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Lancaster Friday 27/6/14

Posted Friday, 27 June 2014, 4.19pm

Lancaster Sale of Store Cattle

Store Cattle

A larger show of 155 store cattle forward at Lancaster today sold to a stronger trade with the quality of cattle on show better. The trade topped at £1380 from R Escolme of Ivy Barn selling a named sired Hereford steer. Best sorts easier to sell with plenty of big steers regularly selling over £1100. Heifers topped at £1200 for Herefords from AJ & D Knowles of Windy Hill. Buyers continue to look for animals batched in large groups with a trio of Angus steers from Joe Davies at Weavers Farm. Black and whites sold to a slightly brighter trade.

Congratulations to Brian Woods of Middle Ridge Farm for winning the prize draw of a £15 lunch voucher for lotting four or more cattle together.

OTM and Cast Cattle

A plainer entry of OTM cattle forward today lead to a slightly easier trade with a good entry of 71 forward. The trade topped at 154.5ppk for a cast Fleckvieh heifer from Norbreck Genetics with Cast cows topping at 149.5 for a Limousin from AR Edmondson of Hawkswell. Beef bred cattle reguarly exceeded 135ppk with good dairy cows selling between 117ppk and 130ppk and plainer sort over a pound with overall average for cast cows 111ppk.

Calves

A good number of calves forward this morning, made up of mainly black and whites with continental calves short of buyers requirements. Black and White calves sold to a top of £130 from regular vendor David Wallbank. Best sorts sold in excess of £100 with good well fleshed calves £48-£85. Topping trade was Phillip Halhead of Cockerham, selling a 38day Blue Bull to £380. A 7 week Simmental from D & A Travis. Limousins sold to £315 for bulls from CR & A Baxter, New Brows Farm, Limousin heifers from the same home sold to £365 with British Blue Heifers selling to £360 again from David Wallbank.

Congratulations once again to Phillip Halhead of Norbreck Farm, winning the monthly calf competition sponsored by Dugdale Nutrition, receiving 6 bags of feed.

This monthly competition is open to all calves under 42days and award to the highest price calf of the month.

TOP PRICES:

STORE BULLOCKS – HE - £1380 £1190 Ivy Barn; £1260 Bensons Farm; £1160 Windy Hill Farm; £1000 Cock Hall Farm; £860 Sandhole Farm. LIM - £1370 £1080 Millom Castle; £1230 Bensons Farm; £1220 Old Woodhouse; £1140 2 Old Woodhouse; £1130 Cragg Farm. CH - £1320 Old Woodhouse. BRB - £1250 Parkside Farm; £1230 £1140 Pasture House Farm; £980 Cock Hall Farm. SIM - £1280 Bensons Farm; £1190 Cragg Farm. AA - £1200 £1180 Weavers Farm; £1140 Underhelm Farm; £1140 Parkside Farm; £1080 Millom Castle; £1060 Cock Hall Farm. MO - £960 Old Woodhouse. BB - £910 £770 Mount Murray. SHO - £860 Sandhole Farm. HF - £810 Spital Farm; £800 £640 Springfield Farm; £600 Middle Ridge Farm. BS - £730 Cock Hall Farm.

STORE HEIFERS – HE - £1200 Windy Hill Farm. AA - £1080 Underhelm Farm; £980 Low Levens; £980 Brow Foot Farm; £960 Jolley Fold Farm; £940 11 Kimberley Avenue. LIM - £1060 Millom Castle; £1010 Cockrigg Farm; £970 £940 11 Kimberley Avenue; £960 Jolley Fold Farm; £920 Prospect Farm. SIM - £980 Village Farm; £960 Jolley Fold Farm; £780 Sandhole Farm. SHO - £980 Lundholme Farm. BRB - £940 11 Kimberley Avenue; £610 Muffys Platt Farm. BB - £890 Mount Murray.

CAST COWS – LIM – 149.5 Hawkswell Farm; 137.5 New House Farm; 134.5 124.5 Mount Murray; 119.5 Mosergh Farm; 117.5 Scroggs Farm. AA – 141.5 Parkside Farm; 119.5 109.5 Mount Murray. CH – 124.5 mount Murray. HF – 124.5 Holmes Farm; 121.5 Cote Farm; 121.5 Gibraltar Farm; 121.5 Boon Town Farm; 119.5 Cocker House Farm; 117.5 High Gateside; 117.5 Oxenforth Green Farm. BB – 124.5 Scroggs Farm. SIM – 121.5 Mount Murray. HE – 119.5 114.5 Mount Murray; 114.5 Blenkett Farm; 101.5 Corney Hill Farm. GA – 109.5 Blenkett Farm.

CAST HEIFERS – LIM – 144.5 Norbreck Farm; 144.5 Hawkswell Farm; 137.5 Sykes Farm; 109.5 Mosergh Farm. BRB – 144.5 Ivy Farm. HF – 137.5 131.5 High Snab; 121.5 117.5 New Brows Farm; 114.5 Arnside Tower Farm.

CAST/PRIME BULLS & BULLOCKS – AA – 104.5 Mount Murray.

BULL CALF – BRB - £380 £322 Norbreck Farm; £235 North Farm. SIM – £335 Manor Farm. LIM - £315 New Brows Farm; £145 Cotestones Farm. HF - £130 Tills Farm; £120 Ancliffe Hall Farm.

HEIFER CALF – LIM - £365 £342 New Brows Farm. BRB - £360 Tills Farm; £200 North Farm. AA - £200 Norbreck Farm. HF - £5 Gibsons Farm.

BULL STIRK – BRB - £370 Gateside Farm. SIM - £340 Gateside Farm.

HEIFER STIRK – BRB - £405 Gateside Farm.

STR STIRK – AA - £360 Newhouse Farm.

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