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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, 1st October 2021

CALVES & WEANLINGS

The weekly sale of calves and weanlings saw a mixed entry forward which were met with a mixed trade. The trade for good quality calves remains strong. The middle quality Continental bulls, heifers and native bulls remain in plenty of demand and regularly achieving £300 and more, with native heifers taking a drop as many more come out on to the market as many dairy herds are calving heifers. The trade for Black and White bull calves remains firm.
Once again, a cracking run of British Blues from J&G Thornley, Kirkham sold bulls to £480 and £440 and heifers to £420 and £400. Other leading prices were £455 for six week old British Blue bulls from V&EJ Chadwick & Son, Sowerby, followed by £420 from JE&J Pye & Son, Quernmore. A much-admired British Blue heifer sold to £400 at six-week-old from AD&R Milner, Claughton on Brock. A run of Angus’s from JK&B Birkett & Son, Morecambe sold to £420 and £410. Dairy bull calves saw Swedish Reds sell to £130 from AW&AM Park & Sons, Ellel, with Black and Whites to £125 from WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham and plenty more selling round the £100 mark. A run of Black and white bull stirks at 4-5 month old from Hannah Kent, Cockerham sold to £320 and £300.


STORE CATTLE

Lancaster had an increased entry of over 300 cattle forward once again this week, with the market average still well in excess of £1000 a head. The change in the weather and Autumn coming fast, vendors are quickly trying to offload cattle before the land becomes to wet. The entry of stores today saw a full variety as to be expected, with all eagerly bid for despite the current external ongoing factors within the industry.
Leading the way today was a cracking Limousin x heifer from TE JS & SA Curruthers, Underbarrow selling to £1550. This was followed by some strong runs of short keep bullocks, which peaked at £1430 for a pen of three Charolais from RH Dodgson, Burton in Lonsdale. Other leading prices for Continental bullocks was Limousins selling to £1380 from RW & EE Sudell & Son, Kirkland. Native cattle always demand a strong trade at Lancaster selling to £1390 for Aberdeen Angus’s from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet, with others to £1380 from JD&GM Bracken, Catterall and a pen of four to the same price from J Hesketh, Hutton. This was closely followed by £1360 for a pen of three from JS Clark & Sons, Catforth. Many more pens of strong bullocks sold around the £1300 mark. Dairy bullocks sold to a top of £1360 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse with Black and White feeding heifers peaking at £1170 from JR Pye, Barton.

OTM CATTLE

As to be expected for this time of year a good number of 122 cows forward, as people begin to off load waif and strays. Considering all that’s happening at the moment, there was a very respectable overall market average of 131p/kg. OTM heifers this week led the way, selling to a top of 229.5p/kg or £1310 for a Limousin heifer consigned by David Preston, Caton. This was closely followed by a British Blue heifer selling to 214.5p/kg from M&L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale. OTM steers peaked at 194.5p.kg for Herefords from J Lamb, Old Glasson. Limousin cast cows led the way selling to 199.5p/kg or £1354 from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof. Black and White OTM heifers sold to a top of 184.5p/kg for £1254 from TL Baldwin & Son, Forton, with other best fleshed once again regularly selling around the 180p/kg mark. Plenty of dairy cows today regularly sold between 130-140p/kg with best ones selling in excess of this mark.

Top Prices

STORE BLKS

Charolais - £1430 Kilburn House, £1090 Lee End Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1390 Stubb Hall Farm, £1380 Middle Grange Farm, Greenlands Farm, £1360 Godson House Farm, £1300 Spital Farm, Gulf Farm, £1290 North Farm. Limousin - £1380 Kirkland Hall Farm, £1340 Abbotson Farm, £1160 Overhouses, £1140 North Farm, Harrison House Farm, £1020, £990 Overhouses. Montbeliarde - £1360 Upper Foxholes Farm, £950 Lee End Farm, £760 Throstle Nest Farm. British Blue – £1340 Greenlands Farm, £1290 Endmoor Farm, £1260 Godson House Farm, £1240 Lower Castle O Trim, £1200 Ellers Farm, £1130 Windy Hill Farm, £1080 Ellers Farm. Simmental - £1330 North Farm, £840, £610 Deansbiggin. Hereford - £1300 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1060 Old Glasson Farm, £1020 Holly House Farm, £870 Deansbiggin, £860 Harrison House Farm, £850 Higher Slip Inn Farm. Stabiliser - £1280, £1260, £1230, £1000, £970 Low Moor Head Farm. Holstein Friesian - £1110 North Farm, £1090 Cock Hall Farm, £1080 Willow Tree Cottage, £1030 Plumpton Hall Farm, Willow Tree Cottage, £970 Old Glasson Farm, £920 Willow Tree Cottage. Swedish Red and White - £1020 Bradley Farm. Shorthorn - £1010 Cock Hall Farm. Norwegian Red - £1010 Cock Hall Farm. Dairy Shorthorn - £1010 Cock Hall Farm. Flekvieh - £760 Throstle Nest Farm.

