Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 10th December 2021

Calves & Weanlings

On the tenth day of Christmas Raymond & Paul gave the first prize rosette to the Drinkall Family.
A whopping entry of 175 calves were forward for the annual Christmas show which brough buyers from far and wide, looking for a Christmas star calf. The judging was in the capable hands of loyal Lancaster customers Raymond and Paul Ayrton, Over Wyresdale who we thank for their time and expertise. They awarded the Championship rosette to Messrs Drinkall, Over Wyresdale with a much-admired Charolais bull calf at one month and twenty three days old which topped at £570 and was purchased by the judges. The reserve championship rosette was awarded to a Charolais bull calf at one month and one day old from RT Halhead, Cockerham sold to £500, also purchased by the judges. The first prize Continental heifer was awarded to a British Blue from JP&C Robson, Garstang selling to £350. The dairy bull calf class was won by JK&BJ Birkett & Son, Morecambe selling Fleckvieh bull claves to £290. The native bull calf class was won by AD&RL Milner, Claughton on Brock who sold Aberdeen Angus bull calves to £365, with the first prize native heifer being a Aberdeen Angus from JK&BJ Birkett & Son selling to £200. A special mention must go to our sponsor today Semex and their representative Phillip Halhead.
A buoyant trade throughout the sale saw best quality calves regularly selling in excess of the £400 mark, with the medium and younger type calves an improved trade. Next weeks is the concluding sale of 2021 which will include the monthly sale of stirks.

Store Cattle - A record breaking Christmas Cracker, as cattle sell to £1960.

Lancaster’s annual Christmas show and sale of store cattle once again saw a good entry forward selling to a continued strong trade. The Tom Owen memorial trophy for the best pair of steers was awarded to DE&SM Moorhouse, Natland. This much-admired pair of Limousin bullocks purchased from N Cooper & Son, Broughton in Furness from the J36 renowned annual Grass Day Sale in April 2021, went on to sell for £1960 purchased by Rod Owen. The second prize pair were consigned by R&A Easterby, Westhouse, a set of twin Limousins selling to £1560, with the third prize rosette awarded to a pair of home bred Aberdeen Angus’s selling to £1600 from Pilling Hall, Pilling. The first prize pair of heifers was awarded to M Shepherd & Son, Pilling with a pair of British Blues achieving £1400. A big thank you goes to our judge Mr John Crapper, Barnsley and our sponsors Dugdale Nutrition.
Outside of the prizes the trade peaked at £1470 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse with an Aberdeen Angus, this was closely followed by Limousin bullocks to £1460 from M&L Preece, Kirby Lonsdale and £1450 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton. A pair of British Blue bullocks sold to £1410 from H&JA Gorst, Calder Vale. The heifer trade peaked at £1420 for a Charolais from WA Hodgson, Whinfell. Dairy bullocks peaked at £1290 for a Black and White from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse.

OTM Cattle

The Christmas show and sale of cast cattle had an entry of 106 forward, with a plainer show of dairy cows on the market selling to an overall market average of 125p/kg. Winning the highest priced beef cow per kilo was a Limousin from JM&JJ Dawson, Littledale selling to 194.5p/kg or £1361. The highest priced OTM Black and White cow was awarded to EE Thornton & Son, Heaton selling to 164.5p/kg. The highest price in the cast ring today was awarded to the Hereford bull from Messrs Drinkall, Over Wyresdale selling to £1404.
Beef cows peaked at £1378 for a Limousin from JG&PH Thompson, Selside. Dairy cows sold to a top of £1212 for a OTM heifer from GA&A Atkinson, Cantsfield. With cows peaking at £1118 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Plenty of the best dairy cows today regularly sold between 140-150p/kg.

Top Prices


Heifer Calves:
Hereford: £360, £350 Booth Hall. British Blue: £355 High House, £350 Roe Farm, £340 Gibsons Farm, £325 Roe Farm, 3310 Roseacre Hall, £305 Wallbank Farms. Charolais: £350 Knowsley Farm. Angus: £340 West View Farm, £295 Manor Farm, £200 White Lund Farm, £190 Wallbank Farm, £180 Norbreck Farm, £165 High House. Shorthorn: £115 High House. Limousin: £70 Deansbiggin.

Bull Calves:
Charolais: £570 Catshaw Farm, £500 Norbreck Farm, £490, £470 Knowsley Farm, £450 Norbreck Farm. British Blue: £475, £465 Roe Farm, £440 Catteralls Farm, £435 Brown Brook, £400 Roe Farm, £400 Lane Head Farm. Hereford: £470, £460 (2), £440, £420 Booth Hall, £215 Norbreck Farm. Angus: £425 Manor Farm, £420, £400 Derby Lodge Farm, £365 Lane Head Farm, £350 Cocker House Farm, £350 Wallbank Farms. Monbeliarde: £395, £320, £310 Manor Farm. Flekvieh: £290 White Lund Farm, £235 (2), £230, £155, £120 Sellerley Farm. Limousin: £255 Deansbiggin, £255 Catteralls Farm, £255, £245 Rose Farm, £220 Deansbiggin. Friesian: £165, £140, £125, £110, £100, £80 Wallbank Farms. Shorthorn: £160 High House.

