Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 13th August 2021


Lancaster continues to have a buoyant trade for calves, all types and sizes are openly welcome at Lancaster auction, with no discrimination against any sizes here! Leading the way this week was a 10-week-old British Blue calf from J&G Thornley, Kirkham selling to £560, with British Blue heifers from the same home selling to £430. The consignment of British Blue bulls from G & ME Woodhouse & Sons, Ellel sold to £440. British Blue heifers sold to £425 from Wannop Farm, Heaton-with- Oxcliffe with Charolais heifers from the same home selling to £385. Other noted prices for British Blue heifers were £415 from CR & A Baxter & Son, Middleton. Angus bull calves sold to a top of £390 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale. Dairy bull calves sold to a top of £350 for Fleckviehs from R & J Dodgson, Natland. Black and White bull calves topped at £100 twice from Wallbank Farms. 3 ½ -4-month-old Holstein bulls sold to £350 and £340 from Hannah Kent, Cockerham.
On Friday 27th August Lancaster will be holding its summer show of calves under 56 days, kindly sponsored by Semex UK.


The short keep cattle trade today was as strong as ever with more desperately needed to fulfil our busy ring of buyer’s orders. The market topped at a very impressive £1650 from for a Hereford bullock from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. This was closely followed by a consignment of beef Shorthorn bullocks from GR & A Foy, Conder Green selling to £1570 and £1520 with others from the same home to £1450. A strong trade all round for native cattle in Lancaster saw a pen of three Angus bullocks sell to £1480 from W&A Cardwell, Stalmine. With a pen of three Hereford bullocks from JD & GM Bracken, Catterall sell to £1460. Other noted prices for Angus bullocks was £1400 from M Allen, Carnforth.
Continental bullocks twice sold to £1400 firstly for Limousins from CE & MA Hewitt, Forton with Limousin bullocks from J&O Galbriaith & Son, Endmoor achieving the same price. Plenty of bullocks today easily selling in excess of the £1300 mark.
The heifer trade today topped at £1340 for a pen of three British Blues from KH & D Holden & Son, Pilling with Angus heifers from the same home topping at £1290. Dairy bullocks sold to a top of £1300 for Black and Whites from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with Montbeliardes achieving £1280 from MJ Waller, Lupton.


The weekly sale of cast cows had 85 forward selling to an overall market average of 142p/kg, with a larger quantity of parlour cows on the market. OTM steers led the way selling to 199.5p/kg from A Kirkby & Co, Pilling. A strong trade and demand for beef cows on the market today, saw a Limousin cow sell to 194.5p/kg from AT Rogerson, Chipping that grossed at an impressive £1556. Also achieving 194.5p/kg was a Limousin cow from E Dodgson, Kendal which gross at £1356. This was closely followed by a Stablier cow selling to 189p/kg from JA&R Geldard & Sons, Levens whos consignment of cows topped at £1525. Black and white OTM heifers continued to meet plenty of demand, with well meated ones regularly selling around the 180p/kg mark. With these topping £1150 from JM&MH France & Son, Littledale. Best dairy cows today sold to the region of 170p/kg, these topping at £1385 for a Holstein Friesian from AW&AM Park & Sons, Ellel followed by other Friesian cows to £1235 from Pilling Hall, Pilling followed by £1222 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Fleckvieh cows sold to £1286 from B&AC Barnes, Kirkby Lonsdale. Cast bulls sold to a top of £1512 for Fleckviehs from J&AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. With Herefords to £1436 from B&BA Rimmer, Scorton.

Top Prices


British Blue: £430 Derby Lodge Farm, £425 Heaton Hall Farm, £415 New Brows Farm, £365 North Farm, £300 North Farm. Charolais: £385 Heaton Hall Farm, £350 Heaton Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £175 Tills Farm, £90 North Farm.

British Blue: £560 Derby Lodge Farm, £440 Boldens Farm, £440 Boldens Farm, £410 Sweetings Farm, £380 Walkers I'th Fields. Aberdeen Angus: £390 Tills Farm, £335 Sweetings Farm, £325 Sweetings Farm, £310 North Farm, £310 North Farm. Fleckvieh: £350 Cracalt Farm, £245 Cracalt Farm, £100 Cracalt Farm. Montbeliarde: £135 Forton Hall Farm, £125 Forton Hall Farm, £70 Forton Hall Farm. Friesian: £100 Tills Farm, £100 Tills Farm, £95 Tills Farm, £70 Tills Farm.

