Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 2nd September 2022.

Calves & Weanlings
The weekly sale of calves and weanlings at Lancaster saw the trade remind very similar to previous weeks. Weanlings led the way from EW&R Towers, Hornby selling British Blue bulls to £470 and £415 with British Blue heifers to £340. British Blue weanlings from G&ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel sold to £445. Calves on milk continue to meet slight resistance due to the spiralling costs of milk powder, British Blue heifers peaked at £295 from Wallbank Farms with bulls to £290 from Barker Farms, Carnforth. Dairy calves saw Fleckvieh weanlings to £250 twice and £240 from EW&R Towers, Hornby with Black and White weanlings to £250 from G&ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel.

Store Cattle
They trade remains very buoyant for store cattle at Lancaster with all forward averaging an impressive £1247. The sale peaked at £1760 for a pair of Charolais heifers from R&EA Gardner, Briggsteer. This was followed by a pen of four Aberdeen Angus heifers selling to £1550 from J Tattersall, Leyland. The bullock trade peaked at £1680 for a pen of three Angus’s from JS Clarke & Sons, Catforth. Followed by Simmentals to £1640 from H Morgan, Stalmine and Angus’s to £1580 from H Birkett & Son, Overton who also sold Limousins to £1490. Simmental bullocks sold to £1520 from T&M Halhead, Priest Hutton. An abundance of strong cattle sold in the region of fourteen hundred pounds. British Friesian bullocks peaked at £1310 from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe. Followed by Fleckvieh to over thirteen hundred from MJ Waller, Lupton.

OTM Cattle
The weekly sale of OTM cattle at Lancaster had an increased entry of 110 forward selling to a buoyant market averaged of 171p/kg. OTM steers led the way selling to 234.5p/kg or £1648 from H Birkett & Son, Overton with a Simmental. Friesian bullocks sold to 219.5p/kg or £1490 from DR Preston, Caton with other from the same good home to 217.5p/kg. OTM Limousin heifers sold to 227.5p/kg from RG&H Preece, Roeburndale West. Dairy heifers peaked at 224.5p/kg from SR&PA Thompson, Sedbergh with a Fleckvieh. Black and White OTM heifers peaking at £1401 from R&A Jollys, Cabus. Beef cows today peaked at 217.5p/kg or a whopping £2157 for a Charolais cow from GR Bargh & Co, Caton. This was followed by Charolais cast steers to £1928 from I Holden, Thornton with a Hereford bull selling to £1881 from JE&BR Bucker, Manchester.
Dairy cows sold to £1574 from H&A Stephenson, Tunstall followed by £1383 from MJ Fell, Whittington with others to £1366 from D Fox & Co, Bay Horse. Meated dairy cows sold between 185-190p/kg.

Top Prices

Heifer Calf:

British Blue: £340 Holme Head, £295 Tills Farm, £280 Boldens Farm, £275 Lane Head Farm, £260 Tills Farm, £255 Boldens Farm. Angus: £170 Boldens Farm.

Bull Calf:

British Blue: £470 Holme Head, £445 Boldens Farm, £415, £355, £350 Holme Head, £300 Boldens Farm. Friesian: £250 Boldens Farm, £200, £160 Holme Head, £125 Rose Hill Farm, £120 Holme Head. Fleckvieh: £250, £240 Holme Head.

Bull Stirk:

Limousin: £350 Rose Hill Farm. Montbeliarde: £300 Rose Hill Farm.

OTM Cow:

Angus: 217.50 Shore Top Farm, 207.50 Warth Sutton Farm, 187.50 Fleetword Road. Charolais: 217.50 Rye Closes, 174.50 Lodge Farm. British Blue: 207.50 Red Scar Farm, 169.50 Sykes Fold Farm. Limousin: 204.50 Red Scar Farm, 199.50 River View, 179.50 Thornbush Farm, 171.50 Lodge Farm, 164.50 Burton Hill. Hereford: 194.50 Shore Top Farm, 177.50 Ducketts Farm. Friesian: 191.50 Barnfield Farm, 189.50 Shore Top Farm, 189.50 Moss House Farm, 187.50 Holly House Farm, 184.50 Little Town Farm, 184.50 Holly House Farm. Montbeliarde: 191.50, 184.50 Yeat House, 184.50, 164.50, 119.50 Holme Head. Continental: 189.50, 177.50, 171.50 Town End. Simmental: 179.50 Lodge Farm, 159.50 Todgill Farm. Norwegian Red: 157.50 Holme Head.

OTM Heifer:

Limousin: 227.50 Thornbush Farm. Fleckvieh: 224.50 Newfield. Montbeliarde: 219.50 Staffords Farm. Friesian: 209.50 Marholes Farm, 207.50 Heaton Hall Farm, 204.50 Holly House Farm, 204.50 Heaton Hall Farm, 204.50 Cragg Farm, 204.50 Staffords Farm.

Cast Steer:

Simmental: 234.50 North Farm. Friesian: 219.50 Ellers Farm, 217.50 Moss House Farm, 217.50 Ellers Farm, 214.50, 207.50 Moss House Farm. Limousin: 219.50 Carlingwha.

Cast Bull:

Limousin: 219.50 Fell End Farm, 169.50 Todgill Farm. Charolais: 184.50 Fleetwood Road. Hereford: 144.50 Shore Top Farm. Friesian: 129.50 Priory Farm. Montbeliarde: 127.50 Fleetwood Road.

Store Bullock:

Angus: £1680 Godson House Farm, £1580 North Farm, £1420 Yew Tree Farm, £1400 Ellers Farm, £1390 Upp Hall, £1350 Grange Farm. Simmental: £1640 West Lynn, £1520, £1390 Upp Hall, £1250 Park House Farm. Limousin: £1490 North Farm, £1420 Gulf Farm, £1380 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1370 Cock Hall Farm, £1370 High House Farm, £1350 Grange Farm. Charolais: £1470, £1450 Downlands Farm, £1400 Carlingwha, £1130 Little Crimbles. Shorthorn: £1420 Yew Tree Farm, £1370 Cock Hall Farm, £1170 Ellers Farm. British Blue: £1390 Stubb Hall Farm, £1370 Wood Nook Farm, £1330 Lower Castle O Trim, £1280 Hawkrigg End, £1260 Brown Edge, £1260 Windy Hill Farm. Hereford: £1320 North Farm, £1300, £1270 Hall Bank, £1100 Windy Hill Farm. Friesian: £1310 Downlands Farm, £1120 Threlfalls Farm. Fleckvieh: £1300 Carlingwha, £1250 Hall Bank. Montbeliarde: £1190 Fellside Farm, £1120 Threlfalls Farm.

Store Heifer:

Charolais: £1760 Barrowfield, £1340 West Lynn. Angus: £1550 Snub Snape Farm, £1380 Grange Farm, £1350 Bainsbank Farm, £1310 Ellers Farm, £1260 Parkside Farm, £1170 Sunderland Brows Farm. British Blue: £1340 West Lynn, £1330 Stubb Hall Farm, £1180 Hawkrigg End, £1160 Wood Nook Farm, £1050 Barker Knott. Limousin: £1270 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1190 Cockrigg Farm. Shorthorn: £1260 Parkside Farm. Simmental: £1150 Park House Farm.

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