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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 18th September

Store Cattle

Lancaster Auctions weekly sale of store cattle had a good offering forward selling to a continued strong trade. A Limousin bullock from RH Dodgson, Burton in Lonsdale topped the market selling to £1330. British Blue bullocks sold to £1270 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Angus bullocks saw a pen of three sell to £1250 from L Parsons & Sons, Low Levens followed by another pen of three selling to £1240 from CE & MA Hewitt, Forton followed by £1230 for a pen of four from DR Preston, Caton. Charolais bullocks sold to a top of £1230 for a pen of four from P & R Galligan, Woodford followed by £1220 for Shorthorns from R Escolme, Bay Horse. There was plenty of pens of strong bullocks selling around the £1200 mark.

Heifers sold to a top of £1290 for Angus’ from S Kellet & Sons, Pilling with other Angus heifers selling to £1230 from J Tattersall, Leyland.

Dairy bullocks saw black and whites sell to £1160 from JM & AG Swarbrick. Montbeliardes sold to £1120 from BL & D Banks, Pilling with others to the same price from LA Bradshaw, Stalmine. Fleckviehs sold to £1100 from JT & J Kelsall, Clapham.

Bulls sold to a top of £1040 for Stabilisers from AP & CE Capstick, Heversham.

Cast Cows

The weekly sale of Cast Cows had a smaller entry forward selling to an overall market average of 123p/kg. Limousin cast cows sold to a top of 184.5p/kg from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor with others from the same home selling to 179.5p/kg. OTM heifers this week peaked at 181.5p/kg for Angus’ from PR Holt, Thornton Cleveleys.

The cast steer trade this week peaked at 174.5p/kg from B & J Preston, Caton with black and whites selling to 171.5p/kg from JT & U Garth, Ellel.

OTM dairy heifers sold to 161.5p/kg from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe. Pure Limousin cows sold to a top of 154.5p/kg or £1275 from RS & BA Harker, Holme. Dairy cows sold to 139.5p/kg from WT Whitaker & Son, Carnforth with good meated dairy cows selling around the 130p/kg mark.

Well-meated beef cows today sold between £1050 and £1150 with dairy cows selling to a top of £1002 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe.

Calves & Stirks

The weekly sale of calves and weanlings had a reduced entry of 59 forward. The calf trade was slightly easier as many vendors are busy with sheep sales and taking advantage of the weather. There was a good offering, once again, at Lancaster with calves to suit all buyers’ requirements and a sale well worth a visit. It was British Blue bull calves lead the way this week selling to £375 from AJ & AJ Gibbons, St Michaels. This was closely followed by British Blue bulls selling to £370 twice from RE & P Miller, Barnacre and Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. British Blue bull calves averaged £296.92.

Weanling Angus bull calves sold to £365 three times from JK & B Birkett & Son, Morecambe. All Angus bull calves averaged £327.50. The heifer calf trade peaked at £370 from AJ & AJ Gibbons for British Blues. Simmental heifers sold to £340 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green with Angus heifers topping at £300 from RE & P Miller. All Angus heifer calves averaged £240 with British Blue heifers averaged £249.50 and Herefords averaged £240.

Black and white weanlings topped at £280 from RE & P Miller with black and white calves on milk selling to £135 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

LIMOUSIN: £1330 Kilburn House, £1210 Fellside Farm, £1200 Long Streets Farm, £1170 High Snab. BRITISH BLUE: £1270 Bensons Farm, £1210 Gibraltar Farm, £1160 North Farm, £1110 Low Fell End, Squires Gate Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1250 Low Levens, £1240 Steadbank, £1230 Ellers Farm, £1220 North Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1230, £1200 The Old Hall, £1200 Gibraltar Farm, £1190 The Old Hall, £1180 Rye Close. SHORTHORN: £1220 Ivy Barn Spout House Farm, £840 Low Dubbs Farm. HOSLTEIN FRISIAN: £1160 Bensons Farm, £1080 Low Levens, £1000 Downlands Farm, Grizdale. HEREFORD: £1160 Moss House Farm, High House Farm, £1090 Foredales Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1120 Squires Gate Farm, Moss House Farm, £1080 Squires Gate Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1120 Rye Close, The Old Hall. FLEKVIEH: £1100 Summerlands, £910 Holmes Farm. STABILISER: £1050 Low Fell End. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £980, £910, £840, £790 Old Hall Road. NORWEGIAN RED: £980 Moss House Farm. SALERS: £780 Hazel Grove Lodge.

Store Heifers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1290 Pilling Hall, £1230 Snub Place Farm, £1190 Church Street, £1140 Moss View, £1130 Little Town Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1160 Lynwood, £1070 Church Street. LIMOUSIN: £1100 High Snab, £1060 Lane Head Farm, £980 Overhouses, £970 Brown Edge. BRITISH BLUE: £1080 Wood Nook Farm, £1040 Bank Farm. WELSH BLACK: £910 Clawthorpe Lodge. SALERS: £900 Hazelgrove Lodge. HEREFORD: £810 High House Farm, £700 The Poplars.

Store Bulls

STABILISER: £1040 Park House Farm. HOLSTEIN FRISIAN: £470 Park House Farm.

OTM Cow

LIMOUSIN: 184.5, 179.5 Stubb Farm, 154.5, 151.5, 149.5 Overthwaite Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 144.5 Moss View, 139.5, 129.5 Brown Edge. HOLSTEIN FRISIAN: 139.5 Lane Ends Farm, 137.5 Chapel House, 134.5 Lane Ends Farm, 129.5 North Farm, Mill Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 131.5 Cragg End, 129.5, 119.5 Overhouses. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 131.5 Old Holly Farm Office. SIMMENTAL: 129.5 Farleton House. STABLISER: 124.5 Farleton House.

OTM Heifers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 181.5, 154.5 Trapp Farm, 139.5 Arnside Tower Farm. HOLSTEIN FRISAIN: 161.5 North Farm, 121.5, 79.5 Hare Apple Tree.

Cast Steers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 174.5 Ellers Farm. HOSLTEIN FRISIAN: 171.5 Higher Knowehill, 139.5 Downlands Farm.

Cast Bulls

SHORTHORN: 121.5 Cote Farm. AYRSHIRE: 114.5 Newsham Hall Farm.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £370, £255 Catteralls Farm, £250 Lower Lingart Farm, £250, £245 Catteralls Farm. SIMMENTAL: £340 Sellerley Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £300 Lower Lingart Farm, £235 Sweetings Farm, £230 Catshaw Hall Farm, £220 Lower Lingart Farm, £215 Catshaw Hall Farm. HEREFORD: £260, £230, £215, £195, £170 Hillam Lane Farm. WELSH BLACK: £210 Catteralls Farm.

Bull Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £375 Catteralls Farm, £370 Catshaw Hall Farm, Lower Lingart, £365, £275 Catteralls Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £365, £356, £355, £340 White Lund Farm. HEREFORD: £280, £220 Hodgkinson Farm. WELSH BLACK: £255 Catteralls Farm. FLEKVIEH: £150 Brackenfold. HOLSTEIN FRISIAN: £135 Catshaw Hall Farm, £60 Walkers I’th Fields.

Bull Stirks

HOLSTEIN FRISAIN: £280, £235 Lower Lingart Farm.

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