Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 9th November

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle had an entry just short of 300 forward which saw well-fleshed, short keep cattle continue to be in demand. Topping the trade today was Angus steers from Ballacutchel Farms, Isle of Man selling to £1340 with other Angus bullocks selling to £1290 and £1280 from JD & GM Bracken, Catterall. Hereford bullocks topped at £1200 from Nigel Barker of Burton in Kendal. Continental Steers sold to a top of £1200 for Blondes from Ballacutchel Farms, with British Blues selling to £1190 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. Heifers sold to a top of £1090 for British Blues and Limousins to £1080 from G & K Richmond, Inglewhite. Dairy bullocks saw Montbeliardes sell to £1000 from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham with black and white bullocks from KG & LM Park, Witherslack sell also achieving £1000.

OTM Cattle

An entry of 124 cast cows forward this week saw the trade slightly easier as seen at other centres this week, but Lancaster it still offering a large selection of buyers. Cast steers sold to a top of 189.5p/kg or £1197 for Herefords from N Barton, Burton in Kendal. British Blues sold to a top of 184.5p/kg or £1237 from T & S Blades, Arkholme. Beef cows still sold easily in excess of the £1000 mark. Young black and whit cows sold top a top of 144.5p/kg from TH Gibson & Son, Kendal and R & V Walmsley, Cockerham with Black and Whites selling to a top of £981 from TH Gibson & Son. There was an overall market average of 95p/kg.

Calves and Stirks

An entry of 45 Calves this week sold to a trade very much in line with other centres. Topping the trade today was British Blue bulls from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping who sold British Blue Heifers to £265. Native calves saw Angus bulls sell to £155 from JE & J Pye & Son, Quernmore. Strong rearing Black and Whites continue to be in strong demand topping at £150 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, with others from the same home selling to £100.

Top Prices

Store Bullock

Aberdeen Angus £1340 Mount Murray, £1290, £1280 Greenlands Farm, £1180 New Ridge Farm, £1160 Godson House Farm. Blonde £1200 Mount Murray, £1130 The Bungalow, £1040 Beaumont Grange Farm. Hereford £1200 Dalton Old Hall, £1100 Tewitfield Farm, £100 Godson House Farm, £980 Fellside Farm, High House Farm. British Blue £1190 Brown Brook, £1130, £1090 Low Fell End, £1090 Masongill Hall, North Farm. Limousin £1170 North Farm, £1130 Low Stanger Thwaite, £1120, £1070 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1030 Masongill Hall. Simmental £1140 Moss Cottage. South Devon £1100, £900, £780 Adlington Hall Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel £1060 Little Hall Farm. Montbeliarde £1000 Cock Hall Farm, £960, £950 North Farm. Friesian £1000 Low Fell End, £920 Yew Tree Farm, £900 Bensons Farm, £840 Low Deepslack. Saler £980 Cock Hall Farm. Continental £940 Rowell Farm. Shorthorn £910 Rowell Farm. Charolais £800 Bouthwaite Farm.

Store Heifer

British Blue £1090 Lodge Cottage, £1000 Endmoor Farm, £940 Carlingwha, £900 Friars Moss, Lodge Cottage. Limousin £1080, £900 Lodge Cottage, £850 Bouthwaite Farm, £820 Mount Murray, £790 Kirkland Hall Farm. Blonde £1040 Beaumont Grange Farm, £960 The Bungalow, £910, £900 Beaumont Grange Farm. Charolais £960 Endmoor Farm. Hereford £930 Brow Foot Farm, £920 Ivy Barn, £910 Oddlands Farm, £800 Carlingwha, £760 Ivy Barn. Aberdeen Angus £970 Brow Foot Farm, £880 Edenmount Well Lane, Brow Foot Farm, High Fell Gate, £870 Raw End Farm.


British Blue 184.5, 169.5 Hill Top, 124.5 Dunkenshaw Farm, 124.5, 119.5 Hill Top. Limousin 159.5 Mount Murray, 149.5 Overthwaite Farm, 144.5 Hole House, 141.5 Overthwaite Farm, 131.5 Barbon Fell House. Aberdeen Angus 159.5 Sunderland Brow Farm, 144.5 Edenmount Well Lane, 111.5 Rooten Brook, Post Office Farm, 104.5 Rooten Brook. Friesian 144.5 Toadpool Farm, Richmond Hall, 139.5 Endmoor Farm, 129.5 Tunstall Hall, 124.5 Hagg Farm. South Devon 121.5 Adlington Hall Farm.

OTM Heifer

Friesian 139.5, 129.5 Tunstall Hall.

Cast Steer

Hereford 189.5 Dalton Old Hall. Limousin 154.5, 129.5 Mont Murray.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £265, £210 Brown Brook, £150, £110 Cinder Barrow. Aberdeen Angus £150 Birch House Cottage. Limousin £140 Cocker House Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £330 Brown Brook. Aberdeen Angus £155 Gibsons Farm, £150, £145 Cinder Barrow. Friesian £150, £100, £90 Brown Brook, £90, £80 Tills Farm.

Heifer Stirk

Limousin £300 Holmescales Farm.

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