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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 20th October

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle at Lancaster saw another catalogued entry of over 400. This week’s trade saw meaty and quality type cattle sell to a sharper trade with all other cattle harder to place. Topping today’s sale at £1400 was MS Dugdale & Son of Tewitfield for a pair of Limousin Bullocks.

Native Cattle saw Hereford Bullocks sell to £1290 from A & E Clarkson and Son Ltd of Thurnham with Aberdeen Angus Bullocks sold to £1260 from JD & GM Bracken of Garstang.

Store Heifers sold to £1150 for a pair of Aberdeen Angus Heifers, again, from JD & GM Bracken.

Vendors are advised that the gates are open from 7 am and requested to get cattle forward as early as possible with fully completed paperwork to avoid queues.

OTM Cattle

A larger entry of Cast Cows forward this week with an entry of 124 forward. This week saw a mixed show of cows with Continental cows selling to a sharper trade and all others selling to a similar trade to the previous week. An overall market average of 111.49p/kg was achieved.

Best Beef Cows sold to 171.5p/kg from T Atkinson of Ulverston with the top price per head from JE & AC Clarke & Son of Melling selling a British Blue Cow to £1124.48.
OTM Heifers sold to 191.5p/kg from P & A Bell of Preston for a Aberdeen Angus.

A few Cast Bulls in the market today saw an Aberdeen Angus from JH Atkinson & Partners of Selside sell to 139.5p/kg, selling to the top price per head was SW & K Metcalfe, again, with an Aberdeen Angus selling to £1315.61

Calves & Stirks

The weekly sale of Calves saw a smaller entry forward this week. Good quality beef calves continue to be good to sell with young and plainer types harder to place.

Leading today’s Calf trade was a British Blue Bull Calf from Cornthwaite Moors Ltd of Poulton Le Fylde selling to £345.

Native Calves continue to sell well with Aberdeen Angus Bull Calves, again, from Cornthwaite Moors Ltd sell to £280. Hereford Heifer Calves sold to £310 from J & G Thornley of Poulton Le Fylde.

A run of British Blue Heifer Calves from Cornthwaite Moors sold to £290 with others at £260.

Best types of rearing calves were noticeably up on the week and desperately required next week to meet demand for new buyers looking to purchase fit rearing calves between 3 and 6 weeks old.

Friesian Bull Calves sold to £160 from J Bargh & Son of Heaton with Oxcliffe with others selling to £152 from Wallbank Farms of Over Wyresdale.

Just a dozen Stirks in today sold well considering the forage situation. Six month old Aberdeen Angus Steers sold to £450 from PS & H Eckersley of Preston.

Don’t forget Stirk sale next Friday. Entries for catalogue close Monday 23rd. For more information contact Ian Atkinson on 07766521472

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCKS

LIMOUSIN: £1400 Tewitfield Farm; £1230 Ghyll Beck Farm; £1220 Gibraltar Farm. HEREFORD: £1290 Cock Hall Farm; £1210 Raw Head. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1260 Greenlands Farm; £1260 Moss House Farm; £1250 Sowerby Lodge. SIMMENTAL: £1200 Moss Cottage; £114o High Fell Gate; £1060 Gibraltar Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1200 Moss Cottage; £1180 Cock Hall Farm; £1100 Long Streets Farm. MONTBELLIARDE: £1080 North Farm; £1050 Church Farm. FLECKVIEH: £1060 Scotch Green Farm; £1050 Old Glasson. SHORTHORN: £1000 Manor House Farm. FRIESIAN: £950 North Farm; £900 Gibraltar Farm.

STORE HEIFERS

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1150 Greenlands Farm; £1060 Newsham Hall Farm; £1050 Sowerby Lodge. BRITISH BLUE: £1120 Pasture House Farm; £1120 Middlebarrow Plain; £1040 Town House. LIMOUSIN: £1050 Greenwood Drive; £920 Abbotsons Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1030 Endmoor Farm; £940 Crooklands Farm.

CAST COWS 

BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: 171.5 Meadow View. BRITISH BLUE: 169.5 Cringleber; 161.5 Farleton House. LIMOUSIN: 161.5 Cringleber; 141.5 Red Scar; 134.5 Mireside Farm. FRIESIAN: 159.5 Park House; 127.5 Chapel House; 121.5 Barnfield Farm. CHAROLAIS: 141.5 Cringleber. HEREFORD: 134.5 Cringleber. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 139.5 Cringleber; 134.5 Ivy Farm; 134.5 Bank Ground. NORWEGIAN: 119.5 Holme Head. MONTBELLIARDE: 117.5 White Lund Farm; 114.5 Ghyll Farm; 104.5 Lane House. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 115.5 Holme Head.

OTM HEIFER

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 191.5 Village Farm.

CAST STEER 

FRIESIAN: 167.5 Higher Knowehill; 137.5 Lane Head Farm. WHITE PARK: 159.5 Carr House Farm.

CAST BULL

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 139.5 Mosergh Farm; 134.5 Hallbeck; 114.5 Holme House. HEREFORD: 137.5 Stonehead. LIMOUSIN: 131.5 Mireside Farm.

HEIFER CALF

BRITISH BLUE: £290 Moors Farm; £190 Belmont Farm; £155 North Farm. HEREFORD: £210 Derby Lodge Farm; £195 Moors Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £200 Moors Farm; £195 Tills Farm. SIMMENTAL: £155 Sellerley Farm.

BULL CALF 

BRITISH BLUE: £345 Moors Farm; £330 Derby Lodge Farm; £200 Belmont Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £280 Moors Farm. SIMMENTAL: £225 Sellerley Farm. FRESIAN: £160 North Farm; £152 Tills Farm; £115 Derby Lodge Farm.

BULL STIRK 

FRIESIAN: £155 Cautley Farm.

BULLOCK STIRK

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £450 Higher Brundhurst Farm.

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