Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 22nd May

Store Cattle

Flying Friday at Lancaster with stores peaking at £1290.

There was another good entry forward with the trade noticeably sharper with buyer’s keen to purchase with prime cattle prices rumoured to lift. It was the consignment from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland that topped the market selling Limousin and Charolais bullocks to £1290 with other Limousin bullocks selling to £1270. Angus bullocks topped at £1270 from GE Turner, Inglewhite this was closely followed by Limousins to £1250 from R & A Easterby, West House. Luing bullocks sold to £1240 from JC Dunning, Orton. British Blue bullocks topped at £1240 from R Escolme, Bay Horse with heifers from the same home selling to £1230. 15% of the cattle forward this week sold for £1200 or more. Black and white bullocks sold to a top of £1180 from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe.

There continues to be plenty of demand for all types of cattle with a bit of rain helping to freshen things up, seeing grazing cattle continue to be wanted. All cattle forward today averaged £1037.

Cast Cows

There was an increased entry of 121 forward selling to a flying trade with a very impressive market average 135p/kg.

It was Limousin cast cows that topped the market selling to 199.5p/kg twice from Ballacutchel Farms, Isle of Man. This was closely followed by Angus steers selling to 197.5p/kg from the same home. OTM Limousin heifers topped at 189.5p/kg twice from WK & R Harrison, Docker. There was plenty of beef cows selling between 155p/kg and 170p/kg with better ones exceeding that. Beef cows sold to a top price of £1195 for Limousins from RW & FJ Rhodes & Son, Quernmore. Plenty of other good beef cows sold in excess of the £1100 mark. Black and white heifers sold to a top of 154.5p/kg or £1112 from R & K Jenkinson, Pilling. Other OTM heifers well-fleshed OTM heifers selling around the 150p/kg.

Best black and white cows sold to a top of 144.5p/kg numerous times peaking at £1099 from L Burrow & Sons, Lower Tatham with others selling to £1054 from GR Park & Sons, Whinfell.

A few cast bulls forward this week saw young Simmental bulls sell to 179.5p/kg or £1382 from Barlow Bros, Croston. Bulls in the cow ring topped at £1392 for Beef Shorthorns from KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead with Angus bulls selling to £1380 from GB & EA Metcalfe, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Nineteen cattle in the cast cow ring sold in excess of £1000. OTM and Cast Cows continue to be required at Lancaster.

Calves & Stirks

The weekly sale of calves had an entry of 50 forward meeting plenty of demand and were well sold, once again. The market topped at £400 for British Blue heifer calves from WG Farms, Cockerham. British Blue bull calves twice topped at £355 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping and Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Angus bull calves peaked at £355 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham. This was closely followed by British Blue calves from WR Clarke & Partners, Yealand Redmayne selling heifers to £345 and bulls to £340. The consignment of Hereford calves from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green saw heifers sell to £340 and £295 and bulls from this farm sell to £310. There is plenty of demand for beef calves with more required each week.

Black and white bull calves topped at £115 and £105 from WN & D Smith & Son, Cockerham with Drinkall Bros twice selling black and white bull calves to £110.

There is a good entry of calves already entered for next week’s sale with more required. Next week also sees our monthly stirk sale with catalogue entries closing 2pm Monday 25th May.


Top Prices

Store Bullocks

LIMOUSIN: £1290, £1270 High House Farm, £1250 Fellside Farm, £1210, £1180 Whelpside Farm, £1170 Low Stanger Thwaite. CHAROLAIS: £1290 High House Farm, £1220, £1210, £1070, £1030 Kate Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1270 Scotch Green Farm, £1210 Outerthwaite Farm, £1200 Wyre Farm, £1190 Outerthwaite Farm, £1180 Intack Farm, Downlands Farm. CONTINENTAL: £1240, £1210, £1170, £1150 Low Chapel Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1240 Ivy Barn Spout House Farm, £1200 Tabley House Farm, £1140 Old Glasson Farm, £1100 Gale Garth, £1030 Boon Town Farm, £980 Ballacutchel Farms, £960 Low Fell End. HEREFORD: £1220 Gale Garth, £1200 Newsham Hall Farm, £1160 Tabley House Farm, £1080 Outerthwaite Farm, Gale Garth, Newsham all Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1180 Bensons Farm, £1080 Downlands Farm, £1060 Bensons Farm, £1050 Newsham Hall Farm, £1030 Downlands Farm, £880 Brow Foot Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1150 Staffords Farm, £1020 Old Glasson Farm, £1010 Ballacutchel Farms, £900 Corney Hill Farm, £830 Pilling Lane. SHORTHORN: £1140 Kays Farm, £1090 Hole House Farm, £890 Brow Foot Farm. SOUTH DEVEN: £1090, £810 Cinderbarrow Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1030 Kate Farm, £1020 Brow Foot Farm, £950, £920, £860 Herdman House Farm.

