Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 6th December

Store Cattle

The annual Christmas show of Store Cattle had seven cracking pairs of cattle forward for our judge Graham Lloyd, Northwich who we thank for this time and expertise. The first prize rosette and the Tom Owen Memorial Trophy for the best pair of steers was awarded to a cracking pair of Limousins from M & L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale which later went onto sell for the days top price of £1480, purchased by RT Owen. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our vendors and purchasers for all their support throughout the year.

The Christmas show always attracts a real quality entry of Store Cattle with this year no different, seeing all types on offer selling to a sharper trade. Limousin bullocks sold to £1350 from TJ Lloyd, Settle and £1210 from H Chapman & Son, Middleton. Shorthorn steers topped at £1260 from PM & ST Entwistle, Abbeystead. Angus bullocks this week peaked at £1190 from R Escolme, Bay Horse. It was great to have plenty of pens of strong well-fleshed Continental and Native bullocks easily selling around the £1200 mark. There was a total of 57 steers selling for £1100 or more. Limousin heifers sold to a top of £1200 from M & L Preece, closely followed with Angus heifers at £1170 from G & ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel.

Dairy bullocks sold to a top of £1040 for Montbeliardes from Cowell & Moore, Woodplumpton. Black and whites sold to £960 from WR Clarke, Pilling. Other pens of strong dairy bullocks sold in excess of the £900 mark.

All bullocks forward today sold to a market average of £1042 with heifers averaging £944.49.

OTM Cattle

There was an entry of 99 cast cows forward that saw all classes of cows 8-10 pence dearer on the week with an overall market average of 109.64p/kg. Best beef cows sold between 140-160p/kg with best dairy cows selling between 120-130p/kg. Once again, OTM heifers were in strong demand at Lancaster and good to sell. Cast bulls saw Herefords sell to £1180 with TK Robinson & Son, Old Hutton for a Hereford. Next week is the last sale of the year with strong demand for all types.

Calves & Stirks

Lancaster Auction had it’s annual Christmas show and sale of calves which attracted a bumper entry of 158. There was a cracking show of calves for our pre-sale judges Raymond and Mark Easterby and Mya Priestly who we thank for their time and expertise. They awarded the Championship rosette to the first-place British Blue bull calf at 1 month and 9 days from David and Eileen Wallbank, Over Wyresdale. This much-admired bull calf went on to sell for £470. It was a successful day for this couple who were second prize in the beef bull class with another British Blue selling to £405. They swept the deck scooping all places in the heifer class with the first prize heifer also winning Reserve Champion selling to £350. In the dairy bred bull class, WN & D Smith took the honours with a Holstein Friesian bull at 1 month and 23 days selling to £150, with them also receiving the 3rd prize rosette selling to £145.

There was some great consignment of calves on offer today with British Blue bull calves from J & G Thornley, Kirkham selling to £430 and £415. As well as having a successful day in the show ring the Wallbank Family also had British Blue calves to £410 and £395. Charolais bull calves topped at £400 from TM Townley, Over Wyresday with Charolais heifer calves selling to £345. British Blue heifer calves topped at £365 from J & G Thornley. There was plenty of good quality British Blue calves selling between £340 and £400. Angus calves sold to a top of £335 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping closely followed by £310 from DJ Clarke Farming, Barnacre. Plenty of young beef calves sold in the early to mid-two hundred.

Best Black and white bull calves sold in excess of the £100 mark with rearing bull calves regularly selling between £60 and £90. Weanling Angus heifers sold to £310 from RE & P Miller, Barnacre.

Top Prices

Store Cattle

Limousin £1480 High House Farm, £1350 Proctors Row, £1270 Millbeck, £1240 Fellside Farm, £1220 High House Farm. Shorthorn £1260 Lentworth Farm. Simmental £1200 Low Fell End, £1070 North Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1190 Ivy Barn, £1160 Proctors Farm, £1150 Newsham Hall Farm, £1140 Kays Farm, £1130 Newsham Hall Farm. British Blue £1190 Low Fell End, £1150 Thornbrush, £1140 Pasture House Farm, £1120 Low Fell End, £1110 Low Hundhowe. Charolais £1150 The Old Stable, £1050 Old Glasson Farm. Stabiliser £1100 North Farm, £970 Park House Farm. Montbeliarde £1040 Newsham Hall Farm. Friesian £960 Barn Hill Farm, £920 Ninezergh, £900 Birks Farm, £870 Spital Farm. Hereford £950 Old Glasson Farm, £940 Moss View, £900 Black Bull Farm, £880 Church Farm, £870 Moss View. Ayrshire £800 Ninezergh.

