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Friday Lancaster 1st May

Posted Friday, 01 May 2015, 4.28pm

Store Cattle

The Lancaster Annual Grass Day sale saw a nice show of cattle forward, with plenty of meaty cattle and grazing cattle forward. Grazing cattle were a good trade with RH & C Ayrton selling their first prize Bullock to realise £1080, with heifers from the same home selling to £1000 both at 12months. Young B&W were dearer on the week, with older sorts talk a hit. With another forecasted drop in dead weight prices next week, trade for short keep cattle was slightly easier, topping at £1300 for a pen of Lim bullocks from GR Bargh & Co. Heifers sold to £1200 for a single Lim from JS & KM Wilson & Son.

Cast Cows

A strong entry of 70 cast cows forward, defying the drop in beef price, with a flying trade throughout, selling to a top of 164.5ppk for a Lim cow, again from RH & C Ayrton & Son. Top gross was achieved by a Lim cow again selling to a total of £1170 from F & M L Lee & Son. OTM dairy cows sold to a top of 144.5ppk, twice, both from D & E Monk & Son. Dairy cows sold to average 120ppk, with an overall average of 122ppk.

Calves

A strong trade for all calves forward this morning, B&W’s to £190 from Wallbank Farms, best black and whites in excess of £150 with nice rearing sorts £80-£120, to average £79/head. A shortage of heifer calves this morning, with Angus’ selling to £238 from Ken & Sheila Kelsall, Chipping. Topping the morning was a cracking Blue Bull at 1m26day from David & Eileen Wallbank selling to £530. Strong Hereford Bull calves from John Drinkall sold to £400 at 8weeks. Stirks from John Gorst at 8month sold to £600 for a BrB Heifer and £515 for a nice pair of Angus Heifers.

Lancaster Spring Show of Cattle 14 Months & Under

Steers

1st RH & C Ayrton LTD £1080
2nd ST Birkett £1070
3rd ST Birkett £1090
Heifers
1st RH & C Ayrton LTD £1000
2nd GR & A Foy £860
3rd RH & C Ayrton LTD £950

TOP PRICES:
STORE BULLOCKS – FR: £980 Low Levens; £960 Newsham Hall Farm; £820 Hallbeck. AA: £1180 Newsham Hall Farm; £1140 High Green; £1140 Park Farm. GA: £530 Mellings Barn. LIM: £1300 Rye Close; £1290 High House; £1140 Bouthwaite Farm. BS: £720 121 Pilling Lane. CH: £1240 Rye Close; £1200 Daniel Fold Farm; £930 Fell End Farm. HE: £1100 High House Farm. SIM: £1290 Rye Close. BRB: £1260 Rye Close; £1260 Pasture House Farm; £1130 High House Farm. BAZ: £1100 The Old Stable. BA: £1220 Daniel Fold Farm; £1070 The Dell.
STORE HEIFERS – AA: £1080 Little Fell Farm; £1000 Raw Head; £1000 Moss View. WB: £860 Myerscough College. LIM: £1200 High House; £1190 Rye Close; £1120 Fern Lea. CH: £1190 Rye Close; £1140 Newsham Hall Farm; £1080 High House. HE: £1070 Fern Lea; £910 High House Farm; £820 Bull Bank Farm. SIM: £920 Todgill Farm. BRB: £1160 High House; £1140 Pasture House Farm; £1000 Ouzelthorn Farm. BA: £1080 High House; £820 The Dell.
BULL CALF – FR: £190 Tills Farm; £170 Catshaw Hall Farm; £120 Boldens Farm. AA: £375 Tills Farm. LIM: £280 Middle Lee Farm; £265 Heaton Hall Farm. HE: £400 Catshaw Hall Farm. BRB: £530 Tills Farm; £305 Boldens Farm
HEIFER CALF – AA: £238 Brown Brook.
HEIFER STIRK – AA: £515 Appletree Farm. BRB: £600 Appletree Farm.
CAST COW - FR: 144.5 Bannister Farm; 141.5 Pilling Hall; 139.5 Gibraltar Farm. AY: 129.5 Aughton Hall Farm. AA: 121.5 Gateside Farm. LIM: 164.5 Ouzelthorn Farm; 151.5 Moss End Farm; 149.5 Oak Head Bank. BRB: 144.5 High House.
CAST HEIFER – FR: 134.5 Brown Brook.
CAST STEER – FR: 134.5 Old Glasson Farm.
CAST BULL – FR: 117.5 Johnson House.

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