Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM, Dairy, Store Cattle and Stirks, Friday 25th August 2023.

NWA Lancaster saw farmers and buyers out in force at its popular weekly sale, all keen to do their business on one day, taking advantage of this facility that Lancaster offers. Buyers were in abundance for all stock, with vendors leaving well suited with prices achieved and many reporting ahead of other local centres.
- Store cattle sold to £1860
- Cull cows to 199.5p/kg and £1723
- Stirks to £1520
- Weaned calves to £700
- Rearing calves to £570


The weekly sale of calves saw new and additional buyers in attendance from as far afield as North Wales and Easten Counties, attracted by the quality and quantity on offer. Today saw the summer prize show and sale of calves, it was kindly sponsored by Norbreck Genetics and Semex UK, and was expertly judged by Mr Stan Allan, Killington. Who chose his show champion from the consignment from JP&C Robson, Garstang being a British Blue x bull. The reserve champion was awarded to a British Blue x heifer from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale.
The sale peaked at £570 for the champion calf which was purchased by the judge, backing his show decision. Other stronger beef bull calves sold to £535 for a British Blue x from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green with £525 achieving by J&G Thornley, Kirkham for a British Blue x. Younger bull calves sold to £470 and £450 for five week old British Blue x bulls from AD&RL Milner, Claughton on Brock with others generally selling at £300 to £340. 
Native sired calves sold to £440 for an Aberdeen Angus x from J&G Thornley, Kirkham with Hereford x selling to £400 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green who sold others at £395 and £390. Dairy bulls sold to £270 for a six week old British Friesian from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green. Other stronger rearing calves nicely sold at £160 to £200, with younger sorts £80 to £110.
Several weaned calves forward today with 6 month old British Blue x from JM&HM France & Son, Littledale achieving £700 with Limousin x from the same home selling at £690. Recently weaned British Blue x bulls from RE&P Miller, Barnacre sold at £415 with Aberdeen Angus x selling at £400 from W&C Gorst, Bay Horse. Weaned dairy bulls sold to £345 for a Holstein Friesian from JS&KM Wilson & Son, Natland.
Heifer calves sold to £390 for a British Blue x from W&C Gorst & Son, Bay Horse with Aberdeen Angus x selling to £380 from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton who sold Charollais x at £350. Younger heifer calves sold to £340 from JP&C Robson, Garstang and Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with others generally £270 to £300. Younger heifer calves achieving £220 to £270.


The fortnightly sale of dairy cattle saw 20 forward, selling to an ever expanding ringside of buyers with 100% clearance achieved, and all vendors leaving well suited with the prices achieved.
New calved cows sold to £1980 and £1950 for second calved Holstein Friesian from R&K Jenkinson, Pilling with others selling at £1550 to £1700. New calved heifers sold to £1880 from France Bros, Littledale with others achieving £1820. Many buyers leaving empty handed, all keen to secure new calved cows of all classes and types (pedigree and non pedigree).
Young stock today sold to a top price of £1480 for a in calf British Friesian heifer form RH&RA Fawcett, Burton who sold others at £1450 with in calf Holstein Friesian heifers selling to £1400 from AP&RL Crowe, Rusland who sold others regularly at £1200 to £1350.
Bulling heifers sold to £1020 for Holstien Friesian from AP&RL Crowe, Rusland who sold others at £980.


284 store cattle were forward at the popular weekly sale with a fast trade seen for all classes and types, with all vendors leaving very suited with prices achieved. The sale peaked at £1860 for a pair of Limousin x steer from TE JS & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow. Closely followed by Charollais x from R&EA Gardner, Brigsteer achieving £1780, with this price also achieved for a ring full of Limousin x steers from T&M Halhead, Carnforth. Other strong steers were regularly £1500 to £1680, with native sired steers selling to £1740 for an Aberdeen Angus x from O Butler, Kirkham. Beef Shorthorns sold to £1580 from J Lamb, Glasson with Herefords to £1470 from J&M Cockett, Ingleton. Dairy bred steers sold to £1420 for a Montbeliarde from J&JM Walmsley, Pilling with British Friesians selling to £1320 from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton with Holstien Friesians selling to £1260 from J&JM Walmsley, Pilling. A keen interest in younger cattle saw 18 month old Fleckvieh steers sell to £1230 from RW Nicholson, Lupton who sold others at £1210. 14 month old British Blue x selling to £1060 from TH Wensley & Son, Kirkham. All steers forward achieved £1360.
Heifers sold to £1650 for an Aberdeen Angus x from WS Burrow Ltd, Silverdale who also achieved £1580 for Limousin x, as did J&M Cockett, Ingleton selling Aberdeen x. Other stronger heifers were regularly £1350 to £1500. All heifers forward averaged £1228.


