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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Store Cattle, Friday 14th May 2021

CALVES AND STIRKS

The Lancaster calf trade was hot once again, with a good entry of 88 forward meaning plenty of demand. It was a six-week-old Angus bull calf that topped the market this week, selling to £440 from AJ & AJ Gibbons, St Michaels on Wyre. Other Angus bull calves sold to £405 from TL Baldwin & Son, Forton.

British Blue bulls sold to £425 and £410 from J & A Sheerin, Quernmore with other British Blues to £425 from RT Halhead, Cockerham. The heifer calf trade peaked at £400 for a British Blue from J & A Sheerin, Quernmore with other British Blue heifers to £390 from AJ & AJ Gibbons, St Michaels-on-Wyre. Limousin heifer calves sold to £390 from W Crook, Out Rawcliffe. Hereford bull calves sold to £350 from J & CH & JG Bland, with Hereford heifers selling to £330 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Beef calves easily sold in excess of the £300 mark today, with British Blue bull calves averaging £361 and Angus bull calves £306. British Blue heifers averaged £343.

Black and White bull calves from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale sold to £245, £230 and £220, with others to £190 and £175 from T & CN Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. Black and Whites sold to an overall market average of £153.46.

Lancaster held its mid Monthly sale of stirks that saw an improved trade from the previous sale, as grass begins to grow and plenty of good growing type of stirks on offer which buyers are looking for. A Fleckvieh bull topped the market at £1060 from O & H Melling, Kirkham. The bullock trade topped at £880 for seven, eight month old Herefords and Limousins from PJ Holt & Sons, Blackpool with others from the same home achieving £835. Limousin bullocks sold to £860 and £840 from WJ & E Woodhouse, Nateby. Angus bullocks sold to £830 from JR & J Gorst, Quernmore, with British Blues topping at £810 from P Rossall, Claughton-on-Brock. A run of five to six-month-old suckler bred heifers from KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead caught the eye of many with their style and shape, they twice topped at £790 for a pair and an individual, followed by another pair to £780. Other Limousin heifers sold to £790 from WJ & E Woodhouse, Nateby. Angus heifers peaked at £760 from G & D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston. Yearling Black and White bullocks topped at £730 from J Savage, Withnell.

The next stirk sale will be on Friday the 28th May, with demand remaining strong.

STORE CATTLE

Reports from other markets say that the trade has dropped for store cattle but Lancaster defied this with no drop in the trade and with more buyers ring side looking to purchases the 239 cattle forward.

A great consignment from JA & LR Wilson, Millom led the way in Lancaster today selling Limousin bullocks to £1680 and £1550 followed by a Charolais bullock to £1500. The consignment from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse sold South Devons to £1490, a pair of Herefords to £1460, with Charolais and Angus bullocks from the same home also achieving £1460. To top off a good day for the Prest family, their Shorthorn bullocks sold to £1400 and British Blues to £1380. A pair of Angus bullocks sold to £1450 from J Tattersall, Leyland followed by another pair of Angus bullocks to £1390 from H Hesketh & Sons, Longton. This was followed by another pair of Angus bullocks which sold to £1380 from MS & G Mason, Kirby Lonsdale. A trio of Simmental bullocks sold to £1370 from EJ Burrow, Storth. Plenty more bullocks today sold into the region of £1300.

The heifer trade topped at £1360 for a British Blue from M Shepard & Son, Pilling. A pair of Angus heifers topped at £1260 from J & MM Cliffe, Forton, with other Angus heifers to £1250 from M S & G Mason, Kirby Lonsdale. Limousin heifers topped at £1220 for a pen of four for WA Hodgson, Whinfell.

Dairy bullocks sold to a top of £1200 for black and whites from J & R Waller, Killington. Montbeliarde bulls sold to £1120 for a pen for four from WR & CM Lawrenson, Winmarleigh. Black and White feeding heifers sold to £1110 from Kelsall & Wood, Scotforth.

OTM CATTLE

The trade for the OTM cattle remains very buoyant and firm with another impressive market average of 153p/kg for the 104 sold today. The consignment of OTM heifers from T Foley, Edgeworth sold British Blues to 217.5p/kg and 209.5p/kg with Aberdeen Angus’ selling to 204.5p/kg from the same home. Plenty of OTM beef feeding heifers selling between 185-200p/kg. Black and white feeding heifers twice sold to 187.5p/kg from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel and RW Bainbridge & Son, Whittington, with Ayrshires selling to 184.5p/kg from Cowell & Moore, Woodplumpton. Black and White feeding heifers topped at £1174 from W & S Airey, Whittington.

Beef cows sold to a top 187.5 p/kg from F & JM Mason, Kirby Lonsdale. This was followed by Luings to 181.5p/kg from S Mawson & Son, Orton with Blondes achieving the same price from MJ Whitworth, Bolton-le-Sands. Beef cows sold to a top of £1437 for a Limousin from L Atkinson, New Hutton, with Luing cows selling to £1324 and £1289 from S Mawson & Son.

