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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 9th January

Store Cattle

A sharper trade for all types of store cattle today, with a bumper entry of 361 forward for sale this week. Mid-range keep types of cattle being more keenly sought after. There was once again plenty of big short keep bullocks selling in excess of £1300, topping at £1370 for British Blue bullocks from WA & LM Jenkinson of Stalmine. Angus bullocks sold to a top of £1320 from L Parsons and Sons of Low Levens. The heifer trade topped at £1,240 for a couple of Angus heifers from JD & GMM Bracken of Catterall. There was over 10% of the cattle in the market selling in excess of £1,200, with all bullocks today averaging over £1,000.

OTM Cattle

There was 100 cast cows forward once again this week, selling to another strong trade, more are needed to take advantage of the current trade. Leaner and plainer cows were noticeably sharper today. An overall market average of 128p/kg was achieved.

Calves and Stirks

A smaller entry of calves today which was disappointing, many more could have been sold. A strong trade was enjoyed today especially for good strong beef calves. Trade topped at £455 for British blue bulls from G & ME Woodhouse and Son of Ellel, who also sold others to £440. British blue heifers topped at £360 from David and Eileen Wallbank of Over Wyresdale. Native calves topped at £300 for Angus heifers from JT & B Fox of Quernmore. Black and whites sold to £230 from R & V Walmsley of Cockerham.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

BRITISH BLUE: £1370 Woodlands Farm, £1360 Greenlands Farm, £1230 Middle Grange Farm, £1200 Steel Croft, £1180 Holmes Farm, Challon Hall Farm, £1170 Foredales Farm, £1150 Green Close, £1110 New House Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1350 Southways, £920 New Elmridge Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1320 Low Levens, £1280 Middle Grange Farm, £1200 New Elmridge Farm, £1190 New Ridge Farm, £1180 Cragg Farm, £1170 Isle of Skye Farm, Challon Hall Farm, £1160 56 Morecambe Road, Chestnut House Farm, £1150 Bank Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1310 Hutton Roof Hall, £1300, £1290 High House Farm, £1260 Birch Croft, Low Levens, £1240 Outerthwaite Farm, £1230 Ellerbeck Farm, £1220 Gyhll Beck Farm, £1200 Cockhall Farm, £1190 Woodlands Farm. STABILISER: £1280, £1170, £1090 Steel Croft, £970 Park House Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1210, £1140 New House Farm, £1070 Lathwaite Farm, £1030 Underhelm Farm. SHORTHORN: £1170 Fern Lea, £1160 Barrowfield. HEREFORD: £1160 56 Morecambe Road, £1140 New House Farm, £920 Banklands, £910 Cautley Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1160 Low Levens, £1010 Spital Farm, £980 Downlands Farm, £970 Bank Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1120 Lathwaite Farm. WELSH BLACK: £1060 Cragg Farm. SWEDISH RED and WHITE: £1000 Gyhll Beck Farm. BLONDE D'AQUITAINE: £1050 Greenways, £940 Summerlands.

Store Heifers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1240 Greenlands Farm, £1060 Banklands, Lathwaite Farm. £1040 New House Farm, £1020 11 Kimberley Avenue, Isle of Skye Farm, £980 Chestnut House Farm, £970 Thorns Farm, £960 Mill house Farm, Little Town Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1170 Farleton House, Park House, £1120 Higher Broadwood Farm, £1100 Outerthwaite Farm, Farleton House, Abbotson Farm, Old Mistle, £1090 Challon Hall Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1160 Outerthwaite Farm, £1090 Roseacre Hall, £1070 Cragg Farm, £1050 Hawkrigg End, £1040 Windy Hill Farm, £940 New House Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1140 New House Farm, £1010 Lathwaite Farm. STABILISER: £1120, £1000 Steel Croft, £900 Park House Farm. HEREFORD: £1060 Foredales Farm, £900 Banklands Farms.

HEIFER CALVES

BRITISH BLUES: £360 Tills Farm, £110 North Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £300 Blackwood End, £90 Eccleston Hall.

BULL CALVES

BRITISH BLUE: £455, £440 Boldens Farm, £70 North Farm. HEREFORD: £280, £200 Birkland Barrow. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £270 Tills Farm, £170 Eccleston Hall. LIMOUSIN: £250, £205 Hatters Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £230 Richmond Hall, £90 Boldens Farm, £70 Tills Farm, £65 Newhouse Farm, £60 Tills Farm.

OTM Cows

BRITISH BLUE: 159.5 Southways, 124.5 Raw Head. LIMOUSIN: 157.5 Nether House Farm. CHAROLAIS: 147.5, 141.5, 131.5 Nether House Farm. SHORTHORN: 129.5 Cobble Hey Farm. SWEDISH RED and WHITE: 141.5 Walkers I'th Fields. BELGIAN BLUE: 141.5 Botton Hall Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 139.5 Kitchen Ground, 137.5 Boon Town Farm, Kiln Hall, 134.5 Batty Hill, Kitchen Ground, Raw Head, 129.5 Park Farm, Cotestone Farm. SIMMENTAL: 137.5 Waltons Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 129.5 Cobble Hill Farm. HEREFORD: 127.5 Cobble Hey Farm.

OTM Heifers

MONTBELIARDE: 187.5, 184.5 Village Farm. HOLSTIEN FRIESIAN: 161.5, 159.5 North Farm, 159.5, 149.5 Heaton Hall Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 154.5 Hazelslack Tower Farm.

OTM Bull

LIMOUSIN: 137.5 Hazelslack Tower Farm. SHORTHORN: 124.5 Lathwaite Farm.

Prime Bull

LIMOUSIN: 189.5, 181.5. 154.5 Houlker Barn Farm

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