Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 11th November 2022.

Calves & Weanlings
The weekly sale of calves at Lancaster saw a reduced number after last weeks bumper entry. A mainly younger show of calves today with the stronger and older calves easy to sell but younger ones a more selective trade. JM&MH France & Son, Littledale took top spot with a British Blue eight week old to £440, this home also sold British Blue heifers to the top price of the day of £260. Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale had their usual quality of calves on offer, topping with British Blue bulls at £360. Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale saw their trailer load of calves top at £315 for a month old Aberdeen Angus bull with other Aberdeen Angus calves from TW Townley, Over Wyresdale to £275. 
Just a couple of stirks in todays from A&R Partington, Bolton sell seven month old British Blue steers to £705 and six month old British Blue heifers to £600.

Store Cattle
Lancasters renowned weekly store cattle sale saw just over 200 cattle go through the main ring with a fantastic show of forward type cattle, with the strength showing in todays averages as all steers forward averaging £1224 and heifers £1047.
Taking the top honours today was TC Whiteside & Son, Pilling with a pen of three Aberdeen Angus Steers at 25 months old selling to £1620. J Oddie & Son, Balderstone also sold a pen of three Angus’s to £1580. British Blue steers saw RG&LR Holmes, Warton to £1430 with regular vendor H Birkett & Son, Overton selling a pen of three British Blues to £1420.
Aberdeen Angus bred cattle also stole the headlines in the heifer section with JD&GM Bracken, Garstang topping at £1440 and R&E Ladds, Kendal selling a pen of four to £1310. JT&GV Dobson, Grindleton had a good day selling a good run of Angus’s, topping at £1290 for a pen of four. Limousin heifers peaked at £1280 from T&E Garlick & Son, Freckleton. A trio of Charolais from JH&F Nutter, Hurst Green sold to £1260.

OTM Cattle
The weekly sale of OTM cattle saw a plainer, show of cattle forward with 116 through the bottom ring. Prices were slightly easier on the week with best meated cows still a good trade.
Getting top spot this week was regular Lancaster supporters RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead whos well fleshed Limousin cow came to £1559.89, this home also sold other cows at £1490. MB Flatman & Son, Over Wyresdale was not far behind at £1411.33 also for a Limousin cow. Friesian cows this week peaked at £1415.35 from EJ&PE Burrrow, Storth. SH&M Batty, Quernmore sold Friesians to £1383.75 with WE&G Hewitt, Cockerham also breaking the £1300 barrier at £1346.95.
Pence per kilo this week saw RH&C Ayrton with a Limousin cow at 227.5p/kg. Pilling Hall, Pilling sold Aberdeen Angus cow’s to 207.5p/kg. Friesian cows topped at 197.5p/kg from MJ Fell Ltd, Carnforth who also had others at 189.5p/kg.
Top grossing OTM heifer today peaked at £1429.68 from AT Burrow & Son, Gressingham for Friesains. Also making over £1400 was J Burrow & Son, Preston at £1406 also for Friesains. Beef bred OTM heifers saw AJ Metcalfe, Out Rawcliffe to £1394.85 for a British Blue with H Halhead & Sons, Nether Kellet showing Herefords to £1384.85. JT&GV Dobson, Grindleton saw Aberdeen Angus heifers to 221.5p/kg with Simmentals to 217p/kg from EJ&PE Burrow, Storth. Friesain OTM heifers saw J Burrow & Son, Preston to 211p/kg with others at 207.5p/kg from AT Burrow & Son, Gressingham.
A good show of OTM steers saw JH Woof & Son, Oxenholme sell Aberdeen Angus’s to 227.5p/kg or £1371.70 with others from H Birkett & Son, Overton to 221.5p/kg or £1377.
The overall market average today was 157.8p/kg, which included some very plainer type beasts.

Top Prices

Heifer Calf:

British Blue: £260 New House Farm, £250 Catshaw Hall Farm, £205 Tills Farm, £180 Sellerley Farm, £180 Catshaw Hall Farm, £165 Sellerley Farm. Simmental: £160 Knowsley Farm.

