Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 14th October 2022.

Calves and Weanlings
The weekly sale of calves and weanlings had an increased entry of 80 forward, selling to the busiest crown ring side seen for some time with calves sold to a larger number of active buyers. A consignment of British Blue weanlings from Messrs Millican, Newby saw bulls to £450 twice and £445 with heifers from the same home twice selling to £325. Aberdeen Angus bull calves from the same home achieved £405. Quality milk calves continue to be in big demand with British Blue bulls to £435 from JM&MH France & Son, Littledale and £425 from AD&R Milner, Claughton on Brock. A consignment of weanlings from G&ME Woodhouse & Son saw an Aberdeen Angus bull calves to £385 and £365 with British Blue heifers to £350 and £340. Plenty of strong beef calves sold in the mid to late two hundreds. Young and smaller beef calves were met with limited demand due to the ever-increasing costs. Diary bull calves saw weanling Fleckvieh to £270 and £250 from EW&R Tower, Hornby with Black and White from the same home to £205 and £180 from Messrs Millican, Newby.

Store Cattle

The weekly store cattle sale at Lancaster saw 237 cattle go through the main ring with a plainer and smaller show of cattle on offer. All steers forward averaged £1081 with heifers averaging £1005.
Good fed and bigger cattle today were a flying trade with smaller weathered cattle harder to place. Top of the league table today saw a pen of three well grown Hereford steers to £1690 from WS Burrows & Son, Silverdale who also sold a pair of strong Herefords to £1660. L Goodier & Son, Preston had a good day selling a pair of cracking Charolais steers to £1550 with British Blue steers from J Lamb, Old Glasson to £1460 and £1450 from KG&LM Park, Grange Over Sands. EW&CR Clegg, Stalmine good run of cattle saw Angus steers to £1440 and Shorthorns to £1300.
Friesian steers from L Parsons & Son, Levens sold to £1370 and J Lamb, Glasson achieved £1230. KH&LM Park, Grange Over Sands topped the heifer section today with British Blues to £1470 with others to £1360 from R&DM Rossall & Sons, Pilling. Aberdeen Angus heifers always have a good following at Lancaster selling to £1460 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens with others to £1300 from KH&D Holden & Son, Pilling. A smart Limousin heifer sold to £1400 from S&CJ Handley, Westhouse with other Limousins to £1340 from D&G Smith, Wigan. Shorthorns today achieved £1270 for a pen of three from EW&CR Clegg, Stalmine. Charollais sold to £1170 from R&C Parkinson, Hambleton.

OTM Cattle
The weekly sale of OTM cattle saw a slight increase in numbers with 136 through the bottom ring with the weather now turning to an autumnal feel.
Top grossing cow today saw T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping sell Friesian cows to £1564.43 with Lawsons Farm Ltd, Cockerham not far behind at £1517.10 also for Friesians. Other notable prices for Friesians saw K&DE Woodhouse, Ellel at £1415 and TC Baldwin, Forton at £1406. Ayrshire cattle saw a top price of £1254 from D&K Haworth, Hambleton. Beef bred OTM cows saw Limousins to £1540.44 from A Clark & Johnston, Windermere. Also breaking the £1500 barrier was P Whitton & Son, Kendal at £1529 also for Limousins with British Blue bred cows to £1398 from B&SE Carter, Ellel.
Prices per kilo saw Limousins to 207.5p/kg from P Whitton & Sons, Kendal with others at 201.5p/kg from the same home with British Blues to 199p/kg from B&SE Carter, Ellel. Friesian cows sold to 194.5p/kg from K&DE Woodhouse, Ellel with others Friesians from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham to the same price.
OTM heifers saw KH Knowles, Preston selling to £1419.82 or 221p/kg for a Friesian with others Friesians to 191.5p/kg from J&N Hull & Son, Winmarleigh.
Cast steers today saw Limousins to 244.5p/kg or £1491.45 for a 610 kilo beast. Top grossing steers saw a British Blue to £1614 from KH Knowles, Preston with other Friesians from the same home at £1455.
A few more cast bulls about today saw A Dixon & Son, Kendal sell a monster of a bull to £1836.77. R Gibson & Son, Kendal sold a Belted Galloway bull to £1333.20.
All OTM cattle today averaged an impressive 154p/kg with more cattle required next week for our busy ring full of buyers.

