Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Store Cattle, Friday 21st May 2021


A cracking day in the calf ring today at Lancaster saw an entry of 130 forward, met by the usual crowd of buyers plus some new customers who were very impressed with the quality and quantity on offer.

Charolais bull calves led the way topping at £500 for a bull calf at 1 month and 8 days old from Wannop Farms, Heaton-with-Oxcliffe. Other Charolais bull calves sold to £495 for a 6-week-old from Drinkall Brothers, Over Wyresdale. British Blue bull calves twice peaked at £480, firstly from AJ & AJ Gibbons, St Michaels-on-Wyre, with EA & E Lund & Son, Nether Kellet also achieving £480. This was closely followed by £470 from AD & R Milner, Claughton-on-Brock, £465 from G & M E Woodhouse & Sons, Ellel and £455 from T & G Parkinson, Out Rawcliffe. British Blue heifers sold to £465 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham, followed by £450 from CR & A Baxter & Son, Middleton and £445 from G & M E Woodhouse & Son, Ellel. All British Blue bulls forward averaged £367.50, with British Blue heifers averaging £353.16.

Native calves saw Angus bulls sell to £445 and £425 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham, followed by £405 and £400 from Wannop Farms. Angus heifer calves sold to £360 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham. Friesian bull calves met plenty of demand in Lancaster, peaking at £205 from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham. With Drinkall Brothers twice achieving £200 and others to £195 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale. All the 22 Friesian bull calves forward averaged £146.50.


Lancaster once again had an offering in the region of 200 store cattle, selling to a slightly easier trade following many outlets reporting a drop of 20p/kg deadweight. Leading the way was a pen of three Angus bullocks selling to £1550 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens. Angus bullocks from R & DM Rossall & Sons, Pilling sold to £1460 with British Blues from the same home achieving £1370. The consignment from J Prest & Son saw Angus bullocks sell to £1400 with British Blue and Limousin bullocks from the same home selling to £1380 and also sold Herefords to £1360. A pen of four Angus bullocks from J Hesketh, Hutton sold to £1350, followed by a pen of three to £1340 from J & M Maudsley & Son, Endmoor.

This week the heifer trade peaked at £1340 for a pair of Angus from L Parson & Sons, Levens. A pen of three Beef Shorthorn sold to £1260 from R & E A Gardner, Brigsteer. Limousin heifers sold to £1240 from WA Hodgson, Whinfell with British Blues to £1200 from J & M Walmsley, Pilling. Dairy bullocks topped at £1110 for Montbeliarde from JA & SM Allen, Windermere, with Black and Whites selling to 1050 from J & JM Walmsley, Pilling.


Lancaster had a reduced entry of 75 cast cows entered today, with an overall market average of 148 p/kg. Limousin OTM heifers sold to 201.5pkg and 197.5p/kg from J M Kelsall & Son, Quernmore. Pure Limousin cast cows sold to 197.5 p/kg or 1441 from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead. Limousin cows from B & SE Cater, Ellel sold to 187.5 p/kg and 184.5 /kg. Other beef cows saw Simmentals sell to £1366 and £1348 from Barlow Bros, Croston.

Black and Whites saw cast steers sell to 194.5 p/kg or £1293 from I Atkinson & Son, Warton. Black and White OTM heifers sold to 187.5 p/kg from WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham. The best dairy cows today sold between 160 – 170p/kg, peaking at £1204 from Bradley Farms, Poulton le Fylde, with others to £1184 from
GR Park & Sons, Whinfell and £1179 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham.

Top Prices

Leading prices per head for OTM’s:-

Limousin: £1441.45 Ouzelthorn Farm, £1104.38, £1027.67 Cragg End, £900.71, £890.73 Low Pleasant, £826 Marl House. Simmental: £1366.75, £1342.66 Littlewood Hall Farm, £1006.45, £790.42 Riddings. Friesian: £1204.88 Park Farm, £1184.23 Low Deepslack, £1179.68 Derby Lodge Farm, £1140.30 Chapel House, £1127.23 Ackenthwaite Farm, £1076.40 Cocker House Farm. Ayrshire: £905.65, £574.80 Newshall Hall Farm. Montbeliarde: £899.19 £826.58 Sellerley Farm. Hereford: £830.73 Lundholme Farm. British Blue: £719.10 Low Pleasant. WS: £690.25 Haylot Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £671.16 Riddings.

Friesian: £1293.43, £1119.69 Boon Town Farm.

