Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 18th March 2022

Calves & Weanlings
Reports throughout the week said that calf prices had been less money but Lancaster bucked the trend and enjoyed a better trade than expected as was met with the busiest ring of buyers seen for some time. A selection of weanling Herefords from TE&M Kidd, Ellel saw bulls sell to £455, £440, £435, £420 and £390. Hereford bull calves at seven weeks old sold to £300 from J Gerrard & Son, Thurnham. Six week old Aberdeen Angus bull calves sold to £285 and four week old Aberdeen Angus bull calves to £275 from Tom Barron Farms, Woodplumpton. British Blue bulls sold to £285 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale.
British Blue heifer calves sold to £260 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. New Zealand type grazing calves sold to £68, £52 and £50 from B&JC Carr & Sons, Forton.
Next week includes the monthly sale of stirks, we are excited for a new format and sale time of 10am in the sheep ring. Please advise the office of entries.

Store Cattle
Lancaster enjoyed another strong store cattle trade with a larger entry of over 200 forward, a pair of Aberdeen Angus bullocks led the way selling to £1510 from TC Whiteside, Pilling with others from the same home to £1480. This was followed by other Aberdeen Angus bullocks to £1470 from J&H Davis, Cabus. A pen of four Limousin bullocks from H Chapman & Son, Middleton sold to £1490. A pen of five British Blue bullocks from C&B Lowther, Over Wyresdale sold to £1420.
A pair of British Blue heifers sold to £1460 from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling. Aberdeen Angus heifers peaked at £1360 for a pen of three from J Oddie & Son, Balderstone.
Dairy bullocks sold to £1330 for Friesians from WS Burrows & Son, Silverdale.

OTM Cattle
There is no need to go else where with your cast cows as the 96 forward today average £1142 a head or 170p/kg, proving that Lancaster is one of the counties leading centres for cast cattle and more easily could have been handled to the vendors advantage. Cast bulls proved popular with the market topping at £1822 for a Hereford from D&M Foster, Out Rawcliffe, with Friesian cast bulls achieving £1622 from PW&JM Norris, Hornby. A strong trade for OTM heifers today saw a consignment of pure Limousins from W Salisbury, Treales sold to 254.5p/kg or £1621, 234.5p/kg or £1371 with Pure Limousin cows from the same home selling to 219.5p/kg or £1470. Limousin x heifers sold to 249.5p/kg or £1546 from R Capstick, Ingleton. Holstein Frisian OTM heifers peaked at 214.5p/kg from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton and J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe. OTM dairy heifers peaked at £1430 a head from H Halhead & Son, Nether Kellet. OTM Steers sold to 239.5p/kg for Limousins from ST Birkett & Son, Carnforth. OTM steers sold to a top price per head of £1575 and £1497 for Limousins from JF&AW Sutton, Longsleddale. Plenty of beef cows today sold in excess of the 200p/kg mark. The best dairy cow today sold in the region of 180p/kg peaking at 187.5p/kg from MD Close & Son, Arkholme. Top price dairy cow today was an impressive £1535 from Strickland Hill Farming, Witherslack. Followed by others to £1474 from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall, £1457 from H&SD Cornthwaite & Son, Nateby, £1439 from H Halhead & Son, Nether Kellet. A large number of dairy cows selling in excess of the £1300 mark today.

Top Prices

Calves & Weanlings

Heifer Calves:
Hereford: £265 Booth Hall x2, £115 Crook Farm. British Blue: £260 Catshaw Hall Farm, £260 Ambrose Hall Farm, £195 North Farm, £190 New Brows Farm, £172 North Farm, £165 North Farm. Simmental: £200 Crook Farm, £180 Crook Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £150 Ambrose Hall Farm x2, £145 Ambrose Hall Farm, £130 Ambrose Hall Farm, £100 North Farm.

