Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle & Breeding Sheep

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of store cattle saw a catalogue entry of 280. The trade saw well meated, short term cattle a good trade, plainer medium types of cattle slightly harder to place with young well grown cattle continuing to be good to sell.

The trade twice sold to a top of £1400, firstly from JA & LR Wilson of Millom with a Limousin bullock and then Angus bullocks from EW & CR Clegg and Sons of Stalmine. There was plenty of bullocks selling into the £1300 bracket. Heifers sold to £1180 from PF Lee of Over Wyresdale with a Charolais.

OTM Cattle

There were a few less cast cows on offer this morning selling to a slightly easier trade then seen previously. There was an overall market average of 109p/kg. The trade was topped by OTM heifers from Cote Farm Partnership selling to 179.5p/kg for British Blues. Plenty of young OTM cattle sold between 150-160p/kg. Beef cast cows sold to 134.5p/kg from AT Burrow and Son of Gressingham with black and whites selling to 129.5p/kg from S Kellet and Sons of Pilling.

Calves and Stirks

The weekly sale of calves saw an increased number forward this week, with 60 in the market. There was a buoyant trade throughout with all types and ages of calves eagerly bid for. The trade was topped today by British Blue bulls from J & G Thornley of Roseacre selling to £400 and £370 with others to £360 from T & CM Kelsall of Chipping. British blue heifers sold to £325 from J & G Thornley. Plenty of beef calves selling around the £300 mark or above. There was a strong black and white trade with many good strong rearing calves selling in excess of the £100 mark, topping at £155, £140 and £135 from Drinkall Brothers of Over Wyresdale.

Breeding Sheep

The early breeding sheep sale saw a better trade then expected with a full clearance of breeding sheep. There was plenty of interest ringside but many cautious due to the lack of grass at the moment. Charollais x Texel shearlings sold to £152 and £148 from S Blease of Carnforth. Aged ewes 3 and 4 crop often selling in and around £90.

A handful of tups on offer were well bid for selling to a top of £420 twice for Charollais x texel from S Blease of Carnforth, with aged Texel tups selling to £280 from E Hartley of Wennington.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1400 Yew Tree Farm, £1370 Old Glasson Farm, £1350 21 Sycamore Avenue, £1300 Middle Grange Farm, £1160 New Ridge Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1400, £1290 Dunningwell Farm, £1270 Middle Grange Farm, £1250 Billinge Hall, £1240 Dunningwell Farm. STABILISER: £1270 21 Sycamore Avenue. SIMMENTAL: £1250 Yew Tree Farm, £1240 Billinge Hall, £1160 Billinge Hall Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1250 Bensons Farm, £1150 21 Sycamore Avenue, £910 Docker Hall, £750 Sunderland Brows Farm, £740 Docker Hall Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1200 Yew Tree Farm, £1110 King Bank Farm, Bensons Farm, £1060 King Bank Farm, £660 Docker Hall Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1190 21 Sycamore Avenue, £1100 Old Glasson Farm. HEREFORD: £1130, £1120, £1100 21 Sycamore Avenue, £1090 King Bank Farm, £1050 Greenbank Farm. BEEF SHORTHORN: £1130 Cock Hall Farm, £1090 Old Glasson Farm, £920 Parkers Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1090 Greenbank Farm. FLEKVIEH: £1030 New House Farm, £710 Bull Bank Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1030 Ellers Farm, £930 Parkers Farm, £920 Ribble Bank Farm, £860 Bradley Farm.

Store Heifers

CHAROLAIS: £1180 Lower Swainhead Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £1140 King Bank Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1080 Rose Hill Farm, West Lynn, £1000 New House Farm, £980 Cracalt Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1080 Endmoor Farm, £1060 Manor House Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1080 West Lynn. BEEF SHORTHORN: £1080 Rose Hill Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1080 Yew Tree Farm, £1050 Ellers Farm, Lower Swainhead Farm, 11 Kimberley Avenue, £1020 Holme House. HEREFORD: £910 Brow Foot Farm, £880 Whinney Garth.

OTM Cows

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 134.5 High Snab, 124.5 Barkin House Barn, 121.5 Fleets Farm, 104.5 Snapewood Farm, 89.5 Fleets Farm. LIMOUSIN: 131.5 High Snab, 129.5 Pilling Hall, 69.5 Oatland Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 129.5 Pilling Hall, 127.5 Catshaw Hall Farm, Barnfield Farm, 124.5 Pilling Hall, 119.5 Sunderland Brows Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 127.5 Kate Farm, 119.5 Raw Head, 117.5 Wilson Wood, 94.5 Raw Head. SIMMENTAL: 111.5 Kate Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 111.5, 99.5, 74.5 White Lund Farm.

OTM Heifers

BRITISH BLUE: 179.5 Cote Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 159.5 Pilling Hall, 154.5 Marlholes Farm, 144.5 White Lund Farm, 141.5 Gulf Farm, 121.5 Higher Knowehill. MONTBELIARDE: 159.5 White Lund Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 137.5 Fleets Farm. FLEKVIEH: 104.5 1 Heversham Gardens.

Cast Steer

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 159.5 Sunderland Brows Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 157.5 Breedy Butts Farm, 109.5 Bannister Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 149.5 Gulf Farm. LIMOUSIN: 119.5, 114.5, 109.5 Ancliffe Hall Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 104.5 Cote Farm.

Cast Bull

CHAROLAIS: 104.5 Cragg House Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 89.5 West Hall.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £325 Lodge Farm, £295, £285, £280 Brown Brook, £260 Kellbrick Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £250 Brown Brook, £210, £200, £125 Beck Side. HEREFORD: £220 Tills Farm.

Bull Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £400, £370 Lodge Farm, £360 Brown Brook, £325 Knowsley Farm, £320 Brown Brook. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £245 Moors Farm, £155, £140, £135, £125 Catshaw Hall Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £245 Beck Side. HEREFORD: £235 Sellerley Farm, £230 Tills Farm. LIMOUSIN: £200 Kellbrick Farm.

Breeding Ewes

Charollais £152, £148, £142 The Barn. Texel £115, £113 Conder Green Farm, £92 Owl Court Farm. Continental £102 Conder Mill, £98, £93 Red Lodge. Mule £102 Red Lodge, £90 The Coach House, £89 High Field Drive. Suffolk £96 Red Lodge.

Aged Ram

Texel £420, £420, £300 The Barn.

Shearling Ram

Charollais £220 Cinder Hill Farm.

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