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Lancaster Friday 6th November 2015

Posted Friday, 06 November 2015, 4.59pm

Store Cattle
The numbers of cattle continue to come forward at Lancaster with plenty of buyers from nearby and far afield around the ring. A mixed entry in terms of quality typical for the time of year. Good quality cattle and cattle carrying plenty of flesh continue to sell well with other types selling to an easier trade. Once again it was very noticeable that farm assured cattle sold to a premium. Short keep cattle sold in excess of £1200 topping at £1360 from DE & SM Moorhouse of High House Farm.

OTM Cattle
A bumper entry of OTM cattle at Lancaster and very in keeping with the time of year as many people lie there castle in many weathered and a large majority of parlour cows in as people clear out in preparation for winter. There was 135 forward with an overall average of 97ppk with over 85% of cows forward out of the dairy herd. All types sold to an easier trade with a larger number forward.

Calves and Stirks
The weekly sale of calves and stirks had an entry of 45 forward. Black and white bulls calves sold to a sound trade but not on fire with large amounts out nationwide. They sold to a top of £140 from the Kidd family of Booth hall with all forward selling to an average of £94. Well grown rearers six weeks plus easily selling over the one hundred pound mark. A mixed selection of beef calves sold to £335 for an Angus bull from David and Eileen Wallbank of Abbeystead with beef calves selling towards £300 easily. A small selection of stirks were eagerly bid to and sold to their value with more calves and stirks required next week.

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