Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 5th August 2022.

Calf Report

A sale of predominately younger calves today saw a top price of £455 for a British Blue x from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with others selling to £400 from JP&C Robson, Preston and £370 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe. A run of Limousin x bull calves from A&L Gardner, Quernmore sold to £305 and with others at £295. Charolais sold to £305 from G J& G Billington, Garstang. Heifer calves sold to £290 for Limousin x from A & L Gardner, Quernmore, British Blue x to £285 from J P& C Robson, Preston.
Dairy bull  calves sold to £170 for a Holstein Friesian from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale who sold others to £140, younger ones generally sold around £40-£60 depending on quality and type. A Fleckievh bull from J E & S M Seedall, Blackburn sold at £115.
Several weaned stirks forward selling to £695 for Hereford x steers from S Ashcroft, Euxton. With recently weaned British Blue x heifers from AW & AM Park & Son, Ellel selling at £380 with Aberdeen Angus x from the same home selling to £320.

Store Cattle

Another strong show of store cattle forward for the weekly sale at Lancaster Auction Mart. Saw £1680 achieved for a Hereford x steer from R Townsend, Freckleton closely followed by Charolais x steer selling to £1620 from J M Haddow, Hincaster with a ring full of Aberdeen Angus x steers from T Robson & Son, Singleton achieving £1600. Dairy bred steers sold to £1450 for a Fleckvieh from J&H Bland & Son Ltd, Levens with Montbeliarde selling for £1430 from J Lamb, Lancaster who also sold Holstein Friesian to £1280. All steers today averaged £1241.
A Limousin x heifer from A & P Hodgkinson, Stalmine topped the heifer section achieving £1440 with Aberdeen Angus x from JT & GV Dobson, Clitheroe achieving £1350 with others at £1340 from W T Eastham & Sons, Preston with British Blue x achieving 1290 from B & J Preston, Caton. All heifers today averaged £1163.

OTM Cattle

Cull cows saw an overall market average of 173p/kg with over half the entry being dairy bred cattle. Heavy well finished beef cows topped at 217.5p/kg for a Stabiliser from A Dixon & Son, Selside with Limousin x selling to 209.5p/kg from Pilling Hall, Pilling. Beef cows suitable for further finishing regularly achieving 165-185p/kg depending on breed and type. Dairy cows sold to 211p/kg for a Friesian from EW & CR Clegg & Son, Stalmine with others to 211.5p/kg from D Fox & Co, Bay Horse and 119.5p/kg from Cote Farm Partnership, Carnforth.
Heavy well fleshed dairy cows regularly achieving 175p/kg-190p/kg with medium type cows ranging from 150-175p/kg with parlour type cows selling to 120p/kg-140p/kg. Top grossing cow today was a Holstein Friesian from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale achieving £1620 closely followed by a Stabiliser from J A & R Geldard & Sons, Levens at £1558. All cull cows averaged £1105.
OTM heifers saw a top price of 239p/kg and £1504 for a Blonde from MJ Whitworth, Bolton Le Sands with others selling to 231.5p/kg for a Stabiliser J A Geldard & Sons, Levens and £1398 for a Hereford from K H Knowles, Inskip. Dairy heifers sold to 194p/kg and £1332 for a Norwegian Red from J & H Bland & Son Ltd, Levens.
OTM steers sold to 227p/kg and £1501 for an Aberdeen Angus x from C G Birkett, Carnforth with others selling to 209.5p/kg and £1382 for a Holstein Friesian from L A Bradshaw, Stalmine.
Single cull bull today achieved 157p/kg and £1456 for a British Blue from V & S Fitzell, Much Hoole.

Top Prices

Heifer Calf:

British Blue: £380 Walkers I’th Fields, £285 Roe Farm, £275 North Farm, £270 Roe Farm, £220, £140 Bailey Hey Farm. Angus: £320 Walkers I’th Fields, £155, £150, £138 North Farm, £130 Bolton Fold Farm. Limousin: £290, £280, £275 Redfields, £240 Cocker House Farm.

Bull Calf:

British Blue: £455 Catshaw Hall Farm, £400 Roe Farm, £370 North Farm, £295, £280 Roe Farm. Charolais: £305, £100 Myrescough House. Limousin: £305, £295, £280, £260 Redfields. Friesian: £170, £140, £100 Catshaw Hall Farm, £100 Cocker House Farm. Angus: £120 Bolton Fold Farm. Fleckvieh: £115 Bolton Fold Farm.

Steer Stirk:

Hereford: £695 Rose Hill Farm.

Store Bullock:

Hereford: £1680 Kirkham Road, £1480 Parkside Farm, £1450 Old Glasson Farm, £1440 Parkside Farm, £1260 Steadbank. Charolais: £1620, £1530 Viver Mill Farm, £1450 Ninzergh, £1400 Middle Grange Farm. Angus: £1600 Fairfield, £1540 Shaws Farm, £1480 Parkside Farm, £1440 Old Glasson Farm, £1380 Hill House Farm, £1370 Bainsbank Farm. Shorthorn: £1460 Parkside Farm, £1280 Hudsbrook Farm. British Blue: £1450 Ninzergh, £1450 Steadbank, £1420 Wood Nook Farm, £1410 Moss House Farm, £1400, £1380 Pasture House Farm. Fleckvieh: £1450 Ninzergh, £1270 Netherbeck Barn. Montbeliarde: £1430 Old Glasson Farm. Limousin: £1350 Old Glasson Farm. Norwegian Red: £1300, £1270, £1200 Ninzergh. Meuse Rhine Issel: £1290 Ninzergh. Friesian: £1280 Old Glasson Farm, £1070 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1010 Barn Hill Farm, £950 Old Hutton Farm.

Store Heifer:

Limousin: £1440 Bank Field Farm, £1300 Hill House Farm, £1120 Wood Nook Farm, £1040 Ellers Farm. Angus: £1350 Boldens Farm, £1350 Hill House Farm, £1340 Wood Nook Farm, £1330 Hill House Farm, £1190 Brow Foot Farm. British Blue: £1290 Ellers Farm, £1280 Windy Hill Farm, £1060 Gulf Farm, £1000 Docker Hall Farm. Charolais: £1170 Ellers Farm. Hereford: £1170 Steadbank.

OTM Cow:

Stabiliser: 217.50 211.50 Kitt Cragg, 207.50 Low Foulshaw Farm, 204.50 Kitt Cragg, 199.50 Low Foulshaw Farm. Friesian: 211.60 Yew Tree Farm, 211.50 Holly House Farm, 199.50 Cote Farm, 194.50 Priory Farm, 194.50 Bainsbank Farm. Limousin: 209.50 Pilling Hall Farm. British Blue: 171.50 154.50 Garden Terrace. Simmental: 167.50 Lloyds Bank Farm. Montbelliard: 164.50 Walkers I’th fields. Ayrshire: 134.50 Rathvale Farm.

OTM Heifer:

Blonde: 239.50 Mount Pleasant Farm. Stabiliser: 231.50 Low Foulshaw Farm. Hereford: 219.50 204.50 Lower House. Longhorn: 217.50 Lower House. Angus: 207.50 Netherbeck Barn. Norweigian Red: 194.50 Ninezergh. MRI: 191.50 Ninezergh. Friesian: 191.50 Berryholme, 179.50 Roe Farm, 174.50 Sweetings Farm.

Cast Steer:

Angus: 227.50 Netherbeck Barn. Friesian: 209.50, 199.50 Moss House Farm. Hereford: 204.50 Ivy Barn.

Cast Bull:

British Blue: 157.50 Moss House Farm.

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