Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 15th May

Store Cattle

There was an increased entry of Store Cattle this week selling to a continued strong trade. It was British Blue steers from R & DM Rossall & Son, Pilling that topped that market at £1260 with British Blue heifers from the same home selling to £1240. This was closely followed by Limousin bullocks to £1220 from M Moorhouse, Grange over Sands with British Blue bullocks selling to £1200 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. Angus bullocks topped at £1200 from J & RE Baines, Dent with other Angus bullocks selling to £1190 from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet, KH & D Holden & Son, Pilling and R & E Ladds, Kendal. Angus heifers peaked at £1190 from A & P Hodgkinson, Stalmine. This was closely followed by Charolais heifers selling to £1180 from Ballacutchel Farms, Isle of Man and £1170 for Limousin from RW & EE Sudell & Son, Garstang. There were plenty more beef cattle selling in the eleven hundreds.

Black and white bullocks this week peaked at £1190 from EJ Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg. Other black and white bullocks sold to £1120 from JM & AG Swarbrick. Other dairy bullocks saw Montbeliardes sell to £1110 from J & JM Walmsley, Pilling.

Cast Cows

Cast Cows topped at £1464 at Lancaster.

There was another good entry of 107 cows forward selling to an overall market average of 125p/kg. Leading the way this week was a young Limousin cow from Ballacutchel Farms, Isle of Man selling to 194.5p/kg. This was closely followed by OTM Angus steers selling 191.5p/kg and 189.5p/kg or £1137 from C Hargreaves & Son, Overton. Closely following this was Saler heifers selling to 181.5p/kg from O Butler, Kirkham. British Blue cows sold to 171.5p/kg or £1171 from KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead. This was closely followed by a British Blue cow from JE & AC Clarke & Son, Melling selling to 169.5p/kg or a staggering £1464. Plenty of well-fleshed beef cows sold between 145p/kg and 160p/kg.

Black and white cows sold to a top of 134.5p/kg from L Burrow & Sons, Lower Tatham with a lot of well-fleshed dairy cows selling between 125p/kg and 130p/kg. The black and white cow section was topped by L Burrow & Sons, Lower Tatham selling to £1039 and £1038 with J Burrow & Son, Barton narrowly missing out on £1000 achieving £977. Plenty of dairy cows sold around the £900 mark.

Calves & Stirks

Dazzling new heights are met in the Stirk ring as 11 month old pure Limousin bulls sell to £1120 from W Salisbury, Kirkham with other Limousin bulls at the same age from the same home selling to £1100 and £1090. This was followed by yearling British Blue bullocks selling to £815 from MW & M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell. Angus bullocks peaked at £790 from FW Rhodes & Son, Ellel who sold British Blue bullocks to £740. Limousin bullocks sold to £760 from Alan Thompson, Carnforth with other Limousin bullocks to £740 from WJ & EA Woodhouse, Nateby. Yearling British blue heifers sold to £770 from T Ayrton & Son, Over Wyresdale with others selling to £720 from the same home. Plenty of other strong grazing type bullocks and heifers sold in the mid £600 plus.

Dairy bred bullocks sell to £625 from AJ Pye, Poulton le Fylde. There was a lot more younger autumn and winter born stirks on the market today regularly selling into the mid-five hundreds for nicer types. July and August born black and white bullocks twice topped at £425 from P Rossall, Claughton on Brook and R & A Jolleys, Cabus.

The next sale of stirks is Friday 29th May 2020 with cattle continue to be in strong demand.

The weekly sale of calves had 60 forward, once again, meeting plenty of demand. Leading the way this week was British Blue heifers from AJ & AJ Gibbons, St Michaels selling to £460 and £430. Also selling in excess of the £400 mark was British Blue heifers from CR & A Baxter & Son, Middleton selling to £455 with others from the same home achieving £400. Bull calves topped at £375 for Limousins from AJ & AJ Gibbons followed by Angus’ to £350 and £340 from the same home. Weaned Friesian bull calves sold to £250 from CR & A Baxter & Son, with Friesian bull calves on milk selling to £88 and £80 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale.

The calf demand remains strong with more required next week.


Top Prices

Store Bullocks

BRITISH BLUE: £1260 Abrahams Farm, £1200, £1180 Bensons Farm, £1090 Hall Farm, £1050 Foredales Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1220 Hampsfield Hall, £1160 Gale Garth, Upper Foxholes Farm, Low Levens, £1150 Ballacutchel Farms. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1200 Gale Garth, £1190 Intack Farm, Chestnut House Farm, Benson Hall, £1170 Gale Garth. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1190 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1150 Low Levens, £1120 Bensons Farm, £960 Low Deepslack, £940 Mill House Farm. HEREFORD: £1160 Ballacutchel Farms, £1120 High House Farm, £1090 Chestnut House CHAROLAIS: £1130 Ballacutchel Farms. SALERS: £1130, £1040 Yealand Manor. MONTBELIARDE: £1110 Staffords Farm, £840 Pilling Lane. SHORTHORN: £1100 Upper Foxholes Farm, £990 Herdman House Farm, £810 Shaws Farm. STABILISER: £1070, £1000 Higher Knowehill. SIMMENTAL: £1050, £870 Herdman House Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: £940 Staffords Farm. WELSH BLACK: £800 Shaws Farm. WHITE PARK: £790 Lower House.

