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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 25th October

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle sold to a slightly sharper trade this week. Leading the way today was Simmental heifers from SH & LE Birkett, Nether Kellet. Bullocks sold to a top of £1140 for Bazadaises from FA Nowell & Partners, Bentham with Limousin bullocks selling to £1120 from JG & BJ Escolme, Killington who also sold British Blues to £11000. British Blues and Fleckvieh from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley selling to £1100. Angus bullocks sold to a top of £1090 from BW & LM Kirkby, Wennington and £1080 from J Tattersall, Leyland, RG & B Lewis, Middleton and JB Moore, Grange-over-Sands. Welsh Black bullocks sold to £1080 from R & EA Gardner, Brigsteer. Heifers sold to £1080 for British Blues from JW Atkinson, Bentham with Angus’ selling to £1060 from G Atkinson & Son, Quernmore and £1040 from M Sheperd & Son, Pilling. Black and white bullocks sold to a top of £960 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens.

OTM Cattle

There was a similar entry of 110 cast cows forward this week that saw a lot of plain cows on offer which was reflected in the market average of 99p/kg. Cast steers sold to a top of 189p/kg and 187.5p/kg for Limousins from AJ & SE Burrow, Milnthorpe topping at £1179 a head. Angus cast steers sold to 157.5p/kg or £1102 from T & E Burrow, Slyne. Plenty of OTM Beef cows sold around the 130p/kg mark with best dairy cows selling in excess of 110p/kg. A large quantity of stock bulls on the market today saw British Blues sell to £1328 from A & MI Robinson, Penrith with Herefords selling to £1324 from MV Singleton, Hambleton. OTM Beef cows sold to £1026 for British Blues and £1021 for Angus’ from J & DA Dickinson, Stalmine.

Calves & Stirks

The monthly sale of stirks had a reduced entry this month. There was plenty of interest ringside and a decent trade especially taking into consideration the price of larger store cattle and prime cattle. Bullocks sold to a top of £660 for Herefords from E Lund & Son, Ingleton with British Blues selling to £620 and £560 from Kirkby & Longworth, Ulpha. Black and white bullocks sold to £535 and £490 from JE Harrison, Greenhalgh. Bull stirk sold to a top of £495, £480 and £470 for 6-month-old Angus’ from JK & B Birkett & Son, Morecambe.

The continues to be a good number of calves coming forward at Lancaster with 74 forward this week. Beef calves continue to be a strong trade with black and whites slightly easier. British Blue bull calves sold to £330 and £305 twice from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with J & M Sanderson, Kirkham achieving £290 and JM & MH France & Son, Littledale achieving £285. Heifer calves sold to a top of £255 for British Blues from Drinkall Bros and J & M Sanderson. Simmental heifers sold to £250 from Colby Farms, Appleby. Black and white bull calves sold to £75 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Bazadaise £1140 Oak Head Farm. Limousin £1120 Low Stanger Thwaite, £1070, £1040 Dunningwell Farm, £1020 Fellside Farm. Fleckvieh £1100 Walmsley Fold. British Blue £1100 Walmsley Fold, Low Stanger Thwaite, £1040 Endmoor Farm, £1020 Fellside Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1090 Park House Farm, £1080 Outerthwaite Farm, £1080 Snub Snape Farm, Bainsbanks Farm, £1070 Low Stanger Thwaite. Welsh Black £1080 Barrowfield. Charolais £1060 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £960, £950 Holme Head. Montbeliarde £1020 Walmsley Fold. Hereford £1000 Old Glasson Farm. Friesian £960 Low Levens, £900 Low Deepslack, £880 Kitchen Ground Farm, £850 Staffords Farm, Kitchen Ground.

Store Heifer

Simmental £1150 Stubb Hall Farm. British Blue £1080 Batty Farm, £960 Kitchen Ground Farm, £940 Pasture House Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1060 Old Hall Farm, £1040 Pasture House Farm, £1000 Batty Farm, £930 Raw End Farm, Kimberley Avenue. Hereford £1020, £980 Low Levens. Bazadaise £1010, £960 Oak Head Farm. Charolais £900 Walmsley Fold Farm, £800 Mount Murray. Limousin £880 Lower Castle O Trim, £840 Cockrigg Farm.

OTM Cow

Hereford 159.5 Mount Murray, 117.5, 117.5 Little Crimbles. British Blue 157.5 Low Groves Farm, 119.5 Spingfield. Simmental 151.5 Mount Murray, 121.5 Hazelslack Tower Fram. Aberdeen Angus 139.5 Forton Hall Farm, 127.5 Spingfield, 124.5, 119.5 Rooten Brook, 119.5 Spingfield. Limousin 131.5 Greenways, 129.5 Mount Murray, 124.5 High Hallbeck, 119.5 Lambrigg Head Farm, 117.5 Mireside Farm. Friesian 129.5 Forton Hall Farm, 111.5 Tills Farm, White Lund Farm, 109.5, Lane Ends Farm, Lambrigg Head Farm. Blonde 114.5 Spingfield. Charolais 114.5 Mount Murray. Montbeliarde 111.5, 91.5 White Lund Farm. Galloway 109.5 Mount Murry. Bazadaise 94.5 High Fell Gate. Fleckvieh 91.5 Lathwaite Farm.

OTM Heifer

Friesian 114.5 Park Lane Farm, 99.5 Lane Ends Farm.

Cast Steer

Limousin 189.5, 187.5 Low Woodedge Farm, 149.5 Gibraltar Farm, 139.5 Bradlow Farm. Aberdeen Angus 157.5, 144.5 Throstle Grove Farm, 134.5 Heaton with Oxcliffe. Friesian 129.5 Newsham Hall Farm. Ayrshire 99.5 Newsham Hall Farm.

Cast Bull

British Blue 131.5 Hall Farm. Limousin 129.5 Spital Farm, 107.5 Mount Murray. Aberdeen Angus 111.5 Mount Murray. Hereford 109.5 Oddlands Farm.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £255 Catshaw Hall Farm, £255, £250 Pastures Barn Farm, £230 Richmond Hall. Simmental £250 Colby Laithes. Aberdeen Angus £180 Higher Lees Farm, £155 Colby Laithes, £150 Higher Lees Farm, £130 Pasture Barn Farm, £125 Higher Lees Farm. Hereford £140 Sellerley Farm. Saler £140 Colby Laithes.

Bull Calf

British Blue £330, £305 Catshaw Hall Farm, £290 Pasture Barn Farm, £285 Newhouse Farm. Aberdeen Angus £245, £240 Great Eccleston Hall, £230, £220, £150 Pasture Barn Farm. Hereford £170 Sellerley Farm. Friesian £75 Sellerley Farm, £60 Catshaw Hall Farm.

Bull Stirk

Aberdeen Angus £495, £480 White Lund Farm. Friesian £145, £125 Lower Lingart.

Heifer Stirk

British Blue £440 Sella Farm, £420 Scotchergill Farm. Limousin £420 Gibsons Farm. Aberdeen Angus £270, £260, £230 White Lund Farm.

Steer Stirk

British Blue £620, £560 Sella Farm. Friesian £535 Tunstead Farm. Hereford £660, £510 Lundholme Farm.

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