Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 4th February 2022

Calves and Weanlings
An increased entry of 96 calves and weanlings were forward today which saw stronger, well grown types a sharper trade, with young baby calves a stickier trade but as well sold in Lancaster as at any other centres. There was a good selection of weanlings on offer with Fleckvieh bulls selling to £505 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green with other from the same home to £440 and Montbeliardes to £445. Hereford weanlings sold to £485 and £480 for bulls from TE&M Kidd, Ellel, with heifers from the same home to £345. Other Hereford bulls sold to £480 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre. British Blue bull heifer weanlings sold to £470 from AW&AM Clarke & Son, Ellel. British Blue weanling heifers sold to £470 from AW&AM Park & Son, Ellel.
British Blue bull calves peaked at £480 from Andrew Kippax, Churchtown who was making his Lancaster debut. Other British Blue bulls sold to £460 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping and £445 from Walmsley Beef, Cockerham. A cracking consignment of calves from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping saw Aberdeen Angus bull calves to £410 and British Blues twice selling to £400. The consignment from RJ&KR Wilkinson, Levens saw British Blues to £400 and £380. This was closely followed by Charolais’s to £380 from JE&S Seedal, Mellor. Strong beef calves regularly sold in excess of the £300 mark. A British Friesian bull calf at 2 months and 3 weeks sold to £350 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green with weanling Holstein Friesian to £265 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre. As young Friesian bull calves sold to £120 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. All Friesain bull calves today averaged £162.

Store Cattle
The store cattle trade remains very similar as PM&ST Entwistle, Abbeystead took the top spot of the day selling a Limousin steer to £1620. The consignment from L Parsons & Sons, Levens sold a pen of three Aberdeen Angus bullocks to £1470 and a Limousin bullock also to the same price. A pen of three Charolais bullocks from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet sold to £1470. Also selling in excess of the £1400 mark was A Kirby & Co, Pilling with an Aberdeen Angus. The heifer trade peaked at £1330 for British Blues from R&DM Rossall & Sons, Pilling. Dairy bullocks saw Friesians sell to £1150 from WR Clarke, Pilling with Montbeliardes to £1140 from MJ&LC Lund, Quernmore.

OTM / Cast Cattle
Lancaster enjoyed a strong OTM and cast cow trade today with an impressive overall market average of 146p/kg, young beef cows sold to 249.5p/kg and 224p/kg for Limousins from Ballcutchel Farms, Isle of Man. This was closely followed by British Blue OTM Steers from T&E Burrow, Slyne selling to 217.5p/kg and 209.5p/kg or £1309 and £1330. OTM Holstein heifers sold to 204.5p/kg or £1267 from H Wright & Son, Kendal. Other well fleshed Black and White heifers regularly selling around the 197.5p/kg. Best meated dairy cows sold in the region of 150p/kg, topping at £1231 from H Halhead & Son, Nether Kellet with others to £1158 from Cote Farm Partnership, Nether Kellet, £1149 from GA&A Atkinson, Cantfield and £1129 from JP V J Townley, Quernmore. The cast bull trade peaked at £1536 for an Aberdeen Angus from RG&B Lewis, Middleton.

Top Prices

Store Cattle:
Limousin: £1620 Lentworth Farm, £1470 Low Levens, £1290, £1270 Intack Farm, £1260, £1170 Grange Farm. Angus: £1470 Low Levens, £1420 Gulf Farm, £1360 Snub Snape Farm, £1300 Abrahams Farm, £1260 Grange Farm, £1250 Spital Farm. Charolais: £1470 Intack Farm, £1140 Bowlands Gardens. British Blue: £1370 Endmoor Farm, £1250 Barker Knott, £1230 Bowlands Gardens, £1190 Netherbeck Barn, £1170 Windy Hill Farm, £1140 Mill House Farm. Simmental: £1270 Intack Farm, £1060 Sykes Fold Farm, £1020 Mearsbeck Farm. Hereford: £1160 Moss House Farm, £1080, £1070, £1060 Corney Hill Farm, £1060 Kirfit Hall. Friesian: £1150 Barn Hill Farm, £900 Barkers Knott. Montbeliarde: £1140 Corney Hill Farm, £1060 Kirfit Hall. Flekvieh: £1130 Mearsbeck Farm, £1060 Corney Hill Farm. Welsh Black: £1050 Abrahams Farm.
British Blue: £1330 Abrahams Farm, £1170 Stubb Hall Farm, £1160 Meadow Top Farm, £1160 Barkers Knott. Limousin: £1270 Grange Farm, £1140 Brantbeck Farm, £1130 Grange Farm, £1060 Abbotson Farm. Angus: £1250 Low Levens, £1230 Snub Snape Farm, £1200 Meadow Top Farm, £1170 Windy Hill Farm, £1150 Stubb Hall Farm, £1020 Ellers Farm. Hereford: £1010 Plumpton Hall Farm.
Limousin: 249.50, 224.50 194.50, 184.50, 179.50 Ballacutchel Farms, 171.50 Poppy Farm. British Blue: 189.50 Hall Croft Barn, 177.50, 164.50 Ballacutchel Farms. Friesian: 179.50 Kiln Hall, 154.50 Lawsons Farm, 154.50 Abbotson Farm, 154.50 Elm Tree Farm, 149.50 Cote Farm, 149.50 Cotestone Farm. Simmental: 179.50 Higher Hollinhead Farm. Charolais: 174.50, 161.50, 154.50, 149.50 Ballacutchel Farms. Angus: 171.50 Low Stennerley. Shorthorn: 169.50, 164.50 Manor House Farm, 159.50 Ballacutchel Farms, 154.50 Manor House Farm.
Friesian: 204.50 Berryholme, 191.50 Greenalls Farm, 191.50 Kellbrick Farm, 191.50 Bilsborrow Hall Farm, 189.50 Kellbrick Farm, 181.50 Kiln Hall. British Blue: 184.50 Parkers Farm.
British Blue: 217.50, 209.50 Throstle Grove Farm.
Stabiliser: 187.50 Ninezergh. Angus: 171.50 Bainsbank farm.

British Blue: £470, £440, £425 Walkers I’th Fields, £400 High Foulshaw Farm, £370 Walkers I’th Fields, £350 New Brows farm. Hereford: £345, £330, £320 Booth Hall, £155, £140, £120 Lower Lingart Farm. Charolais: £315 Bolton Fold Farm. Limousin: £295 High Foulshaw Farm. Angus: £280 Derby Lodge Farm, £125 Forton Hall Farm, £120 Cote Farm.
Bull Calf:
Flekvieh: £505, £440 Sellerley Farm, £305, £175, £162 White Lund Farm. Hereford: £485, £480 Booth Hall, £480 Lower Lingart Farm. British Blue: £480 Butlers Arms Farm, £460 Brown Brook, £445 Richmond Hall Farm, £400 (2) Brown Brook, £385 High Foulshaw Farm. Montbeliarde: £445, £270, £160 Sellerley Farm. Angus: £410 Brown Brook, £370 Derby Lodge Farm, £335, £310 Brown Brook, £305 Tills Farm, £240 Cote Farm. Charolais: £380, 3290 Bolton Fold Farm. Friesian: £350 Sellerley Farm, £265, £180, £175 Lower Lingart Farm, £120 Catshaw Hall Farm. Limousin: £280 Rose Farm.

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