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Lancaster Friday 15/06/12

Posted Friday, 15 June 2012, 4.51pm


North West Auctions Lancaster Mart had an entry of 240 store cattle forward this week with all classes in demand. The top price of the day was £1460 and this was achieved twice, firstly by Joe Davis of Weavers Farm with an Angus bullock and then by Barlow Brothers of Littlewood Hall for a Simmental bullock. Heifers topped at £1280 for a Limousin from RW & FJ Rhodes, Low Moor Head. Bullocks averaged £940 and heifers £805 with quite a lot of younger cattle on offer today. Just the one cow & calf today from G & AS Whitaker, Johnson House selling tremendously well at £1620.

There was a smaller entry of cast cows and they sold to a good average of 134p/kg. Dairy bred cows from BM Pye & Son, Moorbottom Farm and JB & JB Lawson, Bank End sold to 147.5p/kg. Beef cows topped at 171.5p/kg (£1618.96) for a Simmental from RA Gibbons, Flookburgh. OTM Steers sold to 177.5p/kg for a Charolais from TE & S Ridding, Ivy Cottage.

A tremendous entry of calves and stirks at Lancaster today which sold to a strong demand from a ring full of eager buyers. Holstein Friesian bull calves continue to be good to sell averaging £110 with more needed to meet every strong demand. British Blue bull calves topped at £365 from SH & LE Birkett, Stubb Hall purchased by J Hartley & Son, Masongill Hall. Heifer calves topped at £280 from the same home. Stirks continue to be a strong trade being topped today by Messrs Young, Moss End at £500 with an Angus bullock. Three month old Montbeliarde bulls sold to £475 and six month old Holstein Friesians to £355.

Keep the cattle flowing to Lancaster as there is ever strong demand for all classes.

Top Prices
STORE BULLOCKS – Fr: £1090 Weavers Farm; £990 Kitchen Ground, Rowell Farm; £950 Godson House; £930 Chestnut House. Lim: £1420 Weavers Farm; £1300 Mount Pleasant; £1230 Godson House; £1210 Longlands Farm; £1160 Daniel Fold; £1160 Old Woodhouse; £1100 Ivy Cottage; £1080 Croft House. Char: £1240 North Farm; £1200 Old Woodhouse; £1060 Weavers Farm; £930 New Ridge. Hfd: £1120 Godson House; £1080 Longlands Farm; £1040 Cock Hall. Sim: £1460 Littlewood Hall; £1230 Jolley Fold; £1200 Cock Hall; £1070 Intack Farm; £970 Cragg Farm. Blonde: £1390 Nutgill. AA: £1460 Weavers Farm; £1340 Nutgill; £1200 Spital Farm; £1200 Cragg Farm, Cock Hall; £1170 Longlands Farm. Shorthorn: £1020 Cropper Farm, Weavers Farm; £890 Cragg Farm. BB: £1400 Old Woodhouse; £1240 Thornbush; £1190 Weavers Farm. Mont: £1020 Cragg Farm; £920 Croft House; £650 Sullom Side.
STORE HEIFERS – Fr: £700 Masongill Hall; £670 Cunswick Hall. Lim: £1280 Low Moor Head; £1200 Nutgill; £1000 Bouthwaite; £890 Intack Farm; £770 Cunswick Hall; £720 Grate Farm. Char: £1060 Daniel Fold. Hfd: £720 Edenmount. Blonde: £1080 Daniel Fold; £950 Edenmount. AA: £1100 Underhelm; £1060 The Hill; £1030 Park Farm; £1020 Cropper Farm. Shorthorn: £660 Lundholme Farm. MRI: £700 Masongill Hall. BB: £1020 Cropper Farm; £940 Isle of Skye Farm; £900 Cragg Farm; £840 Edenmount.
STORE BULLS – Sim: £880 Mewith Head Hall. Lim: £690 Mosergh Farm. AA: £690 Mosergh Farm.
BREEDING CATTLE – Hfd Hfrs In-calf: £900 Heald Farm. Lim Cow & Calf: £1620 Johnson House.
CAST COWS – Fr: 147.5p/kg Moorbottom Farm, Bank End; 144.5p/kg Greaves Farm, Higher Knowhill; 141.5p/kg Priory Farm; 137.5p/kg Stubb Hall. Lim: 149.5p/kg Horns Farm; 144.5p/kg Mireside; 137.5p/kg Ladyacre. Char: 139.5p/kg Wild Boar. Hfd: 141.5p/kg Corney Hall; 119.5p/kg Eskew Beck. Sim: 171.5p/kg Market Street; 154.5p/kg Wild Boar. BB: 167.5p/kg Beech Tops; 154.5p/kg Sowermire. AA: 161.5p/kg Cragg Farm. MRI: 147.5p/kg Cragg Farm.
CAST STEERS - Fr: 177.5p/kg Ivy Cottage.
BULL CALVES: Fr: £162 Tunstall Hall; £148 Catshaw Hall; £30 Lodge Farm. Lim: £265 New Brows. Hfd: £342 Bank End. AA: £330 Bank End. BB: £365 Stubb Hall; £275 High Barnes; £260 Manor House. Mont: £475 Simpsons Farm.
HEIFER CALVES – Fr: £45 Tunstall Hall. Lim: £220 New Brows; £190 Catshaw Hall. Hfd: £270 Bank End. BB: £280 Stubb Hall; £265 Tunstall Hall; £260 High Barnes; £205 Manor House.
BULL STIRKS – Fr: £355 Mansrigg Hall.
HEIFER STIRKS – Lim: £480 Moss End. AA: £440 Moss End. BB: £460 Moss End. Mont: £380 Stubb Hall.
STEER STIRKS - AA: £500 Moss End. BB: £460 Pilling Lane.

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