Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 9th December 2022.

Calves and Weanlings
A fantastic day in the calf ring for the annual Christmas show and sale of calves at Lancaster with a wonderful offering of show calves, in which credit must go to our vendors for the quality of calves on offer. Thanks goes to our pre-sale judges John and Reece Moore, Grange Over Sands who we thank for their time and expertise. As well as our sponsors Semex represented by Philip Halhead. The championship rosette was awarded to the first price beef bull calf, a British Blue consigned by Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. This much admired seven week old calf was met with eager bidding going on to sell for £590 to John Townson. The reserve championship rosette was awarded to the second prize beef bull, a seven week old Limousin from WN&D Smith & Son, Cockerham going on to sell for £580 to Mr J Moorhouse. The first prize beef heifer calf was awarded to David and Eileen Wallbank, Over Wyresdale with a Charolais which went on to sell for £400 purchased by the judge Mr JB Moore. The Wallbank family was also awarded the third prize in the beef class for a Charolais bull calf which sold for £530. The first prize dairy bull calf was awarded to JK&B Birkett & Son, Morecambe with a Fleckvieh bull calf which went on to sell for £150.
The trade in general saw strong calves a good trade with younger milk calves remaining similar. Leading prices outside the rosettes saw a consignment of weanlings from T&CM Kelsall & Son, Chipping sell Aberdeen Angus bulls to £460 and British Blue heifers to £460. Beef calves on milk saw British Blue bulls peak at £425 and £400 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale followed by other Blue bulls to £410 twice from Tom Barron Farms and £405 from JP&C Robson, Garstang. Limousin bull calves sold to £485 and £450 from RT Halhead, Cockerham. Plenty of strong quality calves sold in the region of the £300 mark with young beef calves selling in the mid to late £100’s.

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of store cattle saw another rise in trade with buyers ring side keen to secure cattle of all classes and types. A feature of todays sale was the prize show for pairs of store cattle competing for the Tom Owen Memorial trophy. Twelve pair of cattle was presented for the judge Mr Chris Gore, Stoke on Trent who awarded the championship rosette to a pair of British Blue x bullocks from DE&SM Moorehouse, Natland which later sold for a sale topping price of £2100, having been previously purchased at NWA J36 this spring. The reserve champion was a pair of Limousin bullocks from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton who was also awarded the special prize for best pair of home bred cattle and went on to be sold at £1620. Vendors must be congratulated for the quality of cattle forward for the show, with a high number forward being in the hands of the breeders.
Away from the show cattle sold to a top price of £1760 for a pair of home bred Aberdeen Angus steers from Pilling Hall, Pilling with Charollais x also achieving £1760 from WJ&L Barker, Arkholme. Limousin’s sold to £1700 for a pen full home bred steers from R&A Easterby, Westhouse and British Blue steers to £1660 from M Shepherd & sons, Pilling. Heavy well fleshed steers were regularly £1400-£1600. Dairy bred steers sold to £1260 for Fleckviehs from MJ&LC Lund, Quernmore. All steers averaged £1293.
Heifers sold to a top price of £1570 for the first prize pair of homebred Charolais heifers from Cowell & Moore, Woodplumpton with Limousins achieving £1410 from T&E Garlick & Son, Freckleton and a pen of Aberdeen Angus’s achieving £1380 from G Sagar & Son, Caton. Heavy well fleshed heifers were regularly £1200-£1350. All heifer forward averaged £1158.
Next week is the final sale of store cattle at NWA Lancaster for 2022. Vendors are encouraged to entre cattle with confidence.

Cull / OTM Cattle
Another large entry of cull cows saw an overall market averaged of 168p/kg with over half the entry being dairy cows. Top price today of 244.5p/kg was achieved for a Limousin cow from M&L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale closely followed by other Limousins at 229.5p/kg from B Heys, St Helens and 217.5p/kg from JG&PH Thompson, Selside. Other heavy well bred beef cows regularly sold at 190p/kg to 205p/kg with those suitable for finishing 170p/kg to 185p/kg. Dairy cows sold to a top price of 187.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from RE&P Miller, Garstang with others at 184.5p/kg from J Hoggarth & Son, Slyne and Fleckvieh to 184.5p/kg from SH&M Batty & Son, Quernmore. Other heavy well fleshed dairy cows were generally 165p/kg to 175p/kg with medium types 140p/kg to 155p/kg and parlour types 120p/kg to 140p/kg depending on quality and type.
Top grossing cow was a Limousin from JG&PH Thompson, Selside achieving £1653 with dairy cows selling to £1535 for a Ho Fri from I Atkinson, Warton.
OTM heifers sold to 142.5p/kg and £1441 for a Simmental from Barlow Bros, Croston with dairy heifers to 199.5p/kg and £1372 for a Norwegian Red and White from CP&V Cowgill, Bentham.
Cull bulls sold to a top price of 179.5p/kg and £1884 for a Limousin from SJ Gunn, Milnthorpe.

Top Prices

OTM Cow:

Limousin: 244.50 High House Farm, 229.50, 217.50 Mossboroug Bungalow, 217.50 Poppy Farm, 189.5, 187.50 Mossborough Bungalow. British Blue: 214.50 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Friesian: 204.50 Hilliam Lane Farm, 191.50 High Snab, 187.50 Catshaw Hall Farm, 187.50 Lower Lingart Farm, 184.50 Belmont Farm. Charolais: 189.50. 184.50 Thornlea. Fleckvieh: 184.50 Friars Moss, 171.50 Holme Head. Shorthorn: 184.50 Springfield Farm. Angus: 164.50 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Norwegian Red: 141.50 Holme Head. Montbeliarde: 137.50 Hilliam Lane Head. Jersey: 119.50 Myerscough House.

