Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 29th March

Store Cattle

There was a slightly smaller entry of store cattle this week which sold to a sharper trade. JM & GA Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe who sold Charolais to £1300 and Angus’ to £1260. A consignment of bullocks from SH & LE Birkett, Nether Kellet saw British Blues sell to £1160 and Limousins to £1140. Once again, plenty of bullocks selling in excess of the £1100 mark. Heifers twice sold to a top of £1100 firstly for Limousin from R & J Dodgson, Natland and then for Charolais from JT & U Garth, Ellel. Angus heifers sold to £1080 from AJ & D Knowles, New Hutton. Dairy bullocks sold to a top of £1020 from Brown Swiss’ from J Lamb, Old Glasson with black and whites selling to £980 from JM & GA Swarbrick.

All types of cattle and required for the Lancaster Store Cattle sale with buyers to suit all types.

OTM Cattle

The weekly sale of Cast Cows and OTMs at Lancaster saw an entry of 84 forward selling to a sharper trade with all forward averaging 126p/kg. Cast Steers topped at 189.5p/kg for British Blues from JT & U Garth, Ellel with British Blue heifers selling to 187.5p/kg and 181.5p/kg from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale with Angus’ selling to 179.5p/kg from JS & S Atkinson, Scorton. Cast black and white steers topped at 174.5p/kg from JT & U Garth. Cows topped at 171.5p/kg for British Blues from MJ Whitworth, Bolton-le-Sands. Plenty of beef cows sold in the 140p/kg range. Black and white cows topped at 157.5p/kg from J & M Robinson, Over Kellet. Plenty of dairy cows easily sold in the one hundred and twenties pence per kilo. Top price per head in the cast ring was British Blue heifers selling to £1162 closely followed by JS & S Atkinson selling Angus’ to £1129. Cows topped at £1080 for British Blues from MJ Whitworth with black and whites topping at £1077 from T Taylor, Wood Plumpton. Vendors are urged to take advantage of strong trade for cast cows in the ring at the moment especially at Lancaster offering buys ring of buyers.

Calves and Stirks

The monthly sale of stirks had an entry of 169 forward there was a strong trade for good quality bred stirks of all ages with harder done to and plainer types a more selective trade. Well-gown bullocks regularly selling in excess of the £700 mark. Topping the trade today was E Lund & Son, Ingleton selling Hereford bullocks to £750 this was closely followed by Angus’ from J Maxwell, Halton selling to £740. Limousin steers sold to £720 and £700 from KA Purtill, Wigan. Plenty more bullocks easily sold in to the mid six hundreds. Leading the way in the heifer section was J Maxwell, selling Angus’ to £600 with Herefords selling to £560. Topping the bull section was J & CW Metcalfe & Son, Quernmore selling 5 and half month old British Blues to £515 with Herefords selling to £510. Black and white bullocks topped at £420 from I Atkinson & Son, Wharton. This was closely followed by 6 months old Friesian selling to £400 from J & C Metcalfe, Quernmore.

Once again, Calves in Lancaster were met with plenty of demand with British Blue bull calves selling to £365 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel who also sold Blue bulls to £345. Simmental bull calves sold to £355 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green. Also selling in excess of the £300 mark was British Blue bulls from Cote Farm Partnership, Nether Kellet achieving £340. All British blue bulls sold to a market average of £315.83. Limousin bull calves sold to £315 from DJ Townley, Stodday. The heifers were topped at £300 for Simmentals from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green. Plenty of beef calves sold in the mid to late two hundreds. Black and white bull calves sold around the £100 mark with all black and white bull calves averaging £78.


Top Prices

Store Cattle

Charolais £1300 Bensons Farm, £1080 Brown Edge. Aberdeen Angus £1260 Benson Farm, £1120 Windy Hill Farm, £1080 Ivy Farm, £1020 Higher Knowehill, £1010 Thorns Farm. British Blue £1160 Stubb Hall Farm, £1130 Parkers Farm, £1110 Staffords Farm, £1060 Windy Hill Farm, £1000 Sykes Farm. Limousin £1140 Stubb Hall Farm, £1130 Cracalt Farm, £1130, £1120 Cockrigg Farm, £1080 Cracalt Farm. Hereford £1120 Cockrigg Farm, £1080 Cautley Farm, £1070 Sykes Farm. Brown Swiss £1020 Old Glasson Farm. Stabiliser £1010 Park House Farm. Friesian £980 Bensons Farm, £960 Parkers Farm, £940 Bensons Farm, £890 Grizdale. Simmental £900 Moorhouse Farm.

