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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 10th May

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle had an entry of 271 forward. There was a very mixed entry in terms of quality forward that saw well-fleshed cattle in good conformation in strong demand with out of specification cattle harder to place. Leading the way today at £1340 was Limousins bullocks from H Chapman & Son, Middleton. This was closely followed by other Limousin bullocks selling to £1280 from PM & ST Entwistle, Abbeystead. Angus bullocks topped at £1260 from R & E Ladds, Kendal. There was a strong trade for heifers this week that saw Charolais sell to £1270 and £1250 from JR & LR Wilson, Millom with British Blue heifers from the same home selling to £1230. Angus heifers topped at £1200 from JS & KM Wilson & Son, Natland with Charolais heifers to £1200 from B & D Willison & Son, Levens. Limousins topped at £1170 from TS & SM Park, Millom.

Black and white bullocks topped at £1110 form R & E Ladds, Kendal with others to £1050 from the same good home. Also achieving £1050 with black and white bullocks was GR Park & Sons, Whinfel with Montbeliarde sold to £1040 from Holgates Caravan Park and Norwegian Reds sold to the same price from JH Bland & Son Ltd, Levens. All black and white bullocks forward averaged a very respectable £858.

OTM Cattle

There was a smaller entry of Cast Cows this week which sold a slightly easier trade this week as seen nationally. Leading the way this week was OTM Angus heifers selling to 179.5p/kg from JT & U Garth, Ellel and 174.5p/kg from JS & S Atkinson, Scorton. Cast black and white steers topped at 164.5p/kg from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale with OTM black and white heifers selling to 164.5p/kg for £1184 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham. OTM Cows topped at 147.5p/kg for British Blues from FA Nowell & Partners, Bentham with Limousin cows selling to £1255 from the same home. Black and white cast cows sold to a top of 134.5p/kg from Wallbank Farms or to £1030 from I Atkinson & Son, Warton. There as an overall market average of 126p/kg with black and whites cows averaging 110p/kg.

Calves and Stirks

The special Mid-Month sale of Stirks had an entry of over 100 forward. Leading the way this week was British Blue heifers from DW Cottam, New Hutton selling to £620. British Blue heifers from C & AJ Woodhouse, Millom sold to £615 and £600. Angus bullocks sold to a top of £610 from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton with Angus and Shorthorn bullocks to £590 from R Gregory, Cabus. Angus heifers sold to £560 with Black and white bullocks selling to £555 and £500 again from R Gregory. Yearling Hereford bullocks sold to £555 from A & L Gardner, Quernmore. British Friesian bullocks 6-7 months old sold to £550 from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton. In the bull section Limousin bulls topped at £540 from RH & RA Fawcett, Burton with 6-7 month old British Blue bulls selling to £525 from RE & P Miller, Barnacre.

There was strong calf entry today which had an entry of 60 forward which saw the trade top at £470 and £430 for British Blue bull calves form T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with others selling to £435 and £400 from G & ME Woodhouse & Son Ellel. All British Blue bull calves averaged £324. Angus bull calves sold to a top of £305 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons. British Blue heifer calves topped at £340 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons. Dairy bull calves saw Montbeliardes sell to a top of £270 from Colby Farms, Appleby with weaned black and whites selling to £220 from G & ME Woodhoouse & Son, with younger black and white bull calves to £175 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons. All black and white bull calves forward averaged £80.75.

Top Prices

Store Bullock

Limousin £1340 Millbeck, £1280 Lentworth Farm, £1230 Whelpside Farm, £1200 Sykes Fold Farm, £1190 Hill Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1260 Benson Hall, £1180 New House Farm, £1160 Chestnut House Farm, £1140 Billinge Hall Farm, £1120 New Ridge Farm. Charolais £1180 Millbeck. Hereford £1100 Hill Farm, £950 Windy Hill Farm, £900 Black Bull Farm. British Blue £1170 Hill Farm, £1160 Cragg Farm, £1050 CInderbarrow Farm, £1050 Low Fell End, £920 Sailsbury Road. Friesian £1110 Benson Hall, £1050 Low Deepslack, £1000 Downlands, Benson Hall. Simmental £1080, £1040 Low Fell End. Shorthorn £1060 Cinderbarrow Farm. Montbeliarde £1040 Middlebarrow. Norwegian Red £1040, £950, £940 Ninezergh. Fleckvieh £1010 Cragg Farm. Saler £900 Hill Farm. Stabiliser £900 Park House Farm.

