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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 4th October

Over 600 Cattle Forward for Lancaster’s Weekly Sale

Store Cattle

There were over 300 Store Cattle forward at Lancaster selling to a slightly sharper trade. Leading the way this week was H Birkett & Son, Overton who sold Charolais bullocks to £1220 and £1110. Simmmental bullocks sold to £1090 and £1080 from ID Bailey & Son, Catforth. British Blue bullocks topped at £1080 from J Lamb, Old Glasson. Native cattle continue to be in strong demand at Lancaster with Angus bullocks selling to £1080 from I & ME Askew, New Hutton with numerous other consignments achieving £1060. The heifer trade topped at £1040 from JD & GM Bracken, Catterall with British Blues with Limousin heifers achieving the same price from JA & LR Wilson, Millom. Dairy bullocks saw Montbeliardes sell to £920 from BL & D Banks, Pilling with Fleckviehs selling to £880 from R & K Jenkinson, Pilling and black and white bullocks sold to £820 from A & MI Robinson, Penrith.

OTM Cattle

There was a whopping entry of Cast Cows with 189 forward, but a lot of these were plain cows as to be expected this time of year especially with this trashy weather. Once again, there was plenty of buyer’s ringside with Lancaster enjoying a good trade especially in comparison to other local markets. Leading the way this week was a consignment of OTM heifers from T & M Halhead, Priest Hutton selling British Blues to 174.5p/kg or £1020. Limousin and Angus heifers sold to 164.5p/kg. Plenty more sold in excess of the 150p/kg. OTM cows topped at 159.5p/kg for Blondes from SA Hill, Slyne. Fleckvieh cows sold to 144.5p/kg from EW & RM Towers, Hornby. Beef cows sold to a top price per head of £1143 for South Devons from Lucas Breeding, Adlington with Dairy cows topping at £1099 for Black and Whites from I Atkinson & Son, Warton. There was an overall market average of 96.5p/kg.

There was a larger number of stock bulls forward this week that topped at 129.5p/kg or £1230 from D & DW Prickett, Farleton. Beef stock bulls were often selling around the 110p/kg mark.

Calves

The weekly sale of calves at Lancaster had an increased entry of 138 forward selling to a good trade considering how the current prime beef situation is. British Blue bull calves sold to £365 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham with others selling to £345 from T & CM Kelsall & Son, Chipping and £305 from A Pickthall, New Hutton. Plenty more good quality British Blue bull calves sold in the late two hundred. Angus bull calves sold to a top of £285 and £280 from T & CM Kelsall & Son. Limousin bull calves sold to a top of £265 from GCL Stephenson, Kirkby Lonsdale. Heifers sold to a top of £245 for Limousin from AD & R Milner, Claughton-on-Brock with British Blues to the same price from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Nicely bred Continental heifers selling in the early two hundred. Black and white bull calves sold to a top of £110 from T & CM Kelsall & Son and £100 from A Pickthall, with nice dark rearing types often £68 to £88. All black and white calves forward averaged £49.05.

Top Prices

Store Bullock

Charolais £1220, £1110 North Farm, £1050 Old Glasson Farm, £1040 Langthwaite Heights, £910 Ellers Farm. Simmental £1090, £1080 Betts Farm, £1050 Greenlands Farm. British Blue £1080 Old Glasson, £1040 Stubb Hall, Masongill Hall, Yew Tree Farm, £1030 Endmoor Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1080 Raw Head, £1060 Well House Farm, Sowerby Lodge, Raw End, North Farm. Hereford £1060 Old Glasson, £1020 Squires Gate Farm, £970 Ivy Barn, £900 Boundary House. Shorthorn £1060 Old Woodhouse. Limousin £1060 Dunningwell, £1050 Daniel Fold Farm, £1020 High House Farm, North Farm, £970 Masongill Farm. Welsh Black £1000 Ivy Barn. Friesian £960 Bensons Farm, £820 Hall Farm, £790 Langthwaite Heights, Spital Farm, £770 Masongill Hall. Montbeliarde £920 Squires Gate Farm.

Store Heifer

British Blue £1040 Greenlands Farm, £1010 Lodge Cottage, £1000 Yew Tree Farm, Stubb Hall Farm, £950 Midge Hall Farm. Limousin £1040 Dunningwell Farm, £1020, £990 Masongill Hall, £920 Station Hotel Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1020 Masongill Hall, Church Street, £1000 Masongill Hall, £970 Batty Farm, £960 Raw Head. Stabiliser £950 Church Street. Charolais £870 Langthwaite Heights, £800 Mealsgate Avenue. Simmental £860 Greenlands Farm.

OTM Cow

Blonde 159.5, 114.5 Baumont Grange Farm. Aberdeen Angus 149.5 Tills Farm, 121.5 Hall Croft Barn, 119.5 Upp Hall, 109.5 New House Farm, 107.5 Adlington Hall Farm. Fleckvieh 144.5 Holme Head, 119.5 Lathwaite Farm. Friesian 137.5, 134.5, 131.5 Heaton Hall Farm, 129.5 Bambers Farm, 124.5 Stubb Place Farm. South Devon 134.5, 121.5 Adlington Hall Farm. Hereford 129.5, 124.5, 119.5, 107.5 Boundary House. Limousin 129.5 Parkside Farm, 119.5 New House Farm, 111.5 Farleton House, 109.5 New House Farm, 107.5 Adlington Hall. British Blue 124.5, 114.5 Parkside Farm, 107.5 Brookside, Hall Croft Barn. Charolais 121.5 High Hallbeck, 119.5 Low House Business Centre, 111.5 New Hall Farm. Simmental 117.5 The Howes, 114.5 New House Farm, 107.5, 104.5 The Howes, 99.5 Low House Business Centre. Swedish Red & White 109.5 White Lund Farm. Monetbeliarde 99.5, 4.5 White Lund Farm.

OTM Heifer

British Blue 174.5 Upp Hall. Limousin 164.5 Upp Hall. Aberdeen Angus 164.5 Upp Hall, 159.5, 154.5 Holme House Farm. Friesian 109.5 Abbotson Farm, 94.5 Moss House.

Cast Steer

British Blue 147.5 Oak Head, 139.5, 131.5 Throstle Grove Farm. Friesian 111.5 Tills Farm.

Cast Bull

Limousin 129.5 Farleton House. Simmental 114.5 Gateside Farm. Hereford 111.5 Moss House Farm. Charolais 109.5 The Howes. Shorthorn 109.5 Barrowfield.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £245, £235 Catshaw Hall Farm, £230 Tills Farm, £225 Deansbiggin, £215 Borrans Farm. Limousin £245 Lane Head Farm, £220 Deansbiggin, Lane Head Farm, £180 Cocker House, £170 Deanbiggin. Aberdeen Angus £195, £150 Brown Brook, £150 Tills Farm, £105 Ambrose Hall Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £365 Derby Lodge Farm, £345 Brown Brook, £305 Borrans Farm, £290 Derby Lodge Farm, £285 Tills Farm. Aberdeen Angus £285, £280 Brown Brook, £245, £240 Ambrose Hall Farm, £235 Brown Brook. Limousin £265, £255, £235 Deansbiggin, £200 Ambrose Hall Farm. Hereford £215, £190, £170 Knowsley Farm, £110 Sellerley Farm. Montbeliarde £160 Stanley Farm. Friesian £110 Brown Brook, £100 Borrans Farm, £88 Knowsley Farm, £85 Stubb Place Farm, £82 Catshaw Hall Farm.

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