486 CATTLE SOLD TO 64 BUYERS
North West Auctions Lancaster experienced yet another strong trade for all classes of stock at its popular weekly sale.
A sale entry of 317 store cattle sold to a ringside of buyers with several old faces returning. Fred Barnes, once again, sold the top price steer for £1380 (Char x) purchased by Rod Owen of Bold, with Lim x and Ang x to £1340 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens, and Ang x heifers sold to £1190, £1120 for Char x from Richard Greenwood. Younger grazing cattle sold to £830 for heifers from J E & A C Clarke. A small show of feeding bulls sold to £1000 for best suckler bred bulls from Peter Cummings. Cows and calves sold to £1380 from Barlow Brothers.
Cast/OTM cattle saw three quarters of the cattle forward being dairy cows with most in out of parlour condition. Best meated cows sold to 159.5p/kg (£1116) for HF from E W & R M Towers. OTM heifers sold to 174p/kg (£1012) from H & A Stephenson with steers 181.5p/kg (£1052) from D M Bargh.
Another pleasing entry of calves and stirks sold to the recent high prices with Lancaster, again, ahead of other local centres. Young beef calves sold to £510 for Lim x bulls from G & I D Postlethwaite and £490 from W G & E Sutcliffe. Heifer calves sold to £295 for Lim x from J E & A C Clarke. B & W sold to £180 from Drinkall Bros., with 1/3 forward over £100, all averaging £85.
Stirks sold to £640 for Lim x bulls from J E & A C Clarke; £605 BBx steers (5 av. £530); £380 HF steers (8 av. £325)
Next week sale to include 15 B & W bulls (3-6m) from IOM.
STORE BULLOCKS – Fr: £1190 Low Levens; £1000 Fairfield; £920 Greaves Farm. Lim: £1340 Low Levens; £1180 Old Woodhouse; £1100 Myerscough; £1080 Old Glasson, Crooklands Farm; £1050 Lodge Farm. Char: £1380 Crow Trees; £1290 Crooklands Farm; £1020 Fern Lea; £1000 Longlands Farm. Hfd: £1100 Old Glasson, Park Farm; £1070 King Bank; £970 Sunderland Brows. Sim: £1070 King Bank; £980 Bouthwaite; £820 Billinge Hall. Blonde: £1020 Throstle Nest; £800 Farleton House. AA: £1340 Low Levens; £1270 Godson House; £1140 Myerscough Hall; £1100 Bouthwaite; £1080 Billinge Hall; £1070 Raw Head; £1040 Spital Farm. Shorthorn: £940 Bouthwaite; £840 Middle Ridge. Brown Swiss: £920 Throstle Nest. Stabiliser: £930 King Bank. BrB: £1210 Yew Tree; £1120 Fern Lea, Bouthwaite; £1100 Godson House, Bradlow Farm; £1080 Croft House. Mont: £1060 Fairfield. Baz: £1070 Longlands Farm. Swedish R&W: £810 Throstle Nest.
STORE HEIFERS – Lim: £1080 Myerscough Hall; £1010 Far Orrest; £940 Endmoor Farm; £930 Mount Pleasant; £910 Harrison House; £880 Lodge Farm. Char: £1190 Daniel Fold Farm; £940 Jolley Fold; £830 Cringleber; £690 Grate Farm. Hfd: £980 Spital Farm; £950 Fern Lea; £940 Jolley Fold; £600 Holme Farm. Sim: £900 Mount Pleasant. Blonde: £940 Millbeck; £810 Throstle Nest. AA: £1080 Myerscough Hall, Spital Farm; £1050 Cropper Farm. Shorthorn: £940 Jolley Fold. Welsh Black: £650 Holme Farm. BrB: £930 Harrison House; £890 Stubb Place, Croft House; £840 Greenways Farm; £820 Docker Hall. Mont: £830 Blakey Hey.
STORE BULLS – Lim: £1000 Holme Field. Shorthorn: £520 Dawson Fold.
BREEDING CATTLE – Lim Cow (11yrs) & Sim Calf: £1380 Littlewood Hall.
CAST COWS – Fr: 159.5p/kg Holme Head; 139.5p/kg Berryholme; 134.5p/kg Hoggetts Lane Farm; 131.5p/kg Lawsons Farm, Crook Farm; 129.5p/kg Strickland Hill, Hawkrigg End, Yeat House, 127.5p/kg Tunstall Hall, Westfield House. Lim: 137.5p/kg Millbeck; 134.5p/kg Cringleber. Hfd: 114.5p/kg Corney Hill. Blonde: 134.5p/kg Cringleber. BB: 137.5p/kg Millbeck. Shorthorn: 131.5p/kg Cringleber. Brown Swiss: 131.5p/kg Parkside Farm. Longhorn: 139.5p/kg Cringleber.
CAST HEIFERS - Fr: 174.5p/kg Barnfield Farm; 124.5p/kg Pasture Barn. AA: 159.5p/kg Ivy Farm. MRI: 129.5p/kg Littlewood Hall.
UTM/OTM BULLS & STEERS - Fr: 161.5p/kg Ivy Farm; 147.5p/kg Barnfield Farm. Lim: 181.5p/kg Bradlow Farm.
BULL CALVES - Fr: £180 Catshaw Hall; £150 Longstripes, Catshaw Hall; £82 North Farm; £78 Toadpool; £75 Endmoor Farm. Lim: £510, £455, £385, £380 Riddings; £490 Lathwaite; £400 Lodge Farm. Char: £490, £400, £335 Lathwaite. AA: £450 Lathwaite; £265 Forgelands; £212 Hillam House; £185 Lower Rowell. Shorthorn: £155, £135 School House. Brown Swiss: £75 Lower Rowell. BrB: £475, £345 Lathwaite; £400 Stubb Hall; £305 North Farm.
HEIFER CALVES – Lim: £295 Cringleber. BrB: £200 North Farm.
BULL STIRKS – Fr: £330, £275 Stubb Place; £225, £188 Boon Town. Lim: £640 Cringleber; £435 Boon Town. BrB: £545 Pilling Lane.
BULLOCK STIRKS – Fr: £380, £332 The Lodge; £375 Borwick Fold; £275 Gardners Farm. Ayr: £368, £250 The Lodge. Sho: £360 Borwick Fold Farm. BrB: £605 Lathwaite Farm; £440 Low Lodge.
HEIFER STIRKS – Lim: £460 Borwick Fold Farm. BrB: £550, £500 Lathwaite Farm.