GOOD TRADES AT LANCASTER BRING MORE CATTLE TO MARKET
North West Auctions Lancaster enjoyed a busier day last Friday with a catalogue entry of 352 store cattle being the best entry throughout the summer months. Although trade could not match last week’s flyer, most vendors were highly satisfied with prices which were very much on par with recent weeks. Also there was a greater proportion of plain cattle however good meaty strong stores were in much demand as always. The top price of the day was for a pen of Charolais bullocks from WJ Etherington & Sons, Willow House Farm, these sold for a superb price of £1300 each. Store heifers met a top price of £1020 for a strong pair of Angus heifers from P & EM Mason, Spital Farm. A larger entry of cows & calves were mainly consisting of mature older cows and these were felt to be a grand trade selling to a top of £1200 for a Simmental x outfit from PJ Holt & Sons, Breedy Butts Farm.
In the cast cow ring another excellent entry of over 100 cattle found meated cows selling to a similar strong trade. Plainer grade cows were slightly easier on the week. The overall sale averaged 124.13p/kg. The top price cow of the day was a Belgian Blue from JA Burrow, White Carr Farm, which sold for 169.5p/kg to Alan Jarvis. The top price cow per head was £1022 for a superb Friesian cow from DJ & KA Gardner, Far Lodge and this was purchased by Dunbia, Preston. An increased entry of over thirty month heifers were very good to sell topping at 157.5p/kg for a Freisian heifer from A & E Barnes, Brackenfold purchased by Frank Towers of Wray. An improved entry of cast steers and bulls were also in great demand around the ring selling to a top of 161.5p/kg for a Friesian bullock from Mrs O Butler, Elm Bank Farm purchased by Frank Towers. Cast bulls topped at £1262.18 per head for a Limousin from Fishwick Farms, Bank House Farm which was purchased by Beestons Abattoir of Haslingdon.
STORE BULLOCKS – Char: £1300 Willow House Farm; £1280 Kilburn House; £850 The Borrans; £700 Fell End Farm. Lim: £1220 Kilburn House; £1200 Willow House Farm; £1100 Mount Pleasant Farm; £1090 Old Woodhouse; £980 Hill Top. BB: £1230 Tewitfield Farm; £1150 Old Woodhouse; £990 Snapewood Farm; £910 Hill Top; £770 Cock Hall Farm. Hfd: £900 Aynsome Manor Farm; £890 Tarnwater Farm. Sim: £1130 Willow House Farm; £950 Mylvoirrey; £940 Hill Top; £910 Aynsome Manor Farm. Blonde: £920 Jolley Fold Farm; £910 Hill Top; £840 Farleton House. AA: £1060 Longlands Farm, North Farm; £1000 Thwaite Gate; £960 Underhelm Farm. Shorthorn: £980 Stirk Hey Farm; £770 Cock Hall Farm. Galloway: £920 Jolley Fold Farm. Saler: £860 Cock Hall Farm. Brit Blue: £840 Farleton House; £840 Snapewood Farm; £830 Mount Pleasant Farm. Mont: £960 Lane House; £790 Thwaite Gate Farm; £760 Intack Farm. Fr: £840 Greenways Farm; £820 Church Farm; £800 Staffords Farm, Roe Farm, Cock Hall Farm. Jersey: £920 Jolley Fold Farm; £530 Cragg Farm.
STORE HEIFERS – Lim: £990 Heversham Hall; £940 Intack Farm; £890 Lane House; £860 Aspinall House Farm; £830 Cropper Farm. Char: £700 Middle Ridge Farm; £680 Grate Farm. Hfd: £840 Farmdale; £720 Lee End Farm; £700 Shepherds Hill Farm. Sim: £870 Oakenhead Farm; £790 Waltons Farm. Blonde: £810 Winston. BB: £910 Mylvoirrey; £890 Aspinall House Farm; £820 High House Farm; £780 Cragg Farm; £760 Shepherds Hill Farm. AA: £1020 Spital Farm; £980 Cooper House; £900 Underhelm Farm, Ivy Bank; £860 Aspinall House Farm. MRI: £780 Fiddlers Farm. Brit Blue: £960 Cooper House; £890 Aspinall House Farm; £800 High House Farm; £760 Shepherds Hill Farm. Piemontese: £810 Winston. Sussex: £830 Cropper Farm. Stab: £480 Heversham House Farm. Fr: £540 Stubb Place Farm.
STORE BULLS – Lim: £820 Mylvoirrey; £700 Cabus Nook Farm, Pyethornes Farm; £690 Eskew Beck; £680 Longstripe Farm. BB: £820 Mylvoirrey. AA: £730 Cabus Nook Farm. Brit Blue: £670 Longstripes Farm.
BREEDING CATTLE – Sim Cows & Sim Bull Calves: £1200 Breedy Butts Farm. Beef x Cow with Lim Hfr Calf: £1000 Mylvoirrey. Lim Cow with Lim Hfr Calf: £850 Mylvoirrey. CAST COWS – Fr: 149.5p/kg Dove Cote Farm; 147.5p/kg Raw End Farm; 137.5p/kg Tills Farm, Far Lodge, Scales Park Farm. Lim: 154.5p/kg White Carr Farm; 149.5p/kg Fellgate Farm; 141.5p/kg Cringleber; 134.5p/kg Dove Cote Farm. Hfd: 121.5p/kg Mylvoirrey; 114.5p/kg Cringleber. Sim: 149.5p/kg Cringleber. BB: 169.5p/kg White Carr Farm; 151.5p/kg Mylvoirrey; 149.5p/kg Winston; 141.5p/kg Over Houses; 137.5p/kg Low Hall Beck. AA: 141.5p/kg Mylvoirrey; 109.5p/kg Cragg Farm, Cringleber. Welsh Black: 121.5p/kg Ivy House. Mont: 137.5p/kg Dale Barns.
OTM HEIFERS – Fr: 157.5p/kg Brackenfold; 131.5p/kg Tunstall Hall. Lim: 157.5p/kg Elm Bank Farm. Hfd: 151.5p/kg Corney Hill Farm. BB: 157.5p/kg Rowell Farm. AA: 149.5p/kg Ivy Farm.
OTM STEERS/BULLS – Fr: 161.5p/kg (steer) Elm Bank Farm; 154.5p/kg (steer) Boon Town Farm; 131.5p/kg (steer) Rowell Farm. Lim: 141.5p/kg (bull) Bank House Farm; 137.5p/kg (bull) Far Orrest. AA: 154.5p/kg (steer) Rowell Farm.
BULL CALVES – Lim: £210 Low Stanger Thwaite. AA: £230 Low Stanger Thwaite. Shorthorn: £155 School House.
HEIFER CALVES– Lim: £200 Low Stanger Thwaite.