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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 24th April

Store Cattle

There was the largest entry of store cattle seen for some time at Lancaster which were met by good demand and a good trade, especially considering the drop in deadweight prices. The trade topped this week from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland selling Limousins to £1270 with Charolais to £1250 from the same home. Angus bullocks sold to £1220 from W & A Cardwell, Stalmine. There was plenty of other pens of strong bullocks selling in the late eleven hundreds. The heifer trade topped at £1200 for British Blues and Limousins from JS & KM Wilson, Helsington who sold Fleckvieh heifers to £1190. Other Limousin heifers sold to £1160 from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham with Angus heifers selling to £1150 from J Hesketh, Hutton.

Black and white bullocks sold to a top of £1090 from TJ Robinson, Milnthorpe. Closely followed by black and white bullocks at £1070 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe.

Cast Cows

There was an increased entry of 114 Cast Cows at Lancaster today that were met by a very good trade, in which more are required with an overall market average of 125p/kg achieved. Considering that over 80% of the cattle forward being dairy bred, this is very impressive. Leading the way this week at 169.5p/kg was OTM Bullocks twice, firstly for South Devons from DR Preston, Ellel and secondly for Limousins from EJ Burrow, Storth. This was closely followed by Limousin heifers to 164.5p/kg from JM Capstick, Ashton with Stodday with British Blue heifers from C Wilson, Witherslack achieving the same price. Beef cast cows sold to a top of 164.5p/kg from D & DW Prickett, Farleton with Limousins. This was closely followed by Charolais to 161.5p/kg from F & IM Potter, Grayrigg.

Black and white OTM Heifers sold to 149.5p/kg and 147.5p/kg from JT Wilson, Bay Horse. Dairy cows sold to a top of 134.5p/kg from I Atkinson & Son, Warton. Plenty of good dairy cows selling to 129.5p/kg.

Top price per head today in the OTM ring was £1076 for an Angus cows from JE Bracken, St Michaels followed by Limousin heifers to £1059 from JM Capstick. Dairy cows sold to a top of £1037 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel.

Calves & Stirks

The weekly sale of calves at Lancaster had a slightly smaller entry of 52 forward this week selling to an equally as strong trade as the previous week, with vendors well suited. The trade topped for weaned British Blue heifers selling to £385 and £365 twice from R Dick, Freckleton. The bull trade was topped by a smart six-week-old British Blue bull from AD & R Milner, Claughton on Brock selling to £370. Angus bull calves sold to £350 from David and Eileen Wallbank, Over Wyresdale and £330 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham. Angus heifers sold to £305 from David and Eileen Wallbank. Plenty of beef bull calves sold in the late two hundreds. Black and white bull calves peaked at £110 from Barker Farms, Warton.

Lancaster enjoyed another strong trade for stirks, well-grown grazing bullocks and heifers were in particularly strong demand and well-sold. It was British Blue heifers from DJ Clarke Farming, Barnacre that led the way at £890. The bullock trade topped at £845 for yearling Limousins from DJ Townley, Ashton with others from the same home selling to £790. Other noted bullock prices was £800 for British Blues from W Pinder, Newton in Bowland closely followed by £770 for Limousins from JE Harrison, Greenalgh and British Blues to the same price from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale and AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel. Suckler bred 8-month-old British Blue bulls sold to £820 from CD & HL Mason, Caton Green. There was plenty of pens of yearling grazing cattle selling in excess of the £700 mark. Dairy bullocks saw Fleckviehs sell to £540 from P Rossall, Claughton on Brock with Montbarliardes selling to £490 and £485 from D Wilkinson, Pilling.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

LIMOUSIN: £1270 High House Farm, £1190 The Dingle, Upper Foxholes Farm, £1180 Intack Farm, Upper Foxholes Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1250 High House Farm. ABBERDEEN ANGUS: £1220 Well House Farm, £1190 Low Levens, £1180 Snub Snape Farm, Sowerby Hall Farm, £1140 Wood Nook Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1170 Bensons Farm, £1150 Croftlands, £1140 Low Hundhowe, £1100 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1080 Low Hundhowe. HEREFORD: £1100 Rowell Farm, £1090 Old Glasson, Corney Hill Farm, £1080 Old Glasson Farm, £1010 Broats Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1100 Bensons Farm, £990 Breedy Butts Farm, £980 Outerthwaite Farm, £940 Corney Hill Farm, £870 Breedy Butts Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1090 Rowell Farm, £1070 Bensons Farm, £1060 Low Levens, £990 Old Glasson Farm, £960 Netherbeck Barn. SHORTHORN: £1090 Barrowfield, £970 Summerlands. FLEKVIEH: £950 Netherbeck Barn, £810 Middle Ridge Farm, £770 Hall Bank. MONTBELIARDE: £840 Bradley Farm, Parkers Farm, £800 Narrow Gate Farm, £790 Pilling Lane, £700 Yeat House. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £840 Bradley Farm. STABILISER: £730, £700 Park House Farm

