Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 7th January 2022

The opening 2022 sale of calves and weanlings had an offering of 91 which saw quality in big demand and eagerly bid for, with smaller and plainer calves showing a slight uplift. Weanling British Blues lead the way with bulls selling to £490 and £475 from GM&ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel and heifers from the same home selling to £460. A run of Charolais bull calves from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale sold to £475 and £450. This was closely followed by British Blues from JP&C Robson, Garstang selling to £445 with Aberdeen Angus’s from the same home selling to £405. Plenty more pens of good quality calves regularly sold in the mid £300’s. Dairy bull calves sold to a top of £365 and £305 for Fleckviehs from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green. Weanling Black & White bulls sold to £295 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre and £280 from Messrs Jones, Cockerham.

Cattle from James Kellet, Pilling Hall always attracts a keen interest in the Lancaster store ring, this week topping the opening sale of 2022 with a consignment of home bred Aberdeen Angus bullocks realising £1660. This was closely followed by Limousin bullocks selling to £1570 from H Chapman & Son, Middleton who enjoyed a strong trade for their consignment of Limousin and British Blue bullocks selling to £1440 three times. The next call was £1340 for Charolais bullocks from Cowell & Moore, Woodplumpton. Charolais always create plenty of demand with others to £1400 from MJ Waller, Lupton and £1380 from WJ&L Barker, Arkholme. Simmental bullocks sold to £1420 from AG Stafford, Out Rawcliffe. Lancaster always has a good name for native cattle with a pen of Aberdeen Angus bullocks selling to £1360 from PM&ST Entwistle, Abbeystead. Plenty more bullocks regularly selling in excess of the £1300 mark. The heifer trade peaked at £1380 for a pen of three British Blues from M Shepherd & Son, Pilling. This was followed by Aberdeen Angus heifers twice selling to £1300 firstly from JB Moore, Grange Over Sands and also from Pilling Hall, Pilling. Dairy bullocks peaked at £1260 for Montbeliardes from AG Stafford, Out Rawcliffe with British Friesians selling to £1200 from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton.
Following the successful opening sale of the year buyers are requesting more store cattle over the coming weeks, to replenish empty sheds following a busy Christmas period.

A great start to 2022 in the cast ring at Lancaster with 106 cattle forward selling to an overall market average of 135p/kg with all specifications a sharp trade, including fresh buyers ring side joining the already busy ring of loyal buyers. Leading the way today at 201.5p/kg was a Limousin cow from Mason & Gardner, Ingleton grossing at £1350. This was followed by British Blue cows to 194.5p/kg from AR&BJ Thompson, Selside which grossed at £1410. Plenty of beef cows today regularly sold around the 180p/kg mark. OTM Black and White heifers peaked at 194.5p/kg twice, firstly from JK&B Birkett & Son, Morecambe followed by others to the same price from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe selling to £1091. Plenty of dairy cows today sold between 140-150p/kg selling to a top of £1471 from EW&CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine.

Top Prices

Heifer Calves:
British Blue: £460, £410, £390 Boldens Farm, £270, £220 Gibsons Farm, £195, £190 Sweetings Farm,
£190, £180 Manor House Farm, £180 Roe Farm. Charolais: £320 Knowsley Farm, £310 Catshaw
Farm, £300 Knowsley Farm. Angus: £180 Knowsley Farm, £140 Roe Farm, £135 Norbreck Farm, £130
Roe Farm, £125 Norbreck Farm. Hereford: £170 Lower Lingart Farm. Flekvieh: £160 Sellerley Farm.
Bull Calves:
British Blue: £490, £475 Boldens Farm, £445 Roe Farm, £410 Lower Lingart Farm, £395 Roe Farm,
£375 Boldens Farm, £360 Gibsons Farm, £305 Norbreck Farm, £300 North Farm, £280 Norbreck
Farm. Charolais: £475, £450 Knowsley Farm. Angus: £405 Roe Farm, £390 Catshaw Hall Farm, £385
Knowsley Farm, £360 Sweetings Farm, £340 Blackwood End, £265 Sweetings Farm. Flekvieh: £365,
£305, £230, £220, £210, £200, £140 Sellerley Farm. Hereford: £330 Lower Lingart Farm. Friesian:
£295(4) Lower Lingart Farm, £280 Sandvilla, £255(3), £170 Lower Lingart Farm. Montbeliarde: £185,
£180 Sellerley Farm.
Steer Calves:
Friesian: £110 Stubb Place Farm.

