Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 17th April

Store Cattle

Lancasters weekly sale of Store Cattle had a similar number of over 200 forward that saw trade remaining very buoyant considering the current climate we are experiencing. Leading the way was suckler bred Limousin bullocks from M & L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale selling to £1250. The consignment of Limousin bullocks from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse sold to £1220 and £1210 with others Limousin bullocks to £1200 from WS Burrow & Sons, Silverdale. Charolais bullocks sold to a top of £1190 from JH Gardner, Pilling. Native bullocks saw Angus’ sell to a top of £1230 from R & E Ladds, Kendal with other Angus bullocks to £1160 from S & J France, Over Wyresdale. This was closely followed by £1150 achieved by Angus bullocks from J & M Cockett, Ingleton, WG Farms, Cockerham, EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet, Cowell & Moore, Woodplumpton and FJ & R Coar, Cow Ark. Plenty more pens of strong bullocks sold in excess of the £1100 mark.

The heifer trade was topped at £1130 from R & E Ladds, Kendal for Angus’ with other Angus heifers selling to £1120 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens and Hereford and Angus heifers to £1120 from V & EJ Chadwick & Sons, Sowerby. Continental heifers saw Limousins sell to £1120 from WS Burrow & Sons, Silverdale.

Dairy bullocks saw Fleckviehs sell to £1090 from R Swarbrick, Inskip followed by black and white bullocks to £1060 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with Montbeliarde heifers to £1060 from A & T Smith, Longridge.

All cattle forward this week averaged just short of the £1000 mark.

Cast Cows

There was 55 OTM and Cast Cows forward selling ten pence dearer on the week to an overall market average of 120p/kg. Leading the way this week was OTM Limousin steers from P & ME Higginson, Pilling selling to 177.5p/kg. This was closely followed by British Blue heifers to 174.5p/kg from JD, EM & JA Atkinson, Kendal. Plenty more cast heifers and steers sold in excess of 150/kg. Well-fleshed black and white heifers sold in the one forties. Cast cows saw Limousins sell to 144.5p/kg from E Tuer, Windermere with Limousin cows to 141.5p/kg from NJ & L Allan, Killington. British Blue cast cows sold to 141.5p/kg from JT & U Garth, Ellel with plenty and other beef cows selling in the late one thirties. Best black and white cows sold in the mid one twenties. Dairy cows topped at £1022 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale.

Black and white stock bulls topped at 129.5p/kg or £1011 from RE & P Miller, Barnacre.

Calves & Stirks

Business was booming again in the calf ring today with 94 forward, selling to a very strong trade. Leading the way was British Blue bulls selling to £405 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. This closely followed by the consignment from Tom Barron Farms, Woodplumpton selling to £365 and £355, three times. Also achieving the £355, twice, mark was J Hoggarth & Son, Slyne. Angus bull calves peaked at £345 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping followed by £335 from Tom Barron Farms and Lawsons Farm Ltd, Cockerham. Angus bull calves averaged £285, all British Blue bull calves averaged £258.

The heifer trade topped at £340 for British Blues from JP & C Robson, Garstang followed by £330 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale and £325 from Tom Barron Farms. There were plenty more beef calves selling in the late two hundreds. Strong native heifer calves regularly selling in the mid two hundreds.

A good show of black and white claves forward this week which were met by an even stronger demand topping at £170 from AD & RL Milner, Claughton on Brock followed by £145 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons and £140 twice from WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham and Lawsons Farm Ltd. All black and white calves forward this week averaged £95.78.