Store Cattle
Store Bullocks
Limousin: £1960 High House Farm, £1560 Fellside Farm, £1460 High House Farm, £1450, £1400 Fell End Farm, £1400 Bruntscar Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1600 Pilling Hall Farm, £1470, £1400 Upper Foxholes, £1330 Stubb Hall Farm, £1310 Cheetham House Farm, £1290 Middle Grange Farm. British Blue: £1410 Shaws Farm, £1390 Pasture House Farm, £1270 Netherbeck Barn, £1230 Windy Hill Farm, £1170 Old Glasson Farm, £1010 Broughton House Farm. Hereford: £1400 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1280 Middle Grange Farm, £1240 Old Glasson Farm, £1180, £1140 Adlington Hall Farm, £980 Plumpton Hall Farm. Simmental: £1310 Billinge Hall, £1310, £1160 Littlewood Hall Farm, £1040 Black Bull Farm. Holstein Friesian: £1290 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1170, £1130 Downlands Farm, £1020 Plumpton Hall Farm, £950 Lane Ends Farm. Charolais: £1290 Carlingwha, £1260, £1130, £1090, £1080 Corney Hill Farm. South Devon: £1180 Adlington Hall Farm. Flekvieh: £1040 Black Bull Farm, £930 Broughton House Farm. Norwegian Red: £1040 Black Bull Farm, £800 Sunderland Brows Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel: £1020 Littlewood Hall Farm. Montbeliarde: £800 Sunderland Brows Farm. Swedish Red and White: £800 Sunderland Brows Farm.

Store Heifers
Charolais: £1420, £1250 Whelpside Farm, £1220 Brown Edge, £1160 Carlingwha. British Blue: £1400 Pasture House Farm, £1280 Staffords Farm, £1180 Windy Hill Farm, £1130 Derby Lodge Farm, £1060 Lane Ends Farm, £1030 Newhouse Farm. Simmental: £1240 Carlingwha. Aberdeen Angus: £1210 Hill House Farm, £1190 Stubb Hall Farm, £1090 Abbotson Farm, £1080 Banklands Farm, £970 Lane Ends Farm, £800 Banklands. Limousin: £1210 Hill Hosue Farm, £1160 Abbotson Farm, £1130 Outerthwaite Farm, £1090, £1010, £960 Thursgill. Hereford: £1010, £1000 Brow Foot Farm, £950 Holmfields, £880 Brow Foot Farm, £870 Adlington Hall Farm, £800 Yeat House. Stabiliser: £970 Banklands.

Store Bull
Flekvieh: £930 Netherbeck Barn.

OTM Cows
Limousin: 194.5 Field Head, 187.5 Poppy Farm, 179.5 Mossboroug Bungalow, 174.5 Poppy Farm, 171.5 Mossboroug Bungalow. Holstein Friesian: 164.5 Downlands Farm, 147.5 Pilling Hall, 144.5 Catshaw Hall Farm, 139.5 Myers Farm, Forton Hall Farm, Little Town Farm. Flekvieh: 154.5, 144.5 Hawkin Hall. British Blue: 147.5 Thwaite Farm. Montbeliarde: 144.5 Manor Farm, 127.5 White Lund Farm, 104.5 Parkers Farm, 94.5 White Lund Farm. Charolais: 134.5 Thwaite Farm. Jersey: 129.5, 119.5, 99.5, 91.5, 84.5, 79.5 Arnside Tower Farm. Ayrshire: 117.5, 74.5 Rose Farm. Swedish Red and White: 111.5 White Lund Farm.

OTM Heifers
Holstein Frisian: 189.5 Abbotson Farm, 187.5 New Brows Farm, 184.5 Deerslet Farm, 181.5 Bilsborrow Hall Farm, New Brows Farm, 177.5 Downlands Farm.

Cast Steers
Highland: 109.5, 94.5 Abbots Reading Farm.

Cast Bulls
Welsh Black: 129.5 Barrowfield. Hereford: 117.5 Catshaw Hall Farm.

More Info

Christmas Show Results

Sponsors: Dugdale Nutrition & Semex Beef

Calves – Judges: Raymond and Paul Ayrton

Class 1 Beef Bred Bull Calf
1st Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale - 1m 23d Charolais £570
2nd RT Halhead, Cockerham - 1m 1d Charolais £500
3rd JP & C Robson, Garstang - 1m 26d British Blue £475

Class 2 Continental Heifer Calf
1st JP & C Robson, Garstang - 1m 22d British Blue £350
2nd JP & C Robson, Garstang - 1m 24d British Blue £325
3rd Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale - 1m 9d British Blue £305

Class 3 Dairy Bred Bull Calf
1st JK & BJ Birkett Son Ltd, Morecambe - 1m 24d Fleckvieh £290
2nd T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping - 1m 25d Friesian £125
3rd Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale - 1m 23d Friesian £80

Class 4 Native Bred Bull
1st AD & RL Milner, Claughton on Brock - 1m 11d Aberdeen Angus £365
2nd AD & RL Milner, Claughton on Brock - 1m 7d Aberdeen Angus £325
3rd WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham - 1m 24d Aberdeen Angus £350

Class 5 Native Bred Heifer
1st JK & BJ Birkett & Son LTD, Cockerham - 1m 23d Aberdeen Angus £200
2nd WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham - 1m 23d Aberdeen Angus £165

Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale 1m 23d Charolais £570

Reserve Champion
RT Halhead, Cockerham 1m 1d Charolais £500

Store Cattle - Judge: J Crapper

Class 1 Pair of Bullocks
1st DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland - Limousin £1960
2nd R & A Easterby, Westhouse - Limousin £1560
3rd Pilling Hall, Pilling - Aberdeen Angus £1600

Class 2 Pair of Heifers
1st M Shepherd, Pilling - British Blue £1400

Cast Cattle

Class 1 Highest Priced Continental Per Kg
1st JM & JJ Dawson, Field Head Limousin Cow 194.5kg

Class 2 Highest Priced Black & White Per Kg
1st EE Thornton & Sons, Downlands Farm Friesian Cow 164.5p

Class 3 Highest Priced Per Head Overall
1st Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale Hereford Bull £1404.13

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