Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Store Cattle Sale - Friday 16th October

Lancaster Store Cattle Reach £1490 and Calves to £485

Calves and Weanlings

The weekly sale of Calves and Weanlings had an increased entry of 93 forward. A wide selection of types of calves were on offer this week to suit all those looking to purchase. Once again plenty of top quality British Blue calves were selling in excess of the £400 mark. Leading the way this week was the consignment from J & G Thornley, Kirkham selling to £485 and £420 with heifers. British Blue bull calves sold to a top of £430 and £420 from AJ & AJ Gibbons, St Michaels on Wyre with heifers from the same home selling to £375 and £365. Charolais bull calves sold to £380 and £365 twice from the Sutcliffes, Cockerham whom sold Charolais heifers to £340 twice. Angus bull calves sold to £355 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham with Lawsons Farm, Cockerham selling to £350 and £340. Native bull calves continue to meet plenty of demand with native heifers slightly easier this week. Black and white bull calves sold to a top of £90 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale.

A handful of stirks and Weanlings saw Angus steers selling to £640 from Tom Barron Farms, Woodplumpton. Weanling Angus bull calves sold to £455 and regularly in the early four hundreds from JK & B Birkett & Son, Morecambe.

Store Cattle

Lancaster once again had an entry in excess of 300 store cattle forward. The short keep cattle continue to be in stronger demand with larger numbers of store cattle forward everywhere. Medium keep cattle were a slightly easier trade. Leading the way was the consignment from TJ Llloyd, Settle selling Charolais and Shorthorn bullocks to £1490 with Herefords from the same home selling to £1400. There were plenty of heavy weight bullocks selling in excess of the £1300. Limouisn steers from AM Jennings and Son, Kendal sold to £1370 and £1300. Other Limousin steers sold to £1360 from RH Dodgson, Burton in Lonsdale and £1340 from TJ Llloyd, Settle. Hereford bullocks sold to £1360 from S Kellet and Son, Pilling. Other Hereford bullocks sold to £1340 from JD & GM Bracken, Catterall with British Blues from the same consignment selling to £1330 and Simmentals at £1320. Heifers sold to a top of £1290 for Simmentals from EW & CR Clegg and Sons, Stalmine. With plenty of strong well fleshed heifers selling in the mid to late eleven hundreds.

Dairy bullocks peaked at £1270 for Montbeliarde from S Kellet and Son, Pilling with Black and Whites selling to £1260 from KH Knowles, Inskip with Flekvieh bullocks to £1160 from H Birkett & Son, Overton. Strong bullocks sold in excess of the £1000.

Cull Cows

The cast cow trade in Lancaster was slightly easier but once again Lancaster saw a stronger trade then many other local outlets and continues to be the place to market your OTM cattle. An entry of 119 sold to an overall Market average of 118p/kg.

Lancaster continues to offer a strong trade for OTM cattle. Heifers sold to a top of 214.5p/kg for Limousins from T & S Blades, Keerholme grossing £1096. Shorthorn heifers sold to 197.5p/kg from JM Capstick, Ashton with Stodday selling to £1232. The consignment of cattle from WS Burrow and Sons, Silverdale sold Limousin bullocks to 191.5p/kg and heifers to 189.5p/kg topping at £1053. Dairy cast steers sold to 181.5p/kg from J & H Bland and Son, Levens with the consignment selling to £1341 and £1322. Well meated OTM black and white heifers were often sellijg in excess of 150p/kg topping at £1104 from AT Burrow & Son, Gressingham. The best Dairy cast cows sold to over the 130p/kg mark topping at £1008 from H Halhead and Son, Nether Kellet

Top Prices

Heifer Calves: BRITISH BLUE: £485, £420 Derby Lodge Farm, £375, £365 Catteralls Farm, £345 Lathwaite Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £370 Ambrose Hall Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £340 Lathwaite Farm, £280, £240 Knowsley Farm. LIMOUSIN: £275, £200, £130 Kellbrick Farm, £175 Bailey Hey Farm. HEREFORD: £230, £210, £200 Sellerley Farm. SIMMENTAL: £205 Sellerley Farm. WELSH BLACK: £160 Catteralls Farm. SHORTHORN: £145, £100 Cote Farm.
Bull Calves: LIMOUSIN: £510 Ambrose Hall Farm, £295, £260, £255 Kellbrick Farm, £150 Cotestone Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £455, £405, £400, £380 White Lund Farm, £335 Derby Lodge Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £430, £420, £380 Catterallls Farm, £255 Sweetings Farm, £235 Bailey Hey Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £380, £365, £350, £330 Lathwaite Farm. HEREFORD: £230, £200 Sellerley Farm. MONTBELIARD: £220 Lathwaite Farm. SHORTHORN: £140 Cote Farm. FRIESIAN: £90, £78, £75, £70, £60 Catshaw Hall Farm.

