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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 22nd April 2022

Calves & Weanlings
It was great to welcome more numbers back to the Lancaster ring following a quiet week last week due to the Bank Holiday weekend. The consignment of weanlings from EW & R Towers, Hornby led the way and create plenty of interest. British Blue bulls sold to £505 and £465 with British Blue heifers to £410, Fleckvieh bulls sold to £490, £460 and £450 with Aberdeen Angus heifers from the same home to £490. Good conformation British Blue bull calves from AD & R Milner, Claughton on Brock at seven weeks old sold to £420. A run of Aberdeen Angus calves from Tom Barron Farms, Woodplumpton saw Bulls to £385 and £350 with heifers to £290 and £280. Limousin bull calves sold to £365 and £345 from DJ Clarke Farming, Barnacre. A run of fortnight old Montbeliarde and Fleckvieh cross calves from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green sold to £180, £170, £165, £160 and £155. Once again, more interest ringside for calves today at Lancaster with more required.

Store Cattle
A larger entry of store cattle were forward today which was met with new and returning buyers ringside, ensuring that all types were eagerly bid for and a strong trade. Lancaster continues to offer a fantastic trade for those short keep cattle, with Beef Shorthorns leading the way today selling to £1760 from EW&CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine with Aberdeen Angus bullocks from the same home selling to £1570. TC Whiteside & Son, Pilling had a good day with their consignment of bullocks selling Limousins to £1680 and Aberdeen Angus to £1640 and £1560. A good pair of Aberdeen Angus bullocks from L Parsons & Sons, Low Levens sold to £1600 followed by a run of Aberdeen Angus bullocks from Pilling Hall selling to £1560 and £1500. A couple of Limousin bullocks from CF Hoggarth & Son, Burneside sold to £1560 followed by other Limousin bullocks to £1540 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse with other Limousin bullocks to £1500 from DE&SM Moorhouse, Natland. British Blue bullocks sold to £1480 from R&DM Rossall & Sons, Pilling with Welsh Blacks from the same home to £1470.
The heifer trade peaked at £1480 for a pair of Aberdeen Angus’s from L Parsons & Sons, Low Levens. British Blue heifers peaked at £1410 from K&DE Woodhouse, Ellel. This was closely followed by other Aberdeen Angus heifers to £1400 from JB Moore, Allithwaite. Friesian bullocks sold to £1290 from K&DE Woodhouse, Ellel. Demand remains strong for all classes of store cattle with vendors urged to enter for next weeks sale.

OTM / Cast Cattle
The cast cow and OTM trade continues to go from strength to strength, with the highest market average yet of 186p/kg or £1217 per head. Leading the way today was OTM steers selling to 249.5p/kg twice with Montbeliardes grossing at £1694 and Aberdeen Angus at £1594 from JH Woof & Son, Oxenholme. Herefords sold to 241.5p/kg or £1494 from A Kirkby & Co, Pilling. OTM dairy heifers regularly sold in excess of 220p/kg peaking at £1834 and £1810 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Best beef cows today sold in excess of the 220p/kg mark with Continental cows from G Llyod, Marston selling to £1846, £18616 and £1715. The best dairy cows today continued to sell in excess of the 200p/kg mark. A six year old Friesian cow sold to £1731 from RG&B Lewis, Kirkby Lonsdale. Fleckvieh cows sold to £1679 from B&AC Barnes, Middleton. Plenty of well fleshed dairy cows sold in excess of the £1600 mark.

Top Prices

OTM & Cast Cattle Top Prices Per Kilo:

OTM Cows:
Friesian: 224.50 Park House, 211.50 Lawsons Farm, 201.50 Park House, 199.50 Strickland Hall, 199.50 Rose Farm, 199.50 Holly House Farm. Limousin: 224.50 Lloyds Bank Farm, 209.50 Lloyds Bank Farm, 209.50 Thornbush Farm. British Blue: 219.50 Lloyds Bank Farm. Blonde: 214.50 Lloyds Bank Farm. Fleckvieh: 211.50 Hawkin Hall, 204.50 Hawkin Hall, 199.50 High House, 194.50 High House, 189.50 Hawkin Hall. Charollais: 209.50 Lloyds Bank Farm. Angus: 204.50 Lloyds Bank Farm, 191.50 Manor House Farm, 189.50 Manor House Farm, 177.50 Cragg Farm, 174.50 Cragg Farm. Saler: 201.50 Lloyd Bank Farm. Montbeliarde: 194.50 Sellerley Farm. Jersey: 147.50 Hallbeck, 104.50 Hallbeck.

