Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 27th March

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of store cattle, sold under the new regulation’s due coronavirus, met a trade that saw the cattle sell beyond many seller’s expectations. We thank the vendors who put their trust in us to sell cattle on their behalf with vendors more than satisfied with prices achieved.

Leading the way was Limousin bullocks from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse selling to £1310. This was followed by Limousin bullocks from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton selling to £1270 and £1250. Fleckvieh bullocks peaked at £1260 from S Kellet & Sons, Pilling. Angus bullocks peaked at £1260 from G Sagar & Son, Caton followed by others to £1250 from R Escolme, Bay Horse. Simmental bullocks sold to £1240 from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet with Continentals to £1240 from J Lamb, Old Glasson and Norwegian Reds to the same price from J Prest & Son. Plenty more bullocks sold around the £1200 mark.

Heifers sold to a top of £1190 for British Blues from JS & KM Wilson & Son, Natland followed by other British Blues to £1170 from JB Moore, Grange over Sands. Angus heifers peaked at £1130 from J Hesketh, Hutton.

Black and white bullocks sold to a top of £1120 from EE Thornton & Sons.

Cast Cows

There was a much smaller offering of cast cows on offer this week with all buyers in attendance looking to purchase. We request vendors to pre-enter their OTM Cattle so that buyers can be advised and asked that all stock is forward by 10.15am. There was an overall market average of 106p/kg.

Leading the way today was Limousin cows selling to 141.5p/kg from JA & J Harper, Killington with other Limousin cows selling to £950 from T Allen & Co, Middleton. Dairy cows sold to a top of 199.5p/kg for Swedish Red Cows from D Hargreaves & Son, Kirkham with Black and White cows to 109.5p/kg or £787 from HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick.


There was an entry of 65 calves forward this week which were well bid for considering the current situation. Leading the way was British Blue bull calves selling to £300 from D Hargreaves & Son, Kirkham with other British Blue bulls selling to £205 from Richmond Hall Farm, Cockerham and J Hoggarth & Son, Slyne. Angus bull calves peaked at £240 from D Hargreaves & Son. The heifer trade peaked at £224 and £220 from J Hoggarth & Son. Plenty of beef calves easily sold in excess of the £200 mark.

Friesian bull calves sold to £95 and £80 from WB Casson & Sons, Nether Kellet with others to £80 from WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

LIMOUSIN: £1310 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1270, £1250 Downlands Farm, £1230 Intack Farm, £1090 Old Glasson Farm. FLEKVIEH: £1260 Pilling Hall, £1050 Hall Bank. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1260 New Parkside Farm, £1250 Ivy Barn Spout House, £1230 Intack Farm, £1220 Low Levens, £1130 Middle Grange Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1240 Intack Farm. CONTINENTAL: £1240 Old Glasson Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: £1240 Upper Foxholes Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1220 Ivy Barn Spout House, £1010 Mill House Farm, £940 Hall Bank, £800 Middle Ridge Farm. SHORTHORN: £1160 Upper Foxholes Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1120 Downlands Farm, £1080 Low Levens, £930 Barnfield Farm, £920 Staffords Farm, £910 Moss Gate Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1100 Masongill Hall. HEREFORD: £1050 Mill House Farm, £1030 Windy Hill Farm, £990 Outerthwaite Farm, £920 Middle Ridge Farm, £880 Old Glasson Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £970 Mill House Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £880 Masongill Hall.

Store Heifers

BRITISH BLUE: £1190 High House, £1170 Outerthwaite Farm, £1050 Middle Grange Farm, £1040 Windy Hill Farm, £1020 The Borrans. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1130 Middle Grange Farm, £1100 Low Levens, New Parkside Farm, £1060 Intack Farm, £1000 Outerthwaite Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1120 Higher Knowehill, £970 Downlands Farm, £910 Houlker Barn Farm, £900 Ancliffe Hall Farm, £840 Birks Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1060 High House. CHAROLAIS: £1040 Holme House, £860 Middle Ridge Farm. HEREFORD: £1030 Middle Grange Farm, £980 Holme House. PARTHENAIS: £700 Ivy Barn Spout House.


LIMOUSIN: 141.5 Capplethwaite Hall, 137.5 Thornfield Farm. CHAROLAIS: 129.5, 84.5 Capplethwaite Hall. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 119.5, 91.5 Poplar Grove Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 109.5, 94.5 Elm Tree Farm, 91.5 Poplar Grove Farm, 79.5, 59.5 Ancliffe Hall Farm.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £225, £220, £210, £205, £200 Belmont Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £135 Forton Hall Farm, £105 Tills Farm, £85, £70 Forton Hall Farm, £10 Arnside Tower Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £10 Cotes Farm. HEREFORD: £10, £5 Arnside Tower Farm.

Bull Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £300 Poplar Grove Farm, £250 Belmont Farm, Richmond Hall, £230 Belmont Farm, £220 Norbreck Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £240 Poplar Grove Farm, £230 Tills Farm, £200 Forton Hall Farm, Norbreck Farm, £195 Forton Hall Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £95 Cotes Farm, £80 Cocker House Farm, Cotes Farm, £72, £68 Cocker House Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £50 Poplar Grove Farm. HEREFORD: £15, £5 Arnside Tower Farm.

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