Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM & Store Cattle - Friday 29th January 2021

Friday 29th January 2021

Calves and Stirks

The weekly sale of Calves at Lancaster once again had an entry in excess of the sixty mark forward, which sold to another very respectable trade with fresh faces ringside. British Blue bull calves lead the way selling to £435 from JP & C Robson, Garstang followed by £425 from H & C Pickervance, Roseacre; others selling to £405 from Tom Barron Farms, Woodplumpton. Angus bull calves sold to a top of £395 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale. Well reared beef bull calves once again selling in excess of the three hundred pound mark. Beef heifer calves regularly sold in the mid two hundreds. Black and White calves sold to a top of £180 and £160 from T & CM Kelsall and Sons, Chipping with others selling to £140 from M & E Forshaw, Thornley. Once again this week all Black and White bull calves averaged £115.43.

The monthly sale of Stirks at Lancaster had a strong entry of 136 forward. There was a strong trade throughout the sale, buyers were looking to purchase strong well grown stirks and stirks with plenty of growth about them. Yearling British Blue bullocks lead the way selling to a top of £920 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with Angus bullocks selling to £915 from R Fare, Kirkham. Spring born Angus bullocks sold to £890 from G Metcalfe & Son, Gressingham. Hereford bullocks twice sold to £880 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale and S Moore, Pilling. Plenty of bullocks selling in excess of the £800 mark. Heifers sold to a top of £875 for Herefords from Wallbank Farms with British Blues to £800 from J & MT Miller, Claughton on Brock.Bulls sold to a top of £635 for Fleckviehs from O & H Melling, Kirkham.

Store Cattle

There was a catalogued entry of 264 Store Cattle in Lancaster today, which saw Bullocks averaging £1,132.70 and Heifers averaging £950.13.

It was native sired cattle that led the way today with an Aberdeen Angus bullock from F K & F Woodhouse, Scorton hitting the top spot at £1,550, closely followed by a Hereford consigned by J Prest, & Son, Bay Horse which realised £1,480. A pair of quality Limousin bullocks from PM & ST Entwistle, Abbeystead topped at £1,480.

Heifers peaked at £1,280 for a pair of Charolais’ consigned by R & C Parkinson, Poulton Le Fylde. British Blues peaked at £1,240 from T & E Garlick, Freckleton. A pair of Limousin heifers from RW & EE Sudell, Kirkland realised £1,240 also.

Cast Cows and OTM Cattle.

Lancaster today saw over 500 cattle go through the 3 rings.

First to sell today was 122 cast cows, which saw a sharper trade with an overall market average of 134p/kg. The sale topped at £1,311 for a whopping Friesian cow from T Taylor, Woodplumpton. Other Friesians from T C Baldwin & Son realising £1,239. Beef cows topping at £1,244 for a Simmental from M & C Booth Ltd, Kentmere.

OTM heifers were a grand trade, a British Blue peaking at £1,344.99/209ppk from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling and Friesians peaked at £1,203 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe. Cast Bulls hit £1,210 for a Friesian consigned by G H Sanderson, Catforth.
More cattle required to fulfil buyers requirements.

Top Prices


British Blue: £435 Roe Farm, £425 Roseacre Hall, £405 Ambrose Hall Farm, £365 Bailey Hey Farm, £345 Norbreck Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £395 Tills Farm, £295 Sweetings Farm, £275, £270 Norbreck Farm, £255, £23 Sweetings Farm. Simmental: £310 Sellerley Farm. Limousin: £270 Bailey Hey Farm. Hereford: £245 Sellerley Farm. Friesian: £180, £160 Brown Brook, £140 Little Town Farm, £115 Tills Farm, £100 Brown Brook.


Simmental: £260 Sellerley Farm. Fleckvieh: £260 Sellerley Farm. Charolais: £250 (2), £240 Lathwaite Farm. British Blue: £240 Roseacre Hall, £235 Ambrose Hall Farm, £235 Roseacre Hall, £220, £215 Ambrose Hall Farm, £210 Ambrose Hall Farm, Sweetings Farm, £200 Gibsons Farm, Roseacre Hall. Aberdeen Angus: £160 Ambrose Hall Farm, £155, £140 Norbreck Farm, £120, £105 Sweetings Farm.


British Blue: £920 Catshaw Hall Farm, £875 Tunstead Farm, £860 High House Farm, £710 Hare Apple Tree, £680 Springfield House. Aberdeen Angus: £915 Post Farm, £890 Fleets Farm, £800 Springfield House, £740 Fleets Farm, Springfield House, Mearsbeck Farm, £700 Catshaw Hall Farm. Hereford: £880 Tills Farm, Longwood House, £735 Lundholme Farm, £600, £580 Birkland Barrow, £520 Marlholes Farm. Limousin: £830, £760 Gibsons Farm, £740 Springfield House, £700 Mearsbeck Farm. Simmental: £625 Sellerley Farm. Friesian: £475 School House Lane, £360, £285 Hare Apple Tree. Montbelliard: £340 Toad Hall Farm.


Hereford: £875 Tills Farm, £655 Sandvilla, £560 Lundholme Farm, £505 Birkland Barrow, £430 Holes Farm. British Blue: £830 Tills Farm, £800 High House Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £740 Fleets Farm, £700 Forgelands Estate, £680, £650 Holmes Farm, £635 Post Farm, £605 Birch House Cottage, Limousin: £655 Southways, £310 Toad Hall Farm. Simmental: £480 Sellerley Farm.