Store Heifer

Limousin £1200High House Farm, £1100 Boldens Farm, £1050 High House, Birks Farm, £940 Yeat House. Aberdeen Angus £1170 Boldens Farm, £1130 Greenlands Farm, £1060 New Parkside Farm, £1010 Redfields, £960 Intack Farm. British Blue £1110 Pasture House Farm, £1080 Betts Farm, £1060 Greenlands Farm, £1050 Newsham Hall Farm, Greenlands Farm. Charolais £1020 High House, £940 Cinderbarrow Farm. Hereford £920 Redfields. Stabiliser £860 Park House Farm.


Limousin 167.5, 159.5 Ouzlethorn, 147.5 Thornbrush, 139.5 West Lynn, Mireside Farm. Aberdeen Angus 137.5, 129.5, 121.5 Ellers Farm, 117.5 Cringleber. British Blue 131.5, 127.5 Cringleber, 127.5 Mireside Farm. Freisian 129.5 Allcocks Farm, 127.5 Kitchen Ground Farm, 124.5 North Farm, Lower Lingart. Hereford 124.5 Moss View, 117.5 Croft Foot. Montbeliarde 124.5, 111.5 White Lund Farm, 99.5 Holme Head, 94.5, 89.50 White Lund Farm. Swedish Red & White 124.5 Holme Head. Belgium Blue 119.5 Ouzlethorn, 114.5 Ghyll Beck Farm.

OTM Heifer

Blonde 184.5, 179.5 The Bungalow. Friesian 149.5 Richmond Hall, 144.5 Elm Tree Farm, 141.5 Greaves Farm, 134.5 Cote Farm. Hereford 139.5 Moss View.

Cast Bull

Friesian 117.5 Richmond Hall, 111.5 Far Lodge. Hereford 114.5 Greaves Farm.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £365 Derby Lodge, £350, £340, £310, £300 Tills Farm. Charolais £345, £310 Knowlsley Farm. Aberdeen Angus £310 Lower Lingart, £225, £150 Ambrose Hall Farm. Limousin £295 Kellbrick Farm, £225 Deansbiggin, £205 Ambrose Hall Farm, £200 Rose Farm, £190 Deansbiggin. Simmental £205, £185, £180 Sellerley Farm, £150 Norbreck Farm. Hereford £165, £160 Booth Hall, £150 Sellerley Farm, £120 Booth Hall. Welsh Black £100 Brown Brook.

Bull Calf

British Blue £470 Tills Farm, £430, £415 Derby Lodge Farm, £410, £405 Tills Farm. Charolais £400 Knowsley Farm. Hereford £235 Booth Hall, £200, £190 Catshaw Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus £335 Brown Brook, £310 Kellbrick Farm, £305 Tills Farm, £300 Bambers Farm, £280 Tills Farm. Limousin £275, £235, £215 Deansbiggin. Simmental £255 Norbreck Farm, £250 Sellerley Farm, £250, £200 Norbreck Farm. Welsh Black £170 Roe Farm. Friesian £150, £145, £135 Cocker House Farm, £125 Cote Farm.

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Store Cattle Show Results

Judge Mr G Lloyd

Class one - Pairs of Bullocks

1st Lot 214 & 215, M & L Preece, High House Farm, £1480
2nd Lot 121 & 122, DE & SM Moorhouse, High House Farm, £1220
3rd Lot 227 & 226, H Chapman & Son, Millbeck, £1270

Cast Cows

Highest Priced Continental Cow Per Kilo
Lot 820, RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead, Limousin, 577kg, 167.5p/kg

Highest Priced Black & White Cow Per Kilo
Lot 864, T & D Wright, Roeburndale East, Friesian, 695kg, 129.5p/kg

Highest Priced Grossing Cow or Heifer
Lot 805, MJ Whitworth, Bolton-le-Sands, Blonde, £1157.78

Calf Show Results

Judges Raymond & Mark Easterby and Mya Priestly

Class one – Beef Bred Bull Calf
1st Lot 585 Wallbank Farms, Tills Farm, 1 month 9 days, £470
2nd Lot 574 Wallbank Farms, Tills Farm, 1 month 22 days, £405
3rd Lot 562 Drinkall Bros, Catshaw Hall, 1 month 14 days, £335

Class two – Beef Bred Heifer Calf
1st Lot 573 Wallbank Farms, Tills Farm, 1 month 23 days, £350
2nd Lot 580 Wallbank Farms, Tills Farm, 1 month 16 days, £340
3rd Lot 579 Wallbank Farms, Tills Farm, 1 month 17 days, £310

Class three – Dairy Bred Bull Calf
1st Lot 648 WN & D Smith & Son, Cocker House Farm, 1 month 23 days, £150
2nd Lot 569 Drinkall Bros, Catshaw Hall, 1 month 1 day, £115
3rd Lot 650 WN & D Smith & Son, Cocker House Farm, 1 month 17 days, £145

Champion Lot 585 Wallbank Farms, Tills Farm, 1 month 9 days, £470
Reserve Champion Lot 573 Wallbank Farms, Tills Farm, 1 month 23 days, £350

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