Posted 08 December 2016
Christmas Show & Sale of Calves & Store Cattle Including Sale of Cast CowsCalves
The weekly sale of calves which included the annual Christmas show saw the pre-sale show very kindly judged by Stacy Mitchell of Sedbergh, who had some lovely calves in front of her to judge. Strong competition in the beef calf class saw regular consigner Brian Wilson of Spout House take champion and reserve champion with a Limousin Bull and a Limousin heifer calf respectively.
A smaller entry forward then expected this week of just over fifty but plenty of good beef calves on offer. It was fantastic to have such a busy ring side of buyers this morning and it was also good to see some faces around the…
Posted 06 December 2016
Prime lambs sold to a top price of £86 for a pair of cracking Texel's, scaling 53kg and consigned by J G & P H Thompson, Poppy Farm.
Top price per kilo of the day went to J D Chapman, Wray Farm for a pair of 32kg smart Texels which sold to 215.6p.
The lighter weight lambs sold away to a strong demand, 170-180p for good meaty types, with handy weighted quality ones making £75-80. Heavy lambs would be a wee bit easier bid for, selling from £75-80 for the better end. Any lambs that lacked quality and conformation were trickier to sell.
Well-bred Mules lambs sold to £71 from W J & L A Barker, Brown Edge. Other hill types sold for £60.50 for…
Posted 05 December 2016
Spring LambsA smaller entry of prime lambs forward this week to be expected following the strong trade last week at Lancaster and trade slipping as the week went on plus many waiting for the Christmas show next week. The trade averaged 162ppk for all forward with a sqq of 164ppk. The trade topped at £90 for heavy weight lambs from Adam Stafford of Out Rawcliffe. Less mule lambs in the market today sold to a top of £73 from RH & C Ayrton of Ouzelthorn with mule lambs regularly selling in the region of £25/£27 above there weight. Horned lambs selling to a strong trade with Scotch Black Face lambs from William Pye of Scotforth selling to £67. Light weight…
Posted 02 December 2016
Store CattleThe weekly sale of store cattle had once again a strong catalogued entry of 300 forward. The store cattle trade saw quality and cattle with flesh selling to a stronger trade then previous weeks and other selling to a similar trade but with single farm payments being to come through the trade will hopefully begin to improve for other types.
NOTE TO VENDORS- vendors are advised to group cattle where possible for financial benefits.
OTM CattleThere was a strong number of OTM cattle forward at Lancaster once again with 144 cattle going under the gavel. With many centres having less numbers forward it was good to have additional buyers at Lancaster this week with there being a…
Posted 01 December 2016
Christmas Dairy Show Results - Judge: Mr Graham Bradley
Class One - Best In-Milk Heifer
1st LOT 6 J & JA Burrow Chapelford Trump Eve 2 £1950
2nd LOT 4 Drinkall Bros Pennine Peace 682 £1700
3rd LOT 1A JM Barton & Sons Lupton Hall Alpine Lucy £1400
Class 2 – Best In-Milk Cow
1st LOT 17 S & CH Brennand £1600
Christmas Show and Sale of Dairy cattle - comprising of Pedigree & Commercial Dairy cows, heifers,
Bulling Heifers and Youngstock.
For our Sale today there was something for everyone with plenty of interest for the young stock to cows on offer. We'd like to thank our Judge Mr G Bradley, Bradley Farms ltd., Preesall, and our Sponsors,…
Posted 29 November 2016
Prime Sheep - (2281)
Topping the prime sheep today was T Parkin, Meadow Oaks, for 64kg Suffolk’s from T Parkin, Meadow Oaks, which realised £93J & D Chapman, Wray Farm, sold a pair of Beltex's scaling 40kg which sold for 227.5p. Charollais bred lambs peaked at £87 consigned by R R & J A Knowles, Myers Farm. E Dodgson, Spital Farm, topped the Texel prices at £86, Hill bred lambs made £82 for Cheviots from L A & M Lambert, Brow Head.F & S A Edmondson, Netherhouses Farm realised £81 for a pen of Mule'sGood shape lambs were selling away to 170-180p, heavier types, 50kg plus sold away from £85-£90. Lambs which were lighter and…
Posted 28 November 2016
Spring LambsFollowing an improvement in trade last week a strong trade was expected at Lancaster, with a market average of 171ppk and an SQQ average of 174ppk, with vendors leaving well satisfied with the trade. The trade topped at £85 from J & R Waller of Hallbeck with a pen of Beltex lambs. Beltex type lambs sold to 191ppk from TR Prickett of Hutton Roof. Plenty of pens of commercial Texel lambs sold between 180ppk and 190ppk. Mule lambs in strong demand and good to sell today at Lancaster, the trade topped at £81.50 for 46kg from WI & A Atkinson of Holme House with all mule lambs forward averaging £78.49 or 175ppk with over a quarter of lambs forward in the…
Posted 25 November 2016
There were just under 300 Store Cattle forward today at Lancaster. Suckler bred and well fleshed cattle were once again good to sell to a full ringside of buyers. Weathered and Leaner Cattle were harder to place. Topping the market was for a British Blue Bullock from J & M Cockett, Foredales Farm reaching £1390. The Heifers topped at £1140 for a Charolais from JS & KM Wilson, High House.
A smaller show of Cast Cows forward this morning, with the trade being sharper on the week.
The trade was topped per head by GM & AJ Jackson, Little Eccleston Hall for a Limousin Cow making £1136.25. The top price per kilogram was topped by…
Posted 24 November 2016
On Thursday 24th November NWA J36 had on offer 45 Calves, 22 Store Cattle and 49 Cast Cows at their fortnightly sale.
It was a British Blue bullock calf that topped the calf sale this morning, consigned by JW & D Robinson & Sons, Hollins Farm, which realised £265. A British Blue Heifer, also from JW & D Robinson & Sons, topped the Heifer trade selling to £240.
Native bred calves sold to £255 for a Hereford consigned by AK & AM Robinson & Son, Kitchlow Farm and Limousin heifer calves were selling to £110, from BM Nelson & Son, Halforth Farm.Stronger Friesian type calves sold away to £130 for a bull, from JW & D Robinson…