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Lancaster Friday 8th May

Posted Friday, 08 May 2015, 3.45pm

Friday 8th May 2015

Lancaster Friday

Cast/OTM Cattle

Another solid trade for all classes OTM cattle and cast cows. Well fleshed cows sold easily over 140ppk topping at 147.5ppk for a Swedish Red cows from EW & RM Towers of Holme Head with OTM heifers from Norbreck Genetics also achieving 147.5ppk. Black and White cows averaged 117ppk.

Store Cattle

A smaller entry of store cattle forward at Lancaster met a continued strong trade with even larger cattle slightly dearer on the week with grazing cattle and younger cattle continuing to meet a strong demand from a ring full of buyers at Lancaster with more cattle could have been easily sold to vendor’s advantage. Short keep steers and heifers easily sell in excess of £1200 with better sorts selling over £1300 topping at £1360 for 19 month old Limousin steers from John and David Swarbrick of Bensons Farm with David Moorhouse selling Limousin steers for £1330. Native bred cattle of all sizes and ages always required at Lancaster and short of numbers this morning for buyer requirements. A consignment of 8 to 10 month old Montbeliarde steers sold to £690.

Calves & Stirks

A strong entry of calves this morning saw all classes sell to the continued strong trade. Eight week old Blue calves from S & IA Robinson sold to £440 for bulls and £415 for heifers. A nice run of continental calves from numerous vendors saw 9 Blue bulls average £367 and 10 blue heifers average £350. Older weaned blues sold to £480 for bulls. Black and White calves sold to a top of £160 from David and Eileen Wallbank of Abbeystead, younger black and whites sold to a far faster trade this morning with plain calves £30-£50 and young yet strong sorts £60-£90, overall average of £87/head. Stirk trade just as fast, with Blue Bulls to £615 & £595 at 8months from A Shepherd, Pilling. Black and White stirks to £400 twice from W Pinder Jnr. Younger Black and White stirks to £340 at 5months from G & ME Woodhouse, Ellel.

TOP PRICES:
STORE BULLOCKS – FR: £1130 Ninezergh; £990 Newsham Hall Farm; £920 Gulf Farm. AA: £1250 Wood View; £1160 Dunningwell Farm; £1130 Windy Hill Farm. LIM: £1360 Bensons Farm; £1330 High House Farm; £1270 Lentworth Farm. CH: £1090 Cobble Hey Farm. HE: £1140 Raw Head; £1140 Old Woodhouse. SIM: £1140 Kate Farm. BRB: £1290 Abrahams Farm; £1290 Dunningwell Farm; £1240 Pasture House Farm. MON: £800 Fanny House Farm; £690 Aspinall House Farm. SRW: £850 Fanny House Farm. FKV: £1140 Ninezergh; £840 Carlingwha.
STORE HEIFERS – AA: £1030 Jolley Fold Farm; £1000 Bouthwaite Farm; £920 Lower Swainhead Farm. SHO: £1010 Lundholme Farm. LIM: £1160 Dunningwell Farm; £1040 Far Orrest; £1030 Bouthwaite Farm. CH: £1220 Newsham Hall Farm. HE: £1020 Windy Hill Farm. SIM: £1050 Kate Farm; £1030 Jolley Fold Farm. BRB: £1200 Pasture House Farm; £1090 Abrahams Farm; £980 Bouthwaite Farm.
OTM COW – FR: 144.5 Berryholme; 144.5 High House Farm; 144.5 Waterscales Farm. AA: 121.5 Mosergh Farm. WB: 111.5 Higher Salter. LIM: 141.5 Low Groves Farm. SRW: 147.5 Holme Head. SR: 147.5 Holme Head. SIM: 134.5 Slack Farm. BRB: 137.5 Low Groves Farm. BA: 104.5 Bank Farm.
OTM HEIFER – FR: 147.5 Norbreck Farm; 141.5 Chapel House; 107.5 Hole of Ellel. GA: 129.5 Kirket Nook.
BULL CALF – FR: £335 Boldens Farm; £160 Tills Farm. WB: £200 Boldens Farm. BRB: £480 Hill Crest Farm; £440 Longber Farm; £398 Norbreck Farm.
HEIFER CALF – LIM: £415 Longber Farm. HE: £200 Hill Crest Farm. BRB: £415 Longber Farm; £370 Hill Crest Farm; £335 Tills Farm.
HEIFER STIRK – BRB: £545 Muffys Platt Farm.
BULL STIRK – FR: £400 Longstripes Farm; £278 High Snab. AA: £520 Muffys Platts Farm. BRB: £615 Muffys Platt Farm.

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