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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 27th April

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle saw another catalogued entry of over 300. There was a very mixed show of Cattle in the market which saw all specifications of cattle sell to good trade to a full ringside of buyers. There was once again plenty of Bullocks selling in excess of £1300.

Trade topped at £1440 for a pair of Limousin Bullocks from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland. This was followed by £1350 for a pair of Charolais Bullocks from J Bargh, Heaton with Oxcliffe.

As usual there was plenty of trade for Native Bred Cattle at Lancaster topping at £1340 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with others selling to £1300.

Heifers sold to £1220 for Aberdeen Angus Heifers from ID Bailey & Son, Catforth.

Black and White Bullocks topped at £1080 from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe.

Cast Cows

The weekly sale of Cast Cows saw a reduced entry of 91 forward selling to a sharp trade throughout. Overall an average of 130p/kg was achieved.

Cast Cows sold to 189.5p/kg for a Aberdeen Angus from O Butler, Esprick. There were plenty of Beef cows forward selling over the 170p/kg mark. Topping the market per head was £1340 for a OTM British Blue Heifer from J & O Galbraith & Son, Endmoor. Beef Cows sold to a top of £1245 for Simmentals from GR Bargh & Co, Caton with British Blues selling to £1219 from A & P Hodgkinson, Stalmine.

Black and White Cows sold to £1216 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel with plenty of best Black and White cows easily selling either side of the £1100 mark.

Calves & Stirks

The monthly Sale of Stirks saw a record price broken for a yearling British Blue Bullock selling to £880 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green

The trade saw plenty of Yearling Dairy Bred Beef Bullocks topping at £715 for Aberdeen Angus from M & E Forshaw, Longridge closely followed by Herefords to £710 from MJ & LC Lund, Quernmore.

Yearling Heifers sold to £660 twice for British Blues from G & ME Woodhouse, Ellel.

There was a strong trade for fit Stirks between 4-6months old.

British Friesian Bulls sold to a top of £400 from C Stackhouse, Kirkham. There was plenty of people ringside ensured a strong trade throughout.

The weekly sale of Calves saw an entry of 50 forward which sold a stronger trade this week with many fresh and returning customers ringside some of these leaving empty handed.

Weanling calves sold to £400 for Aberdeen Angus Bulls from J & M Sanderson, Kirkham. Aberdeen Angus Bull Calves sold to £385 from JM & MH France & Son, Littledale. There was plenty of Beef Bull Calves easily selling in the early to mid three hundreds. Heifer Calves saw British Blues top at £350 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel. Aberdeen Angus Heifer Calves sold to £285 from J Bargh, Bentham.

Weaned Black and White Bull Calves topped at £205 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with younger bull calves selling to £90 from WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCK 

LIMOUSIN: £1440 High House Farm; £1300 New Close; £1240 Low House Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1350 Old Woodhouse; £1180 The Old Stable; £1090 Narrow Gate Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1340 Bensons Farm; £1300 Outerthwaite Farm; £1300 Shaws Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1240 Old Woodhouse; £1240 Gibraltar Farm; £1200 Bensons Farm. HEREFORD: £1180 The Old Stable; £1120 Foredales Farm; £1040 Cock Hall Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1100 Old Woodhouse; £1080 Lathwaite Farm. SHORTHORN: £1080 Cock Hall Farm. FRIESIAN: £1080 Bensons Farm; £1060 Outerthwaite Farm; £1050 Gibraltar Farm.

STORE HEIFERS 

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1220 Betts Farm; £1180 Greenhurst Farm; £1150 Bank Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1170 New House Farm; £1090 Lathwaite Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1160 Sykes Fold Farm; £1150 Bank Farm; £1140 Intack Farm. BLONDE: £1140 Intack Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1070 New House Farm. HEREFORD: £1020 High House Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1020 Barker Knott; £1010 Nether Hall Farm; £1000 Barnfield Farm.

OTM COW 

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 189.5 Elm Bank Farm; 139.5 Low Stennerley; 137.5 Ellers Farm. SIMMENTAL: 184.5 Rye Close. LIMOUSIN: 184.5 St Annes Farm; 179.5 Oak Head Farm; 164.5 Bowston Hall. BRITISH BLUE: 171.5 Bank Field Farm; 161.5 Raw Head; 114.5 Nissan Huts. SHORTHORN: 154.5 Broad Oak; 104.5 Bellart Howe. FRIESIAN: 149.5 High House Farm; 149.5 Moss House Farm; 144.5 White Lund Farm. MONTBELLIARDE: 141.5 Dale Barns; 139.5 White Lund Farm. HIGHLAND: 117.5 Cragg House Farm.

OTM HEIFER

LIMOUSIN: 194.5 Station Hotel. BRITISH BLUE: 191.5 Endmoor Farm; 164.5 Longwood House. FRIESIAN: 164.5 Brackenfold; 164.5 Hallbeck; 154.5 Far Lodge.

CAST STEER 

FRIESIAN: 159.5 Gilsmere Farm.

CAST BULL 

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 139.5 Ellers Farm. CONTINENTAL: 121.5 Bowston Hall. CHAROLAIS: 109.5 Cragg House Farm.

HEIFER CALF 

BRITISH BLUE: £395 Newhouse Farm; £385 Walkers I’th Fields. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £285 Waterscales Farm; £250 Cocker House Farm; £195 Tills Farm. HEREFORD: £245 Waterscales Farm; £130 Cleveley House Farm.

BULL CALF – ABERDEEN ANGUS: £385 Newhouse Farm; £360 Pasture Barn Farm; £330 Tills Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £310 Walkers I’th Fields. FRIESIAN: £205 Catshaw Hall Farm. HEREFORD: £145 Cleveley House Farm. MONTBELLIARDE: £110 White Lund Farm.

BULL STIRK 

BRITISH BLUE: £520 Boon Town Farm. LIMOUSIN: £515 Boon Town Farm; £495 Hare Apple Tree; £495 Whinney Carr Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £515 Boon Town Farm; £495 Kirkwood Lodge Farm; £400 Pasture Barn Farm. HEREFORD: £480 Redfields. FLECKVIEH: £425 Redfields. FRIESIAN: £400 Newton Hall Farm; £315 Hare Apple Tree; £250 Boon Town Farm.

HEIFER STIRK

BRITISH BLUE: £660 Boldens Farm; £630 Green Lane Farm; £590 Bambers Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £600 Swainshead Hall Farm; £570 Boldens Farm; £500 Boon Town Farm. SHORTHORN: £560 Langdale. HEREFORD: £490 Longwood House; £475 Little Town Farm; £410 Redfields. LIMOUSIN: £455 Whinney Carr Farm; £440 Yates Farm; £400 Hare Apple Tree. SIMMENTAL: £400 Redfields.

BULLOCK STIRK 

BRITISH BLUE: £880 Sellerley Farm; £700 Green Lane Farm; £680 Corney Hill Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £715 Little Town Farm; £590 Birkland Barrow; £510 Kendal House Farm. HEREFORD: £710 Corney Hill Farm; £585 Sellerley Farm; £580 Swainshead Hall Farm. LIMOUSIN: £630 Corney Hill Farm; £570 Swainshead Hall Farm; £475 Redfields. FRIESIAN: £350 Bambers Farm; £275 Whinney Carr Farm. FLECKVIEH: £315 Farleton House.

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