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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 29th May

Store Cattle

There was a much-improved store cattle trade right through as rumours continue that the beef price is going to lift in the near future and cattle numbers begin to tighten at sales. The trade topped at £1330 for three Limousin heifers from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham. The steer trade was topped by Limousins and Simmentals selling to £1310 from JA & LR Wilson, Millom. This was closely followed by Angus’ selling to £1290 from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton. Other Angus bullocks sold to £1270 from M Ainscough Farms, Parbold. There were plenty more pens of bullocks selling in the twelve hundred. British Blue heifers sold to £1240 from M Shepherd & Son, Pilling with Angus heifers selling to the same price P & M Crackles, Burrow. There were 36 pens of cattle selling in excess of £1200.

The black and white trade peaked at £1180 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe.

All store cattle forward averaged £1046.98.

Cast Cows

A slightly smaller entry of 93 cast cows this week sold to a very strong trade with the quality of cattle on offer not as good as previous weeks. There was an impressive overall market average 137p/kg. Leading the way this week was J Hesketh, Hutton selling Angus steers to 194.5p/kg twice or £1147 and £1098. Montbeliardes from the same home sold to 189.5p/kg twice or £1112 and £1108. Black and white cast steers sold to a top of 174.5p/kg from PG Thornton, Scorton.

OTM Black and White heifers peaked at 164.5p/kg or £1055 from H Halhead & Son, Nether Kellet. Beef cows topped at 169.5p/kg for Limousins from A & P Hodgkinson, Stalmine grossing £1133 with this week’s top price beef cow being £1141 from J Drinkall, Anglezarke. Plenty of well-fleshed beef cows sold between 150p/kg and 165p/kg. Young black and white cows sold to a top of 157.5p/kg from F & E Harrison, Wray with plenty of well-fleshed dairy cows selling in the 140p/kg range. Friesian cows sold to a top of £1115 from J & G Thornley with a large quantity of dairy cows selling excess of the £100 mark.

Please could all vendors make sure that all cast cows and heifers are clear of the bull before bringing them to market.

Calves & Stirks

The calf trade was hotter than the weather outside.

An entry of 96 forward met plenty of demand with buyers leaving empty handed. Weaned British Blue steers lead the way selling to £520 from CR & A Baxter & Son, Middleton. March born Limousin bull calves sold to a top of £495 from B & MJ Nelson & Son, Milnthorpe who sold others to £440, £415 and £405. This was closely followed by the consignment from J & G Thorney, Kirkham selling Angus bull calves to £465 and British Blues to the same price. Also selling over the £450 mark was British Blue bull calves from Tom Barron Farms, Wood Plumpton selling to £455, who sold blue heifers to £400. Angus steer calves from the Sutcliffe Family, Cockerham sold to £445 and £420. Angus heifer calves peaked at £380 from Tom Barron Farms. There was many, many more beef calves selling to late three hundreds. Credit must to our vendors for the good quality of calves on offer this week. Younger beef calves regularly sold in the mid two hundreds.

Black and white calves were met with a buoyant trade which saw them peak at £160 and £140 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wryresdale with others selling to £140 and £120 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Closely followed by £135 and £100 from AB & J Parkinson & Son, Out Rawcliffe with other black and whites to £120 from B & MJ Nelson & Son, Heversham.

12 Angus Heifers to £380 av. £249
3 Limousin Heifers to £365 av. £313
5 Hereford Heifers to £360 av. £308
15 British Blue Heifers to £400 av. £259
18 Friesian Bulls to £160 av. £70.44
1 Ayrshire Bull to £68 av. £68
9 Angus Bulls to £465 av. £272
5 Limousin Bulls to £495 av. £417
2 Hereford Bulls to £330 av. £295
2 Simmental Bulls to £330 av. £295
19 British Blue bulls to £465 av. £263

