Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 13th July

Store Cattle

A slightly smaller entry of cattle forward this week, with 300 going under the gavel. There was a leaner, plainer entry of cattle with strong quality cattle still a good trade. The day’s trade topped at £1460 three times, firstly for a trio of Angus Steers from J & H Davies, Cabus, secondly for a British Blue Steer from JA & LR Wilson, The Green and lastly for a Charolais Steer, again from JA & LR Wilson. Limousin Steers sold to £1400 from GF & EE Holt, Preston and Herefords sold to £1120 from I & ME Askew, New Hutton who also sold others to £1090. The heifer trade was topped at £1210 by a British Blue from L & A Duckett, Preston and an Angus from R Oldfield, Yealand Redmayne.

Cast Cows

There was 119 Cast Cows today which saw a plainer show of cows with best meated cows a slightly sharper trade, but well in line with the national average. Topping the day’s trade was a Hereford Steer selling to 194.5p/kg or £1118 from DH & M Kellet & Sons, Thurnham. Cows sold to a top price of 149.5p/kg for a Blonde from SJ & NS Wood, Windermere and also for a Limousin from Ballacutchel Farms. Heifers also sold to 149.5p/kg for a Limousin from DH & M Kellet & Sons. An overall market average of 109p/kg was achieved.


A reduced entry of calves this week saw a cracking British Blue Bull Calf from R & V Walmsley top the trade at £420. This was followed by a Hereford Bull calf selling to £315 from JR Gorst, Dolphinholme. A few Angus Bull calves in this week sold to £265 from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale. The Heifer calf trade peaked at £280 from JR Gorst, with Angus’ from the same good home selling to £245.

Black and white calves sold to a strong trade topping at £125 from WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham.

More calves are required each week at Lancaster, for more information please contact Ian Atkinson on 07766 521472.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1460 Weavers Farm, £1400 New Elmridge Farm, £1220 Yealand Manor, £1070 Parrox Hall Farm, £1060 Woodside Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1460 Dunningwell Farm, £1350 Millbeck, £1200 Yealand Manor, £820, £780 Bolton Fold Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1460, £1280 Dunningwell Farm, £1200 Cock Hall Farm, £1160 Slack Farm, £1140 Windy Hill Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1400 New Elmridge Farm, £1300 Dunningwell Farm, £1240 Old Glasson Farm, £1150, £1140 Cock Hall Farm. BEEF SHORTHORN: £1300 Barrowfield, £1120 Cock Hall Farm, £850, £660 Deansbiggin. MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: £1160, £1100 Littlewood Hall Farm, £870 Deansbiggin. SOUTH DEVEN: £1160 Kilburn House. HEREFORD: £1120, £1090 Raw Head, £1050 Bradley Farm, £1000 High House Farm, £900 Bradlow Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1110 Grizdale, £960, £870 Deansbiggin, £790 Whitehaven, £760 Deansbiggin. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1010 Cock Hall Farm, Grizdale, £890 Raveld Farm, £860 Old Glasson, £840 Downlands Farm. WELSH BLACK: £850 Parrox Hall Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £820 Parrox Hall Farm, £800 121 Pilling Lane, £750 Parrox Hall Farm. SIMMINTEL: £810 Bradlow Farm, £800 Ballacutchel Farms.

Store Heifers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1210 Brow Foot Farm, £1080 11 Kimberley Avenue, £1070 Brow Foot Farm, £1020 Manor House Farm, Windy Hill Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1210, £1180, £1170 Tabley House Farm, £1160, £1150 Roseacre Hall Farm. HEREFORD: £1130 Tabley House Farm, £950 Manor House Farm, £930 High House Farm, £750 King Bank Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1100 Littlewood Hall, £940 Carlingwha. CHAROLAIS: £1100 Brow Foot Farm. BEEF SHORTHORN: £1080 Barrowfield, 11 Kimberley Avenue. LIMOUSIN: £1050 Slack Farm, £1000 Holly House Farm, £900 Brow Foot Farm, £860 Downlands Farm, £840 Bull Bank Farm.

Cast Cow

Blonde 149.5, 139.5 Causeway Farm, 127.5 Rye Close, 121.5 Causeway Farm. Limousin 149.5 Ballacutchel, 137.5 Aughton Hall Farm, 134.5 Stubb Farm, 119.5 Brookside. British Blue 134.5, 127.5 Whinney Garth. Montbeliarde 131.5 Holme Head. Friesian: 124.5 Hallbeck, Lawsons Farm, Mill Farm, Boundary House, Lower Langthwaite. Long Horn 127.5 Robert Hall. Swedish Red 127.5 Holme Head. Aberdeen Angus 124.5 Whinney Garth, 119.5 Brookside, 114.5 Whinney Garth. Fleckvieh 124.5, 119.5 Ninezergh. Hereford 117.5 Whinney Garth. Continental 114.5 Whinney Garth. Ayrshire 84.5 Aughton Hall Farm.

OTM Heifer

Limousin 149.5 Boundary House. Friesian 119.5 Hollins Farm.

Cast Steer

Hereford 194.5 Boundary House. Limousin 179.5 Boundary House, 159.5, 134.5 Ballacutchel Farms, 129.5 Bradlow Farm. Ayrshire 164.5 Ballacutchel. Charolais 129.5 Ballacutchel. Friesian 121.5 New Elmridge Farm, 119.5, 114.5 Ballacutchel. Swedish Red 109.5 Ballacutchel.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £280 Dolphinholme House. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £245, £205, £200, £190 Dolphinholme, £190 Moors Farm. HEREFORD: £205 Dolphinholme.

Bull Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £420, £280 Richmond Hall. HEREFORD: £315, £295 Dolphinholme House. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £265 Tills Farm, £255 Gibsons Farm, £245 Tills Farm. WELSH BLACK: £250 Cocker House Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £125, £100 Cocker House Farm, £80 Richmond Hall, £70 Cocker House Farm.

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