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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 19th October

Store Cattle

There was a smaller entry of Store Cattle today that saw well-fleshed and big framed cattle continue to be a good trade. Topping the trade today was Limousin Steers from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley selling to £1420; this was closely followed by British Blue from the same good home selling to £1400 and £1390. There were twenty bullocks that sold for £1300 or more. Native cattle continue to sell well at Lancaster, topping at £1350 from H & JA Gorst, Caldervale with a Beef Shorthorn Bullock. Angus bullocks sold to a top of £1260 from JF & HE Caton, Cowan Bridge. The Heifer trade was topped by British Blues from WS Burrow & Son, Silverdale selling to £1150. Numbers are now beginning to tighten for Store Cattle nationally buyers were slightly keener for all types of cattle. Black and whites sold to a slightly sharper trade this week with buyers looking for cattle carrying flesh and good conformation.

OTM Cattle

The weekly sale of Cast Cows had a smaller entry of 86 forward selling to a strong trade better then other local markets with buyers eagerly bidding for all cattle . Topping the trade today were clean Angus heifers selling to 189.5p/kg or £1013 from P & A Bell, Pilling. This was closely followed by Cast Steers selling to 181.5p/kg or £1274 D Burrow, Arkholme. Cast Cows twice topped at 174.5p/kg for Limousins from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale and also for Simmentals from RA Gibbon, Grange-over-Sands. Good meated beef cows were still selling in excess of 145p/kg. Cast Bulls sold to a top of 134.5p/kg for Angus’ from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel. Dairy cows sold to a top of 124.5p/kg for Montbeliardes from T & JM Fawcett & Son, Cowan Bridge.

Black and white cows topped at 117.5p/kg with them regularly around the 115p/kg mark.

Calves and Stirks

The weekly sale of calves at Lancaster saw an entry of in excess of 50 forward for the sale which saw a busy ringside selling to a vibrant trade with beef calves all well bid for and more could have been sold to the advantage of the vendor. There was a young entry of calves forward this week with the trade topping £350 for British Blues from GH Sanderson & Family, Catforth with Blue heifers selling to £305 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale. Native calves sold to a top of £315 for Angus’ again from Wallbank Farms. Limousin Bull calves topped at £300 from JM & MH France & Son, Little Dale and others sold to £290 from MH & AR Robinson, Old Hutton. A consignment of month old Simmental bull calves from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green sold to £280 and £275.

A lot of young black and white calves this week with buyers looking to purchase big fit calves with the trade topping at £100 from WN & D Smith, Cockerham.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

LIMOUSIN: £1420 Walmsley Fold, £1300 Tewitfield Farm, £1290 North Farm, £1270 Lynwood.BRITISH BLUE: £1400, £1390, £1340 Walmsley Fold, £1320 Shaws Farm, £1210 Endmoor Farm.BEEF SHORTHORN: £1350 Shaws Farm, £900 Old Woodhouse. ABEREDEEN ANGUS: £1260 Long Streets Farm, £1140 21 Sycamore Ave, £1130 Winmara, £1120 Raw Head, New Ridge Farm.CHAROLAIS:£1210 Endmoor Farm, £900 Gunnerthwaite, £890 Corney Hill Farm. HEREFORD: £1080 Raw Head, £1040 Windy Hill Farm, £900 Ellers Farm, £890 Askew Hill, £860 Corney Hill Farm. SALERS:£1040 Long Streets Farm.HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: £920 Buck Bank Farm, £880 Downlands Farm, £600 Lane Head Farm, £420 68 Main Lane.MONTBELIARDE:£920 North Farm, £550, £525, £500 68 Mains Lane. SIMMENTAL: £900 Askew Hill, £600 Little Fell Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: £870 Ghyll Farm. FLEKVIEH: £840 Bouthwaite Farm, £500 68 Mains Lane.BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £740 Coldcotes Farm. WHITEPARK: £350, £240 Carr House Farm.

Store Heifers

BRITISH BLUE: £1150 Gibraltar Farm, £1080 Pasture House Farm, £1070 Gibraltar Farm, £1060 Lambrigg Head Farm, Gibraltar Farm.ABERDEENANGUS: £1070 Snub Snape Farm, £1060 Summerlands, £1000 Town House, £980 Windy Hill Farm, £950 Brow Foot Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1030 Middle Grange Farm, £980 Windy Hill Farm, £970 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, £920 Brow Foot Farm, Bradley Farm.BAZADAISE: £960 Yarlsber.SIMMENTAL: £960 Summerlands, £800 Askew Hill. STABILISER: £890 Clawthorpe Lodge. HEREFORD: £850 Raw Head, £810 Brow Foot Farm, £740 Clawthorpe Lodge, £700 Bull Bank Farm, £540 Askew Hill. BEEFSHORTHORN: £800 Bank House Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE:£770 Bull Bank Farm.

OTM Cows

LIMOUSIN: 174.5Yates Farm, 171.5 Low Groves Farm, 144.5 Poppy Farm, 129.5 Rooten Brook, 127.5 High Snab. SIMMENTAL: 174.5 23 Market Street. BRITISHBLUE: 154.5 Poppy Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 124.5, 121.5, 109.5, 104.5 Ireby Hall. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 124.5 Ellers Farm, 119.5 Rooten Brook, 109.5 High Hallbeck, 69.5 Howriggs. CHAROLAIS:124.5 23 Market Street.SOUTHDEVEN: 124.5 23 Market Street.BLONDE D’AQUITAINE:121.5 Low Graves Farm. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: 117.5 Batty Hill, Spital Farm, 114.5 Catteralls Farm, High Snab, Batty Hill. WHITEPARK: 117.5 Carr House Farm. CONTINENTAL: 114.5, 104.5 Manor Farm. BEEFSHORTHORN: 69.5 Bank House Farm.

OTM Heifer

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 189.5 Village Farm.

CAST Steer

HEREFORD: 181.5 Border Rigg. LIMOUSIN: 144.5 Long Streets Farm.

CAST Bull

ABERDEENANGUS: 134.5 Walkers I’th fields, 94.5 Ellers Farm. LIMOUSIN: 117.5 Stoneybank Philpin Farm. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: 81.5 Cocker House Farm.

Heifer Calves

British Blue £305 Tills Farm, £260 Blackleach House Farm. Aberdeen Angus £220 Tills Farm, Blackleach House Farm. Simmental £170 Sellerley Farm. Welsh Black £115 Cocker House Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £350 Blackleach House Farm, £225 North Farm. Limousin £300, £290, £275, £225, £220 Holmescales Farm. Aberdeen Angus £315 Tills Farm, £235 Blackleach House Farm. Simmental £280, £275, £260, £215 Sellerley Farm. Hereford £195 Hillam Lane Farm. Friesian £100 Cocker House Farm.

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