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Lancaster Friday 24/02/12

Posted Friday, 24 February 2012, 12.07pm


North West Auctions popular weekly sale of store cattle, cast cows & OTM’s continues to attract a ringside full of buyers from throughout northern England with all classes of cattle in strong demand and vendors going away well suited.

The sale average for cast cows & OTM cattle was up on the previous week as cast cows averaged 130p/kg and cast heifers averaged 178p/kg for a slightly reduced entry. The best beef cows continue to be a marvellous trade with the sale topping at 201.5p/kg for a Blonde cow from JS & S Atkinson, Sykes Farm. Dairy cows sold to 161.5p/kg from HJ Robinson & Son, Elm Tree. OTM heifers topped at 214.5p/kg for a Simmental from JM Jackson, Langdale and Black & White heifers sold to 194.5p/kg (£1686) from HG Mackereth & Son, Whittington Farm.

A catalogue entry of 288 store cattle saw the recent strong trade continue as all bullocks and heifers averaged way over the £900 mark. The day’s trade was topped at £1370 by a Charolais heifer from JA Salthouse, Wilson House. Bullocks sold to £1330 from regular consignor R & D Gorst, Sullom Side with a 24 month old Limousin.


Rearing calves continue to be a fantastic trade topping at £420 for a January born Limousin bull from JM Capstick, Brantbeck which was purchased by regular buyer Jim Whitworth. Also to the same buyer a 5 week old Charolais bull calf from MW & PA Rollason, Kendal House Farm. Limousin heifers sold at £280 and £250 both mid January born from JM Capstick. Black & Whites sold well again and many more are needed to meet the demand of a packed ring of buyers. The ever growing stirk sale saw all types sell to a sterling trade with August born Limousin bullocks from A & CM Carter, Black Bull Farm sell for £590 twice and £555 three times. Limousin heifers from the same home sold to £465. F & TE Park, Borwick Fold sold their August born Black & White bullocks to £375.


Only a small entry of sheep and lambs forward which sold to a fantastic trade averaging over £60 per life. Aged Suffolk ewes with young Texel Twin lambs sold to £205 from DC Miller, Cobble Hey. Aged Masham ewes with Texel Twins from the same vendor sold to £190 per family.

Top Prices

CAST COWS – Fr: 161.5p/kg Elm Tree; 154.5p/kg Boon Town; 149.5p/kg Lane Ends; 147.5p/kg Whittington Farm; 144.5p/kg Low Levens, Holme House. Lim: 181.5p/kg Poppy Farm; 177.5p/kg Sykes Farm; 164.5p/kg Hawes Farm; 159.5p/kg Intack Farm. Sim: 159.5p/kg Yarlsber. Blonde: 201.5p/kg Sykes Farm.

CAST HEIFERS – Fr: 194.5p/kg Whittongton Farm. Sim: 214.5p/kg Langdale. AA: 179.5p/kg Brow Foot. Swedish R&W: 171.5p/kg White Lund Farm. Stabiliser: 167.5p/kg Brow Foot.

STORE BULLOCKS – Fr: £1050 Wyre Farm; £1000 Downlands Farm; £990 Sullom Side. Lim: £1330 Sullom Side; £1300 Carlingwha; £1290 Far Mount Barrow, Lodge Farm; £1210 High Green; £1190 New Close. Char: £1230 New Close; £1150 Oak Head. Hfd: £1170 Windy Hill; £1030 Moss Croft; £990 Bouthwaite. Sim: £1090 Intack Farm. Blonde: £1250 Sykes Fold; £1180 Willow House; £890 Throstle Nest. AA: £1220 Toulbrick; £1180 Sctch Green; £1130 Wyre Farm; £1080 Lower Castle O’Trim; £1050 Mount Pleasant, Ellers Farm. Shorthorn: £960 Moss Croft. MRI: £1070 Wyre Farm. Welsh Black: £1020 Jolley Fold. Danish Red: £890 Throstle Nest. Stabiliser: £1180 Low Foulshaw, Bouthwaite; £1000 Park House. Brit Blue: £1270 Low Foulshaw; £1250 Willow House; £1220 Scotch Green; £1180 Wilson House, Bouthwaite; £1050 Billinge Hall. Mont: £900 Deys Barn. Swedish R&W: £1230 Fanny House; £740 Toulbrick.

STORE HEIFERS – Fr: £970 Lower Brow Top. Lim: £1200 Wilson House; £1160 Cartres; £1150 Lower Castle O’Trim; £1090 Lodge Farm; £1060 Sunny Brow. Char: £1370 Wilson House; £1030 Cartres; £1010 Middle Ridge; £940 Toulbrick Farm. Hfd: £875 Jolley Fold; £790 Cropper Farm; £660 Sykes Farm. Sim: £1010 Carlingwha; £940 Larbreck Hill; £690 Farleton House. Blonde: £1100 Cartres; £800 Sykes Farm; £740 Yates Farm. AA: £1120 Wilson House; £940 Cropper Farm. Saler: £780 Turnover Hall. Stabilizer: £940 Park House; £810 Low Foulshaw . Brit Blue: £1220 Willow House; £1110 Walmsley Fold, Bouthwaite.

STORE BULLS – Mont: £720 Cumming Carr. Fr: £720 Cumming Carr.

BULL CALVES/STIRKS – Fr: £375 Borwick Fold; £240 Nissan Huts; £235 Hood Ridding; £165 Brantbeck; £70 Barrow Greaves. Lim: £590 (x2), £555 (x3) Black Bull Farm; £535 Borwick Fold; £420 Brantbeck. Char: £400 Kendal House Farm. AA: £425 The Borrans. Shorthorn: £365 Borwick Fold.

HEIFER CALVES/STIRKS – Lim: £465 (x4) Black Bull Farm; £280 Brantbeck; £180 Kendal House Farm; £125 Barrow Greaves. AA: £365 The Borrans.

SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT – Suff x Ewes with Texel x Twin Lambs: £205 Cobble Hey. Masham Ewes with Texel x Twin Lambs: £190 Cobble Hey.

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