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Lancaster Friday 1st September 2017

Posted Friday, 01 September 2017, 4.57pm

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle, once again, had an entry in excess of 300 forward, selling to a decent trade and it was good to see one or two buyers returning round the ring. Well-fleshed cattle and stylish well-bred cattle always sell to a premium at Lancaster with a larger quantity of Black and Whites forward today meeting plenty of demand.

Fifteen Cattle sold in excess of £1400 topping twice at £1520, firstly by a British Blue Bullock from MS Dugdale & Sons of Tewitfield and then a pen of Aberdeen Angus and Limousin Bullocks from T & M Halhead of Priest Hutton.

A pen of Charolais Bullocks from RH Dodgson of Burton in Lonsdale sold to £1490. Vendors are, once again, reminded that buyers like to purchase cattle batched in larger groups.

Heifers sold to £1380 for Simmentals from KG & LM Park of Witherslack. Nearly 20% of the Cattle sold in excess of £1200 today. A pen of five Black and White Bullocks sold to a top of £1070

Cast Cows

There was a larger entry of Cast Cows forward this week, with 92 forward selling to an overall market average of 121p/kg.
OTM Heifers continue to sell well at Lancaster with heifers topping at 194.5p/kg or £1137 for Herefords from P & A Bell of Pilling. Black and White OTM Heifers sold to 171.5p/kg and 164.5p/kg from E & N Wright and Sons of Roeburndale East with other Black and White Heifers from B Butterfield & Son of Burton in Kendal sold to 169.5p/kg of £1074.

Beef Cows sold to a top of 179.5p/kg from JA & J Harper of Killington with Limousin Cows.

Black and White cows sold to a top of 144.5p/kg or £1353 from AW & AM Park & Sons of Ellel.


There was 40 Calves for the Weekly Calf Sale at Lancaster this week selling to a top price of £370 twice, firstly for Aberdeen Angus Bull Calves from David & Eileen Wallbank of Over Wyresdale and secondly by J & G Thornley Ltd, Roseacre with a British Blue Bull.

Aberdeen Angus Bulls sold to £360 and Hereford Bulls £355. J & R Newsham and Son of Conder Green sold 16 days Simmental Bull Calves to £300.

Black and White Bull Calves sold to a top of £130 and £115 from D & E Wallbank of Over Wyresdale with Drinkall Bros of Over Wyresdale selling to £115 and WN & S Smith & Sons of Cockerham achieved £115 and £120. All Black and Whites forward sold to a market average of £84

Breeding Sheep

The second sale of breeding sheep and breeding rams at Lancaster took place on Friday 1st September. Gimmer shearlings sold to a top of £148 for Texel x Beltex from S & SE Capstick of Warton with Texel x mules shearlings from EI, EA & TW Wilson of Flookburgh selling to £135 and mules selling to £130 twice. Mule one crop ewes sold to £125 and £120 from PD Anderton of Scorton with aged Texel ewes selling to £98 from A & J Rhodes of Ellel. Just a small handful of breeding rams forward saw Beltex x Texel tups shearlings sell to £200 and rams lambs to £150 from S & SE Capstick of Warton.

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCK – BRB: £1520 Tewitfield Farm; £1320 High Green; £1300 New House Farm. LIM: £1520 Upp Hall; £1400 Tewitfield Farm; £1200 Threlfalls Farm. AA: £1520 Upp Hall; £1490 Weavers Farm; £1460 184 Kirkham Road. CHAR: £1490 Kilburn House; £1190 Higher Broomfield. HERE: £1270 Godson House Farm; £1150 High Green; £1100 Windy Hill Farm. JER: £1200 Threlfalls Farm. MON: £1180 Godson House Farm; £1050 Lane House. SIM: £1140 New Ridge Farm; £1000 Low Fell End. FR: £1070 Threlfalls Farm; £1060 Colloway Farm; £910 Fellside Farm.

STORE HEIFER – SIM: £1380 Low Fell End. BRB: £1260 Threlfalls Farm; £1190 Newsham Hall Farm; £1170 Windy Hill Farm. LIM: £1200 Red Scar; £1140 New House Farm; £1050 1 River View. AA: £1180 Low Levens; £1180 Foredales Farm; £1140 Windy Hill Farm. CHAR: £1160 Langthwaite Heights; £1000 Lane House. FR: £1040 Low Levens.
CAST COWS – LIM: 179.5 Capplethwaite Hall. AA: 154.5 Upp Hall; 149.5 Post Office Farm; 144.5 Cragg Farm. BRB: 149.5 Capplethwaite Hall; 144.5 Overhouses. MRI: 144.5 Village Farm. FR: 144.5 Walkers I’th Fields; 139.5 Park Farm; 139.5 Derby Lodge Farm. SRW: 139.5 White Lund Farm; 129.5 Walkers I’th Fields. BRB: 129.5 Brookside. MON: 119.5 White Lund Farm.

CAST HEIFERS – HERE: 194.5 Village Farm. FR: 171.5 Allcocks Farm; 169.5 Moss House Farm. LIM: 134.5 Green Dragon Farm.

CAST STEER – LIM: 154.5 Yew Tree House; 139.5 Green Dragon Farm.

CAST BULL – SIM: 164.5 Fellside Farm. LIM: 129.5 Quarry House Farm.

HEIFER CALF – BRB: £290 Tills Farm. HERE: £255 Derby Lodge Farm; £130 Forton Hall Farm.

BULL CALF – BRB: £370 Derby Lodge Farm. AA: £370 Tills Farm; £360 Derby Lodge Farm. HERE: £355 Derby Lodge Farm; £295 Barrow Greaves Farm. SIM: £300 Sellerley Farm. FR: £130 Tills Farm; £120 Catshaw Hall Farm; £115 Cocker House Farm.

BREEDING EWES – MULE: £125, £120 Wyre Farm.

GIMMER SHEARLING – TEX: £148 Kellameragh Barn; £135 Guides Farm. MULE: £130 Guides Farm; £118 Park Farm Barn. SUFF: £125 Park Farm Barn.

RAM LAMB – TEX: £150x3; £145 Kellameragh Barn.

SHEARLING RAMS – BEL: £200x3, £190 Kellameragh Barn.

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