The end of May sale of stirks saw 166 sold to a continued strong trade. This sale continues to grow attracting both fresh vendors and buyers. Leading the way this week was yearling British Blue bullocks selling to £840 from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale. Suckler bred July 2019 born Charolais bullocks sold to £830 from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock who sold. Charolais heifer to £740. Yearling suckler bred Limousin heifers sold to £804 and £790 from MW & M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell. This was followed by 11-month-old British Blue bullocks from AJ Pye, Preesall selling to £770. The same age Limousin bullocks sold to £765 from WJ & EA Woodhouse, Nateby. The consignment from JE Harrison, Greenhalgh saw British Blue bullocks peak at £755 with Charolais bullocks achieving the same price. There as plenty of yearling and younger cattle selling in the late £600.

Black and white bullocks sold to a top of £580 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale followed by others selling to£560 from B Webber, Redrock.

Due to the continued strong demand for cattle there will be an additional mid-June sale of Stirks on Friday 12th June. Please advise the office of entries as soon as possible.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

LIMOUSIN: £1310, £1260 Dunningwell Farm, £1210 Lower Stanger Thwaite, £1200 Intack Farm, £1190 Booth Street. SIMMENTAL: £1310 Dunningwell Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1290 Downlands Farm, £1270 Fairhurst Farm, £1260 Yealand Manor, £1250 Newsham Hall Farm, Wood Nook Farm. SALERS: £1260, £1240 Yealand Manor. BRITISH BLUE: £1260 Pasture House Farm, £1150 Bensons Farm, Booth Street, £1130 Whelpside Farm, £1120 Foredales. CONTINENTAL: £1230 Low Chapel Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1220 Billinge Hall Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1220 Yealand Manor. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1180 Bensons Farm, £1090 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1070 Higher Knowehill, £1040 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1010 Gulf Farm. SHORTHORN: £1160 Newsham Hall Farm. HEREFORD: £1120 Tabley House Farm, £1100 Whittingham Lane, Foredales Farm, £1070 Sunderlands Brows Farm, £1050 Windy Hill Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1070 Sunderland Brows Farm, £920, £900 Pilling Lane. FLEKVIEH: £1060, £1000 Corney Hill Farm. MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: £1010 Littlewood Hall Farm. LONGHORN: £960 High Underbrow Farm. SOUTH DEVEN: £880, £840 Adlington Hall Farm. DAIRY SHORTHORN: £760 Mill House Farm.

Store Heifers

LIMOUSIN: £1330 The Dingle, £1170, £1100 Lowgill Farm, £1100 Booth Street, £1080 Low Stanger Thwaite. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1240 Mill Farm, £1160 Rowell Farm, Raw Head, £1120 Booth Street, Raw Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1240 Pasture House Farm, £1190 Lowgill Farm, £1120 Pasture House Farm, Wood Nook Farm, £940 New House Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1190, £1180 Rowell Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1120 Whittingham Lane. SHORTHORN: £1100 Rowell Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1060, £1030 Booth Street. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1050 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1000 Strickland Hill Farming. HEREFORD: £1040 Rowell, £1010 Low Groves Farm, £810 Park Farm Barn, £800 Whittingham Lane, £730 Park Farm Barn. STABILISER: £770 Houlker Barn Farm.

OTM Cows

LIMOUSIN: 169.5 Bank Field Farm, 159.5 Adlington Hall Farm, 154.5 Dubside, 151.5 Adlington Hall Farm, 149.5 Stubb Farm. SIMMENTAL: 164.5 Low Fell End, 159.5 Braida Garth, 154.5 Marsh House Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 164.5 Low Fell End, 159.5 Birks Farm, Marsh House Farm, 151.5 High Biggarsbank, 131.5 Hawkrigg End. SOUTH DEVEN: 159.5 Adlington Hall Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 157.5 Birks Farm, 144.5 Derby Lodge Farm, 139.5 Lathwaite Farm, 137.5 Mealbank Farm, White Lund Farm. SHORTHORN: 154.5 Manor House Farm. FLEKVIEH: 151.5, 149.5, 141.5 Holme Head. STABILISER: 149.5 Braida Garth. CONTINENTAL: 144.5 Braida Garth. MONTBELIARDE: 141.5 White Lund Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 141.5 Manor House Farm, 127.5 Marl House. CHAROLAIS: 137.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 134.5, 129.5, 111.5 Holme Head. NORWEGIAN RED: 124.5, 119.5 Holme Head. AYRSHIRE: 114.5 Bolton Fold Farm, 109.5 Sandvilla.

