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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 17th September 2021

CALVES AND WEANLINGS
Lancaster had a bumper entry of 130 calves and weanlings forward with all specifications eagerly bid for. A consignment of 12-week-old British Blues from J&G Thornley, Kirkham saw bull calves to £525 and £500, this was followed by a much admired 8-week-old British Blue bull from Barbers Farms, Claughton on Brock selling to £480 with other 8-week-old British Blue bulls to £465 from Tom Barron Farms, Woodplumpton. Charolais bull calves peaked at £475 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale. A run of Hereford weanlings from TE & M Kidd, Ellel sold bulls to £470 and heifers to £465, plenty of good quality calves today sold in the region of £400 and more. Black and White bull calves twice peaked at £220 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre with all eagerly bid for, as Black and White calves averaged £118.


STORE CATTLE
Lancaster had an offering of 280 store cattle forward, the quality of cattle this week was better than seen in previous weeks and which in turn was met with a good trade. Limousin bullocks took top spot this week selling to £1500 from T&M Halhead, Priest Hutton with Simmentals from the same home selling to £1420. Other leading prices for continental bullocks saw British Blues sell to £1440 from K&DE Woodhouse, Ellel. Native cattle always meet plenty of demand at Lancaster, with Aberdeen Angus bullocks selling to £1460 from W&A Cardwell, Stalmine. A pen of four South Devons from TE&A Galbraith, Crooklands sold to £1450. Plenty of strong forward bullocks easily selling in excess of £1300 mark.
The heifer trade peaked at £1360 for a Limousin from JW Atkinson, Bentham with others from the same home selling at £1350. Dairy bullocks sold to a top of £1170 for Black and Whites from H Birkett & Son, Overton with plenty more pens of strong bullocks easily selling in excess of the £1100 mark.

OTM CATTLE
There was a good entry 124 cast cows forward this week which was met by the usual busy ring of buyers ensuring Lancaster cows continue to be one of the strongest trades in the area. There was an overall market average of 141p/kg. As per usual OTM heifers were eagerly bid for with British Blues selling to 209.5p/kg or £1342 from AG&GM Rollinson, Killington. This was followed by Limousin heifers to 204.5p/kg from RJ & H Preece, Roeburndale West, with Limousin OTM heifers peaking at £1286. Limousin cast steers sold to 199.5p/kg from R&K Jenkinson, Pilling. Black and White OTM heifers sold to 189.5p/kg or £1273 from JE ME & JP Seed, Claughton-on-Brock. Limousin cast cows sold to a top of 209p/kg from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton, with Limousin cows peaking at £1441 from TE SJ & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow. Plenty of beef cows regularly selling in excess of £1200. Plenty of well fleshed dairy cows regularly selling between 150-160p/kg with best type dairy cows selling in excess of this. Dairy cows sold to a top of £1275 from DE & SM Moorehouse, Natland, with others selling to £1249 from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham. Plenty of dairy cows easily selling in excess of £1100.

Top Prices

HEIFER CALVES:

Hereford: £465, £460, £440, £390 Booth Hall, £310 Lower Lingart Farm. British Blue: £395 Boldens Farm, £385, £380 Walkers I’th Fields, £380 Roseacre Hall, £370 Boldens Farm, £360 Derby Lodge Farm. Charolias: £385, £325 Knowsley Farm. Angus: £310 Boldens Farm, £300 Manor House Farm, £260 Sweetings Farm, £260, £235 (2) Ambrose Hall Farm. Friesian: £275 Quakers Farm. Welsh Black: £140 Catteralls Farm.

BULL CALVES:

British Blue: £525, £500 Derby Lodge, £480 Manor House Farm, £465 Ambrose Hall Farm, £455 Roseacre Hall, £430 Boldens Hall. Charolias: £475 Knowsley Farm, £400 Sweetings Farm, £385, £345 Knowsley Farm. Hereford: £470, £430, £400, £300 Booth Hall, £250, £205 Quakers Farm. Angus: £420, £360 Boldens Farm, £355 Lower Lingart Farm, £345, £340, £335 Ambrose Hall Farm. Limousin: £390 Catteralls Farm, £340 Riddings. Friesian: £220 (2), £200 Lower Lingart Farm, £195 Kirkwood Lodge Farm. £150, £148 Tills Farm. Montbeliarde: £175 Forton Hall Farm.

