Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 11th February 2022

Calves and Weanlings

The numbers of calves and weanlings at Lancaster auction remain buoyant with an entry of 79 forward, with calves and weanlings to suit the requirements of all buyers in attendance. A cracking consignment of bull weanlings forward from EW & R Towers, Hornby met plenty of demand ringside as British Blues sold to £505 and £490 with Flekviehs selling to £505, £495 and £490. Weanling British Blue heifers sold to £485 and £465 from FW Rhodes & Son, Ellel. Holstein weanlings twice sold to £250 firstly from FW Rhodes & Son, Ellel and Hannah Kent, Cockerham.

British Blue bull calves sold to £430 from J & G Thornley, Kirkham with others to £360 from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham and David and Eileen Wallbank, Abbeystead. British Blue heifer calves sold to £320 from JM & MH France, Littledale. Native bull calves sold to £300 for Angus’s from Lawson’s Farm, Cockerham. Younger calves were sharper today with a few fresh faces ringside purchasing these types.

Store Cattle
Valentine’s Day maybe approaching but there was no love in the air between the Lancaster buyers, as they fiercely fought to secure all sizes and types of cattle. Averaging an impressive £1163.
The competition for the top spot today was spicey as numerous pens of quality cattle sold in excess of the £1400 mark. Top spot of £1490 was twice achieved, firstly by JD&GM Bracken, Catterall with a pen of three British Blue bullocks and matched by a Charolais bullock from TC Whiteside & Son, Pilling, whom also sold a pen of three Aberdeen Angus bullocks to £1460. A couple of Charolais bullocks from DE&SM Moorhouse, Natland sold to £1480. The consignment from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet sold to £1450 for a Simmental bullock, with a pen of three Charolais bullocks to £1400 from the same home. The consignment of British Blue bullocks from AG Stafford, Out Rawcliffe sold to £1440 and £1420. Plenty of pens of strong beef bullocks regularly sold in the late £1300’s.
WA Hodgson, Whinfell led the way in the heifer section selling Charolais’s to £1420, with Aberdeen Angus heifers peaking at £1300 from JB Moore, Grange over Sands. British Blue heifers peaked at £1280 from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet. Followed by others to £1270 from Blackburn & Wood, Out Rawcliffe. Other noted prices for beef bred heifers saw a pair of Aberdeen Angus’s to £1250 from K Lupton, Thornley.
The consignment of dairy bullocks from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse sold Fleckviehs to £1400, Montbeliardes to £1300 and a pen of four Holstein Friesians to £1290. Dairy heifers saw Fleckviehs sell to £1250 from R&K Jenkinson, Pilling.

Breeding Cattle
A pedigree Limousin bull consigned by RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead was met by much interest following the power of social media and sold at £2200 rising 7 year old.

OTM Cattle
Lancaster continued to boast one of the best cast cattle rings in the North, as all cattle forward averaged an impressive £961.34. The overall market average was 149.76p/kg for 98 forward.
OTM Limousin heifers led the way selling to 239.5p/kg or £1377 from RH&C Ayton, Abbeystead. Other OTM heifers sold to 209.5p/kg or the top price of the day of £1443 for a Stabiliser from JA&R Geldard & Sons, Levens. Other noted prices for OTM heifers were Aberdeen Angus’s to 219.5p/kg and 199.5p/kg for M Allen, Yealand. OTM steers saw a Aberdeen Angus sell to 229.5p/g and or £1338 from T&E Burrow, Slyne. Friesian OTM Steers sold to 154.5p/kg, grossing a whopping £1421 from I Atkinson & Son, Warton. Dairy today sold to a sharper trade, peaking at 199.5pkg or £1348 from DJ Clarke Farming, Barnacre with others to 194.5pkg from J&N Hull & Sons, Winmarleigh. Cast cows saw Limousins sell to 189.5p/kg and 184.5p/kg from L Atkinson, New Hutton. The leading prices for beef cast cows being £1420 for a Stabiliser from JA&R Geldard & Sons, Levens. British Blue cows sold to £1253 from M&L Preece, Kirby Lonsdale. Best dairy cows today sold to 159.5p/kg for an 8 year old Holstein Friesian cow from I Atkinson & Son, Warton that grossed at £1390. Plenty of good meated dairy cows sold between 150-155p/kg. Top price per head for a dairy cow today was £1393 for a Holstein Friesian from Lawsons Dairy, Cockerham. Other Holstein cows to £1243 from AW&MA Park & Son, Ellel and £1220 for Montbeliards from JK&B Birkett & Son, Morecambe.

Top Prices

Leading prices per head for calves

British Blue: £485, £465 Barrow Greaves Farm, £320 Newhouse Farm, £230, £220 Ambrose Hall Farm, £220, £205 Walkers I’th Fields. Aberdeen Angus: £200 Derby Lodge Farm, £170, £160 Ambrose Hall Farm, £72 Tunsteads Farm.

British Blue: £505, £490 Holme Head, £430 Derby Lodge Farm, £360 Tills Farm, £360, £320 Sweetings Farm, £275 Walkers I’th Fields, £240 Ambrose Hall Farm. Fleckvieh: £505, £495 Holme Head. Aberdeen Angus: £300 Sweetings Farm, £285 Matshead Farm, £240, £235 Ambrose Hall Farm, £145 Liscoe Farm. Friesian: £250 Abbey House (2), Greaves Farm, £85, £72 Sweetings Farm, £70 Tills Farm (2). Swedish Red: £230 Holme Head.

Leading prices per head for breeding cattle

Limousin: £2200 Ouzelthorn Farm.

