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Lancaster Friday 18/07/14

Posted Friday, 18 July 2014, 4.21pm

Store Cattle

The numbers of store cattle coming forward on a Friday continue to increase with over 250 cattle passing through the ring. Cattle carrying flesh sold to an increased demand from buyers and looked a sharper trade. Topping the sale was a British blue steer from J & M Cottom of Hill Top selling to £1300 with a big Angus steer from Ray Escolme of Ivy Barn selling for £1260. Heifers topped at £1140 for a British Blue from R & J Dodgson of Cracalt Farm. An eleven month old Limousin bull fit for breeding from the Ayrton family at Ouzelthorn sold to £1100. There was an impressive 93 of the cattle forward achieved £1,000 or more with all steers forward selling to an average £892 and heifers averaging £868.

Congratulations to P & EM Mason of Spital Farm for winning the prize draw of a £15 lunch voucher for lotting four or more cattle together.

OTM and Cast Cattle

A larger show of cows forward this week saw learner cows selling to a sharper trade with the trade for fleshier cows slightly back on the week. An entry of sixty cows this week with the majority parlour cows. Cows sold to 154.5ppk for a good Limousin from JE Bracken of New House Farm. Meaty beef bred cows sold in the 130’s and early 140’s with dairy cows selling to a top price of 124.5ppk for a black and white from JC & E Mason of Lawrence House. Plenty of dairy cows sold between 110ppk and 120ppk with the overall sale average 114ppk with dairy cows averaging 105ppk.

Rearing Calves & Stirks

A solid entry of 67 calves and stirks this morning were met by a ring side of buyers. Topping the calf trade was AJ & AJ Gibbons, St Michaels with a Blue Bull selling to £370, also from the same home was the top price Blue heifer selling to £325. Angus Bulls sold to a top of £260 (x2) from Wallbank Farms, Abbeystead. Lim bulls sold to a top of £240 from JR Pye, Hatters Farm. Black and White calves were in demand this morning with best rearing calves selling to £128 again from AJ & AJ Gibbons with others at £120 from Wallbank Farms, WN & D Smith & Sons and JM Capstick. Best B&W’s regularly £90+ with plainer sorts £30-£65. A good entry of striks saw British Blue Heifers sell to £400 from A Shephard, Pilling. Black and white stirks sold to £180 and £165 from WA Ward & Sons.

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