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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 9th August

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle had an increased entry of 259 forward. There was a mixed show of cattle on offer but selling to a similar trade. Topping the trade today was TJ Robinson, Milnthorpe selling a pair of Charolais bullocks to £1240. This was closely followed by a Limousin Bullock from J Lamb, Lancaster selling to £1200. A run of Angus bullocks from E & J Redmayne, Winmarleigh topped the native bred section selling to £1190, with JD & GM Bracken, Catterall, M Shepherd & Son, Pilling, B & J Preston, Caton, DR Preston, Caton and CB Heald & Son, Ingleton all achieving £1160 for Angus bullocks. Also reaching the £1160 mark was G Atkinson & Son, Lancaster with a British Blue bullocks, FA Nowell & Partners with Bazadaise bullocks and JR & LA Wilson, Millom with Limousin bullocks.

The heifer trade was topped at £1090 several times today, firstly from JA & LA Wilsom with Limousins and also by JW Atkinson, Bentham with British Blues. Native bred heifers sold to £1070 for an Angus from A & L Gardner, Quernmore with M Shepherd & Son, T Robson & Son, Singleton selling Angus’ to £1060.

OTM Cattle

There was a slightly reduced entry of 98 cast cows today but all classes selling to a sharp trade with more required for the ever growing attendance of buyers. Topping the trade today in the cast cow ring was an OTM Angus heifer from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale selling to 179.5p/kg, who also sold other Angus and British Blue heifers to 169.5p/kg. Other heifers forward today saw a Limousin from AT Burrow & Son, Gressingham sell to 154.5p/kg and a South Devon from Lucas Breeding, Adlington sell to 151.5p/kg.

Cows today topped at 161.5p/kg for a South Devon from Lucas Breeding with today’s top grossing cow being a Simmental from Barlow Bros, Croston selling to £1390. Limousin cows today sold to 149.5p/kg from AG Rawlinson, Killington. Friesian cows topped at 147.5p/kg from J & M Sanderson, Kirkham.

A few Cast Steers this week sold to 159.5p/kg from RH & RA Fawcett, Burton for a Limousin with RJ Cardwell, Esprick selling a Friesian to 154.5p/kg

All cast cows forward today sold to an overall market average of 125p/kg.

Calves and Stirks

There was a smaller entry of calves on offer today. The calf trade was topped at £305 for a British Blue heifer from RE & P Miller, Garstang with AD & R Milner, Claughton on Brock selling an Angus bull to the same price. Other British Blue bull calves achieved £300 from J & M Sanderson, Kirkham, £295 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe and £290 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale. Hereford Bull calves sold to £260 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale. Limousin heifers this week sold to £210 from B & MJ Nelson & Son, Milnthorpe.

Friesian calves today sold to £130 from D & K Haworth, Hambleton.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Charolais £1240, £1140 Rowell Farm, £1020 Hawkrigg End. Bazadaise £1240, £1160 Oak Head Farm. Limousin £1200 Old Glasson, £1160 Dunningwell Farm, £1090 Moss Cottage, £1060 Cockrigg Farm, £1040 High Underbrow Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1190 Poplar Grove Farm, £1160 Ellers Farm, Broats Farm, Greenlands Farm. British Blue £1160 Old Hall Farm, £1100 Higher Lees Farm, £1090 Broats Farm, Poplar Grove Farm. Simmental £1100 Scotch Green Farm, £1060 Moss Cottage, £1050 Fellside Farm. Shorthorn £1100 Old Glasson Farm, Parkside Farm, £1070 Old Woodhouse, Parkside Farm. South Devon £1040 Adlington Hall Farm. Montbeliarde £1040 Old Glasson Farm. Hereford £980 Fellside Farm, £960 Hawkrigg End. Fleckvieh £960 Holmes Farm.

Store Heifer

Limousin £1090 Dunningwell Farm. British Blue £1090 Batty Farm, £1080, £1050 Roseacre Hall, £1000 Windy Hill Farm, £980 Low House Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1070 Redfields, £1060 Pasture House Farm, Fairfield, £1030 Lockbank Farm, £1020 Pasture House Farm. Simmental £1040 Batty Farm. Hereford £930 Redfields.

OTM Cow

South Devon 161.5, 147.5, 141.5 Adlington Hall Farm. Simmental 154.5 Littlewood Hall Farm, 149.5, 141.5 Hartrigg, 127.5 Kate Farm. Limousin 149.5 Low Hall Beck, 137.5 Littlewood Hall Farm, The Howes, 131.5, 124.5 Moorside Farm. Friesian 147.5 Pasture Barn Farm, 139.5, 134.5 Derby Lodge Farm, 131.5 Park Farm. Hereford 144.5 Common Farm. Aberdeen Angus 144.5 Parkside Farm, 129.5 Redfields. British Blue 139.5 Brookside, 134.5 Kate Farm, 129.5 Brookside. Shorthorn 129.5, 124.5 Abbots Reading Farm, 121.5 Ballam Farm, 109.5 Craketrees. Muse Rhine Isel 129.5 Littlewood Hall Farm. Montbeliarde 114.5 Heversham Gardens. Swedish Red & White 111.5, 109.5 Heversham Gardens.

OTM Heifer

Aberdeen Angus 179.5, 169.5 Tills Farm. British Blue 169.5 Tills Farm. Friesian 154.5 High Snab, 144.5 Brantbeck Farm, 134.5 High Snab, 127.4 Brantbeck, 117.5 Lawsons Farm. South Devon 151.5 Adlington Hall Farm. Limousin 149.5 Green Dragon Farm. Charolais 137.5 Kate Farm.

Cast Steer

Limousin 159.5 Green Dragon Farm. Friesian 154.5, 139.5 Croft House, 134.5 Green Dragon Farm, 134.5, 127.5 Croft House.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £305 Lower Lingart, £260 North Farm, £250 Pasture Barn Farm, £240 Tills Farm, Cracktrees. Limousin £210, £190 Halforth Farm. Hereford £180 Tills Farm. Aberdeen Angus £165, £160, £150 Pasture Barn Farm, £150 Lane Head Farm.

Bull Calf

Aberdeen Angus £305 Lane Head Farm, £280, £270 Pasture House Farm. British Blue £300 Pasture Barn Farm, £295 North Farm, £290 Tills Farm, £200, £160 Moors Farm. Hereford £260 Knowsley Farm. Limousin £180 Halforth Farm. Friesian £130, £85 Rose Farm, £80 Halforth Farm.

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