OTM Heifer:

Simmental: 214.50 Littlewood Hall Farm. Norwegian Red: 199.50 Oakhead Farm, 181.50 White Lund Farm. Friesian: 194.50 White Lund Farm, 194.50 New Brows Farm, 184.50 North Farm, 174.50 Hoggetts Lane Farm.

Cast Bull:

Limousin: 179.50 Leighton House. Angus: 159.50 High Snab. Hereford: 137.50 Home Barn.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue: £415 Brown Brook, £280, £265, £250, £240, £180 Ambrose Hall Farm. Charolais: £400, £200 Tills Farm. Angus: £345 Walkers I’th Fields, £240 Brown Brook, £215 Matshead Farm, £195 Ambrose Hall Farm. Simmental: £275 Knowsley Farm. Limousin: £215, £180, £105 Norbreck Farm, £100 Cocker House Farm. Shorthorn: £110 Cocker House Farm.

Bull Calf:

British Blue: £590 Catshaw Hall Farm, £425 Tills Farm, £410 Ambrose Hall Farm, £405 Roe Farm, £400 Tills Farm. Limousin: £580 Cocker House Farm, £385, £350, £260, £215, £175 Norbreck Farm. Charolais: £530 Tills Farm, £350 Bolton Fold Farm. Angus: £460, £335 Brown Brook, £270 Lane Head Farm, £250 Brown Brook, £240 White Lund Farm, £225 Tills Farm. Shorthorn: £240, £190 Bolton Fold Farm, £145 Cocker House Farm. Fleckvieh: £150 White Lund Farm. Friesian: £135 Newhouse Farm, £135 New Brows Farm, £130 Cocker House Farm, £110 Catshaw Hall Farm, £105 Cocker House Farm.

Store Bullock:

Limousin: £2100 High House Farm, £1700 Fellside Farm, £1650 Pilling Hall Farm, £1620 Fell End Farm, £1510 Grange Farm, £1300 High House Farm. British Blue: £2100 High House Farm, £1660 Pasture House Farm, £1600 The Grange, £1470 Stubbins Farm, £1370 Pasture House Farm, £1360 The Grange. Angus: £1760 Pilling Hall Farm, £1500 Yew Tree Farm, £1440 Low Levens, £1390 Cock Hall Farm, £1390 New Parkside Farm, £1380 Outerthwaite Farm. Charolais: £1760 Brown Edge, £1560 Newsham Hall Farm, £1460, £1210 Carlingwha. Shorthorn: £1590, £1320, £1290 Yew Tree Farm. Simmental: £1400 Billinge Hall. Friesian: £1350 Low Levens, £1140 Old Glasson Farm, £1070 Park House Farm, £1060 Billinge Hall, £1000 Squires Gate Farm. Hereford: £1340 New Parkside Farm, £1280 Pilling Lane, £1240 Corney Hill Farm, £1230 Old Glasson Farm, £1130 Plumpton Hall Farm. Fleckvieh: £1260 Corney Hill Farm, £1230 Whinney Garth, £1130, £1120 Corney Hill Farm, £1040 Cracalt Farm. Blonde: £1190 Half Way House. Meuse-Rhine-Issel: £1190 Littlewood Hall Farm. Longhorn: £1040 Lane Ends Farm.

Store Heifer:

Charolais: £1570 Newsham House Farm, £1260 Carlingwha, £1160 Outerthwaite Farm. Limousin: £1410 Grange Farm, £1200, £1140 Todgill Farm, £1120 Carlingwha, £1080 Todgill Farm. Angus: £1380 New Parkside Farm, £1360 Staffords Farm, £1350 Low Levens, £1270 Whinney Garth, £1170 Park Lane Farm, £1160 Grange Farm. British Blue: £1360 Stubbins Farm, £1270 Stubb Hall Farm, £1190 Moss House Farm, £1190 Windy Hill Farm, £1180 Mearsbeck Farm, £1140 Moss House Farm. Shorthorn: £1220 Yew Tree Farm.

More Info

NWA Lancaster Christmas Shows

Calf Show, Judge- John and Reece Moore
Sponsor- Semex

Class 1- Beef Bred Bull Calf

1st Drinkall Bros with a British Blue selling to £590
2nd WN&D Smith & Sons with a Limousin selling to £580
3rd Wallbank Farm Ltd with a Charolais selling to £530

Class 2- Beef Bred Heifer Calf

1st Wallbank Farm Ltd with a Charolais selling to £400
2nd RT Halhead with a Limousin selling to £180
3rd TM Townley with a Simmental selling to £275

Class 3- Dairy Bred Bull Calf

1st JK & B Birkett & Son Ltd with a Fleckvieh selling to £150
2nd WN&D Smith & Sons with a Friesian selling to £105
3rd AD & R Milner with a Friesian selling to £105

Champion- Drinkall Bros with a British Blue selling to £590

Reserve Champion- WN&D Smith & Sons with a Limousin selling to £580

Store Cattle Show, Judge- Chris Gore

Class 1- Pair of Bullocks

1st DE & SM Moorhouse selling to £2100
2nd R Capstick & Son selling to £1620
3rd R&A Easterby selling to £1700

Class 2- Best Pair of Heifers

1st Cowell & Moore selling to £1570

Special Prize for Pair of Homebred Animals went to R Capstick & Son.

Champion- DE&SM Moorhouse selling to £2100

Reserve Champion- R Capstick & Son selling to £1620

Highest Priced OTM Cattle Prizes

Class 1- Highest Priced Continental per kg

1st M&L Preece with a Limousin Cow selling to 244.5ppkg

Class 2- Highest Priced Black & White Cow per kg

1st RE&P Miller with a Friesian Cow selling to 187.5ppkg

Class 3- Highest Priced per head overall

1st JG&PH Thompson selling to £1653

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