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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 24th July

Store Cattle

There was an entry of 200 store cattle forward selling to another strong trade at Lancaster. Angus steers topped the market selling to £1380 from Cowell and Moore, Woodplumpton. Other Angus steers twice sold to £1360 from L Pasons and Son, Levens and from S Kellet & Sons, Pilling. Plenty of Angus bullocks sold in the late twelve hundreds and early thirteen hundreds. British Blue bullocks peaked at £1340 from BW & G Robinson, Ingleton with a run of three from M Shepherd & Son, Pilling selling to £1280 and WS Burrow & Sons, Pilling selling blues to £1240.

Store heifers this week sold to a top of £1250 three times for Simmentals from JD & GM Bracken, Catterall. This was closely followed by a British Blue heifers from M Shepherd & Sons selling to £1240. Plenty of strong heifers sold in the mid eleven hundreds with Angus’ peaking at £1170 from S Kellet & Sons, Pilling.

Dairy cattle this week saw Friesian bullocks top at £1260 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens. Norwegian Reds sold to £1210 from J & H Bland & Son, Levens and Montbeliardes from Cowell & Moore, Woodplumpton sold to £1180.

Cast Cows

Lancaster sale of Cast Cows and OTM Cattle had a strong entry of 105 forward selling to an impressive overall market average of 143p/kg. OTM heifers topped the market from RH & RA Fawcett, Burton twice selling Limousin heifers to 207.5p/kg or topping at £1155. Angus heifers sold to 204.5p/kg from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton. Cast steers this week peaked at 189.5p/kg for Herefords from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale.

A great offering of beef cows at Lancaster saw the consignment from MJ Whitworth, Bolton Le Sands lead the way with his Blondes. They twice sold to 184.5p/kg and 174.5p/kg topping at the market at £1442 and £1,347. This was closely followed by British Blue cows selling to 179.5p/kg or £1256 from D & DW Prickett, Farleton. Hereford beef cows topped at £1,324 from TW Nelson & Son.

Dairy cattle saw OTM black and White heifers selling to 174.5p/kg from MJ & H Atkinson, Quernmore with plenty OTM heifers selling in the 160p/kg range. Dairy cows topped at 159.5p/kg for Montbeliardes from JK & B Birkett & Son, Morecambe with Black and white cows selling to 154.5p/kg on five occasions. Dairy cows sold to an impressive top of £1320 from AW & AM Park and Sons, Ellel for a black and white, followed by £1275 from J & H Bland, Levens with a lot of best dairy cows in the late eleven hundreds. An impressive 20 dairy cows grossed over £1000.

Calves & Stirks

There was an entry of 53 calves forward today with all types continuing to sell to a strong trade. J & G Thornley was leading the trade twice today, selling two wonderful British Blue heifers with both selling to £455. British Blue bulls peaked at £415 from V & EJ Chadwick & Sons with younger British Blue bulls selling between £280 and £300, selling to top price of £305 from Tom Barron Farms. Native bred calves continue to sell to a strong trade with many outlets for them. Hereford bulls peaked at £390 from JM & TJ Livesey, with Aberdeen Angus bulls to £355 from Tom Barron Farms. Many other strong calves sold into the mid three hundreds plus.

A smaller show for black and whites forward today but still selling to a nice trade, with a strong Friesian calf from JR Newsham & Son selling to £215. Good rearing types sold over the £100 mark with a top of £115 achieved from C & J Smith.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1380 Newsham Hall Farm, £1360 Low Levens, Pilling Hall, £1300 Bensons Farm, £1280 Rowell Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1340 Burnt House Farm, £1280 Pasture House Farm, £1240 Gibraltar Farm, £1230 Old Hall Farm, £1130 Hawkrigg End, £1110 Newhouse Farm. SALERS: £1290, £1250 Ivy Barn Spout House Farm, £1160 Clawthorpe Lodge. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1260 Low Levens, £1140 Bensons Farm, £1120 Moss House Farm, £1110 Betts Farm, £1000 Ellers Farm, £960 Holly Grove. NORWEGIAN RED: £1210 Ninezergh, £860 Docker Hall Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1180 Newsham Hall Farm, £1120 Moss House Farm, £960 Pilling Lane. HEREFORD: £1180 Ivy Barn Spout House, £1080 Rowell Farm, Snub Snape Farm, £660 Willow Tree Cottage. LIMOUSIN: £1170 Hawkrigg End, £1120, £1100 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1060 New House Farm. SHORTHORN: £1150 Newsham Hall Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1040 Sunderland Brows Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £790 Low Groves Farm. DEVON: £700 Greenhills Farm. BELTED GALLOWAY: £710 Greenhills Farm.

