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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 15th December

Store Cattle

There was an entry of just shy of 300 Store Cattle for the last Friday sale of the year at Lancaster. A mixed entry of store cattle at the sale today saw quality cattle good to sell and in demand.

The trade topped at £1,420 from two different consignments of cattle, firstly from Barlow Brothers of Croston with an Angus bullock and then Limousin bullock from DE & SM Moorhouse of High House Farm. British Blue bullocks sold to a top of £1,400 from JD & GM Bracken of Greenlands Farm, with plenty of good quality short term bullocks in excess of £1,250. Bulls topped at £1,280 from WR Clark of Barn Hill Farm with British blues. The heifer trade topped at £1,220 for a Limousin from JS & S Atkinson of Sykes Farm. Once again best Black and White bullocks sold in excess of £1,000 topping at £1070 from TE & BM Makinson of Holmgarth.

The next sale of Store cattle at Lancaster will take place on Friday 5th January 2018

OTM Cattle

An entry of 117 cast cows forward today saw all types of cows in strong demand and good to sell. There was an overall market average of 110p/kg with black and white cows selling to an average of 103p/kg. Topping the trade today was OTM heifers selling to 199.5p/kg from JA & J Harper of Capplethwaite Hall with a Limousin, Black and White heifers sold to a top of 154.5p/kg or £1,135 from Gibson and Berry of Low Audlands.

Cast cows sold to a top of 179.5p/kg from M & C Booth of Hartrigg with Simmentals, with Limousin cows from RS & BA Harker of Overthwaite Farm selling to 174.5p/kg. Simmental cows sold to a top of £1,245 from JR Gorst of Dolphinholme House. Black and white cows sold to a top of 154.5p/kg or £1050.99 from P & M Crackles of Mill Farm.

The next sale of Cast cows and over thirty month old cattle at Lancaster will take place on Friday 5th January 2018

Calves and Stirks

A good number of calves forward for this week’s sale especially following on from last week’s Christmas show.

There was a competitive trade with calves selling to a top of £300 for British Blue bulls from JM & MH France & Son of Newhouse Farm, with Angus bull calves to £280 from TM Townley of Knowsley Farm. Montbeliarde bull calves topped at £230 and £220 from JK & B Birkett and Son of White Lund Farm. Weaned black and whites sold to £150 from Sam Wigglesworth of Carnforth with rearing calves topping at £100 from Drinkall Bros of Catshaw Farm.

The next sale of Calves at Lancaster will take place on Friday 5th January 2018

Top Prices

Cast Cows SIMMENTAL: 179.5 Hartrigg; 164.5 139.5 Dolphinholme House; 107.5 Hartrigg. LIMOUSIN: 174.5 159.5 Overthwaite Farm; 124.5 Low Pleasant; 117.5 Barnfield Farm. BELGIAN BLUE: 139.5 111.5 Fell End Farm. FRIESIAN: 154.5 Mill Farm; 139.5 Crook Farm; 129.5 Cinder Barrow; 127.5 Cumming Carr Farm. CHAROLAIS: 129.5 Capplethwaite Hall. MONTBELIARDE: 127.5 Walkers I’th Fields; 124.5 White Lund Farm; 94.5 Lawrence House. SALER: 124.5 Hartrigg. SWEDISH RED & WHITE: 119.5 Lawrence House; 114.5 109.5 Cinder Barrow. HEREFORD: 119.5 Moss View. FLEK: 119.5 White Lund Farm. SHORTHORN: 111.5 Wolfen Hall Estate. MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: 111.5 Village Farm. NORWEGIAN: 89.5 Dale Barns.

Cast Heifers LIMOUSIN: 199.5 Capplethwaite Hall. FRIESIAN: 154.5 Low Audlands; 149.5 Park Farm; 149.5 Sweetings Farm. Cast Steers FRIESIAN: 104.5 Sykes Farm. Cast Bulls LIMOUSIN: 119.5 High Tenement Farm.

Store Bullocks LIMOUSIN: £1420 High House Farm; £1280 Daniel Fold Farm; £1230 Whicham Hall; £1230 Birch Croft; £1150 Foredales Farm. ANGUS: £1420 Littlewood Hall Farm; £1300 High Green; £1200 Littlewood Hall Farm; £1140 Church Farm; £1140 Cragg Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1400 Greenlands Farm; £1370 High Green; £1250 Church Farm; £1230 Foredales Farm; £1140 Barn Hill Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1360 Old Woodhouse; £1260 High Green; £1190 Far Mount Barrow Farm. SHORTHORN: £1280 Old Woodhouse; £1040 Lee End Farm. FLEK: £1170 Cragg Farm. MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: £1120 Littlewood Hall Farm. SALER: £1100 Cock Hall Farm. FRIESIAN: £1070 Holmgarth; £1040 Spital Farm; £960 Yew Tree Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1060 11 Proctors Row. HEREFORD: £1040 Cragg Farm. SWEDISH RED & WHITE: £1020 Cock Hall Farm. BLONDE: £970 Low Groves Farm.

Store Heifers LIMOUSIN: £1220 Sykes Farm; £1100 Moss View; £1070 High House Farm; £1040 Bouthwaite Farm BRITISH BLUE: £1120 High House Farm; £1070 Yew Tree Farm; £1070 New House Farm; £1060 Lee End Farm. ANGUS: £1040 Bouthwaite Farm; £1040 Manor House Farm; £1000 New House Farm; £970 Low House Farm. SHORTHORN: £1040 Bouthwaite Farm. SALER: £1020 Bouthwaite Farm.CHAROLAIS: £1090 Helm Croft; £880 Cobble Hey Farm. SIMMENTAL: £990 Rowell Farm. HEREFORD: £900 Corney Hill Farm; £870 Sykes Farm; £840 Old Hall Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £920 Cumming Carr Farm.

Store Bulls BRITISH BLUE: £1280 Barn Hill Farm. ANGUS: £960 Cumming Carr Farm; £890 Eskew Beck. FRIESIAN: £900 Cumming Carr Farm

Heifer Calf ANGUS: £185 £130 Tills Farm. SIMMENTAL: £150 £145 Sellerley Farm. Bull Calf BRITISH BLUE: £300 New House Farm; £175 Ninezergh. ANGUS: £280 £250 Knowsley Farm; £270 Tills Farm. SIMMENTAL: £250 £240 Sellerley Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £230 £220 White Lund Farm.HEREFORD: £200 £150 Barrow Greaves Farm. LIMOUSIN: £115 Ninezergh. FRIESIAN: £100 Catshaw Hall Farm; £85 £80 Tills Farm.

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