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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 29th November

Store Cattle

One again, all classes of store cattle sold to a sharper trade at Lancaster. Topping the market this week was Limousin Steers selling to £1180 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse closely followed by Limousin, once again, from H Birkett & Son, Overton with other Limousin bullocks selling to £1150 from M & L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale. Angus bullocks peaked at £1160 from WJ & L Barker, Arkholme and G Sagar & Son, Caton. Plenty more pens of strong well-fleshed steers sold in excess of the £1100 mark. Heifers topped at £1120 from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham with Limousins. British Blue heifers sold to £1050 from J Hesketh, Hutton. Angus heifers sold to £1040 from JW Atkinson, Bentham and R Escolme, Bay Horse.

Dairy bullocks topped at £1040 for Montbeliardes from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse who sold Fleckviehs to £1040. Black and whites topped at £1000 from L Parsons & Sons, Low Levens.

OTM Cattle

There was an entry of 112 cast cows forward that saw all types sell to a sharper trade. Lancaster continues to have a strong trade each week, better than local markets with vendors strongly urged to take advantage of our large number of buyers present, in which more cows are needed every week. There was an overall market average of 102.5p/kg. Cast cows sold to a top of 169.5p/kg or £1293 for Limousins from the Isle of Man. Black and white cows topped at 134.5p/kg from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton, top-grossing black and white cow was £1015 from Bradleys Farms, Preesall. OTM Heifer and Steers continue to be in strong demand at Lancaster with and Angus steer topping at 169.5p/kg or £1271 from M Shepherd & Son, Pilling. Limousin heifers topped at 159.5p/kg from DE & J Barton, Arkholme. Limousin cast bulls sold to 144.5p/kg or £1365 from A & J Staveley, High Tatham.

Calves & Stirks

There as an entry of 112 Stirks forward today at Lancaster, in which more could have been sold to the advantage of the vendor. There was plenty of interest ringside, which saw the consignment from JE Harrison, Greenhalgh top the market selling British Blue bullocks to £820, Simmental heifers to £770, Angus bullocks to £660, Hereford heifers to £660 and Angus and Limousin heifers £620. February born Limousin bullocks sold to £665 from R & A Jolleys, Cabus who sold Limousin heifers to £535. Summer born Suckler bred Charolais bullocks from DM Eames, Abbeystead sold to £590 with Heifers selling to £510. Dairy bullocks saw Montbeliardes sell to £550 and black and whites to £525 from JE Harrison with other Montbeliardes to £520 from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham. Bull stirks sold to £520 and £500 for Angus’ from JK & B Birkett & Son, Morecambe.

Calves were a slightly easier trade this week with a large proportion of calves’ forward being younger, and many people holding on to their show calves ahead of the Christmas show next week. The trade peaked at £270 for Simmental bull calves from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green. Angus bull calves sold to £230 from AD & R Milner, Claughton on Brock with British Blue bulls to £230 and heifers to £220 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Black and white calves were a sharper trade this week, especially the smaller ones with the trade topping at £62 from Drinkall Bros, with others to £60 from D & K Howarth, Hambleton.

Top Prices

Store Bullock:

Limousin £1180 Upper Foxholes, £1170 North Farm, £1150 High House Farm, £1100 The Dingle, £1080 Birch Croft. Aberdeen Angus £1160 New Parkside Farm, Brown Edge, £1130 Birch Croft, £1120 New Parkside Farm, £1090 Stubb Hall Farm. British Blue £1110 Walmsley Fold, £1090 Birch Croft, Masongill Hall, £1080 Thornton Barn Farm. Charolais £1110 Mealsgate Avenue, £1080, £960, Corney Hill Farm. Hereford £1040 Thornton Hall Farm, £1000 Corney Hill Farm. Montbeliarde £1040 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1000 Birch Croft. Fleckvieh £1030 Upper Foxholes Farm. Simmental £1020 Moss Cottage, Masongill Hall, £980 Moss Cottage. Stabiliser £1000 Park House Farm. Friesian £1000 Low Levens, £950 Barn Hill Farm, £940 Walmsley Fold, £880 Bambers Farm.

