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

Calves & Stirks

Bull calves sold to a top price of £500 for a British Blue x from J&G Thornley, Kirkham who sold Charolais at £460 and other British Blues at £440. Month old bull calves sold to £260 for British Blues from H&C Pickervance, Kirkham, who sold others at £230. £200 was achieved for a 16 day old British Blue bull from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green. An entry of young dairy bulls today saw Holstein Friesians sell to £60 from JR Newsham & Son. Heifer calves peaked at £280 for British Blues from J&G Thornley, Kirkham with younger British Blue heifers to £215 from AD&R Milner, Garstang and £205 from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale. Native sired calves saw Aberdeen Angus bulls sell to £280 from AD&R Milner, Garstang with Aberdeen Angus heifers to £230 from EW&R Towers, Hornby.
An entry of weaned steer calves from EW&R Towers, Hornby saw British Blues sell to £550 and £530 with Fleckviehs to £470 and Norwegian Reds to £370.
Heifer stirks sold to a top price of £910 for a British Blue from AW&AM Park & Son, Ellel who sold other British Blue heifers to £670 and a ring full of Aberdeen Angus heifers at £660. Six-month-old Simmental x heifers from S Moore, Pilling sold at £570. Younger heifer stirks selling to £650 for British Blues from J&G Thornley, Kirkham with other British Blues at £520 from MD Close & Son, Arkholme and Aberdeen Angus to £500 from WJ&E Woodhouse, Nateby. Hereford x heifers sold to £490 from EM Lund, Ingleton.
Steers stirks sold to £710 for Aberdeen Angus’s from J&R Waller, Killington with others at £690 from R&J Parkinson, Preesall, £680 from WJ&E Woodhouse, Nateby and R Fare, Kirkham. British Blue steers sold to £660 from J&G Thornley, Kirkham with younger Blue steers to £560 from MD Close & Son, Arkholme. Beef Shorthorns sold to £590 from E Lund & Son, Ingleton. Dairy steers sold to £550 for British Friesians from R&J Parkinson, Preesall with Holstein Friesian to £470 from R&J Jolleys, Cabus.
A small number of bull stirks forward sold to £610 for a Fleckvieh from EA&E Lund & Son, Nether Kellet with 4 month old Aberdeen Angus’s selling to £500 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre.

Store Cattle

NWA Lancaster maintained the momentum with an increased number of store cattle selling to a sharper traded with buyers in attendance for all classers and types and many leaving unable to fulfil orders. The sale peaked at £1760 for a pen of five Charolais x steers from RH Dodgson, Burton in Lonsdale. Aberdeen Angus’s sold to £1640 from T&E Garlick & Sons, Freckleton with a pen of five from G Sagar & Son, Caton achieving £1500 and WG&RG Riley selling over aged Aberdeen Angus x steers at £1480. British Blues sold to £1470 from JC Prickett, Mewith with others at £1440 from AJ&D Knowles, New Hutton. Diary bred steers sold to £1330 for Fleckviehs from JC Prickett, Mewith with others at £1260 from AG Pratts, Sedbergh with British Friesians to £1080 from WT Whittaker & Son, Nether Kellett. All steers today averaged £1199.
Store heifers sold to a top price of £1470 for an Aberdeen Angus from WH Swindlehurst, Longton with £1370 achieved for Aberdeen Angus from JK&B Birkett & Son, Morecambe and Limousins from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton. British Blues sold to £1310 from T&E Garlick & Son, Freckleton with Herefords also achieving £1310 from TH Wensley & Son, Kirkham. Over aged heifers sold to £1360 for a Holstein Friesians from H&C Pickervance. All heifers today averaged £1128.
Customers are encouraged to enter cattle with confidence with buyer’s ring side for all classes and types. Catalogue entries are required by 12 noon Monday for next Fridays sale. A special note - Lancaster’s Christmas prize show and sale will take place on Friday 9th December with classes for best pair of heifers and best pair of bullocks and the champion pair receiving the T Owen memorial trophy.

OTM / Cast Cattle

105 OTM cattle sold to an overall market average of 154.5p/kg with over two thirds of the entry being dairy cows. Heavy good confirmation beef cows were in short supply and sold to 237.5p/kg for a Limousin from JM&PK Ion, Holton with a British Blue achieving 207.5p/kg from A Thompson, Carnforth and 197.5p/kg for a Aberdeen Angus from Pilling Hall, Pilling. Heavy weight dairy cows sold to 189.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesians from SW&K Metcalfe & Son, Whittington and F&E Harrison, Wray. Other heavy well fleshed dairy cows were regularly 170-185p/kg with mediums 145-160p/kg and parlour types 105-125p/kg. Top grossing cow today was a Holstein Friesians from P&M Crackles, Burrow achieving £1466.
OTM heifers sold to 241p/kg from JC Prickett, Mewith with others at 209.5p/kg from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with the top grossing being £1603 from Lawsons Dairy Ltd, Cockerham.
Steers sold to 229.5p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus from H Birkett & Son, Morecambe and a Limousin from JC Prickett, Mewith. Closely followed by an Aberdeen Angus from A Kirkby & Co, Pilling. Top grossing was an Aberdeen Angus from A Kirkby & Co, Pilling at £1391.
A small entry of Cull bulls sold to 184.5p/kg for a Montbeliarde from J&JM Walmsley, Pilling and £1289 for a Limousin from Messrs Beaty, Troutbeck.

