Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Sale of Calves, Dairy, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 9th September 2022.

Calves & Weanlings
The weekly sale at Lancaster saw 62 calves forward with the entry being predominately younger 4-6 weeks olds. Bull calves sold to £635 for a British Blue x from JP&C Robson, Garstang who sold others at £355 followed by GH Sanderson & Family, Catforth also selling British Blues at £355 and J Bargh & Son, Morecambe to £350. Simmental x bull calves sold to £320 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale. Month old Charolais x bull calves from JE&S Seedall, Mellor sold to £280 and £270. Native sired bull calves sold to £320 from TE&M Kidd, Ellel who sold others at £300 with young Aberdeen Angus x bull calves achieving £200 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale. Dairy bull calves today sold to £200 for a Montbeliarde from T&G Parkinson, Out Rawcliffe with Holstein Friesians to £110 from AD&R Milner, Garstang. Heifer calves sold to £345 for a British Blue x from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe with others at £335 from Barker Farms, Carnforth and £295 from B&JM Crowe, Witherslack. Hereford x heifers from TE&M Kidd, Ellel sold to £200.

Dairy Cattle
There was no shortage of quality or demand at the fortnightly sale of dairy cattle, with several purchasers leaving empty handed. Heifers sold to a top price of £2480 for a two week calved pedigree heifer from JE&J Pye, Quernmore. This was closely followed by Andrew Swale, Blackburn selling a 34 litre pedigree heifer at £2400. A heifer from B&V Swan, Chorley sold to a final bid of £2020. All heifers averaged £2300.
The next dairy sale in on Friday 23rd September to include the Autumn prize show for cows and heifers, open to all vendors. This day will also feature the 1st part dispersal of the milking portion of the herd, on behalf of WA Gardner & Son, Lytham who are retiring from milking.

Store Cattle
Store cattle numbers are increasing week on week with 348 forward, the sale peaked at £1800 for a trio of Simmental x steers from RH Dodgson, Burton in Lonsdale who sold another trio at £1760, this was closely followed by a pair of Charolais x from R&EA Gardner, Kendal achieving £1710. Limousin x steers sold to £1660 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse with British Blues to £1560 from Pilling Hall, Pilling. Native sired steers sold to £1700 for a Hereford x from RH Dodgson, Burton in Lonsdale with Aberdeen Angus x selling to £1600 from J Hartley, Woodplumpton. Dairy bred steers sold to £1380 for a Montbeliarde from A&B Pickthall, Milnthorpe, with Holstein Friesian to £1220 from J Hartley, Woodplumpton. All steers forward today averaged £1124.
Store heifers sold to £1440 from a trio of Aberdeen Angus x from J Tattersall, Lytham and a pair of British Blue x from JD&GM Bracken, Catterall. Charolais sold to £1420 from JW&L Barker, Arkholme with Limousins to £1320 from T&E Garlick & Son, Freckleton, British Blue x achieved £1350 from J Harley & Son, Woodplumpton and Hereford x also achieving £1350 from JW Atkinson, Bentham. All heifers averaged £1120.

OTM Cattle
117 OTM cattle sold to an overall market average of 154.6p/kg with a large number of dairy cows now coming forward ahead of lying in. Beef cows sold to a top price of 214p/kg for a Limousin x from TE JS & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow. Other heavy beef cows sold to 197p/kg for a Simmental from WK&R Harrison, Arkholme. Beef cows suitable for further finishing were regularly 150-180p/kg depending on quality and type. Dairy cows sold to 197.5p/kg for a young Holstein Friesian from H&A Stephenson, Carnforth with others achieving 189.5p/kg from AT Burrow & Son, Hornby and K&DE Woodhouse, Ellel. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows were generally 160-180p/kg with mediums 130-150p/kg and parlour types 105-130p/kg depending on quality and type. Top grossing today was a Holstein Friesian from SW&K Metcalfe & Son, Whittington achieving £1564 closely followed by another Holstein Friesian from Lawsons Farm ltd, Cockerham and a Simmental from Ballacutchel Farms, Isle of Man at £1453.
OTM heifers sold to a top price of 217.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe with beef heifers selling to 214.5p/kg for a Aberdeen Angus x from Messrs Holgate, Silverdale. Top grossing heifer was a Holstein Friesian from GH Sanderson & Family, Catforth achieving £1385.
OTM steers sold to 204.5p/kg and £1312 for a Holstein Friesian from DR Preston, Caton who sold others at 201.5p/kg and £1279.
Cull bulls sold to 144p/kg and £1307 for a Hereford from Ballacutchel Farms, Isle of Man and 129p/kg and £1529 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Gibson & Berry, Endmoor.

