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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 12th October

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle once again boasted a catalogue entry just short of 400. Good conformation, well-fleshed cattle continue to easily sold and in strong demand at Lancaster with the second rate cattle continuing to be slightly harder to place, as seen at other local markets, but with Lancaster continuing to offer a busy ringside of buyers guaranteeing a competitive trade for all cattle.

British Blue bullocks topped the trade today selling to £1490 and £1480 from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley who also sold Simmentals to £1400. Charolais bullocks sold to a top of £1410 from RH Dodgson, Burton-in-Lonsdale who also had bullocks to £1300. Lancaster continues to offer a good trade for Native cattle with Angus Bullocks topping at £1300 from GF & EE Holt, Chipping. Angus Heifers sold to a top of £1160 from M Shepherd & Son, Pilling with Continentals selling to a top of £1100 for British Blues from MA & JA Winn, Burneside.

OTM Cattle

There was an entry of £122 Cast Cows forward today, selling to a very similar trade as to be expected this time of year with many people culling before the winter months. The trade was topped by Limousin Cast Steers selling to 189.5p/kg from WK & R Harrison, Docker. Limousin Cows topped at 177.5p/kg and 174.5p/kg from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton with young cows. The marjority of good beef cows sold in excess of the 130p/kg mark with good black and white cows selling to the late one hundred and teens.

Calves and Stirks

There was a bumper entry of over 60 calves forward today, selling to a very competitive trade with all beef calves and strong black and whites eagerly bid for and in demand. The calf trade topped this week at £400 and £380 for British Blue Bulls from J & G Thornley, Kirkham with Heifers from the same home selling to £340. Native bull calves saw Angus bull calves sell to £285 from H & BE Jolly, Great Eccleston with young Hereford bulls selling to £230 from Colby Farms, Appleby. Good quality beef calves regularly sold in excess of £250 with more required each week to fulfil buyers requests.

Plenty of black and white trade this week saw good types of well-grown rearers sell around the £100 mark topping at £138 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale closely followed by £128 from T & CM Kelsall & Son, Chipping. Buyers were showing caution today for young black and whites with the trade today showing it is well worth while to rear calves to one month old.

Just a handful of stirks on offer today saw Limousin Bullocks, at 8 months old, sell to £670 and Heifers sell to £570 from RH & RA Fawcett, Burton.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

BRITISH BLUE: £1490, £1480, £1380 Walmsley Fold, £1260 Gibraltar Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1400 Walmsley Fold, £1300, £1240 Gibraltar Farm, £1090 Daniel Fold Farm, £840 Foredales Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1300 New Elmridge Farm, £1230 Moss Cottage, £1160 High House Farm, Ellers Farm, Billinge Hall.LIMOUSIN: £1280 Daniel Fold Farm, £1200 High House Farm, £1180 85 Croftlands, £1170 Daniel Fold Farm, £1150 High Underbrow Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1410, £1300 Kilburn House, £1280 Langthwaite Heights, £1260 High House. CONTINENTAL: £1280 Long Streets Farm. SALERS: £1190 Daniel Fold Farm.HEREFORD: £1140 Middle Grange Farm, £1060 Old Glasson Farm, £1000 Colloway Farm, Summerlands. WELSHBLACK: £1020 Langthwaites Heights. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: £1010 Gulf Farm, Godson House Farm, £910 Stubb Hall Farm, £870, £830 Old Glasson farm.NORWEGIANRED: £980 North Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £980 North Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £640 Bradley Farm. STABILISER: £740 Woodside Farm.

Store Heifers

ABERDEENANGUS: £1160 Pasture House Farm, £1020 11 Kimberley Avenue, £960 Beckside Farm, £950 Holme House, £880 Higher Lees Farm.BRITISHBLUE: £1100 High Underbrow, £1070 Endmoor Farm, £1060 High Underbrow, Windy Hill Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1040 Gaskell House, £1030, £980 High House Farm, £900 Sowerby Lodge, £880 Gaskell House. CHAROLAIS: £860 Gunnerthwaite. SIMMENTAL: £830 55 Meadow Park, £770, £710 Park House Farm,£610Mearsbeck Farm.BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £760 Gaskell House. STABILISER: £760 Woodside Farm.HEREFORD: £710 Gaskell House, £610 Mearsbeck Farm, £500 Guides Farm. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: £640 Old Hall Farm.

OTM Cows

LIMOUSIN: 177.5, 174.5 Cockrigg Farm, 159.5 Sowerby Lodge, 139.5 Farleton House, 134.5 Lane Head Farm. HEREFORD: 164.5, 157.5 Cautley Farm, 89.5 Causeywood.BRITISHBLUE: 134.5 Nether Hall Farm, 131.5 Thornbush Farm, 127.5 Fell End Farm, 119.5 Thornbush Farm, 111.5 Stoneybank Philpin Farm, 114.5 Holme Head, 104.5 1 Low Hall Beck Barn.CHAROLAIS: 124.5 High Hallbeck. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: 117.5 Barnfield Farm, Cockrigg Farm, Park Farm, 111.5 Pilling Hall, Holme House Farm.BAZADAISE: 111.5 Farleton House.ABERDEENANGUS: 111.5 Birks Lane. BEEFSHORTHORN: 104.5 Lundholme Farm, 101.5, 97.5, 87.5 Abbots Reading Farm. SIMMENTAL: 94.5, 84.5 Hartrigg. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE:81.5 Dunkenshaw Farm.

OTM Heifers

LIMOUSIN: 104.5 Brookside. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: 87.5 Hollins Farm, 84.5 Whinney Carr Farm, 77.5 Hollins Farm.

Cast Steer

LIMOUSIN: 189.5 Brookside. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: 154.5 Brookside, 144.5, 124.5, Low Deepslack, 69.5 Pigwood.

Cast Bull

BRITISHBLUE: 117.5 Newfield. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: 111.5 Causeway Farm.

Heifer Calves

BRITISHBLUE: £340 Derby Lodge Farm. £275, £260, £255 Catshaw Hall Farm, £250 Brown Brook. ABERDEENANGUS: £160 Tills Farm, £128 Great Eccleston Hall, £125 Colby Laithes, Tills Farm, £120 Tills Farm.

Bull Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £400, £380, £330, £325 Derby Lodge Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £285 Great Eccleston Hall, £220 Derby Lodge Farm, £200 Great Eccleston Hall, £180 Derby Lodge Farm.HEREFORD: £230 Colby Laithes. LIMOUSIN: £220 Colby Laithes. CHAROLAIS: £240 Colby Laithes. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: £138 Catshaw Hall Farm, £128, £118, £100 Brown Brook, £80 Richmond Hall. FLEKVIEH: £98, £48, £25 High House.

Heifer Stirk

LIMOUSIN: £570 Green Dragon Farm.

Steer Stirk

LIMOUSIN: £670 Green Dragon Farm.

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