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Lancaster Friday 03/08/12

Posted Friday, 03 August 2012, 2.04pm

Caption: Jim Whitworth selling his 5 Simmental Heifers

Caption: John Bargh selling a Limousin Bullock


North West Auctions Lancaster saw another strong trade for all classes of stock with buyer from throughout the North of England and some new faces ringside yet again.

Cast cows were a pleasing average of 126p/kg with two thirds of the cows being Holstein Friesian. Best meated cows regularly 140p/kg + topping at 158.5p/kg for Limousin x from AW Bradshaw, The Old Stable. Dairy bred cows sold to 147.5p/kg (£1203) from JS & KM Wilson, High House. OTM heifers sold to 199.5p/kg (£1258) for BBx from BJ Hodkinson with steers to 187.5p/kg from R Townley & Son, Whinney Carr and £1516 from J & F Nutter, Manor Farm.

Store cattle continue to sell to the recent high prices with T Galligan selling a run of 25 Charolais bullocks to £1590 (av. £1423). Other notable prices being £1440 for Simmental x from BN Greenwood, Daniel Fold & £1390 for BB from RM Cornthwaite, Moors Farm Cottage. Heifers sold to £1170 for BBx from FA Brown & Son, Half Way House with keen interest for both breeding & feeding.

The largest entry of calves & stirks (115) sold to a ringside of buyers containing several new faces attracted to this popular sale. Young beef calves sold to £400 for BBx from M Archer & Son, Red Bank with others £280 & £275. No outstanding Black & Whites this week but still an average of £80 selling to £160 for a month old calf from J Bargh & Son, North Farm. Shorthorns to £155. A large run of Brown Swiss calves sold to £100 (x3) from DW Robinson with all 9 averaging £76. Heifers few on numbers this week selling to £420 and £400 for Char.

Stirks filled the pens to capacity with all selling to full value. Best beef steers to £580 from D Gardner, £560 BBx from AJ Pye with a run of 4 month old BBx AA selling to £500 from WG & E Sutcliffe. Heifers sold to £500 for BBx from DC Miller and AJ Pye with 4 month old to £480 from CD Slinger. Beef bulls reached £540 for Lim x from J Woodburn & Partners with B&W’s to £345 from PA & D Slater.

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCKS - Fr: £1150 Low Levens; £1020 Old Glasson; £990 Hallbeck; £960 Dove Cote Farm.  Lim £1430 Croppers Farm; £1390 Dunningwell; £1190 Kilburn House; £1160 Old Woodhouse; £1120 Green Close. Char: £1590 Ashmead. Here: £1140 Spital Farm; £1100 Old Glasson. Sim: £1440 Daniel Fold; £1270 Longlands. Blo: £1310 Daniel Fold; £1000 Guides; £870 Farleton House. AA: £1260 Underhelm; £1130 North Farm; £1100 Brandwood Fold, Park Farm, £1030 Hare Apple Tree; £1000 New House. S/horn: £1240 Longlands; £880 Ladyacre. BB: £1390 Moor Farm; £1140 Dunningwell; £1100 Hill Top; £1060 Guides. SR&W: £770 Middle Ridge.
STORE HEIFERS - Fr: £770 Hare Apple Tree; £700 Cottams. Lim: £1110 Nutgill; £1050 Greenlands; £980 Springfield House. Char: £1140 Greenlands; £1080 Croft Foot. Here: £870 Ellers. Sim: £1110 Sandholme Mill; £930 Jolley Fold. Blo: £1050 Guides. AA: £1040 Brow Foot, Hill Top; £990 Springfield; £960 Park Farm. BB: £1170 Half Way House; £1050 Hill Top; £970 Manor House. Mont: £870 Cottams.
STORE BULLS - AA: £660 Green Dragon.
CAST COWS – Fr: 147.5p/kg High House; 144.5p/kg Scales Park, Cautley Farm, Abbotson Farm, Raw Head; 139.5p/kg Chapel House; 137.5p/kg Oxenforth Green, Catshaw Hall. Lim: 157.5p/kg The Old Stable; 154.5p/kg High Underbrow; 149.5p/kg Lathwaite. Hfd: 141.5p/kg Lathwaite Farm. BB: 149.5p/kg Lathwaite Farm, Parkside Farm; 137.5p/kg Longstripes Farm; 134.5p/kg High Hallbeck. AA: 144.5p/kg Dawson Fold; 139.5p/kg Lathwaite Farm. Brown Swiss: 139.5p/kg Parkside Farm. Devon: 139.5p/kg Lathwaite Farm.
OTM/CAST HEIFERS – Fr: 167.5p/kg Oxenforth Green; 164.5p/kg Borrans Farm, Scales park; 161.5p/kg Newhouse Farm; 151.5p/kg Low Levens. BB: 199.5p/kg Parkside Farm.
UTM/OTM BULLS & STEERS – BB: 214.5p/kg Knott Farm. Fr: 164.5p/kg Knotts Farm. Lim: 187.5p/kg Whinney Carr Farm; 184.5p/kg Manor Farm.
BULL CALVES - Fr: £160 North Farm; £142 Lower Rowell; £140 Catshaw Hall; £100 Tills Farm. AA: £280 Hillam House. Brown Swiss: £100 Lower Rowell. BB: £400 Redbank Farm.
HEIFER CALVES – Lim: £350 Dawson Fold. BB: £420 Dawson Fold. Char: £400 Dawson Fold.
BULL STIRKS – Fr: £345 Slack Farm; £335 Mansrigg Hall; £300 Marl House. Lim: £540 Mansrigg Hall; £445 Windmill Farm. Char: £485 Aynsome Manor. Hfd: £440 Windmill Farm. Ayrshire: £180 The Lodge. AA: £380 Stirk Hey Farm. BB: £500 Greenlands Farm.
BULLOCK STIRKS – Lim: £590 Deansbiggin. Hfd: £470 Moss End. AA: £580 Quarry House; £500 Moss End; £480 Lathwaite Farm. Welsh Black: £500 Moss End. BB: £560 Pilling Lane; £525 Lathwaite Farm; £520 Cobbley Hey
HEIFER STIRKS – Lim: £475 Deansbiggin; £465 Lathwaite. Hfd: £400 Windmill Farm; £370 Sullom Side. Char: £470 Lathwaite. Blonde: £365 Greenlands Farm. AA: £465 Lathwaite Farm; £340 Stirk Hey; £330 Sullom Side. BB: £500 Pilling Lane; £500 Cobble Hey; £480 Windmill Farm; £460 Lathwaite

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