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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, Stirks, OTM & Store Cattle - Friday 26th February 2021

Friday 26th February 2021

Calves and Stirks

The weekly sale of Calves enjoyed a strong trade throughout, a couple of fresh faces ringside kept the trade buoyant. The consignment from J & G Thornley, Roseacre sold British Blue bulls to £470, £450, £430 and Angus bull calves from the same home selling to £425. British Blue heifer calves sold to £425 from GJ Dugdale, Barton with others selling to £405 from the Walmsley family, Cockerham. Other Angus bull calves sold to £395 from David and Eileen Wallbank, Abbeystead. Plenty of strong beef calves selling in the mid to late three hundreds. Stronger native heifer calves a sharper trade selling to a top of £275 for Angus’ from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with others to £255 from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham. Black and white calves a sharper trade, the consignment from David and Eileen Wallbank, Abbeystead selling to £205, £195 and £188. Good rearing calves regularly selling one hundred pound plus. New Zealand type grazing bull calves sold to £28.

Monthly Sale of Stirks


The monthly sale of Stirks enjoyed a buoyant trade for all types on offer. The entry of 140 attracted once again fresh buyers ringside, more cattle are required each month. Top spot this month was £910 for 9 month old Angus bullocks from CM & CA Jackson, Caton with others from MB Flatman & Son, Over Wyresdale selling to £890. Hereford bullocks at 10month old sold to £880 from J Cooper, Penwortham. Limousin bullock’s suckler bred at 9month old sold to £880 from MJ Whitworth, Bolton le Sands. The consignment of Angus yearlings from G Metcalfe & Son, Gressingham sold bullocks to £880 and £860 with a pen of five heifers to £835. Plenty of good yearling bullocks selling in excess of the eight hundred mark. Suckler bred Limousin heifers at 9-10month old from Alan Thompson, Carnforth sold to £840. The bull trade saw 11 month old British Blues sell to a top of £820 from AE & PC Capstick, Heversham. Yearling black and white bullocks sold to £660 from GI & M Faraday, Bleasdale.

Store Cattle

The trade for Store Cattle continues to be strong at Lancaster with a larger entry forward today in which more each week can easily be handled to the advantage of vendors. All cattle forward averaged £1082. The short term strong cattle in big demand and eagerly bid for. Trade twice peaked at £1490 firstly for a Limousin from JA & LR Wilson, Millom who sold another to £1380. Then again at £1490 for a Charolais from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe who also sold Limousin’s to £1320. Angus bullocks sold to a top of £1400 from EJ Ward and Sons, Nether Kellet. Other noted prices for Angus bullocks were £1290 from J Tattersall, Leyland followed by £1280 from TC Whiteside & Son, Pilling and J Hesketh, Hutton. The heifer trade peaked twice at £1240 for Charolais heifers from EJ Ward and Sons, Nether Kellet and British Blues from WA Hodgson, Whinfell. Dairy bullocks sold to a top of £1210 from T & E Garlick & Son, Freckleton who sold Montbeliardes to £1190. Other black and white bullocks sold to £1200 from L Parsons & Son, Low Levens.
Cast Cows and OTM Cattle.
The cast cow trade continues to get better and better. This week’s average was an impressive 139p/kg for 85 forward. More are required to fulfil the busy ring of buyers at Lancaster. We recommend to vendors in the current strong trade, not to carry any passengers, ‘cash them in’ whilst the trade is here. Limousin OTM steers sold to 209.5p/kg from WA Hodgson, Whinfell. OTM heifers sold 204.5p/kg or £1325 from H Morgan, Stalmine with Simmentals from the same home selling to £1328. OTM dairy heifers sold to 184.5p/kg from PA & D Slater, Barnacre or £1237 from H Wright & Son, Helsington. Limousin cows sold to a top of 177.5p/kg from A & P Hodgkinson, Stalmine grossing an impressive £1508. Best fleshed dairy cows regularly selling in the region of 150p/kg. They sold to a top of £1268 from J & M Robinson, Over Kellet; £1262 from AW & AM Park, Ellel; £1212 from TL Baldwin & Son, Forton and £1184 from WN & D Smith, Cockerham. There was an impressive eighteen dairy cows selling in excess of the £1100 mark.

Top Prices

Bull Calves

British Blue: £470, £450 Derby Lodge Farm, £365 Sweetings Farm, £350 Beesleys Farm, £340 Norbreck Farm, £330 Manor House Farm, Catshaw Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £425 Derby Lodge Farm, £395 Tills Farm, £340. £315 Sweetings Farm, £310 Dockensall Farm, £305 Norbreck Farm, £300 Lathwaite Farm. Limousin: £415 Dockensall Farm. Charolais: £390, £365 Lathwaite Farm. Friesian: £205, £195 Tills Farm, £135 Richmond Hall Farm, £102 Sweetings Farm, £98 Westfield House Farm, £85 Holly House Farm. Ayrshire: £125 Manor House Farm.

Heifer Calves

British Blue: £425 Beesleys Farm, £405 Richmond Hall Farm, £355 Sweetings Farm, £345 Derby Lodge Farm, £280 Lathwaite Farm, £255 North Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £275 Catshaw Hall Farm, £255, £250 Sweetings Farm, £210, £190 North Farm, £150, £140 Norbreck Farm.

