Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 21st January 2022

A few less calves about today following the bumper entries seen in previous weeks, with the trade remaining very similar with buyers keen for stronger types and slightly shying away from younger ones. A British Blue weanling led the way from R Dick, Freckleton selling to £475. Charolais bull calves sold to £455 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale with British Blue heifers selling to £375 from G&ME Woodhouse, Ellel. Plenty of strong Continental calves easily sold into the £300’s. Native calves saw 6 week old Aberdeen Angus bulls sell to £285 from JP&C Robson, Garstang with Angus heifers to £255 from G&ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel. Friesian bull calves sold to £100 from JT&B Fox, Quernmore.
A successful day for the Salers as the Lancaster store ship surges on, peaking at £1580 for a strong Saler steer from GR Bargh & Co, Caton. Next in the Lancaster lime light was Limousin steers selling to £1570 from Pilling Hall, Pilling. With other Limousin steers to £1560 from DE&SM Moorehouse, Kendal, followed by £1470 and £1450 from H Chapman & Son, Middleton. Charming Charolais’ created a stir peaking at £1550 from DE&SM Moorhouse, Natland followed by others to £1460 from J Hesketh, Hutton whom sold Simmentals to the same price. Native cattle always create plenty of interest at Lancaster with a pen of three Angus’s selling to £1420 from P&ST Entwistle, Abbeystead. Plenty more pairs of strong steers easily sold in the £1300’s.
The heifer trade peaked at £1350 for Limousins from WS Burrows & Sons, Silverdale with Angus heifers to £1280 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens, followed by £1270 from K&DE Woodhouse, Ellel. Other noted prices for Angus heifers saw £1250 achieved numerous times from JM&A Wallbank & Son, Wray, M Shepherd & Son, Pilling and G Sagar & Son, Caton. Dairy bullocks saw Black & Whites sell to £1340 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens with Fleckviehs selling to £1180 from MJ&LC Lund, Quernmore.
The weekly sale of OTM cattle at Lancaster had an entry of 94 forward averaging 135p/kg with the trade in general very similar to the previous week. A good selection of OTM beef heifers were forward today, which peaked at 249p/kg or £1521 for a British Blue from Mason & Gardner, Chapel le Dale. This was closely followed by Limousins selling to 234.5p/kg or £1407 from T Ayrton & Son, Abbeystead. OTM Black and White heifers sold to 187.5p/kg or £1087 from HJ Robinson & Son, Milnthorpe. OTM steers peaked at 194.5p/kg from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton or £1300 for an Aberdeen Angus steer. Beef cows sold to 171.5p/kg for Limousins and 169.5p/kg for British Blues from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet. The top price per head beef cow today, was Blonde from J Drinkall, Anglezarke realising £1192. Plenty of best meated dairy cows today sold between 140-148p/kg. Dairy cows peaked at £1119 from AT Burrow & Son, Gressingham with others selling to £1106 from TL Baldwin & Son, Forton followed by Ayrshires to £1105 from D&K Howarth, Hambleton.

Top Prices

Bull calves
British Blue - £475, £350 Cooper House Farm, £350 Roe Farm. Charolais - £455 Knowsley Farm, £335
Bolton Fold Farm. Angus - £285 Roe Farm. Friesian - £100 Blackwood End, £85 Boldens Farm, £80
Blackwood End.

Heifer calves
British Blue - £375, £330 Boldens Farm, £300 Cooper House, Charolaise – £285 Bolton Fold Farm,
Angus - £255 Boldens Farm, £220 Roe Farm, £105 Cocker House Farm.

Store Cattle

Saler: £1580 Rye Close. Limousin: £1570 Pilling Hall Farm, £1560 High House Farm, £1470, £1450 Millbeck, £1390 Fellside Farm, £1390 Low Hundhowe. Charolais: £1550 High House Farm, £1460, £1410 Middle Grange Farm, £1400 Brown Edge, £1380 Low Hundhowe. Simmental: £1460 Middle Grange Farm. Angus: £1420 Lentworth Farm, £1350 Brown Edge Farm, £1320 Chestnut House Farm, £1290 New Parkside Farm, £1260 Underhelm Farm, £1250 Kays Farm. British Blue: £1350 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1230 Parrox Hall Farm, £1200 Windy Hill Farm, £1200 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1110 New Elmridge Farm. Friesian: £1340 Low Levens, £1110 (2) Downlands, £1080 Lodge Farm, £1070 Downlands Farm. Hereford: £1260 Foredales Farm, £1260 Holly House Farm, £1140 Foredales Farm, £1130 Moss House Farm. Flekvieh: £1180, £1150 Corney Hill Farm, £1110 Netherbeck Barn.
Limousin: £1350 Gibralter Farm, £1220 Station Hotel Farm. Angus: £1280 Low Levens, £1250 Pasture House Farm, £1250 Park House, £1190 Park House Farm, £1180 Chestnut House Farm. British Blue: £1270 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1140 New Elmridge Farm, £1040, £1030 Sproat Ghyll. Hereford: £1200 Foredales Farm, £1200 Pasture House, £1060 Yates Farm. Montbeliarde: £1130 Parrox Hall Farm.

OTM Cattle

OTM Cows (PPK)
Limousin – 234.5 Yates Farm, 171.5, 157.5 Intack Farm, Friesian – 175.5 Roe Farm, 167.5 Warton Hall
Farm, 147.5 High Snab. British Blue – 169.5 Intack Farm. Blonde D’Aquitaine – 164.5 (2) 159.5 Manor
House Farm. Hereford – 157.5 Meadow Top Farm, 137.5 Fellside Farm. Angus – 147.5 Brown Edge,
139.5 Rooten Brook, 139.5 Intack Farm, Ayrshire – 144.5 Rose Farm, 124.5 Bolton Fold Farm.
Shorthorn – 164.5 Meadow Top Farm. Jersey 114.5, 81.5 Ninezergh.

OTM Heifers (PPK)
British Blue – 249.5 Stoneybank Philpin. Limousin – 211.5 Intack Farm. Friesian – 187.5 Elm Tree

OTM Steers (PPK)
Friesian – 194.5 Downlands Farm. Angus – 184.5 Downlands, Limousin – 137.5 Sykes Fold Farm.
Swedish R&W – 119.5 Charnock House Farm

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