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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Store Cattle, Friday 7th May 2021

CALVES AND STIRKS

Lancaster’s weekly sale of calves and weanlings had a slightly reduced entry of 61 forward, but once again all specifications were eagerly bid for and met a strong trade. The continued success of Lancaster’s calf sale was seen once again with many vendors returning, as well as new vendors selling calves with us, all leaving well chuffed.

Stealing the headlines once again was the consignment from J & G Thornley, Kirkham, with Charolais bull calves topping at £650 and British Blue bulls from the same good home to £640, £615 and £600. British Blue heifers from this consignment sold to £500 and £480. Other noted prices were six week old British Blue bulls to £585 from J & A Sheerin, Quernmore.

A run of weanlings from Joshua France, Pilling saw British Blues to £485 and Aberdeen Angus’ to £430. A great run of Hereford calves from TE & M Kidd, Ellel saw bulls sell to £465, £455 and £400 with heifers topping at £460. There were plenty of beef calves regularly selling between the £300 and £400 mark. British Blue bulls averaged £465 and heifers £362. Hereford bull calves averaged £440, Hereford heifers averaged £333 and Aberdeen Angus heifers £289.
Weanling Black and White bull calves sold to £315 from Joshua France, with others to £285 from TE & M Kidd, Ellel. Montbeliarde bull calves peaked at £280 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green, who also sold Fleckvieh bull calves to £240, £235 and £230. MRI bull calves peaked at £245 from N Mason, Barnacre. Black and White bull calves averaged £121.20.

STORE CATTLE
Lancaster’s weekly sale of store cattle had an offering of 277 forward and saw the trade equally as strong, despite the recent talks of the prime cattle prices hardening although the future forecast remains optimistic from the Beef industry.

Well fleshed short keep cattle continue to be a very strong trade, with more grazing type cattle available today at Lancaster. Once again, a cracking consignment from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe led the way selling Montbeliardes to £1500 and British Blues to £1490. This was followed by the consignment from L Parsons & Sons, Levens selling British Blue steers to £1460 and British Blue heifers to £1400. J Prest & Son, Bay Horse had another good trade with his short keep cattle, twice selling to £1460 for Aberdeen Angus and Fleckvieh bullocks, with other Angus bullocks from the same home achieving £1370. Two pairs of British Blue bullocks sold to £1430 and £1410 from M Shepherd & Son, Pilling. A pen of three Charolais bullocks from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet sold to £1410. 18% of the cattle forward today sold in excess of the £1300 mark.

OTM CATTLE
The cast cow trade today was equally as good as the previous week, with an overall market average of 154.3p/kg. Lancaster continues to offer a great outlet for OTM heifers with Limousins selling to 229.5p/kg from HR & KA Hodgson, Barbon. A consignment of OTM heifers from T Foley saw British Blues sell to 229.5p/kg, 221.5p/kg and 217.5 p/kg with Charolais heifers from the same home to 224.5p/kg twice and 221.5 p/kg. There were plenty of young OTM cattle in excess of 200p/kg.

Beef cows sold to a top of 201.5p/kg or £1535 from Barlow Brothers, Croston. Other Limousin cows sold to £1424 from WJ & L Barker, Arkholme, with Simmentals to £1306 from Barlow Brothers and British Blues to £1305 from AC & CM Carter, Witherslack. Best dairy cows sold between 160-170p/kg, topping at £1314 from J Hoggarth & Son, Slyne with other dairy cows to £1274 from Lawson Dairy, Cockerham, £1264 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe, £1260 from TL Baldwin & Son, Thornton, £1256 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel and £1252 from JE & J Pye & Son, Quernmore. Limousin cast bulls sold to a top of 187.5p/kg or £1781 from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet

Top Prices

Bulls:-
Charolais: £650 Derby Lodge Farm. British Blue: £640, £615, £600 Derby Lodge Farm, £585 Knotts Farm, £460, £430 Walkers I’th Fields, £395, £345 Manor House Farm, £240 Richmond Hall Farm. Hereford: £465, £455 Booth Hall. Friesian: £335 Richmond Hall Farm, £315 Merryfield, £285 Booth Hall, £165 Richmond Hall Farm, £125 Sweetings Farm, £120 Tills Farm. Simmental: £320, £270 Sellerley Farm. Montbeliarde: £280 Sellerley Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £260 Bilsborrow Hall Farm, £220 Higher Lanskill Farm. MRI: £245 Higher Lanskill Farm. Fleckvieh: £240, £235 Sellerley Farm.

Heifers:
British Blue: £500, £480 Derby Lodge Farm, £485, £430 Merryfield, £385, £330 Lanskill Farm, £310, £300 Richmond Hall Farm, £305 Sweetings Farm. Hereford: £460, £360 Booth Hall. Friesian: £430, £415 Merryfield, £245, £205 Sweetings Farm

Leading prices per head for OTM’s:-

Cows:-
Limousin: £1535.43 Littlewood Hall Farm, £1324.30 Brown Edge, £941.50 Brunstow, £901.18 Mireside Farm, £901.18, £853.33 Mireside Farm. Friesian: £1314.36 Belmont Farm, £1274.45 Bank End Farm, £1268.45 Ackenthwaite Farm, £1260 Forton Hall Farm, £1256.25 Walkers I’th Fields, £1252.35 Gibsons Farm. Simmental: £1306.80 Littlewood Hall Farm. £1305.15 Black Bull Farm, £1193.40, £1171.74 Plantation Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1204.63, £1119.69 Plantation Farm, £1112.02 Ellers Farm, £1027.18 Newhouse Farm, £907.49 Intack Farm. Fleckvieh: £1166.75 Newfield. Charolais: £1111.28, £954.13 Plantation Farm. Ayrshire: £886.88 Black Bull Farm. Swedish Red: £741.48 Newfield. Hereford: £719.58, £634.55 Corney Hall Farm. Montbeliard: £675.63 White Lund Farm. Norwegian Red: £575.13 White Lund Farm.

