Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 13th May 2022

Calves & Stirks
The mid may sale of stirks at Lancaster saw plenty of interest with grazing types especially a strong trade with the recent grass growth. Leading the way was the consignment from R & J Parkinson, Preesall with a packet of Limousin and Aberdeen Angus heifers selling to £965. A pen of nine to ten month old Angus steers from E & J Redmayne, Winmarleigh sold to £825, with the bull trade this week peaking at £755 for British Blues from FW Rhodes & Son, Ellel. A consignment of weanlings from EW & R Towers, Hornby sold to £550 for British Blue bulls with the Fleckviehs selling to £550 and £500.

A good entry of calves forward today saw the quality on offer eagerly bid for. M&C Booth, Kentmere led the way selling six week old suckler bred Simmental bulls to £500 and £490. 2 month old suckler bred Charolais bull calves sold to £450 from GR Bargh & Co, Caton with heifers from the same home selling to £405. British Blue bull calves today were eagerly bid for and in strong demand. JP&C Robson, Garstang led the way selling to £445 and £430. This was followed by the consignment from AJ&AJ Gibons, St Michaels selling British Blue bulls to £445, £410, £405 and £400. Other noted British Blue calf prices were £420 from AD&R Milner, Claughton on Brock. All British Blue bull calves today averaged £373.64. British Blue heifer calves twice sold to £350 from AJ&AJ Gibons, St Michaels.

Store Cattle
Lancaster continues to offer a buoyant trade for all speciations of store cattle, leading the way at £1550 was a Aberdeen Angus steer from L Parsons & Sons, Levens with others to £1530 from I&ME Askew, New Hutton. British Blue steers sold to £1470 from R&J Dodgson, Natland with this closely followed at £1460 for an Aberdeen Angus bullock from MJ Waller, Lupton. British Blue heifers sold to £1480 from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling with Limousin heifers at £1460 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens. Rounding off a good day for the Parsons Family saw them top the Friesian section at £1360.
OTM / Cast Cattle
Less OTM’s on the market today with 88 forward. The trade remaining just as strong with an impressive overall market average of 195p/kg. Clean Limousin heifers led the way today selling to 279.5p/kg and 274.5p/kg or £1690 and £1625 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton. The bull trade topped the market at £2322 for a five year old Aberdeen Angus making 244.5p/kg from JE&S Seedall, Mellor. A consignment of Limousin beef cows from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead sold to 237.5p/kg or £1959 at seven years old and 231.5p/kg or £1935 at nine years old. Aberdeen Angus cows peaked at £1885 from G Metcalfe & Son, Gressingham. Black & White feeding heifers sold to a top of £1728 from R&A Jolleys, Cabus. Best meated dairy cows today regularly sold around the 210p/kg mark peaking at £1827 from H&A Stephenson, Tunstall this was followed by others to £1711 from RT Halhead, Cockerham and £1681 from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham.

Top Prices

Friday 13th May 2022
OTM Cattle and Cast Cattle Top Prices per Kilo:
OTM Cow: Angus: 224.50 Fleets Farm, 209.50 Cheetham House Farm, 184.50 Brantbeck Farm. British Blue: 224.50 Parkside Farm, 217.50, 214.50 Poppy Farm, 199.50 Sowermire Farm. Simmental: 224.50 Sykes Fold Farm, 214.50 Old Woodhouse. Stabiliser: 219.50 Low Moor Head Farm. Friesian: 217.50 Myerscough House, 217.50 Barnfield Farm, 211.50 Lambrigg Head Farm, 211.50 Ravenscar, 211.50 Sweetings Farm, 209.50 Sweetings Farm. Montbeliarde: 207.50 White Lund Farm. Hereford: 159.50 Longstripes Farm. Continental: 154.50, 141.50, 124.50 Hartrigg. Ayrshire: 151.50 Rose Farm, 134.50 Newsham Hall Farm.

OTM Heifer: Limousin: 279.50, 274.50 Fell End Farm. British Blue: 237.50 Cracalt Farm. Friesian: 211.50 Westfield House Farm, 211.50 Knowsley Farm, 209.50 Marlholes Farm, 209.50 Westfield Farmm, 201.50 Cracalt Farm, 191.50 Knowsley Farm. Hereford: 209.50 Black Bull Farm.

