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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 3rd January

Store Cattle

The opening sale of Store Cattle for 2020 had an entry of over 200 forward, which saw a better show of all classes and selling to better rates.

Topping the market today was an Aberdeen Angus bullock from J Hesketh, Hutton selling to £1250. This was closely followed by a pair of Limousin bullocks from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton selling to £1240. A pen of Angus bullocks from J Tattersall, Leyland sold to £1190, three times, with KG & LM Park, Witherslack selling a Charolais bullock to £1180. J & R Waller, Killington sold Angus bullocks to £1170 with £1160 achieved numerous times for Angus’ from PD Anderton, Scorton and WJ & L Barker, Arkholme.

Angus heifers also topped the heifer trade today selling to £1180 for a pen of five from SJ Brass, Ingleton. J Hesketh, Hutton sold Angus heifers to £1140 with plenty of other Angus’ selling around the £1090 mark. Liousin heifers peaked at £1090 mark from R & A Easterby, Westhouse, who also sold British Blue heifers to £1080.

Friesians today saw bullocks from KH Knowles sell to £1100 twice with others from L Parsons, Levens selling to £1000.

OTM Cattle

The weekly sale of cast cows had an entry of 109 forward with all cows a dearer trade, especially plainer cows. The trade saw an increase of 20p from the previous sale with extra buyers around the ring ensuring a market average of 122p/kg.

The trade today peaked at 189.5p/kg for a Limousin heifer from ST Birkett & Son, Carnforth this was followed by RC Billington & Son, Claughton on Brock selling a British Blue heifer to 171.5p/kg. Cows today saw a Limousin from ST Birkett & Son sell to 169.5p/kg, who sold other Limousin cows to 159.5p/kg, with JG & PH Thompson, Selside achieving the same price also for a Limousin.

Limousin cast steers sold to 164.5p/kg & 159.5p/kg with a Fleckvieh from J & H Bland & Son, Levens selling to 157.5p/kg.

The black and white trade sold to 154.5p/kg for a heifer from JK & B Birkett & Son, Morecambe with Friesian cows selling to 139.5p/kg from Enchanted Holsteins, Elswick.

Top-grossing price today was £1231 for a Limousin from ST Birkett.

Calves & Stirks

The opening sale of calves had a large entry of 113 forward following the Christmas break, that sold to a stronger trade than anticipated.

The trade twice topped at £370 today firstly for a British Blue bull from AW & AM Park, Ellel and secondly for a British Blue heifer from J & H Thornley Ltd, Kirkham. Angus bull calves sold to £320 from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale and £315 from Drinkall Bros, Abbeystead. Wannop Farms Ltd, Heaton with Oxcliffe and A Pickthall, New Hutton also achieved the £315 mark for British Blue bulls. Plenty of good quality British Blue bulls sold in the late £200s and early £300 mark today.

British Blue heifers sold to £285 from A Piccthalm, with J & G Thornley Ltd selling Blue heifers to £275.

