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Lancaster Friday 10/08/12

Posted Friday, 10 August 2012, 4.55pm

North West Auctions Lancaster saw 537 head of stock sell to 46 buyers. 155 store bullocks sold to £1410 for Limousin x from TH Whitfield & Son and J & H Davis with all breed classes breaking the £1000 barrier averaging £943. Heifers were just as good to sell with AJ & SM Metcalfe selling a pen of Charolais x heifers to £1100 with 101 sold averaging £900. Best feeding bulls sold to £800 for Montbeliarde x from WR & CM Lawrenson.

Cast/Feeding cows & OTM Clean cattle were a strong trade averaging 127p/kg throughout. Best cows sold to 204.5p/kg for Charolais x from Ballacutchel Farms and £1375 for BBx from the same vendor. Heifers sold to 184.5p/kg (£956) with steers/bulls to 209.5p/kg (£1382) for R Critchley.

A reduced entry of calves & stirks due to the weather saw beef bulls to £315 for BBx from SH & LE Birkett and heifers £300 for BBx from JB & JB Lawson. Black & Whites sold to £200 from JT & B Fox with young Friesian types £145 from J, CH & JG Bland. Weaned stirks sold to £425 for AA x heifers, £390 for Simmental & Limousin steers.

The opening fortnightly sale of store lambs saw insufficient numbers forward for the buyers present. Best lambs £61 (Cheviot) from E Parker with Texels at £57 from D Eames and Suffolks £55 from DC Miller.

Top Prices
STORE BULLOCKS - Fr: £1090 Foredales; £1000 Church Farm; £980 Mount Murray; £970 Downlands; £950 Sunderland Brows. Lim: £1410 Longlands Farm, Weavers Farm; £1270 Church Farm; £1180 Hill Top; £1170 Downlands Farm; £1180 Hill Top; £1170 Downlands. Char: £1060 Mount Murray. Sim: £1150 Mount Murray; £970 Jolley Fold; £830 Thwaite Gate. Blonde: £1270 Goose Green; £1240 Mount Murray; £990 Farleton House. AA: £1360 Longlands Farm; £1220 Cropper Farm; £1160 Holme House; £1140 Mount Pleasant, Weavers; £1120 Cock Hall; £1060 Hall Bank. Shorthorn: £1050 Mount Murray; £980 Woodside; £900 New House Farm. BB: £1310 Mount Pleasant; £1270 Dove Cote; £1210 Hill Top; £1170 Thornbush; £1080 Sullom Side; £1040 Ellers Farm; £1040 Thwaite Gate; £1010 Angerton Hall.
STORE HEIFERS – Fr: £800 Mount Murray. Lim: £1080 Oak Head; £1070 Mount Murray; £1060 Manor House; £1020 Croft House; £1010 Lodge Farm; £1000 Manor House; £990 Dove Cote; £980 Moor Farm Cottage; £950 Downlands. Char: £1100 Holme House; £960 Cropper Farm; £870 Riddings; £860 Croft Foot. Sim: £970 Manor House; £790 Riddings. Blonde: £920 Goose Green; £790 Riddings. AA: £980 Underhelm; £980 Manor House, Dove Cote; £970 Moor Farm Cottage; £960 Cropper Farm. Welsh Black: £850 Manor House; £840 New House. BB: £1090 Half Way House; £990 Angerton Hall; £960 Cropper Farm; £810 Lane House; £800 Stubb Place.
STORE BULLS - Lim: £770 Mount Murray. Hfd: £770 Mount Murray. Sim: £760 Mount Murray. Blonde: £690 Houlker Barn. AA: £810 Cumming Carr Farm; £800 Mount Murray. BB: £400 Newhouse Farm. Mont: £810 Cumming Carr.
CAST COWS – Fr: 159.5p/kg Beaumont Gate; 144.5p/kg Whittington Farm; 141.5p/kg Parkside Farm, Mount Murray. 139.5p/kg Deansbiggin, Kiln Hall, Bannister Farm; 137.5p/kg Priory Farm, Beaumont Gate, Beninbrough; 134.5p/kg Tills Farm; 129.5p/kg Holme House, Strickland Hill, Arnside Tower. Lim: 169.5p/kg, Beningbrough; 159.5p/kg Overthwaite; 149.5p/kg Little Fell, Riddings. Char: 204.5p/kg Beningbrough; 137.5p/kg Riddings. Hfd: 139.5p/kg Beningbrough. Sim: 147.5p/kg Mount Murray. BB: 149.5p/kg Mount Murray. AA: 191.5p/kg Mount Murray. Saler: 127.5p/kg Hesketh Lane. Swedish R&W: 129.5p/kg Low Sizergh.
OTM/CAST HEIFERS – Fr: 144.5p/kg Holme House; 129.5p/kg Gibsons Farm; 127.5p/kg Deansbiggin. BB: 184.5p/kg Half Way House.
UTM/OTM BULLS & STEERS – Lim: 209.5p/kg Greenfield Barn; 189.5p/kg Tewitfield Farm. Blonde: 194.5p/kg Downlands. Shorthorn: 169.5p/kg Goose Green.
BULL CALVES - Fr: £200 Blackwood End; £145 Arnside Tower; £80 Tills Farm; £75 Bank End; £70 North Farm. AA: £290 Bank End. BB: £315 Stubb Hall; £240 North Farm. Mont: £245 Newhouse Farm.
HEIFER CALVES – Char: £285 Stubb Hall. BB: £300 Bank End; £240 North Farm.
BULLOCK STIRKS – Lim: £390 Dawson Fold. Sim: £390 Farmdale.
HEIFER STIRKS – Lim: £480 Hesketh Lane. Blonde: £400 Dawson Fold. AA: £425 Dawson Fold.
STORE LAMBS – Suff: £55 Cobble Hey; £50 Middle Lee. Chev: £61 Marsh House. Texel: £57.50 Middle Lee; £55 Marsh House. Dorset: £52 Marsh House.

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