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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 18th August 2023.

NWA Lancaster enjoyed a busy and buoyant trade, with all vendors leaving well suited with the prices achieved and many reporting ahead of other local sale centres.

CULL COW

NWA Lancaster once again proved to be the place to sell cull cows with the cattle forward today averaging 158p/kg, well ahead of other local centres. Can you afford not to sell at Lancaster!
Only a handful of beef cows forward, sold to 184.5p/kg for a Limousin x from JE&AC Clark & Son, Melling who sold others at 179.5p/kg. Other beef cows were generally 155p/kg to 175p/kg, with the younger medium beef cows attracting a keen interest from finishers. Top grossing beef cows achieved £1666 and £1633 from JE&AC Clark, Melling with others generally selling at £1150 to £1300. Dairy cows saw 179.5p/kg for a heavy weight Holstine Friesian from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe who sold others at 169.5p/kg with J Lawson & Son, Bentham achieving 164p/kg. Well fleshed dairy cows were generally 150p/kg to 165p/kg, with parlour types 130p/kg to 145p/kg and the very leanest and light weights at realisation. Top grossing dairy cow was a Holstein Friesian from J&G Thornley, Kirkham achieving £1480, closely followed by J Bargh & Son, Morecambe achieving £1470 and £1461.
OTM heifers sold to 239.5p/kg and £1379 for a Simmental x from BW&LM Kirkby, Wennington with Holstein Friesian selling to 211.5p/kg and £1362 from WE&G Hewitt & Sons, Cockerham.
OTM steers sold to 229.5p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus x from RG&B Lewis, Kirkby Lonsdale and £1312 for a Norwegian Red and White from A Kirkby & Co, Pilling.
Cull bulls sold to 199.5p/kg for a British Blue x from W Pinder, Newton in Bowland with Aberdeen Angus achieving £1359 from ME&B Mason & Son, Tatham.

STORE CATTLE

The weekly sale of store cattle at Lancaster saw a rise in trade, with all steers forward averaging £1378 and heifers £1282.
Steers sold to a top price of £1810 for a Beef Shorthorn from EW&CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine with J&H Bland & Son, Levens selling Charolais x at £1700 and Aberdeen Angus and Limousin x at £1690. Simmental x sold to £1600 from WG&R Riley, Chorley with British Blue x achieving £1580 from J&H Bland & Son, Levens, Hereford x to £1510 from SW&K Metcalfe & Son, Whittington. Dairy steers sold to £1480 for Fleckviehs from JS Clark & Son, Catforth and Holstein Friesians to £1440 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse. Strong well grown steers were regularly £1400 to £1600, with buyers keen to secure store cattle to fill the fattening sheds.
Heifers sold to £1570 for a ring full of British Blue x from J&H Bland & Son, Levens with another ring full of British Blue x heifers achieving £1500 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet and AJ&D Knowles, New Hutton. Limousin x heifers sold to £1490 from L Parson & Sons, Levens with native sired heifers sold to £1480 for Aberdeen Angus x from I&ME Askew, New Hutton and Hereford at £1400 from SW&K Metcalfe & Son, Whittington.
An entry of feeding bulls sold to £1100 from Norbreck Genetics, Cockerham who sold others at £1020.

CALVES & WEANLINGS

70 calves were forward at the popular weekly sale with a wide range forward catering for all buyer requirements. Bull calves sold to a top price of £500 for a seven week old British Blue x from JP&C Robson, Garstang with this price also achieved for a nine week old Hereford x from TE&M Kidd, Ellel. Other stronger rearing bull calves were generally £400 to £450. Medium bull calves sold to £395 for a British Blue x from Wallbank Farm Ltd, Over Wyresdale with Charolais x selling to £360 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. A consignment of month old calves from Richmond Hall Farm Ltd, Cockerham were well received, selling to £295 for a British Blue x, with others at £275. Native sired rearing calves sold to £380 for an Aberdeen Angus x from W&G Cornthwaite & Son, Claughton on Brock with Hereford x selling to £365 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green with month old Aberdeen Angus x selling to £250. Dairy bulls sold to a top price of £210 for an eight week old British Friesian from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green who sold others at £200 (x2) and £190 (x2). Other nice rearing calves sold to £160 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with other generally £120 to £150 and the smallest £50 to £80.
Heifer calves sold to £430 for a ten week old British Blue x from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale who sold younger heifers at £380. Month old beef heifers sold to £295 for British Blue x from C&J Smith, St Michaels and £290 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale with other generally £220 to £260. Native sired heifers saw six week old Herefords to £270 from TE&M Kidd, Ellel with Aberdeen Angus x selling to £250 from WG Cornthwaite & Son, Claughton on Brock with younger three week old Aberdeen Angus x selling to £175 from RT Halhead, Cockerham.

