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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle - Friday 27th May 2022.

Calves & Stirks
The end of may stirk sale at Lancaster had an entry in excess of 100 forward. Taking top spot today was a couple of 10 month old Limousin suckler bred bulls selling to £1280 and £1150 from S Bosworth, Burnley. Topping the bullock section was a consignment of 8 and 9 month old Aberdeen Angus bullocks from G&D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston selling to £890 and £860. This was followed by £840 for a pair of Aberdeen Angus bullocks from JW Thwaites, Tebay. Bullocks which were fit to turn out and graze were in demand and eagerly bid for. The heifer trade today peaked at £840 for a consignment of Limousins from WJ&EA Woodhouse, Nateby.
Lancaster enjoyed another strong calf trade today with 83 forward which were all eagerly bid for. Leading the way today was the consignment from RT Halhead, Cockerham selling a run of 4-6 week old British Blues all sired by Norbreck Genetics bulls, bull calves sold to £405 and £400, with heifer calves from this home selling to £340 at 5 weeks sold. Other British Blue bull calves to achieve £400 was JP&C Robson, Catterall and AD&R Milner, Claughton on Brock with AJ&AJ Gibons, St Michaels also selling British Blue bulls to £400. Charolais bull claves peaked at £395 from GJ&G Billington, Garstang. Aberdeen Angus bull calves sold to a top of £390 and £385 from Tom Barron Farms, Woodplumpton with plenty selling in the mid 300 hundreds. Aberdeen Angus heifer calves from the same home sold to £300, £290 and £280. Just a handful of black and white calves forward today sold to £128 from B&MJ Nelson & Son, Milnthorpe.

Store Cattle
A few less store cattle on the market today in which more are needed to meet the demand from buyers, short keep cattle was especially a strong trade with the price of prime cattle very strong.
The consignment from R&EA Gardner, Kendal led the way selling Charolais heifers to £1680 and a pen of Charolais bullocks to £1610. British Blue bullocks peaked at £1570 from I Atkinson & Son, Warton. Other Continental bullocks saw Simmentals sell to £1480 from BW&LM Kirkby, Wennington. Native bullocks are always good to sell at Lancaster with a pen of three Aberdeen Angus bullocks selling to £1500 from J&JM Walmsley, Pilling with another pen of three Aberdeen Angus bullocks selling to £1460 from J Oddie & Son, Balderstone. Plenty more sold around the £1400 mark.
Dairy bullocks peaked at £1290 from MJ&LC Lund, Quernmore for Fleckviehs. Black and White bullocks peaked at £1250 from C&B Cummings & Son, Preesall. Montbeliarde bulls sold to £1260 from WR&CM Lawrenson, Winmarleigh. Friday 3rd June will see the sale as normal at Lancaster with vendors urged to enter their cattle as soon as possible.

OTM & Cast Cattle
A new record market averaged today at Lancaster saw all OTM cattle forward averaged an impressive 194p/kg. Top pence per kilo today was 264.5p/kg for a Simmental steer that grossed at £1542 from EJ Ward & Son, Nether Kellet. An OTM Blonde heifer sold to 261.5p/kg from MJ Whitworth, Bolton Le Sands. British Blue cows sold to a top of 257.5p/kg from MA&JA Winn, Burneside. Beef cows sold to a top of £1801 a head for an Aberdeen Angus from RR&M Bamber, Kendal. Limousin cows peaked at £1756 from B Heys, St Helens. Dairy cows sold to a top of 219.5p/kg for a Fleckvieh from B&AC Barnes, Kirkby Lonsdale. Dairy cows peaked at £1732 for a Holstein from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham, with plenty more dairy cows regally selling between £1400-£1500. Cast cows will be required as normal on Friday 3rd June with companies looking for them for the Monday morning following on from the two bank holidays. Please contact Andrew Butler on 07966556592 via telephone or text with numbers, so buyers can be informed.

Top Prices

Top Prices, Friday 27th May 2022.

OTM Cattle and Cast Cattle Top Prices per Kilo:

OTM Cow: Blonde: 261.50, 229.50 Mount Pleasant Farm, 201.50 High Underbrow Farm. British Blue: 257.50 High Underbrow Farm, 214.50 Black Bull Farm, 189.50 Tullithwaite Hall Farm.
Friesian: 214.50 Borrans, 211.50 Sweetings Farm, 204.50 Docker Hall Farm, 204.50 Borrans Farm, 201.50 Kitchen Ground Farm, 201.50 Docker Hall Farm. Limousin: 237.50 Intack Farm, 234.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, 224.50 Land Improvements, 219.50 Ouzelthorn Farm. Fleckvieh: 219.50 Hawkin Hall, 184.50 Newfield. Angus: 214.50 Barkin House Barn. Continental: 211.50 Hawkin Hall. Shorthorn: 209.50 Parkside Farm. Swedish Red: 204.50, 181.50 White Lund Farm. Ayrshire: 197.50 Rose Farm. Stabiliser: 171.50 Park House Farm.

