Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Sale of Calves, OTM, Dairy and Store Cattle. Friday 26th August 2022

Calves & Weanlings

The weekly sale of calves at Lancaster saw the summer show kindly sponsored by Semex and Norbreck Genetics and was expertly judged by regular buyer David Cumming, Preesall who we thank for his time and expertise. The Champion rosette was awarded to Wallbank Farms, Abbeystead for a British Blue bull selling at £390 with the judge backing his decision and purchasing it. Second prize in this tough class was awarded to AD&R Milnar, Claughton on Brock also with a British Blue bull and selling to a final bid of £370. D&K Howarth, Hambleton secured the third prize rosette with a young Limousin bull selling to £210. In the heifer class the Wallbank Family had a good day also securing first prize with a British Blue selling to £225, with Graham Billington, Claughton on Brock taking the second and third place rosettes.
Out of the show saw a quality consignment of mainly 2 month old calves from RE&P Miller, Barnacre selling to £380 for a British Blue bull with Blue heifers from the same good home at £270. Limousin bull calves sold to £290 from DJ Clarke Farming, Garstang with Limousin heifers to £240.
Native bred calves today saw Aberdeen Angus bred calves to £310 for a bull from JK&BJ Birkett & Sons, Morecambe with Aberdeen Angus Heifers to £200 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre.
Just a handful of Black and White bulls in today, selling to £150 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre with lesser sorts at realisation.

Dairy Cattle

Andrew Swale, Blackburn was once again at the top of the prices at Lancaster Auction with his pedigree heifer 'Phoenix Flower Art' which sold for a final bid of £3100.
A consignment of heifers from Drinkall Bros, Overwyersdale sold to £2880 for 'Pennine Canary 192' with another from the same home achieving £2720 for 'Pennine Crocus 306' Buyers present for all classes and types with all heifers sold averaging £2310.
The next sale of Dairy cattle is Friday 9th September
The next Show & sale of Dairy Cattle Friday 23rd September.

Store Cattle
The weekly sale of store cattle saw similar numbers on the week, with no let up in trade and a ring full of new and returning buyers.
Taking top price honours and understandably with the quality of the cattle they shows went to T&M Halhead, Priest Hutton with a pen of four Simmental bred steers achieving a final bid of £1770. Aberdeen Angus cattle which are easily sold at Lancaster saw steers £1600 from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham with others to £1540 from J Hartley, Preston. A good run off quality cattle from Ballacutchel Farms, Isle of Man saw his Charolais steers to £1280 with others to £1270 from JBL&I Ellis, New Hutton. Regular Lancaster supporters SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet saw British Blue Steers to £1450 with others loyal customers M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling at £1380. Dairy bred steers saw Montbeliards to £1400 from J Hartley, Preston with Friesians to £1370 from JS Clarke & Sons, Catforth. All steers today averaged £1215 with many strong cattle in the mix.
Store heifers averaged £1120 for a plainer show of cattle on offer today. Top of the leader board today was three cracking Limousins selling to £1500 from TE JS & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow. Not far behind at £1480 was EW&CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine with four Shorthorn heifers. J Oddie & Son, Balderstone broke the £1400 barrier at £1410 for an Aberdeen Angus with others from the same home at £1310. M Shephard & Sons, Pilling sold British Blue heifers to £1320 and £1300 with E Rossall, Preesall selling Simmentals to £1360 and G, GU&D Swarbrick to £1320.

OTM Cattle
Fridays OTM cattle sale saw 98 cattle through the bottom ring with the upcoming bank holiday Monday not affecting the trade. Achieving a respectable market average of 173p/kg for all classes and types.
Top grossing OTM cattle today saw Pip Simpsons, Troutbeck Luing bull making a chart topping £1741 with other bulls from JP&V Townley, Quernmore to £1358 for an Aberdeen Angus.
Lawsons Dairy, Cockerham had a good day selling Friesian cows to a fantastic top of £1688, £1596 and £1544. RW&FJ Rhodes, Ellel broke the £1500 barrier with Stabilisers to £1556.
Just a handful of OTM steers in today, selling to a top of 239p/kg or £1681 and 237p/kg or £1626 for Aberdeen Angus’s from B&J Preston, Caton.
Topping the pence per kilo today in the cast cows was a British Blue cow from MJ Whitworth, Bolton le Sands with Limousin beef cows to 217p/kg from RHM&S Boyren, Ulverston.
Dairy bred cows sold to 211.5p/kg from AT Burrows & Son, Gressingham with others at 209.5p/kg from J&N Hull & sons, Winmarleigh.
OTM heifers from WS Burrow & Sons, Silverdale saw British Blues to 227p/kg or £1296 with other beef bred heifers to 214p/kg or £1525 from T&M Halhead, Priest Hutton. Friesian heifers sold to 221p/kg from AT Burrow & Son, Gressingham.
More OTM cattle are required for next Fridays sale.

