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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 3rd July

Store Cattle

Lancaster Auctions renowned weekly sale of store cattle had a similar number forward selling to an improved trade this week. The overall market average was an extremely impressive £1,115.27 for all cattle. There was a dozen bullocks that sold over £1,300, topping at £1,360 from JW Atkinson, Bentham for British Blues. Closely selling behind this was Angus bullocks from J Hesketh, Hutton achieving £1,340 for a pen of three, who sold a pen of four Limousins to £1,300. Simmental bullocks sold to £1,320 from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet with Charolais and Angus bullocks to £1310 from M Allen, Carnforth. A further 41 steers sold over the £1,200 mark.

Leading the way with heifers today was GF & EE Holt, Chipping selling a pair of Angus heifers to £1,280 with other Angus heifers to £1,210 from R Oldfield, Yealand Redmayne. Continental heifers peaked at £1,220 from JW Atkinson, Bentham. There was plenty more pens of well fleshed heifers selling mid to late eleven hundreds.

Dairy bullocks saw black and whites top at £1,240 from CR & SC Adams, Thornton with Montbeliardes to £1,190 from J & JM Walmsley, Pilling.

All types of Store Cattle are needed each week to fulfil the strong requirements for our buyers. For more information regarding the marketing of your cattle please do hesitate to contact member of the team.

Cast Cows

There was a bumper entry of OTM Cattle forward that saw 141 go under the gavel. There was a plainer offering of cows in the market, selling to a continued strong average of 132p/kg.

Leading the way this week was OTM Limousin heifers from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet selling to 209.5p/kg or £1,215. Also selling in excess of the 200p/kg mark was a Limousin heifer from RH & RA Fawcett, Burton selling to 204.5p/kg or £1,124. The steer trade sold to 199.5p/kg and 194.5p/kg from DH & M Kellet & Sons, Cockerham topping at £1,216. Plenty more OTM beef cows, heifers and bullocks sold between 180p/kg and 195p/kg. Beef cows sold to a top of 177.5p/kg for Limousin from MA & JA Winn, Burneside with other Limousin cows to 169.5p/kg from A Clark and Johnson, Windermere, this also topped the beef cow section at £1,139. Closely followed with other Limousin cows to £1,116 from MA & JA Winn with many beef cows over the £1,000 mark.

Best young dairy cows sold in excess of 150p/kg with a large quantity of good meated dairy cows selling in the region of 140p/kg. Dairy cows saw Swedish Reds sell to £1,216 from MD Close & Son, Arkholme with black and white cows from the same home selling to £1063. There was plenty of good dairy cows grossing £1,000 and more today.

Calves & Stirks

The weekly sale of Calves and Weanlings at Lancaster had an entry of 79 forward meeting strong demand for all types from a good ringside of buyers. The trade remains very buoyant especially for the time of year. Leading the way this week was a Simmental bull calf from WG Farms of Cockerham selling at £440. This was closely followed by British Blue bull calves from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping selling to £430. Other Continental bulls saw Charolais sell to £380 from WG Farms and British Blue bulls to £375 from J Hoggarth & Son, Slyne. Native bull calves always meet plenty of demand with Herefords selling to £365 three times and to £355 from TE & M Kidd, Ellel. Angus bull calves sold to £365 from H & VE Jolly, Great Eccleston. Plenty of beef bull calves sold in excess of the £300 mark.

The heifer calf trade this week saw the consignment of British Blues from J & G Thornley, Kirkham sell to £425 and £415. Other Continental heifers saw Charolais heifers sell to £360 from JM & MH France & Son, Littledale. Plenty more Continental heifers sold over the £300 mark. Native heifer calves sold to £335 from J & G Thornley for an Angus, with Hereford heifers to £295 from TE & M Kidd, Ellel. Plenty of strong native heifers selling into the late two hundreds.

The black and white calf trade remains very good with today being no different. Topping the trade this week was B Butterfield & Son, Burton in Kendal selling to £160. Plenty of rearing calves sold around the £100 mark.

