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Lancaster Friday 04/05/12

Posted Friday, 04 May 2012, 4.51pm

FOUR SALE RINGS FULL OF BUYERS AND SELLERS WITH BEST PRICES ACHIEVED

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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