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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 23rd February

Store Cattle

It was great to have another entry of over three hundred cattle in the Market this week. Stores sold to a continued strong trade, where all were eagerly bid for. There was plenty of good cattle selling in excess of the £1,300 mark. Aberdeen Angus steers topped at £1390 from W & A Cardwell of Stalmine followed by Angus Steers to £1360 from M Shepherd and Sons of Pilling. British Blue heifers sold to £1,390 from Haven Lea Farms of Hindley followed by £1,350 from R Capstick and Son of Ingleton. There were plenty of short keep cattle selling in the £1,200s. Black and white steers sold to a top of £1,110 from MG & J Parker of Wennington.

The next sale of Store cattle at Lancaster will take place on Friday 2nd March 2018, Entries to the Office by 2pm Monday

OTM Cattle

There was a bumper entry of Cast Cows forward today, with 141 going under the gavel and selling to the continuing strong trade with an overall Market average of 121p/kg. Topping today’s trade was an Aberdeen Angus OTM Steer selling to 209.5p/kg from Oatland Farms, Isle of Man. OTM heifers sold to 184p/kg for British Blues from C Wilson of Witherslack. Beef cows sold to a top 181p/kg for Limousins from G & P Middleton of Sedbergh with plenty of good fleshed, young beef cows easily selling in excess of 160p/kg. OTM Friesian heifers sold to 164.5p/kg or £1,100 from JS & KM Wilson & Son of Natland. Black and white cows sold to a top of 139.5p/kg numerous times with a top gross per head for £1,146 from FW Rhodes & Son of Ellel.

A larger number of cast beef bulls today, saw Aberdeen Angus bulls sell to £1,254 from G & D Ball & Son of Great Eccleston with Limousin bulls selling to 154.5p/kg or £1,205 from M & L Preece of Kirkby Lonsdale. All dairy cows in the market today averaged 115p/kg.

Calves and Stirks

The monthly sale of stirks plus weekly sale of calves had over 100 forward. There was a good trade throughout with many buyers leaving empty handed; many more could have easily been sold to the advantage of the vendors. The trade topped for yearling Hereford bullocks from JS Taylor of Lancaster selling to £745 with others to £685 with plenty of native bullocks selling in the late six hundreds. Eight month old Limousin bulls sold to a top of £625 from TE & M Kidd of Ellel.

The large number of black and whites in the Market met with plenty of interest and trade. Black and white bulls sold to £440 from RE & P Miller of Barnacre closely followed by 5 month old bulls to £380 from J & CW Metcalfe & Son of Quernmore. A buoyant calf trade saw weaned black and whites sell to £265 from Drinkall Bros of Over Wyresdale closely followed by others making £250 from the same good home. Black and whites still on milk sold to £170 twice from Drinkall Bros and Barker Farms of Warton with all black and whites forward averaging £103.61. Beef calves sold twice to £260 from S Mawson & Son of Orton for Angus bulls and Limousins to £260 from A & L Gardner of Quernmore.

The next Monthly Stirk sale at Lancaster will take place on Friday 30th March 2018

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCKS – ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1390 Well House Farm; £1360 Pasture House Farm; £1220 Yew Tree Farm. MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: £1290 Dunningwell Farm; £1270 High Green; £1240 High Moorhead. BRITISH BLUE: £1220 Pasture House Farm; £1140 Stubb Hall Farm; £1110 Mill House Farm. SHORTHORN: £1170 Old Woodhouse; £1040 Oatland Farm; £1020 Barrowfield. CHAROLAIS: £1140 Brown Edge; £1090 Ballacutchel Farms. HEREFORD: £1120 Gulf Farm; £1030 Ballacutchel Farms. FRIEISAN: £1110 Lodge Farm; £930 Yew Tree Farm; £920 Lathwaite Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1100 Gaskell House. BLONDE D’AQUTAINE: £1100 Intack Farm; £900 Old Glasson.

