North West Auctions Lancaster Mart’s second Friday sale of the year continued very much in the same vain as the first sale. An auction full of buyers enjoyed a marvellous entry of 420 store cattle together with 106 cast cows, 60 rearing calves and 30 store lambs.
Store cattle were a better trade than expected considering the mixed show of cattle forward. Yet again the sale averaged of £700 per head with bullocks topping at £1130 for Charolais x bullocks from JA Salthouse, Wilson House Farm. Indeed Mr Salthouse enjoyed a fantastic day topping the heifer trade as well at £1020 again for Charolais bred cattle.
Another excellent entry of cast cows perhaps lacked the overall flesh of the previous sale but still averaged a very pleasing 97p per kilo. A top price of 147.5p/kg went to A Dixon & Son, Kit Cragg with a Stabiliser cow at £811. The top price per head for cows was £904 to K & DE Woodhouse, Kitchen Ground Farm. Cast heifers average 124.5p/kg topping at 144.5p/kg for a Limousin from ST Birkett, Hall Croft Barn selling at £975.38. Cast steers topped at 129.5p/kg £856 from I Atkinson & Son, Boon Town.
An increased entry of rearing calves included an increased proportion of black & white bull calves. Despite this the trade averaged a very pleasing £90 per head for all bull calves and £150 per head for heifer calves. A top price of £350 went to R & A Battarbee, Newhouse Farm for a British Blue young bull calf. Heifers topped at £265 also from Messrs Battarbee again for a British Blue. Young Friesian bull calves under 2 months of age topped at £75 from G & ME Woodhouse & Sons, Boldens Farm.
STORE BULLOCKS – Char: £1130, £1120 Wilson House Farm; £950 Intack Farm; £890 Middle Ridge; £840 Bouthwaite Farm; £780 Langthwaite Heights. Lim: £990, £890 High House, £960, £840 Station Hotel; £940 Crooklands Farm; £880 Woodside Farm; £850, £840 Brown Edge; £840 Cropper Farm, Downlands Farm. BB: £970 Newsham Hall Farm; £940, £850 Cragg Farm; £930, £920 £700 Marsh Farm; £920 Tarnwater Farm; £900 Park Farm; £820 The Old Stable; £800 High House; £780 Bouthwaite Farm, £660 Ouzelthorn Farm. Sim: £940 Intack Farm; £920 Park Farm; £910 Littlewood Hall Farm; £890 Hill Top Farm; £840 Cropper Farm; £700 Cross House Farm. Hfd: £900, £760 Cock Hall Farm; £800 Old Glasson Farm, High House, £790 Carr House Farm. AA: £910 Station Hotel, £900 Black Bull Farm; £890 Cock Hall Farm; £840 Cropper Farm; £840, £830 Fanny House Farm; £810 Carr House Farm; £740 Rowell Farm; £730 Sunderland Brows Farm; £710 Jolley Fold Farm. S/Devon: £890 Hill Top. Stabiliser: £960 Low Foulshaw Farm. Blue Albion: £810 Cock Hall Farm. Bazadaise: £860 Bouthwaite Farm. Brown Swiss: £750 Cock Hall Farm. Fr: £840 Wilson House Farm; £830, £770 Old Glasson Farm; £820 Marsh Farm; £780 Ellers Farm; £740 Underhelm Farm, Downlands Farm. Ayr: £680 Cock Hall Farm. Swedish R&W: £750 Cock Hall Farm, £720 Birks Farm; £710 Jolley Fold Farm.
STORE HEIFERS – Char: £1020 Wilson House Farm; £960 Walmsley Fold; £830 Bouthwaite Farm; £720 Ivy Farm; £710 Eskew Beck. Lim: £950 Willow House Farm; £910, £900 Walmsley Farm; £830 Bouthwaite Farm; £790 Green Lane Farm, Rowell Farm, Ivy Farm, £790 Woodside Farm; £770 Crabtree Farm AA: £970 Fanny House Farm; £920 High House; £920 Cropper Farm. BB: £930 High House, Cragg Farm; £870 High House, Willow House Farm; £850 Spout House; £810 Marsh Farm; £770 Compley, Broughton House Farm, The Old Stable, £700 Jolley Fold Farm, £590 Ouzelthorn Farm. Sim: £860 Bouthwaite Farm; £800 Broughton House Farm; £700 Jolley Fold Farm. Blo: £640 Eskew Beck. Hfd: £740, £640 Compley; £690 Cross House Farm; £640 Spout House Farm. Shorthorn: £680 Lundholme Farm, £650 Woodside Farm. Gasconne: £760 Rowell Farm.
FEEDING BULLS – Lim: £630 Lower Swainshead Farm. Mont: £650 Cumming Carr Farm.
CAST COWS – Fr: 129.5p/kg Lawsons Farm, 124.5p/kg,111.5p/kg Kitchen Ground Farm; 117.5p/kg Blackwood End; 109.5p/kg Elm Tree Farm, Cumming Carr Farm, Booth Hall, Moors Farm; 107.5p/kg, 104.5p/kg Cocker House Farm, 107.5p/kg New Brows Farm. Lim: 129.5p/kg, 107.5p/kg Mosergh Farm; 111.5p/kg Kirket Nook, Yoad Pot; 109.5p/kg Littlewood Hall Farm; 109.5p/kg, 84.5p/kg Barker Knott; 107.5p/kg Kirket Nook; 107.5p/kg, 104.5p/kg White Carr Farm; 104.5p/kg Kit Cragg. Blo: 119.5p/kg White Carr Farm; 114.5p/kg Far Orrest; 109.5p/kg Holme House. BB: 109.5p/kg White Carr Farm; 94.5p/kg High House Farm. AA: 97.5p/kg Sunny Bank Farm. Stabiliser: 147.5p/kg, 119.5p/kg Kit Cragg. Mont: 134.5p/kg, 104.5p/kg Dale Barns, 109.5p/kg Cumming Carr Farm.
CAST HEIFERS – Fr: 129.5p/kg, 121.5p/kg Bank End Farm; 97.5p/kg Westfield House Farm. Lim: 144.5p/kg Hall Croft Barn; 137.5p/kg Heversham Hall; 124.5p/kg Sandham Farm. MRI: 124.5p/kg Littlewood Hall Farm. AA: 107.5p/kg Sandham Farm.
CAST STEERS – Fr: 129.5p/kg Boon Town Farm. Shorthorn: 107.5p/kg Heversham Hall.
BULL STIRKS – Fr: £215, £180, £135 Knowsley Farm, £175, £112 Flookburgh.
BULL CALVES – BB: £350, £290 Newhouse Farm; £230 Flookburgh; £220 Cinder Barrow; £185, £180 Sunny Bank. Lim: £280 Brantbeck. Sim: £170 Low Brundrigg. AA: £195, £190 Pump House; £170 Sunny Bank. Fr: £75 Boldens Farm; £64 Newhouse Farm; £62 Brown Brook.
HEIFER CALVES – BB: £265 Newhouse Farm; £160 Barrow Greaves Farm; £145 Sunny Bank; £140 Cinder Barrow. Lim: £120, £115 Sunny Bank. AA: £110 Cinder Barrow.