Demand for calves and stirks saw 100% clearance at Lancaster last week with continental calves trading to £445 for an eight week Blue Bull from W and S Airey, closely followed by another Blue bull from Stephen Robinson selling to £440. Blue heifers from the same home sold to £360.

Native bred calves were eagerly bid for with Steve Mason selling three Hereford heifers to £320 and £315 at only five weeks old. Black and white calves forward in mixed quality, sold to a top of £110 from David and Eileen Wallbank.

Younger fleshy calves sold to £60-£80 with plainer sorts up to £40 Stirks sold to £695 for Hereford steers from David Eames and Hereford bulls made £540 from JR Newsham and Son.