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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 12th June

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle at Lancaster continued to see the trade remain very strong as confidence in the beef industry continues to grow. This week the trade topped at £1330 for British Blues from JM & AG Swarbricks, Out Rawcliffe with other ones selling to £1310 from R & DM Rossall & Son, Pilling. Native cattle always created plenty of demand with Angus’ selling to £1290 from J & H Davis, Cabus with other Angus bullocks selling to £1270 from H Hesketh & Son, Longton. Charolais bullocks sold to a top of £1240 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland with Simmentals selling to £1230 from JW Atkinson, Bentham. 15% of the Bullocks forward sold in excess of the £1200 mark.

The heifer trade this week topped at £1240 for British Blues from R & DM Rossall & Son, Pilling with other British Blue heifers selling to £1180 from K & DE Woodhouse Ellel, followed by Angus heifers to £1170 from SH & LE Birkett, Nether Kellet and other Angus heifers to £1160 from K & DE Woodhouse. Limousin heifers peaked at £1160 from WT Eastham & Sons, Goosnargh. Plenty of pens of strong heifers sold in excess of the £1100 mark.

This week black and whites sold to a top of £1140 from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Other black and white bullocks sold to £1060 from C Pemberton, Kingsley with others from the same home selling to £1040. Also achieving £1040 for black and white bullocks from ME & J Swarbrick, Stalmine.

There have been some impressive averages in the store ring today that saw all Angus bullocks average £1145, Limousins £1144 and British Blues £1125. The heifers saw all Angus’ average £1005.

Cast Cows

The weekly sale of cast cows saw an increased entry of 134 forward with the trade remaining very buoyant, although there was a slightly less market average of 129p/kg due to the larger number of parlour cows forward. This week the trade topped at 189.5p/kg for British Blue cast steers from TJ Robinson, Milnthorpe. This was closely followed by OTM Heifers selling to 184.5p/kg for Limosins from TE, JA & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow with Angus’ from FA Brown & Son, Burton in Lonsdale achieving the same price. OTM Black and white heifers sold to 164.5p/kg twice from H Halhead & Son, Nether Kellet and C & AJ Woodhouse, Millom. Black and white OTM Heifers regularly sold around the 160p/kg mark. Beef cows this week sold to 159.5p/kg numerous times with best dairy cows regularly selling in the 140p/kg range.

This week cast cows sold to a top of £1245 a head for black and whites from JS & KM Wilson & Son, Helsington with others from the same home selling to £1158. Other dairy cows sold to £1195 from H & SD Cornthwaite & Son, Nateb, £1128 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe, £1114 from L Burrow & Sons, Lower Tatham and £1101 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel. Many more dairy cows regularly sold over the £1000 mark. Beef cast cows saw Charolais top at £1212 from GR Bargh & Co, Caton. Hereford cows sold to £1143 from GJT & V Parkinson, Preesall and £1132 for Bazadaise from EW & A Bradshaw, Stalmine.

A good number of cast bulls forward saw 7-year-old Blondes selling to 154.5p/kg or £1575 from MJ Whitwoth, Mount Pleasant with Angus bulls selling to £1346 from JF & J Hewitt & Family, Nateby with black and white bulls selling to 119.5p/kg or £1190 from JS & KM Wilson & Son. Young bulls sold to a top of 169.5p/kg for Simmentals from Barlow Bros, Croston.

Calves & Stirks

Lancaster held an additional mid-month sale of Stirks with there being strong demand. There was an entry of 136 forward selling to a continued strong trade. Leading the way this week were 10-month-old Charolais bullocks selling to £820 from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock with heifers from the same home selling to £740. Hereford bullocks at 8-months-old from A & R Partington, Horwich sold to a top of £800. Yearling Limousin heifers sold to £785 from Alan Thompson, Carnforth with Limousin bullocks from the same home selling to £780. Limousin bullocks this week topped at £785 from WJ & E Woodhouse, Nateby. British Blue bullocks topped at £770 from A & L Gardner, Quernmore who sold British Blue heifers to £750. November 2019 Hereford bullocks peaked at £725 from R & A Jolleys, Cabus.

There is always plenty of demand for native bred cattle in Lancaster with SM Rigg, Barningham Richmond making their lengthy journey worthwhile selling to a £720 for Shorthorn bullocks. In general, the trade continues to be as sharp as it has done this season with plenty of grazing bullocks and heifers still selling in excess of £600 for a much younger offering of cattle today.

