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Lancaster Friday 6th February

Posted Friday, 06 February 2015, 11.40am

Friday 6th February 2015
Lancaster Weekly Sale
Limousin week at Lancaster saw a special cash prizes for the highest priced OTM cow (ppk), highest priced pair of store cattle and highest priced Limousin calf eight weeks and under.
The highest priced Limousin OTM cow came from David and Margaret Kelly of Nether Hall selling to 179.5ppk twice. In the store section, taking both top price on the day and the top price Limousins were David and Lizzy Whitaker with a pair of Bullocks selling to £1430. The highest price Limousin calf under 8weeks came from Steven Robinson, selling a 1m25day Limousin Heifer realising £340.
Cast Cows & OTM Cattle
A larger entry of 91 OTM cattle forward this week saw all cattle sell to their full value. Cattle hit 199.5ppk on three occasions, firstly with a cast Limousin heifer from Nether Hall Farms of Kirkby Lonsdale who also had cast cows to 179.5ppk. M & RW Stirzaker with a Lim Steer and Ballacutchel Farms with a Blonde Bull. Black and whites sold to a top price of 137.5ppk from TW Nelson & Son of Cockrigg Farm with all black and whites averaging 111.5ppk.
Store Cattle
The weekly sale of store cattle once again sold to a strong trade with all types and ages of cattle eagerly bid. All vendors left satisfied with the prices achieved. Opening the sale was a Cow and calf from AW & AM Park & Sons, realising £1240. D & E Whitaker topped trade at £1430 with a pair of Lim Bullocks. Ten cattle sold in excess of £1400 and a further 18 selling in excess of £1300. Blue Bullocks sold to a top of £1410 from H Chapman & Son, Middleton. Topping the heifer section was Jim Bracken of Catterall with a Blue selling to £1370. Other heifers sold to £1280 from Chris Hewitt of Forton Bank with a 26month Angus. Angus bullocks topped at £1360 from SJ Brass, Ingleton. Black and White bullocks sold to a top of £1070 for a trio at 29months from TJ Robinson, Milnthorpe. Overall average of £1092 for Bullocks and £994 for heifers.
Rearing Calves and Stirks
A busy morning at Lancaster, with 80 head passing through the calf ring, with a flying trade through all classes. Topping the calf trade was S & IA Robinson, Longber Farm with an 8 week old Blue Bull selling to £475, others from the same home selling to £452 (x2) and £445. Eight Blue bulls forward sold to average £391. A nice run of weaned calves from John Pye of Hatters farm sold to £410 for Limousin Heifers. Native bred calves sold to £400 for Angus Bulls from WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham at just short of 8weeks old. Hereford Bulls sold to £340 from Steve Mason, Birkland Barrow. Black and White Calves topped at £115 again from WN & D Smith & Sons with others from JH Towers, Tunstall Hall to £85. Best B&W £80+ with plainer type’s £50-72.
A bumper entry of stirks forward to day with 30 forward. Topping trade was A & L Gardner with a Blue Bull at 7months selling to £655, heifers from the same home selling to £555. Angus Stirks sold to £465 (x2) and Angus bulls to £425 from I Atkinson & Son, Boon Town. A run of beef shorthorns from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham sold to £410 and £400.
TOP PRICES