Top Prices

Heifer Calf:

British Blue: £345 North Farm, £335 Cotestone Farm, £295 Birks Farm, £270 Elm Tree Farm, £265 North Farm, £260 Elm Tree Farm. Hereford: £200, £170 Booth Hall. Angus: £125 North Farm.

Bull Calf:

British Blue: £365, £355 Roe Farm, £355 Blackleach House Farm, £350 North Farm, £345, £340 Elm Tree Farm. Hereford: £320, £300, £290, £285, £280, £275 Booth Hall. Simmental: £320 Knowlsey Farm. Charolais: £280, £270 Bolton Fold Farm. Angus: £200 Tills Farm, £175 North Farm, £130 Birks Farm, £128 Walkers I’th Fields. Montbeliarde: £200 Quakers Farm. Friesian: £110 Lane Head Farm, £105 Tills Farm.

OTM Cow:

Limousin: 214.50 Red Scar Farm. Friesian: 197.50 Barnfield Farm, 189.50 Kitchen Ground Farm, 189.50 High Snab, 184.50 Sweetings Farm, 184.50 Tills Farm, 184.50 Holme House Farm. Simmental: 197.50 Brookside, 191.50 Mount Murray. British Blue: 174.50 Brookside. Fleckvieh: 169.50 Holmes Farm. Hereford: 169.50 Mount Murray. Norwegian Red: 169.50 Ninezergh, 134.50 Spital Farm, 129.50 Ninezergh.

OTM Heifer:

Friesian: 217.50, 211.50, 204.50 North Farm, 201.50 The Hill. Angus: 214.50, 204.50 Middlebarrow Plain. Hereford: 207.50, 204.50, 189.50 Middlebarrow Plain.

Cast Steer:

Friesian: 204.50, 201.50, 199.50 Elllers Farm. Angus: 187.50, 161.50 Cliftons Farm.

Cast Bull:

Hereford: 144.50 Mount Murray. Friesian: 129.50 Low Audlands.

Store Bullock:

Simmental: £1800, £1760 Kilburn House, £1590 North Farm, £1280 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1250 Littlewood Hall Farm, £1030 Little Crimbles. Charolais: £1710 Barrowfield, £1350 Holme House Farm, £1140 Corney Hill Farm, £1040 Outerthwaite Farm. Hereford: £1700 Kilburn House, £1600, £1550 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1500 Batty Farm, £1260 Deansbiggin, £1250 Holly House Farm. Limousin: £1660 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1640 Red Scar Farm, £1610 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1550 Pilling Hall Farm, £1390 Bradley Farm, £1380 Grange Farm. British Blue: £1650 Pilling Hall Farm, £1480 Batty Farm, £1460 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1420 North Farm, £1400 Kilburn House, £1370 Lower Castle O Trim. Angus: £1600 Threlfalls Farm, £1580 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1390 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1380 Low Levens, £1360 North Farm, £1350 Snub Snape Farm. Montbeliarde: £1380 Bradley Farm, £1220 Threlfalls Farm, £1190 Godson House Farm, £1090 Corney Hill Farm. Friesian: £1220 Threlfalls Farm. Meuse-Rhine-Issel: £1140 Littlewood Hall Farm. Fleckvieh: £1090 Corney Hill Farm, £1000 The Hill.

Store Heifer:

Angus: £1440 Snub Snape Farm, £1350 Low Levens, £1300 Yew Tree Farm, £1260 Grange Farm, £1230 Yew Tree Farm, £1190 Sunderland Brows Farm. British Blue: £1440 Greenlands Farm, £1350 Threlfalls Farm, £1300 Endmoor Farm, £1200 Brown Edge, £1170 Windy Hall Farm, £1160 Ellers Farm. Charolais: £1420 Brown Edge, £1280, £1210 Downlands Farm, £1130 Ellers Farm, £1060 Downlands Farm. Limousin: £1370 Grange Farm, £1350 Low Levens, £1320 Endmoor Farm, £1250 High House Farm, £1240 Linghaw Farm, £1060 Hall Farm. Hereford: £1350 Batty Farm, £1200 Threlfalls Farm, £1180 Holly House Farm, £1060 High Lane. Welsh Black: £1070 Steadbank. Friesian: £1060 The Hill.

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