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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 1st May

Store Cattle

Pinch, Punch, first cattle sale of the month saw stores topping at £1300.

There was a decent trade, once again, at Lancaster which saw big cattle to a strong trade considering the current circumstances, with it being the correct type of year for gazing type cattle and these being in strong demand. The sale topped at £1300 from JA & LR Wilson, Millom with Limousin bullocks. Other Limousin bullocks sold to £1260 from PM & ST Entwistle, Abbeystead. British Blue bullocks peaked at £1260 from L & A Duckett, Higher Bartle with others selling to £1230 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Angus bullocks peaked at £1200 from L Parson & Sons, Levens with Shorthorns selling to £1190 and £1180 from J Prest & Son, Bayhorse.

Heifer trade peaked at £1160 for Limousins from R & J Dodgson, Natland. This was followed by British Blues to £1110 from L & A Duckett. Angus heifers peaked at £1090 from T Robson & Son, Poulton le Fylde with Charolais to the same price from R & C Parkinson, Hambleton.

Dairy bullocks topped at £1110 from AG Stafford, Out Rawcliffe with black whites selling to £1070 from JA & LR Wilson with other black and whites to £1040 from W & A Cardwell, Stalmine.

Younger grazing type cattle still sold in good demand.

Cast Cows

There was a good show of OTM Cattle this week, that saw trade a copper or two less, but still a very strong trade with Lancaster Auction Mart still the place to market your stock. Cast Limousin steers sold to 184.5p/kg for Limousins from PM & ST Entwistle, Abbeystead followed by Fleckvieh heifers from D Hargreaves & Son, Kirkham selling to 179.5p/kg and 174.5p/kg. Limousin OTM heifers also achieved 174.5p/kg from WS Burrow & Sons, Silverdale. Beef cows twice topped at 154.5p/kg for Limousin and Charolais from F & IM Potter, Grayrigg with better beef cows regularly selling around the 150p/kg. Best dairy cows sold in the late one thirties.

Top price per head today was £1112 from L Burrow & Sons, Lower Tatham followed by cows from Wannops Farms, Heaton with Oxcliffe selling to £1061 and OTM black and white heifers also achieving £1061 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe. Over 10% of the cattle forward sold in excess of £1000.

There was an overall market average of 124.5p/kg.

Calves & Stirks

Another good day in the calf ring today saw all types of calves in plenty of demand. There was an entry of 60 forward, it was the consignment from J & G Thornley, Kirkham that topped the market with Angus bull calves selling £400 and £380 and British Blue heifers to £360. The consignment of British Blue calves from Wannop Farms, Heaton with Oxcliffe saw British Blues twice sell to £375, £370 and £355, twice. Hereford bull calves, sold to a top of £370 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with British Blues from the same home selling to £355. The consignment of Hereford bull calves from TE & M Kidd, Ellel sold to £280 and £270 five times with Hereford heifers to £200.

Black and white calves sold to £140 from D & K Howarth, Hambleton with nice young rearing calves £40 to £65.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

LIMOUSIN: £1300 Dunningwell Farm, £1260 Lentworth Farm, £1190 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1090 Stubb Hall Farm, Foredales Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1260 Tabley House Farm, £1230 Bensons Farm, £1200 Dunningwell Farm, Cracalt Farm, £1180 Pasture House Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1200 Low Levens, £1160 Intack Farm, Wyre Farm, £1140 Snub Snape Farm, £1120 Ivy Barn Spout House. SIMMENTAL: £1190, £1180 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1180 Dunningwell Farm, £1150 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1090 Intack Farm. SHORTHORN: £1190, £1180 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1060 Barrowfield, £1000, £710 High House Farm. SALERS: £1140 Tabley House Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1110 Birch Croft, £1050 Bensons Farm. HEREFORD: £1080 Snub Snape Farm, £1050 Moss View, £1040 Foredales Farm, £920, £900 Breedy Butts Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1070 Dunningwell Farm, £1040 Bensons Farm, Well House Farm, £1020 Bensons Farm, £980 Lambrigg Head Farm. CHAROLAIS: £700 The Howes. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £690 Bradley Farm. STABILISER: £680 Park House Farm.

Store Heifers

LIMOUSIN: £1160 Cracalt Farm, £1040 Yeat House, £1000 Todgill Farm, £970 Stubbins Farm, Holly House Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1110 Tabley House Farm, £1080 Stubb Hall Farm, £1020 Swainhead Farm, £1010 Ivy Spout House Farm, £950 Windy Hill Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1090 Fairfield, £1040 Greenlands Farm, £1020 Low Levens, £1010 Moss View, £1000 Lower Swainhead Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1090, £990 Toulbrick Farm. HEREFORD: £1060 Lodge Farm, £950 Moss View, £940 Breedy Butts Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1050, £930 Lodge Farm, £560 Carlinghurst. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1000 Ivy Barn Spout House Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £940 Low Levens, £640 Barnfield Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £940, £860 Carlinghurst.

Store Bulls

STABILISER: £630 Park House Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £400 Gardners Farm.

OTM Cows

LIMOUSIN: 154.5 Lambrigg Park Farm, 149.5 Rooten Brook, 147.5 Moss House Farm, 139.5 Intack Farm, 127.5 Rooten Brook. CHAROLAIS: 154.5, 149.5 Lambrigg Park Farm, 139.5 Brown Edge. BRITISH BLUE: 151.5 Higher Knowehill, The Howes, 144.5 Low Groves Farm, 137.5 Kirkbeck. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 147.5 Barrowfield, 124.5, 119.5 Rooten Brook. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 141.5 Gunnerthwaite, 139.5 Catshaw Hall Farm, 137.5, 134.5 Mealbank Farm, 134.5 Catshaw Hall Farm. SHORTHORN: 139.5 Lundholme Farm. BROWN SWISS: 137.5 Friars Moss, 114.5 Lambrigg Head Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 131.5 Hillam Lane Farm, 129.5 Walkers I’th Fields, 114.5 Hillam Lane Farm. SIMMENTAL: 131.5 Kirkbeck. HEREFORD: 109.5 Holmfields.

OTM Heifers

FLEKVIEH: 179.5, 174.5 Poplar Grove Farm. LIMOUSIN: 174.5 Gibraltar Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 157.5 Stubbins Farm, 149.5 Low Groves Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 154.5, 147.5 North Farm, 141.5, 139.5 Whinney Carr Farm, 139.5 Gunnerthwaite. HEREFORD: 149.5 Underhelm Farm. CONTINENTAL: 144.5 Old School House.

Cast Steer

LIMOUSIN: 184.5 Lentworth Farm.

Cast Bull

HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 117.5 Greenside Farm, 109.5 West Hall. CHAROLAIS: 114.5 Lambrigg Park Farm.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE:£360 Derby Lodge Farm, £240 Heaton Hall Farm, £220, £205, £200 North Farm. SIMMENTAL: £260 Heaton Hall Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £250 Derby Lodge Farm, £155 North Farm, £145, £105, £90 Sweetings Farm. HEREFORD: £210 Sellerley Farm, £200 Booth Hall, £180, £175 Sellerley Farm.

Bull Calves

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £400, £380 Derby Lodge Farm, £145 Forton Hall Farm, £105, £100 Sweetings Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £375, £370, £355 Heaton Hall Farm, £355 Catshaw Hall Farm. HEREFORD: £370 Catshaw Hall Farm, £280, £270 Booth Hall. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £140 Rose Farm, £80, £65 Bannister Farm, £42 Stanley Farm.

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