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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 10th August

Store Cattle

The Weekly sale of Store Cattle at Lancaster had an entry of 200 forward for the sale. The trade was sharper for all specifications of cattle, although long term black and whites are still hard to place. Topping the trade today was JA & LR Wilson, Millom selling Limousin Bullocks to £1320, this was closely followed by J Hesketh of Hutton to £1250. Native cattle are always good to sell which saw Angus bullocks sell to £1170 from T & E Burrow, Slyne. Heifers sold to a top of £1120 for Angus’ and Charolais.

Dairy bred bullocks saw Montbeliardes sell to £1090, twice, firstly from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe and DR Preston, Caton.

OTM Cattle

An entry of 68 Cast Cows forward this week sold to a sharper trade with an overall market average of 134.5p/kg which is a big improvement on the previous week and more could have easily been sold. Topping the trade was a Limousin from Ballacutchel Farms of Isle of Man, selling to 249.5p/kg or £1297. OTM Steers from the same home sold to 234p/kg or £1146. Best beef cows sold in excess of 150p/kg, selling to 154p/kg from A Dixon & Son, Selside for Stabiliser and A & P Hodgkinson, Stalmire with Limousin. Black and white cows saw best ones sell about 120p/kg mark topping at 124.5p/kg from MD Close, Arkholme.

Calves

There was an improved Calf trade this week with plenty of people ringside looking to purchase calves. The trade was topped by J & M Sanderson, Kirkham, selling their consignment of British Blue Bulls to £410, twice, £390 and £380. British Blue heifers from the same good home sold to a top of £300. Native calves remain slightly harder to place, especially heifers. Angus bull calves topped at £210 V & EJ Chadwick, Sowerby.

The Black and white trade was topped by Messrs Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale, selling to £162 and £130.

Store Lambs

The opening sale of Store Lambs at Lancaster had a buoyant trade with plenty of people ringside looking to purchase following on from the recent rain in the area and grass beginning to grow. It was Texel Lambs from T & G Dobson, Appleby, that topped selling to £58.

The next sale of Store Lambs will be on 24th August with entries for the catalogue closing on Monday 20th August.

Top Prices

Store Bullock

Limousin £1320 Dunningwell Farm, £1250 Middle Grange Farm, £1100 Low Levens, £1090 Greenbank Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1170 Throstle Grove Farm, £1160 Ellers Farm, £1140 Bainsbank Farm, £1080 Alston Grange, Holme House. Charolais £1170 Ellers Farm, £1120 Ballacutchel. British Blue £1160 Bensons Farms, £1150 Gulf Farm, £1110 Carlingwha, £1060 Beaumont Grange Farm, Ellers Farm. Shorthorn £1160, £1090 Dunningwell Farm. Simmental £1150 Alston Grange. Hereford £1100 Low Levens, £980 Carlingwha, £800 Ballacutchel. Montbeliarde £1090 Bensons Farm, Ellers Farm. Blonde £1150 Beaumont Grange Farm, £1100 Greenbank Farm, £1080 Beaumont Grange Farm. Friesian £990 Grizdale, Moss House Farm, £980 Bensons Farm, £970 Outerthwaite Farm, £960 Low Levens.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1120 Kimberley Avenue, £1080 Outerthwaite Farm, £980 Windy Hill Farm, £900 Town House. Limousin £1090 Middle Grange Farm. Charolais £1090 Sowerby Lodge. Blonde £1000 Beaumont Grange Farm. British Blue £950 Lower Swainhead Farm, £910 Elston Old Hall, £840 Alston Grange.

OTM Cows

LIMOUSIN: 249.5 Ballacutchel Farms, 174.5 Mosergh Farm, 154.5 Bank Field Farm, 137.5 Far Orrest, 129.5 Mosergh Farm. SIMMENTAL: 209.5, 199.5, 181.5, 169.5 Ballacutchel Farm. STABILISER: 154.5, 151.5, 149.5 Kit Cragg. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 124.5 Docker Hall Farm, 121.5 Tunstall Hall, Docker Hall Farm, 119.5 Pasture Barn Farm, Tunstall Hall. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 124.5 Docker Hall Farm. CHAROLAIS: 109.5 Moss End Farm. AYRSHIRE: 109.5 Lower Lingart, 77.5 Heversham Gardens.

OTM Heifers

BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: 187.5, 184.5 Low Groves, 141.5, 109.5 Grange Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 129.5 Whinney Carr. JERSEY: 81.5 Moss End Farm.

Cast Steers

SIMMENTAL: 234.5, 217.5, 214.5, 211.5, 201.5 Ballacutchel Farms. BRITISH BLUE: 164.5 Bradlow Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 154.5, 149.5 Greenside Farm, 134.5, 131.5 Ballacutchel Farms. HEREFORD: 144.5 Hall Bank.

Cast Bulls

SIMMENTAL: 209.5 Ballacutchel Farms. HEREFORD: 121.5 Cleveley House Farm.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £300 Pasture Barn Farm. Aberdeen Angus £180 Pasture Barn Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £410, £380 Pasture Barn Farm, £280 Tills Farm. Aberdeen Angus £210 Sowerby Lodge, £200 Tills Farm, £130 Gibsons Farm. Hereford £145, £125 Cotestone Farm. Friesian £162, £130, £100, £95, £88 Catshaw Hall Farm.

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