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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Store Cattle Sale, Friday 25th June 2021

CALVES AND STIRKS
New records have been smashed for the monthly sale of stirks at Lancaster, as 12-month-old pure Limousin bulls from W Salisbury, Treales sold to record prices of £1290, £1260, £1230 and £1220. It was great to have a busy ring side of buyers at Lancaster that ensured all specification of stirks were eagerly bid for, with vendors well pleased with the prices achieved.
Once again yearling grazing bullocks were keenly bid for and regularly selling in excess of the £800 mark. 10-month-old Angus bullocks sold to £850 and £830 from G & D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston. A pen of 4 British Blues at 11-month-old sold to £850 from R & J Parkinson, Preesall whom sold a pair of 9-month-old Angus bullocks to £800. 12 month old Simmental bullocks sold to £810 from SJ & A Hargreaves, Middleton. It was noticeable today that buyers are keener to purchase groups of cattle.

The heifer trade peaked at £800 for yearling Limousins from WJ & E Woodhouse, Nateby. Yearling British Blue heifers peaked at £730 from M & JM Redmayne, Balderstone.
Younger stirks were in plenty of demand today, with 7-month-old Angus bullocks to £690 from R & A Jolleys, Cabus, with a pen of 7 Hereford bullocks at 6/7 months old selling to £670 from the same home. 6- month- old Angus bullocks from J & CW Metcalfe & Son, Quernmore sold to £640. Dairy bullocks saw Black and Whites sell to £760 and £740 from J Savage, Withnell followed by other Black and White bullocks to £660 from G I & M Faraday, Bleasdale.

Lancaster boasted a good number of calves once again with 90 forward. Trade remains strong but the edge is slightly off the middle tier beef calves.

Once again there was a cracking consignment of calves from J & G Thornley leading the way, selling British Blue and Charolais bulls to £500 with Angus’ achieving £480. Other noted prices from British Blue bull calves were £455 from Wannop Farms, £445 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel and £440 from CR & A Baxter & Son, Middleton. Other Angus bull calves sold to £440 from Wannop Farm and £425 from Cornthwaite Moors, Hambleton who sold Limousin bull calves to £425. Heifer calf trade peaked at £400 with Charolais from Wannop Farms with Angus’ achieving the same price from J & G Thornley. First time showing calves here was D & M Foster, Out Rawcliffe selling Limousin heifers to £370.

There were plenty of strong beef calves easily selling over the £300 mark. Black and White calves were not just as dear today as seen at other markets, with the trade peaking at £130 and £120 from Karen Parkinson, Out Rawcliffe.


STORE CATTLE
Lancaster Auction Mart offered a large entry of 156 stores forward this week selling to another impressive market average of £1138. Once again short keep cattle were in the biggest demand at Lancaster and eagerly bid for. Leading the way was a pen of 5 Angus bullocks from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton selling to £1410. This was closely followed by a pen of 4 Angus bullocks to £1400 from J Tattersall, Leyland. Other noted prices for Angus bullocks were £1360 from RG & B Lewis, Kirkby Lonsdale, £1350 from J Oddie & Son, Blackburn and £1340 from J Hesketh, Hutton. Hereford bullocks peaked at £1300 from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling. British Blue bullocks peaked at £1300 and £1290 from J & H Bland & Son, Levens. Plenty of bullocks easily selling in excess of the £1200 mark.

British Blue heifers peaked at £1260 from M Shepherd & Son, Pilling. Angus heifers sold to £1250 from JD & GM Bracken, Catterall whom sold British Blues to £1200. Other heifers that achieved the £1200 mark were British Blues from R & D Kellet, Cockerham.

Dairy Bullocks peaked at £1200 for Norwegian Reds and £1190 for Fleckvieh from J & H Bland & Son, Levens. Montbeliarde bullocks peaked at £1170 from ID Sharples, Kirkham. Friesian bullocks peaked at £1130 for a pen of 5 from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton with another pen of 5 from the same home achieving £1110.

OTM CATTLE
There was a plainer show of cows on offer today at Lancaster, with numbers remaining firm for the time of year, with 111 forward. The trade was sharper with a strong average of 148p/kg especially considering the large number of parlour cows forward.

