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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 24th September 2021

CALVES & WEANLINGS

The weekly sale of calves at Lancaster saw a reduced entry this week after last weeks bumper entry, topping the trade today in the weaned calves section was T&G Dobson, Appleby with a British Blue bull selling to £545 with others British Blue bulls from the same home at £505. T&G Dobson also had weaned British Blue heifers at £445. R&P Miller, Barnacre sold weanlings to £290 for Friesian bulls. younger calves today were well bid for, topping at £445 for British Blue bulls from regular vendor JP&C Robson, Catterall who also had other British Blue bull at £425. British Blue heifer calves continued to be in big demand at Lancaster topping at £365 from CR&A Baxter & Son, Middleton. T&CM Kelsall, Chipping has a good run of calves in today, topping at £410 twice for Aberdeen Angus bulls with others at £400. Aberdeen Angus heifers from JE&SM Seedall, Blackburn sold at £160. A handful of younger Friesian bulls in today topping at £165 from CR&A Baxter, Middleton.

STIRKS
The monthly sale of stirks saw well bred good stirks sort after but plainer sorts harder to place, as an autumnal feel fills the air. Topping the trade was a British Blue bull at £900 from C&J Smith, St Michaels. Steer stirks saw Simmentals top at £830 from CD&HL Mason, Lancaster who also sold Charollais steers at £810. Angus steers sold to a top of £760 from local vendor J&CW Metcalfe, Quernmore who also sold Limousin steers to £740 for a pen of three. British Blue steers saw MD Close, Arkholme sold to £620. Dairy bred steers saw Fleckvieh at £680 from CD&HL Mason, Lancaster with Friesians to £500 from G Rawlinson, Manchester. British Blue heifer stirks from P Rossall, Scorton sold to £700, while a trio of Limousin heifers from J&CW Metcalfe, Quernmore sold at £540. More stirks are required for our next monthly sale at Lancaster.

STORE CATTLE
Lancaster had on offer 320 store cattle, there was a more average show of cattle forward selling to a similar trade.
Leading the way was a pair of British Blue bullocks consigned by K & DE Woodhouse, Ellel realising £1450, with JD & GM Bracken, Garstang selling to £1380. In the Native cattle section an Aberdeen Angus topped at £1360 from JD & GM Bracken, Garstang, with J Hesketh, Hutton and J Oddie & Son, Balderstone selling to £1340. Beef Shorthorns consigned by R & K Jenkinson, Holmes Farm sold to £1340. Herefords from N & R Kellet, Cockerham peaked at £1210, followed by D Fox & Co, Holly House Farm at £1190. A run of B&W’s consigned by EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton sold to £1080.
The heifer trade met a top of £1460 followed by £1390 for British Blues from GR & A Foy, Conder Green. Aberdeen Angus’s hit £1350 from EW & CR Clegg & Sons, Poulton Le Fylde,with JB Moore, Allithwaite to £1320. Limousin’s consigned by MJ Waller, Lupton peaked at £1210.

OTM CATTLE
Lancaster had another good entry of 128 Cast Cattle, which averaged out at 130p. With more numbers forward prices for dairy cows were slightly easier. As abattoirs struggle to kill cattle due to staffing issues and carbon dioxide shortages this also reflected in the trade.
Topping the trade was a British Blue cow consigned by R Packham, Docker selling to £1401.56 or 209.5p/kg. Aberdeen Angus cows sold to £1166.75 or 179.5p/kg from T & M Halhead, Priest Hutton. B&W’s peaked at £1129.95 from M & E Forshaw & Son, Thornley or 17.5p/kg from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton. A Limousin bull consigned by JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall topped at £1378.39.