Bulls:-
Limousin: £1781.25 Intack Farm. Stabiliser: £1312.50 Low Foulshaw. Friesian: £1162.63, £1066.88 Tunsteads Farm. Blonde: £1149.03 Beaumont Grange Farm.

Steers:
Hereford: £1217.20 Mill House Farm, £1198.65 Boundary House. Friesian: £1087.73, £884.79 Mill House Farm. British Blue: £888.30 Ballacutchel Farms.

Heifers:-
Limousin: £1204.88 Howriggs. Friesian: £1125.30 Roe Farm, £1070.63 Boldens Farm, £935.64 Stubb Place Farm, £880.28 Boldens Farm, £813.60 Newhouse Farm. Blonde: £839.80 Beaumont Grange Farm. Jersey: £519.17 Hallbeck

Leading prices per kilo for OTM’s:-

Cows:-
British Blue: 229.5p, 221.5p, 217.5p Plantation Farm, 204.5p Moss House Farm, 169.5p Black Bull Farm, 161.5p Moss House Farm, 144.5p Corney Hill Farm, 139.5p Mireside Farm. Charolais: 224.5p (2), 221.5p, 199.5p. Aberdeen Angus: 214.5p, 209.5p, 197.5p Plantation Farm, 164.5p Ellers Farm, 159.5p Newhouse Farm, 151.5p Intack Farm, 139.5p Moss House Farm. Limousin: 201.5p Littlewood Hall Farm, 161.5p Brown Edge, 159.5p (2) Mireside Farm, 134.5p Brunstow. Simmental: 181.5p Littlewood Hall Farm. Friesian: 181.5p Gibsons Farm, 179.5p Bank End Farm, 174.5p Sellerley Farm, 167.5p Boundary House, Docker Hall Farm, Walkers I’th Fields, 164.5p Belmont Farm, Sellerley Farm, Church Farm, Lodge Farm. Fleckvieh: 179.5p Newfield. Ayrshire: 137.5p Black Bull Farm. Hereford: 134.5p, 129.5p Corney Hill Farm. Montbeliarde: 117.5p White Lund Farm. Swedish Red: 111.5p Newfield. Norwegian Red: 107.5p White Lund Farm.

Heifers:-
Limousin: 229.5p Howriggs, 187.5p Boldens Farm, 181.5p Roe Farm, 181.5p Boldens Farm, 169.5p Stubb Place Farm, Newhouse Farm. Blonde: 161.5p Beaumont Grange Farm. Jersey: 124.5p Hallbeck.

Steers:-
British Blue: 211.5p Ballacutchel Farms. Hereford: 209.5p Mill House Farm, 196.5p Boundary House. Friesian: 189.5p, 169.5p Mill House Farm.

Bulls:-
Friesian: 187.5p, 177.5p, 167.5p Tunsteads Farm. Limousin: 187.5p Intack Farm. Stabiliser: 187.5p Low Foulshaw Farm. Blonde: 147.5p Beaumont Grange Farm.

Leading prices per head for store cattle:-
Bullocks:-
Montbeliard: £1500, £1380 Bensons Farm. British Blue: £1490 Bensons Farm, £1460 Low Levens, £1430, £1410 Pasture House Farm, £1310 The Grange, £1260 Low Stangerthwaite. Fleckvieh: £1460 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1190 Langthwaite Heights. Aberdeen Angus: £1460, £1370 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1360 Old Glasson Farm, Middle Grange Farm, £1340 Grange Farm, £1310 Kays Farm. Charolais: £1410 Intack Farm, £1290 The Old Stable, £840 Ballacutchel Farms. Hereford: £1360 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1340 Stubb Hall Farm, £1260 Old Glasson Farm, £1200 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1120, £1050 Low Hundhowe. Shorthorn: £1360 Upper Foxholes Farm, £750 Long Streets Farm. Welsh Black: £1350 Old Glasson Farm. Limousin: £1340 Cockrigg Farm, £1330 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1320, £1290 Whelpside Farm, £1280 Old Glasson Farm. Friesian: £1200 Cockrigg Farm, £1120 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1080 Downlands Farm, £1020 Cockrigg Farm, £920 Cock Hall Farm, £900 Wood Nook Farm. Simmental: £1120 Intack Farm. Dairy Shorthorn: £1010 Cock Hall Farm, £920 Cock Hall Farm, £810 Long Streets Farm.

Heifers:-
British Blue: £1400 Low Levens, £1260 Toulbrick Farm, £1200 Staffords Farm, £1170 Stubb Hall Farm, £1150 Mill House Farm, £1130 Knowsley Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1300 Low Levens, £1150 Outerthwaite Farm, £1140 Chestnut House Farm, £1120 Downlands Farm, £1090 Stubb Place Farm, £1060 Ballacutchel Farms. Limousin: £1230 Marshaw Farm, £1210 Todgill Farm, £1180 Staffords Farm, £1170, £1140 Grange Farm, £1110 Todgill Farm. Charolais: £1190 Intack Farm, £1170 Langthwaite Heights, £990, £960 Ballacutchel Farms. Hereford: £1180 Staffords Farm, £940 Benson Hall, £860 Middlebarrow Plain, £840 Benson Hall, £800 Ballacutchel Farms. Friesian: £980 Little Town Farm. Montbeliarde: £830 Beech Grove. Dairy Shorthorn: £800 Chestnut House Farm. Shorthorn: £720 Manor Farm.

Bulls:-
Limousin: £600 Ballacutchel Farms.

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