Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, Dairy, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 16th December 2022.

Dairy Cattle

The Christmas prize show of dairy cattle at NWA Lancaster saw a high-quality entry forward with an abundance of buyers ring side all keen to secure stock from this popular fortnightly sale. Thanks must go to our sponsors Wadland Finance and Westmoreland Veterinary Group for supporting todays show classes, along side the judge Mr Luke Robinson for giving his time.
The championship rosette was awarded to the first prize heifer Pennine Poppy 1652 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale which after spirited bidding was secured by the judge for £3600. The reserve champion was the Holstein Friesian heifer Milnthorpe Beckham Gloria 3 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe which sold for a final bid of £2950. The first prize cow Wyredale Attico Tulip 4 shown by MJ& H Atkinson, Quernmore achieved a final bid of £2450. A fast traded was experienced for all classes and types with vendors leaving well suited for prices achieved with an overall market average of £2365.


The monthly sale of stirks at Lancaster was moved forward due to the Christmas period. A smaller entry forward saw a very good trade from start to finish in which more could have easily been sold. The consignment from D & J Hay, Cockerham lead the way selling yearling Charolais bullocks to £900 and eight month old British Blue bullocks to £860 with fifteen month old heifers to £840. The consignment 11month old British Blues from G Hodkinson, Great Eccleston selling Bullocks to £800, Bulls to £800 and heifers to £730. Yearling British Blue heifers sold to £745 from Matthew Atkinson, Burneside with others to £715 from I Atkinson and Son, Warton. Younger stirks saw six month old Hereford bullocks to £655 from R & A Jolleys, Cabus.


The weekly sale of calves saw reduced number forward this week following on from a big number last week. Trade was slightly sharper for younger calves. Weanling Angus calves from Ian Richardson, Catforth saw Angus bulls to £360 and £275. British Blue bull calves sold to £290 from J Bargh and Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe followed by £260 from HJ Robinson, Milnthorpe with plenty more beef bulls in the early two hundreds. British blue heifers sold to £215 from J Bargh and Son. Month old dairy bull calves sold to £95 from D & K Haworth, Hambleton.

Cull Cows

The concluding sale of cull cows at NWA Lancaster saw an overall market average of 162p/kg with a full ring side of buyers competing for all classes and types with many leaving unable to fulfil orders. The sale peaked at 199.5p/kg for a British Blue from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet with other beef cows achieving 197.5p/kg for a Limousin x from JA&G Gardner, Treales and British Blue from JA&F Nutter, Clitheroe. Well bred beef cows regularly sold at 180-190p/kg with a keen interest for cow suitable for finishing. Dairy cows sold to a top price 191.5p/kg for a Montbeliarde from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel who also sold a Holstein Friesian at 189.5p/kg with British Friesian selling to 177.5p/kg from EE Thornton & Sons, Morecambe and WT Whitaker & Son, Nether Kellet. Top grossing cow today was a Montbeliarde from A&FM Bolland & Son, Ellel achieving £1627. OTM heifers sold to 131.5p/kg and £1423 for a Simmental from EJ Ward & Son, Nether Kellet with dairy heifer selling 229.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from JK&B Birkett & Son, Morecambe with Norwegian Reds selling to £1359 from CP&V Cowgill, Bentham. Holstein Friesian steers sold to 174.5p/kg and £1047 from H Kent, Cockerham.

Store Cattle

Store cattle sold to a top price of £1760 for a trio of Limousin x steers from PM&ST Entwistle, Abbeystead. Other heavy well fleshed steers sold to £1700 for Herefords from G Sagar, Caton with others at £1600 from JW Atkinson, Bentham. British Blues sold to £1550 from RC Billington & Son, Garstang and Charollais x to £1530 from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton. Dairy bred steers sold to £1300 for a Fleckvieh from MJ&LC Lund, Quernmore and Friesian to £1290 from EE Thornton & Sons, Morecambe. All steers forward today averaged £1246.
Heifers saw a top price of £1550 from a British Blue from RC Billington & Son, Garstang with a pen of four from Norbreck Genetics, Cockerham achieving £1460 followed by another pen of three from RC Billington & Son selling to £1450. Native sired heifers sold to £1410 for Hereford x from JW Atkinson, Bentham with Aberdeen Angus’s to £1350 from Norbreck Genetics, Cockerham. All heifers forward today averaged £1133.

North West Auctions would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for supporting our sales throughout 2022 and wish them a very Happy Christmas.

Top Prices

Heifer Calf:

Angus: £265 West View Farm. British Blue: £215, £170 North Farm, £145 Elm Tree Farm. Limousin: £100 Rose Farm.

