Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 16th September 2022.

Calves & Weanlings

The weekly sale of calves saw a bit more life in the trade around the ring with more buyers looking to rear calves, the consignment of Charollais bull calves from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale led the way selling to £440, £410 and £370. A British Blue weanling bull calf from SHS&HJ Raby, Preesall sold to £400 and £340. Other prices for British Blue bull calves sold to £310 and £300. Aberdeen Angus calves sold to a top of £320 from AD&R Milner, Claughton on Brock. British Blue heifers peaked at £300 from JT&B Fox, Quernmore. Plenty of beef calves sold in to mid to late two hundreds.

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of store cattle at Lancaster had an entry of in excess of 200 forward that saw strong short keep cattle in big demand selling to a strong trade. Simmental bullocks led the way selling to £1630 from TJ Lloyd Farm, Settle with other Simmental bullocks to £1600 from Cowell & Moore, Woodplumpton. This was followed by other Simmental bullocks to £1500 from T&M Halhead, Priest Hutton. Charollais bullocks peaked at £1480 from Cowell & Moore, Woodplumpton followed by £1440 from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton. British Blue bullocks peaked at £1460 for a pen of three from C&B Lowther, Over Wyresdale followed by £1430 from MJ Waller, Lupton. Native bullocks always meet plenty of demand in Lancaster with the consignment from TJ Lloyd Farm, Settle leading the way selling Aberdeen Angus’s to £1500 and Herefords to £1480. Other leading prices saw Aberdeen Angus bullocks to £1480 from T&M Halhead, Priest Hutton followed by others to £1470 from JD&GM Bracken, Catterall. Plenty more pens of strong bullocks regularly sold around the £1400 mark.

The heifer trade peaked at £1550 for a pair of Limousins from TE JS SA Curruthers, Underbarrow. This was followed by other Limousin heifers to £1400 from WJ&L Barker, Arkholme. British Blue heifers sold to a top of £1380 from JD&GM Bracken, Catterall. This was followed by £1360 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellett who topped he Angus heifer trade at £1360. Forward well fleshed dairy bullocks were in big demand, peaking at £1300 for a pen of three black and whites from GR Park & Sons, Whinfell with others to £1290 from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton and £1250 from G Atkinson & Son, Caton. Montbeliardes sold to £1290 from J&JM Walmsley, Pilling.
The autumn show for pens of four bullocks saw the first prize rosette awarded to J Lamb, Old Glasson with a pen of 23 month old British Blue bullocks selling to £1340.

OTM Cattle

Cull cows sold to an overall market averaged of 167p/kg with 80% of todays sale being dairy cows, the sale peaked at 209.5p/kg for a Fleckvieh from B&AC Barnes, Kirkby Lonsdale who sold others at 207.5p/kg, with this price also achieved by J&G Thorley Ltd, Kirkham. Other heavy well fleshed dairy cows sold to 201.5p/kg from JH Towers, Tunstall with a trio all achieving 197.5p/kg from Lawsons Dairy Ltd, Cockerham. Medium dairy cows were generally 145-175p/kg with the leaner parlour types 95-120p/kg, the very leanest sorts at realisation. Beef cows sold to 197.5p/kg for a Limousin x from T&M Halhead, Priest Hutton with British Blues to 171.5p/kg from MJ&LC Lund, Quernmore. Top grossing cow today was a Fleckvieh from B&AC Barnes, Kirkby Lonsdale achieving £1743 who sold others at £1635. All cull cows averaged £1089.
OTM heifers sold to 231.5p/kg and £1551 for a Limousin x from JR Pye, Stalmine who sold Montbeliarde at 209.5p/kg and £1206. Other dairy heifers sold to 197.5p/kg and £991 for a Holstein Friesian from J&CW Metcalfe & Son, Quernmore.
Steers sold to 237.5p/kg and £1005.55 for a Hereford x from AT Burrow & Son, Hornby with Holstein Friesian selling to 197.5p/kg and £1165 from A&MI Robinson, Penrith.
A single cull bull today sold to 139.5p/kg and £1251 for a Limousin from W Richardson & Son, Kendal.

Top Prices

Heifer Calf:

British Blue: £300 Blackwood End, £275 Tills Farm, £265 Roe Farm, £220 Wyre Bank. Limousin: £265, £200 Myerscough House. Angus: £155 Blackwood End, £155, £150 Knowsley Farm. Hereford: £115 Brades Farm.

Bull Calf:

Charolais: £440, £410, £370 Knowsley Farm, £285 Myerscough House. British Blue: £400, £340 Fern Hill Farm, £310, £300 Catshaw Hall Farm, £280 New Brows Farm, £265 Fern Hill Farm. Angus: £320 Lane Head Farm. Limousin: £260 Myerscough House.

OTM Cow:

Fleckvieh: 209.50, 207.50 Hawkin Hall. Friesian: 207.50 Derby Lodge Farm, 201.50 Tunstall Hall, 197.50, 194.50 Bank End Farm. Limousin: 197.50 Upp Hall. British Blue: 171.50 Croney Hill Farm. Angus: 159.50 Corney Hill Farm.

OTM Heifer:

Limousin: 231.50 Hatters Farm. Montbeliarde: 209.50 Hatters Farm. Friesian: 197.50 Hare Apple Tree, 157.50 Fern Hill Farm.

Cast Steer:

Hereford: 237.50, 227.50 High Snab. Friesian: 197.50 Hall Farm.

Cast Bull:

Limousin: 139.50 Laverock Bridge.

Store Bullock:

Simmental: £1630 Proctors Row, £1600 Newsham Hall Farm, £1500 Upp Hall, £1320 Steadbank, £1270 Carlingwha. Angus: £1500 Proctors Row, £1480 Upp Hall, £1470 Greenlands Farm, £1430 Godson House Farm, £1380 Staffords Farm, £1370 Greenlands Farm. Charolais: £1480 Newsham Hall Farm, £1440 Downlands Farm, £1180 Rye Close. Hereford: £1480, £1430, £1360, £1290, £1210 Proctors Row, £1010 Overhouses. British Blue: £1460 Lower Castle O Trim, £1430 Carlingwha, £1410 Moss House Farm, £1390 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1350 Stubb Hall Farm, £1340 Old Glasson Farm. Limousin: £1400 High Snab, £1280 Holmes Farm, £1180 The Hill, £1130 Hacking Drive, £1100 Overhouses, £1100 The Hill. Friesian: £1300 Low Deepslack, £1290 Downlands Farm, £1250 Old Hall Farm, £1220 Downlands Farm, £1130 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1110 New Laund Farm. Montbeliarde: £1290 Staffords Farm, £1070 Parrox Hall Farm.

Store Heifer:

Limousin: £1550 Red Scar Farm, £1400 Brown Edge. British Blue: £1380 Greenlands Farm, £1360 Stubb Hall Farm, £1220 Holmes Farm, £1190 Carlingwha, £1080 Braddup House Farm. Angus: £1360 Stubb Hall Farm, £1330 Holmes Farm, £1330 Holme House Farm, £1270 Old Hall Farm, £1230 Steadbank, £1190 Sunderland Brows Farm. Charolais: £1360, £1240 Downlands Farm, £1200 Holme House Farm. Hereford: £1350 Brown Edge, £1130 Threlfalls Farm.

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