STORE HEIFERS – BRITISH BLUE: £1390 Haven Lea; £1350 Fell End Farm; £1220 High House. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1180 Low Stanger Thwaite; £1140 Intack Farm; £1100 Church Street. LIMOUSIN: £1170 Dunningwell Farm; £1140 Whelpside Farm; £1120 Ballacutchel Farms. CHAROLAIS: £1140 High House; £1130 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd; £1090 Brown Edge. SIMMENTAL: £1090 Gaskell House. HEREFORD: £960 Church Street; £950 Elmridge Farm; £940 Corney Hill Farm. BLONDE D’AQUTAINE: £960 Gaskell House.

CAST COWS – LIMOUSIN: 181.5 Low House; 169.5 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd; 147.5 Oatland Farm. FLEKVIEH: 174.5 Green Lane End Farm; 129.5 White Lund Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 169.5 Nether Hall Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 137.5 New House Farm; 131.5 Green Lane End Farm; 129.5 White Lund Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 144.5 Post Office Farm. MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: 139.5 Village Farm. FRIESIAN: 139.5 Lathwaite Farm; 139.5 Boon Town Farm; 129.5 Barrow Greaves Farm. SIMMENTAL: 137.5 Moss Gate Farm. HEREFORD: 134.5 Low Dubbs Farm; 127.5 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 117.5 Bainsbank Farm; 111.5 Holme Head; 109.5 White Lund Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: 117.5 Holme Head.

CAST HEIFERS – BRITISH BLUE: 184.5 Nether Hall Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 169.5 Village Farm; 129.5 Intack Farm. FRIESIAN: 164.5 High House; 124.5 New House Farm.

CAST STEER – ABERDEEN ANGUS: 209.5 Oatland Farm. FRIESIAN: 144.5 Outerthwaite Farm; 129.5 Oatland Farm.

CAST BULL – LIMOUSIN: 154.5 High House Farm; 149.5 Colt Park. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 119.5 Post Office Farm.

HEIFER CALF – ABERDEEN ANGUS: £220 Moor House; £220 Tills Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £140 North Farm.

BULL CALF – FRIESIAN: £265; £250 Catshaw Hall Farm; £170 Cotestone Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £260 Moor House; £240 Rose Farm. LIMOUSIN: £260 Redfields. SHORTHORN: £240 Redfields. BRITISH BLUE: £235 North Farm.

BULL STIRK – LIMOUSIN: £625 Booth Hall; £400 Hare Apple Tree. FRIESIAN: £440 Lower Lingart; £380 Hare Apple Tree.

HEIFER STIRK – ABERDEEN ANGUS: £640 Upper Greenbank; £520 Willow Farm; £495 Higher Brundhurst Farm. HEREFORD: £600 Upper Greenbank; £300 Booth Hall. SHORTHORN: £460 Upper Greebank. LIMOUSIN: £450 Hare Apple Tree. BRITISH BLUE: £440 Cinderbarrow Farm. CONTINENTAL: £380 Longwood House. FRIESIAN: £150 Booth Hall.

BULLOCK STIRK –HEREFORD: £745 Farmdale Road; £660 Upper Greenbank. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £675 Upper Greenbank; £650 Willow Farm; £535 Higher Brundhurst Farm. SHORTHORN: £590 Upper Greenbank. BRITISH BLUE: £570 Higher Brundhurst Farm. CONTINENTAL: £380 Longwood House.

STORE BULLOCKS – ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1390 Well House Farm; £1360 Pasture House Farm; £1220 Yew Tree Farm. MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: £1290 Dunningwell Farm; £1270 High Green; £1240 High Moorhead. BRITISH BLUE: £1220 Pasture House Farm; £1140 Stubb Hall Farm; £1110 Mill House Farm. SHORTHORN: £1170 Old Woodhouse; £1040 Oatland Farm; £1020 Barrowfield. CHAROLAIS: £1140 Brown Edge; £1090 Ballacutchel Farms. HEREFORD: £1120 Gulf Farm; £1030 Ballacutchel Farms. FRIEISAN: £1110 Lodge Farm; £930 Yew Tree Farm; £920 Lathwaite Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1100 Gaskell House. BLONDE D’AQUTAINE: £1100 Intack Farm; £900 Old Glasson.

