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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Cattle - Friday 6th November 2020

Calves and Weanlings
Lancaster weekly sale of calves and weanlings had another good offering of 84 forward this week. Best quality calves continue to be in very strong demand at Lancaster and selling to a premium. Middle beef calves continue to be just as good a trade with smaller and younger types a slightly easier trade. Good types of black and whites were in short supply for what buyers wanted today.

A great consignment of British Blue bulls from J & G Thornley, Roseacre led the way selling to £530 and £490 twice. Other British Blue bulls sold to £415 from JP & C Robson, Garstang with plenty of strong Continental bull calves selling into the mid three hundreds. Continental heifer calves sold to a top of £320 for British Blues from AJ & AJ Gibbons, St Michaels. Native calves sold to a top of £390 for Angus bull calves from JK & B Birkett & Son, Morecambe whom sold Angus heifer calves to £345 and £340.

Dairy bull calves saw Fleckviehs sell to £360 from JK & B Birkett & Son, Morecambe and black and white bull calves topped at £115 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale.

A selection of 20 stirks were forward today and saw Montbeliarde bullocks sell to £540 from S Ashcroft, Euxton. The consignment of bullocks from PS & H Eckersley, Mellor saw British Blues sell to £510 and Angus to £500. Heifer stirks sold to £480 for British Blues from S Ashcroft, Euxton.

Store Cattle
Lancaster once again boasted an entry of over 300 store cattle for its weekly sale. There was a strong trade for well fleshed, forward cattle with the show of cattle generally a little weathered. Store bullocks from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe led the way selling to £1450 Simmental, £1420 Limousins and £1350 for British Blues. Other Continental bullocks saw Charolais sell to £1300 from RH Dodgson, Burton in Lonsdale.

Lancaster always offers a strong trade for Native cattle with a consignment of Hereford bullocks from TJ Lloyd Farm, Settle selling to £1440, £1370 and £1280. Angus bullocks sold to a top of £1300 from S Kellet and Sons, Pilling followed by others to £1240 from J Hesketh, Hutton.

The heifer trade peaked at £1190 from S Kellet and Sons, Pilling with a pair of Angus. British Blue heifers sold to £1180 from CE & MA Hewitt, Forton with a Limousin heifer from R & A Easterby, Westhouse achieving the same price.

Cull Cows
There was a bumper entry of 156 cast cows and OTM cattle forward in Lancaster today, with an overall market average of 111p/kg. The trade continues to be stronger than many local competitors with vendors urged to take advantage of the large number of buyers here. Lancaster also continues to offer a very strong trade for OTM heifers and steers, this week topping at 199.5p/kg from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet with Limousin heifers. British Blue steers sold to a top of 194.5p/kg or £1254 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale whom sold Angus steers to £1238. Dairy heifers sold to 164.5p/kg from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green.

Beef cows sold to 164.5p/kg for young Herefords from TW & BH Woodhouse, Roeburndale with plenty of beef cows selling in the region of 150p/kg. Best dairy cows sold into the late 120’s p/kg numerous times. Beef cows sold to a top of £1081 for Limousins from Mason and Gardner, Chapel Le Dale. Dairy cows peaked at £1038 from WN & D Smith and Sons, Cockerham.

Top Prices

CALVES:
HEIFER: ABERDEEN ANGUS: £345, £340 White Lunds Farm, £310 Catteralls Farm, £150 Tills Farm, £110 Brown Brook. BRITISH BLUE: £320, £280, £235 Catteralls Farm, £280 Catshaw Hall Farm, £240 Roe Farm. LIMOUSIN: £240 Dockensall Farm, £205 Newhouse Farm. WELSH BLACK: £180 Catteralls Farm. SHORTHORN: £80 Cotes Farm. BULL CALVES: BRITISH BLUE: £530, £490 Derby Lodge Farm, £415 Roe Farm, £350 Belmont Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £390, £260, £235 White Lund Farm, £320 Catshaw Hall Farm, £220 North Farm. FLEKVIEH: £360 White Lund Farm.WELSH BLACK: £335 Catteralls Farm. LIMOUSIN: £270, £190 Dockensall Farm, £250 Newhouse Farm. SHORTHORN: £140 Cotes Farm. FRIESIAN: £115, £60 Catshaw Hall Farm, £78 Roe Farm, £60 Tills Farm, £35 Westfield House Farm.

