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NWA Lancaster Friday 7/8/15

Posted Friday, 07 August 2015, 2.13pm

A busy day at NWA Lancaster with Store Bullocks averaging £1052, Store Heifers average £995. Blue Bull Calves averaging £407 and Blue Heifers averaging £382.

Store Cattle

A fantastic show of strong store cattle forward this morning at Lancaster. The downturn in current deadweight prices, along with a few missing buyers due to harvest commitments, just took the edge off the high prices seen over the last few weeks. Trade topped at £1370 for an Angus and Charolais bullock from M Allen, Yealand. Limousins bullocks sold to £1310 for a trio from Jim Whitworth, Bolton le Sands. A run of 19 smart stores form John Whitfeild, Cowan Bridge sold to £1290 for 5 Angus Bullocks, with another four close behind at £1280. Heifers sold to a top of £1240 for a single British Blue from J & M Cottom, Hill Top. Native bred heifers to £1200 from Chris Hewitt of Forton. Heavy weight Friesians sold to £1150 from J Lamb, Old Glasson.

Cast Cows

A middling show of cows forward, with a real shortage of meaty cows today at Lancaster. Numbers low, with only 45 put before a ringside of buyers. Trade topped at 159.5ppk for an OTM Heifer from I & ME Askew, New Hutton and also from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale, with a Friesian Heifer, which also realised the top price per head, at just shy of £1050. Black and White cows sold to a top of 144.5ppk from GB & EA Metcalf & Son, Mansergh. Best sorts of dairy cows forward today regularly between 112-120ppk.

Rearing Calves & Stirks

A bigger entry of calves than seen over the last few weeks, with 71 passing through the ring. The vast majority being black and whites, selling to a top of £215 for a 15 week old from Ken Kelsall, Brown Brook. Younger strong calves sold between £130-£165. Montbelliardes from TD & V Whitaker sold to £390. Continental calves in strong demand, with Blue bulls selling to £450 from regular vendor Steven Robinson, Blue bulls averaged £407. Blue heifers sold to £430 from TD & V Whitaker, Winmarleigh with all Blue Heifers averaging £382. Both considerably dearer than other local centres. Limousins sold to £410 for heifers again from S & IA Robinson. Stirks to £600 for a 7month old Blue Bull from A Shepherd. More calves needed to meet buyers demand here at Lancaster.

The July Dugdale Calf Competition was a tie, with both TE & M Kidd, Quernmore and HJ Robinson & Son, Kendal selling Blue Bulls to £390, both purchased by JB, L & I Ellis.

TOP PRICES

STORE BULLOCKS- AA: £1370 Yealand Manor; £1290 Longlands Farm; £1270 Wyre Farm. CH: £1370 Yealand Manor; £1130 Stirzakers Farm; £1000 Knotts Farm. LIM: £1310 The Bungalow; £1170 King Bank Farm; £1030 Lodge Farm.BRB: £1270 Hill Top; £1190 King Bank Farm; £1070 Faleton House. BA: £1170 King Bank Farm. BAZ: £1170 King Bank Farm. FR: £1150 Old Glasson Farm; £1080 Newsham Hall Farm; £1030 Low Levens. HE: £1120 Windy Hill Farm; £680 Low Bendrigg Farm. SHO: £1100 Cock Hall Farm. FKV: £1060 Carlinghwa. MO: £940 Carlingwha. CON: £780 Middle Ridge Farm.

STORE HEIFERS – BRB: £1240 Hill Top; £1190 Liscoe Farm; £1150 Greenlands Farm. AA: £1200 Forton Bank Farm; £1100 Docker Hall Farm; £1100 Liscoe Farm. SIM: £1100 King Bank Farm. LIM: £1090 Highthorn Farm; £1060 Croppers Farm; £1040 King Bank Farm. CH: £1070 Newsham Hall Farm; £1030 Lane House; £950 Knotts Farm. HE: £1040 Brow Foot Farm; £770 Bull Bank Farm MO: £1010 Lane House. FR: £870 Liscoe Farm. LNGH: £610 Highthorn Farm.
BULL – LIM: £1000 Houlker Barn Farm. FR: £880 Barn Hill Farm.

CAST COW – HE: 144.5 Highthorn Farm. FR: 134.5 Oxenforth Green Farm; 119.5 Holme House Farm; 114.5 Tunstall Hall. FKV: 124.5 Holme House. BRB: 119.5 Raw Head. MO: 117.5 Lane House. MRI: 111.5 Village Farm.

CAST HEIFER – FR: 159.5 Catshaw Hall Farm; 149.5 Newhouse Farm; 144.5 Holme House Farm. HE: 159.5 Raw Head.

HEIFER CALF – BRB- £430 Park Lane Farm; £420 Longber Farm; £290 North Farm. LIM: £410 Longber Farm; £310 Hatters Farm.

BULL CALF – LIM: £500 Hudsbrook Farm; £355 Hatters Farm. AA: £460 Hudsbrook Farm. BRB: £450 Longber Farm; £410 Tills Farm; £390 Hudsbrook Farm. MO: £390 Park Lane Farm; £290 Hatters Farm; £275 Birkland Barrow. FR: £215 Brown Brook; £165 Tills Farm; £152 Catshaw Hall Farm.

BULL STIRK – BRB: £600 Muffys Platt Farm.

HEIFER STIRK – BRB: £400 Hudsbrook Farm.

BULLOCK STIRK – LIM: £480 Hudsbrook Farm.

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