Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancasters Weekly Sale of Calves, Stirks, Store & OTM Cattle. Friday 29th April 2022

Calves & Stirks
The weekly sale of calves at Lancaster had an entry of 61 forward selling to an increased demand, with fresh faces ring side ensuring a stronger trade than in previous weeks with these buyers in attendance again next week. Topping the calf trade today was a consignment from J&G Thornley, Kirkham selling British Blue bull calves to £450 and £445 with heifers to £420 and £405. This was closely followed by a consignment from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping selling to £430 for British Blue bulls and £400 for British Blue heifers Limousin bull claves peaked at £370 from A&L Gardner, Quernmore with plenty of good quality calves selling in the mid £300’s. Native bull calves sold to £340 for Aberdeen Angus’s from AW&AM Park & Son, Ellel followed by others to £335 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. Dairy calves saw Fleckviehs sell to £205 and £195 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green with Montbeliardes from the same home to £180 and £170. Friesian bull calves peaked at £160 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale followed by others to £145 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. All Friesian bull claves forward averaged £104.
A record breaking monthly stirk sale at Lancaster saw the continued success of the revised sale go from strength to strength. A new record price of £1420 was achieved for a 11 month old shapely suckler bred bull from John Bargh, Heaton with Oxcliffe. Suckler bred bulls were in big demand at Lancaster today with a consignment of pure bred Limousins at 10 month old from W Salisbury, Kirkham selling a pair to £1255 and a pen of three to £1220. 12 month old Charolais bullocks saw another record broken for the highest price steer in the stirk ring, selling to £1240 from R&J Parkinson, Preesall. Native cattle peaked at £1000 for a yearling Hereford bullock from B&BA Rimmer, Scorton. The heifer trade peaked at £810 for 10 month old Aberdeen Angus heifers from G&D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston with other Aberdeen Angus heifers to £795 from JW Thwaites, Tebay. Dairy bullocks saw 8 month old Montbeliardes sell to £660 from D Wilkinson, Preesall with Friesian bullocks at 9 months old to £650 from DJ Townley, Lancaster. A pen of 10 yearling Friesian bullocks from D Atkinson, Quernmore sold to £610. The next stirks sale with be the mid May stirk sale on Friday 13th May.

Store Cattle
A larger entry of 312 store cattle were forward today at Lancaster, which saw the trade continue to be as strong. The consignment from CF Hogarth & Son, Burneside lead the way selling a Limousin bullock to £1700. This was followed by other Limousin bullocks at £1680 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens. The next call for Limousin bullocks was £1660 from DJ Townley, Lancaster. Native cattle saw Hereford sell to £1600 from JW Atkinson, Bentham with British Blue bullocks peaking at £1560 from K&DE Woodhouse, Ellel. Plenty of strong bullocks sold in the late £1400.
Short keep heifers were in big demand today twice peaking at £1580. Firstly for a Limousin from JM Capstick, Ashton with Stodday and then for a British Blue from DJ Townley, Lancaster. Aberdeen Angus heifers sold to £1550 and £1490 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens. Dairy bullocks peaked at £1460 for a Dairy Shorthorn from J & O Galbraith, Endmoor. Black and White bullocks sold to £1420 from KH Knowles, Inskip. All steers forward today averaged £1204 and heifers £1114.

OTM / Cast Cattle
A few less cows about because of the bank holiday weekend but this did not affect the trade with an overall market average of 185p/kg or £1154. OTM heifers led the way selling to 249p/kg from EJ Ward & Son, Nether Kellet for a Simmental. OTM heifers peaked at £1706 for a beef Shorthorn from R&EA Gardner, Briggsteer. Black and White OTM heifers peaked at 219p/kg or £1701 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. OTM British Blue steers sold to 239.5p/kg or £1508 from N Bretherton, Leyland who also sold Friesian cast steers to £1628 and Limousins to £1626. Other noted prices for Friesian steers were £1612 from I Atkinson & Son, Warton. Beef cows sold to a top of 237.5p/kg or £1714 for a 12 year old Limousin cow from Allen G Riley, Nether Kellet this was followed by Limousin cows selling to 237.5p/kg or £1688 from TA Chapman & Son, Kendal.
Best meated dairy cows regularly sold between 200-210p/kg. Dairy cows peaked at £1587 from WT Eastham & Sons, Goosnargh with other leading prices being £1560 from J Huddleston, Brookhouse, £1559 from I Atkinson & Son, Warton, £1544 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green and £1550 from PW&JM Norris & Son, Hornby.

Top Prices

OTM and Cast Cattle Top Prices per Kilo:
OTM Cow: Limousin: 237.50 Westfield Farm, 237.50 Lane Head Farm, 229.50 Hazelslack Tower Farm, 219.50, 217.50, 209.50 Mount Murray. Norwegian Red: 221.50, 131.50 Ninezergh. Meuse Rhine Issel: 219.50 Ninezergh. Friesian: 217.50 Higher Broomfield, 207.50 Wood Nook Farm, 204.50 High Roosebeck Farm, 204.50 Higher Broomfield, 201.50 Chapel House, 197.50 Sellerley Farm. Montbeliarde: 204.50 Sellerley Farm. Fleckvieh: 197.50 Ninezergh. Hereford: 189.50 High House Farm. Ayrshire: 184.50 Bolton Fold Farm. British Blue: 174.50 Staffords Farm.

OTM Heifer: Simmental: 249.50 Intack Farm. Shorthorn: 231.50 Barrowfield. Friesian: 224.50, 219.50 Catshaw Hall Farm, 204.50 Outfield, 191.50 Arnside Tower Farm, 184.50 High Roosebeck Farm, 159.50 Arnside Tower Farm. Hereford: 201.50 Intack Farm.