Good confirmation beef cows were in plenty of demand today in Lancaster with British Blue cows peaking at 214.5p/kg and 209.5p/kg grossing at £1439 from GR & A Foy, Conder Green. Limousin cows peaked at 211.5p/kg or £1205 from J D & A H Coates, Cowan Bridge with other Limousin cows to 207.5p/kg or £1294 from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead.

OTM steers were eagerly bid for with Angus’ selling to 211.5p/kg, with British Blues twice achieving 204.5p/kg from T & E Burrow, Slyne with these grossing at £1431, £1373, £1353.
OTM dairy heifers sold to a top of 197.5p/kg or £1017 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel with others to 194.5p/kg from Wannop Farms, Heaton-with-Oxcliffe. Best dairy cows often sold between 160-170p/kg with the next grade down selling between 140-155p/kg and plain types between 110-125p/kg. Dairy cows today peaked at £1319 from AT Burrow & Son, Gressingham with other noted prices for dairy cows being £1271 from J K & B Birkett, Morecambe. With Black and Whites to £1228 from CJ & MH Parry, Cockerham and £1200 from Gibson & Berry, Endmoor, with too many good cows to mention selling over the £1100 mark.

Top Prices

STIRK
BULL STIRKS
Limousin: £1290, £1260, £1230, £1220, £1020 Church View Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £630 Sandvilla, £460 White Lund Farm. Friesian: £480 Hoggetts Lane Farm.
HEIFER STIRKS
Limousin: £800 Gibsons Farm, £600 Hare Apple Tree. Hereford: £605 x3 Lower House Farm. British Blue: £730 Lower House Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £640 Woodstock, £630 Gibsons Farm, £560 x2 Lower House Farm, £500 Hare Apple Tree, £490 Derby Lodge Farm. Shorthorn: £540, £480, £470 Beesleys Farm.
STEER STIRKS
Aberdeen Angus: £850, £830 Woodstock, £800 Springfield House, £790 Gibsons Farm, £790 Appletree Farm, £770 Lower House Farm. British Blue: £850 Springfield House, £740 The Grange. Simmentals: £810 The Grange. Hereford: £780 The Grange, £670 Marlholes Farm, £660 Lower House Farm. Friesian: £760, £740 Cross Fields, £660 Fell End, £410 Hare Apple Tree. Stabiliser: £650 The Grange. Shorthorn: £590, £480 Beesleys Farm. Continental: £740 Cross Field.

STORES
STEER:
Aberdeen Angus: £1410 Downlands Farm, £1400 Snub Snapes Farm, £1360 Bainsbank Farm, £1350 Cheetham House Farm, £1340 Middle Grange Farm, £1280 Ivy Barn Spout House. Hereford: £1300 Pasture House Farm, £1180 Holly House Farm, £1180 Cock Hall Farm, £1060 Corney Hill Farm, £970 Cock Hall Farm. £910 Bull Bank Farm. British Blue: £1300, £1290 Ninzergh, £1270 Mill House Farm, £1250 The Hill, £1240 Windy Hill Farm, £1230 Ivy Farm. Limousin: £1200 Ninezergh, £1170 Moss Croft, £1150 Fell End Farm, £1130 Summerlands, £1110 Moss Croft. Norwegian Red: £1200, £1160, £1150 Ninzergh. Simmental: £1200 Moss Croft. Montbeliarde: £1160 Moss Croft, £1140 Staffords Farm, £700 Bull Bank Farm. Fleckvieh: £1190 Ninzergh, £1130 Hall Bank, £1090 Corney Hill Farm, £930 Bull Bank Farm. Friesian: £1130, £1110 Downlands Farm, £1090 Staffords Farm, £890 Sunderland Brows Farm, £890 Redchalis Farm. Dairy Shorthorn: £900 Cock Hall Farm.
HEIFERS
British Blue: £1260 Pasture House Farm, £1200 Greenlands Farm, £1200 Mill House, £1190 Dairy Barn Farm, £1100, £1070 Mill House Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1250 Greenlands Farm, £1170 Ellers Farm, £1120 Bank Field Farm, £1120 Ellers Farm, £1100 Mill House Farm. Limousin: £1160 Ninzergh, £1070 Bank Field Farm, £1000 Church View Farm, £820 Banklands. Charolais: £1150 Ninzergh.

