Lancaster Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 20th March

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of store cattle had a similar number forward with all classes of cattle a strong trade especially well-grown 18-22-month-old grazing type bullocks, with a couple of fresh faces present to purchase these. The market was topped by DE & SM Moorhouse, who sold British Blue and Limousin bullocks to £1340 with another pen from the same home selling to £1250. Angus steers topped at £1280 from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet with British Blues selling to £1270 from J Oddie & Son, Blackburn followed EW & CR Clegg & Son, Stalmine. Native bullocks saw Herefords to £1250 from SH & LE Birkett, Nether Kellet with this price also achieved for Angus’ from PD Anderton, Scorton. Closely followed by £1240 for Angus’ from J Oddie & Son. Plenty more bullocks sold around the £1200 mark. Heifers peaked at £1320 for British Blues from JS & KM Wilson & Son, Natland with Limousin from the same home selling to £1260.

Angus heifers sold to £1170 from B & D Willison & Son, Levens with other Angus heifers selling to £1150 from JS & KM Wilson & Son. A couple of British Blue heifers from M Shepherd & Son, Pilling sold to £1160.

All bullocks forward this week sold to a market average of £1047.

Cast Cows

The weekly sale of Cast Cows had an increased entry of 143 forward, a slightly easier trade as some buyers being cautious over what may prevail over the coming weeks. Leading the way was British Blue cast steers selling to 181.5p/kg from CG Birkett, Carnforth. Limousin OTM Heifers from JM Capstick, Ashton with Stodday sold to 179.5p/kg and 177.5p/kg or the top-grossing price of £1224. Stabiliser cast steers sold to a top of £1220 from MG & HM Capstick, Milnthorpe.

Black and white heifers sold to a top of 161.5p/kg or £1085 from K & DE Woodhouse, Ellel. Cast cows saw beef cows sell to 157.5p/kg for Charolais from JF & AW Sutton, Longsleddale. Other beef cows sold around the 150p/kg mark. OTM Black and white cows sold to a top of 134.5p/kg from WG Farms, Cockerham. Other good black and white cows sold around the 130p/kg. Beef cast cows sold to a top of £1046 from NJ & L Allan, Killington. Black and white cows sold to a top of £983 from Lawson Farms, Cockerham with plenty more dairy cows selling in excess of £950.

Cast bulls this week sold to a top of £1161 from W Pinder, Newton in Bowland.

The overall market average was 114p/kg today.


The weekly sale of calves at Lancaster had an entry of 70 forward. The market this week peaked at £350 for Charolais bull calf from WG Farms, Cockerham who sold British Blue to £340 and £325 with Angus’ to £305. David and Eileen Wallbank, Over Wyresdale sold Angus bull calves to £305 and Angus heifers to £290 and £275. Hereford bull calves sold to £285 from Messrs Mason, Over Kellet. British Blue heifer calves peaked at £275 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham with plenty of strong beef calves selling at £250 plus.

Lancaster has enjoyed a strong trade over recent weeks for black and white calves, selling to £105 and £95 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green followed by £90 from B Butterfield & Son, Burton in Kendal. Plenty of nice rearing sorts were selling in the seventies and eighties.


It is still business as usual here at NWA and we are committed to staying open as we are a vital link in the food chain supply. These arrangements are put in place to reduce crowd sizes and the risk of transmitting the virus and most importantly help us keep the markets open




If any of the following apply to you please do not attend our markets…

Over the age of 70

Anyone who is knowingly ill, showing signs of the virus or an underlying health issue

Any lady that is knowingly pregnant

We also ask that once you have sold your stock you leave the market premises

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

British Blue £1340 High House Farm, £1270 Cheetham House Farm, £1260 Yew Tree Farm, £1190 Kays Farm, Pasture House Farm. Limousin £1340, £1250 High House Farm, £1220 Little Fell, £1160 Intack Farm, High Tenement Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1280 Intack Farm, £1250 Wyre Farm, £1240 Cheetham House Farm, £1200 Park House Farm, £1190 Staffords Farm. Hereford £1250 Stubb Hall Farm, £1150 Pasture House Farm, £1080 Davy Bank, £1040 Stubb Hall Farm. Simmental £1200 Park House Farm, £1000 Staffords Farm, £980 The Bungalow. Charolais £1040 Middle Ridge Farm, £1020 Fell End Farm. Friesian £970 Intack, £960 Parkgate Farm, £940 Mill House, £910 Parkgate Farm. Muse Rhine Issel £920 Littlewood Hall Farm.

