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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 16th February

Store Cattle

Lancaster had over 300 Store Cattle though the market once again, selling to a buoyant trade throughout. All were eagerly bid for selling to a good trade.

An impressive consignment of Continental Bullocks from DW & NM Alderson of Middleton with Limousins selling to £1440, British Blues to £1410 and Charolais to £1380 with Aberdeen Angus’s from the same good home topping at £1,300.

Heifers sold to a top of £1,290 from WA Hodgson of Whinfell for Charolais with British Blues selling to a top of £1280 from JD & GM Bracken of Garstang.

Black and white bullocks sold to a top of £1040 from MG & J Parker of Wennington.

Overall there were 39 cattle that sold in excess of £1,200.

The next sale of Store cattle at Lancaster will take place on Friday 23rd February 2018, Entries to the Office by 2pm Monday

OTM Cattle

This week saw another entry in excess of 100 cast cows forward at Lancaster.

There was a plainer entry of cows including more cows straight out of the parlour reflecting the overall market average of 130p/kg. All Cast Cows forward sold to an average of 120p/kg with Black and Whites selling to an average of 114p/kg.

A selection of Continental Bulls around 30 months old sold to a top of 209.5p/kg and 204.5p/kg three times or to £1,543 from DM & D Smith of Ulverston. .

OTM Heifers sold to a top of 194.5p/kg for a British Blue from P & A Bell of Pilling.

Beef cows saw Limousins sell to 159.5p/kg twice from AJ & SE Burrow of Milnthorpe or £1319 from AR Edmondson of Ulverston.

Best Black and White cows sold to a top of 134.5p/kg numerous times or £1034 from R & E Butterfield of Bentham.

Calves and Stirks

There was plenty of interest in the calf ring today with a fresh face ring side looking for calves which always helps.

British Blue Heifer calves sold to £305 and £295 from T & CM Kelsal of Brown Brook. Angus bulls topped at £260 from David and Eileen Wallbank of Tills Farm. Black and whites this week topped at £100 from Drinkall Bros of Catshaw Hall.

The next Monthly Stirk sale at Lancaster will take place on Friday 23rd February 2018

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCKS

LIMOUSIN: £1440 High Green; £1360 Lentworth Farm; £1160 Brown Edge. BRITISH BLUE: £1410 High Green; £1330 Abrahams Farm; £1200 The Bungalow. CHAROLAIS: £1380 High Green; £1360 Lentworth Farm; £1160 Brown Edge. BLONDE D’AQUATAINE: £1360 Lentworth Farm; £1250 Intack Farm; £1060 New House Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1300 High Green; £1280 Middle Grange Farm; £1190 Higher Knowehill. SIMMENTAL: £1290 High Green; £1150 Thornton Barn Farm. MONTBELLIARDE: £1270 Middle Grange Farm; £1060 Intack Farm. STABILISER: £1200 Outerthwaite Farm. SHORTHORN: £1160 Barrowfield. HEREFORD: £1190 The Old Stable; £1110 Lathwaite Farm; £1060 Greenbank Farm. SALER: £1130 Low House Farm. FRIESIAN: £980 Well House Farm; £930 Outerthwaite Farm; £890 Lathwaite Farm.

STORE HEIFERS 

CHAROLAIS: £1290 Whelpside Farm; £1140 Brown Edge; £1100 Lower Swainhead Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1280 Greenlands Farm; £1100 Blades Farm; £1060 Thornton Barn Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1170 Low Levens; £1160 Lee End Farm; £1130 High House Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1120 Low Stanger Thwaite; £1050 New House Farm; £1050 Beckside Farm. HEREFORD: £1070 Dalton Old Hall; £1060 The Old Stable. BAZADAISE: £1060 The Old Stable. FRIESIAN: £1040 Lodge Farm.

BULL 

LIMOUSIN: £1160 Houlker Barn Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1150 Whittingham Lane. FRIESIAN: £860 Ninezergh.

OTM COWS 

LIMOUSIN: 159.5 Hawkswell Farm; 159.5 Low Woodedge Farm; 157.5 Intack Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 149.5 Low Longmire. MONTBELLIARDE: 144.5 Holme Head; 107.5 White Lund Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 139.5 Walkers I’th Fields; 134.5 Holme Head; 124.5 White Lund Farm. FRIESIAN: 134.5 Derby Lodge Farm; 134.5 Myerscough House; 134.5 Catshaw Hall Farm. MUESE RHINE ISSEL: 134.5 Village Farm. SIMMENTAL: 131.5 Waltons Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 131.5 Bellart Howe.

OTM HEIFERS

BRITISH BLUE: 194.5 Village Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 179.5 Low Longmire. HEREFORD: 179.5 Village Farm. FRIESIAN: 159.5 Heaton Hall Farm; 147.5 Chapel House.

OTM STEERS 

LIMOUSIN: 204.5 North Farm. FRIESIAN: 159.5 Higher Knowehill; 159.5 Cragg Farm.

CAST BULL 

LIMOUSIN: 209.5; 204.5; 189.5 Smithy Green Farm. STABILISER: 139.5 Ninezergh. SHORTHORN: 124.5 Bambers Farm. FRIESIAN: 119.5 Park Farm.

HEIFER CALF

BRITISH BLUE: £305 Brown Brook. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £200 Tills Farm.

BULL CALF 

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £260 Tills Farm; £165 Barrow Greaves Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £140 Crake Trees. FRIESIAN: £100 Catshaw Hall Farm.

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