Top Prices

Calf Top Prices:

Bull Calf:
British Blue: £390 Tills Farm, £380 Lower Lingart Farm, £370 Lane Head Farm, £285, £260 Boon Town Farm, £260 Catshaw Farm. Angus: £360, £250 (3) White Lund Farm, £240 Lower Lingart Farm. Limousin: £290 Kellbrick Farm, £260 Boon Town Farm, £250 Kellbrick Farm, £210 Rose Farm. Friesian: £150, £115 Lower Lingart Farm.

Heifer Calf:
British Blue: £270 Lower Lingart Farm, £235 Boon Town Farm, £230 Hagg Farm, £225 Tills Farm, £200, £170 Walkers I’th Farm. Limousin: £240 Kellbrick Farm, £200 (2) Myerscough House. Charolais: £200, £190 Myerscough House Farm. Angus: £200 (2), £140 Lower Lingart Farm.

Store Cattle:


Simmental: £1770 Upp Hall, £1310 Mearsbeck Farm. Angus: £1600 Cock Hall Farm, £1540 Threlfalls Farm, £1410 Godson House Farm, £1350 Newsham Hall Farm, £1340 Wood Nook Farm, £1340 Chestnut House Farm. Limousin: £1540 Holmes Farm, £1460 Barn Hill Farm, £1360 Wood Nook Farm, £1350 Threlfalls Farm, £1330 Barn Hill Farm. British Blue: £1450 Stubb Hall Farm, £1380 Pasture House Farm, £1340 Holmes Farm, £1330 Threlfalls Farm, £1310 Cock Hall Farm, £1300 Windy Hill Farm. Montbeliarde: £1400 Threlfalls Farm. Friesian: £1370 Godson House Farm, £1300 Newsham Hall Farm, £1280 Holmes Farm, £1240 Old Glasson Farm, £1090 Gaskell Farm, £1030 Barn Hill Farm. Charolais: £1280 Mount Murray, £1270 Hawrigg End. Shorthorn: £1210 Old Glasson Farm. Ayrshire: £1190, £1000 Newsham Hall Farm. Hereford: £1120 Sunnyside Farm, £1080 Summerlands, £1050 Plumpton Hall Farm.


Limousin: £1500 Red Scar Farm, £1360 Holmes Farm, £1300 Low Levens, £1180 Wood Nook Farm, £1080 Cockrigg Farm. Shorthorn: £1480 Yew Tree Farm. Angus: £1410, £1310 Cheetham House Farm, £1300 Low Levens, £1300 Yew Tree Farm, £1180 Allithwaite, £1160 Greenalls Farm. Charolais: £1380 Outherthwaite Farm. Simmental: £1360 Skyes Fold Farm, £1320 Kate Farm. British Blue: £1320, £1300 Pasture House Farm, £1180 Outerthwaite Farm, £1180 Hawkrigg End, £1140 Windy Hill Farm, £1110 Higher Stubbins Farm. Saler: £1060 Mount Murray. Hereford: £1040 Plumpton Hall Farm. Norwegian Red: £940 Docker Hall Farm.


British Blue: 224.50 Mount Pleasant, 204.50 (2) Nook Farm, 161.50 Mount Pleasant. Limousin: 219.50, 214.50, 209.50, 199.50 Hill Park. Friesian: 211.50 High Snab, 209.50 Gibstick Hall, 204.50 Strickland Hill Farm, 204.50 High Snab, 197.50 (2) Bank End Farm. Swedish Red and White: 191.50 Old Holly Farm. Stabiliser: 207.50 Low Moor Head Farm. Simmental: 189.50, 129.50 Kate Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel: 189.50 Ninezergh. Norwegian Red: 184.50, 139.50 Ninezergh. Montbeliarde: 181.50 Holme Head. Angus: 174.50, 134.50 Dalton Old Hall. Fleckvieh: 171.50 Holme Head. Ayrshire: 154.50, 137.50 Rose Farm. Hereford: 154.50 Dalton Old Hall.


British Blue: 227.50, 199.50 (2) Gibraltar Farm. Friesian: 221.50 High Snab, 209.50 New Brows, 209.50 Lower Lingart Farm, 204.50 New Brows Farm. Angus: 214.50 Upp Hall. Hereford: 211.50, 199.50, 194.50, 189.50 Middlebarrow Plain.


Angus: 239.50, 237.50, 224.50 Ellers Farm.

More Info

Summer Semex & Norbreck Genetics Calf Show, 26th August 2022

Class 1 – Beef Bred Bull Calf
1st – 627, Wallbank Farms LTD, Tills Farm
2nd – 618, AD&R Milner, Lane Head Farm
3rd – D&K Haworth, Rose Farm

Class 2 – Beef Bred Heifer Calf
1st – 629, Wallbank Farms LTD, Tills Farm
2nd – 602, GJ&G Billington, Myrescough House
3rd – 607, GJ&G Billington, Myrescough House

Champion - 627, Wallbank Farms LTD, Tills Farm
Reserve Champion - 618, AD&R Milner, Lane Head Farm

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