Store Heifer

British Blue £1320 High House, £1160 Pasture Hose Farm, £1080 Yew Tree Farm, £1070 Hill House Farm, £1060 Abbotson Farm. Limousin £1260 High House, £1060 Cautley Farm, £1050 Downlands Farm, Fell End Farm, Intak Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1170 Cinderbarrow Farm, £1150 High House, £1070 Sowerby Lodge, Outerthwaite Farm, £1060 Kays Farm. Hereford £1070 Stubb Hall Farm, £930 Davy Bank, £900 Banklands. Simmental £1050 Intack Farm. Stabiliser £1000 Cinderbarrow Farm. Charolais £940 Fell End Farm.


Charolais 157.5 Nether House Farm. Limousin 151.5 Nether House Farm, 149.5 Beck House, 139.5 Bank Field Farm, 137.5 Gill Garth. British Blue 149.5 Intack Farm, 137.5 Sowermire. Friesian 144.5 Richmond Hall, 134.5 Lathwaite Farm, 131.5 Hillam Lane Farm, North Farm, 127.5 North Farm. Hereford 129.5 Beck House, 124.5 Oddlands Farm, High House Farm, 109.5 Oddlands Farm. Aberdeen Angus 129.5 Cragg Farm, 124.5 Beck House, 107.5 Cragg Farm. Montbeliarde 127.5 Heversham Gardens. Stabiliser 127.5 Park House Farm, 119.5 Gibsons Farm. Ayrshire 94.5 Newsham Hall Farm.

OTM Heifer

Limousin 179.5, 177.5 Brantbeck Farm. Hereford 167.5 Gill Garth, 129.5 Gibsons Farm. Friesian 161.5 Kitchen Ground Farm, 154.5 Stubbins Farm, 147.5 Kitchen Ground Farm, 144.5 Hall Farm, Kitchen Ground Farm.

Cast Steer

British Blue 181.5 Netherbeck Barn. Fleckvieh 164.5 Netherbeck Barn. Friesian 154.5 Intack Farm, 149.5 Yew Tree Farm, 147.5 Gulf Farm. Aberdeen Angus 134.5, 131.5, 119.5 Millbeck Farm. Stabiliser 124.5 Park House Farm.

Cast Bull

Montbeliarde 139.5 Staffords Farm. Aberdeen Angus 119.5 Longstripes Farm.

Heifer Calf

Aberdeen Angus £290 Tills Farm, £280 Derby Lodge Farm, £275 Tills Farm, £240, £200 Derby Lodge. British Blue £275 Derby Lodge Farm, £270 Catshaw Hall Farm, £220 Cinder Barrow, £190, £180 North Farm. Hereford £260 Birkland Barrow, £180 Sellerley Farm. Simmental £225, £170, £150 Sellerley Farm.

Bull Calf

Charolais £350 Lathwaite Farm. British Blue £340, £255 Lathwaite Farm, £220, £210 Cinder Barrow Farm, £200 Sweetings Farm. Aberdeen Angus £305 Tills Farm, £270, £265, £260 Catshaw Hall Farm, £200 Sweetings Farm. Hereford £285 Birkland Barrow, £215 Sellerley Farm. Limousin £210 Hatters Farm. Simmental £170 Lathwaite Farm. Friesian £105, £95 Sellerley Farm, £90 Moss House Farm, £80 Bannister Farm

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