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


Lancaster had an increased entry of 100 calves forward today, with top quality calves continuing to be a strong trade with younger calves slightly less than last weeks flying trade but still looking well sold. Continental bull calves led the way in Lancaster with British Blue bulls selling to £450 from J Hoggarth & Son, Slyne. Charolais calves always meet plenty of demand in Lancaster with bull calves from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale selling to £450 and heifers from the same home to £405, £390 and £385. Four-week-old Charolais bull calves from RT Halhead, Cockerham twice sold to £420. Plenty of continental bull and heifer calves continue to sell easily over the £300 mark. The native calf trade today in Lancaster saw Hereford bulls sell to £390 and £360 from Drinkall Bros, with a younger offering of Angus bull calves today selling to £340 from CJ & MH Parry, Cockerham. Dairy Bull calves peaked at £285 for Montbeliardes from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green with others twice selling to £275. Black and White bull calves sold to £165 and £145 from WD & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham.


This week at Lancaster there was an offering of 276 store cattle forward with the edge slightly off the trade but still some impressive market averages as all steers forward averaged £1101 and heifers averaged £1055. Limousin steers took the top spot this week selling to £1420 from TE JS & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow. Other continental bullocks saw Simmentals sell to £1380 from T&M Halhead, Carnforth, with British Blues also achieving £1380 from EW & CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine. Lancaster always has a good trade for native store cattle with Angus bullocks selling to £1400 from J&H Davis, Cabus. Angus heifers also peaked at £1400 from EW & CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine. Dairy bullocks sold £1320 and £1310 from H Birkett & Son, Overton with Black and White bullocks selling to a top of £1200 from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton.


This week at Lancaster there was 88 OTM cattle which saw cast cows selling to a strong market average of 144p/kg. The cast cow ring at Lancaster continues to offer a very strong trade for cast heifers, bulls and steers. Cast Angus heifers led the way selling to 207.5p/kg from C Hargreaves & Son, Overton with others from the same home to 199.5p/kg, with this price for Angus heifers also matched by M&C Greenwood, Middleton. Plenty more OTM heifers regularly selling around the 190p/kg mark. OTM Black and White heifers twice sold to 184.5p/kg topping at £1160 from EW & RM Towers, Hornby. Two-year-old Limousin bulls sold to 199.5p/kg or £1296 from TE JS & SA Carruthers, Under Barrow. Similar aged Montbeliarde bulls sold to 181.5p/kg or £1399 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green. Limousin cast bulls peaked at £1642 from HR & KA Hodgson, Barbon. Limousin cast cows peaked at 179.5p/kg from SM Watson, Ulverston with beef cows peaking at £1339 from JA & G Gardner, Treales. Best meated dairy cows regularly sold between 155p/kg and 160p/kg. Lancasters dairy cow trade continues to lead the trade over many other local centres, Peaking at £1239 from MS & G Mason, Kirkby Lonsdale, £1212 from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel and £1186 from J Hogarth & Sons, Slyne.

Top Prices

Charolais - £405, £390, £385, £300 Catshaw Hall Farm, £270 Norbreck Farm. British Blue - £360, £340 Gibsons Farm, £290, £280 Norbreck Farm, £250 Gibsons Farm, £245 Roseacre Hall. Limousin - £305 Dockensall Farm, £285, £265 Kellbrick Farm, £250 Dockensall Farm. Hereford - £265 Catshaw Hall Farm. Simmental - £235 Sellerley Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £200 Norbreck Farm, £170 Bailey Hey Farm, £150 North Farm, £105 Bailey Hey Farm.

British Blue - £450 Belmont Farm, £370 Walkers I’th Fields, Roseacre Hall, £320 Walkers I’th Fields, £300 Belmont Farm, £300, £295 Walkers I’th Fields. Charolais - £450 Catshaw Hall Farm, £420, £350, £330 Norbreck Farm. Hereford - £390, £360 Catshaw Hall Farm, £60 Sellerley Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £340, £305 Hillam Lane Farm, £305 Walkers I’th Fields, £285 Rose Farm, Walkers I’th Fields, £265 Hillam Lane Farm. Limousin - £305, £280 Kellbrick Farm. Montbeliarde - £285, £275, £250 Sellerley Farm. Holstein Friesian - £165, £145 Cocker Hosue Farm, £105, £100, £95 Catshaw Hall Farm.