Just a handful of stirks on offer this week saw Angus bullocks to £510 and heifers to £430.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

LIMOUSIN: £1250 High House Farm, £1220, £1210 Upper Foxholes, £1200 Gibraltar Farm, £1180 Kirkland Hall Farm, £1170 Intack Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1230 Benson Hall, £1160 Kays Farm, £1150 Intack Farm, Foredales Farm, Newsham Hall Farm, Higher Lees Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1190 Moss Cottage. SHORTHORN: £1160 Kays Farm, £1020 Lower House, £830, £800 Lathwaite Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1140 Wood Nook Farm, £1120 Green Lands Farm, £1060 Cheetham House Farm, £970 Corney Hill Farm, £910 Meadow Top Farm, £840 Narrow Gate Farm. FLEKVIEH: £1090 Higher Slip Inn Farm. HEREFORD: £1080 Bensons Farm, £1070 Sowerby Lodge, £1050 Benson Hall, £980 Corney Hill Farm, £880 Lathwaite Farm, £740 Black Bull Cottage. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1060 Bensons Farm, £1020 Lower House, £990 Staffords Farm, £830 Benson Hall, £810, £800 Lathwaite Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £990 Staffords Farm, £930 Pilling Lane, £910 Carlinghurst, £890 Pilling Lane. NORWEGIAN RED: £890 Pilling Lane. STABILISER: £800 Park House Farm. SIMMENTAL: £770 Edenmount Well Lane. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £700 Lathwaite Farm.

Store Heifers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1130 Benson Hall, £1120 Low Levens, Sowerby Lodge, £1060 Mill Farm, Rowell Farm, Lathwaite Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1120 Gibraltar Farm, £1080 Kirkland Hall Farm, £1070 Barnfield Farm, £1040 Holly House Farm, Rowell Farm, £950 Barnfield Farm. HEREFORD: £1120 Sowerby Lodge, £1090 Benson Hall, £1020 Rowell Farm, Windy Hill Farm, £1010 Rowell Farm, £890 Corney Hill Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1090 Windy Hill Farm, £1080 Gibraltar Farm, £1070 Barnfield, £1060 Higher Slip Inn, £1020 Barnfield Farm, £1000 Mill House Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1060, £980 Carlinghurst. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1000 Roseacre Hall. FLEKVIEH: £890 Lathwaite Farm.

Store Bull

STABILISER: £640 Park House Farm.


LIMOUSIN: 144.5 Common Farm, 141.5 Beck House, 129.5 Manor Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 141.5 Higher Knowehill, 139.5 High House, The Howes, 127.5 Higher Knowehill, 121.5 Beck House. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 124.5 Lathwaite Farm, West Hall, Tills Farm, Lawsons Farm, Stubb Place Farm.


BRITISH BLUE: 174.5, 169.5 Low Groves Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 157.5 White Lund Farm, 144.5 Cotestone Farm, Stubb Place Farm, 111.5 lower Lingart.


LIMOUSIN: 177.5 Ivy Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 171.5 Black Bull Cottage. HEREFORD: 151.5 Black Bull Cottage.


HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 129.5 Lower Lingart.

Heifer Calves

HEREFORD: £390 Park Farm, £255 Catshaw Hall Farm, £250 Sellerley Farm, £190, £180 Catshaw Hall Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £340 Roe Farm, £330 Catshaw Hall Farm, £325 Ambrose Hall Farm, £260 Newhouse Farm, £240 Ambrose Hall Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £260 Brown Brook, £200, £190 Sweetings Farm, £175 Tills Farm, £160 Heaton Hall Farm. LIMOUSIN: £230 Ambrose Hall Farm. WELSH BLACK: £210 Roe Farm.

Bull Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £405 Brown Brook, £365, £355 Ambrose Hall Farm, Belmont Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £345 Brown Brook, £335 Ambrose Hall Farm, Sweetings Farm, £300 Sweetings Farm, £280 Walkers I’th Fields. HEREFORD: £240, £215 Heaton Hall Farm, £200 Sellerley Farm. WELSH BLACK: £200 Brown Brook. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £170 Lane Head Farm, £145 Brown Brook, £140 Sweetings Farm, Cocker House Farm, £135 Ambrose Hall Farm. FLEKVIEH: £135 Poplar Grove Farm.

Heifer Stirks

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £430 Park Farm.

Steer Stirks

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £510 Park Farm.

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