OTM COW: ABERDEEN ANGUS: 1031.25 High Hallbeck, 835.28, 717 Hill Top Farm, 637.77 Manor House Farm, 515.45 Bruntscar Farm. FRIESIAN: 1008.45 Lawsons Farm, 913.83 West Hall, 900.14 High Snab, 882.30 Docker Farm, 874.74 Cocker House Farm. MONTBELIARD: 948.75 Walkersi’th Fields. LIMOUSIN: 962.50 Swallowmire, 954.42 Bruntscar Farm, 940.36 Manor House Farm, 862.15p Aikengill, 774.41 Thornton Hall. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 898.73, 750.83, 526.13 Walkersi’th Filed, 794.68, 391.14 Hillam Lane Farm, BRITISH BLUE: 865.06 Manor House Farm, 531.91, 368.35 Toddgill Farm. SHORTHORN: 985.88, 828.75, 668.01 Manor House Farm, 674.45 Cobble Hey Farm. SIMMENTAL: 855.40 Docker Farm. JERSEY/GUERNSEY: 796.80 Sellerley Farm. FLEKVIEH: 735.90, 657 Lawrence House. HEREFORD: 597.74 Cobble Hey Farm.

OTM Heifers: SHORTHORN: 1232.40, 1174.90 Brantbeck Farm. FRIESIAN: 1104.44, 1042.88 High Snab, 1042.88 Kitchen Ground Farm, 927 Cocker House Farm, 888.62 West Hall. LIMOUSIN: 1096.10 Hill Top Farm, 1049.83 Gilbraltar Farm, 823.05 Swallowmire. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 669.60, 669.34 Cliftons Farm.

Cast Steer: MONTBELIARD: 1341.29 Ninezergh. NORWEGIAN RED: 1322.27 Ninezergh. LIMOUSIN: 1053.25, 966.45 Gibraltar Farm. FRIESIAN: 1167.95 Low Deepslack, 1099.35 Gilbratar Farm.

Cast Bull: ABERDEEN ANGUS: 836.59 Cobble Hey Farm. FRIESIAN: 754.99 Cobble Hey Farm.
Store Cattle BULLOCKS: CHAROLLAIS: £1490 11 Proctors Row, £1340, £1020 Kate Farm, £1230 New Ridge Farm, £1140 Moss Croft. SHORTHORN: £1490 11 Proctors Row. HEREFORD: £1400, £1090 11 Proctors Row, £1360, £1270 Pilling Hall, £1340 Greenlands Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1370, £1300 Must Hill, £1360 Kilburn House, £1340 11 Proctors Row, £1290 Greenways. BRITISH BLUE: £1330 Greenlands Farm, £1300 Stubb Hall Farm, £1240, £1180 North Farm, £1230 Birch Croft. SIMMENTAL: £1320 Greenlands Farm, £840 Parrox Hall Farm. MONTBELIARD: £1270 Pilling Hall. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1260 Yew Tree Farm, £1190 New Elmridge Farm, £1180 Little Town Farm, £1180 Summerlands, £1180 Snub Snape Farm. FRIESIAN: £1260 Lower House, £1130 Pilling Hall, £1100 Grizedale, £1000 Downlands Farm, £980 Spital Farm. FLEKVIEH: £1160 North Farm, £920 Hall Bank SOUTH DEVON: £1090 North Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £770 Sunderland Brows Farm, £770 Bradley Farm. BLONDE: £770 Old Hall Farm.

HEIFERS: SIMMENTAL: £1290 Yew Tree Farm, £1160 Lower House, £1140, £1080 High House, £920 Brow Foot Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1190 Endmoor Farm, £1080 Lower House, £1060 Stubbins Farm, £1000 Bradley Farm, £970 High House. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1180 Must Hill, £1180 Lower House, £1110 Bainsbank Farm, £1090 Little Town Farm, £1070 Low Strangerthwaite. LIMOUSIN: £1020 Brantbeck Farm, £1000 Must Hill, £990 Southways, £960 Cinderbarrow Farm, £940 Bradley Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £1140 High House. HEREFORD: £1110 Lower House, £1000 Old Hall Farm, £980 Brow Foot Farm, £940 Old Hall Farm, £740 Herdman House Farm. SHORTHORN: £1000 Herdman House Farm. WELSH BLACK: £940, Brow Foot Farm. BAZADAISE: £970 High House. PARTHENAIS: £900 Brow Foot Farm. BLONDE: £770 Old Hall Farm.

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