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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 7th February

Store Cattle

There was an increased entry of Store Cattle forward this week which was met by an improved trade. Leady the way was the consignment of Angus’ from J Clark, Preston which sold to £1350, £1310 and £1300. Other Angus bullocks sold to £1240 from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet and £1220 from KH & D Holden & Son, Pilling. Limousin bullocks sold to a top of £1330 from H Chapman & Son, Middleton with others from the same good home selling to £1290. British Blue bullocks peaked at £1220 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with Simmentals to £1210 from EJ Ward & Sons. Plenty of strong bullocks easily sold in excess of the £1100 mark. Heifers sold to a top of £1170 for Angus’ from M Shepherd & Son, Pilling with Continentals selling to £1160 from JD & GM Bracken, Catterall and Fleckviehs to the same price from JS & KM Wilson & Son, Helsington. 88 Cattle in Lancaster today sold in excess of £1100.

Black and white heifers sold to £1150 from JS & KM Wilson & Son with Friesian bullocks topping at £1080 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse.

All bullocks forward sold to an average of £1047.96 with heifers averaging £998.77.

OTM Cattle

Due to the good weather, there was a reduced entry of cast cows forward with many vendors commencing with spring field work. The 93 that were forward were met by a strong trade from our busy active ring of buyers who require more each week who witnessed cattle average 121p/kg. It was cast steers that lead the market with Stabilisers selling to 177.5p/kg or £974 from MG & HM Capstick, Heversham. The consignment from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse saw Simmental steers sell to 174.5p/kg or £1151 with Black and Whites to 171.5p/kg or £1185 from the same home. OTM Heifers twice sold to a top of 169.5p/kg both times for Herefords firstly from JH Woof & Son, Oxenholme grossing £1062 and secondly from TJ Robinson, Milnthorpe grossing £1050. Black and white cast heifers sold to a top of 159.5p/kg or £1067 from TN Pye & Partners, Lancaster.

OTM beef cows hit the highs of 171.5p/kg for Bazadaise from BD & PM Gill & Son, Ingleton. Limousin cows sold to top of 154.5p/kg or £1052 from JE Parkinson & Son, Quernmore. Simmental cast cows sold to 147p/kg or £1082 from T Sharp, Ings. Plenty more beef cows sold in the 130p/kg range. Black and white dairy cows sold to a top of 134.5p/kg from Lawsons Farms, Cockerham and three times to 131.5p/kg from MJ & K Ayrton, Thurnham. Top price per head black and white cast cow was £1013 from D & E Monk, Bispham.

Calves & Stirks

Calf numbers were back to normal this week after last weeks stirk sale with 83 forward. This much improved spring-like weather has brought buyers out of the woodwork leading to a much-improved trade at Lancaster with vendors leaving well-chuffed. Leading the way this week was J & G Thornley, Kirkham selling British Blue bulls to £445 and £435. Other British Blue bull calves sold to £405 from JM & MH France & Son, Littledale. There was plenty of other Blue bull calves selling in the mid three hundreds. All British blue bull calves sold to an overage of £309. Charolais bull calves sold to a top of £435 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale.

Heifer calves peaked at £365 for British Blues from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale with other British Blue calves to £360 and £330 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham. Other younger British Blue heifer calves sold to £310 from Joylan Farms, St Michaels. Native beef calves saw Herefords topped at £300 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green. Angus heifer calves topped at £270 from Wallbank Farms and £260 from J & G Thornley.