Store Heifers

LIMOUSIN: £1200 High House, £1160 The Dingle, £1090 Middle Grange Farm, £1070 Intack Farm, £1050 Wood Nook Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1200 High House, £1130 Wood Nook Farm, £1100 Roseacre Farm, £1030 Middle Grange Farm, £1020 Fellside Farm. FLEKVIEH: £1190 High House. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1150 Middle Grange Farm, £1110 Stubb Hall Farm, £1100 Snub Snape Farm, Outerthwaite Farm, £1090 Benson Hall. CHAROLAIS: £1070 High House, £890 Corney Hill Farm. HEREFORD: £1060 Stubb Hall Farm, £1000 Benson Hall, £970 Rowell Farm, £940 Lower Swainhead Farm, £930 Cockrigg Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £980 Rowell Farm, £970 Gibraltar Farm, £940 Roseacre Hall. SIMMENTAL: £960 Intack Farm.

Store Bulls

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £900 Lynwood, £730 Park House Farm. LIMOUSIN: £770, £650 Low Pleasant.

OTM COWS

LIMOUSIN: 164.5 Farleton House, 151.5 New House Farm, 129.5 Middle Salter. CHAROLAIS: 161.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £144.5, 127.5 Swallowmire, 119.5 Marl House, 117.5 Todds Farm, 109.5 Ancliffe Hall Farm, Greenalls Farm. SIMMENTAL: 139.5, 134.5 Kirkbeck. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 139.5 Parkside Farm, New House Farm, 131.5 Parkside Farm, 129.5 New House Farm, 121.5 Marl House. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 134.5 Boon Town Farm, 131.5 Downlands Farm, 129.5 Docker Hall, Benson Hall, Walkers I’th Fields. HEREFORD: 131.5 Pollards Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 127.5 Docker Hall Farm, 114.5 Walkers I’th Fields. MONTBELIARDE: 121.5 Sandvilla. CONTINENTAL: 119.5 Greenalls Farm.

OTM Heifers

BRITISH BLUE: 164.5 Nether Hall Farm, 134.5 Cockrigg Farm. LIMOUSIN: 164.5 Brantbeck Farm. HEREFORD: 159.5, 151.5 Benson Hall. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 149.5, 147.5 Centre Farm, 144.5 Docker Hall Farm, 141.5, 139.5 Bambers Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 117.5 Green Bank Farm.

Cast Steers

LIMOUSIN: 169.5 Hazelslack Tower Farm, 144.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. SOUTH DEVEN: 169.5 Ellers Farm. SIMMENTAL: 161.5 Ellers Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 149.5 Stubbins Farm.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £385, £365 Cooper House Farm, £250 Bailey Hey Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £350 Wyre Bank. LIMOUSIN: £340 Cooper House Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £310 Cooper House Farm, £305 Tills Farm, £240, £200 Wyre Bank. HEREFORD: £290 Cooper House Farm, £205, £195 Sellerley Farm, £170 Cooper House Farm, £160 Sellerley Farm.

Bull Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £370 Lane Head Farm, £300 Bailey Hey Farm. LIMOUSIN: £355 Cooper House Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £350 Tills Farm, £330 Derby Lodge Farm, £300, £290 Bailey Hey Farm, £190 Stanley Farm. HEREFORD: £270, £235 Sellerley Farm, £60 Cooper House Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £110 Cotestones Farm, £82 Liscoe Farm, £70, £60 Cooper House Farm, £50 Bailey Hey Farm.

Bull Stirk

BRITISH BLUE: £820 Mearsbeck Farm, £650 Walkers I’th Fields, £580 Mearsbeck Farm. LIMOUSIN: £520 Hare Apple Tree. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £455 Birch House Cottage. HEREFORD: £400 Moss House Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £270, £260 Lower Lingart, £205 Hare Apple Tree, £200 Moss House Farm, £195 Wyre Bank.

Heifer Stirk

BRITISH BLUE: £890 Kellbrick Farm, £785 Forton Hall Farm, £650, £630 Tunstead Farm, £600 Barrow Greaves Farm. LIMOUSIN: £730 Marl House, £700 Southways, £640 Tunstead Farm, £615 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, £560 Whinney Carr Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £700 Barrow Greaves Farm, Catshaw Hall Farm, £660 Barrow Greaves Farm, £640 Tunstead Farm, £620 Kirkwood Lodge Farm. HEREFORD: £600, £550, £400 Marl House, £250 Moss House Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £360 Todds Farm.

Steer Stirk

LIMOUSIN: £845, £790 Whinney Carr Farm, £770 Tunstead Farm, £750 Longstripes Farm, £710 Whinney Carr Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £800 Longstripes Farm, £770 Walkers I’th Fields, Catshaw Hall Farm, £740 Park Farm, £700 The Bungalow. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £740 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, £710 Forton Hall Farm, £700 Barrow Greaves Farm, £670, £640 Tunstead Farm. FLEKVIEH: £540 Lapwing Close. MONTBELIARDE: £490, £485, £475, £470, £400 Throstle Nest Farms. NORWEGIAN RED: £470 Throstle Nest Farms. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £250 Hare Apple Tree, £240 Myerscough Hall.

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