Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 24th May

Store Cattle

Store cattle sold to a sharper trade than expected with the trade topping at £1260 for British Blue bullocks from R & E Ladds, Kendal. This was closely followed by British Blue bullocks selling to £1230 from MD Close & Son, Arkholme, £1210 from R & E Ladds and £1190 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Angus’ sold to a top of £1220 from JM & AG Swarbrick with other Angus bullocks selling to £1180 from J Oddie & Son, Blackburn. Limousins sold to a top of £1180 for Bullocks from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton. Numerous pens of beef bullocks sold in excess of the £1100 mark. Heifers topped at £1170 for black and whites from EW & RM Towers, Hornby and Charolais to £1160 from R & EA Gardner, Brigsteer. Angus heifers topped at £1140 from J & R Waller, Killington. Black and white bullocks topped at £1090 from JM & AG Swarbrick.

OTM Cattle

There was a good quality show of Cast Cows at Lancaster today which were met with a strong trade with an overall market average of 128p/kg achieved. There was a larger entry of OTM Heifers and bullocks through the ring today that saw a consignment from R Oldfield, Yealand Redmayne sell Angus heifers to 179.5p/kg or £1134 and 169.5p/kg with Herefords heifers selling to 174.5p/kg. Limousin OTM heifers topped at 169.5p/kg. Black and white steers sold to a top of 167.5p/kg twice, firstly from R & E Ladds, Kendal that achieved £1107 and secondly from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton. Black and white heifers sold to a top of 161.5p/kg or £1177 from AT Burrow & Son, Hornby. Cast cows sold to a top of 151.5p/kg for Charolais from F & JM Mason, Mansergh with other beef cows to 149.5p/kg or £1148 from Barlow Bros, Croston and Limousin to 149.5p/kg from T Longton & Son, Quernmore. Plenty of good quality beef cows easily sold in excess of the 140p/kg mark.

Black and white cows sold to a top of 129.5p/kg numerous times or £1090 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton-with-Oxcliffe.

Cast bulls sold to a top of 124.5p/kg or £1283 for Angus’ from R & E Ladds.

Calves and Stirks

There was a larger entry of calves this week which were met by plenty of interest with fresh purchasers ringside. Calves sold to a top of £380 for Angus’ from JT & B Fox, Quernmore. This was closely followed by British Blue heifers from J & G Thornley Ltd, Kirkham. Hereford bull calves sold to £335 from RA & P Miller, Barnacre with other Hereford bull calves selling to £330 and £300 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale. British Blue bull calves from RA & P Miller sell to £325 and £300. British Blue heifer calves topped at £280 CR & A Baxter & Son, Middleton. There was s sharper black and white trade this week with a fresh buyer forward. Topping the trade this week at £142 was J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe with others selling to £115 and £102 from Cote Farm Partnership, Nether Kellet. Plenty of nice rearing types sold in the seventies and eighties.

There were a few stirks on offer this week which saw 6 month old British Blue bulls sell to £580 and £520 from A Green, Penrith. A good number of weanlings saw 3 month old Limousin heifers sell to £440 from JR Pye, Stalmine with Charolais bullocks selling to £410 from PS & H Eckersley, Mellor.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

British Blue £1260, £1210 Benson Hall, £1190 Bensons Farm, £1180 Holmes Farm, £1140 Windy Hill Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1220 Bensons Farm, £1180 Cheetham House Farm, £1160 Holmes Farm, £1150 Intack Farm, Hallbeck. Limousin £1180, £1170 Downlands Farm, £980 The Bungalow, £970 Cautley Farm. Hereford £1160 Middle Grange Farm, £1090 Hollins Mount Farm, £1070, £980 Corney Hill Farm. Shorthorn £1120 Barrowfield. Simmental £1110 Myerscough Hall, £1030 Breedy Butts Farm. Friesian £1090, £980 Bensons Farm, £960 Hallbeck, Cheetham House Farm, £930 Outerthwaite Farm. Blonde £1030 Summerlands.

Store Heifer

Friesian £1170 Holme Head. Aberdeen Angus £1140 Hallbeck, £1070 Middle Grange Farm, £990 Myerscough Hall, £940 New House Farm. Charolais £1160 Barrowfield, £1020 Toulbrick Farm. Limousin £1090, £1030 Cinderbarrow Farm, £1020 Toulbrick Farm, £960 Cinderbarrow Farm. British Blue £1080 Cinderbarrow Farm, £1070 Myerscough Hall, £1060 Hall Bank, £1040 Mill House, £950 Longstripes Farm. Simmental £970 Intack Farm. Shorthorn £940 New House Farm. Hereford £930 Steel Croft, £9410 Hollins Mount, £800 Parsonage Farm.

Store Bull

British Blue £1230 Docker Hall Farm.

OTM Cow:

Charolais 151.5 Mireside Farm. Limousin 149.5 Rooten Brook, 147.5 Dunkenshaw Farm, Mireside Farm, 144.5 Dunkenshaw. Simmental 149.5 Littlewood Hall Farm, 141.5 Breedy Butts Farm. Meuse Rhnie Issel 139.5 Littlewood Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus 131.5, 111.5 Bazil Farm. Friesian 129.5 Pasture Barn Farm, North Farm, 129.5, 124.5 Downlands Farm, 124.5 Mealbank Farm. Hereford 124.5 Cheetham House Farm. Montbeliarde 124.5, 121.5, 111.5 White Lund Farm. Swedish Red & White 109.5 White Lund Farm. Fleckvieh 104.5 Holme Head.

OTM Heifer:

Aberdeen Angus 179.5, 169.5 Brow Foot Farm, 144.5 Intack Farm, 129.5 Brow Foot Farm. Hereford 174.5 Brow Foot Farm. Limousin 169.5, 159.5 Todgill Farm. Friesian 161.5 High Snab, 154.5 Holme Head, 144.5 Richmond Hall, North Farm, Pasture Barn Farm. Simmental 157.5 New House Farm. Charolais 159.5 New House Farm.

Cast Steer:

Friesian 167.5 Benson Hall, Downlands Farm. Aberdeen Angus 134.5 Intack Farm. Fleckvieh 121.5 Holme Head.

Cast Bull

Aberdeen Angus 124.5 Benson Hall.

Heifer Calf:

Limousin £440 Hatters Farm, £290, £240 Higher Brundhurst Farm. British Blue £340 Higher Brundhurst Farm, Derby Lodge Farm. Hereford £295 Tills Farm. Friesian £60 Cote Farm.

Bull Calf:

Aberdeen Angus £380 Blackwood End. Hereford £335 Lower Lingart, £330, £300 Tills Farm, £240 Sellerley Farm, £230 Cotestone Farm. British Blue £325, £300 Lower Lingart, £290 Cotestone Farm, £220 Lower Lingart. Limousin £310 Newhouse Farm. Friesian £142 North Farm, £115, £102, £92 Cote Farm, £82 Lower Lingart.

Steer Calf:

Charolais £410 Higher Brundhurst. Aberdeen Angus £365 Higher Brundhurst. Montbeliarde £325 Higher Brundhurst.

Bull Stirk:

British Blue £580, £520 Kelleth Rigg.

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