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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM & Store Cattle - Friday 5th March 2021

Friday 5th March 2021

Calves and Stirks

Lancaster had a reduced number of calves forward this week, once again selling to a strong trade. The consignment of British Blue calves from JP & C Robson, Garstang sold bulls to £410 and £375 with heifers from the same home selling to £370. Month old British Blue bulls sold to £310 from Barber Farms, Claughton on Brock. Angus bull calves sold to £290 and £280 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Angus heifer calves sold to £285 and £270 from Wannop Farms, Overton. Black and White bull calves this week selling to £110 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale.

Store Cattle

Lancaster saw all types of cattle forward this week, meeting another strong trade and eagerly bid for. Taking the top spot this week was JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with British Blues steers selling to £1440 and £1400 for Limousin steers. The consignment of Angus cattle from Jim Clark, Preston saw a couple of steers to £1420 and £1410. Angus heifers from the same home sold to £1330 and £1300. British Blue steers from R & DM Rossall & Sons, Pilling sold to £1390 with Angus’ from JD & GM Bracken, Catterall selling to £1370. The consignment from H Chapman and Son, Middleton sold Charolais steers to £1370 and Limousins to £1340. Shorthorn steers from EW & CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine sold to £1340. Dairy steers sold to £1270 for Flekviehs from S Fisher, Croston with black and white bullocks selling to £1260 from K & DE Woodhouse, Ellel.

Cast Cows and OTM Cattle.

The cast cow trade at Lancaster shows no sign of slowing down, an increased entry of 104 forward selling to an overall market average of 142p/kg. Now if that isn’t an average to tempt you to sell cast cows at Lancaster, then what is?
An OTM Limousin heifer from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead sold to 209.5p/kg or £1393. Prime bulls forward today sold to 197.5p/kg for Stabilisers from AE & PC Capstick, Heversham with Stabiliser bulls selling to a top of £1487, others selling to £1306 from A Dixon & Son, Selside. Beef cows sold to a top of £1273 from SJ & R Handley, Westhouse for a Limousin. This week saw dairy cows reach new heights with best cows selling between 150-155p/kg regularly, topping at £1270 from T Taylor, Woodplumpton. Other sold to £1228 from H Wright & Son, Helsington, £1225 from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton and £1210 from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel.

Top Prices

HEIFER CALVES

British Blue - £370 Roe Farm, £255 Quakers Farm, £250 Heaton Hall Farm, £245 Manor House Farm, £240 Heaton Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £285, £270, £200, £185 Heaton Hall Farm, £125 Manor House Farm. Hereford - £235 Quakers Farm.

BULL CALVES

British Blue - £410, £375 Roe Farm, £310 Manor House Farm, £300 Roe Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £290, £280 Catshaw Hall Farm, £200 Quakers Farm. Holstein Friesian - £110 Catshaw Hall Farm, £10 Little Town Farm.

CAST COWS

Aberdeen Angus – 194.5 Fleets Farm, 157.5, 149.5 Ellers Farm, 139.5 Cheetham House Farm, 134.5 Middle Ridge Farm. Limousin – 194.5 Thornton Hall, 179.5 Ouzelthorn Farm, 161.5 Thornton Farm, 159.5 High House Farm, 134.5 Middle Lee Farm. Holstein Friesian – 181.5, 154.5 Bambers Farm, 154.5 Hardacre Farm, 151. Heaves Farm, North Farm. British Blue – 159.5 Farleton House, 157.5 Fleets Farm. Flekvieh – 151.5 Holmes Farm. Montbeliarde – 147.5, 141.5 Green Lane End Farm. Norwegian Red – 144.5 Ghyll Farm, 139.5, 134.5 Lawrence House. Hereford – 134.5, 124.5 Corney Hill Farm. Swedish Red and White – 89.5 Holme Head. Jersey – 49.5 Arnside Tower Farm.

OTM HEIFERS

Limousin – 209.5 Ouzelthorn Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 189.5, 181.5 Cheetham House Farm. Holstein Friesian – 174.5 Cotestone Farm, Downlands Farm. Jersey – 134.5 Arnside Tower Farm

CAST STEERS

Holstein Friesian – 177.5 Stubbins Farm, 147.5, 144.5 Midge Hall Farm.

CAST BULLS

Stabiliser – 197.5 Park House Farm, 194.5, 189.5, 134.5 Kit Cragg. Limousin – 137.5 Holme Field. Holstein Friesian - 114.5 Knotts Farm.

STORE BULLOCK

British Blue - £1440 Bensons Farm, £1390 Abrahams Farm, £1280 Kitchen Ground, £1240 Staffords Farm, £1160 Kitchen Ground, £1150 Stubb Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1420, £1410 New Hall Farm, £1370 Greenlands Farm, £1300 Middle Grange Farm, £1300, £1270 New Hall Farm. Limousin - £1400 Bensons Farm, £1340 Millbeck, £1240 Hutton Roof Hall, £1200 Bruntscar Farm, £1170 Green Dragon Farm. Charolais - £1370 Millbeck, £1150 Corney Hill Farm. Shorthorn - £1340 Yew Tree Farm. Hereford - £1300 Stubb Hall Farm, £1300 Greenlands Farm, £1280 Foredales Farm, £1220 Outerthwaite Farm. Flekvieh - £1270 Barbers Moor Farm. Friesian - £1260, £1060 Kitchen Ground Farm, £840 Yeat House, £800 Barn Hill Farm. Swedish Red & White - £1000 Sunderland Brows Farm.

STORE HEIFER

Aberdeen Angus - £1330, £1300, £1220 New Hall Farm, £1110 Fleets Farm, £1110 Outerthwaite Farm. British Blue - £1260, £1250 Pasture House Farm, £1260 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1190 Abrahams Farm, £1190 Stubbins Farm, £1180 Greenlands Farm. Limousin - £1250 The Old Stable, £1190 Outerthwaite Farm, £1180 Intake Farm, £1180 Whelpside Farm, £1150 Outerthwaite Farm, £1140 Staffords Farm. Shorthorn - £1170 Yew Tree Farm. Hereford - £1000 Stubb Hall Farm, £960 Park Farm Barn, £940 Cautley Farm, £850 Park Farm Barn. Stabilizer - £940 Park House Farm.

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