Sales Reports

Lancaster Friday 11/04/14

Posted Friday, 11 April 2014, 3.12pm

Store Cattle

A strong entry of store cattle this morning, with 395 forward. Trade was topped by DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland at £1400 twice, with a 26month Blue Bullock and a pair of 24month Lim bullocks. Well fleshed cattle were once again easy to sell with leaner sorts slightly harder to place.

Lims from PM & ST Entwistle sold to £1390 with others from BN Greenwood selling to £1320. With 42 Lim heifers forward, they reached a top of £1240 from F & JM Mason, Mansergh with a trio from A & SM Sanderson, Kirkham selling to £1190.

Angus bullocks sold to a top of £1380 for a single 29month old from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse. With others from Redmayne Bros selling a pair of 23month bullocks to £1340. Angus heifers sold to a top of £1140 from J & M Maudsley & Son.

British blue heifers topped at £1250, for 3, from H & C Pickervance, Roseacre with J & BL Ellis, New Hutton, selling to £1160.

A run of 10-12month smart suckler bred stores from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead sold to £1010 for a 12 month blue bullock with another blue and Lim bullock at £1000. Blue heifers from T Ayrton & Son, Over Wyresdale sold to £940 & £870.

Congratulations to G Sagar & Son for winning the draw for batching cattle in groups of 4 or more, vendors are reminded that buyers look favourably on larger groups of cattle

Cast Cows

A large entry of cast cows this morning with 117 forward. Trade topped at 199.5ppk for a Shorthorn Steer from A Kirkby & Co, Pilling or £1222.28 from JE Bracken, St Michaels with a Simmental Heifer. Black and White cows sold to 129.5ppk on three occasions from Cote Farm Partnership, Nether Kellet, R & A Jolleys, Cabus & JS & KM Wilson & Son, Kendal who also had a cast black and white heifer at 154.5ppk, an overall average of 111.4ppk for all black and white cows and 124.5ppk for al B&W heifers. A run of 21 cast cows from BJ Hodgkinson sold to 129.5ppk. Beef cows sold to 187.5ppk from RG & H Preece, Roeburndale with a Lim cow.

Calves & Stirks

With better weather, and spring work in action there was a disappointing show of calves this morning with many buyers ringside leaving empty handed. Trade topped at £400 for an 8week old Lim heifer for WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham. Another two Lim heifers from CR & A Baxter & Son, Middleton sold to £338 and £310. A run of 4week Montbeliarde calves for JK Birkett, Morecambe sold to £212, £165 and £125.

Stirks from S Shannon, Charnock Richard, sold to £480 and £455 for 7month British Blue Heifers.

Once again, many more calves and stirks could have been sold to vendors advantage.

TOP PRICES:

STORE BULLOCKS – BRB- £1400 High House Farm; £1360 Southways; £1330 Rame Farm; £1280 Abbotsons Farm; £1170 Upper Foxholes Farm; £1090 Cautley Farm. LIM- £1400 High House Farm; £1390 Lentworth Farm; £1320 Daniel Fold Farm; £1310 High Green; £1300 Rame Farm; £1260 Cross House Farm. AA- £1380 Upper Foxholes Farm; £1340 Cuerdale Hall Farm; £1190 Raw Head; £1180 Woodside Farm; £1180 New Parkside Farm; £1120 King Bank Farm; £1070 Raw Head. SIM- £1340 Daniel Fold Farm; £1160 Bouthwaite Farm; £1080 Rame Farm; £1050 West View Farm; £920 Low Fell End. WB- £1340 Upper Foxholes Farm. CH- £1270 Greenlands Farm; £1160 Burst House; £1090 Brown Edge. BA-£1270 King Bank Farm; £1170 Cross House Farm. MO- £1270 Upper Foxholes Farm; £1180 Old Woodhouse; £550 Grisedale Farm. FR- £1240 Rowell Farm; £1220 Upper Foxholes Farm; £1050 Low Levens; £1030 Bensons Farm; £880 Lee End Farm; £740 Hare Apple Tree; £710 Intack Farm. HE- £1230 Sandholme Farm; £1100 New Parkside Farm. CON- £710 Intack Farm.

STORE HEIFERS – SIM- £1280 Greenlands Farm; £1200 Roseacre Hall; £1180 Bank House Farm; £1020 Croppers Farm; £970 Rowell Farm; £930 Hilderstone Farm; £920 West View Farm; £900 Low Fell End; £870 West View Farm. BRB- £1250 Roseacre Hall; £1160 Mireside Farm; £1160 Hawkrigg End; £1140 Southways; £1110 New House Farm; £1070 Cross House Farm; £1040 Bouthwaite Farm; £1030 Cragg Farm. LIM- £1240 Mireside Farm; £1190 Mee Farm; £1190 Cross House Farm; £1170 Raw Head; £1120 Sandholme Farm; £1090 Cross House Farm. AA- £1140 Raw End; £1090 Ivy Barn; £1080 Marlholes Farm. HE- £1110 Raw Head; £1020 Croppers Farm. CH- £1100 Brown Edge; £1090 Hawkrigg End. ST- £1080 Low Foulshaw Farm. BA- £1070 Southways. SHO- £1060 Sandholme Farm; £970 Lundholme Farm. FR- £1050 Marlholes Farm; £710 Raw End Farm. BAZ- £980 Cross House Farm.

BULLS – CH- £1110 Charoland Farm. SIM- £1010 Sandholme Farm. AA- £540 Aughton House Farm. FR- £400 Toad Hall Farm Lodge.

CAST COWS – LIM- 187.5 Thornbush Farm; 184.5 High Green; 139.5 Farleton House; 139.5 Yates Farm; 129.5 Braida Garth; 121.5 Lower Swainhead Farm. ST- 139.5 Low Foulshaw Farm. SIM- 134.5 New House Farm; 134.5 Braida Garth. BS- 129.5 Parkside Farm. FR- 129.5 Cote Farm; 129.5 High House; 129.5 Marlholes Farm; 127.5 North Farm; 127.5 Lathwaite Farm; 127.5 Low Deepslack; 127.5 Pasture Barn Farm. BA- 129.5 Braida Garth; 124.5 Cragg End. MRI- 119.5 Sandvilla. SRW- 104.5 Kilntree Farm.

CAST HEIFERS – SIM- 189.5 New House Farm. AA- 179.5 Docker Hall Farm. BRB- 177.5 Ivy Farm; 147.5 Norbreck Farm. CH- 159.5 Lambrigg Park Farm.FR- 154.5 High House; 124.5 Cringle Brook Farm. BS- 141.5 Parkside Farm.

CAST/PRIME BULLS & BULLOCKS – SHO- 199.5 Gulf Farm. CH- 154.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. FR- 139.5 Old Glasson Farm.

BULL CALF – MO- £212 White Lund Farm. SRW- £30 White Lund Farm.

BULLOCK STIRK – £455 Hill Dale.

HEIFER CALF – LIM- £400 Cocker House Farm; £338 New Brows Farm.

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