Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle.

Buyers were in attendance from throughout the Northern Counties and Midlands for the weekly sale of cattle at Lancaster Auction Mart. Store cattle sold to a top price of £1750, OTM Cattle to £1778, Stirks to £920 and Rearing Calves to £510.


A weekly sale of rearing calves saw 71 forward selling to a fast and competitive trade with buyers keen to secure all classes and types. The sale peaked at £510 on 4 occasions for Charollias x bull calves from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham, who sold others for £505 and £500. Other Charollias x bull calves from JE & S Seedall, Mellor sold at £485. British Blue x bull calves sold to £400 from AJ & AJ Gibbons, St Michaels, with other younger British blue calves to £355 from RT Halhead, Cockerham. Aberdeen Angus x bull calves sold to £395 from WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham with others to £360 from Wannops Farm Ltd, Morecambe. All beef bull calves today averaged £309, with most being 5/6 week old. Dairy bull calves sold to £175 for a Holstein Friesian from WN& D Smith & Son, Cockerham with others to £160 from Wannops Farm ltd, Morecambe.

Heifer calves sold to £375 for a Charollais x from WG Farms, Cockerham, with other selling to £340 from GJ & J Billington, Garstang. British Blue x heifer calves from AJ &AJ Gibbons, St Michaels sold to £330. Aberdeen Angus heifer calves sold to £235 and £230 from Wannops Farm Ltd, Morecambe.


The monthly sale of stirks saw steers sell to £840 for a Limousin x from T Ayrton & Son, Over Wyresdale, with Aberdeen Angus x selling to £815 from G&D Ball & Sons, Little Eccleston, with others at £790 from JW Thwaites, Tebay. Hereford x steers sold for £760 from JB & C Lamb, Thurnham. Younger steer stirks sold to £650 for a Hereford x from P Rossall, Scorton who also sold Shorthorn x steers to £565.

Heifer stirks sold to £830 for a Limousin x from T Ayrton & Son, Over Wyresdale. Younger 6 month old heifer stirks sold to £695 for a Limousin x from T Ayrton & Son, Over Wyresdale. Aberdeen Angus x stirks sold to £615 from R Fare, Kirkham and £610 from G & D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston.

Bull stirks sold to £920 for a Limousin x from R & EA Gardner, Kendal. Dairy bred bulls sold to £685 for Holstein Freisian from WG Farms, Cockerham.

OTM and Cast Cattle 

92 cows were sold at Lancaster Auction Mart today, with an overall market average of 188p/kg. Cull cows sold to 234.5p/kg for a Aberdeen Angus x from G Metcalfe & Son, Gressingham with British Blue x selling to 231.5p/kg from JH Atkinson & Partners, Selside and Simmental x selling to 229.5p/kg from E Rossall, Preesall. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows continue to sell to a premium, peaking at 221.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from AW & AM Park & Son, Ellel, with others at 214.5p/kg from WS Burrow & Son, Carnforth with Fleckvieh selling to 201.5p/kg from EW & R M Towers, Hornby. Medium dairy cows regularly sold at 165-180p/kg with leaner sorts to 130-150p/kg. Top grossing cow today was a Stabiliser from J A & R Geldard & Sons, Levens achieving £1673 with a further 5 cows over £1500. Dairy cows sold to £1497 for a Holstein Friesian from RT Halhead, Cockerham closely followed by Kellsall & Wood, Scotforth achieving £1491. All cull cows today averaged £1217.

OTM Heifers sold to a top price of 224.5p/kg for a British Blue x from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale and £1561 for Aberdeen Angus x from JD EM JA Atkinson, Kendal. Dairy heifers sold to 214.5p/kg and £1548 for a Holstein Friesian from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Steers sold to 247.5p/kg and £1532 for Aberdeen Angus x from T & E Burrow, Slyne with Holstein Friesian steers selling to 197.5p/kg and £1066 from J & JM Walmsley, Pilling.

A single cull bull today sold to 181.5p/kg and £1778 for a Stabiliser from JA & A Geldard & Sons, Levens.

Store Cattle 

The weekly sale of store cattle at NWA Lancaster saw all steers forward average £1331 and all heifers forward average £1169. A full competitive ringside of buyers keen to secure all classes and types of cattle saw vendors leave well suited with prices achieved. Steers sold to a top price of £1750 for a Aberdeen Angus x steer from JA Carr, Heskin with Charollais from R & E A Gardner, Kendal selling for £1700 with others at £1650 from J & H Bland Son Ltd, Levens, £1600 from EE Thornton & Sons, Morecambe and British Blue x to £1580 from R & D M Rossall & Sons, Pilling. Dairy bred steers sold to £1490 for Norwegian Red x and Fleckvieh x from JH Bland & Son, Levens and Montbeliarde x to £1480 from JS Clark & Son Catforth.

Heifers sold to a top price of £1500 for a British Blue x from R & D M Rossall & Son, Pilling with Aberdeen Angus x selling to £1490 from T Robson & Son, Poulton le Flyde. Hereford x heifers sold to £1390 from SH & LE Birkett, Nether Kellet and Charollais sold to £1360 from EE Thornton & Son, Morecambe.

Top Prices

Heifer Calf:

Charollais: £375 Lathwaite Farm, £340 Myerscough House, £310, £300 Lathwaite Farm, £295 Bolton Fold Farm, £285 Lathwaite Farm. British Blue: £330, £315, £290, £275 Catteralls Farm, £250 Post Farm. Angus: £235, £230, £210, £200 Heaton Hall Farm, £185 Bolton Fold Farm. Limousin: £200, £140 Rose Farm.

