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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, Dairy, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 15th July 2022.

Calves & Weanlings

The number of calves has been less this week in all local markets with Lancaster having an entry of 46 forward. Strong calves and weanlings were met with big demand and eagerly bid for with younger calves on milk meeting a sticky trade, as many purchasers are worried about the spiralling cost of rearing calves. Plenty of those strong calves sold in the region of £400 with a run of bull calves from Lawson Dairy Limited, Cockerham stealing the headlines selling Simmentals to £425 and British Blues to £420 and £390. A run of calves from AJ & AJ Gibons, St Michaels saw Limousin bull calves to £400 and British Blue bulls to £400 and £385 with heifers selling to £350. Aberdeen Angus bull calves sold to £400 from Barber Farms, Claughton on Brock. Younger rearing calves on milk regularly selling between £200-£260. Next weeks sale to include 20 Charolais bulls and heifers 2-4 months old. 

Dairy Cattle
The fortnightly sale of dairy cattle at North West Auctions Lancaster once again saw a fast and competitive trade for all classes and types. With new customers in attendance from throughout the northern counties. Alongside strong local support. New calved cows sold to a top price of £2120 for a red and white second calver been Ghyllsaide Cynthia Red 48 from Messrs France Brothers, Littledale. Today's sale included the final part dispersal of Holstein Friesian cows on behalf of B Mallinson & Son, Levens. Freshly calved fifth lactation cows sold to £1900 with others at £1620. Mid lactation cows sold to £1580 with others regularly £1400 to £1500. Mid lactation heifers sold for £1720.
The sale concluded with a consignment of young stock on behalf of Messrs Sharp, Millom. Bulling heifers sold to £1140, £1120 and £1020 (3). Yearling heifers sold to £980 with keen interest in all classes of young stock with 8-month-old heifers selling to £1700. The next sale of dairy cattle in on friday 29th July which will include the milking portion dispersal of Fleckvieh and British Friesain cows and heifers on behalf of J Scott & Co, Cartmel.

Store Cattle
Store cattle numbers in market are tight nationwide with Lancaster enjoying another buoyant trade with an overall market average of £1244 per head. Shorthorn steers from GR&A Foy, Conder Green topped the market at £1700. A pen of three Charolais bullocks from R&EA Gardner, Kendal sold to £1660 with other Charolais bullocks to £1500 from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton and £1490 from C&B Lowther, Over Wyresdale. British Blue bullocks peaked at £1550 from RC Billingotn & Son, Claughton on Brock. Dairy bred bullocks sold to £1490 for a couple of Fleckviehs from J Lamb, Old Glasson with plenty of strong bullocks selling over £1400.
The heifer trade peaked at £1480 for a British Blue from B&J Preston, Caton with Limousin to £1460 from Pilling Hall, Pilling with other Limousin heifers to £1440 from R&S Mitchell, Ellel. A pen of four Aberdeen Angus heifers from J&JM Walmsley, Pilling sold to £1390.

OTM Cattle
The weekly sale of cast cows and OTM cattle had an entry of 69 forward selling to an overall market average of 172p/kg with a large proportion of dairy cows forward including many plain parlour cows. British Blue cast steers sold to 249.5p/kg from GR&A Foy, Conder Green with Aberdeen Angus cast steer to 244.5p/kg from B&J Preston, Caton or £1581. Limousin OTM heifers sold to 239.5p/kg from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe. Beef cows peaked at 211.5p/kg for Stabilisers from A Dixon & Son, Selside with plenty more selling around the 200p/kg mark peaking at £1763 and £1593. Dairy cows saw Friesians sell to 199.5p/kg at 10 year old from Pilling Hall, Pilling. Plenty of well fleshed dairy cows sold in excess of 190p/kg. Dairy cows peaked at £1565 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with others to £1550 and £1537 from PW&JM Norris & son, Hornby. Plenty of dairy cows sold in the region of £1400.

Top Prices

Calf Top Prices

Heifer Calf: British Blue: £350, £255 Catteralls Farm, £240 Manor House Farm, £220 Belmont Farm, £220, £215 Manor House Farm. Angus: £165 Poplar Grove Farm.

Bull Calf: Simmental: £425 Bank End Farm. British Blue: £420 Bank End Farm, £400 Catteralls Farm, £390 Bank End Farm, £385 Catteralls Farm, £380 Poplar Grove Farm, £360 Tills Farm. Angus: £400, £230 Manor House Farm, £200 Poplar Grove Farm. Limousin: £400 Catteralls Farm.

OTM Top Prices:

OTM Cow: Stabilizer: 211.50, 201.50 (2), 199.50, 194.50 Kit Cragg. Friesian: 209.50 Stubb Place Farm, 199.50 Pilling Hall Farm, 197.50 Trands Farm, 191.50 Low Levens, 191.50 Catshaw Farm, 191.50 Kellbrick Farm. Hereford: 199.50 (2) Little Crimbles. Ayrshire: 194.50 Kitchen Ground Farm. Angus: 191.50 Low Pleasant. Limousin: 187.50 Low Pleasant. Shorthorn: 184.50 Newsham Hall Farm. Montbeliarde: 184.50, 179.50 Ireby Hall. MRI: 181.50 Littlewood Hall Farm.

OTM Heifer: Limouin: 239.50 Ackenthwaite Farm. Friesian: 199.50 Straights Head Farm.

Cast Steer: British Blue: 249.50 Parkside Farm. Angus: 244.50, 234.50 Ellers Farm.

Cast Bull: Hereford: 197.50 Dalton Old Hall.

Store Cattle Top Prices

Bullock: Shorthorn: £1700 Parkside Farm. Charolais: £1660 Barrowfield, £1520 Downlands Farm, £1490 Lower Castle O Trim. British Blue: £1550 Stubbins Farm, £1480 Parkside Farm, £1480 Lower Castle O Trim, £1480 Stubbins Farm, £1290 Hall Bank, £1290 Plumpton Hall Farm. Fleckvieh: £1490 Old Glasson Farm. Angus: £1470 Downlands Farm, £1440 Carlingwha, £1380 Downlands Farm, £1360 Ivy Barn, £1340 Carlingwha. Hereford: £1390 Old Glasson Farm, £1290 Ivy Barn. Friesian: £1320, £1260 Downlands Farm, £1080 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1010 Billinge Hall Farm. Simmental: £1260 Billinge Hall Farm, £1020 Houlker Barn Farm. Montbeliarde: £1070 Hatters Farm.

Heifers: British Blue: £1480 Ellers Farm, £1380 Stubbins Farm, £1210, £1200 Ellers Farm, £1140 Hall Bank, £1000 Plumpton Hall. Limousin: £1460 Pilling Hall Farm, £1440 Greenways, £1320 Stubbins Farm, £1240 Houlker Barn Farm, £1130 Ivy Farm, £1110 Ancliffe Hall Farm. Angus: £1390 Staffords Farm, £1360 Outerthwaite Farm, £1350 Half Way House, £1260 Carlingwha, £1210 Outerthwaite Farm, £1160 Kays Farm. Welsh Black: £1380 Outerthwaite Farm. Hereford: £1270 Hall Bank, £1000 Mill House Farm. Blonde: £1260 Market Street. Simmental: £1100 Houlker Barn Farm.

Bull: £1180 Houlker Barn Farm.

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