STORE BULLOCK – FR: £1080 Moss View; £1070 Park Farm, Rowell & Hawkrigg End; £1040 Brown Edge; £990 Lodge Farm. AA: £1360 Church Street, £1350 Weavers Farm; £1330 Ellers Farm; £1300 Chestnut House Farm; £1280 High Green; £1270 Moss View; £1260 Forton Bank Farm; £1250 Isle of Syke Farm; £1200 Billinge Hall & Holme House. SHO: £1060 Bull Bank Farm; £970 Lee End Farm. WB: £980 Sunderland Brows Farm. LIM: £1430 Little Fell Farm; £1400 Weavers Farm; £1280 Abbotson Farm; £1270 Cobble Hey Farm; £1260 Park House; £1190 Low Groves Farm; £1110 Birch Croft & £1110 Downlands, £1100 Bouthwaite Farm. CH: £1390 Greenlands Farm; £1180 Bull Bank. HE: £1180 Windy Hill, £1050 Corney Hill Farm. SIM: £1300 Ellers Farm; £1130 Myerscough Hall. ST: £1330 Low Foulshaw Farm; £1140 Yealand Manor. BRB: £1410 Millbeck; £1300 Hawkrigg End & Pasture House; £1280 Hawkrigg End; £1200 Church Street; £1120 Myerscough Hall; £1070 Lee End; £1060 Mount Murray; £1030 Cautley Farm. BAZ: £1410 Millbeck. BLO: £1250 Low Moor Head.
STORE HEIFER – AA: £1280 Forton Bank Farm, £1120 Bouthwaite Farm; £1100 Rowell Farm; £1090 New House Farm; £1070 Croppers Farm; £1060 Moss View; £1010 New House. SHO: £890 Nether Hall Farm. HIGH: £890 Nether Hall Farm. LIM: £1190 Abbotson Farm & Moss View; £1140 Clintsfield & Far Orrest; £1100 Mount Murray. CH: £1340 Greenlands; £1210 Myerscough Hall; £1100 Mount Murray; £1090 High House. HE: £1090 Windy Hill. SIM: £1170 Myerscough Hall. STAB: £1000 Low Foulshaw Farm. BRB: £1370 Greenlands; 1210 Low Barrows Green; £1170 Hawkrigg End; £1140 Bouthwaite Farm; £1090 Myerscough Hall; £1070 High House. BAZ: £890 Bull Bank.
STORE BULLS – AA: £870 Mount Murray. CH: £870 Mount Murray. BLO: £870 Mount Murray.
CAST COWS – FR: 137.5p/kg Cockrigg Farm; 131.5p/kg Batty Hill & Abbotson Farm; 129.5p/kg Beechwood Farm; 127.5p/kg Low Levens; 124.5p/kg Westfield House & High Hardacre. AA: 139.5p/kg Low House; 111.5p/kg Low Hundhowe. LIM: 179.5p/kg Nether Hall; 164.5p/kg Lambrigg Head Farm; 109.5p/kg Low Hundhowe. BS: 137.5p/kg Lambrigg Head. HE: 117.5p/kg Low House. SIM: 129.5p/kg Mount Murray. MON: 127.5p/kg Hawkin Hall; 104.5p/kg Lane House. FKV: 117.5p/kg Hawkin Hall. BLO: 104.5p/kg High Tenement. BB: 144.5p/kg Goose Green.
CAST HEIFER – FR: 137.5p/kg Batty Hill; 131.5p/kg Chapel House. AA: 144.5p/kg Croppers Farm. LIM: 199.5p/kg Nether Hall Farm.
CAST STEER – LIM: 199.5p/kg Station Hotel.
HEIFER CALVES – AA: £208 Sweetings Farm; £188 Birkland Barrow. LIM: £410 Hatters Farm, £340 Longber Farm; £320 Tunstall Hall. HERE: £250 Birkland Barrow. BRB: £280 Longber Farm.
BULL CALVES – FR: £170 Arnside Tower; £115 Cocker House; £85 Tunstall Hall. AA: £400 Cocker House; £345 Hatters Farm; £260 Sweetings Farm. LIM: £345 Hatters Farm; £300 Tunstall Hall. HERE: £340 Birkland Barrow. BRB: £475 Longber Farm; £405 Hatters Farm; £380 Arnside Tower. MON: £40 Hatters Farm.
BULL STIRKS – AA: £425 Boon Town Farm. BRB: £655 Redfields; £500 Muffys Platt. MON: £285 Stirk Hey.
STEER STIRK – SIM: £310 Boon Town Farm.
HEIFER STIRK – AA: £480 Hill Crest; £395 Boon Town; £225 Stirk Hey Farm. SHO: £410 Cock Hall Farm. BRB: £555 Redfields; £505 Muffys Platt Farm; £415 Boon Town.
CAST BULL – LIM: 197.5p/kg Mount Murray; 131.5p/kg Whittington Lane. SIM: 124.5p/kg Mount Murray. BLO: 199.5p/kg Mount Murray. BB: 179.5p/kg Mount Murray.

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