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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 19th January

Store Cattle

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

OTM Cattle

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

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCK 

BLONDE D’AQUATAINE: £1400 Wyre Farm; £1220 Cock Hall Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1400 High House Farm; £1230 Millom Castle; £1220 85 Croftlands. BRITISH BLUE: £1310 Low Fell End; £1300 Staffords Farm; £1290 Scotch Green Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1280 Endmoor Farm; £1100 Brown Edge; £1030 Corney Hill Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1260 Scotch Green Farm; £1220 Station Hotel; £1180 Lathwaite Farm. HEREFORD: £1110 Low Hundhowe; £1080 Ellers Farm; £990 Northwoods Farm. MONTBELLIARDE: £1070 Green Lane End Farm; £1000 Grizdale. FRIESIAN: £1050 Park House; £1040 Bensons Farm; £1010 Lodge Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1050 Lee End Farm; £1000 Corney Hill Farm. STABILISER: £1000 Park House Farm. SHORTHHORN: £990 Lee End Farm. FLECKVIEH: £960 Middle Ridge Farm.

STORE HEIFER

BRITISH BLUE: £1220 Pasture House Farm; £1210 High House; £1180 Abrahams Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1220 High House; £940 Lathwaite Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1140 Millom Castle; £1140 Green Lane End Farm; £1130 Mireside Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1100 2 Church Street; £1090 Mill Farm; £1050 Little Town Farm. SALER: £1100 Bouthwaite Farm. SHORTHORN: £1040 Brow Foot Farm; £1030 Bouthwaite Farm.

CAST COWS 

LIMOUSIN: 174.5 Cringleber. STABILISER: 159.5 Park House Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 159.5 Mount Pleasant Farm; 149.5 Beckside; 121.5 Mireside Farm. CHAROLAIS: 154.5 Brunstow; 114.5 Stubbin Head Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 141.5 Beckside; 139.5 Cringleber. MONTBELLIARDE: 134.5 Cringleber; 134.5 Green Lane End Farm; 117.5 Village Farm. FRIESIAN: 131.5 Low Levens; 129.5 Bainsbank Farm; 127.5 Barnfield Farm. MUESE RHINE ISSEL: 131.5 Village Farm. SIMMENTAL: 131.5 Waltons Farm. HEREFORD: 124.5 Cringleber. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 121.5 Walkers i’th Fields.

CAST HEIFER

FRIESIAN: 159.5 Borrans Farm; 154.5 High Barnes; 149.5 Waltons Farm. CHAROLAIS: 154.5 Rye Close. MONTBELLIARDE: 121.5 Lathwaite Farm.

CAST STEER 

FRIESIAN: 127.5 Higher Knowehill; 114.5 Lathwaite Farm.

CAST BULL 

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 189.5 Lathwaite Farm.

HEIFER CALF 

BRITISH BLUE: £315 Newhouse Farm. HEREFORD: £148 Barrow Greaves Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £95 Barrow Greaves Farm.

BULL CALF 

BRITISH BLUE: £410 Tills Farm; £375 Brown Brook; £250 Barrow Greaves Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £320 Brown Brook. FRIESIAN: £215 Boldens Farm; £180 Lawsons Farm; £95 Tills Farm.

BULL STIRK 

HEREFORD: £330 Sella Farm.

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