Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 3rd December 2021


In the calf ring today there was an entry of 61 forward, selling to a very two tiered trade, weanlings and good quality calves continue to be a very strong trade and in big demand, with the next grade of calf down less money. Hereford weanlings bulls at three month old sold to £450 twice, £430 and £400, with heifers to £310 and £295 from TE&M Kidd, Ellel. A consignment of weanling British Blues from J&G Thornley, Kirkham sold to £445, £440 and £420, with heifer calves from the same home selling to £380. British Blue bull calves sold to £405 from JM&MH France & Son, Littledale. Other British Blue bulls sold to £375 twice and £365 from JP&C Robson, Garstang. The next grade down of calves regularly sold in the two hundreds. Black and White weanling from RE&P Miller, Barnacre sold to £230 and £170, with Black and White rearing calves selling to £120 from JM&MH France & Son, Littledale.
A big entry of calves are already pre booked in for next weeks Christmas Show, all show calves are to be penned by 9.15am.


Once again, this week saw a sharper trade for store cattle, with more short keep cattle forward on the market. This weeks sale topper at £1480 was an consignment of Aberdeen Angus bullocks from Pilling Hall, Pilling. This was followed by a pair of Limousin bullocks selling to £1470 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton with other Continental bullocks to £1440 for British Blues from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse. Followed by a pen of three Limousin bullocks to £1430 from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham. Plenty more pens of strong Continental bullocks sold in excess of the £1400 mark. Dairy bullocks peaked at £1450 for Montbeliardes from JM&AG Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe. The consignment from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse saw Montbeliarde bullocks to £1420 and Fleckvieh to £1410. Black and White bullocks peaked at £1240 from TM Gardner, Tatham.
The heifer trade this week topped at £1370 from DE&SM Moorhouse, Natland with a Limousin, followed by £1360 for a Charolais heifer from WA Hodgson, Kendal. Native heifers topped at £1300 from JD&GM Bracken, Catterall, with other Aberdeen Angus heifers to £1280 from G Sagar & Son, Caton. Dairy heifers peaked at £1210 for Montbeliardes from C&B Cummings & Son, Preesall.
Next weeks sale included the Christmas Show for pairs of store bullocks and heifers, show cattle need to be penned by 9.15am.


There was an entry of 99 cast cows forward today with a planner offering forward but with all types of cows a sharper price, except the small leaner types. An Aberdeen Angus cast steer led the way selling to 229.5p/kg or £1319 from J Oddie & Son, Blackburn. This was closely followed by a young Limousin cow to 217.5p/kg from F&JM Mason, Kirkby Lonsdale, who also sold British Blue OTM heifers to 209.5p/kg. Dairy OTM heifers peaked at 184.5p/kg or £1234 from MJ Fell, Whittington, with plenty more selling round the 180p/kg mark. Best fleshed dairy cows sold to 147.5p/kg numerous times, peaking at £1194 from RT Halhead, Cockerham with others from the same home selling to £1083. Plenty of dairy cows today sold in excess of the £1000 mark.

Top Prices


Heifer calves:
British Blue: £380 Derby Lodge Farm, £230 Gibsons Farm, £195 Sweetings Farm, £150 Walkers I’th Fields, £110, £105 Heaton Hall Farm. Hereford: £310, £295, £220 Booth Hall. Charolais: £265, £235 Sweetings Farm. Angus: £90 Heaton Hall, £75 Gibsons Farm, £70 Heaton Farm, £65 Bolton Fold Farm.

Bull Calves:
Hereford: £450 (2), £430, £400 Booth Hall. British Blue: £445, £440, £420, Derby Lodge Farm, £405 Newhouse Farm, £375 (2), £365 Roe Farm. Friesian: £230 (2), £170 (2), £160 (2) Lower Lingart Farm. Angus: £225 Roe Farm, £190, £165 Bolton Fold Farm, £160 Walkers I’th Fields, £150, £145 Heaton Hall.


Store Bullocks:
Angus: £1480 Pilling Hall Farm, £1410 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1360 Middle Grange Farm, £1360 Stubb Hall Farm, £1330 Middle Grange Farm, £1290 Cheetham House. Limousin: £1470 Fell End Farm, £1430 The Dingle, £1360 Cragg Farm, £1200 Wood Nook Farm, £1180 North Farm. Montbeliarde: £1450 Bensons Farm, £1420, £1360 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1280 Bensons farm. British Blue: £1440 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1410 Cragg Farm, £1380 Greenlands Farm, £1380 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1340 Whelpside Farm. Hereford: £1410 Westfield Farm, £1350 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1240 Westfield Farm. Flekvieh: £1410 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1160 Ninezergh. Charolais: £1400 Middle Grange Farm. Friesian: £1240 Greenside Farm, £1070 Plumpton Farm, £1040 Grizdale, £1010 Barn Hill Farm. Norwegian Red: £1200 Ninezergh. Shorthorn: £1200 Proctors Row. Simmental: £960 Bradlow Farm. Swedish red and White: £860 Sunderland Brows Farm.

Store Heifers:
Limousin: £1370 High House Farm, £1180 Brow Foot Farm, £970 Little Crimbles. Charolais: £1360 Whelpside Farm, £970 Little Crimbles. Angus: £1300 Greenlands Farm, £1280 New Parkside, £1140 Kays Farm, £1100 Park Farm Barn, £1070 Steadbank, £1050 Brow Foot Farm. British Blue: £1240 High House Farm, £1170 Old Hall Farm, £1170 Wood Nook Farm, £1050 Plumpton Hall Farm, £980 Moss Gate Farm. Montbeliarde: £1210 Parrox Hall Farm. Hereford: £1120 Stubb Hall Farm, £1040 Park Farm Barn, £980 Black Bull Cottage, £940 Old Hall Farm, £930 Templand Farm. Simmental: £970 Old Hall Farm, £600 Black Bull Cottage.

Store Bull:
Angus: £1180 Park House Farm. Stabilizer: £1180 Park House Farm.


OTM Cow:
Limousin: 217.50 Mireside Farm, 159.50 Pilling Hall Farm, 147.50 Bruntscar Farm, 127.50 Middle Lee Farm, 121.50 Chapel House Farm. Friesian: 184.50 Chapel House, 154.50 Kirkland Hall Farm, 147.50 Belmont Farm, 147.50 (2) Lane Ends Farm, 147.50 Norbreck Farm. Angus: 144.50, 141.50 Brown Edge Farm, 134.50 Pilling Hall Farm, 124.50 Brown Edge Farm. Blonde: 144.50 Thornham Fold Farm. Flekvieh: 141.50 White Lund Farm, 121.50, 119.50 Green Lane End Farm. Hereford: 139.50 Holmfields. Dairy Shorthorn: 131.50 Raw Head. Montbeliarde: 127.50, 124.50 White Lund Farm. Shorthorn: 124.50 Parkers Farm. British Blue: 111.50 Westfield Farm. Swedish Red and White: 119.50 Yeat House.

OTM Heifer:
British Blue: 209.50 Mireside Farm. Angus: 194.50 Brow Foot Farm. Friesian: 181.50, 179.50, 171.50 Norbreck Farm, 171.50 Lower Lingart Farm, 169.50 Gibstick Hall, 161.50 Bracken Lea Farm. Longhorn: 177.50 Station Lane. Limousin: 111.50 Thornham Farm.

Cast Steer:
Angus: 229.50 Cheetham House Farm. Friesian: 174.50 Knotts Farm.

Cast Bull:
Hereford: 144.50 Lawkland Hall Farm.

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