Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 28th September

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle had a catalogued entry of 452. Cattle forward today reflected signs of a hard dry summer with lack of meat. The trade today topped at £1410 for British Blue Steer from H & JA Gorst, Preston which was closely followed by a Blonde from P & R Galligan, Stockport selling to £1400 who also sold others to £1330 and £1300. An Angus Heifer from IG Haworth, Pilling sold to £1300 with other Angus’ selling to £1230 from RJ Cardwell, Preston. Store Bulls today sold to £1100 for a Charolais from P & R Galligan .

Black and white stores sold to £950 from B & J Preston, Caton with others to £860 from H Birkett & Son.

OTM Cattle

A slightly smaller entry of 125 cast cows forward today with a plainer and typical autumnal show of cattle on offer. Topping the trade today was Limousin Cow selling to 179.5p/kg from Ballacutchel Farms, Isle of Man with Barlow Brothers selling a Limousin cow to £1195. Heifers sold to a top of 129.5p/kg from S Kellet & Son, Pilling for a Friesian. Top grossing price of the day was £1365 for a Cast Limousin Bull from S Rossall, Over Wyresdale.

All cattle forward today averaged 106.68p/kg.

Calves and Stirks

The monthly sale of stirks had a mixed show on offer. Well-grown Black and Whites from R & H Jollys, Garstang selling to £390 with Hereford heifers from the same good home selling to £430. The trade topped at £540 for British Blue Steers from MD Close & Son, Arkholme who also sold heifers to £470. Native steers today sold to £440 for Angus’ from MD Close with heifers from the same good home selling to £410.

There was a reduced entry for calves today with people busy getting grass. Topping the trade today was JE & AC Clarke, Melling selling a Limousin Heifer to £370, with Limousin Bull calves topping at £285 from the same home. Hereford calves today topped at £200 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale. Hereford heifers, also from Wallbank Farms, topped at £152. Black and white calves topped at £78 from WN &D Smith, Cockerham.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

British Blue £1410 Shaws Farm, £1380 Greenlands Farm, £1280 Batty Farm, £1270 Church Farm, £1240 Shaws Farm. Blonde £1400, £1330, £1300 Woodford Road. Montbeliarde £1330 Old Hall Farm. Charolais £1330 Old Hall Farm, £1280, £1230, £1190, £1180 Woodford Road. Aberdeen Angus £1290 Daniel Fold Farm, £1270 Lathwaite Farm, £1250 Foredales Farm, £1160 Ellers Farm, £1100 Green Close. Saler £1280 Tabley House Farm. Hereford £1250 Old Hall Farm, £1170 Thornton Barn Farm, £1110 Lathwaite Farm, £1080 Foredales Farm, £1030 Old Hall Farm. Beef Shorthorn £1220, £1080 Elm Bank Farm, £940 Hall Oth Hill Farm. Limousin £1190 Cock Hall Farm, £1180, £1140 Daniel Fold Farm, £1120 Masongill Farm, £1080 Thornton Barn Farm. Welsh Black £1130 Ellers Farm, £1010 Thornton Barn Farm. Fleckveih £1140 Ellers Farm. Simmental £960 Thornton Barn Farm. Friesian £950 Ellers Farm, £860 North Farm, £840 Barn Hill Farm, £830 Heaton Hall Farm, £780 Old Hall Farm.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1300 Carr House Farm, £1230 Croft House, £1160 Greenlands Farm, Church Street, £1100 Raw Head. British Blue £1200 Yew Tree Farm, £1190 Car House Farm, £1120 Tabley House Farm, £1110 Yew Tree Farm, £1070 Willow Farm. Simmental £1190 Lynwood. Limousin £1160 Lynwood, Summerlands, £1060 Masongill Hall, £1050 Thornton Barn Farm. Charolais £1020 Lawsons Farm, £950 Gunnerthwaite, £800 Cobble Hey Farm. Hereford £1050 Raw Head, £1000 Thornton Barn Farm, £770 College Green, Bradley Farm. South Devon £960 Manor House Farm.

Store Bull

Charolais £1100 Wooford Road.


Limousin 179.5 Ballacutchel, 151.5 Littlewood Hall Farm, High Underbrow Farm, 149.5 Field Head, 147.5 Hawkswell. Belgium Blue 154.5 Ballacutchel, 134.5 Cringleber, 111.5 Ballacutchel. British Blue 147.5 High Underbrow Farm, 117.5 Mireside Farm. Charolais 144.5 Cringleber. Saler 144.5 Hawkswell. Shorthorn 139.5 Beckside. Simmental 141.5 Littlewood Hall Farm, 129.5, 119.5 Cringleber. Friesian 137.5 Pilling Hall, 124.5 cockrigg Farm, 119.5 Sweetings Farm, Low Levens. Swedish Red & White 124.5, 119.5 Holme Head, 117.5 Walkers I’th Fields. Aberdeen Angus 117.5 Ballacutchel, 105.5 Cringleber, 101.5 Ballacutchel. Blonde 114.5 Ballacutchel. Ayrshire 109.5 Rose Farm.

OTM Heifer

Friesian 129.5 Pilling Hall.

Cast Steer

Friesian 149.5 Ballacutchel, 134.5 Low Deepslack, Old Hall Farm, 129.5 Old Hall Farm, 117.5 Low Deepslack. Aberdeen Angus 144.5 Cock Hall Farm.

Cast Bull

Limousin 164.5 Stonehead, 149.5 Field Head. Charolais 121.5 Rooten Brook. Simmental 104.5 West View Farm.

Heifer Calf

Limousin £320 Cringleber. Hereford £152 Tills Farm. Aberdeen Angus £145 Pump House Farm, £140 Tills Farm.

Bull Calf

Devon £400, £250 Ballacutchel. Limousin £285 Cringleber. Aberdeen Angus £215 Tills Farm. Hereford £200 Tills Farm, £110 Cotestone Farm. Friesian £78, £65 Cocker House Farm, £52 Rose Farm.

Heifer Stirk

British Blue £470 Docker Hall Farm. Hereford £430, £400 Marlholes Farm. Aberdeen Angus £410 Docker Hall Farm.

Steer Stirk

British Blue £540 Docker Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus £440, £435 Docker Hall Farm. Brown Swiss £385, £370 Fober Farm. Friesian £390 Marlholes Farm.

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