STORE BLKS

Limousin - £1500, £1400 Upp Hall, £1390 Church Street, £1380 Hall Farm, Cracalt Farm, £1340 Ellers Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1460 Well House Farm, £1390 Cheetham House Farm, £1350 Raw End Farm, £1340 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1330 Stubb Hall Farm, Brickhouse Farm. South Devon - £1450 The Coach House, £1420, £1380, £1020 Viver Mill Farm. British Blue - £1440 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1360 Pasture House Farm, £1350 Stubb Hall Farm, £1340 Kitchen Ground Farm, Savick Brook Farm, £1330 Lower Castle O Trim. Simmental - £1420 Upp Hall, £1070 Hall Bank. Holstein Friesian - £1170 North Farm, £1130 Plumpton Hall Farm, Hall Farm, £1120 Ellers Farm, £1090 Hall Farm, £1040 North Farm. Hereford - £1090 Holme House Farm, £1060, £1040 Cowran Estate, £940 Overhouses, £840, £540 Cowran Estate. Stabiliser - £1080 Overhouses. Flekvieh - £1070 Hall Bank. Shorthorn - £910 Cock Hall Farm. Brown Swiss - £860 Overhouses. Norwegian Red - £860 Overhouses. Montbeliarde - £820, £680 Throstle Nest Farm.

STORE HFRS

Limousin - £1360, £1350 Batty Farm, £1160 Gulf Farm, £980 Bull Bank Farm, £960 Abbotson Farm, £920 Park House Farm. British Blue - £1280 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1250 Chestnut House, £1210 Heversham Gardens, £1150 Braddup House Farm, £1140 Lower Castle O Trim, £1130 Brow Foot Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1250 Stubb Hall Farm, £1160 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1070 Braddup House Farm, £1060 Black Bull Farm, £1050 Raw End Farm, £1040 Abbotson Farm. Hereford - £1210, £1180 Pasture House Farm, £1140 Holly House Farm, £1060 Brow Foot Farm, £1030 Brickhouse Farm, £1000 Black Bull Farm. Salers - £1190 Church Street. Charolais - £1000 Little Crimbles. Norwegian Red - £980 Cracalt Farm. Simmental - £860 Bull Bank Farm. Stabiliser - £700 Riddings.

OTM COWS

Limousin – 209.5 Fell End Farm, 194.5 Red Scar Farm, 187.5 Ballam Farm, 179.5, 169.5 Low Hall, 157.5 Little Fell Farm. British Blue – 194.5 Red Scar Farm. Flekvieh – 184.5 Holmes Farm, 164.5 Belmont Farm. Holstein Friesian – 167.5 Ravenscar, 159.5 Spital Farm, 157.5 High House Farm, 154.5 Walkers I’th Fields, Richmond Hall, Belmont Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 161.5 Sunderland Brows Farm, 159.5 Marl House, 144.5 Sunderland Brows Farm, 141.5 Ballam Farm, 114.5, 101.5 Riddings. Simmental – 159.5 Riddings. Stabiliser – 159.5 Park House Farm. Swedish Red and White – 144.5 Old Holly Farm. Montbeliarde – 129.5, 104.5 White Lund Farm. Hereford – 84.5 Riddings. Jersey – 69.5 Quakers Farm.

OTM HFRS

British Blue – 209.5 Low Hall Beck Barn. Limousin – 204.5 Thornbush Farm, 199.5 Upp Hall. Holstein Friesian – 189.5 Ducketts Farm, 184.5 Forton Hall Farm, 177.5 Green Dragon Farm, 144.5 Hagg Farm, 129.5 Westfield House Farm. Hereford – 189.5 Pasture House Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 179.5, 174.5 Sunderland Brows Farm. Flekvieh – 159.5 Green Lane End Farm.

CAST BLKS

Limousin – 199.5 Holmes Farm, 189.5 Green Dragon Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 194.5 Sunderland Brows Farm. Holstein Friesian – 177.5, 171.5 Tills Farm. British Blue – 144.5 Lower Castle O Trim.

CAST BULL

Limousin – 169.5 High Tenement Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 131.5 Garden Terrace.

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