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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 15th February

Store Cattle

There was a mixed entry of Store Cattle forward this week with a good number of over 400 on the catalogue. All store cattle forward sold in excess of £1000. The sale leader today was H Morgan, Stalmine with a British Blue bullock. Other Continental bullocks saw Limousins sell to £1300 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland with British Blues from WA Cornall, Barnacre selling to £1280 and £1270 for British Blues. Native cattle saw bullocks top at £1320 for Herefords from JS & KM Wilson & Son, Kendal with Angus’ selling to £1310 from W & A Cornall and £1300 from WG Farms, Cockerham. There was 44 cattle that sold for £1200 or more. Heifers sold to a top of £1220 for British Blues from JS & KM Wilson & Son. Native Heifers sold to a top of £1140 for Angus’ from K & DE Woodhouse, Ellel. Black and White bullocks topped at £1160 from J Hesketh, Preston with others selling to £1120 from W & A Cornall.

There was a few more bulls on offer today in the ring that saw Hereford bulls sell to a top of £1070 and £1050 from SJ Rushworth, Oswaldtistle.

OTM Cattle

Cast cows this week had a slightly smaller entry forward but still a good number of 131 being sold through the ring. Continental beef cows were dearer this week with other types of cows a similar trade. Leading the way today was OTM Limousin Heifers from JC Prickett, High Bentham selling to 189.5p/kg closely followed by Angus heifers selling to 184.5p/kg or £1107 from GR & A Foy, Conder Green. Cast Cows sold to a top of 164.5p/kg for Limousins from E Dodgson, Kendal grossing £1398. British Blue cows sold to a top of 157.5p/kg from GR & A Foy, with Friesians selling to 157.5p/kg from DH & M Kellet & Son, Thurnham. Over 10% of the cattle in the cast ring today sold in excess of £1000. There was an overall market average of 115p/kg with all milk cows forward averaging in excess of 100p/kg.

Calves and Stirks

Calves this week at Lancaster sold to another strong trade in which more are required, especially black and whites to fulfil buyers requirements. Leading the way today in the calf ring was Angus bull calves from WR Clarke & Partners, Yealand Redmayne selling to £320. This was closely followed by £315 for British Blue bulls from JM & MH France & Son, Littledale. DJ Hay, Cockerham sold Angus bull calves to £285 with Angus heifers selling to £265. Plenty of Beef calves sold in the mid two hundreds.

Black and white bull calves sold to a top of £130 and £125 from DJ Hay, plenty of Black and white bull calves selling in the mid £60 to £80 mark, with more needed.

Just a couple of stirks on offer today saw black and white bulls sell to £205 from RT Halhead, Cockerham.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

British Blue £1330 West Lynn, £1280, £1270 Bank Farm, £1210 Kitchen Ground Farm. Hereford £1320 High House, £1210 Billinge Hall Farm, £1200 Old Hall Farm, £1150 High Cark Farm, £1060 Lathwaite Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1310 Bank Farm, £1300 Lathwaite Farm, £1260 Spout House Farm, Lathwaite Farm, £1200 West Lynn. Limousin £1300 High House Farm, £1240 Rye Close, £1210 West Lynn, £1200 Millbeck. Saler £1280 Millbeck. Simmental £1250 Millbeck. Stabiliser £1200 Millbeck. Charolais £1190 Millbeck, £1180 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1110, £1080 Moorhouse Farm. Shorthorn £1100 Lathwaite, £1080 Barrowfield, £1060, £1050 Moorhosue Farm. Friesian £1160 Middle Grange Farm, £1120 Bank Farm, £1100 Steel Croft, £1060 Barn Hill Farm, £1050 Kitchen Ground Farm. Blonde £1130 Beaumont Grange Farm, £1040 Low Groves Farm, £1020 Beaumont Grange Farm. Fleckvieh £1040 Lower Castle O Trim.

Store Heifer

British Blue £1220, £1160 High House, £1140 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1080, £1050 Thornton Barn Farm. Limousin £1180 Hutton Roof Hall, £1070 Bruntscar Farm, £1040 Abbotson Farm, Rowell Farm, £1030 Hutton Roof Hall. Aberdeen Angus £1140 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1060 Middle Grange Farm, £1010 Knowsley Farm, £1000 Windy Hill Farm, £960 Singleton Grange Farm. Simmental £1080 Middle Grange Farm, £1060 Sykes Farm, £950 Lower Castle O Trim. Hereford £1080 Old Hall Farm, £990 Windy Hill Farm, £920 Holmefields. Blonde £1060 Beaumont Grange Farm.

Store Bull

Hereford £1070, £1050 Houlker Barn Farm. Limousin £1030 Houlker Barn Farm.

OTM Cow

Limousin 164.5 Spital Farm, 137.5 High House Farm, Spital Farm, 134.5 Smithy Green Farm, Spita Farm. British Blue 157.5 Parkside Farm, 137.5, 134.5 High House Farm, 131.5 Newsham Hall Farm. Friesian 157.5 Boundary House, 119.5 Midge Hall Farm, Gibraltar Farm, 117.5 Walkers I’th Fields, Tills Farm. Charolais 154.5, 131.5 Nether House Farm. Hereford 149.5 Boundary House, 124.5 Lundholme Farm. Simmental 139.5 Fell Gate, West Lynn, 119.5 High Fell Gate, 109.5 Yarlsber. Aberdeen Angus 121.5 Upper Greenbank. Swedish Red & White 117.5, 107.5 Walkers I’th Fields, 101.5, 99.5 White Lund Farm. Montbeliarde 111.5 White Lund Farm. Bazadaise 107.5 Nether Hous Farm. Ayrshire 104.5 Aughton Hall Farm.

OTM Heifer

Limousin 189.5 Ghyll Beck Farm, 179.5 Mill House Farm, 179.5 Ghyll Beck Farm, 139.5 The Hill. Aberdeen Angus 184.5 Parkside Farm. Friesian 159.5 North Farm, 151.5 High Snab, 141.5 Linghaw Farm, 124.5 Grostlea, Heaves Farm. Galloway 151.5 Ghyll Beck Farm.

Cast Steer

Friesian 167.5, 159.5 Higher Knowehill, 149.5, 129.5 Newsham Hall Farm.

Cast Bull

Limousin 154.5, 149.5, 144.5 Smithy Green Farm.

Heifer Calf

Aberdeen Angus £265, £245, £230, £220, £210 Birch House Cottage. British Blue £240, £160 Newhouse Farm, £125 North Farm. Limousin £200 New House Farm.

Bull Calf

Aberdeen Angus £320 Cinder Barrow, £285 Birch House Farm, £220 Sweetings Farm, £215 Sweetings Farm, £140 Gibsons Farm. British Blue £315 Newhouse Farm, £270, £260 Cinder Barrow, £230, £205 Lawsons Farm. Limousin £250 Newhouse Farm. Hereford £170 North Farm. Friesian £130, £125 Birch House Cottage.

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