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Lancaster Friday 16th December

Posted Friday, 16 December 2016, 2.45pm

Friday Store Cattle, Cast Cows and Calves


Store Cattle
The last weekly sale of store cattle of 2016 had an entry of 225 forward for the sale. A strong trade for cattle throughout the sale with all types of cattle eagerly bid for and selling to a sharper trade. Thirty cattle sold for £1,200 or more selling to a top of £1,350 from David Moorhouse of Natland with Limousin steer. An impressive pen of four Limousin steers from PE & M Capstick of Whicham Hall sold to £1,320. Native bred cattle always good to sell at Lancaster selling to a top of £1,300 for a pen of four powerful Angus steers from K & DE Woodhouse of Kitchen Ground. Angus heifers sold to a top of £1,100 for a pen of four from W & A Cardwell of Well House Farm. As store cattle numbers start to decreased nationally black and white steers sold to sharper trade today and more demand for them selling to a top of £1,150 from J Lamb of Old Glasson with all black and white steers selling to a market average of £831.


OTM Cattle
The last cast cow sale of the year had an entry of 95 selling to a market average of 106ppk. The trade topped at 179.5ppk or £1,032 from A Dixon and Son of Kit Cragg with a stabiliser cow. OTM heifers continue to be in strong demand at Lancaster and they topped at 164.5ppk from Fishwick Farms of Silverdale or £1,087 from AT Burrow and Son of High Snab. Black and white cows sold to a top of 121.5ppk from P & EM Mason of Spital Farm with plenty of meaty cows selling in the 110ppk – 120ppk bracket and an overall average of 95ppk for all black and whites forward.


Calves and Stirks
The last calf and stirk sale of the year had an entry of 50 forward this week selling to a continued strong trade with plenty of interest from buyer especially for the time of the year. British blue heifer calves sold to a top of £400 from MJ Fell of Chapel House with British Blue bulls from the same good home selling to £380. Native cattle continue to sell well with Angus bull calves selling to £345 from the Wallbank Family of Tills Farm. Two week old Simmental bulls sold to £310 from JR Newsham and Son of Sellerley Farm. Good shaped beef heifers continue to sell well with the other beef heifers slightly harder to place this week. Black and white bull calves sold to a sharper trade this week selling to a top of £110 from the Wallbank Family of Tills Farm.
A selection of July and August born stirks from the Isle of Man created plenty of interest and sold to a strong trade and eagerly bid for. July born British blue heifers sold to a top of £430 and £420. August born Simmental steers sold to £375 and heifers to £370.
North West Auctions would like to wish you a merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.
The next Friday sale will be on Friday 6th January 2017.

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