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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 17th May 2024.

CALVES & WEANLINGS

40 weaned and reared calves, sold to a packed auditorium of bidders. Six month old British Blue cross bulls sold to £760, with others at £710 and younger recently weaned bulls were £450 to £550. Steers sold to £710 for five month old Aberdeen Angus cross, with other younger Aberdeen Angus to £620 and dairy steers to £480. Heifers sold to £640 for five month old British Blue cross with younger native sired heifers regularly £420 to £480.
A nice entry of rearing calves were forward in Lancaster today, with a strong trade witnessed for all types and classes. The sale topped at £580 for a Charolais bull calf from JM&MH France & Son, Littledale with Aberdeen Angus cross close behind at £545 from J&G Thornley Ltd, Kirkham. All strongest bull calves of all breeds broke the £500 barrier. An increased entry of dairy bulls were forward this week, with these selling to £250 for a Friesian from Barber Farms, Claughton on Brock. Numerous strong Friesian bulls make in excess of £200.
A nice show of heifer calves were forward, with these selling to £440 for a Charolais from JM&MH France & Son, Littledale with this home also selling British Blues to £410. An abundance of heifer calves made £300 plus, with Charolais at £395 from JT&B Fox, Quernmore and Blues at £355 from AD&RL Milner, Claughton on Brock and Herefords at £340 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. A good trade was seen for the youngest calves with three week old British Blue heifers selling to £280 from MJ&H Atkinson, Quernmore.

STORE CATTLE

No let up in the store cattle trade, with all steers forward averaged £1335 and all heifers averaging £1285. Strongest steers sold to £1900 for a Simmental cross with others regularly £1600 to £1750. The next draw down, suitable for grazing, were £1320 to £1500 with buyers ringside keen to fill the sheds and the fields.
Heifer sold to a top price of £1700 for British Blue cross, with other stronger end heifer regularly £1400 to £1500. Younger heifers were £1150 to £1300.
More cattle are required every week to fulfil buyer requirements.

CAST / OTM CATTLE

Another quality entry of cull cows, saw all cows averaged 181p/kg with over three quarter being dairy cows. Only a handful of beef cows forward today, selling to 224p/kg for a Limousin cow from RM Wilson, Selside and 221p/kg from B&SE Carter, Ellel. Other beef cows were generally 195p/kg to 210p/kg. Top grossing being a British Blue cross from G Beresford & Son, Kirkby in Furness grossing at £1727. The better end of the dairy cows sold to 197.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from SW&K Metcalfe & Son, Carnforth and RR&JA Knowles, Docker. Others sold to 185p/kg to 195p/kg, best parlour types 175p/kg to 185p/kg with lighter weight and the leanest 140p/kg to 160p/kg. Top grossing diary was a Fleckvieh from EW&R Towers, Hornby grossing £1595.
OTM heifers sold to 269.5p/kg for a Limousin cross from WS Burrow Ltd, Silverdale with other better end beef and dairy bred heifers 225p/kg to 240p/kg, medium 205p/kg to 220p/kg. Top grossing being a black and white from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale achieving £1664. All Holstein Friesian averaged 225p/kg.
OTM steers sold to 264.5p/kg and £1631 for Aberdeen Angus from A Kirkby & Co, Pilling.

Top Prices

HEIFER CALF:

Charolais: £440 Newhouse Farm, £395 Blackwood End. British Blue: £410 Newhouse Farm, £355, £340 Lane Head Farm, £280 Westfield House Farm, £230, £185 Myerscough House. Angus: £350, £330 Derby Lodge Farm, £295 Rose Farm, £240 Catshaw Hall Farm. Hereford: £340 Catshaw Hall Farm, £240 Church Farm, £230 Westfield House Farm, £195 Catshaw Hall Farm. Limousin: £255 (x2), £230, £205 Rose Farm. Montbeliarde: £210 Myerscough House. Friesian: £135 Myerscough House.

BULL CALF:

Charolais: £580 Newhouse Farm. Angus: £545 Derby Lodge Farm, £510 Newhouse Farm, £440 Derby Lodge Farm, £385 Manor House Farm. Hereford: £355, £340, £305 Church Farm, £275, £105 Westfield House Farm. British Blue: £310 Manor House Farm, £270, £110 Myerscough House. Friesian: £250 Manor House Farm, £240 Derby Lodge Farm, £220 Newhouse Farm. Shorthorn: £250 (x2) Bolton Fold Farm.

