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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 22nd February

Store Cattle

The Store Cattle trade at Lancaster was slightly easier today with the deadweight price being dropped once again this week, although this was still met with a busy ringside of buyers all of whom are still wanting cattle. Topping the market this week was a Limousin bullock from PM & ST Entwistle, Abbeystead selling to £1310. A consignment from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse saw Montbeliardes sell to £1290 with British Blues from the same good home selling to £1260. Saler bullocks sell to a top of £1240 from H Chapman & Son, Middleton with Fleckviehs selling to £1230 from WS Burrow & Sons, Silverdale. Native cattle are always in good demand at Lancaster which saw Angus’ sell to £1200 from M & SG Mason, Kirkby Lonsdale. Leading the way with the heifers this week was JD & GM Bracken, Catterall with his consignment of Angus’ selling to £1160. British Blues also achieved the same price from H & C Pickervance, Kirkham. Black and Whites sold to a top of £980 from W Burrow & Sons, Silverdale.

OTM Cattle

The weekly sale of Cast Cows and OTM Cattle at Lancaster had a much smaller entry of 68 forward in which more are needed to fulfil our busy ringside of buyers requirements. Vendors are urged to take advantage of the current strong market trade. Lancaster Market enjoyed a strong average of 116p/kg. Leading the way today was OTM Limousin Heifers from JA & KM Allen, Ings selling to 194.5p/kg or £1028. Cast Steers saw British Blues sell to 169.5p/kg from J & CH Brennand, Ingleto. Black and whites topped at 161.5p/kg or £1199 from J & M Sanderson, Kirkham with others to 157.5p/kg from RW Bainbridge & Son, Whittington. Top price per head today was a Limousin bull from WI & A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale selling to £1410.

Calves and Stirks

The renowned monthly Stirk sale had a smaller entry then anticipated but there was plenty of demand ringside ensuring a sharp trade. Leading the way today at £700 was Shorthorn bullocks from J & DE Mitchell & Son, Cabus who sold heifers to £620 and other bullocks to £620 as well. Herefords topped at £690 from E Lund & Son, Ingleton. A consignment of British Blues from JE Harrison, Preston saw the bullocks sell to £680, £670 and £660. The bull trade was topped by SJ Gunn, Milnthorpe selling Angus bulls to £580. Black and White bullocks sold to a top of £470 from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock with others to £455 from R & A Jolleys, Cabus. Cattle that would be fit for turnout this Spring were in the strongest demand today.

There was an entry of 82 calves forward this week which saw beef calves and black and whites in strong demand. Weaned Angus bull calves topped at £460 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel, with others selling to £435 from the same home, British Blues selling to £400 from the same home. There was certainly plenty of interest around the ring today for British Blues with consignments of Blue Bull calves from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresadale selling to £395 and £390 with others from RA & E Edmondson, Kendal selling to £380. Blue heifer calves topped at £305 from JR Handley, Whinfel and others to £300 from Drinkall Bros.

All specifications of Black and Whites were a stronger trade today topping at £90 numerous times.

Top Prices

Store Bullock

Limousin £1310, £1220 Lentworth Farm, £1180 Millom Castle, £1170 Lentworth Farm, £1140 Birks Farm. British Blue £1260 Upper Foxholes, £1160 Greenbank Farm, £1150 Roseacre Hall, £1140 Cheetham House Farm, £1110 Foredales Farm. Fleckvieh £1230 Gibraltar Farm, £1190 Foxholes Farm, £1140 Gibraltar Farm. Saler £1240 Millbeck, £1140 Gaskell House. Aberdeen Angus £1200 Spital Farm, £1180, £1140 Greenbank Farm, £1130, £1120 Cheetham House Farm. Simmental £1190 Ivy Barn, £1040 Lower Castle O Trim. Blonde £1180, £1140 Gaskell House, £1070, £960 Beaumont Grange Farm. Stabiliser £1160 Millbeck, £1140 Gaskell House. Charolais £1150, £1120, £1010 Corney Hill Farm.Hereford £1120 Low Levens, £1100 Colloway Farm, £1010, £970 Corney Hill Farm. Shothorn £1120,£1090, £1020, £900 Barrowfield. Friesian £980 Gibraltar Farm, £950 Hallbeck, £850 Middle Ridge Farm.

Store Heifer

British Blue £1160, £1110 Roseacre Hall, £1070 Higher Lees Farm, £1040 Broats Farm, Cobble Hey Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1160 Greenlands Farm, £1120 Spital Farm, Hallbeck, £1100 Rowell Farm, £1040 Low Levens. Simmental £1120 Stubb Hall, £950 Intack Farm. Limousin £1070 Fellside Farm, £1060 Sykes Farm, £1020 Millom Castle, £970 Cinderbarrow Farm. Charolais £1070 Millom Castle, £1000 Lathwaite Farm, Cinderbarrow. Hereford £1030 Windy Hill Farm, £1000 Greenlands Farm, Low Levens, £980 Rowell Farm, £800 Mearsbeck.

OTM Cow

Friesian 161.5 Pasture Barn Farm, 157.5 Outfield, 139.5 Newfield, 124.5 Pilling Hall, 117.5 Foxdale Cottage. Limousin 154.5 Nether House Farm, 144.5 Scroggs Farm, 139.5, 137.5 Nether House Farm, 129.5 Broats Farm. British Blue 144.5 Moss Head, 137.5 Riddings. Hereford 144.5, 117.5 Riddings. Aberdeen Angus 131.5 Lambrigg Head, 117.5 Mosergh Farm. Fleckvieh 129.5, 119.5 Hawkin Hall. Swedish Red & White 114.5 Newfield. Charolais 111.5 Barker Knott. Saler 107.5.

OTM Heifer

Limousin 194.5 St Annes Farm. Friesian 151.5, 149.5 North Farm.

Cast Steer

British Blue 169.5 Nutstile. Friesian 127.5 Boundary House.

Cast Bull

Limousin 139.5 Holme House Farm. Aberdeen Angus 109.5 New Hall.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £305 Craketrees, £300 Catshaw Hall Farm, £250, £230 Norbreck, £180 Cotestones Farm. Limousin £185, £160, £140 Hall Farm.

Bull Calf

Aberdeen Angus £460, £435, £335, £250 Walkers I’th Fields. British Blue £400 Walkers I’th Fields, £395, £390 Catshaw Hall Farm, £3380 High Barnes, £335 Catshaw Hall Farm. Limousin £330 Cocker House Farm, £175 Hall Farm. Friesian £90 Cocker House Farm, Catshaw Hall Farm, £88 Cotestone Farm, £85 Catshaw Hall Farm.

Bull Stirk

Aberdeen Angus £580 Leighton House. British Blue £510 White Lund Farm, £435. Simmental £475 Leighton House. Friesian £350, £330, £235 Newton Hall Farm.

Heifer Stirk

Shorthorn £620, £510, £450 Snapewood Farm. British Blue £540 Tunstead Farm, £450 Cobble Hey Farm, £440 Tunstead Farm, £405 White Lund Farm. Aberdeen Angus £510 Snapewood Farm, £505 Leighton House.

Steer Stirk

Shorthorn £700, £620, Snapewood Farm. Hereford £690 Lundholme Farm. British Blue £680, £670, £660 Tunstead Farm. Friesian £470 Cobble Hey Farm, £455, £430 Marlholes Farm, £370 Cobble Hey Farm.

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