Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 11th March 2022

Calves & Weanlings

A cracking run of British Blue and Fleckvieh weanlings from EW&R Towers, Hornby stole the headlines today in Lancaster with British Blue bulls at four months old sold to £505 and Fleckviehs selling to £500, £455, £450, £425, £420 and £415. Five week old British Blue bulls peaked at £410 from Walmsley Beef, Cockerham. Other British Blue bulls sold to £350 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre. British Blue heifers sold to £270 from JP&C Robson, Garstang. Younger beef calves saw slightly less trade than in previous weeks, as a busy ring of buyers seem cautious toward the spiralling feed costs. Black and White bull calves twice sold to £120 from C&J Smith, St Michaels and RE&P Miller, Barnacre.

Store Cattle

Lancaster continues to boast a strong trade for store cattle, as short keep cattle continue to be a strong trade. Simmental steers led the way selling to £1560, with others to £1420 from EJ Burrow, Milnthorpe. Limousin bullocks sold to £1530 and £1520 from H Chapman & Son, Middleton. This was followed by other Limousin bullocks to £1460 from TA Chapman & Son, Kendal. Charolais bullocks peaked at £1400 from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet. The heifer trade this week twice peaked at £1380 for British Blues from J&JM Walmsley, Pilling and a pen of three Aberdeen Angus heifers to £1380 from J Oddie & Son, Balderstone. Dairy heifers sold to £1300 from EW&R Towers, Hornby for Norwegian Reds.

OTM Cattle

A bumper entry of 144 OTM cattle were forward which were met by a bumper trade, with an impressive overall market average of 164p/kg achieved. OTM steers led the way from PM&ST Entwistle, Abbeystead with Limousin selling to 264.5p/kg, grossing at £1692 and £1589. Aberdeen Angus steers sold to 224.5p/kg from JH Woof & Son, Kendal which grossed at £1542. OTM dairy heifers sold to 214.5p/kg or £1480 from H Halhead & Son, Nether Kellet. Beef cows were in strong demand today with Limousin selling to 214.5p/kg or £1688 from JE&AC Clarke & Son, Melling. As British Blue cows topped at 209.5p/kg or £1904 from A&P Hodgkinson, Stalmine. Other leading prices for beef cast cows was £1594 for a Limousin from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead. Plenty more beef cows were regularly selling either side of the £1400 mark. Dairy cows sold to a colossal top price of £1533 from H&SD Cornthwaite & Son, Nateby. This was followed by other dairy cows to £1405 from AW&AM Park & Son, Ellel, £1355 from ME&B Mason & Son, Caton and £1342 from Cote Farm Partnership, Nether Kellet. A large number of dairy cows sold in the region of £1300, with the best meated dairy cows today sold between 180-185p/kg. The demand for OTM cattle looks strong for the near future, with vendors urged to take advantage as soon as possible and sell live. All OTM cattle forward averaged a very impressive £1042.

Top Prices

Bull calves:

British blue - £505 Holme Head, £410 Richmond Hall, £350 Lower Lingart. Flekvieh - £500, £455, £450 Holme Head. Montbeliarde - £400 Holme Head. Angus - £270 Lower Lingart, £215 Bolton Fold Farm, £200 Walkers I’th Fields. Friesian - £200 Holme Head, £120 Lower Lingart, £120 Wyre Bank.

Heifer calves:

British Blue - £270 Roe Farm, £185 Cinderbarrow, £155 Roe Farm. Simmental – £240 x 2 Lower Lingart. Hereford - £165, £130 Lower Lingart. Angus - £150 Walkers I’th Fields, £140 Bolton Fold, £120 Forton Hall.


FRI: 214.5 Lawsons Farm, 199.5 194.5 Roseacre Hall, 187.5 White Lund Farm, 184.5 Myers Farm, 184.5 Birkland Barrow. LIM: 214.5 Cringleber, 194.5 Marshaw Farm, 189.5 Lane Head Farm, 179.5 169.5 Dunkenshaw Farm. British Blue: 209.5 Bank Field Farm, 189.5 Kendal House Farm, 144.5 Borrans Farm. AA: 189.5 Cringleber, 169.5 Manor House Farm, 164.5 Marl House, 129.5 Swainshead Hall Farm. SHO: 189.5 Abbots Reading Farm, 181.5 174.5 Manor House Farm. SIM: 184.5 Re Braida Garth. CONT: 179.5 169.5 Re Braida Garth. NOR: 174.5 Myers Farm. SRW: 171.5 White Lund Farm. FKV: 159.5 157.5 147.5 Lawrence House. AYR: 154.5 Bolton Fold Farm. MONT: 151.5 Lawrence House, 144.5 White Lund Farm. WB: 134.5 Swainshead Hall Farm. JER: 119.5 Arnside Tower Farm.


LIM: 227.5 Green Dragon Farm. FRI: 207.5 Berryholme, 204.5 199.5 Ackenthwaite Farm, 204.5 Cinder Barrow, 197.5 Low Audlands. AA: 174.5 Low Stennerley.


LIM: 264.5 Lentworth Farm, 204.5 Green Dragon Farm.


FKV: 177.5 The Hill. LIM: 167.5 Marshaw Farm. FRI: 144.5 Roseacre Hall.


SIM: £1560 £1420 Hazel Slack Tower Farm, £1180 Scagill. LIM: £1530 £1520 Millbeck, £1460 Lane Head Farm, £1390 £1350 Whelpside Farm, £1260 Hutton Roof Hall, £1210 Station Hotel Farm. CHAR: £1400 Intack Farm, £1360 Thornton Barn Farm. AA: £1370 Little Town Farm, £1370 Shaws Farm, £1360 Outerthwaite Farm, £1360 Stubb Hall Farm. BRB: £1380 Thornton Barn Farm, £1370 £1310 Moss House Farm, £1370 Lynwood, £1340 Greenlands Farm, £1300 Shaws Farm. HERE: £1290 Stubb Hall Farm, £1280 £1200 Carlingwha, £1200 Hall Bank, £1170 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1080 Lynwood. BLO: £1260 Outerthwaite Farm. FKV: £1190 2 Netherbeck Barn. £1100 Corney Hill Farm, £940 Mearsbeck Farm. MRI: £1070 Littlewood Hall Farm. FRI: £1040 Intack Farm, £1000 Scagill, £710 Throstle Nest Farm. NOR: £760 Bull Bank Farm.


BRB: £1380 £1330 Staffords Farm, £1280 Greenlands Farm, £1270 Blades Farm, £1210 Windy Hill Farm, £1190 Boldens Farm. AA: £1380 Cheetham House Farm, £1300 Little Town Farm, £1260 Outerthwaite Farm, £1180 Hill House Farm, £1150 Kays Farm. NOR: £1300 Holme Head. HERE: £1270 Holly House Farm, £1060 Carlingwha, £980 Summerlands. FKV: £1240 Holme Head. FRI: £1230 Little Blindhurst. LIM: £1190 Outerthwaite Farm, £1180 Hill House Farm. CHAR: £940 Hall Bank. SIM: £900 Summerlands.


AA: £850 Thornton Barn Farm.

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