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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 6th September

Store Cattle

A larger entry of 366 Store Cattle forward saw less quality on offer this week, with trade slightly easier with another drop in deadweight price. Black and white bullocks were well sold in comparison to beef bred stores. Angus bullocks sold to a top of £1170 from PC Sansom of Kendal, £1160 from L Parsons and Sons of Levens and £1140 from B & J Preston of Caton. R & K Jenkinson of Pilling also sold to the same price. Continental bullocks topped at £1150 from R & S Mitchell of Ellel. Heifers sold to £1130 for Angus heifers from J Hesketh of Hutton with J Hartley and sons selling British Blues to £1120 and Limousin to £1110 with R & E Ladds of Kendal achieving the same price for Limousin heifers. Black and white bullocks sold to a top of £980 of BN Greenwood of Catterall.

OTM Cattle

There were more Cast Cows on offer this week with fit and meated cows remaining a strong trade and leaner types cheaper this week. An entry of 120 forward averaged at 113p/kg. Leading the way this week was OTM British Blue steers from T & E Burrow of Slyne, selling to 164.5p/kg or £1087 with OTM Limousin heifers selling to 164.5p/kg from RH & RA Fawcett of Burton. Beef cows sold to 137.5p/kg for Hereford cows from GJT & V Parkinson of Preesall with Montbeliardes to the same price from WR & CM Lawrenson of Winmarleigh. Plenty of beef cows sold around the 130p/kg mark. Limousin cast bulls sold to a top of £1381 from SJ & R Handley of Carnforth.

Calves and Stirks

There was an increased entry of 83 calves forward at Lancaster today. Compliments must go to our vendors for a showing a good show of well-fed and bred calves a credit to our vendors at Lancaster. There was plenty of trade today, especially with how the beef job currently is, with vendors leaving pleased.

Leading the way today was British Blue bulls from J & G Thornley of Kirkham sold to £395 with others selling to £360 from the same home. British Blue bulls sold to £370 from AW & AM Park and Sons of Ellel, with others to £350 and £345 from T & CM Kelsall and Son of Chipping with Tom Barron Farms of Woodplumpton selling to £345 and £330 twice. All British Blue bull calves forward averaged £301.67. British Blue heifers sold to £315 and £290 from J & G Thornley of Kirkham. Native calves also meet plenty of demand at Lancaster with Angus bull calves selling to £305 and £300 twice from Wallbank Farms of Over Wyresdale and £285 and £280 from T & CM Kelsall and Son of Chipping. All Angus bull calves forward averaged £270. Plenty beef calves sold in the early to mid-two hundreds. British Friesian calves sold to £115 and £110 from A Pickthall of New Hutton with other black and white calves selling to £115 from T & CM Kelsall and Son of Chipping.

Breeding Sheep

The second sale of breeding sheep at Lancaster saw a strong trade for well-grown shearlings, with buyers selective over other types. Mule shearlings sold to £140 three times from JS & KM Wilson of Helsington, with other Mule shearlings selling to £130, twice, from MD Shorrock of Goosnargh. All Mule shearlings forward averaged £118.55. Texel gimmer shearlings sold to £140, £138 three times and £135 from J France of Pilling. All Texel shearlings forward sold to a market average of £133.39.

Aged mule ewes sold to £85 from M & YS Barker of Halton with others to £82 from SA Bateman of Kendal.

A handful of breeding tups forward sold to £200 for Beltex x Texels from Ayrtons of Bamber Farms.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Aberdeen Angus £1170 Scarfoot, £1160 Low Levens, £1140 Ellers Farm, Holmes Farm, £1120 New Elmridge Farm. Limousin £1150 Greenways, £1100 North Farm, £1100, £1080 Masongill Hall. British Blue £1100 Benson Hall, £1070 Upp Hall, Pasture House Farm, £1060 Daniel Fold Farm, 1040 Sunnyside Farm. Charolais £1070 Masongill Hall, £1060 Gunnerthwaite, £950 Masongill Hall, £900 Holme House. Simmental £1060 Cheetham House Farm. Shothorn £1050 Parkside Farm. Hereford £1020 North Farm, £980 Crook Farm, Outerthwaite Farm, £900 Moss View, Cheetham House Farm. Fleckvieh £1020 Woodside Farm, £930 Ellers Farm, Woodside Farm. Friesian £980 Daniel Fold Farm, £920, £910 Benson Hall. Welsh Black £960 Steadbank.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1130 Middle Grange Farm, £1090, £1050 Masongill Farm, £1000 Outerthwaite. British Blue £1120, £1100 Masongill Hall, £1060 Town House, £1050 Pasture House Farm, £1000 Masongill Hall. Limousin £1110 Masongill Hall, Benson Hall, £1080 Red Scar, £1050 Masongill Hall, £940 Endmoor Farm. Friesian £960 Holme Head, Kitchen Ground Farm. Fleckvieh £980 Holme Head. South Devon £940 Adlington Hall. Charolais £940 Lanthwaite Heights. Hereford £930 Benson Hall.

OTM Cows

Montbeliarde 137.5 Cumming Carr Farm. Hereford 137.5 Moss View. Limousin 134.5 Little Fell Farm, 119.5 Green Dragon Farm. Aberdeen Angus 131.5 The Old Stable, 124.5 Low Stennerley, 111.5 Holly Grove, 109.5 Thornton Hall, Little Fell Farm. British Blue 131.5, 127.5 Brookside, Botton Hall, High Tenement Farm. Friesian 129.5 Holme House Farm, Moss House Farm, 127.5 Holly House Farm, Low Deepslack, 124.5 Heaton Hall Farm. Blonde 127.5 High Tenement. Fleckvieh 114.5 Heversham Gardens. Stabiliser 114.5 Holly Grove. Charolais 111.5 Little Fell Farm, 101.5 The Old Stable.

OTM Heifer

Limousin 164.5 Green Dragon Croft. Aberdeen Angus 161.5 Lane Ends Farm. Friesian 144.5 Lane Ends Farm, Sellerley Farm, 131.5 Westfield House Farm. British Blue 139.5 High House Farm, 134.5, 131.5 Croft House, 127.5 Bull Farm. Hereford 129.5, 121.5 Croft House. Welsh Black 117.5 Croft House.

Cast Steer

British Blue 164.5, 151.5 Throstle, 124.5 Black Bull Farm. Friesian 154.5, 147.5, 144.5 Moss House Farm, 119.5, 117.5 Nutstile Farm. Stabiliser 141.5 Park House Farm. Saler 119.5 Croft House.

Cast Bull

Limousin 134.5 Thornton Hall.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £315, £290 Derby Lodge Farm, £255 Walkers I’th Fields, £240 Pasture Barn Farm. Limousin £200 Hatters Farm, £180 North Farm, £170, £165 Deansbiggin, £155 Rose Farm. Aberdeen Angus £165 Brown Brook, £160 Ambrose Hall Farm, £155 Craketrees, £150 Ambrose Hall Farm. Hereford £145 Sellerley Farm, Heaton Hall Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £395 Derby Lodge Farm, £370 Walkers I’th Fields, £360 Derby Lodge Farm, £350, £345 Brown Brook. Aberdeen Angus £305, £300 Tills Farm, £285, £280 Brown Brook. Limousin £220 Hatters Farm. Hereford £210, £195 Knowsley Farm, £190 Sellerley Farm, £160 Heaton Hall Farm. Friesian £115 Brown Brook, £115, £110, £90 Borrans Farm.

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