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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Store Cattle Sale, Friday 2nd July 2021

CALVES AND WEANLINGS
Lancaster British Blue bull Calves Forward Today Average a Staggering £495.71

Lancaster Auction this week had an offering of 64 calves and weanlings forward. These were met with an increased trade with all specifications eagerly bid for. J & G Thornley, Kirkham once again stole the headlines with another cracking consignment of British Blue calves selling bulls to £590 and £550 and heifers to £525. Angus bull calves from the same good home sold to £525. British Blue weanlings sold to £580 from G& ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel. Weanling Angus bull calves sold to £475 from JT & B Fox, Quernmore with Hereford weanlings to £465 from TE & M Kidd, Ellel whom sold heifers to £420.

12-week-old Charolais weanlings from F W Rhodes & Son, Ellel sold bulls and heifers to £455. A cracking 6-week-old British Blue bull from AD & R Milner, Claughton-on-Brock sold to £455. With other British Blue bulls to £440 from WR Clarke & Partners, Yealand Redmayne. All British Blue bull calves forward today averaged a staggering £495.71, with the British Blue heifers averaging £405.

Today saw the younger beef calves a lot more sort after, with month old Angus heifers regularly selling in the mid-£200’s and averaging at £257.50.

In the dairy calf department today, a Friesian heifer calf (fit to breed) from Tom Barron Farms, Woodplumpton sold to £270. Month old Montbeliarde bull calves sold to £235 from TL Baldwin & Son, Forton. A run of 7-8 week-old Holstein Friesian bull calves from Drinkall Brothers, Over Wyresdale sold to £190, £185, £170and £155. Other noted prices were £155 and £145 from J E & J Pye & Son, Quernmore. All Black and White calves forward today averaged £126. The demand for calves remains very strong, with more easily able to be handled at the Lancaster ring.

STORE CATTLE
Lancaster enjoyed a large entre of store cattle, with 170 forward that saw all classes a sharper trade and more required to fulfil our busy ring of buyers.

Lancaster continues to have one of the best rings for short keep cattle, with a pen of three Angus bullocks from T Robson & Son, Poulton-le-Fylde selling to £1450, this was followed by a pen of four Angus bullocks from TC Whiteside & Son, Pilling achieving £1400. British Blue steers sold to £1360 from EW & A Bradshaw, Stalmine.

A cracking run of Continental steers from the Isle of Man met a fast trade with Charolais and Limousin bullocks selling to £1350 for a pen of six, £1330 for a pen of seven, £1310 for a pen of five and £1290 for a pen of five. A pen of four Charolais and Limousin heifers from the same home achieved £1280. Other noted prices for Continental steers saw a pen of three Limousin bullocks sell to £1340 from T & E Garlick & Son, Freckleton. British Blues sold to £1310 from J & JM Walmsley, Pilling whom sold other pens to £1300. Also at £1300 was a pair of Angus bullocks from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham.

The heifer trade topped at £1370 for a pen of four British Blue heifers from T Robson & Sons, Poulton-le-Fylde.

This week saw dairy bullocks peak at £1260 for Holstein Friesians from KH Knowles, Inskip, with Brown Swiss bullocks selling to £1180 from DR Preston, Caton.  Bulls peaked at £1100 from R Holmes, Cockerham with a Holstein Friesian.

Lancaster requires store cattle each week, with the auctioneering staff advising and urging vendors to take advantage of the current strong trade we are enjoying.

OTM CATTLE
Lancaster had an entry of 81 cast cows forward this week, that saw all specification of cows met by a sharper trade especially for the steaking cows. Beef cows led the way, selling to a top of 194.5p/kg which grossed at £1242 for a 9year old Limousin from JE Bracken, St Michaels. Limousin heifers also sold to 194.5pkg from JJ & J Woof & Sons, Dent. Black and White feeding heifers twice sold to 191.5p.kg firstly from JR Handley, Heversham and then from H & A Stephenson, Tunstall grossing a £1225. Dairy heifers peaked at £1235 from TA & M Crook, Hoghton, with plenty more black and white heifers regularly selling in the 180p/kg mark.

Best black and white cows sold to 169.5pkg, with plenty of other cows easily selling in excess of the 150p/kg mark. Holstein Friesian cows sold to a staggering top of £1405 from GB & EA Metcalf & Son, Kirkby Lonsdale, with other best Holstein Friesians selling to £1398 from J & N Hull & Sons, Winmarleigh, followed by £1370 for an imported Dutch cow from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel. Other noted prices for Holstein Friesians cows today were £1313 from GB & EA Metcalf, Kirkby Lonsdale, £1259 from J & R Waller, Killington, with a large quantity of well fleshed cows easily selling over the £1100 mark.

Beef cows sold to a top of £1333 for British Blues from EJ Burrow, Storth, with Charolais cows to £1309 from J E Bracken, St Michaels.

Top Prices

LEADING CALF PRICES:

HEIFER CALVES:
British Blue: £525 Derby Lodge Farm, £455, £435, £430 Boldens Farm, £420 Blackwood End, £320 Cinder Barrow, £250 Ambrose Hall Farm. Charolais: £455, £360 Barrow Greaves Farm. Hereford: £420, £395, £380 x2 Booth Hall. Aberdeen Angus: £320 Tills Farm, 280, 265, 260, 255 x3 Ambrose Hall Farm. Friesian: £270 Ambrose Hall Farm.

