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Lancaster Friday 13/04/12

Posted Saturday, 14 April 2012, 11.11am

North West Auctions Lancaster held another very successful sale with four rings selling to a ringside of competitive bidders.

The sale of cast/otm clean cattle averaged a very pleasing 135p/kg with best meated cows regularly 145p/kg+ topping at 181.5p/kg for BBx from A Rayton, Winston and £1296 again for BBx from JW Robinson & Son, Green Close. Dairy cows were particularly dear with more needed each week. J & BL Ellis, Hawkrigg End sold Holstein Friesian to 154.5p/kg with £1196 for HF from JB & JB Lawson, Bank End. 13 OTM’s over £1000 this week.

The weekly sale of store cattle saw 319 sold with 200 steers averaging £945 and 119 heifers £922. The days top price of £1360 was achieved for a strong Charolais x steer from regular vendor Fred Barnes, Crow Trees having purchased the steer 12 months ago through Kendal Auction. Heifers sold to £1180 for a pen of 4 Angus x from P & EM Mason, Spital. Friday 27th April Special Show of Weaned Suckled Calves.

Calves were a fantastic trade with an overall average of £185. All young rearing calves this week sold to a top price of £395 for Limousin x bulls from B & MJ Nelson, Halforth Farm with others £380, £365 (x2), regularly £320+. Heifer calves sold to £360 for best BBx from JB & JB Lawson, Bank End with Limousins to £385 from J Bargh & Son, North Farm. Black & Whites continue to sell to a competitive trade with rearers regularly £70+ to £155, £150. Stirks sold to a top price of £610 for young Angus x bullocks from C Wilson, Nether Hall. Please let us know of any stirk entries you have it does help us to inform the buyers.

An entry of 110 breeding sheep were once again easily sold with all vendors satisfied with prices achieved. Older ewes sold to £188 for Continentals with twins from Messrs Young, Moss End topping at £69/life. A good run of aged Texel x ewes from D Preston, Ellers sold to £185 (£61/life) with 3 crop Mules to £178 from TM Townley, Knowsley. Younger sheep sold to £210 (£74/life) from Wardfield Farm for Mules with Suffolk lambs.

Please enter your stock by 2pm Monday for catalogue – it does help.

Top Prices
STORE BULLOCKS – Fr: £1100 Willow House Farm; £1080 Wyre Farm; £1040 Sunderland Brows; £1000 Lower Lingart. Lim: £1240 Low Levens; £1170 Thornbush, Willow House Farm, Weavers Farm, Greenlands Farm; £1160 Moss House Farm, Lentworth Farm; £1140 Arrow Lane. Char: £1360 Crow Trees; £1140 Brown Edge; £1060 Oak Head. Hfd: £1100 Ivy Barn; £1010 Moss Cottage; £930 Cragg Farm; £810 Springfield. Sim: £1180 Weavers Farm; £1170 Carlingwha; £1130 Intack Farm; £920 Myerscough Hall. Blonde: £1200 Sykes Farm; £1160 Thornbush, Lentworth; £1140 Arrow Lane. AA: £1270 Low Levens; £1230 High Green; £1180 Croft House; £1110 Cragg Farm; £1090 Whinmore Fold. Shorthorn: £1040 Bouthwaite. Galloway: £840 Cottams Farm. MRI: £1060 Gaskell House. Stabiliser: £1140 Willow House Farm. BB: £1290 Moss House Farm; £1270 Willow House Farm; £1150 Weavers Farm; £1140 Kitchen Ground Farm, Carlingwha, Walmsley Fold; £1090 Oak Head Farm, Bouthwaite. Mont: £1200 Lane House Farm. Swedish R&W: £910 Poplar Grove.
STORE HEIFERS – Fr: £970 Higher Shuttlingfield Farm. Lim: £1130 Willow House Farm; £1080 Thornbush; £1070 Bouthwaite; £1040 Cropper Farm, Capernwray Hall; £1020 Flodder Hall. Char: £1170 Willow House Farm; £1010 Hawrigg End; £1000 Beckside Farm; £970 Brown Edge. Hfd: £1040 Jolley Fold. Sim: £1140 West Lynn; £1070 Bouthwaite; £1000 Corney Hill Farm; £980 Gaskell House. Blonde: £750 Yates Farm. AA: £1180 Spital Farm; £1100 Capernwray Hall; £1040 Cropper Farm. BB: £1040 Cropper Farm, Willow House; £1010 Walmsley; £1000 Beckside.
CAST COWS – Fr: 154.5p/kg Hawkrigg End; 149.5p/kg Bank End; 147.5p/kg Lathwaite Farm, Catshaw Hall, Raw Head; 141.5p/kg Birds Park, Cringleber, North Farm. Lim: 159.5p/kg Black Bull Farm; 157.5p/kg Claughton Hall; 154.5p/kg Millbeck; 144.5p/kg Mearsbeck, Cringleber. BB: 181.5p/kg Winston; 161.5p/kg Lathwaite; 157.5p/kg Green Close. Jersey: 104.5p/kg Hallbeck. Norwegian Red: 139.5p/kg Cote Farm. Swedish Red: 159.5p/kg Holme Head.
OTM HEIFERS – Fr: 167.5p/kg Outerthwaite Farm; 161.5p/kg Beaumont Gate; 144.5p/kg Old Glasson; 134.5p/kg Gunnerthwaite.
BULL CALVES/STIRKS – Fr: £155 Nether Hall Farm; £150 Netherbeck Barn; £80 Catshaw Hall, North Farm; £58 Lower Rowell; £45 Gibsons Farm. Lim: £395 Halforth Farm; £380 North Farm; £300 New Brows; £220 Rose Farm. AA: £610 Nether Hall; £170 Quakers Farm. BB: £365 Bank End; £325 North Farm; £200 Lower Rowell.
HEIFER CALVES – Lim: £285 North Farm; £180 New Brows; £160 Rose Farm. Blonde: £200 Little Moss Side. AA: £245 Cinder Barrow; £220 Bank End. BB: £360 Bank End; £240 North Farm.

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