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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 3rd May

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of store cattle, once again, had a strong trade for ages and types. Topping the market this week was R & E Ladds, Kendal selling to Limousin steers to £1330 this closely followed by a consignment from GR Bargh & Co, Caton who sold Limousin and Charolais to £1320 with Limousins to £1300 and Blondes to £1260. British Blues sold to a top of £1290 and £1280 from H & JA Gorst, Caldervale. Angus bullocks sold to a top of £1240 from J Tattersall, Leyland. Plenty of pens of Steers sold easily in excess of the twelve hundred pound mark. The consignment from AG Riley, Nether Kellet saw Limousin heifers sell to £1240 and £1170. Charolais heifers sold to £1200 from WA Hodgson, Whinfell with Limousins to £1190 from JG & BJ Escolme, Killington. Angus heifers topped at £1160 from J Tattersall, Leyland. Black and whites sold to a top of £1040 this week from R & E Ladds with others selling to £1020 from the same home. Also achieving £1020 was L Parsons & Sons, Levens.

All steers forward averaged £1018.

OTM Cattle

The weekly sale of Cast Cows had an entry of over of over a hundred forward selling to a good trade as per usual at Lancaster. Leading the way this week was Charolais Cast Steers from G, GU & D Swarbrick, Grange-Over-Sands selling to 179.5p/kg. Black and white cast steers topped at 171.5p/kg from JT & U Garth, Ellel with black and white heifers selling to 169.5p/kg or £1139 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel. Beef cows twice sold to a top of 154.5p/kg for Limousins from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton and Simmentals from E Rossall, Preesall. Dairy cows saw young Friesians sell to 144.5p/kg from KE Robinson, Farleton with 13 year old Montbeliarde cows selling to 141.5p/kg or £1018 from RW & CM Lawrenson, Winmarghleigh. Plenty of good, fit dairy cows were selling in excess of 130p/kg. There was an overall market average of 124p/kg. All black and white cows averaged 118p/kg.

Calves and Stirks

There were a better number of calves on offer this week which saw all types in strong demand. The consignment of British Blue calves from J & G Thornley, Kirkham sold saw bulls sell to £445 and £425, twice with heifers selling to £375 and £370. Limousin bull calves sold to top of £395 and £375 from JM Capstick, Ashton-with-Stodday. Native calves sold to a top of £300 for Angus bulls from Wallbank Farms with other Angus bulls selling to £290 from WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham and a Hereford bull calf sold to £280 from Wallbank Farms. There was a strong trade for good quality for black and white bull calves topping at £170 from J & G Thornley and a consignment from CG Birkett, Carnforth sold to £100 three times. GH Sanderson & Family, Catforth sold black and whites tot £98 and WN & D Smith & Sons sold to £92 and £82. All Friesian bull calves averaged £61.80.

Don’t forget that next week includes the May mid-month sale of Stirks which has an entry of 84 so far with entries still welcome for the catalogue which closes on Monday 6th May.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Limousin £1330 Benson Hall, £1320, £1300 Rye Close, £1250 Benson Hall, £1240 Intack Farm. Charolais £1320 Rye Close, £1160, £1120, £1040 Kate Farm. British Blue £1290, £1280 Shaws Farm, £1190 Gibraltar Farm, £1160 Pasture House Farm, £1140 Gibraltar Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1240 Snub Snape Farm, £1200 Low Levens, £1150 Morecambe Road, £1140 Isle of Skye Farm, £1120 Staffords Farm. Hereford £1160 Hill Farm, £1130 Rowell Farm, £1120 Kate Farm, £1040 Betts Farm, £1000 Holmefields. Stabiliser £1120 Millbeck. Simmental £1040 Park House Far, £960 Crook Farm. Friesian £1040 Benson Hall, £1020 Low Levens, Benson Hall, £970 Downlands Farm, £940 Stubbins Farm.

Store Heifer

Limousin £1240 Westfield Farm, £1190 Low Stanger Thwaite, £1170, £1140, £1120 Westfield Farm. Charolais £1200, £1160 Whelpside, £1100 Rowell Farm, £1030 Rye Close. Aberdeen Angus £1160 Snub Snape Farm, £1040 Butler Arms Farm, £1000 Raw Head, £980 Low Stanger Thwaite. British Blue £1150 Gibraltar, £1100 Park House Farm, £1090 Barnfield Farm, £1080 Windy Hill Farm, £1060 Stubbins Farm. Blonde £1060 Hudsbrook Farm. Friesian £1000 Butler Arms Farm. Simmental £980 Park House Farm. Stabiliser £980 Park House Farm. Hereford £960 Moss View, Bellart Howe.

OTM Cow

British Blue 149.5 Low Groves Farm, 147.5, 139.5 Brookside, 129.5 Thornham Fold Farm, 127.5 Brookside. Limousin 154.5 Downlands Farm, 147.5 Brow Head, 141.5 Sunny Bank Farm, 137.5 Sykes Fold Farm. Hereford 144.5, 139.5 Moss View. Friesian 144.5 Kiln Hall, 139.5 Downlands Farm, 134.5 Mealbank Farm, 131.5 Pasture Barn Farm. Montbeliarde 141.5, 139.5 Cumming Carr Farm, 127.5 Yeat House. Charolais 137.5 Thornham Fold Farm. Swedish Red & White 134.5 White Lund Farm, 131.5 Hillam Lane Farm, 107.5 White Lund Farm. Aberdeen Angus 131.5 Hillam Lane Farm, 129.5 Low Groves Farm, Whinney Garth Farm. Shothorn 121.5 Cracktrees. Blonde 114.5 Farleton House.

OTM Heifer

Friesian 169.5 Walkers I’th Fields, 159.5 Myers Farm, 109.5 Westfield House Farm.

Cast Steer

Charolais 179.5 Kate Farm. Friesian 171.5, 167.5 Higher Knowehill, 164.5, 144.5 Nutstile Farm. White Park 117.5 Whinney Garth.

Cast Bull

Hereford 124.5 Tills Farm. Friesian 109.5 Bannister Farm.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £375, £370, £325 Derby Lodge Farm, £310 Blackleach House Farm. Aberdeen Angus £185 Cocker House Farm, £180 Catshaw Hall Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £445, £425 Derby Lodge Farm. Limousin £395, £375 Brantbeck Farm. Aberdeen Angus £300 Tills Farm, £290 Cocker House Farm. Hereford £280 Tills Farm. Friesian £170 Derby Lodge Farm, £100 Netherbeck Barn, £98 Blackleach House Farm.

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