Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 14th June

Store Cattle

Lancaster Friday saw an increased entry of 242 selling to a very similar trade. This week the trade topped at £1330 for Limousin bullocks from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland with other Limousin bullocks selling to £1300 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse. Angus bullocks topped at £1290 from J & H Davis, Cabus. J Prest & Son sold Simmental bullocks to £1290 and Limousin bullocks to £1280. Heifers sold to a top of £1120 for Angus’ from JD & GM Bracken, Catteral with British Blues selling to £1110 from H & C Pickervance, Roseacre with other Angus heifers selling to £1100 from J & JM Walmsley, Pilling. Dairy bred bullocks saw Montbeliardes sell to a top of £1070 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe, with black and white bullocks from the same home selling to £1050. Other black and white bullocks sold to £1020 from W & A Cardwell, Stalmine with a consignment of bullocks from W & A Cornall, Barnacre selling to £1000.

OTM Cattle

There was an increased entry of cast cows this week with 118 forward selling to a similar trade with a larger quantity of dairy and parlour cows forward reflecting in a lower market average of 110p/kg. Topping the OTM ring this week at 171.5p/kg was OTM British Blue bullocks from Oatland Farms, Isle of Man with OTM Heifers selling to 157.5p/kg from Raby Contractors of Cabus. Cows sold to a top of 159.5p/kg or £1036 from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside. Black and whites saw OTM heifers sell to a top of 144.5p/kg from J & M Sanderson, Kirkham, with best cows often selling around the 120p/kg. Cast Black and white bulls sold to a top of £1016 from RE & EA Barker, Arkholme.

Calves and Stirks

There as a bumper entry of 88 calves and stirks forward this week that saw all sold sell to a strong trade. Calves sold to a top of £365 twice for Limousin and Angus bulls from Tom Barron Farm Ltd, Wood Plumpton. British Blue bulls sold to £350 twice from Lawson Farms, Cockerham and J & M Sanderson, Kirkham. May born Limousin bull calves sold to £340 and £335 from B & MJ Nelson & Son, Milnthorpe. Heifer calves topped at £330 for Limousins from Tom Barron Farm Ltd with British Blues to the same price from GH Sanderson & Family, Catforth. Plenty of Continental beef calves selling around the £300 mark. Month old Angus bull calves sold to £290, £285 and £280 from FW Rhodes & Son, Ellel. Black and white calves this week sold a top of £78 from GH Sanderson & Son.

There was plenty of demand ringside for stirks that saw British Blue heifers sell to £840 from JE Harrison, Greenhalgh who sold British Blue bullocks to £670. Weanling British Blue bullocks sold to £500 from PS & H Eckersley, Mellor.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Limousin £1330 High House Farm, £1300, £1280, £1280 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1260 High House Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1290 Weavers Farm, £1170 Greenlands, £1160 Birch Croft, £1140 Elm Bank Farm, Well House Farm. Simmental £1290 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1120 Moss Gate, £1090 IntackFarm, £1080 Billinge Hall Farm. British Blue £1220, £1190 Netherbeck Barn, £1180 Roseacre Hall, Pasture House Farm, £1170 Foredales Farm. Hereford £1100 Newsham Hall Farm, £1060 Birch Croft, Billinge Hall Farm, £1050 Oatland Farm, £920 Gulf Farm. Stabiliser £1180 Low Foulshaw Farm. Saler £1090 Moss Edge Farm. Montbeliarde £1070 Bensons Farm, £900 Rose Hill Farm, Newsham Hall Farm. Friesian £1050 Bensons Farm, £1020 Well House Farm, £1000 Bank Farm, £940 Outerthwaite Farm, £900 Newsham Hall Farm. Charolais £1020 Moss Edge Farm. Shorthorn £900 Rose Hill Farm.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1120 Greenlands Farm, £1100 Staffords Farm, £1080 Croft House, High House. British Blue £1110 Roseacre Hall, £1080 Windy Hill Farm, £1050 Roseacre Hall,£920 Nook Farm. Hereford £1010 Windy Hill Farm. Limousin £1000 Cinderbarrow Farm, £960 Cragg Farm, £950 Intack Farm, £940 Nook Farm, £920 Cinderbarrow Farm. Simmental £970 Intack Farm.

Store Bulls

British Blue £1070 High House.


Limousin 159.5 Poppy Farm, 144.5 St Annes Farm, 141.5 Poppy Farm, 127.5 Granby Road. Aberdeen Angus 139.5 Low Stennerley, 131.5 Hindleys Farm, 127.5 Low Stennerley, 119.5 Granby Road. Stabiliser 139.5, 134.5 Low Foulshaw Farm. Hereford 139.5 Boundary House, 109.5 Upper Greenbank. Shorthorn 131.5, 127.5 Cabus Nook Farm. British Blue 121.5 Fleets Farm. Friesian 121.5 Home Head, Docker Hall Farm, Norbreck Farm, Boldens Farm, Chapel House. Montbeliarde 119.5 Hatters Farm. Swedish Red & White 119.5 Holme Head.

OTM Heifer

Shorthorn 157.5 Cabus Nook Farm. Limousin 151.5, 144.5 Lambrigg Park Farm, 134.5 Granby Road. Charolais 149.5, 144.5, 134.5, 129.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. Aberdeen Angus 134.5 Croft House. Hereford 119.5, 114.5, 104.5 Oatland Farm. Friesian 114.5 Pasture Barn Farm, 134.5 Berryholme, 119.5 Brantbeck Farm.

Cast Steer

British Blue 171.5 Oatland Farm.

Cast Bull

White Park 104.5 Whinney Garth. Friesian 99.5 Gunnerthwaite.

Heifer Calf

Limousin £330, £280, £275 Ambrose Hall Farm, £240 Halforth Farm. British Blue £330 Blackleach House Farm, £295, £290 Pasture Barn Farm, £280 Sweetings Farm, £275 Pasture Barn Farm. Aberdeen Angus £270, £255, £225 Ambrose Hall Farm, £180 Sweetings Farm. Hereford £195 Tills Farm. Simmental £180 Sellerley Farm.

Bull Calf

Limousin £365 Ambrose Hall Farm, £340, £335, £325 Halforth Farm, £305 Barrow Greaves Farm. Aberdeen Angus £365 Ambrose Hall Farm, £290, £285, £280, £270 Arnside Tower Farm. Shorthorn £260 Tills Farm. Friesian £78, £70 Blackleach House Farm, £70 North Farm, Blackleach House Farm, £60 Cote Farm.

Heifer Stirk

British Blue £840, £620 Tunstead Farm, £405 Higher Brundhurst Farm. Blonde £405 Higher Brundhurst Farm. Shorthorn £260 Snapewood Farm.

Steer Stirk

British Blue £670 Tunstead Farm, £500 Higher Brundhurst Farm. Aberdeen Angus £440 Higher Brundhurst Farm. Blonde £400 Higher Brundhurst Farm. Shorthorn £270 Snapewood Farm.

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