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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 31st August

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of store cattle at Lancaster had a catalogued entry of over 200 once again, with a sharper trade for bigger stronger store cattle. Topping the trade today was Angus bullocks from T & M Halhead, Priest Hutton, selling to £1350. This was closely followed by a pen of Limousin Bullocks from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham. Plenty of pens of strong bullocks sold in the late £1200s. Heifers sold to a top of £1210 from Blackburn & Wood, Out Rawcliffe. Once again, beef bullocks averaged well over £1000. Black and White bullocks sold to a top of £950 from GE & AM Hewitt, Cockerham, with strong black and white bullocks selling in excess of £900.

OTM Cattle

There was a similar number of cast cows forward today with a plainer entry of cows on offer, but all types of cows were sharper on the week. Lancaster continues to have a good market for over 30 month steers and heifers, with these selling to a top of 224.5p/kg from RA Gibbons of Grange over Sands for a Simmental Bullock. Cast Cows twice topped at 154.5p/kg for Charolais cows, again from RA Gibbons with Limousin cows from A & P Hodgkinson, Stalmine also selling to 154.5p/kg. Good fit beef cows were selling excess of 140p/kg. Dairy cows sold to a top of 141.5p/kg for Swedish Reds from EW & RM Towers, Hornby, with Friesian with Norwegian Reds selling to 134.5p/kg. Plenty of good black and white cows were selling in the mid 120 pence a kilo. Cast Bulls sold to top of £1365 from Messrs HA Sawrey & Son, Great Urswick for an Angus Bull. Cows topped at £1251 from Limousins from A & P Hodgkinson. Heavy well-fleshed cows were easily selling excess of £1000.

Calves and Stirks

The monthly sale of Stirks at Lancaster had an entry of 70 forward for the sale. The trade was slightly sharper this month for stronger types with the grass now growing following on from the summer drought. Younger smaller ones looking buyable, with many not wanting to extend their winter. The trade topped at £510 from P Rossall of Claughton on Brock for a pen of Montbeliarde steers. British Blue steers sold to a top of £485 from MD Close and Son of Arkholme with heifers selling to £475 from JS Taylor of Lancaster. Bulls sold to a top of £460 from DJ Townley of Lancaster with British Blues.

The weekly sale of calves had a similar number on offer this week selling to a top of £325 for Angus Bulls from JK & BJ Birkett and Son of Morecambe.

The next Monthly Stirk sale at Lancaster will take place on Friday 28th September 2018

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1350, £1280 Upp Hall, £1220, £1160 Ellers Farm, £1160 Church Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1340, £1270 Cock Hall Farm, £1220 Red Scar, £1190 Cock Hall Farm, £1180 Little Fell Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1260, £1190 Gale Garth, £1090 Church Farm, £1080 Shaws Farm, £1070 Gale Garth. SOUTH DEVEN: £1210 Kilburn House. BEEF SHORTHORN: £1160, £900 Cock Hall Farm, £890 Whitehaven. MONTBELIARDE:£1060 Gulf Farm, £980 Ellers Farm, £850 Bouthwaite, £760 Whitehaven, £750 Middle Ridge Farm. HEREFORD: £960 Gaskell House, £710 Bouthwaite Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN:£950 Grizdale, £940, £900 Gibraltar Farm, £880 Downlands Farm, £770 Batty Farm. CONTINENTAL: £850, £810, £800 Gaskell House. CHAROLAIS: £850, £830 Gilthwaiterigg.SIMMENTAL: £840 Friars Moss.

Store Heifers

SIMMENTAL: £1210, £1140 Lynwood. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1160 2 Church Street, £1080, £1060 Brow Foot Farm, £1060 602A Whittingham Lane, £1050 2 Church Street. LIMOUSIN: £1080 2 Church Street, £1000 Brow Foot Farm, 11 Kimberley Avenue, £910 Downlands Farm, £880 Gilthwaiterigg. HEREFORD: £1070, £1000 602A Whittingham Lane, £840 Wyre Farm, £650 Singleton Grange Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £950 Lynwood, £790, £740 Overhouses. CHAROLAIS: £880 Gilthwaiterigg. CONTINENTAL: £650 Friars Moss.

OTM Cows

LIMOUSIN: 154.5 Bank Field Farm. CHAROLAIS: 154.5, 119.5 23 Market Street. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 147.5, 131.5 Post Office Farm, 97.5 New Elmridge Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 141.5, 134.5 114.5 Holme Head. BRITISH BLUE: 139.5, 131.5, 119.5 Raw Head, 107.5 Stoneybank Philpin Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN:134.5 Holme Head, 127.5 Downlands Farm, 124.5 Belmont Farm, Hallbeck, Downlands Farm. NORWEGIAN RED:134.5, 89.5 Holme Head.

OTM Heifers

BRITISH BLUE:154.5 Greenways Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 154.5 New Elmridge Farm, Knotts Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 117.5 Capplerigg, 114.5 Greenways Farm.

Cast Steers

SIMMENTAL: 224.5 23 Market Street. BRITISH BLUE: 179.5 Gibraltar Farm.

Cast Bulls

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 107.5 Woodside Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 89.5 Sellerley Farm.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £275 Tills Farm, £200, £105 Hawkshaw Farm. HEREFORD: £140 Tills Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £135 Great Eccleston Hall. SIMMENTAL: £130, £100 Sellerley Farm.

Bull Calves

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £325 White Lund Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £275, £140 Hawkshaw Farm. SIMMENTAL: £165 Sellerley Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £60 Newhouse Farm, £35 Caw House Farm, £20, £15 Gibsons Farm.

Bull Stirks

BRITISH BLUE: £460 Whinney Carr Farm, £305 Hare Apple Tree. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £430 Hare Apple Tree. LIMOUSIN: £365 Whinney Carr Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £250, £140 Hare Apple Tree.

Heifer Stirks

BRITISH BLUE: £475, £450 56 Farmdale Road, £425 Docker Hall Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £440 Gibsons Farm, £370 Village Farm, Gibsons Farm. LIMOUSIN: £335, £330 Whinney Carr Farm.

Steer Stirks

MONTBELIARDE: £510, £440 8 Lapwing Close. BRITISH BLUE: £485, £435 Docker Hall Farm, £385 Boldens Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £460 Boldens Farm, £290 Farleton House. HEREFORD: £250 Longwood House. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £230, £210 21 School House Lane.

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