Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM & Store Cattle - Friday 11th December 2020

Calves and Stirks

What a fantastic entry of Calves for Lancaster’s Christmas Show with 172 forward met by equally strong demand.
The Christmas Show was judged by Ian Lancaster, Wiswell who had some great calves to cast his expert eye over. The Championship rosette was awarded to David and Eileen Wallbank, Over Wyresdale for the seventh year in succession. This much admired British Blue heifer calf went onto sell for £440 purchased by the judge. The Reserve Champion rosette was awarded to WN & D Smith, Cockerham with the first prized continental bull calf a British Blue which sold to £480.
From start to finish the demand was high for all specification of calves. Best quality continental bull calves regularly flew past the four hundred pound mark. Charolais bull calves topped at £490 from Stoney Lane Farm, Nateby. Other noted prices for British Blue bulls were £470 and £450 from G & ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel with others to £460 and £445 AJ & AJ Gibbons, St Michaels on Wyre.
Native bull calves sold to a top of £425 for Angus’ from J & G Thornley, Roseacre followed by others selling to £370 from David and Eileen Wallbank; plenty of native bull calves regularly selling in the mid three hundreds.
Black and White bull calves met by plenty of bidder’s ringside ensuring a strong trade throughout the sale. Weanling Black and Whites led the way selling to £230 and £225 from RE & P Miller, Barnacre. Black and White bull calves on milk sold to £195 from David and Eileen Wallbank with plenty of the best quality rearing calves selling around £150 and more.
A handful of stirks forward from Myerscough College, selling eight month old Angus bullocks to £625 with similar aged Black and White steers selling to £430.

Store Cattle

Lancaster Auction held its Annual Show and Sale of Pairs of Store Cattle. The Championship pair and the Tom Owen Memorial Cup was awarded to DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland. This much admired pair of Limousin bullocks really caught the eye of our judge Tom Baldwin, Nantwich who we thank for his time and expertise, going on to purchase the Champions for £1,580. David Moorhouse purchased this pair of Bullocks out of J36 Suckler sale in March 2020 from B &SE Carter, Quernmore. The Second prize pair of bullocks from Mrs H Chapman and Son, Middleton sold to £1,400.
Native bullocks topped at £1410 from S Kellet and Sons, Pilling with a pen of four followed by others selling to £1300 from ME & J Parker, Wennington. Angus heifers topped at £1330 from P & S Alpe, Waddington. Lancaster continues to have one of the strongest rings in the country for forward cattle with more cattle continually required each week to fulfil the busy ring of buyers we have.
Dairy bullocks topped at £1,250 from K & DE Woodhouse, Ellel for Holstein Friesians.

Cast Cows and OTM Cattle.

A reduced number of Cast Cows about today which is understandable with the large numbers forward over previous weeks. An improved trade this week and more are required, especially to fulfil the ever growing demand from the large number of buyers present at Lancaster.
Topping the trade this week was a Limousin cow from loyal Lancaster supporters R H & C Ayrton, Abbystead making £1,238, not far behind was J Clarke, Lea at £1,206 also with a Limousin. Other beef bred cows making over £1,000 from H & K Hodgson, Barbon for Charolais at £1,039 and an Aberdeen Angus Cow at £1,015 from M Allen, Yealand. Friesian cows topped today at £1,139 from R T Halhead, Cockerham.
Top price pence per kilo today was a Limousin cow at 189.5ppkg from R H & C Ayrton, with another at 179.5ppkg. Friesian cows from J C Hodgson, Dent to 159.5ppkg, all cows today averaged 121.37ppkg
OTM Heifers topped at £1,383 or 234.5ppkg from R H & C Ayrton, Abbeystead, with Friesian’s to £943 or 171.5ppkg from J G Thornley, Roseacre.
A few more cast bulls about today saw Angus’ sell to £1,300 from Cote Farm Partnership, Nether Kellet.

1st Prize Dairy Bull Calf from Drinkall Bros £170

Top Prices

Heifer Calf

British Blue: £440 Tills Farm, £395 Catteralls Farm, £385 Lower Lingart Farm, £370 Tills Farm, £365 Catteralls Farm, £360 Tills Farm, Boon Town Farm, £355 Catteralls Farm, Knowsley Farm, £340 Birks Farm. Limousin: £350 Fowlers Farm, £220 Bailey Hey Farm, £200 Cooper House Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £280 Tills Farm, £270 Cooper House Farm, £215 Bolton Fold Farm, £200 Fern Hill Farm, Cocker House Farm, Bolton Fold Farm. Hereford: Cocker House Farm.

Bull Calf

Charolais: £490 Fowlers Farm, £330, £290 Barrow Greaves Farm. British Blue: £480 Cocker House Farm, £470 Boldens Farm, £460 Catteralls Farm, £450 Boldens Farm, £445 Catteralls Farm, £425 Lane head Farm, £420, £410 Tills Farm, £410 Birks Farm, £405 Boldens Farm. Limousin: £430 Cocker House Farm, £360 Kellbrick Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £425 Derby Lodge Farm, £370 Tills Farm, £365 Derby Lodge Farm, Knowsley Farm, £355 Cooper House Farm, £340 Fern Hill Farm, Cooper House Farm, £320 Fern Hill Farm, £315 Knowsley Farm. Hereford: £355, £330 Quakers Farm. Simmental: £350, £265 Sellerley Farm. Holstein Friesian: £310 Tills Farm, £230, £225, £220 Lower Lingart Farm, £195 Tills Farm, £190 Lower Lingart, £170 Catshaw Hall Farm, Lower Lingart Farm, £160 Tills Farm, £140 Catshaw Hall Farm.

