Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Sale, Lancaster

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of store cattle had a small entry forward of 200 with more needed as buyers express strong demand for all cattle. There was a buoyant trade throughout as all stores forward sold to an average of £1099. Top of the trade today was WT Eastham & Sons of Goosnargh selling Angus bullocks to £1470. This was closely followed by R & E Ladds of Kendal who sold British Blue Bullocks to £1450 and Herefords to £1370. Heifer trade was topped at £1380 for Angus heifers from J Hesketh of Preston. There were numerous pens of cattle selling mid to late £1200 and more. A very good entry of black and white bullocks forward saw the trade top at £1270 and £1180 from j Prest & Sons, Lancaster with all black and white bullocks easily bid for.

OTM Cattle

There was a small entry of OTM cattle forward with 70 in the market selling to an average of 145p/kg. The vendors are strongly urged to take advantage of this good trade and market cast cows through the live weight system. OTM bullocks sold to a top of 214.5p/kg from EJ Ward & Sons of Nether Kellet. OTM beef cows topped 209p/kg from GE & GA Hayhurst of Ellel. Black and white cattle sold to a top of 177.5p/kg from D J & L Sutcliffe of Winmarleigh with plenty of good meaty cows selling between 160 and 175p/kg. Black and whites topped at £1275 from J & G Thornley of Kirkham with numerus good black and white cows selling to over £1000.

Calves and Stirks

The weekly sale of calves saw a larger entry forward in which more could have been sold to the advantage of vendors. We strongly advise vendors to also take advantage of this good trade and use Auction Markets not Collection Centres. British Blue bull calves topped the trade at £400 from Wallbank Farms of Over Wyresdale. This was closely followed by British Blue heifer calves from R & V Walmsley of Cockerham. With plenty of young beef calves selling in the mid £200s. Montbeliarde bull calves sold to £260 and £240 from JR Newsham & Son of Conder Green. Once again a buoyant black and white trade topped at £145 from R & V Walmsley of Cockerham.Just a handful of stirks today saw Angus heifers sell to £490 from Masons of Over Kellet.

Top Prices

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £375 Richmond Hall, £175 North Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £340 Richmond Hall. SIMMENTAL: £185, £180, £170 Sellerley Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £150 Cinder Barrow, £130 Gibsons Farm.

Bull Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £400 Tills Farm, £350 Moss House Farm. HEREFORD: £275 Birkland Barrow, £235, £140 Sellerley Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £260, £240 Sellerley Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £200 Gibsons Farm. SIMMENTAL: £200 Sellerley Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £145 Richmond Hall, £80 Tills Farm, £65, £52 North Farm.

Heifer Stirk

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £490 Birkland Barrow.

OTM Cows

LIMOUSIN: 209.5 Brunstow, 174.5 Hazelslack Tower, Hawkswell Farm, 149 Little Scar Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 177.5, 167.5 Throstle Nest Farm, 164.5 High House, 159.5, 157.5 Throstle Nest Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 171.5 Throstle Nest Farm, 154.5, 149.5 White Lund Farm. SIMMENTAL: 167.5 Throstle Nest Farm. CHAROLAIS: 164.5 Brunstow. CONTINENTAL: 164.5 Throstle Nest Farm, 134.5, 94.5 Meadow View. FLEKVIEH: 159.5 Holme Head. BROWN SWISS: 154.5 Lathwaite Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 151.5 Holme Head, 119.5 White Lund Farm. AYRSHIRE: 149.5 Laithwaite Farm, 137.5 Rose Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 141.5 Croft Closes Farm. HEREFORD: 131.5 Border Rigg.

OTM Heifers

LIMOUSIN: 194.5 Intack Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 174.5 High Snab.

OTM Steers

LIMOUSIN: 214.5 Intack Farm. HEREFORD: 184.5 Intack Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 124.5 Corney Hill Farm.

OTM Bull

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 139.5 High House.

Store Bullocks

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1470 Wood Nook Farm, £1340 Benson Hall, £1320 Ivy Barn Spout House, £1300 Intack Farm, £1280 Benson Hall. BRITISH BLUE: £1450 Benson Hall, £1280 Old Glasson Farm, £1270 Intack Farm, £1120 High House, £960 Throstle Nest Farm. HEREFORD: £1370 Benson Hall, £1200 Ivy Barn Spout House, £1140 Bradley Farm, £1130 Rose Hill Farm, £1020 Fern Lea. LIMOUSIN: £1340, £1280 Old Glasson Farm, £1220 Underhelm Farm, £1150 Downlands Farm, £1120 Challon Hall Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1300 Intack Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1270, £1180 Upper Foxholes, £1010 Old Glasson Farm, £980 Old Glasson Farm, Downlands Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1270 Upper Foxholes. FLEKVIEH: £1030 Mill House Farm, £910 Throstle Nest Farm. BEEF SHORTHORN: £960 Bouthwaite Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £860 Throstle Nest Farm.

Store Heifers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1380 Middle Grange Farm, £1290 The Dingle, £1200 2 Church Street, £1160 Sunderland Brows Farm, £1090 Holmes Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1280 High House, £1270 Holmes Farm, £1240 2 Church Street, £1160 Kays Farm & Isle of Syke Farm, £1090 Little Fell Farm. HEREFORD: £1230 Middle Grange farm, £1070 Bouthwaite Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1200 High House. BRITISH BLUE: £1190 Windy Hill Farm, £1100 Bouthwaite Farm, £1090 Wood Nook Farm, £1020 Bouthwaite Farm, £940 Buck Bank Farm. FLEKVIEH: £1140 Bradley Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1060 Buck Bank Farm.

Store Bull

LIMOUSIN: £1140 Old Glasson Farm.

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