Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 4th September

Store Cattle

There was, once again, an offering of over 300 cattle forward today with short term well-fleshed cattle a roaring trade and in strong demand and weathered cattle a slightly easier trade with more on the market. It was great to welcome back some familiar faces purchasing cattle.

Angus cattle stole the show this week selling to a top of £1390 for a pen of four bullocks from JS Clark & Sons, Catforth. This was closely followed by £1330 from T & M Halhead, Carnforth. A pen of 6 Angus bullocks from EW & CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine sold to £1290. Limousin bullocks peaked at £1310 from P Whitton & Son, Burneside, followed by a pen of 5 Limousin bullocks selling to £1280 from CP & V Cowgill, Bentham with another pen of five Limousin bullocks selling to £1270. Vendors are strongly urged to batch cattle together. Simmental bullocks topped at £1280 from H Birkett & Son, Overton with British Blue bullocks to £1250 from JD & GM Bracken, Catterall.

The heifers this week twice peaked at £1240, firstly for a pen of three British Blues from EW & CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine and secondly for Shorthorn heifers from GR & A Foy, Conder Green. Closely behind this at £1210 was British Blue heifers from JD & GM Bracken, Catterall. Plenty of pens of strong cattle sold around the £1200 mark.

Dairy bullocks sold to £1140 for Fleckviehs from R & K Jenkinson, Pilling with Ayrshire bullocks to £1120 from Cowell & Moore, Woodplumton. This was matched by black and whites also selling to £1120 from EW & CR Clegg & Sons.

Bulls this week sold a top of £960 for Limousins from A Rigby, Wigan.

Cast Cows

There was over 100 Cast Cows and OTM Cattle this week at Lancaster with 118 selling to an overall market average of 128p/kg. Leading the way was Limousin cast steers from TE, JS & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow selling to 217.5p/kg and 211.5p/kg or £1196 and £1186. OTM Heifers peaked at 201p/kg or £1122 from JG & BJ Escolme, Killington. OTM Cows sold to a top of 179.5p/kg for Angus’ from T & M Halhead which topped the market at £1292. This was closely followed by Limousin cows selling to 174.5p/kg from RH, M & S Boyren, Ulverston which grossed at £1224.

Best dairy cows sold between 140p/kg and 145p/kg selling to a top price per head of £1190 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel followed by cows from Lawson Dairy, Cockerham selling to £1162 and £1109 and achieving £1100 was T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping.

Calves & Stirks

The calf trade remains very strong with buyers in the market ensuring were all specifications of calves were eagerly bid for. Once again, a selection of suckler bred calves in the market led the way with a couple of 3 month old blonde heifers selling to £570 and £540 from SJ & NS Wood, Windermere. The consignment from J & G Thornley, Roseacre saw British Blue bulls twice sell to £525 with British Blue heifer calves to £485 and Angus bull caves to £480 from the same home. British Blue bull calves sold to £440 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with others to £425 from WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham. Plenty of British Blue bull calves sold in the mid three hundreds.

Black and white calves this week sold a top of £180 from JF & J Hewitt & Family, Nateby with plenty of strong rearing bull calves selling between £120 and £140.

There was a handful of stirks on offer today that peaked at £610 for British Blue heifers from JF & J Hewitt & Family, Nateby.


Top Prices

Store Bullocks

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1390 Godson House Farm, £1330 Upp Hall, £1290 Yew Tree Farm, £1200 North Farm, Ellers Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1310 High Tenement Farm, £1280 Oakhead Farm, £1270 High Snab, £1140 Fellside Farm, Rowell Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1280, £1230 North Farm, £1180 Upp Hall, £1020 Ellers Farm, £860 Rash Mill Cottage. BRITISH BLUE: £1250 Greenlands Farm, £1210 kitchen Ground Farm, £1110 Sandy Dean, £1090 Cinderbarrow Farm, £1070 Croft Barn. SHORTHORN: £1170 Barrowfield, £1070 Rowell Farm. FLEKVIEH: £1140 Holmes Farm, £910 Bull Bank Farm. HOLSTEIN FRISIAN: £1120 Yew Tree Farm, £1060 Old Hall Farm, £1050, £1020 Kitchen Ground Farm, £980 Holmes Farm. AYRSHIRE: £1120, £960 Newsham Hall Farm. HEREFORD: £1100 Steadbank, £1060 Lower Castle O Trim, £1030 Rowell Farm, £970 Lathwaite Farm. WELSH BLACK: £1060 Parrox Hall Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £1060, £870 Old Hall Farm. STABILISER: £1040 North Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1010 Ellers Farm, £1000 Parrox Hall Farm, £860 Ellers Farm. GALLOWAY: £840 High Tenement Farm. SOUTH DEVEN: £840, £780 Adlington Hall Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: £840 Ellers Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £760 Low Groves Farm. WHITE SHORTHORN: £630 Haylot Farm.

