Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Store Cattle Sale - Friday 23rd October

Calves and Weanlings
Lancaster weekly sale of calves and weanlings had another good offering of 84 forward this week. Good quality calves continue to be a strong trade with more demand for them this week. Smaller calves were an easier trade especially native heifers with a large amount of them in the market today.

The sale topped at £475 for British Blue bull calves from GJ Dugdale, Barton who sold British Blue heifers to £465. Weanling British Blues saw bulls sell to £440, £420 and £405 from G & ME Woodhouse, Ellel. British Blue heifer calves sold to £350 twice from JP & C Robson, Garstang. The native calf trade peaked at £360 for an Angus bull calf from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with Hereford bull calves to £345 and £325 from TE & M Kidd, Ellel. There were plenty of beef calves selling in the mid two hundreds to the early three hundreds.

Black and white bull calves sold to a top of £145 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with others selling to £100 from WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham.

Store Cattle
The weekly sale of store cattle saw 300 cattle through the ring with an improved trade on the previous week, selling to increased buying power at the ring side.

Topping the trade today was a Simmental steer at £1400 from a regular Friday sale supporter EW & CR Clegg & sons of Stalmine, not far behind was JA & LP Wilson of Millom also with a Simmental steer at £1320. Angus steers topped at £1210 from H & J A Gorst, Calder Vale with another to £1170 from J M & K E Ellis, Kendal with an average of £1060 for all Angus steers.

Limousin steers topped at £1290 from J A & L R Wilson, Millom with others to £1290 from W S Burrow, Silverdale.

Charollais topped at £1110 from H J & L C Lund, Quernmore while British Blues topped at £1180 for four well fed steers from M Shepherd & Sons Pilling. Herefords today topped at £1180 from T & E Burrow Slyne, with Friesian types topping at £1190 from G R Parkinson, Whinfell with others at £1160 from J S Clarke & Sons, Catforth. Montbeliardes topped at £1110 from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham.

Store heifers today topped at £1160 with British Blues from D J & A L Sutcliffe, Winmarleigh, with other Blues to £1110 from G P Stott, Claughton on Brock. Limousin heifers topped at £1140 from JG & BJ Escolme, Killington. Aberdeen Angus heifers are always good to sell at Lancaster topping at £1140 from ID Bailey & Sons, Catforth.

Cull Cows
A very similar cast cow and OTM cattle trade at Lancaster today, with once again a competitive trade for all types of cattle forward. Shorthorn OTM heifers from GR & A Foy, Conder Green sold to 189.5p/kg or £1288 with British Blue heifers from the same home selling to £1283 and £1228. Other Shorthorn heifers grossed at £1250 from JM Capstick, Ashton with Stodday. Beef cast cows sold to a top of 159.5p/kg or £1141 for a Limousin from JE Bracken, St Michaels.

Dairy cattle saw OTM Flekvieh heifers selling to 164.5p/kg or £1047 from R Packham and Son, Docker with plenty of well fleshed heifers selling between 155p/kg and 160p/kg. Dairy cows sold to 131.5p/kg from AW & AM Park & Son, Ellel with plenty of well fleshed dairy cows selling between 125p/kg-130p/kg. There was an overall market average of 117p/kg.

Top Prices

CALVES: HEIFER: BRITISH BLUE: £465, £400 Beesleys Farm, £350 Roe Farm, £270 Belmont Farm. HEREFORD: £310, £190, £170 Booth Hall, £190, £165 Sellerley Farm LIMOUSIN: £290 Newhouse Farm, £110 Cotestone Farm. SIMMENTAL: £205, £195, £145 Sellerley Farm ABERDEEN ANGUS: £145, £130, £110 Hillam Lane Farm.