Cast Cows

Limousin: 204.5p West Lynn, 177.5p Bank Field Farm, 169.5p Field Head, 157.5p Thornbush Farm, 154.5p Howriggs, 141.5p Pott Yeats. Friesian: 184.5p Slack Farm, 164.5p Berryholme, 154.5p Walkers I’th Fields, 151.5p Hoggetts Lane Farm, Boon Town Farm, 149.5p North Farm. Aberdeen Angus: 171.5p Swainshead Hall Farm, 127.5p, 124.5p Cragg Farm. Charolais: 164.5p Howriggs. British Blue: 144.5p Pott Yeats, 139.5p Chapel House. Hereford: 134.5p, 117.5p Coldcotes Farm, 124.5p, 119.5p Cragg Farm. Montbeliarde: 134.5p,129.5p White Lund Farm. Fleckvieh: 114.5p Holme Head.

OTM Heifers

Simmental: 189.5p West Lynn. Friesian: 177.5p Holt Farm, Cocker House Farm, 174.5p Berryholme, 171.5p Holly House Farm, 149.5p Moss House Farm.

OTM Steers

Limousin: 209.5p Whelpside Farm, 201.5p Green Dragon Farm, Friesian: 149.5p Greenside Farm.

Store Bullocks

Charolais: £1490 Bensons Farm, £1260 Millbeck. Limousin: £1490, £1380 Dunningwell Farm, £1320 Bensons Farm, £1240, £1220 Garnett House Farm, £1210 Grange Farm, Millbeck, £1180 Ghyll Farm, £1170 Green Dragon Farm, £1150 Ellers Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1400 Intack Farm, £1290 Snub Snap Farm, £1280 New Ridge Farm, Grange Farm, £1260 Intack Farm, £1240 Pilling Hall, £1200 Underhelm Farm, £1190 Chestnut House Farm, £1180 Thornbush Farm. British Blue: £1280 Stubb Hall Farm, £1170 Hall Bank, Ellers Farm, The Old Stable, £1140 Chestnut House Farm, £1130 Lower House, High House Farm, £1120 Friars Moss, £1120, £1100 Old Hall Farm. Shorthorn: £1240 Barrowfield, £1030 Chestnut House Farm, £940 Kenlis Road. Hereford: £1230 Middle Grange Farm, £1170 Pasture House Farm, £1140 Gyhll Farm, £1110 Cautley Farm, £860 Lathwaite Farm. Holstein Friesian: £1210 Grange Farm, £1200 Low Levens, £1110 Grange Farm, £1100 Lower House, £980 Thorns Farm, £970 Grange Farm, £950, £900 Lathwaite Farm, £860 Park House Farm. Montbeliarde: £1190 Grange Farm, £1070 Moors Farm. Swedish Red and White: £1000 Squires Gate Farm. Flekvieh: £1000 Cautley Farm, £980 Hall Bank.

Store Heifers

Aberdeen Angus: £1260 Low Levens, £1180 Snub Snape Farm, £1120 Ghyll Farm, £1100 Holt Farm, £1080 Thornbush Farm, £1050 Thorns Farm, Underhelm Farm, £1010 Holts Farm, £1000 The Grange, Friars Moss. British Blue: £1240 Whelpside Farm, £1160 Stubb Hall Farm, £1150 Holt Farm, £1120 Helm Croft, £1110 The Grange, £1070 Windy Hill Farm, £1060, £1040 Frias Moss, £950 Hall Bank. Charolais: £1240 Intack Farm, £1160 The Old Stable, Brown Edge, £840 The grange. Limousin: £1210 Intack Farm, £1160 Low Levens, £1100 Endmoor Farm, £1090 Grange Farm, £1080 Bruntscar Farm, Endmoor Farm, £1050, £970 Bruntscar Farm, £950 Endmoor Farm. Hereford: £1140 Brown Edge. Holstein Friesian: £880, £750 Holt Farm. Shorthorn: £850 Willows Farm.

Bull Stirks

Limousin: £705 Common Farm. Simmental: £705, £580 Common Farm. British Blue: £690 Knotts Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £510 White Lund Farm. Flekvieh: £450 White Lund Farm.

Heifer Stirks

Limousin: £840 Southways, £750, £700 Gill Garth. Aberdeen Angus: £835 Fleets Farm, £740 Barrow Greaves Farm, £725 Catshaw Hall Farm, £720 Fleets Farm, £680 Hillam Lane Farm, £670 Brades Farm Dairy. British Blue: £770 Barrow Greaves Farm, £615 Straights Head Farm, £590 Brades Farm Dairy, £565 Hare Apple Tree, £515 Brades Farm Dairy, £480 Coverdales. Simmental: £670 Common Farm, £620 Straights Head Farm. Flekvieh: £590 Straights Head Farm. Hereford: £395 Toad Hall Farm Lodge.

Steer Stirks

Aberdeen Angus: £910 Forgelands, £890 Swainshead Farm, £880, £860 Fleets Farm, £855 Post Farm, £850 Fleets Farm. Hereford: £880 Pollards Farm, £820, £810 Lundholme Farm, £795 Swainshead Farm, £775 Birkland Barrow, £735 Lundholme Farm. Limousin: £880 Mount Pleasant Farm. British Blue: £820 Park House Farm, £800, £760 Mearsbeck Farm, £680 Barrow Greaves Farm, £550, £450 Coverdales. Stabiliser: £730 Park House Farms. Holstein Friesian: £660 Fell End, £500 Gibsons Farm, £480 Coverdales, £470, £440 Gibsons Farm, £400 School House Lane. Montbeliarde: £480, £460 Nearer Hillock Farm.

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