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Lancater Friday 10th July

Posted Friday, 10 July 2015, 2.57pm

348 Head of Cattle see stores to £1460, Cast Cows to 209.5ppk and Calves to £475 at NWA Lancaster.

Store Cattle

A flying trade throughout this morning’s sale, with all vendors leaving with broad grins. Topping the sale was JA & LR Wilson, Millom with a single Limousin Bullock at £1460. Followed by a pen of 4 Lim bullocks at 22months from MJ Whitworth, realising £1430. Native bred bullocks topped at £1380 for a pair of Angus from J & H Davis, Cabus, also at the same price was R Escolme, Bay Horse, again with an Angus Bullock. Herefords to £1300 for a pair from Sarah Jackson, Overton. Friesians sold to £1090 for a pen of 4 from F Barton & Son, Mellor Brook

Heifers sold to £1190 for a Montbelliarde from WR & CM Lawrenson, Winmarleigh. A trio of Limousin Heifers from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland, realised £1180. Blues to the same money from AG & GM Rowlinson, Killington. Native breds to £1120, for a trio of Angus from JH Woof & Son, Oxenholme. Herefords from the same home to £1100.

Younger grazing cattle were equally as good to sell, with Charollais Bullocks at 11months realising £960 from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock. Blues at 11-12months from T & J Parkinson, Kirkham selling to £800.

Overall averages of £1106 for Bullocks and £1001 for Heifers for all forward.

Cast Cows

A strong entry of 81 cast cows forward this morning, with a good trade for all forward. Trade topped at 209.5ppk for a Cast Limousin Heifer from Nether Hall Farms. Top price per head came from F & IM Potter, Grayrigg, with a cast Charollais Bullock totalling £1178. Beef cows topped at 174.5ppk from H Hesketh & Sons, Longton. Black and White heifers sold to a top of 149.5ppk from DJ & KA Gardner, Quernmore. Black and White Cows sold to a top of 139.5ppk, on four different occasions, from P & M Crackles, Burrow (twice), JJ Pennington & Son, Hurst Green and SH & LE Birkett, Nether Kellet.

Dairy cows sold to a good trade with only the very plain sorts a fraction cheaper on the week. Black and White Cows averaged 112ppk, with an overall sale average for all OTMs forward of 127ppk.

Rearing Calves and Stirks

A nice entry of 54 calves and stirks this morning were met by a ringside of active buyers. Topping the calf trade was Steven Birkett, Stubb Hall with a 9week old Blue Bull realising £475. Blue Heifers sold to a top of £335 at only 4weeks. Black and white calves topped at £302 at 12weeks from Ken Kelsall, Chipping. Best black and whites a fraction cheaper than previous weeks, selling between £120-£140, again from T &CM Kelsall, Wallbank Farms Ltd and WN & D Smith & Sons. A shortage of younger rearing calves forward, selling between £40-£60. A fast trade for all stirks, saw black and whites from Stuart Close sell to £410 at 8months. Beef bred stirks to £645 for 6month blue bulls and £540 for 6month blue heifers from A Shepherd, Pilling. Limousin Bullocks at 5months to £490 from A Coates, Calder Vale.

More calves required to meet buyer’s demands here at Lancaster.

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCKS – FR: £1090 Abbotson Farm; £1090 Park Farm; £1050 Intack Farm. AA: £1380 Weavers Farm; £1380 Ivy Barn; £1360 Colloway Farm. SHO: £1340 Jolley Fold Farm. CON: £1180 Jolley Fold Farm; £940 Thornton Barn Farm. LIM: £1460 Dunningwell Farm; £1430 The Bungalow; £1400 Brookhouse Barn. BS: £820 Willow Farm. CH: £1390 Intack Farm; £1380 Parsonage Farm; £1340 Jolley Fold Farm. HE: £1300 Colloway Farm; £1220 Bank House Farm; £1130 Windy Hill Farm. SIM: £1340 Jolley Fold Farm; £1240 Low Levens; £1220 Billinge Hall Farm. BRB: £1410 The Bungalow; £1400 Sykes Fold Farm; £1390 Brookhouse Barn. MO: £1180 Cock Hall Farm; £880 Croft House. SRW: £940 Thornton Barn Farm. BA: £1230 Bradlow Farm; £1000 Nook Farm.

STORE HEIFERS – FR: £880 Lane Ends Farm; £840 Higher Shuttlingfields Farm. AA: £1120 Underhelm Farm; £1060 Moss View; £1020 Ivy Farm. WB: £960 Thornton Barn Farm. LIM: £1180 High House Farm; £1170 Whittingham Lane. CH: £660 Manor Farm. HE: £1100 Underhelm Farm. SIM: £990 Kate Farm. BRB: £1180 Low Hall Beck; £1160 Hill Top; £1120 Pasture House Farm. MO: £1190 Cumming Carr Farm. BA: £1070 Nook Farm.

BULL – FR: £450 Booth Hall. LIM: £560 Booth Hall.

CAST COW – FR: 139.5 Mill Farm; 139.5 Stubb Hall Farm; 139.5 Mill Farm. AA: 144.5 Dove Cote; 141.5 Sunderland Brows Farm. MRI: 134.5 Sandvilla. LIM: 159.5 Nether Hall Farm. BRB: 174.5 Thornton Barn Farm. MO: 154.5 Lane House. SRW: 137.5 Sandvilla; 134.5 Old Holly Farm; 129.5 Sandvilla.

CAST HEIFER – FR: 149.5 Far Lodge; 144.5 Deerslet Farm; 129.5 Gardners Farm. AA: 164.5 Nether Hall Farm. LIM: 209.5 Nether Hall Farm. CHA: 169.5 Intack Farm; 139.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. HE: 164.5 Dove Cote Farm.

CAST STEER – FR: 129.5 New Eskham Farm. LIM: 189.5 Intack Farm; 184.5 Moss View. CH: 164.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. BRB: 189.5 Birks Farm.

HEIFER CALF – BRB: £335 Norbreck Farm; £230 Booth Hall; £190 North Farm.

BULL CALF – FR: £302 Brown Brook; £120 Tills Farm; £120 Cocker House Farm. AA: £235 Knowsley Farm. BRB: £475 Stubb Hall Farm; £435 Birks Farm; £420 Norbreck Farm.

BULLOCK CALF – LIM: £490 Stirk Hey Farm. CH: £470 Stirk Hey Farm. MO: £430 Stirk Hey Farm. FR: £410 Docker Hall Farm. AA: £405 Stirk Hey Farm.

BULL STIRK – BRB: £645 Muffys Platt Farm. SRW: £420 Muffys Platt Farm.

HEIFER STIRK – BRB: £540 Muffys Platt Farm. AA: £430 Stirk Hey Farm.

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