Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Store Cattle

Cast Cows and OTM Cattle

The weekly sale of Cast Cows and OTM Cattle at Lancaster had a similar number forward selling to a sharper trade with a market average of 124.9p/kg. Leading the way this week was OTM Angus steers from EE Thornton and Sons of Heaton selling to 179.5p/kg, closely followed by CG Birkett of Carnforth selling British Blue heifers to 177.5p/kg or £1121. Black and white cast steers sold to a top of 154.5p/kg or £958 from J & JM Walmsley of Pilling. Limousin OTM heifers sold to 174.5p/kg or £1111 from RHM &S Boyren of Ulverston who also sold Limousin cows to 159.5p/kg or £1162. Limousin cows sold to a top of 171.5p/kg from AG & GM Rowlinson of Killington. Beef cows topped at £1219 for Simmentals from Barlow Bros of Croston. Best dairy cows sold around the 130p/kg mark selling to a top of £1058 from MJ Fell of Whittington, with others to £1028 from Richmond Hall Farm of Cockerham and £1002 from L Burrow and Sons of Lower Tatham.

Store Cattle

There was an increase of 246 Store cattle forward selling to a very similar trade which is strong in comparison to the deadweight trade at the moment. Leading the way this week was JA and LR Wilson of Millom selling Limousin bullocks to £1260 who also sold Shorthorns to £1230 and £1220. Angus bullocks sold to a top of £1240 from BN Greenwood of Catterall with other Angus bullocks to £1170 from H Birkett and Son of Overton. South Devon bullocks sold to a top of £1190 from RH Dodgson of Burton in Lonsdale. The heifer trade was topped by M Shepherd and Son of Pilling selling British Blues to £1180 with others from the same home selling to £1120. Dairy bullocks topped at £1010 for Montbeliardes from GE & AP Hewitt of Cockerham with black and whites selling to £960 from L Parsons and Sons of Levens and from EJ Hodgson and son of Kendal.

Calves and Stirks

There was an increased entry of 70 Calves forward this week met by a strong trade for all ages and types of calves, with all vendors leaving pleased with their trade. Weanling British Blue bull calves sold to £440 from DJ Hay of Cockerham and British Blue heifers from the same home selling to £355. Younger beef calves saw British Blue bulls sell to £345 from Wannop Farms of Heaton with Oxcliffe, with Simmentals from the same home to £330 and Herefords to £320. Angus bull calves sold to £325 from Drinkall Bros of Over Wyresdale with other Hereford bull calves to £310 from TM Townley of Over Wyresdale and £300 at twenty days old from Mason of Birkland Barrow. British Blue heifer calves sold to £270 from CR & A Baxter of Middleton. B lack and whites saw weanlings sell to £235 from RH & RA Fawcett of Burton with others to £185 from DJ Hay of Cockerham. Younger black and white bull calves sold to £120 from GH Sanderson and Family of Kirkham with others to £115 and £110 from Drinkall Bros of Over Wyresdale with plenty of good rearing types selling in the region of £100.

Top Prices

OTM Cows
LIMOUSIN: 171.5 Low Hall Beck Barn, 159.5 Hill Park. BRITISH BLUE: 149.5 Fellside Farm, 141.5 Bank Field Farm, 111.5 Ballam Farm. SIMMENTAL: 141.5 Littlewood Hall Farm. HEREFORD: 139.5 Little Crimbles. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 131.5 Lawsons Farm, Richmond Hall, 127.5 Derby Lodge Farm, Lawsons Farm, North Farm, Holme Head. FLEKVIEH: 129.5 Holme Head. MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: 124.5 Littlewood Hall Farm. AYRSHIRE: 119.5 Rose Farm.

OTM Heifers
BRITISH BLUE: 177.5 Netherbeck Barn, 139.5 Sunderland Brows Farm. LIMOUSIN: 174.5 Hill Park, 139.5 Sunderland Brows Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 149.5 Netherbeck Barn, 134.5 Moss House Farm, 109.5 Blackleach House Farm. SHORTHORN: 149.5, 141.5 Sunderland Brows Farm.

