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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 18th June 2021

CALVES AND WEANLINGS
Lancaster offered a great selection of calves and weanlings this week with 63 forward. The calf trade saw best quality calves a very strong trade and more required, with younger beef calves a slightly easier trade than the recent fierce traded we have experienced but still looking well sold. A cracking consignment from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham saw 6-week-old British Blue bulls sell to £540 and £480, other British Blue bull calves sold to £420 and £395 from J Hoggarth & Son, Slyne with other British Blue bulls achieving £395 from RT Halhead, Cockerham. All British Blue bull calves averaged £383. A large number of weanlings forward today saw 11-week-old British Blue bulls sell to £490 from Shuttleworth & Brown, Sedbergh with heifers from the same home achieving £420. Native weanlings met plenty of demand in Lancaster with Angus bulls selling to £440 from H & SD Cornthwaite & Son, Nateby, with Hereford bulls selling to £435 and £425 from TE & M Kidd, Lancaster. Black and White bulls saw weanling sell to £265 from H & SD Cornthwaite & Son, Nateby and all Back and White bull calves forward sold to an average of £145.63.


STORE CATTLE
Lancasters store cattle once again was met with a sharper trade this week, with store cattle numbers tighter nationwide and finishing buyers still requiring cattle to fulfil contracts. All cattle forward today averaged an impressive £1131. Angus bullocks led the way today, first selling to £1490 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe also achieving £1490 was a pen of three Angus bullocks from W & A Cardwell, Stalmine. Other noted prices for Angus bullocks were £1380 for a pen of three from MS & G Mason, Kirkby Lonsdale, this was closely followed by £1350 from J Lamb, Old Glasson. Continental heifers sold to a top of £1340 from JD & DM Bracken, Catterall. A large quantity of forward short keep cattle easily sold between £1200 - £1300. Black and White bullocks sold to a top of £1280 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with others to £1110 from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton-with-Oxcliffe.

OTM CATTLE
An increased number of 107 cast cows forward this week, selling to a market averaged of 150p/kg. The trade was sharper today with strong demand for processing meat, with the current warm weather. Limousin OTM heifers led the way today selling to 234.5p/kg from RG & H Preece, Roeburndale West followed by other Limousin heifers to 197.5p/kg from TW & G Hartley, Dent. Black and White feeding heifers sold to 197.5/kg from H Halhead & Son, Nether Kellet with others to 194.5 p.kg from DJ Townley, Ashton. Black and White feeding heifers sold to £1330 and £1310 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Beef cows sold to a top of 184.5p/kg for Limousins from J E Bracken, St Michaels. Beefs cows topped at £1500 for Angus’s and £1430 for Charolais from M Allen, Yealand. Best dairy cows sold between 160-170p/kg. Dairy cows topped at £1372 for Montbeliarde from RW & SA Nicolson, Lupton. Black and White dairy cows topped at £1302 from H & SD Cornthwaite & Son, Nateby, with others to £1263 from Gibson & Berry, Endmoor and £1212 from K & DE Woodhouse, Ellel. A larger number of cast bulls forward today saw Herefords sell to £1548 from SW & K Metcalfe & Son, Whittington and Aberdeen Angus bulls peaking at £1502 from M Allen, Yealand.

Top Prices

Leading prices per head for Calves:-

Heifer Calves:
British Blue: £420, £395, £390, £330 Shaw Paddock, £290, £285 Norbreck Farm. Hereford: £355, £340, £330, £310 x2 Booth Hall, £240 Arnside Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £240, £200 Sweetings Farm, £185 Rye Close, £175 Catteralls Farm, £140 Sweeting Farms. Welsh Black: £240, £200 Catteralls Farm. Limousin: £190 Shaw Paddock. Simmental: £170 Sellerley Farm.


Bull Calves:
British Blue: £540, £490 Sweeting Farm, £490 Shaw Paddock, £420, £395 Belmont Farm, £395 Norbreck Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £440 Kirkwood Lodge, £365 Sweetings Farm. Hereford: £435, £425, £405 Booth Hall, £390, £260, £230 Arnside Tower Farm. Shorthorn: £360 Hudsbrook Farm. Welsh Blacks: £305 Catteralls Farm. Simmental: £285, £275, £265, £220 x2, £210 Sellerley Farm. Friesian: £265, £250, £195, £180 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, £145, £120 Tills Farm. Fleckvieh: £255 Sellerley Farm. Limousin: £195 Shaw Paddock.

