Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 17th July

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle had exactly 200 forward which sold to impressive market average of £1052. There were some fantastic prices achieved with the market today peaking at £1410 for British Blue bullocks from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with other British Blue bullocks selling to £1350 from L & A Duckett, Higher Bartle. Native cattle saw Angus sell to top of £1370 from M & E Forshaw & Son, Longridge with other Angus bullocks selling to £1330 from K & D Woodhouse, Ellel and £1310 from TJ Robinson, Milnthorpe. Beef Shorthorn bullocks sold to a top of £1340 from GR & A Foy, Conder Green. Also selling in excess of the £1300 mark was Simmental bullocks at £1330 from WS Burrow & Sons, Silverdale with Simmental and Limousin bullocks from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet selling to £1300. There was numerous more pens of bullocks selling in the mid to late twelve hundreds.

The heifer trade peaked at £1240 for a pen of four Angus’ from KH & D Holden & Son, Pilling with another pen of four Angus heifers selling to £1200. A pair of Angus heifers from M & E Forshaw sold to £1200. Plenty of strong heifers sold in the mid to late eleven hundreds.

Dairy bullocks saw black and whites sell to £1180 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with Montbelairdes and Swedish Red Bullocks selling to £1140. Other notable prices for black and white bullocks from ID Bailey & Son, Catforth.

Cast Cows

The weekly sale of cast cows at Lancaster had a slightly smaller entry of 96 forward selling to a very impressive overall market average of 140p/kg. More cast cows are required each week with buyers to suit all specifications of cattle.

OTM heifers sold to a top of 224p/kg or £1230 from M & L Preece, Carnforth. Lancaster continues to have a strong demand for OTM cast steers with Limousins selling to 204.5p/kg or £1098 from RH & RA Fawcett, Burton closely followed by Herefords to 194.5p/kg from DH & M Kellet & Sons, Thurnham with Friesian bullocks topping at 189.5p/kg or £1099 from WS Burrow & Sons, Silverdale. Top price cast steer this week £1329 for an Angus from PG Thornton, Scorton. OTM black and white heifers sold to 174.5p/kg from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe with black and white OTM heifers peaking at £1098 and £1080 from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton.

Cast cows this week peaked at 177.5p/kg from R Bryan, Warrington with other beef cows to 169.5p/kg from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale with a Limousin. Plenty of beef cows this week sold between 155p/kg and 165p/kg. Beef cows this week topped at an impressive £1447 for an Angus from R & J Parkinson, Preesall.

Best OTM Dairy cows sold to a top of 149.5p/kg from R & AF Bolland & Sons, Ellel, AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel and SW & K Metcalfe, Whittington with a large number of more well-fleshed dairy cows selling in the mid 140p/kg range. Dairy cows sold to a top price per head of £1187 from A & FM Bolland & Sons, closely followed by £1134 from Wannop Farms, Heaton with Oxcliffe with other noteable prices being £1091 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel and an impressive more 8 dairy cows grossing in excess of £1000. All dairy cows forward averaged 128.44p/kg.

There was just one cast bull forward that sold to 137.5p/kg or £1254 for a Charolais from Messrs Kirkby & Longworth, Ulpha.

Calves & Stirks

There was a much-improved entry of 113 Calves & Stirks at Lancaster that saw something to suit all buyers and requirments. Leading the way this week was J & G Thornley, Kirkham selling Angus bull to £435 who sold British Blue bulls selling to £430 and heifers to £390. Other Angus bull calves sold to £420 from G & ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel who sold British Blue bulls to £405 and £400. This was closely followed by £415 by AD & R Milner, Claughton on Brock with British Blue bulls with heifers from JP & C Robson, Catterall sell to £410 three times. Charolais bull calves peaked at £410 from JE & S Seedall, Mellor with Limousin bull calves to £405 and £390 from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall. Many more strong beef calves sold in the mid to late three hundreds with plenty of young beef calves mid to late two hundreds.

There continues to be a very strong demand for black and white bull calves with a lot more on the market today. Weaned black and white calves sold to £250 from Messrs Hey & Sons, Quernmore with rearing calves to £162 from AB & J Parkinson & Sons, Out Rawcliffe. £160, £140 and £135 was achieved from WN & D Smith & Sons, Cocker House with JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green selling to £140.

There was a handful of stirks on offer this week that saw British Blue heifers sell to £610 and £600 from S Ashcroft, Euxton with Hereford bullocks from the same home selling to £570.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

BRITISH BLUE: £1410 Bensons Farm, £1350 Tabley House Farm, £1310 Bensons Farm, £1270 Parkside Farm, £1240 Gibraltar Farm, £1150 Lower House. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1370 Little Town Farm, £1330 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1310 Rowell Farm, £1270 Raw Head, £1260 Ellers Farm, Chestnut House Farm. SHORTHORN: £1340 Parkside Farm, £820 Kendal House Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1330 Gibraltar Farm, £1300 Intack Farm, £1080 Low Fell End, £1000, £950 Herdman House Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1300 Intack Farm, £1230 Ellers Farm, £1200 Gibraltar Farm, £1190 Ellers Farm, £1160 Old Glasson Farm, £1120 Downlands Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1260 Corney Hill Farm, £1090 Yealand Manor, £1080 Corney Hill Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1180 Bensons Farm, £1100 Betts Farm, £1040 Hallbeck, £1010 Downlands Farm, Staffords Farm. SALERS: £1170 Yealand Manor. HEREFORD: £1140 Old Glasson Farm, Ellers Farm, £990 Greenalls Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1140 Bradley Farm, £1000 Sunderland Brows Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £1140 Bradley Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1110, £1030 Cock Hall Farm, £940 Low Groves Farm.

