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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle, Friday 6th March 2020

Calves
The weekly sale of Calves and Weanlings at Lancaster had an entry of 89 forward, selling to a strong trade for all ages and sizes. British Blue calves led the way with bulls selling to £400 and £370 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham closely followed by £345 from JP & C Robson, Garstang. Plenty more good conformation British Blue bull calves sold in excess of the three hundred pound mark. Angus bull calves sold to £335 and £300 from David and Eileen Wallbank, Over Wyresdale. Heifer calves sold to a top of £305 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham closely followed by British Blues from JP & C Robson, Garstang selling to £285. Plenty of beef heifer calves were easily sold in the early to mid-two hundreds. There was a strong trade for better rearing black and whites calves, peaking at £155 and £140 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with David and Eileen Wallbank, Over Wyresdale topping at £120 and plenty of strong rearers over £100.
A selection of three month old weanling calves in today peaked at £420 for British Blue bulls from D & J Hay, Cockerham. British Blue heifers from the same home sold to £350. Limouisn bull weanlings topped at £340 from JM & MH France, Littledale.

OTM and Cast Cows
There was a reduced entry of 77 cast cows and OTM cattle with many vendors taking advantage of the good weather. Topping the market today was an OTM Limousin steers from JT & U Garth, Ellel selling to 189.5p/kg or £1216. This was closely followed by OTM shorthorn heifers selling to 184.5p/kg or £1160 from GR & A Foy and Son, Conder Green. Dairy OTM heifers saw Black and Whites sell to 151.5p/kg or £1015 from J Bargh and Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe with others selling to 147.5p/kg from EE Thornton & Sons, Morecambe. Beef cows peaked at 144.5p/kg three times, Briitsh blues from EJ Ward and Sons, Nether Kellet, Limousins from M & RW Stirzaker, Milnthorpe and Angus cows from A & M Brennand and Son, Chapel le Dale. Top price per head beef cow was an Angus from GR & A Foy and Son, Conder Green selling to £1059. Black and white cows sold to a top of 139.5p/kg from GH Sanderson and Family, Catforth with plenty better fleshed dairy cows selling to 129.5p/kg. Top price per head dairy cow was a black and white from JT & B Fox, Quernmore selling to £1020.

Store Cattle
Lancaster Auction’s renowned weekly sale of store cattle had a similar number forward selling to a similar trade as last week. The top call this week was £1300 twice, firstly for a Flekvieh bullock from TJ Lloyd Farm, Settle and secondly British blue bullocks from JW Atkinson, Bentham whom sold others to £1290. The consignment from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe topped at £1290 for British Blue bullocks. Simmental bullocks topped at £1230 from BW & LM Kirkby, Wennington.
Native cattle always attract plenty of interest at Lancaster with Angus bullocks peaking at £1190 from GF & EE Holt, Chipping followed by £1160 from PD Anderton, Scorton. Once again there were plenty of strong bullocks selling in the eleven hundreds. The heifer trade topped at £1,190 from JW Atkinson, Bentham with British Blues, closely followed by £1,160 for British Blues again from SH & LE Birkett, Nether Kellet. Limousin heifers peaked at £1100 three times from TW Nelson and Son, Stainton, JK & A Bowness & Son, Milnthorpe and WA Ward & Son, Slyne. Native heifers saw a Angus heifer top at £1080 from JB Moore, Grange over Sands and Hereford heifers to £1080 from TJ Lloyd Farm, Settle. Black and white bullocks topped at £1040 from TJ Lloyd Farm, Settle followed by £1030 from EE Thornton & Sons, Morecambe.

Top Prices

Store Cattle

Fleckvieh £1300 11 Proctors Row. British Blue £1300, £1290 Batty Farm, £1290 Bensons Farm, £1130 Pasture House Farm, £1130 Low Hundhowe, £1100 Barnfield Farm. Simmental £1230 Park House Farm, £970 Outerthwaite Farm, £850 The Bungalow. Angus £1190 New Elmridge Farm, £1160 Wyre Farm, £1120 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1100 Brown Edge, £1100 Intack Farm. Saler £1170 Millbeck. Limousin £1170 Millbeck, £1160 Ellers Farm, £1120 Thornbush Farm, £1090 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Hereford £1140 Higher Knowehill, £1100 Stubb Hall Farm, £1060 Squires Gate Farm, £1050 Outerthwaite Farm. Shorthorn £1080 Parkside Farm, £1050 Barrowfield. Friesian £1040 11 Proctors Row, £1030 Downlands Farm, £980 Bensons Farm, £940 Spital Farm, £920 Barnfield Farm. Montbeliarde £920 Ellers Farm.

Store Heifer
British Blue £1190 Batty Farm, £1160 Stubb Hall Farm, £1120 Highthorn Farm, £1050 Windy Hill Farm, £1020 Pasture House Farm. Limousin £1100 Cockrigg Farm, £1100 Cautley Farm, £1100 Ancliffe Hall Farm, £1090 Hutton Roof Hall, £1050 Highthorn Farm. Angus £1090, £1050 11 Proctors Row, £1080, £1060 Outerthwaite Farm, £1060 New Elmridge Farm, £1040 Pasture House Farm, £1040 Knowsley Farm. Hereford £1080 11 Proctors Row, £940 Knowsley Farm. Charolais £1070 Brown Edge. Simmental £930 Park House Farm. Stabiliser £840 Park House Farm.

OTM Cow
Angus 144.5 Bruntscar Farm, 141.5 Parkside Farm, 129.5 Newsham Hall Farm. Limousin 144.5 Station Hotel Farm, 141.5 Thornbush Farm, 137.5 Bruntscar Farm. British Blue 144.5, 139.5 Intack Farm. Friesian £139.5 Blackleach House Farm, 129.5 Brown Brook, 129.5 Downlands Farm. Stabiliser 129.5 Park House Farm. Saler 124.5 Walkers I’th Fields. Ayrshire 119.5 Newsham Hall Farm. Simmental 117.5 1 Rye Close.

OTM Heifer
Shorthorn 184.5 Parkside Farm. Friesian 151.5 North Farm, 147.5 Downlands, 129.5 White Lund Farm.

Cast Steer
Limousin 189.5, 149.5 Higher Knowehill.

Cast Bull
Meuse-Rhine-Issel 119.5 Littlewood Hall Farm.

Heifer Calf
Angus £305 Derby Lodge Farm, £240 Tills Farm. British Blue £285, £250 Roe Farm, £265 Catshaw Hall Farm, £205 Norbreck Farm, £200 Roseacre Hall, £200 Newhouse Farm, £195 Norbreck Farm. Limousin £240 Bolton Fold Farm.

Bull Calf
British Blue £400, £375 Derby Lodge Farm, £345 Roe Farm, £325 Newhouse Farm, £320, £315, £310 Walkers I’th Fields. Angus £335, £300 Tills Farm. Friesian £155, £140, £108, £100 Catshaw Hall Farm, £120, £88 Tills Farm, £80 Cotestone Farm.

Bull Stirk
British Blue £420, £300 Birch House Cottage. Limousin £340 Newhouse Farm. Angus £305 Birch House Cottage. Friesian £165 Birch House Cottage.

Heifer Stirk
British Blue £350 Birch House Cottage

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