British Blue - £370 Gibsons Farm.

Limousin: £1420 Red Scar Farm, £1280 High House farm, £12701 Fellside Farm, £1250 High HouseFarm, £1200 Oakhead Farm, £1170 Daniel Fold Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1400, £1380 Weavers Farm, £1370 Upp Hall, £1290 North Farm, £1270 Lawns Farm. Simmental: £1380 Upp Hall. British Blue: £1380 Yew Tree Farm, £1240 Carlingwha, £1230 Stubbins Farm, £1200, £1180 Ninezergh, £1170 Windy Hill Farm. Montbeliarde: £1320, £1310 North Farm, £1100 Sunnyside Farm. Charolais: £1320 Sandy Dean. Holstein Friesian - £1200, £1120 Downlands Farm, £1110 Bradley Farm, £1100 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1060 Old Hall Farm, Downlands Farm. Norwegian Red: £1150 Ninezergh, £850 Docker Hall Farm. Salers - £1150 Clawthorpe Lodge, £1140 Elm Bank Farm, £980 Clawthorpe Lodge. Meuse Rhine Issel - £1140 Ninezergh. Hereford: £1120 Fell Side Farm, Hall Bank, £1110 Brown Edge, £1100 Sunnyside Farm, £970 High Snab, £940 Moss View. Swedish Red: £1110 Bradley Farm. Welsh Black - £910 Springfield House, £770 Carver Fold Farm.

Aberdeen Angus: £1400 Yew Tree Farm, £1250 Stubb Hall Farm, £1160 Snub Snape Farm, £1150 Kirkbeck, £1140 Raw Head, Pilling Hall Farm. Limousin: £1240 Upp Hall, £1200 Lamgrigg Head Farm, £1080 Hall Bank, £960 Bradley Farm. Shorthorn: £1230 Brow Foot Farm. British Blue: £1190 Stubbins Farm, £1170 Ellers Farm, Carlingwha, £1120 Hawkrigg End, £1090 Oakhead Farm, £1000 Stubb Hall Farm. Hereford: £1090 Stubb Hall Farm, £1080 Brown Edge, £870 Middlebarrow Plain, £860 High Snab. Charolais: £1090 Sandy Dean. Simmental: £940 Clawthorpe Lodge. Friesian: £940, £800 Holme Head. Saler: £860 Clawthorpe Lodge.

Friesian: 184.5p Holme Head, 159.5p Yeat House, Belmont Farm, 154.5p Holme House Farm, Yeat House, Lane Ends Farm. Limousin: 179.5p Old School House, 164.5p Barbon Fell House, 161.5p Cockrigg Farm, 159.5p Mireside Farm, 149.5p Old School House. Montbeliarde: 159.5p Yeat House, 129.5p White Lund Farm, 117.5p Holme Head. Fleckvieh: 159.5p Sellerley Farm. Continental: 159.5p Moss House Farm. Swedish Red: 151.5p Walkers I’th Fields, 119.5p Yeat House. British Blue: 134.5p Mireside Farm. Jersey: 97.5p Sellerley Farm.

Aberdeen Angus: 207.5, 119.5p Sunderland Brows Farm, 199.5p, 189.5p Thornham Fold Farm. Hereford: 191.5p Edenmount Well Lane. Friesian: 184.5p Tunstall Hall, 181.5p Gibstick Hall. British Blue: 164.5p Mireside Farm.

Limousin: 199.5p Lambrigg Head Farm. Hereford: 194.5p Edenmount Well Lane. Friesian: 177.5p Cockrigg Farm.
Limousin: 199.5p Red Scar Farm, 159.5p Howriggs. Montbeliarde: 181.5p Sellerley Farm.

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