Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 7th August

Another busy Friday at Lancaster with over 500 head of cattle being sold through three rings!

Store Cattle

Another strong Store Cattle sale at Lancaster with all stores forward averaging £1058!

266 Store Cattle saw all classes well bid for with a top price of £1370 achieved three times! T & E Garlic & Son, Preston sold tow Angus bullocks to £1370 followed by EW & CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmin for a Shorthorn bullock. Charolais bullocks this week sold to £1360 from DR Preston, Caton with TJ Robinson, Milnthorpe selling Angus bullocks to the same price. Simmental cattle also sold over the £1300 mark, topping at £1320 from H Hesketh & Sons, Longton. Plenty more pens of strong, well-fleshed bullocks sold over £1300. £1290 was achieved numerous times for bullocks which included British Blues from M Shepherd & Sons, Pillings and Angus’ from DR Preston, EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton and J Oddie & Son, Blackburn. Plenty more Continental and Native bred bullocks sold in the mid to late twelve hundreds.

Heifers this week sold to a top of £1310 for a pen of five Augus’ from T Robson & Son, Singleton who sold others at £1270. Limousin heifers this week sold to £1250 from JG & BJ Escolme, Killington with British Blues selling to £1200 from BW & G Robinson, Ingleton. Plenty other heifers sold in the late eleven hundreds.

Dairy bullocks topped at £1130 today from GE & AP Hewitt, Cockerham and J & RE Baines, Sedbergh. LA Bradshaw, Stalmine sold a pen of four Friesians to £1060.

All bullocks forward toady averaged £1076
All heifers forward today averaged £1026

Cast Cows

What can only be described as an off the clock trade for Cast Cows with a record entry for August of 162 cattle going under Gary’s gavel that averaged 140.29p/kg. Clearing the £1500 barrier today was a Charolais cow making £1508 from Ballacutchel Farms, Isle of Man. Limousin cows made over 200p/kg from T & M Halhead, Priest Hutton grossing at £116.50 with other beef bred cows selling at 197p/kg and 189p/kg.

Dairy cows today saw cows sell to 147.5p/kg from BW & LM Kirkby, Wennington and S Kellet & Sons, Pilling or £1124.93 from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham, other dairy sold at 144.5p/kg. MRI cattle from Barlow Bros, Preston made 149.5p/kg or £1016.

OTM Heifers from EJ Ward& Sons, Intack sold to a top of 201.5p/kg for a Simmental. Stabiliser heifers from JA & R Geldard, Levens sold to 199.5p/kg and Limousins sold to 194.5p/kg from T & M Halhead. Friesian heifers sold to 164.5p/kg from WT Whitaker, Nether Kellet with others to 161.5p/kg from Wannop Farms, Heaton with Oxcliffe.

Cast steers topped at £125.83 for an Angus from Ballacutchel Farms with Limousins from Cowell & Moore, Wood Plumpton to £1220.40, with plenty of others over the £1000 mark.

A larger entry of cast bulls today with British Blues selling to a fast trade and topping at £1591 from MA & JA Winn, Burneside with others from Ballacutchel Farms to £1345 for a Charolais. Herefords from WG Farms, Cockerham sold to £1089 with all cast bulls averaging 147.27p/kg.

Calves & Stirks

Cracking off the day was calves with an entry of 98 selling to a red hot trade! Topping the market today was a terrific British Blue bull at £500 from regular supporter J & H Thornley, Roseacre. Other British Blue bulls today made £465 and £445 from JP & C Robson, Garstang. Wannops Farms Ltd, Heaton with Oxcliffe also getting over the £400 barrier with a British Blue at £405. Limousin bulls today topped at £425 for a shapely 2-month-old calf with others from the same good home making £345. Angus bulls also topped at £425 from FA Brown & Son, Burton in Kendal, who had other Angus bulls to £400. A consignment of Herefords from TE & MM Kidd, Ellel saw bulls at £275 and £265.

Heifer calves today saw trade as good as previous weeks with British Blues topping at £465, again, from J & G Thornley, Roseacre. Other Blues sold to £300 from V & EJ Chadwick & Sons, St Michaels. Limousin heifers topped at £305 from DJ Clarke Farming, Garstang. Aberdeen Angus heifers were very sought after today topping at £265 from Tom Barron Farms, Wood Plumpton who sold other at £250. TE & MM Kidd sold Herefords achieving the top price of £220, selling other well-reared calves at £215.

A smaller show of Friesian bulls today topped at £165 from AD & RL Milner, Claughton on Brock with others at £128 from T & CM Kelsall, Chipping. Smaller Friesian calves made between £55 and £65 today with plenty of buyers for those types.

More calves are required next week for our ever growing ringside of buyers.


Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Aberdeen Angus £1370 Grange Farm, £1360 Fairfield, Low Stanger Thwaite, £1350 Greenlands Farm, £1290 Downlands Farm. Charolais £1360 Ellers Farm, £1340 Kilburn House, £1200 The Old Stable, £1130 Little Crimbles. Shorthorn £1370, £1270 Yew Tree Farm. Simmental £1320 Thornton Barn Farm. British Blue £1290 Pasture House Farm, £1270 Lower Castle o Trim, £1200 Sandy Dean, £1180 Slack Farm. Blonde £1250, £1140 Daniel Fold Farm. Hereford £1190 Lower Castle o Trim, £1160 Barn Hill Farm, £1100 Hawkrigg End, £1070 Stubb Hall Farm, Pasture House Farm. Limousin £1170 Mount Murray, Low Stanger Thwaite, £1160 Cock Hall Farm, £1110 Ellers Farm, £1060 Daniel Fold Farm. Friesian £1130 Grizdale, Gale Garth, £1060 Moss House Farm, £1040 Grizdale, £1020 Downlads Farm. Saler £1100, £960, £920, £900 Elm Bank Farm. Bazadaise £1080 Ellers Farm. Welsh Black £1070 Shaws Farm, £1040 Foredales Farm. Muse Rhine Issel £940 Littlewood Hall Farm.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1310, £1270 Fairfield, £1190 Pilling Hal, £1160 Sowerby Lodge, £1120 Raw Head. Limousin £1230 Low Stanger Thwaite, £1160 Botton Hall Farm, £1050, £1030, £1000 Low Pleasant. British Blue £1200 Burnt House Farm, £1190 Greenlands Farm, £1170 Ellers Farm, £1140 Bainsbank Farm, Knowsley Farm. Shorthorn £1100 Yew Tree Farm, £1080, £1060 Barrowfield. Hereford £1070 Rowell Farm. Simmental £1020 Rowell Farm.


Limousin 201.5 Upp Hall, 189.5 Mount Murray, 171.5 New House Farm, 164.5 Mount Murray. Aberdeen Angus 197.5, 174.5 Mount Murray, 174.5 Upp Hall, 169.5 Mount Murray. Charolais 177.5 Mount Murray. Simmental 174.5 Mount Murray, 171.5 The Howes, 169.5 West Lynn, 167.5 Upp Hall, 157.5 Longlands. Stabiliser 164.5 Low Foulshaw Farm. Galloway 164.5 Mount Murray. Belgium Blue 161.5 Mount Murray, 144.5 Nook Farm. British Blue 154.5 Low Barrows Green, 149.5 High Underbrow Farm, 139.5 Low Barrows Green. Bazadaise 151.5 The Old Stable. Muse Rhine Issel 149.5 Littlewood Hall Farm. Fleckvieh 147.5, 141.5, 134.5 Holme Head. Friesian 147.5 Park House Farm, Pilling Hall, 144.5 Pilling Hall, Walkers I’th Fields. Montbeliarde 144.5, 141.5, 127.5 White Lund Farm. Hereford 139.5 Little Crimbles. Ayrshire 127.5, 124.5 Half Way House.

OTM Heifers

Simmental 201.5 Intack Farm. Stabiliser 199.5 Low Foulshaw Farm. Limousin 194.5 Upp Hall. Friesian 164.5 Lane Ends Farm, 161.5 Heaton Hall Farm, 159.5 Heaves Farm, 154.5 Park House Farm, 137.5

Cast Steers

Aberdeen Angus 214.5 Mount Murray, 194.5 Kilburn House, 159.5 Newsham Hall Farm. Galloway 169.5 Mount Murray. Limousin 169.5 Newsham Hall Farm. Shorthorn 159.5, 144.5 Elm Bank Farm. Friesian 159.5, 149.5, 134.5, 129.5 Newsham Hall Farm.

Cast Bull

Limousin 179.5 Mount Murray, 154.5 Thornbush Farm, 149.5, 109.5 Cobble Hey Farm. British Blue 169.5 High Underbrow, 137.5 Cobble Hey Farm. Aberdeen Angus 167.5 Trapp Farm, 134.5 Cobble Hey Farm. Charolais 149.5 Mount Murray. Stabiliser 149.5 Low Foulshaw Farm. Hereford 137.5 Lathwaite Farm, 129.5 Cobbley Hey. Simmental 129.5 Blackmoss Road.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £465 Derby Lodge Farm, £300 Sowerby Lodge, £295 Slack Farm, £260 Heaton Hall Farm, £255 Ambrose Hall Farm. Limousin £305, £250 Kellbrick Farm. Aberdeen Angus £265, £250 Ambrose Hall Farm, £245 Matshead Farm, £240 Eccleston Hall, £220 Matshead Farm. Hereford £220, £215, £205 Booth Hall.

Bull Calf

British Blue £500 Derby Lodge Farm, £465, £445 Roe Farm, £405, £385 Heaton Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus £425, £400 Half Way House, £375, £300 Walkers I’th Fields, £300 Ambrose Hall Farm. Limousin £425, £345 Kellbrick Farm, £340 Dockensall Farm, £325 Kellrbick Farm, £325 Kellbrick Farm. Hereford £275, £265, £195 Booth Hall. Friesian £165 Lane Head Farm, £128 Brown Brook, £125 Dockensall Farm, £110 Brown Brook.

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