Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 16th August

Store Cattle

There was more Store Cattle this week with over 300 forward with the continued wet weather taking its toll on the cattle and a leaner entry forward. Leadig the way this week was Angus bullocks from JE Harrison, Forton selling to £1180. Continental bullocks saw British Blues sell to £1170 from W & A Cornall, Barnacre, with Limousins to the same price from J Hartley & Sons, Westhouse. The consignment from EW & CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine saw Angus bullocks sell to £1160 with British Blue bullocks achieving the same price. Other Angus bullocks sold to £1160 from JD & GM Bracken, Catterall, JS Clark & Sons, Catforth and SJ Brass, Inlgeton. Heifers sold to a top of £1050 for Stabilisers from HA Sawrey & Son, Great Urswick with Herefords to the same price from J Hartley & Sons, Westhouse. Dairy bullocks sold to a top of £1060 for Montbeliardes from KH & D Holden & Son, Pilling with black and whites selling to £1040 from J Hartley & Sons, Westhouse.

OTM Cattle

There was a larger entry of 137 cast cows this week with the trashy weather starting to take effect seeing many people off load lean cows before the winter months. Best meated cows continue to be a good trade. Leading the way today was OTM Heifers selling to 179.5p/kg for Limousins from T & M Halhead, Priest Hutton with Simmentals selling to 174.5p/kg from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet. Cows twice sold to a top of 159.5p/kg for Bazadaises from BD & PM Gill & Son, Ingleton and Limousins from GA & A Atkinson, Cantsfield. Black and white cows sold to a top of 129.5p/kg from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham with plenty more selling in the mid to late one hundred and twenties. Simmental cows sold to a top of £1137 from Chris McGuckin with Stabiliser cows selling to £1109 from A Dixon & Son, Selside. Black and white cows sold a top of £1020 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe.

There was an overall market average of 115p/kg.

Calves and Stirks

There weekly sale of calves had an entry of 82 forward this week selling to a very competitive trade especially with the prime and store cattle trade recently. Leading the way this week was a consignment of British Blue calve from J & G Thornley, Kirkham that saw bulls sell to £360 and £335 and heifers to £310 and £305. Limousin calves sold to £335 for bulls and £330 for heifers from B & MJ Nelson & Son, Heversham. This was closely followed by Limousin bull calves to £295 from Tom Barron Farms, Wood Plumpton who also sold British Blues to £290. Angus bull calves twice topped at £290, with Angus heifer calves selling to £255 from Wallbank Farms. Angus bull calves sold to an overall market average of £278.75, British Blue bulls sold to £270.63, Limousin bulls averaged £259. All beef heifer calves forward averaged £220. Dairy bull calves saw Fleckviehs sell to £185 and £180 from JS & KM Wilson & Son, Kendal with Montbeliardes selling to £155 from JR Pye, Poulton le Fylde. Black and white bull calves sold to a top of £120 twice from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale and RE & P Miller, Barnacre with other black and white bull calves selling to £110 from CG Birkett, Carnforth with plenty of other strong black and white bull calves selling around the £100 mark. All black and white calves forward averaged £66.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1180 Greenways Farm, £1160 Greenlands, Godson House Farm, Church Street, Yew Tree Farm, £1150 Bank Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1170 Bank Farm, £1160 Yew Tree Farm, £1110 Endmoor Farm, £1100 Gibraltar Farm, £1070 Ellers Farm, £1060 Yew Tree Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1170 Masongill Hall, £1100 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £980 Cock Hall Farm, £970 High Snab, £960 Holly House Farm, Endmoor Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1070, £1060, £860 Grange Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1060 Chestnut House Farm, £980 Outerwaite Farm, £920 Grange Farm, £860, £800 Holme Head. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1040 Masongill Hall, £900 Low Levens, Gibraltar Farm, £880 Bank Farm, £840 Raveld Farm, £830 Grange Farm. HEREFORD: £1040 Gale Garth, £1000 Proctors Row, £860 Windy Hill Farm, Underhelm Farm, £850 Hawkrigg End, £800 Askew Hill. CONTINENTAL: £980 Rowell Farm, £850 Old Hall Farm. SIMMENTAL: £950, £720 Moss Cottage. CHAROLAIS: £950, £920 Kate Farm. FLEKVIEH: £930 Woodside Farm, £860, £800 Holme Head. WELSH BALCK: £930 Stubbins Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: £920 Holme Head.

