Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 18th October

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle had another good entry of 300 cattle forward with a very similar trade to previous weeks, but still looking a decent trade especially with the current deadweight price. Topping the trade today was TC Whitside & Son, Pilling with a Charolais bullock making £1100. Also achieving the £1100 mark was an Angus bullock from K & DE Woodhouse, Ellel. Other Angus’ from J & M Maudsley, Endmoor sold to £1090 with British Blue bullocks selling to £1080 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland. Plenty of short keep Continental bullocks were making £1050 plus. Well-fleshed Friesian steers from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe topped at £940 from JS Clark, Catforth.

Store heifers today from R & DM Rossall & Son, Pilling making £1020. Other short keep heifers were making between £900 and £950.

OTM Cattle

The weekly sale of Cast Cows had a slightly reduced entry of 109 forward. Despite another fall in the deadweight price, cows were still good to sell with an overall market average of 100p/kg achieved. Top price per kilo today was accomplished by a Simmental steer from J & M Cockett, Ingleton selling to 161.5p/kg. This was closely followed by a Limousin steer from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton and a British Blue steer from R Escolme, Lancaster both selling to 154.5p/kg, with LA Bradshaw, Stalmine selling a Friesian steer to 147.5p/kg. Topping the heifer section this week was Mason & Gardner, Ingleton selling a Limousin to 151.5p/kg. Other heifers sold to 144.5p/kg for a Friesian from EW & CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine, 141.5 for a Friesian from CR & A Baxter & Son, Morecambe and 139.5p/kg for a Limousin from RH & RA Baxter, Burton. Mason & Gardner also topped the cow section with a Limousin selling to 137.5p/kg. British Blue cows sold to 127.5p/kg from T & S Blades, Arkholme. A couple of bulls forward today sold to 127.5p/kg or the top price per head of £1268 for an Angus from T & P Catterall, Inskip.


The weekly sale of calves had an increased entry of 85 forward, which saw beef calves continue to be in strong demand and sell well especially under the current beef trade. Beef calves sold a top of £320 for British Blues from JM & MH France & Son, Littledale with other British Blue bulls selling to £280 twice, firstly from A Pickthall, New Hutton and AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel who also had Blue bulls to £275. Plenty of other Blue bulls sold between £240 and £260. GJ & C Billington, Garstang sold a Limousin bull to £260. Angus bull calves achieved a top price of £235 firstly from RE & P Miller, Garstang and secondly from A Pickthall. Heifer calves topped at £250 for a British Blue from JM & MH France & Son, Littledale with RT Halhead, Cockerham and A Pickthall both selling Blue heifers to £235.

Friesian bull calves topped at £70 from A Pickthall, with others selling to £68 from B Butterfield & Son, Burton in Kendal and £60 twice from WE & G Hewitt & Sons, Cockerham and Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Charollais £1100 New Ridge Farm, £1010 Birch Croft. Aberdeen Angus £1100 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1090 Raw End Farm, £1080 Kirkham Road, £1070 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1060 Greenlands Farm. Limousin £1090 High House Farm, £1060 Whelpside Farm, Old Glasson, £1040 Gibraltar, Downlands Farm. British Blue £1080 High House Farm, £1060 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1010 Meadow Top Farm, £1000 High House Farm, £990 Kitchen Ground Farm. Continental £1060 Whelpside Farm. Hereford £1020 Middle Grange Farm, £970 Old Glasson Farm. Montbeliarde £1030 Bensons Farm. Simmetnal £960 Park House Farm. Friesian £950 Bensons Farm, £940 Godson House Farm, £920 Bensons Farm, £870 Low Levens, £820 Holmes Farm.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1050 Abrahams Farm, £920 Raw End Farm, £910 Lawsons Farm. British Blue £1020 Pasture House Farm, £1000 Gibraltar Farm, Abrahams Farm, £880 Gibraltar Farm, £980 Endmoor Farm. Shorthorn £950 Barrowfield. Limousin £950 Gibraltar Farm, £920 Endmoor Farm. Charolais £900, £800 Lawsons Farm. Simmental £890 Stubb Hall Farm, £810 Intack Farm. Hereford £860 Toulbrick Farm.

OTM Cows

LIMOUSIN: 151.5, 137.5 Stoneybank Philpin Farm, 129.5 Green Dragon Farm, Stoneybank Philpin Farm, 124.5 Little Fell Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 144.5 Yew Tree Farm, 127.5 Barnfield Farm, 119.5 Yew Tree Farm, 117.5 Holme House Farm, 114.5 Langthwaite Heights. BRITISH BLUE: 127.5 Hill Top Farm, 111.5 Little Fell Farm, 51.5 Heversham Gardens. SIMMENTAL: 119.5 Todgill Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 119.5 Hill Top Farm. HEREFORD: 114.5, 111.5, 91.5 Little Crimbles. BROWN SWISS: 81.5 Coventry Farm. CHAROLAIS: 79.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 64.5 Old Holly Farm.

OTM Heifers

HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 141.5 New Brows Farm, 129.5 Ackenthwaite Farm, 124.5 Cotestone Farm, 101.5 Kitchen Ground Farm, 74.5 Ancliffe Hall Farm. LIMOUSIN: 139.5, 124.5 Green Dragon Farm. AYRSHIRE: 109.5, 79.5 Bolton Fold Farm.

Cast Steers

SIMMENTAL: 161.5 Foredales Farm. LIMOUSIN: 154.5 Downlands Farm, 79.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 147.5 Moss House Farm, 114.5 Kitchen Ground Farm, 109.5, 94.5 Cliftons Farm.

Cast Bull

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 127.5 Toad Hall. LIMOUSIN: 114.5 Deansbiggin.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £250 Newhouse Farm, £235 Norbeck Farm, £235, £220 Borrans Farm. Limousin £230 Lane Head Farm. Aberdeen Angus £160 Lane Head Farm, £140 Borrans Farm, £135 Bolton Fold Farm, £130 Borrans Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £320 Newhouse Farm, £280 Borrans Farm, £280, £275 Walkers I’th Fields, £265 Deansbiggin. Limousin £260 Myerscough House, £210 Deansbiggin, Aberdeen Angus £235 Lower Lingart, £235, £215 Borrans Farm, £205 Liscoe Farm. Simmental £180 Sellerley Farm. Friesian £70 Borrans Farm, £68 Moss House Farm, £60 Batty Hill, Tills Farm.

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