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Lancaster Friday 23/03/12

Posted Friday, 23 March 2012, 3.44pm

Four Sale Rings Full of Eager Buyers

North West Auctions held its popular weekly sale with a catalogue entry of over 300 store cattle. Summering cattle were particularly sought after with all bullocks averaging £965 and heifers £932. Today’s top price was achieved by WJ Etherington & Sons, Willow House for a pair of well grown Charolais x heifers selling for £1330 per head purchased by David Sandham. Bullocks topped at £1300 for Simmental x from Barlow Brothers, Littlewood Hall. 130 cattle sold for over £1000 this week. A small entry of young bulls saw beef bred to £980 from SA Hill, The Dell and dairy bred to £700 from WR & CM Lawrenson, Cumming Carr.

Cast/Feeding cows & OTM clean cattle averaged a marvellous 134.5p/kg topping at 167.5p/kg (£1212). Cast heifers sold to 174.5p/kg with OTM steers 194.5p/kg (£1248).

The largest entry of calves and stirks this year sold to a buoyant trade beyond vendors expectations. Young beef calves sold to £340 for a month old Limousin bull from J Bargh & Son, North Farm with heifers £355 for BB x from A Swale, Stanley Farm. Black & Whites topped at £265 for well reared calves from K Brookes with all types averaging £181. Stirks enjoyed a brisk trade with many more needed to meet strong demand. Beef stirks sold to £520 for BB x bullocks (5m) from R Gregory and £520 for BBx hfrs (6m) from JS Taylor. Black & Whites sold to £455 from Ashton Agriculture with others at £440.

Ewes and Lambs break £100/life barrier

The warm weather and the promise of grass encouraged a larger crowd of buyers this week with 179 forward for sale. £100/life was achieved on several occasions with the best outfits £205 (£102.50/life) for Suffolk ewes with month old lambs from WG & E Sutcliffe, Lathwaite. 4 crop Mules with Suffolk lambs sold to £198 from ST Birkett, Hall Croft and £195 from FA Nowell & Partners, Oak Head. Younger ewes with Texel lambs from JRP Hughes, Askew Hill sold £178. Texel ewes with well shaped lambs sold to £200 again from WG & E Sutcliffe.

Top Prices
CAST COWS – Fr: 157.5p/kg Bank End; 154.5p/kg Whinney Carr; 147.5p/kg Greaves Farm (Old Hutton); 147.5p/kg Cumming Carr, Strickland Hill; 144.5p/kg North Farm; Warton Grange Farm. Lim: 167.5p/kg Greaves Farm (Grange); 159.5p/kg High Green; 147.5p/kg Low Pleasant. Hfd: 144.5p/kg High Green. Sim: 151.5p/kg Manor Farm. Mont: 149.5p/kg Cumming Carr.
CAST HEIFERS – Fr: 167.5p/kg Deerslet Farm. BB: 174.5p/kg Mireside Farm.
CAST STEERS/BULLS – Fr: 174.5p/kg (utm bull) Parkside Farm. Lim: 194.5p/kg (Str) Willow House. Brown Swiss: 174.5p/kg (utm bull) Parkside Farm. Stabiliser: 189.5p/kg (Str) Willow House Farm.
STORE BULLOCKS – Lim: £1250 Cockrigg; £1220 Arrow Lane; £1210 Forton Bank, Littlewood Hall; £1190 Carlingwha. Char: £1230 Prospect Farm; £1080 Benson Hall. Sim: £1300 Littlewood Hall; £1240 Willow House; £1100 Brow Foot; £640 Throstle Nest. Blonde: £1260 Nutgill; £940 Billinge Hall; £880 Benson Hall. BB: £1110 Begoademoar Farm. AA: £1290 Windy Hill; £1260 Mount Pleasant; £1170 Nutgill; £1170 Fanny House. Shorthorn: £1140 Bouthwaite. MRI: £990 Middle Ridge. Fr: £1160 Willow House; £1140 Staffords Farm; £1140 Benson Hall; £1090 Poplar Grove; £1060 Slack Farm. WB: £1250 Lower Lingart; £910 Begoademoar Farm. BB: £1250 Middle Ridge; £1170 Cragg Farm, Bouthwaite; £1150 Carlingwha; £1080 Station Hotel. Swedish R&W: £1260 Fanny House.
STORE HEIFERS – Lim: £1190 Bouthwaite; £1180 Low Moor Head; £1150 Willow House; £990 Stub Place Farm. Char: £1330 Willow House; £1150 Bouthwaite; £1140 Benson Hall; £980 Cottams Farm. Hfd: £930 Windy Hill; £900 Sandholme Farm; £820 Fiddlers Farm. Sim: £1270 Nutgill; £1050 Jolley Fold; £1020 Sandholme Farm. Blonde: £1150 Benson Hall; £790 Throstle Nest. AA: £1140 Bouthwaite; £1090 Underhelm Farm; £1050 Jolley Fold; £1040 Brow Foot. BB: £1170 Willow House; £1150 Bouthwaite; £1120 Mireside; £1110 Gaskell House; £1080 Beckside.
STORE BULLS – Blonde: £980 The Dell. Lim: £770 Lower Swainshed. Mont: £700 Cumming Carr Farm.
BULL CALVES/STIRKS – Fr: £455 Ashlack Hall; £440 Stonehead; £320 The Borrans; £265 Herdman House; £195 Cocker House; £48 North Farm. Lim: £340 North Farm. AA: £315 Bank End; £240 Lower Rowell. Brown Swiss: £70 Lower Rowell. BB: £520 Coverdales; £345 Farmdale; £310 Billinge Hall; £192 Stanley Farm; £140 Lower Rowell.
HEIFER CALVES/STIRKS – Lim: £490 Moss End Farm; £185 North Farm. AA: £495 Moss End Farm; £262 Bank End. BB: £520 Farmdale; £405 Stanley Farm; £135 Lower Rowell.
SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT – Mule Ewes with Twins: £198 Hall Croft; £195 Oak Head Farm; £178 Askew Hill. Texel Ewes with Twins: £205 Lathwaite Farm. Suffolk Ewes with Twins: £240 Lathwaite Farm. Texel Ewes with Single: £200 Lathwaite Farm; £130 Low Bank House. Mule Ewes with Singles: £158 Laithwaite Farm.

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