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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 21st February

Calves Topped at £490 at Lancaster

Store Cattle

There was an increased entry of Store Cattle forward at Lancaster that continue to sell to a similar strong trade. Limousin bullocks lead the way this week peaking at £1290 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland. Also achieving £1290 was EJ Ward & Son, Nether Kellet with their Limousin bullocks with Simmental bullocks from the same home selling to £1250. Other Continental bullocks saw British Blues to £1260 from R & DM Rossall & Son, with Limousin selling to £1260 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton. Fleckvieh bullocks peaked at £1200 from TJ Lloyd Farm, Settle. Angus bullocks peaked at £1200 from PD Anderton, Scorton with plenty more strong bullocks selling in the mid-eleven hundreds.

Heifers peaked at £1150 today for Angus’ and Limousins from L Parsons & Sons, Levens with British Blues to the same price from R & DM Rossall & Son, Pilling. There was plenty of strong heifers selling in the early eleven hundreds.

Black and white bullocks peaked at £1120 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Others sold to £1070 from L Parsons & Son.

All bullocks averaged £1040.97 with heifers averaging £959.79.

OTM Cattle

An entry of 99 Cast Cows this week saw a continued strong trade at Lancaster in which more are required each week. Once again, a strong market average of 121.9p/kg was achieved. Leading the way was OTM British Blue steers selling to 181.5p/kg or £1352 from WS Burrow & Sons, Silverdale. This was closely followed by Angus bullocks to £1236 or 154.5p/kg from RJ Cardwell, Esprick. Black and white OTM Heifers sold to a top of 164.5p/kg or £1087 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe.

Cast cows sold to a top of 174.5p/kg or £1108 for Blondes from PD Pye, Over Wyresdale. Plenty of OTM Beef cows selling around the 150p/kg mark. Black and white Cast Cows sold to top of 134.5p/kg from R Packham & Son, Docker with top-grossing black and white being £1050 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe. Plenty of black and white cows sold in the £900 region.

Calves & Stirks

Lancaster weekly sale of Calves, once again, had a strong entry with 104 calves and weanlings forward. There was a strong trade for all specifications with these numbers required each week. A fantastic Charolais bull calf at 1 month and 29 days attracted much interest that sold to a top of £490 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale. There is a strong demand for these top-quality calves at Lancaster and more are required. Angus bull calves peaked at £350 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham. The consignment from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping saw British Blue bulls to £340 with Angus bull calves to £330 twice. The consignment from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale saw Angus bull calves sell to £305 and British Blue heifers to £290. There were numerous more beef calves selling in excess of £250.

There as an improved black and white trade this week with more demand ringside that saw strong calves to £120 and £95 from Wallbank Farms, with others to £115 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green.

A consignment of weanlings this week from R Dick, saw 3-month-old British Blue bulls sell to £380 and £345 with all weanlings eagerly bid for.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Limousin £1290 Intack Farm, High House Farm, £1260 Fell End Farm, £1150 Church Farm, £1140 Kilburn House. British Blue £1260 Abrahams Farm, £1160 Moss View, Low Fell End, £1140 Walmsley Fold, £1110 High House Farm. Simmental £1250 Intack Farm, £1140 Kilburn House, £1090 Park House Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1200 Wyre Farm, £1160 Park House Farm, New Elmridge Farm, £1150 Proctors Row, Lodge Farm. Fleckvieh £1200, £1090 Proctors Row. Charolais £1180 Whelpshide Farm, £1150 Kilburn House. Friesian £1120 Bensons Farm, £1070 Low Levens, £960 Lodge Farm, £950 Newsham Hall Farm, £850 Thorns Farm. Montbeliarde £1090 Proctors Row, £1070 Corney Hill Farm, £1060 Old Glasson Farm, £980 Moss House Farm. Stabiliser £920 Park House Farm. Hereford £920 Moss View. Ayrshire £910 Newsham Hall Farm.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1150 Low Levens, £1120 Mill Farm, £1060 Benson Hall, £1050 Intack Farm, £1040 Blandsgill. Limousin £1150 Low Levens, £1110, £1090 Ellerbeck Farm, £1070 Holly House Farm, £1050 Intack Farm. British Blue £1150 Abrahams Farm, £1140, £1040 Barnfield Farm, £1030 High House Farm, £990 Chorley Road. Charollais £1140 Cinderbarrow Farm, £1130 Brown Edge, £1060, £1010 Cinderbarrow Farm, £1000 Corney Hill Farm. Hereford £1070 Benson Hall, £1040 Mill Hosue Farm, £960 Knowsley Farm, £950 Moss View. Simmental £1040 Cinderbarrow Farm, £1030 Mill House Farm. Montbeliarde £980 Holme Head. Fleckvieh £980 Holme Head.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £290 Tills Farm, £255 Brown Brook, £245 Sweetings Farm, £205 Deansbiggin. Aberdeen Angus £240 Tills Farm, £165 Cinder Barrow, £155 Tills Farm, £150 Fern Hill Farm. Hereford £175 Sellerley Farm, £120, £105 Booth Hall. Limousin £190, £160, £155, £130 Deansbiggin.

Bull Calf

Charolais £490 Knowsley Farm. Aberdeen Angus £350 Derby Lodge Farm, £330 Brown Brook, £305 Tills Farm, £270 Fern Hill Farm. British Blue £340 Brown Brook, £230, £225, £220 Sweetings Farm, £220 North Farm. Limousin £265, £255, £250, £235, £220 Deansbiggin. Hereford £205 Booth Hall. Simmental £180 Sellerley Farm. Friesian £120 Tills Farm, £115 Sellerley Farm, £95 Tills Farm, £78 Cotestone Farm.

OTM Cow

Blonde 174.5 Marl House, 154.5 Capplethwaite Hall. Limousin 149.5 Beck House, 140 Nether House Farm, 134.5, 129.5 Plantation Farm, 119.5 Station Hotel Farm. Charolais 149.5 Plantation Farm, 147.5, 144.5 Nether House Farm, 129.5 Station Hotel Farm, 127.5 Nether House Farm. Stabiliser 147.5 Park House Farm. British Blue 144.5 Beck House. Belgium Blue 144.5 Capplethwaite Hall. Aberdeen Angus 141.5 Croft House, 131.5 Lundholme Farm, 129.5 Croft House, Swainshead Hall Farm, 124.5 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Simmental 137.5 Beck House. Friesian 134.5 Docker Hall, 131.5 Brown Brook, 129.5 Holme House Farm, Bainsbank Farm, North Farm. Swedish Red & White 131.5, 117.5 Walkers I’th Fields. Shorthorn 127.5 Swainshead Hall Farm.

OTM Heifer

Friesian 164.5, 159.5 North Farm, 157.5 Marlholmes Farm, North Farm, 151.5 Derby Lodge Farm. British Blue 139.5 High House Farm. Ayrshire 137.5 Rathvale Farm.

Cast Steer

British Blue 181.5 Gibraltar Farm. Friesian 159.5, 154.5 Higher Knowehill. Aberdeen Angus 154.5 Croft House. Limousin 139.5 Croft House.

Cast Bull

Hereford 119.5 Benson Hall. Continental 115.5 Newsham Hall Farm.

Bull Stirk

British Blue £380, £345 Cooper House Farm. Aberdeen Angus £295 Cooper House Farm. Hereford £285 Cooper House Farm. Fleckvieh £250 Cooper House Farm.

Heifer Stirk

British Blue £290, £275, £205 Cooper House Farm. Limousin £250 Cooper House Farm.

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