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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 30th March

Store Cattle

The sale of Store Cattle saw a reduced entry due to the bank holiday weekend but this had no effect on trade with a strong prices achieved thought-out the sale.

The trade topped this week for Limousin Bullocks at £1390 from WA Hodgson, Whinfell. This was closely followed by Charolais Bullocks selling to £1340 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland.

Aberdeen Angus Bullocks twice sold to a top of £1340 firstly for a pen of four from G Sagar & Son, Caton and then a pen of three from EW & CR Clegg & Son, Stalmine.

Heifers saw British Blues sell to £1310 from ME & J Swarbrick, Poulton le Fylde.

Black and White Bullocks sold to a top of £1120 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe.

Cast Cows

There was a small entry of Cast Cows forward with 30 in the market selling to an overall average of 128p/kg.

Limousin Cows sold to a top of 171.5p/kg or £1203 from T & S Blades, Arkholme with plenty of well fleshed beef cows selling between 145-170p/kg.

Black and White Heifers sold to a top of 167.5p/kg from AB & J Parkinson & Son, Out Rawcliffe with Black and White Cows selling to 149.5p/kg from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. All black and whites forward sold to an overall market average of 131.5p/kg.

Calves & Stirks

The monthly sale of Stirks including the weekly sale of calves saw the largest entry forward for the sale for sometime with 175 going under the gavel.

The Stirk sale attracted plenty of interest from buyers with the busiest ringside seen for sometime with many potential buyers leaving empty handed and some not being able to get a bid. The entry consisted of Continental, Native and Black and White Stirks ranging from weanlings to yearling cattle with the majority being the 5-6months age.

The trade sold to a top of £680 for a Hereford Heifer from J Maxwell, Halton. August born British Blue Steers sold to a top of £610 from M & M Carr, Burton in Kendal. July born Hereford Steers sold to £590 from R & A Jolleys, Cabus. There was plenty of continental bred steers selling mid to late five hundreds.

Three month old Aberdeen Angus Bulls from J & M Sanderson, Kirkham sold to £410 .

June and July born Black and White Bulls sold to £390 from RE & P Miller, Barnacre. Yearling Black and White Bullocks sold to a top of £550 from WJ & EA Woodhouse, Nateby.

The strong demand for Stirks will continue until the Spring, with our next Stirk sale being Friday 27th April.

The weekly sale of Calves saw Three week old British Blue Bulls sell to £275 from T & CM Kelsall & Son, Chipping with others from the same good home selling to £270.

Black and White Bull calves saw best ones selling over the £100 mark, topping at £115 from WN & D Smith, Cockerham.

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCKS 

LIMOUSIN: £1390 Whelpside Farm; £1300 High House Farm; £1200 Hazelslack Tower Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1340 High House Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1340 New Parkside Farm; £1340 Yew Tree Farm; £1240 Hazelslack Tower Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1160 Bridge Farm; £1160 Stubb Hall Farm; £1130 Lathwaite Farm. FRIESIAN: £1120 Bensons Farm; £1060 Stubb Hall Farm; £950 Buck Bank Farm. HEREFORD: £1120 Thorns Farm; £1120 Lathwaite Farm; £11080 Bouthwaite Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1120 Lathwaite Farm

STORE HEIFERS 

BRITISH BLUE: £1310 Bridge Farm; £1080 Bouthwaite Farm; £1060 Wood Nook Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1220 New Parkside Farm; £1090 Isle of Skye Farm; £1020 Broad Oak. LIMOUSIN: £1150 Stubb Hall Farm; £1070 High House Farm; £990 Todgill Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1140 Brown Edge; £1020 Narrow Gate Farm; £1000 Brown Edge. SIMMENTAL: £1060 Stubb Hall Farm.

CAST COW

LIMOUSIN: 171.5 Hill Top Farm. FRIESIAN: 167.5 Liscoe Farm; 149.5 Brown Brook; 144.5 Park Farm. SIMMENTAL: 161.5 Todgill Farm. MONTBELLIARDE: 149.5 White Lund Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 144.5 Low Moor Head Farm; 124.5 Todgill Farm. STABILISER: 141.5 Low Foulshaw.

CAST BULL

FRIESIAN: 114.5 Higher Core.

HEIFER CALF 

HEREFORD: £120 Redfields.

BULL CALF

BRITISH BLUE: £275 Brown Brook.HEREFORD: £190 Kitchlow Farm. FRIESIAN: £180 Brown Brook; £115 Cocker House Farm; £110 Liscoe Farm. MONTBELLIARDE: £125 Redfields.

BULL STIRK

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £490 Pasture Barn Farm. LIMOUSIN: £465 Hare Apple Tree; £300 Redfields. HEREFORD: £435 Redfields. FRIESIAN: £390 Lower Lingart; £325 Hare Apple Tree.

HEIFER STIRK 

HEREFORD: £680 Whinney Garth; £580 Heald Farm. LIMOUSIN: £585 Sella Farm; £400 Hare Apple Tree. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £570 Gibsons Farm; £465 Ellers Farm; £450 Sella Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £540 Sella Farm; £520 Boldens Farm; £480 Clawthorpe Lodge. SIMMENTAL: £450 Clawthorpe Lodge. SALER: £220 Clawthorpe Lodge.

BULLOCK STIRK 

BRITISH BLUE: £610 Clawthorpe Lodge; £555 Sella Farm. HEREFORD: £590 Marlholes Farm; £550 Whinney Garth. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £580 Ellers Farm; £570 Boldens Farm; £565 Green Lane Farm. FRIEISAN: £550 Gibsons Farm; £410 Myerscough College; £390 Bambers Farm. SIMMENTAL: £530 Clawthorpe Lodge. FLECKVIEH: £490 Farleton House; £355 Clawthorpe Lodge. CONTINENTAL: £360 Longwood House. SALER: £305 Clawthorpe Lodge.

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