Best Black and White dairy cows sold in excess of 160p/kg twice peaking at 169.5 p/kg from RE & P Miller, Barnacre and B Buttterfield & Son, Burton in Kendal. Dairy cows topped at £1222 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale followed by £1218 from RE & P Miller, Barnacre, with plenty more cows selling easily in excess of the £1100 mark.

Cast bulls sold to a top of 209.5 p/kg or 1822 from F & JM Mason, Kirkby Lonsdale with Hereford bulls selling to £1373 from J Cooper, Penwortham.

Top Prices

Calves

Bull Calves
British Blue: £425 Knotts Farm, £425 Norbreck Farm, £410, £405 Knotts Farm, £390 North Farm, £375 Norbreck Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £440 Catteralls Farm, £405 Forton Hall Farm, £360 Bolton Fold Farm, £250, £245 Bailey Hey Farm. Hereford – £350, £270, £270, £240, £220 Arnside Tower Farm. Limousin: £320 Dunkenshaw Farm, £295, £285 Hall Farm. Welsh Black: £300 Catteralls Farm. Friesian: £245, £230, £220 Catshaw Hall Farm, £190, £175 Brown Brook, £165, £150, £140 Hall Farm. Ayrshire: £75 Bolton Fold Farm.

Steer Calves:-
Limousin: £655 Tunstall Hall Farm. British Blue: £650 Tunstall Hall Farm.

Heifer Calves:-
British Blue: £650 Tunstall Hall, £400 Knotts Farm, £390 Catteralls Farm, £375 North Farm, £355 Catteralls Farm, £350 Norbreck Farm. Limousin: £620, £560 Tunstall Hall, £390, £260 Dockinsall Farm. Hereford: £330 Catshaw Hall Farm, £270, £200, £170, £160, £150, £140 Arnside Tower Farm.
Aberdeen Angus: £210 Bailey Hey Farm, £200 North Farm, £200 Bailey Hey Farm.

Leading prices per head for stirks:-


Steer
Limousin: £880 Breedy Butts Farm, £860, £840 Gibsons Farm. Hereford: £880, £835 Breedy Butts Farm, £540 Farmdale Road. Aberdeen Angus: £830 Appletree Farm, £780 Post Farm, £770 Pilling Hall, £730 Lapwing Close. British Blue: £810 Lapwing Close. Continental: £730 Cross Fields. Friesian: £730 Cross Fields. Montbeliard: £650 Lapwing Close. Fleckvieh: £650 Lapwing Close.

Heifers
Limousin: £790, £780 Marshaw Farm,£790 Gibsons Farm, £720 Breedy Butts Farm, £600 Gibsons Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £760, £680 Woodstock, £600 Post Farm. Shorthorn: £685 Marshaw Farm. British Blue: £625 Bowfield Farm. Hereford: £410 Farmdale Road.

Bulls
Fleckvieh: £106, £710 Grange Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £760 Grange Farm, £610 Bowfield Farm. British Blue: £720, £685 Bowfield Farm. Friesian: £530 Grange Farm.

Leading prices per head for store cattle:-

Bullocks:-
Limousin: £1680, £1550 Dunningwell Farm, £1330 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1200 Staffords Farm, £1040, £1000 Sproat Farm, £940 Cabus Nook Farm. Charolais: £1500 Dunningwell Farm, £1460 Upper Foxholes Farm. Hereford: £1460 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1290 Pasture House Farm, £1230 Stubb Hall Farm, £1220 Low Stangerthwaite, £1200 Stubb Hall Farm, £1190 Middle Grange Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1460 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1450 Snub Snape Farm, £1390 Thornton Barn Farm, £1380 Spital Farm, £1320 Downlands Farm, £1300 Gulf Farm, Higher Lees Farm. Shorthorn: £1400 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1250 Kays Farm, £780, £650 Manor Farm. British Blue: £1380 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1280 Fern Lea, £1270 Low Stangerthwaite, £1250 Wood Nook Farm, £1230 Fern Lea, £1150 Roseacre Hall. Simmental: £1370 Slack Tower Farm, £1160 Park House Farm, £1150 West View, £1010 Sproat Ghyll. Friesian: £1200 Hallbeck, £1070 Mill House Farm, £1040, £1000 Downlands Farm, £980 Low Deepslack.

