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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 12th January

Store Cattle

A larger catalogued entry of 343 Store Cattle were forward this week. A mixed show saw meaty and good confirmation cattle good to sell, with ones out of specification harder to place.

Selling to a top of £1360 was a pen of Charolais Bullocks from H Chapman & Son of Middleton.

Native Bred Cattle saw Aberdeen Angus Bullocks sold to £1280 from GE Turner of Inglewhite and also Hereford Bullocks sell to the same price from JB Moore of Allithwaite. Aberdeen Angus Heifers from J & M Cockett of Ingleton sold to £1200.

Black and White Bullocks sold to £1160 from JB Moor of Allithwaite.

The next sale of Store cattle at Lancaster will take place on Friday 19th January 2018, Entries to the office by 2pm Monday

OTM Cattle

There was an entry of 99 OTM Cattle forward this morning with all selling to a good trade. An overall average of 114p/kg was achieved.

Topping the Cast Cow market today was EE Thornton & Sons of Heaton selling a British Friesian to 164.5p/kg or GR Bargh & Co of Caton selling a Charolais Cow to £1376.55.

Cast Heifers sold to 189.5p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus from P & A Bell of Preston.

Calves and Stirks

There was a good entry of 60 calves and stirks in the market at Lancaster. The calf trade saw a buoyant trade for Continental beef heifers and bull calves. Native bred bulls were good to sell with heifers harder place this is in line with store cattle and the drop in premium on native heifers as well.

The trade topped for some cracking weanling Angus bull calves out of Montbeliardes from JK & B Birkett and Son of White Lund selling to £440 and £435. British Blue bull calves on milk sold to £370 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons of Brown Brook with Angus bull calves to £360 from D & K Haworth of Rose Farm. Limousin bull calves topped at £345 from JM & MH France and Son of Newhouse Farm. Fleckvieh weanlings sold to a top of £320 from JK & B Birkett and Son with a Montbeliarde from same home to £275.

There was more interest in black and whites today with weaned bull calves selling to a top of £260 from H Halhead and Son of Lawsons Farm. Rearing calves on milk topped at £120 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons of Brown Brook, and others to £100 from Drinkall Bros of Catshaw Hall farm.

It was great to have some more stirks on offer this week saw named sired Angus bullocks selling to £570 at 7 months old from PS & H Eckersley of Mellor with Montbeliarde bullocks from same home selling to £500 at the same age.

The next Monthly Stirk sale at Lancaster will take place on Friday 26th January 2018

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCKS

CHAROLAIS: £1360 Millbeck; £1140 Lathwaite Farm. HEREFORD: £1280 Outerthwaite Farm; £1120 Lathwaite Farm; £1100 Holmgarth. BRITISH BLUE: £1280 Pasture House Farm; £1280 Benson Hall; £1200 Wyre Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1280 Scotch Green Farm; £1260 The Dingle; £1240 Middle Grange Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1280 Bensons Farm; £1250 Sykes Fold Farm; £1170 Hazelslack Tower Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1270 Holmgarth; £1060 Wyre Farm; £1060 Ivy Barn. FRIESIAN: £1160 Outerthwaite Farm; £1070 Gibraltar Farm; £1010 Hawkrigg End. FLECKVIEH: £1150 Bensons Farm. MONTBELLIARDE: £1140 Mearsbeck Farm; £1140 Bensons Farm; £1100 Gulf Farm. SHORTHORN: £1060 Lee End Farm; £930 Lathwaite Farm. BLONDE D’AQUATAINE: £1010 Lapwing Close.
STORE HEIFERS – ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1200 Foredales Farm; £1150 Ivy Barn; £1040 Brow Foot Farm. SHORTHORN: £1160 Lee End Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1160 Rowell Farm; £1040 Fell End Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1100 Foredales Farm; £1070 Brown Edge; £1050 Friars Moss. SIMMENTAL: £1070 Rowell Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1060 Brown Edge; £1040 Low Barrows Green.

CAST COWS

FRIESIAN: 164.5 Downlands Farm; 124.5 Mill Farm; 124.5 Holme Head. LIMOUSIN: 159.5, 151.5 Spital Farm; 159.5 Brunstow; 124.5 High House Farm. CHAROLAIS: 157.5 Rye Close. BRITISH BLUE: 134.5 Dunkenshaw Farm; 117.5 Wilson Wood. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 129.5 Holme Head. SIMMENTAL: 107.5 Fell End Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 104.5 Stubbin Head Farm.

CAST HEIFER

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 189.5 Village Farm. LIMOUSIN: 179.5 Croft Foot Farm; 139.5 Sunnybank Farm. FRIESIAN: 159.5 Boldens Farm; 129.5 Pasture Barn Farm.

CAST STEER

LIMOUSIN: 189.5 Showley Hall Farm.

CAST BULL

LIMOUSIN: 179.5 Dunkenshaw Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 107.5 Forgelands.

HEIFER CALF 

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £235 Barrow Greaves Farm; £160 Tills Farm; £110 Moors Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £225 Brown Brook; £210 Hatters Farm. HEREFORD: £110 Moors Farm; £95 Barrow Greaves Farm.
BULL CALF – ABERDEEN ANGUS: £440 White Lund Farm; £360 Rose Farm; £120 Moors Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £370 Brown Brook; £310 Barrow Greaves Farm. LIMOUSIN: £345 Newhouse Farm; £278 Hatters Farm. FLECKVIEH: £320 White Lund Farm. MONTBELLIARDE: £275 White Lund Farm; £230 Hatters Farm. FRIESIAN: £260 Lawsons Farm; £120 Brown Brook; £100 Catshaw Hall Farm. HEREFORD: £225 Moors Farm

HEIFER STIRK 

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £370 Higher Brundhurst Farm.

BULLOCK STIRK

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £570 Higher Brundhurst Farm. MONTBELLIARDE: £500 Higher Brundhurst Farm.

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