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Lancaster Friday 24th February 2017

Posted Friday, 24 February 2017, 5.20pm

Store Cattle

The strong Store Cattle trade continued at Lancaster with a couple of fresh faces around the ring today. The trade topped at £1,450 for Limousin bullocks from PM & ST Entwistle of Abbeystead with Charolais bullocks selling to £1,400 from H Chapman & Son of Millbeck. Native cattle saw Angus bullocks top at £1,380 from EJ Ward & Sons of Intack Farm.

Once again, nearly 20% of the cattle forward sold in excess of £1,200 with Heifers selling to a top of £1,220 Charolais from CD & HL Mason of Mearsbeck farm. Dairy bred cattle saw Norwegian Red bullocks sell to £1,150 from JM & AG Swarbrick of Out Rawcliffe. Bullocks sold to a market average of £996 with heifers averaging £984.

OTM Cattle

A smaller entry of Cast Cows and OTM Cattle today selling to an even stronger trade, there is such a strong cast trade at the moment that farmers are really advised to take advantage of it. A market average of 118p/kg was achieved with dairy cows selling to a market average of 114p/kg.

Cast stock bulls sold to £1,253 for Bazadais bulls from EW & A Bradshaw of Stalmine. Beef cows sold to 144.5p/kg from D & D Huddleston of Botton Hall with dairy cows topping at 134.5p/kg from J Burrow & Son of Tunsteads.

Calves and Stirks

The weekly sale of calves, which included the monthly of stirks, had an entry of over 100 forward. A good entry of beef and dairy bred stirks forward, with the majority being between 5 and 9 months old, sold to a packed ring of buyers from throughout the north of England.

Beef bred steers and bulls were in the strongest demand selling to a top of £685 for Hereford steers from E & SM Halpin of Barrow in Furness. June born Limousin bulls sold to a top of £670 from DJ Townley of Whinney Carr Farm with Native bred cattle as good to sell with August born Angus bullocks selling to £660 from M & E Forshaw of Longridge with plenty of July/August better beef bullocks and bulls selling over £600.

A good number of black and white bullocks in the market saw June born bullocks sell to £360 from J & CW Metcalfe of Quernmore. The strong stirk trade saw heifers top at £550 for June born Limousins from J & CW Metcalfe of Quernmore and Angus heifers born in August selling to £540 from JH Parker of Slaidburn.

There is already plenty of interest in the next month’s sale, for more information please contact Ian on 07766 521472.

A good entry of calves forward saw the trade top at £400 and £385, beating many local centres, for British Blue Bulls from MJ Fell of Newton with all blue bulls forward averaging £347, once again, beating local centres.

British blue heifers sold to a top of £350 from MJ Fell of Newton. Strong native calves were eagerly bid for topping at £350 from FW Rhodes and Son of Barrow Greaves. There was a young entry of black and white calves today with all forward today under one month old with better rearing types selling between £60 and £80.

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCKS – LIM: £1450 Lentworth Farm; £1270 West Lynn; £1230 Intack Farm. CH: £1400 Millbeck; £1350 High Green. AA: £1380 Intack Farm; £1350 High Green; £1280 Church Street. SLR: £1370 Millbeck. BRB: £1360 High Green; £1350 Bank Farm; £1260 Mearsbeck Farm. STAB: £1350 Millbeck; £1170 Park House Farm. BLO: £1310 Lentworth Farm. SD: £1300 Mearsbeck Farm. HE: £1290 Lane Ends Farm; £1260 Abbotsons Farm; £1220 Windy Hill Farm. SIM: £1220 West Lynn; £1070 Birch Croft. FR: £1190 Rowell Farm; £1000 Sunderland Brows Farm; £990 Bensons Farm. CON: £1120 Church Farm. SHO: £1030 Old Woodhouse; £900 Snapewood Farm. MON: £1020 Aspinall House Farm.
STORE HEIFERS – CH: £1220 Mearsbeck Farm; £1090 Brown Edge. LIM: £1190 New House Farm; £1160 Church Street; £1090 Park House. SIM: £1140 Church Street; £1050 Hawkrigg End; £1000 New House Farm. BA: £1150 Middleton Hall. AA: £1140 Church Street; £1140 Windy Hill Farm; £1100 New House Farm. BAZ: £1130 The Old Stable. BRB: £1110 Hawkrigg End; £1090 Staffords Farm; £1060 Beckside Farm. SHO: £1000 New House Farm. HE: £1000 Ivy Barn; £960 Bouthwaite Farm. MON: £1000 New House Farm; £880 Walkers I’th Fields.

CAST COWS – BRB: 144.5 Botton Hall Farm. LIM: 139.5 The Old Stable; 124.5 Intack Farm. FR: 134.5 Tunsteads Farm; 131.5 Stubb Hall Farm; 127.5 Spital Farm. STAB: 129.5 Park House Farm. AA: 129.5 Stubb Hall Farm; 129.5 Moss Gate Farm; 129.5 Eskew Beck. MRI: 124.5 Village Farm.
CAST HEIFER - FR: 144.5 Stubbins Farm.
CAST STEER – LIM: 179.5 Mireside Farm. FR: 159.5 Stubbins Farm; 154.5 Ivy Farm; 144.5 Fanny House Farm.
CASTBULL – FR: 157.5 Allcocks Farm; 104.5 Knotts Farm. BAZ: 147.5 The Old Stable. CHAR: 134.5 Braida Garth.

HEIFER CALF – BRB: £350 Chapel House. SIM: £255 Sellerley Farm. AA: £250 Stirk Hey Farm; £210 Forton Hall Farm. HE: £185 Barrow Greaves Farm.
BULL CALF – BRB: £400 Chapel House; £365 Walkers I’th Fields; £250 Barrow Greaves Farm. HE: £350 Barrow Greaves Farm. AA: £335 Stirk Hey Farm; £145 Forton Hall Farm. SIM: £205 Sellerley Farm.
BULL STIRK – LIM: £670 Whinney Carr Farm. FR: £310 Dolphinholme House. HE: £160 Rakesmoor Farm.
HEIFER STIRK – LIM: £550 Hare Apple Tree. AA: £540 Pain Hill; £520 Appletree Farm; £475 Little Town Farm. HE: £450 Rakesmoor Farm.
BULLOCK STIRK – HE: £685 Rakesmoor Farm; £540 Little Town Farm. AA: £660 Little Town Farm; £640 Hare Apple Tree; £635 Appletree Farm. BRB: £525 Hare Apple Tree. FR: £360 Hare Apple Tree; £285 Dolphinholme House. MON: £350 Beech Grove House.

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