Black and white cattle met plenty of demand today with September born British Friesian bullocks selling to £510 from R & J Parkinson, Preesall. This was followed by November born bullocks selling to £430 from CR & A Baxter & Son, Morecambe. All black and white bullocks averaged £411.

There was a reduced entry of 40 calves forward seeing the trade continue to be as strong as ever. Weanlings British Blue bulls topped the market at £460 from GH Sanderson & Family, Catforth. Angus bull calves peaked at £420 from J & G Thornley, Roseacre with month old suckler bred Charolais heifer calves selling to £415 from M & C Booth, Kentmere. Heifer calves topped at £400 for British Blues from J & G Thornley. British Blue bulls peaked at £385 from AD & R Milner, Claughton on Brock with Angus bull calves selling to £350. All British bull calves forward averaged £356 and all Angus bull calves averaged £336. Limousin heifer calves topped at £345 from W Stamper, Chipping. Once again, plenty of calves selling in around the £300 mark.

Weanling Black and white bull calves sold to £200 and £195 from RT Halhead, Cockerham with may born Friesian bull calves selling to £188 and £170 from WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham with other Black and White bull calves to £162 from AD & R Milner. Plenty of good quality black and white rearing calves sold between £120 and £150. All Friesian bull calves averaged £111.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

BRITISH BLUE: £1330 Bensons Farm, £1310 Abrahams Farm, £1180 Batty Farm, £1140 Pasture House Farm, £1130 Greenhurst Farm, £1120 Wood Nook Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1290 Weavers Farm, £1270 Thornton Barn Farm, £1230 Weavers Farm, £1220 Elm Bank Farm, Foredales Farm, £1200 Fairfield. CHAROLAIS: £1240 High House Farm, £1040 Lynwood, £1000 The Old Stable. SIMMENTAL: £1230 Batty Farm, £1150 Lynwood. LIMOUSIN: £1190 High House Farm, £1140 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1100 Downlands Farm. HEREFORD: £1190 Ivy Barn Spout House Farm, £1140 Outerthwaite Farm, £1100 Pasture House Farm, £1090 Snub Snape Farm, Godson House Farm, £1080 King Bank Farm. FLEKVIEH: £1170 Upper Foxholes Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1140, £1090 Bensons Farm, £1060 Willow Tree Cottage, £1040 Bridge Farm, Willow Tree Cottage, £1010 Downlands Farm. WELSH BLACK: £1120 Barker Knott. SHORTHORN: £1080 Kays Farm, £1070 Cinderbarrow Farm, £1050 Lowgill Farm, £660 Spanham Farm. SALERS: £1040 Elm Bank Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £990 Sunderalnds Brows Farm, £800 Rose Hill Farm. GALLOWAY: £900, £830 Fairhurst Farm. CONTINENTAL: £890 Willow Tree Cottage. DAIRY SHORTHORN: £600 Gibb Farm.

Store Heifers

BRITISH BLUE: £1240 Abrahams Farm, £1180, £1120, £1110 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1090 Wood Nook Farm, £1080 Greenlands Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1170 Stubb Hall Farm, £1160 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1140 Rowell Farm, Outerthwaite Farm, £1130 Barker Knott, £1120 Kitchen Ground Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1160 Wood Nook Farm, £1100 Rowell Farm, £1050 Cautley Farm, £890 Cinderbarrow Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1140 Greenlands Farm, £1100 Batty Farm, £1090 Greenlands Farm. HEREFORD: £1130 Parrox Hall Farm, £1090 Pasture House Farm, £1050 King Bank Farm, £930 Stubb Hall Farm, £810 Banklands, £540 Gibb Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1070 Rose Hill Farm, £940 Cinderbarrow Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1050, £940 Lawsons Farm. SHORTHORN: £860 Cinderbarrow Farm. BELTED GALLOWAY: £860 Banklands.

Store Bulls

BRITISH BLUE: £970, £900, £710, £640 Dairy Barn Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £640, £450 Dairy Barn Farm.

OTM Cows

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 184.5 Half Way House, 139.5, 114.5 Woodstock. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 159.5 Aughton Hall Farm, Richmond Hall, 149.5 High House, Bannister Farm, 144.5 Sweetings Farm, High House. LIMOUSIN: 159.5 Red Scar Farm, 154.5 Rye Close, 151.5 Longlands. SIMMENTAL: 159.5 Longlands, 149.5 Hartrigg, 139.5 Longlands. BAZADAISE: 159.5 The Old Stable. CHAROLAIS: 154.5 Rye Close, 139.5 Thornham Fold Farm, Lambrigg Park Farm, 109.5 Thornham Fold Farm. HEREFORD: 149.5 Moss View, 137.5 Cheetham House Farm. SHORTHORN: 144.5 Manor House Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 141.5, 89.5 White Lund Farm. MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: 131.5 Littlewood Hall Farm. FLEKVIEH: 124.5 Friars Moss. AYRSHIRE: 114.5, 111.5 Bolton Fold Farm.