Top Prices

OTM Cow:

Limousin; 207.50, 201.50 High Tenement Farm, 197.50 Little Fell Farm, 194.50 Low House, 194.50 Far Orrest, 194.50 Low Pleasant. Friesian: 204.50 Brown Brook, 194.50 Sweetings Farm, 194.50, 189.50 Kitchen Ground Farm, 187.50 Mill Farm, 187.50 Forton Hall Farm. British Blue: 199.50 Cragg End, 177.50 Low Pleasant. Ayrshire: 187.50 Rose Farm, 119.50, 107.50 Black Bull Farm. Fleckvieh: 187.50 Hawkin Hall, 184.50, 171.50 Holme Head, 161.50 Hawkin Hall, 149.50 Newfield, 144.50 Holme Head. Hereford: 181.50 Croft Foot Farm. Stabiliser: 177.50, 134.50 Braida Garth. Norwegian Red: 174.50 Holme Head. Montbeliarde: 169.50 Holme Head. Blonde: 154.50 Croft Foot Farm, 131.50 Sowermire Farm. Swedish Red: 154.50 Yeat House. Continental: 149.50, 139.50, 124.50, 117.50 Poole Bank Farm. Galloway: 124.50 Near Orrest. Angus: 107.50 Far Orrest.

OTM Heifer:

Friesian: 221.50 Lower House, 191.50, 189.50 Gibstick Hall, 189.50 Stubb Place Farm. Limousin: 197.50 Lower House, 117.50 Mosergh Farm.

Cast Steer:

Limousin: 244.50 Gibraltar Farm. British Blue: 224.50 Lower House. Friesian: 219.50 Lower House, 194.50 Throstle Grove Farm, 184.50 Moss House Farm, 181.50 Throstle Grove Farm. Simmental: 201.50 West View Farm.

Cast Bull:

Stabiliser: 217.50, 171.50 Kit Cragg. Limousin: 199.50 Far Orrest, 129.50 Mosergh Farm. Friesian: 159.50 Greenside Farm. Belted Galloway: 151.50 Singleton Park.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue: £400 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £350, £340 Boldens Farm, £325, £315 Low Moor Farm. Angus: £230, £205 Boldens Farm.

Bull Calf:

British Blue: £450, £445 Low Moor Farm, £435 Newhouse Farm, £425 Lane Head Farm, £365 Low Moor Farm. Angus: £405 Low Moor Farm, £385, £365 Boldens Farm, £150 Hodgkinson Farm. Limousin: £250, £220 Redfields. Friesian: £180 Low Moor Farm, £150 Boldens Farm. Hereford: £150 Hodgkinson Farm. Fleckvieh: £150 Holme Head.

Steer Calf:

British Blue: £350 Holme Head, £125 Belmont Farm. Fleckvieh: £270, £250 Holme Head. Friesian: £205 Holme Head.

Store Bullock:

Hereford: £1690, £1660 Gibraltar Farm, £1300 Carlingwha, £1110 Threlfalls. Charolais: £1550 Old Hall Farm, £1360 Birch Croft. British Blue: £1460 Old Glasson Farm, £1450 Low Fell End, £1430 North Farm, £1420 Abrahams Farm, £1400 Hallbeck, £1340 Thornton Barn Farm. Angus: £1440 Yew Tree Farm, £1400 Low Levens, £1340 Chestnut House Farm, £1340, £1330 North Farm, £1300 Birch Croft. Limousin: £1400 Low Levens, £1390, £1320 Fellside Farm, £1260 Thornton Barn Farm, £1230 Bradley Farm, £1090 Abbotson Farm. Friesian: £1370 Low Levens, £1230 Old Glasson Farm, £1200 Grizdale, £1010 Low Deepslack. Shorthorn: £1340 Old Glasson Farm, £1300 Yew Tree Farm. Montbeliarde: £1240 Parrox Hall Farm. Norweigean Red: £1200 Grizdale. Saler: £1110 Toulbrick Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel: £1030, £1000 Littlewood Hall Farm.

Store Heifer:

British Blue: £1470 Low Fell End, £1360 Abrahams Farm, £1280 Fell End Farm, £1050 Sewage Farm. Angus: £1460 Low Levens, £1300 Chestnut House Farm, £1260 Yew Tree Farm, £1170 Low Deepslack, £1100 Carlingwha, £1090 Hallbeck. Limousin: £1400 Thronton Hall, £1340 Sewage Farm, £1180, £1140 Thornton Hall. Shorthorn: £1270 Yew Tree Farm. Charollais: £1170, £1080, £1040 Toulbrick Farm. Simmental: £1110 Old Hall Farm, £1050 Moss Gate Farm. Hereford: £1080 Threlfalls Farm. Montbeliarde: £1080 Threlfalls Farm.

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