Store Heifers

BRITISH BLUE: £1240 Pasture House Farm, £1170 Burnt House Farm, £1120 Wood Nook Farm, £1100 Knowsley Farm, £860 Willow Tree Farm, £850 Greenhurst Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1200 Low Stanger Thwaite, £1120 Wood Nook Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1250 Greenlands Farm, £670 Old Hall Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1190 Birkland Barrow. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1170 Low Stanger Thwaite, Pilling Hall, £1160 Staffords Farm, £1140 Brow Foot Farm, £1120 Holmes Farm, £1110 Higher Lees Farm. SHORTHORN: £1140, £1100 Barrowfield. HEREFORD: £1100 Rowell Farm, £1080 Brow Foot Farm, £630 Greenhills Farm.

Store Bulls

HEREFORD: £980 Willow Tree Cottage.

OTM Cows

BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: 184.5, 174.5 Mount Pleasant Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 179.5 Farleton House, 171.5 Overhouses, 167.5 Botton Hall Farm, 154.5 High Tenement Farm, Mount Pleasant Farm, 149.5, 131.5 High Tenement Farm. LIMOUSIN: 171.5 Stoneybank Philpin Farm, 159.5 Green Dragon Farm, 151.5 Kays Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 164.5, 141.5 Manor House Farm, 141.5, 109.5 Keers Falls. HEREFORD: 161.5 Cockrigg Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 159.5 White Lund Farm, 151.5, 137.5 Green Lane End Farm, 134.5 Walkers I’th Fields, 124.5, 119.5 Green Lane End Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: 157.5 Ninezergh. HOSLTEIN FRIESIAN: 154.5 Cockrigg Farm, Walkers I’th Fields, White Lund Farm, Park Farm, 151.5 Hallbeck, Park Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 149.5 White Lund Farm, 139.5 Docker Hall Farm, 109.5 Holme Head. FLEKVIEH: 139.5 Holme Head, 129.5 Green Lane End Farm, 107.5 Holme Head. AYRSHIRE: 131.5 Newsham Hall Farm. JERSEY: 74.5 Hallbeck.

OTM Heifers

LIMOUSIN: 207.5 Green Dragon Farm, 194.5 Cockrigg Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 204.5 Cockrigg Farm. HERFORD: 179.5 Tills Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 177.5 North Farm, 174.5 Westfield House Farm, 169.5 Lathwaite Farm, 164.5 Outfield, 159.5 Bank End Farm, 149.5 Netherbeck Barn. NORWEGIAN RED: 159.5 White Lund Farm.

Cast Steers

HEREFORD: 189.5 Tills Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 169.5 Ninezergh, 149.5 Cliftons Farm.

Cast Bull

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 1300 Greaves Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 129.5 Roseacre Hall.

Heifer Calves

HEREFORD: £460 Slack Farm, £175 Sellerley Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £455 Derby Lodge Farm, £350 Roe Farm, Sowerby Hall Farm, £320 Tills Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £410, £400 Slack Farm, £260 Ambrose Hall Farm. CHAROLAIS: £355 Lathwaite Farm. LIMOUSIN: £310 Sellerley Farm.

Bull Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £415 Sowerby Hall Farm, £385 Lathwaite Farm, £305, £230 Ambrose Hall Farm. HEREFORD: £390 Hodgkinson Farm. LIMOUSIN: £370 Sowerby Hall Farm, £345 Sellerley Farm, £205 Ambrose Hall Farm, £175 Rose Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £355, £320 Ambrose Hall Farm, £220 Lathwaite Farm. CHAROLAIS: £350 Lathwaite Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £215 Sellerley Farm, £115 Wyre Bank, £100 Knowsley Farm, £85 Sellerley Farm, Tills Farm.

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