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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 27th September

Over 500 Cattle Forward, Once Again, At Lancaster Friday

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle had a catalogued entry of 346. There was a mixed show of cattle forward with the prices comparable with the falling deadweight price, but Friesians were still good to sell. The day's trade was topped at £1190 for a Charolais bullock from RH Dodgson, Burton-in-Lonsdale who sold other Charolais to £1140. Angus bullocks this week sold to £1130 and £1120 from J & H Davis, Cabus. British Blue bullocks sold to £1110 from EJ Burrow, Storth with Simmentals selling to the same price from SH & LE Birkett, Nether Kellet. A couple of Bazadaise bullocks in today sold to £1100 from FA Nowell & Partners, Bentham. A run of Limousin bullocks from H Birkett & Son, Morecambe sold to £1080.

Heifers peaked at £1050 today for a pair of Limousins from FA Nowell & Partners, closely followed by R & EA Gardner, Brigsteer selling a Shorthorn to £1040. Native bred heifers saw Angus’ and Herefords sell to £1000, firstly from J Hartley & Sons, Westhouse and secondly by S Kellet & Sons, Pilling. Also achieving the £1000 mark was R & A Easterby, Westhouse with British Blues.

OTM Cattle

There was an increase entry of 127 Cast Cows this week, which saw a plainer show of cattle and all classes a shade easier, reflecting in the market average of 104p/kg. The trade today topped at 171.5p/kg for a Limousin heifer from TA Chapman & Son, Kendal, with Angus heifers from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale selling to 149.5p/kg. Cows sold to a top of 139.5p/kg for a Limousin, again, from TA Chapman & Son. Other Limousin cows today from JG & PH Thompson, Selside sell to 134.5p/kg. Top grossing cow today was a Stabiliser from JA & R Geldard, Levens selling to £1051. Cast steers sold to a top of 169.5p/kg for a British Blue from F & E Harrison, Wray with W & A Cardwell, Stalmine selling an Angus to 167.5p/kg or £1239.

Calves and Stirks

The monthly sale of Stirks saw a reduced entry of 90 forward. The trade was steadier today with buyers showing caution due to the on going depressed finished beef price and a turn in the weather towards winter. Topping the trade today was Angus steers from JE Harrison, Greenhalgh making £690. Other steers from MD Close, Arkholme sold to £600 for well farmed British Blues. Other Blues from Bambers Farm Ltd, Thurnham sold to £590. Angus steers topped at £560 from MD Close with other Angus’ from Bambers Farm achieving £540. Heifer stirks today topped at £540 for 14-month-old British Blues from J Miller, Garstang with others £520 for Angus’ from JE Harrison. Other Blue heifers from Kirkby & Longworth, Ulpha sold to £510. Bull stirks sold to £630 for a smart well-grown Hereford from S Moore, Pilling. Blue bulls topped at £570 from D & DW Prickett, Farleton with other Bulls from Kirkby & Longworth achieved £540 for 10-month-old Limousins.

There was a smaller entry of 45 Calves on offer today. Topping the trade was today was B & MJ Nelson, Heversham for a smart well-reared Limousin bull making £340. Other well-presented calves made £285 for British Blues from A Pickthall, who also had others at £270. Topping the heifer trade was AW & AM Park, Ellel with an Angus making £270. British Blue heifers topped at £215 for a sweet 1-month old calf from A Pickthall, New Hutton, with other Blues selling to from J Bargh & Son, Heaton-with-Oxcliffe making £205. Friesian calves topped at £70 from J & R Waller, Killington with others at £65 from Tomlinsons Bilsrow Ltd, Bilsborrow.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Charolais £1190, £1140 Kilburn House, £900 Old Hall Farm, Gunnerthwaite. Aberdeen Angus £1130, £1120 Weavers Farm, £1090 Raw End Farm, £1080 Ellers Farm, £1060 Godson Hous Farm. British Blue £1110 Hazel Slack Tower Farm, £1050 Old Hall Farm, £1050, £1040 Masongill Hall, £1030 Low Barrows Green. Simmental £1110 Stubb Hall Farm, £950 Daniel Fold Farm. Limousin £1080, £1060 North Farm, £1040 The Dingle, £980 Fellside, £940 Daniel Fold Farm. Fleckvieh £908 Lower Castle o Trim. Hereford £970 Godson House Farm, £950 Yew Tree Farm, £930 Rowell Farm, £900 Lynwood. Saler £940 Yealand Manor. Montbeliarde £920 Old Hall Farm. Friesian £870 Downlands Farm, £860 Bensons Farm, Daniel Fold Farm, £850 Steadbank, £830 Masongill Hall. Shorthorn £870 Barrowfield.

