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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM & Store Cattle - Friday 19th February 2021

Friday 19th February 2021

Calves and Stirks

The weekly sale of calves at Lancaster enjoyed a good trade for all specifications with native heifers a sharper trade this week. The trade topped twice at £390 for a Charolais bull calf from JE & S Seedall, Mellor and a British Blue bull from J & G Thornley, Kirkham. Angus bull calves selling to £380 from Karen Parkinson, Out Rawcliffe with other British Blues selling to £380 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel. Strong bull calves selling in the mid three hundreds. Heifer calves sold to £320 and £310 from J & G Thornley, Roseacre. Black and white bull calves twice sold to £135 from WN & D Smith, Cockerham.

Store Cattle

Lancaster enjoyed another strong trade for all classes and ages of store cattle with purchasers for short keep cattle and buyers also planning a head looking for grazing type cattle as well. A great Charolais bullock from H Chapman and Son, Middleton lead the way selling to £1420. Other Charolais bullocks sold to £1360 from WA Hodgson, Whinfell. Angus bullocks sold to £1370 and £1360 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Plenty of bullocks sold around the thirteen hundred pound mark once again. British Blues leading the heifer trade selling to £1220 from SH & LE Birkett, Nether Kellet.

Cast Cows and OTM Cattle.

There was a strong overall market average of 138p/kg for all cattle forward, one of the best in the area. OTM heifers and bullocks always meet huge demand at Lancaster, the best ones regularly sold in the region of 200p/kg and beyond. A top price of 209.5p/kg was achieved three times. Firstly by Wallbank Farms, Abbeystead selling an Angus heifer and steer, grossing £1324 and £1265 and an Angus steer from EE Thornton and Son, Overton, grossing £1252. Limousin steers peaked at £1331 from S Barton, Radcliffe with black and white bullocks from the same home selling to £1297.
Cast bulls topped the market this week selling to £1642 for a Limousin from J & J Whaley, Hawes and £1459 for an Angus from Lawson Farms, Cockerham. Black and white bulls sold to a top of £1257 from H & SD Cornthwaite and Son, Nateby.
Well fleshed beef cows sold in excess of the 160p/kg mark, best dairy cows easily selling in excess of the 150p/kg mark. Dairy cows sold to a top of £1280 from AW & AM Park and Sons, Ellel with others selling to £1205 from TL Baldwin and Son, Forton.

Top Prices

OTM COWS

Hereford: 174.5 Corney Hill Farm, 161.5 Ghyll Beck Farm. Stabiliser: 161.5, 154.5 Park House Farm. Limousin: 159.5 Pott Yeats, 157.5, 151.5 Low House, 144.5 Broats Farm, 134.5, 84.5 Pott Yeats. British Blue: 157.5, 147.5 Corney Hill Farm. Holstein Friesian: 154.5 Walkers I’th Fields, Derby Lodge Farm, Park Farm, Mill Farm, 151.5 Walkers I’th Fields. Aberdeen Angus: 149.5 Woodstock, Marl House, Newton Villa Farm, Moss View, 147.5 Tongue House Farm, Todds Farm. Belted Galloway: 149.5, 109.5 Ghyll Beck Farm. Montbeliarde: 149.5 Yeat House, 141.5 Hatters Farm, 127.5 Yeat House. Ayrshire: 124.5 Bolton Fold Farm. Continental: 121.5 Higher Salter. Dairy Shorthorn: 84.5 Lawrence House. Jersey: 49.5 Lawrence House.

OTM HFRS

Aberdeen Angus: 209.5 Tills Farm, 201.5 Sannat Hall, 199.5 Kirkbeck. Holstein Friesian: 177.5 Hallbeck, 171.5 New Brows Farm, 167.5 Ancliffe Hall Farm, 164.5 Fern Hill Farm.

