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Lancaster Friday 10/02/12

Posted Friday, 10 February 2012, 12.16pm

CAST COWS AVERAGE 131.72p/kg

A much reduced entry of cast cows found favour with all the usual buyers. An overall average of 131.72p/kg saw cows top at 179.5p/kg (£1395) for an old Charolais cow from JD & EM Brown, Salisbury Farm, Scorton. Cast heifers were in much demand to average 178.5p/kg topping at 199.5p/kg for a Limousin from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof Hall. Heifers also sold to £1281 to GT & M Lawson & Son, Oak Bank, Bentham. Cast bulls continue to sell well topping at 144.5p/kg (£1514.36) for a Charolais from J & F Nutter, Manor House, Clitheroe.

The inclement weather conditions put paid to a large entry of stores. What was in the market were in a tremendous trade on the day with bullocks averaging almost £950 throughout. Top price of £1350 went to Roy Swinson of Carlise for a strong Limousin bullock. Heifers topped at £1240 to FH & M Davies & Son, Moorham Hill for a pen of British Blue cattle. All breeds and types were in much demand and as usual the younger the cattle the dearer the trade.

A smaller show of calves sold to an exceptional trade with vendors very satisfied with prices achieved. Beef calves sold to £295 for a 4 week old British Blue x bull from DW Cottam, Hagg Farm with heifers to £285 for Limousin x from JG & BJ Escolme, Low Stanger Thwaite. Black & White’s sold to £245 for a well reared calf from D & K Haworth, Rose Farm with a further 6 calves £130+. Rearers regularly £60-£90. Stirks topped at £560 for Angus bullocks. £450 for Shorthorn bullocks and £410 for B&W bullocks all from Messrs Young, Moss End Farm.

Top Prices

CAST COWS – Fr: 149.5p/kg Bank End; 147.5p/kg Scales Park; 139.5p/kg Boundary Farm, Catshaw Hall; 134.5p/kg Boldens Farm, Low Levens, Priory Farm, Oak Bank. Lim: 177.5p/kg Hawkswell Farm; 159.5p/kg Gill Garth; 157.5p/kg Springfield; 144.5p/kg Hollin Wood. Char: 179.5p/kg Salisbury Farm, 154.5p/kg Old Hall. BB: 159.5p/kg Hesketh Farm; 151.5p/kg Little Fell Farm. Stabiliser: 169.5p/kg Low Foulshaw Farm.

CAST HEIFERS – Fr: 167.5p/kg Oak Bank; 159.5p/kg Priory Farm. Lim: 199.5p/kg Hutton Roof Hall; 189.5p/kg Brow Foot. Blonde: 179.5p/kg Brow Foot.

CAST BULLS – Char: 144.5p/kg Manor House Farm.

STORE BULLOCKS – Fr: £980 Slack Farm; £920 Hollin Wood; £890 Moss House; £830 Brandwood Fold. Lim: £1350 Oakdale; £1150 Lower Castle O’Trim; £1090 Isle of Skye Farm; £1080 Underhelm; £1070 Brown Edge; £1040 Deys Barn. Char: £1180 Brown Edge. Sim: £1240 Oakdale. AA: £1160 Lower Castle O’Trim; £1100 Willow House Farm; £1070 Cragg Farm; £990 Fiddlers Farm; £960 Langthwaite Heights. Shorthorn: £920 Deys Barn. Stabiliser: £1210 Low Foulshaw; £1130 Bouthwaite. Brit Blue: £1290 Moorham Hill; £1260 Hesketh Farm; £1190 Willow House Farm; £1080 Scotch Green Farm; £1010 Mount Pleasant; £940 Isle of Skye Farm.

STORE HEIFERS – Fr: £940 Cross House Farm; £810 Slack Farm. Lim: £980 Cross House; £890 Hutton Roof Hall; £800 Yates Farm. Char: £1100 Willow House. Hfd: £970 Sandholme Farm; £900 Fiddlers Farm; £540 Heald Farm. Sim: £990 Cragg Farm; £860 Larbreck Hill. Blonde: £990 Far Highfield. Jersey: £710 Larbreck Hill. AA: £1060 Brow Foot; £1040 Underhelm; £970 Cragg Farm. Sussex: £890 Jolley Fold. Brit Blue: £1240 Moorham Hill; £950 Mount Pleasant; £760 Low Woodedge.

BULL CALVES/STIRKS – Fr: £410; £380, £310 Moss End Farm; £245 Rose Farm; £180 Holly House Farm; £130 Tills Farm; £80 Higher Knowehill. Lim: £180 Brant Beck. AA: £560 Moss End Farm. Shorthorn: £450 Moss End Farm. Brit Blue: £295 Hagg Farm. Swedish R&W: £240 Low Stanger Thwaite.

HEIFER CALVES/STIRKS – Brit Blue: £260 Hagg Farm. Lim: £285 Low Stanger Thwaite. AA: £360 Moss End Farm.

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