Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 28th April 2023.

North West Auctions are pleased to report another successful week at both sites, with 1463 cattle sold in two days with highlights including;
- OTM cows to 279.5p/kg and £2038
- Store Cattle to £2500
- Stirks to £1520
- Bull Calves to £600
- Heifer Calves to £590


NWA Lancaster is fast becoming the chosen market for buying and selling calves in Lancashire with another increased entry of over 100 forward today, with once again new and returning customers in attendance.
Weaned calves sold to a keen interest with a top price of £565 achieved for a Simmental x bull from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green. Closely followed by a British Blue x at £560 from G&ME Woodhouse, Ellel, Hereford x to £555 from TE&M Kidd, Ellel, Charolais x to £550 from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham and Limousin x at £550 from D&M Foster, Out Rawcliffe. Other stronger bull calves generally selling at £450-£550, depending on breed.
Rearing calves sold to £500 on two occasions for a British Blue x from JP&C Robson, Catterall with others at £490 from Wallbank Farms and £480 from F&JM Kelsall & Son, Bleasdale. Stronger rearing native calves sold to £490 for Aberdeen Angus x from F&JM Kelsall & Son, Bleasdale with others at £480 from G&ME Woodhouse, Ellel. Younger rearing calves sold to a keen interest, selling to £395 from RT Halhead, Cockerham who sold others at £370. Hereford x sold to £350 from Drinkall Bros, Abbeystead and Beef Shorthorns to £295 from JE&S Seedall, Mellor.
Dairy bulls sold to £395 for a well reared British Friesian from JR Newsham, Conder Green who sold others at £365. Reared Holstein Friesian bulls sold to £290 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre. The strongest rearing calves sold to £195 from Drinkall Bros, Abbeystead with others at £190 from G&ME Woodhouse, Ellel. Mediums sold to £92 from M&E Fawcett & Son, Longridge and the smallest sorts £30-£60.
Heifer calves sold to £585 for a ring full of weaned Aberdeen Angus x from I Richardson, Catforth with Hereford x selling to £500 from TE&M Kidd, Ellel who sold others at £465. The strongest rearing calves sold to £395 for a Charolais x from WG Farms, Cockerham who sold British Blue x at £390. Other British Blue x achieved £360 and £340 from JP&C Robson, Catterall. Younger rearing heifers sold to £310 from RT Halhead, Cockerham with Charolais x selling to £285 from JE&S Seedall, Mellor with other heifer calves generally £195-£250 depending on breed and quality.


The weekly sale of store cattle saw 220 through the ring, with trade even hotter than previous weeks. A pair of Hereford steers topped the leader board today from KG&LM Park, Grange Over Sands at £1950. Not far behind was local supporter K&DE Woodhouse, Ellel which saw his run of run of twenty well farmed British Blue steers to £1900. Aberdeen Angus today saw H Chapman, Middleton to £1850, with other Angus steers to £1800 from TC Whiteside & Son, Pilling . Charolais steers sold to £1780 from J&M Cockett, Ingleton. Dairy bred steers today saw Friesians to £1600 from K&DE Woodhouse, Ellel. Yearling steers today saw Limousin from A&P Hodgkinson, Stalmine to £1400. All steers today averaged a whopping £1350.
K&DE Woodhouse, Ellel continued their tremendous day with British Blue heifer at £1740 and £1700. AE Atkinson, Kendal saw their good run of Limousin cattle top at £1660 for 21 month olds. Angus heifers are always easy to sell at Lancaster, with L Parson & Sons, Levens to £1600 for 21 month olds. All heifers today averaged £1200.
If you have not tried Lancaster Auction to sell your store cattle, it’s time you did and got a taste of the flying trade, week in week out!


