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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM & Store Cattle - Friday 20th November 2020

Calves and Weanlings

The Lancaster weekly sale of calves and weanlings had an improved entry of 79 forward selling to a continued strong trade with a younger entry of calves. The consignment of Continental heifer calves led the way today from WG Farms, Cockerham selling Charolais to £375 with British Blues to £370. Bull calves peaked at £355 for Limousins from JM & MH France & Son, Littledale. Bull calves from Wannops Farm, Heaton with Oxcliffe twice sold to £350 twice for Angus and Charolais followed by £345 for Angus Bull calves from A Pickthall, New Hutton. Plenty of beef bulls and stronger beef heifers were selling over the three hundred mark. Native heifers were a sharper trade today selling Angus heifer calves to £270 from Wannops Farm, Heaton with Oxcliffe and £260 from A Pickthall, New Hutton. Black and white weanlings sold to £285 and £210 from RT Halhead, Cockerham. Younger black and white rearing calves sold to £85 from Tomlinson Bilsbrow Ltd.

Store Cattle

The Lancaster Store sale boosted a larger entry this week of 286. Forward, short-keep store cattle continue to be a very good trade with more long term cattle forward in the market today. These continue to look well sold but slightly easier trade with many purchasers cautious of the expensive winter ahead, but prices are still more than a month ago. Best cattle continue to sell over £1400 topping at £1440 for a Charolais bullock from Cowell and Moore, Woodplumpton. The consignment from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland saw Charolais bullocks to £1430 and British Blues to £1410. Native bred cattle continue to meet plenty of demand with Angus bullocks selling to £1360 and £1340 from L Parson and Sons, Levens with Hereford bullocks to the same price from J Prest and Son, Bay Horse, with plenty of bullocks selling in excess of £1200. All bullocks forward averaged £1,033. Heifers sold to a top of £1330 from M Shepherd & Son, Pilling with British Blues whom sold others to £1210.
Dairy bred stores saw black and white heifers selling to £1220 from MD Shorrock, Goosnargh with black and white bullocks selling to £1210 from L Parsons and Sons, Levens.

Cast Cows and OTM Cattle

Lancaster Auction continues to boast one of the best cast rings in the local area with a good number of 133 forward selling to the usual buyers plus new buyers ringside. The overall market average was 123p/kg. Beef cows from Ballacutchel Farms, Isle of Man led the way selling to 209.5p/kg whom sold Limousin bulls to 191.5p/kg. The bulls sold to a top of £1590 and £1574. Angus cast steers sold to £1292 from PR Holt, Thornton Cleveleys. OTM dairy heifers regularly sold between 160p/170p/kg selling to a top of £1122 from W & G Cornthwaite & Son, Claughton on Brock, £1105 from J & O Galbraith, Son, Endmoor and £1102 H Wright & Son, Kendal.
Beef cows sold to a top of £1137 for South Devons and £1120 for Shorthorns from JE & AC Clarke & Son, Melling. The very best dairy cows sold in excess of 125p/kg with plenty of cows selling around the 120p/kg mark.

Top Prices

CALVES AND STIRKS

HEIFER CALVES: ABERDEEN ANGUS: £270 Wannops Farm £260, £240 Norbreck Farm. CHAROLAIS: £375 WG Farms HEREFORDS: £185, £170 Sellerley Farm BRITISH BLUE: £370 Lathwaite Farm £330 Derby Lodge Farm £310 Newhouse Farm, Ambrose Hall Farm, Lathwaite Farm.
BULL CALVES: FRIESIAN: £285 Norbreck ABERDEEN ANGUS: £350 Heaton Hall £345 Borrans Farm £310 Bolton Fold Farm LIMOUSIN: £355 Newhouse Farm CHAROLAIS: £350 Heaton Hall Farm HEREFORD: £265, £230 Sellerley Farm BRITISH BLUE: £325 Heaton Hall £275 Ambrose Farm, Sweetings Farm.

OTM

OTM COW: LIMOUSIN: 209.5 Ballacutchel Farms 159.5, 154.5, 151.5 Mossborough. FRIESIAN: 157.5 Berryholme, 127.5 Lathwaite Farm 124.5 Raw Head ABERDEEN ANGUS: 184.5 Ballacutchel Farms 159.5 Higher Hollinhead Farm SWEEDISH RED £149 Cringleber CHAROLAIS: £137 Ballacutchel Farms HEREFORD: £134 Higher Hollinhead Farm 119.5 Ballacutchel Farms SIMMENTAL: 157.5 New House Farm 127.5, 127.5 Ballacutchel Farms BRITISH BLUE: 174.5 Ballacutchel Farms 139.5 High House Farm 137.5 Hall Croft Farm 134.5 Cringleber 129.5 High House Farm.

OTM HEIFER: FRIESIAN: 167.5, 164.5 Endmoor Farm 161.5 Matshead Farm 124.5 Hagg Farm
CAST STEER: ABERDEEN ANGUS: Trapp Farm LIMOUSIN: 199.5 Station Hotel Farm CHAROLAIS: 184.5 Station Hotel Farm.
CAST BULLS: LIMOUSIN 191.5, 189.50, 184.50 Ballacutchel Farms.

STORE CATTLE

STEERS: LIMOUSIN: £1260, Upper Foxholes Farm, £1230, Stubb Hall Farm, £1210, High House Farm. FRIESIAN: £1210, Low Levens, £1180, Upper Foxholes Farm, £1160, Cautley Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1360, £1340, Low Levens, £1230, Greenland Farm, £1210, High Fell Gate, Middle Grange Farm. SHORTHORN: £1170, Upper Foxholes Farm. £1050, Ivy Barn. CHAROLAIS: £1440, Newsham Hall Farm, £1430, High House Farm, £1150, Ivy Barn. HEREFORD: £1340, Upper Foxholes Farm, £1290, £1280, Lloyd Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1410, High House Farm, £1200 Cautley Farm, £1190, North Farm, £1180, Middle Grange Farm. FLEKVIEH: £1160, Upper Foxholes Farm.
HEIFERS: ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1160, Stoney Fold Farm, Brow Foot Farm, £1120, High Fell Gate. LIMOUSIN: £1120, Grange Farm, £1010, Far Orrest. CHAROLIAS: £1100, Low Moor Head. HEREFORD: £1040, Moss View. BRITISH BLUE: £1330, £1210, £1170, Pasture House Farm, £1150, Stoney Fold Farm. FLEKVIEH: £1170, Holme Head.

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