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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 8th May

Store Cattle

There was no rest for the wicked today at Lancaster as the store continues to sell well. Leading the way this week was the consignment of Limousins bullocks from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse selling to £1290, £1240 and £1220. Angus bullocks peaked at £1260 from I & ME Askew, New Hutton with a pen of five Angus’ from KH & D Holden & Son, Pilling selling to £1200. This was closely followed by a pen of four Angus heifers selling to £1190 from J Hesketh, Hutton. There were plenty more pens of bullocks regularly selling in the mid to late eleven hundreds. Dairy bullocks saw Fleckviehs sell to £1080 from J Prest & Son. This was closely followed by black and white bullocks selling to £1070 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. There was plenty of demand for grazing type cattle as well.

Cast Cows

The Bank Holiday sale of Cast Cows saw a good entry of 94 forward with all selling to a competitive trade for all classes and types with buyer’s ringside keen to fill orders. Well-fleshed beef cows continue to sell to a premium with a top price off 171.5p/kg achieved for a Limousin from JM & JJ Dawson, Littledale with others achieving 164.5p/kg for a Limousin from T Ayrton & Son, Over Wyresdale. Many more beef cows sold at 145p/kg to 155p/kg with feeding type cows generally 130p/kg to 140p/kg depending on type and quality. Top-grossing beef cow was £1238 for a Limousin from JM & JJ Dawson with KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead selling a Limousin to £1137.

Dairy cows sold to a top price of 149.5p/kg for a Fleckvieh from B & AC Barnes, Middleton who sold others to 144.5p/kg, Holstein Friesians sold to 134.5p/kg from H & SD Cornthwaite & Son, Nateby. Well-fleshed and heavy dairy cows were generally 188p/kg to 125p/kg with parlour type cows 105p/kg to 115p/kg. Top-grossing dairy cow was a Fleckvieh from B & AC Barnes selling to £1107.

All cows today averaged 123p/kg and £765 with 82% of entry being dairy cows.

OTM Heifers sold to 169.5p/kg for Montbeliardes from W Salisbury, Kirkham who sold others to 167.5p/kg. Beef heifers sold to 144.5p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus from G & D Ball, Little Eccleston. Top price heifer today was £992 for a Holstein Friesian from JT & U Garth, Ellel. All heifers averaged 132p/kg and £730.

Cast steers sold to 164.5p/kg for a British Blue from S & CH Brennand, Ingleton and £993 for a Holstein Friesian from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse. All steers averaged 146p/kg and £976. Several cull stock bulls forward sold to 151.5p/kg for a Hereford from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green with another Hereford from JH Towers & Son, Tunstall achieving £1213.

Buyers are requesting another strong entry of cows next week we have the capacity to handle a lot more cows each week. Please inform the office if you are intending on bringing cows to assist with contacting buyers.

Calves & Stirks

The heat was on outside and in the calf ring today at Lancaster!

There was plenty of top-quality calves on offer saw a 58-day old British Blue bull calf sell to £430 from WR Clarke & Partners, Yealand Redmayne, who sold younger Blue heifer calves to £370. British Blue heifers from J & G Thornley, Roseacre sold to £405 and £395. Angus bull calves from David and Eileen Wallbank, Over Wyresdale sold to £380 and £360. Other Angus bull calves sold to £350 from J & VE Jolly, Great Eccleston. British Blue calves from J Hoggarth & Son, Slyne sold to £355 twice and £340 with heifer calves from the same home to £355.

Black and white bull calves topped at £150 from H & SD Cornthwaite & Sons, Nateby. More calves are required each week to fulfil buyers requirements.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

LIMOUSIN: £1290, £1240, £1220, £1150 Foxholes Farm, £1130 Stubbins Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1260 Raw Head, £1200 Chestnut House Farm, £1180 Rowell Farm, Pasture House Farm, Raw Head. BRITISH BLUE: £1180 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1160 Wood Nook Farm, £1070 Old Glasson Farm, £1030 Stubb Hall Farm, £1000 Windy Hill Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1140 Bensons Farm, £980 Old Glasson Farm. HEREFORD: £1140 Oakhead Farm, £1120 Pasture House Farm, £930 Breedy Butts Farm, £900, £860 Moss View. SHORTHORN: £1140 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1100 Parkside Farm, £800 Market Street. FLEKVIEH: £1080 Upper Foxholes Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1070 Bensons Farm, £1010 Lambrigg Head Farm, £930 Downlands Farm, Outerthwaite Farm, £900 Intack Farm. BROWN SWISS: £1010 Lambrigg Head Farm. SIMMENTAL: £890 Breedy Butts Farm. CHAROLAIS: £680 Cobble Hey Farm. STABILISER: £640 Park House Farm.

Store Heifers

LIMOUSIN: £1190 Middle Grange Farm, £1090 Kirkland Hall Farm, £1060 Stubbins Farm, £1040 Mill House, £970 Stribers Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1190 Middle Grange Farm, £1090 Outerthwaite Farm, Middle Grange Farm, £990 Raw Head, £980 Wood Nook Farm. HEREFORD: £1090 Rowell Farm, £860 Higher Slip Inn Farm, £820 Hillam Lane Farm, £760 Meadow Top Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1080 High House, £1000 Langthwaite Heights. FLEKVIEH: £1080, £1070 High House. BRITISH BLUE: £1030 Midge Hall Farm, £990 Windy Hill Farm. SHORTHORN: £840 Yew Tree Farm.

Store Bull

STABILISER: £540 Park House Farm.

OTM Cows

LIMOUSIN: 171.5 Field Head, 164.5 Yates Farm, 159.5 Field House, 154.5 Mosergh Farm, 149.5 Marshaw Farm. FLEKVIEH: 149.5, 144.5 Hawkin Hall, 124.5 Green Lane End Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 144.5 Moss House Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 144.5 Fleets Farm, Sunderland Brows Farm, 137.5 Home Barn, 134.5 Sunderland Brows Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 137.5, 124.5, 117.5 Green Lane End Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 134.5 Kirkwood Lodge, 129.5 Moss House Farm, Yew Tree Farm, 127.5 Lambrigg Head Farm, Richmond Hall. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 124.5 Hillam Lane Farm. JERSEY: 74.5 Sellerley Farm.

OTM Heifers

MONTBELIARDE: 169.5, 167.5 Central Avenue. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 159.5 Higher Knowehill, 154.5 Far Lodge, 144.5, 139.5 Blackwood End, 134.5 Birks Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 144.5 Woodstock. LIMOUSIN: 141.5 Lane Head Farm. HEREFORD: 137.5 Boundary House. SHORTHORN: 127.5 Central Avenue.

Cast Steer

BRITISH BLUE: 164.5 Nutstile Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 139.5 Nutstile Farm, Upper Foxholes Farm.

Cast Bull

HEREFORD: 151.5 Sellerley Farm, 127.5 Tunstall Hall. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 107.5 The Hill.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £405, £395 Derby Lodge Farm, £370 Cinder Barrow, £355, £340 Belmont Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £240, £190, £170 Bolton Fold Farm. HEREFORD: £235, £230, £220, £180, £160 Sellerley. LIMOUSIN: £220 Lane Head Farm.

Bull Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £430 Cinder Barrow, £355, £325, £260 Belmont Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £380, £360 Tills Farm, £350, £335 Great Eccleston Hall, £285 Bolton Fold Farm. HEREFORD: £280, £260, £220 Sellerley Farm. LIMOUSIN: £215 Lane Head Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £150 Kirkwood Lodge Farm.

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