Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle & Stirks - Friday 26th October

530 Cattle Forward For Lancaster Friday

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of store cattle had an entry just short of 300 forward for the sale selling to a slightly sharper trade as numbers every start to tighten. The trade topped at £1380 for a pen of four Angus steers from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham. Topping the Continental trade was Limousin bullocks from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland with Blonde bullocks selling to £1300 from DW & NM Alderson, Sedbergh. The heifer trade was topped by RS Mitchell of Ellel selling Limousin Heifers to £1280 closely followed by Simmentals from TJ Lloyd Farm, Settle selling £1270. 15% of the cattle forward sold in excess of £1200. All bullocks sold to an overall average of £1030.

Black and white bullocks sold to a top of £970 from TJ Lloyd Farm closely followed by £950 from J Hartley & Son, West House.

OTM Cattle

An entry just short of 100 Cast cows this week sold to a slightly sharper trade for all types. Young beef cows sold to a top of 189.5p/kg for Limousins from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale grossing at £1248. Cast Steers topped at 179.5p/kg for British Blues from D Winder, Cockerham. Friesian sold to a top of 144.5p/kg from TD & B Whitaker, Winmarghleigh closely followed by 139.5p/kg from CJ & MH Parry, Cockerham. The overall market average was 102p/kg with a very ‘back end’ entry as many off load leaner cows for the winter.

Calves and Stirks

The weekly sale of calves, which included the monthly sale of Stirks attracted the largest entry seen for some months with well over 100 stirks forward for the sale, attracting many regular and fresh buyers. There was a stronger trade than anticipated with all specifications selling nicely in which more could have been sold to the advantage of the vendor. Stirk trade was topped by Hereford steers selling to £690 from R & A Jolleys of Cabus with Stabilisers selling to £670 from Cote Farm Partnership, Nether Kellet. British Blue and Angus steers from the same home sold to £655 with Angus’ from ME Forshaw & Son, Longridge selling to £645. British Blue heifers topped at £660 from Cote Farm Partnership. Bulls topped at £555 for a pen of Five Angus’ from D Atkinson, Quernmore. A strong black and white trade saw yearling bullocks top at £520 and £485 from MJ & K Ayrton, Thurnham with British Friesian bullocks selling to £485 from C Stackhouse, Kirkham.

Once again, a good calf trade at Lancaster in which more are needed, topping this week at £450 were British Blues from Cote Farm Partnership closely followed by other British Blue bulls selling to £420 from G & ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel. The heifer calf trade was topped at £375 for British Blues from G & ME Woodhouse. Black and whites calves sold in plenty of demand topping at £205 from RT Halhead, Cockerham closely followed by £195 from Drinkall Brothers, Over Wyresdale with all black and white calves forward selling to an average of £104.

Top Prices

Store Bullock

Aberdeen Angus £1380 The Dingle, £1290 Kirkham Road, £1260 Sycamore Ave, £1180 Little Town Farm. Limousin £1340 High House Farm, £1290 Low Stanger Thwaite, £1280 Must Hill, High House Farm, £1260 Sycamore Ave. Blonde £1300 Sycamore Ave. Charolais £1280, £1240, £1170 Kilburn House. Beef Shorthorn £1260 Sycamore Ave. Simmental £1230 Proctors Road, £1180 Yew Tree Farm, £1140 Lynwood. British Blue £1230 Shaws Farm, £1160 Cracalt Farm, Gibraltar Farm, £1130 Throstle Grove Farm, £1120 High Underbrow Farm. Hereford £1140 Godson House Farm, £1120 Lynwood, £1090 North Farm, £1020 Low Groves Farm, £1000 Summerlands. Friesian £970 Proctors Row, £950 Masongill Hall, £870 Low Deepslack, £850 Stubb Hall Farm, Barn Hill Farm.

Store Heifer

LIMOUSIN: £1280 Greenways, £1120, £1100 Must Hill, £1080 Cracalt Farm, £1060 High House Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1270 11 Proctors Row, £1160 Yew Tree Farm, £870 Low House Farm, £820, £770 Bouthwaite Farm. BRITISH BLUE £1180 Windy Hill Farm, £1090 Yew Tree Farm, £1060 Brow Foot Farm, Stubb Hall Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1140 Yew Tree Farm, £1030 Bouthwaite Farm, £1010 Rowell Farm, £970 Steadbank. BEEF SHORTHORN: £930 Elm Bank Farm. HEREFORD: £800 Lower Lythe, £720 Sudells Farm. CHAROLAIS: £770 Bouthwaite Farm, £650 Higher Broomfield.

OTM Cows

LIMOUSIN: 189.5 Yates Farm, 129.5 Stoneybank Philpin Farm, Low Pleasant, 127.5 Yates Farm, 124.5 Hutton Roof Hall. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 154.5 Brow Foot Farm, 117.5 Must Hill, 94.5 Lundholme Farm, 74.5 11 Westwood, 67.5 Brookside. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 144.5 Park Lane Farm, 139.5 Hillam Lane Farm, 119.5 Deerslet Farm, Cotestone Farm, 114.5 Deerslet Farm. BEEF SHORTHORN: 144.5 Bouthwaite Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: 134.5 Longlands. CHAROLAIS: 124.5 Braida Garth. BRITISH BLUE: 124.5 Braida Garth. WELSH BLACK: 119.5 11 Westwood. SIMMENTAL: 107.5 11 Westwood, 69.5 Low Pleasant.

Cast Steer

BRITISH BLUE: 179.5 Hillam Farm.

Cast Bull

LIMOUSIN: 117.5 Longlands, 109.5 Brookside.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £375 Boldens Farm, £315, £290 Bank End Farm. Aberdeen Angus £185 Tills Farm, £120 Barrow Greaves Farm. Hereford £150 Barrow Greaves Farm, £120 Colby Laithes.

Bull Calf

British Blue £450, £420 Boldens Farm, £345 Cote Farm, Tills Farm. Simmental £300, £295, £280, £245, £240 Sellerley Farm. Hereford £260 Tills Farm, £220, £200, £105 Hillam Lane Farm, Friesian £205 Norbreck Farm, £195 Catshaw Hall Farm, £170 Boldens Farm, £155 Snapewood Farm.

Bull Stirk

Aberdeen Angus £555 The Bungalow. Hereford £480 High Moorhead, £415 Longwood House. Limousin £465 Whinney Carr arm. British Blue £395 Lower Lingart. Friesian £230 Lower Lingart.

Heifer Stirk

British Blue £660, £655 Cote Farm, £590 Barrow Greaves Farm, £570 Cote Farm. Simmental £550 Dolphinholme House. Stabiliser £515 Cote Farm. Aberdeen Angus £460 Little Town Farm, £415 Hillam Lane Farm. Limousin £395 Whiney Carr Farm, Tunstead Farm, £300 Whinney Carr Farm. Hereford £380 Hillam Lane Farm.

Steer Stirk

Hereford £690 Marlholes Farm. Stabiliser £670 Cote Farm. British Blue £655 Cote Farm, £575, £570 Tunstead farm, £570 Cote Farm. Aberdeen Angus £655 Cote Farm, £645 Little Town Farm, £560 Birkland Barrow. Friesian £520 Bambers Farm, £485 Newton Hall Farm, Bambers Farm.

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