Store Heifer

Bazadaise £1100 Oak Head Farm. Limousin £1050 Oak Head Farm, £950 Masongill Hall, £940 High Snab. Shorthorn £1040, £980 Barrowfield. Aberdeen Angus £1000, £950 Masongill Hall, £940 Raw End Farm, £930 Old Hall Farm. Hereford £1000 Masongill Hall, Pilling Hall, £880 Masongill Hall, £840 Rowell Farm, £820 Batty Farm. British Blue £980 Roseacre Hall, £960 Steadbank, £950 Hall Bank, £940 Middle Grange Farm, £900 Masongill Hall. Simmental £940 Middle Grange Farm.

OTM Cow

Limousin 139.5, 137.5 Lane Head Farm, 134.5 Poppy Farm, 131.5 Lane Head Farm. Stabiliser 127.5, 124.5 Low Foulshaw Farm, 119.5 Park House Farm. Friesian 121.5 Bowsber Farm, 119.5 Derby Lodge Farm, Midge Hall Farm, 114.5 Hall Farm, Lane Ends Farm. Saler 119.5 Hartrigg. Aberdeen Angus 111.5 Gateside Farm. Montbeliarde 111.5 Holme Head. Shorthorn 104.5 Farleton House. Belgium Blue 99.5 Hartrigg. Muse Rhine Isel 97.5 Littlewood Hall Farm. Fleckvieh 97.5 Holme Head.

OTM Heifer

Limousin 171.5 Lane Head Farm. Aberdeen Angus 149.5 Tills Farm. Friesian 137.5 Bank End Farm, 131.5 Richmond Hall, 127.5 Kiln Hall, Bambers Farm, 124.5 Kiln Hall.

Cast Steer

British Blue 169.5 Birks Farm. Aberdeen Angus 167.5 Well House Farm. Limousin 159.5 Daniel Fold Farm. Friesian 147.5 Moss House Farm, 117.5 Well House Farm. Hereford 139.5 Greenways Farm. Charolais 137.5 Daniel Fold Farm.

Cast Bull

Simmental 131.5 Littlewood Hall Farm, 119.5 Park House Farm. Stabiliser 117.5 Low Foulshaw Farm. Aberdeen Angus 114.5 Bainsbank Farm.

Heifer Calf

Aberdeen Angus £270 Walkers I’th Fields, £115 Hatters Farm. British Blue £215 Borrans Farm, £205 North Farm. Limousin £172, £140 Halforth Farm.

Bull Calf

Limousin £340, £240, £185 Halforth Farm, £150 Hatters Farm. British Blue £285, £270, £190 Borrans Farm, £165, £160 Richmond Hall. Aberdeen Angus £200 Walkers I’th Fields, £110 North Farm, £108 Bilsborrow Hall Farm. Friesian £70 Hallbeck, £65 Bilsborrow Hall Farm, £58, £52, £50 Hallbeck.

Bull Stirk

Hereford £630 Longwood House. British Blue £570 Farleton House, £430 White Lund Farm, £400 Higher Hollinhead Farm, Bowfield Farm. Limousin £540 Sella Farm. Aberdeen Angus £450 Longwood House, £380 White Lund Farm.

Heifer Stirk

British Blue £540 Sussex Drive, £510 Sella Farm, £500 Sussex Drive. Aberdeen Angus £520 Tunstead Farm, £475 Docker Hall Farm, £455 Bambers Farm. Simmental £430, £405 Sellerley Farm, £405, £385 Helm Croft. Limousin £400, £355 Bowfield. Hereford £400, £360 Sellerley Farm.

Steer Stirk

Aberdeen Angus £690 Tunstead Farm, £560 Docker Hall Farm, £540 Bambers Farm. British Blue £600 Docker Hall Farm, £590 Bambers Farm, £510 Sella Farm, £500 Bowfield Farm. Limousin £350 Bambers Farm. Friesian £300 Docker Hall Farm, £265 Bowfield Farm.

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