Sales Reports

Lancaster Friday 3rd February 2017

Posted Friday, 03 February 2017, 3.50pm

Store Cattle

The strong trade for all types of store cattle continued this week with, once again, an active ring of buyers looking to purchase all types of cattle, both young and forward stores.

A top price to date so far for 2017 of £1,490 was achieved for a cracking Limousin bullock from KG & LM Park of Witherslack beating TN Pye & Partners of Lancaster when they achieved £1,480 at start of January. Limousin bullocks sold to £1,450 and £1,440 from DE & SM Moorhouse of Natland. Over fifteen percent of the cattle forward sold in excess of £1,200.

Angus and native bred cattle continue to sell to a premium at Lancaster with all vendors chuffed with their trade today. Selling to a top of £1,280 was a trio of Angus steers from AG Stafford of Out Rawcliffe with Heifers selling to a top of £1,270 for Stabilisers from MG & HM Capstick of Milnthorpe. All sizes of black and whites were selling well for both forward and long term stores with the trade topping at £1,170 from L Parsons and Sons of Levens for a trio of bullocks.
A larger number of young bulls in the market today, sold to a strong trade, topping at £1,020 for 10 month old bulls from Allan Riley of Bolton le Sands.

A strong market average saw all bullocks in the auction average an impressive £1,022 and heifers average £973. All black and whites sold to a market average of over £800.

OTM Cattle

There was a flying trade for cast cows and OTM cattle with, once again, over 100 forward where more could have easily been sold and to the advantage of the vendor. An overall market average for all OTM cattle forward of 117p/kg was achieved.

Dairy cows sold to a top of 134.5p/kg from GA Haston of Galgate for a Montbeliarde with beasty Black and white cows selling in to the mid 120 pence per kilo range. Dairy cows topped at £1,150 for a Swedish Red from AM & AM Park and Sons of Ellel and Beef cows sold to a top of 174.5p/kg from RG Robinson of Farleton with an Angus. Cast bulls sold to a top of 179.5p/kg or £1,256 for a Limousin from WS Burrow of Silverdale.

There was a larger entry of clean cattle and OTM dairy heifers in the market today which were keenly sought after. Limousin steers sold to 204.5p/kg from M & L Preece of Kirkby Lonsdale with OTM Black and white heifers selling to a top of 159.5p/kg or £1,116 from CR & A Baxter & Son of Middleton with all OTM Black and White heifers averaging 141p/kg.

Calves and Stirks

A strong calf trade for all calves forward today where, again, more could have easily been sold to an advantage. A good consignment of calves from the Wallbank Family of Abbeystead saw British Blue bulls sell to £370 and £365 with Angus Bull calves from the same good home selling to £330. A consignment of calves from JR Newsham and Son of Conder Green saw Simmental bull calves sell to £360 and £350.

A brisk black and white trade was enjoyed for an entry of young calves with more young black and white rearing calves needed.

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCKS – LIM: £1490 Low Fell End; £1450 High House Farm; £1390 Millbeck. CH: £1290 Head House; £1260 Endmoor Farm; £1170 Old Woodhouse. BRB: £1290 Fell End Farm; £1240 Low Fell End; £1210 Foredales Farm. AA: £1280 Birch Croft; £1270 Ivy Barn; £1240 Head House. HE: £1240 Lane End Farm; £1180 Ivy Barn; £1090 Fern Lea. SIM: £1220 Sykes Fold Farm. FR: £1170 Low Levens; £1020 Walmsley Fold; £930 Old Glasson. FKV: £1180 Bensons Farm. SHO: £1100 Old Glasson Farm; £960 Thornton Barn Farm. MON: £1090 Cock Hall Farm; £1070 Bensons Farm; £940 Old Glasson.
STORE HEIFERS – SHO: £1210 Manor House Farm. BRB: £1200 Blades Farm; £1120 Manor House Farm; £1090 Cragg Farm. AA: £1170 Middle Grange Farm; £1140 Windy Hill Farm; £1090 Ghyll Farm. STAB: £1270 Park House Farm. LIM: £1150 Cringleber; £1150 High House Farm; £1140 Sykes Fold Farm. HE: £1110 Cragg Farm; £1030 Manor House Farm. BAZ: £1090 Lower Swainhead Farm. CH: £1070 Lower Swainhead Farm; £1060 Bouthwaite Farm; £920 Cringleber. FKV: £1060 Holme Head. FR: £840 Fencefoot Farm.
STORE BULLS – LIM: £1020 Greenwood Drive; £1000 Yates Farm. AA: £700 Braeslacks.

CAST COWS – AA: 174.5; 164.5; 139.5 Ellers Farm. LIM: 169.5 Barker Knott; 137.5 Brunstow; 127.5 Greenwood Drive. FKV: 149.5 Holme Head. BRB: 134.5 Barker Knott; 117.5 Hazelslack Tower Farm. MON: 134.5 Lane House; 129.5 Coventry Farm; 129.5 Lane House. BA: 129.5 High House Farm. SRW: 127.5 Walkers I’th Fields; 119.5 Waterscales Farm; 111.5 Hillam Lane Farm. FR: 124.5 Lower Lingart; 124.5 Park House; 124.5 Stubb Hall Farm. STAB: 124.5 Park House Farm. BS: 119.5 Lambrigg Head Farm. AYR: 104.5 Hodgkinson Farm.
CAST HEIFERS – AA: 174.5 Brow Foot Farm; £139.5 Midge Hall Farm. FR: 159.5 New Brows Farm; 149.5 Berryholme; 149.5 The Hill.
CAST STEER – LIM: 204.5 High House; 199.5 Millbeck; 159.5 Nether House Farm.FR: 139.5 Boon Town.
CAST BULL – LIM: 179.5 Gibraltar Farm. AA: 117.5 Walker I’th Fields. FR: 109.5 The Hill.

HEIFER CALF – SIM: £280 Sellerley Farm. HE: £255 Sellerley Farm. BRB: £230 Norbreck Farm.
BULL CALF – BRB: £370 Tills Farm; £360 Norbreck Farm; £360 Walkers I’th Fields. SIM: £360 Sellerley Farm. AA: £330 Tills Farm. FR: £75 Tills Farm.

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