Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 14th January 2022

Lancaster had a large entry of 133 calves forward today, that were met with a mixed trade. Best quality calves were eagerly bid for and remain very buoyant, with younger and smaller types slightly harder to place as many are cautious of the ever spiralling rearing costs. Taking top spot today at £444 with a British Blue bull at 2 months and 6 days was RJ&KR Wilkinson, Levens, whom sold others to £400. This was closely followed by the consignment of British Blue bulls JS&KM Wilson & Son, Kendal selling to £420, £400 and £390. Charolais bull calves sold to £390 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale. Aberdeen Angus bull calves peaked at £370from J&G Thornley, Kirkham. Weaned British Blue heifers sold to £375 and £370 from J&G Thornley, Kirkham with other Blue heifers to £350 from RJ&KR Wilkinson, Levens. Dairy bull calves saw 2 month old Montbeliardes twice sold to £360 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green. Black and Whites peaked at £150 from Karen Parkinson, Out Rawcliffe.
The store cattle trade remines very buoyant with Lancaster once again proving the place to sell short keep cattle. The market topper at £1690 was a pair of Limousin bullocks from PM&ST Entwistle, Abbeystead. This was closely followed by other Limousin bullocks to £1580 from CF Hogarth & Son, Burneside. The next call was £1540 for a pair of Limousin Bullocks from H Chapman & Son, Middleton who sold Blondes to £1490. Native bred bullocks saw Aberdeen Angus’s sell to £1440 from G Sagar & Son, Caton with other Angus’s to £1380 from Cowell & Moore, Woodplumpton followed by Hereford bullocks selling to £1360 from Lucas Breeding, Adlington. The heifer trade peaked at £1500 for a Charollais from Cowell & Moore, Woodplumpton as Aberdeen Angus heifers topped at £1330 from SJ Brass, Ingleton with others to £1320 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens. Dairy bullocks peaked at £1330 for Fleckveihs from J&M Cockett, Ingleton.
The weekly sale of OTM cattle at Lancaster had an increased entry of 128 forward selling to an overall market average of 136p/kg. The trade in general saw all types selling to an increased trade except the really lean types. OTM steers led the way selling to 290p/kg for Fleckviehs from J&M Cockett, Ingleton and grossed at £1240. Charolais OTM steers sold to £1363 and £1350 from JF&AW Sutton, Longsleddale. Dairy heifers sold to 194.5p/kg and 189.5p/kg from J&H Bland & Son, Levens with Black and White heifers selling to a top of £1291 from Messrs Gibson & Berry, Endmoor. Beef cows today sold to 187.5p/kg or £1406 for a Limousin from Mason & Gardner, Chaple le Dale. With other beef cows selling to £1337 for a South Devon from Lucas Breeding. Limousin cows sold to £1313 from EJ Ward & Sons, Neither Kellet. Plenty more sold into the £1200’s. The trade today saw plenty of best meated dairy cows sell between 145-150p/kg as dairy cows sold to a top of £1172 a head from RG&B Lewis, Middleton.

Top Prices

Heifer: British Blue £375 £370 Derby Lodge, £350 High Foulshaw Farm, £320 Walkers I’th Fields,
£300 Richmond Hall Farm. Angus: £280 Derby Lodge, £200 Walkers I’th Fields, £180 £160 Ambrose
Hall Farm, £180 Higher Lanskill Farm. Limousin: £245 High Foulshaw Farm, £170 Rose Farm, £140
Halforth Farm. Friesian: £135 Wyre Bank.
Bull: British Blue: £440 £400 High Foulshaw Farm, £420 £400 High House, £405 Derby Lodge. Char:
£390 £360 Knowsley Farm. Angus: £370 Derby Lodge Farm, £315 Knowsley Farm, £245 £200 High
House, £220 Ambrose Hall Farm. Mont: £360 Sellerley Farm. Limousin: £250 Rose Farm, £165
Halforth Farm. MRI: £230 Higher Lanskill Farm. Stab: £190 Sunny Bank. Friesian: £175 £150 Liscoe

Store Bullocks:
Limousin: £1690 Lentworth Farm, £1580 £1400 Low Hundhowe, £1540 £1430 Millbeck, £1340
Stubbin Head Farm. Blonde: £1490 Millbeck. Angus: £1440 £1260 New Parkside Farm, £1380
Newsham Hall Farm, £1290 Outerthwaite Farm, £1280 Chestnut House Farm, £1260 Carlingwha.
Char: £1400 Low Hundhowe, £1310 Brown Edge, £1310 Middle Grange Farm. British Blue: £1380
Pasture House Farm, £1300 Mill House Farm, £1250 Windy Hill Farm, £1210 Abrahams Farm, £1140
Barbers Moor Farm. Hereford: £1360 Adlington Hall Farm, £1090 Holme House Farm, £1070 Moss
View, £1000 Mill House Farm. South Devon: £1340 Adlington Hall Farm. Flekvieh: £1330 Foredales
Farm. Sim: £1310 Middle Grange Farm, £1080 Sykes Fold Farm, £960 Lundholme Farm. Stabiliser:
£1310 Cock Hall Farm. Welsh Black: £1200 Cock Hall Farm. Friesian: £940 Steel Croft, £830 Thorns

Store Heifers:
Limousin: £1260 Low Levens, £1160 Foredales Farm, £1140 Endmoor Farm, Charolais: £1500
Newsham Hall Farm, £1080 Carlingwha. Angus: £1330, £1260 Church Street, £1320 Low Levens,
£1260. Hereford: £1270 Blades Farm, £1100 Carlingwha, £1090 Kirkbeck. British Blue: £1300
Pasture House, £1270 Blades Farm, £1260 Abrahams Farm. Simmental: £980 Summerlands.
Friesian: £970 Park Farm.

Limousin: 187.5ppk Stoneybank, 179.5ppk Intack Farm, 164.5ppk Adlington Hall. Angus: 184.5ppk,
169.5ppk, 157.5ppk. British Blue: 184.5ppk Stoneybeck, 164.5ppk Manor House Farm, £159.5ppk
Intack Farm. South Devon: 177.50ppk, 171.5ppk, 167.5ppk Adlington Hall Farm. Simmental:
159.5ppk Upp Hall, 147.5, 114.5ppk Hartrigg. Swedish Red: 141.5ppk, 111.5ppk Old Holly Farm.
Hereford: 137.5ppk Pollards Farm. Friesian: 164.5 Cote Farm Partnership & Whinney Carr Farm,
151.5ppk Cotestones Farm.
MRI: 194.5, 177.5ppk Ninezergh. Norwegian Red: 189.5ppk Ninezergh. Friesian: 187.5ppk Elm Tree
Farm, 184.5ppk Audlands, 181.5ppk Endmoor.
Charolais: 184.5ppk (2) Nether House Farm. Flekvieh: 209.5ppk,
Bull: Friesian: 139.5ppk Downlands Farm

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