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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 15th November

Store Cattle

There was an increased entry of Store Cattle forward this week that saw a better quality of cattle on offer. Continental cattle full of meat were a sharper trade with native cattle slightly easier. Charolais steers sold to £1220 and £1200 from RH Dodgson, Burton in Lonsdale and R & S Mitchell, Ellel. Shorthorn steers sold to £1210 and £1190 from PM & ST Entwistle, Abbeystead. Hereford bullocks sold to £1150 from ID Bailey & Son, Catforth with Angus’ selling to £1110 from JD & GM Bracken, Catterall and £1100 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens. British Blue bullocks sold to a top of £1100 from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley with others to £1080 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland. Heifers sold to a top of £1050 from WA Hodgson, Whinfell with Angus’ selling to £1000 from JD & GM Bracken, Catterall. Limousin heifers sold to £1000 from J & S Harvey, Claughton with British Blues also achieving £1000 from SH & LE Birkett, Nether Kellet. Other Agnus heifers sold to £1000 from J Hesketh, Hutton. Dairy bullocks saw Fleckviehs sell to a top of £1060 from J Hartley & Sons, Westhouse with Friesians selling to £1020 from L Parsons & Sons with Muse Rhine Issel selling to £1020 from Barlow Bros, Croston.

OTM Cattle

There was a slightly increased entry of 126 cast cows forward selling to a market average of 104.5p/kg. There was a better show of cows on offer today with plainer cows a noticeably dearer trade which were, once again, met by a busy ring of buyers. Topping the market this week was an Angus cast steer selling to 177.5p/kg or £1100 from AT Burrow, Gressingham. Angus heifers sold to a top of 154.5p/kg from JS & KM Wilson & Son, Helsington. Limousin cast cows sold to a top of 149.5p/kg from M & L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale. There was plenty of Black and white OTM Heifers selling in the region of 140p/kg. There was plenty of beef cows selling in the mid one thirties. Dairy cows regularly sold around the 120p/kg mark. Beef gross sold to a top grossing price of £976 J Drinkall Ltd, Chorley.

Calves & Stirks

There was an entry of 65 calves this week which saw good quality beef calves sell in strong demand with smaller and younger types harder to place. Topping the market this week was TM Townley, Over Wyresdale with Charolais bull calves selling to £345. A consignment from British Blue calves from J & G Thornley, Kirkham saw bulls top at £340 and heifers to £305. Weaned Hereford bull calves topped at £340 from JR Newsham, Conder Green. A consignment of British Blue calves from RT Halhead, Cockerham saw bulls sell to £300 and £270, three times with heifers from the same home selling to £250. This was closely followed by J Hoggarth & Son Slyne selling to £280, twice, and £270 with other British Blue bull calves to £275 from JM & MH France & Son, Littledale. Angus bull calves sold to a top of £275 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale with Limousin bull calves to £260 from JM & MH France.

Black and white bull calves sold to a top of £68 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale with others to £62 and £60 from RT Halhead, Cockerham.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Limousin £1220 Greenways, £1070 Low Stanger Thwaite, North Farm, Kilburn House. Charolais £1220, £1200 Kilburn House. Shorthorn £1210, £1190 Lentworth Farm. Hereford £1150 Betts Farm, £960 Brow Foot Farm, £930 Masongill Farm, £920 Cockrigg Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1110 Greenlands Farm, £1100 Low Levens, £1060 Billinge Hall Farm, £1050 Middle Grange Farm, £1030 Higher Lees Farm. British Blue £1100 Walmsley Fold Farm, £1080 High House Farm, £1070 Masongill Hall, North Farm, £1050 Endmoor Farm. Fleckvieh £1060, £1040 Littlewood Hall Farm. Simmental £1050 Greenlands Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel £1020 Littlewood Hall Farm. Friesian £1020 Low Levens, £860 Masongill Hall, £850 Barn Hill Farm, £800 Chestnut House Farm. Montbeliarde £990 Walmsley Fold.

Store Heifers

Limousin £1050 Whelpside Farm, £1000 Low House Farm, £980 Whelpside Farm, £960 Bull Bank Farm, £940 Station Hotel Farm. British Blue £1000 Stubb Hall Farm, £990 High House, £970 Lower Castle O Trim, £960 Yeat House, £940 Lower Castle O Trim. Aberdeen Angus £1000 Middle Grange Farm, Greenlands Farm, £960, £950 Middle Grange Farm. Simmental £960 Ivy Barn. Charolais £960 Ivy Barn, £930 High House. Shorthorn £930 High House. Hereford £860 Oak Head Farm.

OTM Cows

Limousin 149.5 High House Farm, 137.5 The Bungalow, 134.5 High House Farm, 117.5 Low Pleasant, Whinney Garth. Friesian 144.5 Gibraltar Farm, 134.5 Elm Tree Farm, 121.5 High Snab, 119.5 Halforth Farm. Aberdeen Angus 137.5, 124.5 Manor House Farm, 121.5, 111.5 Parkside Farm. Blonde 124.5 Manor House Farm. British Blue 124.5 Red Scar, 119.5 Manor House Farm, The Bungalow, 117.5, 109.5 Old School House. Hereford 104.5 Fellside Farm. Swedish Red & White 104.5 Walkers I’th Fields. Simmental 99.5 Whinney Garth. Stabiliser 94.5 Gibsons Farm. Shorthorn 94.5, 87.5 Craketrees.

OTM Heifers

Aberdeen Angus 154.5 High House. Limousin 149.5, 124.5 River View. Shorthorn 144.5 Parkside Farm. Friesian 141.5 New Brows Farm, Parrox Hall Farm, 139.5 Holme House Farm, Endmoor Farm, 134.5 Holme House Farm. Hereford 134.5 Ellers Farm.

Cast Steer

Aberdeen Angus 177.5 High Snab. Limousin 134.5 Green Dragon Farm. Ayrshire 119.5 Whinney Garth.

Cast Bull

Limousin 139.5 High House Farm.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £305 Derby Lodge Farm, £250 Norbreck Farm, £185 Belmont Farm, £150, £130 Craketrees. Simmental £140 Sellerley Hall.

Bull Calf

Charolais £345 Knowsley Farm. Hereford £340, £160, £150 Sellerley Farm. British Blue £340 Derby Lodge Farm, £300 Norbreck Farm, £280 Belmont Farm, £275 Newhouse Farm. Aberdeen Angus £275 Knowsley Farm. Limousin £260 Newhouse Farm. Simmental £220 Sellerley Farm. Friesian £68 Knowsley Faram, £62, £60 Norbreck Farm, £52 Tills Farm, £50 New Brows Farm.

Heifer Stirk

Aberdeen Angus £250 Scotchergill Farm. Hereford £240 Scotchergill.

Steer Stirk

Friesian £235 Scotchergill Farm.

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