Bull Calf: 

Charollais: £510, £505, £500 Lathwaite Farm. British Blue: £400, £365 Catterals Farm, £355 Norbreck Farm, £350 New Brows Farm, £330 Walkers I'th Fields, £305 Myerscough House. Angus: £395 Cocker House Farm, £360, £350, £270 Heaton Hall Farm, £230, £220 New Brows Farm. Welsh Black: £225 Catteralls Farm. Freisian: £175 Cocker House Farm, £160 Heaton Hall Farm, £140 Cocker House Farm.


Bull Stirks: Limousin: £920 Barrowfield, £680 Dockensall Farm. Friesian: £685, £580, £300 Laithwaite Farm. Angus: £400 The Lea, £260 Laithwaite Farm. Fleckvieh: £290 White Lund Farm. Norwegian: £255 White Lund farm.

Heifer Stirks: Limousin: £830 £695 £695 £695 Yates Farm, £540 Rushworth Farm. Angus: £615 Post Farm, £610 Woodstock, British Blue: £560 £500 Rushworth Farm, £460 £440 Boon Town Farm.

Steer Stirks: Limousin: £840 Yates Farm. Angus: £815 Woodstock, £790 Eskew Beck. Hereford: £760 Gardeners Farm, £650 Salisbury Farm. Shorthorn: £565 Salisbury Farm. Friesian: £430 £390 £380 Gardeners Farm £325 Wryeside Farm.

OTM / Cast Cattle

OTM Cow Top Prices: Angus: £234.50 Fleets Farm, £221.50 Thornlea, £204.50 Manor Farm, £164.50 Mosergh Farm. British Blue: £231.50 Mosergh Farm, £219.50 Manor Farm, £207.50 Thornlea, £194.50 Trapp Farm. Simmental: £229.50 £209.50 Sykes Fold Farm. Friesian: £221.50 Walkers I’th fields, £214.50 Gibralter Farm, £201.50 Norbreck Farm, £199.50 Lower Langthwaite Farm, £197.50 Holme Head, £197.50 Bannister Farm. Hereford: £219.50 Little Fell Farm, £204.50 Little Crimbles, £179.50 Trapp Farm, £179.50 Little Crimbles. Stabilisers: £214.50 Low Foulshaw Farm. Limousin: £209.50 Intack Farm, £179.50 £169.50 Holme house Farm. Fleckvieh: £201.50, £191.50, £187.50, £169.50 Holme Head. Montbeliarde: £187.50 Holme Head. Continental: £159.50 Bolton Fold Farm. Highland: £149.50 Southwoods Hill Farm.

OTM Heifers: British Blue: £244.50 Catshaw Hall farm. Angus: £239.50 Low Groves farm, £179.50 Cragg Farm. Friesian: £214.50 Catshaw Hall Farm, £209.50 Tunsteads Farm, £194.50 Higher Shuttlingfields Farm, £187.50 Tunsteads farm. Hereford: £211.50 Manor Farm.

Cast Steers: Angus: £247.50 £239.50 Throstle Grove, British Blue: Throstle Grove, £199.50 Intack Farm. Friesian: £197.50 Staffords Farm. Jersey: £179.50 Gibralter

Cast Bulls: Stabiliser: £181.50 Low Foulshaw Farm.

Store Cattle

Steers: Angus: £1750 £1680 £1660 Kingsley house Farm, £1540 £1500 Fairfield, Charolais: £1700 Barrowsfield, £1650 Ninezergh, £1600 £1560 Downlands farm, £1500 Ninezergh, £1460 Manor Farm. British Blue: £1580 Abrahams Farm, £1540 Greenlands Farm, £1500 Holmes Farm, £1410 Wood Nook Farm, £1400 Intack Farm, £1260 Plumpton Hall Farm. Limousin: £1520 £1490 Downlands Farm, £1450 Ninezergh, £1430 Wood Nook Farm, £1010 Mill House Farm. MRI: £1490 Ninezergh. Norwegian: £1480 £1380 Ninezergh, £1260 Outerthwaite Farm. Fleckvieh: £1490 Ninezergh, £1170 Holmes Farm, £1070 Hall Bank. Montbeliarde: £1480 Godson House Farm, £1380 Staffords Farm, £1050 £980 Parkers Farm, £850 Mill House Farm, £740 Parkers Farm. Hereford: £1480 Stubb Hall Farm, £1190 Hall Bank, £1140 Cock Hall Farm, £1070 Hall Bank. Simmental: £1460 £1240 The Old Stable. Friesian: £1320 Downlands Farm, £1180 Plumpton Hall. Longhorn: £1080 Cock Hall Farm. White Bred Shorthorn: £1080 Cock Hall Farm. Swedish Red: £850 Sunderland Brows Farm.

Heifers: British Blue:£1500 Abrahams Farm, £1460 Pasture House Farm, £1460 Fairfield, £1420 pasture House Farm, £1340 Hall Bank, £1270 Brow Foot Farm. Angus: £1490 Fairfield, £1260 Outerthwaite Farm, £1220 Trapp Farm, £1180 Lynwood, £1160 Ellers Farm, £1160 Downlands Farm. Hereford: £1390 Stubb Hall Farm, £1300 Pasture House Farm, £1180 £1110 Lynwood, £1000 Brow Foot Farm, £960 Lynwood. Charolais: £1360 £1190 Downlands Farm. Limousin: £1290 Holmes Farm, £1200 Ivy Farm, £1080 Downlands Farm, £1040 Intack Farm, £880 Ellers Farm. Friesian: £1080 Higher Shuttlingfields. White Bred Shorthorn: £1160 Ellers Farm. Simmental: £1040 Intack Farm.

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