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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 23rd March

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle saw a buoyant trade throughout with a mixed show of cattle forward. Large well-fleshed cattle continue to sell very well at Lancaster with purchasers also now looking for grazing type cattle.

Topping the trade today was a pen of four Charolais Bullocks from TN Nelson & Partners, Lancaster selling to £1450. Native Cattle always good to sell at Lancaster, with a pen of three Aberdeen Angus Bullocks selling to £1390 from WA Cardwell, Stalmine. It is beneficial to vendors to batch cattle into bigger groups to gain full financial benefit. Heifers sold to a top of £1270 for a pen of four Aberdeen Angus from G Sagar & Son, Caton.

Black and White Bullocks sold to a top of £1090 for a pen of three from Cowell & Moore, Woodplumpton.

Over 15% of the cattle forward today sold in excess of £1200. All types of cattle continued to be needed at Lancaster especially with spring approaching.

OTM Cattle

There was a smaller entry of Cast Cows forward today with 85 in the market, selling to another continuous good trade. There was an overall market average of 124p/kg with more cows required week on week to meet the strong demand of 14 active buyers. This average was achieved with 95% being dairy bred cows.

OTM Heifers sold to a top of 187.5p/kg for a Limousin from T & S Blades, Arkholme.

Young Black and White Cows sold to 164.5p/kg from CJ Birkett, Carnforth. Best Black and White Cows sold to £1202 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. There were numerous best fleshed dairy cows selling over the £1000 mark.

Aberdeen Angus Cast Bulls sold to £1362 from WG & E Hewitt & Sons, Cockerham.

Calves and Stirks

There was a much reduced entry of calves forward this week.

Three week old British Blue Bulls sold to £240 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe. Limousin weaned Heifer calves sold to £330 from K Whitaker & Son, Bay Horse.

Dairy bulls topped at £130 for Montbelliardes from JK & B Birkett & Son, Morecambe.

A few stirks on offer this week, saw Aberdeen Angus Heifers sell to £520, £500 and £490 from PJ & M Mason, Out Rawcliffe.

Friday 30th March sees the monthly sale of Stirks with an entry of 108 to date with more entries expected. For more information call Ian Atkinson 07766 521472

Top Prices

Store Bullock

CHAROLAISE: £1450 Langthwaite Heights; £1330 High House; £1250 Millbeck; £1160 Low Dubbs. ANGUS: £1390 Well House Farm; £1280 Middle Grange Farm; £1280 Ivy Barn; £1250 Intack Farm. CONTINENTAL: £1320 Millbeck. LIMOUSINE: £1320 Millbeck; £1310 Whelpside Farm; £1290 Thorns Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1280 High House; £1200 Newsham Hall Farm; £1180 Church Farm; £1070 Green Lane Farm. MONTBELIARDE; £1230 Thorns Farm; £1060 Middle Ridge Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1200 Middle Grange Farm; £1190 Intack Farm; £1000 New Elmridge Farm. FRIESIAN: £1090 Newsham Hall; £1070 High House; £1000 Hazelslack Tower Farm. HEREFORD: £1080 High House Farm; £860 Broughton House. SWEDISH RED: £880 Lathwaite Farm. SHORTHORN: £880 Lathwaite Farm.

Store Heifer

AA: £1270 £1190 New Parkside Farm; £1070 Lahwaite Farm; £1060 2 Church Street. BRITSIH BLUE: £1150 Manor House Farm; £1040 Green Lane Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1140 New House Farm; £740 The Polars. CHAROLAISE: £1140 High House; £1090 Brown Edge; £1040 Beckside Farm. LIMOUSINE: £1090 Manor House Farm; £1080 2 Church Street; £1080 Brown Edge. HEREFORD: £1060 New House Farm; £1030 Thorns Farm; £1010 Middle Grange Farm. WELSH BLACK: £900 Manor House Farm. SHORTHORN: £880 2 Church Street. FRIESIAN: £860 Hall Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £860 Middle Ridge Farm.

Store Bull

BRITISH BLUE: £670 Pasture House Farm.

OTM Cow

FRIESAIN: 164.5 2 Netherbeck Barn; 161.5 Forton Hall Farm; 157.5 Blackwood End. SHORTHORN: 159.5 Wofen Hall Estate. HEREFORD: 149.5 Dalton Old Hall; 139.5 Upper Greenbank; 114.5 High House Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 139.5 Walkers I’th Fields; 127.5 Trapp Farm. LIMOUSINE: 127.5 14 Greenwood Drive. SLR: 121.5 Greaves Farm. MRI: 109.5 Village Farm.

OTM Heifer

LIMOUSINE: 187.5 159.5 Hill Top Farm. FRIESIAN: 104.5 Batty Hill.

Cast Steer

FRIESIAN: 131.5 124.5 Black Bull Farm.

Cast Bull

ANGUS: 157.5 Batty Hill.

Heifer Calf

BRITISH BLUE: £165 North Farm.

Bull Calf:

BRITISH BLUE: £240 North Farm. HEREFORD: £220 Great Eccleston Hall. MONTBELIARDE: £130 £100 White Lund Farm. SWEDISH RED: £90 White Lund Farm.

Heifer Stirk

ANGUS: £525 £490 Hoskingshire Farm. LIMOUSINE: £330 Stirzakers Farm.

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