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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 18th May

Store Cattle

It was great to have a larger entry of cattle forward today, with in excess of 300 forward. There was a mixed entry of cattle forward, but seeing a strong trade throughout with all sizes and ages very well bid for. The trade peaked today for a pen of three Angus steers from O Butler of Kirkham selling to £1580. This was closely followed by Limousin bullocks from H Chapman and Son of Middleton selling to £1460 and £1440. It was O Butler of Kirkham selling Angus heifers to £1,390.

Cattle numbers are required each week with grazing types of cattle remaining a very strong trade and vendors urged to take advantage.

OTM Cattle

There was a smaller entry of cast cows forward for the sale today with many busy with silage. Many more cattle are needed each week to fulfil buyer’s requirements with many going away short. There was an overall market average of 139p/kg achieved. OTM heifers sold to a top of 204.5p/kg for an Angus heifer from P & A Bell of Pilling with Limousin heifers to 199.5p/kg from KM and KJ Curwen of Abbeystead. Beef cows sold to a top of 177.5p/kg for Simmentals from Barlow Bros of Croston with others from the same good home to £1544. Limousin cows sold to 171.5p/kg from Lucas Breeding of Addlington. Best black and white cows sold to 169.5p/kg from SJ Gardner of Dent. 35% of the cows forward today sold in excess of £1000.

Calves & Stirks

There was 60 calves and stirks on offer this week selling to another strong trade with all types of calves eagerly bid for. Beef bull calves sold to a top of £455 from J & G Thornley of Kirkham for British Blue bulls, with others from the same good home selling to £400 and £395. Limousin bull calves sold to £380 and £375 from DJ Townley of Ashton. 13 day old British Blue bulls sold to £370 from J Bargh and Son of Morecambe. There was a sharper Black and White trade today with, once again, Lancaster out doing local collection centres for all ages and sizes of calves. Trade topped at £155 from R & V Walmsley of Cockerham, closely followed by £150. Young rearing claves easily sold between £50 and £70.

Top Prices

Heifer Calves

Aberdeen Angus; £185, £170, £145 Moors Farm; £160 Arnside Tower. Limousin; £275 Whinney Carr; £240 Moors Farm. British Blue; £345, £300 Richmond Hall; £330 Brown Brook.

Bull Calves

Friesian; £155 Richmond Hall; £150, £138 Fowlers Farm. Aberdeen Angus £350, £300 Tills Farm; £315, £280 Moors Farm. Limousin; £380, £375 Whinney Carr. British Blue; £455, £400, £395, £370 Derby Lodge Farm; £390 Brown Brook; £370 North Farm. Montbeliarde; £120 Sellerley Farm.

Heifer Stirks

Aberdeen Angus: £325 Cliftons Farm.

Steer Stirks

Aberdeen Angus £405 Cliftons Farm

Cast Cows

Friesian 169.5p, 147.5p Banklands; 161.5p, 154.5p Hoskins Farm; 149.5p x 2 Derby Lodge Farm; 147.5p Waterscales Farm; 147.5p Barnfield; 147.5p Lower Lingart. Aberdeen Angus; 161.5p, 147.5p Bazil Farm; Limousin 171.5p, 167.5p, 164.5p, 159.5p Adlington Hall Farm; 169.5p Marshaw Farm; South Devon 167.5p, 159.5p Adlington Hall Farm; Simmental 177.5p, 171.5p Littlewood Hall Farm; 171.5p Longrigg Farm.

OTM Heifers

Friesian 149.5p Pump House Farm; 141.5p, 139.5p Park Farm. AA 204.5p Village Farm; Limousin 199.5p Marshaw Farm; British Blue 191.5p Midge Hall Farm; 184.5p High Underbrow.

Cast Steers

Friesian 144.5p, 134.5p Midge Hall Farm; Aberdeen Angus 104.5p Bradlow Farm; Limousin 109.5p Bradlow Farm; Charolais 149.5p Bradlow Farm.

Cast Bulls

Friesian 104.5p Cotestone Farm

Prime Steers

Friesian 121.5p, 117.5p Black Bull Farm. Montbeliarde 134.5p Black Bull Farm

Store Bullocks

Friesian £1270 Bensons Farm; £1080 Lambrigg Head Farm; £1070 Benson Hall. Aberdeen Angus £1580 Elm Bank Farm; £1410 Abrahams Farm; £1380 Shaws Farm; £1330 New Elmridge Farm. Shorthorn £1180 Cabus Nook Farm. Limousin £1460, £1440, £1200 Mill Beck; £1270 Lynwood; £1200 New House Farm. Hereford £1140 Benson Hall; £910 Cockrigg Farm. Simmental £1200 Lynwood. British Blue £1330 Abrahams Farm; £1270 Windy Hill; £1240 Pasture House Farm; £1220 Benson Hall. Swedish Red £1170 Betts Farm.

Store Heifers

Aberdeen Angus £1390 Elm Bank Farm; £1230 Benson Hall; £1130 Park House Farm; £1120 Lodge Farm. Limousin £1280, £1190 Millom Castle; £1260, £1180 Marshaw Farm; £1250 Outerthwaite Farm; £1220 Hoskins Farm. Charolais £1260 Barrowfield. Hereford £1120 Betts Farm. Simmental £1140 Norbreck Farm; £1050 Park House Farm. British Blue £1170 Abrahams Farm; £1170 Braddup House Farm; £1140 Richmond Hall.

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