Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, Dairy, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 4th November 2022.


Pedigree Heifers Sell to £2550 At NWA Lancaster
The fortnightly sale of dairy cattle saw a top price of £2550 achieved for a pedigree heifer, ‘Milnthorpe Flomont Cora 6’ from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe who sold other heifers at £2250. A sweet pedigree heifer ‘Quernmore Buttercup 228’ from JE & J Pye, Quernmore achieved £2480. R & A Jolleys, Cabus sold a heifer ‘Robanne Lambda Dolly’ at £2200.
A pair of cows from WH Gardner & Sons, Lytham saw 5th Calvers sell to £1480.
Heifers averaged £2370
Cows averaged £1385

Calves & Weanlings

The weekly sale of calves and weanlings in Lancaster had an entry of 98 forward. The trade remains very similar with strong calves close to weanling continuing to be best to sell meeting most bids with the cost of rearing young calves affecting the price. Weanlings were well bid for with a run of three month olds from J & G Thornley, Kirkham leading the way selling British Blue bulls to £400, Charolais heifers to £395 and £370. Eight week old Blue bulls sold to £400 from S Forshaw & Son, Longridge. A consignment of British Blue weanlings from G & ME Woodhouse, Ellel sold £370 for bulls and £360 and £350 for heifers. Seven week old Blue bulls from JP & C Robson, Garstang sold to £345 and £280. Aberdeen Angus Bull calves peaked at £290 from W & G Cornthwaite & Son, Claughton on Brock. Stronger beef calves sold in the mid two hundreds with a large number of young beef calves forward selling in the early to mid-one hundreds. Dairy bull calves sold to a top of £215 for Fleckvieh weanlings from JK & B Birkett and Son, Morecambe.

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of store cattle at Lancaster saw good quality short keep cattle continue to sell to a similar trade with other types a slightly easier trade but still looking very well sold at Lancaster. Leading the way today was the consignment from D&N Davis, Nateby with a pen of three Aberdeen Angus bullocks at £1730, who also sold a pair of Limousins to £1670. This was followed by Aberdeen Angus steers to £1610 from A Kirkby & Co, Pilling. The consignment from H Birkett & Son, Overton sold Limousin bullocks to £1490 and British Blues to £1480 with plenty of pens of strong bullocks selling in the region of £1400. Dairy bullocks peaked at £1480 for a Montbeliarde from T&E Garlick & Son, Freckleton. Black and white bullocks peaking at £1170 from H Birkett & Son, Overton.
The heifer trade sold to a top of £1500 for a Hereford from WS Burrow & Sons, Silvedale with Limousin heifers to £1470 from T&E Garlick & Son, Freckleton. Plenty of strong heifers sold in the region of £1300. Yearling Aberdeen Angus bulls sold to £760 from Karen Parkinson, Out Rawcliffe.

OTM Cattle

As larger numbers of cast cows now come forward nationwide, the edge is ever so slightly off the trade with Lancaster overall market average 152p/kg or just over £1000 a head. Well over half the cattle forward being dairy cows. OTM Limousin heifers led the way selling to 227.5p/kg from P Cummings, Burton in Kendal. This was followed by Aberdeen Angus steers to 219.5p/kg from J&M Maudsley & Sons, Endmoor. Black and White feeding heifers sold to 199.5p/kg from D Fox & Co, Bay Horse followed by 191.5p/kg or £1532 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Ten year old Friesian cows sold to 199.5p/kg or £1554 from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton other dairy cows selling to £1530 from Richmond Hall Farm, Cockerham, £1515 from SW&K Metcalfe & Son, Whittington with plenty more good quality cows selling in the region of £1400. Top price today was £1953 for a Charolais cow from Johnny Miller, Claughton on Brock. Shorthorn cast bulls sold to £1662 from Ivan Slater, Claughton on Brock followed by £1570 for an Aberdeen Angus bull from W&S Airey, Whittington.

Top Prices

Heifer Calf:

Charolais: £395, £370, £300 Derby Lodge Farm. British Blue: £360, £350 Boldens Farm, £310, £300 Derby Lodge Farm, £200 Boldens Farm. Angus: £160 Derby Lodge Farm, £125 Walkers I’th Field.

Bull Calf:

British Blue: £400 Bolton Fold Farm, £400 Derby Lodge Farm, £370 Boldens Farm, £345 Roe Farm, £320 White Lund Farm, £280 Roe Farm. Angus: £290 Matshead Farm, £250 Newhouse Farm, £245 Catterall Lane, £180 Walkers I’th Fields, £150, £135 North Farm. Fleckvieh: £210 White Lund Farm.

