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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 9th July 2021

CALVES AND WEANLINGS


The weekly sale of calves at Lancaster saw a reduced number through the ring (the fieldsman must try harder). Trade topped today at £600 twice for strong Aberdeen Angus steers from E&J Redmayne, Winmarleigh who also sold Aberdeen Angus heifers at £520. British Blue bulls saw regular vendor J&G Thornley, Roseacre sell their usual high quality calves to £555, with other British Blue bulls from Wannop Farms, Heaton-with-Oxliffe selling to £485 and £465. Loyal NWA Supporters J R Newsham & Son, Conder Green sold Simmental bulls to £450. Angus bulls from J&G Thornley sold to £470, with others to £410 from Wannops Farms. Just a handful of Friesian bulls on the market today, saw the best sell to £150 from R E & P Miller, Barnacre.

STORE CATTLE


Lancaster had on offer over 200 store cattle with trade sharper on previous weeks and had an increased number of buyers in attendance. Vendors are advised to take advantage of the strong demand for store cattle.
Topping the trade today was R H Dodgson, Carnforth for a super pair of Charolais steers to £1540. Not far behind was regular vendors JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with Montbeliardes at £1500. Aberdeen Angus steers topped at £1470 from J Hesketh, Hutton with other steers at £1430 from J S Clark & Sons, Catforth. Friesian steers peaked at £1340 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with others at £1190 from ID Bailey & Son, Catforth. Limousin steers sold to £1400 from LA Bradshaw, Stalmine, with others at £1300 from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham. British Blue steers realised £1410 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse, with T Robson & Son, Singleton closely behind at £1390 for a good run of cattle. Bullocks averaged £1195.
Heifers met a brisk trade with today’s top price coming from M Shepherd & Son, Pilling for a cracking pair of British Blues at £1390, with another pair from J & O Galbraith, Endmoor at £1380. Limousin heifers were also in demand selling to £1230 from J B L & I Ellis, New Hutton, with others to £1190 from T&E Garlick & Son, Freckleton. Aberdeen Angus heifers always have a good following at Lancaster, topping at £1240 from T Robson & Son, Singleton, with others from DR Preston, Caton at £1230. Heifers averaged £1086.
A consignment of store bulls from R Holmes, Cockerham saw Friesians realise £940.


OTM CATTLE


A few less OTM cattle about today as farmers take advantage of the better weather window. The trade is showing no signs of slowing down. Topping the sale today was JG & PH Thompson, Selside at £1343 for a Limousin cow, this also topped the pence per kilo chart at 197p/kg. Not far behind was an Aberdeen Angus cow from J Oddie & Son, Balderstone at £1278 or 177.5p/kg. Friesian cows from Lawson Dairy Ltd, Cockerham topped at £1276, with others from the same good home at £1250. British Blue sold to 174.5p/kg from Mason and Gardner, Chapple-le-Dale. All OTM cows averaged 140p/kg.
OTM heifer trade today saw no let up, topping at £1322 from R & EA Gardner, Brigsteer for a Shorthorn. Friesians topped at £1295 from H Halhead & Son, Nether Kellet. Taking the OTM heifer p/kg top spot was a Limousin from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof at 204.5p/kg, closely followed by R & EA Gardner, Brigsteer at 194.5p/kg for a Shorthorn. Friesian heifers peaked at 189.5p/kg from J & G Thornley, Roseacre with others to 187.5p from T D & V Whittaker, Winmarleigh. OTM heifers averaged 185.65p/kg.

Top Prices

HEIFER CALVES

Aberdeen Angus - £520 x4 Poplar Grove Farm, £225 Wannops Farms, £175 Bolton Fold Farm. British Blue - £375 Sweetings Farm, £265 Richmond Hall Farm, £260, £255 x2, £250 Sweetings Farm. Charolais - £360, £300, £260 Wannop Farms. Limousin- £245 Hillam Lane Farm.

BULL CALVES
British Blue - £555 Derby Lodge Farm, £485, £465 Wannop Farms, £295 Richmond Hall Farm, £295, £285 Sweetings Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £470 Derby Lodge Farm, £410, £340 Heaton Hall Farm, £325 Rose Farm, £305, £295 Hillam Lane Farm. Limousin - £275, £255 Hillam Lane Farm. Simmental - £450, £350 Sellerley Farm. Friesian - £150, £140 Lower Lingart Farm, £125 Wallbank Farms, £115, £90 Lower Lingart Farm, £80 Rose Farm.

STEER CALVES
Aberdeen Angus - £600 x2 Poplar Grove Farm.