STORE HFRS

Limousin - £1550 Red Scar Farm, £1310 Kirkland Hall Farm, £1270 Red Scar Farm, £1240 Savick Brook Farm, £1160 Red Scar Farm, £1090 High House Farm, £950 Lambrigg Head Farm. British Blue - £1260 Stubb Hall Farm, £1190 Greenlands Farm, £1130 Hall Bank, £1100, £1090 Savick Brook Farm, £1040 Higher Lees Farm, £1000 Ellers Farm. Simmental - £1200 Littlewood Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1190 Stubb Hall Farm, £1160, £1100, £1090 Oakenhead, £1080 Kays Farm, £1060 Higher Lees Farm, £1000 Aspinall House Farm. Holstein Friesian - £1170, £1150 Fencefoot Farm, £1000 Little Town Farm, £970 Cropper Road Farm, £500 Throstle Nest Farm. Hereford - £970 Yeat House, £920 Holly House Farm, £760 Moss View. Charolais - £940 Little Crimbles. Blonde D’Aquitaine - £900 Ellers Farm.

STORE BULLS

Holstein Friesian - £820 Willow Tree Cottage, £720 Tunsteads Farm, £660 Tunsteads Farm.

HFR CALVES

British Blue - £420, £400 Derby Lodge Farm, £400 Lane Head Farm, £320 Walkers I’th Fields, £315, £290 Manor House Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £340 Blackwood End, £255, £210, £205 Walkers I’th Fields, £200 Gibsons Farm, £175 Cuerdale Hall Farm, £170 Gibsons Farm. Hereford - £150 Cocker House Farm.

BULL CALVES

British Blue - £480 Derby Lodge, £455 Sowerby Lodge, £440 Derby Lodge Farm, £335 Manor House Farm, £330 Sowerby Lodge, £325 Manor House Farm, £305 Walkers I’th Fields. Aberdeen Angus - £420, £410, £365, £330 White Lund Farm, £310 Walkers I’th Fields, £305 Tills Farm. Charolais - £380 Knowsley Farm. Limousin - £305 Sowerby Lodge. Holstein Friesian - £145, £125 Cocker House Farm, £105 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, £95, £85 Cocker House Farm, £80 Gibsons Farm, £72 Cote Farm. Swedish Red and White - £130 Walkers I’th Fields.

STR CALF

British Blue - £420 Gibsons Farm.

BULL STIRKS

Holstein Friesian - £320, £300 Abbey House.

OTM COWS

Limousin – 199.5, 187.5 Hutton Roof Hall, 179.5 Potts Yeats, 169.5 Botton Hall Farm, 139.5 Pott Yeats, Farleton House. Aberdeen Angus – 189.5, 179.5, 171.5, 169.5, 164.5 Upp Hall, 149.5 Farleton House, 141.5 Parkside Farm. Holstein Friesian – 184.5 Forton Hall Farm, 179.5 Kiln Hall, 147.5 Kitchen Ground Farm, 141.5 Bank End Farm, 139.5 Boldens Farm, Spital Farm. Blonde D’Aquitaine – 159.5, 139.5 Millbeck. Simmental – 157.5 Manor Farm. British Blue – 149.5 High House Farm, 124.5 121.5 Brookside, 119.5 Botton Hall Farm, 107.5 Middle Lee Farm, Brookside Hereford – 137.5, 131.5 Little Crimbles, 124.5 Farleton House, 114.5 Little Crimbles, 91.5 Middle Lee Farm. Swedish Red and White – 131.5 Walkers I’th Fields, 127.5, 87.5 Yeat House. Montbeliarde – 131.5 Yeat House, 127.5

Walkers I’th Fields. British Blue – 121.5 Brookside, 119. Ayrshire – 104.5 Half Way House. Salers – 101.5 Millbeck. Parthenais – 89.5 Millbeck. Jersey – 84.5 Moss House Farm. Flekvieh – 74.5 Lawrence House.

OTM HFRS

Limousin – 229.5 Ellers Farm. British Blue – 214.5 High House Farm. Holstein Friesian – 181.5 Walkers I’th Fields, Boldens Farm, 174.5 Westfield House Farm, 164.5 Gibstick Hall, 151.5 Moss House Farm, 109.5 Gibstick Hall. Hereford – 179.5, 159.5 Boundary House. Aberdeen Angus – 151.5, 147.5, 144.5, 141.5, 139.5 Sunderland Brows Farm. Whitebred Shorthorn – 149.5, 127.5 Haylot Farm.

CAST BLKS

Hereford – 194.5, 189.5, 179.5 Old Glasson Farm.

CAST BULLS

Limousin – 179.5 Holmefield. Hereford – 141.5 Arnside Tower Farm.

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