Store Bullocks
Aberdeen Angus: £1660 Pilling Hall, £1360 Birch Croft, Lentworth Farm, £1340 Middle Grange Farm,
£1320 Newsham Hall Farm, £1310 Brown Edge. Limousin: £1570, £1440 Millbeck, £1350 Barbers
Moors Farm, £1330 Thornbush Farm, £1260 Hazelslack Tower Farm, Thursgill. British Blue: £1440
Millbeck, £1360 Barbers Moors Farm, £1340 Shaws Farm, £1280 Barker Knott, Hazelslack Tower
Farm, £1270 Barbers Moor Farm. Charolais: £1430 Newsham Hall Farm, £1400 Carlingwha, £1380
Brown Edge, £1350 Cock Hall Farm. Simmental: £1420 Birch Croft, £1100 Littlewood Hall Farm.
Hereford: £1260 Birch Croft, £1120 Windy Hill Farm, £1080 Hall Bank, £890, £640 Heald Farm.
Montbeliarde: £1260 Birch Croft. Holstein Friesian: £1200, £1120 Downlands Farm, £1100
Plumpton Hall Farm, £1060 Lathwaite Farm, £1020 Barn Hill Farm, Brundhusrt Farm. Bazadaise:
£980 Cock Hall Farm. Ayrshire: £970 Newsham Hall Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel: £930 Bull Bank Farm,
Littlewood Hall Farm. Flekvieh: £890 Bull Bank Farm.
Store Heifers
British Blue: £1380 Pasture House Farm, £1290 High Tenement Farm, £1260 Barbers Moor Farm,
£1190 Higher Lees Farm, Windy Hill Farm, £1180 Braddup House Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1300
Pilling Hall, Outerthwaite Farm, £1240 Half Way House, £1210 Ellers Farm, £1200 Outerthwaite
Farm, £1150 Braddup House Farm. Continental: £1210 Barker Knott Farm. Limousin: £1180
Thursgill, £1110 Carlingwha, £1090 Abbotson Farm, High Tenement Farm. Charolais: £1140
Lathwaite Farm, £1060 Carlingwha. Flekvieh: £1090 Holme Head. Hereford: £970 Little Rough Hey
Farm, £910 Hall Bank, £620 Fields Farm, £480 Heald Farm. Holstein Friesian: £960 Holme Head,
£840 New Laund Farm. Simmental: £940 Littlewood Hall Farm. Norwegian Red: £900 Holme Head.

OTM Cows:
Limousin: 201.50 Stoneybank Philpin Farm, 189.50 Intack Farm, 184.50 Stoneybank Philpin Farm,
177.50 Poppy Farm, 174.50 Stoneybank Philpin Farm. British Blue: 194.50 Poppy Farm, 174.50
Todgill Farm, 157.50 Intack Farm. Friesian: 194.50, 191.50, 189.50, 187.50 North Farm, 179.50 Yew
Tree Farm. Hereford: 144.50 Docker Farm. Montbeliarde: 144.50, 134.50 White Lund Farm. Blonde:
144.50 Low Hall Beck Farm. Simental: 134.50 Moss Gate Farm. Flekvieh: 109.50 Newfield.
OTM Heifers:
Friesian: 194.50, 184.50 White Lund Farm, 179.50 High Snab, 167.50 West Hall, 161.50 White Lund
Farm. Angus: 189.50 Netherbeck Barn.
Cast Steer:
Angus: 179.50 Thursgill.
Cast Bull:
Angus: 137.50 Shorrocks Farm.

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