TREMENDOUS DAY’S TRADING AT LANCASTER ON FRIDAY
North West Auctions Lancaster held their weekly sale of store stock and cast cows on Friday. A marvellous entry of more than 120 cast cows and over thirty month cattle were the dearest trade in living memory, with cows averaging almost 130p/kg throughout.
All weights and grades were in tremendous demand. Good meaty cows were the dearest trade yet selling to a top of 187.5p/kg for a Belgian Blue cow from Nether Hall Farm Ltd. Black & white cows sold to a top of 157.5p/kg for a top class Holstein Friesian cow from M E Wannop & Sons Ltd of Heaton Hall. A reduced entry of over thirty month heifers averaged 152p/kg, topping at 169.5p/kg for a Limousin from J G & P H Thompson, Poppy Farm. Over thirty month steers/bulls topped at 149.5p/kg for a Swedish Red & White steer from J Birkett & Son, Fanny House Farm.
A similar entry of store cattle recorded one of the dearest sale averages yet seen. The sale averaged £851 for all breeds and ages. Store bullocks topped £1310 to Barlow Brothers, Littlewood Hall Farm. Heifers sold to £1130 to A Thompson, Southways. Despite the relatively small seasonal entry, the store ring was completely filled with buyers with several new faces around the ring. Many more cattle could have been sold on the day.
The sale of calves attracted a mixed entry of mainly black and white bulls where quality sold to a premium. £280 was achieved for Lim x bulls with others at £265 and £228. All calves were easily sold. Next week’s sale will include the Monthly Sale of Stirks.
STORE BULLOCKS – Sim: £1310,£1190 Littlewood Hall Farm; £1080 Wyre Farm. Blonde: £1250 Old Woodhouse; £1160 Weavers Farm; £900,£840 Throstle Nest Farm; £850 Farleton House. Char: £1190,£1060 Old Woodhouse; £1140,£1130 Greenlands Farm. Lim: £1170 Greenlands Farm; £1150,£1100 High House Farm; £1080 Godson House Farm, Wray Farm; £1040 Lodge Farm; £980 Weavers Farm. BB: £1170 Wyre Farm; £1090 Wray Farm; £990,£870 Billinge Hall. Fries: £1140,£920,£910 Heaton Hall Farm; £1000 Low Levens; £1000,£940,£890 Godson House Farm; £960 Birks Farm. AA: £1090 Low Levens; £1090,£1080 Weavers Farm; £1070 Longlands Farm; £1040 Kimberley Avenue. Here: £1040 Weavers Farm; £770 Turnover Hall. MRI: £970,£930,£910 Littlewood Hall Farm. Bazadaise: £920 Heaton Hall Farm.
STORE HEIFERS – BB: £1130 Southways; £900 Forton Bank; £880 Stubb Place Farm. AA: £1040 Forton Bank; £970 Nether Hall Farm; £890 Low Levens; £890 Fiddlers Farm; £880 Kimberley Avenue; £880 Bouthwaite Farm. Lim: £960 Lodge Farm; £940 New House Farm; £920 Bouthwaite; £890 Rowell Farm; Char: £960 New House Farm; £750 Grate Farm. Hfd: £950 Fiddlers Farm; £840 Manor House Farm. Sim: £890 Nether Hall Farm; £870 Throstle Nest Farm BrB: £880 Ivy Farm; £800 Bank Field Farm. Blonde: £870,£780 Throstle Nest Farm. Fries: £790 Birks Farm; £750,£740 Downlands Farm. Short: £740 Broughton House Farm.
CAST COWS – BB: 187.5p/kg Nether Hall Farm; 129.5p/kg Over Houses. Blonde: 169.5p/kg Parkside Farm; 137.5p/kg Black Bull Farm. Sim: 161.5p/kg Parkside Farm. Fries: 157.5p/kg Heaton Hall Farm; 151.5p/kg Sandy Lane Farm; 147.5p/kg High House, North Farm; 144.5p/kg Scales Park Farm; 139.5p/kg Downlands Farm, Greaves Farm, Outerthwaite Farm, Ackenthwaite Farm. AA: 154.5p/kg,144.5p/kg Nether Hall Farm; 141.5p/kg Rooten Brook. Lim: 154.5p/kg Nether Hall Farm; 149.5p/kg,139.5p/kg River View; 147.5p/kg Beck Farm; 141.5p/kg Lima Farm; 139.5p/kg Cobble Hey Farm. Char: 147.5p/kg Cobble Hey Farm. SD: 137.5p/kg Cobble Hey Farm. Here: 137.5p/kg Cobble Hey Farm. MRI: 114.5p/kg Littlwood Hall Farm. High: 104.5p/kg Cobble Hey Farm.
OTM HEIFERS – Sim: 169.5p/kg Norbreck Farm. Lim: 169.5p/kg Poppy Farm; 164.5p/kg,159.5p/kg Fanny House Farm. Char: 151.5p/kg Old Hall Farm. Here: 151.5p/kg Cockerham Hall. Fries: 147.5p/kg Cocker House Farm, Bank End Farm, Norbreck Farm; 144.5p/kg Catshaw Hall Farm, Raw Head.
OTM STEERS/BULLS – SwedR&W: 149.5p/kg Fanny House Farm. Lim: 141.5p/kg Holme House. Fries: 137.5p/kg Gibraltar Farm; 131.5p/kg Heaton Hall Farm.
BULL CALVES – Lim: £280,£200 Rose Farm. Char: £265 Cowells Farm. AA: £228,£155 Warton Grange Farm; £95,£80 Manor House Farm. BrB: £160,£152,£132,£60 Stanley Farm. Fries: £75 Warton Grange Farm; £55,£50 North Farm; £50,£45,£40 Tunstall Hall; £50,£46,£45 Westfield House Farm; £40 Catshaw Hall Farm.
HEIFER CALVES– Lim: £125 Manor House Farm. AA: £60,£60 Manor House Farm.