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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 4th January

Store Cattle

An entry of 200 Store Cattle today saw all types slightly sharper this week in which more could have easily been sold. The trade this week topped at £1330 for British Blue bullocks from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley who also sold Limousin bullocks £1320. Charolais topped at £1290 from TN Pye & Partners, Lancaster with Angus bullocks topping at £1230 from H Birkett & Son, Overton. It was great to have plenty of large framed, well-fleshed bullocks selling in the twelve hundreds. Heifer trade was topped at £1270 for an Angus from JB Moore, Grange-Over-Sands, with Hereford Heifers selling to £1210 from J Hesketh, Hutton. Bulls topped at £1180 from MJ Whitworth, Bolton-le-Sands.

Friesian bullocks sold to a top of £1060 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with other big, framed bullocks selling around the £1000 mark.

OTM Cattle

There was an entry of 98 OTMs that saw all specifications sell to a slightly sharper trade with an overall market average of 98p/kg. Topping the trade this week was a Limousin cast bull from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton selling to 184.5p/kg or £1055. Cows sold to a top of 179.5p/kg from MS Blease, Carnforth. Young black and white cows twice sold to 149.5p/kg from HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick and H Wright & Son, Kendal. Beef cows sold to a top at £1004 from BT Atkinson, Ulverston with Blondes. Friesian cows topped at £935 from MG Fell Ltd, Whittington.

Calves and Stirks

The opening sale of 2019 for Calves saw an entry of 73 forward which were easily handled by a busy ring of buyers, in which more could have been sold and vendors are urged to continue to support Lancaster to keep buyers coming forward. Once again, best British Blue bulls sold in excess of the £400 mark topping at £425 and £405 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham with Blue bulls from David & Eileen Wallbank, Over Wyresdale selling to £420. British Blue heifers sold to a top of £390 and £385 from J & G Thornley with David and Eileen Wallbank selling theirs to £380. Native bull calves saw Angus’ sell to a top of £360 and £350 from David and Eileen Wallbank. Month old Limousin bull calves topped at £305 from B & MJ Nelson & Son, Milnthorpe with plenty of other young beef calves easily selling to the early two hundreds.

The black and white trade topped at £105 and £100 from David and Eileen Wallbank with plenty of young rearing black and whites selling around £70 mark.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

British Blue £1330 Walmsley Fold, £1280 Bensons Farm, £1180 Braddup House Farm, £1170 Bensons Farm, £1150 Walmsley Fold. Limousin £1320 Walmsley Fold, £1280 Fell End Farm, £1250 Middle Grange Farm, £1200 Walmsley Fold, £1170 Abbotson Farm. Charolais £1290 Lanthwaite Heights, £1230 Whelpside Farm, £1210 Langthwaite Heights. Aberdeen Angus £1230 North Farm, £1200 Walmsley Fold, £1130 Newsham Hall Farm, £1110 Church Farm, £1090 Overbeck Bungalow. Blonde £1160 The Bungalow, £1070 Low Groves Farm. Hereford £1110 Outerthwaite Farm, King Bank Farm, £970 Carlingwha, £930 King Bank Farm. Simmental £1110 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Friesian £1060 Bensons Farm, £1030 Greenhurst Farm, £1000 Whittingham Lane. Shorthorn £940 Staffords Farm. Montbeliarde £1000 North Farm.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1270 Outerthwaite £1190 Masongill Hall, £1140 Middle Grange Farm, £1130 Masongill Farm, £990 Staffords Farm. Hereford £1210 Middle Grange Farm. Limousin £1130 Fell End Farm, £1070 Cinderbarrow Farm, £1060 Overbeck Bungalow, £1020 Cinderbarrow Farm, £1000 Brown Edge. Charolais £1090 Langthwaite Heights, £1020 Brown Edge, £920 Cinderbarrow Farm. British Blue £1080 High House, £1000 Corney Hill Fam, £970 Friars Moss, £950 Brown Edge.

Store Bull

Blonde £1180 The Bungalow. Aberdeen Angus £1040 Whittingham Lane.

OTM Cow

Aberdeen Angus 179.5 The Barn. Friesian 149.5 Elm Tree Farm, Berryholme, 144.5 Holmescales Farm, 134.5, 124.5 Stubb Place Farm. Limousin 141.5 High House Farm, 124.5 Meadow View, 114.5, 104.5 High Fell Gate. Blonde 139.5, 117.5 Meadow View, 109.5 The Bungalow. Montbeliarde 127.5 White Lund Farm, 111.5 White Lund Farm. Jersey 119.5 Sellerley Farm. Hereford 109.5 The Barn. British Blue 109.5 Borrans Farm. Simmental 94.5 High Fell Gate.

Cast Bull

Limousin 184.5 Downlands Farm. Friesian 107.5 Higher Core, 104.5 Whinney Carr Farm.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £390, £385 Derby Lodge Farm, £380, £350 Tills Farm, £325 Birks Farm. Aberdeen Angus £260 Tills Farm, £125 Birch House Cottage. Limousin £170, £160, £140 Halforth Farm. Hereford £150 Tills Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £425 Derby Lodge, £420 Tills Farm, £405 Derby Lodge Farm, £365 Tills Farm, £305 Newhouse Farm. Aberdeen Angus £360, £350 Tills Farm, £250 Birch House Cottage, £200 Colby Laithes. Simmental £235, £230 Sellerley Farm. Friesian £105, £100 Tills Farm, £88 Netherbeck Barn, £72, £70 Catshaw Hall Farm.

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