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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 5th October

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle had an entry of 451 forward for the sale. There was a typical show of cattle for the time of year with nearly too many on the market for buyers requirements; however well-finished cattle sold to a premium. Buyers are also requesting better batching of cattle, preferably in larger lots.

Topping the trade today was DW & NM Alderson, Sedbergh selling Angus Bullocks to £1350. This was closely followed by T & M Halhead, Priest Hutton selling Angus bullocks to £1330. Limousin bullocks this week sold to £1290 from M & R Stirzaker, Milnthorpe, Simmentals sold to £1300 from WS Burrow & Sons, Silverdale who also sold British Blues to £1280. Heifers sold to a top of £1320 for a Limousin from Barlow Brothers of Preston.

Black and white bullocks this week sold to a top of £1120 from TW Nelson & Son, Cockrigg Farm followed by R & A Jolleys, Cabus selling to £1020.

Please can we remind vendors that any cattle that arrive after the sale has started that they will sold at the end of the sale and to make sure that all cattle are correctly tagged, before they arrive to the market.

OTM Cattle

The weekly sale of OTM Cattle had an entry of 123 forward which saw an average show of cattle but prices very comparable with other local centres with an overall market average of 100p/kg. A 43 month old Limousin Cow from TE, JS & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow topped the trade today selling to 169.5p/kg. Top price per head today was £1120 for a Limousin Bull from RH, M & S Boyren, Lowick. OTM Heifers this week sold to 154.5p/kg for an Angus from R Oldfield, Yealand Redmayne.

Calves and Stirks

An entry of younger calves were forward this week with a shortage of beef calves. Aberdeen Angus x bulls from JE & J Pye & Son sold to £172 with Hereford x bulls from TM Townley selling to £152. Heifers were generally selling to £115 to £145 for Aberdeen Angus x. Several reared British Blue x Bulls sold to £295 and £275 from AW & AM Park & Sons.

Dairy bulls sold to £60 from J Bargh & Son with others selling between £45 and £55. Smaller claves were harder to sell as there are plenty of them on the market currently.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Aberdeen Angus £1350 Sycamore Ave, £1330 Upp Hall, £1200 Pasture House Farm, £1190 Upp Hall, £1170 Gulf Farm. Simmental £1300, £1280 Gibraltar Farm, £1200 Stockdale Farm, £1100 Summerlands, £1020 Yew Tree Farm. Limousin £1290 Station Hotel, £1240 Cock Hall Farm, £1210 Godson House Farm, £1190 Upp Hall, £1180 Cock Hall. British Blue £1280, £1230 Gibraltar Farm, £1200 Pasture House Farm, Godson House Farm, £1190 Low Fell End. Charolais £1220 Cock Hall Farm. Hereford £1180 Sycamore Ave, £1160 Old Glasson, £1120 Old Hall Farm, £1020 Yew Tree Farm. Shorthorn £1150 Sycamore Ave. Friesian £1120 Cockrigg Farm, £1020 Marlholes Farm, £970 Bensons Farm, £960 Ellers Farm, £910 Masongill Hall. Meuse Rhine Issel £1110 Littlewood Hall Farm. Fleckveih £1040 Ellers Farm.

Store Heifer

Limousin £1320 Littlewood Hall Farm, £1070 Rowell Farm, £930 Endmoor Farm, £870 Brow Foot Farm, Crooklands Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1220 Greenlands Farm, £1110 Midge Hall Farm, £1060 Snub Snape Farm, £1050 Upp Hall. British Blue £1120 Greenlands Farm, £1090 Derby Lodge Farm, £1050 Masongill Hall, £980 Low Fell End, Roseacre Hall. Hereford £1030 Midge Hall Farm, £950 Low Loevens, Town House, £930 Yew Tree Farm, £850 Brow Foot Farm. Simmental £980 Stockdale Farm, £950 Brow Foot Farm, Yew Tree Farm, £920 Stockdale Farm.

OTM COWs

LIMOUSIN: 161.5RedScar, 147.5 Intack Farm, 141.5 High House Farm, 124.5 Hill Park, 121.5 Aikengill. HEREFORD: 139.5, 119.5 Riddings. BRITISHBLUE: 137.5, 134.5 Farleton House, 127.5 Poppy Farm, 124.5 Hill Park, 119.5 Poppy Farm, 99.5, 71.51 Low Hall Beck Barn. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 131.5 Aikengil, 84.5 Bellart Howe, Intack Farm. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: 119.5 Richmond Hall, Boundary House, Barnfield Farm, 117.5 Park Farm, Throstle Nest Farm. SIMMENTAL: 127.5 Intack Farm, 119.5, 117.5 Throstle Nest Farm, 54.5 High Hollinhead Farm.FLEKVIEH: 107.5 Holme Head, 69.5 White Lund Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 101.5, 79.5 White Lund Farm. SWEDISHREDANDWHITE: 94.5 Holme Head, 74.5 White Lund Farm.

OTM Heifers

ABERDEENANGUS: 154.5 Brow Foot Farm. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: 149.5 Stubb Hall Farm. SIMMENTAL: 147.5 9 Stockdale Farm.

CAST Bulls

LIMMOUSIN: 129.5 Hill Park. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 127.5 Holme House Farm. HEREFORD: 114.5 Mireside Farm, 99.5 Tunstall Hall. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: 109.5 Sellerley Farm.

HEIFER Calves

SIMMENTAL: £130 North Farm. ABERDEENANGUS: £125, £120 Tills Farm, £58 Gibsons Farm.

BULL Calves

ABERDEENANGUS: £172, £120, £112 Gibsons Farm. HEREFORD: £152 Knowsley Farm. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: £60 North Farm, £55 Liscoe Farm, £53 Knowsley Farm, £30 North Farm, £28 Liscoe Farm.

BULL Stirks

BRITISH BLUE: £295, £250, £175 Walkers I’th Fields, £30 Walkers I’th Fields. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: £90, £70, £30 Liscoe Farm.

HEIFER Stirks

BRITISHBLUE: £85 Lower Brow Top. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: £55, £50 Downlands Farm.

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