Store Heifers

BRITISH BLUE: £1240 Yew Tree Farm, £1210 Greenlands Farm, £1200 Lower Castle O Trim, £1160 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1060 Low Barrows Green. SHORTHORN: £1240 Parkside Farm, £1080 Barrowfield, £1040 Brantbeck Farm, £1030 Rowell Farm, £970 Barrowfield. LIMOUSIN: £1230, £1170 High Tenement Farm, £1170 Brantbeck Farm, £1100 Brow Foot Farm, £1020 Bradley Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1190 Kitchen Ground Farm, Yew Tree Farm, £1160 Little Town Farm, £1140 Kitchen Ground Farm, Hill House Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1170 Greenlands Farm, £890 Cinderbarrow Farm, £880 Rash Mill Cottage. CHAROLAIS: £1140, £1120 Lynwood, £980 Yeat House, £930 Cinderbarrow Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £1100 Brow Foot Farm. HEREFORD: £1070 Brow Foot Farm, £900 Stubb Hall Farm. HOLSTEIN FRISAIN: £500 Quakers Farm.

Store Bulls

LIMOUSIN: £960, £790, £640 Aye Bridge Farm. HEREFORD: £680 Moss View.

OTM Cows

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 179.5 Upp Hall, 114.5 The Howes, Bleaswood Road, 114.5 111.5 Woodstock. LIMOUSIN: 174.5 Hill Park, 161.5 Farleton House, 151.5 Upp Hall, 141.5 Braida Garth, 134.5 Adlington Hall Farm. HOLSTEIN FRISIAN: 164.5 Brown Brook, 141.5 Walkers I’th Fields, Bank End Farm, 139.5 Underhelm Farm, Bank End Farm. SALERS: 144.5 Braida Garth. FLEKVIEH: 144.5, 141.5, 127.5 Holme Head. BRITISH BLUE: 137.5 Croft House, 134.5 The Howes, Croft House, 74.5 Causeway Farm. HEREFORD: 137.5 Moss View, 137.5, 134.5 Middle Lee Farm, 129.5 Farleton House, 109.5 The Howes. MONTBELIARDE: 131.5, 129.5, 117.5 White Lund Farm. SHORTHORN: 129.5, 121.5, 119.5 The Howes. JERSEY: 121.5 Gibraltar Farm, 69.5 Hallbeck. SIMMENTAL: 121.5 West View Farm. STABILISER: 119.5 Causeway Farm. AYRSHIRE: 111.5 Bolton Fold Farm, 94.5 Lathwaite Farm.

OTM Heifers

LIMOUSIN: 201.5 Low Stangerthwaite. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 197.5, 174.5 Middlebarrow Plain, 134.5 Croft House. HEREFORD: 184.5 Holmfields, 174.5, 167.5, Middlebarrow Plain, 137.5 Croft House. HOLSTEIN FRISIAN: 164.5 Sweetings Farm, 157.5 Hare Apple Tree, 151.5, 149.5, 144.5 New Brows Farm.

Cast Steers

LIMOUSIN: 217.5, 211.5 Red Scar Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 149.5 Lathwaite Farm.

Cast Bull

SIMMENTAL: 134.5 Common Farm.

Heifer Calves

Blonde D’Aquitaine: £570, £540 Causeway Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £485 Derby Lodge Farm, £370 Park Farm, £335, £270 Roe Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £315, £310, £285, £275 Park Farm, £135 Kitchlow Farm. HEREFORD: £175 Arnside Tower Farm. WELSH BLACK: £170 Brown Brook.

Bull Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £525 Derby Lodge Farm, £440 Brown Brook, £425 Cocker House Farm, £375 Roe Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £480 Derby Lodge Farm, £315 Walkers I’th Fields, £300 Bolton Fold Farm, £280 Arnside Tower Farm, £270 North Farm. HEREFORD: £295, £210 Hillam Lane Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £280 Park Farm. HOSLTEIN FRISAIN: £180, £160 Park Farm, £140 Crook Farm, £135, £125 Cocker House Farm.

Bull Stirk

BRITISH BLUE: £470 Park Farm.

Heifer Stirk

BRITISH BLUE: £610 Park Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £495, £405 Park Farm.

Steer Stirk

BRITISH BLUE: £540 Park Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £460 Longwood House. HOLSTEIN FRISIAN: £210 Park Farm.

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