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Lancaster Friday 28th July 2017

Posted Friday, 28 July 2017, 3.16pm

Store Cattle

The weekly Store Cattle sale at Lancaster saw a mixed entry of quality forward today with the trade slighter harder work, especially leaner types, as there are talks of the prime cattle price slipping a little.

Bullocks sold to a high of £1370 and £1350 for a Limousin from RH Dodgson of Burton in Lonsdale. Aberdeen Angus Bullocks topped at £1340 for a pen of four from AG Stafford of Out Rawcliffe. Thirty seven cattle sold in excess of £1200 with a dozen selling in excess of £1300. Limousin Heifers sold to a top of £1300 from Phoenix Grain of Tarleton.

Friesian Bullocks sold to £1080 from JM & AG Swarbrick of Out Rawcliffe, with strongest, fittest black and whites still selling in excess of £1000.

Cast Cows

The weekly sale of Cast Cows had a similar entry of 88 forward. The trade saw well fleshed, meaty cows selling to a sharper trade than the previous week with lean and plainer type cows selling to a similar trade.

The market average saw an overall average of 122p/kg with all black and whites selling to 114p/kg.

OTM Aberdeen Angus Steers sold to 189.5p/kg from J Maxell of Halton. Young Beef Cows saw better types sell either side of the 180p/kg mark, topping at 181.5p/kg from R Eshborn of Glasson Dock for a Limousin.

Best black and white cows topped at 147.5p/kg from JB & JB Lawson of Cockerham with other well fleshed dairy cows selling around the 140p/kg mark. Selling in excess of £1100 per head, topping at £1272 was a dairy cow, once again, from JB & JB Lawson, with others to £1228 from P & M Crackles of Burrow.


The monthly sale of Stirks had a larger entry than advertised with 90 forward, selling to another competitive trade, with younger, softer Stirks slightly harder to place this month due to the weather.

The best yearling Bullocks sold in the region of £800 with British Blues topping at £845 from MJ & K Ayrton of Thurnham and Aberdeen Angus Bullocks to £815 and £800 from ME Forshaw & Son of Thornley. Suckler Bred Limousin Bullocks at eight months old from T Ayrton & Sons sold to £765 and £760. Dairy bred bullocks saw Fleckviehs top at £720 at seven months old.

Heifers saw yearling British Blues sell to £720 and £685 from MJ & K Ayrton, with Aberdeen Angus Heifers the same age sell to £705 and £690 from ME Forshaw and Son.

The weekly sale of Calves saw an entry of over 50 calves forward, mainly consisting of Black and Whites selling to a similar trade with many of the Black and Whites forward being very Holstein type calves.

The calf trade topped at £330 for Aberdeen Angus Bull Calves from Phillip Halhead of Cockerham who also sold British Blue Bulls to £315, all just over a month of age.

Aberdeen Angus Heifers sold to £315 and £305 from Joylan Farms of St Michaels.

Black and White Bull Calves saw better rearing calves on milk sell over the £100 mark and nicer dark sorts in excess of £150, topping at £158 from J & M Sanderson of Kirkham. A lot of young Black and Whites between 2 and 3 weeks of age saw the nice dark rearing types sell between £50 and £70.

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCKS – LIM: £1370 Kilburn House; £1260 New House Farm; £1100 Valley View. AA: £1340 Birch Croft; £1310 Throstle Grove Farm; £1250 Ellers Farm. BRB: £1330 Moss Head; £1200 Green Close; £1200 Gale Garth. CHAR: £1300 Fellside Farm; £1180 Valley View. MON: £1280 Bensons Farm; £1140 Hawkrigg End; £1030 Godson House Farm. SIM: £1280 Fellside Farm; £1040 Bradlow Farm. HERE: £1160 Bradley Farm; £1110 Cockrigg Farm. BLO: £1160 Valley View; £1070 High Underbrow. FR: £1080 Bensons Farm; £1060 Bradley Farm; £1040 Grizdale.

STORE HEIFERS – LIM: £1300 New House Farm; £1170 High Underbrow; £1120 Croppers Farm. LIM: £1170 Pasture House Farm; £1060 Hawkrigg End; £1030 Town House. AA: £1140 New House Farm; £1120 Croppers Farm; £940 Bouthwaite Farm. HERE: £970 Boundary House.

CAST COWS – LIM: 181.5 River View; 179.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. CHAR: 174.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. FR: 147.5 Bank End Farm; 144.5 Mill Farm; 144.5 Sandvilla. SRW: 139.5 Sandvilla. SIM: 114.5 Gateside Farm.

OTM HEIFER – FR: 121.5 Westfield House Farm.

OTM STEER – AA: 189.5 Whinney Garth. CHAR: 149.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. BRB: 149.5 Bradlow Farm. FR: 114.5 Cliftons Farm.

CAST BULL – CHAR: 144.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. FR: 117.5 Sandvilla.

HEIFER CALF – AA: £315 Stanley Farm; £240 Norbreck Farm; £225 Billinge Hall Farm. BRB: £265 Pasture Barn Farm; £260 Norbreck Farm.

BULL CALF – AA: £330 Norbreck Farm; £235 Pasture Barn Farm. BRB: £315 Norbreck Farm; £275 Pasture Barn Farm; £265 North Farm. WB: £215 Hatters Farm. FR: £158 Pasture Barn Farm.

BULL STIRK – SIM: £790 Markfield Farm. BRB: £560 Pain Hill; £535 The Grange. AA: £540 Northgate; £490 Birkland Barrow. LIM: £460 The Grange. FR: £340 Hare Apple Tree; £330 Pain Hill.

HEIFER STIRK – BRB: £720 Bambers Farm; £560 Cobble Hey Farm. AA: £705 Little Town Farm. SIM: £680 Markfield Farm. LIM: £625 Yates Farm; £400 Hare Apple Tree. HERE: £495 Snapewood Farm; £400 Greenways Farm.

BULLOCK STIRK – BRB: £845 Bambers Farm; £655 Cobble Hey Farm; £650 Ivy Barn. AA: £815 Little Town Farm; £665 Birkland Barrow. LIM: £765 Yates Farm; £650 The Grange. FKV: £720 Holme Head;. HERE: £630 Snapewood Farm. FR: £545 Snapewood Farm; £320 Hare Apple Tree; £310 Whinney Garth.

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