Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM Cattle and Store Cattle - Friday 1st April 2022

Calves & Weanlings
Quality continues to demand a premium in the ring at Lancaster again today with plenty of quality 6 to 8 week old calves selling in the region of four hundred pounds. A smart run of British Blue calves from AD & R Milner, Claughton on Brock lead the way selling bulls to £450 and heifers to £400. British Blue bull at six weeks old from RT Halhead, Cockerham sold to £400. The consignment of British Blue heifers from AJ & AJ Gibbons, St Michaels sold to £385, £380 and £360 twice. The consignment of British Blues from T & CM Kelsall, & Sons, Chipping sold bulls to £380 and heifers £370. Leading the way in Limousin section was returning customers Antony and Lindsay Gardner, Quernmore selling bulls to £365. A run of 10 week old Angus heifers from T & CM Kelsall, & Sons, Chipping where eagerly bid for selling to £305 and £275 twice. Young beef calves continue to be sticky. A special entry Holstein heifers at eight weeks old from AJ & AJ Gibbons, St Michaels met plenty of demand selling to £300. A young entry of black and white calves peaked at £105 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham.
Once again more interest ringside for calves today at Lancaster with more required.

Store Cattle
A larger number of over 200 store cattle were forward today in Lancaster which saw short keep store cattle a stronger trade, with many dead weight outlines reporting a lift in the prime cattle prices in the currently weeks. L Parsons & Sons, Levens once again led the way selling a pen of three Aberdeen Angus bullocks to £1640. Next call was a pen of four British Blues to £1600 from J Prest &Son, Bay Horse whom sold a pen of diary bullocks consisting of Norwegian Reds and Fleckviehs to £1540. The consignment from M S Dugdale & Sons, Tewitfield sold Limousin and Aberdeen Angus bullocks to £1560 and £1550. Charollais bullocks peaked at £1500 from MJ Waller, Lupton. A large number of short keep bullocks today sold between £1400 and £1500.
The heifer trade peaked at £1500 from GF&EE Holt, Chipping, with Limousin and Aberdeen Angus heifers to £1400 from L Parsons, & Sons, Levens. Plenty of short keep heifers today sold between the £1300 and £1400 mark. As turn out day creeps ever closer, plenty of strong grazing type cattle sold between £1100 and £1250. Friesian bullocks were a sharper trade today, peaking at £1420 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse with plenty of good Friesian bullocks regularly selling around the £1200 mark.

OTM Cattle
This cast cow trade keeps getting better and better, with a remark about overall market average today of 181p/kg for the 115 forward. All Black and White dairy cows averaged an impressive 177p/kg. The overall market average per head was a staggering £1135.
Young Montbeliarde cows sold to 239.5p/kg or £1700 from WR&CM Lawrenson, Winmarleigh. Plenty of young cattle sold between 205-225p/kg today. The best dairy cows sold in the region of 200p/kg with top price in the OTM ring being £1740 for a five year old Holstein Friesian from JS&KM Wilson & Son, Kendal followed by another 5 year old cow to £1711 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. There was a large number of dairy cows today selling between £1400 and £1600.
We strongly urge vendors to take advantage of this strong trade and market there OTM and cast cattle in Lancaster on a Friday, to our busy ring of buyers.

Top Prices

Heifer Calf
British Blue: £400 Lane Head Farm, £385 Catteralls Farm, £380 Catteralls Farm, £370 North Farm, £370 Brown Brook, £360 Catteralls Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £305 Brown Brook, £275 Brown Brook, £275 Brown Brook, £120 Bolton Fold Farm, £120 Norbreck Farm, £85 Norbreck Farm. Friesian: £300 Catteralls Farm, £155 Catteralls Farm. Limousin: £200 Church Farm.

Bull Calf
British Blue: £450 Lane Head Farm, £400 Norbreck Farm, £380 Brown Brook, £270 North Farm, £220 Brown Brook, £200 Norbreck Farm. Limousin: £365 Redfields. Aberdeen Angus: £260 Derby Lodge Farm, £200 Bolton Fold Farm, £175 Bolton Fold Farm, £170 Norbreck Farm. Welsh Black: £250 Catteralls Farm. Friesian: £105 Derby Lodge Farm, £82 Norbreck Farm, £30 Westfield House Farm, £30 Cotestone Farm. Ayrshire: £60 Bolton Fold Farm.

