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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 26th June

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle had 230 forward with the quality on offer very varied, with a large proportion of black and whites on the market. For the first time in a long time store cattle sold to £1400 for a pen of 3 Limousin bullocks from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham. This was closely followed by British Blue bullocks selling to £1360 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with others selling to £1300 from GR & A Foy, Conder Green. Native cattle always create plenty of demand at Lancaster with Angus bullocks selling to £1340 from GE Turner, Inglewhite followed by others selling to £1320 from LA Bradshaw, Stalmine who sold Hereford bullocks to £1280. Plenty of heavy weight strong bullocks sold in the twelve hundreds.

Black and white bullocks peaked at £1240 from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with the heifer trade peaking at £1210 for Charolais from EW & A Bradshaw, Stalmine. This was closely followed by Angus heifers selling to £1180 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton. Plenty of pens of well-fleshed heifers sold in the eleven hundreds.

Cast Cows

There was a flying OTM trade with a very impressive overall average of 143p/kg. Leading the way this week at 214.5p/kg or £1329 was Limousin heifers from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton. This was closely followed by other Limousin heifers selling to 199.5p/kg or £1236 from RH & RA Fawcett, Burton who sold two Limousin steers to 194.5p/kg. Also achieving the 194.5p/kg mark was a Simmental steer from E Rossall, Preesall which grossed £1293. Angus’ sold to 194.5p/kg from Ballacutchel Farms, Isle of Man.

Beef cast cows sold to 171.5p/kg for Limousins from JG & PH Thompson, Selside who sold others to 169.5p/kg, these grossed at £1154 and £1110. This was closely followed by Stabilisers to 169.5p/kg and 164.5p/kg from JA & R Geldard & Sons, Levens selling or £1061 and £1050.

Dairy cows sold to a top of 164.5p/kg from AD & R Milner, Claughton on Brock with plenty of dairy cows selling in excess of 150p/kg. Dairy cows sold to a top of £1160 from JH Towers & Son, Tunstall with others selling to £1135 from JM & A Wallbank & Sons, Wray with others selling to £1106 from L Burrow & Sons, Lower Tatham with many more dairy cows grossing in excess of the £1000 mark.

Calves & Stirks

The weekly sale of calves had an entry of 52 forward that saw the strong calves continue to be as an equally a good a trade with young beef calves slightly easier, black and whites continue to be good trade. Leading the way this week was February/March born British Blue weanling steers selling to £505 and £495 from P & ME Higginson, Pilling who sold heifers to £440 and £420. The consignment from J & G Thornley, Kirkham saw Angus bull calves sell to £420 with British Blue heifers selling to £410 from the same home. WR Clarke & Partners, Yealand Redmayne sold British Blue heifers to £385. Plenty of good quality calves sold in excess of the £300 mark with plenty of young beef calves selling in the mid to late two hundreds. Dairy bull calves saw black and whites sell to £205 and £200 twice from WG Farms, Cockerham with plenty of rearing calves selling in excess of the £100 mark. All black and white bull calves averaged £141.

Lancaster’s end of June stirk sale had an entry of over 100 forward. As per usual, good quality and well-grown stirks always meet plenty of demand. Leading the way this week was 10-month-old Charolais bullocks from DC Miller, Selling to £805 with Charolais heifers from the same home selling for £750. 9-month-old British Blue bullocks sold to a top of £760 from JE Harrison, Greenhalgh who sold British Blue heifers to £700. Yearling Montbelairde bullocks sold to a top of £750 from WG Farms, Cockerham. 6-7-month-old British Blue bullocks sold to £735 from FW Rhodes & Son, Ellel with British Blue bulls to £700 and Angus bulls to £695 from the same home. Limousins sold to £690 for bullocks from WJ & EA Woodhouse, Nateby with bulls to £670 from WJ & L Barker, Arkholme. Black and white sold to a top of £585 from J Howard & Son, Catterall.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

LIMOUSIN: £1400 The Dingle, £1190 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1130 Cock Hall Farm, £1070 Upper Foxholes Farm, £950 Holly House Farm, £870 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. BRITISH BLUE: £1360 Bensons Farm, £1300 Parkside Farm, £1170 Bensons Farm, £1150 Summerlands, Stubb Hall Farm, £1090 Foredales Farm, £880, £700, £670, £660 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1340 Scottish Green Farm, £1320 Moss House Farm, £1260 Kays Farm, £1160, £1060 Intack Farm, £880 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. HEREFORD: £1280 Moss House Farm, £1200 Ivy Barn Spout House Farm, £1140 Stubb Hall Farm, £1010 Sykes Farm, £970 Ivy Barn Spout House Farm, £920 Windy Hill Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1240, £1130 Bensons Farm, £1120 Lower House, £1090 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1070 Staffords Farm, £1060 Hallbeck. SHORTHORN: £1200 Parkside Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1120 Lower House, £900 Cock Hall Farm, £850 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: £1030 Littlewood Hall Farm. CONTINENTAL: £1010 Sykes Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £970 Bradley Farm, £610 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. BELTED GALLOWAY: £950 Cock Hall Farm. DAIRY SHORTHORN: £810 Cock Hall Farm. GALLOWAY: £460 Lower House.