Cast Steer: British Blue: 224.50 Gulf Farm. Hereford: 214.50 Black Bull Farm. Montbeliarde: 204.50 Cliftons Farm. Angus: 194.50 Cliftons Farm. Friesian: 179.50 Cliftons Farm.

Cast Bull: Angus: 244.50 Bolton Fold Farm, 177.50 Thornton Barn Farm. Limousin: 221.50, 219.50 Cockrigg Farm. Fresian: 171.50 Bannister Farm, 169.50 Lower Lingart Farm.

Calf Top Prices:
Heifer Calf: Charollais: £405 Rye Close, £340, £300 Bolton Fold Farm. British Blue: £350 Catteralls Farm, £300 Richmond Hall Farm, £280 Roe Farm, £280 Catteralls Farm.
Limousin: £205 Catteralls Farm.

Bull Calf: Simmental: £500, £490 Hartrigg. Charollais: £450 Rye Close. British Blue: £445 Roe Farm, £445 Catteralls Farm, £430 Roe Farm, £420 Lane Head Farm, £410, £405 Catteralls Farm. Hereford: £175, £155, £120, £105 Arnside Tower Farm. Freisian: £40 Arnside Tower Farm.

Stirk Top Prices:
Bull Stirk: British Blue: £755 Barrow Greaves Farm, £550 Holme Head, £510 Sunnybank. Limousin: £700 Old Woodhouse. Angus: £640 Barrow Greaves Farm, £510 Sunny Bank, £500 White Lund Farm, £495 Holme Head. Fleckvieh: £550, £500, £480, £435 Holme Head. Norwegian Red: £235 Holme Head.

Heifer Stirk: Angus: £965, £685 Springfield House, £560 Poplar Grove Farm. Limousin: £965 Springfield House. Hereford: £665 Little Fell Farm. British Blue: £420, £380 Holme Head.

Steer Stirk: Angus: £825 Poplar Grove Farm. Hereford: £670 Little Fell Farm. Freisian: £500 Poplar Grove Farm.

Store Cattle Top Prices:
Steer: Angus: £1550 Low Levens, £1530 Raw Head, £1460 Carlingwha, £1400 Scotch Green, £1390 Downlands Farm, £1360 Old Glasson Farm. British Blue: £1470 Cracalt Farm, £1400 Wood Nook Farm, £1380 Weavers Farm, £1360 Stubb Hall Farm, £1360 Windy Hill Farm, £1350 Cock Hall Farm. Limousin: £1390 High Tenement Farm, £1370 Downlands Farm, £1300 High Tenement Farm, £1210 Moss Croft, £1120 Cockrigg Farm, £1110 Carlingwha. Hereford: £1380 Benson Hall, £1330 Cock Hall Farm, £1150 Moss View, £1070 Moss Croft, £1000 Hall Bank. Friesian: £1360 Low Levens, £1260 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1180 Low Deepslack, £1160 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1130 Benson Hall, £1060 Old Glasson Farm. Simmental: £1310 Benson Hall, £1210 Moss Croft, £1190 Kate Farm, £1100, £910 Black Bull Farm. Bazadaise: £1260 Cock Hall Farm. Norwegian Red: £1160 Moss Croft. Charollais: £1140 Carlingwha. Fleckvieh: £900 Moss Croft.

Heifer: British Blue: £1480, £1300 Pasture House Farm, £1250 Wood Nook Farm, £1250 Windy Hall Farm, £1180 Cracalt Farm, £1120 Hall Bank. Limousin: £1450 Low Levens, £1190 Hall Bank, £1170 Whelpside Farm, £1160 Fairfield Farm, £1160 Downlands Farm, £1140 Whelpside Farm. Angus: £1410 Park House, £1390 Staffords Farm, £1340 Low Levens, £1330 Carlingwha, £1300 Outerthwaite, £1260 Raw Head. Charollais: £1380, £1260 Kate Farm, £1190, £1170 Corney Hill Farm, £1130 Whelpside Farm. Hereford: £1340, £1290 Benson Hall, £1210 Stubb Hall Farm, £1160 Benson Hall, £1020 Black Bull Farm. Simmental: £1290 Benson Hall. Freisian: £900 Downlands Farm.

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