Friesian calves this week sold to £100 from Drinkall Bros who sold others to £92 with Wallbank Farms achieving £88 and £80.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Aberdeen Angus £1250 Middle Grange Farm, £1190 Snub Snape Farm, £1170 Hallbeck, £1160 Wyre Farm, Brown Edge. Limousin £1240 Fell End Farm, £1120 Ninezergh, Low Levens, £1060 Stubbins Farm, £980 Abbotson Farm. Charolais £1180 Low Fell End, £1120 The Old Stable, £1050 Corney Hill Farm, £970 Old Glasson Farm. Blonde £1110 Billinge Hall, £1010 Causeway Farm. British Blue £1110 Low Fell End, £1100 Scotch Green Farm, £1090 Kays Farm, £1080 Stubb Hall Farm, £1050 Yates Farm. Friesian £1100 Lower House, £1000 Low Levens, £920 Mill House Farm, £900 Old Glasson Farm, £880 Sunderland Brows Farm. Norwegian Red £1080 Ninezergh. Muse Rhine Isel £1050, £1000 Littlewood Hall Farm. Hereford £1040 Dalton Old Hall, £1020 Corney Hill Farm, £1000 Billinge Hall, £990 Dalton Old Hall, £930 Lee End Farm. Fleckvieh £1000 Ninezergh. Stabiliser £1000, £960 Park House Farm, £910 Buck Bank Farm. Montbeliarde £900 Old Glasson Farm. Continental £900, £830 Causeway.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1180 Church Street, £1140 Middle Grange Farm, £1100 Snub Snape Farm, £1090 Outerthwaite Farm, Church Street. Simmental £1110 Low Fell End. Limousin £1090 Fellside Farm, £1020 Stubbins Farm, £1010 High House Farm, £1000 High House Farm, £880 Cinderbarrow Farm. British Blue £1080 Fellside Farm, £1020 Stubbins Hall Farm, £970 Windy Hill Farm, £960 Buck Bank Farm, £950 Windy Hill Farm. Hereford £960 Dalton Old Hall, £900 Brow Foot Farm, £880 Dalton Old Hall, £840 Brow Foot Farm, £820 Dalton Old Hall. Stabiliser £940 Park House Farm. Charolais £860 Thornham Fold Farm.

OTM Cow

Limousin 189.5, 169.5 Hall Croft Barn, 159.5 Poppy Farm, Hall Croft Barn, 149.5 The Bungalow. Hereford 154.5, 141.5 Sellerley Farm, 139.5 Moss House Farm, 129.5 Bwofield Farm. Charolais 149.5 Thornham Fold Farm. British Blue 139.5 Poppy Farm. Friesian 139.5 Gorstlea, 137.5 Stubb Place, 131.5 Gibraltar Farm, Tills Farm. Fleckvieh 134.5, 131.5 Holme Head. Stabiliser 127.5 Moss House Farm. Aberdeen Angus 127.5 Manor House Farm, 124.5 Bowfield Farm, Manor House Farm. Blonde 121.5 Manor House Farm. Shorthorn 121.5 Manor House Farm. Norwegian Red 117.5 White Lund Farm.

OTM Heifer

British Blue 171.5 Stubbins Farm. Friesian 154.5 White Lund Farm, 144.5 Heaton Hall Farm, 141.5 Kiln Hall, 139.5 Heaton Hall Farm, 134.5 Hallbeck.

Cast Steer

Limousin 164.5, 159.5 Ghyll Beck Farm. Fleckvieh 157.5 Ninezergh. Friesian 151.5 Stubbins Hall.

Cast Bull

Friesian 139.5 Tunsteads Farm. Limousin 121.5 Rooten Brook

Heifer Calf

British Blue £370 Derby Lodge Farm, £285 Borrans Farm, £275 Derby Lodge Farm, £270, £260 Roe Farm. Simmental £220 Sellerley Farm, £205 Norbreck Farm. Aberdeen Angus £210 Newhouse Farm, £190 Heaton Hall Farm, £165, £150 Catshaw Hall Farm, £145 Hagg Farm. Limousin £180, £150, £145 Deansbiggin, £120 Halforth, Deansbiggin. Hereford £150 Sellerley Farm, £145 Catshaw Hall Farm, Sellerley Farm, £135 Catshaw Hall Farm, Heaton Hall Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £370, £355 Walkers I’th Fields, £315 Borrans Farm, Heaton Hall Farm, £300 Brown Brook. Aberdeen Angus £320 Tills Farm, £315 Catshaw Hall Farm, £300 Newhouse Farm, £272 Tills Farm., £265 Cinder Barrow. Simmental £290, £260, £255 Sellerley Farm. Hereford £285, £270 Catshaw Hall Farm, £255, £240 Sellerley Farm, £230 Heaton Hall Farm. Welsh Black £155 Brown Brook. Limousin £130 Halforth Farm. Friesian £118 Knowsley Farm, £100, £92 Catshaw Hall Farm, £88, £80 Tills Farm.

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