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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 2nd November

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle had an entry of 382 forward for the sale wit another competitive trade enjoyed at Lancaster. Large short keep cattle sold to, once again, a very competitive trade with longer keep cattle slightly harder to place this week with more of these on the market and many sheds currently full as many now lying their cattle for winter following the prolonged Autumn.

The trade topped at £1380, three times, firstly from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley for British Blue Steers and second from A &E Clarkson, Thurnham for an Aberdeen Angus Steer. This was closely followed by J & JM Walmsley, Pilling selling Angus Steers to £1360. Limousin bullocks sold to a top of £1300 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland.

The heifer trade today was topped by a British Blue from P Lawrenson & Son, selling to £1170 with Angus heifers from J Tattersall, Leyland selling Angus’ to £1090.

OTM Cattle

A larger entry of OTM Cattle this week saw a very ‘back end’ show of cattle with a lot of lean cows forward with many off loading before the winter months. The large quantity of cows forward everywhere with many slaughter houses nearly full meaning the trade remained very similar with Lancaster, once again, offering a very competitive ringside of buyers to ensure that all specification of cows were well bid for.

Top price per kilo today was 181.5p/kg which was achieved by P & A Bell, Pilling for a Hereford Heifer. British Blue cows sold to 149.5p/kg from RJ Cardwell, Esprick closely followed by other beef cows selling in the 140p/kg mark.

Young dairy cows sold to a top of 139.5p/kg with plenty of fit cows selling around the 120p/kg mark.

There was an overall market average just over 100p/kg.

Top price per head was £1215 for a Charolais Bull from P & SA Edmondson, Stainton.

Calves and Stirks

A few less calves on offer this but there was still a good entry of 40 forward which sold another good trade at Lancaster especially following on from market reports of other local centres, vendors are strongly urged to market their calves at Lancaster. The trade was topped at £395 and £390 for British Blue bull calves from J & G Thornley, Kirkham with plenty of British Blue bulls selling in excess of the £300 mark. British Blue heifers topped £270 from JK & B Birkett & Son, Morecambe. A larger quantity of young beef calves on the market today saw Angus bull calves sell to £225 from T & EA Garth, Bleasdale.

Black and white bull calves sold to a top of £95 from Drinkall Brothers of Over Wyresdale and more black and white rearing calves were required today to meet the demand from buyers present.

Store Lambs

The fortnightly sale of Store Lambs had an entry of in excess of 100 forward for the sale with a variety of size forward which saw the trade top at £61.50 for Texel lambs from CM & CA Jackson, Caton.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

BRITISH BLUE: £1380 Walmsley Fold, £1300 Fell End Farm, £1260 Walmsley Fold, £1230 Ellers Farm, £1220 Walmsley Fold.ABERDEENANGUS: £1380 Cock Hall Farm, £1360 Staffords Farm, £1260, £1220 Billinge Hall, £1180 Fell End Farm. LIMMOUSIN: £1300 High House Farm, £1200 Low Stanger Thwaite, £1180 Tewifield Farm, Gibraltar Farm.CHAROLAIS: £1150 Gibraltar Farm, £930 Green Lane End Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1120, £980 Cock Hall Farm, £980 Low House Farm, £810 Ellers Farm, £800 11 Proctors Row. MONTBELIARDE: £1070 Godson House Farm, £1010 Church Farm, £940 Edenmount Well Lane, £820 North Farm, £800 Green Lane End Farm. HEREFORD: £1060 Godson House Farm, £1030 North Farm, £1020 11 Proctors Row, £1000 Windy Hill Farm, Ellers Farm. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: £1050 Benson Hall, £940 Lambrigg, £880 Benson Hall, Gibraltar Farm, £870 Parkers Farm. BEEFSHORTHORN: £1020 Godson House Farm, £700 Parkers Farm, £660 Buck Bank Farm, £600 Wyre View. SOUTHDEVEN: £1010, £810 Adlington Hall Farm. FLEKVIEH: £970 Lower Castle O Trim, £900 Church Farm. SWEDISHREDANDWHITE: £940 Edenmount Well Lane.

Store Heifers

BRITISH BLUE: £1170, £1060 Walmsley Fold, £980 Roseacre Hall, Walmsley Fold, £880 Clawthorpe Lodge. ABEREDEENANGUS: £1090 Snub Snape Farm, £1060 Low Levens, £1050 11 Kimberley Avenue, £1010 Brow Foot Farm, £990 Higher Lees Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1070 Station Hotel Farm, £970 Higher Broadwood Farm, £870 Town House, £850 Kirkland Hall Farm, £840 The Hill. HEREFORD: £1040 Wilson House Farm, £840 Clawthorpe Farm, £810 Low Levens, £780 Black Bull Farm, £700 Bouthwaite Farm. SIMMENTAL: £950 Summerlands, £780 Clawthorpe Lodge, £540 Bouthwaite Farm. CHAROLAIS: £930 Brown Edge, £860 Holme House.BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £640 Bouthwaite Farm. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: £460 Bambers Farm.

Store Bulls

MONTBELIARDE: £800, £760 Cumming Carr Farm. ABERDEENANGUS: £760 Cumming Carr Farm.

OTM Cow

Hereford 181.5 Village Farm. British Blue 149.5 Croft House. Aberdeen Angus 141.5 Upp Hall. Limousin 141.5 Stoneybank Philpin Farm, 135.5 Upp Hall, Pilling Hall, 124.5 Holme House Farm. Montbeliarde 139.5 Whinney Carr Farm, 134.5 Sellerley Farm. Friesian 139.5 Brown Brook, 117.5 Boldens Farm, 114.5 Barnfield Farm, Park Farm. Charolais 131.5 Summerlands, 124.5 Stoneybank Philpin Farm.

Cast Steer

Aberdeen Angus 169.5, 124.5 Edenmount Well Lane. British Blue 169.5 Edenmount Well Lane.

Cast Bull

Limousin 114.5 Stubb Farm. Charolais 114.5 Low Barrows Green.

Heifer Calf

Aberdeen Angus £200 Derby Lodge Farm, £145 Tills Farm, £125 Bank End Farm, £115, £105 Bailey Hey Farm. Simmental £170 Sellerley Farm. British Blue £270 White Lund Farm, £235 Bailey Hey Farm, £220 Bank End Farm, £160 Bailey Hey Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £395, £390 Derby Lodge, £375, £365 Walkers I’th Fields, £350 White Lund Farm. Aberdeen Angus £225 Bailey Hey Farm, Derby Lodge Farm, £200, £140 Bailey Hey Farm. Simmental £215, £200 Sellerley Farm. Hereford £135 Sellerely Farm. Friesian £95 Catshaw Hall Farm, £65 Tills Farm.

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