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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 22nd May

Store Cattle

Flying Friday at Lancaster with stores peaking at £1290.

There was another good entry forward with the trade noticeably sharper with buyer’s keen to purchase with prime cattle prices rumoured to lift. It was the consignment from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland that topped the market selling Limousin and Charolais bullocks to £1290 with other Limousin bullocks selling to £1270. Angus bullocks topped at £1270 from GE Turner, Inglewhite this was closely followed by Limousins to £1250 from R & A Easterby, West House. Luing bullocks sold to £1240 from JC Dunning, Orton. British Blue bullocks topped at £1240 from R Escolme, Bay Horse with heifers from the same home selling to £1230. 15% of the cattle forward this week sold for £1200 or more. Black and white bullocks sold to a top of £1180 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe.

There continues to be plenty of demand for all types of cattle with a bit of rain helping to freshen things up, seeing grazing cattle continue to be wanted. All cattle forward today averaged £1037.

Cast Cows

There was an increased entry of 121 forward selling to a flying trade with a very impressive market average 135p/kg.

It was Limousin cast cows that topped the market selling to 199.5p/kg twice from Ballacutchel Farms, Isle of Man. This was closely followed by Angus steers selling to 197.5p/kg from the same home. OTM Limousin heifers topped at 189.5p/kg twice from WK & R Harrison, Docker. There was plenty of beef cows selling between 155p/kg and 170p/kg with better ones exceeding that. Beef cows sold to a top price of £1195 for Limousins from RW & FJ Rhodes & Son, Quernmore. Plenty of other good beef cows sold in excess of the £1100 mark. Black and white heifers sold to a top of 154.5p/kg or £1112 from R & K Jenkinson, Pilling. Other OTM heifers well-fleshed OTM heifers selling around the 150p/kg.

Best black and white cows sold to a top of 144.5p/kg numerous times peaking at £1099 from L Burrow & Sons, Lower Tatham with others selling to £1054 from GR Park & Sons, Whinfell.

A few cast bulls forward this week saw young Simmental bulls sell to 179.5p/kg or £1382 from Barlow Bros, Croston. Bulls in the cow ring topped at £1392 for Beef Shorthorns from KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead with Angus bulls selling to £1380 from GB & EA Metcalfe, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Nineteen cattle in the cast cow ring sold in excess of £1000. OTM and Cast Cows continue to be required at Lancaster.

Calves & Stirks

The weekly sale of calves had an entry of 50 forward meeting plenty of demand and were well sold, once again. The market topped at £400 for British Blue heifer calves from WG Farms, Cockerham. British Blue bull calves twice topped at £355 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping and Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Angus bull calves peaked at £355 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham. This was closely followed by British Blue calves from WR Clarke & Partners, Yealand Redmayne selling heifers to £345 and bulls to £340. The consignment of Hereford calves from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green saw heifers sell to £340 and £295 and bulls from this farm sell to £310. There is plenty of demand for beef calves with more required each week.

Black and white bull calves topped at £115 and £105 from WN & D Smith & Son, Cockerham with Drinkall Bros twice selling black and white bull calves to £110.

There is a good entry of calves already entered for next week’s sale with more required. Next week also sees our monthly stirk sale with catalogue entries closing 2pm Monday 25th May.

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Top Prices

Store Bullocks

LIMOUSIN: £1290, £1270 High House Farm, £1250 Fellside Farm, £1210, £1180 Whelpside Farm, £1170 Low Stanger Thwaite. CHAROLAIS: £1290 High House Farm, £1220, £1210, £1070, £1030 Kate Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1270 Scotch Green Farm, £1210 Outerthwaite Farm, £1200 Wyre Farm, £1190 Outerthwaite Farm, £1180 Intack Farm, Downlands Farm. CONTINENTAL: £1240, £1210, £1170, £1150 Low Chapel Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1240 Ivy Barn Spout House Farm, £1200 Tabley House Farm, £1140 Old Glasson Farm, £1100 Gale Garth, £1030 Boon Town Farm, £980 Ballacutchel Farms, £960 Low Fell End. HEREFORD: £1220 Gale Garth, £1200 Newsham Hall Farm, £1160 Tabley House Farm, £1080 Outerthwaite Farm, Gale Garth, Newsham all Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1180 Bensons Farm, £1080 Downlands Farm, £1060 Bensons Farm, £1050 Newsham Hall Farm, £1030 Downlands Farm, £880 Brow Foot Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1150 Staffords Farm, £1020 Old Glasson Farm, £1010 Ballacutchel Farms, £900 Corney Hill Farm, £830 Pilling Lane. SHORTHORN: £1140 Kays Farm, £1090 Hole House Farm, £890 Brow Foot Farm. SOUTH DEVEN: £1090, £810 Cinderbarrow Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1030 Kate Farm, £1020 Brow Foot Farm, £950, £920, £860 Herdman House Farm.

