NEW STORE CATTLE RECORD PRICE AT LANCASTER
Lancaster’s strong start to the New Year continued in fine style this week, a new record price of £1510 went to Messrs TD & A Gardner, Larbreck Hill for an outstanding Charolais bullock which met strong competition before reaching the new record. Heifers were also in great demand topping at £1140 to R Escolme, Ivy Barn. The general store cattle trade was very strong throughout with once again buyers drawn from throughout the country.
Another excellent entry of 138 head of cast cows & over thirty month cattle through the ring with cows averaging 118p/kg topping at 157.5p/kg to JA & M Mawson, Sproat Ghyll for a Limousin cow. Cows also topped at £1157.20 to EW & RM Towers, Holme Head. OTM heifers sold to a top of 181.5p/kg for a Limousin from ST Birkett, Hall Croft Barn and OTM steers sold to 187.5p/kg for a Hereford from S Hancock, Little Tunstall Farm.
The Friday morning sale of calves and stirks continues to gather momentum with another excellent entry of 53 head including a greater consignment of Black & White bulls. Young calves topped at £320 for a British Blue heifer and bulls £340 for a Limousin, both of them presented by FW Rhodes & Son, Barrow Greaves. The trade for Friesian bull calves continues to increase and these found at top of £125 for Friesian bull calves on the day with most Black & Whites selling for between £40 to £70. In the stirk section, once again there was tremendous competitive bidding for all types. Messrs Young, Moss End Farm sold the top price bullock stirk which was a Limousin at £540 they also sold the top price heifer stirk twice achieving £470 for Angus x stirks.
CAST COWS – Fr: 149.5p/kg Gibraltar; 139.5p/kg Baldromma Farm, Hawkrigg End; 131.5p/kg Chapel House; 129.5p/kg Birds Park, Walkers I’th Fields, Holme House. Lim: 157.5p/kg Sproat Ghyll; 151.5p/kg Spital Farm. Here: 124.5p/kg Woodend. Sim: 144.5p/kg Cringleber; 114.5p/kg Caw House. BB: 131.5p/kg Cragg End. AA: 129.5p/kg Cringleber. Shorthorn: 124.5p/kg Cringleber. Brown Swiss: 129.5p/kg Lawrence House; 114.5p/kg Cote Farm. Mont: 104.5p/kg Green Lane End Farm. Swedish R&W: 131.5p/kg Holme Head.
CAST HEIFERS – Fr: 151.5p/kg Warton Grange Farm; 147.5p/kg Lawsons Farm; 144.5p/kg Priory Farm; 141.5p/kg Greenalls Farm; 134.5p/kg Heaton Hall; 131.5p/kg Chapel House. Lim: 181.5p/kg Hall Croft Barn
OTM STEERS – Fr: 159.5p/kg Willow House. Lim: 139.5p/kg Rame Farm. Here: 187.5p/kg Little Tunstall Farm.
STORE BULLOCKS – Fr: £1190 Daniel Fold; £1060 Deys Barn; £990 Underhelm Farm; £970 Lodge Farm. Lim: £1310 Crow Trees; £1210 High House; £1180 Far Mount Barrow Farm; £1120 Endmoor Farm; £1090 Birks Farm; £1080 Weavers Farm. Char: £1510 Larbreck Hill Farm; £1260 Weavers Farm; £1190 Far Mount Barrow Farm; £1160 Endmoor Farm, Brown Edge; £1050 Cock Hall Farm. Here: £1060 High Green; £960 Wyre Farm; £860 Cottams Farm; £720 Park Hall Farm. Sim: £1160 Tarnwater Farm; £1070 North Farm; £930 Fell End Farm; £920 Jolley Fold; £850 Cottams Farm; £820 Eskew Beck. Blonde: £1010 Stubb Place Farm; £740 Downlands Farm; £730 Farleton House. BB: £980 Lower Castle O’Trim. AA: £1270 Weavers Farm; £1150 Forton Bank; £1130 Hall Croft Barn; £1100 Ellers Farm, Cock Hall Farm; £990 New Ridge Farm. Luing: £800 Cock Hall Farm. MRI: £850 Middle Ridge Farm. Brown Swiss: £730 Park Hall Farm. South Devon: £830 Park Hall Farm. Stabiliser: £1140 Low Foulshaw Farm; £1120 Bouthwaite Farm. Brit Blue: £1180 Hole Beck Farm; £1050 Raw Head; £980 Cock Hall Farm; £970 North Farm; £960 Stub Place Farm. Mont: £910 Bradley Farm.
STORE HEIFERS – Lim: £1140 Shaws Farm; £1080 Cropper Farm; £1060 Bouthwaite Farm; £920 Low Hall Beck; £900 Intack Farm. Char: £900 Oak Head; £830 Cropper Farm; £730 Low Lodge. Here: £880 Fiddlers Farm; £580 Glenlough. Sim: £1080 Cropper Farm; £940 Stirzaker House; £740 Eskew Beck; £730 Low Lodge. Blonde: £950 Cottams Farm. AA: £1140 Shaws Farm; £1100 Stirzaker House; £1080 Cropper Farm, Ivy Barn; £1060 Brow Foot; £1040; Bouthwaite Farm. Welsh Black: £870 Oak Head, Hill Top. Brit Blue: £1140 Forton Bank, Ivy Barn; £980 Larbreck Hill Farm; £940 Lower Castle O’Trim; £850 Causeway Head. Mont: £760 Cumming Carr Farm.
STORE BULLS – Lim: £910 Charnock House Farm; £790 Lower Swainshead; £760 River View; £750 Ancliffe Hall; £740 Farleton House; £720 Hemplands Farm.
BULL CALVES/STIRKS – Fr: £370 Moss End Farm; £365 Sellerley Farm; £290 Borwick Fold; £120 Knowsley Farm, Netherbeck Barn; £118 New Brows; £80 Redbank Farm. Lim: £540 Moss End Farm; £340 Barrow Greaves; £200 Knowsley Farm. Char: £435 Borwick Fold. Here: £440 Moss End Farm. AA: £245 Bank End; £155 Knowsley Farm. Shorthorn: £115 Strickley. Brit Blue: £160 Thursgill; £110 Stanley Farm.
HEIFER CALVES/STIRKS – Lim: £470 Moss End Farm; £175 Barrow Greaves. AA: £430 Borwick Fold; £350 Sellerley Farm; £210 Bank End. Brit Blue: £450 Borwick Fold; £320 Barrow Greaves; £225 Bank End.