OTM Cow:

Friesian: 199.50 Cockrigg Farm, 189.50 Anclifee Hall Farm, 177.50 Sweetings Farm, 177.50 Cockrigg Farm, 177.50 Derby Lodge Farm, 177.50 Richmond Hall. Limousin: 194.50 Peall House, 184.50, 181.50 Pilling Hall Farm, 181.50 Gilpin Farm, 179.50 Potts Yeats, 177.50 Gilpin Farm. Saler: 187.50 Rivers Hill Farm. Fleckvieh: 184.50, 151.50 Hawkin Hall, 129.50, 114.50 Norbreck Farm, 107.50 Newfield. Simmental: 184.50 Hayhurst. Longhorn: 179.50 Middle Lee Farm, 161.50 Robert Hall. Hereford: 177.50 High House Farm, 159.50 Lundholme Farm, 157.50 Southways, 149.50 Well House Farm, 141.50 Hipshow Farm. Blonde: 177.50 Mount Pleasant Farm. British Blue: 174.50 Mount Pleasant, 171.50 Norbreck Farm, 144.50 Lathwaite Farm, 121.50 Nook Farm. Bazadaise: 174.50 The Old Stable. Charolais: 174.50, 154.50 Laverock Bridge, 124.50 Rivers Hill Farm. Angus: 169.50 The Old Stable, 164.50 High Hallbeck, 149.50 Greenalls Farm, 134.50 Southways, 134.50 Cragg Farm. Stabiliser: 169.50, 164.50, 119.50 Park House Farm. Continental: 149.50, 134.50 Poole Bank Farm. Norwegian Red: 149.50 Lathwaite Farm. Brown Swiss: 144.50 Lathwaite Farm Ayrshire: 111.50 Lathwaite Farm.

OTM Heifer:

Limousin: 227.50 Peall House. Angus: 201.50 Well House Farm. Friesian: 199.50 Holly House, 191.50 Catshaw Hall Farm, 189.50 Roe Farm, 169.50 Hudsbrook Farm, 164.50 Hudsbrook Farm, 134.50 Gibstick Hall. Charolais: 184.50, 164.50 Thornlea. British Blue: 169.50 Thornlea.

Cast Steer:

Angus: 219.50 Raw End Farm. Friesian: 189.50 Gibraltar Farm. Limousin: 184.50 Oak Head Bank. British Blue: 179.50 Oak Head Bank.

Cast Bull:

Angus: 209.50 Well House Farm, 164.50 West Hall, 154.50 Park House Farm. Fleckvieh: 199.50 Littlewood Hall Farm. Friesian: 169.50 Bensons Farm, 164.50 Richmond Hall. Shorthorn: 149.50 Hudsbrook Farm.

Store Bullock:

Angus: £1730 Cragg Farm, £1610 Gulf Farm, £1450 Gibraltar Farm, £1420, £1380 Raw End Farm, £1320 Scotch Green Farm. Limousin: £1670 Cragg Farm, £1490 North Farm, £1430, £1390, £1360 Grange Farm, £1340 Old Glasson Farm. British Blue: £1480 North Farm, £1370 Stubb Hall Farm, £1340 Thornton Barn Farm, £1340 Old Glasson Farm, £1300 Old Hall Farm. Montbeliarde: £1480 Grange Farm. Shorthorn: £1470 Barrowfield. Simmental: £1340 Littlewood Hall Farm, £1280 Moors Farm, £1220 Thornton Barn Farm, £1040 Hartrigg, £940 Little Crimbles, £900 Hartrigg. Hereford: £1310 Snub Snape Farm, £1250 Outerthwaite Farm, £1180 Ivy Barn. Charolais: £1250 Outerthwaite Farm, £1140 Windy Hill Farm. Friesian: £1170 North Farm, £900 Plumpton Hall Farm. Bazadaise: £1140 Ellers Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel: £1010 Littlewood Hall Farm.

Store Heifer:

Hereford: £1500 Gibraltar Farm, £1060 Holmefields, £980, £920 Yeat House, £900 Holmfields. Limousin: £1470, £1230 Grange Farm, £950 Abbotson Farm. Angus: £1370 Greenlands Farm, £1300 Raw End Farm, £1280 Ellers Farm, £1260 Low Levens, £1200 Snub Snape Farm, £1180 Outerthwaite Farm. Charolais: £1350 Barrowfield, £1080 Yeat House. British Blue: £1260 Wood Nook Farm, £1180 Stubb Hall Farm, £1020 Plumpton Hall Farm, £980 Abbotson Farm.

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