers Farm; £820 Jolley Fold Farm.  Blonde: £940 Lodge Cottage; £630 Grate Farm.  Belgian Blue: £840 Bull Bank Farm.  AA: £960 Cropper Farm.  Shorthorn: £860 Hesketh Lane Farm.  
YOUNG BULLS – Brit Blue: £890 Thornbush.  Lim: £600 Eskew Beck. Fr: £450 Pyethornes Farm.  
BREEDING CATTLE - Sim Heifer with Bull Calf: £1180 Littlewood Hall. BB Bull: £1400 Overhouses.  
CAST COWS – Fr: 161.5p/kg Priory Farm; 159.5p/kg The Hill; 134.5p/kg Hoggetts Lane Farm; 131.5p/kg Kitchen Ground Farm; 131.5p/kg Dove Cote Farm; 129.5p/kg Cotestones Farm.  Lim: 184.5p/kg Winston; 134.5p/kg Shepherds Hill. Char: 139.5p/kg Wyre Farm. Hfd: 127.5p/kg Wyre Farm. AA: 149.5p/kg Heversham Hall; 129.5p/kg Braida Garth. Galloway: 141.5p/kg Heversham Hall. Saler: 151.5p/kg Braida Garth. Mont: 131.5p/kg Low Stanger Thwaite.  
OTM HEIFERS – Char: 197.5p/kg Salisbury Farm. BB: 184.5p/kg Lane House; Braida Garth.  Mont: 151.5p/kg Lane House. Fr: 167.5p/kg Lane Ends Farm; 164.5p/kg Lane House; 151.5p/kg Outfield; 147.5p/kg Low House Farm, Catshaw Hall.   
OTM STEERS/BULLS – Char: 184.5p/kg (steer) Cockerham Hall; 147.5p/kg (bull) Rooten Brook.  Lim: 177.5p/kg (utm bull) Whinney Carr Farm.  Brit Blue: 177.5p/kg (utm bull) Whinney Carr Farm. Highland: 124.5p/kg (bull)  Highfield.   HouBULL CALVES – Lim: £262, £195, £170 North Farm. AA: £175 Lower Langthwaite. Shorthorn: £100 Strickley. Fr: £125 Brantbeck Farm; £108 North Farm; £100 Warton Grange Farm; £90 Brackenfold; £42 Lawsons Farm.
HEIFER CALVES – Brit Blue: £255; Barrow Greaves Farm; £175 Curwin Hill; £160 Coverdales.  
HEIFER STIRKS– Lim: £410 Sim: £460, £390. AA: £410 Larbreck Hill Farm.


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