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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 2nd August

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle had an entry of 215 forward which saw all classes of Store Cattle in specification a sharper trade. The trade topped at £1290 for an Aberdeen Angus bullock from JH Woof & Son, Kendal, with other Angus’ sold to £1250 from GF & EE Holt, Chipping. Limousin Bullocks sold to a top of £1260 from W Garnett & Sons, Milnthorpe. J Prest & Son, Bay Horse sold Simmentals to £1210 with Charolais selling to £1200 from Cowell & Moor Woodplumpton. British Blue bullocks sold to a top of £1160 from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling.

The heifer trade was also topped by Angus’ selling to £1170 from EW & CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine, with other Angus’ from the same home selling to £1140. British Blue heifers sold to £1080 from TJ Parkinson, Preston and a run of Limousin heifers from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham sold to £1080.

Montbeliardes and Friesians both topped at £960 from TJ Parkinson and L Parsons & Sons, Levens.

OTM Cattle

There was an increased entry of 108 Cast Cows this week which sold to a good trade throughout. The cull ring was topped at 159.5p/kg for a Limousin heifer from L Atkinson, Kendal. Friesian heifers sold to 154.5p/kg from RG & B Lewis, Kirkby Lonsdale and Simmental heifers sold to 151.5p/kg from JE Harrison, Forton. Cows topped at 154.5p/kg several times today. Firstly for a Blonde from JE Harrison and then for Limousins from JE & AC Clarke, Melling and T & M Halhead, Carnforth. Shorthorn cows sold to 141.5p/kg from JL & LM Clarke, Tunstall. Top grossing cow this week was a Hereford from GJT & V Parkinson, Preesall selling to £1401 followed by an Angus from JE & AC Clarke, selling to £1225.

Cast Steers today sold to 147.5p/kg for a Friesian from WS Burrow & Sons, Carnforth with Cowell & Moore, Woodplumpton selling a Friesian steer to 139.5p/kg. A handful of Cast Bulls today sold to 129.5p/kg or £1116 for a Limousin from WI & AM Atkinson, Bleasdale.

There was an overall market average of 117p/kg.

Calves

There were more calves on offer this week with 73 on offer however buyers were more selective. Well-bred and well-shown calves were still a sharp trade and were well sold but smaller and younger sorts were harder to place. The calf trade was topped at £305 for a British Blue bull from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. This was closely followed by other British Blue bulls from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel selling to £285 three times. Angus bulls sold to £260 from J & H Thornley, Kirkham with H & VE Jolly, Preston selling Angus’ to £250.

Heifers topped at £300 for a British Blue from J & G Thornley who sold others to £275 and £265. Angus heifers sold to £180 from H & VE Jolly, Preston and Mason, Birkland Barrow sold Herefords to £175.

Black and white bull calves topped at £115 from C & J Smith, St Michaels.

Please advise the office or Ian Atkinson on 07766 521472 or Andrew Butler on 07966 556592 of calf entries to assist when contacting buyers.

Top Prices

Store Bullock:

Aberdeen Angus £1290 Underhelm Farm, £1250 New Elmridge Farm, £1150 Ellers Farm, £1140 Chestnut House Farm, £1110 Stubb Hall Farm. Limousin £1260 Ackenthwaite Farm, £1100 Ellers Farm, Upper Foxholes Farm, £1090 Godson House Farm. Simmental £1210 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1160 New Elmridge Farm, £1080 Middle Ridge Farm. Shorthorn £1210, £1200 Old Glasson Farm, £1040 Newsham Hall Farm. Hereford £1200 Daniel Fold Farm, £1140 Low Levens, £1080 Gulf Farm, £1010 Ellers Farm, £990 Wyre Farm. Charolais £1200 Newsham Hall Farm, £1080 Gibraltar Farm. Blonde £1170 Upper Foxholes Farm. British Blue £1160, £1130 Pasture Houe Barn, Gibraltar Farm, £1100 Windy Hill Farm, £1090 Scotch Green Farm. Saler £1100 Rowell Farm, £1050 Moss Edge Farm, £1040 Godson House Farm, Moss Edge Farm. Friesian £960 Low Levens, £950 Greenhurst Farm, £910 Barn Hill Farm, £890 Bensons Farm, £870 Hall Bank. Montbeliarde £960 Church Farm, £940 Bull Bank Farm, £930 Old Glasson Farm.

Store Heifer:

Aberdeen Angus £1170, £1140 Yew Tree Farm, £1090 Chestnut House Farm, £1000 Low Groves Farm. Limousin £1080 The Dingle, £980 Brow Foot Farm. British Blue £1080 Church Farm, £1050, £1010 Windy Hill Farm, £960 Docker Hall Farm, £900 Moss Edge Farm. Charolais £1070 Daniel Fold Farm, £980 Greenways Farm. Simmental £1010 Rowell Farm, £920 Middle Ridge Farm. Hereford £910 Salwick Hall Farm.

OTM Cow

Blonde 154.5 Greenways Farm. Limousin 154.5 Upp Hall, Cringleber, 137.5 Elm Bank Farm, 131.5 Dubside Farm. Shorthorn 141.5 Beckside. Simmental 147.5 Upp Hall. Hereford 139.5 Moss View. Friesian 137.5 Stubb Hall Farm, 131.5 North Farm, Kitchen Ground Farm, Sweetings Farm, 129.5 Chapel House. Aberdeen Angus 137.5 Elm Bank Farm, 131.5 Cringleber, 127.5 Beckside, 127.5, 124.5 Elm Bank Farm. Fleckvieh 134.5 Heversham Gardens. Montbeliarde 129.5 White Lund Farm, 119.5 White Lund Farm, 119.5, 99.5 Heversham Gardens. Continental 127.5 White Lund Farm. Norwegian Red 119.5 Holme Head. Brown Swiss 109.5 Heversham Gardens.

OTM Heifer

Limousin 159.5 Dubside. Friesian 154.5 Bainsbank Farm, 144.5 Stubb Place Farm, 129.5 Lower Lingart, 127.5 White Lund Farm, 124.5 Lower Lingart. Simmental 151.5 Greenways Farm. Fleckvieh 139.5 Greenways Farm.

Cast Steer

Friesian 147.5 Gibraltar Farm, 139.5 Newsham Hall Farm.

Cast Bull

Friesian 129.5, 124.5, 111.5 Holly Grove. Limousin 129.5 Holme House Farm.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £300, £275, £265 Derby Lodge Farm, £200 Walkers I’th Fields. Aberdeen Angus £180 Great Eccleston Hall, £170, £160, £110 Boon Town Farm. Hereford £175, £170 Birkland Barrow, £135, £125 Bank End Farm. Limousin £165 Halforth, £145 Hatters Farm, £100 Beckside.

Bull Calf:

British Blue £305 Catshaw Hall Farm, £285 Walkers I’th Fields, Catshaw Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus £260 Derby Lodge Farm, £250 Great Eccleston Hall, £215, £205 Boon Town Farm. Limousin £200 Hatters Farm, £195 Halforth Farm. Hereford £170 Great Eccleston Hall, £165, £150 Birkland Barrow, £115 Great Eccleston Hall. Friesian £115 Wyre Bank, £88 Catshaw Hall Farm, £80 Cocker House Farm, Norbreck Farm, £70 Stubb Place Farm.

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