Cast Steer: British Blue: 239.50 Smiths Farm, 229.50 Throstle Grove Farm. Angus: 229.50 Throstle Grove Farm. Hereford: 224.50 Ivy Barn. Friesian: 221.50 Smiths Farm, 211.50 Whinney Carr Lane, 201.50 Boon Town Farm. Limousin: 219.50 Smiths Farm. Fleckvieh: 204.50 Corney Hill Farm.

Cast Bull: Friesian: 199.50 Higher Broomfield.

Calf Top Prices:
Heifer Calves: British Blue: £420, £405 Derby Lodge Farm, £400 Brown Brook, £340 Norbreck farm, £330 Catshaw Hall Farm, £290 Roseacre Hall. Limousin: £295 Redfields. Angus: £265 Hudsbrook Farm, £235, £220, £210 Brown Book, £195 Bolton Fold Farm.

Bull Calves: British Blue: £450, £445 Derby Lodge, £430 Brown Brook, £420 Catshaw Hall Farm, £380 Brown Brook, £365 Norbreck Farm. Angus: £400 Derby Lodge, £340 Walkers I'th Fields, £335 Brown Brook, £325 Bolton Fold Farm, £275 Walkers I'th Field, £255 Norbreck Farm. Limousin: £370, £315 Redfields. Fleckvieh: £205, £195 Sellerley Farm. Montbeliarde: £180, £170, £145 Sellerley Farm. Friesian: £160 Catshaw Hall Farm, £145 Brown Brook, £115 Sellerley Farm, £105 Brown Brook, £105 Sellerely Farm.

Steer Calf: £240 Middle Lee Farm.

Stirk Top Prices:
Bull Stirk: Limousin: £1420 Old Woodhouse, £1255, £1220 Church View Farm. British Blue: £740, £570, £465 Westwood. Angus: £600 Preston Road. Shorthorn: £590 Westwood. Montbeliarde: £500 Westwood. Friesian: £470 Pump House Farm, £350, £300, £280 Westwood. Continental: £350, £230 Westwood.

Heifer Stirk: Angus: £810 Woodstock, £795 Eskew Beck, £770 Woodstock, £760 Eskew Beck, £645 Deerslet Farm. Limousin: £790 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £730, £680 Overhouses. British Blue: £780 Ouzelthorn Farm, £710 The Bungalow, £675 Ouzelthorn Farm, £660 Higher Brundhurst Farm. Hereford: £700 Pollards Farm, £480 Deep Clough Farm, £350, £290 Fields Farm. Charollais: £670, £580 Birch House Farm Cottage, £530 Green Lane Farm. Friesian: £330 The Bungalow.

Steer Stirk: Charollais: £1240 Springfield House, £720 Birch House Cottage, £690 Green Lane Farm. Hereford: £1000, £900 Holmfields, £880 Pollards Farm. Angus: £890 Springfield House, £870 Eskew Beck, £860 Rose Hill Farm. Limousin: £830 Whinney Carr Farm, £630 Quarry House. Simmental: £830 Springfield House, £660 Whinney Carr Farm, £630 Quarry House. British Blue: £790 Cocklake, £770 Higher Brundhurst, £760 Gibsons Farm, £740 Birch House Cottage. Shorthorn: £670 Lundholme Farm. Montbeliarde: £660 Throstle Nest Farms. Friesian: £650 Whinney Carr Farm, £610 The Bungalow.

Store Cattle Top Prices:
Steer: Limousin: £1700 Low Hundhowe, £1680 Levens, £1660 Whinney Carr Farm, £1480 Mount Murray, £1440 Low Hundholme, £1350 Mount Murray. Hereford: £1600 Batty Farm, £1400 Ivy Barn, £1380 Lower Marsh House Farm, £1300 Holly House Farm, £1250 Mealbank, £1150 Ivy Barn. British Blue: £1560 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1360 Staffords Farm, £1340, £1330 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1320 Cockrigg Farm. Angus: £1480 Newsham Hall Farm, £1460 Chesnut House Farm, £1460 Ivy Barn, £1400 Whelpside Farm, £1400 Carlingwha, £1360 Kays Farm. Charollais: £1470 Intack Farm, £1380 Carlingwha, £1350, £1320, £1290 Mount Murray, £1170 Corney Hill Farm. Friesian: £1420 Lower House, £1180 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1080 Gaskell House, £960 Willow Tree Cottage, £910 Barn Hill Farm. Dairy Shorthorn: £1460 Endmoor Farm. Simmental: £1400 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1060 Moss Gate Farm. Montbeliarde: £1350 Staffords Farm. Ayrshire: £1300 Kitchen Ground Farm. Fleckvieh: £1060 Corney Hill Farm. Norwegian Red: £790 Sunderland Brows Farm. Swedish Red: £790 Sunderland Brows Farm.

Heifer: British Blue: £1580 Whinney Carr House, £1490 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1320 Lower House, £1280 Endmoor Farm, £1240 Windy Hall Farm, £1180 Lower Mash Farm. Limousin: £1580 Brantbeck Farm, £1320 Linghaw Farm, £1300, £1260, £1250, £1220 Mount Murray. Angus: £1550 Low Levens, £1490 Moss House Farm, £1270 Whinney Carr Farm, £1260 Chestnut House Farm, £1260 Staffords Farm, £1260 Outerthwaite. Charollais: £1480 Newsham Hall Farm, £1350, £1300 Mount Murray, £1280 Calring Wha, £1250, £1170 Mount Murray. Hereford: £1300 Lane Ends Farm, £1180 Lower Marsh House Farm, £1160 Mealbank, £1140, £1010 Middlebarrow Plain.

Bull: Angus: £1080 Derby Lodge. British Blue: £1060 Derby Lodge Farm. Limousin: £760 Mount Murray.

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