Posted 29 September 2016
North West Auctions held their first Suckled Calf Show and Sale on Thursday 29th September at J36 Rural Auction Centre. Three classes were put before judge Mr Peter Fox where a tremendous show of calves were put before him before eventually gave the champion rosette to lot 435, a British Blue Heifer, from M & D Hatton, Knott End Farm, Broughton-in-Furness, which later went on to sell for £1160. A huge thanks goes to our Judge and our sponsors for the day, The Rural Law Practice and the Yorkshire Bank.
There was a flying trade, from start to finish, with a packed ringside of buyers and all classes of stock were keenly bid for with Bullocks selling to a top of £1000 from JC…
Posted 28 September 2016
The prime pig trade saw good quality pigs sell to a strong trade once again with other types harder to sell. A good run of pigs from peter Woof of Storth End regurly selling in excess of 120ppk topping at 134ppk or topping at £134 for 100kg pigs. More prime pigs required each pig sale please contact Ian Atkinson 07766521472 for more information.Prime Lambs
Topping the prime lambs today was a pair of 58kg Suffolks, realising £92, consigned byH Halhead & Son, Lawsons Farm, Nether Kellet.
Top price per kilo for lambs was 209.1p, for a 44kg shapey Beltex, consigned byP & T L Edmundson Ltd, Low Hall Farm, Kirby in Furness.
1469 Prime lambs averaged…
Posted 26 September 2016
Spring LambsA smaller entry of prime lambs forward this morning saw well finished lambs in strong demand with those feeding concentrates to there certainly paying this morning. Heavy weigh Texel lambs sold to a top of £92.50 from J &R Waller from Hallbeck with plenty well finished lambs in the late forties selling into the eighties. The busiest ring side of buyers for some time at Lancaster saw lambs sell to an overall market average of 167ppk. More hill lambs forward today saw mule wether lambs sell to £76 from W & A Cornall of Bank Farm with Masham lambs from E & N Wright of Allcocks selling to £76
Prime CattleNo prime beef forward today with prime beef…
Posted 23 September 2016
Store CattleThere was 474 Store Cattle forward at our Annual Show and Sale of Store Bullocks sponsored by The Marts the Heart, Farmers Guardian with as ever plenty of quality and well finished cattle.This morning’s show of 4 Continental Bullocks was kindly judged by G Holgate, Newark. The champion pen was won by Stuart & Joan Cornthwaite, Lane House for a pen of Charolais Bullocks selling to £1440. Second Prize went to DE & SM Moorhouse, High House farm for a pen of Limousin x British Blue selling for £1340. Stuart & Joan Cornthwaite also won Third prize for a pen of Limousins selling to £1370. The trade saw well fleshed and good quality cattle selling to…
Posted 23 September 2016
The annual show and sale of Swaledale breeding sheep had the largest entry of sheep forward to date with a busy ringside of buyers from throughout the north west of England. It was also one of the best entries in terms of quality at J36 with compliments going to the vendors for the quality of sheep forward for the sale.
The pre-sale show was judged by Ian Dixon of Low Newton who awarded the champion rosette to the first prized pen of ewes from E & A Wear of Low Grove with the first prized pen of shearlings being awarded to Richard Hutchinson of Boundary House, many thanks goes to our judge.
A fantastic trade throughout the sale selling to a top of £195 for a pen of gimmer…
Posted 22 September 2016
NWA - J36, had on offer 2220 Store Lambs at there fortnightly sale.
Topping the sale was a pen of 28 Texels consigned by I E & M A Taylor, High Deepslack, Whinfell.2220 Store Lambs averaged £54.27.
Leading prices per head for lambs,
£66.50 - Edenbrook House£65.00 - Hardrigg Farm£64.50 - Middle Lee Farm, Whitbarrow Cottage£64.00 - Bradley
£66.00 - Ghyll Farm£64.00 - Gowan Bank Farm£63.00 - Gateside Farm£60.50 - Fold Farm
£65.00, £52.00 - 28 Blea Tarn Road
£64.00 - Latterbarrow Farm£63.00 - Stonethwaite Farm, Gowan Bank Farm£60.50 - Sunny Brow£59.50 - Cragg…
Posted 21 September 2016
Top price per head for lambs today was £97 for 54kg Charollais's consigned by J Scott Jnr,Kingsland, Crosscake.P J Onions, Keerfalls Forest Farm, had the top price per kilo of the day of 208.3p for a 36kg Beltex lamb.
Lambs of good quality and condition were selling to solid rates, £85-£90. Handyweight lambs 42kg-45kg, sold to a sound trade of £80-£85, with a nice cover of meat. Lambs that were plainer and lighter weights were definately harder to cash.
1460 Prime Lambs averaged 171.1p
Top Price Lambs: Char: £97, £95, £90 Kingsland; £92 Myers Farm. Tex: £96 Nunfield; £93 Low Hall Farm, High Deepslack;…
Posted 20 September 2016
Largest Entry of Dairy Cattle this year at Lancaster
North West Auctions had their monthly show and sale of Dairy Cattle held on Monday 19th September which included the annual September bull sale saw the largest entry of cattle seen at Lancaster for some time.
The pre-sale show was expertly judged by Mr David Booth of Feizor who had some very stylish heifers in front of him to judge, with many purchasers and potential purchasers commenting on how impressed they were at the quality of cattle forward for the sale. The show saw some very strong classes and the days champion was awarded to lot number 49 from the Inman Family of Strickland Hill with Witherslack International Kate. The days…
Posted 20 September 2016
NWA – Lancaster had forward 951 prime lambs and 50 cast sheep.Prime lambs sold to £87, (twice), firstly for 4, 44kg Texels from J A & V M Lamb,Conder Green Farm, Conder Green, secondly for a 49kg Beltex from T R Prickett,Hutton Roof Hall, Hutton Roof.Top price per kilo for prime lambs was 198p also consigned by J A & V M Lamb.Prime lambs avg 166.46p.Lambs that were fleshy and shapey sold away to a good trade, whilst lambs thatlacked quality and meat were definitely easier.
Cast ewes and ramsTop price per head for ewes was £70 for Texels consigned by G A Haston & Son,Lane House, Galgate.
SPRING LAMBS – TEX: £87 Conder Green Farm;…