Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 15th April 2022

Calves & Weanlings
There was a few less calves on the market today due the bank holiday weekend, although this did not affect the trade for quality calves at Lancaster with good quality British Blue bulls especially a strong trade. The consignment from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale led the way selling British Blue bulls to £450, £440 and £400 with heifers from the same home selling to £420. The consignment from AJ&AJ Gibbons, St Michaels peaked at £445 for a British Blue bull. A run of Hereford from TE&M Kidd, Ellel sold to £420 and £365. Simmental bulls peaked at £365 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre. Dairy bull calves peaked at £200 and £180 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre with Montbeliardes to £200 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green. All Friesian bull calves forward today averaged £108.
The sale today included the young handlers cattle over wintering competition, which was kindly sponsored by Countrystyle Meats, Lancaster Leisure Park. Taking top honours of best handled and presented animal was Thomas Anderton, Scorton which is also awarded first prize in the heifer class. This much admired British Blue heifer at 11 months old sold for £820. Winning the best in the bullock class and the highest weight gain was Robert Miller, Barnacre selling his Hereford bullock for £890. A big well done goes to all the young handlers and we would like to congratulate them on the quality of the cattle turned out.

OTM Cattle
There was a few less on the market today due to the bank holiday, however there was certainly no slow down in the trade with an overall market average of 181p/kg. Limousin prime bulls sold to 244.5p/kg or £1520 from L Atkinson, New Hutton. Charollais steers sold to 244.5p/kg from EA Harrison, Orton. Aberdeen Angus steers sold to 241.5p/kg from JD EM JD Atkinson, Kendal. Beef cast cows sold to 234.5p/kg from MA&JA Winn, Burneside for British Blues with Limousin cows from the same home to £1550 and £1503. Limousin cow from HR&KA Hodgson, Barbon sold to £1505. Black and White Friesian bullocks sold to 229.5p/kg twice from RH&RA Fawcett, Burton grossing at £1231 and £1230. OTM dairy heifers sold to 219.5p/kg or £1492 from H Halhead & Son, Nether Kellet with others from the same home selling to £1478. The best dairy cows today regularly sold in excess of the 200p/kg mark. Dairy cows peaked at £1774 from AW&AM Park & Son, Ellel followed by £1565 from R&E Ladds, Kendal. Plenty of good cows sold in excess of the £1400 mark.

Store Cattle
The store market was very similar to the cast market, with less forward and the trade very similar to the previous week. J Prest & Son, Bay House led the way this week selling British Blue bullocks to £1540. This was followed by other British Blue bullocks to £1460 from JM&A Wallbank & Son, Wray. A pair of Limousin bullocks sold to £1420 from EJ Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg. Native cattle continues to be good to sell at Lancaster peaking at £1460 and £1390 for Aberdeen Angus from I&ME Askew, New Hutton. The heifer trade peaked at £1400 for a British Blue from J&JM Walmsley, Pilling with Limousin bullocks selling to £1380 from MG&J Parker, Wennington and £1370 for an Aberdeen Angus from JM&A Wallbank & Son, Wray. Dairy bullocks peaked at £1380 for a pen of three Holstein Friesians from R&E Ladds, Kendal with Fleckviehs selling to £1380 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse.

Top Prices

OTM and Cast Cattle Top Prices:

OTM Cow Top Price Per Kilo:
Limousin: 229.50, 221.50 High Underbarrow Farm, 217.50, 194.50 Howriggs, 127.50 Marl House. British Blue: 234.50 High Underbrow Farm. Simmental: 224.50 Park House Farm. Friesian: 214.50 Strickland Hill, 209.50 Walkers I'th Fields, 209.50 Hall Farm, 204.50 Dale Barns, 201.50 Benson Hall, 201.50 Walkers I'th Fields. Stabiliser: 209.50 Low Moor Head Farm. Norwegian Red: 189.50, 184.50, 144.50 Holme Head. Jersey: 184.50 Dale Barns, 104.50 Moss House Farm. Montbeliarde: 181.50 Sellerley Farm. Angus: 179.50, 114.50 Cragg Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel: 177.50 Littlewood Hall Farm.
Flekvieh: 174.50 Littlewood Farm, 174.50, 161.50 Newfield, 154.50 Holme Head. Hereford: 157.50 Coldcotes.

OTM Heifer Top Price Per Kilo:
Friesian: 219.50 Lawsons Farm, 217.50 Blackwood End, 204.50 Lawsons Farm, 197.50 Blackwood End. Jersey: 207.50 Benson Hall. Angus: 204.50 Cragg Farm.

Cast Steer Top Price Per Kilo:
Friesian: 229.50 Green Dragon. Charollais: 244.50 Scarside Farm. Angus: 241.50, 239.50 Low Groves Farm.

