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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 1st March

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of store cattle had an entry well over three hundred this week selling to a very competitive trade considering the drop in deadweight price. Leading the way was a consignment of Angus bullocks from Jim Clark, Preston selling to £1290, £1280 and £1260. Limousin bullocks sold to a top of £1260 from PM & ST Entwistle, Abbleystead. Other notable prices for Angus bullocks were a pen of three from R Escolme, Bay Horse selling to £1250 and GF & EE Holt, Chipping selling to £1210. Heifers topped at £1160 for Limousins from J Hartley & Sons, West House with other Limousins selling to the same price from A Clark & Johnson, Windermere. Angus heifers topped at £1160 from Jim Clark. Black and whites sold to a top of £1070 from EW & RM Towers, Hornby for a feeding heifer with Black and white bullocks topping at £1060 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens with other black and white bullocks selling to £1000 from J Hartley & Sons, West House.

OTM Cattle

There was a much improved entry of 110 cast cows on the market today which sold to a flying trade beating other local auction marts and the price out doing deadweight as well. Leading the way today was OTM Angus Heifers from GR & A Foy, Conder Green selling to 184.5p/kg with Limousins selling to a top of 179.5p/kg from RH & RA Fawcett, Burton. OTM Black and white heifers topped at 159.5p/kg twice, firstly from J & R Waller, Killington and secondly from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton. Cast Cows saw Limousin sell to a top of 147.5p/kg from JG & PH Thompson, Selside. Plenty of beef cows sold in the 130p/kg mark. Cast cows sold to a top of £1107 from P & M Crackles, Burrow. Best well-fleshed black and white cows were regularly selling into the 120p/kg mark. There was an overall market average of 112p/kg with more cows needed for our busy ring of buyers.

Calves and Stirks

There was another entry of 85 Calves and Stirks forward this week which was met by plenty of demand and it was great to have a couple of new and returning vendors selling today and leaving well satisfied. Calves sold to a top of £400 for British Blues from J & G Thornley, Kirkham closely followed by other British Blues selling to £365 from J & M Sanderson, Kirkham. British Blue heifers topped at £355 from J & M Sanderson, plenty of British Blue calves sold in the mid three hundred range. Angus bull calves sold to a top of £318 from D & J Hay, Cockerham. Strong Friesian bull calves sold a top of £150 and £130 from DJ Hay, Cockerham with plenty of rearing calves selling around the £80 mark. A handful of stirks on offer today saw 6 month old British Blue bullocks sell to £525 from PS & H Eckersley, Mellor.

Top Prices

Store Bullock:

Aberdeen Angus £1290, £1280, £1260 New Hall Farm, £1250 Ivy Barn, £1210 New Elmbridge Farm. Limousin £1260, £1190 Lentworth Farm, £1190 Millbeck, £1170 Stubb Hall Farm, £1160 Bank Farm. Hereford £1190 Middle Grange Farm, £1040 Wyre Farm, £1020 Windy Hill Farm, £990 Moss View, £980 Corney Hill Farm. Stabiliser £1180 Millbeck. British Blue £1160 Middle Grange Farm, Bensons Farm, £1150 Low Hundhowe, £1110 Roseacre Hall, £1090 Bensons Farm. Simmental £1130 New Elmridge Farm. Friesian £1060 Low Levens, £1000 Masongill Hall, £980 Downlands, £970 Moss House Farm, £950 Bensons Farm. Charolais £940 Corney Hill Farn.

Store Heifer:

Aberdeen Angus £1160 New Hall Farm, £1110 Sykes Farm, £1100 Outerthwaite Farm, New Hall Farm, £1070 Church Street. Friesian £1070 Holme Head. Limousin £1160 Masongill Hall, Far Orrest, £1070 Sykes Farm, £1030 Stubb Hall Farm, £1000 Hutton Roof Hall. Charolais £1120 Middle Grange Farm. British Blue £1080 Roseacre Hall, £1060 Sykes Farm, £1020 Church Street, £960 Friars Moss, Stubb Hall Farm. Simmental £1070 Windy Hill Farm. Welsh Black £1000 Bank Farm.

OTM Cow:

Shorthorn 159.5 Newsham Hall Farm, 109.5 Lathwaite Farm. Limousin 147.5 Poppy Farm, 134.5, 129.5 Nether House Farm, 127.5 Green Dragon Farm. Charolais 139.5, 131.5 Nether House Farm. British Blue 139.5 Bruntscar Farm, 119.5 Brookside, 104.5 High Fell Gate. Aberdeen Angus 134.5 Parkside Farm, 129.5, 119.5 Ellers Farm. Friesian 129.5 Derby Lodge Farm, 124.5 Allcocks Farm, College Green, 121.5 Tills Farm, 119.5 Mill Farm. Simmental 129.5 Bruntscar Farm, 114.5 High Fell Gate. Montbeliarde 121.5, 117.5, 114.5 Holme Head. Swedish Red & White 117.5 Holme Head, 109.5 Walkers I’th Fields. Hereford 114.5 Middle Lee Farm.

OTM Heifer:

Aberdeen Angus 184.5 Parkside Farm. Limousin 179.5 Green Dragon Farm. Friesian 159.5 Hallbeck, 159.5, 144.5, 129.5 Downlands Farm. British Blue 124.5 Black Bull Farm.

Cast Steer:

British Blue 164.5 Higher Knowehill. Friesian 129.5 Higher Knowehill, 124.5 Black Bull Farm.

Cast Bull:

Friesian 144.5 Stauvins Farm.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue £355 Pasture Barn Farm, £330 Derby Lodge Farm, £250 Pasture Barn Farm, £240 Deansbiggin, £230 Castshaw Hall Farm. Limousin £265 Moors Farm, £220 Paddock View, £175, £160 Deansbiggin. Aberdeen Angus £200 Birch House Cottage. Hereford £122 North Farm.

Bull Calf:

British Blue £400 Derby Lodge Farm, £365, £335 Pasture Barn Farm, £323 Deansbiggin. Aberdeen Angus £318 Birch House Cottage, £275 Catshaw Hall Farm, £255, £180 Paddock View. Limousin £270 Deansbiggin, £165 Rose Farm. Hereford £250 Birkland Barrow, £215 North Farm. Friesian £150, £130 Birch House Cottage.

Heifer Stirk:

British Blue £380 Higher Brundhurst Farm.

Steer Stirk:

British Blue £525, £460 Higher Brundhurst Farm.

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