BULL STIRK:

British Blue: £760 (x2), £710 Barrow Greaves Farm, £600, £350, £320 Walkers I’th Fields. Angus: £450, £430 Walkers I’th Fields. Friesian: £260 Barrow Greaves Farm.

HEIFER STIRK:

British Blue: £640 Barrow Greaves Farm. Angus: £450 (x5) Cuerdale Hall Farm, £425 Gibsons Farm. Hereford: £360 Barrow Greaves Farm.

STEER STIRK:

Angus: £710, £620 (x3) Cuerdale Hall Farm. Friesian: £480 (x4) West View Farm.

OTM COW:

Charolais: 249.50 Whelpside Farm. Limousin: 224.50 Gill Garth, 221.50 Cragg End, 221.50, 217.50 Gill Garth, 189.50 Cragg End. British Blue: 214.50 Outherthwaite Farm, 209.50 Oxenforth Green Farm, 199.50 Angerton Hall Farm. Friesian: 197.50 Holme House Farm, 197.50 Myers Farm, 194.50 Higher Broadwood Farm, 194.50 Myers Farm, 194.50 Sweetings Farm. Montbeliarde: 191.50 Holme Head. Fleckvieh: 191.50 Holme Head. Angus: 191.50 Little Crimbles, 189.50 Park House Farm. Hereford: 174.50 Little Crimbles. Ayrshire: 169.50, 154.50 Bolton Fold Farm. Continental: 121.50 Higher Salter.

OTM HEIFER:

Limousin: 269.50, 259.50, 257.50 Gibraltar Farm, 219.50 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Continental: 244.50 High House. British Blue: 239.50 Low Groves Farm. Friesian: 239.50 Higher Broadwood Farm, 239.50 Roe Farm, 237.50 High Snab, 234.50 Catshaw Hall Farm, 231.50, 229.50 Lane Ends Farm. Shorthorn: 229.50 High House. Fleckvieh: 199.50 Holme Head.

CAST STEER:

Angus: 264.50 Gulf Farm. Limousin: 259.50 Gibraltar Farm

CAST BULL:

Continental: 224.50 219.50 Hartrigg. Friesian: 177.50 High House.

STORE BULLOCK:

Simmental: £1900, £1780 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1190 Black Bull Farm. Angus: £1740 Chestnut House Farm, £1700 Thornton Barn Farm, £1680 Low Deepslack, £1670 Ivy Barn, £1630 Middleton Hall, £1600 Thornton Barn Farm. British Blue: £1710 Pilling Hall Farm, £1700 Wood Nook Farm, £1560 Stubb Hall Farm, £1500 Staffords Farm, £1460 Windy Hill Farm, £1450 Barn Hill Farm. Shorthorn: £1570 Proctors Row. Hereford: £1480 Gibraltar Farm, £1460 Proctors Row, £1410 Windy Hill Farm, £1280 Corney Hill Farm. Fleckvieh: £1480 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1250 Corney Hill Farm, £1170 Parrox Hall Farm. Limousin: £1470 Holly Grove, £1400 Elston Old Hall, £1330 Angerton Hall Farm, £1300 Middleton Hall, £1200, £1160 Abbotson Farm. Charolais: £1440 Carlingwha, £1070 Middle Ridge Farm. Friesian: £1390 Gaskell House, £1340 Low Deepslack, £1280 Elston Old Hall, £1270 Hall Farm, £1240 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1070 Holly House Farm. Montbeliarde: £1350 Carlinghurst. Longhorn: £960 Whelpside Farm.

STORE HEIFER:

British Blue: £1700 Carlinghurst, £1600 Carlingwha, £1430 Nether Hall Farm, £1360 Greenalls Farm, £1360 Lynwood, £1300 Roseacre Hall. Charolais: £1670 Carlingwha, £1350, £1170 Ivy Farm. Limousin: £1600 Carlingwha, £1480 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1320 Outerthwaite Farm, £1110 Park House Farm. Angus: £1480 Chesnut House Farm, £1440 Greenalls Farm, £1190 Parks Farm Barn, £1160 Black Bull Farm, £1140 Ivy House, £960 Outherthwaite Farm. Hereford: £1440, £1370 Lynwood, £1300 Windy Hill Farm, £1140 Park House Farm. Montbeliarde: £1440 Carlinghurst.

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