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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 6th October

Store Cattle

There was a catalogued entry 455 Store Cattle for the weekly sale at Lancaster. The short keep, well-fleshed cattle continue to sell well and be in strong demand with leaner, longer keep type of cattle and cattle showing signs of a wet autumn sold to a slightly easier trade as seen nationwide.

The sale topped at £1330 for a British Blue Bullock from J & O Galbraith of Endmoor.

Native Cattle continue to sell well with Aberdeen Angus Bullocks selling to £1290 from RJ Cardwell Ltd of Preston and Hereford Bullocks sold to £1200. Hereford Heifers sold to £1200 for a Hereford from JA Salthouse & Son of Preston with a pen of four Aberdeen Angus Heifers selling to £1130.

Big fit black and whites continue to sell to a good trade in comparison to other cattle.

OTM Cattle

There was a bumper entry 157 cast cows forward, the trade, for the time of year, was to be expected, but all were eagerly bid for.

There was a good trade throughout the sale for all specification of cows, especially for the number that is on offer, with more cows expected to come out with many farmers worried about forage.

The Cast Cows were topped at 164.5p/kg from G & P Middleton of Garsdale for a Limousin which also made the top price per head selling to £1069.25.

Cast Heifers sold to 149.5p/kg for a Limousin from H & A Stephenson of Tunstall.

Vendors are advised to continue forwarding cast cows at Lancaster and take advantage of this trade at the moment.

Calves and Stirks

The weekly sale of Calves and Stirks saw another strong entry just short of 70 forward, once again, selling to strong demand. The trade for calves remains strong, especially with the current store cattle trade slightly easier.
Topping the Angus Bull calf trade was J & M Sanderson of Pasture Barn selling to £365 and £350. British Blue bull calves this week topped at £375 also from J & M Sanderson with JM & MH France and Son of Newhouse Farm selling to £345.

Heifers this week topped at £290 from J & M Sanderson with British Blues and £275 for two week old blue heifers from JR Pye of Hatters Farm.

A selection of Weaners and Stirks in the market today saw them sell to a top of £620 for yearling British Blue heifers from ML & SM Dobson of Espford with five month old British blue bullocks from the same home selling to £495. Weanling calves from JR Newsham of Sellerley Farm sold to £420 for British Blue bulls, £395 for British Blue Heifers and Hereford Heifers to £390.

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCKS

BRITISH BLUE: £1330 Endmoor Farm; £1300 Abrahams Farm; £1270 Shorrocks Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1290 Croft House; £1260 Beaumont Gate; £1200 Upp Hall. CHAROLAIS: £1290 Low Barrows Green. BLONDE: £1270 Mount Pleasant. LIMOUSIN: £1230 North Farm; £1220 High Green; £1210 Fellside Farm. SOUTH DEVON: £1220 North Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1200 North Farm. HEREFORD: £1200 184 Kirkham Road; £1170 Toulbrick Farm; £1050 Squires Gate Farm. SHORTHORN: £1170 Squires Gate Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1110 New Ridge Farm; £1040 Thornton Barn Farm.

STORE HEIFERS

BRITISH BLUE: £1310 Greenlands Farm; £1300 Abrahams Farm; £1180 Windy Hill Farm. HEREFORD: £1200 Wilson House Farm; £1110 Windy Hill Farm; £1050 Raw Head. LIMOUSIN: £1140 New House Farm; £1070 Beaumont Gate; £970 Endmoor Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1130 Raw End Farm; £1130 Ivy Barn; £1080 Beaumont Gate. CHAROLAIS: £1090 Crooklands Farm; £1050 Toulbrick Farm; £960 Rash Mill. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1080 Intack Farm.

CAST COWS 

LIMOUSIN: 164.5 Low House; 134.5 Croft Foot Farm; 109.5 Low House. FRIESIAN: 159.5 Derby Lodge Farm; 141.5 Sweetings Farm; 139.5 Elm Tree Farm. SIMMENTAL: 149.5 Bank House Farm; 117.5 Kate Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 134.5 Steel Croft. HEREFORD: 124.5 Croft Foot Farm. NORRWEGIAN: 129.5 Holme Head. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: 127.5 Eskew Beck; 124.5 Beaumont Grange Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 124.5 Walkers I’th Fields; 111.5 Holme Head. MONTBELLIARDE: 121.5 Holme Head; 117.5 Lane House; 114.5 White Lund Farm. CHAROLAIS: 117.5 Brown Edge. BRITISH BLUE: 109.5 Bank House Farm. JERSEY: 109.5 Bank End Farm. SHORTHORN: 101.5 School House.

CAST HEIFERS

LIMOUSIN: 149.5 Barnfield Farm; 134.5 Green Dragon Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 129.5 Beaumont Grange Farm. HEREFORD: 119.5 Manor House Farm.

CAST STEER

BRITISH BLUE: 139.5 Green Close.

CAST BULL

STABILISER: £1180 Kit Crag. SIMMENTAL: 129.5 Tottlebank. FRIESIAN: 114.5 Barnfield Farm.

HEIFER CALF 

BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £290 Pasture Barn Farm; £275 Hatters Farm; £255 School House. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £265 Tills Farm. HEREFORD: £230 Catshaw Hall Farm. SIMMENTAL: £190 Sellerley Farm. FRIESIAN: £72 Tunstall Hall.

BULL CALF

BRITISH BLUE: £375 Pasture Barn Farm; £345 Newhouse Farm; £265 School House. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £365 Pasture Barn Farm. SIMMENTAL: £250 Sellerley Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £200 Sellerley Farm. SHORTHORN: £125 Hatters Farm. FRIESIAN: £105 Tills Farm; £100 Catshaw Hall Farm.

BULL STIRK 

BRITISH BLUE: £420 Sellerley Farm. SIMMENTAL: £375 Sellerley Farm.

HEIFER STIRK

BRITISH BLUE: £620 Espford Farm; £395 Sellerley Farm. HEREFORD: £390; £300; Sellerley Farm.

BULLOCK STIRK 

BRITISH BLUE: £495 Espford Farm.

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