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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM & Store Cattle - Friday 4th December 2020

Calves and Weanlings

Lancaster had a smaller entry of calves forward this week as many consignors held off for the annual Christmas show and sale next week, with not as many quality calves on offer and in general a younger selection forward.
The market was topped by a British Blue weanling bull from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale selling to £455. The consignment of British Blue bull calves from J & G Thornley, Roseacre sold to £430, £420 and £410 with heifers from the same home selling to £385 and £370. The consignment of British Blue bull calves from T & CM Kelsall and Sons, Chipping topped at £395. Plenty of stronger Continental calves selling in excess of the three hundred pound mark. All British Blue bulls averaged £317.

Native calves sold to £380 for Angus bulls from AJ & AJ Gibbons, St Michaels on Wyre with others from J & G Thornley, Roseacre selling to £360. A lot of strong quality native heifer calves met plenty of demand selling to a top of £350 for Welsh Black and £300 for Herefords from AJ & AJ Gibbons, St Michaels on Wyre. Angus heifers peaked at £330 from J & G Thornley, Roseacre.

Black and white bull calves sold to a top of £128 from Wallbank Farms, Abbeystead with plenty of strong rearing types over £100 mark with all black and whites forward averaging £99.17.

Store Cattle

Lancaster had its weekly sale of store cattle with another strong trade. Short keep cattle continue to be a strong trade with longer term cattle eagerly bid for today as many other market centre numbers begin to tighten and Lancaster continues to boast a good number of over 250 weekly. Once again all store cattle forward averaged well over the thousand pound mark.

DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland took top spot this week selling a Charolais bullock to £1410 whom also sold Limousin bullocks to £1300. Other Continental bullocks sold to £1370 for British Blues from K & DE Woodhouse, Ellel. Limousin bullocks sold to £1340 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton. Native bullocks sold to a top of £1370 for Angus from S Kellet and Sons, Pilling. Hereford bullocks sold to £1310 from D & N Davis, Nateby with other Angus bullocks selling to £1300 from L Parsons and Son, Levens. The heifer trade peaked at £1270 for British Blues from M Shepherd and Son, Pilling.

Cast Cows and OTM Cattle

This week in Lancaster there was 117 Cast Cows and OTM cattle selling to a strong trade, averaging 114p/kg. Cast steers sold to a top of 204p/kg or £1143 for Angus from Wallbank Farms, Abbeystead. OTM heifers peaked at 194.5p/kg from Ballacutchel Farms, Isle of Man.

Beef cows sold to a top of £1146 for Limousins from Mason and Gardner, Chapel le Dale with dairy cows topping at £1100 for Montbeliarde from WR & CM Lawrenson, Winmarleigh.

Cast bulls sold to a top of £1254 from GB & EA Metcalfe, Kirkby Lonsdale with black and White bulls selling to £1155 from WN & D Smith and Sons.

Top Prices

OTM COWS
LIMOUSIN: £1146.65, £1093.93, £992.33,Stoneybank Philpin Farm, £911.93 Hill Park, £805.13 Pott Yetts, £762.70 Chapel House MONTBELIARD: £1100.75, £841.75 Cumming Carr Farm. FRIESIAN: £989.78 Ancliffe Hall, Blackwood End, £950.03 Boon Town Farm, £922.54 Holme House Farm, £922.19 Boon Town Farm, £910.10 Crook Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £887.70 Low Stenerley, £775.56 Sandvilla, £721.35 Oddlands. CONTINENTAL: £730.46 White Lund Farm. SHORTHORN: £637.80 Abbots Reading Farm. HEREFORD: £669.20 Sandvilla. BRITISH BLUE: £816.08 Castle Mill Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: £835.31 Dale Barns. SWEDISH RED: £666.50 Sandvilla. SIMMENTAL: £576.45 Leighton House. BELTED GALLOWAY: £574.75 Ballacutel Farms Ltd. JERSEY: £557.70 Dale Barns. DAIRY SHORTHORN: £499.49, £490.43 Strickley. AYRSHIRE: £417.56 Aughton Hall Farm.

