Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 10th July

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of cattle commenced with a 9-year-old Simmental cow with a 4-month-old Simmental heifer calf at foot on behalf of the late JH Gardner, Pilling which sold to a very competitive price of £1480.

There was a full compliment of Store Cattle buyers present today keen to secure additional stock ensuring a fast trade for all cattle forward today. Steers sold to £1360 for Angus’ from G Sagar & Son, Caton with a Limousin x to £1340 from WS Burrow & Sons, Silverdale with £1300 achieved for an Angus x from R & E Ladds, Kendal and British Blues from WS Burrow & Son. Plenty of strong short keep steers sold in excess of £1200 with over half the entry selling in excess of £1100. Several younger steers forward today sold to £1080 for Simmentals from the late JH Gardner who sold others at £1010. Limousin steers sold to £1000 from MA & JA Winn, Burneside with 12-month-old pure Herefords selling at £750 from JC Fawcett & Son, Barnace. Dairy bred steers sold to a top of £1100 from EJ Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg with others at £1080 from GE & AP Hewitt, Cockerham and £1050 from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton.

Heifers today sold to £1240 for Angus’ from G Sagar & Son, Caton with L Parsons & Son, Levens achieving £1220 also for Angus’ followed JG & BJ Escolme, Killington also achieving £1220 for British Blues. Over half the entry of heifers sold in excess of £1050.

Several store bulls sold to £920 for 12-mont-old Blondes from K Brookes, Cockerham with Angus’ selling to £720 from O & H Melling, Kirkham who also sold Fleckviehs at £710.

Cast Cows

The weekly sale of Cull cows saw a very competitive trade for all classes and types with an overall market average for cull cows being 129.5p/kg with two thirds of the sale being dairy cows. An Aberdeen Angus cow from J & MM Cliffe, Forton lead todays sale at an impressive 184.5p/kg with a further three beef cows selling in excess of 160p/kg from JE Bracken, St Michaels and J & F Nutter, Clitheroe. Other well-fleshed beef cows regularly sold between 140-150p/kg with keen buyer interest in beef cows for further finishing.

Dairy bred cows sold to 159.5p/kg for a Fleckvieh from JC & E Mason, Levens with a Holstein Friesian selling at 149.5p/kg from RT Halhead, Cockerham. Other well-fleshed dairy cows regularly selling at 132-148p/kg with mediums 125-130p/kg with parlour type cows 105-115p/kg.

Top grossing cow today was £1208 for a Holstein Friesian from Lawson Dairy Ltd, Cockerham with a Limousin x from JE Bracken very close behind at £1205 with J & F Nutter selling a British Blue at £1202. Today seven cows sold over £1100 with 18 over £1000.

OTM Heifers sold to 204.5p/kg on two occasions from Limousins from RH & RA Fawcett, Carnforth with an Angus x selling to 181.5p/kg from Messrs Hey & Sons, Quernmore. OTM Dairy heifers sold to 167.5p/kg from J Burrow & Son, Barton with others to 164.5p/kg from WN & D Smith & Son and 195.5p/kg from D & E Monk, Bispham. Top-grossing heifer was £1165 for a Limousin from RH & RA Fawcett with Holstein Friesians selling to £1093 from WN & D Smith & Son.

OTM Steers sold to 204.5p/kg on two occasions for a Limousin from RH & RA Fawcett and a Shorthorn from R & EA Gardner, Brigsteer. Top-grossing OTM steer at £1168 was Shorthorn from R & EA Gardner with all five steers selling in excess of £1000.

A couple of bulls forward today sold to 129.5p/kg for an Angus from FA Brown & Son, Carnforth and a Hereford selling to £1218 from JC Fawcett & Son, Barnacre.

Calves & Stirks

The weekly sale of calves and weanlings had the smallest entry seen for a long time in Lancaster with more desperately required to fulfil the strong demand we have at Lancaster. British Blue bull calves twice sold to a top of £480 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham closely followed by £475 for British Blue bull calves from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Also selling in excess of the £400 was Simmental steers calves from WG farms, Cockerham selling to £405 whom sold Charolais bull calves to £380.

Native calves saw Hereford bulls sell to £320 and £310 from DH & M Kellet and Sons, Thurnham. The heifer trade peaked at £300 for Charolais from WG farms, Cockerham. No beef calves sold under £240 in Lancaster this week, as more calves are wanted. Once again, black and white calves in strong demand for all sizes. Topping this week was Drinkall Bros selling a 36-day-old bull to £200 with others from the same home to £150 and £145. Wallbank farms, Over Wyresdale sold to £150 and £145 twice.

