There was a catalogued entry of over 300 cattle for the sale this week at Lancaster. There was a better entry this week in terms of quality of cattle, which noticeably were carrying more flesh this week. All buyers were keen to purchase cattle today leading to a stronger trade.
The market was topped twice today, firstly for a pen of four Limousin Bullocks from DE & SE Moorhouse of Natland, and again from PD Anderton of Scorton with a Blonde Bullock. Plenty of heavy weight Bullocks were selling mid to late £1200s.
As per usual Native Cattle were good to sell at Lancaster with Aberdeen Angus Bullocks topping at £1260 from GE Turner of Inglewhite.
Heifers sold to a top of £1220 twice with a pair of Charolais from JS & KM Wilson of Kendal, and again for a British Blue from M Shepherd & Son of Pilling.
All bullocks forward sold to a market average of £1031 with all heifers averaging £1040.
The next sale of Store cattle at Lancaster will take place on Friday 26th January 2018, Entries to the Office by 2pm Monday
A similar entry of cast cows were forward today sold to an overall market average of 119p/kg where more could have easily been sold to the advantage of the vendor.
Cast Bulls sold to a top 189.5p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus from WG Farms of Cockerham.
Cast Cows saw best beef cows sell to 174.5p/kg for Limousin cows from JE & AC Clarke & Son of Melling with British Blue Cows selling to £1294 from JL & LM Clarke of Tunstall.
Friesian cows sold to a top of £983 from L Parsons and Sons of Levens with Black and Whites from the same home topping at 131.5p/kg. All Black and White cows forward in the market sold to 109p/kg.
There was a buoyant trade for Cast Heifers topping at £1290 for a Charolais from GR Bargh & Co of Caton. Topping the pence per kilo of Black and White Heifers was A Pickthall of New Hutton.
Calves and Stirks
A slightly smaller entry of 40 calves forward today, enjoyed another buoyant trade at Lancaster.
The trade topped today from David and Eileen Wallbank of Tills Farm with British Blue bulls selling to £410 and £380, closely followed by T & CM Kelsall and Sons of Brown Brook achieving £375 again with a British Blue bull.
Native bull calves sold to £320 for an Aberdeen Angus from T & CM Kelsall and Sons. Heifer calves sold to £315 for a British blue from JM & MH France of Newhouses Farm.
A large entry of black and whites in the market today saw weanlings topp at £215 from G & ME Woodhouse and Son of Boldens Farm with plenty weanling aged black and whites selling in excess of £150 towards £200. All black and white calves forward sold to an average of £83.90