A selection of three-four-month-old weanling calves in today saw Muse Rhine Issel bulls sell to £420 from Stoney Lane Farm, Nateby with Limousin heifers selling to £400.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

BRITISH BLUE: £1360 Batty Farm, £1180 Old Glasson Farm, £1160 Braddup House Farm, £1140 Batty Farm, £1090 Summerlands, £1080 Fellside Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1340 Middle Grange Farm, £1310 Yealand Manor, £1280 Kays Farm, £1270 Little Town Farm, Staffords Farm, £1240 New Ridge Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1320 Intack Farm, £1080 Barker Knott, £1060 Steadbank. CHAROLAIS: £1310 Yealand Manor. LIMOUSIN: £1300 Middle Grange Farm, £1270 Intack Farm, £1230 Middle Grange Farm, £1200 Old Glasson Farm, £1180 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1140 Carlingwha. SALERS: £1270 Yealand Manor. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1240 Stanah House Farm, £1180 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1130 Staffords Farm, £1020 Downlands Farm. SHORTHORN: £1230 Kays Farm, £1040 Summerlands. HEREFORD: £1200 Old Glasson Farm, £1130 Rowell Farm, £1120 Old Glasson Farm, Holme House, £1040 Fellside Farm, £1020 Hall Bank. MONTBELIARDE: £1190 Staffords Farm, £900 Pilling Lane. FLEKVIEH: £1040 Summerlands.

Store Heifers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1280 New Elmridge Farm, £1210 Brow Foot Farm, £1180 Rowell Farm, Ellers Farm, £1170 Bradley Farm, Rowell Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1220 Batty Farm, £1190 Endmoor Farm, £1150 Braddup House Farm, £1120 Barker Knott, Batty Farm, £1070 Toulbrick. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1190 Birkland Barrow, £970 Roseacre Hall. LIMOUSIN: £1100 Endmoor Farm, £1080, £1070 Toulbrick Farm, £1000 Barker Knott, £810 Moss Edge Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1080 Steadbank. HEREFORD: £1050 Hawkrigg End.

OTM Cows

LIMOUSIN: 177.5 High Underbrow Farm, 169.5 Far Orrest, 159.5 Sunny Bank Farm, 149.5 Stubb Farm, 147.5 Far Orrest, 144.5 Stubb Farm, 139.5 Low Pleasant, Sewage Farm, 134.5 Stubb Farm, 129.5 Sewage Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 164.5 High Underbrow Farm, 147.5 Docker Hall, 144.5 Allcocks Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 159.5 Sandvilla, 147.5 Docker Hall Farm, 139.5 Holmes Farm, Boon Town Farm, Stauvins Farm, 137.5 Docker Hall Farm, Holmes Farm, Chestnut House Farm, Sandvilla. FLEKVIEH: 154.5 High House. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 144.5 Docker Hall Farm. SHORTHORN: 134.5 Low Pleasant.

OTM Heifers

LIMOUSIN: 209.5 Intack Farm, 204.5, 199.5, 194.5 Green Dragon Farm, 194.5 Low Pleasant, 159.5 Mireside Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 194.5, 189.5 Brow Foot Farm. HEREFORD: 189.5 Moss View. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 171.5 Chestnut House Farm, 164.5 Boldens Farm, 154.5 Holme House, Blackwood End, 144.5 Roseacre Hall, 141.5 Fern Hill Farm, Oxenforth Green Farm, 134.5 Boundary House.

Cast Steers

HEREFORD: 199.5, 194.5 Boundary House, 184.5 Cliftons Farm. LIMOUSIN: 189.5 Downlands Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 164.5 Netherbeck Barn. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 149.5 Croft House, 139.5 Abbotson Farm, Croft House, 129,5 Midge Hall Farm. CHAROLAIS: 149.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. FLEKVIEH: 144.5 Croft House. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 144.5 Cliftons Farm.

Cast Bull

MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: 164.4, 154.5 Littlewood Hall Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 109.5 Cocker House Farm.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £425, £415 Derby Lodge Farm, £325, £295, £250, £210 Belmont Farm. CHAROLAIS: £360 Newhouse Farm, £295 Lathwaite Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £335 Derby Lodge Farm, £290, £260 Great Eccleston Hall, £205 Fowlers Farm, £160 Great Eccleston Hall, £105 North Farm. HEREFORD: £295, £240 Booth Hall, £215 Hodgkinson Farm, £145, £135 Moss House Farm.

Bull Calves

SIMMENTAL: £440 Lathwaite Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £430 Brown Brook, £375, £345 Belmont Farm, £325 Brown Brook, £280 Belmont Farm, £255 Stanley Farm. CHAROLAIS: £380 Lathwaites Farm. HEREFORD: £365, £355, £340 Booth Hall, £290 Hodgkinson Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £365 Great Eccleston Hall, £275 Moss House Farm, £275, £265 Great Eccleston Hall, £240, £210 Moss House Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £160 Moss House Farm, £108, £95 Tills Farm, £95 Hall Farm, £92 Tills Farm, £90 Brown Brook.

Bull Stirk

MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: £420 Fowlers Farm. FLEKVIEH: £355 Fowlers Farm.

Heifer Stirk

LIMOUSIN: £400 Fowlers Farm.

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