Top Prices

Heifer Calf:

British Blue: £280 Derby Lodge Farm, £215 Lane Head Farm, £205, £170 Tills Farm, £170 Roseacre Hall, £165 Tills Farm. Angus: £230 Holme Head, £170 Tills Farm.

Bull Calf:

British Blue: £500, £440 Derby Lodge Farm, £260, £230 Roseacre Hall, £200 Sellerley Farm, £175 Roseacre Hall. Charolais: £460 Derby Lodge Farm. Angus: £280 Lane Head Farm.

Steer Calf:

British Blue: £550, £530, £480 Holme Head. Fleckvieh: £470, £360, £350, £250, £220 Holme Head. Norwegian Red: £370 Holme Head. Angus: £320 Holme Head. Friesian: £180 Holme Head.

Bull Stirk:

Fleckvieh: £610 Pump House Farm. Angus: £500, £470 Lower Lingart Farm.

Heifer Stirk:

British Blue: £910, £670, £630 Walkers I’th Fields. Angus: £660 Walkers I’th Fields. Simmental: £570 Longwood House. Hereford: £490 Lundholme Farm, £450 Coventry Farm. Limousin: £450 Fell End Farm.

Steer Stirk:

Angus: £710 Hallbeck, £690 Springfield House, £680 Gibsons Farm, £680 Post Farm. British Blue: £660 Derby Lodge Farm, £590 Post Farm, £580 Derby Lodge Farm, £560 Docker Hall Farm. Shorthorn: £590 Lundholme Farm.Friesian: £550 Springfield House, £470, £390 Marlholes Farm. Hereford: £480 Marlholes Farm.

OTM Cow:

Limousin: 237.50 Avondale, 184.50 Thornbush Farm, 184.50 Pott Yeats, 179.50 Pilling Hall Farm, 179.50 Pott Yeats, 174.50 Thornbush Farm. British Blue: 207.50 Southways, 189.50 Bar Gap. Angus: 197.50 Pilling Hall Farm, 127.50, 114.50 Cragg Farm. Simmental: 194.50, 181.50 Park House Farm. Friesian: 189.50 Holme House Farm, 189.50 Birks Farm, 187.50 Brown Brook, 184.50 Low Deepslack, 184.50 Sweetings Farm, 181.50 Birks Farm. Continental: 169.50 Higher Salter. Hereford: 159.50 Higher Salter, 139.50 Riddings, 139.50 Hall Bank, 137.50, 134.50 Riddings, 129.50 Hall Bank. Jersey: 151.50, 119.50 Dale Barns. Norwegian Red: 107.50 Dale Barns.

OTM Heifer:

Friesian: 241.50 Ghyll Beck Farm, 209.50, 199.50 Brown Brook, 199.50 Bank End Farm, 197.50 Hallbeck, 177.50 Green Dragon.

Cast Steer:

Angus: 229.50 North Farm, 224.50 Gulf Farm, 189.50 Birch Croft. Limousin: 229.50 Ghyll Beck Farm. Friesian: 207.50 Boundary House, 181.50 Green Dragon Farm.

Cast Bull:

Montbeliarde: 184.50 Staffords Farm. Limousin: 157.50 Long Green Head.

Store Bullock:

Charolais: £1760 Kilburn House, £1210 Scotch Green Farm, £1040 Green Lane Farm. Angus: £1640 Grange Farm, £1500 Cheetham House Farm, £1500 New Parkside Farm, £1480 Hall Oth Hill Farm, £1470 New Parkside Farm, £1460 Roman Road Farm. British Blue: £1470 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1440 Windy Hill Farm, £1430, £1400 Station Hotel Farm, £1290 Scotch Green Farm, £1240 Throstle Grove Farm. Hereford: £1400 Hall Oth Hill Farm, £1330 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1250 Windy Hill Farm, £1230 Chestnut House Farm, £1220 Snub Snape Farm, £1120 Boundary House. Limousin: £1400 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1390 Fell End Farm, £1330, £1280 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1260 North Farm, £1170 Ghyll Beck Farm. Fleckvieh: £1330 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1260 Buck Bank Farm. Saler: £1170 Ghyll Beck Farm. Friesian: £1080, £990 Lane Ends Farm, £920 Boundary House.

Store Heifer:

Angus: £1470 Bar Gap, £1370 White Lund Farm, £1360 Cheetham House Farm, £1300 Hare Field Farm, £1260 Snub Snape Farm, £1240 Chestnut House Farm. Limousin: £1370 Fell End Farm, £1240 Grange Farm, £1160 Endmoor Farm. Friesian: £1360, £1210, £1070, £910 Roseacre Hall. British Blue: £1310 Grange Farm, £1290 Moors Farm, £1280, £1260 Staffords Farm, £1250, £1220 Mearsbeck Farm. Hereford: £1310 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1070 Boundary House.

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