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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 1st February

Store Cattle

There was an entry just short of 300 that saw all cattle a good trade throughout with good quality stores on offer. Leading the way today was an Angus bullock from JD & GM Bracken, Cattrall who also sold Angus bullocks for £1360 and £1350. Angus heifers sold to a top of £1370 from J Hesketh, Hutton. Continentals saw Charolais bullocks from at £1340 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland with Limousins from the same good home selling to £1310. British Blues sold to a top of £1310 from H & JA Gorst, Caldervale. Plenty of Continental bullocks selling in the mid to late twelve hundreds, with Continental heifers selling to a top of £1190 from Barlow Brothers, Croston for Simmentals closely followed by £1180 for Charolais from TM Pye & Partners, Lancaster. Bland and whites sold to a top of £1130 for feeding heifers from JM & A Wallbank & Sons, Wray with bullocks topping at £1050 from M & M Carr, Burton. Other black and white bullocks sold to £1010 from WR Clarke, Pilling.

OTM Cattle

There was an entry of 91 OTMs forward this week selling to a strong trade throughout for all specifications of cattle of which more are required each week and can be sold to the vendors advantage. OTM heifers sold to a top price of 189.5p/kg from AS & D Parker, Nateby. Limousin OTM heifers sold to 184.5p/kg from F & JM Mason, Kirkby Lonsdale. Limousin cows topped the trade today at 174.5p/kg from B & SE Carter, Ellel grossing at £1188, the day’s top price per head. Young black and white cows sold to a top of 154.5p/kg from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel with others to 149.5p/kg from J & M Robinson, Over Kellet. Dairy cows sold to a top of 137.5p/kg for Montbeliardes from WR & CM Lawrenson, Winmarghleigh with other Montbeliardes to 134.5p/kg from DJ Townley, Lancaster. Bland and white cows also achieved this price from WG Farms, Cockerham. There was an overall market average for all cows forward of 114p/kg with black and whites selling to an overall market average of 105p/kg.

Calves and Stirks

There was an entry in the mid forties for calves this week that saw black and whites selling to another buoyant trade at Lancaster in which more are required to fulfil buyer’s requirements. Beef calves saw an up and down trade with one or two buyers unable to attend due to the snow. The trade was topped at £405 for British Blue bulls from J & G Thornley, Kirkham who sold others to £375 and £370. Angus’ sold to a top of £315 for Bulls from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale. Plenty of beef calves selling in the mid two hundreds. Black and whites sold to a top of £95 from WM & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham with others to £88 from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall with plenty of calves easily between £65 and £85, with more needed week on week.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1410, £1360, £1350 Greenlands Farm, £1280 Pasture House Farm, £1240 Birch Croft. CHAROLAIS: £1340 High House Farm, £1220 Mealsgate Avenue, £1180 Langthwaite Heights, £1120 Hall Croft Barn, £1060 Mealsgate Avenue. BRITISH BLUE: £1310 Shaws Farm, £1230 Station Hotel Farm, £1200 Birch Croft, £1150 Moss House Farm, £1100 Gale Garth. LIMOUSIN: £1310 High House Farm, £1290 Intack Farm, High Tenement Farm, £1270 Middle Grange Farm, £1240 Hutton Roof Hall. STABILISER: £1240 Low Foulshaw Farm, £970, £920 Steel Croft, £870 Park House Farm. HEREFORD: £1210 Low Levens, £1020 Greenways Farm, £940 Brow Foot Farm. BEEF SHORTHORN: £1190 Meadow Top Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1050 Clawthorpe Lodge, £1010 Barn Hill Farm, £900 Outerthwaite Farm, £890 Intack Farm, £880 Moss House Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £940 Grizdale, £920, £760 Carlinghurst. BAZADAISE: £940 West Hile Farm. SIMMENTAL: £920 Carlinghurst, £900 Summerlands, Intack Farm, £850 Greenways Farm.

Store Heifers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1370 Middle Grange Farm, £1140 Low Levens, £1020 Manor House Farm, Higher Lees Farm, £940 Kays Farm & Isle of Skye Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1190 Littlewood Hall Farm, £940 Clawthorpe Lodge, £910 Park House Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1170 Pasture House Farm, High House, Windy Hill Farm, £970 New House Farm, £960 Park House. HEREFORD: £1170 Pasture House Farm, £1100 High House, £830 Corney Hill Farm, £770 Coventry Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1130 Park House. CHAROLAIS: £1130 High House, £1050 Cinderbarrow Farm, £1000 Langthwaite Heights, £960 Cinderbarrow Farm, £940 Corney Hill Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1110 Westfield Farm, £1090 Cinderbarrow Farm, £1080 High House Farm, £1070 Westfield Farm, £930 Lower Castle O Trim. STABILISER: £1010 Low Foulshaw Farm, £970 Outerthwaite Farm, £950 Low Foulshaw Farm, £900 Steel Croft, Park House Farm. WELSH BLACK: £810 Black Syke, £770 Coventry Farm.

OTM Cow

Aberdeen Angus 189.5 Manor House Farm. Limousin 184.5 Mireside Farm, 174.5 Intack Farm, Cragg End, 149.5 Brunstow, 139.5 Mireside Farm. Friesian 154.5 Walkers I’th Fields, 149.5 Hoggetts Lane Farm, 134.5 Lathwaite Farm, 129.5 High Hardacre Farm, 127.5 Holme Head. Montbeliarde 137.5 Cumming Carr Farm, 134.5 Whinney Carr Farm, 131.5, 127.5 Cumming Carr Farm, 127.5 White Lund Farm. Stabiliser 131.5, 129.5 Low Foulshaw Farm. Sweedish Red & White 129.5 Holme Head, 114.5 White Lund Farm, 111.5 Walkers I’th Fields, 94.5 Whit Lund Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel 124.5 Waterscales Farm. British Blue 119.5 Mireside Farm.

Cast Steer

Friesian 94.5 Docker Farm.

Cast Bull

Aberdeen Angus 127.5 White Lund Farm.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £280, £270 Derby Lodge, £170 Norbreck Farm, £150 North Farm. Aberdeen Angus £280 Tills Farm. Hereford £120 Derby Lodge Farm. Limousin £115 North Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £405, £375, £370 Derby Lodge Farm, £265 North Farm, £230 Norbreck. Aberdeen Angus £315, £280 Tills Farm. Simmental £250, £245 Sellerley Farm. Friesian £95 Cocker House Farm, £88 Tunstall Hall, £82 Cocker House Farm, £75 North Farm, Moss House Farm.

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