Bull Calf:

British Blue: £440 Newhouse Farm, £360, £335 Tills Farm, £330 Catshaw Hall Farm, £300 Butlers Arms Farm, £295 Sellerley Farm. Angus: £315 Catshaw Hall Farm, £275 Knowsley Farm, £210 Catshaw Hall Farm. Charolais: £230 Knowsley Farm. Fleckvieh: £155, £135 Sellerley Farm. Friesian: £110 Tills Farm.

Heifer Stirk:

British Blue: £600 Gibb Farm.

Steer Stirk:

British Blue: £705 Gibb Farm.

OTM Cow:

Limousin: 227.50, 194.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, 189.50 Thornbush Farm, 189.50 Swainshead Hall Farm, 154.50, 124.50 High Tenement Farm. Angus: 207.50 Pilling Hall Farm, 164.50 Oddlands Farm, 161.50 High Tenement Farm, 144.50 Oddlands Farm. British Blue: 197.50 Thornbush Farm, 154.50 Bull Bank Farm. Friesian: 197.50, 189.50 Chapel House, 184.50 Friars Moss, 181.50 Batty Hill, 179.50 Higher Broomfield, 177.50 Well House Farm. Montbeliarde: 174.50 Docker Hall Farm. Hereford: 169.50 Little Crimbles, 129.50 Riddings, 107.50 Little Crimbles. Stabiliser: 169.50 Park House Farm. Simmental: 164.50 Riddings, 129.50 High Tenement Farm. Longhorn: 144.50 Robert Hall. Fleckvieh: 134.50 Holme Head, 134.50 Docker Hall Farm, 134.50, 127.50 Holme Head.

OTM Heifer:

Angus: 221.50 Hill House Farm, 207.50 Lawsons Farm. Hereford: 217.50 Lawsons Farm. Simmental: 217.50 Hazelslack Farm. Friesian: 211.50 Tunsteads Farm, 207.50, 199.50 High Snab, 187.50 Cragg Farm, 184.50 Deerslet Farm, 174.50 Boundary House. British Blue: 207.50 Moss Gate Farm.

Cast Steer:

Angus: 227.50, 224.50 Underhelm Farm, 221.50 North Farm, 219.50 Underhelm Farm. Friesian: 181.50 Old Glasson Farm.

Cast Bull:

Friesian: 149.50 Batty Hill.

Store Bullock:

Angus: £1620 New Ridge Farm, £1580 Cheetham House Farm, £1480 Greenlands Farm, £1380 Snub Snape Farm, £1330 Hill House Farm, £1320 Grange Farm. British Blue: £1430 Chestnut House Farm, £1420 North Farm, £1390 Snub Snape Farm, £1380 Carlingwha, £1370 Squires Gate Farm. Blonde: £1360 Manor Farm. Limousin: £1360 North Farm, £1280 Wood Nook Farm, £1260 Hill House Farm, £1240 Squires Gate Farm, £980 Abbotson Farm. Longhorn: £1340 Grange Farm. Charolais: £1330 Carlingwha, £1240 Manor Farm, £1080 Bull Bank Farm. Montbeliarde: £1290 Squires Gate Farm, £1130 Moss Croft. Friesian: £1240, £1130 Old Glasson Farm, £960 Green Dragon Farm, £960 Plumpton Hall Farm, £960 Plumpton Hall Farm. Hereford: £910 Park House Farm.

Store Heifer:

Angus: £1440 Greenlands Farm, £1310 Benson Hall, £1290, £1280 Hill House Farm, £1260 Grange Farm. Limousin: £1280, £1260, £1160 Grange Farm, £1100 Yeat House, £940 Moss Edge Farm, £800 Ancliffe Hall Farm. Charollais: £1260 Manor Farm, £1150 Mearsbeck Farm, £1100 Yeat House, £1100 Holme House Farm. British Blue: £1230 Carlingwha, £1230 Bowlands Gardens, £1210 Chestnut House Farm, £1060 New Laud Farm. Blonde: £1190 Half Way House. Hereford: £1110 Carlingwha, £800 Plumpton Hall Farm. Parthenaise: £1080 Half Way House.

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