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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 2nd February 2018

Store Cattle

There was a more mixed entry of store cattle forward for the sale this week at Lancaster. The trade today topped at £1,420 from PM & ST Entwistle of Lentworth Farm with Limousin bullocks, closely followed by DE & SM Moorhouse of High House Farm selling Limousin bullocks to £1,390 and £1,370. Native bred cattle are always in demand at Lancaster with Angus bullocks selling to £1,290 from L Parsons and Sons of Low Levens. The heifer trade was topped by TN Pye and Partners, Langthwaite Heights selling a pen of three Charolais heifers to £1,250. Black and white bullocks sold to a top of £1,110 from L Parsons and Sons of Low Levens.

The next sale of Store cattle at Lancaster will take place on Friday 9th February 2018, Entries to the Office by 2pm Monday

OTM Cattle

The cast cow and over thirty month cattle trade continues to be very strong with vendors strongly advised to take advantage of the trade and cash in unwanted cattle. There was a leaner and poorer show of cast cows today, but still selling to an overall market average of 124p/kg with dairy cows averaging 114p/kg. Young Fleckvieh cows sold to a top of 189.5p/kg from J & H Bland Ltd of Ninezergh. British Blue cows sold to 184.5p/kg from ST Birkett and Son of Hall Croft, with young Swedish Red cows selling to the same price from CJ & MH Parry of Hillam Lane. British Blue cows sold to a top of £1,231 from JE & AC Clarke & Son of Cringleber with dairy cows selling to £1,150 from J Bargh and Son of North Farm.

Calves and Stirks

There was a larger entry of calves forward with over fifty in the market. Good quality beef calves a strong trade and easily sound with smaller beef heifers harder to place. Best beef bulls were selling in excess of £400 topping at £410 and £405 for a cracking consignments of Angus bulls from J & M Sanderson of Pasture Barn. British Blue bulls sold to £405 from T & CM Kelsall of Brown Brook. Weaned British Blue heifers sold to a top of £430 from SM & CM Bewley of Scotchergill. There was plenty of good beef bull calves selling in the three hundreds. Charolais heifers topped at £280 from EA & E Lund of Pump House Farm with British Blue heifers selling to £250 from J Hoggarth & Sons of Belmont Farm. Black and whites sold to a top of £105 from JH Towers & Sons of Tunstall Hall.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Limousin: £1420 Lentworth Farm; £1390 High House Farm; £1290 Lodge Farm. Charolais: £1300 Aynsome Manor Farm; £1240 Brown Edge; £1070 Middle Ridge Farm. Angus: £1290 Low Levens; £1240 Throstle Grove Farm; £1200 2 Church Street. Hereford: £1210 Shore Top Farm; £1100 Raw Head; £1090 Low Fell End. Simmenal: £1190 Bouthwaite Farm; £1180 Middle Ridge Farm; £1120 Intack Farm. British Blue: £1160 Low Fell End; £1140 Roseacre Hall; £1120 Windy Hill Farm. Frisian: £1110 Low Levens; £1100 Shore Top Farm; £1040 Ninezergh; £1040 Yew Tree Farm. Meuse Rhine Issell: £1050 Littlewood Hall Farm; £770 Shore Top Farm. Stabiliser: £970 Park House Farm. Montbeliarde: £960 Sunderland Brows Farm; £900 Grizdale; £880 Gulf Farm. Shorthorn: £920 Fern Lea; £860 Lathwaite Farm; £720 Middle Ridge Farm. Continental: £820 Middle Ridge Farm. Swedish Red & White: £600 Ninezergh.

Store Heifers

Charolais: £1250 Langthwaite Heights; £1070 Aynsome Manor Farm. Angus: £1240 Well House Farm; £1180 Lodge Farm; £1120 Langthwaite Heights. Limousin: £1160 High House Farm; £1130 Brown Edge; £1110 Benson Hall. British Blue: £1160 Roseacre Hall; £1090 Buck Bank Farm; £1080 Benson Hall. Blonde: £1110 Gillibrands Farm. Hereford: £1060 Rowell Farm; £1040 raw Head; £1020 Buck Bank Farm. Stabiliser: £900 Park House Farm. Friesian: £900 Shore Top Farm.

Store Bulls

British Blue: £780 Thornton Barn Farm.

Heifer Calf

British Blue: £430 Scotchergill Farm; £250 Belmont Farm. Charolais: £280 Pump House Farm. Angus: £170 Pump House Farm; £90 Bank End Farm. Limousin: £100 Hatters Farm.

Bull Calf

Angus: £410 £405 Pasture Barn Farm. British Blue: £405 Brown Brook; £355 Tills Farm. Limousin: £240 Scotchergill Farm; £220 Back Lane. Friesian: £105 Tunstall Hall.

OTM Cow

Flek: 189.5 Ninezergh. British Blue: 184.5 Hall Croft Barn; 134.5 Wilson Wood. Swedish Red & White: 184.5 Hillam Lane Farm; 124.5 Holme Head; 119.5 Elm Tree Farm. Friesian: 149.5 Stockdale Farm; 139.5 Downlands Farm; 134.5 Stubb Hall Farm. Belgian Blue: 154.5 Cringleber; 129.5 Pott Yeats; 129.5 Todgill Farm. Limousin: 147.5 Upp Hall; 129.5 Ghyll Farm; 129.5 Wilson Wood. Angus: 139.5 Upp Hall; 111.5 Aynsome Manor Farm. Simmental: 134.5 Waltons Farm; 124.5 Todgill Farm; 124.5 Aynsome Manor Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel: 131.5 Village Farm. Continental: 129.5 Higher Salter. Stabiliser: 129.5 Park House Farm. Ayrshire: 120 Newham Hall Farm.

OTM Heifer

Friesian; 157.5 Holmes Farm; 149.5 Bilsborrow Hall Farm. Hereford: 184.5 Village Farm.

Cast Bull

Angus: 111.5 Whinney Carr Farm

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