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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 9th March

Store Cattle

There was a larger entry of Store Cattle this week with 265 forward selling to a stronger trade than the previous week.

Topping the day’s sale was a pen of Aberdeen Angus bullocks from J Clark, Lea selling to £1500. Limousin bullock sold to £1480 from TS & SM Park, Millom. This was closely followed by a Charolais bullock from TN Pye & Partners which sold to £1470.

A British Blue Heifer sold to the top price of £1380 from JS & KM Wilson & Son, Kendal. Native heifers sold to a top of £1280 for Angus’ from J Clark.

Black and white bullocks sold to £1030 for a pen from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton. Black and white heifers sold to £1220 from JS & KM Wilson.

OTM Cattle

An entry just short of 100 OTM Cattle this week sold to an improved trade with all cattle forward averaging 129.8p/kg.

Cast Cows sold to a top of 187.5p/kg for a Stabiliser from A Dixon & Son, Selside. British Blue Cows sold to 169.5p/kg from RH & C Ayrton Ltd, Abbeystead. Black and white cows sold to a top of 144.5p/kg from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale, with black and white heifers selling to 159.5p/kg from DJ & S Tomlinson of Bilsborrow.

Limousin Cast Steers sold to 209.5p/kg or £1403.65 from PM & ST Entwistle, Abbeystead. Cast bulls sold to 164.5p/kg or £1348.90 from D Fox & Co, Holleth.

Calves and Stirks

A large entry of Calves forward saw British Blue bull calves sell to £360 from AW & AM Park, Ellel, which was closely followed by a Limousin Bull calf selling to £350 from JM & MH France & Son, Littledale. Native Bull calves saw Angus’ sell to £280 from JK & BJ Birkett & Son, Morecambe.

Heifer calves sold to £185, twice, firstly for an Angus from JK & BJ Birkett and secondly for a British Blue from JB & JB Lawson, Cockerham.

Black and white bull calves sold to £125 from Drinkall Bros.

A handful of stirks forward for the sale saw Hereford bullock stirks sell to £620 and Hereford Heifer Stirks sell to £550 from Messrs Kirkham, Preston.

Top Prices

Store Bullock:

ANGUS: £1500 £1440 New Hall Farm; £1290 Hartsop Hall; £1180 Intack. LIMOUSIN: £1480 Millom Castle; £1320 Millbeck; £1300 Lentworth Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1470 Langthwaite Heights; £1420 Lentworth Farm; £1200 Lathwaite Farm. HEREFORD: £1280 Moss View; £1130 Slack Farm; £1130 Cragg Farm; £1120 Old Hall Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1280 Kitchen Ground Farm; £1250 Cragg Farm; £1240 Old Woodhouse. BLONDE: £1200 Millbeck. SHORTHORN: £1180 Old Woodhouse; £870 Lathwaite Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1120 Intack Farm. FLEK: £1070 Cragg Farm. FRIESIAN: £1030 Downlands Farm; £980 Masongill Hall; £980 Kitchen Ground Farm. SWEDISH RED: £840 Lathwaite Farm. STABILISER: £770 Park House Farm. MONT: £720 Whinney Garth.

Store Heifer:

BRITISH BLUE: £1380 High House; £1240 Blades Farm; £1140 Lower Swainhead Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1290 £1180 Langthwaite Heights; £1150 Whelpside Farm. ANGUS: £1280 New Hall Farm; £1100 Langthwaite Heights; £1080 Lodge Farm. FRIESIAN: £1220 High House; £750 Old Hall. LIMOUSIN: £1200 High House; £1180 Millom Castle; £1140 Slack Farm. HEREFORD: £1100 Windy Hill Farm; £1020 New House Farm. BAZ: £1030 Oak Head Farm. SHORTHORN: £1020 Oak Head Farm. SIMMENTAL: £820 Greenways Farm.

Store Bull:

LIMOUSIN: £920 Houlker Barn Farm.

OTM COW:

STABILISER: 187.5 179.5 Kit Cragg. LIMOUSIN: 164.5 111.5 Ouzelthorn; 149.5 Hill Top Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 169.5 Ouzelthorn; 149.5 Capplethwaite; 147.5 Hall Croft. BELGIAN BLUE: £159.5 151.5 Ouzelthorn. FRIESIAN: 144.5 North Farm; 144.5 Catshaw Hall; 141.5 Kitchen Ground. FLEK: 144.5 121.5Holme Head. ANGUS: 141.5 129.5 Lathwaite Farm. SWEDISH RED: 129.5 Elm Tree Farm; 119.5 Far Audlands. MONT: 127.5 Trapp Farm. BLONDE: 111.5 Ouzelthorn.

OTM HEIFER:

FRIESIAN: 159.5 Bilsborrow; 141.5 Kirkwood Lodge Farm; 139.5 Pasture Barn Farm.

CAST STEER:

LIMOUSIN: 209.5 Lentworth.

CAST BULL:

LIMOUSIN: 164.5 Holly House Farm. HEREFORD: 119.5 Barrow Greaves Farm. FRIESIAN: 109.5 Knotts Farm.

HEIFER CALF:

ANGUS: £185 White Lund Farm; £150 Norbreck Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £185 Bank End Farm; £140 Cinder Barrow; £120 North Farm. FRIESIAN: £70 Norbreck Farm.

BULL CALF:

BRITISH BLUE: £360 Walkers I’th Fields; £310 Cinder Barrow. LIMOUSIN: £350 Newhouse Farm. ANGUS: £280 White Lund Farm; £270 Cinder Barrow; £270 Rose Farm. FLEK: £230 White Lund Farm. NOR: £220 White Lund Farm. MONT: £190 Walkers I’th Fields. FRIESIAN: £125 Catshaw Hall Farm; £100 Cotestone Farm.

HEIFER STIRK:

HEREFORD: £550 Carr Farm.

STEER STIRK:

HEREFORD: £620 Carr Farm.

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