Dairy bull calves sold to £215 for Montbeliardes from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green with a very young show of black and white calves on offer this week selling to £55 from Tom Barron Farms, Wood Plumpton.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Aberdeen Angus £1350, £1310, £1300 New Hall Farm, £1240 Intack Farm. Saler £1330 Millbeck. Limousin £1330, £1290 Millbeck, £1250 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1150 Intack Farm, Kirkland Hall Farm. British Blue £1220 Bensons Farm, £1190 Pasture House Farm, £1150 New Ridge Farm, Pasture House Farm, £1120 Squires Gate Farm. Simmental £1210 Intack Farm, £1090 Mill House Farm, £1000 Intack Farm. Montbeliarde £1180 Bensons Farm, £1120 Church Farm, £1080 Upper Foxholes Farm, £960 Church Farm. Hereford £1130 Kays Farm, £1090 Wyre Farm, £1020, £1000 Squires Gate Farm, £960 Windy Hill Farm. Charolais £1080 The Old Stable. Friesian £1080 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1010 Low Levens, £1000 Upper Foxholes Farm, £960 Downlands Farm. South Devon £910 Adlington Hall Farm.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1170 Pasture House Farm, £1140 Thorns Farm, £1110 Proctors Row, £1090 Little Town Farm, £1070 Hole House Farm. Fleckvieh £1160 High House. Simmental £1160 Greenlands Farm, £1060 High House, £1050 Greenlands Farm. Limousin £1130 Dunningwell Farm, £1050 Kirkland Hall Farm, £990 High House Farm, £940 Ghyll Beck Farm. Friesian £1150 High House. British Blue £1130 High House, £1120 Greenlands Farm, £1030 Lynwood, £990 Yeat House, £970 Windy Hill Farm. Charolais £1020 Langthwaite Heights, £980 Lynwood. Hereford £1010 Rowell Farm. South Devon £940 Adlington Hall Farm.

OTM Cow

Bazadaise 171.5 Yarlsber. Hereford 169.5 Rowell Farm. Limousin 154.5 Castle Mill Farm, 139.5, 114.5 Adlington Hall Farm. South Devon 139.5 Adlington Hall Farm. Simmetnal 147.5 Mill View Barn. Friesian 134.5 Sweetings Farm, 131.5 Bambers Farm, 127.5 Halforth Farm. Aberdeen Angus 134.5, 129.5 Millbeck Farm, 127.5 Mill View Barn, 124.5, 121.5 Millbeck Farm. British Blue 129.5 Causeway Farm. Shorthorn 121.5, 107.5 Millbeck Farm. Brown Swiss 119.5 Heversham Gardens. Stabiliser 117.5 Park House Farm. Swedish Red & White 107.5 Heversham Gardens, 97.5 Bambers Farm. Ayrshire 107.5 Bolton Fold Farm.

OTM Heifer

Hereford 169.5 Underhelm Farm, 111.5 The Old Stable. Friesian 159.5 Langthwaite Heights, 149.5 Richmond Hall, High Snab, 141.5 Richmond Hall, 139.5 Stubb Place Farm.

Cast Steer

Stabiliser 177.5 Park House Farm. Simmental 174.5 Upper Foxholes Farm. Friesian 171.5 Upper Foxholes Farm, 161.5 Higher Knowehill, 157.5 Boon Town Farm, 140 Higher Knowehill. Welsh Black 169.5 Steadbank.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £365, £360, £330 Derby Lodge Farm, £310, £290 Stanley Farm. Aberdeen Angus £270 Tills Farm, £260 Derby Lodge Farm, £180 Stanley Farm, £160 Gibsons Farm, £140 Bolton Fold Farm. Limousin £270, £260, £220 Gibsons Farm, £195 Rose Farm, £190 Gibsons Farm. Simmental £270, £250, £245, £200 Sellerley Farm. Hereford £170 Sellerley Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £445, £435 Derby Lodge Farm, £405 Newhouse Farm, £355 Roe Farm, £345 Walkers I’th Fields. Charolais £435 Knowsley Farm. Simmental £295 Sellereley. Limousin £290 Ambrose Hall Farm, £200 Bolton Fold Farm. Hereford £300 Sellereley Farm. Aberdeen Angus £250 Bolton Fold Farm, £210, £110 Stanley Farm. Montbeliarde £215 Sellerley Farm. Welsh Black £190 Roe Farm. Friesian £55 Ambrose Hall Farm, £40 Knowsley Farm.

Steer Calf

Limousin £290 Gibsons Farm.

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