CAST STEER

Aberdeen Angus: 209.5 Downlands Farm, Tills Farm. Limousin: 167.5 Shore Top Farm. Holstein Friesian: 164.5 Shore Top Farm. Continental: 119.5 Higher Salter.

CAST BULLS

Limousin: 159.5 Widdale Side. Aberdeen Angus: 134.5 sweetings Farm. Holstein Friesian: 117.5 Kirkwood Lodge Farm.

STORE BLKS

Charolais: £1420 Millbeck, £1360 Whelpside Farm, £1300 Millbeck. Aberdeen Angus: £1370, £1360 Bensons Farm, £1290 Intack Farm, £1280 Middle Grange Farm, Mealbank Farm, £1260 Birch Croft. British Blue: £1340 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1280 Stubb Hall Farm, £1270 Birch Croft, £1250 Roseacre Hall, £1200 Birch Croft, Abbotson Farm. Flekvieh: £1320 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1220 Staffords Farm. Simmental: £1320 Intack Farm. Limousin: £1300 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1290 Staffords Farm, £1280 Cock Hall Farm, £1270 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1250 Millbeck, £1240 Fell End Farm. South Devon: £1280 Upper Foxholes Farm. Hereford: £1260 Stubb Hall Farm, £1160 Cock Hall Farm, £940 Yeat House, £920 Park Farm Barn. Shorthorn: £1190 Barrowfield. Holstein Frisian: £1160 Bensons Farm, £1020, £1000, £930 Downlands Farm, £890 Abbotson Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel: £1130 Littlewood Hall Farm. Montbeliarde: £860 Yeat House, £780 Bull Bank Farm.

STORE HFRS

British Blue: £1220 Stub Hall Farm, £1150 Roseacre Hall, £1130 Ellers Farm, £870 Bull Bank Farm, £640 Newton Villa Farm. Limousin: £1180 Hutton Roof Hall, £1170 Bruntscar Farm, £1160 Intack Farm, £1140 Outerthwaite Farm, £1120 Fell End Farm, £1060 New House Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1180 Thornton Barn Farm, £1160 Stubb Place Farm, £1160, £1150 Intack Farm, £1130 Old Hall Farm, £1120 Sannat Hall. Hereford: £1160 Thornton Barn Farm, £1080 Cautley Farm, £1000 Brow Foot Farm. Charolais: £1130 Thornton Barn Farm. Simmental: £1100 Park Farm Barn, £1000 Templand Farm. Holstein Friesian: £870 Hare Apple Tree.

BULL CALVES

Charolais: £390 Bolton Fold Farm. British Blue: £390 Derby Lodge Farm, £380, £240 Walkers I’th Fields, £360, £290 Bailey Hey Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £380 Liscoe Farm, £340 Derby Lodge Farm, £330 Walkers I’th Fields, £280 Bolton Fold Farm, Liscoe Farm, £235 Forton Hall Farm, £220 Walkers I’th Fields. Hereford: £310 Catshaw Hall Farm, £250 Sellerley Farm. Simmental: £300, £260 Sellerley Farm. Limousin: £280 Bailey Hey Farm. Friesian: £135 Cocker House Farm, £95 Catshaw Hall Farm, £90 Liscoe Farm.

HEIFER CALVES

British Blue: £320, £310 Derby Lodge Farm, £225, £200 Bailey Hey Farm, £185 Hagg Farm. Simmental: £245 Forton Hall Farm. Limousin: £240 Cocker House Farm, £215, £210 Bailey Hey Farm, £160 Birkland Barrow. Aberdeen Angus: £185 Cocker House Farm, £150 Bailey Hey Farm. Hereford: £175, £170 Sellerley.

STIRKS - STEERS

Limousin: £790 Mearsbeck Farm. Hereford: £730 Rose Hill Farm.

STIRKS - HEIFERS

British Blue: £740 Rose Hill Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £580 Mearsbeck. Limousin: £400 Mearsbeck Farm.

STIRKS - BULLS

British Blue: £590 Lower Swainhead Farm.

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