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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 22nd September

Store Cattle

Another large catalogued entry of 473 Cattle was forward for the Annual Show and Sale of Store Bullocks. The sale saw a mixed show of cattle forward with quality and meaty cattle selling to a premium.

This morning’s show of pens of 4 Continental Bullocks was kindly judged by Barry Dunkley of Ripon. The Champion pen was awarded to Stuart and Joan Cornthwaite, Lane House for a pen of Limousin Bullocks selling to £1300. Second Prize also was also awarded to Stuart and Joan Cornthwaite for a mixed pen of Limousin and Blonde Bullocks selling to £1380. Third prize was awarded to RG & H Preece, Thornbush selling a pen of Limousin Bullocks to £980.

Topping today’s trade was Barlow Bros of Ridley selling an Aberdeen Angus Bullock to £1560 with the sale seeing thirty one Bullocks forward today selling above £1300.

Heifers sold to a top of £1240 from M Archer & Son Ltd of Bolton-le-Sands for an Aberdeen Angus.

Cast Cows

The Cast cow ring, once again, saw a large entry of 142 Cast Cows, with a lot of weathered and plain cattle forward.

Cast Cows sold to a top of 164.5p/kg for a Charolais Cow from Ballacutchel Farms Ltd, Isle of Man.

The top overall price was for a Cast Limousin Bull selling to £1199.35 also from Ballacutchel Farms, Isle of Man.

OTM Heifers sold to a top of 167.5p/kg from J Bargh & Son of Heaton with Oxcliffe, with all Black and White Heifers selling to an overall average of 128p/kg.

Overall all cast cows forward sold to an average of 114.48p/kg which is in line and above with other local centres.

Calves

The calf ring saw an entry of 39 forward with a plainer show of Calves forward. There was a shortage of was seen this week due to other sales being held locally.

The trade topped at £310 from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale for a British Blue Bull Calf.

Heifer Calves sold to a top of £300 for a British Blue from J & G Thornley Ltd of Roseacre.

Next week’s Calf sale also includes the Monthly Sale of Stirks, entries close for the Catalogue on Monday 25th September with others welcome on sale day.

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCKS

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1560 Littlewood Hall Farm; £1430 Lane House Farm; £1300 Scotch Green Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1420 Scotch Green Farm; £1380 Lane House Farm; £1270 The Old Stable. LIMOUSIN: £1410 Dunningwell Farm; £1400 Lane House Farm; £1240 Woodford Road. BLONDE: £1400 Lane House Farm; £1170 Woodford Road. SIMMENTAL: £1400 Littlewood Hall Farm; £1240 Lane House Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1400 Langthwaite Heights; £1210 Russels Farm; £1150 Lane House Farm. BAZADAISE: £1230 Yarslber; £1100 The Old Stable. MONTBELIARDE: £1230 Lane House Farm; £1040 Fanny House Farm. HEREFORD: £1070 Village Farm; £1010 Hall Bank; £920 Trapp Farm. FRIESIAN: £1010 Low Levens; £1010 Daniel Fold Farm.

STORE HEIFERS

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1240 Redbank Farm; £1090 Forton Bank Farm; £1030 Croppers Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1190 Higher Broadwood Farm. HEREFORD: £1080 Low Levens; £1050 Raw Head; £930 Yew Tree Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1070 Higher Broadwood Farm; £1050 Dunningwell Farm; £1010 Millom Castle. BRB: £1040 Beckside Farm; £1020 Springfield House; £960 Ivy Farm. SALER: £1020 Beckside Farm. SIMMENTAL : £1010 Beckside Farm; £970 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd.

CAST COWS

CHAROLAIS: 164.5 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. FRIESIAN: 161.5 Docker Hall; 149.5 College Green; 139.5 Throstle Nest Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 159.5 Beck House; 129.5 Oak Head Farm. LIMOUSIN: 151.5 Hall Croft Barn; 149.5 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd; 124.5 Cooper House; 124.5 Hall Croft Barn. SIMMENTAL: 144.5 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd; 134.5 Cooper House; 131.5 Throstle Nest Farm. FLECKVIEH: 141.5 Throstle Nest Farm. HEREFORD: 134.5 Croft Foot Farm; 119.5 Cooper House; 104.5 Beck House. MONTBELIARDE: 127.5 White Lund Far. BROWN SWISS: 127.5 Throstle Nest Farm.ABERDEEN ANGUS: 124.5 Intack Farm; 127.5 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd; 114.5 Cooper House. AYRSHIRE: 124.5 Spital Farm. SHORTHORN: 121.5 Lane House. CONTINENTAL: 101.5 Throstle Nest Farm.

OTM HEIFERS

FRIESIAN: 167.5 North Farm; 149.5 Deerslet Farm; 129.5 Cautley Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 114.5 Richmond Hall.

OTM STEERS

SOUTH DEVON: 174.5 Braida Garth. CHAROLAIS: 139.5 Braida Garth. FRIESIAN: 164.5 Low Deepslack.

CAST BULL

LIMOUSIN: 144.5 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 114.5 Greenalls Farm. SIMMENTAL: 107.5 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. FRIESIAN: 94.5 Swindon Manor.

HEIFER CALF 

BRITISH BLUE: £300 Derby Lodge. HEREFORD: £200 Derby Lodge Farm; £170 Knowsley Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £180 Derby Lodge Farm; £180 Tills Farm; £140 Far Lodge.

BULL CALF 

BRITISH BLUE: £310 Tills Farm; £140 Far Lodge. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £280 Tills Farm. FRIESIAN: £65 Lawsons Farm.

HEIFER STIRK

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £270 Bannister Farm

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