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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 17th August

Store Cattle

There was an entry of 200 Store Cattle today, which saw a mixed entry in terms of quality and a shortage of meated stores. Topping the trade today at £1220 were British Blue steers from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling which was closely followed by R & A Easterby, Westhouse selling Blues to £1180. Angus’ topped at £1160 from DR Preston, Caton for a pen of three. Plenty of bullocks sold in excess of the £1100 mark. The heifer trade was topped by FA Nowell& Partners, Bentham, with a Limousin Heifer selling to £1130, followed by Blackburn & Wood, Out Rawcliffe with a Limousin selling to £1120. Black and white bullocks topped at £970 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens.

Cast Cows

There was a larger entry of cast and OTM cattle forward at Lancaster with 92 being sold to a sharper trade with numbers nationally having tightened. OTM Steers sold to 179.5p/kg from DR Preston, Caton with Montbeliarde heifers selling to the same price from P & A Bell, Pilling. Gelt black and white heifers sold to a top of 164.5p/kg or £1052 from WT Whitaker & Son of Nether Kellet. Beef cows sold to a top of 169.5p/kg twice for a Limousin and British Blue from MJ Whitworth of Bolton-le-Sands.

Dairy cows sold to a top of 137.5p/kg from JK & BJ Birkett & Son, White Lund. Black and white cows sold to a top of 129.5p/kg numerous times. Top price per head was £1102 for Friesians from AT Burrow & Son, Gressingham. Plenty of strong fit cows selling around the £1000 mark with an overall market average of 117p/kg with black and whites averaging 109p/kg.

Calves and Stirks

There was an entry of forty calves forward for the sale today at Lancaster. The trade saw top quality calves selling in strong demand with younger beef calves and native beef calves harder to place, as seen at other markets over recent weeks. The ring was busiest seen for some time with plenty of interest from purchasers. Topping the trade was a consignment of top quality British Blue bull calves from J & G Thornley of Roseacre selling to £400 twice and £390. There was plenty of interest in black and whites with their currently being a large number available on the market but plenty of interest ringside. A consignment from WN & D Smith of Cockerham sold to a top of £108. Good young rearing calves were often selling around the £70 mark.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Aberdeen Angus £1160 Ellers Farm, £1120 Hillam Farm, £1090 Green Close, Gulf Farm, £1070 Wyre Farm. Blonde £1150 Fellside Farm. British Blue £1120 Pasture House Farm, £1180 Fellside Farm, £1170 Bensons Farm, £1140 Pasture House Farm. Hereford £1120, £900 Moss View, £860 Boundary House, £800 Black Bull Farm. Limousin£1060 HillamFarm, £1040 Hawkrigg End, £940, £900 Boundary House, £880 Ghyll Farm. Friesian £970 Low Levens, £950 Bensons Farm, £860 Ellers Farm, £820 Greenbank Farm, £790 Withnell Fold Farm. Shothorn£930 Greenbank Farm. Ayrshire £710 Thorns Farm.

Store Heifers

Limousin£1130 Oak Head Farm, £1120 Lynwood, £1110 Lodge Cottage, Oak Head Farm, Lynwood. British Blue £1110 Lodge Cottage, £1080 Vive Mill Farm. Simmental £1000 Lynwood. Bazadaise£1020 Oak Head Farm. Aberdeen Angus £980 Chestnut House Farm, £950 Ghyll Farm, £930 Intak Farm, £920 Cragg Farm, £840 Hillam Farm. Charolais£950 Hawkrigg End. Shorthorn £940 Brow Foot Farm. Friesian £750 Berryholme.

OTM Cow

Limousin169.5 The Bungalow, 154.5 Brookside, 131.5 Moss View, 124.5 Mosergh Farm, 121.5 Brookside. British Blue 169.5 The Bungalow, 141.5 Brookside. Charolais147.5 Ghants Lane. Montbeliarde137.5, 114.5 White Lund Farm. Bazadaise134.5 Yarlsber. Friesian 129.5 Derby Lodge Farm, North Farm, Holme House, High Snab, North Farm. Aberdeen Angus 124.5 Sykes Fold Farm. Sweedish Red & White 124.5 Walkers I’th Fields, 114.5 White Lund Farm.

OTM Heifer

Montbeliarde179.5 Village Farm. Friesian 164.5 Lane Ends Farm, 161.5 High Snab, 159.5 Marlholes Farm, 139.5 High Snab, 131.5 Lane Ends Farm.

Cast Steer

Limousin179.5 Ellers Farm. Friesian 144.5 Outerthwaite Farm, 131.5, 129.5 Throstle Grove Farm, 129.5 Ghants Lane.

Cast Bull

Friesian 109.5 Greenside Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel119.5 New House Farm.

Heifer Calves

Limousin: £168 Hatters Farm. Hereford: £140 Tills Farm.

Bull Calves

British Blue: £400, £390 Derby Lodge. Hereford: £195, £160 Tills Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £160 Hatters Farm, £135 Tills Farm. Friesian:£108, £72, £70 Cocker House Farm, £68 Hatters Farm.

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