Friesian: £1159.79 Kiln Hall, £1108.13 Cocker House Farm, £1102.84 Mill Farm, £1057.26 Lane Head Farm.

Shorthorn: £742.90 Ghyll Beck Farm

Leading prices per kilo for OTM’s:-

Limousin: 201.5p, 197.5p Low Pleasant, 197.5p Ouzelthorn Farm, 187.5p, 184.5p Cragg End, 147.5p Marl House. Simmental: 179.5p, 177.5p Littlweood Hall Farm, 159.5, 144.5p Riddings. Friesian: 171.5p Derby Lodge Farm, 169.5p Bannister Farm, Kiln Hall, 167.5p, 164.5p Low Deepslack, 161.5p Cote Farm, Cocker House Farm. Hereford: 164.5p Lundholme Farm. Montbeliarde: 154.5p (2) Sellerley Farm. British Blue: 149.5p Low Pleasant. Ayrshire: 147.5p, 119.5p Newsham Hall Farm. WS: 137.5p Haylot Farm. Aberdeen Angus: 134.5p Riddings.

Friesian: 194.5p, 159.5p Boon Town Farm.

Friesian: 187.5p Cocker House Farm, 181.5p Kiln Hall, 179.5p Lane Head Farm, 174.5p Mill Farm, 159.5p Raw End Farm

Shorthorn: 161.5p Ghyll Beck Farm.

Store Cattle

Aberdeen Angus: £1550 Low Levens, £1460 Abrahams Farm, £1400 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1350 Middle Grange Farm, £1340 Raw End Farm, £1280 Snub Snape Farm. Limousin: £1380 Upper Foxholes, £1220 Staffords Farm, £1180 Old Glasson Farm, £1170 Mill House Farm, £1140 Thornton Barn Farm, £1110 Gibsons Farm. British Blue: £1380 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1370 Abrahams Farm, £1260 Mill House Farm, £1180 Barker Knott, £1180 Gibsons Farm, £1170 Wood Nook Farm. Hereford: £1360, £1290 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1140 Brow Foot Farm, £1050 Longmeanygate. Shorthorn: £1200 Upper Foxholes, £740 Bull Bank Farm. Montbeliarde: £1110 Barker Knott, £870 Sunderland Brows Farm, £720 Coventry Farm. Belted Galloway: £1060 Thornton Barn Farm. Blonde: £1050 Thornton Barn Farm. Friesian: £1050 Staffords Farm, £830 Old Hall Farm, £810 Abbotson Farm. Fleckvieh: £860 Sunderland Brows Farm.

Aberdeen Angus: £1340 Low Levens, £1180 Mill House Farm, Little Town Farm, £1160 Batty Farm, £1140 Brow Foot Farm, £1110 Abrahams Farm, £1090 Outerthwaite Farm. Shorthorn: £1260 Barrowfield, £860 Cabus Nook Farm, £800 Marshaw Farm. Limousin: £1240, £1170 Whelpside Farm, £1170 Outerthwaite Farm, £1120 Barker Knott, Marshaw Farm, Brow Foot Farm, £1110 High House Farm, £1080 Todgill Farm. British Blue: £1200 Staffords Farm, £1130 Batty Farm, £970 Ivy Farm. Hereford: £1170, £1080 Pasture House Farm, £1000 Knowsley Farm, £900 Longmeanygate, £830 Breedy Butts Farm. Charolais: £1120 Whelpside Farm.

Charolais: £500 Heaton Hall Farm, £495 Catshaw Hall Farm. British Blue: £480 Catteralls Farm, Pump House Farm, £470 Lane Head Farm, £465 Boldens Farm, £455 Quakers Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £445, £425 Derby Lodge Farm, £405, £400 Heaton Hall Farm, £360 Ambrose Hall Farm. Simmental: £315, £300, £295 Sellerley Farm. Hereford: £295, £290 (2), £275 (2) Longwood House. Friesian: £295 Bannister Farm, £205 Sweetings Farm, £200 (2) Catshaw Hall Farm, £195 Tills Farm, £190 Newhouse Farm. Montbeliarde: £215 Sellerley Farm.

British Blue: £465 Derby Lodge Farm, £450 New Brows Farm, £445 Boldens Farm, £430, £390 New Brows Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £360 Derby Lodge Farm, £280 Liscoe Farm, £260, £250 Ambrose Farms, £245 Heaton Hall Farm. Hereford: £265 Catshaw Hall Farm, £240 Haylot Farm, £225 Quakers Farm, £180, £170, £150 Arnside Town.

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