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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 23rd August

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle saw an increased entry of 348 forward. There was a better show of cattle on offer this week that saw quality and meatier types sell to a slightly sharper trade with plainer types remaining very similar. Native cattle remain in strong demand at Lancaster with a consignment of Angus bullocks from EW & CR Clegg & Sons, selling to £1220 and £1190, with two pens of five. H Morgan, Stalmine sold Angus bullocks to £1220 with a pen of 3 Angus bullocks from J Hesketh, Hutton selling to £1200. Continental bullocks sold to a top of £1170 for Bazadaise from FA Nowell & Parnters, Bentham and Simmentals from H Morgan. Limousin bullocks sold to £1160 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland. Plenty of other strong Continental and Native bullocks sold easily around and in excess of the £1100 mark. Heifers sold to £1090 for a Hereford from J Hesketh, Hutton with Angus heifers selling to £1080. Dairy bullocks saw Montbeliardes and Norwegian Reds sell to £960 from EW & RM Towers, Hornby.

OTM Cattle

There was a slightly smaller entry of 105 cast cows forward with a shortage of well-meated cows and the trade very comparable to last week. OTM Bullocks sold to a top of 164.5p/kg for Angus’ with Herefords selling to 159.5p/kg. OTM Heifers topped at 159.5p/kg for Limousins from R Esthborn and RH & RA Fawcett, Burton. Cows sold to a top of 149.5p/kg for Limousins from SJ Gunn, Milnthorpe. Meated dairy cows often sold in the mid to late one twenties. Top price per head was a cast shorthorn bull selling to £1078 from TW & BH Woodhouse & Partners, Roeburndale, closely followed by £1068 for a Saler bull from JJ & J Woof & Son, Dent with Swedish Red Cows selling to £1035 from DJ A & L Sutcliffe, Winmarleigh.

Calves and Stirks

There was 79 Calves and Stirks forward this week with calves selling, once again, at Lancaster especially young beef calves with some buyers leaving short of requirements and empty handed. Leading the way this week was British Blue bull calves from J & G Thornley, Kirkham selling to £350 with others selling to £320 from JE & S Seedhall, Mellor and £300 from CR & A Baxter, Morecambe, with all British Blue bulls forward averaging £262. Simmental bull calves sold to £300 from M & C Booth, Kentmere with Angus bull calves selling to £280 from JE & S Seedhall. Heifer calves topped at £315 and £275 for British Blues from J & G Thornley with Charolais heifer calves selling to £265 from JE & S Seedhall. There was plenty of beef calves selling in the mid two hundreds.

Friesian bull calves sold to a top of £135 from DJ Hay, Cockerham with other Friesian bull calves selling to £120 from WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham. A consignment of British Friesian bull calves at just three weeks old sold to £105 and £100 from A Pickthall, New Hutton.

A handful of weanlings forward today saw British Blue bullocks sell to £440 and heifers to £415.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Aberdeen Angus £1220 Yew Tree Farm, West Lynn, £1200 Middle Grange Farm, £1190 Yew Tree Farm, £1180 Upp Hall. Bazadaise £1170, £1090, £1070 Oak Head Farm. Limousin £1160 High House Farm, £1110 Higher Broadwood Ford, £1100 Mount Murray, £1090 Gibraltar Farm, Mount Murray. Hereford £1150 Godson House Farm, £1080 Gale Garth, Middle Grange Farm, £1020 Bradley Farm. Charollais £1100 Langthwaite Heights, £1090 Gibraltar Farm. Saler £1100 Yealand Manor. British Blue £1100 Gibraltar Farm, Windy Hill Farm, £1090 Squires Gate Farm, £1070 Shaws Farm, Sunnyside Farm. Shorthorn £960 Mount Murray. Montbeliarde £960 Holme Head, £830 Squires Gate Farm, £800 Holme Head. Friesian £930 Godson House Farm, Ellers Farm, £900 Cheetham House Farm, £880 Staffords Farm, £850 Poplar Grove Farm. Norwegian Red £960, £800 Holme Head. Fleckvieh £920 Holme Head.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1190 Yew Tree Farm, £1080 Middle Grange Farm, £1050 Braddup House Farm, £1020 Staffords Farm. Hereford £1090 Middle Grange Farm, £950 Bradley Farm, £940 Newsham Hall Farm. British Blue £1080 Braddup House Farm, £1070 Staffords Farm, £980 Green Lane Farm, £970, £950 Windy Hill Farm. Limousin £1020 Hill House Farm. Shorthorn £940 Greenways Farm, £900 Hill House Farm. Simmental £1000 Higher Broadwood Farm. Charolais £900 Mount Murray.

OTM Cow

Limousin 149.5 Leighton House, 124.5 Thornbrush Farm. Swedish Red & White 134.5, 129.5, 114.5, 109.5 Throstle Nest. Shorthorn 134.5 Mount Murray. Friesian 131.54 Barnfield Farm, 124.5 North Farm, 121.5 Throstle Nest Farm, Birks Farm, 117.5 Barnfield Farm. Simmental 129.5 Mount Murray, 129.5, 124.5 Hartrigg, 114.5 Leighton House. Aberdeen Angus 129.5, 117.5 Newsham Hall Farm. Continental 101.5 Bolton Fold Farm.

OTM Heifer

Limousin 159.5 River View, Green Dragon Farm, 157.5 River View. British Blue 154.5 Greenways Farm, 134.5, 114.5 Brookside. Friesian 141.5 Yew Tree Farm, 139.5 Brackenfold, 134.5 Halforth Farm, 129.5 Brackenfold. Fleckvieh 101.5 High Bracken Hall.

Cast Steer

Aberdeen Angus 164.5 Westwood. Hereford 159.5, 144.5 Mount Murray. Friesian 149.5, 144.5 Moss House Farm, 139.5 Outerthwaite Farm, 129.5 Westwood, Higher Knowehill. Swedish Red & White 144.5 Mount Murray. Montbeliarde 139.5 Newsham Hall Farm. Limousin 137.5, 134.5 Green Dragon Farm.

Cast Bull

Aberdeen Angus 139.5 High Borrans. Saler 117.5 Millbeck. Shorthorn 114.5 Middle Salter, Abbots Reading Farm.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £315, £275 Derby Lodge Farm, £210, £205 Cotestone Farm, £200 Sweetings Farm. Aberdeen Angus £230 Great Eccleston Hall, £210, £200 Birch House Cottage. Charolais £265 Bolton Fold Farm. Hereford £200, £180 Cotestone Farm. Limousin £200 North Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £350 Derby Lodge Farm, £320 Bolton Fold Farm £300 New Brows Farm, £295 Derby Lodge Farm, £280 Norbreck Farm. Simmental £300 Hartrigg. Aberdeen Angus £280 Bolton Fold Farm, £260 Rose Farm, £255 Rose Farm, £210 North Farm, Sweetings Farm. Welsh Black £220 Cocker House Farm. Hereford £200 Birch House Farm, £150 Cotestone Farm. Friesian £135 Birch House Cottage, £120 Cocker House Farm, £105, £100 Borrans Farm.

Heifer Stirks

British Blue £415 Higher Brundhurst. Aberdeen Angus £370 Higher Brundhurst Farm.

Steer Stirk

British Blue £440 Higher Brundhurst Farm. Limousin £415 Higher Brundhurst. Aberdeen Angus £370 Higher Brundhurst.

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