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Lancaster Friday 25th November 2016

Posted Friday, 25 November 2016, 5.22pm

Store Cattle

There were just under 300 Store Cattle forward today at Lancaster. Suckler bred and well fleshed cattle were once again good to sell to a full ringside of buyers. Weathered and Leaner Cattle were harder to place. Topping the market was for a British Blue Bullock from J & M Cockett, Foredales Farm reaching £1390. The Heifers topped at £1140 for a Charolais from JS & KM Wilson, High House.

OTM Cattle

A smaller show of Cast Cows forward this morning, with the trade being sharper on the week.

The trade was topped per head by GM & AJ Jackson, Little Eccleston Hall for a Limousin Cow making £1136.25. The top price per kilogram was topped by Ballacutchel Farms, Mount Murray for a Simmental Cow. Cast Bulls sold to 139.5p/kg for a Limousin from ME Guy, Broad Head. Overall Cast Cows averaged 99.24p/kg.

Calves and Stirks

There was 21 Calves forward at the weekly sale, topping the calf sale this morning was a Hereford bull consigned by J R Newsham & Son, Sellerley Farm, and realised £300.
Simmental bull calves peaked at £280, also from the same farm.

Heifer calves sold to a top of £260 for a Limousin from J Bargh & Son, North Farm with Simmental heifer calves made £255 from J R Newsham & Son, Sellerley Farm. Messrs Bland, Arnside Tower Farm topped the BRB trade at £225.

We had a well-supported ringside of buyers this morning with nice continental types selling to a firm demand and Black and Whites maintaining recent rates.

The monthly sale of Stirks saw an entry of 24 forward which saw a cracking Limousin bull Stirk from S Blades, Hill Top that hit the high spots, which realised £700.

Native bred stirks sold to £590 for Herefords from EA & E Lund & Son, Pump House Farm with Friesian stirks making £380 consigned by I Atkinson & Son, Boon Town Farm.

Smart Limousin heifers realised £580 from CA & J Alty & Son, Cragg Foot and Simmental heifer stirks reached £575 from J Knipe, Todds Farm, Native heifers also from J Knipe, realised £395 for AA.
Trade for stirks met a brisk demand this morning, with well-bred shapely types well bid for. Black and White animals met a sound trade.

Top Prices

CAST COW – SIM: 154.5 Ballacutchel Farms. FR: 141.5 Downlands Farm; 119.5 Holme Head; 117.5 Ballacutchel Farms.LIM: 141.5 Little Eccleston Hall; 129.5 Field Head; 124.5 Low Moor Head Farm. AA: 124.5 Low Moor Head Farm. BRB: 121.5 Corney Hill Farm. CH: 119.5 Ballacutchel Farms. FKV: 117.5 Holme Head. HE: 117.5 Middle Lee Farm. CONT: 109.5 White Lund Farm. SRW: 107.5 Holme Head. MON: 99.5 White Lund Farm; 97.5 Cumming Carr Farm.
CAST HEIFER – FR: 144.5 Hoggetts Lane Farm; 134.5 North Farm; 114.5 Green Dragon Farm.
CAST STEER – FR: 149.5 Old Glasson. HIGH: 114.5 Southwoods Hill Farm.
CAST BULL – LIM: 139.5 Broad Head. MRI: 131.5 Littlewood Hall Farm.SIM: 107.5 Ballacutchel Farm.

HEIFER CALF – LIM: £260 Nor th Farm. BRB: £255 Sellerley Farm. SIM: £225 Arnside Tower Farm. HE: £220 Sellerley Farm.
BULL CALF – HE: £300 Sellerley Farm. SIM: £280 Sellerley Farm.
BULL STIRK – LIM: £700 Hill Top; £590 Moss House Farm; £490 Boon Town Farm. HE: £590 Pump House Farm. SIM: £560 Boon Town Farm; £540 Todds Farm. FR: £380 Boon Town Farm. STAB: £340 High Foulshaw Farm. NOR: £200 Pump House Farm.
HEIFER STIRK – LIM: £580 Moss House Farmm; £575 Hill Top. SIM: £575 Todds Farm. AA: £395 Todds Farm. STAB: £370 High Foulshaw.

STORE BULLOCKS – BRB: £1390 Foredales Farm; £1260 Pasture House Farm; £1210 Foredales Farm. AA: £1380 Old Glasson; £1240 Sowerby Lodge; £1240 Underhelm Farm.LIM: £1360 High House Farm; £1320 Fellside Farm; £1300 High House Farm SIM: £1330 Littlewood Hall Farm; £1070 Ballacutchel Farms. CH: £1280 High House Farm; £1200 Bouthwaite Farm; £1160 Ellers Farm. FR: £1160 Bensons Farm; £1140 Old Glasson. DEV: £1090 Ballacutchel Farms. FKV: £1070 Low Hundhowe. HE: £1060 Windy Hill Farm. MON: £1000 Fanny House Farm.
STORE HEIFERS – CH: £1140 High House; £1090 Cross House Farm; £1060 Bouthwaite Farm. SIM: £1120 Ballacutchel Farms; £1110 High House; £1080 High Fell Gate. AA: £1090 Foredales Farm; £1080 Cragg Farm; £1040 Hallbeck. HE: £1060 Windy Hill Farm. LIM: £1030 High House Farm; £920 Wood Nook Farm; £900 High House Farm. BRB: £1020 Cracalt Farm; £1020 High House; £940 Carlingwha. FKV: £1020 Holme Head.
BULLS – MON: £1010 Cumming Carr Farm.

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