STORE HEIFERS – BRITISH BLUE: £1390 Haven Lea; £1350 Fell End Farm; £1220 High House. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1180 Low Stanger Thwaite; £1140 Intack Farm; £1100 Church Street. LIMOUSIN: £1170 Dunningwell Farm; £1140 Whelpside Farm; £1120 Ballacutchel Farms. CHAROLAIS: £1140 High House; £1130 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd; £1090 Brown Edge. SIMMENTAL: £1090 Gaskell House. HEREFORD: £960 Church Street; £950 Elmridge Farm; £940 Corney Hill Farm. BLONDE D’AQUTAINE: £960 Gaskell House.

 

CAST COWS – LIMOUSIN: 181.5 Low House; 169.5 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd; 147.5 Oatland Farm. FLEKVIEH: 174.5 Green Lane End Farm; 129.5 White Lund Farm.  BRITISH BLUE: 169.5 Nether Hall Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 137.5 New House Farm; 131.5 Green Lane End Farm; 129.5 White Lund Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 144.5 Post Office Farm. MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: 139.5 Village Farm. FRIESIAN: 139.5 Lathwaite Farm; 139.5 Boon Town Farm; 129.5 Barrow Greaves Farm.  SIMMENTAL: 137.5 Moss Gate Farm.  HEREFORD: 134.5 Low Dubbs Farm; 127.5 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 117.5 Bainsbank Farm; 111.5 Holme Head; 109.5 White Lund Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: 117.5 Holme Head.

CAST HEIFERS – BRITISH BLUE: 184.5 Nether Hall Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 169.5 Village Farm; 129.5 Intack Farm. FRIESIAN: 164.5 High House; 124.5 New House Farm.

CAST STEER – ABERDEEN ANGUS: 209.5 Oatland Farm. FRIESIAN: 144.5 Outerthwaite Farm; 129.5 Oatland Farm.

CAST BULL – LIMOUSIN: 154.5 High House Farm; 149.5 Colt Park. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 119.5 Post Office Farm.

 

HEIFER CALF – ABERDEEN ANGUS: £220 Moor House; £220 Tills Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £140 North Farm.

BULL CALF – FRIESIAN: £265; £250 Catshaw Hall Farm; £170 Cotestone Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £260 Moor House; £240 Rose Farm. LIMOUSIN: £260 Redfields. SHORTHORN: £240 Redfields.  BRITISH BLUE: £235 North Farm.

BULL STIRK – LIMOUSIN: £625 Booth Hall; £400 Hare Apple Tree. FRIESIAN: £440 Lower Lingart; £380 Hare Apple Tree.

HEIFER STIRK – ABERDEEN ANGUS: £640 Upper Greenbank; £520 Willow Farm; £495 Higher Brundhurst Farm. HEREFORD: £600 Upper Greenbank; £300 Booth Hall. SHORTHORN: £460 Upper Greebank. LIMOUSIN: £450 Hare Apple Tree.  BRITISH BLUE: £440 Cinderbarrow Farm. CONTINENTAL: £380 Longwood House. FRIESIAN: £150 Booth Hall.

BULLOCK STIRK –HEREFORD: £745 Farmdale Road; £660 Upper Greenbank. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £675 Upper Greenbank; £650 Willow Farm; £535 Higher Brundhurst Farm. SHORTHORN: £590 Upper Greenbank. BRITISH BLUE: £570 Higher Brundhurst Farm. CONTINENTAL: £380 Longwood House.

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