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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 15th June

Store Cattle

It was great to have back over 300 store cattle entered at Lancaster this week. There was a strong trade for all ages and sizes of cattle. Topping the trade today was Barlow Bros of Croston selling Angus steers to £1590 and £1500. This was closely followed by British Blues to £1460 from JA & LR Wilson of Millom. Plenty of big well-fleshed steers sold in excess of £1,300. All steers forward averaged £1002. Heifers sold to a top of £1,310 for Angus’ from R Collinge and Son of Kirkham with all heifers forward averaging £1,033. Black and white bullocks sold to a top of £1050 from R Townsend of Freckleton with big black and white steers selling over £1000.

OTM Cattle

A few more cast cows and OTM cattle on offer this week saw 73 sell to an overall market average of 132p/kg, with a plainer leaner entry of cows forward. OTM steers sold to a top of 184.5p/kg from EE Thornton and Sons of Heaton with OTM Black and white heifers to 174.5p/kg from WN & D Smith of Cockerham. Beef cows sold to a top of 169.5p/kg twice from AG Riley of Bolton Le Sands and RHM & S Boyren of Ulverston. Black and white cows sold to 157.5p/kg from P & CM Stable of Little Urswick, with plenty selling in the mid 140s. Cast Charolais bulls sold to a top of £1,639 from JE & AC Clarke and Son of Melling. Black and white cows topped at £1163 from ME & J Swarbrick of Stalmine with Limousin cows to £1122 from RHM & S Boyren of Ulverston.

Calves and Stirks

There was, once again, a larger entry of calves forward with 6 pens in this week, seeing calves sell to a busy ringside of buyers with many fresh faces ringside ensuring calves were well bid for. British blue bull calves topped the trade selling to £390 from AW & AM Park and Sons of Ellel with others to £370 from T & CM Kelsall and Sons of Brown Brook. British Blue heifers peaked at £370 from AW & AM Park and Sons of Ellel. Angus calves are always in strong demand at Lancaster topping at £355 from David and Eileen Wallbank of Over Wyresdale. Other Angus bull calves sold in excess of £300. Dairy bull calves saw Montbeliarde bull calves sell to £210 twice from JR Newsham and Son of Conder Green and Black and Whites to £115 from AG Riley of Bolton Le Sands with plenty of others selling around the £100 mark.
There was a similar entry of striks this week which saw Angus heifers sell to £440.

The next Monthly Stirk sale at Lancaster will take place on Friday 29th June 2018

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1590, £1500 Littlewood Hall Farm, £1360 Shaws Farm, Tabley House Farm, £1340 The Dingle. BRITISH BLUE: £1460 Dunningwell Farm, £1350 Abrahams Farm, £1250 Wood Nook Farm, £1230 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1210 Bensons Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1350 Tabley House Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1340 Middle Grange Farm, £1260 Dunningwell Farm, £1240 Old Glasson Farm, £1190 Downlands Farm, £1180 Slack Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1280 Langthwaite Heights. HEREFORD: £1220 Middle Grange Farm, £1170 Bensons Farm, £1140 King Bank Farm, £1100 High House Farm, £1090 Gulf Farm. MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: £1170 Littlewood Hall Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1170 Bensons Farm, £1070 121 Pilling Lane. SALERS: £1090 King Bank Farm. CONTINENTAL: £1080 Old Glasson Farm. WELSH BLACK: £1060 Parrox Hall Farm. HOLSTIEN FRIESIAN: £1050 184 Kirkham Road, £1040 Ribble Bank Farm, £1000 Old Glasson Farm, £980 Newsham Hall Farm, £950 Downlands Farm. BEEF SHORTHORN: £970 King Bank Farm. STABILISER: £840 Park House Farm.

Store Heifers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1310 The Dingle, £1160 Newsham Hall Farm, £1110, £1080 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1070 Brow Foot Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1270 Abrahams Farm, £1230 Tabley House Farm, £1180 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1140 Pasture House Farm, £1110 Hawkrigg End. LIMOUSIN: £1210 Cringleber, £1160 Pasture House Farm, £1150 Dunningwell Farm, £1140, £1120 14 Greenwood Drive. CHAROLAIS: £1210 Slack Farm, £1170 Langthwaite Heights. SIMMENTAL: £1190 Intack Farm, £970 Mearsbeck Farm, £960 Cringleber. BEEF SHORTHORN: £1140 Elm Bank Farm. HEREFORD: £1130 Birkland Barrow, £1040 High House Farm, £900 King Bank Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1100 The Bungalow. STABILISER: £1020 Park House Farm. CONTINENTAL: £850 Bouthwaite Farm.

Store Bull

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1070 Eskew Beck.

OTM Cows

LIMOUSIN: 169.5 14 Greenwood Drive, Hill Park, 144.5 Cringleber, 141.5 Dunkenshaw Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 157.5 Longrigg Farm, 149.5 Bridge Farm, 147.5 Holly House Farm, Boon Town Farm, Bambers Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 154.5 Dunkenshaw Farm, 151.5 Hill Park. CHAROLAIS: 149.5 Lathwaite Farm. SWEDISH RED CROSS: 147.5 Walkers I’th Fields. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 141.5 Cringleber, 139.5 Kiln Hall, 134.5 Leighton House, 131.5 Cringleber, 117.5 Gateside Farm. SIMMENTAL: 139.5 Cringleber.

OTM Heifers

HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 174.5 Cocker House Farm, 171.5 Downlands Farm, 139.5 Cocker House Farm. SIMMENTAL: 151.5 High House Farm.

OTM Steers

LIMOUSIN: 184.5, 179.5 Downlands Farm. HEREFORD: 134.5 Farmhouse Farm.

OTM Bulls

CHAROLAIS: 131.5 Cringleber. HOLSTIEN FRIESIAN: 109.5 Tills Farm.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £370 Walkers I’th Fields, £330 Richmond Hall, £320 Brown Brook, £290 Walkers I’th Field, £250 Brown Brook. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £260 Higher Core, £165 Brown Brook. SIMMENTAL: £145 Sellerley Farm.

Bull Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £390 Walkers I’th Fields, £370 Brown Brook, £350, £255 Walkers I’th Fields, £150 Sellerley Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £355, £320 Tills Farm, £315 Brown Brook. LIMOUSIN: £300 Back Lane. HEREFORD: £270 Blackwood End, £250 Birkland Barrow. MONTBELIARDE: £210, £200, £100, £70 Sellerley Farm.

Heifer Stirk

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £440 Cringleber.

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