Store Heifers

BRITISH BLUE: £1240 Abrahams Farm, £1190 Pasture House Farm, £1140 Blades Farm, £1090 Benson Hall, £1070 Low Stanger Thwaite. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1190 Bank Field Farm, £1090 Benson Hall, £1080 Brow Foot Farm, Kays Farm, £1070 Low Stanger Thwaite. CHAROLAIS: £1180, £1080 Ballacutchel Farms. LIMOUSIN: £1170 Kirkland Hall Farm, £1150, £1100, £1090 Ballacutchel Farms, £1090 High House Farm. HEREFORD: £990 Pasture House Farm, £940 Ballacutchel Farms, Parrox Hall Farm, £850 Benson Hall, £840 Black Bull Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £820 Hare Apple Tree, £760 Thursgill.


LIMOUSIN: 194.5 Ballacutchel Farms, 144.5 Marshaw Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 171.5 Marshaw Farm, 169.5 Cringleber, 159.5 High House Farm, 144.5, 139.5, 134.5 Cringleber. SIMMENTAL: 157.5 Longlands, 149.5 New House Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 154.5 Elm Bank Farm, 131.5 Brown Edge, 129.5 Well House Farm. CHAROLAIS: 149.5 New House Farm, 144.5 Brown Edge, 134.5 Yealand Manor. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 134.5 Mealbank. 129.5 Parrox Hall Farm, Barnfield Farm, Low Levens, Forton Hall Farm.

OTM Heifer

SALERS: 181.5 Elm Bank Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 181.5 Sunderland Brows Farm, 159.5 Elm Bank Farm, Sunderlands Brows Farm. LIMOUSIN: 179.5 Bank Field Farm. SHORTHORN: 157.5 Elm Bank Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 144.5, 129.5 High Barnes, 124.5 Crook Farm, 121.5, 119.5 Brown Brook. HEREFORD: 144.5, 131.5 Boundary House.

Cast Steer

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 191.5, 189.5 Sunderland Brows Farm, 181.5 Intack Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 169.5 Well House Farm. HEREFORD: 139.5 Ballacutchel Farms. SHORTHORN: 134.5 Elm Bank Farm.

Cast Bull

LIMOUSIN: 134.5 Brown Edge. SALERS: 111.5 Yealand Manor. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 109.5 Tunsteads Farm.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £460 Catteralls Farm, £455 New Brows Farm, £430 Catteralls Farm, £400 New Brows Farm, £380 Sowerby Lodge. LIMOUSIN: £340 Catteralls Farm, £250 Low Lingart. HEREFORD: £230 Arnside Tower Farm, £160 Sellerley Farm, £160, £155, £140 Arnside Tower Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £185 Tills Farm, £145 North Farm, £140 Norbreck Farm.

Bull Calves

LIMOUSIN: £375 Catteralls Farm, £235 Longlands. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £350, £340 Catteralls Farm, £290, £255, £205 Bailey Hey Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £330 Sowerby Lodge, £260 Heaton Hall Farm, Bailey Hey Farm, £240, £235 Heaton Hall Farm. HEREFORD: £290, £260, £220 Sellerley Farm, £190, £185 Arnside Tower Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £250 New Brows Farm, £88, £80 Tills Farm, £75 Sellerley Farm, £60 Bannister Farm. SIMMENTAL: £200 Sellerley Farm.

Bull Stirks

LIMOUSIN: £1120, £1100, £1090 Central Avenue, £465 Hare Apple Tree. BRITISH BLUE: £560 White Lund Farm, £550 Knotts Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £525 White Lund Farm, £520 Birch House Cottage, £480 White Lund Farm, £465 Hare Apple Tree. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £370 Sowerby Lodge, £340, £280 Lower Lingart.

Heifer Stirks

BRITISH BLUE: £770, £720 Yates Farm, £700, £630, £610 Tunstead Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £650, £630 Barrow Greaves Farm, £470 Tunstead Farm, £450 Marlholes Farm, £440 Birch House Cottage. LIMOUSIN: £610 Gibsons Farm, Southways, £470 Tunstead Farm, £430 Green Lane Farm, £410 Hare Apple Tree. SHORTHORN: £520 Lapwing Close. SIMMENTAL: £475 Tunstead Farm. HEREFORD: £450 Yates Farm.

Steer Stirks

BRITISH BLUE: £815 Swallowmire, £740 Barrow Greaves Farm, £560 Park Farm, £525 Tunstead Farm, £520 Toad Hall Farm Lodge. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £790 Barrow Greaves Farm, £620, £560 Boon Town Farm, £550 Toad Hall Farm Lodge, £510 Park Farm. LIMOUSIN: £760 Southways, £740, £680 Gibsons Farm, £620 Southways, £480 Hare Apple Tree. MONTBELIARDE: £625 Pilling Lane. HEREFORD: £550 Marlholes Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £425 Marlholes Farm, Lapwing Close, £380 Boon Town Farm, £370 Park Farm, £360 Boon Town Farm.

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