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Lancaster Friday 14/12/12

Posted Friday, 14 December 2012, 4.37pm

Freezing Weather but Hot Trade at Lancaster

North West Auctions Lancaster had a good entry of almost 300 store cattle at the weekly Friday sale. The trade was far better than the weather with all classes of cattle finding strong competition. Top price of the day was £1430 for a Limousin bullock from Alan Riley, Mearsbeck. Heifers topped at £1200 for Simmental from JT & A Armitstead, Bouthwaite. The heifer trade was particularly sharp on the day.

Earlier in the day an excellent entry of 105 head of cast/feeding cows & OTM clean cattle topped at 169.5p/kg for a Friesian cow from R & E Ladds, Benson Hall. Cows also sold to £1198 from J & R Waller, Hallbeck also for a Friesian. A small entry of cast heifers sold to 179.5p/kg for a Hereford from J Lamb, Old Glasson. OTM steers and cast bulls were in much demand selling to 167.5p/kg for a Galloway steer from W & J Whitaker, Whaitber Farm with cast bulls topped at £1261.61 for a Simmental from G, GU & D Swarbrick, Kate Farm.

A reduced entry of calves found best Black & White types once again a decent trade topping at £125 for a young B&W from J & EV Thompson & Son, Hood Ridding. A very commercial entry of beef bred calves sold to £208 for a Limousin bull from TL Baldwin & Son, Forton Hall.

There were only a couple of pens of store lambs in the market and these sold to a top of £46 for Texels from JW & SE Drinkwater, Conder Mill.

TOP PRICES
STORE BULLOCKS – Fr: £1150 Low Levens; £910 Moss House; £890 Downlands Farm. Lim: £1430 Mearsbeck; £1310 Whicham Hall; £1240 Whelpside; £1230 Capernwray Hall. Char: £1110 Brown Edge. Sim: £1080 Jolley Fold; £990 Intack Farm. Blonde: £680 Throstle Nest. AA: £1230 Dunningwell Farm; £1220 Bouthwaite Farm; £1100 Capernwray Hall; £1050 Intack Farm. Galloway: £870 Cock Hall. Welsh Black: £940 Cock Hall. Brown Swiss: £680 Throstle Nest. BB: £1290 Sullom Side; £1200 Whicham Hall; £1180 Bouthwaite; £1130 Whicham Hall; £1090 Cock Hall. Mont: £1040 Crabtree Farm; £910 Croft House. Swedish R&W: £940 Crabtree Farm; £910 Fanny House.
STORE HEIFERS – Lim: £1190 Bouthwaite; £1160 Dunningwell Farm; £1110 Whicham Hall; £990 Cottams Farm; £970 Moss House. Char: £1190 Bouthwaite Hall; £1040 Brown Edge; £960 Cottams Farm; £950 Cropper Farm. Hfd: £950 Sandholme Farm. Sim: £1200 Bouthwaite Farm; £1160 Hill Top; £1060 Sandholme Farm. Fr: £690 Oxenforth Green. Blonde: £1190 Bouthwaite; £440 Throstle Nest. AA: £1070 Hill Top; £1040 Cropper Farm; £1020 Cottams Farm; £990 Moss House Farm; £980 Manor House. BB: £1180 Bouthwaite Farm; £1150 Capernwray Hall; £1010 Hill Top; £960 Forton Bank. Mont: £990 Manor House Farm.
BULL CALVES - Fr: £125 Hood Ridding; £100 Lower Brow Top; £85 Tills Farm; £82 Lawsons Farm; £78 Lower Brow Top. Lim: £208 Forton Hall.
HEIFER CALVES - Lim: £195 Hood Ridding; £160 Forton Hall. BB: £125 North Farm.
CAST COWS – Fr: 169.5p/kg Benson Hall; 144.5p/kg Hallbeck, Holme House; 141.5p/kg Tills Farm; 139.5p/kg Birds Park; 137.5p/kg Deansbiggin. Lim: 161.5p/kg Tilberthwaite; 137.5p/kg Rooten Brook; 117.5p/kg Causeway. Char: 111.5p/kg Bank House Farm. Hfd: 117.5p/kg Croft Foot. BB: 159.5p/kg Lane End. 139.5p/kg Beech Tops. Jers: 101.5p/kg Hallbeck. AA: 84.5p/kg Rooten Brook. Short: 154.5p/kg Bank House Farm. Galloway: 167.5p/kg Yew Tree; 127.5p/kg Hillside Farm. Mont: 124.5p/kg Dale Barns; 101.5p/kg Green Lane End Farm. Swedish R&W: 124.5p/kg Holme Head; 117.5p/kg Dale Barns.
CAST HEIFERS – Hfd: 179.5p/kg Old Glasson. MRI: 99.5p/kg Haydock Farm.
CAST BULLS & OTM STEERS – Sim: 134.5p/kg Kate Farm. Galloway: 167.5p/kg Whaitber; 159.5p/kg Hillside Farm.

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