Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM & Store Cattle - Friday 9th April 2021

Friday 9th April 2021


The high pace of Lancaster store cattle sale continues with the trade as buoyant as ever this week. Steers averaged £1136 which included more black and white steers and younger grazing types, heifers averaged £1091.
Leading the way this week were three cracking Angus bullocks from R & DM Rossall & Sons, Pilling selling to £1550. A consignment from L Parsons, Low Levens saw Angus bullocks sell to £1500 and a British Blue heifer to the same price from the same home. A pen of five Angus bullocks from I &ME Askew, New Hutton sold to £1400. Continental bullocks sold to a top of £1460 for British Blue from I Atkinson & Son, Warton. Limousin bullocks peaked at £1400 from D E & S M Moorhouse, Natland closely followed by a pen of 8 Limousin bullocks from Ballacutchel Farms, Isle of Man selling to £1390. Simmental bullocks peaked at £1390 from E J Burrow, Milnthorpe, plenty of beef bred steers easily selling to the £1300 mark. The other leading prices for heifers saw a pair of Angus’ sell to £1300 from KH & D Holden & Son, Pilling a pen of British Blues selling to £1300 from W T Eastham & son, Goosnargh. Grazing cattle continue to be a strong trade eagerly bid for.
Dairy steers topped at £1320 for Montbeliardes from Cowell & Moore, Woodplumpton followed by Black & White bullocks selling to a top of £1290 from L Parsons, Low Levens.


Lancaster boasted an entry of 134 Cast Cows and OTM cattle this week, the trade as electrifying as ever with an overall average of 149p/kg. Montbeliarde cast steers sold to 199.5p/kg or £1334 from A Kirby and Co, Pilling closely followed by OTM Black & White heifers selling to 197.5p/kg or £1481 from AT Burrow & Son, Gressingham. OTM beef heifers sold to 189.5p/kg or £1389 for an Angus from I Atkinson & Son, Warton.
Cast beef cows sold to a top 194.5p/kg for a Limousin from E J Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet. Beef cows sold to a top of £1386 for a Hereford from S Barton, Radcliffe. Young Fleckvieh cows sold to 184.5p/kg or £1254 from B & AC Barnes, Middleton who also sold an impressive Fleckvieh cow weighing 925kg to 164.5p/kg grossing at £1521. Black and White cows sold to a top £1363 from L Burrow and Son, Lower Tatham with others to £1348 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale and £1316 from S Barton, plenty of well fleshed dairy cows well in excess of £1200. More cast cows required each week as Lancaster hosts a ring full of eager buyers.


Lancaster hit the jackpot again with a calf peaking at £600 for the second week in a row, this much admired 12-week-old Charolais bull calf from J & G Thornley, Kirkham. A British Blue and Charolais heifer from the same good home both achieved £570.
An Angus bull calf from Tom Barron Farms, Woodplumpton sold to £475, with other Angus bull calves to £415 from Lawson Farm, Cockerham and Wannop Farms, Overton. British Blue bull calves sold to £440 and £430 from A J & AJ Gibbons, St Micheals on Wyre. Plenty of strong beef calves in eager demand selling in the late £300. Black & White calves peaked at £240 from J R Newsham & Son, Condor Green.
A consignment of weanling calves from J R Newsham, Sellerley Farm met plenty of demand with Hereford bulls selling to £580 and Simmentals to £540, Hereford heifers from the same home to £440.

Top Prices

Leading prices per kilo for OTM’s:-

Friesian: 197.50 177.50 High Snab, 171.50 Lathwaite Farm, 169.50 Newsham Hall Farm, 167.50 Catshaw Hall Farm. Limousin: 194.50 Intack Farm. Flekvieh: 184.50 Hawkin Hall, 169.50 Sellerley Farm, 164.50 Hawkin Hall. Simmental: 169.50 Intack Farm. Hereford: 164.50 157.50 Shore Top Farm. Continental: 164.50 154.50 Town End. Blonde: 147.50 Little Fell Farm. Montbeliarde: 137.50 Lathwaite Farm.

Friesian: 194.50 Benson Hall, 189.50 Liscoe Farm, 189.50 181.50 Batty Hill, 181.50 Heaton Hall Farm, 179.50 Low Audlands, 174.50 Mealbank Farm. Aberdeen Angus: 189.50 184.50 Boon Town Farm. British Blue: 184.50 Boon Town Farm. Jersey: 131.50 Benson Hall.

Montbeliarde: 199.50 Gulf Farm.

Leading prices per head for store cattle:-

Aberdeen Angus: £1550 Abrahams Farm, £1500 Low Levens, £1400 Raw Head, £1370 Chestnut House Farm, £1350 Staffords Farm. British Blue: £1460 Boon Town Farm, £1380 Stubbins Farm, £1340 Middle Grange Farm, £1300 Stubbins Farm. Limousin: £1400 High House Farm, £1390 £1370 Mount Murray, £1350 Intack Farm, £1280 Kirkland Hall, £1250 Stubb Hall Farm. Simmental: £1390 Hazel Slack Tower, £1360 Springfield House, £1340 Middle Grange Farm, £1320 Mount Murray. Charolais: £1370 Mount Murray, £1340 Springfield House. Hereford: £1340 Middle Grange Farm, £1270 Mount Murray, £1270 Pasture House Farm, £1120 Lane Ends Farm. Montbeliarde: £1320 £1230 Newsham Hall Farm. Friesian: £1290 Low Levens; £1250 Boon Town Farm, £1110 Hallbeck; £1100 Lower House, £1070 Hudsbrook Farm. Shorthorn: £930 Lower House. Swedish Red: £920 Lathwaite Farm. Dairy Shorthorn: £960 Mill House Farm.

British Blue: £1500 Low Levens, £1300 Wood Nook Farm, £1290 Stubbins Farm, £1270 Barnfield Farm. Limousin: £1320 Mount Murray, £1280 Kirkland Hall Farm, £1260 Stubb Hall farm, £1240 High House Farm, £1230 Green Dragon Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1300 Chestnut House Farm, £1250 Staffords Farm, £1240 Greenlands Farm, £1150 Kays Farm. Shorthorn: £1190 Mount Murray. Hereford: £1180 Lane Ends Farm, £1170 Stubb Hall Farm, £1100 Greenlands Farm, £1070 Pasture House Farm. Simmental: £1160 Mount Murray. Charolais: £1140 Brown Edge, £1090 Thornbush Farm. Friesian: £1060 Hallbeck, £900 Park House Farms. Stabiliser: £950 Park House Farms.
Limousin: £1170 £1080 Fell End Farm.

BULL CALF: Charolais: £600 Derby Lodge, Hereford: £580 Sellerley Farm, £325 Arnside Tower, Simmental: £540 Sellerley Farm, Angus: £475 Ambrose Farm, £415 twice Sweetings Farm & Heaton Hall Farm, British Blue: £440 & £430 Catteralls Farm, Friesian: £240 Sellerley Farm, £120 Tills Farm

HEIFER CALF: Charolais: £570 Derby Lodge, British Blue: £570 Derby Lodge, £395 New Brows Farm, £350 Heaton Hall Farm, Hereford: £440, £380, £370, £350 Sellerley Farm, Angus: £355, £295 Tills Farm, £275 New Brows Farm, Friesian: £170 Ambrose Farm.

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