OTM HEIFERS
FRIESIAN: £1003.45 Wallbanks Farm, £988.90 Kiln Hall, £927.67 Tunstall Hall, £893.20 Tills Farm, £872.55 Brown Brook, £855.95 Holme House Farm. DAIRY SHORTHORN: £927.01 Strickley.
LIMOUSIN: £797.45 Ballacutchel Farms. HEREFORD: £722.50 Aughton Hall. MONTBELIARD: £1029.50 Cumming Carr Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £578.93 Forgelands Estate.

OTM STEER
ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1143.16 Wallbank Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1050.08 North Farm. FRIESIAN: £840.19 Wallbank Farm.

OTM BULL
ABEERDEEN ANGUS: £1254.75 Holme House Farm. FRIESIAN: £1155.23 Cocker House Farm. LIMOUSIN: £974.43 Castle Mill Farm.

CALVES

HEIFERS
ABERDEEN ANGUS: £330 Derby Lodge Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £385, £370, £350, Derby Lodge Farm. £340, £280, Brown Brook.
BULL: ABERDEEN ANGUS: £380 Catteralls Farm, £360 Derby Lodge Farm. HEREFORD: £265, £240, £225 Booth Hall.

BULLS
BRITISH BLUE: £455 Catshaw Hall Farm, £430, £420 Derby Lodge Farm, £395 Brown Brook Farm, £350, £285 Belmont Farm, £265 Brown Brook, ABERDEEN ANGUS: £380 Cattersalls Farm, £360 Derby Lodge Farm, £150 North Farm. HEREFORD: £265, £240, £225 Booth Hall. FRIESIAN: £180 Hagg Farm, £128, £110 Tills Farm, £110, £100 Fowlers Farm. FLECKVIEH: £125 Fowlers Farm.

STORE CATTLE

BULLOCKS

CHAROLAIS: £1410 High House Farm, £1170, £1040 The Old Stable, £900 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. BRITISH BLUE: £1370 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1280 Stubb Hall farm, £1190 Middle grange Farm, £1180 Kitchen Ground Farm, Endmoor Farm, £1170 Old Glasson Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1370 Pilling Hall, £1300 Low Levens, £1270 Old Glasson Farm, £1260 Cock Hall Farm, £1240 Pilling Hall. FRIESIAN: £1370 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1160 Cock Hall Farm, £980 Moss House Farm, £970 Chestnut House Farm, £940 Old Glasson Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1340 Fell End Farm, £1300 High House Farm, £1220, £1200 Garnett House Farm, £1180 Ninezergh, £1160 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. HEREFORD: £1310 Cragg Farm, £1210 Fellside Farm, £1120 Middle Grange Farm, £1060 Gulf Farm, £1050 Brow Foot Farm. MONTBELLIARD: £1200 Cragg Farm, £1140 Grange Farm. CONTINENTAL: £1190, £1050 Grange Farm. SHORTHORN: £1100 Kays Farm. MRI: £1020, £970 Littlewood Hall Farm. FLECKVIEH: £930 Hall Bank, £860 Cautley Farm. AYRSHIRE: £760 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. GALLOWAY: £760 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. SWEDISH RED: £760 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd.

HEIFERS

BRITISH BLUE: £1270 Pasture House Farm, £1210 Grange Farm, £1180 Stubb Hall Farm, £1160 Burnt House Farm, £1010 Windy Hill Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1210 Grange Farm, £990 Thornham Fold Farm, £850 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. LIMOUSIN: £1140 Dunkenshaw Farm, £1120 Garnett House Farm, £1070 Grange Farm, £1030 Abbotson Farm, £980 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1080 New Parkside Farm, £1050 Ghyll Farm, Brow Foot Farm, £1020 Pilling Hall, £1000 Brow Foot Farm, £970 Chestnut House Farm. HEREFORD: £980 Brow Foot Farm, £960 Oddlands Farm, £880 Yeat House, £810 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. SIMMENTAL: £980, £970 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. SHORTHORN: £750 Ballactchel Farms Ltd.

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