Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 13th December

Store Cattle

There was a good number of store cattle forward this week, which were met with an equally good trade. Leading the way this week was Limousin bullocks from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton selling to £1280 for Limousin and Simmental bullocks from H Chapman & Son, Middleton selling to £1260 with the consignment from R & A Easterby, Carnforth selling Limousin bullocks to £1230 and £1220. Other Limousins bullocks from ID Bailey & Son, Catforth also achieved the £1220 mark. Charolais bullocks twice peaked at £1190 from EW & A Bradshaw, Stalmine and from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland. Native bullocks sold to a top of £1160 for Herefords from J Hesketh, Hutton with Angus’ selling to £1140 from PR Holt, Thornton Cleveley. 37 bullocks sold in excess of £1100 mark.

Heifers sold a top of £1090 for Simmentals from JD & GM Bracken, Catterall with Angus heifers selling to £1080 from J Hesketh.

Dairy bullocks sold to a top of £1010 for Fleckviehs from J Lamb, Old Glasson with black and whites selling to a top of £950 from WR Clarke, Pilling.

OTM Cattle

Lancaster held its last sale of 2019 which had a bumper entry of 156 selling to an exceptional trade. Topping the market today was shorthorn cows from J Drinkall Ltd, Anglezarke selling 164.5p/kg. This was closely followed by blonde cows selling to 157.5p/kg from MJ Whitworth, Bolton-le-Sands. Young black and white bulls sold to a top of 157.5p/kg from L Parsons & Sons, Levens with steers selling to a top of 154.5p/kg for an Angus from JS & S Atkinson, Scorton. OTM Dairy heifers sold to a top of 149.5p/kg from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel with others selling in the mid one hundred and forties. Dairy cows sold to a top of 131.5p/kg twice for Montbeliardes from A & FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel with black and white cows to the same price from EW & RM Towers, Hornby. Plenty of well-fleshed dairy cows selling in the 120p/kg range.

Top-grossing price was an Angus bull selling to £1316 from MS & G Mason, Kirkby Lonsdale with British Blue bulls selling to £1151 from R Baguley, Blackpool. Montbeliarde cows peaked at £1117 from A & FM Bolland & Sons and Blonde cows sold to £1094 from MJ Whitworth. Plenty more cows this week sold in excess of the £1000 mark.

There was an overall market average of 112p/kg.

Calves & Stirks

Lancaster’s weekly sale of claves included the monthly sale of stirks today due to our Christmas fixtures. There was an entry of 185 forward. There was busy ringside of buyers which saw plenty of demand for stirks. Leading the way this week was Angus bullocks from KA Purtill, Wigan with other Angus bullocks selling to £755 from T & G Dobson, Appleby with the consignment from JE Harrison, Greenhalgh selling Angus bullocks to £755, British Blues to £740 and £700. A consignment from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham saw Angus bullocks sell to £740 and £715. May 2019 born Charolais bullocks sold to a top of £710 from DC Miller, Claughton-on-Brock.

The heifer trade peaked at £660 for Limousins from T & G Dobson, with British Blue heifers selling to £605 and £600 from JE Harrison, Greenhalgh. March 2019 born Shorthorn bull stirks sold to £770 from Messrs Hodgson, Rydal. British Blue bulls sold to £600 from AK & BM Robinson & Son, Arkholme. Black and white bullocks sold to a top of £550 from WG Farms, Cockerham. Others from the same home sold to £460. Yearling black and white bullocks regularly sold in excess of the £400 mark. 6-7-month-old bull stirks sold to £290 from MJ & K Ayrton, Thurnham.

There was a good number of 69 calves forward to end the season with, which sold to a strong trade, once again. Topping the market today was a Charolais bull calf from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale selling to £400. British Blue bulls sold to a top of £290 and £270 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with other British Blue bull calves selling to £280 from A Pickthall, New Hutton. Angus bull calves sold to a top of £280 from TM Townley, Over Wyredale. Plenty of strong beef bull calves sold in the mid-two hundreds. Beef heifer calves sold to a top of £210, three times from A Pickthall.

Black and white bull calves sold to a top of £105 from RE & P Miller, Barnacre.

