Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Marts Sale of Calves, Store & OTM Cattle, Friday 3rd February 2023

Calves & Weanlings
What a difference a week makes with a lot more interest in calves at Lancaster, the trade a lot sharper and more buyers ringside looking for all types of calves. A consignment of native calves from RE&P Miller, Barnacre led the way with Aberdeen Angus bulls to £395 and £375. This was matched by the consignment from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping selling British Blue bulls to £395 and £365 with Aberdeen Angus bull calves from the same home to £380. Rounding off a good day for the Kelsall’s, they topped the heifer section selling British Blue heifers to £280. British Blue bulls sold to £360 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with other Blue bulls to £310 from Richard and Claire Barbour, Claughton on Brock. Followed by £200 and £380 for Aberdeen Angus bull calves from W&G Cornthwaite, Claughton on Brock. A pair of Charolais heifers from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale sold to £270 and £265 with plenty of beef calves today selling in the mid two hundreds. Native heifers were met with more demand ring side with Aberdeen Angus to £255 and £240 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons. Black and White bull calves twice sold to £150 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with others twice to £100 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons.

Store Cattle

The overall market average for the store cattle at Lancaster today was £1313, yes you read that right! More cattle are needed to fulfil buyers requirements with the demand currently high and vendors are urged to sell while the going is good. The £2000 barrier was smashed twice with Limousin bullocks to £2060 and £2020 from PM&ST Entwistle, Abbeystead with others from the same good home to £1860. At £1940 was a Limousin bullock from Mrs H Chapman & Son, Middleton. A pen of four Aberdeen Angus bullocks peaked at £1900 from TC Whiteside & Son, Pilling. Charolais bullocks topped at £1800 for a pen of three from WA Hodgson, Whinfell. British Blue bullocks sold to £1610 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse with an Aberdeen Angus and a Charolais bullock to £1600 from MJ Waller, Lupton. Dairy bullocks sold to £1570 for Montbeliardes and £1540 for Fleckviehs from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse.
The heifer trade peaked at £1610 from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling with a pen of four British Blue heifers to £1570 from R&DM Rossall & Sons, Pilling. Native heifers peaked at £1450 for a pen of three Herefords from D Fox & Co, Bay Horse.

OTM Cattle

The cast cow trade continues to go from strength to strength with vendors strongly advised to take advantage of the trade and sell any passengers. There was an overall market average of 182p/kg or an extremely impressive averaged of £1225 per head with Lancaster continuing to be one of the leading markets to sell OTM cattle.
An impressing three year old Limousin heifer led the way selling to 274.5p/kg or a top price per head of £1899.54 from MA &JA Winn, Burneside. This was followed by Fleckvieh feeding heifers to 244.5p/kg or £1594 from R Packham & Sons, Docker with young Blonde bulls to 244.5p/kg or £1491. Stock bulls peaked at £1791 for an Aberdeen Angus from JJ&J Woof & Sons, Dent. Beef cows twice sold to 239.5p/kg firstly for a British Blue from GR&A Foy, Conder Green grossing £1501 with a Limousin cow to 239.5p/kg or £1434 from JM&JJ Dawson, Littledale. Beef cows sold to a top of £1785 for a Charolais from HR&KA Hodgson, Barbon with British Blue peaking at £1639 from AT Rogerson, Chipping. The best dairy cows sold to 211.5p/kg with plenty of well fleshed cows selling regularly over the 200p/kg mark. Dairy cows peaked at £1803 from GR&B Lewis, Middleton with others to £1696 from JS&KM Wilson & Son, Kendal whom sold others to £1590, £1578 and £1543. This was followed by other leading prices of £1558 from RT Halhead, Cockerham, £1535 and £1532 from MD Close & Son, Arkholme, £1507 from TL Baldwin & son, Forton and £1503 from WG Farms, Cockerham.

