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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 15th March

Store Cattle

There was 200 store cattle forward this week that sold to a better trade than expected. Leading the way this week was GH Speak, Eccleston selling Angus bullocks to £1220. This was closely followed by heifers selling to £1210 for Charolais from JA & LR Wilson, Millom and Limousins from S Kellet & Sons, Pilling. The £1200 mark was achieved numerous times with British Blue steers from R & DM Rossall & Son, Pilling, M Shepherd & Son, Pilling and also for Angus Steers from S Kellet & Son, Pilling. There was plenty of cattle selling in the £1100 mark. All bullocks forward this week averaged £1006.

There are more buyers in the market now looking for cattle they can graze this summer.

OTM Cattle

The weekly sale of Cast Cows had an entry of 74 forward in which all types have been a sharper trade with an overall market average 117p/kg. Leading the way this week was Simmental OTM Heifers from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet. OTM Bullocks sold to 174.5p/kg or £1097 from British Blues from JT & U Garth, Ellel. Young beef cows sold to 164.5p/kg and 161.5p/kg for Limousins. Older beef cows saw South Devons sell to 154.5p/kg from Lucas Breeding, with Limousin cows selling to the same price from T & S Blades, Arkholme. Beef cows sold to a top of £1181 per head for Herefords from EW & A Bradshaw, Stalmine.

Dairy cattle saw OTM Heifers sell to 149.5p/kg for Black and whites from CG Birkett, Carnforth with young Friesian cows selling 139.5p/kg from JR Handley, Milnthorpe. Plenty of well-fleshed dairy cows sold between 117.5p/kg and 121.5p/kg. Top price dairy cow per head was a Fleckvieh selling to £1157 from EW & RM Towers, Hornby with black and white cows selling to £983 from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall.

Cast Bulls sold to a top of 159.5p/kg or £1716 for Limousins from EJ Ward & Sons.

Calves and Stirks

Lancaster hit a century today in the calf and stirk ring with an entry of exactly 100 forward. Leading the way with the calves was J & G Thornley, Rossacre, selling British Blue bulls to £425, £405 and £395. This was closely followed by Wallbank Farms selling British Blue bulls to £375 and £335 with Angus bull calves from the same home selling to £315. All British Blue bull calves sold to an average of £348. Heifer calves saw British Blues sell to a top of £290 from J & G Thornley with Limousin heifers selling to £240 from WN & D Smith & Son, Cockerham.

Weaned black and white bull calves sold to £138 and £130 from J & M Kitching, Brookhouse. Younger black and white calves on milk sold to £105 from CG Birkett, Carnforth and £88 from RH & RA Fawcett, Burton. Plenty of black and white bull calves in the seventies and eighties. Black and white calves sold to an average £63 more than other local centres.

A few bull stirks on offer this week saw five month old British Blues sell to £505 from RE & P Miller, Barnacre with Angus’ selling to £420 from IT Richardson, Catforth.

Top Prices

Store Bullock

Aberdeen Angus £1220 Billinge Hall Farm, £1200 Pilling Hall, £1180 Ellers Farm, £1140 Billinge Hall Farm, New Ridge Farm. British Blue £1200 Abrahams Farm, Pasture House Farm, £1180 Abbotson Farm, £1130 Masongill Farm, £1120 Greenbank Farm. Limousin £1180 Dunningwell Farm, £1170 Lentworth Farm, Ellers Farm, £1140 Dunningwell Farm, Ellers Farm. Hereford £1180 New Parkside Farm, £1160 Middle Grange Farm, £1120 Wyre Farm, £1090 Mill House Farm, £1050 Rowell Farm. Friesian £1180, £980, £970 Trapp Farm. Charolais £1020 Trapp Farm. Simmental £1140 Sykes Fold Farm. Fleckvieh £1100 Trapp Farm.

Store Heifer

Charolais £1210 Dunningwell Farm, £1150 Higher Knowehill, £1050 The Old Stable. Limousin £1210 Pilling Hall, £1040 Cracalt Farm, Dunningwell, Cracalt. British Blue £1140 Abrahams Farm, £1040 Lower Swainhead Farm, £1030 Roseacre Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1120 New Parkside Farm, £1080 Rowell Farm, £1000 Pasture House Farm, £960 Knowsley Farm, £930 Thorns Farm. Hereford £1040, £980 Rowell Farm, £980 Windy Hill Farm. Friesian £870 Greenhurst Farm.

OTM Cow

Limousin 164.5 Trapp Farm, 161.5 Farleton House, 154.5 Hill Top Farm, 134.5 Adlington Hall Farm. South Devon 154.5, 144.5, 134.5, 114.5 Adlington Hall Farm. Hereford 141.5, 139.5 The Old Stable. Friesian 139.5 College Green, 129.5 Birkland Barrow, Tunstall Hall, 121.5 Richmond Hall, Tills Farm. Bazadaise 139.5 The Old Stable. Fleckvieh 137.5, 131.5 Holme Head. British Blue 134.5 Hill Top Farm. Montbeliarde 127.5, 117.5, 114.5, 104.5 White Lund Farm. Continental 124.5 Poole Bank Farm. Simmental 121.5 Mitchelland Farm Bungalow.

OTM Heifer

Simmental 194.5 Intack Farm. Friesian 149.5 Netherbeck Barn, 134.5 White Lund Farm. Limousin 127.5 Green Dragon Farm.

Cast Steer

British Blue 174.5 Higher Knowehill. Friesian 159.5 Higher Knowehill.

Cast Bull

Limousin 159.5 Intack Farm.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £290 Derby Lodge Farm, £202 North Farm, £200, £180 Norbreck Farm. Limousin £240 Cocker House Farm, £205 Whinney Carr Farm. Aberdeen Angus £135 Tills Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £425, £405, £395 Derby Lodge Farm, £375, £335 Tills Farm. Limousin £395 Moor Cock Hall Farm, £200 Whinney Carr. Aberdeen Angus £315 Tills Farm. Hereford £190, £160 Birkland Barrow, £145 Norbreck. Friesian £138, £130 Moor Cock Hall Farm.

Bull Stirk

British Blue £505 Lower Lingart. Aberdeen Angus £420 West View Barn. Friesian £205 West View Farm.

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