Top Prices

Store Bullock

Limousin £1280 Fell End Farm, £1260 Millbeck, £1230, £1220 Fellside Farm, £1220 Betts Farm. Simmental £1260, £1180 Millbeck, £1040 Sunderland Brows Farm. Charolais £1190 High House Farm, The Old Stable. British Blue £1160 Foredales Farm, £1150 Old Glasson Farm, £1130 Stubb Hall Farm, £1070 Staffords Farm. Hereford £1160 Middle Grange Farm, £1100 Dalton Old Hall, £1040 Stubb Hall Farm, £1000 Old Glasson Farm, £970 High House Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1140 Trapp Farm, £1120 Rowell Farm, £1120 The Old Stable, £1080 Midge Hall Farm. Shorthorn £1090 Newsham Hall Farm, £1000 Lathwaite Farm. Fleckvieh £1010 Old Glasson Farm. Friesian £950 Barn Hill Farm, £880 High House Farm, £860 Holmes Farm, £840 Staffords Farm. Stabiliser £930, £900 Park House Farm.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1080 Middle Grange Farm, £107, £1060 Rowell Farm, £1050 Kays Farm, Rowell Farm. Simmental £1090 Greenlands Farm, £1060 Newsham Hall Farm, £990 Marsh House Farm. British Blue £980 Foredales Farm, £910 Handlestands Farm, £900 Roseacre Hall, Holgate Caravan Park. Charolais £970, £950, £940 Corney Hill Farm. Hereford £940 Corney Hill Farm, £860 Carlingwha, £830 Thornton Barn Farm. Limousin £940 High House Farm, £910 Handlesteads Farm, £860 Cinderbarrow. Saler £860 Templand Farm. Welsh Black £860 Rowell Farm.

OTM Heifer

Shorthorn 164.5, 139.5 Manor House Farm. Blonde 157.5 The Bungalow. Friesian 149.5, 144.5 Walkers I’th Fields, 141.5 Westfield House Farm, 131.5 Holme Head, 129.5 Cotestone Farm. Norwegian Red 141.5 Holme Head. Limousin 139.5 Green Dragon Farm, 137.5 Rydal Farm, 134.5 New House Farm, 129.5 Abbotson Farm. Stabiliser 139.5, 121.5 Park House Farm. Montbeliarde 131.5 Yeat House, 119.5 Holme Head. Simmental 129.5 Hartrigg. British Blue 127.5 Holmes Farm, 121.5 Manor House Farm, 119.5, 101.5 Causeway Farm. Fleckvieh 127.5 Holme Head. Hereford 127.5 Birkland Barrow, 117.5 Cobble Hey Farm, 109.5 Upper Greenbank Farm, 99.5 High House Farm. Aberdeen Angus 124.5 The Bungalow, 117.5 Hartsop Hall, 94.5 Manor House Farm, 79.5 Birkland Barrow. Saler 119.5 Hartrigg. Brown Swiss 117.5 Birkland Barrow. Ayrshire 109.5, 107.5 Sunny Bank.

OTM Heifer

Friesian 144.5, 134.5 Moss House Farm.

Cast Steer

British Blue 144.5 Cinderbarrow Farm. Galloway 121.5 Mount Murray. Charolais 121.5 Mount Murray. Friesian 119.5 Newsham Hall Farm.

Cast Bull

Friesian 157.5 Low Levens, 124.5 Roseway, 111.5 Lathwaite Farm. Aberdeen Angus 154.5 Sykes Farm, 114.5 Spital Farm. British Blue 149.5, 139.5 Roseway. Limousin 134.5 Roseway.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £210 Borrans Farm, £190 Brown Brook, £180 Deansbiggin. Aberdeen Angus £200 Lower Lingart, £100 Sweetings Farm. Simmental £190, £185 Sellerley Farm. Hereford £155, £100 Sellerley Farm, £90, £80 Sweetings Farm. Welsh Black £105 Brown Brook.

Bull Calf

Charolais £400 Knowsley Farm. British Blue £290 Brown Brook, £280 Borrans Farm, £270 Brown Brook, £260, £210 Deansbiggin. Aberdeen Angus £280 Knowsley Farm, £245 Bambers Farm, £185 Hillam Lane Farm, £105 Lower Lingart. Limousin £255, £210, £200, £155 Deansbiggin. Hereford £230 Sellereley Farm, £205, £190 Hillam Lane Farm, £165, £155 Sweetings Farm. Friesian £105 Lower Lingart, £65, £58 Bambers Farm, £50 Brown Brook.

Bull Stirk

Shorthorn £770 Rydal Farm. British Blue £600 Kitchlow Farm. Aberdeen Angus £500 White Lund Farm, £485 White Lund Farm. Friesian £355 Booth Hall, £290 Bambers Farm.

Heifer Stirk

Limousin £660 Bank Wood. British Blue £605, £600, £540 Tunstead Farm. Aberdeen Angus £560 Tunstead Farm, £485 Bank Wood. Friesian £290 Bambers Farm. Hereford £440 Bank Wood.

Steer Stirk

Aberdeen Angus £780 Oak Avenue, £755 Bank Wood, Tunstead Farm. British Blue £740, £700 Tunstead Farm, £680 Cobble Hey Farm. Charolais £710 Cobble Hey Farm. Limousin £680 Oak Avenue. Friesian £550, £460 Lathwaite Farm, £450 Tunstead Farm, Lundholme Farm.

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