Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 11th September

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of store cattle saw heavy and well-fleshed cattle continue to sell to a premium with a top price of £1420 achieved for Aberdeen Angus steers from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with other Angus’ from A Makinson, Cabus selling at £1350. Continental sired steers sold to £1370 for a Limousin from TE, JS & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow and British Blues sold to £1300 from JF & HE Caton, Cowan Bridge. 44 Steers today sold in excess of £1200. Dairy bred steers sold to £1130 from D & K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe for a Friesian with Montbeliarde and Norwegian Red selling at £1110 from J & H Bland & Son, Levens. All steers today averaged £1045.

Heifers sold to a top price of £1200 for a British Blue from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling who sold others at £1170. Limousins sold to £1150 from H Hesketh & Sons, Longton and AT Burrow & Son, High Snab. Native bred heifers saw a top price of £1140 achieved for a Beef Shorthorn from EW & CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine and Aberdeen Angus selling to £1130 from M & E Forshaw & Son, Longridge. 38 heifers today sold in excess of £1000 with all sold averaging £935.

Several feeding bulls forward sold to £1020 for a Limousin from A Rigby, Wigan who sold others at £900.

Cast Cows

The sale of cull cows and OTM Cattle saw 122 forward with a market average of 117p/kg achieved for a sale of predominately lighter weight and plainer cows this week. Cull cows sold to top price of 144p/kg for a Simmental from SP Higham, Crook which also grossed today’s top price of £1241. Dairy cows sold top price of 144p/kg for a Montbeliarde from JK & B Birkett & Son Ltd, Morecambe which also grossed the top price for dairy cows at £1127. Heavy weight cows generally sold between 130p/kg and 140p/kg with an abundance of medium cows forward today selling at 115p/kg to 120p/kg. Leaner parlour type dairy cows generally 85p/kg to 100p/kg depending on quality.

OTM heifers sold to 154p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from BW & J Robinson, Treales with other Holstein Friesians also selling at 154p/kg from J & N Hull & Sons, Winmarleigh and R & C Raby, Scorton. Top grossing OTM heifer being £927 achieved on two occasions by BW & J Robinson and J & N Hull & Son.

OTM Steers sold to 189.5p/kg with others at 179.5p/kg for British Blues from JF & HE Caton, Cowan Bridge with a top grossing price of £1203.

Several stock bulls forward today with beef bulls selling to 134.5p/kg and £1158 for a Limousin from P & SA Edmondson, Stainton with dairy bulls selling to 114.5p/kg and £927 from B & MJ Nelson, Milnthorpe.

Vendors are encouraged to advise North West Auctions of their cull cow entries to assist with contacting buyers prior to the sale.

Calves & Stirks

The weekly sale of Calves at NWA Lancaster saw a strong entry of 97 forward and all selling to a fast and competitive trade. Bull calves sold to a top price of £490 and £485 for a 12-week-old British Blue from J & G Thornley Ltd, Roseacre. 8-10-week-old Continental bull calves saw a Charolais from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale sell to £410 with British Blues to £340 from AD & R Milner, Claughton on Brock who sold Limousins to the same price. Younger Continental bull calves sold to £295 for a British Blue from J Hoggarth & Sons, Slyne and £280 from FW Rhodes & Son, Ellel. 24 British Blue bull calves averaged £245. Keen buyer interest was shown towards native sired calves with 10-week-old Aberdeen Angus’ from J & G Thornely Ltd selling to £390 and £380. Tom Barron Farms Ltd, Woodplumpton sold the best of their consignment to £355 with younger 6-week-old calves selling to £205 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale.

Heifer calves sold to a top of £300 for a 10-week-old Limousin from Tom Barron Farms Ltd with heifers predominately 4-6-week-old selling to £285 for a Simmental from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green. British Blue heifers sold to £230 from Wannops Farm Ltd, Morecambe. Native sired heifers sold to £260 for a Hereford from JR Newsham & Son with Angus’ selling to £255 from Tom Barron Farms Ltd, with others at £225 from H & VE Jolly, Great Eccleston.

Dairy bull calves sold to £80 from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale with an entry predominately younger bulls averaging £57 for 28 sold.

Several weaned calves forward today saw the stronger end sell to £560 for British Blue heifers from BW & J Robinson, Treales who sold others at £540 and £500. Hereford heifers sold to £450 and Angus heifers to £340 from CJ & MH Parry, Cockerham.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1420 Bensons Farm, £1350 Winmara, £1270 Upp Hall, £1240 Well House Farm, £1220 The Old Hall. LIMOUSIN: £1370, £1290 Red Scar Farm, £1280 Old Hall Farm, £1190 North Farm, £1170 Lane Head Farm. HERFORD: £1340 Winmara, £1080, Lower Castle O Trim, £1060 Corney Hill Farm, £1040 Hall Bank, £940 Ellers Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1300 Long Streets Farm, £1280 Ninezergh, £1270 Yew Tree Farm, £1210 Upp Hall, £1160 Pasture House Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1270, £1250, £1240 The Old Hall, £1220 Old Hall Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1180 North Farm, £1090 The Old Hall. CONTINENTAL: £1170 Old Hall Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1130 Bensons Farm, £1060 Downlands Farm, £1010 Bensons Farm, £980 Well House Farm, £970 Downlands Farm. SHORTHORN: £1120 Yew Tree Farm, £800, £780 Manor House Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1110 Ninezergh, £1090 Old Hall Farm, £1030 Daniel Fold Farm, £770 Sunderland Brows Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: £1110 Ninezergh. FLEKVIEH: £1030 Daniel Fold Farm. DAIRY SHORTHORN: £850, £780 Mill House Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: £770 Sunderland Brows Farm.

