There was another large entry of Store Cattle for the time of year today, which is great to see at Lancaster, fulfilling the requirements of a busy ringside of buyers. All specification of cattle sold to a sharper trade with today’s trade topped by D & NS Alderson, High Green selling Charolais Bullocks to £1460. Limousins twice topped at £1330 from DE & SM Moorhosue, High House and BN Greenwood, Daniel Fold Farm. There was a dozen cattle that sold for £1300 or more.
As always at Lacnaster, native bred cattle were in strong demand, with Angus bullocks topping at £1330 from L Parsons & Sons, Low Levens. A pen of three Hereford bullocks topped at £1240 from R Escolme of Ivy Barn.
Heifers sold to a top of £1160, twice, firstly for Charolais from R & C Parkinson of Hambleton and secondly for Limousins from JD & GM Bracken of Greenlands Farm.
Black and white bullocks topped at £1110 and £1080 from R & E Ladds, Benson Hall Farm with yearling black and white bullocks selling £500 from RW Bainbridge & Son of Outfield Farm.
All sizes and ages of cattle are in demand at Lancaster.
Once again, another big entry of Cast cows forward at Lancaster saw 145 sell to another brisk trade with the entry being mainly made up of plain dairy parlour cows.
Cast Bullocks and Heifers continue to be in plenty of demand at Lancaster with Angus Heifers topping at 184.5p/kg from P & A Bell, Village Farm. Beef cows sold to a top of 159.5p/kg for British Blues from Ballacutchel Farms who also sold Limousin cows to 151.5p/kg. Best beef were regularly selling in the 140p/kg mark. Heavy beef cows sold to a top of £1202 from JL & LM Clarke of Beckside with Dairy cows topping at £1165 for Fleckvieh from EW & RM Towers of Holme Head with Black and White cows topping at £1052 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel.
An overall market average of 113p/kg was achieved with dairy cows selling to a market average of 105p/kg.
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Calves and Stirks
There was a similar entry of 40 calves and stirks forward this week, with the majority of the calves being beef bred, all of which were eagerly bid for, selling to a very competitive trade with many saying the trade was outdoing many local auction centres.
Topping the trade today was the Cornthwaite Family of Moors Farm, selling British Blues selling to a top of £390 for a bull and heifers sold to £310. Herefords from the same good home sold to £330. Good conformation beef calves were regularly selling in the £300 and younger beef calves selling in the mid to late two hundreds. All British Blue Bull calves sold to a market average of £305.
Once again, a competitive black and white trade at Lancaster saw best rearing types sell in excess of £100, topping at £120 from David and Elieen Wallbank, Tills Farm, with Colin Birkett selling calves to £118, twice. There was more interest in little bobby calves today which saw them selling either side of the £30 mark. All black and whites forward sold to a market average of £65.
Just a handful of Angus Steer stirks in the market today, being 5 month old sucklers, sold to £500 from K & A Nicholson of Applegarth.