Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 4th May

Store Cattle

A good entry of 270 Store Cattle in the market today, where trade continues to meet strong demand with cattle looking dearer than last week. The top price of the day was achieved by PM&ST Entwistle of Abbeystead for a pen of Charolais Steers selling for £1360. Closely followed by British Blue steers selling to £1350 and £1330 from JD&GM Bracken of Catterall. Black & White steers sold to £1160 from LA Bradshaw of Stalmine. Native bred cattle sold to £1280 for Aberdeen Angus steers from R Escolme of Bay Horse. All steers in the market sold to average £980.13. Heifers selling to £1280 for British Blues also forward from JD&GM Bracken, followed by others from A Thompson of Carnforth at £1200. All heifers sold to an average of £979.81.

OTM Cattle

A smaller entry of 67 Cast Cows forward this week, all selling well considering the ensuing Bank Holiday weekend. Cows sold to a top of 201.5p/kg from Wallbank Farms Ltd of Over Wyresdale or £1235.48 from EW&RM Towers of Hornby. OTM Heifers sold to a top of 184.5p/kg or £1199.25 from R&B Parker & Son of Killington. All cattle forward sold to an average of 136.55p/kg.

Calves and Stirks

There was a reduced entry of calves and stirks forward today selling to a very strong trade. Beef calves saw more sell in excess of £300, than under £300. Topping the trade today was a consignment of Angus bulls from Cornthwaites of Moors Farm selling to £375 and £370 with others to £350 and £330 from Wallbank Farms of Over Wyresdale. Black and whites, also from Wallbank Farms sold to £118.
A couple of stirks on offer this week saw Hereford steers at 11 months old selling to £665 from JR Newsham of Conder Green.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Friesian: £1160 Moss House Farm; £1070 Shore Top Farm; £990 Cockrigg Farm. Angus: £1280 Spout House Farm; £1240 Elm Bank Farm; £1240 Bank Farm. Shorthorn: £850 High House Farm. Continental: £940 Shore Top Farm. Limousin: £1240 Low Levens; £1220 Lentworth Farm; £1140 Cockrigg Farm. Charolais: £1360 Lentworth Farm; £1130 £1070 The Old Stable. Hereford: £1120 £1080 Moss View. British Blue: £1350 £1330 Greenlands Farm; £1300 Lambrigg Head Farm; £1200 Southways. Montbeliard: £1060 £960 Shore Top Farm; £850 Yeat House. Blonde: £970 Sunny Brow Farm.

Store Heifers

Friesian: £1140 High House; £1090 Shore Top Farm. Angus: £1140 Ivy Barn; £1120 £1090 Rowell Farm; £1070 New House Farm. Shorthorn: £1050 Barrowfield; £910 Nether Hall Farm. Galloway: £1130 High House. Continental: £830 Intack Farm. Welsh Black: £900 Bank Farm. Limousin: £1160 Low House Farm; £1160 Rowell Farm; £1130 High House. Charolais: £1050 The Old Stable; £1040 Oxen Park Farm. Hereford: £1240 £1120 Moss View; £1050 Staffords Farm; £980 Raw Head Simmental: £1090 Windy Hill Farm; £1080 Southways. British Blue: £1280 greenlands Farm; £1200 Southways; £1140 Pasture House Farm. Blonde: £1140 Rowell Farm; £850 Sunny Brow Farm.

Store Bull

Angus: £1050 602A Whittingham Lane.

Cast Cows

Friesian: 169.5 Bambers Farm; 167.5 Sweetings Farm; 164.5 Holme Head. Ayrshire: 117.5 Birkland Barrow. Angus: 199.5 Parkside Farm; 181.5 Tills Farm; 141.5 Birks Lane. Limousin: 154.5 141.5 Thornton Hall. British Blue: 201.5 Tills Farm; 189.5 Midge Hall Farm; 177.5 Hall Croft Farm. Swedish Red: 149.5 147.5 Walkers I’th Fields. Fleck: 144.5 Holme Head.

OTM Heifer

Friesian: 171.5 Boon Town Farm; 159.5 Tunstall Hall; 154.5 Stubb Place. Angus: 184.5 High Hallbeck. Limousin: 184.5 Southways. Hereford: 124.5 Low Dubbs Farm.

Cast Steer

Angus: 191.5 Tills Farm.

Bull Calf

Friesian: £118 £95 Tills Farm. Angus: £375 £370 Moors Farm; £350 Tills Farm. British Blue: £280 £275 North Farm.

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