Store Heifers

BRITISH BLUE: £1200, £1170 Pasture House Farm, £1040 Ninezergh, £1000 Lower Castle O Trim, £970 Walkers I’th Fields. LIMOUSIN: £1150 High Snab, Thornton Barn Farm, £1020, £1000, £970 Low Pleasant. SHORTHORN: £1140, £1030 Yew Tree Farm, £770 Gorstlea. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1130 Little Town Farm, £1070 Spital Farm, £1050 Betts Farm, £970 Outerthwaite Farm, £920 Mill House Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1120, £1080 Lynwood, £1070 Corney Hill Farm, £1060 Gunnerthwaite, £1020 Corney Hill Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAIN: £1080 Manor Farm. HEREFORD: £980 Boundary House, £800 Clawthorpe Lodge, £660 Tenter Hill Farm. SIMMENTAL: £800 Clawthorpe Lodge, £750 Bull Bank Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £770 Hudsbrook Farm, £750 Kiln Hall, £720, £640 Cross Hill, £600 Kiln Hall.

Store Bulls

LIMOUSIN: £1020, £900, £760 Aye Bridge Farm.

OTM Cows

HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 159.5 Park Farm, 134.5 Friars Moss, Holmes Farm, Mealbank Farm, Cross Hill. SIMMENTAL: 144.5 Mitchelland Farm Bungalow. MONTBELIARDE: 144.5 White Lund Farm, 139.5, 129.5 Cummings Carr Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 141.5 Upp Hall, 139.5, 137.5 Manor House Farm, 129.5 Farleton House. SHORTHORN: 139.5, 137.5, 129.5 Manor House Farm. LIMOUSIN: 137.5 Thornton Hall, 134.5 Manor House Farm, 129.5 Farleton House, 107.5 Thornton Hall. BRITISH BLUE: 137.5 Low Barrows Green, 111.5, 89.5 Botton Hall Farm. HEREFORD: 134.5 High House Farm, 131.5 Coldcotes Farm, 129.5 High House Farm, 127.5 Coldcotes Farm, 124.5 Little Crimbles. FLEKVIEH: 131.5 Ninezergh, 109.5 White Lund Farm. NORWEGIAN RED: 129.5, 124.5, 79.5 Ninezergh. OTHER: 129.5, 124.5, 109.5 Curwen Hill Farm. BLONDE D’AQUITAIN: 124.5 Thornton Hall. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 117.5 White Lund Farm.

OTM Heifers

HOLSTEIN FRISAIN: 154.5 Gibstick Hall, Cross Hill, Bracken Lea Farm, 149.5 The Hill. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 119.5 White Lund Farm.

Cast Steers

BRITISH BLUE: 189.5, 179.5 Long Streets Farm. SIMMENTAL: 159.5 Manor Farm.

Cast Bulls

LIMOUSIN: 134.5 Low Barrows Green. HOLSTEIN FRISAIN: 114.5 Halforth Farm.

Heifer Calves

LIMOUSIN: £300 Ambrose Hall Farm. SIMMENTAL: £285 Sellerley Farm. HEREFORD: £260 Sellerley Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £255, £240, £235 Ambrose Hall Farm, £225 Great Eccleston Hall, £220, £190 Ambrose Hall Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £230 Heaton Hall Farm, £215, £200, £195 Ambrose Hall Farm.

Bull Calves

BRITISH BLUE: £490, £485 Derby Lodge Farm, £340 Lane Head Farm, £295 Belmont Farm, £280 Barrow Greaves Farm, £265 Belmont Farm. CHAROLAIS: £410 Knowsley Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £390, £380 Derby Lodge Farm, £355, £330, £325 Ambrose Hall Farm, £250 Knowsley Farm. LIMOUSIN: £340 Lane Head Farm. HEREFORD: £315 Hillam Lane Farm. HOLSTEIN FRISIAN: £120 Downlands Farm, £80 Tills Farm, £78, £75 Knowsley Farm, £65 Newhouse Farm, £52 Liscoe Farm.

Heifer Stirks

BRITISH BLUE: £560, £540 Cross Hill. HEREFORD: £450 Cross Hill, £310 Hillam Lane Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £340 Hillam Lane Farm.

Stear Stirks

HEREFORD: £330 Hillam Lane Farm.

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