Bull Calf:

Angus: £360 West View Farm, £240, £230, £200 North Farm. British Blue: £290 North Farm, £260 Elm Tree Farm, £250, £235 North Farm, £180 Tills Farm, £145 Elm Tree Farm. Limousin: £215, £150 Rose Farm.

Steer Calf:

Angus: £275 West View Farm.

Bull Stirk:

British Blue: £800 Gradwell Farm. Friesian: £310, £295 Hawkrigg Farm.

Heifer Stirk:

British Blue: £840 Birch House Cottage, £745 Low Underbrow, £730 Gradwell Farm. Charolais: £605 Middle Lee Farm.

Steer Stirk:

Charolais: £900 Birch House Cottage, £680 Middle Lee Farm. British Blue: £860 Birch House Cottage, £800 Gradwell Farm, £680 Docker Hall Farm. Hereford: £655 Marlholes Farm.

OTM Cow:

British Blue: 199.50 Intack Farm, 197.50 Manor Farm, 187.50 Thornbush Farm, 184.50 Moss House Farm. Limousin: 197.50 Moss House Farm, 181.50, 174.50 Potts Yeats. Angus: 194.50, 189.50 Intack Farm. Montbeliarde: 191.50 Yeat House. Friesian: 189.50 Yeat House, 177.50 Lane Ends Farm, 177.50 Downlands Farm, 177.50 High Cark Farm, 174.50 Boundary House, 171.50 Langthwaite Heights. Hereford: 169.50 Boundary House. Ayrshire: 164.50 Hawkrigg Farm. Continental: 129.50 Poole Bank Farm. Galloway: 117.50 Near Orrest. Jersey: 114.50 High House Farm.

OTM Heifer:

Simmental: 231.50 Intack Farm. Friesian: 229.50, 217.50 White Lund Farm. Norwegian Red: 207.50 Oakhead Farm.

Cast Steer:

Friesian: 174.50 Abbey House.

Store Bullock:

Limousin: £1760 Lentworth Farm, £1470 Cockrigg Farm, £1470 Birch Croft, £1370 Ninezergh, £1340 Linghaw Farm, £1120 Ghyll Beck Farm. Hereford: £1700 New Parkside Farm, £1600, £1550 Batty Farm, £1250 Carlingwha, £1240 Underhelm Farm, £1100 Corney Hill Farm. British Blue: £1550 Stubbins Farm, £1510, £1380 Stubb Hall Farm, £1370 Ninzergh, £1250 Cocklake, £1150 Pump House Farm. Charolais: £1530 Downlands Farm, £1500, £1460 Brown Edge, £1370 Dowlands Farm, £1120 Ghyll Beck Farm. Angus: £1500 Stubb Hall Farm, £1430 Grange Farm, £1420 Cockrigg Farm, £1390, £1370, £1350 New Parkside Farm. Fleckvieh: £1300, £1190 Corney Hill Farm. Friesian: £1290, £1250 Downlands Farm, £1240 Carlingwha, £1140, £1100 Barn Hill Farm, £1030 Downlands Farm. Simmental: £1290 Corney Hill Farm. Bazadaise: £1240 Ellers Farm. Blonde: £1190 Ninezergh. Shorthorn: £1190 Ghyll Beck Farm.

Store Heifer:

British Blue: £1550 Stubbins Farm, £1460 Norbreck Farm, £1450 Stubbins Farm, £1320 Carlingwha, £1170 Windy Hill Farm, £1170 Windy Hall Farm. Hereford: £1410 Batty Farm. Limousin: £1410 Ninezergh, £1380 Linghaw Farm, £1310 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1280 Ninezergh, £1230 Grange Farm, £1200 Linghaw Farm. Angus: £1350 Norbreck Farm, £1230, £1160 Grange Farm, £1070 Higher Hud Lee Farm, £1040 Plumpton Hall Farm. Friesian: £1310 Ghyll Beck Farm. Charolais: £1270, £1170, £1160 Downlands Farm. Blonde: £1190 Ninezergh, £1190 Half Way House.

More Info

NWA Lancaster- Christmas Dairy Show, Friday 16th December 2022.
Sponsor- Wadland Finance and Westmoreland Veterinary Group
Judge- Luke Robinson

Class 1- Best Heifer

1st Drinkall Bros with Pennine Poppy 1652 selling to £3600
2nd W Garnett & Son with Milnthorpe Beckham Gloria 3 selling to £2950
3rd JT & B Fox with Blackwood Embla 602 selling to £2350

Class 2- Best Cow

1st MJ & H Atkinson with Wyredale Attico Tulip 4 selling to £2450

Champion- Drinkall Bros with Pennine Poppy 1652 selling to £3600

Reserve Champion- W Garnett & Son with Milnthorpe Beckham Gloria 3 selling to £2950

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