Limousin: £750 Gibsons Farm. Hereford: £660 Longwood House. Aberdeen Angus: £640, £630 Grange Farm, £560, £520 White Lund Farm, £470 Walkers I’th Fields.Fleckvieh: £635, £590 Grange Farm, £500 White Lund Farm. Friesian: £490 Grange Farm.


Friesian: £1311.38 Midge Hall Farm, £1239 Forton Hall Farm, £1231.63 Midge Hall Farm, £1227.15 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, £1209.50 Midge Hall Farm. Simmental: £1244.25 Hartrigg. Montbelliard: £1113.78 Sellerley Farm, £843.32 Throstle Nest Farm. SRW: £1041.01 Lathwaite Farm. Jersey: £1003.75 Lathwaite Farm. British Blue: £933.90, £895.90 Corney Hill Farm. Hereford: £855.25, £753.20 Holmfields. Aberdeen Angus: £656.10 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Ayrshire: £477.60 Lathwaite Farm.


British Blue: £1344.99 Pasture House Farm. Friesian: £1203.33 North Farm, £1151.70 Ravenscar, £1107 Springfield House. Limousin: £1001.49, £995.13 Pott Yeats.


Limousin: £1276.80 Slack Tower Farm, £1004.35 North Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1060.03 Elm Bank Farm. Friesian: £901.09 Downlands Farm, £715.58 Mount Murray.


Friesian: £1385.45 Blackleach House Farm, £717.60 Tunsteads Farm. Hereford: £1390.03 Ninezergh. Aberdeen Angus: £1262.93 Bambers Farm. Saler: £1019.70 Riddings.
Top price per kilo was 171.5p for a Swedish Red consigned by W G Farms, Cockerham. Friesians sold to 159.5p from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel. A cracking Limousin consigned by JM & ED Hutchinson, Little Dale made 209.5p.


Aberdeen Angus: £1550 Fell End Farm, £1440 Elm Bank Farm, £1420 Pilling Hall, £1400 Toulbrick Farm, £1380 Bensons Farm, £1370 Middle Grange Farm, £1340 Abrahams Farm, £1330 Downlands Farm, £1300 Ivy Barn Spout House Farm, £1270 Downlands Farm. Limousin: £1480 Lentworth Farm, £1400 Ivy Barn Spout House Farm, £1290 Millbeck Farm, £1270 Cragg Farm, £1260 Grange Farm, £1240 Bruntscar Farm, Fell End Farm, £1200 Middle Grange Farm, £1190 Abrahams Farm, £1160 Bruntscar Farm. Hereford: £1480, £1400 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1280 Pasture House Farm, £1160 Cragg Farm, £1130 Middle Grange Farm, £1090 Kays Farm, £1080 Station Hotel, £1050 Corney Hill Farm, £960 Lathwaite Farm. British Blue: £1400 Toulbrick Farm, Bensons Farm, £1280 Toulbrick Farm, £1230 North Farm, £1160 Barker Knott, Braddup House Farm, £1130, £1100, £1070 Station Hotel Farm, £890 Ballacutchel Farms. Shorthorn: £1360 Lentworth Farm, £1250 Barrowfield, £1130 Elm Bank Farm. Charolais: £1350 Langthwaite Heights, £1320 Ivy Barn Spout House Farm, £1290 Millbeck, £1200 Langthwaite Heights, £1200, £1000 Brown Edge, £920, £700 Ballacutchel Farms. Holstein Friesian: £1280 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1060 Downlands Farm, Barn Hill Farm, £1050 Staffords Farm, £980 Lathwaite Farm, £970 Throstle Nest Farm, £910 Lathwaite Farm, £850 Park House Farm, £790 Grizdale. Montbeliarde: £1260 Staffords Farm, £1160 Grange Farm, £1120 Cragg Farm, £980 Lathwaite Farm. Continental: £1060 Grange Farm. Salers: £1040 Ellers Farm. Swedish Red and White: £980 Lathwaite Farm. Stabiliser: £910 Ballacutchel Farms.


Charolais: £1280, £1270 Toulbrick Farm, £860 Corney Hill Farm. British Blue: £1240 Grange Farm, £1220 Birch House Cottage, £1200 Grange Farm, £1120, £1100 Braddup House Farm, £1050 Windy Hill Farm, £800 Throstle Nest Farm. Limousin: £1240 Kirkland Hall Farm, Grange Farm, £1220 Staffords Farm, £1200 Grange Farm, £1170 Kirkland Hall Farm, £1120 Gibraltar Farm, £1040 Park Farm Barn, £920 Park House Farm, £850 Ballacutchel Farms. Aberdeen Angus: £1190 Little Town Farm, £1180 Betts Farm, £1090, £1060 Stoney Fold Farm, £1050 Corney Hill Farm, £1030 Parks Farm Barn, £980 Throstle Nest Farm, £960 Forgelands Estate, £950 Ivy Farm. Stabiliser: £960 Park House Farm. Herford: £930 Corney Hill Farm, Well House Farm, £810 Corney Hill Farm. Devon: £670 Ballacutchel Farms.

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