A selection of stirks topped at £575 and £570 for six-month-old British Blue steers from Sam Ashcroft, Euxton with heifers selling to £510. Black and white steers sold to £455 from D Atkinson, Quernmore.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1360 New Parkside Farm, £1300 Benson Hall, £1220 New Elmridge Farm, £1190 Old Glasson Farm, £1120 Ellers Farm, £1110 Old Glasson Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1340 Gibraltar Farm, £1200 Cracalt Farm, £1160 Old Glasson Farm, £1120 Downlands Farm, £1080 Barnfield Farm, Cock Hall Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1300 Gibraltar Farm, £1250 Cracalt Farm, £1240 Pasture House Farm, Low Stanger Thwaite, £1190 Moss Head, £1180 Cragg Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1280 Kilburn House, £1150 West View Farm, £1080, £11010, £870, £860 Moss Cottage. HEREFORD: £1160 Godson House Farm, £1110 Foredales Farm, £900 Hawkrigg End, £750 Heald Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1100 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1080 Grizdale, £1050, £1030 Downlands Farm, £1020 Old Glasson Farm, £1000 Brow Foot Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1050 Cock Hall Farm, £1040 Cragg Farm. MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: £1030 Littlewood Hall Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1000, £970, £810 Herdman House Farm. CHAROLAIS: £960 Moss Cottage. BROWN SWISS: £910 Lambrigg Head Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £870 Bradley Farm. BELTED GALLOWAY: £830 Moss Cottage. FLEKVIEH: £780 Ellers Farm.

Store Heifers

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1240 New Parkside Farm, £1220 Low Levens, £1180 Ellers Farm, £1150 New Parkside Farm, £1140 Rowell Farm, £1120 Intack Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1220 Low Stanger Thwaite, £1210, £1140 Pasture House Farm, £1140 Lynwood, £1040 Hawkrigg End, £980 Windy Hill Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1160 Lowgill Farm, £1070 Moss Head, £1050 Lowgill Farm, £1020 Downlands Farm, £910 Sykes Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: £1050, £1040, £870 Holme Head. FLEKVIEH: £1050, £1040 Holmes Head, £940 Netherbeck Barn. HEREFORD: £1020 Rowell Farm, £1010 Stubb Hall Farm, £750 Hawkrigg End. SIMMENTAL: £980 Lee End Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £880 Holme Head.

Store Bulls

BRITISH BLUE: £1090 Wood Nook Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £920 Herdman House Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £720 Grange Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £710, £650 Grange Farm. FLEKVIEH: £710 Grange Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £650 Grange Farm.

OTM Cows

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 184.5 Bowlands Gardens. LIMOUSIN: 169.5, 164.5 New House Farm, 129.5 Black Bull Cottage, 99.5 Yates Farm, 89.5 Sella Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 164.5 Manor Farm. FLEKVIEH: 159.5 Lawrence House. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 149.5 Catshaw Hall Farm, Norbreck Farm, 147.5 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, 147.5, 144.5, Sweetings Farm, 144.5 Bank End Farm. HEREFORD: 149.5, 147.5 Little Crimbles, 129.5 Black Bull Cottage. MONTBELIARDE: 144.5 Narrow Gate Farm, 119.5 Birkland Barrow, 109.5 Lawrence House. AYRSHIRE: 144.5 Narrow Gate Farm, 137.5 Rose Hill, 131.5, 121.5 Half Way House, 119.5 Rose Farm, Half Way House. SHORTHORN: 131.5, 121.5, 109.5 Abbots Reading Farm. GALLOWAY: 121.5, 119.5 Birks Lane. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: 99.5 Salisbury Road.

OTM Heifers

LIMOUSIN: 204.5 Green Dragon Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 181.5 Higher Hollinhead Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 167.5 Tunsteads Farm, 164.5 Cocker House Farm, 159.5 Tunsteads Farm, Cocker House Farm, Bannister Farm, 157.5 Lathwaite Farm. CHAROLAIS: 164.5 New House Farm. HEREFORD: 139.5 Little Crimbles. MONTBELIARDE: 127.5 Lathwaite Farm.

Cast Steers

LIMOUSIN: 204.5 Green Dragon Farm. SHORTHORN: 204.5, 194.5 Barrowfield. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 179.5 Gibraltar Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 179.5 Black Bull Cottage.

Cast Bulls

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 129.5 Half Way House. HEREFORD: 119.5 Heald Farm.

Heifer Calves

CHAROLAIS: £300 Lathwaite Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £260, £240 Bailey Hey Farm.

Bull Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £480 Derby Lodge Farm, £475 Catshaw Hall Farm, £300, £295 Bailey Hey Farm. CHAROLAIS: £380 Lathwaite Farm. HEREFORD: £320, £310 Boundary House. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £270 Bailey Hey Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £200, £150 Catshaw Hall Farm. £150, £145 Tills Farm, £145 Catshaw Hall Farm.

Steer Calf

SIMMENTAL: £405 Lathwaite Farm.

Heifer Stirk

BRITISH BLUE: £510 Rose Hill Farm. HEREFORD: £440 The Bungalow.

Steer Stirk

BRITISH BLUE: £575, £570 Rose Hill Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £455, £350 The Bungalow.

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