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Lancaster Friday 13/07/12

Posted Friday, 13 July 2012, 3.45pm


STORES £1480, OTM £1299, CALVES £605

North West Auctions sold 475 head of cattle at its weekly sale with new faces ringside from the north and the Midlands.

A entry of 346 store cattle were forward for sale and continued to sell to the recent high prices with Ben Greenwood, Catterall topping the market with a Blonde x steer selling for £1480 to Mr Hallifield, Derby. The £1300 barrier was broken several times this week with strong Continental steers from H Morgan, R Collinge & Son, MJ Whitworth, TE & A Galbraith and WJ Etherington.

Heifers sold to £1260 for Simmental x heifers from Barlow Brothers purchased by Mr D Scott. Yearlings sold to £810 for Charolais x from HM & J Clark, Millom. Breeding cattle sold to keen interest with 10 year old cows & calves to £1480 from WG & E Sutcliffe and others at £1200.

Cast/Feeding cows & OTM clean cattle sold to a pleasing average of 118p/kg for a show of predominantly Black & White cows. Best meaty cows sold to a top price of 197.5p/kg (£1187.30) from Ballacutchel Farms. Dairy cows 137.5p/kg from J & EV Thompson and £1115 from GA Atkinson. OTM clean heifers continue to sell to a very strong trade averaging 146p/kg topping at £1236 (159.5p/kg) from JB Moore with Steers from

T & D Sharp at £1299 and 211.5p/kg from H Morgan.

Calves & Stirks were again a very strong trade with new record prices once again achieved. Well reared Charolais x calves from TN Pye & Partners sold to £605 for bullocks and £505 for heifers with younger dairy bred calved £350 for Limousin x bulls from CR & A baxter who also sold heifers to £325.

Black & Whites sold to £240 from J & EV Thompson for best Friesian types with everything averaging £88

Last week’s stirk record price was smashed by Andrew Pye who sold British Blue x steers for £680 (av. £645) and heifers £565 (av. £555).

More needed each week, please inform the office of stirk entries.

Top Prices
STORE BULLOCKS – Fr: £1160 Willow House, Low Levens; £1070 Ribble Bank; £1060 Bradlow; £990 Ivy Farm, Sunderland Brows. Lim: £1370 West Lynn, The Dingle; £1310 Mount Pleasant; £1300 Willow House; £1280 Bradlow Farm; £1200 Longlands Farm, Old Woodhouse; £1180 Crooklands Farm. Char: £1330 Crooklands Farm; £1230 Bradlow; £1200 Greenlands Farm; £1140 Cock Hall. Hfd: £1080 Cock Hall; £1040 Cragg Farm; £880 Hall Bank; £730 Holme Farm. Sim: £1340 Willow House; £1260 Littlewood Hall; £1240 Cragg Farm; £1200 Daniel Fold; £1190 Old Woodhouse; £1060 Thwaite Gate, Oakenhead Farm; £820 Lawsons Farm. Blonde: £1480 Daniel Fold; £1000 Thwaite Gate. AA: £1200 Cock Hall; £1160 Forton Bank; £1110 Twaite Gate, Hill Top, Cock Hall; £1090 Gragg Farm; £1080 Cropper Farm. Shorthorn: £840 North Farm. Saler: £970 Greenbank Farm. BB: £1270 Greenlands Farm; £1200 Old Woodhouse; £1160 Car Close; £1140 Wood View; £1080 Cock Hall. Mont: £1090 Cragg Farm; £890 Middle Ridge. Swedish R&W: £990 Fanny House. Longhorn: £1100 Cock Hall.
STORE HEIFERS – Fr: £670 Homescales. Lim: £1200 Littlewood Hall; £1070 West Lynn; £1060 Croft House; £1040 Lodge Farm, Myerscough Hall; £990 Sandholme Farm, Croft House; £980 Forton Bank. Char: £1200 West Lynn; £1010 Hill Top; £990 Cropper Farm; £810 Sandham Farm; £740 Grate Farm. Hfd: £1070 Jolley Fold; £760 Bull Bank; £530 Dawson Fold. Sim: £1260 Littlewood Hall; £1090 Oakenhead Farm; £1070 Jolley Fold; £870 Lawsons Farm. AA: £1160 Myerscough Hall, Hill Top; £1070 Low Levens, Jolley Fold; £1060 Wilson House; £1050 Forton Bank. Shorthorn: £1090 Bouthwaite Farm. Stabiliser: £700 Grisedale Farm. BB: £1180 Wilson House; £1090 Bouthwaite; £850 Grisedale; £700 Lathwaite Farm. Mont: £830 Cumming Carr.
STORE BULLS – BB: £880 Over Houses
BREEDING CATTLE – Lim Cow with Bullock Calf: £1480 Lathwaite Farm. AA Hfr with Bull Calf: £1250 Newton Villa.
CAST COWS – Fr: 137.5p/kg Hood Ridding, Abbotson Farm; £134.5p/kg Far Lodge; 131.5p/kg Lathwaite Farm, Yeat House; 129.5p/kg Stirzakers Farm, Hallbeck; 127.5p/kg Norbreck Farm, Willow House. Lim: 191.5p/kg Mount Murray; 169.5p/kg Nether Hall; 129.5p/kg Borwick Fold. Char: 139.5p/kg Mount Murray. Sim: 139.5p/kg Intack Farm. BB: 149.5p/kg Nether Hall. AA: 137.5p/kg Green Close. Cont: 197.5p/kg Mount Murray. Mont: 149.5p/kg Cumming Carr.
CAST HEIFERS: Fr: 174.5p/kg Outerthwaite Farm; 167.5p/kg Underhelm Farm; 157.5p/kg Walton Hall; 144.5p/kg High Snab.
UTM/OTM BULLS & STEERS - Fr: 167.5p/kg Mount Murray; 139.5p/kg Croziers Croft. Lim: 167.5p/kg Croziers Croft; 157.5p/kg Gateside Farm; 154.5p/kg Gateside Farm. Char: 211.5p/kg West Lynn. Sim: 134.5p/kg Marsh House.
BULL CALVES: Fr: £240 Hood Ridding; £150 Tills Farm; £70 Gibsons Farm; £50 Westfield House. Char: £605 Langthwaite Heights. Lim: £350 New Brows. AA: £335 Brantbeck. BB: £270 Manor House Farm.
HEIFER CALVES – Char: £505 & £485 Langthwaite Heights. Lim: £325 New Brows. AA: £240 Brantbeck. BB: £230 Manor House
BULLOCK STIRKS – BB: £680 Pilling Lane.
HEIFER STIRKS – BB: £565 Pilling Lane. Hfd: £380 Borwick Fold.

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