Store Heifers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1160 Yew Tree Farm, £1040 Church Street, £970 High House, £960 Higher Lees Farm, £940 Gibsons Farm, £890 Cockrigg Farm. STABILISER: £1050, £980, £960 Woodside Farm. HEREFORD: £1050 Masongill Hall, £1000 Cringleber, Underhelm Farm, £880, £850 Old Hall Farm, £690 Askew Hill. BRITISH BLUE: £1020 Old Hall Farm, £1010 Masongill Hall, £1000 Stubbins Farm, £950 Stubb Hall Farm, £940 Wood Nook Farm, £870 Hawkrigg End. SHORTHORN: £920 Barrowfield. CHAROLAIS: £850 Low House Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £840 Beaumont Grange Farm.

OTM Cows

LIMOUSIN: 159.5 Abbotson Farm, 149.5 Upp Hall, Lane Head Farm, 144.5 Lane Head Farm, 137.5 Red Scar, High Tenement Farm. BAZADAISE: 159.5, 139.5 Yarlsber. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: 154.5 Marl House. SIMMENTAL: 147.5 High Cark Farm, 124.5 Common Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 141.5 Post Office Farm, 117.5 Cobble Hey Farm, 109.5 Post Office Farm, 107.5 Bowfield Farm. HEREFORD: 139.5 Little Crimbles, 129.5 Cobble Hey Farm, 121.5 Mosergh Farm. STABILISER: 134.5 Kit Cragg, 119.5 Park House Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 129.5 Sweetings Farm, 127.5 Abbotson Farm, North Farm, Barnfield Farm, 124.5 Yeat House, 121.5 Stauvins Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 129.5 Brookside, 124.5 Low Groves, Brookside, 111.5 Brookside. SHORTHORN: 127.5 Cobble Hey Farm, 99.5 The Howes. FLEKVIEH: 99.5 Holme Head. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 81.5 Hillam Lane Farm, 69.5 Walkers I’th Fields. JERSEY: 79.5 Lingaw Farm.

OTM Heifers

LIMOUSIN: 179.5 Upp Hall. SIMMENTAL: 174.5 Intack Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 159.5 Upp Hall, 137.5 Greenways Farm, 131.5 Town House, 89.5 Croft House. BRITISH BLUE: 149.5 Low Groves Farm, 111.5 Greenways Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 141.5 North Farm, 137.5, 127.5, 104.5 Derby Lodge, 74.5 Knotts Farm. FLEKVIEH: 139.5 Holme Head.

Cast Steers

SIMENTAL: 154.5, 149.5 Marsh House Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 151.5 Tills Farm, 119.5 Croft House, Higher Knowehill, 117.5 Cliftons Farm. HEREFORD: 141.5 Godson House Farm. STABILISER: 139.5, 131.5 Park House Farm, 129.5 Park House Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 114.5 Croft House.

Cast Bulls

FLEKVIEH: 164.5, 151.5 Netherbeck Barn. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 134.5 Tills Farm. LIMOUSIN: 134.5 Kit Cragg, 131.5 The Howes. WHITE PARK: High Borrans Farm.

Heifer Calves

LIMOUSIN: £330, £265 Halforth Farm, £155, £135 Ambrose Hall Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £310, £305 Derby Lodge Farm, £255 Hagg Farm, £235 Walkers I’th Fields. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £255 Tills Farm, £245 Pasture Barn Farm, £225 Paddock Barn Farm, £200 Tills Farm.

Bull Calves

British Blue: £360, £335 Derby Lodge Farm, £290 Ambrose Hall Farm, £275 Catshaw Hall Farm, Ambrose Hall Farm. LIMOUSIN: £335 Halforth Farm, £295 Ambrose Hall Farm, £250 Hatters Farm, £220, £195 Ambrose Hall Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £290, £270 Tills Farm, £265 Pasture Barn Farm. FLEKVIEH: £185, £180, £150 High House. MONTBELIARDE: £155, £100 Hatters Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £120 Catshaw Hall Farm, Lower Lingart, £110 Netherbeck Barn, £105 Lower Lingart.

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