Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 25th March 2022

The weekly sale of calves at Lancaster had an entry of 45 forward which saw the better types of calves sell to a sharper trade with the other types meeting a similar trade. Plenty of the best quality beef calves were regularly selling in excess of the £400 mark with the consignment from Karen Parkinson, Out Rawcliffe leading the way selling Aberdeen Angus bulls to £480. A consignment of British Blue bull calves from J&G Thornley, Kirkham sold to £455, £425 and £415. Other consignments of British Blue calves from JP&C Robson, Garstang sold to £455 and £440. The consignment from JM&MH France & Son, Littledale sold British Blue bulls to £450 and heifers to £380. British Blue heifers peaked at £400 from JS&KM Wilson, Kendal. Dairy bull calves sold to £430 for Montbeliardes from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green who also sold Fleckviehs to £330. Black and White bull calves peaked at £180 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green and £170 from JS&KM Wilson & Son, Kendal.

The revamped sale of stirks was deemed a success, in what are uncertain times with the ever-spiralling costs of fertilizer, feed and fuel. The new format for the stirk sale at Lancaster saw them sold at an earlier time of 10am in the sheep ring which was met by a packed ring of buyers and onlookers.
An entry of 153 forward saw good quality stirks in plenty of demand and easily sold, with buyers especially looking for grazing type cattle, however continue to be slightly cautious of native heifers. Topping the trade today was WJ&EA Woodhouse, Nateby selling yearling Limousin bullocks to £1040 and £945. The consignment of 10-month-old Aberdeen Angus bullocks from G&D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston sold to £945 and £920. This was followed by yearling Limousin bullocks to £910 from G&MA Smith, Salisbury. Plenty of yearling beef bred bullocks regularly selling at the £800 mark. The bull trade peaked at £1020 for nine-month-old Limousin bulls from J Bargh, Heaton with Oxcliffe with Beef Shorthorn bulls sold to £890 from the same home. Peaking the heifer trade today at £895 were yearling British Blue heifers from H&SD Cornthwaite & Son, Nateby. This was followed by other yearling British Blue heifers to £795 from PS&H Eckersley, Mellor, with 7 month old Simmental heifers to £790 from Red Lees Farm. A pen of yearling Aberdeen Angus heifers from JW Thwaites, Tebay sold to £780. Plenty of younger weanling type cattle regularly sold between £500-£600. A consignment of 6-month-old Montbeliarde and Danish Reds from Ross Greenwood, Carlton sold to £600 and £570. 9-month-old British Friesian bullocks sold to £540 from R&J Parkinson, Preesall.

Store Cattle
Lancaster store cattle once again sold to another strong trade, averaging an impressive £1228 a head. There was less forward this week, as which more is required to fulfil our buyers requirements. Continental steers led the way today peaking at £1540 for Limousins from L Parsons & Son, Levens. British Blues to £1500 from AG Stafford, Out Rawcliffe with other British Blues to £1480 from J&JM Walmsley, Pilling. Also achieving £1480 was JB Moore, Allithwaite for a Blonde steer. Native bullocks saw Aberdeen Angus peak at £1470 for a pen of three from J Oddie & Son, Balderstone followed by another pen of three to £1450 from R Townsend, Freckleton with a couple of Aberdeen Angus bullocks from L Parsons & Sons, Levens also selling at £1450. Beef Shorthorn bullocks peaked at £1430 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse.
The heifer trade at Lancaster today peaked at £1380 for an Aberdeen Angus from L Parsons & Sons, Levens with British Blues to £1350 from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling with other heifers to £1350 for Blondes from JB Moore, Allithwaite. Friesian bullocks peaked at £1190 from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton, with others from the same home to £1180. Also achieving £1180 was a pen of three Black and White bullocks from A&MI Robinson, Orton.

OTM / Cast Cattle
The OTM trade continues to be on fire with Lancaster boasting some fantastic averages, all cattle forward averaging £1101 or 174p/kg. OTM steers led the way with Black and Whites selling to 224p/kg and 214p/kg from RH&HA Fawcett, Burton. OTM Black and White heifers sold to 219.5p/kg from H&A Stephenson, Tunstall. Top price per head today was an Aberdeen Angus cow selling to £1795.50 from MS&G Mason, Kirkby Lonsdale who sold Aberdeen Angus cast steers to £1769. Dairy cows today saw the best regularly selling between 190-200p/kg. Dairy cows peaked at £1575 from MH&AR Robinson, Old Hutton with others to £1496 and £1494 from Lawsons Dairy, Cockerham followed by £1441 from Andrew Kippax, Churchtown. Plenty of cows sold between £1300-£1400.

