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Lancaster Friday 20/04/12

Posted Monday, 23 April 2012, 3.04pm

Fine weather brings buyers to the market

NWA Lancaster hosted yet another very successful sale with the fine weather bringing buyers from throughout the northern counties.

The sale of store cattle saw 391 sold with all cattle averaging £900.30. Steers sold to a top price of £1,390 for a Limousin x from DE & SM Moorhouse, again purchased from Kendal 12 months ago, with 17 this week over £1,200. Heifers sold to £1,140 for a Belgian Blue x from JT & A Armitstead with plenty of interest in heifers for bulling. Young bulls sold to £1,120 from Angus from G & D Ball & Son with 12 averaging £796.

An increased entry of 107 Cast/OTM cattle sold to another competitive trade averaging 134p/kg with best beef types to 189.5p/kg and dairy bred to 164p/kg. Cows sold to £1,184, Heifers to £1,307 and Bulls to £1,414.

Calves and stirks were, once again, easily sold with several new faces both selling and buying. Young calves sold to £278 for a 3 week old Limousin bull from MW & PA Rollason and £300 for BBx Heifers from JG & BJ Escolme. Black & Whites sold to £168 for month old from Wallbank Farms with nothing much under £70. Stirks sold to a top price of £600 for Limousin x bulls from R Craghill who sold heifers to £570. Young reared Stirks sold to £540 for 5 m.o. BB heifers from R Gregory with others £520, £450.

Black & White steers for summering were keenly competed for, topping at £380 for 6 m.o. from Messrs Young, Lindale.

Breeding Sheep to £235 (£90/life)

An entry of 308 sheep sold to a trade any other centre would be proud of, with a large crowd of buyers keen to purchase stock with many still leaving with empty trailers. The day’s top price of £235 was achieved for Texel x Shearlings with twins from TM Townley. Others £222 from B Carter. Mule Shearlings sold to £228 from W & A Cornall.

Older sheep were in keen demand with 4 crop Mules with twins to £205 from J & S Atkinson with others £202, £198. The first hoggs of the season forward this week sold to keen interest with lambs benefitting from having age and strength. Mules with twins to £198, Suffolks to £195 and Singles to £160.

We have buyers for all types of sheep at Lancaster.

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

Top Prices
STORE BULLOCKS – Fr: £1070 x 4 Wyre Farm, £1030 Lathwaite, £1020 x 2 Hallbeck, £1010 Sunderland Brows. Lim: £1390 High House, £1360 Lentworth, £1200 x 2 Lodge, £1200 Weavers, £1160 Bradlow, £1150, £1130 Carlingwha, £1130 Low Hall Beck, £1130 Old Woodhouse. Char: £1290 x 2 High House, £1200 Crow Tree, £1080 Carlingwha, £1010 23 Market St. Here: £1160 & £1050 Weavers, £1110 Low House, £900 Grisedale Farm. Sim: £1270 Sowerby Lodge, £1010 x 3 Low Fell End. Blo: £1230 Church St, £1200 & £1120 Lentworth. BB: £1300 x 2 Jubilee, £1160 Bouthwaite, £1130 x 3 The Bungalow, £1130 Brow Foot, £1130 Church St, £1100 x 2 Hallbeck & Leylands. Stab: £890 Bull Bank. Mont: £890 Bull Bank, £740 x 4 Birch Croft. Baz: £830 Little Fell. SR&W: £750 Grisedale. AA: £1370 Heaton Hall & Jubilee, £1360 Crow Trees, £1240 Lathwaite, £1200 Church St, £1130 x 3 Toulbrick.
STORE HEIFERS – Fr: £900 Pasture House, £780 Berryholme, £740 The High Farm. Lim: £1140 Lathwaite, £1130 x 2 Lodge Farm, £1100 Low Hall Beck, £1090 Sandholme, £1060 Low Groves, £1050 Ivy Farm, £1040 Brow Foot & Capernwray Hall. Char: £1110 x 2 Stirzakers, £890 Market St, £840 Oak Head. Here: £860 x 3 Billinge Hall, £780 x 3 Pasture House. Sim: £980 x 3 Myerscough Hall & Lawsons, £970 Sandholme. Blo: £1060 Low Hall Beck, £1040 Capernwray Hall, £930 x 5 Ivy Cottage. AA: £1100 Mees Farm, £1080 x 2 Billinge Hall, £1060 Capernwray Hal. Sussex: £960 x 2 Jolley Fold. BB: £1140, £1130 Bouthwaite, £1030 Myerscough Hall, £1010 Sandham, £1000 x 4 Leylands, £1000 x Wild Boar. Baz: £1060 & £860 Yarlsber.
STORE BULLS – Fr: £560 Crooklands Brow. Lim: £760, £680 x 2 Hemplands. AA: £1250 Park Farm, £1120 Post Office, £840 Weavers.
CAST COWS: Fr: 164.5p/kg Beechwood, 149.5p/kg Strickland Hill & Raw Head, 147.5p/kg Stirzakers & Bank End & Ackenthwaite, 147.5p/kg Corney Hall. Lim: 189.5p/kg x 2, 184.5p/kg Sykes Farm, 179.5p/kg & 164.5p/kg Isle of Skye. SH: £164.5P/KG Bank House. SR&W: £137.5p/kg White Lund.
CAST FEIFERS: Fr: 164.5p/kg Catshaw & Stubb Hall, 154.5p/kg Lawsons, 149.5p/kg Endmoor, 144.5p/kg Norbreck. Here: 161.5p/kg Low House.
CAST BULLS & STEERS – Char: 164.5p/kg Braida Garth. BB: 169.5p/kg Low House. AA: 181.5p/kg x 2 Elm Bank. Mont: 144.5p/kg Johnson House. SR&W: 169.5p/kg Fanny House.
BULL CALVES/STIRKS Fr: £425 x 2 Lundholme, £380 Moss End, £370 Caw House. Lim: £600 x 2 Hemplands, £278 x 2 Kendal House. SH: £295 Moss End. NR&W: £535 Moss End. SR&W: £60 Low Stanger Thwaite.
HEIFER CALVES: Lim: £570 x 2 Hemplands, £200 Low Stanger Thwaite & North Farm. Char: £530 Moss End. AA: £450 & £340 Coverdales. BB: £540 Coverdales, £520 Moss End.
HOGGS WITH LAMBS AT FOOT: Mule: £198, £195 Isle of Skye.
SHEARLINGS WITH TWIN LAMBS AT FOOT: Mule: £228, 225 Bank Farm, £205 Marl House £202 Moss Side. Tex: £235 Knowsley Farm, £218 Marl House, £215 Bank Farm.
EWES WITH TWINS – Mule: £205 & £202 & £195 Sykes Farm, £202 Bank Farm, £195 High Fold, £190 Cragg End, £188 Ellers. Tex: £222 Cragg End, £218 & £205 Bank Farm. Suff: £190 Marl House. Mash: £195 Sykes Farm.
EWES WITH SINGLES £180 & £145 Sykes Farm. £160 Isle of Skye.

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