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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 25th January

Store Cattle

There was an entry of over 300 Store Cattle forward which saw a very mixed show of Store Cattle, but once again as usual, a full sale clearance. There was numerous cattle sold to a top of £1290 with British Blue bullocks from H & JA Gorst, Caldervale Simmental Bullocks from R Escolme, Bay Horse and Angus heifers from R & DM Rossall & Son, Pilling. Also selling excess of the £1200 was Simmental bullocks from E J Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet with Limousins to the same price from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof, Limousin bulls form the same home sold to £1160. Plenty of consignments of short keep, well-fleshed cattle sold in excess of the £1100 mark.

Black and whites saw feeding heifers from R & A Jolleys, Cabus selling to £1080 with Montbeliarde steers from A & T Smith, Longridge selling to the same price. It was noticeable that there was more demand for black and white bullocks this week.

OTM Cattle

There was a smaller entry of 89 cast cows this week where more could have easily been sold with all specifications of cows a sharper trade. OTM heifers sold to a top of 179.5p/kg, twice, firstly for Limousins from R Keith, Grange-over-Sands with Angus’ from AK & PA Threlfall, Inskip. Black and white heifers sold to 154.5p/kg from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton. Beef cows topped at 169.5p/kg for Charolais with British Blues to 159.5p/kg both cognised by AG & GM Rowlanson, Killington. A few cast bulls forward today saw Herefords top at £1394 from MJ Fell, Whittingham with Limousins selling to 134.5p/kg or £1269 from RH & RA Fawcett, Burton. Limousin cows sold to a top of £1189 from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead with Simmental cows to £1099 from T & M Halhead, Priest Hutton. Black and whites sold to a top of £1079 from AT Burrow & Son, Hornby.

The OTM ring saw an overall average of 113p/kg with black and whites averaging 97p/kg.

Calves and Stirks

Lancaster’s monthly sale of Stirks had an entry of 80 forward for the sale which saw a strong trade for well-grown and good quality beef stirks with the trade selective for black and whites. Bullocks stirks sold to a top of £760 from P & A Bell, Pilling. Hereford bullocks topped at £720 from S Moore, Pilling. British Blues sold to a top of £690 from G & ME Smith, Samlesbury. The bull trade topped at £650 for British Blues from J & G Thornley, Kirkham. Heifers sold to a top of £580 for Herefords from S Moore. Plenty of stirks sold into the £500s. Friesians sold to a top of £390 for bullocks from Cote Farm Patnership, Nether Kellet.

There was an entry of over 50 calves forward this week which saw British Blues top at £365, £360 and £345 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel with Hereford bull calves topping at £330 from C & J Smith, St Michaels. Plenty of strong beef calves sold around the £300 mark. Young beef calves often sold around the £200 mark. Black and white bull calves sold to a top of £130 from C & J Smith, with Wallbank farms selling twice to £100 and to £95. A new buyer in the market for black and whites saw younger types a sharper trade.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Simmental £1290 Ivy Bank, £1220 Intack Farm, £1160 North Farm. British Blue £1290 Shaws Farm, £1200 North Farm, Endmoor Farm, £1140 North Farm, £1130 Low Hundhowe. Limousin £1220 Hutton Roof Hall, £1170 Birks Farm, High House Farm, £1160 Higher Broadwood Farm. Charolais £1180 Toulbrick Farm, £1110 Brown Edge, £1090, £1070 Corney Hill Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1160 Spout House, £1150 New Ridge Farm, £1140 Low Hundhowe, £1130 Foredales Farm, Abbotson Farm. Hereford £1120 Rose Hill Farm, £1020 Ivy Barn, £990 Clawthorpe Lodge. Montbeliarde £1080 Carlinghurst. Friesian £1060 Cheetham House Farm, £960 Birks Farm, £940 Barn Hill Farm, £900 Summerlands. Welsh Black £1080 Abrahams Farm. Stabiliser £960 Corney Hill Farm, £920 Park House Farm.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1290 Abrahams Farm, £1180 Low Levens, £1120 Snub Snape Farm, £1070 Butler Arms Farm. British Blue £1160 Endmoor Farm, £1150 Boldens Farm, £1140 Cross Hill, £1130 Town House, £1120 Cinderbarrow Farm. Limousin £1160, £1130 Higher Broadwood Farm, £1100 High House Farm, £1080 Higher Broadwood Farm, Moss Gate Farm. Simmental £1090 Carlinghurst, £1000 Intack Farm. Friesian £1080 Marlholes Farm. Charolais £1070 Toulbrick Farm, £1050 Endmoor Farm, £1020 Toulbrick Farm, £1000 Cinderbarrow Farm. Hereford £1070 Low Levens, £1030 Raw Head. Stabiliser £1020 Park House Farm. Shorthorn £910 Bull Bank Farm.

Store Bull

Limousin £1160 Hutton Roof Hall.

OTM Cow

Charolais 169.5 Low Hall Beck Barn, 134.5 Yealand Manor. Limousin 154.5 Ouzlethorn Farm, 134.5 Granby Road, Ouzlethorn Farm, 129.5 Intack Farm. British Blue 159.5, 154.5 Low Hall Beck Barn, 121.5 Oak Head Farm. Friesian 154.5 Lower Lingart, 121.5 Spital Farm, 117.5 Bainsbank Farm, Chapel House, Lane Ends Farm. Hereford 149.5 Riddings. Blonde 137.5 Granby Road. Aberdeen Angus 131.5 Upp Hall, 129.5 Intack Farm, 124.5 Banklands 117.5 Moss House Farm, 109.5 Banklands. Simmental 127.5 Upp Hall. Montbeliarde 107.5 White Lund Farm. Fleckveih 104.5 White Lund Farm.

OTM Heifer

Aberdeen Angus 179.5 Lambrigg Farm. Limousin 179.5 Granby Road. Friesian 154.5 Downlands Farm, 149.5 High Snab, Bilsborrow Farm, 145.5 Bilsborrow Farm, 139.5 Gulf Farm.

Cast Bull

Aberdeen Angus 139.5 Yealand Manor. Limousin 134.5 Green Dragon Farm. Hereford 127.5 Chapel House.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue £260 Tills Farm, £250 Cote Farm, £245 Holmescales Farm, £180 Sweetings Farm. Aberdeen Angus £220 Great Eccleston Hall, £200, £190 Tills Farm. Limousin £200 Holmescales.

Bull Calf:

British Blue £365, £360, £345, £325, £320 Walkers I’th Fields. Hereford £330 Wyre Bank. Aberdeen Angus £300 Walkers I’th Fields, £235, £215 Bailey Hey Farm, £180, £170 Sweetings Farm. Friesian £130 Wyre Bank, £100, £95 Tills Farm.

Bull Stirk

British Blue £630 Derby Lodge Farm, £310 Pasture Barn Farm, £256 Lower Lingart. Aberdeen Angus £315 Pasture Barn Farm. Friesian £260 West View Farm.

Heifer Stirk

Hereford £580 Longwood House. British Blue £470 Cote Farm, £440 Folly Villa, £350 Pasture Barn Farm, £340 Folly Villa. Aberdeen Angus £460 Green Lane Farm, Village Farm, £455 Hillam Lane Farm, £420 Farmdale Road.

Steer Stirk

Aberdeen Angus £760 Village Farm, £620 Green Lane Farm, £510 Springfield House. Hereford £720 Longwood House. British Blue £690 Green Lane Farm, £560, £500 Cote Farm. Limousin £540 Springfield House. Friesian £390 Cote Farm, £340 Green Lane Farm, £290 Marlholes Farm, £280 Gibsons Farm.

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