BULLS: BRITISH BLUE: £475 Beesleys Farm, £440, £420, £405, £390 Boldens Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £360 Catshaw Hall Farm. HEREFORD: £345, £325, £245, £230, £205 Booth Hall. LIMOUSIN: £275 Newhouse Farm. SIMMENTAL: £260, £250, £200 Sellerley Farm. WELSH BLACK: £230 Roe Farm, £225 Brown Brook. FRESIAN: £190 Boldens Farm, £145 Brown Brook, £100, £75 Cocker House Farm, £85 Booth Hall. LONGHORN: £190 Brown Brook.
OTM: COWS: LIMOUSIN: 1114.91 New House Farm. CHAROLAIS: 1044.86 Rebraida Garth. BRITISH BLUE: 1031.54 Stubb Hall Farm, 824.40 Corney Hill Farm, 789 ST Annes Farm, 755.24 Bruntscar Farm. FRESIAN: 1016.18 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, 979.68 Walkersith Fields, 961.14 Barnfield Farm, 958.65 Hallbeck, 915.65 Mill Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 988.18, 871.50 Barkin House Barn, 664.61 Higher Hallbeck. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 958.65 Walkers I’th Fields, 729.37 Holme Head, 596.01 White Lund Farm. MONTBELIARD: 885.74, 623.29, 621.78, 498.52 White Lund Farm. FLEKVIEH: 769.63 Holme Head, 523.58 Docker Hall. SIMMENTAL: 669 Bruntscar Farm. CONTINENTAL: 666.39 Rebraida Garth Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: 654.94 Docker Hall Farm. HEREFORD: 578.10 Middle Lee Farm. JERSEY: 331.52 Hallbeck. WHITEBRED SHORTHORN: 305.45 Lots House Farm.
OTM HEIFER: SHORTHORN: 1288.60 Parkside Farm, 1250.54, 1032.13 Brantbeck Farm. BRITISH BLUE: 1283.93, 1228.13 Parkside Farm, 1047.87 Docker Hall. FRESIAN: 961.79 Docker Hall, 888.68, 844.34 Marlholes Farm, 849.75 Ackenthwaite Farm, 849.75 Heaton Hall Farm. BLONDE: 816.08 Beaumont Grange Farm.

CAST STEER: BRITISH BLUE: 829.29 Squires Gate Farm.

STORE CATTLE: HEIFERS: BRITISH BLUE: £1160 Throstle Nest Farm, £1110 Parkers Farm, £1060 Blades Farm, £1050 Roseacre Hall, £1040 Thornton Barn Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1140 Betts Farm, £1120 Snub Snape Farm, £1100 Downlands Farm, £1090 Little Town Farm, Steadbank. LIMOUSIN: £1140 Low Stanger Thwaite, £1070 Gibraltar Farm, £1040 Brantbeck Farm, £1020, £1000 Cracalt Farm. SHORTHORN: £1110 Yew Tree Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1090, £1080 Park House Farm, £890 Mearsbeck Farm, £870 Hill House Farm, £760 Mearsbeck Farm. HEREFORD: £1070 Hill House Farm, £910 Windy Hill Farm, Thornton Barn Farm, £830 Brow Foot Farm, Herdman House Farm. HOLSTEIN FRISAIN: £980 Downlands Farm. BELTED GALLOWAY: £820, £800 Herdman House Farm.

BULLOCKS: SIMMENTAL: £1400 Yew Tree Farm, £1320 Dunningwell Farm, £1050 Summerlands, Cock Hall Farm, £1000 Narrow Gate Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1290 Dunningwell Farm, £1220 Gibraltar Farm, £1180 Fellside Farm, £1080 Hampsfield Hall. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1210 Shaws Farm, £1170 Moss Head, Park House Farm, £1160 Underhelm Farm, £1130 Stubb Hall Farm. HOLSTEIN FRISIAN: £1190 Low Deepslack, £1160, £1120 Godson House Farm, £1080, £1020 Staffords Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1180 Pasture House Farm, £1150 Stubb Hall Farm, Yew Tree Farm, £1130 Godson House Farm, £1120 Hampsfield Hall. CHAROLAIS: £1110 Corney Hill Farm, £1080 Moss Croft, £1030 Little Crimbles. MONTBELIARDE: £1110, £1050 Cock Hall Farm, £870 Parkers Farm, £810 Sunderland, £790 Bradley Farm. SHORTHORN: £1070 Yew Tree Farm. FLEKVIEH: £1050 Cock Hall Farm. HEREFORD: £1050 Throstle Grove Farm, £1040 Hall Farm, £980 Corney Hill Farm, £930 Lower Castle O Trim, £720 Mearsbeck Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £840 Squires Gate Farm.

BULLS: ABERDEEN ANGUS: £780 Hindleys Farm.

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