Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 20th September

Store Cattle

North West Auctions Lancaster held their great annual show and sale of pens of four Continental and Native bullocks. Thanks go to our pre-sale judge Mr Frank Towers, Wray for his time and expertise who awarded the Evan Nelson trophy to S & JE Cornthwaite, Caton with a cracking pen of Limousin bullocks selling to £1200 purchased by the judge. The second prize rosette was awarded to DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland with his pen of four Limousin bullocks selling to £1210 with the 3rd prize being awarded to S & JE Cornthwaite selling to £1190. The first prize pen of native bullocks was awarded to a pen of Angus’ from RG & B Lewis, Kirkby Lonsdale, that went onto sell for £1090.

There was a slightly sharper trade today, however, there was a good show of cattle forward this week. Topping the market was S & JE Cornthwaite selling Limousin bullocks to £1250 with Charolais bullocks from P & R Galligan, Woodford selling to £1220 and Simmentals steers selling to £1210 from Barlow Bros, Croston, who also Limousins to £1200. Angus bullocks sold to a top of £1180 from EW & CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine with other Angus bullocks selling to £1170 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton. Heifers sold to a top of £1160 and £1140 for Bazadaises from FA Nowell & Partners, Bentham with British Blue heifers selling to £1110 from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling. Over 30% of the cattle forward for £1100 or more.

OTM Cattle

There was an entry of 89 cast cow and OTM cattle this week, selling to an overall market average of 112p/kg. Leading the way was OTM steers selling to 169.5p/kg for Charolais from J Lamb, Old Glasson. British Blue steers achieved the pence per kilo and the top price per head £1222 from CG Birkett, Carnforth. Cast cows sold to a top of 164.5p/kg for Bazadaise from BD & PM Gill & Son, Ingleton, grossing at £1016. Stabiliser cows achieved the top price of £1024 from JA & R Geldard & Sons, Levens who sold other cows to £1010 and £1008. Dairy cows saw Swedish Red sell to 131.5p/kg or £1008 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel with Friesian cows selling to £984 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham and £983 from J Lawson & Son, Bentham.

Calves and Stirks

There was a slightly smaller entry of calves this week at Lancaster selling to a continued strong trade, with plenty of demand. Topping the market this week at £405 was British Blue bulls from BW & J Robinson, Kirkham who sold other British Blue bulls to £375. Younger British Blue bull calves sold to £285 from J & M Sanderson, Kirkham with British Blue heifers to £275 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Charolais heifers topped at £270 from JE & S Seedall, Mellor who also sold Angus bull calves to £265 and £260.

British Friesian bull calves sold to £120 and £100 twice from A Pickthall, New Hutton with black and white bull calves from Wallbank Farms selling to £110 and £100. All black and white calves forward averaged £71.15.


Top Prices

Store Bullock

Limousin £1250 Lane House Farm, £1210 High House Farm, £1200 Lane House Farm, Littlewood Hall Farm. Charolais £1220 The Old Hall, £1170 Kilburn House, £1100, £1090 The Old Hall. Simmental £1210 Littlewood Hall Farm, £1190, £1170 Lane House Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1180 Yew Tree Farm, £1170 Fell End Farm, £1140 Steadbank, Kirkham Road, Intack Farm. British Blue £1140 Masongill Hall, £1130 Pasture House Farm, £1110 Green Close, £1100 Windy Hill Farm, Masongill Hall. Hereford £1140 Moss House Farm, £1020 High House Farm, £1010 Fellside Farm. Saler £1040 Moss Edge Farm. Montbeliarde £990 Old Hall Farm. Friesian £920 Old Glasson Farm, £840, Downlands Farm, £800 Stubb Hall Farm. Shorthorn £960 Old Glass Farm.

Store Heifer

Bazadaise £1160, £1140, £1080 Oak Head Farm. British Blue £1110 Pasture House Barn, £1070 Stubb Hall Farm, £1050 Masongill Hall, £900 Wood Nook Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1040 High Snab, £940 Masongill Hall. Hereford £1020, £910 Wilson House Farm. Limousin £980 Wood Nook Farm, £900 Bull Bank Farm. Saler £800 Moss Edge Farm.

OTM Cows

BAZADAISE: 164.5 Yarlsber. LIMOUSIN: 154.5 Brookside, 137.5 Green Dragon Farm, 134.5 Potts Yeats, Elm Bank Farm, 121.5 Green Dragon Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 141.5 Elm Bank Farm, 127.5 Cragg Farm, 107.5 Bazil Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: 139.5, 137.5 Granby Road. STABILISER: 137.5, 134.5 Low Foulshaw Farm. SHORTHORN: 137.5 Elm Bank Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 131.5, 114.5 Walkers I’th Fields. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 127.5 Derby Lodge Farm, Downlands Farm, Barnfield Farm, 121.5 Cross Hill, 119.5 Ackenthwaite Farm. HEREFORD: 124.5 Middle Lee Farm, 121.5 High House Farm, 117.5 Middle Lee Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 114.5 Walkers I’th Fields. CHAROLAIS: 109.5 Brookside. LONGHORN: 107.5 Granby Road. SIMMENTAL: 77.5 Moss House Farm.

OTM Heifers

MONTBELIARDE: 154.5 White Lund Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 144.5 Pasture Barn Farm. LIMOUSIN: 134.5 River View. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 114.5 Elm Bank Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 99.5 Riddings.

Cast Steers

BRITISH BLUE: 169.5 Netherbeck Barn, 139.5 Throstle Grove Farm. CHAROLAIS: 169.5 Old Glasson Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 151.5, 149.5 Throstle Grove Farm. LIMOUSIN: 141.5 Green Dragon Farm.

Cast Bulls

STABILISER: 151.5 Low Foulshaw Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 94.5 Hall Farm. LONGHORN: 89.5 Granby Road.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £275 Catshaw Hall Farm, £265, £235 Pasture Barn, £205, £200 Whitbarrow Farm. Charolais £270 Bolton Fold Farm. Aberdeen Angus £140 Tills Farm, £130 Bolton Fold Farm, £120 Catshaw Hall Farm.

Bull Calf

British Blue £405, £375 Cross Hill, £285 Pasture Barn Farm, £270 Castshaw Hall Farm, £230 Pasture Barn Farm. Aberdeen Angus £265, £260 Bolton Fold Farm, £250 Pasture Barn Farm, £240, £210 Bolton Fold Farm. Simmental £200 Sellerley Farm. Friesian £120 Borrans Farm, £110 Tills Farm, £100 Borrans Farm, Tills Farm, £100 Borrans Farm.

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