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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Cattle - Friday 13th November 2020

Calves and Weanlings

Lancaster weekly sale of calves and weanlings had a smaller offering of 45 forward this week. It was a shame that there wasn’t more claves forward, new buyers were present today looking to purchase calves with some leaving empty handed. British Blue bull calves lead the way selling to £395 and £360 from I Atkinson and Son, Warton followed by £360 from TE & A Garth, Bleasdale and £355 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale, who also sold Angus bull calves to £370. Plenty more beef bull calves in excess of £300. British Blue heifer calves sold to £330 from GH Sanderson and Family, Catforth and £300 from TE & A Garth, Bleasdale with plenty more beef heifers in the mid to late two hundreds. Black and White bull calves sold to £100 and £90 from Karen Parkinson, out Rawcliffe with plenty of rearing calves selling in excess of the seventy pound mark.
A consignment of weanling Angus bulls from JK & B Birkett and Son, Morecambe sold to £505 and £480. A selection of stirks forward today from S Ashcroft, Euxton saw seven month old British Blue bullocks sell to £635 and Herefords to £565.

Store Cattle

Lancaster store sale had a reduced entry this week in which more were required to meet the increased demand from buyers with new and returning faces ringside. A better offering of store cattle this week was met with equally as good of trade with the £1400 barrier achieved and beyond today. Topping at £1440 was the consignment of Limousin bullocks from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland who also sold others to £1360. There was two consignments of British Blue bullocks selling to £1430 firstly for a pair from R & DM Rossall and Sons, Pilling and then a pair from A & V Wallbank and Son, Longridge. The consignment of bullocks from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse sold British Blues to £1390, Limousins to £1390, and £1380 with Hereford selling to £1310 and £1290. Angus bullocks from S Kellet and Sons, Pilling sold to £1380. Other noted prices for Limousins steers was £1310 from R & S Mitchell, Ellel. All bullocks forward averaged £1100.
Black and White bullocks sold to £1300 from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with other Black and Whites selling to £1270 from WR Clarke, Pilling. The bull trade topped at £1160 for Montbeliarde from WR & CM Lawrenson, Winmarleigh.
Angus heifers lead the ways this week from R Oldfield, Yealand Redmayne selling to £1240 with others selling to £1170 from G Atkinson and Son, Quernmore. British Blue heifers sold to £1210 from R & DM Rossall and Sons, Pilling.

Cast Cows and OTM Cattle

Lancaster auction continues to boast one of the best Cast rings in the local area with a busy ring of active buyers purchasing on 24 different accounts. More cows each week are required to fulfil these orders. The 133 forward sold to a strong market average of 115p/kg to include a very large proportion of direct from the parlour cows.
The market was topped today by a young Limousin bull from Barlow Bros, Croston selling to 207.5p/kg or £1373. A Charolais stock bull sold to a top of £1400 from RA Clegg and LD Bennet, Seathwaite.
Young Limousin cows sold to 201.5p/kg from F &JM Mason, Kirkby Lonsdale with OTM heifers from the same home selling to 184.5p/kg and Herefords to 174.5p/kg. OTM Angus heifers sold to 194.5p/kg or £1264 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale closely followed by 184.5p/kg or £1156 from B Clark, Grange Over Sands. Beef OTM heifers well fleshed regularly selling in excess of 170p/kg. OTM dairy heifers sold to a top of 164.5p/kg or £1195 from Strickland Hill Farming, Witherslack.
Beef cows sold to a top of 144.5p/kg or £1090 for Limousin cows from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead with Simmental cows selling to £1100 from Barlow Bros, Croston. Dairy cows sold to a top of £1016 from J Bargh and Son, Morecambe. Better meated dairy cows regularly sold between 125-130p/kg.

Top Prices

BULL CALVES

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £505, £480, £440, £430 White Lund Farm, £370 Knowsley Farm. LIMOUSIN: £270, £250 Bailey Hey Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £395 Boon Town Farm, £395, £360 Bailey Hey Farm, £355 Knowsley Farm, £335 Lower Lingart Farm. FRIESIAN: £100,£90, £82, £78 Liscoe Farm, £70 Cocker House Farm.

