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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 14th August

Store Cattle

A bumper entry of 308 strong Store Cattle forward today at NWA Lancaster, with the sale being topped at £1430. There was a total clearance prices over and beyond the vendors expectations, all classes to suit a ringside of regular buyers.

The fast and competitive pace saw a consignment of 2 Limousin bullocks, from CP & VM Cowgill, Bentham make £1430, closely followed by another entry of Angus bullocks from J Hesketh, Hutton to £1410.

Friesian cattle topped at £1180 and £1170 from L Parsons, Low Levens. Younger Charolais breed to £1000 from A & V & A Thornton, Cockerham.

A larger entry of quality store continental store bullocks from S & JE Cornthwaite, Brookhouse we saw to £1380.

Cast Cows

We have done it again…another week with over 100 cows sold meeting a very impressive market average of 137p/kg with well over 60% of the cows forward dairy cows. Young British blue cows lead the way from ST Birkett and Son, Carnforth selling to 207.5p/kg or £1265, who also sold good Limousin cows to 184.5p/kg or £1125. Angus cows today topped at £1233 from EW & A Bradshaw, Stalmine or 1184.5p/kg T Foley, Bolton.

Top of the tree today in the dairy bred cows was a thumping Friesian cow weighing in at 863kg gross £1254 from WG Cornthwaite, Claughton-on-Brock. Friesians topped at 154.5p/kg from MJ Fell, Carnforth, with others at 149.5p/kg AT Burrow, Gressingham. Dairy bred cows averaged 124.5p/kg a planer show of cows from previous weeks.

More cows required week in week out to satisfy our buyers demand

Just a few more OTM heifers in today, topping the trade was AT Burrow, Gressingham grossing £1125 with other from J Burrow & son, Preston at £1017, OTM Steers are always good to sell in the bottom ring topping at £1224 for British Blues from R Baguley, Blackpool.

Just a handful of cast bulls today saw Limousin to 199.5p/kg or £1197 from TA Chapman & Son, Kendal, with Friesians at £936 from W G Farms, Cockerham

Calves & Stirks

What a great selection of calves and weanlings at Lancaster today, with something to suit all and a good number of 87 forward meeting a buoyant trade. Leading the way this week was weanling Limousin steers from B & MJ Nelson, Milnthorpe twice selling to £555. British Blue bull calves from J & G Thornley, Roseacre sold to £485 with Angus bulls from the same home selling to £440. Herefords sold to £425 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. A large number of Charolais calves in the market today met plenty of demand with Bull calves selling to £375 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale and heifer calves selling to £360 from WG Farms, Cockerham with others selling at £340 plus. Simmental bull calves sold to a top of £350 from JR Newsham and Son, Conder Green. Angus bull calves sold to £340 and £330 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale. Plenty of beef calves selling over the £300 mark with young 2-3week old beef calves selling between £200 and £250.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

LIMOUSIN: £1430 Oakhead Farm, £1380, £1360, £1280, £1260 Lane House Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1410, £1400 Middle Grange Farm, £1390, £1380 Deansbiggin, £1360 North Farm. BAZADAISE: £1340 Oakhead Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1240 Lane House Farm, £1170, £1140 Park House Farm, £1120 Godson House Farm, £980 Clawthorpe Lodge. SALERS: £1220 Elm Bank Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1190 Low Stangerthwaite, £1160 Thornton Barn Farm, £1130 Lane House Farm, £1120 Clawthorpe Lodge, £1100 Fellside Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1180, £1170 Low Levens, £1140, £1060 Downlands Farm, £960 Staffords Farm. HEREFORD: £1180 Godson House Farm, £1130 Steadbank, £1100 Cringleber, £1070 Wyre Farm, Hawkrigg End. CHAROLAIS: £1170 Lane House Farm, £1160 Corney Hill Farm, £1150 The Old Stable, £1140 Langthwaite Heights, £1100 Corney Hill Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1160 Old Glasson Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: £1100 Steadbank. FLEKVIEH: £1020 Langthwaite Heights, £1000 Hall Croft Barn.

