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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 14th February

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle at Lancaster saw an entry in excess of 200, once again. The quality on offer this week was very mixed with a large number of cattle sold individually. It is financially better to vendors to batch cattle as much as possible. Topping the market this week was a Shorthorn bullock from PM & ST Entwistle, Abbeystead selling to £1350 with Limousin bullocks from the same home selling to £1300. Charolais peaked at £1310 for a pen of three from WA Hodgson, Whinfell. EJ Ward & Son, Nether Kellet sold a pen of three Simmental to £1280, this was closely followed by a pen of five Limousin bullocks selling to £1260 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland, other Limousin bullocks sold to £1200 from DR Preston, Caton. Angus bullocks this week peaked at £1230 from S Kellet & Sons, Pilling followed by £1210 from Dave Vose Agri, Downholland and £1200 from R & E Ladds, Kendal.

The heifer trade peaked at £1250 for Angus’ from JB Moore, Grange over Sands. This was followed by Charolais to £1150 from JS & KM Wilson & Son, Helsington who sold British Blue heifers to £1140. Other heifers that achieved to £1140 was a pen of four Limousins from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof.

Dairy bred cattle saw Montbeliardes sell to a top of £1160 form J Hesketh, Hutton with Black and Whites selling to £1060 for a pen of four from R & E Ladds.

All cattle forward at Lancaster today averaged in excess of £1000.

OTM Cattle

There was an increased entry of 126 Cast Cows forward at Lancaster today selling to a sharper trade for all specifications with, once again, a strong market average at Lancaster of 123.9p/kg achieved. Limousin OTM heifers sold to a top of 198.5p/kg or £1229 from JM & JJ Dawson, Little Dale. This was closely followed by Limousin heifers selling to 179.5p/kg from EJ Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg. Bullocks sold to a top of 177.5p/kg or £1136 for Limousins from JH Gardner, Pilling. Dairy heifers peaked at 159.5p/kg or £1047 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel. Beef cows topped at 149.5p/kg from J Drinkall, Anglezarke with an Angus who sold Shorthorn cows to 144.5p/kg. Other beef cows saw Angus’ sell to 147.5p/kg from G & D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston, with Limousins to 144.5 from J & J Huck, Burneside. Beef cows topped at £1195 a head for Angus’ from A & P Hodgkinson, Stalmine.

Black and white cows sold to a top of 149.5p/kg from D & E Monk, Bispham with Montbeliardes to 137.5p/kg from EW & RM Towers, Hornby. Plenty of dairy cows sold around the 130p/kg mark. Dairy cows topped at £1089 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel who had others to £1047. Other noted Holstein Friesian prices being £1052 from ME & B Mason & Son, Tatham, £1047 from A Wilkinson, St Michaels, £1044 from MJ Fell, Whittingham, £1039 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale, £1036 from MD Close & Son, Arkholme and £1034 Lawson Farms, Cockerham.

Calves & Stirks

Lancaster Auction, once again, had a good offering of 66 calves this week with plenty of choice on offer suiting all buyers’ requirements. It was Limousin calve that twice topped the market this week, firstly from RE & P Miller, Barnacre and secondly for 1-month-old suckler calves from JM & JJ Dawson, Littledale. The consignment from the Miller’s also saw Limousin bull calves to £350 and heifers to £345. This week British Blues twice sold to £340 from A Pickthall, New Hutton and J & G Thornley, Roseacre. This was closely followed by H & C Pickervance, Kirkham selling to £335. Plenty of British Blue bulls sold in the early three hundred. British Blue heifers peaked at £320 from AD & R Milner, Claughton on Brock. Hereford bull calves twice sold to £320 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green and TM & M Kidd, Ellel who sold others to £300 and £290. Hereford heifers from the same home peaked at £285. Angus bull calves peaked at £290 from WR Clarke & Partners, Yealand Redmayne followed by £285 from A Pickthall and £275 from Drinkall Bros, Abbeystead.

Black and white bull calves peaked at £60 from AW & AM Park & Sons.

