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Lancaster Friday 29/06/12

Posted Friday, 29 June 2012, 4.12pm

LANCASTER SALE HITS HIGH PRICES YET AGAIN

Steers to £1490 (av. £1000!), Heifers to £1330, OTM’s to 197.5p/kg (£1377/h), Rearing Calves to £515!

North West Auctions Lancaster Mart held another successful sale with all rings full of eager buyers from throughout the northern counties with many new faces seen today.

A catalogue entry of 229 store cattle sold to a very strong trade with Alan Etherington selling Limousin x steers for £1490, £1480 (7 av. £1360), all steers sold to a market average of £1000! Heifers sold to keen interest for both finishing and breeding topping at £1330, £1320 for Charolais x heifers from E Rossall, Preesall. Keen interest for grazing cattle saw yearling Limousin bullocks to £790 from PG Thornton and heifers at £760 from TGT & PJ Strickland.

128 cast cows & otm clean cattle sold with 114 cows selling to an average of 127.8p/kg with 88 of these being Holstein Friesian. Best meated cows regularly 145p/kg and topping at 171.5p/kg (£1238) for a Limousin x from JG & PH Thompson. Dairy bred sold to 167.5p/kg from EH Fearon and £1245 from HG Mackereth & Sons. OTM clean cattle saw heifers to 197.5p/kg (£1145) and steers 189.5p/kg (£1377).

Calves sold to an increased ringside of buyers with vendors rewarded for their attendance. Bull calves sold to £515 for Charolais x from C & N Shearing with most regularly £200-£280. Heifers sold to £375 (x2) for month old Limousin x and all heifers averaged £220. Black & Whites were a very strong trade for the plainer show on offer with best month old calves £130-£135 from Wallbank Farms and Drinkall Bros. Medium rearers £80-£100, all types average £93. Stirks sold to £535 for a pen of 5 British Blue x steers from Messrs Young, heifers £490 for Angus x from JR Handley with Black & White steers to £335 from the same home.

Top Prices
STORE BULLOCKS – Fr: £1240 Low Levens; £1000 Cockrigg, Cringleber; £990 Cock Hall; £870 Downlands, Ripon Hall. Lim: £1490 Willow House; £1450 Cock Hall; £1330 Weavers Farm; £1270 Old Woodhouse; £1160 Downlands Farm; £1150 Bradlow. Char: £1300 Crooklands Farm; £1250 Greenlands Farm; £1220 Longlands Farm. Hfd: £1110 Longlands Farm; £1020 Old Glasson; £980 Cock Hall. Sim: £1470 Willow House; £1290 Cock Hall; £1130 Old Woodhouse. Blo: £1190 Weavers Farm. AA: £1460 Weavers Farm; £1220 Bradlow; £1140 Bank Field Farm; £1100 Rowell Farm; £1080 Longlands Farm; £950 Hall Bank. Shorthorn: £1050 Longlands Farm. MRI: £960 Littlewood Hall. BB: £1360 Willow House; £1240 Bradlow; £1230 Bouthwaite; £1160 Billinge Hall; £990 Throstle Nest. Mont: £1130 Bradlow; £950 Forton Bank.
STORE HEIFERS – Fr: £770 Lane Ends. Lim: £1310 Moss Cottage; £1220 Willow House; £1060 Cockrigg; £1000 Cropper Farm; £960 Cringleber, Bouthwaite. Char: £1330 Sykes Fold; £1080 Brow Foot; £1020 Bouthwaite; £1000 Poplar Grove. Hfd: £1000 Cropper Farm; £990 Nutgill; £870 Jolley Fold. Sim: £1170 Sykes Fold; £970 Cross House; £940 Kate Farm. AA: £1090 Low Levens; £1000 Cropper Farm; £990 Forton Bank; £900 Cottams Farm; £870 Jolley Fold. BB: £1230 Willow House; £1140 Bouthwaite; £1060 Nutgill; £1010 Wyre Farm; £980 Moss Cottage; £950 Ivy Farm, Cringleber. Baz: £750 Grate Farm.
STORE BULLS – Fr: £550 River View. Lim: £650 Dawson Fold; £420 River View.
BREEDING CATTLE – BB Cow with Lim Calf: £1500 Johnson House.
CAST COWS – Fr: 167.5p/kg Walton Hall; 157.5p/kg Greenways; 154.5p/kg Whittington Farm; 141.5p/kg Chapel House, Mealbank; 139.5p/kg Allcocks Farm, Stirzakers Farm, Downlands. Lim: 171.5p/kg Poppy Farm; 169.5p/kg Greaves Farm, Moss House; 167.5p/kg The Green; 147.5p/kg Lathwaite Farm; 134.5p/kg Cliftons Farm. Hfd: 139.5p/kg Dawson Fold. Sim: 169.5p/kg Intack Farm. BB: 149.5p/kg Bank Field Farm; 147.5p/kg Fellgate Farm. Ayrshire: 134.5p/kg Rose Farm. AA: 164.5p/kg Dawson Fold; 139.5p/kg Lathwaite Farm. Shorthorn: 139.5p/kg High House; 114.5p/kg Bank House.
CAST HEIFERS - Fr: 169.5p/kg Cropper Farm; 159.5p/kg Green Lane End; 141.5p/kg Boundary Farm. Lim: 179.5p/kg Hazelslack Tower. Blonde: 197.5p/kg Brow Foot. AA: 164.5p/kg Black Bull Cottage; 161.5p/kg Cautley Farm. Mont: 169.5p/kg Green Lane End.
CAST BULLS/STEERS - Fr: 167.5p/kg Parkside Farm. Lim:189.5p/kg Willow House. Hfd: 164.5p/kg Brow Foot. MRI: 171.5p/kg Littlewood Hall.
BULL CALVES - Fr: £135 Catshaw Hall; £132 Tills Farm; £122 Low Stanger Thwaite; £100 North Farm. Lim: £440 Deepclough; £255 Low Stanger Thwaite. Char: £515 Deepcough. Hfd: £200 Old Glasson. AA: £305 Longstripes. BB: £265 Pump House; £230 High Barnes; £200 Manor House; £130 North Farm.
HEIFER CALVES – Lim: £375 Deepclough; £185 Low Stanger Thwaite. Sim: £375 Deepclough. AA: £252 Longstripes; £225 Lower Langthwaite. Galloway: £240 Deepclough. BB: £255 Low Stanger Thwaite; £190 High Barnes; £165 North Farm.
BULLOCK STIRKS – Fr: £335 College Green. AA: £480 College Green. Cont: £335 College Green. BB: £535 Moss End Farm.
HEIFER STIRKS – AA: £490 College Green; £445 Moss End Farm.

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