Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 22nd July 2022.

Stirks Report

A large crowd of buyers were in attendance at the popular monthly sale keen to secure all classes and types of stirks, many leaving unable to fulfil orders. Vendors left today sales well suited with prices achieved.

The sale peaked at £850 for a 10 month old Charolais x steer from D&J Hay, Cockerham closely followed by a pen of 9/ 10 month old Aberdeen Angus x steers achieving £830 from G & D Ball, Little Eccleston with another Aberdeen Angus x achieving £830 R&J Parkinson. British Blue x steers sold to £800 from JE Harrison. With other younger 7/8 Charolais x steers achieving £790 again from D&J Hay, Cockerham who sold Fleckiveh to £780. A ring full of proper Friesian steers 8/10 month old from R&J Parkinson sold at £690. Bull stirks sold to £580 for a Holstein Friesian from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham, with a 6 monthly old bf from EE Thornton & Son, Morecambe selling at £560.

Calf Report

A few less calves for today with farmers taking advantage of the fine weather to get field work done. Sale peaked at £440 for a Charolais x heifer calf from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham who sold others regularly at £405-£425. British Blue calves (5weeks old) sold to £400 and £395 from Tom Barron Farms Ltd, Preston who sold younger sorts to £290-340. Native sired calves today sold to £300 for a month old Aberdeen Angus x bull from JT&B Fox, Quernmore with others to £275-£290. Young heifer calf’s sold to £215 from JT&B Fox, Quernmore with others at £210 from Tom Barron Farms Ltd, Preston.

Dairy bred calves sold to a top price of £410 for a weaned Holstein Friesian from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham who sold other at £390 and younger Montbeliarde at £370. JT&B Fox, Quernmore sold 10 week old Holstein Friesian to £240.

Store Cattle Report

Store Cattle continue to sell to the recent high rates with a top price of £1600 for a pair of Charolais x steers from R&EA Gardner, Brigsteer closely followed by Aberdeen Angus x from J&H Davis, Cabus selling to £1570 with British Blue x selling for 1550 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse and Limousin x achieving £1540 from RG&LR Holmes Carnforth. Dairy bred steers sold to a top price of £1390 for a Montbeliarde from JS Clark & Sons, Catforth with others at £1320 from J Lamb, Lancaster who also sold Fleckviehs to £1260. Holstein Friesians sold to £1240 from EE Thornton & Sons, Morecambe. All steers today average £1300.88.

Heifers sold to a top price of £1390 for Aberdeen Angus x from JD & EM Bracken, Garstang with others at £1380 from KH&D Holden & Son, Pilling, with Herefords to £1370 from CE&MA Hewitt, Forton, and British Blue x to £1360 V&S Fitzell, Much Hoole. Limousin x sold to £1260 from MJ Waller, Lupton. All heifers today average £1154.63. Young feeding bulls sold to a top price of £1160 for a Limousin from FK & F Woodhouse, Scorton with a pen of Montbeliarde achieving £960 from WR&CM Lawrenson, Winmarleigh. Young suckler bred bulls sold to £860 for 9 monthl old Simmental x from R Eshborn Lancaster.

OTM and Cast Cattle Report

Cull cows to an overall market average of 167.9p/kg and £1063, with 2/3 of the entry being parlour type dairy cows. Heavy well fleshed cows sold to 199.5p/kg for a Limousin x from AT Rogerson, Chipping closely followed by Aberdeen Angus x to 194.5p/kg from WJ&LA Barker, Carnfoth and Simmental and British Blue x cows from SJ Gunn, Milnthorpe. Dairy cows sold to a top price of 194.5p/kg for a Fleckvieh from EW&RM Towers, Hornby with Holstein Friesians selling to 189.5p/kg from PW&JM Norris & Son, Hornby with other well fleshed cows regularly at 180-190p/kg depending on breed and quality.

Top grossing cow today was Aberdeen Angus from WJ&LA Barker, Carnforth selling at £1517 with Dairy Cows selling £1498 for a Holstein Friesian from EW&RM Towers, Hornby.

OTM heifers sold to 224.5p/kg for a British Blue x from M Shepherd & Son, Pilling with a Limousin x from AT Rogerson, Chipping selling to 219.5p/kg. OTM Dairy heifers sold to 211.5p/kg for Holstein Friesian from Barker Farms Ltd, Cockerham. Top grossing OTM was a British Blue Heifer from M Shepherd selling to £1571 with Dairy OTM heifers to £1317 from Cote Farm Partnership, Nether Kellet. OTM Steers sold to 239p/kg and £1385 for a Limosuin x from J&M Cockett, Ingleton.