HEIFER CALVES

BRITISH BLUE: £330 Blackleach House Farm, £300 Bailey Hey Farm, 3270 Boon Town Farm, £240 Beesleys Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £170 Boon Town Farm. STEER STIRK: HEREFORD: £565 Rose Hill Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £635 Rose Hill Farm.

OTM COW

LIMOUSIN: 201.50, 184.50 Mireside Farm, 144.50, 139.50 Ouzlethorn Farm, 124.50 1 Low Hall Beck Barn. HEREFORD: 174.50 Mireside Farm. FRIESIAN: 164.50 Strickland Hill, 129.50 Low Deepslack, 124.50 Holme Head, 124.50 Sweetings Farm, 121.50 Borrans Farm. SIMMENTAL: 137.50 Littlewood Hall Farm, 109.50 Garnett House Farm, 107.50 Sella Farm. CHAROLAIS: 129.50, 111.50 Plantation Farm, 124.50 Brown Edge. FLEKVIEH: 129.50, 127.50, 114.50, 89.50 Holme Head. BRITISH BLUE: 124.50 Manor House Farm, 124.50 Garnett House Farm., 81.50 Sella Farm. MONTBELIARD: 119.50, 114.50 Yeat House, 114.50 White Lund Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 117.50, 99.50 Manor House Farm, 91.50 Sunderland Brows Farm, 44.50 Rooten Brook. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 104.50 Walkers I’th Fields, 94.50 Holme Head, 81.50 White Lund Farm. JERSEY: 89.50 Hallbeck. SHORTHORN: 59.50 Higher Lanskill Farm.

OTM HEIFER

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 194.50 Tills Farm, 184.50 High Fell Gate, 169.50 Manor House Farm. LIMOUSIN: 164.50 Garnett House Farm. FRIESIAN: 164.50 Berryholme, 164.50 1 North Farm, 159.50 Roseacre Hall, 154.50, 149.50 Heaton Hall Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 159.50 Castle Barn. CONTINENTAL: 139.50 Poole Bank Farm. CAST STEER: FRIESIAN: 159.50 Old Hall Farm, 159.50, 149.50, 134.50 Tills Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 154.50 Bates Farm. CAST BULL: LIMOUSIN: 207.50 Littlewood Hall Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 109.50 Eskew Beck. CHAROLAIS: 100 Tongue House Farm.

STORES CATTLE

STEERS: LIMOUSIN: £1440 High House Farm, £1390, £1380 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1360 High House Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1430 Alston Grange, £1390 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1200 Stubb Hall Farm, £1190 Summerlands. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1380 Pilling Hall, £1190 Summerlands, £1190 North Farm, £1160 Underhelm Farm, £1150 Stubb Hall Farm. HEREFORD: £1310, £1290 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1100 North Farm, £870 Whinney Garth, £800 Black Bull Farm. FRIESIAN: £1300, £1120 Bensons Farm, £1270, £920 Barn Hill Farm, £930 Cockrigg Farm. SHORTHORN: £1240 Upper Foxholes Farm, £960, £730 23 Market street. CHAROLAIS: £1160 North Farm, £810 Bull Bank Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1090 Barker Brown Edge. BLONDE: £1090 Brown Edge. DAIRY SHORTHORN: £960 23 Market Street. FLEKVIEH: £930 Holmes Farm

HEIFERS: ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1240 Brow Foot Farm, £1170, £1120 Old Hall Farm, £1110, £1080 Chestnut House Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1210 Abrahams Farm, £1130 Ellers Farm, £1120 Windy Hill Farm, £1080 Holmes Farm, £1050 New House Farm. FLEKVIEH: £1080 Cracalt Farm.LIMOUSIN: £1060 Ellers Farm, £880 Meadow Top Farm, £840 Ancliffe Hall Farm. FRIESIANS: £1010 Barn Hill Farm. SOUTH DEVON: £1000, £980, £740 Adlington Hall. HEREFORD: £900, £840 Plumpton Hall Farm, £850, £760, £580 Black Bull Farm, SHORTHORN: £970 Holmes Farm. STABILISER: £800 Park House Farm. BULL: FRIESIAN: £1050 Cumming Carr Farm. MONTBELIARD: £1160, £1050, £990, £940, £900 Cumming Carr Farm.

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