Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 8th July 2022.

Calves & Weanlings

There was an entry of 64 calves and weanlings forward, weanlings continue to demand a premium in Lancaster with a run of British Blues from G&ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel selling bulls to £505 twice and £480 with heifers to £410. Hereford weanling bulls from TE&M Kidd, Ellel sold to £420 and £400 twice. Aberdeen Angus weanling bulls peaked at £400 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre with weanling Holstein Friesians from the same home sold to £390.
The calf trade peaked at £420 for a British Blue at 7 weeks old from H&C Pickervance, Kirkham with others to £350. Aberdeen Angus bull calves sold to £390 from JP&C Robson, Catterall. Plenty of calves today sold in the early £300’s. Dairy bull calves saw Fleckviehs sell to £265 from JK&B Birkett & Son, Morecambe who also topped the Friesian bull calve section selling to £120.

Store Cattle
Lancaster enjoyed a buoyant trade once again for store cattle with the impressive consignment from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse stealing the headlines, a pen of three Hereford bullocks sold to £1710 followed by a pen of six British Blue bullocks selling to £1700. Other beef bullocks from the same home saw Hereford to £1690 and Aberdeen Angus’s to £1680. A Holstein Friesian bullock also from the same home sold to £1690. Next call was £1610 from for a pen of four Aberdeen Angus bullocks from L Parsons & Sons, Levens. The consignment from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton saw Limousin bullocks to £1590, Charollais bullocks to £1580 and Aberdeen Angus bullocks to £1570. British Blue bullocks sold to £1580 from JD&GM Bracken, Catterall. Plenty of strong bullocks sold in the region of £1500. The heifer trade peaked at £1380 for a British Blue from D Fox & Co, Bay Horse, this was followed by a run of heifers from JB Moore, Grange Over Sands selling Aberdeen Angus’s to £1370, £1360 and £1340 with British Blues from the same home to £1330.

OTM / Cast Cattle
• 92 OTM cattle and cast cattle forward averaged £1109 a head or 185.9p/kg with buyers commenting on the trade remaining as strong as ever.
• OTM Heifers peaked at 244.5p/kg or £1493 for a Hereford from Lucus Breeding.
• OTM Steers sold to 237.5p/kg and 231.5p/kg from KH Knowles, Inskip.
• Top price per head for Hereford steers was £1427 from A Kirkby & Co, Pilling.
• Cast bulls sold to 234.5p/kg or £1643 for a 2 year old Aberdeen Angus bull from JW Thwaites, Tebay.
• Beef cast cows saw the consignment of South Devons and Hereford from Lucus Breeding steal the headlines selling to 234.5p/kg, 231.5p/kg, 229.5p/kg, 227.5p/kg twice and 224.5p/kg. The Lucus Breeding consignment of cows sold to £1746, £1695, £1681, £1672 and £1647.
• Aberdeen Angus beef cows sold to £1726 from CG Birkett, Carnforth.
• Best dairy cows once again sold in excess of 200p/kg, selling to 209.5p/kg from GJ&G Billington, Garstang.
• Top price per head for dairy cows was £1809 and £1748 from MS&G Mason, Kirkby Lonsdale, £1634 for a Swedish Red from AW&AM Park & Son, Ellel with Holsteins to £1603 from WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham.

Top Prices

Top Prices, 8th July 2022.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue: £410, £365, £340 Boldens Farm, £300 Roseacre Hall, £295 Boldens Farm. Charolias: £295 Hartrigg. Angus: £215 Lower Lingart Farm, £190 Bolton Fold Farm, £150 Heaton Hall Farm, £100 North Farm. Hereford: £120, £100 Arnside Tower Farm.

Bull Calf:

British Blue: £505, £480 Boldens Farm, £420, £350, £315 Roseacre Hall. Hereford: £420, £400, £330, £315 Booth Hall, £295 Cocker House Farm. Angus: £400 Lower Lingart Farm, £390 Roe Farm, £350 Lower Lingart Farm, £310 Bolton Fold Farm, £300 Heaton Hall Farm. Friesian: £390, £240 Lower Lingart Farm, £120 White Lund Farm, £100 Lower Lingart Farm, £100 Tills Farm. Charolais: £320, £310 Bolton Fold Farm. Fleckvieh: £265, £195 White Lund Farm. Norwegian Red: £150 White Lund Farm.

OTM Cow:

Hereford: 244.50, 229.50 Adlington Hall Farm, 214.50, 191.50 Higher Hollinhead Farm. South Devon: 234.50, 231.50, 227.50, 224.50 Adlington Hall Farm. British Blue: 219.50 High Tenement Farm, 199.50 Hyce Moorside Farm. Angus: 214.50 2 Netherbeck Barn, 211.50 Adlington Hall Farm, 189.50 High Tenement Farm. Friesian: 209.50 Myerscough House, 207.50 Ravenscar, 204.50 Myerscough House, 199.50 Spital Farm, 199.50 Cocker House Farm, 199.50 Catshaw Hall Farm. Simmental: 209.50 Longlands, 197.50 Littlewood Hall Farm, 194.50, 189.50 Longlands, 174.50 Hartigg. Swedish Red: 209.50 Walkers I'th Field. Limousin: 207.50 High Tenement Farm, 204.50, 164.50 Far Orrest. Montbeliarde: 181.50 Sellerley Farm. Jersey: 139.50 Herdman House Farm.

OTM Heifer:

Friesian: 219.50 Parrox Hall Farm, 211.50 Gibstick Hall, 189.50 Bolton Fold Farm, 187.50, 171.50 Batty Hill, 149.50 Sweetings Farm.

Cast Steer:

Dairy Shorthorn: 237.50, 231.50 Lower House. Hereford: 229.50 Gulf Farm.

Cast Bull:

Angus: 234.50 Eskew Beck.

Store Bullock:

Hereford: £1710, £1690 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1530 Holme House, £1330 Holly House Farm, £1170 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1160 Cock Hall Farm. British Blue: £1700 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1580, £1490 Greenlands Farm, £1230 Holly House Farm, £1210 Wood Nook Farm. Friesian: £1690 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1270 Downlands Farm, £1020 Holly House Farm. Angus: £1680 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1610 Low Levens, £1570 Downlands Farm, £1550 Holme House Farm, £1460 North Farm, £1450 Eskew Beck. Limousin: £1590 Downlands Farm, £1550 Low Levens, £1500 Cock Hall Farm, £1470 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1270 Wood Nook Farm, £1230 Hatters Farm. Charolais: £1580 Downlands Farm, £1080, £1050 Mount Gawne Road. Fleckvieh: £1360 Godson House Farm. Montbeliarde: £1310 Hatters Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel: £1110 Littlewood Hall Farm.

Store Heifers:

British Blue: £1380 Holly House Farm, £1340 Outerthwaite Farm, £1160 Mill House Farm. Angus: £1370, £1360, £1340 Outerthwaite Farm, £1220 Intack Farm, £1070 Parrox Hall. Limousin: £1290 Moss View. Charolais: £1080, £980, £950 Mount Gawne Road.

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