Leading prices per head
Hereford: £1650 Bensons Farm, £1460 Greenlands Farm, £1340 Middle Grange Farm, £1200 Birch Croft, £1140 Black Bull Farm. Shorthorn: £1570,£1520 Parkside Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1480 Well House Farm, £1400 Yealand Manor, £1390 (2) Billinge Hall Farm, £1380 Ellers Farm, £1370 Holme House Farm, £1350 Bainsbank Farm. Limousin: £1400 Endmoor Farm, Steadbank, £1380 Hall Croft Barn, £1340 Old Glasson Farm, £1270 Fell End Farm. Friesian: £1300 Bensons Farm, £1150 Kirkham Road, £1040 Cropper Road Farm, £950 Lathwaite Farm, £920 Bridge Farm, £860 Docker Hall. Saler: £1340 Yealand Manor. British Blue: £1290 Hazelslack Tower Farm, Windy Hill Farm, £1280 Carlingwha, Steadbank, £1210 Hall Croft Barn, £1150 Ivy Fram. Montbeliarde: £1280 Carlingwha, £1000 Causeway Head Farm, £970 Rash Mill, £950 Barn House, £860 Sunderland Brows Farm. Simmental: £1260 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £970 Causeway Head Farm. Dairy Shorthorn: £1030 Brow Foot Farm. Swedish Red: £950 Sunderland Brows Farm. Norwegian Red: £950 Sunderland Brows Farm, £840 Docker Hall Farm.
British Blue: £1340 Chestnut House Farm, £1250 Hawkrigg End, £1240 Holmes Farm, £1190 Windy Hill Farm, Ellers Farm, £1110 Home Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1290 Chestnut House Farm, £1270 (2) Ellers Farm, £1200 Holmes Farm, £1170 Carlingwha, £1100 Brow Foot Farm, £1080 Kays Farm. Limousin: £1200 Causeway Head Farm, £1130 Hawkrigg End, £1030, £1010 Low Pleasant. Friesian: £1140, £1120 Fencefoot Farm. Hereford: £1140 Holly House Farm, £970 Moss View, £950 Greenbank Farm, £720 Bull Bank Farm, Gardners Farm. Charolais: £1040 Langthwaite Heights. Continental: £1040, £990 Causeway Head Farm. Shorthorn: £990, £940 Causeway Head Farm. Simmental: £940 Causeway Head Farm. Belted Galloway: £810 Home Farm.

OTM Cattle

Leading prices per head:-

Limousin: £1556 Handlesteads Farm, £1365.39, £1265.58 Spital Farm, £1050.90 Slack Tower Farm. Stabiliser: £1525.50, £1006.25 Low Foulshaw Farm. Friesian: £1385.09 Walkers I’th Fields, £1235.40 Pilling Hall Farm, £1222.10, £1180.30 Catshaw Hall Farm, £1171.25 Holmes Farm, £1166.03 Langthwaite Heights. Fleckvieh: £1286.51, £1173.92 Hawkin Hall. Continental: £1245.83 Hawkin Hall. Jersey: £407.23 Parkers Farm

Friesian: £1150.71 Newhouse Farm, £967.51 Lane Ends Farm, £907.40 Holly House Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £805.48 Cliftons Farm.

Aberdeen Angus: £1037.40 Gulf Farm, £1032.26 Lathwaite Farm. Continental: £988.92, £942.30 Forgewood House. Friesian: £889.95, £871 Cliftons Farm. Swedish Red: £655.65 Lathwaite Farm.

Fleckvieh: £1512.85 Bensons Farm. Hereford: £1436.88 Holmfields. Friesian: £974.55 Cliftons Farm.
Leading prices per kilo:-

Limousin: 194.5p Spital Farm, Handlesteads Farm, 177.5p Spital Farm, 169.5p Hazleslack Tower Farm. Stabiliser: 189.5p, 169.5p Low Foulshaw Farm. Friesian: 169.5p Holmes Farm, Catshaw Hall Farm, 164.5p Walkers I’th Fields, Pilling Hall Farm, 161.5p Langthwaite Heights, 159.5p Forton Hall Farm. Continental: 169.5p Hawkin Hall. Fleckvieh: 169.5p, 159.5p Hawkin Hall. Montbeliarde: 121.5p Coventry Farm. Jersey: 89.5p, 87.5p Parkers Farm.

Friesian: 181.5p Newhouse Farm, 179.5p Lane Ends Farm, 174.5p Holly House Farm. Aberdeen Angus: 159.5p Cliftons Farm.

Aberdeen Angus: 199.5p Gulf Farm, 169.5p Lathwaite Farm. Continental: 184.5p, 174.5p Forgewood House. Friesian: 167.5p, 164.5p Cliftons Farm. Swedish Red: 139.5p Lathwaite Farm.

Fleckvieh: 191.5p Bensons Farm. Friesian: 159.5p Cliftons Farm. Hereford: 137.5p Holmfields.

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