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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 13th September

Store Cattle

The weekly sale Store Cattle had a catalogued entry of 428 that saw Friesians bullocks sell to a good trade with others steady throughout, with vendors encouraged to sell cattle younger and not as big. The trade topped at £1200 today for a Limousin bullock from H Birkett & Son, Morecambe who sold other Limousins to £1100. This was closely followed by R & DM Rossall & Son, Pilling selling an Angus bullock to £1160 and British Blue bullocks to £1120. A run of Charolais bullocks from RH Dodgson, Burton-in-Lonsdale sold to £1100. There were several bullocks selling at the £1090 mark today, this included Limousins from J Lamb, Old Glasson, Limousins from R & J Dodgson, Natland and British Blues from A Thornton, Wood Plumpton. Heifers today topped at £1070 for a British Blue from R & DM Rossall & Son, pilling with other Blue heifers from JD & GM Bracken, Caterall selling at £1040. Angus heifers sold from V & EJ Chadwick, Sowerby sold to £1010.

Dairy bred bullocks topped at £1030 for Montbeliardes from H Birkett & Son.

OTM Cattle

There was a larger entry of cast cows forward this week with 132 put before a ring our busy ring of buyers. There was a plainer show of cows on offer todfay which were an easier trade but meated cows are still good to sell.

The cast ring was topped by a Charolais steer selling to 169.5p/kg which was followed by T & E Burrow, Slyne selling Angus steers to 157.5p/kg and 154.5p/kg. Cows this week sold to 134.5p/kg for a Limousin from E Dodgson, Kendal who sold another to 131.5p/kg. Friesian cows this week sold to 131.5p/kg from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe. Heifers sold to 141.5p/kg for a Friesian from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton.

Calves and Stirks

There was another good entry of 74 calves forward at Lancaster today which was mainly made up of younger sorts. Calf prices were easier than previous weeks with the finished beef price continuing to drop and filtering through to the calf trade. Top price today was £300 for an Angus bull from R & A Batterbee, Goosnargh with others selling to £280 and £275. British Blue bulls topped at £265 from RT Halhead, Cockerham for a month-old calf. Well-reared Montbeliardes from Colby Farms topped at £230. A consignment of young British Blue heifers from Richmond Hall Farms, Cockerham topped at £260 with other British Blues heifers from Cote Farm Partnership, Nether Kellet selling to £230. Charolais heifer calves from Colby Farms topped at £200. Friesian calves today topped at £130 from R &A Batterbee with other well-fed calves from WN & D Smith, Cockerham to £120.

Just a couple of stirks in today from Messrs Hey & Sons, Quernmore making £280 for five-month-old Hereford bulls.

More calves are required every week to satisfy our ever-growing ringside of buyers.

Top Prices

Store Bullock

Limousin £1200, £1100 North Farm, £1100 Cockrigg Farm, £1090 Cracalt, Old Glasson Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1160 Abrahams Farm, £1080 Raw Head, Ellers Farm, £1060 New Ridge Farm, Kitchen Ground Farm. British Blue £1120 Abrahams Farm, £1090 Adamsons Farm, £1080 Stubb Hall Farm, £1080, £1060 Kitchen Ground Farm. Charolais £1100 Kilburn House, £1070, £1050, £1040, £1030 Woodford Road. Saler £1070 Old Glasson Farm. Hereford £1040 Old Glasson Farm, £970 Adamsons Farm, £920 Kitchen Ground Farm. Montbeliarde £1030 North Farm, £900 Shaws Farm, Ellers. Stabiliser £1020 Old Glasson Farm. Simmental £900 Woodford Road. Friesian £860 Downlands, £850 Low Tree Cottage, £830 Shorrocks Farm, £820 Outerthwaite Farm.

Store Heifer

British Blue £1070 Abrahams Farm, £1040 Greenlands Farm, £1020, £1000 Adamsons Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1010, £980 Sowerby Lodge, £950 Raw Head, £940 Adamsons Farm. Limousin £1000 Higher Broadwood Farm, £960 Cracalt Farm, £870 High Snab. Hereford £860 Sandy Dean, £850 Cockrigg Farm. Simmental £850 Mount Murray. Charolais £850 Mount Murray, Greenbank Farm.

OTM Cow

Limousin 134.5, 131.5, 129.5 Spittal Farm, 127.5 Oak Head Farm, 124.5 Top oth Hill. Friesian 131.5 North Farm, 124.5 Lane Ends Farm, 121.5 Cringleber, Forton Hall, High Snab. Simmetnal 129.5 Mount Murray, 124.5 Top oth Hill, 114.5 Cringleber. Aberdeen Angus 129.5 Mount Murray. Fleckvieh 127.5 Holme Head, 121.5 Newfield, 119.5, 114.5, 104.5 Holme Head. Stabiliser 124.5, 121.5, 117.5, 109.5 Park House Farm, 104.5 Causeway Farm. Brown Swiss 124.5 Mireside Farm. Hereford 121.5, 119.5, 105.5 Corney Hill. British Blue 121.5, 111.5, 94.5 Brookside. Montbeliarde 119.5, 114.5, 109.5 White Lund Farm. Swedish Red & White 119.5 Cinder Barrow, 109.5, 107.5 White Lund Farm. Blonde 114.5, 107.5 Causeway Farm.

OTM Heifer

Friesian 141.5 Downlands Farm, 129.5 Cocker House Farm. Aberdeen Angus 124.5 New House Farm.

Cast Steer

Charolais 169.5 Mount Murray. Aberdeen Angus 157.5, 154.5 Throstle Grove, 139.5 Ellers Farm, 107.5 Black Bull Cottage. Hereford 129.5 Black Bull Cottage, 124.5 Hall Bank. Blonde 129.5 Mount Murray.

Cast Bull

Simmental 117.5 Littlewood Hall Farm.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue £260 Richmond Hall, £230, £220 Cote Farm, £215 Richmond Hall, £185 Cote Farm. Charolais £200 Colby Laithes. Aberdeen Angus £160 Lane Head Farm, £130 Tills Farm, £125 Colby Laithes Farm. Hereford £110 Sellerley Farm, £100 Tills Farm.

Bull Calf:

Aberdeen Angus £300, £280, £275 New House Farm, £250 Tills Farm, £180 Sweetings Farm. British Blue £265 Norbreck Farm, £240 Cote Farm, £230 Richmond Hall, £225 Norbreck Farm. Montbeliarde £230, £205, £165 Colby Laithes Farm. Limousin £225 Lane Head Farm, £185 Hatters Farm. Hereford £205 Tills Farm. Saler £200 Colby Laites. Friesian £130 New House Farm, £120 Cocker House Farm, £115 Norbreck Farm, £95 Cocker House Farm.

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