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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM & Store Cattle - Friday 9th April 2021

Friday 9th April 2021

STORE CATTLE

The high pace of Lancaster store cattle sale continues with the trade as buoyant as ever this week. Steers averaged £1136 which included more black and white steers and younger grazing types, heifers averaged £1091.
Leading the way this week were three cracking Angus bullocks from R & DM Rossall & Sons, Pilling selling to £1550. A consignment from L Parsons, Low Levens saw Angus bullocks sell to £1500 and a British Blue heifer to the same price from the same home. A pen of five Angus bullocks from I &ME Askew, New Hutton sold to £1400. Continental bullocks sold to a top of £1460 for British Blue from I Atkinson & Son, Warton. Limousin bullocks peaked at £1400 from D E & S M Moorhouse, Natland closely followed by a pen of 8 Limousin bullocks from Ballacutchel Farms, Isle of Man selling to £1390. Simmental bullocks peaked at £1390 from E J Burrow, Milnthorpe, plenty of beef bred steers easily selling to the £1300 mark. The other leading prices for heifers saw a pair of Angus’ sell to £1300 from KH & D Holden & Son, Pilling a pen of British Blues selling to £1300 from W T Eastham & son, Goosnargh. Grazing cattle continue to be a strong trade eagerly bid for.
Dairy steers topped at £1320 for Montbeliardes from Cowell & Moore, Woodplumpton followed by Black & White bullocks selling to a top of £1290 from L Parsons, Low Levens.

CAST COWS AND OTM CATTLE

Lancaster boasted an entry of 134 Cast Cows and OTM cattle this week, the trade as electrifying as ever with an overall average of 149p/kg. Montbeliarde cast steers sold to 199.5p/kg or £1334 from A Kirby and Co, Pilling closely followed by OTM Black & White heifers selling to 197.5p/kg or £1481 from AT Burrow & Son, Gressingham. OTM beef heifers sold to 189.5p/kg or £1389 for an Angus from I Atkinson & Son, Warton.
Cast beef cows sold to a top 194.5p/kg for a Limousin from E J Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet. Beef cows sold to a top of £1386 for a Hereford from S Barton, Radcliffe. Young Fleckvieh cows sold to 184.5p/kg or £1254 from B & AC Barnes, Middleton who also sold an impressive Fleckvieh cow weighing 925kg to 164.5p/kg grossing at £1521. Black and White cows sold to a top £1363 from L Burrow and Son, Lower Tatham with others to £1348 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale and £1316 from S Barton, plenty of well fleshed dairy cows well in excess of £1200. More cast cows required each week as Lancaster hosts a ring full of eager buyers.

CALVES & WEANLINGS

Lancaster hit the jackpot again with a calf peaking at £600 for the second week in a row, this much admired 12-week-old Charolais bull calf from J & G Thornley, Kirkham. A British Blue and Charolais heifer from the same good home both achieved £570.
An Angus bull calf from Tom Barron Farms, Woodplumpton sold to £475, with other Angus bull calves to £415 from Lawson Farm, Cockerham and Wannop Farms, Overton. British Blue bull calves sold to £440 and £430 from A J & AJ Gibbons, St Micheals on Wyre. Plenty of strong beef calves in eager demand selling in the late £300. Black & White calves peaked at £240 from J R Newsham & Son, Condor Green.
A consignment of weanling calves from J R Newsham, Sellerley Farm met plenty of demand with Hereford bulls selling to £580 and Simmentals to £540, Hereford heifers from the same home to £440.

Top Prices

Leading prices per kilo for OTM’s:-

Cows
Friesian: 197.50 177.50 High Snab, 171.50 Lathwaite Farm, 169.50 Newsham Hall Farm, 167.50 Catshaw Hall Farm. Limousin: 194.50 Intack Farm. Flekvieh: 184.50 Hawkin Hall, 169.50 Sellerley Farm, 164.50 Hawkin Hall. Simmental: 169.50 Intack Farm. Hereford: 164.50 157.50 Shore Top Farm. Continental: 164.50 154.50 Town End. Blonde: 147.50 Little Fell Farm. Montbeliarde: 137.50 Lathwaite Farm.

Heifers
Friesian: 194.50 Benson Hall, 189.50 Liscoe Farm, 189.50 181.50 Batty Hill, 181.50 Heaton Hall Farm, 179.50 Low Audlands, 174.50 Mealbank Farm. Aberdeen Angus: 189.50 184.50 Boon Town Farm. British Blue: 184.50 Boon Town Farm. Jersey: 131.50 Benson Hall.

Steers
Montbeliarde: 199.50 Gulf Farm.

Leading prices per head for store cattle:-

Bullocks
Aberdeen Angus: £1550 Abrahams Farm, £1500 Low Levens, £1400 Raw Head, £1370 Chestnut House Farm, £1350 Staffords Farm. British Blue: £1460 Boon Town Farm, £1380 Stubbins Farm, £1340 Middle Grange Farm, £1300 Stubbins Farm. Limousin: £1400 High House Farm, £1390 £1370 Mount Murray, £1350 Intack Farm, £1280 Kirkland Hall, £1250 Stubb Hall Farm. Simmental: £1390 Hazel Slack Tower, £1360 Springfield House, £1340 Middle Grange Farm, £1320 Mount Murray. Charolais: £1370 Mount Murray, £1340 Springfield House. Hereford: £1340 Middle Grange Farm, £1270 Mount Murray, £1270 Pasture House Farm, £1120 Lane Ends Farm. Montbeliarde: £1320 £1230 Newsham Hall Farm. Friesian: £1290 Low Levens; £1250 Boon Town Farm, £1110 Hallbeck; £1100 Lower House, £1070 Hudsbrook Farm. Shorthorn: £930 Lower House. Swedish Red: £920 Lathwaite Farm. Dairy Shorthorn: £960 Mill House Farm.

Heifers
British Blue: £1500 Low Levens, £1300 Wood Nook Farm, £1290 Stubbins Farm, £1270 Barnfield Farm. Limousin: £1320 Mount Murray, £1280 Kirkland Hall Farm, £1260 Stubb Hall farm, £1240 High House Farm, £1230 Green Dragon Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1300 Chestnut House Farm, £1250 Staffords Farm, £1240 Greenlands Farm, £1150 Kays Farm. Shorthorn: £1190 Mount Murray. Hereford: £1180 Lane Ends Farm, £1170 Stubb Hall Farm, £1100 Greenlands Farm, £1070 Pasture House Farm. Simmental: £1160 Mount Murray. Charolais: £1140 Brown Edge, £1090 Thornbush Farm. Friesian: £1060 Hallbeck, £900 Park House Farms. Stabiliser: £950 Park House Farms.
Bull
Limousin: £1170 £1080 Fell End Farm.

BULL CALF: Charolais: £600 Derby Lodge, Hereford: £580 Sellerley Farm, £325 Arnside Tower, Simmental: £540 Sellerley Farm, Angus: £475 Ambrose Farm, £415 twice Sweetings Farm & Heaton Hall Farm, British Blue: £440 & £430 Catteralls Farm, Friesian: £240 Sellerley Farm, £120 Tills Farm

HEIFER CALF: Charolais: £570 Derby Lodge, British Blue: £570 Derby Lodge, £395 New Brows Farm, £350 Heaton Hall Farm, Hereford: £440, £380, £370, £350 Sellerley Farm, Angus: £355, £295 Tills Farm, £275 New Brows Farm, Friesian: £170 Ambrose Farm.

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