Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM Cattle and Store Cattle - Friday 23 April 2021

Calves and Weanlings

The calf trade continues to go from strength to strength, as lambing time approaches the end more customers are ring side looking to purchase calves. Once again, a cracking consignment of British Blues from J& G Thornley, Roseacre sold bulls to £565 and £560 with heifers from the same home selling to £525. British Blue calves from I Atkinson & Son, Warton sold to £510 with heifers from the same home achieving £475. A consignment of weanlings from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green sold Hereford bulls to £480 and £470, with Simmentals achieving £470 from the same home. Seven-week-old Charolais bull calves sold twice to £400 from Wannop Farms, Heaton-with-Oxcliffe. Dairy bull calves saw Fleckviehs sell to £370 from JR Newsham & Son. Black and White bull calves topped at £155 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale, with other Black and White calves to £150 from J P & C Robson, Garstang. Grazing system dairy bull calves sold to £132 from J-CH-JG Bland, Silverdale. Lancaster calf ring had some strong averages with British Blue bulls averaging £476, British Blue heifers £405, Angus bulls £340 and Angus heifers £273.

OTM Cattle

Lancaster auction saw the dearest market average of the year with an overall average of 153 p/kg, all specifications of cattle are in huge demand and more required to fill the orders of our 15 buyers. Leading the way today was a Limousin OTM heifer selling to 239.5 p/kg or £1580 from KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead. This was followed by Aberdeen Angus cast heifers selling to 219.5 p/kg from H Morgan, Stalmine grossing £1360. Angus heifers peaked at £1374 and £1370 from S Kellet & Sons, Pilling. Cast steers sold to 221 p/kg or £1295 for Angus’s from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale with British Blues from the same home achieving 219.5 p/kg or £1207. Dairy OTM heifers sold to 204.5 p/kg or £1431 for Flekvieh from R Packham & Son, Docker. OTM Black and White heifers sold to 189.5 p/kg from MS & G Mason, Kirkby Lonsdale and topped at £1308 from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall. Plenty of dairy cows today sold to the 160/170 p/kg mark, with Black and White cows peaking at £1463 from JH Towers and Sons, Tunstall, with many dairy cast cows selling in excess of the £1100 mark.

Store Cattle

Lancaster overall mark average today was £1143.95 with buyers to purchase all types of cattle, why look anywhere else! L Parsons & Sons, Lower Levens took top spot selling Aberdeen Angus bullocks to £1590, with Limousins from the same home achieving £1540. A pen of four Angus bullocks from T C Whiteside & Son, Pilling sold to £1470. A pen of 5 Angus bullocks from J Lamb, Old Glasson sold to £1420. Shorthorn bullocks achieved £1400 from S & J France, Over Wyresdale. Limousin bullocks sold to £1460 from J Hesketh, Hutton with other Limousin bullocks to £1440 from EH Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet. British Blue bullocks topped at £1380 from WT Eastham & Sons, Goosnargh. 44 % of the bullocks forwarded today sold in excess of the £1300 mark. The heifer trade twice peaked at £1300 for an Angus and a Simmental from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet. This was followed by British Blue heifers to £1290 from K&DE Woodhouse, Ellel with other British Blue heifers achieving £1280 from J & H Bland & Son, Levens and WT Eastham & Sons Goosnargh. Black and Whites saw heifers achieve £1230 from L Parsons & Sons, Lower Levens with the same price achieved for Black and White bullocks from JG & BJ Escolme, Killington. With other Friesian bullocks achieving £1200 from K & DE Woodhouse.

