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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 23rd November

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle had an entry of 250 forward selling to a sharper trade for all specification of cattle, as numbers start to tighten at other markets. The trade today topped at £1380 for Limousin Steers from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland, with British Blues selling to £1340 and £1280 from P Lawrenson & Son, Brindle. Plenty of Continental bullocks sold in excess of the £1200 mark. Native bullocks sold to a top of £1180 for Herefords from JM Gillet, Mellor with Angus’ to £1140 from J & R Waller, Killington. Heifers this week sold to a top of £1120 from Nigel Barker, Burton-in-Kendal. Dairy bred bullocks sold to a top of £990 for Montbeliardes from H Birkett & Son, Overton with Black and White bullocks topping at £930 from A Wilkinson, St Michaels.

OTM Cattle

There was an entry of 130 Cast Cows this week selling to an overall market average of 98p/kg with trade continuing to be very similar. Topping the trade today at 184.5p/kg was a Stabiliser cow from JA & R Geldard & Sons, Levens. OTM Steers sold to a top of 179.5p/kg for Angus’ from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale with Angus heifers selling to the same price from Ballacutchel Farms, Isle of Man. Young black and White Cows twice sold to a top of 157.5p/kg from AT Burrow & Son, Hornby and EW & RM Towers, Hornby. Beef cows sold to a top of £1134 a head from Wallbank Farms with Black and white cows topping at £1097 from AT Burrow & Son.

Calves and Stirks

The weekly sale of calves had a smaller entry forward this week in which a lot more could have easily been sold to the advantage of the vendor. Once again, Calves at Lancaster sold in excess of the £400 mark topping at £450 for British Blues bulls at two months and two days from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale who also sold British Blue heifers to £280. There was plenty of demand for Angus bull calves which topped at £275 and £260, at just over a month old, rom GH Sanderson & Family, Catforth. There was a buoyant trade for Black and Whites today, which topped at £112 and £105 from CG Birkett, Carnforth.

Just a handful of stirks on offer this week, saw Montbeliarde bulls sell to £285 from Ian Richardson, Catforth.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

LIMOUSIN: £1380, £1240, £1230 High House Farm, £1220 Fell End Farm, Fellside Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1340, £1280, £1210, £1190 Walmsley Fold, £1140 Alston Grange. HEREFORD: £1180 King Bank Farm, £1070, £1000 Old Hall Farm, £980 Rowell Farm, £870 Bouthwaite Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1140 Hallbeck, £1130 Summerlands, £1110 Wyre Farm, £1090 Shorrocks Farm, Yew Tree Farm. STABILISER: £1060 Clawthorpe Lodge, £560 Ballacutchel Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1040 North Farm, £940 Summerlands. MONTBELIARDE: £990 North Farm, £810 Squires Gate Farm, £780 Summerlands. CHAROLAIS: £970 Alston Grange, £760 Holme House. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £930 Shorrocks Farm, £920 Yew Tree Farm, £900 Low Levens, Yew Tree Farm, £840 Gibraltar Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £790 Mill House Farm. SOUTH DEVEN: £740 Adlington Hall Farm. BEEF SHORTHORN: £600 Ballacutchel Farm.

Store Heifers

HEREFORD: £1120 Dalton Old Hall, £840 Carlingwha, £600 Lundholme Farm, £300 Ballacutchel Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1080 11 Kimberley Avenue, £1040 Worrall House Farm, £1010 Greenhurst Farm, £940 Brow Foot Farm, £920 Worrall House Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1070 Gibraltar Farm, £1010, £930 Stubb Hall Farm, £910 Yeat House, £890 Bouthwaite Farm. LIMMOUSIN: £1060 Rowell Farm, £940 Outerthwaite Farm, Millom Castle, £930, £870 Stubb Hall Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1060 Langthwaite Heights, £1040, £970 High House, £880 Bouthwaite Farm. SOUTH DEVON: £940, £730 Adlington Hall Farm. SIMMENTAL: £870 Yew Tree Farm. STABILISER: £800 Clawthorpe Lodge. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £680 Docker Hall Farm. SOUTH DEVON: £660 Ballacutchel Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £640 Docker Hall Farm.

OTM Cow

Stabiliser 184.5, 124.5, 104.5, 101.5 Low Foulshaw Farm. Aberdeen Angus 174.5 Tills Farm. Friesian 157.5 High Snab, Holme Head, 149.5 High Snab, Holme House Farm, 139.5 Tills Farm. Limousin 149.5 Greenways, 134.5 Green Dragon Farm, 134.5, 129.5 Mount Murray, 124.5 Thornton Hall. Simmental 119.5 Braida Garth, 109.5 Mount Murray. Hereford 114.5 Mount Murray. Charolais 111.5 Mount Murray. Blonde 111.5 Parkside Farm. British Blue 101.5 Raw Head. Montbeliarde 91.5 Village Farm.

OTM Heifer

Aberdeen Angus 179.5 Mount Murray.

Cast Steer

Aberdeen Angus 179.5 Tills Farm. Limousin 124.5 Mount Murray.

Cast Bull

Limousin 114.5 Holme Field. Friesian 114.5 Gibraltar Farm.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £280 Catshaw Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus £160 Blackleach

Bull Calf

British Blue £450 Catshaw Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus £275, £260 Blackleach, £250 Knowsley Farm. Hereford £150, £130 Cotestone Farm. Friesian £112, £105, £75 Netherbeck Barn.

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