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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM & Store Cattle - Friday 12th February 2021

Friday 12th February 2021

Calves and Stirks

Lancaster’s weekly sale of calves boasted the largest number forward of 91 in the local area this week. Best calves in short supply and selling to a strong trade. Younger beef calves and black and white calves easily sold, native heifer calves in less demand today and looked value for money. The consignment from J & G Thornley, Roseacre sold British Blue bulls to £470, £455 twice and Angus bulls to £450. British Blues from the Walmsley’s, Cockerham sold to £445. Charolais bull calves sold to £410 from the Sutcliffe’s, Cockerham. Plenty of best quality beef bull calves selling around the four hundred pound mark with many breeds averaging over £300. British Blue heifers sold to £380 from AD & R Milner, Brock and others to £360 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Black and white bull calves sold to £160 from Sutcliffe’s, Cockerham, £155 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping and £150 from RE & P Miller, Barnacre. All black and white bull calves averaged £105.
Angus bull stirks sold to a top of £510 from CM & CA Jackson, Caton.

Store Cattle

Lancaster store cattle continues to go from strength to strength, the trade as hot as it has been for a while with a varied show of cattle on offer today. The only thing wrong today was that there wasn’t twice as many cattle, which could have easily been handled with the number of buyers present. The consignment from JA & LR Wilson, Millom took the top spot selling Limousin bullocks to £1460 and £1390. British Blue bullocks topped at £1430 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Simmental bullocks sold to £1360 and Limousin’s to £1320 from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet. The consignment of Charolais and Simmental bullocks from J Hesketh, Hutton peaking at £1340 for both breeds. Other noted prices were Limousin bullocks selling to £1330 from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham. Plenty of bullocks selling towards to £1300 mark. Black and white bullocks sold to a top of £1290 from J Prest and Son, Bay Horse. All bullocks forward averaged £1143.90.
British Blue bulls sold to £1210 from H Hesketh & Sons, Longton.
The consignment of heifers from SH & LE Birkett, Nether Kellet saw Angus’ sell to £1200 and British Blues to £1190. Limousin heifers sold to £1180 twice from JA & LR Wilson, Millom and David Preston, Caton.

Cast Cows and OTM Cattle.

There was less OTM Cattle forward this week, more are needed much to the advantage of the vendors with trade being very solid. The entry of 87 forward sold to a very impressive average of 132p/kg. R & B Parker, Killington took top spot selling Angus OTM heifers to 199.5p/kg or £1334. Also achieving 199.5p/kg was ST Birkett & Son, Carnforth selling a Limousin grossing at £1294. Dairy heifers sold to a peak of 181.5p/kg from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green with top gross price at £1203 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Beef cows sold to a top price per head of £1246 from CM & CA Jackson, Caton with Charolais cows selling to £1184 from GJ & G Billington, Garstang. Best dairy cows today sold towards 150p/kg, selling to a top of £1138 from JP & C Robson, Garstang. Others sold to £1079 and £1049 from L Burrow & Sons, Lower Tatham.

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCKS

Limousin: £1460, £1390 Dunningwell Farm, £1330 Cock Hall Farm, £1320, £1290 Intack Farm, £1260 Millbeck. British Blue: £1430 Bensons Farm, £1280, £1270 Cock Hall Farm, £1230 Buck Bank Farm, £1130 Ellers Farm, £1120 Windy Hill Farm. Simmental: £1360 Intack Farm, £1340 Middle Grange Farm, £1120 Thornton Barn Farm. Charolais: £1340 Middle Grange Farm, £1280 Cock Hall Farm, £1200 Lathwaite Farm, £1060 Corney Hill Farm. Hereford: £1300, £1220 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1150 Cock Hall Farm, Whinmore Fold Farm, £1080 Cautley Farm, £1040 Corney Hill Farm. Holstein Frisian: £1290 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1240 Bensons Farm, £1140 Newsham Hall Farm, £1110 Bensons Farm, £1080 Staffords Farm, £920 Lathwaite Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1280 Underhelm Farm, £1210 Little Town Farm, Ellers Farm, £1200 Thorns Farm, £1170 Lathwaite Farm, Intack Farm. Flekvieh: £1260 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1160 Corney Hill Farm, £1030 Cautley Farm. Shorthorn: £1170 Cock Hall Farm. Dairy Shorthorn: £1170, £1130 Cock Hall Farm. Montbeliarde: £1140 Lathwaite Farm, £1020 Oakhead Farm. Ayrshire: £1100 Newsham Hall Farm.