Store Heifers

Charolais £1270, £1250 Dunningwell Farm, £1200 Cinderbarrow Farm, £1070 High House. British Blue £1230 Dunningwell Farm, £1060, £1040 Barnfield Farm, £1030 Ninezergh, Cinderbarrow Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1200, £1150 High House, £1060 Breedy Butts Farm, £1020 Cockrigg Farm, £960 Breedy Butts Farm. Limousin £1170 Millom Castle, £1160 Dunningwell Farm, £1100 Kirkland Hall Farm, £1080 Cinderbarrow Farm, £1070 Barnfield Farm. Simmental £1000 Breedy Butts Farm, £870 Low Fell End. Hereford £990 Windy Hill Farm, £970 Rowell Farm, £920 Redfields.

OTM Cow

British Blue 147.5 Oak Head Farm, 129.5 Low Pleasant. Limousin 144.5 Low Pleasant, 139.5, 134.5 Oak Head Farm. Charolais 141.5 Cragg House Farm. Aberdeen Angus 137.5 Low Moor Head Farm, 124.5 West View Farm, 114.5 Cobble Hey Farm. Welsh Black 139.5 Cobble Hey Farm. Simmental 134.5 Low Pleasant. Friesian 134.5 Tills Farm, 131.5 Catshaw Hall Farm, 129.5 Boon Town Farm, Catshaw Hall Farm, Parrox Hall Farm. Fleckvieh 129.5 Holme Head. Montbeliarde 127.5 Newhouse Farm.

OTM Heifer

Aberdeen Angus 179.5 Higher Knowehill, 174.5 Sykes Farm. Friesian 164.5 Derby Lodge Farm, 161.5 North Farm, 159.5 Derby Lodge Farm, 157.5 High House, 149.5 Bowsber Farm. Shorthorn 149.5 Middlebarrow.

Cast Steer

Friesian 164.5, 159.5 Tills Farm, 144.5 Higher Knowehill. Montbeliarde 161.5, 159.5 Middlebarrow.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £340 Brown Brook, £190 Liscoe Farm. Hereford £175, £170, £140 Sellerley Farm. Aberdeen Angus £235, £220 Brown Brook, £180 Hagg Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £470 Brown Brook, £435 Boldens Farm, £430 Brown Brook, £400 Boldens Farm. Aberdeen Angus £305 Brown Brook, £300 Walker I’th Fields, Brown Brook, £295 Walkers I’th Fields. Hereford £280 Colby Farm, £250 Sellerley Farm. Montbeliarde £270 Colby Farm. Simmental £260 Sellerley Farm. Friesian £220 Boldens Farm, £175 Brown Brook.

Bull Stirk

Limousin £540, £500, £430 Green Dragon Farm. British Blue £525 Lower Lingart. Aberdeen Angus £460 Kate Farm, £450 Coverdales, £435 Moss House Farm. Simmental £430 Barn Hey. Friesian £285 Lingart, £185 Moss House Farm.

Heifer Stirk

British Blue £620 Hagg Farm, £615, £600 Stubb Place Farm. Aberdeen Angus £560 Coverdales, £430 Greenalls Farm. Limousin £510 Hillock Farm, £460, £440, £390 Whinney Carr Farm. Hereford £480 Coverdales Farm, £470 Lundholme Farm, £440, £375 Gibsons Farm.

Steer Stirk

Aberdeen Angus £610 Downlands Farm, £590 Coverdales. Shorthorn £590, £555, £400 Coverdales. Hereford £555, £500, £430 Redfields. Friesian £555 Coverdales, £550 Downlands Farm. British Blue £500 Redfields. Limousin £460, £450 Whinney Carr Farm, £450 Hillock Farm, £390, £340 Whinney Carr. Montbeliarde £405, £365 Hillock Farm. White Park £340 Whinney Garth.

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