Serval cull bulls sold to a top price of 199.5p/kg for Aberdeen Angus from H Hesketh & Sons, Preston. A Beef Shorthorn bull from EW&CR Clegg & Son grossing the top price of £1779.

Next Week: The Dairy Sale next week includes the 1st Part Dispersal sale of 20 Fleckvieh and British Friesian In Milk and In Calf cows & heifers on behalf of J Scott & Co, Cartmel. 

Top Prices

Calf Top Prices:

Heifer Calf: Charolais: £440, £410, £405, £365, £360 Lathwaite Farm. British Blue: £215 Blackwood End, £205 Ambrose Hall Farm. Angus: £210, £200, £185, £175 Ambrose Hall Farm.

Bull Calf: British Blue: £400, £395, £380, £290, £195 Ambrose Hall Farm. Frieisan: £390, £370 Lathwaite Farm, £240 Blackwood End. Montbeliarde: £370 Lathwaite Farm. Charolais: £305 Lathwaite Farm. Angus: £300, £290, £275 Blackwood End, £195, £190 Ambrose Hall Farm.

Steer Calf: Friesian: £410 Lathwaite Farm.

Stirk Top Prices:

Bull Stirk: Friesian: £580 Lathwaite Farm, £560 Downlands Farm, £460, £380 Lathwaite Farm.

Steer Stirk: Charolais: £850, £790 Birch House Cottage. Angus: £830 Woodstock, £830 Springfield House. British Blue: £800, £600 Tunstead Farm. Fleckvieh: £780 Birch House Cottage. Friesian: £690 Springfield House, £440 Tunstead Farm.

OTM and Cast Cattle Top Prices (p/kg):

OTM Cow: Limousin: 199.50 Handlesteads Farm. Angus: 194.50 Brown Edge, 184.50 Hindleys Farm, 137.50 Birks Farm. British Blue: 194.50 Leighton House, 169.50 Handlesteads Farm. Simmental: 194.50, 174.50 Leighton House. Fleckvieh: 194.50, 191.50, 159.50 Holme Head. Friesian: 189.50 Priory Farm, 187.50 Holme Head, 184.50 Hole of Ellel, 184.50 Lathwaite Farm, 181.50 Priory Farm, 181.50 Cote Farm. Ayrshire: 177.50 Rose Farm. Norwegian Red: 169.50 Holme Head. Montbeliarde: 164.50 Fern Hill Farm. Galloway: 154.50, 119.50 Birks Farm. Swedish Red: 124.50, 114.50 Old Holly Farm.

OTM Heifer: British Blue: 224.50, 209.50 Pasture House Farm. Limousin: 219.50 Handlesteads Farm. Friesian: 211.50 Hillam House Farm, 209.50 Cote Farm, 174.50 Holmescales Farm.

Cast Steer: Limousin: 239.50, 234.50 Foredales Farm. British Blue: 214.50 Thornton Barn Farm.

Cast Bull: Angus: 199.50, 181.50 Thornton Barn Farm. Limousin: 187.50 Holmescales Farm. Shorthorn: 149.50 Yew Tree Farm.

Store Prices Top Prices:

Steers: Charolais: £1600 Barrowfield. Angus: £1570 Weavers Farm, £1500 Chestnut House Farm, £1500 Middle Grange Farm, £1480 Bainsbank Farm, £1470 Barn Hill Farm, £1460 Moss House Farm. British Blue: £1550 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1490 Pasture House Farm, £1470 Foredales Farm, £1470 Intack Farm, £1450 Lodge Farm, £1420 Windy Hill Farm. Limousin: £1450 Croftlands, £1520 Lodge Farm, £1000 Barker Knott. Hereford: £1490 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1400 Godson House Farm, £1340 Carlingwha, £1210 Plumpton Hall Farm. Montbeliarde: £1390 Godson House Farm, £1320 Old Glasson Farm, £1270 Hatters Farm. Fleckvieh: £1260 Old Glasson Farm. Friesian: £1240 Downlands Farm, £1180 Old Glasson Farm, £1130 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1110, £1040, £990 Downlands Farm. Shorthorn: £1130 Barker Knott.

Heifers: Angus: £1390 Greenlands Farm, £1380 Chestnut House Farm, £1300 Greenlands Farm, £1270 Oakenhead, £1260 Chestnut House Farm, £1210 Carlingwha. Hereford: £1370 Steadbank, £1130 Meadow Croft. British Blue: £1360, £1350 Moss House Farm, £1280 Barker Knott. Limousin: £1260 Carlingwha, £1120 Barker Knott. Galloway: £900 Birks Farm.

Bulls: Limousin: £1160 Fell End Farm. Montbeliarde: £960 Cumming Carr Farm. Simmental: £860, £790, £740 River View.

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