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Lancaster Friday 02/03/12

Posted Friday, 02 March 2012, 12.00pm


Another excellent Friday store sale at Lancaster saw a ring full of buyers from throughout the country attend the sale. All cattle were a marvellous trade on the day with bullocks averaging £970 topping at £1410 to RF Tyson, Beck Farm from a pen of British Blue bullocks. Store heifers were good to sell particularly the quality end. Brian Carter, Cragg End had exactly the right goods, topping the market at £1300 for a smart Limousin heifer.

Earlier in the day cast cows met another stunning trade averaging 135.03p/kg for a meatier entry of cattle. Once again there was well over a hundred forward topping at 184.5p/kg to E & N Wright & Sons, Allcocks Farm. Strong black & white cows are as dear as they have been. Cast heifers averaged 176.5p/kg selling to a top of 211.5p/kg for a British Blue from RF Tyson, Beck Farm. Cast steers averaged an amazing 184.4p/kg topping at 199.5p/kg for Angus x bullocks from Mrs O Butler, Elm Bank Farm. Top price per head on the day was £1466.73 for a steer from J & H Davis, Weavers Farm.

A reduced entry of calves and stirks meant that the ring full of potential buyers were not able to buy as many as they might have wished. Trade was off the clock with stirks selling to £575 for a pen of Limousin bullock stirks from Messrs Young, Moss End Farm. The same vendors also topped the heifer stirk trade at £500 again for Limousins. Young Holstein Friesian bull calves continue to rise in value and it is hoped that far more of these can be persuaded back into the market. Young calves under a month old topped at £385 for a British Blue from EA & E Lund & Son, Pump House Farm.

The weekly sale of sheep with lambs at foot is now gathering pace and an improved entry saw prices top at £230 for Mule ewes with Twin lambs from John Hughes, Askew Hill. Hill sheep were also in great demand with 4 & 5 crop Masham ewes with twins topping at £170 from DC Miller, Cobble Hey.

Top Prices

CAST COWS – Fr: 184.5p/kg Allcocks Farm; 161.5p/kg High House; 159.5p/kg Batty Hill, College Green. Lim: 179.5p/kg Holme Fields, Cragg End; 164.5p/kg Lambrigg Park; 147.5p/kg Low Cunsey. Char: 174.5p/kg Lambrigg Park. Blonde: 147.5p/kg Little Fell. BB: 139.5p/kg Cragg End. Ayrshire: 157.5p/kg Rose Farm. AA: 139.5p/kg Lundholme. Shorthorn: 129.5p/kg Low Cunsey. MRI: 154.5p/kg Sandvilla. Devon: 189.5p/kg Topthorn. Swedish R&W: 137.5p/kg Dale Barns.

CAST HEIFERS – Fr: 179.5p/kg Low Levens; 169.5p/kg Tills Farm; 161.5p/kg Tunstall Hall. Char: 194.5p/kg Lambrigg Park. BB: 211.5p/kg Beck Farm.

CAST STEERS/BULLS – Fr: 167.5p/kg (utm bull) Longstripes. Lim: 149.5p/kg (bull). AA: 199.5p/kg (str) Elm Bank; 189.5p/kg (str) Weavers Farm. Devon: 191.5p/kg (str) Weavers Farm.

STORE BULLOCKS – Lim: £1220 Far Mount Barrow; £1200 Myerscough Hall; £1120 Ivy Farm. Fr: £1050 Staffords Farm; £990 Forton Bank; £940 Intack Farm. Char: £1180 Far Mount Barrow; £1140 Old Woodhouse; £1080 Brown Edge. Hfd: £1120 Fiddlers Farm; £1100 The Old Stable; £1070 High Green. Sim: £1230 Langthwaite Heights; £1070 Edenmount; £930 Cottams Farm. Blonde: £1260 Far Mount Barrow; £1150 Brow Foot; £1080 Bank House Farm. BB: £1410 Beck Farm; £1260 New Ridge; £1210 Walmsley Fold. AA: £1270 High Green; £1240 Staffords Farm, Far Mount Barrow; £1220 Hare Appletree. Shorthorn: £980 Bouthwaite. MRI: £750 Stonehead. Welsh Black: £880 Isle of Skye Farm. Red Poll: £720 Bull Bank. Mont: £860 Johnson House. Bazadaise: £600 Orchards House.

STORE HEIFERS – Fr: £990 Hare Appletree; £960 Myerscough Hall; £880 Beck Farm. Lim: £1300 Cragg End; £1120 High House, Brow Foot; £1080 Roaseacre Hall, Lower Castle O’Trim. Char: £1070 Mireside; £860 Middle Ridge; £820 Cottams Farm. Hfd: £1160 New House Farm; £970 Fiddlers Farm; £760 Stanley Farm. Sim: £820 Yeat House; £770 Low Cunsey. AA: £1190 New House Farm; £1100 Myerscough Hall; £1060 Fiddlers Farm. Shorthorn: £920 Cobbe Hey. BB: £1040 Mireside; £1020 High House; £1000 Walmsley Fold.

BULL CALVES/STIRKS – Fr: £375 Moss End Farm; 350 Catshaw Hall; 210 Netherbeck Barn; £160 Tills Farm; £140 North Farm. Lim: £575 Moss End Farm. Char: £430 New Brows. Shorthorn: £420 Moss End Farm. BB: £530 Pilling Lane; £385 Pump House.
HEIFER CALVES/STIRKS – Lim: £500 Moss End Farm; £270 Moss View. Hfd: £495 Moss End Farm. AA: £495 Moss End Farm. BB: £490 Moss End Farm.

SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT – Mule Ewes with Suff x Twins: £230 Askew Hill; £190 Carlinghurst. Mule Ewes with Texel Twins: £205 Cinderbarrow; £200 Carlinghurst; £160 Askew Hill. Texel Ewes with Texel Twins: £215 Carlinghurst; £170 Cobbe Hey. Masham Ewes (4/5c) with Texel Twins: £170 Cobbe Hey.

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