OTM Heifers

HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 164.5 Lawsons Farm, 154.5 High Knowehill, Elm Tree Farm, Ravenscar. AYRSHIRE: 119.5 Bolton Fold Farm.

OTM Steers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 194.5 Middle Grange Farm, 169.5 Cliftons Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 189.5 Middle Grange Farm. HEREFORD: 184.5, 149.5 New Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 174.5 Cliftons Farm. CHAROLAIS: 139.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. AYRSHIRE: 134.5 New Farm.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £400 Ambrose Farm, £375 New Brows Farm, £365 Ambrose Hall Farm, £305 New Brows Farm, £300 Sweetings Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £380, £360 Ambrose Hall Farm, £340 Lane Head Farm, £315 Ambrose Hall Farm, £295 Lane Head Farm. LIMOUSIN: £365, £345, £230 Halforth Farm. HEREFORD: £360, £340, £330 Sellerley Farm, £280, £230 Catshaw Hall Farm.

Bull Calves

LIMOUSIN: £495, £440, £415, £405, £330 Halforth Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £465 Derby Lodge Farm, £455, £395, £330 Ambrose Hall Farm, £290 New Brows Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £465 Derby Lodge Farm, £350 Lane Head Farm, £300 Ambrose Hall Farm, £255 Sweetings Farm. SIMMENTAL: £340, £330 Sellerley Farm. HEREFORD: £330 Sellerley Farm, £260 Catshaw Hall Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £160 Tills Farm, £140 Catshaw Hall Farm, Tills Farm, £135 Liscoe Farm, £120 Catshaw Hall Farm. AYRSHIRE: £68 Bolton Fold Farm.

Steer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £520, £470, £380 New Brows Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £445, £420 Lathwaite Farm.

Bull Stirks

BRITISH BLUE: £600 Boon Town Farm, £490 Hare Apple Tree. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £510 White Lund Farm, £490, £480 Hare Apple Tree.

Heifer Stirks

LIMOUSIN: £805, £790 Swallowmire Farm, £555 Bury Lane, £550 Springfield House, £510 Gibsons Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £740 Tunstead Farm, £590 West Lynn, £580 Slack Farm, £560 Tunstead Farm, £550 Gibb Farm. CHAROLAIS: £740 Cobble Hey Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £655 Bowfield Farm, £620 Tunstead Farm, £605 West Lynn, £590 Tunstead Farm, £580 Mearsbeck Farm. SIMMENTAL: £605 West Lynn.

Steer Stirks

BRITISH BLUE: £840 Yates Farm, £770 Pilling Lane, £755 Tunstead Farm, £690 Park Farm, £670 Barrow Greaves Farm. CHAROLAIS: £830 Cobble Hey Farm, £755 Tunstead Farm. LIMOUSIN: £765, £740 Gibsons Farm, £680 Pilling Lane, £675, £630 Gibsons Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £670 Springfield House, £655 Slack Farm, £615 Barrow Greaves Farm, £600, £580 Gibb Farm. HEREFORD: £620, £600 Longstripes Farm, £545 Birkland Barrow, £515, £495 Bowfield Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £580 Catshaw Hall Farm, £560 Firtree Cottage, £400 Boon Town Farm, Bowfield Farm. SIMMENTAL: £495, £395 Lathwaite Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £465, £400 Bowfield Farm.

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