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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 5th July

Store Cattle

There was a larger catalogued entry of 200 Store Cattle at Lancaster today which saw a good entry of well-fleshed and good conformation cattle selling well considering the current deadweight prices with strong demand for younger cattle as many have plenty of grass and getting good yields of crop. The market today was topped by TJ Robinson, Milnthorpe selling a pen of Charolais bullocks to £1240. A consignment of cattle from JA & LR Wilson, Millom saw Simmental bullocks sell to £1200 with Limousin heifers achieving the same price. Angus bullocks sold to a top of £1190 twice from J & H Davis, Cabus and T Robson & Son, Singleton. Nearly 20% of the cattle forward today sold in excess of £1100 mark. Black and whites sold to a top of £950 from T Robson & Son. All bullocks in the auction today sold to a market average of £1012.

OTM Cattle

There was an increased entry of 92 Cast Cows forward today that saw all types sell to a sharper trade of an overall market average of 125p/kg. More cows are required each week to fulfil the strong requirements we have from our buyers. Young South Devon cows sold to a top of 189.5p/kg or £1155 from Lucas Breeding, Adlington. This was closely followed by a young Angus cow selling to 179.5p/kg from FE & CM Robinson, Crooklands. Cast steers sold to a top of 179.5p/kg for British Blues from JD, EM & JA Atkinson, Kendal closely followed by Angus’ selling to 174.5p/kg from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet. OTM black and white heifers sold to a top of 157.5p/kg from RW Bainbridge & Son, Whittington with young dairy cows from the same selling to 151.5p/kg. Plenty of black and white cows sold between 125-130p/kg. Beef cows sold to a top of £1203 for Angus’ from A & P Hodgkinson, Stalmine. Black and white cows topped at £1072 from Bradleys Farm, Preesall with others to £1044 from Lawsons Dairy, Cockerham and £1039 from Richmond Hall, Cockerham.

Calves and Stirks

There was a larger entry of calves on the market today of 63 in which more are needed to fulfil the strong demand of our busy ring of buyers at Lancaster. Numerous best beef cows sold in excess of the £400 mark. British Blue bull calves from G & ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel sold to £415 and J & G Thornley, Roseacre sold British Blue bulls to £410. A consignment of calves from V & EJ Chadwick & Son, Sowerby saw Limousin bull calves sell to £405 and British Blue bull calves to £400. Plenty more good quality Continental beef bull calves sell in excess of £350 with all British blue bull calves forward averaging £350.42. Continental heifer calves sold to a top of £340 for British Blues from J & G Thornley, with all British Blue heifer calves averaging £302.50. Angus bull calves sold to £325 and £310 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. Native heifer calves saw Angus’ sell to £300 and £285 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons. Black and white bull calves topped £170 for weanlings from G & ME Woodhouse & Son, with other black and whites selling to £138 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, £122 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe. All black and white calves forward average £89.

Top Prices

Store Bullock

Charolais £1240 Rowell Farm. Simmental £1200 Dunningwell Farm, £1160 Cock Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1190 Fairfield, Weavers, £1160 Hazelslack Tower, £1140 Sunderland Brows Farm. British Blue £1190 Pasture House Farm, £1150 Shaws Farm, Pasture House Farm, £1080 Shaws Farm, £1070 Moss Croft. Shorthorn £1100 Cock Hall Farm. Hereford £1090 Moss Croft, £1080 Snub Snape Farm, £1040 Cock Hall Farm, £930 Moss Croft. Limousin £1070 Cock Hall Farm, £1060, £1040 Moss Croft, £980 Moss Head, £970 Hazelslack Tower. Friesian £950 Fairfield. South Devon £830, £810 Adlington Hall.

Store Heifer

Limousin £1200, £1150, £1140 Dunningwell Farm. Charolais £1100, £950, £940, £900, £880 Abbey Manor. Hereford £1060 Abbey Manor, £940 Manor House Farm, £840 Manor House Farm, Lockbank Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1050 Kays Farm, £1010 Sunderland Brows Farm, £980 Elm Bank Farm, £970 Abbey Manor, £960 Manor House Farm. British Blue £1000 Staffords Farm, £960 Stubb Hall Farm, £950 Midge Hall Farm. Shorthorn £910, £900 Barrowfield. Welsh Black £900 Sunderland Brows Farm.

OTM Cows

SOUTH DEVEN: 189.5 Adlington Hall Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 179.5 Warth Sutton Farm, 144.5 Bank Field Farm, 141.5 Warth Sutton Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 174.5 Moss Head, 144.5 Farleton House, 134.5 Moss Head. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: 164.5 Croftlands, 124.5, 117.5 Granby Road. LIMOUSIN: 157.5 Howriggs, 149.5 Moss Head, 134.5 Low Pleasant, Granby Road, 121.5 Low Pleasant. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 151.5 Outfield, 139.5 Bank End Farm, 134.5 Bilsborrow Hall Farm, Knotts Farm, College Green. AYRSHIRE: 54.5 Knotts Farm.

OTM Heifer

HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 157.5 Outfield, 154.5, 144.5 Hagg Farm, 139.5 Richmond Hall. CHAROLAIS: 149.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. SIMMENTAL: 149.5 Riddings.

Cast Steer

BRITISH BLUE: 179.5 Low Groves Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 174.5 Intack Farm. WELSH BLACK: 159.5 Godson House Farm. CHAROLAIS: 124.5 Lambrigg Park Farm.

Cast Bull

HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 124.5 Knotts Farm, 109.5 Bilsborrow Hall Farm, 104.5 Bambers Farm.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £340, £300 Derby Lodge Farm, £285 Catshaw Hall Farm, £285 Derby Lodge Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £300, £285, £245, £235 Brown Brook. HEREFORD: £195 Tills Farm, £140 Sellerley Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £415 Boldens Farm, £410 Derby Lodge Farm, £400 Sowerby Lodge, £385 Catshaw Hall Farm, £365 Tills Farm. Limousin £405 Sowerby Lodge. Aberdeen Angus £325, £310 Brown Brook, £280 Birch House Cottage, £220 Sowerby Lodge. Hereford £210 Tills Farm, £190, £185, £175 Sellerley Farm. Friesian £170 Boldens Farm, £138 Brown Brook, £1 North Farm, £120 Boldens Farm, £7 Brown Brook.

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