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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 8th March

Store Cattle

There was a smaller entry of Store Cattle forward this week which sold to a sharper trade. Leading the way was British Blue bullocks selling to £1290 from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling. Angus bullocks topped at £1220 from JD & GM Bracken, Catterall with others selling to £1200 from G Sagar & Son, Caton and Herefords also achieved from £1200 from J & RE Baines, Dent. Limousin bullocks sold to £1210 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe with other Limousins selling to £1190 from DR Preston, Caton. Heifers sold to a top of £1130 from R & S Mithell, Ellel with British Blues selling to £1100 from H & C Pickervance, Kirkham. Dairy bred bullocks saw Norwegian Red and Fleckviehs sell to £1050 from J & H Bland & Son, Levens. Black and whites topped at £1000 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens.

OTM Cattle

There was an entry of 72 Cast Cows forward today which saw a plainer offering of cows this week but selling to a sharper trade. Leading the way this week was a young Limousin bull from JM & JJ Dawson, Littledale selling 194.5p/kg with older Limousin bulls selling to £1260 from M & L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale. Beef cows twice sold to a top of 147.5p/kg from Lucas Breeding, Adlington for South Devons. Black and white heifers twice sold to a top of 144.5p/kg from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe. Best dairy cows sold around the 120p/kg mark. There was an overall market average of 109p/kg.

Calves and Stirks

There was a slightly smaller entry of 63 calves and stirks this morning. Once again, Lancaster enjoyed a good trade with Simmental calves selling to £310 from Cornthwaite Moors Ltd, Hambleton with Angus bull calves selling to £290 from Wallbank Farms Ltd. Limousin bull calves, twice topped at £270 from B & MJ Nelson & Son, Milnthorpe with Heifer calves selling to £260 from the same home. Weaned black and white bull calves sold to £185 and £165 from J & M Kitching, Brookhouse with others regularly selling in the mid one hundreds. There was a shortage of good rearing calves today but these sold to £95 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale. All black and white calves forward today averaged £71 including a large proportion forward being bobby calves.

Stirks sold to a top of £540 for Angus bullocks and £515 for British Blues.

Top Prices

Store Bullock

British Blue £1290, £1180 Pasture House Farm, £1150 Batty Farm, £1120 Birch Croft. Aberdeen Angus £1220 Greenlands Farm, £1200 New Parkside Road, £1160 Betts Farm, £1060 Intack Farm, Stubb hall Farm. Limousin £1210 Ackenthwaite Farm, £1190, £1170 Ellers Farm, £1130 Intack Farm, £1050 Mill House Farm. Hereford £1200 Gale Garth, £1160 New Parkside Road, Gale Garth, £1090 Birch Croft. Simmental £1130, £1040 Intack Farm. Stabiliser £1120 Millbeck. Saler £1120 Milbeck. Charolais £1090 Langthwaite Heights. Montbeliarde £1100 Birch Croft. Fleckvieh £1050 Ninezergh. Friesian £1000, £950 Low Levens, £810 Spital Farm.

Store Heifer

Limousin £1130 Greenways, £1050 Gulf Farm, £1030 Rowell Farm, £1020 Ackenthwaite. British Blue £1100 Roseacre Hall, Abbotson Farm, £1070 Windy Hill Farm, £1000 Greenlands Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1070 Batty Farm, £960 Rowell Farm, £930 Mill House Farm. Charolais £1020 Langthwaite Heights. Hereford £900 Rowell Farm.

OTM Cow

South Devon 147.5 Adlington Hall Farm. British Blue 137.5 Low House, 114.5 Cragg House Farm. Montbeliarde 129.5, 119.5 Cumming Carr Farm. Friesian 129.5 Holme House, 121.5 Forton Hall Farm, 119.5 Tunstall Hall. Limousin 119.5 Low House. Highland 84.5 Stirk Hey Farm.

OTM Heifer

Friesian 144.5 Ackenthwaite Farm, 141.5 Derby Lodge Farm, 134.5 Ackenthwaite Farm, 117.5 Low Deepslack.

Cast Steer

Friesian 109.5 Middle Ridge Farm.

Cast Bull

Limousin 194.5 Field Head, 144.5 High House Farm. Hereford 127.5 Cotestone Farm. Long Horn 119.5 Stirk Hey Cottage.

Heifer Calf

Limousin £260, £180 Halforth Farm. Aberdeen Angus £230, £190 Tills Farm.

Bull Calf

Aberdeen Angus £290 Tills Farm, £240, £230 Moors Farm. Limousin £270 Halforth Farm. Friesian £185, £165, £155 Moor Cock Hall Farm.

Steer Calf

Simmental £310 Moors Farm.

Heifer Stirk

British Blue £200 Folly Villa.

Steer Stirk

Aberdeen Angus £540 Galgate. British Blue £515, £500 Galgate.

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