Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle- Friday 24th June 2022.

Buyers were in attendance from throughout the Northern Counties and Midlands for the weekly sale of cattle at Lancaster Auction Mart. Store cattle sold to a top price of £1750, OTM Cattle to £1778, Stirks to £920 and Rearing Calves to £510.


A weekly sale of rearing calves saw 71 forward selling to a fast and competitive trade with buyers keen to secure all classes and types. The sale peaked at £510 on 4 occasions for Charollias x bull calves from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham, who sold others for £505 and £500. Other Charollias x bull calves from JE & S Seedall, Mellor sold at £485. British Blue x bull calves sold to £400 from AJ & AJ Gibbons, St Michaels, with other younger British blue calves to £355 from RT Halhead, Cockerham. Aberdeen Angus x bull calves sold to £395 from WN & D Smith & Sons, Cockerham with others to £360 from Wannops Farm Ltd, Morecambe. All beef bull calves today averaged £309, with most being 5/6 week old. Dairy bull calves sold to £175 for a Holstein Friesian from WN& D Smith & Son, Cockerham with others to £160 from Wannops Farm ltd, Morecambe.

Heifer calves sold to £375 for a Charollais x from WG Farms, Cockerham, with other selling to £340 from GJ & J Billington, Garstang. British Blue x heifer calves from AJ &AJ Gibbons, St Michaels sold to £330. Aberdeen Angus heifer calves sold to £235 and £230 from Wannops Farm Ltd, Morecambe.


The monthly sale of stirks saw steers sell to £840 for a Limousin x from T Ayrton & Son, Over Wyresdale, with Aberdeen Angus x selling to £815 from G&D Ball & Sons, Little Eccleston, with others at £790 from JW Thwaites, Tebay. Hereford x steers sold for £760 from JB & C Lamb, Thurnham. Younger steer stirks sold to £650 for a Hereford x from P Rossall, Scorton who also sold Shorthorn x steers to £565.

Heifer stirks sold to £830 for a Limousin x from T Ayrton & Son, Over Wyresdale. Younger 6 month old heifer stirks sold to £695 for a Limousin x from T Ayrton & Son, Over Wyresdale. Aberdeen Angus x stirks sold to £615 from R Fare, Kirkham and £610 from G & D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston.

Bull stirks sold to £920 for a Limousin x from R & EA Gardner, Kendal. Dairy bred bulls sold to £685 for Holstein Freisian from WG Farms, Cockerham.

OTM and Cast Cattle 

92 cows were sold at Lancaster Auction Mart today, with an overall market average of 188p/kg. Cull cows sold to 234.5p/kg for a Aberdeen Angus x from G Metcalfe & Son, Gressingham with British Blue x selling to 231.5p/kg from JH Atkinson & Partners, Selside and Simmental x selling to 229.5p/kg from E Rossall, Preesall. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows continue to sell to a premium, peaking at 221.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from AW & AM Park & Son, Ellel, with others at 214.5p/kg from WS Burrow & Son, Carnforth with Fleckvieh selling to 201.5p/kg from EW & R M Towers, Hornby. Medium dairy cows regularly sold at 165-180p/kg with leaner sorts to 130-150p/kg. Top grossing cow today was a Stabiliser from J A & R Geldard & Sons, Levens achieving £1673 with a further 5 cows over £1500. Dairy cows sold to £1497 for a Holstein Friesian from RT Halhead, Cockerham closely followed by Kellsall & Wood, Scotforth achieving £1491. All cull cows today averaged £1217.

OTM Heifers sold to a top price of 224.5p/kg for a British Blue x from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale and £1561 for Aberdeen Angus x from JD EM JA Atkinson, Kendal. Dairy heifers sold to 214.5p/kg and £1548 for a Holstein Friesian from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Steers sold to 247.5p/kg and £1532 for Aberdeen Angus x from T & E Burrow, Slyne with Holstein Friesian steers selling to 197.5p/kg and £1066 from J & JM Walmsley, Pilling.

A single cull bull today sold to 181.5p/kg and £1778 for a Stabiliser from JA & A Geldard & Sons, Levens.

Store Cattle 

The weekly sale of store cattle at NWA Lancaster saw all steers forward average £1331 and all heifers forward average £1169. A full competitive ringside of buyers keen to secure all classes and types of cattle saw vendors leave well suited with prices achieved. Steers sold to a top price of £1750 for a Aberdeen Angus x steer from JA Carr, Heskin with Charollais from R & E A Gardner, Kendal selling for £1700 with others at £1650 from J & H Bland Son Ltd, Levens, £1600 from EE Thornton & Sons, Morecambe and British Blue x to £1580 from R & D M Rossall & Sons, Pilling. Dairy bred steers sold to £1490 for Norwegian Red x and Fleckvieh x from JH Bland & Son, Levens and Montbeliarde x to £1480 from JS Clark & Son Catforth.

Heifers sold to a top price of £1500 for a British Blue x from R & D M Rossall & Son, Pilling with Aberdeen Angus x selling to £1490 from T Robson & Son, Poulton le Flyde. Hereford x heifers sold to £1390 from SH & LE Birkett, Nether Kellet and Charollais sold to £1360 from EE Thornton & Son, Morecambe.

Top Prices

Heifer Calf:

Charollais: £375 Lathwaite Farm, £340 Myerscough House, £310, £300 Lathwaite Farm, £295 Bolton Fold Farm, £285 Lathwaite Farm. British Blue: £330, £315, £290, £275 Catteralls Farm, £250 Post Farm. Angus: £235, £230, £210, £200 Heaton Hall Farm, £185 Bolton Fold Farm. Limousin: £200, £140 Rose Farm.