The monthly sale of stirks saw just over a hundred through the main ring, following stores with an animated trade from start to finished. W Salisbury, Treales took the headlines with a pair of 10 month old Limousin bullocks at £1520, with others from the same good home at £1320.
Other notable bull stirks saw R Eshborn, Glasson Dock with a pen full of 12 month old Limousin bulls at £1140, with others at £1000. British Blue bulls saw 8 month olds from W Pinder Jnr, Clitheroe to £900 for a pair.
12 month old turning out steers saw the best trade of the day, with WJ&EA Woodhouse, Nateby selling a pair of Aberdeen Angus steers to £890. Other yearling steers saw Hereford from P Rossall, Scorton to £840. Also making £840 was D&J Hay, Cockerham this time for a British Blue steer, they continued their good day with 9 month old British Blue heifers to £800 for a pen of five. Other British Blue heifers today saw JP&C Robson, Garstang to £840. A trio of Aberdeen Angus heifers sold to £800 from WJ&EA Woodhouse, Nateby.
6-8 month old stirks were a real trade, with plenty of customers round the ring for this age of cattle. J&CW Metcalfe & Son, Quernmore sold a pair of 7 month old British Blue steers to £700. B&MJ Nelson & Son, Milnthorpe saw his 6 month old Limousin steers to £730, with 4 month old Limousin steers from the same home at £620.
Vendors are urged to enter stirks with confidence for our mid May sale on Friday 12th May.


NWA continues to lead the way selling cull cows, with an overall market averaged today of 201p/kg. Heavy well fleshed cows of all breeds were in the keenest demand, selling to 249p/kg for a Fleckvieh from B&AC Barnes, Kirkby Lonsdale with Limousin to 239p/kg from P Whitton & Sons, Kendal. Heavy well fleshed cows were regularly selling at 215-230p/kg. Holstein Friesian sold to 229.5p/kg from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe with others at 221p/kg from J Bargh & son Morecambe and 217p/kg from K&DE Woodhouse, Ellel. Top grossing cow was a Simmental from Barlow Bros, Croston at £2019, with a trio of Holstein Friesian from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe all selling between £1640-£1675. All cull cows averaged £1230.
A large entry of OTM heifer sold to 279.5p/kg for a Limousin from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor with others at 249.5p/kg from R&E Butterfild, Bentham and AG Butler, Hambleton. Dairy heifers sold to 244.5p/kg for a Fleckvieh from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green and a Holstein Friesian from M&E Fawcett, Longridge. Top grossing heifer was a Holstein Friesian from J Huddleston, Brookhouse achieving £1503.
Steers sold to 254.5p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus from J&M Cockett, Ingleton with a British Blue x from J Bargh, Morecambe achieving £2038.
Stock bulls sold to 189.5p/kg and £1976 for a Simmental from Lawsons Dairy Ltd, Cockerham with under age prime bulls selling to 274p/kg for a Limousin from P Cummings, Burton in Kendal and £1686 from J Bargh, Morecambe.

Top Prices


Angus: £585 West View Farm, £330 Roe Farm. Hereford: £500, £465, £450, £370, £300 Booth Hall. Charolais: £395, £390 Lathwaite Farm, £285 Bolton Fold Farm. British Blue: £390 Lathwaite Farm, £360, £340, £315 Roe Farm, £310, £280 Norbreck Farm.


Fleckvieh: £565 Sellerley Farm. British Blue: £560, £530 Boldens Farm, £500 Roe Farm, £500 Sellerley Farm, £500 Roe Farm, £490 Tills Farm. Hereford: £555, £545 Booth Hall, £540 Sellerley Farm, £530 Booth Hall, £510 Sellerley Farm, £500 Booth Hall. Charolais: £550, £520, £505, £460, £445, £440 Lathwaite Farm. Limousin: £550 Church Farm, £445, £350 Sellerley Farm. Angus: £490 Little Blindhurst, £480 Boldens Farm, £430 Matshead Farm, £415 Lathwaite Farm, £370, £290 Little Blindhurst. Friesian: £395, £365 Sellerley Farm, £290, £245 Lower Lingart Farm. Shorthorn: £295, £255 Bolton Fold Farm.


