The strong Store Cattle sale continues with all vendors leaving with a smile on their face. Vendors are strongly urged to take advantage of the trade at the moment with all ages of cattle good to sell.
Topping the sale today was an Aberdeen Angus bullock from JD & GM Bracken of Catterall, this was closely followed by British Blue bullocks selling to £1350 from JM & AG Swarbrick of Out Rawcliffe. Limousin bullocks sold to a top of £1300 from W Garnett & Son of Milnthorpe.
The Heifer trade topped at £1280 for a couple of Aberdeen Angus also from JD & GM Bracken.
15% of the cattle forward today sold for £1200 or more.
An upbeat trade for dairy bred steers saw Montbelliarde’s sell to £1150 from J Hartley & Son of Westhouse with black and white bullocks topping at £1140 from K & DE Woodhouse of Ellel. Well fed, 2 year old and upwards, black and white bullocks were often easily sold in excess of £1000.
Yearling cattle were also in good demand today and were eagerly bid for.
The next sale of Store cattle at Lancaster will take place on Friday 26th January 2018, Entries to the Office by 2pm Monday.
There was a larger entry of Cast Cows forward this week selling to a stronger trade, with a fresh buyer present looking to purchase well fleshed cattle.
Stabiliser cows sold to a top of 179.5p/kg from JA & R Geldard & Sons of Levens with top price per head being £1339 for a Limousin cow from JE & AC Clarke & Son of Melling.
Limousin cast bulls sold to a top of £1316 from PA & D Slater of Barnacre.
Dairy Cows topped at £1116 for a Swedish Red from AW & AM Park & Sons of Ellel. Black and white cows topped at £1069 from AT Burrow & Son of Hornby.
Over 10% of the cast cows forward today sold in excess of £1000.
All cast cows forward sold to a market average of 124p/kg with all black and white cows in the market averaging 117p/kg.
Calves and Stirks
The Lancaster monthly sale of stirks had an entry of 60 forward selling to a buoyant trade for all ages and sizes of stirks, with buyers present both locally and further afield.
The trade topped at £760 for a Limousin steer from Colin Parsons of Town House and Angus bullocks selling to £680 from S Mason of Birkland Barrow. British Blue steers topped at £650 from JR & J Gorst of Appletree Farm.
The heifer trade sold to a top of £625 from PS & H Eckersley of Higher Brundhurst Farm with British Blues and Angus heifers selling to £535 from RH & D Parker of Fober Farm.
The next Monthly Stirk sale at Lancaster will take place on Friday 26th February 2018
The weekly sale of Calves saw a reduced entry due to it being the Monthly sale of stirks.
Topping the calf trade today was a British Blue bull calf selling to £495 from R & V Walmsley of Cockerham. Aberdeen Angus bull calves topped at £295 from David & Eileen Wallbank of Over Wyresdale.
There was plenty of interest in black and white bull calves today with 35 day old calves selling to £180 closely followed by 31 day old calves to £142 both from Drinkall Bros of Over Wyresdale.