Lancaster Livestock Auction: Christmas Show & Sale of Calves & Store Cattle - Friday 7th December

Store Cattle

The annual Christmas show and sale of Store cattle at Lancaster had an entry of 280 forward. The pre-sale judging was in the hands of David Whaite, Blackpool who had some impressive pairs of bullocks to cast his eyes over. The Championship pair of bullocks was awarded to DE & SM Moorhouse of Natland, with an impressive pair of Limousins, these were both purchased out of J36 Rural Auction Centre. They were awarded the Tom Owen Memorial trophy and later went onto sell for £1,360, which was the day’s top price. British Blue bullocks sold to a top of £1,340 from R & DM Rossall and Son of Pilling with Angus bullocks topping at £1290 from the same home. The heifer trade was topped at £1330 with an Angus from G Atkinson and Son of Quernmore Park. There was still plenty of strong, short keep cattle selling around the £1,200 mark. Dairy bred bullocks sold to a top of £1,120 from BL & D Banks of Pilling with black and whites selling to £930 J & H Bland of Levens.

OTM Cattle

There was an entry of 97 Cast Cows and OTM Cattle forward today, which saw beef cows selling to a sharper trade and black and whites selling to a very similar trade. The trade was topped by a 31 month old Limousin heifer from JD, EM & JA Atkinson, Kendal selling to 191.5p/kg. Beef cows sold to a top of 159.5p/kg from AR & BJ Thompson of Selside with a British Blue cow selling to the day’s top price of £1,268. Black and white heifers sold to a top of £1,258 from J & M Sanderson of Kirkham. There was an overall market average of 99p/kg.

Calves and Stirks

The annual Christmas show and sale of Calves at Lancaster had a bumper entry of over 100 forward. The pre-sale show was judged by John Townson of Rishton, whom we thank for his time and expertise. A great entry of calves were put forward to cast his eye over. The Championship was awarded to David and Eileen Wallbank of Over Wyresdale with their British Blue bull which went onto sell for £430, purchased by the judge. British Blue bull calves from the same good home were awarded second and third place, respectively, and sold for £435 and £395. The Reserve Championship was awarded to David and Eileen Wallbank for a British Blue heifer selling to £350. A good entry of black and white calves saw first prize awarded to WN and D Smith and Sons of Cockerham which sold for £110.

The entry of calves and stirks saw a buoyant trade throughout the sale with a busy ringside of buyers, looking for all types of calves. Topping the trade this week was a consignment of British Blue calves from J & G Thornley of Kirkham who sold bulls to £475, £470 and £465, with heifers from the same good home selling to £400. Plenty of strong British Blue calves sold around the £400 mark with British Blue bulls averaging £358 for all forward. Angus bull calves from DR & E Milner, Claughton on Brock sold to a top of £345. Native bred heifer calves sold to a slightly sharper trade with Angus heifers selling to £215 from Wallbank Farms of Over wyresdale. Plenty of strong black and white calves sold towards the £100 mark, topping at £110 for the first prize calf from WN & D Smith of Cockerham.

There was a handful of stirks on offer this week, all five to six month old black and white bulls that sold to a top of £175 from TE & M Kidd of Quernmore.

Friday 14th December is last sale of Calves, Store Cattle and Cast Cows of 2018 which will include the monthly Sale of Stirks commencing at 9.45am.


Top Prices

Store Bullock

LIMOUSIN: £1360 High House Farm, £1200 Fellside Farm, Dunningwell Farm, £1190 High House Farm, £1170 Squires Gate Farm. BRITISHBLUE: £1340 Abrahams Farm, £1200, £1170 Cockrigg Farm, £1160, £1090 Masongill Hall. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1220 Kilburn House, £1180 Challon Hall Farm, Old Glasson Farm, £1150 Greenlands Farm.SIMMENTAL: £1200 Cragg Farm, £1090 North Farm, £900, £870, £570 Oatland Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1200 Langthwaite Heights, £880, £860 Greenbank Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £1120 Squires Gate Farm. HEREFORD: £1090 Dunningwell Farm, £1010, £1000 Raw Head, £980 Dunningwell Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1000 Squires Gate Farm, £830, £780 Oatland Farm. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: £880 Old Glasson Farm, Low Deepslack, £820 Old Hall Farm, £760 Broughton House Farm, £690 Low Deepslack. MONTBELIARDE: £520 Bull Bank Farm. BEEFSHORTHORN: £510 Oatland Farm.