The monthly sale of stirks saw 100 forward, with buyers ring side keen to secure additional and replacement stock. Steers sold to a top price of £940 for Aberdeen Angus and British Blue x (thirteen months old) from MD Close & Son, Arkholme and Simmental x from R&J Parkinson, Preesall. A large entry of younger steers (eight to ten month old) sold to a top price of £900 for Aberdeen Angus x from J&G Thornley Ltd, Kirkham with British Blue x selling to £880 from FW Rhodes & Son, Ellel and SW&K Metcalfe & Son, Whittington. Other younger steers were generally selling at £750 to £800. Dairy bred steers sold to £580 for eleven month old British Friesians from R&J Parkinson, Preesall.
Heifer stirks sold to new heights, peaking at £1520 for a Charolais x from R&J Parkinson, Preesall with Limousin x selling to £1200 from DR Preston, Caton. British Blue x heifers sold to £1170 from P&ME Higginson, Pilling. A large entry of younger heifers sold to £800 for a eleven month old British Blue x from SW&K Metcalfe, Whittington with MD Close & Son, Arkholme also selling British Blue x at £790. Younger heifer stirks five to seven month old generally sold at £500 to £640.


Cull cows increase weekly in numbers and price, with beef cows selling to 194.5p/kg from JE&AC Clark & Son, Melling and dairy cows to 189.5p/kg for a British Friesian from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham. Other heavy well fleshed cows, both dairy and beef were regularly selling at 170p/kg to 185p/kg with mediums 145p/kg to 155p/kg. Top grossing cow today was a British Blue x from JE&AC Clark & Son, Melling achieving £1503, with dairy cows selling to £1334 for a Holstein Friesian from Strickland Hill Farming, Witherslack. All cows forward averaged 156p/kg, with a keen interest in those suitable for feeding.
OTM heifers sold to 199.5p/kg and £1127 for a Holstein Friesian from RE&P Miller, Barnacre with beef heifers selling to 194.5 and £1235 for a Limousin x from B Heyes, Mossborough.
Cull bulls sold to 164.5p/kg and £1723 for a Hereford from WE&G Hewitt & Sons, Cockerham with others at 159.5p/kg and £1722 from PW&JM Norris & Son, Halton. Other stock bulls generally 145p/kg to 150p/kg, being £1100 to £1300.

Top Prices


Limousin: 194.50 Cringleber, 181.50 Chapel House, 179.50 Cockrigg Farm, 169.50 Mossboroug Bungalow, 169.50, 159.50 Fellside Farm. Friesian: 189.50 Lathwaite Farm, 174.50 Catshaw Hall Farm, 164.50 Strickland Hill, 159.50 Lane Head Farm, 159.50 Lathwaite Farm, 159.50 Boundary House. Blonde: 189.50 Cringleber. Angus: 184.50 Leighton House, 181.50 Lambrigg Farm, 169.50 Lundholme Farm. British Blue: 184.50 Cringleber, 184.50 Bank Field Farm, 174.50 Fellside Farm, 154.50 Chapel House. Hereford: 171.50 Cockrigg Farm. Montbeliarde: 169.50 Yeat House, 159.50 Lathwaite Farm, 159.50 Yeat House, 154.50 High House, 139.50 Moss End Farm. Fleckvieh: 159.50 Sellerely Farm. Ayrshire: 157.50 Rose Farm. Other: 144.50 Lathwaite Farm. Jersey: 124.50 Lathwaite Farm.


Friesian: 199.50 Lower Lingart Farm, 149.50 Hole of Ellel. Limousin: 194.50, 189.50 Mossborough Bungalow. Simmental: 184.50 Upp Hall.


Friesian: 194.50 Boundary House.