BULL CALVES:
British Blue: £590 Derby Lodge Farm, £580 Boldens Farm, £550 Derby Lodge Farm, £455 Lane Head Farm, £450 Blackwood End, £440 Cinder Barrow, £405 Richmond Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £525 Derby Lodge Farm, £475 Blackwood End, £370 Tills Farm, £305 x2 Ambrose Farm, £300 Tills Farm, £295 Forton Hall Farm. Hereford: £465 Booth Hall, £370 x2, £335 Catshaw Hall Farm. Charolais: £455 Barrow Greaves. Montbeliarde: £235, £140 Forton Hall Farm. Friesian: £190, £185, £170 Catshaw Hall Farm, £155 Gibsons Farm, £155 Catshaw Hall Farm, £145 Gibson Farm, £130 Catshaw Hall Farm.

LEADING STORE CATTLE PRICES:

STORE HEIFERS:
British Blue: £1380 Fairfield, £1240 Cotestone Farm, £1200 Wood Nook Farm, £1160 Windy Hill Farm, £1140 Mill House Farm, £1100 Castle Barn, £1030 College Green. Limousin: £1280 Grange Farm, £1280, £1270, £1230 Ballacutchel Farms, £1140 Grange Farm, £840 Cabus Nook Farm. Charolais: £1280, £1270, £1230 Ballacutchel Farms. Aberdeen Angus: £1260 Fairfield, £1220 Snub Snape Farm, £1180 Hawkrigg End, £1160 Mill Farm, £1070 Park Farm Barn, £1060 Castle Barn, £850 Cabus Nook Farm. Simmental: £1150 Outerthwaite Farm. Friesian: £1000 Little Town Farm.

STORE BULLOCKS:
Aberdeen Angus: £1450 Fairfield, £1400 New Ridge Farm, £1300 Cock Hall Farm, £1270 Scotch Green Farm, £1260 Snub Snape Farm, £1240 Outerthwaite Farm, £1120 Ellers Farm. British Blue: £1360 The Old Stable, £1310, £1300 Staffords Farm, £1270 Hawkrigg End, £1240 Ellers Farm, £1230 Windy Hill Farm, £1200 Mill House Farm. Limousin: £1350 Ballacutchel Farms, £1340 Garage Farm, £1330, £1310, £1290 Ballacutchel Farms, £1270 Grange Farm, £1210 Wood Nook Farm. Charolais: £1350, £1330, £1310, £1290 Ballacutchel Farms, £1240 The Old Stable. Simmental: £1310 Ballacutchel Farms, £1270 Cock Hall Farm, £940 Lower House. Friesian: £1250 Lower House, £1140 Lambrigg Head Farm, £930 Barn Hill Farm. Hereford: £1250 Godson House Farm, £1060 Ellers Farm, £940 Hall Bank, £800 Lower House. B\Swiss: £1180 Ellers Farm. Montbeliarde: £1000 Mill House Farm, £870 Sunderland Brows Farm. Fleckvieh: £780 Hall Bank. Swedish Red & White: £760 Sunderland Brows Farm. Norwegian Red: £760 Sunderland Brows Farm.

STORE BULLS:
Friesian: £1090, £1020, £920 Moss Edge Farm. Ayrshire: £100 Moss Edge Farm.

LEADING OTM CATTLE PRICES PER HEAD:

OTM COWS:
Friesian: £1405 Holme House Farm, £1398 Gibstick Hall, £1371 Walkers I’th Fields, £1314 Holme House Farm, £1259 Hallbeck, £1202 Bainsbank Farm, £1184 Hillam Lane Farm. British Blue: £1333 Hazelslack Town Farm, £799 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Limousin: £1243 New House Farm, £1213 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £877 Millbeck Bungalow. Montbeliarde: £1201 Angerton Hall Farm. Ayrshire: £1069 Rose Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £968 Little Town Farm. Saler: £600 Millbeck Bungalow. Hereford: £903 Coldcotes Farm. Swedish Red & White: £900 Walkers I’th Fields. Norwegian Red: £699 Ballacutchel Farms.

OTM HEIFERS:
Charolais: £1310 New House Farm. Friesian: £1236 Higher Shuttlingfields Farm, £1226 Barnfield Farm, £1181 Lawsons Farm, £1159 College Green, £1110 Higher Shuttingfields Farm. Ayrshire: £978 Rose Farm.

CAST BULLS:
Friesian: £928 Lower Lingart Farm.

LEADING OTM CATTLE PRICES PER KILO:

CAST COWS:
Limousin: 194.5 New House Farm, 195.5 Millbeck Bungalow, 189.5 Hazelslack Tower Farm. British Blue: 174.5 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Friesian: 169.5 Bainsbank Farm, 169.5 Hallbeck, 169.5, 167.5 Holme House Farm, 164.5 Gibstick Hall, 164.5 Holme House Farm, 164.5 Derby Lodge Farm. Ayrshire: 164.5 Rose Farm. Montbeliarde: 164.5 Angerton Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus: 151.5 Little Town Farm. Hereford: 149.5 Coldcotes Farm. Swedish Red & White: 149.5 Walker I’th Field. Saler: 139.5 Millbeck Bungalow. Norwegian: 134.5 Ballacutchel Farms.

OTM HEIFERS:
Friesian: 191.5 Barnfield Farm, 191.5 College Green, 184.5 Lawsons Farm, 169.5, 164.5 Higher Shuttlingfield Farm. Charolais: 184.5 New House Farm. Ayrshire: 179.5 Rose Farm.

CAST BULLs:
Friesian: 134.5 Lower Lingart Farm

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