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Lancaster Friday 31st March 2017

Posted Friday, 31 March 2017, 11.14am

Store Cattle

There was an entry of 252 Store Cattle forward at today’s weekly sale at Lancaster. This week’s sale saw more fleshed cattle forward with a good trade throughout the sale. The trade topped at £1470 for a pair of Aberdeen Angus Bullocks from JM Clark, New Hall Farm who also had Angus bullocks selling to £1430 and £1420. The Heifer trade was also topped by JM Clark who sold an Aberdeen Angus Heifer to £1340.

Black and Whites sold to a top of £1060 from SH & LE Birkett, Stubb Hall Farm which was followed by MH & J Parker who sold two black and white bullocks at £1000.

Limousin Bullocks sold to £1360, twice, from DM & SE Moorhouse, High House Farm and JM Clark, New Hall Farm, this was followed by PM & ST Entwistle selling bullocks to £1270. All Limousin Bullocks forward averaged £1123.81. British Blue Bullocks from KG & LM Park, Low Fell End sold a top of £1350 and £1340 from M Shepherd & Sons of Pasture House Farm with all Blue Bullocks averaging £1201.88. Herefords sold to a top of £1230 from AJ & D Knowles, Simmentals to £1220 from KG & LM Park and Montbeliarde Bullocks sold to £1290 from D Vose.

W & J Parkinson of Cross House Farm sold Limousin Heifers to £1310 and D Vose sold heifers to £1300 with all Limousin Heifers forward averaging £1016.67. British Blue Heifers sold to £1190 and £1140 from WT Eastham & Sons, Wood Nook Farm and MJ & LC Lund sold Herefords to £1010 and Charolais to £1200.

Grazing Cattle were sharper on the week with more buyers looking for cattle ready for spring. All bullocks forward sold to a market average of £1055 with heifers averaging £982.

OTM Cattle

There was 80 Cast Cows in the market selling to a dearer trade with all OTM Cattle forward selling to a market average of 120p/kg with black and white cows averaging 109p/kg.

Beef cows sold to a top of 174.5p/kg for a Limousin Cow from D & DW Prickett, Farleton House or top price per head of £1354.50 for a Blonde Cow from JA & G Gardner, Moss House Farm. Black and White cows sold to 161.5p/kg from SH & LE Birkett, Stubb Hall Farm or a top of £1014.56 from L Parsons & Sons, Low Levens.

Black and White Heifers sold to 164.5p/kg from EE Thornton & Son, Downlands Farm or £1022.79 from K & DE Woodhouse Kitchen Ground.

Calves and Stirks

There was the largest entry of Stirks to date this year at Lancaster with over 100 forward with trade for good quality and growy type of stirks were in very strong demand and short of supply with a busy ring of buyers forward. Stirks old for their size were slightly harder to place, as usually seen. Stirks topped at £720 for an Angus Bull from J Maxwell, Whinney Garth with Heifers selling to £685 for a Charolais from DC Miller, Cobble Hey Farm. There is already of plenty of demand for the next sale, with buyers looking for grazing stirks. Bullock Stirks sold to £795 from M & E Forshaw & Son, Little Town Farm followed by DM Eames, Middle Lee Farm selling some September born suckler bred Charolais for £790.

Once again, Calves in strong demand and easily sold but a shortage of numbers with many holding onto them for next week’s Spring Show of Calves.

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCKS – AA: £1470 New Hall Farm; £1330 New Parkside Farm; £1300 Middle Grange Farm. LIM: £1360 New Hall Farm; £1360 High House Farm; £1270 Lentworth Farm. BRB: £1350 Pasture House Farm; £1330 Birch Croft; £1150 Squires Gate Farm. BLON: £1290 Lentworth Farm. MON: £1290 Thorns Farm; £1190 Old Glasson. HE: £1230 Windy Hill Farm; £1130 Ivy Barn; £1060 Cockrigg Farm. HE: £1220 Low Fell End; £1200 Cross House Farm; £1100 Kilburn House. BAZ: £1140 Lentworth Farm. SHO: £1110 Squires Gate Farm. FR: £1060 Stubb Hall Farm; £1000 Lodge Farm. SD: £1050 Bouthwaite Farm. WB: £1040 Squires Gate Farm.
STORE HEIFERS – AA: £1340 New Hall Farm; £1280 Greenlands Farm; £1200 Thorns Farm. LIM: £1310 Cross House Farm; £1300 Thorns Farm; £1110 Whittingham Lane. CHAR: £1200 Corney Hill Farm; £1120 Cross House Farm. BRB: £1190 Wood Nook Farm; £1050 Kendal Hill; £1040 Ivy Barn. HERE: £1010 Corney Hill Farm.

CAST COW – LIM: 174.5 Farleton House; 174.5 Ouzelthorn Farm; 141.5 Brunstow. BRB: 169.5 Farleton House; 149.5 New Hall Farm. FR: 161.5 Stubb Hall Farm; 147.5 Centre Farm; 127.5 Downlands Farm. MON: 139.5 Lane House; 134.5 Cumming Carr Farm; 119.5 Coventry Farm.
CAST HEIFER – FR: 164.5 Downlands Farm; 161.5 Borrans Farm; 154.5 Kitchen Ground Farm. LIM: 139.5 Nether House Farm.
CAST STEER – LIM: 207.5 Ellers Farm. BRB: 179.5 Birch Croft. FR: 159.5 New Elmridge.
CAST BULL – AA: 179.5 Lawrence House. HERE: 147.5 Lawrence House.

HEIFER CALF – BRB: £290 Norbreck Farm. AA: £230 Tills Farm.
BULL CALF – BRB: £370 Norbreck Farm. AA: £230 Gibsons Farm. FR: £225 Norbreck Farm.
BULL STIRK – AA: £720 Whinney Garth. SHO: £660 Whinney Garth. HERE: £490 Whinney Garth. BRB: £450 Firtree Cottage; £415 Croppers Farm. LIM: £375 Beech Grove House.
HEIFER STIRK – CH: £685 Cobble Hey Farm. HE: £645 Rakesmoor Farm; £550 Heald Farm; £540 Whinney Garth. LIM: £605 Ouzelthorn Farm; £500 Whinney Garth; £390 Firtree Cottage. SIM: £580 Whinney Garth. AA: £485 Hill Dale; £450 Cobble Hey Farm. BRB: £420 Oak Avenue; £415 Croppers Farm.
BULLOCK STIRK – AA: £795 Little Town Farm; £620 Cobble Hey Farm. CHAR: £790 Middle Lee Farm; £760 Cobble Hey Farm. HERE: £720 Birkland Barrow; £680 Rakesmoor Farm; £445 Oak Avenue. LIM:£570 Hare Apple Tree; £350 Hill Dale. FR: £325 Hare Apple Tree.

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