Top Prices

Calf Top Prices:

Bull Calves:

Angus: £395 Lower Lingart Farm, £380 Brown Brook, £375 Lower Lingart Farm, £300, £285 Matshead Farm, £270 Brown Brook. British Blue: £395, £365 Brown Brook, £360 Catshaw Hall Farm, £310 Manor House Farm, £265 Wyre Bank, £260 Manor House Farm. Hereford: £200 Lower Lingart Farm. Limousin: £190 Rose Farm. Friesian: £150 (2) Catshaw Hall Farm, £100 (2) Brown Brook.

Heifer Calves:

British Blue: £280, £235 Brown Brook, £230 Catshaw Hall Farm, £190 Tills Farm, £150 Cinder Barrow, £130 Wyre Bank. Charolais: £270, £265 Knowsley Farm. Angus: £255, £240, £200 Brown Brook, £190 Light Foot Lane. Friesian: £100 Light Foot Lane.

Store Cattle Top Prices:


Limousin: £2060, £2020 Lentworth, £1940 Millbeck, £1860 Lentworth, £1660, £1600 Millbeck. Angus: £1900 New Ridge Farm, £1600 Carlingwha, £1560 Shaws Farm, £1560 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1480 Carlingwha, £1400 Little Town Farm. Charolais: £1800 Whelpside Farm, £1600 Carlingwha, £1460 Windy Hill Farm. British Blue: £1610 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1450 Old Glasson Farm, £1450 Scale House Farm, £1360 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1310 Moss House Farm, £1300 High Tenement Farm. Hereford: £1580 Pasture House Farm, £1560 Old Glasson Farm, £1520 Carlingwha, £1470 Windy Hill Farm, £1450 Pasture House Farm, £1440 Holly House Farm. Montbeliarde: £1570 Upper Foxholes Farm. Fleckveih: £1540 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1460 Gaskell House, £1270 Corney Hill Farm. Shorthorn: £1420 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1150 Hudsbrook Farm. Simental: £1300 Moss Gate Farm. Blonde: £1150 Half Way House.


British Blue: £1610 Pasture House Farm, £1570 Abrahams Farm, £1430 Windy Hill Farm, £1290, £1280 High Tenement Farm, £1270 Moss Gate Farm. Hereford: £1450 Holly House Farm, £1110 Mill House Farm. Limousin: £1330 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1290 High Tenement Farm, £1180 Middle Ridge Farm. Angus: £1300 Gaskell House, £1300 Park Lane Farm, £1260 Oakenhead, £1200 Mill House Farm. FKV: £1210 Holme Head. Friesian: £1190 Little Town Farm. Charolais: £1140 £1090 Middle Ridge Farm. Shorthorn: £1140 Hudsbrook Farm.

OTM Top Prices:


British Blue: 239.5 Parkside Farm, 199.5 Handlesteads Farm, 184.5 Docker Hall, 179.5 Millbeck. Limousin: 239.5 Field Head, 184.5 Nether House Farm, 181.5 Causeway Farm, 167.5, 144.5 Howriggs. Shorthorn: 229.5 Parkside Farm. Charolias: 227.5 Howriggs, 179.5, 134.5 Nether House Farm. Friesian: 214.5 Boldens Farm, 211.5 Lathwaite Farm, 211.5 Boldens Farm, 211.5 Norbreck Farm, 209.5 Lathwaite Farm. Angus: 199.5 Lathwaite Farm. Fleckvieh: 197.5 High House, 169.5 Docker Hall. Continental: 197.5, 194.5 Lathwaite Farm, 191.5 Docker Hall, 189.5 Bainsbank Farm, 169.5 (2) Lathwaite Farm. Simental: 181.5 Causeway Farm. Montbeliarde: 174.5 Lathwaite Farm.


Limousin: 274.5 High Underbrow Farm. Fleckvieh: 244.5 Docker Hall. British Blue: 229.5 Handlestead Farm. Friesian: 229.5 High House, 204.5 Forton Hall Farm, 149.5 Hole of Ellel. Hereford: 211.5 Gulf Farm.


Blonde: 244.5 Beaumont Grange Farm. Angus: 194.5 Millbeck, 179.5 Fell End Farm.

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