Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 1st November

Store Cattle

Store Cattle sold to a sharper trade with a smaller entry forward this week. Leading the way was Montbeliardes from S Kellet & Sons, Pilling selling to £1200. Angus steers sold to a top of £1160 from H Birkett & Son, Overton and J & S Harvey, Claughton. Charolais sold to £1150 from GE Turner, Inglewhite and £1140 from RH Dodgson, Burton in Lonsdale. Limousin steers sold to £1140 from JG & BJ Escolme, Killington and £1130 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland. Plenty more big bullocks sold around the £1100 mark. Heifers sold to a top of £1130 for Bazadaise from FA Nowell & Partners, Bentham. Black and white bullocks this week sold to a top of £1060 from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe.

OTM Cattle

The was an increased entry of cast cows this week with 115 forward. All types of Cast cows were a slightly sharper trade this week with a busy ringside of buyers, once again, ensuring it’s the place to market cattle. Leading the way this week was OTM British Blue Heifers selling to 159.5p/kg from TJ Parkinson, Newton. Angus heifers twice told to 154.5p/kg from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale. Limousin cast steers achieved the same price from EE Thornton & Sons, Morecambe. Black & White steers sold top of 149.5p/kg from LA Bradshaw, Stalmine and GE & AP Hewitt, Cockerham. OTM cows sold to a top of 134.5p/kg for Limousins from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof which was also the top grossing cow selling to £1081. Beef Cows regularly sold in the one twenties. OTM dairy and cows sold to a top of 117.5p/kg for Black and whites from EW & RM Towers, Hornby. Plenty of meated dairy cows sold around the 110p/kg mark.

Cast bulls sold to a top of £1141 from TL Baldwin & Son, Forton and £1025 from EE Thornton & Sons, Morecambe.

Calves & Stirks

Lancaster held its weekly sale of calves with 123 forward. Topping the market today was British Blue Calves from J & G Thornley Ltd, Roseacre selling to £365, £335, £330 and £315. GCL Stephenson Ltd, Kirkby Lonsdale sold British Blue bulls to £345 with Blue bulls from T & CM Kelsall & Sons selling to £310 and £295 with British Blue bulls from A Pickthall, New Hutton selling to £305, £300 and £290. Limousin bulls sold to a top of £295 from JM & MH France & Son, Littledale. Angus bull calves sold to a top of £290 and £270 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with Tom Barron Farms, Wood Plumpton selling Angus bull calves to £280 and £270. There was plenty of strong beef bull calves selling between £250 and £300. British Blue heifers sold to a top of £260 from Cote Farm Partnership, Nether Kellet with others to £250 from Tom Barron Farms and Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale. Plenty of Continental beef heifer calves sold between to £200 and £240. British Friesian bull calves sold to a top of £95 from A Pickthall, New Hutton. Other stronger rearing calves sold in excess of £50.
July born British Blue Stirks sold to £355 from G & ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel with black and white stirks selling to £135 from the same home.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Montbeliarde £1200 Pilling Hall. Aberdeen Angus £1160 Low House Farm, North Farm, £1120 New Ridge Farm, £1090 Low Levens, £1070 North Farm. Charolais £1150 Scotch Green Farm, £1140 Kilburn House, £1130 High House Farm, £1090 New Ridge Farm, £1000 Langthwaite Heights. Limousin £1140 Low Stanger Thwaite, £1130 High House Farm, £1120 Wyre Farm, £1090 Gibraltar Farm, £1080 Kilburn House. Simmental £1100 Greenlands Farm. British Blue £1090 Greenlands, Bridge Farm, North Farm, £1080 Low Hundhowe, £1070 Bensons Farm. Friesian £1060 Bensons Farm, £890 Gibraltar Farm, £880 Low Levens, £860 Barn Hill Farm, Outerthwaite Farm. Stabiliser £970 North Farm. Hereford £950 Summerlands, £910 Carlingwha, £880 Eskew Beck. Saler £900 Clawthorpe Lodge.

Store Heifer

Bazadaise £1130, £1070, £1030 Oak Head Farm. Charolais £1050 High House. Aberdeen Angus £1040 High House. Limousin £1040 High House, £950 Cockrigg Farm, £880 Lower Castle O Trim. British Blue £1030 Lower Castle O Trim, £1020 Greenlands Farm, £900 Windy Hill Farm. Hereford £950 Cockrigg Farm. Friesian £800 Low Levens.

OTM Cows

Limousin 134.5 Hutton Roof Hall, 129.5 Capplethwaite Hall, 121.5 Thornham Fold Farm, 119.5 Stubb Farm. British Blue 129.5 High Hallbeck. Ayrshire 119.5 Thornham Fold Farm. Aberdeen Angus 119.5 Thornham Fold Farm. Friesian 117.5 Holme Head, 114.5 Docker Hall Farm, Barnfield Farm, 111.5 High House Farm, Barnfield Farm. Hereford 111.5, 99.5 Longwood House. Charolais 99.5 The Lodge. Montbeliarde 91.5 White Lund Farm.

OTM Heifer

British Blue 159.5 Church Farm. Aberdeen Angus 154.5 Tills Farm. Friesian 117.5 New Brows Farm, 107.5 Lathwaite Farm. Swedish Red & White 107.5 Lathwaite Farm.

Cast Steer

Limousin 154.5 Downlands Farm. Friesian 149.5 Grizdale, Moss House Farm, 147.5 Grizdale, 141.5 Moss House Farm.

Cast Bull

Friesian 119.5 Forton Hall Farm, 111.5 Downlands Farm. Limousin 109.5 Stubbin Head Farm.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £260Cote Farm, £250 Ambrose Hall Farm, Tills Farm, £240, £235 Borrans Farm. Aberdeen Angus £180 Ambrose Hall Farm, £160 Brown Brook, £155 Ambrose Hall Farm, £125 Brown Brook, £120 Ambrose Hall Farm. Limousin £170, £155 Hall Farm, £135 Halforth Farm, £130 Hall Farm, £125 Halforth Farm. Simmental £145 Sellerley Farm. Hereford £140 Tills Farm, £100 Sellerley Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £365 Derby Lodge Farm, £345 Deansbiggin, £335, £330 Derby Lodge Farm, £315 Derby Lodge Farm. Aberdeen Angus £290 Brown Brook, £280 Ambrose Hall Farm, £270 Brown Brook, Ambrose Hall Farm, £260 Borrwans Farm. Limousin £295 Newhouse Farm, £200 Deansbiggin. Simmental £200, £190, £125 Sellerley Farm. Hereford £150, £135 Tills Farm. Friesian £95 Borrans Farm, £62, £52 Ambrose Hall Farm, £50 Cote Farm.

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