Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 7th June

Store Cattle

There was a slightly smaller entry of Store Cattle this week which saw a very mixed show forward. Younger types of cattle were a decent trade and good to sell, but any not in specification were a bit less on the week and harder to place. Angus’ dominated the bullock and heifer trade today with bullocks selling to £1350 from J Hesketh, Preston, £1300 from S Kellet & Sons, Pilling and £1280 from R & E Ladds, Kendal, with heifers topping at £1140 from V & EJ Chadwick, Sowerby. Limousin bullocks sold to a top of £1240 from S Kellet & Sons closely followed by JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe selling Limousins to £1200. £1180 was achieved numerous times for bullocks today, firstly from S Kellet & Sons with Montbeliardes and secondly from JS Clark & Sons, Catforth with Angus’. British Blue bullocks achieved £1170 twice, firstly from R & E Ladds and then from KG & LM Park, Witherslack. Hereford heifers sold to £1140 from J Hesketh with AT Burrow & Son, Hornby selling Limousin heifers to £1110. Friesians this week sold to £1060 from K & DE Woodhouse, Ellel.

OTM Cattle

There was a larger entry of 99 Cast Cows forward today selling to a slightly sharper trade with an average of 119p/kg achieved for all forward. Topping the trade today was a Limousin heifer from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton selling to 175.5p/kg. Cast Cows sold to a top of 149.5p/kg today for an Angus from GR & A Foy, Conder Green, who also sold British Blue cows to 139.5p/kg. Limousin cows sold to 139.5p/kg from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet with DH & M Kellet & Sons, Thurnham selling a Hereford to the same price. Top price per head today was £1151 for a Hereford cow from JR & A Thornton, Winmarleigh. A few cast steers today saw Cardwell Farms, Esprick top the market at 161.5p/kg for a British Blues with K & DE Woodhouse, Ellel selling an Angus to 159.5p/kg or £1116.

Black and whites today saw a Friesian heifer from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton sell to 159.5p/kg and AT Burrow & Son, Hornby sell a heifer to 151.5p/kg. Top grossing Friesian today was from JR & A Thornton selling to £1038.

Calves and Stirks

There was a larger entry of calves forward this week which sold to a top price of £365 for a super Welsh Black bull from WM & D Smith, Cockerham who also sold others to £340. Well done Montbeliardes sold to £252 for a 3 week old bull from Colby Farms Ltd. A run of young Herefords from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green topped at £222 for bulls. Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale had their usual quality calves on offer today topping at £220 for a Hereford bull with heifers selling to £200. British Blue bulls topped at £350 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale.

There were just a handful of stirks on offer today following on from the monthly sale last week. Selling to a top of £445 was a British Blue bull from WG & RG Riley, Chorley with heifers from the same home selling to £335. Angus heifer stirks sold to a top of £350 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel with others at £300.

More calves are required for next week to satisfy buyer’s demands.

Top Prices

Store Cattle

Aberdeen Angus £1350 Middle Grange Farm, £1300 Pilling Hall, £1280 Benson Hall, £1220 Church Street, £1190 Old Glasson Farm. Limousin £1240 Pilling Hall, £1200 Bensons Farm, £1110 Kays Farm, £1080 Downlands Farm, Intack Farm. British Blue £1170 Benson Hall, £1160 Low Fell End, £1100 Wood Nook Farm, £1070 Windy Hill Farm, £1030 Low Fell End. Hereford £1140 Middle Grange Farm, £1050 Old Glasson Farm. Montbeliarde £1180 Pilling Hall, £940 Carlinghurst. Friesian £1060 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1000 Bensons Farm, £990 Kitchen Ground Farm, £940 Benson Hall Farm, £920 Intack Farm.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1140 Sowerby Lodge Farm, £1120 Ivy Farm, £1070 Sowerby Lodge, £1000 Brow Foot Farm. Hereford £1140 Middle Grange Farm, £1050, £940 Brow Foot Farm. Limousin £1110 High Snab, £880 Holly House Farm, £870 Trapp Farm. British Blue £1100 Church Street, £1010 Middle Ridge Farm, £980 Church Street. Shorthorn £1060 Barrowfield. Charolais £880 Middle Grange Farm.

OTM Cows

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 149.5 Parkside Farm, 129.5 Intack Farm. LIMOUSIN: 139.5 Intack Farm, 137.5, 134.5, 129.5 Holly Grove. HEREFORD: 139.5 Boundary House, 129.5 Coventry Farm, 124.5 Boundary House. BRITISH BLUE: 139.5 Parkside Farm, 134.5 Causeway Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 137.5 Holme Head, 119.5 White Lund Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 134.5 Bambers Farm, Throstle Nest Farm, 129.5 Coventry Farm, Throstle Nest Farm, 127.5 Low Levens. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 131.5 Throstle Nest Farm, 124.5 White Lund Farm, 119.5 Throstle Nest Farm, 117.5 Holme Head, White Lund Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: 109.5 White Lund Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: 91.5 Gateside Farm.

OTM Heifers

LIMOUSIN: 174.5 Downlands Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 159.5 Cockrigg Farm, 151.5 High Snab, 149.5 Lawsons Farm, 127.5 Boon Town Farm, 119.5 Cocker House Farm.

Cast Steers

BRITISH BLUE: 161.5, 157.5, 154.5, 149.5 Croft House. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 159.5, 119.5 Kitchen Ground Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 119.5, 114.5 Cliftons Farm.

Cast Bull

LIMOUSIN: 129.5 Cockrigg Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 129.5 High Tenement Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 117.5 The Hill, 109.5 Liscoe Farm.

Heifer Calf

Hereford £200, £170, £150 Tills Farm, £90 Sellerley Farm. Friesian £90 Batty Hill.

Bull Calf

Welsh Black £365, £340 Cocker House Farm. British Blue £350 Catshaw Hall Farm. Hereford £270, £260 Tills Farm, £222 Sellerley Farm, £220, £180 Sellerley Farm. Montbeliarde £252, £235, £230, £225 Colby Laithes.

Bull Stirk

British Blue £445, £360, £370, £350 Hall Oth Hill Farm. Shorthorn £290 Hall Oth Hill Farm.

Heifer Stirk

Aberdeen Angus £350, £300, £290, £280 Walkers I’th Fields. British Blue £335, £330, £315 Hall Oth Hill Farm.

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