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Lancaster Friday 27th January 2017

Posted Friday, 27 January 2017, 10.24am

Calves & Stirks

The monthly sale of stirks to include the weekly sale of calves had a catalogue entry of over 70 entered. Steers stirks were certainly in strong demand and eagerly bid for with Hereford steers from E Lund and Son of Lundholme. Five and six month old Angus steers from DC Miller of Cobble Hey sold to £505 and £515. British Blue bulls sold to £590 from AW & AM Park and Sons of Walker I’TH Fields. Black and white stirks in strong demand especially in the region of six month old selling to £335 from J & DE Mitchell and Son of Snapewood Farm.

A smaller entry of calves this week with it being the stirk sale saw calves sell to a continued strong trade with plenty of dealer and farm buyers in the ring looking to purchase all types of calves. Month old British blue bulls sold to a top of £335 from FW Rhodes & Son of Barrow Greaves. Calves required for next week’s sale. For more information please contact Ian Atkinson 07766521472

Cast Cows

A plainer show if cows forward this week with the trade being very similar to the last few weeks. Topping the cast cow trade today was a Friesian selling to £1059.13 From the Drinkall Bro’s, Catshaw Hall Farm. The top price per Kilo today went to 480kg Friesian Cow selling at 139.50p/kg from JR Pye, Poulton- Le -Fylde Hatters Farm.

Heifers sold to a top of 149.50p/kg for a Friesian Heifer from J & G Thornley Ltd., Derby Lodge Farm, Preston. Bullocks sold to 149.50p/kg from J Birkett & Son, Fanny House Farm for a Friesian.

An overall market averaged at 145p/kg for all cast cows forward was achieved.

Store Cattle

All Classes of Store Cattle were sharper on the week for a plainer show of cattle forward this week at Lancaster. 262 cattle went through the ring to a usual ring side of buyers, topping the market this week was an Angus Bullock reaching £1300 from AJ & D Knowles Windy Hill Farm New Hutton. Heifers topped at £1240 for a British Blue from JC Prickett, Friesian bullocks saw a high today of £1100 from MG & J Parker Lodge Farm.

An overall market average today for store cattle came to £968.

Top Prices

HEIFER CALF - LIM: £290 Bridge Farm. BRB: £275 Forton Hall Farm; £252 Bridge Farm. HE: £205 Catshaw Hall Farm; £128 Barrow Greaves Farm. AA: £130 Forton Hall Farm.
BULL CALF - BRB: £335 Barrow Greaves Farm; £255 Bridge Farm. AA: £300 Forton Hall Farm. HE: £240 Barrow Greaves Farm. FR: £115 Netherbeck Barn; £115 Catshaw Hall Farm.
BULLOCK CALF - HE: £135 Snapewood Farm.
BULL STIRK - BRB: £590 Walkers I'th Fields; £530 Boon Town Farm. LIM: £550 Green Dragon Farm. AA: £500 Walkers I'th Fields. SIM: £320 Wyre Farm. FR: £300 Boon Town Farm; £162 Derby Lodge Farm.
HEIFER STIRK - LIM: £485 Green Dragon Farm. BRB: £390 Bridge Farm. SHO: £210 Bank House Farm.
BULLOCK STIRK – HE: £600 Lundholme Farm. BRB: £560 Hare Apple Tree; £500 Bridge Farm. AA: £515 Cobble Hey Farm. LIM: £430 Bank House Farm. FR: £410 Bridge Farm; £335 Snapewood Farm.

CAST COWS – SRW: 119.5 Low Hall Beck. FR: 139.5 Hatters Farm; 121.5 Catshaw Hall Farm; 119.5 Bilsborrow Hall Farm. HE: 129.5 Upper Greenbank. AA: 124.5 Eskew Beck; 111.5 Scarfoot; 104.5 Braida Garth. LIM: 124.5 Station Hotel; 114.5 Higher Hollinghead Farm. BRB: 119.5 Low Hall Beck. MON: 119.5 Stubb Hall Farm; 114.5 Yeat House.
CAST HEIFER – MON: 179.5 White Lund Farm. FR: 149.5 Derby Lodge Farm; 144.5 Bilsborrow Hall Farm; 144.5 Heaton Hall Farm. SRW: 109.5 White Lund Farm.
CAST STEER – SRW: 159.5 Fanny House Farm. FR: 149.5 Fanny House Farm. AA: 134.5 Newsham Hall Farm.

STORE BULLOCKS – LIM: £1300 Windy Hill Farm; £1220 Low Fell End; £1190 Thornton Barn Farm. AA: £1300 Windy Hill Farm; £1210 New House Farm; £1190 Isle of Syke Farm. BRB: £1290 Endmoor Farm; £1250 Low Hundhowe. HE: £1270 Low Fell End; £1190 Raw Head; £1060 Ivy Farm. SIM: £1190 Wyre Farm; £1130 Sykes Fold Farm. CH: £1170 Gunnerthwaite. MON: £1140 New House Farm; £1080 Ivy Farm; £1060 Bouthwaite Farm. FR: £1100 Lodge Farm; £1040 Old Glasson; £980 Hazelslack Tower Farm. SHO: £950 Cabus Nook Farm.
STORE HEIFERS – BRB: £1130 Newsham Hall Farm; £1070 Kendal Hill; £1060 New House Farm. LIM: £1170 Far Orrest; £1080 Little Fell Farm; £1080 Whelpside Farm. CH: £1140 Bouthwaite Farm; £1080 Whelpside Farm. AA: £1160 Newsham Hall Farm; £1080 Croppers Farm; £1040 Barker Knott. HE: £1080 Hawkrigg End; £1000 Bouthwaite Farm.

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