Store Heifer

Limousin £1100 Cracalt Farm, £1040 Whittingham Lane, £1020 Brown Edge, £1000 Friars Moss. Charolais £1100 Higher Knowehill. Aberdeen Angus £1080 Windy Hill Farm, £1040 Whittingham Lane, £960 Staffords Farm. British Blue £1030 Sykes Farm, £970 Friars Moss. Stabiliser £1000 Park House Farm. Hereford £920 Cautley Farm. Blonde £900 Hill House Farm.


British Blue 171.5 The Bungalow, 134.5 Sykes Fold Farm. Friesian 157.5 Hoggetts Lane Farm, 149.5 Marlholes Farm, 127.5 Midge Hall Farm, 124.5 Lawsons Farm. Charolais 154.5, 149.5, 144.5, 134.5 Moorhouse Farm. Saler 144.5 Moorhouse Farm. Limousin 141.5 Dunkenshaw Farm, 139.5 Moorhouse Farm, 137.5 Dunkenshaw Farm. Simmental 144.5 Moorhouse Farm. Montbeliarde 119.5 New House Farm, 117.5 Walkers I’t Fields. Swedish Red and White 129.5 Holme Head, 124.5 Walkers I’th Fields, Holme Head. Fleckvieh 119.5 Holme Head.Hereford 117.5 Middle Lee Farm. Belted Galloway 109.5 Moorhouse Farm.

OTM Heifer

British Blue 187.5, 181.5 Tills Farm, 137.5 Black Bull Farm. Aberdeen Angus 179.5 Sykes Farm, 164.5 Tills Farm. Simmental 179.5 Brunstow. Friesian 154.5 Bank End Farm, 137.5 Westfield House Farm, 119.5 Arnside Tower Farm.

Cast Steer

British Blue 189.5 Higher Knowehill, 139.5 Black Bull Farm. Friesian 174.5 Higher Knowehill, 127.5, 121.5 Black Bull Farm. Limousin 164.5 Moorhouse Farm.

Cast Bull

Aberdeen Angus 151.5 Dalton Old Hall.

Heifer Calf

Aberdeen Angus £600 Whinney Garth. Simmental £300 Sellerley Farm. British Blue £275, £240 Cote Farm. Hereford £170 Sellerley Farm, £135 Norbreck Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £365, £345 Walkers I’th Fields, £340 Cote Farm, £290 Norbreck Farm, £280 Cpte Farm. Simmental £355 Sellereley Farm. Limousin £315, £285, £280, £250 Whinney Carr Farm. Hereford £280 Sellerley Farm, £200 Norbreck Farm. Aberdeen Angus £265 Walkers I’th Fields. Friesian £105 Moor Cock Hall Farm.

Heifer Stirk

British Blue £550 Boon Town Farm, £520 Bowfield Farm, £515 White Lund Farm. Aberdeen Angus £740, £600 Whinney Garth, £510 Upper Greenbank. Hereford £560 Bowfield Farm, £420 Upper Greenbank, £370 Marlholes Farm. Beef Shorthorn £500, £490, £410 Snapewood Farm. Friesian £170 Walkers I’th Fields.

Steer Stirk

Hereford £750 Lundholme Farm. Aberdeen Angus £740 Whinney Garth, £690 Oak Avenue, £660 Blackpool. Limousin £720, £700 Oak Avenue, £490 Bowfield Farm, £475, £460 Hare Apple Tree. British Blue £650 Boon Town Farm, £590 Tunstead Farm, £545 Higher Brundhurst Farm. Beef Shorthorn £620, £560, £530, £430 Snapewood Farm. Friesian £420 Boon Town Farm, £400 Hare Apple Tree. Montbeliarde £330 Higher Brundhurst Farm.

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