Store Heifers

BRITISH BLUE: £1230 Ivy Barn Spout House Farm, £1140 Low Stanger Thwaite, £1110 Corney Hill Farm, £1000 Windy Hill Farm, £980 Boon Town Farm, £800 Steel Croft. CHAROLAIS: £1200, £1120 Kate Farm, £1100 Ballacutchel Farms, £1020 Kate Farm, £980 Cinderbarrow Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1120 High House, Causeway Head Farm, £1100 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1090 Lower Stanger Thwaite, £1060 Ballacutchel Farms, £1050 Hall Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1120, £930 Kate Farm. HEREFORD: £1100 Kate Farm, £1080 Low Groves Farm, £1040 Middle Grange Farm, £970 High House Farm, £950 Corney Hill Farm, £900 Kirkbeck. ABERDEEEN ANGUS: £1090 Middle Grange Farm, £1040 High House, Downlands Farm, Cinderbarrow Farm, £970 Little Crimbles, Ballacutchel Farms. LONGHORN: £1060 Ballacutchel Farms. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1050 Ballacutchel Farms. STABILISER: £1000 Low Moor Head Farm. SHORTHORN: £870 Hole House Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £840 Corney Hill Farm.

OTM Cows

LIMOUSIN: 199.5 Ballacutchel Farms, 174.5 Low Moor Head Farm, 161.5, 154.5 Ballacutchel Farms. CHAROLAIS: 167.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. STABILISER: 159.5, 129.5 Park House Farms. BRITISH BLUE: 159.5 Sunny Bank Farm, 149.5 Thornton Barn Farm, 144.5, 134.5 St Annes Farm. SHORTHORN: 159.5 Gill Garth. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 154.5 Manor House Farm, 149.5 Barkin House Barn, 144.5 Ellers Farm, 139.5, 124.5 Ballacutchel Farms. SALERS: 151.5 Manor House Farm. CONTINENTAL: 151.5, 147.5 Ballacutchel Farms. MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: 147.5 Littlewood Hall Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 144.5 Holme Head, Mealbank Farm, 141.5 Low Deepslack, 139.5 Stauvins Farm, 137.5 Forton Hall Farm. SIMMENTAL: 144.5 Kate Farm, 129.5 Ballacutchel Farms, 124.5 Kate Farm. HEREFORD: 134.5 Ballacutchel Farms. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 129.5, 127.5 Holme Head, 121.5 Sandvilla, 119.5 Hillam Lane Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 101.5 Walkers I’th Fields. GALLOWAY: 99.5 Ballacutchel Farms.

OTM Heifers

LIMOUSIN: 189.5 Brookside, 179.5 Hazelslack Tower Farm, 149.5 Brookside. FLEKVIEH: 169.5, 164.5 High House. HEREFORD: 159.5, 151.5 Boundary House. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 154.5 Holmes Farm, 151.5 Brown Brook, 149.5 Forton Hall Farm, Derby Lodge Farm, 144.5 Forton Hall Farm. AYRSHIRE: 149.5 Half Way House. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 134.5 Sandvilla.

Cast Steer

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 197.5 Ballacutchel Farms. LIMOUSIN: 189.5, 159.5 Ballacutchel Farms. AYRSHIRE: 169.5 Newsham Hall Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 151.5 Thornton Barn Farm. SIMMENTAL: 129.5 Bradlow Farm.

Cast Bull

SIMMENTAL: 179.5 Littlewood Hall Farm. SHORTHORN: 129.5 Marshaw Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 119.5 Holme House Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 114.5 Crook Farm, 109.5 Park House Farm.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £400 Lathwaite Farm, £355 Catshaw Hall Farm, £345 Cinder Barrow, £330 Lathwaite Farm, £240 Newhouse Farm. STABILISER: £355 Beesleys Farm. HEREFORD: £340, £295, £270, £200 Sellerley Farm, £175 Slack Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £250 Tills Farm. LIMOUSIN: £245, £220, £170 Slack Farm. WELSH BLACK: £225 Brown Brook.

Bull Calves

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £355 Derby Lodge Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £355 Brown Brook, £340 Cinder Barrow, £330 Catshaw Hall Farm, £200 Cinder Barrow. HEREFORD: £310 Sellerley Farm, £280, £270 Catshaw Hall Farm, £250 Sellerley Farm. LIMOUSIN: £260 Rose Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £115 Cocker House Farm, £110 Catshaw Hall Farm, £105 Cocker House Farm, £78 Rose Farm, £70 Tills Farm.

Steer Calf

HEREFORD: £265 Lathwaite Farm. LIMOUSIN: £220, £210 Slack Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £60, £42 Farmdale Road.

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