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NWA Lancaster - 27/2/15

Posted Friday, 27 February 2015, 11.23am

Can you afford to pass Lancaster by with a trade like todays?
Cast Cows
Another strong entry of cast cows with 82 cows forward, comprising of only 3 beef cows. Trade was significantly stronger than last week, averaging 126.2ppk, some 15ppk up on other local centres. Topping the sale at 179.5ppk was a stabiliser bull from JA & R Geldard & Sons, Levens. Top gross of the day came from GA & A Atkinson & Son, Cantsfield with a Friesian cow selling to £1391. Dairy hefiers sold to a top of 169.5ppk from JB & JB Lawson, Cockerham and J, CH & JG Bland, Silverdale. Dairy cows sold to a top of 149.5ppk from JM & A Wallbank, Wray, Lawsons Farm, Cockerham & E & N Wright & Sons, Roeburndale. Dairy cows in general much sharper with well fleshed cows’ 137-149ppk and plainer sorts 117-131ppk with boning cows above the 100ppk mark. The better trade here at Lancaster far outweighs the cost of a Tb pre-movement test. All classes of cows in demand again next Friday.
Store Cattle
A reduced entry of stores this morning were met by a ringside of active buyers. Trade for all classes was similar to last week, with quality a touch less. Topping the day was a Limousin steer at 27month from Cowell & Moore, Woodplumpton, selling for £1480. Closely followed by a pen of four Limousin bullocks around the 24month realising £1430 from H Champman & Son, Carnforth. Angus bullocks sold to £1280 from TC Whiteside & Son, Pilling. Heifers sold to £1240 for a single Charollais from W & J Parkinson, Garstang. Trade for B&W store was similar for older sorts, weith younger sorts a fraction less, selling to £1150 from A & E Clarkson. Overall average of £1015 for bullocks and £972 for heifers.
Rearing Calves & Stirks
A strong entry of calves this morning with trade comparable to last week. Topping the calves was AJ & AJ Gibbons with a Blue Bull at 6weeks realising £470. Other Blue bulls from S & IA Robinson, Burton in Lonsdale realised £465 (x2). Blue heifers sold to £450 at 8weeks from the same home. Angus calves sold to £405 for a nice heifer from RT Halhead, Cockerham. Limousin heifers sold to £340 again from Steven Robinson and £310 from Ben Towers of Tunstall Hall. Younger Angus bull calves sold to £172 & £170 at only 15-18days from Messers Jones, Sandvilla. Friesian calves not quite as fast on the week, selling to £152 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green. Others to £108 again from JH Towers & Son. Younger fleshier sorts £50-£80. Overall average of £62 for all Friesians forward.
A flying trade for all stirks forward today selling to £605 for a trio of 5month Blue heifers from A Shepherd, Pilling. Blue bulls, the same age, sold to £600. A younger 4month blue bullock to £580 from A & L Gardner, Quernmore. More stirks urgently required to meet the increasing demand.
Winning the Dugdale Nutrition Calf Competition for the highest price calf under 6weeks for February was AJ & AJ Gibbons with a 41day old Blue Bull selling for £470 to J Townson.
Top Prices
CAST COWS – FR: 149.5p/kg Sweetings Farm & Allcocks Farm; 147.5p/kg Mill Farm; 144.5p/kg Barnfield Farm, Bowsber Farm, Low Levens, Berryholme & Pilling Hall; 139.5 Park House; Abbotson Farm, Tunstall Hall & Catteralls Farm & Batty Hill. AA: 124.5p/kg Ghyll Beck Farm. SIM: 111.5p/kg Longstripes Farm. SRW: 144.5p/kg Holme Head. JER: 119.5p/kg Longstripes Farm.
CAST HEIFERS – Fr: 169.5p/kg Bank End Farm & Arnside Tower; 164.5p/kg Bank End Farm; 149.5p/kg Batty Hill.
PRIME BULL - ST: 179.5p/kg Low Foulshaw Farm.
STORE STEERS – FR: £1150 Cock Hall Farm; £1140 Abbotson Farm & Newsham Hall Farm; £970 Hilderstone Farm & Hallbeck; £960 Fern Lea; £950 Old Hall Farm; £900 Bolton Fold Farm. AY: £880 Old Hall Farm. AA: £1280 New Ridge Farm; £1230 Little Tunstall Farm & Intack; £1200 Underhelm; £1190 Foredales Farm; £1170 Isle of Skye Farm; £1100 Bank Field Farm & Lodge Farm. SHO: £1040 Valley View. MRI: £840 Middle Ridge Farm. LIM: £1480 Newsham Hall Farm; £1430 Millbeck; £1370 Whelpside; £1210 Brown Edge; £1190 Moss House Farm; £1120 Green Lane Farm, £1100 Low Woodedge. DR: £780 Granville House. CHAR: £1220 Brown Edge; £1160 Trapp Farm & Oxen Park; £1120 Cock Hall Farm. HE: £1270 Fern Lea; £1260 Raw Head; £1240 Foredales Farm; £1180 Windy Hill Farm; £1160 Low Kit Brow; £1150 Little Tunstall Farm. SIM: £1270 Hilderstone Farm. ST: £1280 Low Foulshaw Farm. BB: £1270 FFleets Farm; £1190 Old Woodhouse; £1050 Cock Hall Farm. MON: £1010 Intack Farm; £980 Middle Ridge Farm; £960 Fanny House Farm. BAZ: £840 Springfield. SRW: £960 Fanny House. NOR: £1060 Fanny House Farm. BLO: £1130 Low Kit Brow.
STORE HEIFERS – AA: £1230 Newsham Hall Farm & Croppers Farm; £1220 Low Levens; £1170 Intack Farm; £1110 Eskew Beck; £1080 Bank Field Farm; £1060 Field House; £1030 Brown Edge. SHO: £850 Cabus Nook. LIM: £1250 Fell End Farm; £1120 Brown Edge; £1080 Bank Field Farm; £1070 Mee Farm; £1020 Oxen Park Farm. CH: £1240 Cross House Farm; £1140 Low Foulshaw Farm; £1130 Trapp Farm; £1120 Brown Edge. HE: £1180 Raw Head; £1150 Cross House Farm. SIM: £1120 Bodkin Cottage; £1030 Cross House Farm; £1000 Clawthorpe Lodge. ST: £980 Low Foulshaw Farm. BB: £1200 Pasture House Farm; £970 Intack Farm.
STORE BULLS – BB: £840 Brown Brook.
HEIFER CALVES – AA: £405 Norbreck Farm. LIM: £340 Longber Farm; £310 Tunstall Farm. BB: £450 Longber Farm; £350 Norbreck Farm.
BULL CALVES – FR: £152 Sellerley Farm; £108 Tunstall Hall; £80 Tills Farm. AA: £172 Sandvilla; £122 Walkers i’th Fields. BB: £470 Catteralls Farm; £465 Longber Farm; £400 Norbreck Farm. SRW: £25 Walkers i’th Fields.
BULL STIRKS – BB: £600 Muffys Platt Farm; £580 Redfields. FR: £430 Brown Brook.
HEIFER STIRKS – BB: £605 Muffys Platts Farm. AA: £430 Redfields.

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