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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 7th January 2022

CALVES & WEANLINGS
The opening 2022 sale of calves and weanlings had an offering of 91 which saw quality in big demand and eagerly bid for, with smaller and plainer calves showing a slight uplift. Weanling British Blues lead the way with bulls selling to £490 and £475 from GM&ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel and heifers from the same home selling to £460. A run of Charolais bull calves from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale sold to £475 and £450. This was closely followed by British Blues from JP&C Robson, Garstang selling to £445 with Aberdeen Angus’s from the same home selling to £405. Plenty more pens of good quality calves regularly sold in the mid £300’s. Dairy bull calves sold to a top of £365 and £305 for Fleckviehs from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green. Weanling Black & White bulls sold to £295 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre and £280 from Messrs Jones, Cockerham.

STORE CATTLE
Cattle from James Kellet, Pilling Hall always attracts a keen interest in the Lancaster store ring, this week topping the opening sale of 2022 with a consignment of home bred Aberdeen Angus bullocks realising £1660. This was closely followed by Limousin bullocks selling to £1570 from H Chapman & Son, Middleton who enjoyed a strong trade for their consignment of Limousin and British Blue bullocks selling to £1440 three times. The next call was £1340 for Charolais bullocks from Cowell & Moore, Woodplumpton. Charolais always create plenty of demand with others to £1400 from MJ Waller, Lupton and £1380 from WJ&L Barker, Arkholme. Simmental bullocks sold to £1420 from AG Stafford, Out Rawcliffe. Lancaster always has a good name for native cattle with a pen of Aberdeen Angus bullocks selling to £1360 from PM&ST Entwistle, Abbeystead. Plenty more bullocks regularly selling in excess of the £1300 mark. The heifer trade peaked at £1380 for a pen of three British Blues from M Shepherd & Son, Pilling. This was followed by Aberdeen Angus heifers twice selling to £1300 firstly from JB Moore, Grange Over Sands and also from Pilling Hall, Pilling. Dairy bullocks peaked at £1260 for Montbeliardes from AG Stafford, Out Rawcliffe with British Friesians selling to £1200 from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton.
Following the successful opening sale of the year buyers are requesting more store cattle over the coming weeks, to replenish empty sheds following a busy Christmas period.

OTM CATTLE
A great start to 2022 in the cast ring at Lancaster with 106 cattle forward selling to an overall market average of 135p/kg with all specifications a sharp trade, including fresh buyers ring side joining the already busy ring of loyal buyers. Leading the way today at 201.5p/kg was a Limousin cow from Mason & Gardner, Ingleton grossing at £1350. This was followed by British Blue cows to 194.5p/kg from AR&BJ Thompson, Selside which grossed at £1410. Plenty of beef cows today regularly sold around the 180p/kg mark. OTM Black and White heifers peaked at 194.5p/kg twice, firstly from JK&B Birkett & Son, Morecambe followed by others to the same price from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe selling to £1091. Plenty of dairy cows today sold between 140-150p/kg selling to a top of £1471 from EW&CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine.

Top Prices

Heifer Calves:
British Blue: £460, £410, £390 Boldens Farm, £270, £220 Gibsons Farm, £195, £190 Sweetings Farm,
£190, £180 Manor House Farm, £180 Roe Farm. Charolais: £320 Knowsley Farm, £310 Catshaw
Farm, £300 Knowsley Farm. Angus: £180 Knowsley Farm, £140 Roe Farm, £135 Norbreck Farm, £130
Roe Farm, £125 Norbreck Farm. Hereford: £170 Lower Lingart Farm. Flekvieh: £160 Sellerley Farm.
Bull Calves:
British Blue: £490, £475 Boldens Farm, £445 Roe Farm, £410 Lower Lingart Farm, £395 Roe Farm,
£375 Boldens Farm, £360 Gibsons Farm, £305 Norbreck Farm, £300 North Farm, £280 Norbreck
Farm. Charolais: £475, £450 Knowsley Farm. Angus: £405 Roe Farm, £390 Catshaw Hall Farm, £385
Knowsley Farm, £360 Sweetings Farm, £340 Blackwood End, £265 Sweetings Farm. Flekvieh: £365,
£305, £230, £220, £210, £200, £140 Sellerley Farm. Hereford: £330 Lower Lingart Farm. Friesian:
£295(4) Lower Lingart Farm, £280 Sandvilla, £255(3), £170 Lower Lingart Farm. Montbeliarde: £185,
£180 Sellerley Farm.
Steer Calves:
Friesian: £110 Stubb Place Farm.

