Caption: BB Cast Cow sold at 244.5p/kg £1711.50
Caption: Jack Sutcliffe selling AA x Steer
Caption: A thank you must be said to Matthew's clerk this week
Caption: Sheep Pens
72 Buyers Compete for 1,000 head of stock at Lancaster’s Weekly Sale
North West Auctions Lancaster held its popular weekly sale with buyers from throughout the northern counties in attendance.
The sale of cast/otm cattle saw an outstanding Blue cow from RF Tyson, Millom sell for 244.5p/kg (£1711) purchased by Frank Towers, Wray. All cows were a stronger trade averaging 125p/kg. Dairy bred cows sold to 154.5p/kg from W & G Sutcliffe and £1241 from K & DE Woodhouse. OTM heifers sold to 191.5p/kg from G & ID Postlethwaite and £1036 from GB & EA Metcalfe & Son. OTM Steers sold to 217.5p/kg for a Charolais x from TE & A Galbraith and £1502 for a Stabiliser from JA & R Geldard.
An entry of 267 store cattle sold to a top price of £1350 for a BB x steers from MS Dugdale & Son purchased by RT Owen with R & J Dodgson also selling BBx steers at £1350 to the same buyer. A further 31 steers sold for over £1100.
Heifers sold for both finishing and breeding with a top price £1280 achieved by TE & A Galbraith selling a Charolais x heifer purchased by Frank Towers.
A small show of breeding bulls sold to £800 for Blonde/BB x from G & ID Postlethwaite.
The largest show of calves at Lancaster for quite a few years sold to an ever expanding ringside of buyers with 101 sold to a strong trade throughout. Young bull calves sold to £445 for Lim x from CR & A Baxter with CG Birkett selling BBx for £390. Only very young heifer calves forward this week with very few under £200 topping at £285 for Lim x from CR & A Baxter with EE Thornton & Sons selling a good run between £235-£250. B&W’s sold to £170 for a strong Friesian calf from M Archer & Son with rearers generally £80-£110. The stirk sale saw the pens full to capacity with vendors & purchasers both very pleased with the sale! Steer sold to £620 for a pen of 4 BBx from AJ Pye, £590 for 3 Char x from WG & E Sutcliffe. Heifers reached £525 for BB x & Char x. Bulls sold to £545 for Lim x from K Purtill and Mont x from RJ & P Nicholson.
Please note that from Friday 10th August the Calf/Stirk Sale will commence at 10.15am.
The opening sale of breeding sheep saw 476 sheep penned selling to a very pleasing average of £131.
Breeding rams sold to £300 for Suffolk Shearlings from AR Gardner, £250 for Texels from JE Harrison and £200 for Charollais for MP & A Lee.
Breeding ewes sold to a very competitive trade with 24 purchasers at this sale with many unable to get started. £148 was the day’s top price for a pen of smart Mule shearlings for JM & F Gillett (147 av. £130), Suffolk x shearlings sold to keen interest topping at £140 for EW Fox & M Cooper (108 av. £134). Pure bred Texels sold for £145 from PF Lee with J & M Wilson also selling Texels at £145 (93 av. £131)
Older ewes sold to £130 for Texel x from W Pinder Jnr with Mule £100 from MG & J Parker and R & D Gorst.
Friday 17th August - ‘LANCASTER LADS’ Show & Sale of Rams
Wednesday 22nd August - Annual Show & Sale of Breeding Ewes & Shearlings
STORE BULLOCKS – Fr: £1120 Low Levens; £1020 Cross Hill; £960 Hill Top; £950 Church Farm; £910 Forton Bank. Lim: £1240 Willow House; £1190 Hill Top; £1120 Willow House; £1100 Kilburn House; £1090 Downlands Farm; £1060 Booth Hall. Char: £1270 Wyre Farm; £1230 Kilburn House; £1200 Willow House; £1170 Crooklands Farm. Hfd: £1060 Cragg Farm; £1040 Forton Bank. Sim: £1190 Whitehaven; £940 Jolley Fold; £920 Green Close; £880 Birch Croft. AA: £1250 Longlands Farm; £1170 Church Farm; £1160 Hill Top; £1130 Green Close; £1090 Cragg Farm; £1050 Hall Bank. Shorthorn: £940 Jolley Fold. Gall: £380 Mellings Barn. MRI: £900 Shaws Farm. BB: £1350 Tewitfield Farm; £1350 Cracalt; £1260 Hill Top; £1230 Wyre Farm; £1100 Mount Pleasant. Mont: £1060 Cragg Farm; £900 Forton Bank, Bouthwaite.