HFR CALVES

Aberdeen Angus - £400 Derby Lodge Farm, £270 Heaton Hall Farm, £260 New Brows Farm, £230 North Farm, £210 Liscoe Farm. Charolais - £400 Heaton Hall Farm. Limousin - £370 Church Farm. British Blue - £350 Heaton Hall Farm, £345 Richmond Hall Farm, £345, £310 Heaton Hall Farm, £295 Manor House Farm, £280 North Farm. Simmental - £225 Sellerley Farm. Flekvieh - £200 Sellerley.

BULL CALVES
British Blue - £500 Derby Lodge Farm, £455 Heaton Hall Farm, £450 Derby Lodge Farm, £445 Walkers I’th Fields, £440 New Brows Farm, £415 Walkers I’th Fields. Charolais - £500 Derby Lodge Farm, £300 Heaton Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £480 Derby Lodge Farm, £440 Heaton Hall Farm, £345 Church Farm, £300 Heaton Hall Farm. Limousin - £425 Moors Farm. Simmental - £335, £265, £255, £200, £150 Sellerley Farm. Hereford - £300 Church Farm. Montbeliarde - £175 Sellerley Farm. Flekvieh - £150 Sellerley Farm. Holstein Friesian - £130, £120 Liscoe Farm, £120 Heaton Hall Farm, £115 Blackleach House Farm, £110 Derby Lodge Farm, £105 Rose Farm.

OTM’s Price per Head
OTM COWS - British Blue - £1439.30, £1280.05 Parkside Farm, £1251.95 Allcocks Farm. Holstein Friesian - £1339.05 High Snab, £1228.15 Hilliam Lane Farm, £1200.98 Low Audlands, £1151.15 High Snab, £1151.03 Hagg Farm, £1148.18 Low Audlands. Limousin - £1294.80 Ouzelthorn Farm, £1205.55 Longlands, £1175.63, £1027.29 Thornfield Farm, £949.17 Sella Farm, £881.40 Mount Pleasant Farm. Montbeliarde - £1271.25, £916.52 White Lund Farm. Simmental - £1123.78 Longlands, £996.88 Todgill Farm, £789 Sella Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £972.95 Sandvilla, £956.36 Woodstock. Continental - £669.47 Sandvilla. Shorthorn - £684.75 Pump House Farm.

OTM HFRS – Limousin - £1072.50 Cockrigg Farm. Holstein Friesian - £1017.13 Walkers I’th Fields, £981.61, £968.35, £914.15 Heaton Hall Farm, £910.67 Whinney Carr Farm, £767.80 Walkers I’th Fields. Aberdeen Angus - £926.19 Cockrigg Farm, £826.63 Thornham Fold Farm.

CAST STEERS – British Blue - £1431.50, £1308.80 Throstle Grove Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1373.06, £1353.60 Throstle Grove Farm. Flekvieh - £959.40 Corney Hill Farm.

CAST BULL - Aberdeen Angus - £1516.52 Sibberings Barn.

OTM’s Price per Klo
OTM COWS – British Blue – 214.5, 209.5 Parkside Farm, 171.5 Allcocks Farm. Limousin – 211.5 Longlands, 207.5 Ouzelthorn Farm, 187.5, 181.5 Thornfield Farm, 169.5 Mount Pleasant Farm, 164.5 Sella Farm. Simmental – 174.5 Longlands, 159.5 Todgill Farm, 131.5 Sella Farm. Holstein Friesian – 169.5 High Snab, 167.5 Lawsons Farm, Low Audlands, 164.5 Lawsons Farm, Heaton Hall Farm, 159.5 Sandvilla. Montbeliarde – 169.5, 139.5 White Lund Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 159.5 Sandvilla, 154.5 Woodstock. Hereford – 144.5 Longlands. Shorthorn – 124.5 Pump House Farm. Continental – 121.5 Sandvilla.

OTM HFRS - Holstein Friesian – 197.5 Walkers I’th Fields, 194.5, 189.5 Heaton Hall Farm, 174.5 Walkers I’th Fields, 171.5 Whinney Carr Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 194.5 Thornham Fold Farm, 184.5 Cockrigg Farm. Limousin – 187.5 Cockrigg Farm.

CAST STEERS – Aberdeen Angus – 211.5, 191.5 Throstle Grove Farm. British Blue – 204.5 Throstle Grove Farm. Flekvieh – 184.5 Corney Hill Farm.

CAST BULL – Aberdeen Angus – 151.5 Sibberings Barn.

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