Store Heifers

BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1260 Ashstead. BRITISH BLUE: £1170 Cracalt Farm, £1100 Harbarrow Farm, Low Stangerthwaite, £1070 Midge Hall Farm, £1010 Windy Hill Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1170 Brown Edge, £1110 Plantation Farm, £1090 Cringleber, £1000 Rowell Farm, £890 Harbarrow Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1170 Park House Farm, £800 Bull Bank Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1160 Middle Grange Farm, £1150 Hawkrigg End, £1120 Hill House Farm, Stubb Place Farm, £1070 Bar Gap. LIMOUSIN: £1130 Hall Croft Barn, £1050 Rowell Farm, £950 Low Pleasant, £940, £900 Elston Old Hall. HEREFORD: £1000 Meadow Top Farm, £990 Middle Grange Farm, £930 Rowell Farm, £860 Bull Bank Farm. WELSH BLACK: £980 Parrox Hall Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £800 Hare Apple Tree.

OTM Cows

BRITISH BLUE: 207.5 Hall Croft Barn, 144.5 Bar Gap. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 189.5, 184.5 Plantation Farm, 149.5 The Old Stable. LIMOUSIN: 184.5 Hall Croft Barn, 177.5 Harbarrow Farm, 169.5 Old School House, 161.5, 149.5 Lane Head Farm. CHAROLAIS: 181.5, 167.5 Plantation Farm. HOLSTEIN FRISIAN: 154.5 Chapel House, 149.5 High Snab, 144.5 Green Dragon Farm, Parrox Hall Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 149.5 Sellerley Farm, 147.5 Walkers I’th Fields, 139.5 Docker Hall Farm, 119.5 Harbarrow Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 141.5 Walkers I’th Fields. HEREFORD: 129.5 Meadow Top Farm. FLEKVIEH: 127.5 Docker Hall. AYRSHIRE: 117.5 Parrox Hall Farm. BELTED GALLOWAY: 99.5 Harbarrow Farm. MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: 94.5 Higher Landskill Farm.

OTM Heifers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 201.5 Middle Grange Farm, 149.5 Lots House Farm, 134.5 Cliftons Farm. LIMOUSIN: 194.5 Cliftons Farm, 179.5 Old School House. BRITISH BLUE: 191.5 Middle Grange Farm, 149.5 Midge Hall Farm, 139.5 Overhouses. SALERS: 181.5, 177.5 Elm Bank Farm. HOLSTEIEN FRISIAN: 169.5 Tunsteads Farm, 167.5 High Snab, 161.5 Holly House Farm, 134.5 Docker Hall Farm, 109.5 Richmond Hall. HEREFORD: 169.5 Roseway. MONTBELIARDE: 134.5 Holmes Farm. JERSEY: 79.5 West Hall.

Cast Steers

BRITISH BLUE: 197.5, 184.5 Roseway. OTHER: 139.5 Scotchergill Farm. LIMOUSIN: 129.5, 124.5 Ancliffe Hall Farm.

Cast Bulls

LIMOUSIN: 199.5 Lane Head Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 111.5 Lathwaite Farm, 104.5 Myerscough House.

Heifer Calves

CHAROLAIS: £360, £340 Lathwaite Farms, £330 Bolton Fold Farm. JERSEY: £300 Lathwaite Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £290 Belmont Farm, £250 Stanley Farm, £245 Belmont Farm, £225, £215 Stanley Farm, £210 Bailey Hey Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £220 Bolton Fold Farm, £155, £150 Bailey Hey Farm. HEREFORD: £190, £180 Booth Hall, £175 Boundary House, £170, £165 Booth Hall, £165 Boundary House.

Bull Calves

LIMOUSIN: £555 Halforth Farm, £210 Hillam House Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £485 Derby Lodge Farm, £300 Catshaw Hall Farm, £295 New Brows Farm, £285, £260 Belmont Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £440 Derby Lodge Farm, £340, £330 Knowsley Farm, £280 Bolton Fold Farm. HEREFORD: £425 Catshaw Hall Farm, £310 Boundary House, £290 Booth Hall. CHAROLAIS: £375 Knowsley Farm, £355 Lathwaite Farm, £350 Bolton Fold Farm. SIMMENTAL: £350 Sellerley Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £225 Halforth Farm, £150, £130, £100 Catshaw Hall Farm, £78 Tills Farm, Halforth Farm.

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