STORE HEIFERS – Fr: £800 Low Levens. Lim: £1150 Nutgill; £1060 Low Levens; £1040 Mee Farm; £990 Brow Foot; £960 Downlands. Char: £1280 Crooklands Farm; £960 Bouthwaite; £790 Sandham Farm. Hfd: £1000 Brow Foot; £970 Cropper Farm; £920 Forton Bank. Sim: £1170 Nutgill; £1040 Willow House. Blonde: £990 Mee Farm. AA: £1100 Hill Top, Nutgill; £1040 Ellers Farm; £1020 Cragg Farm; £1000 Manor House. BB: £1090 Shaws Farm; £1060 Bouthwaite; £950 Brow Foot; £810 Bull Bank; £740 Snapewood; £660 Farmdale. Devon: £780 Haighton Hall.
STORE BULLS – Lim: £780 Riddings. Hfd: £760 High House. Blonde: £730 Riddings. BB: £800 Riddings.
CAST COWS – Fr: 154.5p/kg Lathwaite Farm; 147.5p/kg Kitchen Ground; 139.5p/kg Cross Hill, White Lee Farm, High House; 137.5p/kg Low Deepslack; 134.5p/kg Longber. Lim: 147.5p/kg Greenways; 144.5p/kg Moss House; 141.5p/kg Riddings; 137.5p/kg Chapelfields; 134.5p/kg Lathwaite. Hfd: 134.5p/kg Riddings. Sim: 147.5p/kg White Lee; 144.5p/kg Ballavair Farm. BB: 244.5p/kg Beck Farm; 134.5p/kg Moss House; 127.5p/kg Barker Knott. AA: 147.5p/kg Low Moor Head. Gall: 139.5p/kg Ballavair Farm.
CAST HEIFERS - Fr: 164.5p/kg Holme House; 154.5p/kg Stirzakers Farm. Lim: 119.5p/kg Ancliffe Hall. Blonde: 191.5p/kg Riddings. AA: 154.5p/kg Midge Hall. BB: 189.5p/kg Whinney Carr. Mont: 154.5p/kg Green Lane End.
UTM/OTM BULLS & STEERS - Fr: 149.5p/kg Ballacubbon Farm. Lim: 199.5p/kg Tewitfield Farm; 191.5p/kg Whinney Carr. Char: 217.5p/kg Crooklands Farm. Brown Swiss: 177.5p/kg Parkside Farm. Stabiliser: 191.5p/kg Low Foulshaw.
BULL CALVES - Fr: £170 Redbank Farm; £150 Downlands Farm; £125 Cocker House; £110 Netherbeck Barn; £100 Tills Farm. Lim: £445 New Brows; £420 Riddings. AA: £265 Lower Langthwaite. BB: £390 Netherbeck Barn; £275 Norbreck Farm; £255 Manor House.
HEIFER CALVES – Fr: £80 Downlands. Lim: £285 New Brows; £250 Downlands. BB: £255 Manor Farm; £180 North Farm.
BULL STIRKS – Fr: £360 Hindley Green; £305 Bay View, Green Dragon Farm; £270 The Lodge. Lim: £545 Hindley Green; £500 Green Dragon Farm. AA: £510 Keerfalls Forest. Mont: £545 Green Lane End.
BULLOCK STIRKS – Fr: £350 Hindley Green. Char: £590 & £525 Lathwaite Farm. Sim: £545 Lathwaite Farm. AA: 525 Moss End; £470 Lathwaite Farm. BB: 620 Pilling Lane.
HEIFER STIRKS – Lim: £375Green Dragon Farm. Char: £480 Lathwaite Farm. BB: £525 Pilling Lane; £440 Moss End; £375 Lathwaite.