Bull Calves:
Hereford: £455 Booth Hall Farm, £440 Booth Hall Farm, £435 Booth Hall Farm, £420 Booth Hall Farm, £390 Booth Hall Farm, £300 Crook Farm. British Blue: £285 Catshaw Hall Farm, £250 North Farm, £200 North Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £285 Ambrose Hall Farm, £275 Ambrose Hall Farm, £270 Catshaw Hall Farm x2, £265 Ambrose Hall Farm, £255 Newhouse Farm. Friesian: £68 Cleveley House Farm, £52 Cleveley House Farm, £50 Cleveley House Farm.

OTM / Cast Cattle

Limousin: 219.5 Church View Farm, 214.5 Cragg Farm, 204.5 Thornbush Farm, 194.5 Cragg End, 179.5 Springfield Farm, 169.5 Re Braida Garth. Hereford: 189.5 Well House Farm, 184.5 Well House Farm, 179.5 Holmfields. British Blue: 194.5 Hall Croft Barn, 174.5 Little Fell Farm. Friesian: 187.5 Docker Hall Farm, 184.5 Strands Farms, 184.5 Tunstall Hall, 181.5 Derby Lodge Farm, 181.5 Warton Hall Farm, 179.5 Derby Lodge Farm. Simmental: 177.5 Hartrigg, 177.5 Re Braida Garth. Aberdeen Angus: 174.5 Springfield House, 167.5 Beckfoot Farm, 161.5 Fleet Farm. Norwegian Red: 171.5 Ninezergh.

Limousin: 254.5 Kirkview, 249.5 Fell End Farm, 234.5 Kirkview. Friesian: 214.5 North Farm, 214.5 Downlands Farm, 194.5 Holmes Farm, 194.5 Tunstall Hall, 189.5 Lawsons Farm. Aberdeen Angus: 211.5 Gulf Farm.

Limousin: 239.5 Hall Croft Barn, 194.5 Nether House Farm, 194.5 Nether House Farm. Charolais: 179.5 Nether House Farm. Hereford: 179.5 Old Woodhouse.

Limousin: 179.5 High House Farm. Hereford: 169.5 Church Farm. Friesian: 154.5 Strands Farm, 149.5 Strands Farm.

Store Cattle:


Angus: £1510, £1480 New Ridge Farm, £1470, £1370 Weavers Farm, £1370 Gibraltar Farm. Limousin: £1490 Millbeck, £1380 Brown Edge, £1380 Gibraltar Farm, £1370 Intack Farm, £1330 Hall Farm. British Blue: £1420 Lower Castle O Trim, £1370 Moss House Farm, £1350 Savick Brook Farm, £1330 Hall Farm, £1300 Toulbrick. Hereford: £1330 Pasture House Farm, £1240 Stubb Hall Farm, £1210 Holly House Farm. Welsh Black: £1350 Kirkham Road. Friesian: £1330, £1210 Gibraltar Farm, £1180, £1140 Downlands Farm, £1110 Plumpton Hall Farm. Charolais: £1310 Brown Edge. Swedish Red and White: £1190 Sunderland Brows Farm. Salers: £1180, £1160 Hazelgrove Lodge. Simmental: £1170 Brown Edge. Flekvieh: £1150 Brown Edge. Ayrshire: £1040 Newsham Hall Farm.

British Blue: £1460 Pasture House Farm, £1370 Gibraltar Farm, £1260 Stubbins Farm, £1230 Barkers Knott, £1220 Chestnut House Farm. Angus: £1360 Cheetham House Farm, £1280 Eskew Beck, £1270 Newsham Hall Farm, £1250 Stubb Hall Farm, £1210 Lynwood. Limousin: £1360 Thornbush Farm, £1160 Stubbins Farm, £1140 Chestnut House Farm, £1030 Ancliffe Hall Farm. Charolais: £1360 Newsham Hall Farm, £1300 Intack Farm, £1200 Newsham Hall Farm. Friesian: £1260 Stubbins Farm. Hereford: £1240 Old Hall Farm, £1170 Holly House Farm. Montbeliarde: £1090 Carlinghurst.

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