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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 5th January

Store Cattle

The opening New Year’s sale of store cattle at Lancaster had a catalogued entry of 260. There was plenty of interest from buyers looking to replenish empty pens following the Christmas break. There was a brisk trade throughout the sale for all ages and sizes of cattle, with short term cattle in strongest demand.

Best big framed bullocks sold in excess of £1300 topping at £1360 for a pair of stylish Limousin bullocks from DE & SM Moorhouse of High House Farm. British Blue bullocks sold to £1340 for a pen of three from RG Capstick & Son of Fell End Farm. A strong native cattle trade at Lancaster saw Hereford bullocks top at £1290 from R Speak of Billinge Hall with a pen of three Angus bullocks from A & E Clarkson of Cock Hall.

Heavy weight, close to finished black and white bullocks sold in excess of £1000 topping at £1100 from D & K Swarbrick of Bensons Farm. All bullocks forward in the market today averaged £1037. A pen of four impressive Charolais heifers from TN Pye and Partners of Langthwaite Farm topped the heifer trade at £1,220. It was good to have some young cattle on offer with Spring 2017 born bullocks from CA & J Alty & Son of Moss House Farm selling to £820.

The next sale of Store cattle at Lancaster will take place on Friday 12th January 2018. Entries to the Office by 2pm Monday 8th

OTM Cattle
There was a smaller offering of cast cows forward than expected following the New Year’s break.An entry of 96 met a flying trade, selling to an overall market average of 115p/kg. Black and whites selling to a market average of 113p/kg.

Calves and Stirks
There was a good number of calves forward following Christmas with over 60 on offer. British Blue bull calves sold to a top of £350 and £345 from AW & AM Park & Sons of Walker I’th Fields with Blue heifers from the same home selling to £310. Limousin bull calves sold to a top of £300 from C & AJ Woodhouse of Stubb Place. Black and white bull calves sold to a top of £100 from WN & D Smith & Sons of Cocker House Farm with weaned black and white calves selling to £200 from Ian Richardson of Goosnargh.

Just a few stirks in the market today saw Welsh Black heifers sell to £420 from Haven Lea Farms.

The next Monthly Stirk sale at Lancaster will take place on Friday 26th January 2018

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCKS 

LIMOUSIN: £1360 High House Farm; £1280 The Parsonage Farm; £1210 Cragg Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1340 Fell End Farm; £1310 Bensons Farm; £1270 Challon Hall Farm. HEREFORD: £1290 Billinge Hall; £1160 Low Fell End; £1040 Lathwaite Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1240 Cock Hall Farm; £1210 Lathwaite Farm; £1060 Brown Edge. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1240 Cock Hall Farm; £1180 Church Farm; £1180 Birch Croft. SHORTHORN: £1210 Lathwaite Farm. FRIESIAN: £1100 Bensons Farm; £1040 Billinge Hall Farm; £970 Slack Farm. MONTBELLIARDE: £1150 Slack Farm. SIMMENTAL: £920 Corney Hill Farm.


STORE HEIFERS  

CHAROLAIS: £1220 Langthwaite Heights. LIMOUSIN: £1180 The Parsonage Farm; £1160 New House Farm; £1140 Bouthwaite Farm. SHORTHORN: £1100 The Parsonage Farm; £1050 Bouthwaite Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1080 Ellers Farm; £1060 Church Farm; £990 New House Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1080 Hawkrigg End; £1070 New House Farm; £1070 Buck Bank Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1070 New House Farm; £1010 Ghyll Beck Farm. HEREFORD: £1060 Raw Head.

BULLS 

BRITISH BLUE: £1050 Netherbeck Barn. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £970 Forelands.

CAST COWS

LIMOUSIN: 164.5 High House Farm; 144.5 River View; 144.5 Thornbush Farm; 144,5 Leighton House. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: 159.5 The Parsonage Farm. FRIESIAN: 149.5 Gibraltar Farm; 131.5 Batty Hill; 129.5 Docker Hall Farm. SIMMENTAL: 141.5 Hartrigg. MONTBELLIARDE: 124.5 White Lund Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 124.5 Holme Head; 101.5 White Lund Farm. SHORTHORN: 121.5 Village Farm. SALER: 121.5 Hartrigg. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 111.5 Moss House Farm.

CAST HEIFERS 

FRIESIAN: 161.5 Bilsborrow Hall Farm; 154.5 Knotts Farm; 149.5 Whinney Carr Farm.

CAST STEERS 

BRITISH BLUE: 179.5 Gibraltar Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 161.5 Ivy Farm. FRIESIAN: 134.5 Ivy Farm; 134.5 New Elmridge Farm; 134.5 Buck Bank Farm.

CAST BULL

LIMOUSIN: 119.5 Hatters Farm; 109.5 Field Head.

HEIFER CALF 

BRITISH BLUE: £310 Walkers I’th Fields; £155 Stubb Place Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £100 Beck Side.

BULL CALF 

BRITISH BLUE: £350 Walkers I’th Fields; £260 Beck Side; £230 North Farm. LIMOUSIN: £300 Stubb Place Farm. SIMMENTAL: £265 Sellerley Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £230 Kitchlow Farm; £130 Beck Side. HEREFORD: £120 Kitchlow Farm. FRIESIAN: £100 Cocker House Farm; £85 Tills Farm; £72 Stubb Place Farm.

HEIFER STIRK 

WELSH BLACK: £420 Haven Lea Farms.

BULLOCK STIRK FRIESIAN: £200 Northgate.

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