STORE BLKS

Charolais - £1540, £1440 Kilburn House. Montbeliarde - £1500 Bensons Farm, £1070 Sunderland Brows Farm, £810 Highthorn Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1470 Middle Grange Farm, £1430 Godson Hosue Farm, £1400 Bensons Farm, £1390 Chestnut House Farm, Fairfield, £1310 Kilburn House. Hereford - £1410 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1210 Hawkrigg End. British Blue - £1410 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1390 Fairfield, £1300 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1290 Ninezergh, £1280 Billinge Hall, £1250 Higher Lees Farm. Limousin - £1400 Moss House Farm, £1300 Cock Hall Farm, £1280 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1260 Fell End Farm, Ninezergh, £1250 Grange Farm. Holstein Friesian - £1340 Bensons Farm, £1190 Betts Farm, £1100 Higher Shuttlingfields Farm, £1090 Downlands Farm, £1080 Moss House Farm, Downlands Farm. Norwegian Red - £1260, £1240, £1150, £1120 Ninezergh. Salers - £1250 Cock Hall Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel - £1150, £970 Ninezergh. Flekvieh - £1120 Ninezergh, £600 Bull Bank Farm. Simmental - £1100 Cock Hall Farm.

STORE HFRS

British Blue - £1390 Pasture House Farm, £1380 Endmoor Farm, £1330 Fairfield, £1270 Hawkrigg End, £1180 Ellers Farm, £1120 Windy Hill Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1240 Fairfield, £1230 Ellers Farm, £1190 Hawkrigg End, £1180 Snub Snape Farm, £1160 Kays Farm, £1140 Dairy Barn Farm. Limousin - £1230 Hawkrigg End, £1190 Grange Farm, £1130 Outerthwaite Farm, £1030 Ellers Farm, £890 Bull Bank Farm, £820 Highthorn Farm. Shorthorn - £1200 Barrowfield. Hereford - £1110 Pasture House Farm.

STORE BULLS

Holstein Friesian - £940, £850, £820, £700 Moss Edge Farm.

OTM Cows

Price per head

Limousin - £1343 Poppy Farm, £988.80 Thornham Fold Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1278 Cheetham House Farm, £1101.75 Cobble Hey Farm, £677.03 Thornham Fold Farm. Holstein Friesian - £1276, £1250.20 Bank End Farm, £1196.25 Cocker House Farm, £1173.38 Downlands Farm, £1169.01 Cocker House Farm, £1105.95 Bank End Farm. British Blue - £1104.59 Stoneybank Philpin Farm, £1077.48 Fairbank Farm. £1036.35 Cheetham House Farm, £751.40 Cliftons Farm. Hereford - £1049.21, £919.28 Cobble Hey Farm, £883.74 Higher Hollinhead. Swedish Red and White - £1014.39 Old Holly Farm. Charolais - £1011.98 Thornham Fold Farm. Shorthorn - £1015.31 Cobble Hey Farm. Ayrshire - £848.22 Rose Farm. Norwegian Red - £698.75 Greenalls Farm.

OTM HFRS

Shorthorn - £1322.60 Barrowfield. Holstein Friesian - £1295.19 Lawsons Farm, £1186.88 Park Lane Farm, £1174.90 Derby Lodge Farm, £1125.47, £1015.59 Low Audlands. Limousin - £1186.10 Hutton Roof Hall. Belted Galloway - £862.63 Cliftons Farm.

CAST STEER

Limousin - £872.50 Thornton Barn Farm.

OTM COWS

Pence Per Klo

Limousin – 197.5 Poppy Farm, 154.5 Thornham Fold Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 177.5 Cheetham House Farm, 169.5 Cobble Hey Farm, 147.5 Thornham Fold Farm. British Blue – 174.5 Stoneybank Philpin Farm, 164.5 Cheetham House Farm, Fairbank Farm, 144.5 Cliftons Farm. Shorthorn – 169.5 Cobble Hey Farm. Hereford – 169.5 Cobble Hey Farm, 154.5 Higher Hollinhead Farm, Cobble Hey Farm. Holstein Friesian -164.5, 159.5 Bank End Farm, 159.5 Downlands, Cocker House Farm, 157.5 Downlands Farm, 154.5 Sweetings Farm. Charolais – 154.5 Thornham Fold Farm. Swedish Red and White – 144.5 Old Holly Farm. Ayrshire – 144.5 Rose Farm. Norwegian Red – 107.5 Greenalls Farm.

OTM HFRS

Limousin – 204.5 Hutton Roof Hall. Shorthorn – 194.5 Barrowfield. Holstein Friesian – 189.5 Derby Lodge Farm, 187.5 Park Lane Farm, 184.5 Lawsons Farm, 179.5, 174.5 Low Audlands. Belted Galloway – 167.5 Cliftons Farm.

CAST STEER

Limousin – 174.5 Thornton Barn Farm

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