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
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