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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 5th April

Store Cattle

There was a larger entry of Store Cattle forward this week selling to a good trade for all types of cattle. Leading the way this week was a pen of five Angus bullocks from L Parsons & Sons, Levens selling to £1270. Angus bullocks also sold to £1260 from J & M Waller, Killington, and twice to £1240 firstly, once again, an increased number of cast cows at Lancaster which saw meated cows sell to a sharper trade. OTM Heifers topped the market at 184.5p/kg for British Blues from Wallbanks Farms, Over Wyresdale which grossed £1217. Beef Cast Cows sold to a top of 161.5p/kg for South Devon cows from Lucas Breeding, Adlington which topped at market at £1348. This was closely followed by a British Blue cow from A & P Hodgkinson, Stalmine selling to 157.5p/kg or £1189. Black and whites sold to 149.5p/kg for young cows from R & V Walmsley, Cockerham with plenty of other good meated dairy cows selling in the early 130p/kg mark. Dairy cows sold to a top of £1212 for Brown from JD & GM Bracken, Catterall and secondly from J Oddie & Son, Blackburn. Simmental bullocks sold to a top of £1220 for a pen of five from R Escolme, Bay Horse. Plenty of big bullocks easily sold into the eleven hundreds. Black and white bullocks sold to a top of £1020 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with others to £980 from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton. All bullocks forward in the market today averaged £1003. Heifers topped at £1130 for British Blues from JD & GM Bracken, Catterall with Angus heifers selling to £1120 for a pen of four from D & N Davis, Nateby.

OTM Cattle

There was Swiss’ from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel with Friesian to £1150 from the same home. Also selling over £1100 was black and white cows achieving £1105 from Wallbank Farms, with others to £1038 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe.

There was an overall market average of 115p/kg with plenty of buyer’s ringside to purchase all types of OTM Cattle at Lancaster.

Calves and Stirks

There was a smaller entry of calves forward this week selling to a continued strong trade at Lancaster. British Blue bulls led the way today with a consignment from J & G Thornley, Kirkham selling to £418 and £385. Drinkall Brothers of Over Wyresdale sold Blue bulls to £395. Blue heifers topped at £345 from J & G Thornley. A strong trade for Native bull calves saw Angus’ sell to £340 and £335 from Drinkall Brothers with Wallbank Farms selling Angus’ to £335 and £320 with Hereford bull calves from the same good home selling to £300. Limousin bull calves sold to £290 from B & MJ Nelson & Son, Heversham with plenty of beef calves selling in the two hundreds.

Black and white bull calves topped at £88 twice from Drinkall Brothers with others selling to £82 from Wallbank Farms and WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Aberdeen Angus £1270 Low Levens, £1260 Hallbeck, £1240 Greenlands Farm, Cheetham ouse Farm, £1200 Bensons Farm. Simmental £1220 Ivy Barn, £1130 Cock Hall Farm. British Blue £1180 Cheetham House Farm, £1140 Birch Corft, Windy Hill Farm, £1130 Slack Farm, £1090 Stubb Hall Farm. Stabiliser £1160. Limousin £1160 Sykes Fold Farm, £1130 Cock Hall Farm, £1120 Cockrigg Farm, £1090 Slack Farm, £1050 Wood Nook Farm. Charolais £1160 Gunnerthwaite. Hereford £1120 Cockrigg Farm, £1110 Broughton House Farm. Friesian £1020 Bensons Farm, £980 Cockrigg Farm, £960 Hallbeck, £910 Barnfield, £900 Cheetham House Farm. Montbeliarde £970 Pilling Lane, £910 Sykes Farm.

Store Heifer

British Blue £1130 Greenlands Farm, £1080, £1060 Thornton Barn Farm, £1060 Stubb Hall Farm, Windy Hill Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1120 Cragg Farm, £1080 Hallbeck, £1060 Moss View, Thornton Barn Farm, £1040 Raw Head. Charolais £1060 Gunnerthwaite. Hereford £1050 Dalton Old Hall, Greenlands Farn, £1010 Ivy Barn. Limousin £990 Slack Farm, £920 Liverpool Road, £900 Friars Moss.

OTM Cow

South Devon 161.5 Adlington Hall. British Blue 157.5 Bank Field Farm. Friesian 149.5 Richmond Hall, 134.5 Ackenthwaite Farm, Holme Head, White Lund Farm, 131.5 Tills Farm. Limousin 144.5 Adlington Hall, 139.5, 117.5 Stubb Farm. Swedish Red & White 127.5 Hillam Lane Farm, 117.5 Holme Head, 114.5 White Lund Farm.

OTM Heifer

Friesian 144.5 Downlands Farm, 184.5 Tills Farm.

Cast Steer

British Blue 144.5 Church Farm.

Cast Bull

Friesian 129.5 Linghaw Farm, 104.5 Richmond Hall. Blonde 124.5 Millbeck Bungalow.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £345, £310 Derby Lodge Farm. Limousin £195 Halforth Farm. Hereford £180, £150 Tills Farm. Aberdeen Angus £110 Catshaw Hall Farm, £95, £90 Sweetings Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £418 Derby Lodge Farm, £395 Catshaw Hall Farm, £385 Derby Lodge Farm, £228, £205 Sweetings Farm. Aberdeen Angus £340 Catshaw Hall Farm, £335 Tills Farm, Catshaw Hall Farm, £320 Tills Farm, £200 Sweetings Farm. Hereford £300 Tills Farm. Limousin £290 Halforth, £260 Newhouse Farm, £222 Halforth Farm. Friesian £88 Catshaw Hall Farm, £82 Cocker House Farm, Tills Farm, £80 Catshaw Hall Farm.

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