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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 31st May

Store Cattle

Lancaster had its weekly sale which, once again, had an entry over 200 forward. Topping the market today at £1240 was JB Moore, Grange-over-Sands with a Hereford Bullock. This was followed by £1160 achieved numerous times by Limousins from H Birkett & Son, Overton, Herefords from AS & D Parker, Nateby, British Blues from R Speak, Eccleston and Angus’ from D France, Over Wyresdale. Limousin heifers also sold tot £1160 from JS & KM Wilson & Son, Kendal. There was plenty of short keep beef bred bullocks and heifers selling in the early to mid eleven hundreds. Friesian heifers sold to a top of £1120 from JG & BJ Escolme, Killington. MRI bullocks sold to £1070 from Barlow Bros, Croston and Montbeliardes sold to £1050 from J Lamb, Old Glasson. Black and white bullocks sold to £1020 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe.

OTM Cattle

Cast cows this week saw a slightly smaller entry of 68 forward which were predominately made up of black and white and dairy cows leading to a slightly easier market average of 115p/kg. Leading the way this week was cast Simmental steers from E Rossall, Preesall selling to 184.5p/kg or £1328. OTM Heifers sold to a top of 164.5p/kg for Continental heifers from Low Moor Howe, Windermere. British Blue cows topped at 154.5p/kg or £1166 from A & P Hodgkinson, Stalmine with other British Blue cows to 154.5p/kg or £1154 from FA Nowell & Partners, Bentham. OTM Heifers sold to a top of 151.5p/kg from MJ & K Ayrton, Thurnham for black and whites. Black and white cows sold to a top of £951 from MJ Fell, Whittington.

Calves and Stirks

Lancaster held it’s monthly sale of Stirks which had an entry of 139 forward. The trade saw stronger and hardened off grazing types in strong demand and very good to sell and grass continues to grow in the area. Younger softer types still met plenty of demand. Leading the way this week was British Blue bullocks from JE Harrison, Greenholme selling to £780. Yearling Limousin bullocks sold to a top of £770 and £740 from WJ & EA Woodhouse, Nateby. British Blue bullocks from MJ Whitworth, Bolton-le-Sands sold to £765 at 9 months old. Yearling Hereford bullocks from G & ID Postlethwaite, Howgill sold to £730. This was closely followed by Angus’ from JE Harrison selling to £720 and £690. Heifers sold to a top of £745 for Limousins from D Atkinson, Quernmore. Hereford and Angus heifers sold to £600 from D Atkinson and MG & WD Burton, Barnard Castle. Bulls sold a top of £580 for Angus’ from S Kellet & Son, Pilling with British Blues to £545 from JK & B Birkett & Son, Morecambe. Dairy bred bullcoks saw Montbeliardes sell to £580 and £550 from JR Pye, Stalmine, with 10 month old Black and whites from the same home sell to £515. British Friesian bullocks at 5 months sold to £470 from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton.

There was a smaller entry of calves this week in which more are needed but all forward were met by a strong trade. Hereford bulls sold to £235 and £190 at 3 weeks old from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green with Hereford heifers from the same home. Black and white calves topped at £92 and £88 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with and black and white calves forward this week averaging £79.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks:

Hereford £1240 Outerthwaite Farm, £1160 Manor House Farm, £1040, £1010 High House Farm. British Blue £1160 Billinge Hall, £1070 Moors Farm, Hall Bank. Simmental £1150 Hazelslack Tower, £1090 Windy Hill Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1160 Kays Farm, £1150 Cockrigg Farm, Billinge Hall, £1140 High House Farm, £1130 Intack Farm. Continental £1100 Rowell Farm. Limousin £1160 North Farm, £1140 Low Stanger Thwaite, £1140, £1130 Downlands Farm, £1120 Ivy Farm. Meuse Rhine Isel £1070 Littlewood Hall Farm. Montbeliarde £1050 Old Glasson Farm. Friesian £1020 Bensons Farm, £940 Downlands Farm, Old Glasson Farm, £910 Cheetham House Farm, Spital Farm. Shorthorn £900 Old Glasson Farm.

Store Heifers

Limousin £1160 High House, £1110 Low Stanger Thwaite, £1090 High House, £1000 Manor House Farm, £990 Cockrigg Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1130 Redfields, £1120 Barker Knott, £1080 Kays Farm, £1040 Intack Farm, Manor House Farm. British Blue £1130 High House, £1080 Windy Hill Farm, £940 Mill House Farm. Friesian £1120 Low Stanger Thwaite. Hereford £1020 Little Town Farm, £940 Redfields.

Store Bull

Montbeliarde £1020, £900 Cumming Carr Farm. Stabiliser £940 Park House Farm.

OTM Cow

British Blue 154.5 Bank Field Farm, Oak Head Farm, 139.5 Low Hall Beck Barn. Friesian 151.5, 121.5 Bambers Farm, 121.5 Sweetings Farm, 119.5 Caw House Farm, 117.5 Mealbank Farm. Aberdeen Angus 141.5 Ellers Farm, 137.5 Lundholme Farm, 127.5 Far Orrest, 124.5, 109.5 Gateside Farm. Simmental 139.5 Hartrigg. Limousin 134.5 Fell End Farm, 131.5 High Underbrow Farm, 129.5 Hazelslack Tower Farm, 124.5 High Underbrow Farm. Saler 131.5 Hartrigg. Bazadaise 129.5 Oak Head Farm.

OTM Heifer

Continental 164.5 High House Farm. Simmental 139.5 High Hose Farm. Friesian 129.5 Hillam House Farm, 124.5 Kellbrick Farm, 111.5 Whinney Carr Farm.

Cast Steer

Simmental 184.5 Sykes Fold Farm. Friesian 114.5 Hill Crest Farm.

Cast Bull

Aberdeen Angus 124.5 Fell End Farm.

Heifer Calf

Hereford £170, £140 Sellerley Farm. Simmental £155 Sellerley Farm.

Bull Calf

Charolais £340 Rooten Brook. Hereford £235, £190 Sellerley Farm. Friesian £92, £88, £80, £72 Catshaw Hall Farm.

Bull Stirk

Aberdeen Angus £580 Pilling Hall, £510 White Lund Farm, £390 Moss House Farm. British Blue £545 White Lund Farm, £410 Hare Apple Tree. Friesian £305, £300 Whitestone Farm.

Heifer Stirk

Limousin £745 The Bungalow, £540 Springfield House. Hereford £600 Bowfield, £450 Redfields, £390 Riddings, £325 Lapwing Close. Aberdeen Angus £600 The Bungalow, Bowfield Farm, £545 Downlands Farm. British Blue £590 Boon Town Farm, £490, £470 Bowfield Farm, £465 The Bungalow.

Steer Stirk

British Blue £780 Tunstead Farm, £765 The Bungalow, £645 Tunstead Farm, £520 Boon Town Farm. Limousin £770, £740 Gibsons Farm, £550 Hatters Farm. Hereford £730, £600 Riddings, £500 Bowfield Farm. Aberdeen Angus £720, £690 Tunstead Farm, £600 Bowfield Farm. Montbeliarde £580, £550 Hatters Farm. Friesian £515 Hatters Farm, £480 Springfield House, £470 Downlands Farm. Simmental £510 Bowfield Farm, £505 Lapwing Close. Shorthorn £455 Coverdales.

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