Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 25th May

Store Cattle

There were a few less cattle on offer today with a mixed entry forward. The trade was topped by a consignment from DW & NM Alderson of Sedbergh selling Limousin bullocks to £1540 and Angus bullocks to £1500. There was well over 10% of the cattle forward selling in excess of £1300 today. All bullocks forward averaged in excess of £1,000 with heifers averaging close behind. The heifer trade topped at £1290 from O Butler of Kirkham. There is still plenty of interest in grazing types of cattle.

OTM Cattle

There was a larger entry of cast cows on offer today selling to a continued strong trade for all types. There was an overall market average of 134.5p/kg achieved. The trade was topped by South Devon heifers selling to 181.5p/kg from Lucas Breeding of Adlington with black and white heifers to 174.5p/kg from S Kellet and Sons of Pilling. The cow trade topped at 171.5p/kg, again, for South Devons from Lucas Breeding. Black and white cows sold to a top of 169.5p/kg from T & CM Kelsall and Sons of Chipping or a top of £1,255 from R & A Jolleys of Cabus. There was over 20% of cast cows forward selling in excess of £1000.

Calves and Stirks

The monthly sale of stirks had an entry of 100 forward, with the sale seeing well grown and grazing types in strong demand and easily sold with plenty of trade for black and white stirks as well. The trade topped at £710 for British Blue steers from Cote Farm Partnership of Nether kellet with Angus steers to £680 from J & DE Mitchell and Son of Cabus and Limousins to £670 from T Ayrton and Son of Over Wyresdale. The heifer trade topped at £690 for Beef Shorthorns from J & DE Mitchell and Son of Cabus. Black and white bullocks 6/7 month old sold to a top of £420 from R & A Jolleys of Cabus.
There was a small entry of calves selling to another strong trade at Lancaster and more are required. The trade topped at £360 Cote Farm Partnership of Nether Kellet with numerous young beef calves selling in the mid £200s. Black and whites topped at £115 from David and Eileen Wallbanks of Over Wyresdale.

The next Monthly Stirk sale at Lancaster will take place on Friday 29th June 2018

Top Prices

OTM Cows

SOUTH DEVON: 171.5 Adlington Hall Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 169.5 Brown Brook, 149.5 Allcocks Farm, 147.5 Marlholes Farm, Newfield Farm, Sellerley Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 169.5 Coventry Farm, 151.5, 149.5 Low Groves Farm, 137.5 Low Stennerley. LIMOUSIN: 161.5 Sunny Bank Farm, 157.5 Adlington Hall Farm, Oak Head Bank, 154.5 Adlington Hall Farm. SHORTHORN: 149.5 Pilling Hall. SIMMENTAL: 149.5 Adlington Hall Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: 147.5 Holme Head, 131.5 Myers Farm. CHAROLAIS: 134.5 Sellerley Farm. FLEKVIEH: 129.5 Holme Head. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 127.5, 117.5 White Lund Farm, 81.5 Holme Head. MONTBELIARDE: 114.5 White Lund Farm.

OTM Heifers

SOUTH DEVON: 181.5 Adlington Hall Farm. HOLSTIEN FRIESIAN: 174.5 Pilling Hall, 149.5 Whinney Carr Farm, 144 Benson Hall. MONTBELIARDE: 174.5 Park Lane Farm.

OTM Bulls

LIMOUSIN: 147.5 Yates Farm, Overthwaite Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 114.5 Stirk Hey Cottage. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 114.5 Stirk Hey Cottage. HOLSTIEN FRIESIAN: 89.5 Stirk Hey Cottage.

Heifer Calf

SIMMENTAL: £320, £235 Sellerley Farm. LIMOUSIN: £278 Hatters Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £260 Sellerley Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £170 Tills Farm.

Bull Calf

BRITISH BLUE: £360, £255 Cote Farm, LIMOUSIN: £280 Hatters Farm. HOLSTIEN FRIESIAN: £115 Tills Farm, £80 Cote Farm.

Bull Stirk

BRITISH BLUE: £505 Redfields, £455, £400 Boon Town Farm. NORMANDE: £430 Holme Head. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £410 Hare Apple Tree, £390 Boon Town Farm. HOLSTIEN FRIESIAN: £335 Hare Apple Tree, £210 Lower Lingart.

Heifer Stirk

HOLSTIEN FRIESIAN: £690 Snapewood Farm. SHORTHORN: £630, £560 Snapewood, £290 Hatters Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £525 Stonehead, £520, £450 Barrow Greaves Farm, £430 Cote Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £480 Quarry House Farm, £475 Barrow Greaves Farm. LIMOUSIN: £450 Quarry House Farm, £400 Hare Apple Tree, £385 The Bungalow. HEREFORD: £450 Hillam Lane Farm, £415 Barrow Greaves Farm, £355 Redfields. STABILISER:
£340 Cote Farm.

Steer Stirk

BRITISH BLUE: £710, £555, £380 Cote Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £680 Snapewood Farm. LIMOUSIN: £670 Yates Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £535, £520 Stonehead, £235 Whinney Carr Farm. HEREFORD: £465 Marlholes Farm. STABILISER: £460 Cote Farm.

Store Bullocks

LIMOUSIN: £1540, £1450 21 Sycamore Avenue, £1360, £1260 High House Farm, £1190 Downlands Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1500 21 Sycamore Avenue, £1380 Well House Farm, £1320 High House, £1300 Bensons Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1450 Greenhurst Farm, £1370 Bensons Farm, £1310 Shaws Farm, £1230 High House, £1120 Greenhurst Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1440 21 Sycamore Avenue, £670 Gunnerthwaite. SALER: £1380 21 Sycamore Avenue. STABILISER: £1380 21 Sycamore Avenue. HEREFORD: £1300 21 Sycamore Avenue, £1180 Moss View, £1080 Cheetham House Farm, £980 Cockrigg Farm, Moss View. MONTBELIARDE: £1200 121 Pilling Lane. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £1100 High House, £860 Middle Ridge Farm. HOLSTIEN FRIESIAN: £1060 Bensons Farm, £1000 Benson Hall, £980 High House, £930 Crook Farm, £880 Mill House Farm. FLEKVIEH: £880 Mill House Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: £850 Foredales Farm. CONTINETAL: £660, £650, £570 Shore Top Farm.

Store Heifers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1290 Elm Bank Farm, £1120 High House, Cross House Farm, £1060 11 Kimberley Avenue, £1020 Manor House Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1240, £1170, £1090 High House, £1070 Windy Hill Farm, £970 Town House. SIMMENTAL: £1140 Cross House Farm, £1130 High House, £1000 Manor House Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1140 Cross House Farm, £1130 High House, £640 Gunnerthwaite. LIMOUSIN: £1120 Cross House Farm, £1080 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1070 High House, £1060 11 Kimberley Avenue, £940 Town House. HEREFORD: £1060 11 Kimberley Avenue. HOLSTIEN FRIESIAN: £700 Town House.

Store Bulls

HOLSTIEN FRIESIAN: £780 Green Gate Farm.

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