Fleckvieh: 249.50 Hawkin Hall, 209.50 Holme Head. Limousin: 239.50 High Tenement Farm, 231.50 High House Farm, 227.50 Marl House, 219.50 Mireside Farm. Continental: 234.50, 227.50 Hawkin Hall, 159.50 Higher Hollinhead Farm. British Blue: 229.50 Mosergh Farm, 224.50 High House Farm. Friesian: 229.50 Ackenthwaite Farm, 221.50 North Farm, 217.50 Little Town Farm, 217.50 Kitchen Ground Farm, 214.50 North Farm, 214.50 Sweetings Farm. Charolais: 224.50 Marl House. Hereford: 219.50, 214.50 Meadow Croft, 211.50, 204.50 Little Crimbles. Simmental: 219.50 Littlewood Hall Farm, 171.50 Mitchelland Farm. Angus: 209.50 Mosergh Farm, 174.50, 159.50, 154.50 Rooten Brook. Norwegian Red: 201.50, 199.50, 179.50, 159.50 Holme Head.


Limousin: 279.50 Stubb Farm, 249.50 Linghaw Farm, 249.50 Park Farm Barn, 224.50 Linghaw Farm. Fleckvieh: 244.50, 239.50 Sellerely Farm. Friesian: 244.50 Little Town Farm, 237.50 Westfield House, 237.50 Yeat House, 229.50 Ravenscar, 219.50 Deerslet Farm, 214.50 Friars Moss. Montbeliarde: 234.50 Sellerley Farm.


Angus: 254.50 Foredales Farm. British Blue: 239.50 Cottam Farm.


Limousin: 274.50, 269.50 Peall House, 229.50 Cottam Farm. Meuse-Rhine-Issel: 209.50 Littlewood Hall Farm. Simmental: 189.50 Bank End Farm.


Hereford: £1950 Low Fell End, £1400 The Granary, £1360, £1340 Spout House, £1120 The Bunaglow, £1100 Sandvilla. British Blue: £1900, £1760 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1760 Low Fell End, £1750 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1680 Bowlands Gardens, £1670 Kitchen Ground Farm. Angus: £1850 Millbeck, £1800 Low Levens, £1800 New Ridge Farm, £1620 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1580 Raw Head, £1560 Outerthwaite Farm. Limousin: £1820 Millbeck, £1760 Foredales Farm, £1680 Stubb Place, £1660 Scale House Farm, £1640 Stubb Farm. Charolais: £1780 Foredales Farm, £1170 Middle Ridge Farm, £1140 Middle Ridge Farm, £1120 Throstle Croft. Shorthorn: £1540 Foresdales Farm, £1080 Moss Edge Farm, £1040 The Bungalow. Friesian: £1380 Scale House Farm, £1140 The Bungalow, £1030 Old Hutton Farm. Norwegian Red: £1140 The Bungalow, £1090 Fell End Farm.


British Blue: £1740 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1570 Wood Nook Farm, £1500 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1430 Thursgill, £1420 Windy Hill Farm, £1370 Outerthwaite Farm. Angus: £1700 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1600 Low Levens, £1500 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1340 Windy Hill Farm, £1280 Sandvilla, £1270 Moss Edge Farm. Friesian: £1700, £1600 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1330 Holme Head. Limousin: £1660 Stubb Farm, £1560 Low Levens, £1440, £1420 Stubb Farm, £1300 Station Hotel Farm. Hereford: £1420, £1400 Lynwood, £1270 Well House Farm, £1160 Lynwood. Charolais: £1320 Park Farm Barn, £1080 The Granary. Blonde: £1300 Moss Edge Farm, £1300 Outerthwaite Farm, £1140 Southways. Fleckvieh: £1160, £1130 Holme Head.


Limousin: £1520, £1320 Kirkview. Simmental: £1140, £1000 River View. Friesian: £1060 Old Hutton Farm. British Blue: £1000 Ivy Farm.

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