Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 8th April 2022

Calves & Weanlings
A small entry of calves and weanlings forward today saw British Blue bull calves peak at £340 from H&C Pickervance, Kirkham with British Blue heifers from the same home selling to £260. Friesian bull calves sold to £120 and £100 from WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham. A consignment of weanlings from Ross Greenwood, Carlton saw British Blue bulls to £720 and £640 with British Blue heifers from the same home to £530 and £525. Montbeliarde bulls sold to £550 with Friesians to £400. Aberdeen Angus bulls from A&L Gardner, Quernmore sold to £670 and heifers to £460.
Next weeks sale includes an entry of 20 Aberdeen Angus bull and heifer calves at 6-8 week old.

Store cattle
Store cattle prices take another spring forward with short keep cattle rattling on to some trade! Leading the way at £1670 was a pen of four Aberdeen Angus bullocks from TC Whiteside & Son, Pilling. Other Aberdeen Angus bullocks sold to £1580 from J Tattersall, Leyland. Continental bullocks peaked at £1640 for a Simmental from JA&SM Allen, Windermere. A pair of Charolais bullocks sold to £1580 from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet. A pen of three Limousin bullocks to £1580 from JM&A Wallbank & Son, Wray, who continued to enjoy a good day at Lancaster selling a pen of four Aberdeen Angus bullocks to £1490. British Blue bullocks sold to £1520 from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham. Plenty of beef bred bullocks regularly sold in excess of £1400. Dairy bullocks saw Montbeliarde and Fleckviehs sell to £1500 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse who also sold Holstein Friesians to £1400. This was closely followed by other Holstein Friesians to £1390 from EJ Hodgson & Son, Kendal with Brown Swish Bullocks from the same home selling to £1340. All store bullocks forward today averaged £1234.
The heifer trade today topped at £1400 for British Blue’s from JB Moore, Allithwaite. Simmental heifers sold to £1380 for a pen of three from EJ Burrow, Milnthorpe. Aberdeen Angus heifers peaked at £1360 from JM&A Wallbank & Sons, Wray.

Cast / OTM Cattle
Records are smashed in the Lancaster cast cattle ring as a pure Charolais cow sells to an impressive £2340 or 229.5p/kg at 1020kg from T&P Metcalfe, Old Park Side, Caton with another Charolais cow from the same home selling to £2161 or 221.5p/kg weighing 976kg. Pure Luing cows sold to £1855 or 214.5p/kg from D&J&A Freeman, Windermere with others from the same home to 219.5p/kg or £1558. Simmental cows sold to £1676 from Barlow Bros, Crosston. The trade for dairy cattle continues to be astronomical, Fleckvieh cows peaked at £1738 from B&AC Barnes, Middleton with Holstein Friesian cows to £1679 from Lawsons Dairy Ltd, Cockerham, £1676 from MD Close & Son, Arkholme, £1676 from MS&G Mason, Kirkby Lonsdale, £1636 form DJ Clarke Farming, Barnacre and £1575 from P&M Crackles, Burrow with many more selling in excess of £1500. OTM heifers today peaked at 249.5p/kg from a Limousin from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet with Limousin heifers peaking at £1533 from J&J Huck, Burneside. OTM Black and White heifers peaked at 229.5p/kg or £1652 from J&M Robinson, Over Kellet with other dairy heifers to 229.5p/kg or £1565 and £1480 from R&A Jolley, Cabus. The trade today saw well fleshed dairy cows selling between 200-210p/kg, with an overall market averaged of 189.5p/kg for the 117 forward.

Top Prices

Calf top prices
Bull calves: British Blue - £340, £295, £260 Roseacre Hall, £230, £225, £200 Belmont Farm, Freisian - £120, £100 Cocker House Farm.
Heifer calves: British Blue - £260, £260, £250, £230 Roseacre Hall
Bull Stirks: Angus - £670 Redfields, British Blue - £720, £720, £640 Skipton, Montbeliarde - £550 Skipton, Freisian - £400, £400, £400 Skipton. Heifer Stirks - £460 Redfields, British Blue - £520, £520, £520 Skipton.

OTM top prices (price per kilo)
Cows: Friesian - 229.5 Lawsons Farm, 211.5 bank End, 211.5 Lodge Farm, Angus - 217.5, 209.5, 204.5, 199.5 Millbeck Farm, Shorthorn - 209.5 Millbeck Farm, Charolais - 229.5, 221.5 Old Park Side, Hereford - 207.5, 199.5 Mosergh Farm, Flekvieh - 209.5 Hawkin Farm, 207.5 Holme Head, 204.5 Hawkin Farm, Blonde - 209.5 Low Pleasant. Simmental - 209.5 Littlewood Hall.
Heifers: Friesian - 229.5 Hoggetts Lane Farm, 229.5, 229.5 Marholes Farm, Limousin - 249.5 Intack Farm, 244.5 Burneside, 244.5 Intack Farm.
Steer - Friesian - 224.5 Low Deepslack.

Stores top prices
Steers: Angus - £1670 New Ridge Farm, £1580 Snub Snape Farm, £1490 Park House, British Blue - £1520 Cock Hall Farm, £1360 Holly House Farm, £1340 Mearsbeck Farm, Montbeliarde - £1500 Foxholes Farm, £1100 Corney Hill Farm, £1030 Bradley Farm, Simmental - £1640 Barker Knott, £1300 Benson Hall, Hereford - £1480 Benson Hall, £1340 Holly House Farm, £1340 Upper Foxholes, Flekvieh - £1500 Upper Foxholes, Charolais - £1580 Intack Farm, £1460 Carlingwha, £1400 Cock Hall, B/Swiss - £1340 Lambrigg Head Farm, Limousin - £1580 Park House, £1480 Hall Farm, £1440 Lodge Farm, Freisain - £1400 Upper Foxholes, £1390 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1300 Benson Hall.
Heifers: British Blue - £1400 Outerthwaite Farm, £1360 Green Lane Farm, £1330 Wood Nook Farm, Angus - £1360 Park House Farm, £1280 Outerthwaite Farm, £1260 Lodge Farm, Simmental - £1380 Hazelslack Tower Farm, Limousin - £1340 Chestnut House, £1220 Lodge Farm, £1190 Hall Farm, Shorthorn - £1270 Meadow Croft, Charolais - £1080 Lawsons Farm, Hereford - £1260 Holly House Farm, £1180 Carlingwha, £1130 Lawsons Farm.

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