Store Heifers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1240 Chestnut House Farm, £1200 Little Town Farm, Middle Grange Farm, £1160 Betts Farm, £1150 Rowell Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1150 Burnt House Farm, £1070 Hawkrigg End, £950 Cinderbarrow Farm, £830 Lee End Farm. HEREFORD: £1120, £1080 Brow Foot Farm, £1000 Old Hall Farm, £990 Hill House Farm, £890 Windy Hill Farm, £870 Hawkrigg End. SHORTHORN: £1100 Marshaw Farm, £1090 Rowell Farm, £1040 Marshaw Farm, £860, £790, £640 Bouthwaite Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1090 Causeway Head Farm, £1070 Stubb Hall Farm, Hill House Farm, £980 Cinderbarrow Farm, £950 Farleton House, £890 Cinderbarrow Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1020 Langthwaite Heights. SIMMENTAL: £1010 Low Fell End. CONTINENTAL: £860, £840, £830, £790, £740 Causeway Head Farm. STABILISER: £850 Low Fell End. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £780 Kenlis Road.

OTM Cows

LIMOUSIN: 177.5 Ballam Farm, 169.5 Yates Farm, 154.5 Cliftons Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 164.5 Springfield House, 151.5 Forgelands Estate, 149.5 The Howes. BRITISH BLUE: 164.5 Capplethwaite Hall, 151.5 Beck House, 149.5 Capplethwaite Hall, Common Farm, 144.5 Beck House. CHAROLAIS: 159.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 149.5 Walkers I’th Fields, Yeat House, Holme House, Green Dragon Farm, 147.5 Spital Farm, Holme House. STABILISER: 149.5 Common Farm. HEREFORD: 144.5 Boundary House, 141.5 Moss View. MONTBELIARDE: 144.5 Narrow Gate Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: 139.5 Lathwaite Farm. SHORTHORN: 130 Ballam Farm. AYRSHIRE: 127.5 Bolton Fold Farm, 114.5, 99.5 Half Way House. CONTINENTAL: 124.5 Moss House Farm, 117.5 Kendal House Farm.

OTM Heifers

LIMOUSIN: 224.5 High House Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 174.5 North Farm, 171.5 Downlands Farm, 171.5, 169.5 Heaton Hall Farm, 161.5 Downlands Farm. AYRSHIRE: 169.5 Rose Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 164.5 Hatters Farm, 139.5 Lathwaite Farm.

Cast Steer

LIMOUSIN: 204.5 Green Dragon Farm. HEREFORD: 194.5 Boundary House. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 189.5 Gibraltar Farm, 174.5, 171.5 Boundary House, 159.5 Staffords Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 144.5 Cliftons Farm. CHAROLAIS: 144.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 124.5 Lower House.

Cast Bull

CHAROLAIS: 137.5 Sella Farm.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £410 Roe Farm, £390 Derby Lodge Farm, £360 Tunstall Hall, Roe Farm. LIMOUSIN: £390, £350 Mearsbeck Farm. HEREFORD: £300 Tunstall Hall, £235 Sellerley Farm. SIMMENTAL: £250 Sellerley Farm, £245 Heaton Hall Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £190 Bailey Hey Farm, £150 Sweetings Farm, £110 Forgelands Estate.

Bull Calves

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £435 Derby Lodge Farm, £420 Boldens Farm, £360 Derby Lodge Farm, £245 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, £235 Heaton Hall Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £430 Derby Lodge Farm, £425 Tunstall Hall, £415 Lane Head Farm, £405, £400 Boldens Farm, £385 Tunstall Hall. CHAROLAIS: £410 Bolton Fold Farm. LIMOUSIN: £405, £390 Tunstall Hall. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £250 Higher Hollinhead Farm, £162 Liscoe Farm, £160, £140 Cocker House Farm, £140 Sellerley Farm, £135 Cocker House Farm.

Steer Calves

SIMMENTAL: £410, £300 Mearsbeck Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £400, £370 Mearsbeck Farm. LIMOUSIN: £380 Higher Hollinhead Farm.

Heifer Stirk

BRITISH BLUE: £610, £600, £565, £560 Rose Hill Farm. HEREFORD: £360 Sellerley Farm.

Steer Stirk

HEREFORD: £570, £390 Rose Hill Farm. HOSLTEIN FRIESIAN: £340 Sellerley Farm.

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