Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 10th June 2022.

Calves & Weanlings
It was great to see returning purchasers and fresh faces ringside at Lancaster, with them having a wide choice of 90 calves forward in the market which met plenty of demand. British Blue bulls stole the headlines today peaking at £430 at six weeks old from AJ & AJ Gibbons, St Michaels on Wyre followed by £425 twice and £415 from T & CM Kelsall & Son, Chipping. Other British Blue bulls sold to £410 from C & J Smith, St Michaels on Wyre. Month old Charolais bull calves sold to £390 from M&C Booth, Kentmere with 16 day old Charolais bull calves from the same home selling to £350. The heifers peaked at £385 for British Blues from AD&R Milner, Claughton on Brock with other British Blue heifers to £380 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale, £365 from AJ&AJ Gibons, St Michaels on Wyre. Young beef calves were a sharper trade today with more buyers in the market looking for calves on milk. Black and White bull calves saw Friesians sell to £175 from Drinkall Bros with two more from the same home selling to £150. Once again more interest ringside for calves today at Lancaster with more required to fulfil buyers requirements.

Store Cattle
Today at Lancaster saw a variety of cattle through the store ring with less short-term cattle forward and more long keep cattle on the market. There was still a strong overall market average of £1165. A cracking pen of three Aberdeen Angus bullocks from EW&CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine led the way selling to £1650 with Beef Shorthorns from the same home selling to £1560. Charolais bullocks from MJ Waller, Kirkby Lonsdale sold to £1600. Aberdeen Angus bullocks sold to £1560 from R&DM Rossall & Sons, Pilling with a pen of five British Blue bollocks to £1510 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet.
The heifer trade peaked at £1560 for British Blue from WT Eastham & Sons, Goosnargh with a pen of three Charolais heifers to £1550 from R&EA Gardner, Kendal. Dairy bullocks peaked at £1460 for a Montbeliarde from H&JA Gorst, Calder Vale. A pen of four Holstein bullocks sold to £1430 from EJ Hodgson & Son, Kendal.

OTM & Cast Cattle
There was a slightly smaller entry of cast cows 88 forward today with many taking advantage of the dry spell of weather. There was an overall market average of 180p/kg with well over 50% of the entry forward dairy cows including a large proportion of parlour cows. All OTM cattle forward averaged £1112. OTM British Blue heifers led the way twice selling to 249.5p/kg peaking at £1519 from I Atkinson & Son, Warton. Limousin cast steers sold to 239.5p/kg from JD EM JA Atkinson, Kendal. Holstein Friesian steers sold to 214.5p/kg or £1716 from I Atkinson & Son, Warton with Montbeliardes to 229.5p/kg or £1560 from LA Bradshaw, Stalmine. Cast cows sold to a top of 234.5p/kg or £1571 from TA Chapman & Son, Kendal. British Blue x cows topped the market at £1798 from ST Birkett & Son, Carnforth. Aberdeen Angus cows sold to £1567 from G&D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston with Charolais to £1570 from R&J Parkinson, Preesall. Best fleshed dairy cows saw Holstein Friesians sell to 214.5p/kg from Lawsons Dairy Limited, Cockerham grossing at £1791. Others sold to 214.5p/kg was JT Wilson, Bay Horse grossing £1480.

Top Prices

OTM and Cast Cattle Top Prices per Kilo:

OTM Cow: Limousin: 239.50 Nook Farm, 234.50, 231.50 Lane Head Farm, 224.50 Greenways, 204.50, 144.50 Dunkenshaw Farm. British Blue: 231.50, 219.50, 214.50 Hall Croft Barn, 194.50 Yates Farm. Charollais: 221.50 Springfield House. Friesian: 214.50 Bank End Farm, 214.50, 201.50 Centre Farm, 197.50 Sweetings Farm, 194.50 Derby Lodge Farm, 194.50 Moss House Farm. Angus: 209.50, 204.50 Woodstock, 204.50 Cragg Farm, 199.50 Woodstock, 197.50 Cragg Farm, 194.50 Nook Farm. Fleckvieh: 184.50, 157.50 Holme Head. Shorthorn: 184.50 Dunkenshaw Farm. Simmental: 164.50, 161.50 Hartrigg. Jersey: 157.50 Moss House Farm, 124.50 Birks Farm. Highland: 119.50 Kate Farm.

