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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 8th February

Store Cattle

There was another good entry of Store Cattle forward this week which saw all types of cattle selling to a sharper trade. Leading the way this week at £1370 was a British Blue from R & DM Rossall & Son, Pilling. This was closely followed by Limousin Bullocks selling to £1340 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland with Charolais from the same good home selling to £1330. Also achieving £1330 was Charolais bullocks from H Chapman & Son, Middleton. A consignment from JA & LR Wilson, Millom saw Limousins sell to £1320 and British Blues to £1300. Angus bullocks topped at £1300 from W & A Cardwell, Stalmine with other Angus bullocks selling to £1280 from M & L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale. The heifer trade was topped at £1300 from Angus’ from R & DM Rossall & Son, closely followed by £1280 for Angus’ from SJ Brass, Carnforth. 15% of the cattle forward today sold for £1200 or more.

Black and white bullocks sold to a top of £1090 from L Parson & Sons, Levens with others selling to £1030 from D Clark, Milnthorpe.

All store cattle forward today averaged in excess £1000 with buyers eager to purchase all types of cattle at Lancaster.

OTM Cattle

There was a terrific entry of 174 cast cows forward this week which was met with fresh buyers ringside looking to purchase cows with plenty of well-fleshed cows on offer leading to a very strong overall market average of 113p/kg. Leading the way today at 199.5p/kg was Cast Limousin bullocks from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland coming to £1137 this was closely followed by 197.5p/kg for a Cast Limousin heifer from JA & LR Wilson, Millom selling to £1303. Young cows sold to a top of 184p/kg from EJ Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg for a Limousin. The top price cow for the day was a Simmental cow from Barlow Bros, Croston selling to £1307 with Limousin cast bulls selling to £1216 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton-with-Oxcliffe. Plenty of big heavy weight cattle sold around the £1200 mark. There was plenty of black and white cows selling between 115p/kg and 125p/kg. All black and white cows forward averaged well over 100p/kg.

Calves and Stirks

The weekly sale of calves saw a smaller entry this week in which more could have easily been sold. Leading the way today was a British Blue bull calf selling to £300 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale. Also achieving £300 was Barker Farms, Carnforth with an Angus bull calf. A consignment of Beef calves from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale saw Angus bulls sell to £280 and British Blue to £275. Plenty of beef calves sold around the two hundred mark. A major shortage in black and white calves today in which more are need to fulfil our buyer’s requirements, saw the trade top at £185 and £160 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with an overall market average for black and whites of £118 with no black and white calves selling below £62 today.

Top Prices

Store Bullock

British Blue £1370 Abrahams Farm, £1300 Dunningwell Farm, £1160 Windy Hill Farm, £1140 Low Hundhowe, Corney Hill Farm. Limousin £1340 High House Farm, £1320 Dunningwell Farm, £1260 High House Farm, £1250 High Tenement Farm, £1170 Gulf Farm. Charolais £1330 Millbeck, High House, £1150 Bruntscar Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1300 Well House Farm, £1280 High House Farm, £1260 Low Levens, £1220 Lathwaite Farm, £1140 Sykes Farm. Stabiliser £1280, £1260 Millbeck. Hereford £1210 Dalton Old Hall, £1220 Old Hall Farm, £1050 Lathwaite Farm.Simmental £1120 Corney Hill Farm, £1100 Sykes Fold Farm, ££1100, £1070 Foredales Farm, £1000 Clawthorpe Lodge. Friesian £1090 Low Levens, £1030 Challon Hall Farm, £970, £950 Lathwaite Farm. Shorthorn £970, £950, £920 Lathwaite Farm.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1300 Abrahams Farm, £1280 Church Street, £1200, £1160 Rowell Farm, £1130 Proctors Row. Limousin £1140 Higher Broadwood Farm, £990 Town House, £930 Salisbury Road. British Blue £1110 Windy Hill Farm, £990 Park Farm, £910 Sailsbury Road. Hereford £1090, £1040, £1020 Dalton Old Hall, £960 New House Farm, £930 Old Hall Farm. Shorthorn £1080 Rose Hill Farm. Saler £1080 Rose Hill Farm. Blonde £1070 Proctors Road, £940 Summerlands.

Store Bull

Stabiliser £1030 Park House Farm.

OTM Cow

Limousin 184.5 Lambrigg Head Farm, 149.5 Brunstow, 144.5 High House Farm, Hill Park, Fell End Farm. Friesian 179.5 White Lund Farm, 151.5 Docker Hall, 134.5 Green Dragon Farm, 124.5 Bainsbank Farm, Tills Farm. British Blue 141.5 High House Farm, 134.5 Intack Farm, 129.5 Capplethwaite Hall, Intack Farm, High House Farm. Stabiliser 134.5, 131.5, 117.5 Park House Farm. Hereford 131.5 Raw Head, 111.5 Corney Hill Farm. Simmental 131.5 Derbyshire Farm, 129.5 Littlewood Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus 127.5 Fell End Farm, 114.5 Intack Farm, 109.5 Swainshead Hall Farm, 97.5 Intack Farm. Charolais 124.5 Ghants Lane. Swedish Red & White 124.5, 119.5 Walkers I’th Fields, 101.5 New Field, 99.5 Walkers I’th Fields. Brown Swiss 117.5 Walkers I’th Fields, 101.5 Lambrigg Head Farm. Montbeliarde 119.5 Holme Head, 111.5, 99.5, 84.5 White Lund Farm.

OTM Heifer

Limousin 197.5 Dunnningwell Farm, 164.5 High House Farm. Friesian 169.5 Holmes Farm, 157.5 Heaves Farm, 151.5 Holmes Farm, 149.5 Berryholme, 119.5 Borrans Farm. Montbeliarde 131.5 Yeat House.

Cast Steer

Limousin 199.5 High House Farm. Friesian 157.5 Lathwait Farm, 89.5 Parks Farm Barn. Shorthorn 159.5, 144.5, 139.5 Lathwaite Farm.

Cast Bull

Limousin 139.5 North Farm. Friesian 111.5 Netherbeck Barn, 104.5 Holme House Farm.

Heifer Calf

Limousin £150 Kellbrick Farm, £150, £130 Hall Farm, £110 Kellbrick Farm. Aberdeen Angus £120 Tills Farm. Hereford £110 North Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £300 Tills Farm, £275, £255 Knowsley Farm, £190, £180 North Farm. Aberdeen Angus £300 Cotestone Farm, £280 Knowsley Farm. Limousin £235 Kellrick Farm, £210, £195 Hall Farm, £190 Kellbrick Farm, Hall Farm. Hereford £200 Knowsley Farm, £175 North Farm. Friesian £185, £160 Brown Brook, £135 Green Dragon Farm, £130 Brown Brook, £95 Green Dragon Farm.

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