OTM Heifers

LIMOUSIN: 184.5 Red Scar Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 164.5 Stubb Place Farm, Lawsons Farm, 161.5 Sweetings Farm, 161.5, 159.5 Lawsons Farm, 154.5 Bowsber Farm. AYRSHIRE: 109.5 Bolton Fold Farm. JERSEY: 79.5 Hallbeck.

Cast Steers

BRITISH BLUE: 189.5, 164.5 Rowell Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 154.5, 144.5 Cliftons Farm. LIMOUSIN: 139.5 Lambrigg Park Farm.

Cast Bull

SIMMENTAL: 169.5 Littlewood Hall Farm. Blonde D’Aquitaine: 154.5 Mount Pleasant Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 129.5 Park Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 119.5 High House, Downlands Farm.

Heifer Calves

CHAROLAIS: £415 Hartrigg. BRITISH BLUE: £400 Derby Lodge Farm, £285 Bailey Hey Farm, £255 North Farm, £205 Bailey Hey Farm, £200, £190 North Farm. LIMOUSIN: £345 Coldcotes Farm. HEREFORD: £265 Catshaw Hall Farm.

Bull Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £460 Blackleach House Farm, £385 Lane Head Farm, £340 Bailey Hey Farm, £310 Blackleach House Farm, £285 Bailey Hey Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £420 Derby Lodge Farm, £350, £335 Lane Head Farm, £240 Bolton Fold Farm. LIMOUSIN: £220 Bolton Fold Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £200, £195 Norbreck Farm, £188, £170 Cocker House Farm, £162 Lane Head Farm, £145 Cocker House Farm. BELTED GALLOWAY: £240 Coldcotes Farm. WAGYU: £200 Blackleach House Farm.

Steer Calf

HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £300 The Bungalow.

Bull Stirks

BRITISH BLUE: £530 White Lund Farm, £455 Hare Apple Tree. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £490 Birch House Cottage, £450 Hare Apple Tree. STABILISER: £420 Beesleys Farm. FLEKVIEH: £405 White Lund Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £400, £390 Preesall Park Farm, £320, £300 The Bungalow.

Heifer Stirks

LIMOUSIN: £785 Southways, £650, £580 Gibsons Farm, £570 Southways, £560 Whinney Carr Farm, £550 Gibsons Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £750, £690, £600 Redfields, £525 Birch House Cottage, £400 Hare Apple Tree, £380 Toad Hall Farm Lodge. CHAROLAIS: £740 Cobble Hey Farm. HEREFORD: £590 Gibb Farm, £580 Coldcotes Farm, £500 Gibb Farm, £440, £435 Warth Sutton Farm, £300 Lathwaite Farm. SHORTHORN: £590, £420 Spanham Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £550 Springfield House, £450 Mearsbeck Farm, £415 Slack Farm, £390 White Lund Farm, £360 Toad Hall Farm Lodge, Mearsbeck Farm. WELSH BLACK: £410 Redfields. STABILISER: £350 Beesleys Farm.

Steer Stirks

CHAROLAIS: £820 Cobble Hey Farm. HEREFORD: £800 Gibb Farm, £725 Marlholes Farm, £600 Coldcotes Farm. LIMOUSIN: £785 Gibsons Farm, £780 Southways, £660 Whinney Carr Farm, £650 Redfields, £560 Slack Farm, £380 Toad Hall Farm Lodge. BRITISH BLUE: £770 Redfields, £660 Catshaw Hall Farm, £610 Redfields, £590 Boon Town Farm, £540 Mearsbeck Farm. SHORTHORN: £720, £690, £560, £495 Spanham Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £655 Whinney Carr Farm, £615 Stanley Farm, £590 Boon Town Farm, £575 Slack Farm, £550 Stanley Farm, £500 Boon Town Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £510 Springfield House, £430 New Brows Farm, £410 Boon Town Farm, £400 Marlholes Farm, Boon Town Farm, £395 Hare Apple Tree. Norwegian Red: £510 Springfield House. SIMMENTAL: £440 Lathwaite Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £260 Lathwaite Farm.

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