Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Sale, Lancaster - Friday 12 April

Store cattle

There was a larger catalogued entry of store cattle forward at Lancaster with all cattle forward selling to a sharper trade. The trade being helped by plenty of grass and this great weather that we are enjoying. Topping the sale was J Hesketh of Hutton with a pen of British Blue bullocks selling to £1250 with other British blues to £1240 from W Conder and Son of Wray. Charolais bullocks sold to £1240 twice from JM & AG Swarbrick of Out Rawcliffe and RW & FJ Rhodes of Over Wyresdale.

OTM Cattle

There was, once again, an entry in the region of 100 forward at Lancaster. Plainer types of cows were dearer this week with good cows continuing to be a good trade. A good show of cows met a strong market average of 124p/kg. Leading the way were young cows from JS & KM Wilson of Kendal selling Limousins to 189.5p/kg or £1038. Angus heifers sold to 187.5p/kg or £1,241 from J Hesketh of Hutton with cast bullocks selling to 179.5p/kg from JT & U Garth of Ellel. Beef cows saw best fleshed sell around the 140p/kg topping at 147.5p/kg from CB Heald & Son of Ingleton with British Blues, with plenty selling in excess of £1,000. Beef cows topped at £1,172 from JE & AC Clarke and Son of Melling. Black and white cows sold to a top of £1141 from L Burrow and Sons of Lower Tatham with young black and white cows selling to 151.5p/kg from GH Sanderson and Family of Kirkham.

Calves and Stirks

The weekly sale of calves and stirks saw an entry in excess of sixty forward this week, selling to another strong trade at Lancaster. Leading the way with the calves were Hereford bull calves from JR Newsham and Son of Conder Green selling to £310, with Simmentals selling to £300 from the same home. British Blue bull calves sold to £305, £300 and £285 from RT Halhead of Cockerham. Angus bull calves sold to a top of £285 from WR Clarke and Partners of Carnforth. There were plenty of beef calves selling in the mid two hundreds. The black and white trade was buoyant with these topping at £70 from Cornthwaite Moors Ltd of Hambleton.

There was a large selection of weanling’s forward this week and in strong demand, selling to a top of £535 from PS & H Eckersley of Mellor for British Blue bullocks. British blue bulls topped at £480 from DJ Hay of Cockerham with heifers from the same home selling to £455 and whom sold Angus bull stirks to £430. The same home sold black and white bulls to £180.

Calf sale as normal Good Friday and the next Monthly Stirk sale at Lancaster
will take place on Friday 26th April 2019

Top Prices

OTM Cows
LIMMOUSIN: 189.5 High House, 157.5 Little Fell Farm, 139.5 Cringleber, 137.5 Brunstow, 134.5 Brookside. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 151.5 Blackleach House Farm, 129.5 Downlands Farm, Spital Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 147.5 Broats Farm, 144.5 Cringleber, 141.5 Mount Pleasant Farm, 131.5 Cringleber. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: 139.5 Mount Pleasant Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 137.5 Lambrigg Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 129.5, 104.5 Walkers I’th Fields. AYRSHIRE: 114.5 Kitchen Ground Farm.

OTM Heifers
ABERDEEN ANGUS: 187.5 Middle Grange Farm. LIMMOUSIN: 179.5 Brookside. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 134.5, 129.5, 127.5, 119.5 Boon Town Farm.

Cast Steer
BRITISH BLUE: 179.5, 174.5 Higher Knowehill.

Cast Bull
CHAROLAIS: 169.5 Old Glasson Farm. LIMMOUSIN: 141.5 Pilling Hall.

Heifer Calves
SIMMENTAL: £415, £300 Sellerley Farm, £250 Moors Farm. HEREFORD: £270, £145 Sellerley Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £220 Moors Farm, £210, £175 Norbreck Farm, £150 Liscoe Farm.

Bull Calves
HEREFORD: £310, £225 Sellerley Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £305, £300, £285 Norbreck Farm, £275 Cinder Barrow, £260 Norbreck Farm. SIMMENTAL: £300, £200 Sellerley Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £285 Cinder Barrow, £205 Westfield House Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £70 Moors Farm, £60, £55 Liscoe Farm, £50 Rose Farm.

Bull Stirks
BRITISH BLUE: £480 Birch House Cottage. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £430 Birch House Cottage. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £180 Birch House Cottage.

Heifer Stirks
BRITISH BLUE: £455 Birch House Cottage, £440 Higher Brundhurst Farm, Birch House Cottage, Higher Brundhurst Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £255 Birch House Cottage.

STR Stirks
BRITISH BLUE: £535 Higher Brundhurst Farm.

Store Blks
BRITISH BLUE: £1250 Middle Grange Farm, £1240 Higher Broadwood Farm, £1180 Gibraltar Farm, Cheetham House Farm, Green Close. CHAROLAIS: £1240 Low Moor Head Farm, Bensons Farm, £1190 Low Moor Head Farm, £1160 Old Glasson Farm, £1120 Langthwaite Heights. HEREFORD: £1210 Greenlands Farm, £1190 Middle Grange Farm, £1120, £1090 Dalton Old Hall, £830 Willow Tree Cottage. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1160 Wood Nook Farm, £1150 Kays Farm & Isle Of Skye Farm, Raw Head, £1120 Thorns Farm, £1090 Higher Lees Farm. BAZADAISE: £1150 Oak Head Farm. FLEKVIEH: £1140 Rowell Farm, Bibraltar Farm, £900 Higher Slip Inn Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1140 Gulf Farm, £1050, £950 121 Pilling Lane, £900 Higher Slip Inn Farm, £840 Old Glasson Farm. LIMMOUSIN: £1140, £1080 Higher Broadwood Farm, £1080 Millbeck, Lambrigg Head Farm, £1070 Low Woodedge Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1120 Old Glasson Farm, £1100, £990 Bensons Farm, £900 Cheetham House Farm, £890 Grizdale. STABILISER: £1070 Low Moor Head Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1060 Squires Gate Farm, £670 Willow Tree Cottage. SIMMENTAL: £1060 Bradlow Farm, £950, £810 Park House Farm. BEEF SHORTHORN: £980 Moors Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £900 121 Pilling Lane, £750 Bradley Farm.

Store Hfrs
ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1200 Cockrigg Farm, £1170 High House, £1060 Higher Knowhill, £980 Wood Nook Farm, £950 Higher Lees Farm. LIMMOUSIN: £1180 High House, £1110 Higher Broadwood Farm, £1040 Endmoor Farm, £1030 High House, Todgill Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1140 Langthwaite Heights, £1080 Gibraltar Farm, Rowell Farm, £980 Brown Edge, £950 Langthwaite Heights. SIMMENTAL: £1100 Rowell Farm, £950 Lower Swainhead Farm, £820 Park House Farm, £760 Bull Bank Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1080 Gibraltar Farm, Brown Edge, £980 Town House, £920 Walkers I’th Fields, £910 Lower Swainhead Farm. HEREFORD: £1060 Middle Grange Farm, £980 Dalton Old Hall.

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