Heifers:-
British Blue: £1360 Pasture House Farm, £1240 Wood Nook Farm, £1180 Dairy Barn Farm, £1170 Wood Nook Farm, £1120 Windy Hill Farm, £1060 Preesall Park Farm, £1050 Walklers I’th Fields, £1040 The Old Mistle. Aberdeen Angus: £1260 Bowlands Gardens, £1250 Spital Farm, £1210 Brown Brook, £1200 Staffords Farm, Little Town Farm, £1190 Snub Snape Farm, £1120 Mill House Farm. Limousin: £1220 Whelpside Farm, £1120 Mill House Farm, £1110 Thornton Barn Farm, £1080 Marshaw Farm, £1050 Mill House Farm, £960 Barnfield Farm. Hereford: £1140 Stubb Hall Farm, £950 Well House Farm, £900 Lawsons Farm, £840 Middlebarrow Plain. Friesian: £1110 Lower Langthwaite Farm. Simmental: £1180 Park House Farm, £680 West View Farm. Charolais: £1070 Lawsons Farm, £960, £950 Plantation Farm.

Bulls:-
Aberdeen Angus: £1130 Cumming Carr Farm. Montbeliarde: £1120 Cumming Carr Farm.

OTM Cattle

Leading price per kilo

Cast Cows:-
British Blue: 217.50 Plantation Farm, 161.50 Low Groves Farm, 134.50 Forton Hall Farm.
Aberdeen Angus: 204.50, 199.50 Plantation Farm, 169.50 Parkside Farm, 164.50, 161.50 Eskew Beck, 161.50 Low Groves Farm, 161.50 Woodstock. Limousin: 194.50 Dubside, 187.50 Mireside, 179.50 Thornbush Farm, 179.50 Low Moor Head Farm, 171.50 Thornbush Farm. Ayrshire: 184.50, 151.50 Newsham Hall Farm, 137.50, 134.50 Bolton Hall Farm. Continental: 181.50, 177.50, 171.50, 171.50, 157.50 Moor House. Blonde: 181.50 Mount Pleasant Farm, 164.50 Whinney Garth, 134.50 Highthorn Farm. Brown Swiss: 177.50 Mireside Farm. Simmental: 169.50 Re Braida Garth,167.50, 164.50, 164.50 Longlands. Friesian: 169.50 Moss House Farm, 169.50 Lower Lingart Farm, 167.50 Tills Farm, 164.50 Blackwood End, 164.50 Holly House Farm. MRI: 161.50, 159.50 Littlewood Hall. Belted Galloway: 134.50 Middle Ridge Farm, 127.50 Narrow Gate Farm. Montbeliarde: 164.50 Cumming Carr Farm.

Cast Heifers:-
British Blue: 209.50 Plantation Farm. Shorthorn: 189.50 Parkside Farm. Friesian: 187.50 Outfield, 187.50 Walkers I’th Field, 181.50 West Hall, 171.50 Higher Core Farm, 161.50 Hatters Farm. Charolais: 167.50 Plantation Farm.

Cast Bulls:-
Limousin: 209.50 Mireside Farm. Aberdeen Angus: 164.50 Shore Top Farm. British Blue: 149.50 Pollards Farm. Friesian: 134.50 Downlands Farm.

Leading prices per head

Cast Cows:-
Limousin: £1437.36 Dubside, £1188.75 Mireside Farm, £1166.75 Low Moor Head Farm, £951.36 Thornbush Farm, £864.90 Sunny Bank Farm. Continentals: £1324.95, £1289.68, £1247.83, £1222.80 Moor House. Aberdeen Angus: £1263.24 Parkside Farm, £1218.95 Plantation Farm, £1135.05 Eskew Beck, £1067.49 Plantation Farm, £1033.95 Parkside Farm. Friesian: £1222.75 Tills Farm, £1218.71 Lower Lingart, £1134 Mealbank Farm, £1130.86 Derby Lodge Farm, £1113.78 Sweetings Farm, £1101.75 Moss House Farm, £1098.88 Gibsons Farm. Brown Swiss: £1231.85 Mireside Farm. Blonde: £1225.13 Mount Pleasant Farm, £1051.16 Whinney Garth. Simmental: £1184.81 Re Braida Garth, £1069.25, £1041.85, £985.36 Longlands. British Blue: £1174.50 Plantation Farm, £985.15 Low Groves Farm. MRI: £1137.73 Littlewood Hall Farm. Ayrshire: £1110.69, £983.24, £776.88 Newsham Hall Farm. Montbeliarde: £1085.70 Cumming Carr Farm. Belted Galloway: £749.17 Middle Ridge Farm, £677.03 Narrow Gate Farm.

Cast Heifers:-
Shorthorn: £1197.64 Parkside Farm. Friesian: £1174.31 West Hill, £1059.39 Walkers I’th Fields, £1028.26 Outfield, £1011.98 Higher Core Farm, £996.46 Hatter Farm, £905.52 Higher Core Farm. Charolais: £1021.75 Plantation Farm. British Blue: £1009.79 Plantation Farm.

Cast Bulls:-

Limousin: £1822.65 Mireside Farm. Hereford: £1373.91 Pollards Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1324.23 Shore Top Farm Friesian: £1176.88 Downlands Farm

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