STIRKS: HEIFER: BRITISH BLUE: £480 Rose Hill Farm, £470 Higher Brundhurst. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £405 Rose Hill Farm, £350 Higher Brundhurst Farm. STEER: BRITISH BLUE: £510 Higher Brundhurst. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £500 Higher Brundhurst Farm. MONTBELIARD: £540 Rose Hill Farm.
OTM COWS: HEREFORD: 164.50, Middle Salter, 119.50 Moss View, 114.50 Fellside Farm. FRIESIAN: 159.50 Sellerley Farm, 139.50 Brown Brook, 127.50 Downlands Farm, 124.50 Walkers I’th Fields, 124.50 Yeat House. LIMOUSIN: 154.50 Stoneybank Philpin Farm, 149.50, 147.50, 134.50 Mireside Farm , 129.50 Chapel House. FLEKVIEH: 149.50 Grange Farm. MONTBELIARD: 144.50, 121.50, 114.50 Grange Farm, 127.50 Yeat House, 117.50 Sellerley Farm. SIMMENTAL: 129.50 23 Market Street, 124.50 Hutton Roof Hall, 119.50 Re braida Garth, 119.50 Sellerley Farm, 94.50 Re braida Garth. BRITISH BLUE: 127.50 St Annes Farm, 124.50, 117.50 27 Garden Terrace,121.50 Fellside Farm, 117.50 Low Barrows Green, 117.5o Low Groves Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 119.50 Hartsop Hall, 114.50 Rooten Brook, 111.50 Sunderland Brows Farm, 104.50 Rooten Brook. CHAROLAIS: 117.50 High Hallbeck. BLONDE: 114.50 Tongue House Farm. STABILISERS: 109.50 Re braida Garth. OTM HEIFER: FRIESIAN: 164.50 Selllerley Farm, 129.50 Richmond Hall. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 159.50 Rooten Brook, 131.50, 127.50 Sunderland Brows Farm. LIMOUSIN: 199.50 Intack Farm, 141.50 Tills Farm, 117.50 Cockrigg Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 144.50 Mount Murray. CAST STEER: BRITISH BLUE: 194.50 Tills Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 179.50 Tills Farm. FRIESIAN: 159.50, 149.50 Tills Farm, 159.50 Cockrigg Farm, 121.50 Sunderland Brows Farm. LIMOUSIN: 144.50 Beck House. CAST BULL: FRIESIAN: 104.50 Whinney Carr Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 109.50 Hartsop Hall. GALLOWAY: 94.50 Lune View.

STORES: STEERS: SIMMENTAL: £1450 Bensons Farm, £1070 Upp Hall HEREFORD: £1440, £1370 11 Proctors Row, £1130 Adlington Hall, £1120 Stubb Hall Farm, £960 Black Bull Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1420 Bensons Farm, £1200 Stoney Bank Philpin Farm, £1180 Endmoor Farm, £1170 Grange Farm, £1140 North Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1350 Bensons Farm, £1270 Stoney Bank Philpin Farm, £1240 Hallbeck, £1190 North Farm, £1180 Bainsbank Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1300, £1240, £1200 Kilburn House, £1220 Mount Murray, £1130 Langthwaite Heights. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1300 Pilling Hall, £1240 Middle Grange Farm, £1210 North Farm, £1160 New Ridge Farm, £1150 Fellside Farm. SOUTH DEVON: £1130, £1080 Adlington Hall. FRIESIAN: £1040 Dowlands Farm, £1000, £960 Grange Farm, £980 Turnover Hall. MONTBELIARD: £890 Squires Gate Farm. SHORTHORN: £820 Mount Murray. STABILISER: £760 Park House Farms. FLEKVIEH: £580 Bull Bank Farm. HEIFERS: ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1190 Pilling Hall, £1120 Stubb Hall Farm, £1100, £1090 Intack Farm, £1020 Raw Head. BRITISH BLUE: £1180 Steadbank, £1140, £1080 Savic Brook Farm, £1100 Intack Farm, £1070 Stubbins Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1180 Fellside Farm, £1160 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1030 Mount Muray, 31020 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1020 Intack Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1090, £1040 Intack Farm, £830 Upp Hall. FRIESIAN: £1110, £860 Fencefoot Farm, £440 Roe Farm. CHAROLAIS: £990 Langthwaitte Heights, £910 Mount Murray. SOUTH DEVON: £920 Adlington Hall Farm. HEREFORD: £890 Bull Bank Farm, £800, £760 Holmfields, £700 Slack Farm, £700 Mount Murray. STABILISER: £850 Park House Farms. SHORTHORN: £780, £550 Mount Murray. SALER: £830Mount Murray.

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