Leading prices per head for store cattle:-
Bullocks
Aberdeen Angus: £1490 Bensons Farm, Well House Farm, £1380 Spital Farm, £1350, £1290 Old Glasson Farm, £1280 Chestnut House Farm, Cheetham House Farm. Friesian: £1280 Bensons Farm, £1110 Downlands Farm, £1070 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1060 Hudsbrook Farm, £1000 Holmes Farm. Hereford: £1270 Middle Grange Farm, £1240 Pasture House Farm, £1100 Hall Bank, £1080, £1010 Croft House. British Blue: £1270 Chestnut House Farm, Scotch Green Farm, £1220 Windy Hill Farm, £1180 Mill House Farm, £1120 Thornton Barn Farm, Limousin: £1180 Old Glasson Farm, Outerthwaite Farm, £1160 Downlands Farm, £1100 Lambrigg Head Farm. Charolais: £1070 Kate Farm. Fleckvieh: £1050 Hall Bank.
Heifers
British Blue: £1340 Greenlands Farm, £1170 Windy Hill Farm, £1120 Mill House Farm, £1070 Park Farm Barn. Aberdeen Angus: £1240 Greenlands Farm, £1210 Outerthwaite Farm, £1140 Downlands Farm, £1130 Ellers Farm, £1060 Moss Gate Farm. Simmental: £1180 Mill House Farm, £1060 Kate Farm. Hereford: £1140 Lanes Ends Farm, £1130 Holme Field, Outerthwaite Farm.
Bulls
Hereford: £1090 Thornton Barn Farm.

Leading prices per Kilo for OTM Cattle:-

OTM COWS

Holstein Friesian – 194.5 Low Levens, 187.5 Kiln Hall, 169.5 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, 167.5 Whinney Carr Farm, 164.5 Forton Hall Farm, Catshaw Hall Farm. Limousin – 184.5 New House Farm, 124.5, 121.5 St Annes Farm. Montbeliarde – 171.5, 129.5, 117.5 Green Lane End Farm. Simmental - 167.5 Intack Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 164.5 Yealand Manor, 149.5 New House Farm. Charolais – 164.5 Yealand Manor, 157.5 Capplethwaite Hall. British Blue - 147.5, 137.5 Sowermire. Jersey – 84.5 Benson Hall.

OTM HFRS

Limousin – 234.5 Thornbush Farm, 197.5 Dee View. Holstein Friesian – 197.5 Lawsons Farm, 194.5, 191.5 Whinney Carr Farm, 191.5 Catshaw Hall Farm, 179.5 Ancliffe Hall Farm, Catshaw Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 194.5 Thornbush Farm. Charolais – 167.5 Yealand Manor.

CAST STEER

Aberdeen Angus – 159.5, 139.5 Croft House.

CAST BULLS

Holstein Friesian – 179.5, 161.5 Tunsteads Farm, 111.5 Greenside Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 151.5 Yealand Manor. Hereford – 139.5 Holme House Farm.

Leading prices per head for OTM Cattle:-

OTM COWS

Aberdeen Angus - £1500.24 Yealand Manor, £947.83 New House Farm. Charolais – £1413.06 Yealand Manor, £839.48 Capplethwaite Hall. Montbeliarde – £1372, £744.63, £708.53 Green Lane End Farm. Limousin - £1363.46 New House Farm, £586.85, £550.29 St Annes Farm. Holstein Friesian – £1306.85 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, £1263.15 Low Audlands, £1212.75 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1200.85 Hoggetts Lane Farm, £1200 Kiln Hall, £1193.28 Gibstick Hall. British Blue - £1025.13, £792 Sowermire. Simmental - £956.43 Intack Farm. Jersey - £338 Benson Hall.

OTM HFRS

Holstein Friesian – £1330.93, £1310.35 Catshaw Hall Farm, £1225.60, £1203.96 Whinney Carr, £1109.95 Lawsons Farm, £951.35 Ancliffe Hall Farm. Charolais – £1314.88 Yealand Manor. Limousin - £1078.70 Thornbush Farm, £1027 Dee View. Aberdeen Angus - £1003.62 Thornbush Farm.

CAST STEER

Aberdeen Angus - £697.02, £624.96 Croft House.

CAST BULLS

Hereford - £1548.45 Holme House Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1502.88 Yealand Manor. Holstein Friesian – £951.35 Tunsteads Farm, £762.66 Greenside Farm, £713.83 Tunsteads Farm.

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