Store Bullocks
Aberdeen Angus: £1660 Pilling Hall, £1360 Birch Croft, Lentworth Farm, £1340 Middle Grange Farm,
£1320 Newsham Hall Farm, £1310 Brown Edge. Limousin: £1570, £1440 Millbeck, £1350 Barbers
Moors Farm, £1330 Thornbush Farm, £1260 Hazelslack Tower Farm, Thursgill. British Blue: £1440
Millbeck, £1360 Barbers Moors Farm, £1340 Shaws Farm, £1280 Barker Knott, Hazelslack Tower
Farm, £1270 Barbers Moor Farm. Charolais: £1430 Newsham Hall Farm, £1400 Carlingwha, £1380
Brown Edge, £1350 Cock Hall Farm. Simmental: £1420 Birch Croft, £1100 Littlewood Hall Farm.
Hereford: £1260 Birch Croft, £1120 Windy Hill Farm, £1080 Hall Bank, £890, £640 Heald Farm.
Montbeliarde: £1260 Birch Croft. Holstein Friesian: £1200, £1120 Downlands Farm, £1100
Plumpton Hall Farm, £1060 Lathwaite Farm, £1020 Barn Hill Farm, Brundhusrt Farm. Bazadaise:
£980 Cock Hall Farm. Ayrshire: £970 Newsham Hall Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel: £930 Bull Bank Farm,
Littlewood Hall Farm. Flekvieh: £890 Bull Bank Farm.
Store Heifers
British Blue: £1380 Pasture House Farm, £1290 High Tenement Farm, £1260 Barbers Moor Farm,
£1190 Higher Lees Farm, Windy Hill Farm, £1180 Braddup House Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1300
Pilling Hall, Outerthwaite Farm, £1240 Half Way House, £1210 Ellers Farm, £1200 Outerthwaite
Farm, £1150 Braddup House Farm. Continental: £1210 Barker Knott Farm. Limousin: £1180
Thursgill, £1110 Carlingwha, £1090 Abbotson Farm, High Tenement Farm. Charolais: £1140
Lathwaite Farm, £1060 Carlingwha. Flekvieh: £1090 Holme Head. Hereford: £970 Little Rough Hey
Farm, £910 Hall Bank, £620 Fields Farm, £480 Heald Farm. Holstein Friesian: £960 Holme Head,
£840 New Laund Farm. Simmental: £940 Littlewood Hall Farm. Norwegian Red: £900 Holme Head.

OTM Cows:
Limousin: 201.50 Stoneybank Philpin Farm, 189.50 Intack Farm, 184.50 Stoneybank Philpin Farm,
177.50 Poppy Farm, 174.50 Stoneybank Philpin Farm. British Blue: 194.50 Poppy Farm, 174.50
Todgill Farm, 157.50 Intack Farm. Friesian: 194.50, 191.50, 189.50, 187.50 North Farm, 179.50 Yew
Tree Farm. Hereford: 144.50 Docker Farm. Montbeliarde: 144.50, 134.50 White Lund Farm. Blonde:
144.50 Low Hall Beck Farm. Simental: 134.50 Moss Gate Farm. Flekvieh: 109.50 Newfield.
OTM Heifers:
Friesian: 194.50, 184.50 White Lund Farm, 179.50 High Snab, 167.50 West Hall, 161.50 White Lund
Farm. Angus: 189.50 Netherbeck Barn.
Cast Steer:
Angus: 179.50 Thursgill.
Cast Bull:
Angus: 137.50 Shorrocks Farm.

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