Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 16th November

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle had an entry of 272 forward selling to a very similar trade this week with short keep well-fleshed cattle still in demand, long keep and leaner cattle continue to be see buyers cautious with current high feed prices. The trade topped at £1300, twice, for Limousins from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland and British Blues from P Lawrenson & Son, Chorley who also sold British Blue steers to £1290. Angus steers sold to a top of £1260 from GH Speak, Eccleston. Heifer trade was topped at £1180 for Angus’ from J Tattersall, Leyland. Limousin heifers sold to £1150 from L Butcher, Millom, with Limousin heifers from AG Riley, Bolton-le-Sands also achieving the same price.

Dairy bullocks saw black and whites sell to a top of £940 from JS Clark & Son, Catforth with Montbeliardes to the same price from BL & D Banks, Pilling.

OTM Cattle

There was a larger entry of OTM Cattle this week with 131 forward. There was an overall market average of 92p/kg. The trade was topped by a Charolais cast steer, from EW & A Bradshaw, Stalmine selling to 189.5p/kg. Cows topped at 169.5p/kg for Limousins from TA Chapman & Son, Helsington, who also sold cows to £1084 and £1061. OTM black and white cows sold to 107.5p/kg numerous times.

Calves and Stirks

The weekly sale of calves had an entry of 40 forward, with a very mixed trade but plenty of demand for well grown strong beef calves, with young beef calves harder to place as seen at many other centres. Topping the trade today was J & G Thornley, Roseacre selling British Blue bull calves to £460 and £440 at two and half months old. Strong blue bulls were regularly selling £350 plus. Angus bull calves sold to a top of £260 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel. Black and white bull calves twice topped at £75 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale and Drinkall Brothers.

Top Prices

Store Bullock

British Blue £1300, £1290, £1260 Walmsley Fold, £1240 Shaws Farm, £1230 Walmsley Fold. Limousin £1300, £1280 High House Farm, £1260 Kilburn House, £1190 High House Farm, £1120 Gibraltar Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1260, £1160 Billinge Hall, £1160 Hallbeck. Charolais £1150 Cock Hall Farm. Simmental £1120 North Farm, £1010, £1000 Proctors Row. Saler £1110. Hereford £1110 Godson House Farm, £960 Proctors Row, £900 Toulbrick Farm. Montbeliarde £940 Squire Gate Farm, £920 North Farm. Friesian £940 Godson House Farm, £820, £800 Proctors Row, £790 Squires Gate, £750 Downlands Farm.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1180 Snub Snape Farm, £1140 Church Street, £1060 Pasture House Farm, £990 Isle of Skye Farm. Limousin £1150 Fern Lea, Greenwood Drive, £1090, £1060 Fern Lea. British Blue £1090 Gibraltar Farm, £1040 Pasture House Farm, £930 Gibraltar Farm. Charolais £950 Birch Bank, £880 Toulbrick Farm, £860 Green Lane End Farm. Hereford £930 Brow Foot Farm, £810 Corney Hill Farm. Simmental £880 Blades Farm, £860 Bouthwaite Farm.


Limousin 169.5 Lane Head Farm, 149.5 Field Head, 147.5, 137.5, 131.5 Lane Head Farm. Normande 159.5 Holme Head. Simmental 114.5 The Bungalow. British Blue 114.5, 111.5, 91.5 Raw Head. Friesian 107.5 Boldens Farm, Hallbeck, Blackwood End, 104.5 Holme Head, Richmond Hall.

OTM Heifer

Aberdeen Angus 159.5 Village Farm. Hereford 159.5 Cockrigg Farm, 149.5 Village Farm. Friesian 144.5, 141.5, 124.5, 121.5 Heaton Hall Farm. Montbeliarde 119.5 Heaton Hall Farm.

Cast Steer

Charolais 189.5 The Old Stable

Cast Bull

Limousin 114.5 Carlingwha, 109.5 Sowermire. Friesian 94.5 Bambers Farm. Aberdeen Angus 89.5 Yealand Manor.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £240 Lower Lingart, £170 Bailey Hey Farm. Aberdeen Angus £88 Tills Farm, £60 Bailey Hey Farm. Hereford £70 Hillam Lane Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £460, £440 Derby Lodge Farm, £380 Walkers I’th Fields, £375 Lower Lingart, £345 Walkers I’th Fields. Aberdeen Angus £260 Walkers I’th Fields, £240, £190 Lower Lingart, £185 Bailey Hey Farm. Hereford £110 Hillam Lane Farm. Friesian £75 Catshaw Hall Farm, Tills Farm, £55 Catshaw Hall Farm.

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