Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 3rd November

Store Cattle

There was another good entry of store cattle forward at Lancaster today, selling to a stronger trade for all types of cattle and vendors leaving well satisfied. Short keep cattle were noticeably up on the week, selling to a top of £1,450 for British Blue heifers from RG Capstick and Son of Ingleton with Limousin bullocks selling to £1430 and £1340 from M & RW Stirzaker of Milnthorpe, a dozen cattle sold for £1300 or more. Black and whites were a sharper trade, topping at £1050 from JS Clark and Sons of Godson House with the largest black and white bullocks selling over £1000. All black and whites forward sold to a market average of £779.

Vendors are reminded that Gates are open from 7am and requested to forward cattle for sale ASAP with fully completed paperwork to avoid queues.

OTM Cattle

A bumper entry of 161 cows forward sold to a full complement of cast cow buyers, leading to a continued strong trade, especially for the time of the year. An overall market average of 112p/kg was achieved, with all black and white cows forward selling to a market average of 105p/kg. Limousin cast cows topped the market selling to 179.5p/kg from JH Atkinson and Partner of Mosergh.

Following ministry inspections, vendors are reminded to ensure that cattle are fit to travel to the auction market and lame and cows with overgrown feet will be turned away.

Calves and Stirks

There was another strong entry of calves forward today selling to another solid trade with many customers commenting a stronger trade than other local centres. A busy ringside of buyers saw some going home empty handed. Good quality beef calves were, once again, in strong demand and selling in excess of £300, selling to a top of £400 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons of Brown Brook. All British Blue bulls forward sold to a market average of £309, with British Blue heifers from the same home selling to £330 and £315. Limousin bull calves sold to £360 and £350 from JM Capstick of Brantbeck. A plainer entry of black and whites forward today with a shortage of good black and whites to fulfil the requirements of buyers with bobby calves this week noticeably more money.

A good entry of stirks in the market saw British Blue bullocks sell to £540 from G & MA Smith of Samlesbury with Angus bullocks to £490 and British Blue heifers to £465. A consignment of Black and White five month old bullocks sold to £270.

Top Prices

Store Bullock

LIMOUSIN: £1430 Station Hotel, £1340 Station Hotel, £1320 Endmoor Farm, £1260 Middle Grange Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1300 Oatland Farm, £1280 High Green, £1160 602A Whittingham Lane, £1100 Bainsbank Farm, £1090 North Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1300 Gibraltar Farm, £1280 Gibraltar Farm, £1240 Bensons Farm, £1170 Pasture House Farm, £1130 121 Pilling Lane. BLONDE D'AQUITAINE: £1260 Oatland Farm, £1160 North Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1180 North Farm, £1130 Park House Farm, £1030 Lower Castle O Trim, £1000 Park House Farm. HEREFORD: £1150 Dunningwell Farm, £1100 Ulpha Farm, £1030 602A Whittingham Lane. MONTBÉLIARDE: £1150 North Farm, £870 Lane House, £750 Lane House, £700 Lane House. FLEKVIEH: £1150 Dunningwell Farm, £1140 North Farm. SHORTHORN: £1090 Barrowfield. FRIESIAN: £1050 Godson House Farm, £1040 Moss Head, £1030 Bensons Farm, £950 Downlands Farm, £920 Downlands Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1030 602A Whittingham Lane. WELSH BLACK: £1020 Barrowfield. STABILISER: £1000 Park House Farm, £990 Park House Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £780 Templand Farm. AYRSHIRE: £770 Newsham Hall Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: £650 Clawthorpe Lodge.

Store Heifer

BRITISH BLUE: £1450 Fell End Farm, £1190 Gibraltar Farm, £1190 Abrahams Farm, £1130 Bugle Horn Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1230 Rowell Farm, £1080 Rowell Farm, £1000 Brow Foot Farm, £990 Snub Snape Farm, £980 Brow Foot Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1100 Newsham Hall Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1080 Gyhll Beck Farm, £1010 602A Whittingham Lane, £970 Town House, £880 New Brows Farm, £850 Yeat House. HEREFORD: £960 Ulpha Farm, £800 Ivy Farm. SIMMENTAL: £950 Rowell Farm, £940 Park House Farm, £860 Park House Farm. OTHER: £710 Park House Farm.