Store Heifers

BRITISH BLUE: £1230 Ivy Barn Spout House Farm, £1140 Low Stanger Thwaite, £1110 Corney Hill Farm, £1000 Windy Hill Farm, £980 Boon Town Farm, £800 Steel Croft. CHAROLAIS: £1200, £1120 Kate Farm, £1100 Ballacutchel Farms, £1020 Kate Farm, £980 Cinderbarrow Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1120 High House, Causeway Head Farm, £1100 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1090 Lower Stanger Thwaite, £1060 Ballacutchel Farms, £1050 Hall Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1120, £930 Kate Farm. HEREFORD: £1100 Kate Farm, £1080 Low Groves Farm, £1040 Middle Grange Farm, £970 High House Farm, £950 Corney Hill Farm, £900 Kirkbeck. ABERDEEEN ANGUS: £1090 Middle Grange Farm, £1040 High House, Downlands Farm, Cinderbarrow Farm, £970 Little Crimbles, Ballacutchel Farms. LONGHORN: £1060 Ballacutchel Farms. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1050 Ballacutchel Farms. STABILISER: £1000 Low Moor Head Farm. SHORTHORN: £870 Hole House Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £840 Corney Hill Farm.

OTM Cows

LIMOUSIN: 199.5 Ballacutchel Farms, 174.5 Low Moor Head Farm, 161.5, 154.5 Ballacutchel Farms. CHAROLAIS: 167.5 Lambrigg Park Farm. STABILISER: 159.5, 129.5 Park House Farms. BRITISH BLUE: 159.5 Sunny Bank Farm, 149.5 Thornton Barn Farm, 144.5, 134.5 St Annes Farm. SHORTHORN: 159.5 Gill Garth. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 154.5 Manor House Farm, 149.5 Barkin House Barn, 144.5 Ellers Farm, 139.5, 124.5 Ballacutchel Farms. SALERS: 151.5 Manor House Farm. CONTINENTAL: 151.5, 147.5 Ballacutchel Farms. MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: 147.5 Littlewood Hall Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 144.5 Holme Head, Mealbank Farm, 141.5 Low Deepslack, 139.5 Stauvins Farm, 137.5 Forton Hall Farm. SIMMENTAL: 144.5 Kate Farm, 129.5 Ballacutchel Farms, 124.5 Kate Farm. HEREFORD: 134.5 Ballacutchel Farms. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 129.5, 127.5 Holme Head, 121.5 Sandvilla, 119.5 Hillam Lane Farm. MONTBELIARDE: 101.5 Walkers I’th Fields. GALLOWAY: 99.5 Ballacutchel Farms.

OTM Heifers

LIMOUSIN: 189.5 Brookside, 179.5 Hazelslack Tower Farm, 149.5 Brookside. FLEKVIEH: 169.5, 164.5 High House. HEREFORD: 159.5, 151.5 Boundary House. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 154.5 Holmes Farm, 151.5 Brown Brook, 149.5 Forton Hall Farm, Derby Lodge Farm, 144.5 Forton Hall Farm. AYRSHIRE: 149.5 Half Way House. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 134.5 Sandvilla.

Cast Steer

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 197.5 Ballacutchel Farms. LIMOUSIN: 189.5, 159.5 Ballacutchel Farms. AYRSHIRE: 169.5 Newsham Hall Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 151.5 Thornton Barn Farm. SIMMENTAL: 129.5 Bradlow Farm.

Cast Bull

SIMMENTAL: 179.5 Littlewood Hall Farm. SHORTHORN: 129.5 Marshaw Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 119.5 Holme House Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 114.5 Crook Farm, 109.5 Park House Farm.

Heifer Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £400 Lathwaite Farm, £355 Catshaw Hall Farm, £345 Cinder Barrow, £330 Lathwaite Farm, £240 Newhouse Farm. STABILISER: £355 Beesleys Farm. HEREFORD: £340, £295, £270, £200 Sellerley Farm, £175 Slack Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £250 Tills Farm. LIMOUSIN: £245, £220, £170 Slack Farm. WELSH BLACK: £225 Brown Brook.

Bull Calves

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £355 Derby Lodge Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £355 Brown Brook, £340 Cinder Barrow, £330 Catshaw Hall Farm, £200 Cinder Barrow. HEREFORD: £310 Sellerley Farm, £280, £270 Catshaw Hall Farm, £250 Sellerley Farm. LIMOUSIN: £260 Rose Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £115 Cocker House Farm, £110 Catshaw Hall Farm, £105 Cocker House Farm, £78 Rose Farm, £70 Tills Farm.

Steer Calf

HEREFORD: £265 Lathwaite Farm. LIMOUSIN: £220, £210 Slack Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £60, £42 Farmdale Road.

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