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Store Cattle:

Limousin: £1540 Low Levens, £1390 Hutton Roof Hall, £1380, £1360 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1340 Hall Farm. British Blue: £1500 Birch Croft, £1480 Staffords Farm, £1440 Lynwood, £1420 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1400, £1360 Green Lane Farm. Blonde: £1480, £1390 Outerthwaite Farm. Angus: £1470 Cheetham House Farm, £1450 Kirkham Road, £1450 Low Levens, £1390 Downlands Farm, £1350 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1340 New Parkside Farm. Shorthorn: £1430 Upper Foxholes Farm. Hereford: £1380 Carlingwha, £1320 Ivy Barn Spout House, £1260 Lynwood, £1210 Plumpton Hall Farm. Charolais: £1320 Birch Croft. Friesian: £1190, £1180 Downlands Farm, £1180 Hall Farm, £1170 Staffords Farm, £1120 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1080 Billinge Hall Farm. Montbeliarde: £1090 Bradley Farm.

Angus: £1380 Low Levens, £1180 Brown Edge, £1160 New Parkside Farm, £1140 Stubb Hall Farm, £1090 Downlands Farm. Blonde: £1350 Outerthwaite Farm. British Blue: £1350 Pasture House Farm, £1280 Windy Hill Farm, £1220 Green Lane Farm, £1190 Nether Hall Farm, £1160 Plumpton Hall Farm. Limousin: £1330 Low Levens, £1260, £1170 Barnfield Farm, £1090 Downlands Farm, £1080 Hutton Roof Hall. Charolais: £1290, £1190 The Old Stable. Hereford: £1240 Stubb Hall Farm, £1180 Pasture House Farm, £1120 Carlingwha, £1050 Well House Farm, £1010, £1000 Toulbrick Farm. Flekvieh: £1070 Holme Head. Norwegian Red: £1070 Holme Head. Friesian: £1070 (2) Holme Head.

Heifer Calves:
Montbeliarde: £430 Sellerley Farm. British Blue: £400 High House, £380 Newhouse Farm, £200 Roe Farm.
Bull Calves:
Angus: £480, £360 Liscoe Farm, £225 Fields Farm, £210 (2), £175 Liscoe Farm. British Blue: £455 Roe Farm, £455 Derby Lodge Farm, £450 Newhouse Farm, £440 Roe Farm, £425, £415 Derby Lodge Farm. Montbeliarde: £340 Sellerley Farm, £215 High House. Flekvieh: £330, £155 Sellerley Farm. Hereford: £180 Fields Farm, £140 derby Lodge Farm, £95 Cleveley House Farm.

Bull Stirk:
Limousin: £1020 Old Woodhouse, £495 (3), £485, £420 Hare Apple Tree. Shorthorn: £890, £790 (2) Heaton With Oxcliffe. British Blue: £670 Wellington Cragg Farm, £530 Holme Head, £505 Walkers I’th Field, £385 Holme Head. Angus: £555 Wellington Cragg Farm. Flekvieh: £480 (2), £445, £360 Holme Head Farm. Friesian: £285 (2) Holme Head.
Heifer Stirk:
British Blue: £905 (2) Kirkwood Lodge Farm, £795 (3) Higher Brundhurst Farm, £375 Holme Head Farm. Simental: £790, £705 (2) Lower Red Lees Farm. Angus: £780 (5) Eskew Beck, £640 Knowsley Farm. Limousin: £630 (2) Green Lane Farm, £330 Hare Apple Tree. Hereford: £400 (2) Fields Farm, £400 Marlholes Farm.
Steer Stirk:
Limousin: £1040 Gibsons Farm, £910, £710 (3) Green Lane Farm. Angus: £945, £920 (4), £900 Woodstock. Simental: £890 Lower Red Lees Farm. British Blue: £850 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, £785 Higher Brundhurst Farm, £620 West Wood, £550 Brown Brook. Hereford: £605, £500 Marlholes Farm. Montbeliarde: £600 (2), £560 (3), £470 Westwood. Friesian: £600, £570 (2), £560 Westwood, £540 (2) Springfield House. Continental: £570 (2), £560 (2), £520 (2) Westwood.
Angus: 217.50 Rye Close, 199.50 Spital Farm, 169.50 Lodge Farm, 154.50 Old School House. Friesian: 211.50 Ghyll Beck Farm, 201.50, 194.50 Holmescales Farm, 194.50 Hare Field House, 191.50 Forton Hall Farm, 191.50 Derby Lodge Farm. Stabiliser: 209.50 Low Moor Head Farm. Hereford: 204.50 Springfield House. British Blue: 199.50 Helm Croft, 199.50 Thornbush Farm. Flekvieh: 199.50, 194.50 Hawkin Hall. Limousin: 191.50, 181.50 Lodge Farm, 129.50 Old School House. Shorthorn: 179.50 Yew Tree Farm. Belted Galloway: 161.50 Ghyll Beck Farm. Norwegian Red: 144.50 Hillam Lane Farm.
OTM Heifer:
Friesian: 219.50 Barnfield Farm, 201.50 Gibstick Hall, 197.50 Barnfield Farm. Continental: 177.50 High Lickbarrow Farm. Ayrshire: 171.50 West Hall.
Cast Steer:
Friesain: 224.50, 214.50, 204.50 Green Dragon Farm. Angus:194.50 Spital Farm.
Cast Bull:
Limousin: 164.50 Ballam Farm. Friesian: 159.50 Richmond Hall. Shorthorn: 144.50 Parkside Farm. Charolais: 144.50 Rye Close.

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