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Lancaster Friday 04/05/12

Posted Friday, 04 May 2012, 4.51pm


North West Auctions are pleased to report another successful sale with all stock selling to their full value to a large crowd of buyers from throughout the Northern Counties & Wales.

Store cattle sold to a strong average of £895 for all types with a superb Charolais x steer from WJ Etherington & Sons selling for a fantastic price of £1500 purchased by Frank Towers. Heifers sold to £1190 for British Blue x from Capernwray Parkland Farm with keen interest in heifers for both finishing and breeding. Please note the breed and prices achieved below – strongest prices in the North!

Cast/Feeding cows & OTM Clean Cattle sold to 181.5p/kg on three occasions for beef cows and 149.5p/kg for dairy cows with OTM heifers to 189.5p/kg. £1148 was the top price for a Limousin x cow from RS & BA Harker with G & ME Woodhouse & Sons selling Holstein Friesian for £1158.

A smaller show of calves saw young beef bulls to £280, heifers £188 with older reared sorts £320.

418 breeding sheep sold to a large crowd of buyers eager to purchase stock with 100% clearance and prices above those reported from other local centres. The day’s top price of £208 was achieved for a pen of Texel x shearlings & lambs from ST Birkett with others at £72.50/life from P Pye. Hoggs with lambs were a very strong trade with competitive bidding from a ringside of buyers keen for replacement stock. Mule hoggs regularly £160+ topping at £175 from JC Hodgson. Only a few Texels forward this week to £178 from JA Chapman.

Next week’s sale to include the annual show & sale of hoggs with lambs at foot.

Show classes 5 Mule Hoggs & Lambs and 5 Other Breed hoggs & Lambs

Plus special show for local YFC Clubs.

Top Prices
STORE BULLOCKS – Fr: £1280 Low Levens; £930 Low Deepslack; £920 Pasture House; £880 Hare Appletree, Blackwood End. Lim: £1290 Willow House; £1170 High Green; £1120 Ivy House; £1100 The Dingle; £1090 Intack Farm; £1080 Kirkett Nook. Char: £1500 Willow House; £1280 Toulbrick; £1080 Hawkrigg End; £920 Benson Hall. Hfd: £1000 Cock Hall; £940 New Ridge. Sim: £1180 Intack Farm; £1080 Kate Farm; £960 New Ridge. BB: £1200 Walmsley Fold; £1140 Bole Beck, Cock Hall; £1100 Mount Pleasant, Howriggs; £1080 Hole Beck, Raw Head; £1040 Gibraltar. AA: £1280 Willow House; £1140 Raw Head, High Green; £1100 Low Stennerley; £1040 Mount Pleasant; £1010 Cock Hall. Swedish R&W: £820 Middle Ridge.
STORE HEIFERS – Fr: £1040 Greaves Farm. Lim: £1100 Clintsfield, Bank Field, Capernwray Hall; £1090 Howriggs; £1060 Kirkett Nook, Walmsley Fold. Char: £1090 Bandrake Head; £1010 Hawkrigg End; £980 Walmsley Fold; £970 Edenmount. Hfd: £930 Jolley Fold. Sim: £1190 Willow House; £950 Brow Foot. Blonde: £1160 Capernwray Hall; £1000 Toulbrick. AA: £970 Tills Farm; £940 Cropper Farm. Welsh Black: £800 Manor House. BB: £1190 Capernwray Hall; £1160 Willow House; £1140 Wood Lane Farm, Hawkrigg End; £1000 Walmsley Fold. Bazadaise: £940 Little Fell; £830 Manor House.
BREEDING CATTLE – AA Cow & Bull Calf: £1080 Milton Moor.
CAST COWS - Fr: 149.5p/kg Boldens Farm; 144.5p/kg Gibsons Farm; £141.5p/kg Hawes Farm, Stubb Hall, Boon Town; 139.5p/kg Bank End; Friars Moss, Abbotsons Farm. Lim: 181.5p/kg Mireside, Overthwaite; 179.5p/kg Thornbush; 174.5p/kg Cragg End. Char: 164.5p/kg Gill Garth; 149.5p/kg Middle Ridge. Sim: 169.5p/kg Benson Hall. Blonde: 159.5p/kg Little Fell. BB: 144.5p/kg Sowermire; 134.5p/kg Mireside. Mont: 151.5p/kg Dale Barns. Swedish R&W: 134.5p/kg Dale Barns.
CAST HEIFERS - Fr: 174.5p/kg Kilntree Farm; 167.5p/kg The Hill; 159.5p/kg Catshaw Hall, Laithwaite. Lim: 189.5p/kg Hall Croft Barn.
CAST BULLS – Lim: 191.5p/kg Poppy Farm. Sim: 167.5p/kg Whittington Farm.
BULL CALVES – Fr: £32 Knowsley Farm. Lim: £580 Dawson Fold; £280 North Farm.
HEIFER CALVES – Welsh Black: £278 Deepclough.
BULL STIRKS - Fr: £270 & £250 Deepclough. BB: £320 Deepclough.
BULLOCK STIRKS – Shorthorn: £335 Deepclough.
SHEEP WITH LAMBS – Texel Shearlings with Singles: £145 Marl House; £115 Middle Lea. Texel Shearlings with Twins: £208 Hall Croft; £158 Marl House. Mule Hoggs with Singles: £175 Dillicar; £172 Lodge Farm; £170 Deepclough; £160 Isle of Skye Farm. Texel Hoggs with Singles: £178 North Lodge; £175 Isle of Skye Farm; £172 Hall Croft. Texel Ewes with Twins: £148 Mill Cottage; £138 Souterstead; £132 Marsh House. Mule Ewes with Twins: £178 High Fold; £158 Sykes Farm; £155 Marl House. Zwartable Hogg with Single: £110 Souterstead.

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