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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 8th November

Store Cattle

There is certainly more optimism is the store cattle ring at the moment with the trade showing signs of improvement, with maybe not as good a quality of show of cattle on offer this week. Once again, Lancaster had plenty of buyers forward leading to 100% clearance and vendors leaving satisfied. British Blue bullocks topped the market at £1200 from J Prest & Son, Bayhorse with Angus bullocks selling to £1160 from JG & BJ Escolme, Killing and H Birkett & Son, Overton. Limousin bullocks sold to a top of £1160 and £1140 from M & RW Strizaker, Milnthorpe with the consignment of British Blue bullocks from P Lawrenson & Son, Brindle selling to £1140 with Fleckvieh achieving £1120 from J Prest & Son. The heifer trade peaked at £1160 from S Kellet & Sons, Pilling for Angus’ with Charolais heifers selling to £1110 from JS & KM Wilson, Natland with British Blues achieving the same price from JS & S Atkinson, Scorton. Other British Blue heifers sold to £1100 from G Atkinson & Son, Quernmore. Black and white bullocks sold to a top of £1090 from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe.

35% of cattle forward today sold in excess of £1000.

OTM Cattle

The weekly sale of Cast Cows at Lancaster had an entry of 122 forward. All classes of Cast Cows sold to a sharper trade this week although the deadweight price dropped the auction system continues to buck the trend and be the way to market your cattle, with 14 buyers purchasing over 25 difference accounts.

There was a much-improved market average of 106p/kg. Leading the way was OTM Limousin cows selling to 167.5p/kg from GA & A Atkinson, Cantsfield with cast steer selling to 164.5p/kg twice or £1103 for Angus’ from T & E Burrow, Slyne. Plenty more OTM heifers and Cast steers selling around the 160p/kg. Good quality beef cows sold around the 150p/kg mark with Limousins from JM & JJ Dawson, Littledale selling to 151.5p/kg with other Limousins from P Cummings, Holme selling to 149.5p/kg. Blackand white cows saw better ones regularly sell in the early to mid-one twenties. Limousin cows sold to a top of £1089 per head from P Cummings with black and white cows selling to £1074 and £1055 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe. Plenty more strong cows exceeded the £1000 mark.

Cast Bulls saw Luing bulls sell to 111.5p/kg or £1092 from Low Moor Howe, Windermere with Angus bulls selling to 119.5p/kg

Calves & Stirks

There were not quite a many calves on offer this week, but still a good entry of 77 with the entry mainly consisting of younger calves. Topping the market this week was another great consignment of British Blue calves from J & G Thornley, Kirkham selling to £310 and £300 for bulls with heifers selling to £300. The consignment from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green saw Hereford bulls sell to £310 and £295 with Simmental Bulls selling to £300. British Blue heifers sold to £300 from C & J Smith, St Michaels. Younger British Blue calves sold to £280 from A Pickthall, Kendal with the consignment of British Blue calves from DR & C Galbraith, Kendal selling to £280 and £275, twice. Angus bull calves topped at £275 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Plenty more beef calves sold in the mid-two hundred.

Black and white calves topped at £70 from JP & C Robson, Garstang and Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with bobby calves £15-25 up on the week.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

British Blue £1200 Upper Foxholes, £1140 Walmsley Fold, £1090 Wood Knook Farm, £1070 Ivy Barn, £1040 Sykes Farm. Limousin £1160, £1140 Station Hotel, £1100 Upper Foxholes Farm, High Underbrow, £1050 Fellside Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1160 Low Stanger Thwaite, North Farm, £1100 Billinge Hall, £1090 Scotch Green Farm, Low Stanger Thwaite. Fleckvieh £1120 Upper Foxholes Farm. Montbeliarde £1100, £1010 Walmsley Fold, £970 Bensons Farm, £960 North Farm. Friesian £1090 Bensons Farm, £1010 Bensons Farm, £970 Upperfoxholes. Charolais £1080, £970 Corney Hill Farm. Hereford £1080 Undrhelm Farm, £1000 North Farm, £980 Old Glasson Farm, £880 Ivy Barn. Simmental £960 Rash Mill Cottage, £930 High House Farm, Park House Farm, High House Farm, £870 Sunderland Brows Farm. Saler £870 Elm Bank Farm.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1160 Pilling Hall, £900 Hawkin Hall, £890 Sykes Farm, £880 Clawthorpe Lodge, £860 Yew Tree Cottage. Charolais £1110, £970 High House. British Blue £1110 Sykes Farm, £1100 Old Hall Farm, £1070 Endmoor Farm, £1020 Holmes Farm, £1010 Endmoor Farm. Simmental £940 High House. Limousin £930 Yeat House, £900 High House, £890 Cockrigg Farm. South Devon £820 Adlington Hall Farm.

OTM Cow

Limousin 167.5 Abbotson Farm, 151.5 Field Head, 149.5 Holme Field, 139.5 Field Head, 134.5 Holme Field. Charolais 129.5 High Hallbeck. Friesian 124.5 North Farm, Low Levens, Forton Hall Farm, 121.5 Downlands Farm, 117.5 Bon Town Farm. Belgium Blue 121.5 Red Scar. British Blue 119.5 Holme Head. Montbeliarde 119.5 Holme Head, 107.5 White Lund Farm. Hereford 111.5 Home Barn. Shorthorn 107.5 Common Farm. Stabiliser 104.5 White Lund Farm. Swedish Red & White 104.5 White Lund Farm.

OTM Heifer

Limousin 161.5 River View, 159.5 The Cottage. Friesian 157.5 White Lund Farm, 139.5 Yew Tree Farm, Newhouse Farm, 127.5 Dockher Hall Farm.

Cast Steer

Aberdeen Angus 164.5 Throstle Grove, 159.5 North Farm. British Blue 159.5 Throstle Grove Farm. Friesian 111.5, 109.5 Cliftons Farm.

Cast Bull

Aberdeen Angus 119.5 Fleets Farm. Limousin 114.5 Low Fold. Continental 111.5 High House Farm.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £300 Derby Lodge Farm, Wyre Bank, £255 Borrans Farm, Catshaw Hall Farm, £240 Borrans Farm. Hereford £130 Sellerley Farm, £100 Tills Farm. Aberdeen Angus £125 Newhouse Farm, £120 Tills Farm, £80 Sunny Bank.

Bull Calf

Hereford £310, £295 Sellerley Farm, £230 Tills Farm. Simmental £300, £225 Sellerley Farm. British Blue £310, £300 Derby Lodge Farm, £280 Borrans Farm, £280, £275 Sunny Bank. Aberdeen Angus £275 Catshaw Hall Farm, £180 Stanley Farm, £175 Bannister Farm, £120 North Farm. Limousin £200 North Farm. Friesian £70 Catshaw Hall Farm, Roe Farm, £65, £58 Tills Farm.

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