Montbeliarde: 179.50 Staffords Farm. Hereford: 164.50 Batty Hill, 159.50 Priory Farm, 149.50 Boundary House. Limouisn: 149.50, 149.50, 129.50 Mossboroug.


British Blue: £390 Hole of Ellel, £340 Catshaw Hall Farm, £340 Roe Farm, £290 Lower Lingart Farm, £285 Roe Farm, £200 Lathwaite Farm. Angus: £380, £305 Downlands Farm, £260 Roe Farm, £240 Derby Lodge Farm, £190 West View Farm, £160 Rose Farm. Charolais: £350 Downlands Farm, £315 Lathwaite Farm, £275 Myerscough House, £270, £265 Lathwaite Farm, £260 Catshaw Hall Farm. Hereford: £210 Catshaw Hall Farm.


British Blue: £700 Newhouse Farm, £570 Roe Farm, £535 Sellerley Farm, £525 Derby Lodge Farm, £470 Lane Head Farm, £470 Sellerley Farm. Limousin: £690 Newhouse Farm, £350, £235 Sellerley Farm. Angus: £440 Derby Lodge Farm, £400 Hole of Ellel, £390, £380, £310, £295 Derby Lodge Farm. Hereford: £400, £395, £390, £350, £335, £315 Sellerley Farm. Charolais: £355 Myerscough House. Friesian: £345 High House, £270 Newhouse Farm, £270 High House, £270, £265, £260 Sellerley Farm.


Limousin: £1860 Red Scar Farm, £1760 Fellside Farm, £1660 Endmoor Farm, £1630 Downlands Farm, £1520 High Snab, £1520 Carlingwha. Charolais: £1780 Barrowfield, £1740 Ellers Farm, £1700, £1680 Carlingwha, £1320 Sunnyside Farm. Simmental: £1780 Upp Hall, £1400, £1000 Lee End Farm. Angus: £1740 Elm Bank Farm, £1660 Ellers Farm, £1640 Godson House Farm, £1590 Fairfield, £1580 Kilburn House, £1560 Elm Bank Farm. British Blue: £1720 Yew Tree Farm, £1620 Pasture House Farm, £1580 Stubb Hall Farm, £1570 Throstle Grove Farm, £1510 Moss House Farm, £1490 Outerthwaite Farm. Shorthorn: £1580, £1040 Old Glasson Farm. Hereford: £1470 Foredales Farm, £1410 Old Glasson Farm, £1400 Carlingwha, £1380 North Farm, £1240 Redchalis Farm, £1160 Sandy Dean. Montbeliarde: £1420 Staffords Farm. Blonde: £1380, £1260 Half Way House. Friesian: £1320 Gibraltar Farm, £1320, £1270 Downlands Farm, £1260 Staffords Farm, £1240 Redchalis Farm, £1080 Barn Hill Farm. Fleckvieh: £1230, £1210 Green Lane End Farm, £1180 Kirfit Hall, £1160, £1040 Green Lane End Farm. Longhorn: £1200 Bank Field Farm. Parthenaise: £1180 Half Way House.


Angus: £1650 Gibraltar Farm, £1580 Foredales Farm, £1560, £1460 Holme House Farm, £1440 Low Levens, £1400 Fairfield. Limousin: £1580 Gibraltar Farm, £1480 Low Levens, £1380 Gibraltar Farm, £1380 High Snab, £1200 Ellers Farm. British Blue: £1540 Windy Hill Farm, £1520 Yew Tree Farm, £1420 Pasture House Farm, £1380 Stubb Hall Farm, £1360 Hall Bank, £1280 Gibsons Farm. Charolais: £1520 Springfield House, £1220, £1080 Little Crimbles. Hereford: £1440 Ellers Farm, £1300 Holme House Farm, £1220 Ellers Farm, £1200 Redchalis Farm, £1100 Greenbank Farm. Parthenaise: £1380 Hall Bank. Friesian: £1120 Tunsteads Farm. Fleckvieh: £1060 Green Lane End Farm.

More Info



1st British Blue from JP & C Robson selling to £570
2nd British Blue from AD & R Milner selling to £450
3rd British Blue from AD & R Milner selling to £470


1st British Blue from Drinkall Bros selling to £340
2nd British Blue from JP & C Robson selling to £340
3rd Charolais from EE Thornton & Sons selling to £350



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