Store Bullock Top Prices
Aberdeen Angus: £1640 Low Levens, £1560 Tewitfield Farm, £1550 Tewitfield Farm, £1370 Wood Nook Farm, £1340 Ellers Farm, £1320 Kays Farm. British Blue: £1600 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1480 Wood Nook Farm, £1410 Lynwood, £1400 Wood Nook Farm, £1360 Intack Farm, £1360 Windy Hill Farm. Limousin: £1560 Tewitfield Farm, £1420 Endmoor Farm, £1370 High House Farm, £1360 Ellers Farm, £1200 Old Glasson Farm, £1070 Mount Murray. Norwegian Red: £1540 Upper Foxholes Farm. Fleckvieh: £1540 Upper Foxholes Farm. Charolais: £1500 Carlingwha, £1200 Mount Murray. Shorthorn: £1440 Upper Foxholes Farm, £910 Mount Murray. Friesian: £1420 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1220 Wood Nook Farm, £1210 Hallbeck, £1190 Hallbeck, £1180 Carlingwha, £1180 Ellers Farm. Montbeliarde: £1300 Pasture House Farm. Continental: £1280 Mount Murray, £1200 Mount Murray, £1100 Mount Murray, £1060 Mount Murray, 1000 Mount Murray. Hereford: £1240 Lynwood, £1200 Lawsons Farm, £1170 Old Glasson Farm, £1170 Old Glasson Farm, £1130 Plumpton Hall Farm. Swedish Red & White: £1050 Bradley Farm. Stabiliser: £1010 Mount Murray.

Store Heifer Top Prices
Aberdeen Angus: £1500 New Elmridge Farm, £1400 Low Levens, £1260 Gaskell House, £1240 Stubb Hall Farm, £1210 Park House Farm, £1180 Park,Hare Field House. Limousin: £1400 & Low Levens, £1340 The Grange, £1270 Intack Farm, £1250 Intack Farm, £1250 Endmoor Farm, £1110 Mount Murray. British Blue: £1360 Pasture House, £136 Windy Hill Farm, £1340 Stubb Hall Farm, £1280 Lower Swainhead Farm, £1260 Lower Swainhead Farm, £1250 Stubb Hall Farm. Friesian: £1340 Park House Farm, £1080 Barn Hill Farm, £1080 Sproat Ghyll. Charolais: £1300 Carlingwha. Hereford: £1300 Intack Farm, £950 Mount Murray. Simmental: £1270 Intack Farm. Stabiliser: £860 Mount Murray.

OTM Cows Top Price Per Kilo
Hereford: 224.5 Gardners Farm, 177.5 Bleaswood Road. Montbeliarde: 239.5 Cumming Carr Farm, 214.5 Cumming Carr Farm, 184.5 Walkers I'th Fields. Limousin: 217.5 Raygill Farm, 209.5 Mount Murray, 204.5 Narrow Gate Farm, 194.5 Narrow Gate Farm, 194.5 Meadow Top Farm, 191.5 Meadow Top Farm. Friesian: 217.5 High House, 201.5 Bank End Farm, 199.5 Walkers I'th Fields, 199.5 Yew Tree Farm, 194.5 Benson Hall. Shorthorn: 211.5 Meadow Top Farm. Blonde: 209.5 Beaumont Grange Farm, 174.5 Beaumont Grange Farm. Aberdeen Angus:209.5 Underhelm Farm, 199.5 Brow Foot Farm, 194.5 Underhelm Farm, 179.5 Narrow Gate Farm, 179.5 Dunkenshaw Farm, 169.5 ,Underhelm Farm. Fleckvieh: 199.5 High House, 139.5 Sellerley Farm. Swedish Red & White: 191.5 Walkers I'th Fields, 167.5 Old Holly Farm. British Blue: 189.5 Narrow Gate Farm.Jersey: 169.5 Sellerley Farm, 164.5 Narrow Gate Farm. Norwegian Red: 164.5 Narrow Gate Farm. Ayrshire: 159.5 Bolton Fold Farm. Continental: 149.5 Narrow Gate Farm.

OTM Heifer Top Price Per Kilo
Limousin: 214.5 Green Dragon Farm. Friesian: 211.5 Lawsons Farm, 204.5 Hare Field House, 199.5 Hare Field House, 191.5 Hare Field House.

OTM Steer Top Price Per Kilo
Montbeliarde: 209.5 Cumming Carr Farm. Limousin: 179.5 Mount Murray.

Cast Bull Top Price Per Kilo
Limousin: 219.5 Mount Murray, 199.5 Green Dragon Farm. Friesian: 209.5 Green Dragon Farm, 159.5 Hall Farm. Saler: 169.5 Millbeck. Aberdeen Angus: 159.5 Benson Hall.

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