Top Prices

Top Prices
Leading prices per head for calves-
British Blue: £565, £560 Derby Lodge Farm, £510 Boon Town Farm, £380 Sweetings Farm, £365 Heaton Hall Farm. Hereford: £480, £470 Sellerley Farm, £390, £355 Catshaw Hall Farm, £335, £330 Booth Hall. Simmental: £470 Sellerley Farm. Charolais: £400 (2) Heaton Hall Farm. Limousin: £385, £335 Halforth Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £380, £370 Brown Brook, £305 Sweetings Farm, £285 Boon Town Farm. Flekvieh: £370, £300 Sellerley Farm. Friesian: £155 Tills Farm, £150 Roe Farm, £132 Arnside Tower Farm, £130 Lane Head Farm, £128 Arnside Tower Farm, £90 Heaton Hall Farm.
British Blue: £525 Derby Lodge Farm, £475 Boon Town, Derby Lodge Farm, £460 Boon Town Farm, £350 Lane Head Farm, Manor House Farm, £335 Sweetings Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £390 Derby Lodge Farm, £325 Tills Farm, £300 Sweetings Farm, £260 Tills Farm, £255 Sweetings Farm, £235, £230 Brown Brook. Hereford: £350 (2) Booth Hall, £340, £330 Catshaw Hall Farm, £325 Booth Hall, £260 Catshaw Hall Farm. Limousin: £305, £270, £235 Halforth Farm. Charolais: £290 Heaton Hall Farm.
Leading prices per kilo for OTM’s-
Norwegian Red: 189.5p Ninezergh. British Blue: 184.5p High Underbarrow Farm, 177.5p Leicester Lodge, 169.5p High Underbarrow Farm, 167.5p Low Groves Farm, Moss Head, 164.5p High Underbarrow Farm, Moss Head. Friesian: 177.5p Strickland Hill, 169.5p Bank End Farm, Heaton Hall Farm (2), Elm Tree Farm, 161.5p Sellerley Farm, Derby Lodge, Walkers I’th Fields, 159.5p Lower Lingart Farm, Bank End Farm. Simmental: 174.5p Intack Farm, 154.5p Derbyshire Farm. Stabiliser: 171.5p Monsergh Farm. Limousin: 169.5p Intack Farm, 167.5p Leicester Lodge. Aberdeen Angus: 167.5p Norbreck Farm, 164.5p Banklands, 157.5p Low Stennerley, 149.5p Low Groves Farm, 144.5p Mosergh Farm, 137.5p Low Stennerley. SRW: 159.5p Walkers I’th Field, 151.5p Sandvilla. Hereford: 157.5p, 154.5p Corney Hill Farm. Ayrshire: 114.5p (2) Sandvilla. Jersey: 127.5p, 109.5p Sandvilla.
Limousin: 239.5p, 211.5p Marshaw Farm. Aberdeen Angus: 219.5p Back Lane, 214.5p, 211.5p Pilling Hall, 194.5p Banklands. Hereford: 217.5p, 201.5p Tills Farm. Flekvieh: 204.5p Docker Hall. Friesian: 189.5p Spital Farm, Tunstall Hall, 187.5p Kellbrick Farm, 184.5p Tills Farm, 181.5p Heaton Hall Farm, 169.5p Batty Hill.
Aberdeen Angus: 221.5p Tills Farm. British Blue: 219.5p Tills Farm.

Friesian: 174.5p Crook Farm.
Leading prices per head for OTM’s-
Friesian: £1463.18 Tunstall Hall, £1322.38 Derby Lodge Farm, £1286.05 Walkers I’th Field, £1194.66, £1184.81 Bank End farm, £1134 Blackwood End. SRW: £1307.90 Walkers I’th Field, £1037.78 Sandvilla. Simmental: £1219.76 Intack Farm, £1004.25 Derbyshire Farm. Stabiliser: £1130.19 Mosergh Farm. Limousin: £1120.58 Leicester Lodge, £1059.38 Intack Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1118.25 Low Stennerley, £1074.91 Low Groves Farm, £988.25 Norbreck Farm, £944.23 Banklands, £920.47 Mosergh Farm. Norwegian Red: £1099.10 Ninezergh. British Blue: £1087.35 Moss Head, £1075.64 High Underbarrow Farm, £1063.63 Low Groves Farm, £1063.23, £1038.50 Leicester Lodge, £991.58 High Underbarrow Farm. Hereford: £934.73, £899.33 Corney Hill Farm. Ayrshire: £898.79, £794.75 Sandvilla. Jersey: £689.78 Sandvilla.
Limousin: £1580.70, £1370.57 Marshaw Farm. Flekvieh: £1431.50 Docker Hall. Hereford: £1392, £1188.85 Tills Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1374.75, £1370.66 Pilling Hall, £1360.90 Back Lane, £1093.09 Banklands. Friesian: £130945 Tunstall Hall, £1294.29 Spital Farm, £1123.61 Tills farm, £1087.50 Kellbrick Farm, £874.83 Heaton Hall Farm.
Aberdeen Angus: £1295.78 Tills Farm. British Blue: £1207.25 Tills Farm.
Friesian: £951.03 Crook Farm.
Leading prices per head for store cattle-
Aberdeen Angus: £1590 Low Levens, £1470 New Ridge Farm, £1420 Glasson Farm. Limousin: £1540 Low Levens, £1460 Middle Grange Farm, £1440 Intack Farm. Shorthorn: £1400 Kays Farm, £1190 Chestnut House, British Blue: £1380 Wood Nook Farm, £1290 Stubb Hall, £1280 Middle Grange Farm. Hereford: £1360 Middle Grange Farm, £1300 Stubb Hall Farm, £1300 Lynwood. Charolais: £1320 Whelpside Farm, £1170 Ninezergh. Montbeliarde: £1180 Whittingham Lane. Swedish Red: £1120 Whittingham Lane. Flekvieh: £1110 Corney Hill. Friesian: £1230 low Stangerthwaite, £1200 Kitchen Ground, £1190 Staffords farm
Aberdeen Angus: £1300, £1240 Intack Farm, £1190 Stubb hall. Simmental: £1300 Intack Farm. British Blue: £1290 kitchen Ground, £1280 Ninezergh, £1280 Wood Nook Farm. Limousin: £1250 Barnfield Farm, £1220 Cracalt Farm, £1180 Oakhead farm. Hereford: £1210 Kirkbeck, £1160 Chestnut House farm, £1080 Holly House Farm. Friesian: £1230, £1110 Low Levens.

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