Top Prices

Store Cattle

Bullocks. British Blue. £1450 £1300 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1380 Greenlands Farm, £1290 Windy Hill Farm. Angus. £1360 Greenlands Farm, £1340 Middle Grange Farm, £1340 Cheetham House Farm, £1290 Holmes Farm. Simmental £1350 Billinge Hall, £1110 Hall Croft Barn, £800 Causeway Head Farm. Shorthorn. £1340 Holmes Farm. £950 The Grange, £930 Grizdale. Mont. £1330 Sunderland Brows Farm, £1320 Moss House Farm, £1180 North Farm. Nor. £1320 Moss House Farm, £1070 Ninezergh. Lim. £1280 Daniel Fold Farm, £1210 Abbotson Farm, £1170 Hatters Farm, £920 Lane Head Farm, £900 The Grange. Char. £1250 Daniel Fold Farm, £1210 Billinge Hall Farm, £1190 Toulbrick Farm, £1120 Little Crimbles. Hereford. £1210 Brickhouse Farm, £1190 Holly House Farm, £1040 Corney Hill Farm. Fkv. £1190 Daniel Fold Farm, £1140 Corney Hill Farm. Fri. £1080 Downlands Farm, £1070 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1010 Grizdale. Stab. £960 Park House Farm. MRI. £940 Littlewood Hall Farm. SRW. £910 Toulbrick Farm.

Heifer. British Blue. £1460 Parkside Farm, £1390 £1360 Parkside Farm, £1300 Greenlands Farm, £1190 Pasture House Farm. Angus. £1350 Yew Tree Farm, £1320 Outerthwaite, £1240 Lawsons Farm, £1220 Yew Tree Farm, £1160 Brickhoue Farm. Lim. £1210 Carlingwha, £1190 Steadbank, £1110 Grange Farm, £1070 Ninezergh. Char. £1150 Toulbrick Farm. Mont. £1090 Parrox Hall Farm. Hereford. £1080 Holly House Farm, £1080 Pasture House Farm. Sim. £1090 Littlewood Hall Farm, £970 Toulbrick Farm. Fri. £950 Birks Farm, £920 Parrox Hall Farm, £750 Birks Farm. Sho. £900 Causeway Head Farm.

Calves

Bull calves: British Blue. £545,£505 3 times, Bank Wood. Angus. £410,£410,£400 Brown Brook Farm. Charolais: £315 Sweetings Farm . Fri: £290,£290,£260 Lower Lingart.

Heifer calves: British Blue: £445, £415, £415 Bank Wood. Charolais: £240, £210 Sweetings Farm. Angus: £160 Bolton Fold Farm £135 Wyreside Farm £130 Sweetings Farm.

Bull stirks: British Blue: £900 Wyre Bank, Angus: £450 Kitchlow Farm,

Steer stirks: Limousin: £740 Hare Apple Tree, Charolais: £810 Mearsbeck Farm, Simmental: £830 Mearsbeck Farm, Angus: £760 Hare Apple Tree Farm, £600 Hallbeck, £490 Docker Farm.

Heifer stirks: British Blue: £700 Sailsbury Farm, £420 Docker Farm, Limousin: £540 Hare Apple Tree Farm, Angus: £400 Elmridge Farm, £390 Docker Hall, £370 Hallbeck,

OTM (ppk)

Bull, Limousin: £149.5 Tunstall Hall

Steer, Limousin: £124.5 Overhouses, Friesian: £164.5 Tills Farm, £147.5, £119.5 Cliftons Farm

Heifers, Simmental: £194.5 Upp Hall, British Blue: £187.5 Upp Hall, Flekvieh: £184.5, £174.5 Docker Hall. Friesian: £179.5 Hall Farm, £174.5 Downlands Farm, £169.5 West Hall.

Cows: British Blue: £209.5 Docker Hall, £174.5 Fell End, £157.5 Botton Hall. Simmental: £174.5 Upp Hall, £157.5 Landskill Farm. Limousin: £154.5 Fell End, £149.5 Ballam Farm. Angus: £179.5 Upp Hall, £149.5 x 2 Woodstock. Flekvieh: £149.5, £144.5 Hawkin Hall & Lower Langthwaite, Freisian: £171.5 Downlands Farm, £159.5 Quackers Farm, £154.5 High Snab, Montbeliard: £137.5 White Lund. Nor Red: £147.5, £119.5 Ninezergh,

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