Bull Calf: 

Charollais: £510, £505, £500 Lathwaite Farm. British Blue: £400, £365 Catterals Farm, £355 Norbreck Farm, £350 New Brows Farm, £330 Walkers I'th Fields, £305 Myerscough House. Angus: £395 Cocker House Farm, £360, £350, £270 Heaton Hall Farm, £230, £220 New Brows Farm. Welsh Black: £225 Catteralls Farm. Freisian: £175 Cocker House Farm, £160 Heaton Hall Farm, £140 Cocker House Farm.


Bull Stirks: Limousin: £920 Barrowfield, £680 Dockensall Farm. Friesian: £685, £580, £300 Laithwaite Farm. Angus: £400 The Lea, £260 Laithwaite Farm. Fleckvieh: £290 White Lund Farm. Norwegian: £255 White Lund farm.

Heifer Stirks: Limousin: £830 £695 £695 £695 Yates Farm, £540 Rushworth Farm. Angus: £615 Post Farm, £610 Woodstock, British Blue: £560 £500 Rushworth Farm, £460 £440 Boon Town Farm.

Steer Stirks: Limousin: £840 Yates Farm. Angus: £815 Woodstock, £790 Eskew Beck. Hereford: £760 Gardeners Farm, £650 Salisbury Farm. Shorthorn: £565 Salisbury Farm. Friesian: £430 £390 £380 Gardeners Farm £325 Wryeside Farm.

OTM / Cast Cattle

OTM Cow Top Prices: Angus: £234.50 Fleets Farm, £221.50 Thornlea, £204.50 Manor Farm, £164.50 Mosergh Farm. British Blue: £231.50 Mosergh Farm, £219.50 Manor Farm, £207.50 Thornlea, £194.50 Trapp Farm. Simmental: £229.50 £209.50 Sykes Fold Farm. Friesian: £221.50 Walkers I’th fields, £214.50 Gibralter Farm, £201.50 Norbreck Farm, £199.50 Lower Langthwaite Farm, £197.50 Holme Head, £197.50 Bannister Farm. Hereford: £219.50 Little Fell Farm, £204.50 Little Crimbles, £179.50 Trapp Farm, £179.50 Little Crimbles. Stabilisers: £214.50 Low Foulshaw Farm. Limousin: £209.50 Intack Farm, £179.50 £169.50 Holme house Farm. Fleckvieh: £201.50, £191.50, £187.50, £169.50 Holme Head. Montbeliarde: £187.50 Holme Head. Continental: £159.50 Bolton Fold Farm. Highland: £149.50 Southwoods Hill Farm.

OTM Heifers: British Blue: £244.50 Catshaw Hall farm. Angus: £239.50 Low Groves farm, £179.50 Cragg Farm. Friesian: £214.50 Catshaw Hall Farm, £209.50 Tunsteads Farm, £194.50 Higher Shuttlingfields Farm, £187.50 Tunsteads farm. Hereford: £211.50 Manor Farm.

Cast Steers: Angus: £247.50 £239.50 Throstle Grove, British Blue: Throstle Grove, £199.50 Intack Farm. Friesian: £197.50 Staffords Farm. Jersey: £179.50 Gibralter

Cast Bulls: Stabiliser: £181.50 Low Foulshaw Farm.

Store Cattle

Steers: Angus: £1750 £1680 £1660 Kingsley house Farm, £1540 £1500 Fairfield, Charolais: £1700 Barrowsfield, £1650 Ninezergh, £1600 £1560 Downlands farm, £1500 Ninezergh, £1460 Manor Farm. British Blue: £1580 Abrahams Farm, £1540 Greenlands Farm, £1500 Holmes Farm, £1410 Wood Nook Farm, £1400 Intack Farm, £1260 Plumpton Hall Farm. Limousin: £1520 £1490 Downlands Farm, £1450 Ninezergh, £1430 Wood Nook Farm, £1010 Mill House Farm. MRI: £1490 Ninezergh. Norwegian: £1480 £1380 Ninezergh, £1260 Outerthwaite Farm. Fleckvieh: £1490 Ninezergh, £1170 Holmes Farm, £1070 Hall Bank. Montbeliarde: £1480 Godson House Farm, £1380 Staffords Farm, £1050 £980 Parkers Farm, £850 Mill House Farm, £740 Parkers Farm. Hereford: £1480 Stubb Hall Farm, £1190 Hall Bank, £1140 Cock Hall Farm, £1070 Hall Bank. Simmental: £1460 £1240 The Old Stable. Friesian: £1320 Downlands Farm, £1180 Plumpton Hall. Longhorn: £1080 Cock Hall Farm. White Bred Shorthorn: £1080 Cock Hall Farm. Swedish Red: £850 Sunderland Brows Farm.

Heifers: British Blue:£1500 Abrahams Farm, £1460 Pasture House Farm, £1460 Fairfield, £1420 pasture House Farm, £1340 Hall Bank, £1270 Brow Foot Farm. Angus: £1490 Fairfield, £1260 Outerthwaite Farm, £1220 Trapp Farm, £1180 Lynwood, £1160 Ellers Farm, £1160 Downlands Farm. Hereford: £1390 Stubb Hall Farm, £1300 Pasture House Farm, £1180 £1110 Lynwood, £1000 Brow Foot Farm, £960 Lynwood. Charolais: £1360 £1190 Downlands Farm. Limousin: £1290 Holmes Farm, £1200 Ivy Farm, £1080 Downlands Farm, £1040 Intack Farm, £880 Ellers Farm. Friesian: £1080 Higher Shuttlingfields. White Bred Shorthorn: £1160 Ellers Farm. Simmental: £1040 Intack Farm.

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