Cast Steer
ABERDEEN ANGUS: 179.5 Downlands Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 154.5, 149.5 Staffords Farm, 144.5 Brown Edge, Staffords Farm, 137.5 Staffords Farm. SHORTHORN: 149.5 Lathwaite Farm. Swedish Red and White: 149.5 Staffords Farm. CONTINENTAL: 119.5 Lowfields Farm.

Cast Bull
LIMOUSIN: 159.5 Littlewood Hall Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 139.5 Grange Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 139.5 Grange Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 129.5 Grange Farm, 121.5 Shorrocks Farm, 117.5 Grange Farm. HEREFORD: 117.5 Little Crimbles.

Heifer Calves
BRITISH BLUE: £355 Birch House Cottage, £270 New Brows Farm, £205, £195 North Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £265 Birch House Cottage, £205, £200 Heaton Hall Farm, £200 Birch House Cottage, £190 Rose Farm. SIMMENTAL: £235 Heaton Hall Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £15 Cotestone Farm.

Bull Calves
BRITISH BLUE: £440 Birch House Cottage, £345 Heaton Hall Farm, £320 Catshaw Hall Farm, £290 Barrow Greaves Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £325 Catshaw Hall Farm, £290 Heaton Hall Farm, £235, £180 Sweetings Farm, £160 Barrow Greaves Farm. HEREFORD: £320 Heaton Hall Farm, £310 Knowsley Farm, £300 Birkland Barrow, £275 Heaton Hall Farm. LIMOUSIN: £275, £270 Hatters Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £235 Green Dragon Farm, £185 Birch House Cottage, £120 Blackleach House Farm, £115 Catshaw Hall Farm. SIMMENTAL: £330, £200 Heaton Hall Farm.

Store Blks
LIMOUSIN: £1260 Dunningwell Farm, £1170 Daniel Fold Farm, £1090 Abbey Manor, £1080 Hawkrigg End, £1070 Downlands Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1240 Daniel Fold Farm, £1170 North Farm, £1140 Kimberley Avenue, Hallbeck, Raw Head. SHORTHORN: £1230 Dunningwell Farm, £1160, £1100 Parkside Farm, £1090 Elm Bank Farm, £1060 Barrow Field. SOUTH DEVEN: £1190, £1180 Kilburn House. BRITISH BLUE: £1150 Daniel Fold Farm, £1120 Pasture House Farm, £1090 Greenlands Farm, £1070 Green Close, £1060 Windy Hill Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1100 Abbey Manor, £1060, £1010 Langthwaite Heights. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1090 Kilburn House. HEREFORD: £1070 Abbey Manor, £1060 Hall Bank, £980 Fellside Farm, £960 Staffords Farm, Lathwaite Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1010 Grizdale, £950 North Farm, £820 Mill House Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £960 Low Levens, Lambrigg Head Farm, £950 Bensons Farm, £910 Outerthwaite Farm, £900 Fairfield.

Store Hrfs
BRITISH BLUE: £1180, £1120 Pasture House Farm, £1100 Wood Nook Farm, £1080 Windy Hill Farm, £1010 Greenlands Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1120 Pasture House Farm, £1060 Fairfield, £1000 Low Levens, Raw Head, £980 Ellers Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1080 Low Levens, £1070 Daniel Fold Farm, £940 Town House, £930 Bradley Farm, £910 Downlands Farm. SHORTHORN: £1020 Barrowfield. HEREFORD: £970 Brow Foot Farm, £900 Windy Hill Farm, £840 Brow Foot Farm, £810 Manor House Farm, £780 Fellside Farm. SIMMENTAL: £930 Fellside Farm, £840 Hall Bank, £840, £780 Mearsbeck Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £810 Mill House Farm. CHAROLAIS: £810 Low Hall Beck Barn. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £640 Lundholme Farm.

Store Bulls
BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £860 Abbey Manor. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £800 Carlingwa. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £420 Lowfields Farm. LIMOUSIN: £400 Lowfields Farm.

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