Cast Bull Top Price Per Kilo:
Limousin: 244.50 Dubside

Calf Top Prices:

Heifer Calf:
British Blue: £320 Catshaw Hall Farm, £300, £275, £250 Catteralls Farm. Hereford: £250, £225, £220, £200 Booth Hall. Limousin: £150 Dunkenshaw Farm.
Angus: £120 Bolton Fold Farm.

Bull Calf:
British Blue: £450 Catshaw Hall Farm, £445 Catteralls Farm, £440, £400 Catshaw Hall Farm, £340, £300 Catteralls Farm. Hereford: £420, £365 Booth Hall, £250 Catshaw Farm. Simmental: £355 Lower Lingart Farm. Friesian: £200, £180 Lower Lingart Farm, £160 Sellerley Farm, £155, £150 Lower Lingart Farm. Montbeliarde: £200 Sellerley Farm. Angus: £160 Bolton Hold Farm.

Bull Stirk:
Limousin: £610 Old Woodhouse.

Heifer Stirk:
British Blue: £820 Wyre Farm. Hereford: £700 Lower Lingart Farm. Angus: £400 Old Woodhouse.

Steer Stirk:
Hereford: £890 Lower Lingart Farm, £600 Marl House. Angus: £580 Ducketts Farm.

Store Cattle Top Prices:

British Blue: £1540 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1460 Park House, £1390 Stubb Hall Farm, £1340 Thorton Barn Farm, £1320 Nook Farm, £1200 Green Lane Farm. Angus: £1460 Raw Head, £1410 Gaskell House, £1390 Raw Head, £1370 Edenmount Well Lane, £1360 Raw Head, £1360 Parrox Hall Farm. Limousin: £1420 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1360, £1340 Carlingwha, £1330 Cock Hall Farm, £1330 Hall Farm, £1290 Carlingwha. Friesian: £1380 Benson Hall, £1350 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1300 Wood Nook Farm, £1300 Park House, £1300 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1260 Staffords Farm. Flekvieh: £1380 Upper Foxholes Farm. Hereford: £1360 Holme House Farm, £1100 Moss Edge Farm. Montbeliarde: £1310 Cock Hall Farm. Whitebred Shorthorn: £650 Moss Edge Farm. Shorthorn: £640 Summerlands.

British Blue: £1400 Staffords Farm, £1350 Barnfield Farm, £1310 Stubb Hall Farm, £1290 Abbotson Farm, £1290 Lower Swainhead Farm. Limousin: £1380 Parker Lodge Farm, £1300 Hall Farm, £1280, £1240 Lodge Farm,£1140 Barnfield Farm. Angus: £1370 Park House, £1270 Lower Swainhead Farm, £1220 Halfway House, £1190 Park House, £1180 Abbotson Farm, £1050 Parrok Hall. Hereford: £1260 Holme House Farm, £1120 Plumpton Hall Farm.

£1280, £1180 Thornton Barn Farm.

More Info

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Young Handler Wintering Competition

Friday 14th April 2022

Sponsored by Countrystyle Meats

Weights Gain Competition
Daniel Pye (Hereford bullock) purchase weight; 180kg, sale weight; 310kg, difference;130kg
John James Bargh (Limousin bullock) purchase weight; 62kg, sale weight; 260kg, difference;198kg
Lilly Bargh (Aberdeen Angus heifer) purchase weight; 62kg, sale weight; 235kg, difference;173kg
Jenifer Miller (Hereford heifer) purchase weight; 137kg, sale weight; 430kg, difference; 293kg
Robert Miller (Hereford bullock) purchase weight;156kg, sale weight; 480kg, difference; 324kg
Thomas Anderton (British Blue heifer) purchase weight; 149kg, sale weight; 465kg, difference; 316kg
Thomas Seed (Aberdeen Angus bullock) purchase weight; 101kg, sale weight; 300kg, difference;199kg

Price Difference Competition
Name Price Paid (£) Sale Price (£) Difference (£)
Daniel Pye (Hereford bullock) purchase price; £470, sale price; £600, difference; £130
John James Bargh (Limousin bullock) purchase price; £250, sale price; £610, difference; £360
Lilly Bargh (Aberdeen Angus heifer) purchae price; £165, sale price; £400, difference; £235
Jenifer Miller (Hereford heifer) purchase price; £400, sale price; £700, difference; £300
Robert Miller (Hereford bullock) purchase price; £490, sale price; £890, difference; £400
Thomas Anderton (British Blue heifer) purchase price; £410, sale price; £820, difference; £410
Thomas Seed (Aberdeen Angus bullock) purchase price; £330, sale price; £580, difference; £250

Handling & Presentation

1.954 Tom Anderton (Scorton)
2.953 Tom Seed (Claughton-on-Brock)

Best Heifer

1. 954 Tom Anderton (Scorton)
2. 952 Jennifer Miller (Barnacre)
3. 957 Lily Bargh (Morcambe)

Best Bullock

1. 951 Robert Miller (Barnacre)
2. 956 John J Bargh (Morcambe)
3. 958 Dan Pye (Over Wyersdale)

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