Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 20th August 2021


What a trade was enjoyed in the calf ring at Lancaster today as all sizes and types of calves were in strong demand and eagerly bid for. Six-week-old British Blue bull calves sold to £555 from JP & C Robson, Garstang with others from the same home to £485 and £480. British Blue heifer calves, sold to £410 from J&G Thornley, Kirkham. Angus bull calves sold to £390 from RT Halhead, Cockerham with others to £380 from Tom Barron Farm, Woodplumpton. Plenty of beef calves easily selling in excess of the £300 mark. Dairy bull calves sold to a top of £240 for Montbeliards from TL Boldwin & Son, Forton. Black and White bull calves peaked at £225 from H&SD Cornthwaite & Son, Nateby with others to £215 from Karen Parkinson, Out Rawcliffe. Plenty of strong Black and White calves easily selling into the mid hundreds with all black and whites forward averaging £103. A larger run of weanlings forward today saw Hereford bulls to £410 and £390 from JK&D Birkett & Son, Morecambe. A handful of stirks on offer today saw British Blue bullocks to £745 and heifers to £690 from Sam Ashcroft, Exton.


Store cattle once again met a buoyant trade with 304 on offer selling to a fast trade to our busy ring side of buyers. Topping the store cattle trade today was a pair of shapey Limousin bullocks from TE JS & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow at £1580, with L Parsons & Son, Lower Levens selling to £1420. A pen of Aberdeen Angus’s realised £1540 from EW & CR Clegg & Sons, Poulton Le Fylde, closely followed by GCL Stephensons, Kirkby Lonsdale selling to £1450. A pair of Shorthorn bullocks peaked at £1450 from EW & CR Clegg & Sons, Poulton Le Fylde. British Blues from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling topped at £1370 with R&A Easterby, Westhouse closely behind at £1360. Saler cattle consigned by A&E Clarkson, Thurnham peaked at £1230. In the Hereford section a price of £1200 was achieved twice, firstly from SH&LE Birkett, Neither Kellet and secondly from GCL Stephenson, Kirkby Lonsdale. A pen of eight Friesians consigned by EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton hit the high spot of £1080.
Limousin also led the heifer trade today at £1290 consigned by E Rossall, Poulton Le Fylde. British Blues closely followed at £1260 for a pen from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling. In the native section SH&LE Birkett, Neither Kellet sold Aberdeen Angus heifers to £1200.
A British Blue bull consigned by JH Bland & Son, Levens realised £1290.


The weekly sale of OTM’s had forward 99 head of cattle, which averaged 134p/kg as to be expected for this time of year there was a large show of parlour cows forward. A British Blue cow topped the trade at 219.5p/kg or grossing at £1672 from A&P Hodkinson, Poulton Le Fylde. A Saler bull from JJ & J Woof & Sons, Dent topped at £1432.03 or 171.5p/kg. A Friesian from JM & AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe sold to £1243.94 or 179.5p/kg. Black and White Friesian cows reached £1378.65 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyersdale or 179.5p/kg from RM Mason & Son, Levens. In the Native section Aberdeen Angus’s peaked at £1220.55 from WJ & M Greenwood, Slattocks or 169.5p/kg from GJT Parkinson, Poulton Le Fylde. The OTM heifer trade saw a Swedish Red consigned by JM & JI Pye, Cabus realising £1171.50 or

Top Prices


Heifer Calves:
Angus: £570 Mearsbeck Farm, £255 £250, £245 Barron Farm, £240 (2) Poplar Grove Farm. Limousin: £550 Mearsbeck Farm. British Blue: £410 Derby Lodge Farms £350 Roe Farm. Hereford: £400 £340, £330, White Lund Farm.
Bull Calves:
British Blue: £555, £485, £480, Roe Farm, £370 Norbreck Farm. Hereford: £510, £490 White Lund Farm. Angus: £390 Norbreck Farm, £385, £330, £325 (2), £320, The Poultry Farm. Montbeliarde: £240, £180 Forton Hall Farm. Frisian: £225, £215, £155, £145 Liscoe Farm, £145 Roe Farm, £145 Kirkwood Lodge Farm.
Steer Calves:
Angus: £340, £330, £310 Poplar Grove Farm.
Bull Stirk:
Hereford: £515 (2), £400 Rose Hill Farm.
Heifer Stirk:
British Blue: £690, £600 Rose Hill Farm. Hereford: £330 (3), Rose Hill Farm.
Steer Stirk:
British Blue: £745 Rose Hill Farm.


Limousin: £1580 Red Scar Farm, £1420 Low Levens, £1260 Deansbiggin, £1200 Elston Old Hall, £1190 Bensons Farm, £1180 Ninezergh. Aberdeen Angus: £1540 Yew Tree Farm, £1450 Deansbiggin, £1370 Low Levens, £1360 Bensons Farm, £1340 Godson House Farm, £1300 Cock Hall Farm. Shorthorn: £1450 Yew Tree Farm, £1070 Barrowfield. British Blue: £1370 Pasture House Farm, £1360 Fellside Farm, £1290, £1210 Ninezergh, £1200 Fellside Farm, £1190 Wood Nook Farm, £1180 Low Stangerthwaite, Plumpton Hall Farm. Saler: £1230 Cock Hall Farm, £1180 Yealand Manor. Hereford: £1200 Stubb Hall Farm, Deansbiggin, £1090, £1060 Deansbiggin, £1040 Longmeanygate. Friesian: £1080 Downlansds Farm, £980 Grizedale, £880 Old Hall Farm. Ayrshire: £1070 Newsham Hall Farm. Norwegian Red: £1070 Ninezergh. Fleckvieh: £1070 Ninezergh. Swedish Red: £1040 Bradley Farm.
Limousin: £1290 Sykes Fold Farm, £1180 Low Levens, Meadow Top Farm, Elston Old Hall, £1130 Sykes Fold Farm, £1100 Mount Murray, Ninezergh. British Blue: £1260 Pasture House Farm, £1220 Low Levens, £1100 Ninezergh, £1090 Windy Hill Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1200 Stubb Hall Farm, £1090 Bradley Farm, £1060 Meadow Top Farm, £1040 Outerthwaite Farm.
British Blue: £1290 Ninezergh.


British Blue - £1672.59 Bank Field Farm, £777.85 Thornham Fold Farm, £703.53 Fell End Farm. Hereford - £1449.23 Moss View. Holstein Friesian - £1378.65 Tills Farm, £1266.90 Forton Hall Farm, £1251.32 Lawsons Farm, £1220.60 Heaves Farm, £1154.14 Bilsborrow Hall Farm, £1133.42 Lawsons Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1220.55 Thornham Fold Farm, £1101.75 Moss View. Bazadaise - £1136.24, £752.50 Yarlsber. Montbeliarde - £1042.65 Newsham Hall Farm. Flekvieh - £989.69 Lawrence House. Salers - £879.71 Millbeck, £871.13 Fell End Farm. Limousin – £743.54, £673.40, £487.20, £486.97 Fell End Farm. Shorthorn - £436.87 Lawrence House, £383.25 Ballacutchel Farms. Jersey - £390.39, £344.58 Quakers Farm.

Swedish Red and White - £1171.58 Old Holly Farm. Holstein Friesian - £927 Low Audlands, £888.42 Gibstick Hall, £796.84 Marlholes Farm, £654.89 Tunstall Hall, £532.43 Sweetings Farm.

Holstein Friesian - £990.50, £880.18, £747.50 Cliftons Farm.

Salers - £1432.03 Millbeck. Holstein Friesian - £1243.94 Bensons Farm. Beef Shorthorn - £1208.86

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