Top Prices

Store Cattle

Shorthorn £1350 Lentworth Farm, £1040 Scotch Green Farm, £880 High House Farm. Charolais £1310 Whelpside Farm. Limousin £1300 Lentworth Farm, £1260 High House Farm, £1200 Ellers Farm, £1190 Ellerbeck Farm, £1170 Gulf Farm. Simmental £1280 Intack Farm, £1030 Staffords Farm. British Blue £1260 High House Farm, £1160 Pasture House Farm, £1090 Carlingwha, £1020 Scotch Green Farm, £900 Broughton House Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1230 Pilling Hall, £1210 Thorns Farm, £1200 Benson Hall, £1180 Middle Grange Farm, Intack Farm. Montbeliarde £1160 Middle Grange Farm, £980 Ellers Farm, £950 Moss Gate Farm. Hereford £1100 Birch Croft, £1060 Carlingwha, £1000 Corney Hill Farm, Lee End Farm, £980 Corney Hill Farm. Friesian £1060 Scalthwaiterigg, £950 Moss Gate Farm, £860 Lathwaite Farm.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1250 Outerthwaite Farm, £1120 Middle Grange Farm, £1110 Mill House Farm, £1100 New Elmridge Farm, £1090 Ghyll Beck Farm. Limousin £1150 Pasture House Farm, £1140 Hutton Roof Hall, £1090 Brown Edge, Kirkland Hall Farm, £1080 Sykes Farm. Charolais £1150 High House, £1020 Corney Hill Farm. British Blue £1140 High House, £1120 Middle Grange Farm, £1090 Lee End Farm, £1060 Pasture House Farm, £1020 Windy Hill Farm. Hereford £980 Kays Farm, £950 Swianhead Farm, £900 Carlingwha Farm, £860 Sykes Farm. Stabiliser £850 Park House Farm.

OTM Cow

Aberdeen Angus 149.5 Manor House Farm, 147.5 Woodstock, 141.5 Bank Field Farm, 139.5 Plantation Farm, Keer Falls. Limousin 144.5, 129.5 Garnett House Farm. Shorthorn 144.5, 129.5 Garnett House Farm. Charolais 141.5, 134.5, 124.5 Plantation Farm. Stabiliser 139.5 Park House Farm. Friesian 139.5 Bannister Farm, 134.5 Heaton Hall Farm, Holme Head, Walkers I’th Fields, Tills Farm. Montbeliarde 137.5 Holme Head. Swedish Red & White 129.5, 121.5 Holme Head. Norwegian Red 129.5 Holme Head. Continental 119.5 Poole Bank Farm.

OTM Heifer

Limousin 189.5 Field Head, 179.5 Lambrigg Head Farm. Aberdeen Angus 167.5 Keer Falls. Friesian 159.5 Walkers I’th Fields, 144.5 Birks Farm, 141.5 Barnfield Farm, 137.5 Halforth Farm, Walker I’th Fields.

Cast Steer

Limousin 177.5 Moss Cottage, 169.5, 167.5 North Farm. Charolais 171.5 Croft House. Friesian 151.5, 144.5 Woodhall Gardens. Aberdeen Angus 149.5 Croft House. British Blue 149.5 Croft House.

Heifer Calf

Limousin £345 Lower Lingart, £200 Norbreck Farm. British Blue £320 Lane Head Farm, £295, £275 Derby Lodge Farm, £205 Cinder Barrow, £200 Norbreck Farm. Hereford £285 Booth Hall, £240 Sellereley Farm, £205, £190, £185, £175 Booth Hall.

Bull Calf

Limousin £380 Field Head, £380, £350 Lower Lingart, £240 Norbreck Farm, £210 Lower Lingart. British Blue £340 Derby Lodge Farm, £340 Borrans Farm, £335 Roseacre Hall, £315 Walkers I’th Fields, £305 Cinder Barrow. Hereford £320 Sellerley Farm, £320, £300, £290, £260, £215 Booth Hall. Aberdeen Angus £290 Cinder Barrow, £285 Borrans Farm, £275 Catshaw Hall Farm, £265 Norbreck Farm, £235 Lower Lingart. Friesian £60 Walkers I’th Fields, £50 Catshaw Hall Farm.

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