Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 21st June

Store Cattle

Store cattle sold to £1250 for Aberdeen Angus x steers from W & A Cardwell, Poulton-Le-Fylde with other pens of short keep steers £1050 to £1150.

Younger steers sold to £940 for British Blues from RW Ewan, New Hutton and Black and Whites sold to £1010 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens.

Heifers sold to £1110 for British Blue x from MJ Shepherd & Sons, Pilling and Aberdeen Angus x L Parsons & Sons, Levens with other stronger sorts £940 to £1050.

Weight restrictions at abattoirs now showing in the store market with heavy cattle peanalised. Buyers keen for cattle the week after asking for a stronger entry next week. Please enter by Monday 12 noon for catalogue.

OTM Cattle

Fine weather kept many farmers in the fields which meant a smaller number of OTM cows forward but to the usual ringside of buyers.

All cows forward averaged 108p/kg with ¾ of the entry being dairy cows. Top priced was a Limousin x from W Atkinson, Crook selling at 141p/kg. Dairy cattle sold to 127p/kg from JT Wilson, Lancaster with other meated sorts 120p/kg to 125p/kg, mediums sold 110p/kg – 118p/kg with parlour sorts less.

Top crossing cow was £965 for a Limousin x from W Atkinson & Son, Crook and dairies to £934 from G & ME Woodhouse, Ellel.

OTM heifers sold to 151p/kg & £949, OTM steers 169p/kg and £1016. Cull bulls sold to 134p/kg & £1345.

Calves and Stirks

The sale of calves saw a reduced entry forward due to farmers taking advantage of the fine weather.

An abundance of native bred calves sold to £315 for a Hereford x Bull calf for Wallbank Farms Ltd with others to £275 from H & VE Jolley. Younger bull calves £180 to £270 to include a British Blue at £270 from RT Robinson.

Heifers sold to £260 for British Blues from Barker Farms Ltd with a Limousin x £220 and Aberdeen Angus x £205 from RT Robinson.

Dairy Bulls sold to £145 with an entry of mainly younger calves forward averaging £49.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1250 Well House Farm, £1150 Newsham Hall Farm, £1140 Chestnut House Farm, £1090 Moss Croft, Elm Bank Farm. SHORTHORN: £1180, £1080 Elm Bank Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1140 Moss Croft, £710 Narrow Gate Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1120 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1100 Roseacre Hall, £1090 Summerlands, £1020 Scotch Green Farm, Stubb Hall Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1110 Langthwaite Heights. LIMOUSIN: £1100 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1080 Downlands Farm, £1030 Summerlands, £1010 Downlands Farm, £1000 Holly House Farm. HEREFORD: £1090, £1080, £1070 Moss Croft, £780 Mearsbeck Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1010 Low Levens, £1000, £950 Bensons Farm, £940 Chestnut House Farm, £920 Gulf Farm. FLEKVIEH: £940 Outerthwaite Farm.

Store Heifers

BRITISH BLUE: £1110 Pasture House Farm, £1100 Windy Hill Farm, £1050 Roseacre Hall, £1040 Low Levens, £990 Hall Bank. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1110 Low Levens, £980 Newsham Hall Farm, £960 Steadbank, £900 Fern Lea, £840 Kendal House Farm. LIMOUSIN: £980 Far Orrest, £940 Downlands Farm, £920 Holly House Farm, £830 Mearsbeck Farm. CHAROLAIS: £870 Langthwaite Heights. CONTINENTAL: £800 Kendal House Farm. HEREFORD: £650 Mearsbeck Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £530 Park Lane Farm.

OTM Cows

HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 151.5 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, 127.5 Centre Farm, 124.5 Tills Farm, Boldens Farm, 119.5 Sweetings Farm. LIMOUSIN: 141.5 Low Fold, 137.5, 119.5 Far Orrest. BRITISH BLUE: 139.5, 137.5 Brookside. HEREFORD: 127.5 Kendal House Farm.

OTM Heifers

HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 151.5 Centre Farm. CHAROLAIS: 151.5 Lambrigg Park Farm.

Cast Steers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 169.5 Intack Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 157.5 Outerthwaite Farm. CHAROLAIS: 147.5, 139.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. LIMOUSIN: 139.5, 129.5 Lambrigg Park Farm.

Cast Bulls

LIMOUSIN: 134.5 Brookside. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 114.5 Downlands Farm, 91.5 Arnside Tower Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 64.5 Crook Farm.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £260, £150 Cotestone Farm. LIMOUSIN: £220 Greaves Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £205 Greaves Farm, £195, £175, £120 Bank End Farm. HEREFORD: £200 Tills Farm, £180, £145 Greaves Farm, £95 Bank End Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £30 Cotestone Farm.

Bull Calves

HEREFORD: £315 Tills Farm, £275 Eccleston Hall, £205 Greaves Farm, £195 Tills Farm, £165 Cotestone Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £270 Greaves Farm, £250, £245, £180 Cotestone Farm. LIMOUSIN: £210 Greaves Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £145 Greaves Farm.

Steer Stirks

HEREFORD: £400 Wardfield Farm.

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