OTM Heifers:
Friesian: 224.50, 221.50, 219.50 Catshaw Hall Farm, 214.50 Knowsley Farm, 211.50 Deerslet Farm, 209.50 Ackenthwaite Farm. Limousin: 224.50 Ackenthwaite Farm.

Cast Steers:
Angus: 249.50 Underhelm Farm, 239.50 Intack Farm. Montbeliarde: 249.50 Underhelm Farm. Hereford: 241.50 Gulf Farm. Friesian: 211.50 Whinney Carr Farm.

Cast Bulls:
Friesian: 191.50 Stubb Hall Farm, 169.50 Kirkwood Lodge Farm.

Calf Top Prices

Heifer Calves:
Angus: £490 Holmehead, £290, £280, £270, £245, £175 Ambrose Hall Farm. British Blue: £410, £390, £350 Holme Head. £230 North Farm, £220 Ambrose Hall Farm, £220 North Farm. Charollais: £250 Myerscough House. Hereford: £135, £110 Westfield House Farm.

Bull Calves:
British Blue: £505, £465 Holme Head, £420 Lane Head Farm, £390 Holme Head, £300 Ambrose Hall Farm, £250 North Farm. Fleckvieh: £490, £460, £450, £370, £300 Holme Head. Angus: £385, £350, £250, £220 Ambrose Hall Farm. Limousin: £365, £345 Kellbrick Farm. Charollais: £325 Myerscough House. Montbeliarde: £180, £170, £155, £145 Sellerley Farm. Friesian: £95 Sellerley Farm, £70 Gibsons Farm, £65 Sellerley Farm.

Heifer Stirk:
Angus: £470 Highthorn Farm. Hereford: £400, £350 Highthorn Farm.

Steer Stirk:
Hereford: £550 Highthorn Farm.

Store Cattle:
Bullocks:
Shorthorn: £1760 Yew Tree Farm, £1200 Mill House Farm. Limousin: £1680 New Ridge Farm, £1560 Low Hundhowe, £1540 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1500 High House Farm, £1460 Cracalt Farm, £1350 Barker Knott. Angus: £1640 New Ridge Farm, £1600 Low Levens, £1570 Yew Tree Farm, £1560 Pilling Hall Farm, £1560 New Ridge Farm, £1500 Pilling Hall Farm. British Blue: £1480 Abrahams Farm, £1460 Low Hundhowe, £1400 Shaws Farm, £1380 Higher Lees Farm, £1370 Windy Hall Farm, £1340 Intack Farm. Welsh Black: £1470 Abrahams Farm, £1160 Buck Bank Farm. Saler: £1460 High House Farm. Simmental: £1450 Barker Knott, £1420 Upper Foxholes, £1350 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1200 Barker Knott. Hereford: £1300 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1240 Hall Bank, £1240 Thornton Barn Farm, £1220 Edenmount Well Lane, £1170 Intack Farm, £1060 Edenmount Well Lane. Friesian: £1290 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1260 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1190 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1190 Green Dragon Farm, £1180 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1160 Kitchen Ground Farm. Fleckvieh: £1170 Hall Bank. Belted Galloway: £330, £300 Mellings Barn.

Heifers:
Angus: £1480 Low Levens, £1400 Outerthwaite Farm, £1310 Kays Farm, £1300 Lower Swainhead, £1300 Kitchen Ground Farm. British Blue: £1410 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1390 Woodnook Farm, £1360 Stubb Hall Farm, £1350 Barker Knott, £1190 Greenalls Farm, £1170 Hare Field House. Simmental: £1360 Brunstow. Charollais: £1290 Intack Farm, £1130 Hall Bank. Limousin: £1280 Brunstow, £1280 Park House Farm, £1210 Barker Knott, £1200 Thursgill, £1200 Cracalt Farm, £1190 Mill House Farm. Blonde: £1250 Outerthwaite. Friesian: £1270 Kellbrick Farm. Shorthorn: £1200 Mill House Farm. Hereford: £1160 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1000 Little Fell Farm, £800 Bull Bank Farm.

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