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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 15th October 2021

CALVES AND STIRKS

Today’s sale saw 93 calves and stirks sold, with an increased ring side of buyers in attendances.
Heifer calves sold to a top price of £450 for a 12-week-old Aberdeen Angus calf from J&G Thornley, Preston, with other weanable Aberdeen Angus heifers selling to £315 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. Younger native sired heifers sold to £185 for Aberdeen Angus’s from Tom Barron Farms, Catforth and £182 from ME&J Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Continental heifers saw a top price of £395 for a British Blue x from J&G Thornley, Preston, with others at £355 from JP&C Robson, Catterall. Today saw several buyers in attendance looking for Continental heifer calves, to make suitable future suckler cow replacements.
Bull calves saw a top price of £470 for a British Blue from JP&C Robson, with other well grown 7-week-old British Blue bulls selling to £440 from CR&A Baxter & Son, Middleton, with others generally £320-£400. A single Charolais x bull from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham sold at £370, with a Limousin achieving £300 from W Crook, Out Rawcliffe. Native sired bulls sold to £400 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping who sold others at £365 and a pair from JM&HM France & Son, Littledale achieving £350. Younger bull calves for rearing generally selling at £200-£280. Dairy bull calves sold to £185 for a strong British Friesian type from M&E Forshaw & Son, Thornley with other rearing type generally £80-£120 and smaller sorts £55-£80.
A handful of weaned calves forward today saw Limousin steers from Jones, Sandvilla achieved £470, with a Hereford x from TE&MM Kidd, Ellel sell at £420 and Holstein Friesians from Karen Parkinson, Out Rawcliffe selling at £350.

STORE CATTLE

Lancaster had on offer 269 store cattle at their weekly sale, a better show of cattle forward with all classes’ sharper.

Topping the sale was a pair of Aberdeen Angus bullocks consigned by R Townsend, Freckleton and realised £1490, closely followed by a pen of three selling to £1450 from loyal Lancaster supporter James Kellet, Pilling Hall. In the Continental section British Blues peaked at £1430 and £1410 from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling. Simmentals sold to £1400 consigned by JD&GM Bracken, Garstang, with a pen of four from BW&LM Kirkby, Wennington selling to £1390. MJ Waller, Lupton sold Charolais to £1350, Herefords topped at £1330 consigned by SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet. Limousins met a strong demand to £1420 from J Lamb, Old Glasson, followed by £1400 for a pen of four from AM Jennings & Son, Skelsmergh. Black and White cattle were well sold to £1080 for a pen from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton.
Heifers peaked at £1400 for a stylish pair of British Blues from GR&A Foy, Conder Green, followed by £1370 from JB&GM Bracken, Garstang. A pen of Aberdeen Angus’s from ME Forshaw & Son, Chorley realised £1410. FA Nowell, Low Bentham sold Limousins to £1190 with EJ Burrow, Storth to £1160. A Pen of Herefords consigned by SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet met £1130.

OTM CATTLE

Lancaster had forward 92 OTM cattle at their weekly sale, to average 117.2p. Meaty and steaking cows slightly sharper, with plainer sorts selling at realisation.

Cows
BD&PM Gill, Ingleton topped the trade with a Bazadaise trade to £1236 or 154.5p/kg. In the Black and White section J Bargh & Son, Morecambe peaked at £1191.67 and 139.5p/kg from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. Limousin cows sold to £1167.54 or 195.5p/kg from JM&KE Ellis, Kendal. R&B Parker, Killington sold a British Blue to £1122.75 or 149.5p/kg.

Heifers
AM Jennings & Son, Skelsmergh sold to £1359.38 or 217.5p/kg for a Limousin and £1262.31 or 194.5p/kg for a British Blue.

Bulls
S&J France, Over Wyresdale sold a superb Aberdeen Angus bull to 134.5p/kg.

Top Prices

Heifer Calves

Aberdeen Angus - £450 Derby Lodge Farm, £300 Derby Lodge Farm, £315 Brown Brook, £185 The Poultry Farm, £182 Bridge Farm, £160 Liscoe Farm. British Blue - £395 Derby Lodge Farm, £380 Brown Brook, £355 Roe Farm, £350 Roe Farm, £345 Roe Farm£335 The Poultry Farm. Limousin - £340 Dockensall Farm. Hereford - £145 Bridge Farm x2, £140 Bridge Farm.

Bull Calves

British Blue - £470 Roe Farm, £440 New Brows Farm, £440 New Brows Farm, £435 Roe Farm, £430 Roe Farm, £380 Brown Brook. Aberdeen Angus - £400 Brown Brook, £365 Brown Brook, £350 Newhouse Farm, £350 Newhouse Farm, £330 Tills Farm, £330 Sweetings Farm. Charollais - £370 Sweetings Farm. Limousin - £300 Dockensall Farm. Friesian - £185 Little Town Farm, £118 Liscoe Farm, £115 Liscoe Farm, £105 Tills Farm, £70 Kitchlow Farm. Hereford - £175 Bridge Farm, £146 Kitchlow Farm.

