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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle & Stirks - Friday 30th November

Store Cattle

A few less Store Cattle on offer this week sold to a very similar trade. Topping the trade this week was Limousin bullocks from GA & A Atkinson, Cantsfield selling to £1300. This was closely followed by a Bazadaise bullock from FA Nowell & Partners, Mewth. As usual plenty of interest in native bred cattle at Lancaster saw Angus bullocks sell to £1220 form G Sagar & Son, Caton. Once again, plenty of bullocks selling around the £1200 mark. Heifers sold to a top of £1190 for British Blues from P Lawrenson & Son, Brindle. Dairy bred bullocks sold to a top of £1100 for Montbeliardes from H Birkett & Son, Overton. Black and whites topped at £940 from JT & J Kelsall, Clapham.

Next week is the Christmas show of Store Cattle for pairs of bullocks and heifers.

OTM Cattle

The weekly sale of Cast Cows had a smaller entry of 96 forward which saw all specifications of cows sell to a sharper trade. The trade was topped by Angus cast steers selling to 189.5p/kg or £1174 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale, who also sold Angus cast heifers to 169.5p/kg or £981. Beef cows sold to a top of 174.5p/kg or £1062 for British Blues from CG Birkett, Carnforth. Simmental cows sold to a top of £1059 from JL & LM Clarke, Tunstall. Black and white heifers sold to 161.5p/kg or £944 from WS Burrow & Son, Silverdale with cows selling to a top of 154.5p/kg or £899 from Messrs Jones, Cockerham. There was an overall market average of 103p/kg with black and whites averaging 90p/kg.

Next week includes in the Christmas Show of Cast Cows with prizes awarded to the highest price beef cow per kilo, highest price diary cow per kilo and overall highest price per head.

Calves and Stirks

The monthly sale of Stirks, once again, had an entry of 140 which sold to a respectable trade for all types. Topping the trade today at £700 was Angus bullocks from MJ & K Ayrton, Thurnham who also sold Limousin bullocks to £650 and £600. British Blue bullocks sold to a top of £580 from S & IA Morley, Poulton le Fylde. Plenty of spring born beef bullocks sold in the mid to late five hundreds. The bulls were topped by mid May born Limousins from DJ Townley, Lancaster. Heifer trade topped at £460 from MJ & K Ayrton. There was a large number of Black and whites on offer which saw spring born stirks sell to £470 from R & A Jolleys of Cabus with plenty of black and white bullocks selling around the £400 mark.

There was just a handful of calves on offer today with vendors holding off for the Christmas show next Friday. Show classes next week are for calves 56 days or under. Please advise Ian Atkinson of entries on 07766 521472.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Limousin: £1300 Abbotson Farm, £1210 Middle Grange Farm, £1200 Kilburn House, £1160, £1140 North Farm. Bazadaise: £1280 Oak Head Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1220, £1160 New Parkside Farm, £1140 11 Kimberley Avenue, North Farm, £1120 Newsham Hall Farm. Salers: £1200, £1000 Yealand Manor. Charolais: £1200 Yealand Manor, £980, £880 Cobble Hey Farm, £820 Bouthwaite Farm, £740 Yealand Manor. British Blue: £1180 Challon Hall Farm, £1160 Kilburn House, £1150 Challon Hall Farm, South Green Farm, North Farm. Hereford: £1130 Scotch Green Farm, £1040 Ivy Barn Spout House, £1030 Carlingwha, £960 Old Hall Farm, £920 Summerlands. Montbeliarde: £1100 North Farm, £810 Ivy Barn Spout House. Simmental: £1070 Newsham Hall Farm, £930, £870 11 Proctors Row. Holstein Friesian: £940 Summerlands, £910 Cheetham House Farm, £880 Barn Hill Farm, Grizdale, £850 11 Proctors Row. Blonde D’aquitaine: £890 Low Groves Farm. Beef Shorthorn: £840 Newsham Hall Farm. Stabiliser: £820 Clawthorpe Lodge.

Store Heifers

British Blue: £1190 Walmsley Fold, £1140 Old Hall Farm, £1140, £1110, £1080 Walmsley Fold. Limousin: £1110 Fell End Farm, £1090 Middle Grange Farm, £850 Bouthwaite Farm, £820 Abbotson Farm, £760 Station Hotel Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1080 Rose Hill Farm, £1070 Higher Lees Farm, £1000, £950 Brow Foot Farm, £920 11 Kimberley Avenue. Montbeliarde: £900 Rose Hill Farm. Hereford: £900 Carlingwha, £860 Summerlands, £780 Oddlands Farm, £740 Ivy Barn Spout House Farm, £730 Bouthwaite Farm. Beef Shorthorn: £860 Brow Foot Farm. SALERS: £850 Bouthwaite Farm. Simmental: £800 10 Salisbury Road. Charolais: £800 Bouthwaite Farm, Gunnerthwaite. Holstein Friesian: £740 Docker Hall Farm, £680 Chestnut House Farm.

Store Bull

Simmental: £980 Cobble Hey Farm.

OTM Cows

British Blue: 174.5 2 Netherbeck Barn, 109.5 Mount Pleasant Farm. Holstein Friesian: 154.5, 124.5, 119.5 Sandvilla, 114.5 2 Netherbeck Barn. Bazadaise: 151.5, 131.5 Yarlsber, Blonde D’aquitaine: 144.5 Intack Farm, 131.5 Capplethwaite Hall. Swedish Red And White: 134.5 Sandvilla, 99.5 Holme Head. Hereford: 129.5 Beckside, 91.5 Moss View. Charolais: 124.5, 114.5, 107.5 23 Market Street, Limousin: 124.5 Capplethwaite Hall, 111.5 Brown Edge. Simmental: 119.5 Parkside Farm, 117.5 Beckside, 109.5 Cringleber. Aberdeen Angus: 111.5 Intack Farm, Parkside Farm, 109.5 Cragg Farm, 71.5 Parkside Farm. Beef shorthorn: 91.5 Barbon Fell House. Welsh Black: 91.5, 67.5 Black Syke.

OTM Heifers

Aberdeen Angus: 169.5 Tills Farm. Holstein Friesian: 161.5 Gibraltar Farm, 129.5 Cockrigg Farm, Tunstall Hall, 107.5 North Farm. Simmental: 119.5, 114.5, 111.5 Barbon Fell House.

Cast Steer

Aberdeen Angus: 189.5, 169.5 Tills Farm.

Cast Bull

Limousin: 99.5 Capplethwaite Hall. Beef shorthorn: 89.5 Yew Tree Farm. Holstein friesian: 94.5 Liscoe Farm, 79.5 Boundary House.

Bull Stirk

Limousin £490, £460 Whinney Carr. British Blue £460 Boldens Farm, £440 Hare Apple Tree. Friesian £240 Lower Lingart.

Heifer Stirk

Limousin £460 Bambers Farm, £390 Whinney Carr. British Blue £435 Tunsteads Farm. Aberdeen Angus £410 Sella Farm. Hereford £410 Marholes Farm, £300 Mearsbeck Farm. Simmental £410, £385 Mearsbeck Farm.

Steer Stirk

Aberdeen Angus £700 Bambers Farm, £560 Mains Lane. Limousin £650, £600, £570 Bambers Farm. British Blue £580 Mains Lane, £500 Crookgate Farm, £470 Tunstead Farm, £450 Crookgate Farm. Hereford £500 Marlholes Farm, £440 Mains Lane, Mearsbeck Farm. Friesian £470, £440 Marlholes Farm, £410 Bambers Farm.

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