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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 19th April

Store Cattle

With spring filling the air at the moment and the grass growing well there was a buzz round the ring at Lancaster leading to a sharper trade. Topping the market this week was a Fleckvieh bullock selling to £1320 from CG Birkett, Carnforth. The consignment from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland who sold Limousin to £1280, Charolais to £1270 and British Blues to £1250 with other British Blues selling to £1240 from CG Birkett. Native cattle saw Herefords top at £1230 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens. Heifers sold to a top of £1180 for British Blues from WS Burrow & Sons, Silverdale. Angus heifers sold to £1120 from JC Kippax, Garstang. Black and white bullocks sold to a top of £1060 from L Parsons & Sons.

Plenty of men were ringside today looking for grazing type cattle with more cattle of all ages needed at Lancaster.

OTM Cattle

The weekly sale of Cast Cows and OTM Cattle at Lancaster had a reduce entry this week in which more were needed to fulfil the buyers requirements selling to an overall market of 124p/kg. Leading the way today was young Limousin cows from TA Chapman & Son, Kendal. OTM Heifers saw Angus’ sell to a top of 159.5p/kg from GR & A Foy, Conder Green. OTM Black and White heifers twice sold to 154.5p/kg firstly from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham and J & M Robinson, Over Kellet. Best Black and White cows sold in excess of 130p/kg, topping at 134.5p/kg from H Halhead & Son, Nether Kellet. Top price per head was £1228 for an Angus cow from G Metcalfe & Son, Gressingham.

Calves and Stirks

A slightly smaller entry of calves this week saw a busy ringside of buyers for the Good Friday sale leading to a strong trade for the calves forward which was well worthy for vendors who ventured out with their stock. British Blue bulls twice topped at £355 from H & C Pickervance, Kirkham. Other British Blue bull calves sold to £305 from GCL Stephenson, Kirkby Lonsdale. Limousin bull calves topped at £300 from JM & MH France & Son, Little Dale and £295 from GCL Stephenson. Limousin heifers sold to £300 from TA Chapman & Son, Kendal with other to £295 from GCL Stephenson. Native Bull calves topped at £280 for Angus’ from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale with Herefords selling to £270 from the same home. All beef bull calves forward averaged £287 with all beef heifers averaging £248.13.

Black and white bull calves topped at £142 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale, £135 from CG Birkett, Carnforth and £115 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale. All Friesian bull calves forward averaged £94.82.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Fleckvieh £1320 Netherbeck Barn. Limousin £1280, £1220 High House Farm, £1180, £1160 Low Woodedge Farm, £1100 Little Fell Farm. Charolais £1270 High House Farm, £1070 Holme House. British Blue £1250 High House Farm, £1240 Netherbeck Barn, £1170 Low Levens, £1140 Gibraltar Farm, £1090 Mearsbeck Farm. Hereford £1230 Low Levens, £1090 Outherthwaite Farm, £1050 Little Crimbles, £900 Bradlow Farm. Simmental £1160 Gibraltar Farm, £1140 Stubb Hall Farm, £1130 Intack Farm, £950 Broughton House Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1150, £1140 Cragg Farm, £1120 Butler Arms Farm, £1090 Isle of Skye Farm. Friesian £1060 Low Levens, £1050, £1010 Gibraltar Farm, £950 Parkgate Farm, £930 Mill House Farm.

Store Heifer

British Blue £1180 Gibraltar Farm, £1090 Wood Nook Farm, £1070 Stubb Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1120 Butler Arms Farm, Fairfield, £1070 Isle of Skye Farm, £1070 Fairfield, £1050 Windy Hill Farm. Limousin £1090 Intack Farm, £1080 Mill House Farm, Gulf Farm, Brant Beck, £1040 Fleets Farm. Charolais £1090 Holme House. Simmental £1040 Intack Farm. Hereford £1010 Cockrigg Farm. Friesian £940 Parkgate Farm, £900 Mill House Farm.

OTM Cow

Limousin 164.5 Lanehead Farm. Friesian 154.5 Hoggetts Lane Farm, 134.5 Lawsons Farm, 131.5 Mealbank Farm, Tunstall Hall, Mealbank Farm. Aberdeen Angus 144.5 Fleets Farm, 129.5 Ellers Farm. Montbeliarde 127.5 Sellerley Farm.

OTM Heifer

Aberdeen Angus 159.5 Parkside Farm. Friesian 154.5, 114.5 Sweetings Farm.

Heifer Calf

Limousin £300 Lane Head Farm, £295, £190 Deansbiggin. British Blue £275 Roseacre Hall, £265, £230 North Farm, £220, £210 Roseacre Hall.

Bull Calf

British Blue £355 Roseacre Hall, £305 Deansbiggin, £280 Tills Farm, Newhouse Farm. Limousin £300 Newhouse Farm, £295, £280, £270, £250 Deansbiggin. Aberdeen Angus £280 Tills Farm. Hereford £270 Tills Farm. Friesian £142 Catshaw Hall Farm, £135 Netherbeck Barn, £115 Tills Farm, £105, £95 Catshaw Hall Farm.

Heifer Stirk

Limousin £405 Wardfield Farm. Aberdeen Angus £370, £330 Wardfield Farm.

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