OTM Heifer: British Blue: 249.50 Boon Town Farm. Limousin: 241.50 Low Groves Farm. Angus: 224.50 Brow Foot Farm. Friesian: 207.50 Whinney Carr Farm, 201.50 Hagg Farm, 109.50 Fern Hill Farm, 107.50 Birks Farm.

Cast Steer: Limousin: 239.50 Low Groves Farm. Montbeliarde: 229.50 Moss House Farm. Friesian: 214.50, 187.50 Boon Town Farm, 179.50 Greenside Farm.

Cast Bull: Simmental: 174.50 Kate Farm. Frieisan: 149.50 Gunnerthwaite.

Calf Top Prices:

Heifer Calf: British Blue: £385 Lane Head Farm, £380 Catshaw Farm, £365 Catteralls Farm, £340 Blackleach House Farm, £330 Brown Brook Farm, £320 Catteralls Farm. Frieisan: £350 Wyre Bank, £235 Catshaw Hall Farm. Limousin: £335, £305 Catteralls Farm, £255 Rose Farm. Charollais: £285, £265 Bolton Fold Farm. Angus: £230 Butlers Arms Farm. Hereford: £205 Catshaw Farm, £170, £160, £120, £110 Arnside Tower Farm.

Bull Calf: British Blue: £430 Catteralls Farm, £425, £415 Brown Brook, £410 Wyre Bank, £380 Blackleach House Farm. Charollais: £390, £350 Hartrigg. Angus: £305 Bolton Fold Farm, £305, £290 North Farm, £275 Walkers I’th Fields, £245 Rose Farm, £150 Swillbrook Grange. Hereford: £305, £300 Catshaw Hall Farm, £200, £155 Arnside Tower Farm. Friesian: £300 Wyre Bank, £175, £150 Catshaw Hall Farm, £135 Wyre Bank, £110 Catshaw Hall Farm. Welsh Black: £280 Catteralls Farm.

Store Cattle Top Prices:

Heifer: British Blue: £1560 Wood Nook Farm, £1480 Abrahams Farm, £1310 Wood Nook Farm, £1290 Brow Foot Farm, £1290 Wood Nook Farm, £1100 Park Lane Farm. Charollais: £1550 Barrowfield. West Black: £1440 Abrahams Farm. Angus: £1380 Yew Tree Farm, £1290 Chesnut House Farm, £1230 Kays Farm, £1190 Park House Farm, £1140 Greenlands Farm, £1140 Carlingwha. Simmental: £1340 Wood Nook Farm, £1260 Park House Farm, £760 Mill House Farm. Hereford: £1290 Well House Farm, £1180 Brow Foot Farm, £1140 Lynwood, £1110 Tunstead Farm, £1110 Lynwood, £1110 Well House Farm. Freisian: £1240 Park House Farm, £890 Plumpton Hall Farm. Limousin: £1140 Tunstead Farm, £1070 Bull Bank Farm, £930 Nook Farm.

Bullock: Angus: £1650 Yew Tree Farm, £1560 Abrahams Farm, £1450 Staffords Farm, £1400 Chesnut House Farm, £1390 Bainsbank Farm, £1340 Windy Hill Farm. Charollais: £1600 Calringwha. Shorthorn: £1560 Yew Tree Farm. British Blue: £1510 Stubb Hall Farm, £1430 Lower Castle O Trim, £1430 Carlingwha, £1430 Cracalt Farm, £1400 Windy Hill Farm, £1360 Thornton Barn Farm. Montbeliarde: £1460 Shaws Farm. Limousin: £1450 Fellside Farm, £1370 Cracalt Farm, £1210 Thornton Barn Farm, £1200 Carlingwha, £1160 Fell End Farm. Friesian: £1430 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1330 Staffords Farm, £1110 Mill House Farm, £850 Sunderland Brows Farm, £780 Mill House Farm, £760 The Bungalow. Hereford: £1330 Windy Hill Farm, £1300 Thornton Barn Farm, £1300 Windy Hill Farm, £1270 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1200 Brow Foot Farm, £990 Mill House Farm. Fleckvieh: £1000 Pennine Way. Norwegian Red: £850 Sunderland Brows Farm. Swedish Red: £850 Sunderland Brows Farm.

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