Heifer Stirk

Aberdeen Angus: £480 Myerscough Hall.

Steer Stirk

Aberdeen Angus: £625 Myerscough Hall. Holstein Frisian: £430 Myerscough Hall.


Limousin: 189.5, 179.5 Ouzelthorn Farm, 159.5 Bridge Stone, Castle Mill Farm, Ouzelthorn Farm, 157.5 Todgill Farm, 154.5 Castle Mill Farm, 144.5 Intack Farm, 129.5 New Hall Farm. Holstein Frisian: 159.5 Dillicar, 157.5 Derby Lodge Farm, 134.5 Elm Tree Farm, 131.5 Spital Farm, 129.5 Norbeck Farm, 127.5 Sweetings Farm, Lathwaite Farm, Myers Farm, Sellerley Farm, Downlands Farm. Flekvieh: 154.5 Holme Head. Charolais: 149.5 Howriggs. Aberdeen Angus: 147.5, 144.5 Intack Farm, 139.5 Forgelands Estate, 134.5 Yealand Manor, 129.5 Intack Farm, Forgeland Estate. Simmental: 139.5 Todgill Farm. Shorthorn: 137.5, 134.5 Cockley Beck Farm, 104.5 Craketrees. Montbeliarde: 129.5 Waterscales Farm. Swedish Red and White: 124.5 Docker Hall Farm, 121.5 Holme Head, 117.5 Docker Hall Farm. Ayrshire: 119.5, 104.5 Bolton Fold Farm. Hereford: 119.5 Cockley Beck Farm.


Limousin: 234.5 Ouzelthorn Farm. Holstein Frisian: 171.5 Derby Lodge Farm, 161.5 Deerslet Farm.


Hereford: 164.5 Cobble Hey Farm. Aberdeen Angus: 134.5 Cobble Hey Farm, 127.5 Cote Farm. Holstein Frisian: 104.5 Higher Core Farm.



Limousin: £1580 High House Farm, £1400, £1390 Millbeck, £1210 Cracalt Farm, Little Fell Farm, £1200 Cock Hall Farm, £1150 Kays Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1410 Pilling Hall, £1300 Lodge Farm, £1230 Outherthwaite Farm, £1200 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1180 Lodge Farm. Simmental: £1400 Millbreck, British Blue: £1390 Bensons Farm, £1300 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1290 Cock Hall Farm, Old Glasson Farm, £1270 Pasture House Farm, £1250 Upper Foxholes Farm. Freisian: £1250 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1190 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1160 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1120 Barbers Moor Farm, £1100 Bensons Farm. Norwegian Red: £1210 Upper Foxholes Farm. Hereford: £1180 Old Glasson Farm, £1040 Brow Foot Farm, £970 Plumpton Hall Farm, £960 Godson House Farm, £850 Little Fell Farm. Fleckvieh: £1140 Upper Foxholes Farm, £790 Bull Bank Farm. Montbeliarde: £760 Yeat House. Jersey: £690 Shorrocks Farm. Brown Swiss: £500 Shorrocks Farm.


Aberdeen Angus: £1330 Braddup House Farm, £1270 Norbreck Farm, £1150 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1110 Snub Snape Farm, £1090 Brow Foot Farm.Limousin: £1270 Far Orrest, £1180 Endmoor Farm, £1170 Far Orrest, £1140 Cracalt, £1130 Little Fell Farm, British Blue: £1240 Pasture House Farm, £1220 Endmoor Farm, £1150 Stubb Hall Farm, £1120 Stoney Fold Farm, £1080 Brow Foot Farm. Hereford: £1120 Snub Snape Farm. Charolais: £1040 Salisbury Road.Simmental: £920 Salisbury Road, £900 Salisbury Road, Intack Farm.


British Blue: £1080 Slack Farm.

More Info

Christmas Show & Sale of Calves

Judge:- Mr Ian Lancaster

Class 1 – Continental Sired Bull Calf
1st – W N & D Smith & Son, Cocker House British Blue £480
2nd – Wallbank Farms Ltd, Tills Farm British Blue £410
3rd – W N & D Smith & Son, Cocker House Limousin £430

Class 2 – Continental Sired Heifer Calf
1st – Wallbank Farms Ltd, Tills Farm British Blue £440
2nd – Wallbank Farms Ltd, Tills Farm British Blue £370
3rd – A D & R L Milner, Lane Head Farm British Blue £295

Class 3 – Native Sired Bull Calf
1st – T & G Parkinson, Quackers Farm Hereford £330
2nd – Wallbank Farms Ltd, Tills Farm Aberdeen Angus £370
3rd – T & G Parkinson, Quackers Farm Aberdeen Angus £170

Class 4 – Native Sired Heifer Calf
1st – Wallbank Farms Ltd, Tills Farm Aberdeen Angus £280
2nd – Wallbank Farms Ltd, Tills Farm Aberdeen Angus £280
3rd – W N & D Smith & Son, Cocker House Aberdeen Angus £200

Class 5 – Dairy Bull Calf
1st – Drinkall Bros, Catshaw Farm Friesian £170
2nd – W N & D Smith & Son, Cocker House Friesian £128
3rd – Wallbank Farms Ltd, Tills Farm Friesian £195

Wallbank Farms Ltd, Tills Farm British Blue £440

Reserve Champion
W N & D Smith & Son, Cocker House British Blue £480

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