The weekly sale of Store Cattle, once again, had an entry in excess of 300 forward, selling to a decent trade and it was good to see one or two buyers returning round the ring. Well-fleshed cattle and stylish well-bred cattle always sell to a premium at Lancaster with a larger quantity of Black and Whites forward today meeting plenty of demand.
Fifteen Cattle sold in excess of £1400 topping twice at £1520, firstly by a British Blue Bullock from MS Dugdale & Sons of Tewitfield and then a pen of Aberdeen Angus and Limousin Bullocks from T & M Halhead of Priest Hutton.
A pen of Charolais Bullocks from RH Dodgson of Burton in Lonsdale sold to £1490. Vendors are, once again, reminded that buyers like to purchase cattle batched in larger groups.
Heifers sold to £1380 for Simmentals from KG & LM Park of Witherslack. Nearly 20% of the Cattle sold in excess of £1200 today. A pen of five Black and White Bullocks sold to a top of £1070
There was a larger entry of Cast Cows forward this week, with 92 forward selling to an overall market average of 121p/kg.
OTM Heifers continue to sell well at Lancaster with heifers topping at 194.5p/kg or £1137 for Herefords from P & A Bell of Pilling. Black and White OTM Heifers sold to 171.5p/kg and 164.5p/kg from E & N Wright and Sons of Roeburndale East with other Black and White Heifers from B Butterfield & Son of Burton in Kendal sold to 169.5p/kg of £1074.
Beef Cows sold to a top of 179.5p/kg from JA & J Harper of Killington with Limousin Cows.
Black and White cows sold to a top of 144.5p/kg or £1353 from AW & AM Park & Sons of Ellel.
There was 40 Calves for the Weekly Calf Sale at Lancaster this week selling to a top price of £370 twice, firstly for Aberdeen Angus Bull Calves from David & Eileen Wallbank of Over Wyresdale and secondly by J & G Thornley Ltd, Roseacre with a British Blue Bull.
Aberdeen Angus Bulls sold to £360 and Hereford Bulls £355. J & R Newsham and Son of Conder Green sold 16 days Simmental Bull Calves to £300.
Black and White Bull Calves sold to a top of £130 and £115 from D & E Wallbank of Over Wyresdale with Drinkall Bros of Over Wyresdale selling to £115 and WN & S Smith & Sons of Cockerham achieved £115 and £120. All Black and Whites forward sold to a market average of £84
The second sale of breeding sheep and breeding rams at Lancaster took place on Friday 1st September. Gimmer shearlings sold to a top of £148 for Texel x Beltex from S & SE Capstick of Warton with Texel x mules shearlings from EI, EA & TW Wilson of Flookburgh selling to £135 and mules selling to £130 twice. Mule one crop ewes sold to £125 and £120 from PD Anderton of Scorton with aged Texel ewes selling to £98 from A & J Rhodes of Ellel. Just a small handful of breeding rams forward saw Beltex x Texel tups shearlings sell to £200 and rams lambs to £150 from S & SE Capstick of Warton.