OTM Cattle, Top P/KG

OTM Cow

Limousin – 159.5 Holme House Farm, 159.5 Moss Head, 144.5 Garnett House Farm, 134.5 Garnett House Farm, 129.5 Howrigg, 129.5 Howriggs. Bazerdale – 154.5 Yarlsber. British Blue – 149.5 Holme House Farm, 149.5 Moss Head, 149.5 High Hallbeck, 139.5 Bar Gap. Friesian – 139.5 Brown Brook, 134.5 North Farm, 131.5 North Farm, 131.5 Spital Farm, 131.5 North Farm, 129.5 Oxenforth Green Farm. Hereford – 127.5 Yates Farm. Montbeliarde – 127.5 White Lune Farm, 114.5 White Lune Farm, 100.0 Lawrence Farm. Swedish Red & White - 129.5 Walkers I’th Field. Aberdeen Angus – 119.5 Parkside Farm, 104.5 Must Hill.

OTM Heifers

Limousin – 217.5 Must Hill. British Blue – 194.5 Must Hill. Friesian – 177.5 North Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 164.5 Sunderland Brows Farm, 157.5 Sunderland Brows Farm, 144.5 Sunderland Brows Farm, 129.5 Sunderland Brows Farm, 121.5 Sunderland Brows Farm.

Cast Bulls

Limousin – 199.5 Fell End Farm, 117.5 Hill Park. Aberdeen Angus – 134.5 Kays Farm.

OTM Cattle, Top Price Per Head

Bazadaise - £1236 Yarlsber. Friesian - £1191.67 North Farm, £1090.39 Oxenforth Farm, £1013.87 Spital Farm, £958.30 Hall Farm, £956.25 Sweetings Farm, £930.91 Sweetings Farm. Limousin - £1167.54 Moss Head, £1100.55 Holme Farm, £982.60 Garnett House Farm. British Blue – £1122.75 High Hallbeck, £1015.11 Moss Head, £1009.13 Holme House Farm, £997.43 Bar Gap. Swedish Red & White - £958.30 Walker I’th Field. Montbeliarde - £918 White Lune Farm. Hereford - £841.50 Yates Farm.

OTM Heifers

Limousin - £1359.38 Must Hill. British Blue - £1262.31 Must Hill. Friesians - £999.33 North Farm.

Cat Bull

Aberdeen Angus - £1566.93 Kays Farm. Limousin - £1057.35 Fell End Farm, £1001.10 Hill Park.

Store Blks

Aberdeen Angus - £1490 Kirkham Road, £1450 Pilling Hall Farm, £1430 Bar Gap, Scarfoot, £1400 Must Hill, £1310 Low Groves Farm. British Blue - £1430, £1410 Pasture House Farm, £1320 Shaws Farm, £1250 Moss Head, Daniel Fold Farm. Limousin - £1420 Old Glasson Farm, £1400 Must Hill, £1290 Endmoor Farm, £1250 Station Hotel Farm, £1190 Daniel Fold Farm, £1170 Endmoor Farm. Simmental - £1400 Greenlands, £1390 Park House Farm, £1250 Littlewood Hall Farm, £1150 Staffords Farm. Charolais - £1350 Carlingwha, £1140 Corney Hill Farm. Hereford - £1340 Stubb Hall Farm, £1260 Greenlands Farm, £1240 Carlingwha, £1230 Old Glasson Farm, £1110 Ellers Farm, £1090 Corney Hill Farm. Flekvieh - £1150, £970 Corney Hill Farm. Holstein Friesian - £1080, £1070 Downlands Farm, £1040 Plumpton Hall, £960 Cock Hall Farm, £880, £870 Ellers Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel - £1080, £1060, £1050 Littlewood Hall Farm. Montbeliarde - £960 Corney Hill Farm. Shorthorn - £930 Little Crimbles. Ayrshire - £770 Cock Hall Farm.

Store Hfrs

British Blue - £1400 Parkside Farm, £1370 Greenlands Farm, £1360 Pasture House Farm, £1270 Yew Tree Farm, £1250 Carlingwha, £1180 Lower Castle O Trim. Aberdeen Angus - £1310 Little Town Farm, £1190 Yew Tree Farm, £1160 Cheetham House Farm, Steadbank, £1080 Old Hall Farm, £1050 Bainsbank Farm. Limousin - £1190 Kirkbeck, £1160 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1100 Must Hill, £1090 Hall Farm, £1060 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1010 Hall Farm. Hereford - £1130 Stubb Hall Farm, £930 Kirkbeck, £920 Old Hall Farm, £910 Holme House Farm, £600 Bull Bank Farm. Simmental - £1040 Littlewood Hall Farm.

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