Store Bull

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £970 High Borrans Farm.


LIMOUSIN: 179.5 Mosergh Farm, 139.5 Moss Head, 127.5 Hill Top Farm, 119.5 Hill Top Farm. FRIESIAN: 167.5 Chapel House, 164.5 Chapel House, 144.5 Collage Green, 131.5 Catshaw Hall Farm, 129.5 Holme House Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 149.5 Hill Top Farm. MONTBÉLIARDE: 144.5 Hatters Farm, 124.5 White Lund Farm, 101.5 White Lund Farm, 79.5 White Lund Farm. FLEKVIEH: 139.5 Holme Head. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 134.5 Holme Head, 129.5 Holme Head, 97.5 Sandvilla, 84.50 White Lund Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 131.5 Hill Top Farm, 129.5 Hill Top Farm, 119.5 Low Pleasant, 114.5 Steel Croft, 87.5 Hatters Farm. OTHER: 127.5 Ghyll Beck Farm, 74.5 Dale Barns, 64.5 Dale Barns. HEREFORD: 124.5 Cobble Hey Farm, 124.5 Steel Croft, 119.5 High House Farm. JERSEY/ GUERNSEY: 87.5 Dale Barns, 84.5 Dale Barns, 79.5 Park Farm, 79.5 Dale Barns. NORWEGIAN RED: 81.5 Dale Barns.

OTM Heifer

AYRSHIRE: 169.5 Elmridge Farm. FRIESIAN: 159.5 Snapewood Farm, 157.5 Batty Hill, 154.5 Snapewood Farm, 149.5 Holme House Farm, 149.5 Tills Farm. MONTBÉLIARDE: 159.5 White Lund Farm, 129.5 White Lund Farm. HEREFORD: 144.5 Snapewood Farm.

Cast Steer

MONTBÉLIARDE: 171.5 Moss House Farm. FRIESIAN: 164.5 Low Deepslack, 154.5 Moss House Farm, 154.5 Low Deepslack, 150 Gibraltar Farm. SIMMENTAL: 139.5 Gibraltar Farm.

Cast Bull

LIMOUSIN: 131.5 Hill Top Farm. FRIESIAN: 124.5 Snapewood Farm. STABILISER: 114.5 Park House Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 109.5 RE Braida Garth.

Heifer Calf

BRITISH BLUE: £330 Brown Brook, £315 Brown Brook, £275 Brown Brook, £270 Hatters Farm, £262 Brown Brook. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £230 Brown Brook, £210 Brown Brook, £170 Tills Farm. LIMOUSIN: £225 Hatters Farm, £160 Hatters Farm. SIMMENTAL: £190 Sellerley Farm, £180 Sellerley Farm. SHORTHORN: £110 Hatters Farm, £102 Hatters Farm, £100 Oatland Farm, £95 Hatters Farm, £80 Hatters Farm. FRIESIAN: £38 Brown Brook.

Bull Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £400 Brown Brook, £335 Hatters Farm, £332 Brown Brook, £320 Scotchergill Farm, £305 Brown Brook. LIMOUSIN: £360 Brantbeck Farm, £350 Brantbeck Farm, £205 Scotchergill Farm, £95 Scotchergill Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £205 Knowsley Farm. SIMMENTAL: £185 Sellerley Farm. SHORTHORN: £155 Oatland Farm, £130 Hatters Farm, £105 Hatters Farm. FRIESIAN: £60 Knowsley Farm, £52 Newhouse Farm, £50 Brown Brook, £45 High Foulshaw Farm, £45 Oatland Farm.

Heifer Stirk

BRITISH BLUE: £465 Green Lane Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £420 Green Lane Farm.

Bullock Stirk

BRITISH BLUE: £540 Green Lane Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £490 Green Lane Farm. FRIESIAN: £270 Dolphinholme House.

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