An excellent entry of 251 cattle sold to a solid trade with a ringside full of buyers all with orders to fill throughout the North West. Well fleshed cattle were in the greatest demand with all types easily sold. Steers averaged £752 selling to a top of £1060 from H Gorst & Son, Shaws Farm.
Heifers averaged £728 selling to £1040 from TE & BM Makinson, Holmegarth. A small entry of breeding cattle saw cows & calves sell to £1100 from J & S Holmes, Scotforth.
The weekly sale of calves were mainly younger black & whites with buyers being a bit more selective. Top price of the day was £355 for a BB x Bull from Wallbank Farms Ltd. Calves do benefit from having age and strength.
Earlier in the day an excellent trade was seen for the cast cows. The 73 on offer were all easily sold with top price of the day being £816 from T & M Halhead, Upp Hall.
The weekly sale of store lambs continues to attract buyers and many more can easily be sold at Lancaster Auction Mart. Top price of the day was for a pen of Charollais x from Ashton Agricultural selling for £55.
Fr: £790 Slack Farm, £730 Hill House Farm. Lim: £1060 Shaws Farm, £1010 High House, £940 Endmoor Farm. Char: £1020 & £950 Greenlands Farm, £820 Crooklands Farm. Hfd: £840 Cropper Farm, £790 Harrison House, £780 Thwaite Gate.
£940 Crooklands Farm, £890 Clarksons Farm, £870 Crabtree. Sim: £950 Hill House Farm, £860 Tarnwater. BB: £970 & £940 West Lynn, £920 Cragg Farm. AA: £900 Endmoor Farm, £890 Green Close, £860 Midge Hall & Dove Cote. SR: £740 Hill Top.
Fr: £700 Slack Farm. Lim: £820 Oak Head, £790 Rowell Farm. Char: £1040 Holmegarth, £930 West Lynn, £780 Greenlands.
£760 Harrison House Farm, £750 Low Woodedge, £730 Littlewood Hall. Blo: £670 School Farm. BB: £910 West Lynn, £880 Shaws Farm. AA: £820 Hare Appletree, £800 Brow Foot.
Fr: £192 & £185 Wyre Bank, AA: £175 College Green. BB: £355 Tills Farm.
BB: £268 & £195 Manor House Farm.
CAST/FEEDING COWS & OTM CLEAN CATTLE
Fr: 119.5p/kg Stubb Hall, 111.5p/kg Yeat House, 109.5p/kg North Farm. Lim: 119.5p/kg Upp Hall, 117.5p/kg Croft Foot,
114.5p/kg Far Orrest.
Char: 119.5p/kg Fell End. Sim: 127.5p/kg Upp Hall. BB: 117.5p/kg Ouzelthorn. MRI: 114.5p/kg Sandvilla.
Lim: 124.5p/kg Upp Hall. Sim: 127.5p/kg Upp Hall. Mont: 124.5p/kg Lane House.
Char: 139.5p/kg Old Hall Farm.
£55 Ashton Agricultural, £53.50 Cragg Farm. Mule: £50 Ashton Agricultural. Texel: £54 Barker Knott