STORE HEIFERS

Aberdeen Angus: £1200 Stubb Hall, £1160 Little Town Farm, £1150 Downlands Farm, £1130 Thorns Farm, £1120 Underhelm Farm, £1100 Thorns Farm. British Blue: £1190 Stubb Hall Farm, £1130 Ellers Farm, Windy Hill Farm, £1100 Ivy Farm, £1070, £1040 Croft House. Limousin: £1180 Ellers Farm, Dunningwell Farm, £1160, £1040 Bruntscar Farm, £1040 Fellside Farm, £850 Butts Farm. Hereford: £1140 Steadbank, £940 Yeat House, £940, £780 Well House Farm. Stabiliser: £970, £960 Park House Farm. Charolais: £710 Plantation Farm.

STORE BULLS

British Blue: £1210 Thornton Barn Farm. Continental: £1110 Poole Bank Farm. Montbeliarde: £900 Cumming Carr Farm. Holstein Frisian: £640 High Moorhead.

HEIFER CALVES

British Blue: £380 Lanehead Farm, £360 Catshaw Hall Farm, £255 Lathwaite Farm, £240 Ambrose Farm, £235 New Brows Farm, Ambrose Hall Farm. Charolais: £295 Lathwaite Farm. Limousin: £280 Catteralls Farm. Simmental: £230 Sellerley Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £195, £150 Brown Brook, £120 Norbeck Farm, £100 Ambrose Hall Farm, £70 Brown Brook. Welsh Black: £145 Catteralls Farm. Hereford: £140 Sellerley Farm.

BULL CALVES

British Blue: £470, £455 Derby Lodge Farm, £445 Richmond Hall Farm, £405 Derby Lodge Farm, £400 Catshaw Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £450 Derby Lodge Farm, £315 Catshaw Hall Farm, £295 Sweetings Farm, Ambrose Hall Farm, £285 Sweetings Farm. Charolais: £410, £350 Lathwaite Farm. Montbeliarde: £345 Lathwaite Farm, £335 Lathwaite Farm. Simmental: £315 Sellerley Farm. Welsh Black: £280, £210 Catteralls Farm. Hereford: £265 Lathwaite Farm, £260 Sellerley Farm. Holstein Frisian: £160 Lathwaite Farms, £155 Brown Brook, £150, £145, £130 Lower Lingart Farm, £125 Tills Farm.

BULL STIRK

Aberdeen Angus: £510, £435 Forgelands Estate.

CAST COWS

Friesian: £1138.70 Roe Farm, £1079.42, £1049.10 Mealbank Farm, £1047.10 Holme Head, £1043.29 Roe Farm, £1022.55 Raw Head.
Limouson: £1294.76 Hall Croft Barn. Aberdeen Angus: £1246.38 Forgelands Estate,£1008.35 Breedy Butts Farm, £851.83 Low Stennerley. Charolais: £1184.40 Myrescough House. Montbelliard: £1113.79, £1025.13 Cumming Carr Farm, £891.00 Birkland Barrow. Hereford: £1040.63, £895.52 Lower Red Lees Farm. Norwegian Red: £1043.03 Holme Head. Simmental: £992.68 Intack Farm, £957.48, £936.63 Longlands. British Blue: £943.81 Raw Head. Continental: £939.13 Walker l'th Fields. Ayrshire: £908.88.

OTM HEIFERS

Aberdeen Angus: £1334.66 Thornbush Farm. Friesian: £1203.45 Catshaw Hall Farm, £983.10 Croft House, £969.21 Sellerley Farm.

OTM STEERS

Murray Gray: £1208.86 Shorrocks Farm. Friesian: £823.20 Intack Farm.

CAST BULLS

Continental: £1257.45 Poole Bank Farm

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