OTM Heifer: Ayrshire: 229.50 Rose Farm. Hereford: 211.50 Black Bull Farm. Angus: 209.50 Boon Town Farm. Stabiliser: 209.50 Park House Farm. Freisian: 204.50 Boon Town Farm.

Cast Steer: Limousin: 249.50 Intack Farm. Simmental: 264.50 Intack Farm. Angus: 239.50 Intack Farm. Friesian: 219.50 Cockrigg Farm, 211.50 Cliftons Farm. Hereford: 209.50 Park House Farm.

Cast Bull: Freisian: 211.50 Cliftons Farm, 164.50 Greenside Farm. Stabiliser: 194.50 Park House Farm. Limousin: 184.50 Land Improvements. Shorthorn: 184.50 Holme House.

Calf Top Prices:

Heifer Calf: British Blue: £400 Catteralls Farm, £360 Roe Farm, £340 Norbreck Farm, £340 Roe Farm, £330 Ambrose Hall Farm, £310 Catteralls Farm. Angus: £300, £290, £270, £230 Ambrose Hall Farm, £110 Forton Hall Farm. Charolais: £240 Myerscough House. Hereford: £195, £165 Arnside Tower Farm, £145 Hodgkinson Farm, £120, £110 Arnside Tower Farm. Limousin: £180, £160, £140, £130 Halforth Farm.

Bull Calf: British Blue: £405, £400 Norbreck Farm, £400 Lane Head Farm, £400 Roe Farm, £360 Norbreck Farm. Charolais: £395 Myerscough House. Angus: £390, £385, £355, £345, £335, £330 Ambrose Hall Farm. Hereford: £300, £220, £195, £175, £165, £130 Arnside Tower Farm. Limousin: £210 Rose Farm, £190 Halforth Farm. Freisian: £125 Halforth Farm.

Stirk Top Prices:

Bull Stirk: Limousin: £1280, £1150 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. British Blue: £700 Barrow Greaves Farm, £535 Holme Head, £500 School House Lane, £440 Holme Head. Angus: £460 Boon Town Farm. Friesian: £350 Barrow Greaves Farm. Fleckvieh: £330, £280, £250 Holme Head. Norwegian Red: £280, £265 Holme Head. Swedish Red: £265 Holme Head.

Heifer Stirk: Limousin: £840, £765, £745, £740 Gibsons Farm. Shorthorn: £675 Beesleys Farm. Angus: £660 Fowlers Farm, £660 Eskew Beck, £580 Lancaster Rd. British Blue: £650 The Bungalow, £610, £600 Lancaster Rd, £575 Coverdales. Hereford: £390 Marlholes Farm.

Steer Stirk: Angus: £890, £860 Woodstock, £840 Eskew Beck. Shorthorn: £760 Beesleys Farm. British Blue: £650, £610 Coverdales, £610 Parkers Farm, £580 Holme Head, £530 Coverdales. Friesian: £445, £430, £380 Parkers Farm, £290 Marlholes Farm. Fleckvieh: £365, £335, £310 Holme Head.

Store Cattle Top Prices:

Bullocks: Charolais: £1610 Barrowfield, £1370 Kate Farm, £1310, £1250 Corney Hill Farm. British Blue: £1570 Boon Town Farm, £1430 Pasture House Farm, £1420 Cockrigg Farm, £1400 Weavers Farm, £1280 Parrox Hall Farm, £1260 Thornton Barn Farm. Angus: £1500 Staffords Farm, £1460 Cheetham House Farm, £1390 Thornton Barn Farm, £1350 Birch Croft, £1300 Weavers Farm, £1300 Kays Farm. Simmental: £1480 Park House Farm, £1300 Intack Farm, £1230 Park House Farm. Limousin: £1420 Fellside Farm, £1280 Whinney Car Farm, £1180, £1160 Cockrigg Farm, £1130 Fell End Farm. Hereford: £1300 Moss House Farm, £1250 Edenmount Well Lane, £1240 Moss House Farm, £1230 Corney Hill Farm. Fleckvieh: £1290 Corney Hill Farm, £1130 Hall Bank. Friesian: £1250 Parrox Hall Farm, £1200 Intack Farm, £1200, £1120 Downlands Farm, £1120 Parrox Hall Farm, £1090 Plumpton Hall Farm. Montbeliarde: £1140 Thornton Barn Farm.

Heifers: Charolais: £1680 Barrowfield, £1280 Downlands Farm, Simental: £1340, £1300 Kate Farm. Limousin: £1300 Burton Hill, £1200 Hall Bank, £1180 Staffords Farm, £1180 Burton Hall, £1170 Hall Bank, £1040 Todgill Farm. Hereford: £1280, £1160 Lynwood, £1060, £1010 Mill House Farm. Friesian: £1270 Park House Farm. Angus: £1200 Downlands Farm, £1190 Whinney Carr Farm, £1190 Moss House Farm, £1190 Park House Farm, £1110 Fleets Farm. British Blue: £1180 Ivy Farm, £1090 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1020 Todgill Farm.

Bull: Montbeliarde: £1260, £1180 Cummings Carr Farm.

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