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Lancaster Friday 29/11/13

Posted Friday, 29 November 2013, 4.18pm

Store Cattle

NWA Lancaster saw 230 head of store cattle through the ring, with trade sharper on the week. Charolais topped the market with a 26month steer at £1490 from EJ Ward & Sons, Intack Farm. DE & SM Moorhouse, Kendal were closely behind at £1460 & £1440 with very smart 25 and 26month Limousin steers. Other lim steers at £1380 from H Chapman & Son, Carnforth and £1300 RG & H Preece, Thornbush, with all lim steers averaging £1120.

Black and White steers sold to £1080 from JS Clark & Sons, Catforth and £1060 from T & L Kirkham, Eccleston. As always, good quality cattle sold well with black and whites averaging £770/head. Hereford steers sold to £1170 from BN Greenwood and £1100 from AW Bradshaw.

A large entry of Angus’ forward this morning selling to £1300 for a pen of four 28month steers from H Chapman & Son, Carnforth. Others sold to £1280 from Mesrs JH Woof & Son, Oxenholme. Angus’ steers averaged a pleasing £1160.

Limousin heifers sold to £1050 from M & L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale with others at £980 from R Oldfield, Yealand Redmayne. Charolais heifers sold to £1150 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Kendal and blonde heifers to £1010 for a pen of four from EJ Ward & Son, Intack Farm.

Cast Cows

A solid entry of 106 OTM cattle forward this morning at NWA Lancaster. Limousins reached the £2/kilo barrier on four occasions, topping at 239.5ppk (£1580) for a strong Limousin Cow from Nether Hall Farm Ltd, Kirkby Lonsdale. Followed by T Potter & Son with three heifers at 219.50ppk & 204.50ppk twice. The majority of cows forward were Holstein/Friesian which saw a very similar trade on the week. Black and Whites topped at 181.5ppk from TD & V Whitaker Ltd, Winmarghleigh. Best sorts regularly 160-140ppk, with all dairy cows averaging 105ppk.

Calves

A disappointing number of calves forward this morning, with the vast majority being black and white bulls. Bull calves topped at £75 from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Abbeystead, followed by CR & A Baxter & Son, Middleton at £72, good quality black and whites regularly in the £50-£60 area. Continental calves topped at £210 form a British Blue Heifer, again from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Abbeystead.

Next week sees the Christmas Show and Sale of Calves, Store Cattle & Cast Cows with a strong entry for all classes anticipated.

Store Lambs

Store lamb numbers slowly tailing off now with only 75 forward, leaving a ringside of seven buyers struggling to meet requirements. Topping at £60.50 for three Suffolk lambs from PG Thornton, Scorton, who had others at £58 & £55. JM Kelsall & Son, had a tidy pen of 8 lambs forward achieving £59/head. Overall sale average of £48. Please advise the office of entries for the next sale, in a fortnight’s time.

TOP PRICES:

STORE BULLOCKS – FR - £1080 Godson House Farm; £1060 Ingrave Farm; £980 Downlands Farm; £980 Newsham Hall Farm; £970 North Farm. LIM - £1460 High House Farm; £1380 Millbeck; £1300 Thornbush Farm; £1220 Ingrave Farm; £1200 Moss Head; £1180 North Farm. CH- £1490 Intack Farm; £1390 North Farm; £1130 Brown Edge. HE - £1170 Daniel Fold Farm; £1100 The Old Stable; £850 2 Tarngate Cottage. SIM - £1290 Daniel Fold Farm; £1060 Ben Cragg Farm; £1030 Ben Cragg Farm; £860 Throstle Nest Farm. BA - £1140 Bouthwaite Farm; £1120 Daniel Fold Farm; £750 Throstle Nest Farm. AA- £1300 Millbeck; £1280 Underhelm Farm; £1240 Intack Farm. SHO- £1120 Cock Hall Farm. CON - £750 Throstle Nest Farm. MRI - £1000 Cragg Farm. WB - £1190 Cragg Farm. BS - £700 Throstle Nest Farm. BRB - £1380 Millbeck; £1290 Cragg Farm; £1240 Cock Hall Farm; £1140 Bouthwaite Farm; £1100 Fell End Farm; £1080 Low Fell End; £1070 Ivy Cottage.

STORE HEIFERS – FR - £760 Stubb Place Farm; £760 Fairfield Farm. LIM - £1050 High House Farm; £1000 Croppers Farm; £980 Brow Foot Farm; £950 Low Groves Farm; £930 Dowlands Farm; £880 Ivy Cottage. CH - £1150 High House Farm. HE - £730 Bodkin Cottage; £680 The Old Stable; £670 Jolley Fold Farm. SIM - £1170 Ingrave Farm; £910 Low Fell End; £850 Ben Cragg Farm. BA - £1010 Intack Farm. AA - £1040 Intack Farm; £1000 Croppers Farm; £960 Manor House Farm. BS - £800 Fairfield Farm. CHI - £1290 Holme Head. ST - £850 Manor House Farm. BRB - £1090 Fell End Farm; £1070 Newsham Hall Farm; £960 Stubb Place Farm.

CAST COWS – FR - 181.5 Park Lane; 131.5 Sandvilla; 127.5 College Green; 124.5 Low Levens; 124.5 Mill Farm; 124.5 Mealbank Farm; 124.5 Lane House; 121.5 Lane House. AY - 81.5 College Green. SHO - 117.5 Cringleber. MRI - 104.5 Littlewood Hall Farm. LIM - 239.5 Nether Hall Farm; 167.5 High House Farm; 154.5 5 Holme Field; 137.5 Lane House; 127.5 Beech House; 119.5 Waterside Farm. HE -121.5 Cringleber. SIM - 139.5 Cringleber; 109.5 Throstle Nest. ST- 101.5 Cringleber. MO- 114.5 Johnson House. SRW - 104.5 Holme Head. BRB - 127.5 Cringleber. JE - 91.5 Norbreck Farm.

CAST HEIFERS – FR- 164.5 College Green; 159.5 Tunstall Hall; 144.5 Croppers Farm; 121.5 Low Deepslack. LIM - 219.5 Graining Field. CH- 199.5 Cragg Farm; 161.5 Rowallen House.

CAST/PRIME BULLS & BULLOCKS – AA - 151.5 Shire Farm. MRI - 107.5 Haydock Farm. LIM - 169.5 Shire Farm. BS - 151.5 Parkside Farm. BRB - 164.5 Shire Farm.

BULL CALF – FR - £75 Tills Farm; £72 New Brows Farm; £62 Gibsons Farm.

BULL STIRK – FR- £125 Old Hall

HEIFER CALF – BRB - £210 Tills Farm.

STORE LAMBS - SUFF - £60.50 Cliftons Farm; £56 Lots House Farm. MASH - £58 Cliftons Farm. CHA - £59 Low Pleasant; £46.50 Croziers Croft. TEX - £50 Lots House Farm.

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