Store Heifer

Limousin £1120 The Dingle, £900 Holmefields. British Blue £1050 Middle Grange Farm, £1030 Benson Hall, Blades Farm, £1020 Stubb Hall Farm, £970 Brown Edge. Charolais £980 Cinderbarrow. Hereford £940 Redfields, £920 Benson Hall. South Devon £880 Bowkerstead Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1040 Low Stanger Thwaite, £1040, £1020 Batty Farm, £970 Birch Croft, £960 Redfields.

OTM Cow

Limousin 169.5 Mount Murray, 119.5 New Hall Farm, Low House. Aberdeen Angus 134.5 Fleets Farm. Friesian 134.5 Downlands Farm, 119.5 Park Farm, 117.5 Downlands Farm, Bambers Farm. Hereford 119.5 Middle Lee Farm, 119.5, 117.5 Little Crimbles, 114.5 Middle Lee Farm. Belgium Blue 119.5 Low House. Simmental 117.5 Mitchelland Farm Bungalow, 107.5 Intack Farm. Longhorn 111.5 Cinderbarrow Farm. British Blue 109.5 Black Bull Farm. Charolais 109.5, 99.5 Mount Murray. Shorthorn 101.5 Black Bull Farm. Ayrshire 94.5 Bolton Fold Farm.

OTM Heifer

Limousin 159.5 Sunny Bank Farm. Friesian 139.5 Moss House Farm, Abbotson Farm, 129.5, 111.5 Tunsteads Farm, 109.5 Cotestone Farm.

Cast Steer

Aberdeen Angus 169.5 Pasture House Farm. Friesian 141.5 Gulf Farm, 137.5, 134.5 Grizdale.

Cast Bull

Limousin 144.5 The Hill.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £220 Catshaw Hall Farm, £180, £105 Belmont Farm. Aberdeen Angus £205 Catshaw Hall Farm, £105 Lane Head Farm. Hereford £100 Sellerley Farm. Simmental £150 Sellerely Farm.

Bull Calf

Simmental £270 Sellerley Farm. British Blue £230 Catshaw Hall Farm, £210 Belmont Farm. Aberdeen Angus £230 Lane Head Farm, £180, £125 New Brows Farm, £115 Bilsborrow Hall Farm, £105 Great Eccleston Hall. Hereford £110 Sellerley Farm. Friesian £62 Catshaw Hall Farm, £60 Rose Farm, £58 Lane Head Farm, £55 Rose Farm, Bilsborrow Hall Farm.

Bull Stirk

Aberdeen Angus £520, £500 White Lund Farm. British Blue £455 White Lund Farm, £430 Knotts Farm. Limousin £420 Dockinsall Farm, £400 Wet View Farm. Friesian £185 Lower Lingart.

Heifer Stirk

Simmental £770 Tunstead Farm. Hereford £650 Tunstead Farm, £405, £400 Riddings. Aberdeen Angus £620, £570, Tunstead Farm. Limousin £620 Tunstead Farm, £535 Marlholes Farm. Charolais £510 Middle Lee Farm. British Blue £510 Lathwaite Farm, £500 Boon Town Farm, £455 Sella Farm.

Steer Stirk

British Blue £820 Tunstead Farm. Friesian £525 Tunstead Farm. Aberdeen Angus £660 Tunstead Farm, £595, £580 Lathwaite Farm. Limousin £655 Marlholes Farm, £495 Sella Farm, £460 Hatters Farm. Charolais £590 Middle Lee Farm. Hereford £580 Lathwaite Farm, £560 Riddings, £520 Longwood House. Montbeliarde £550 Tunstead Farm, £520 Lathwaite Farm.

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