Several weaned calves forward today saw Limousin x bulls (5 months old) sell to £570, British Blue x (4 months old) sell to £540 with others at £535 and Herefords at £525.
Next weeks sale include the prize show of rearing calves under 56 days, with the show commencing at 10am. Vendors or encouraged to pre enter stock with Matthew Probert on 07540 446667 or Andrew Butler on 07966 556592, to help with the canvassing of buyers.

Top Prices

OTM COW:

Friesian: 214.50 Derby Lodge Farm, 179.50, 169.50 North Farm, 164.50 Barnfield Farm, 164.50 North Farm, 164.50 Derby Lodge Farm. Limousin: 184.50 Cringleber, 164.50 Far Orrest. Bazadaise: 179.50 Cringleber. Shorthorn: 179.50 Cringleber. Angus: 164.50 Primrose Hill Farm, 134.50 West View Farm. Norwegian Red: 154.50 Old Holly Farm. Hereford: 149.50 Primrose Hill Farm.

OTM HEIFER:

Simmental: 239.50 Park House Farm. Friesian: 211.50 Batty Hill, 204.50 North Farm, 151.50 Batty Hill.

CAST STEER:

Angus: 229.50 Bainsbank Farm, 179.50 Sandvilla. Norwegian Red: 214.50 Gulf Farm.

CAST BULL:

British Blue: 199.50 Longstripes Farm. Angus: 174.50 Oxenforth Green Farm.

HEIFER CALF:

British Blue: £430, £380 Catshaw Hall Farm, £295 Wyre Bank, £290 Tills Farm, £240 Richmond Hall, £240 North Farm. Limousin: £350 Sellerley Farm. Hereford: £270, £250 Booth Hall, £245 Catshaw Hall Farm, £190 Booth Hall, £185 Catshaw Hall Farm. Angus: £250 Matshead Farm, £175 Norbreck Farm, £100 Richmond Hall.

BULL CALF:

Limousin: £570, £225 Sellerley Farm. British Blue: £540, £535 Sellerley Farm, £500 Roe Farm, £490 Sellerley Farm, £435 North Farm. Hereford: £525 Sellerley Farm, £500, £475, £440 Booth Hall, £385 Sellerley Farm. Angus: £380 Matshead Farm, £250, £225 Norbreck Farm, £225 Tills Farm, £220, £180 Norbeck Farm. Charolais: £360 Catshaw Hall Farm. Friesian: £280 Booth Hall, £210, £200, £190 Sellerley Farm.

STORE BULLOCK:

Shorthorn: £1810 Yew Tree Farm. Charolais: £1700 Ninezergh, £1500 Foredales Farm, £1430 Upper Foxholes Farm. Angus: £1690 Ninzergh, £1600 Low Levens, £1570 Holme House Farm, £1570 Raw Head, £1560 Yew Tree Farm, £1550 Godson House Farm. Limousin: £1690 Ninezergh, £1550 Gibraltar Farm, £1500 Endmoor Farm, £1420 Wood Nook Farm, £1400 Endmoor Farm, £1000 Mearsbeck Farm. Simmental: £1600, £1470 Hall Oth Hill Farm, £1370 Park House Farm. British Blue: £1580 Ninezergh, £1500 Shaws Farm, £1500 Foredales Farm, £1460 Bainsbank Farm, £1460 Wood Nook Farm, £1450 Fellside Farm. Hereford: £1510 Holme House Farm, £1420 Foredales Farm, £1390 Windy Hill Farm. Fleckvieh: £1480 Godson House Farm, £1380 Upper Foxholes Farm. Friesian: £1440 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1240 Ninzergh, £1200 Holme House Farm, £1200 Burnt House Farm, £1160 Hall Oth Hill Farm, £1160 Sandvilla. Montbeliarde: £1410 Ellers Farm, £1240 Parrox Hall Farm. Norwegian Red: £1340 Ellers Farm, £1200 Ninzergh, £1160 Ellers Farm.

STORE HEIFER:

British Blue: £1570 Ninezergh, £1500 Stubb Hall Farm, £1500 Windy Hill Farm, £1140 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1080 Kate Farm. Charolais: £1500 Ninezergh. Limousin: £1490 Low Levens, £1380 High Snab, £1070 Sandvilla. Angus: £1480 Raw Head, £1460 High Snab, £1360 Yew Tree Farm, £1280 Moss House Farm, £1220 Park House Farm. Simmental: £1440 Oth Hill Farm, £1260 Park House Farm. Hereford: £1400 Holme House Farm.

STORE BULL:

Angus: £1100, £1020 Norbreck Farm.

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