Leading prices per head for store cattle

British Blue: £1490 Greenlands Farm, £1440, £1420 Birch Croft, £1380 Staffords Farm, £1360 High House Farm, £1330 Carlingwha. Charolais: £1490 New Ridge Farm, £1480 High House Farm, £1400 Intack Farm, £1360 Whelpside Farm, Carlingwha. Aberdeen Angus: £1460 New Ridge Farm, £1340 Snub Snape Farm, £1330 Spout House Farm, £1280 Billinge Hall, £1270 Outerthwaite Farm, £1230 Raw Head. Simmental: £1450, £1280 Intack Farm, £1170 Foredales Farm, £1140 High House Farm. Fleckvieh: £1400 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1010 Throstle Nest Farm. Hereford: £1360 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1280 Foredales Farm, £1190 Windy Hill Farm, £1160 Carlingwha, £1090 Plumpgon Hall Farm, £1060 Old Glasson Farm. Limousin: £1360 Pilling Hall Farm, £1300 Birch Croft, £1280 Carlingwha, £1270 Foredales Farm. Montbeliard: £1300 Upper Foxholes Farm, £920 Bradley Farm, £840 Throstle Nest Farm. Friesian: £1290 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1120 Staffords Farm, Old Glasson Farm, £1070 Barn Hill Farm, £890 Moss Edge Farm, Steel Croft. Continental: £1010 Old Glasson Farm. Swedish Red: £920 Bradley Farm.

Charolais: £1420, £1200 Whelpside Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1300, £1180 Outerthwaite Farm, £1250 Forty Acre Farm, £1240 Staffords Farm, £1200 Lynwood, Kirkbeck. British Blue: £1280, £1240 Intack Farm, £1270 Lynwood, £1260 Endmoor Farm. Fleckvieh: £1250 Holmes Farm. Limousin: £1100 Endmoor Farm, £1090 Mill House Farm, £1070 Sykes Fold Farm. Hereford: £1080 Bowlands Garden, Kirkbeck, £1060 Mill House Farm, £1000 Plumpton Hall Farm. Simmental: £1070 Sykes Fold Farm. Friesian: £1060 Holmes Farm, £670 Throstle Nest Farm. Shorthorn: £1040 Mill House Farm. WB: £960 Mill House Farm.

Aberdeen Angus: £1060 Edenmount Well Lane.

Leading prices per head for OTM Cattle

Stabiliser: £1443.46, £1420.41 Low Foulshaw Farm. Friesian: £1393.34 Bank End Farm, £1390.84 Boon Town Farm, £1243.73 Walkers I’th Fields, £1158.75 Sweetings Farm, £1151.15 Wood Nook Farm, £1128.73 Catshaw Hall Farm. Montbeliarde: £1220.55 White Lund Farm, £924.80 Waterscales Farm. British Blue: £1253.49, £1111.92 High House Farm, £1155.19 Parkside Farm, £1105.50 Intack Farm. Simmental: £1220.40, £1064.70 Old Dairy Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1215.39 Old Dairy Farm, £1185.30 Yealand Manor, £1125.45 Hindleys Farm, £1061.25 Parkside Farm. Saler: £1187.03 Yealand Manor. South Devon: £1104.68 Old Dairy Farm. Limousin; £1097.78, £1089.63 Dubside, £925.46 Intack Farm. Charolais: £976.45 Yealand Manor. Ayrshire: £738.15 Rose Farm.

Friesian: £1421.40 Boon Town Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1338.95, £1280.61 Throstle Grove Farm. Hereford: £1025.02 Holme House Farm.

Limousin: £1377.13 Ouzelthorn Farm. Friesian: £1348.62 Kellbrick Farm, £1325.18 Lawsons Farm, £1105.16 Tunsteads Farm, £1089.20 Gibstick Hall, £999.99 Walkers I’th Fields, £947.50 Derby Lodge Farm.
Leading prices per for kilo for OTM cattle

Aberdeen Angus: 219.5p Yealand Manor, 184.5p Hindleys Farm, 159.5p Old Dairy Farm, 157.5p High House Farm, 149.5p, 147.5p Intack Farm 141.5p Parkside Farm. Stabiliser: 209.5p, 169.5p Low Foulshaw Farm. Saler: 199.5p Yealand Manor. Limousin: 189.5p, 184.5p Dubside, 154.5p Intack Farm. British Blue: 174.5p Parkside Farm, 169.5p, 164.5p High House Farm, 167.5p Intack Farm. Friesian: 171.5p Kiln Hall, 159.5p Boon Town Farm, 154.5p Catshaw Hall Farm, Boldens Farm, Walkers I’th Fields, Sweetings Farm, White Lund Farm, 151.5p North Farm, Kiln Hall. Simmental: 169.5p, 157.5p Old Dairy Farm. South Devon: 154.5p Old Dairy Farm. Montbeliarde: 154.5p White Lund Farm, 144.5p Waterscales Farm. Charolais: 147.5p Yealand Manor. Ayrshire: 129.5p Rose Farm.

Limousin: 239.5p Ouzelthorn Farm. Friesian: 199.5p Kellbrick Farm, 194.5p Gibstick Hall, 191.5p Lawsons Farm, 189.5p Derby Lodge Farm, 184.5p Walkers I’th Fields, 184.5p, 169.5p Tunsteads Farm. British Blue: 149.5p Kirkbeck. Simmental: 139.5p Kirkbeck.

Aberdeen Angus: 229.5p, 219.5p Throstle Grove Farm. Hereford: 194.5p, 179.5p Holme House Farm. Friesian: 154.5p Boon Town Farm.

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