Store Heifers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1330 Old Hall Farm, £1290 Abrahams Farm, £1190 Greenlands Farm, £1150 Walmsley Fold, £1140 Rose Hill Farm.BRITISH BLUE: £1130, £1060 Walmsley Fold, £1000 Green Close, Walmsley Fold, £860 Brow Foot Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1100 Masongill Hall, £870 Oatland Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1050 Cragg Farm, £950 Thorns Farm, Cragg Farm, £850 Wood Nook Farm, £770 Hill Farm. HEREFORD: £1030 Thorns Farm, £1010 Challon Hall Farm, £740 Hill Farm, £710 Town House, £500 Hill Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £740 Old Hall Farm.BEEF SHORTHORN: £700 Bull Bank Farm. CHAROLAIS: £640 Broughton House Farm.

Store Bull

HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £930 Ninezergh.

OTM Cows

BRITISH BLUE: 159.5 Poppy Farm, 114.5 Springfield, 89.5 Capplethwaite. LIMOUSIN: 151.5 Thornbush Farm, 139.5, 119.5 Mireside Farm, 104.5 Oatland Farm, 89.5 Mireside. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: 149.5 New Brows Farm, 144.5 Pasture Barn Farm, 107.5 Langthwaite Heights, 104.5 Barrow Greaves Farm, 99.5 Downlands Farm.HEREFORD: 137.5 Boundary House. CHAROLAIS: 129.5 New House Farm. SOUTHDEVEN: 129.5, 121.5 Thwaite Farm. BEEFSHORTHORN: 119.5 Yealand Manor.BAZADAISE: 111.5, 99.5 Yarlsber. MONTBELIARDE: 99.5 Village Farm, 84.5, 67.5, 57.5 White Lund Farm.MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: 99.5, 91.5 Village Farm. ABERDEENANGUS: 94.5 Yealand Manor, 91.5 Springfield, 84.5 Mireside Farm. SWEDISHREDANDWHITE: 79.5, 64.5 White Lund Farm, 64.5 Sandvilla. JERSEY: 57.5, 54.5 Hallbeck.

OTM Heifers

LIMOUSIN: 191.5 Low Groves Farm, 171.5 Thornbush Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 179.5 Lambrigg Farm. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: 157.5 Pasture Barn Farm, 151.5 Greaves Farm, 144.5 Sandvilla, 139.5 Low Sizergh Farm, 119.5 Tunsteads Farm.SWEDISH RED AND WHITE:144.5 Low Sizergh Farm. FLEKVIEH: 121.5, 119.5 Ninezergh. BRITISHBLUE: 94.5 Ninezergh.

Cast Steer

SIMMENTAL: £174.5 North Farm. BRITISHBLUE: 144.5 Low Groves Farm, 94.5 Bradlow Farm, 79.5 Squires Gate Farm. LIMOUSIN: 94.5 Bradlow Farm.

Cast Bull

HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: 91.5 Sandvilla, 81.5 Ancliffe Hall Farm. LIMOUSIN: 81.5 Station Hotel Farm.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £400, £375 Derby Lodge Farm, £370 Cocker House Farm, £350 Tills Farm, £345 Catshaw Hall Farm. LIMOUSIN: £220 Cocker House Farm. ABERDEENANGUS: £215 Tills Farm, £180, £140 Lane Head Farm, £140 Derby Lodge Farm, £125 Brown Brook. HEREFORD: £130, £110, £105, £100 Booth Hall.

Bull Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £475, £470, £465, £440 Derby Lodge Farm, £435 Tills Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £345 Lane Head Farm, £285 Cocker House Farm, £225 Tills Farm, £195 Brown Brook, £175 Barrow Greaves Farm.HEREFORD: £230, £220, £215, £175, £118 Booth Hall.SIMMENTAL: £210 Sellerley Farm. HOLSTEINFRIESIAN: £110 Cocker House Farm, £100 Catshaw Hall Farm, £95, £88 Tills Farm, £85 Catshaw Hall Farm.

Bull Stirk

HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £175 Booth Hall, £170 Norbreck Farm, £145 Booth Hall.

More Info

Show Results

Beef Bull Calf Under 56 Days
1st Wallbank Farms, Till Farm, British Blue, £430
2nd Wallbank Farms, Till Farm, British Blue, £435
3rd Wallbank Farms, Till Farm, British Blue, £395

Beef Heifer Calf Under 56 Days
1stWallbank Farms, Till Farm, British Blue, £350
2nd WN & D Smith, Cocker House, British Blue, £370
3rdDrinkall Bros, Catshaw Farm, British Blue, £345

Holstein Friesian Calf Under 56 Days
1st WN & D Smith, Cocker House, Friesian, £110
2nd WN & D Smith, Cocker House, Friesian, £80
3rd WN & D Smith, Cocker House, Friesian, £100

Champion Calf
Wallbank Farms, Till Farm, British Blue, £430

Reserve Champion
Wallbank Farms, Till Farm, British Blue, £350

Pairs of Store Bullocks
1st DE& SM Moorhouse, High House, Limousins, £1360
2nd TW Nelson & Son, Cockrigg Farm, British Blues, £1200
3rd R&A Easterby, Fellside Farm, Limousins, £1200

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