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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 13th April

Store Cattle

Great to have well over 300 cattle entered again this week selling to a continued strong trade where more could have easily been sold to a busy ringside of buyers. All types of cattle were a good trade for the mixed entry forward in terms of quality including yearling cattle, as buyers now look for grazing cattle. Topping the trade this week was British Blue steers from JD Helme of Pilling selling to £1,470 with Limousin bullocks to £1,390 and Simmentals to £1,300 all from the same home. Also achieving £1300 or more was Limousin bullocks from AT Burrow & Son of Hornby selling to £1320 and British Blues £1300 from CG Birkett of Carnforth. Angus bullocks topped at £1260, twice, from Barlow Bros of Croston and JA & LR Wilson of Millom. Angus heifers sold to £1140 from JD & GM Bracken of Garstang.

The next sale of Store cattle at Lancaster will take place on Friday 20th April 2018, Entries to the Office by 2pm Monday

OTM Cattle

There was another entry of over 100 Cast cows and OTMs forward today meeting plenty of demand from purchasers selling to a continued strong trade. There was an overall market average of 128p/kg achieved. Beef OTM heifers topped at 179.5p/kg for a Blonde from SA Hill of Slyne with black and white heifers selling to 167.5p/kg from AT Burrow and Son of Hornby or £1,130 from J & M Maudsley and Son of Kendal. Cows topped at 159.5p/kg for Montbeliardes from WR & CM Lawrenson of Winmarleigh with best black and whites cows selling in the 140p/kg mark. 20% of the cast cows and OTM cattle today sold in excess of the £1000 per head mark topping at £1,327 for Holstein Friesian bulls from GB & EA Metcalfe and Son of Kirkby Lonsdale weighing 1154kg. Angus cows topped at £1,290 from JE & AC Clarke and Son of Melling. Black and white cows sold to a top of £1,192 from R & V Walmsley of Cockerham.

Calves and Stirks

A larger entry of calves, again, this week with 68 selling to another strong trade with all types in strong demand and eagerly bid for, more could have been sold to the advantage of the vendor. British Blue bulls sold to a top of £390 from AW & AM Park and Sons of Ellel with heifers selling to £370 from Wallbanks Farms of Over Wyresdale. Angus bull calves topped at £360 from Wallbanks Farms closely followed by £355, twice, from Cornthwaite Moors of Hambleton. Plenty of strong beef calves easily passing the £300 mark with one-month-old Hereford bulls selling to £305 from Barker Farms of Carnforth. Best black and white calves were in short supply and more could have been sold, selling to £210 from Wallbanks Farms and consignment of Black and whites averaged £181 with plenty selling over £100.

A few weanling stirks on offer today saw Black and Whites sell to £295 and £270 from TE & M Kidd of Quernmore. Angus weanlings sold to £395 from PS & H Eckersley of Mellor.

The next Monthly Stirk sale at Lancaster will take place on Friday 27th April 2018

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCK 

BRITISH BLUE: £1470 Eskham House; £1300 Netherbeck Barn; £1240 Intack Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1390 Eskham House; £1320 High Snab; £1290 Intack Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1300 Eskham House; £1270 Littlewood Hall Farm; £1090 Ninezergh. CONTINENTAL: £1270 Eskham House. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1260 Dunningwell Farm; £1260 Littlewood Hall Farm; £1250 New Elmridge Farm. STABILISER: £1230 Low Moor Head Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1170 Beaumont Grange Farm; £1020 Old Glasson. MEUSES RHINE ISSEL: £1150 Littlewood Hall Farm. FRIESIAN: £1100 Outerthwaite Farm; £1090 Low Levens; £1090 Eskham House. CHAROLAIS: £1080 Corney Hill Farm; £1060 Lathwaite Farm. HEREFORD: £1080 Old Glasson; £1020 Raw Head;. FLECKVIEH: £1050 Dunningwell Farm. SHORTHORN: £930 Lathwaite Farm.

STORE HEIFER

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1140 Greenlands Farm; £1080 Ivy Barn; £1040 Middle Grange Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1130 Beaumont Grange Farm. HEREFORD: £1100 Raw Head; £1050 Eskham House; £1000 Corney Hill Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1100 Stubb Hall Farm; £1040 Middle Grange Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1100 Cracalt Farm; £1080 Windy Hill Farm; £1050 Stubb Hall Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1080 Cockrigg Farm; £1070 Intack Farm; £1040 Eskham House. CHAROLAIS: £1080 Dunningwell Farm. FRIEISAN: £940 Cumming Carr Farm.

BULL

MONTBELLIARDE: £1060 Cumming Carr Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1000 Cumming Carr Farm.

CAST COW

MONTBELLIARDE: 159.5 Cumming Carr Farm; 127.5 Lathwaite Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 154.5 Cringleber; 124.5 Mosergh Farm; 109.5 Swainshead Hall Farm. LIMOUSIN: 154.5 Dunkenshaw Farm; 149.5 Cringleber; 141.5 Mosergh Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 144.5 Holme Head; 139.5 Walkers I’th Fields. FRIESIAN: 144.5 Kiln Hall; 144.5 Holme Head; 144.5 Berryholme. HEREFORD: 139.5 Corney Hill Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: 134.5 Holme Head. STABILISER: 119.5 Low Foulshaw Farm.

CAST HEIFER 

BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: 179.5 Beaumont Grange Farm. FRIESIAN: 167.5 High Snab; 161.5 Raw End Farm; 159.5 Sweetings Farm.

CAST STEER  

FRESIAN: 151.5 Eskham Hose; 144.5 Holmes Farm.CAST BULL – FRIESIAN: 154.5 Newsham Hall Farm; 114.5 Holme House Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 124.5 Hillam Lane Farm.

HEIFER CALF

BRITISH BLUE: £370 Tills Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £230 Moors Farm. HEREFORD: £205; £140 Cotestone Farm.LIMOUSIN: £155 Hatters Farm.

BULL CALF

BRITISH BLUE: £390 Walkers I’th Fields. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £360 Tills Farm; £355 Moors Farm. HEREFORD: £305 Cotestones Farm; £150 Cleveley House Farm. LIMOUSIN: £270 Hatters Farm. FRIESIAN: £210 Tills Farm; £140 Netherbeck Barn.

BULL STIRK

FRIESIAN: £295 Booth Hall.

HEIFER STIRK

BRITISH BLUE: £355 Higher Brundhurst Farm.

BULLOCK STIRK

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £395 Higher Brundhurst Farm.FRIESIAN: £185 Higher Brundhurst Farm.

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