Store Heifers

CHAROLAIS: £1210, £1160 The Old Stable. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1180 Fell End Farm, £1150 Greenlands Farm, £1100 Stubb Hall Farm, £1060 Kimberley Avenue, £1040 Bank Field Farm, £960 Rowell Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1130 Greenlands Farm, £1060 Lathwaite Farm, £1050 Sykes Farm, £960 Booth Street, £920 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd. LIMOUSIN: £1050 Booth Street, £1040 Holly House Farm. HEREFORD: £1050 Stubb Hall Farm, £1000 Rowell Farm. CONTINENTAL: £1020 Rowell Farm. SIMMENTAL: £940 Summerlands, £810 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd, £720, £650 West View Farm. WELSH BLACK: £750 Mill House Farm.

Store Bull

CHAROLAIS: £850 The Old Stable.

OTM Cows

LIMOUSIN: 171.5, 169.5 Poppy Farm, 159.5 Far Orrest, 157.5 Low Stennerley, Yates Farm. STABILISER: 169.5, 164.5, 149.5 Low Foulshaw Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 164.5 Lane Head Farm, 151.5 Sellerley Farm, 149.5 Richmond Hall Farm Ltd, 147.5 Mealbank Farm, Park House. SHORTHORN: 161.5 Parkside Farm, 119.5 Low Stennerley. BRITISH BLUE: 159.5 Fleets Farm. SIMMENTAL: 151.5 Littlewood Hall Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 147.5 Walkers I’th Fields, 139.5 Throstle Nest Farm, 127.5 Walkers I’th Fields. HEREFORD: 141.5 Moss View, 127.5 Moser Hill. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 139.5 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd, 134.5 Whinney Garth.

OTM Heifers

LIMOUSIN: 214.5 Fell End Farm, 199.5 Green Dragon Farm, 171.5 Lune View. HEREFORD: 179.5 Moss View. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 161.5 Downlands Farm, 159.5 West Hall, Hallbeck, Low Levens, Elm Tree Farm. DAIRY SHORTHORN: 154.5 Lathwaite Farm. AYRSHIRE: 117.5 Lathwaite Farm.

Cast Steers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 194.5 Ballacutchel Farms Ltd, 139.5 Butts Farm. LIMOUSIN: 194.5 Green Dragon Farm, 154.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. SIMMENTAL: 194.5 Sykes Fold Farm. CHAROLAIS: 159.5 Lambrigg Park Farm.

Cast Bull

HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 119.5 Agden Brook Farm.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £440, £420 Ivy Farm, £410 Derby Lodge Farm, £385, £245 Cinder Barrow. LIMOUSIN: £310, £220 kellbrick Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £300, £280 Derby Lodge Farm, £200 Sweetings Farm, £155 Bolton Fold Farm. SIMMENTAL: £220 Sellerley Farm. HEREFORD: £205 Sellerley Farm.

Bull Calves

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £695 Barrow Greaves Farm, £420 Derby Lodge Farm, £295, £245, £235 Sweetings Farm. LIMOUSIN: £325, £245 Kellbrick Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £300 Hudsbrook Farm, £280, £275, £270 Sweetings Farm. HEREFORD: £300, £270 Catshaw Hall Farm, £230 Sellerley Farm. SIMMENTAL: £270, £220 Sellerley Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £125 Lathwaite Farms, Catshaw Hall Farm, £105 Lathwaite Farms, £70 Catshaw Hall Farm. AYRSHIRE: £50 Bolton Fold Farm.

Steer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £505, £495 Ivy Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £205, £200, £195 Lathwaite Farm.

Bull Stirks

BRITISH BLUE: £700 Barrow Greaves Farm, £420 High Moorhead. LIMOUSIN: £670 Brown Edge. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £420, £380, £370 High Moorhead, £305 Lower Lingart. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £470, £420 White Lund Farm.

Heifer Stirks

CHAROLAIS: £750 Cobble Hey Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £700, £660, £655 Tunstead Farm, £555 Bowfield Farm, £540 Gibsons Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £680 Lathwaite Farm, £380 Sowerby Hall Farm, Lathwaite Farm, £360 Sowerby Hall Farm, £340 White Lund Farm. SIMMENTAL: £660 Sykes Fold Farm. LIMOUSIN: £650, £605 Gibsons Farm, £340, £150 West View Farm.

Steer Stirks

CHAROLAIS: £805 Cobble Hey Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £760 Tunstead Farm, £735 Barrow Greaves Farm, £630 Bowfield Farm, £545 Sowerby Hall Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £750 Lathwaite Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £695 Barrow Greaves Farm, £625 Low Stennerley, £560 Bowfield Farm, £560, £510 The Bungalow. LIMOUSIN: £690 Gibsons Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £430 Tunstead Farm, £370, £300 Newland Farm, £240 Honeypot Farm. DAIRY SHORTHORN: £350 Newland Farm.

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