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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Christmas Dairy Show & Sale. Weekly Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 1st December 2023

DAIRY CATTLE

The Christmas prize show of dairy cattle was kindly judged by Mr M Atkinson, Quernmore who awarded at prizes as followed:

Class 1- Best Heifer
1st Pennie Poppy 1719 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale- £2150
2nd Milnthorpe Copycat Candy from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe- £2000
3rd Pennine Poppy 1716 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale- £2200

Class 2- Best Cow
1st Graylen Classic Bernadette from J & O Galbraith, Endmoor- £2500
2nd Milnthorpe Flomont Lynette from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe- £1400
3rd Milnthorpe Riley Carol from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe- £1450

Champion- J & O Galbraith, Endmoor
Reserve Champion- Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale

We would also like to thank our show sponsor NWF Agriculture. The championship rosette was awarded to the first prize cow from J&O Galbriath & Son, Endmoor which later sold to the sale topping price of £2500. The reserve champion was awarded to the first prize heifer from Messrs Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Heifers sold to a top price of £2200 from Messrs Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with other heifers regularly £1950 plus, all heifers averaging £2007. In-calf heifers sold to £1200 for a British Friesian from RH&RA Fawcett, Burton in Kendal.

CALVES & WEANLINGS

A nice entry of younger calves were forward, a head of the Christmas prize show next week. The best bulls sold to £630 for a British Blue cross from A&T Smith, Dutton with younger rearing bulls selling to £475 from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham who sold British Blue cross at £380. Stronger bulls were nicely £320 to £460. Month old bulls were £220 to £280. Dairy bulls sold to £175 for a consignment of Montbeliardes from GJ&G Billington, Garstang. Heifer calves sold to £325 for a British Blue cross from Messrs Hey & Sons, Quernmore with other rearing heifers £320 and £310 for British Blue cross from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham and Charolais cross to £290 from JE&S Seedall, Mellor. Younger heifers were generally £180 to £250. Several weaned calves forward saw British Blue cross steers sell to £580 from AJ Metcalfe, Out Rawcliffe.

STORE CATTLE

A keen buyer interest around the store ring, saw all cattle sell to a fast and competitive trade. All steers sold averaging £1375. Steers peaked at £1840 for a pair of Aberdeen Angus cross from L Parsons & Sons, Levens who sold others at £1680 and £1600. G Sagar & Son, Caton sold a ring full of Aberdeen Angus cross at £1590 and others at £1580. Other strong steers saw Simmental cross from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet achieve £1590. Charolais cross from MJ Waller, Lupton achieved £1580, who also sold Limousin cross at £1560. Other strong steers were regularly £1400 to £1550.
Heifers averaged £1305, with a top price of £1590 achieved for a pair of British Blue cross from JT&GV Dobson, Clitheroe. Others sold to £1560 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet for both British Blue cross and Simmental cross. Charolais’s sold to £1530 from JG&GM Bracken, Garstang with Aberdeen Angus cross selling to £1510 from WJ&L Barker, Arkholme and MJ Shepherd, Newbiggin. Other stronger end heifers were £1250 to £1400.
A strong entry of cattle are required over the coming weeks, as buyers look to keep their sheds full.

OTM / CAST CATTLE

Beef cows sold to a top of 224p/kg for a British Blue cross from TE JS & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow with other heavy well finished beef cows generally 190p/kg to 210p/kg, with mediums 155p/kg to 185p/kg, generally heading for further feeding. Top grossing was an Aberdeen Angus from J Fisher & Son, White Chapel achieving £1396. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows sold to 169p/kg from J Oddie & Son, Balderstone with others at 164.5p/kg from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe and G&ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel. Others were generally 150p/kg to 160p/kg, with the better end parlour types 140p/kg to 160p/kg, leaner and light sorts 125p/kg to 140p/kg and the very leanest at realisation. Top grossing was a Holstein Friesian from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe grossing at £1604.
OTM heifers sold to 257.5p/kg for a British Blue cross from M Shepherd & Son, Pilling with others at 254p/kg from EJ&PE Burrow, Storth. Other beef heifers were regularly 235p/kg to 250p/kg. Dairy heifers were 220p/kg to 234p/kg for Holstein Friesians from JK&B Birkett, Morecambe. Beef heifers sold to £1708 and dairy heifers to £1191.
Steers sold to 261p/kg for a Charolais cross from A Kirkby & Co, Pilling with Hereford cross selling to £1873 from M Shepherd & Son, Pilling. Other beef steers were regularly 225p/kg to 240p/kg and £1300 to £1600.
Young bulls sold to 269.5p/kg and £1788 for a Limousin cross from Messrs Holgate, Silverdale with mature stock bulls selling to 169p/kg and £1457 for an Aberdeen Angus from CJ&MJ Parry, Cockerham.

Top Prices

OTM COW:

British Blue: 224.50 Red Scar Farm, 179.50 Parkside Farm, 174.50 Southways, 171.50 Lundholme Farm. Angus: 217.50, 207.50, 189.50 Oakenhead. Friesian: 169.50 Cheetham House Farm, 164.50 (x2) North Farm, 164.50 Boldens Farm, 161.50 Cheetham House Farm, 157.50 Raw Head. Limousin: 161.50 Southways, 159.50 Chapel House, 154.50 Southways, 119.50 Chapel House. Hereford: 159.50 Southways, 149.50 Chapel House, 144.50 Mealbank. Ayrshire: 139.50 Bolton Fold Farm.

OTM HEIFER:

British Blue: 257.50 Pasture House Farm, 254.50 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Shorthorn: 249.50, 244.50, 239.50 Parkside Farm. Limousin: 249.50 Middlebarrow Plain, 199.50 Gibraltar Farm. Friesian: 234.50, 229.50 (x2), 227.50 White Lund Farm.

CAST STEER:

Charolais: 261.50 Gulf Farm. Hereford: 259.50, 257.50 Pasture House Farm, 227.50 Gulf Farm, 154.50 Croft House. British Blue: 239.50 Pasture House Farm, 219.50 Croft House. Angus: 234.50 Gulf Farm. Friesian: 149.50 Croft House.

CAST BULL:

Limousin: 269.50 Middlebarrow Plain. Angus: 239.50 Middlebarrow Plain, 169.50 Hillam Lane Farm. Friesian: 129.50 Blackleach House Farm.

HEIFER CALF:

British Blue: £325 Higher Hollinhead Farm, £320 Sweetings Farm, £310 Sweetings Farm, £305 Sweetings Farm, £295 Sweetings Farm, £275 Sweetings Farm. Charolais: £290 Bolton Fold Farm, £195 Tills Farm, £160 Tills Farm. Limousin: £240 Rose Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £170 Barber Farms, £170 Barber Farms, £140 Barber Farms, £135 Barber Farms. Hereford: £145 Hawkshaw Farm, £110 Westfield House Farm.

BULL CALF:

British Blue: £630 Carlinghurst, £380 Sweetings Farm, £365 Higher Hollinhead Farm, £280 Sweetings Farm, £260 North Farm, £225 Cote Farm. Charolais: £475 Sweetings Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £310 Sweetings Farm, £300 North Farm, £230 Manor House Farm, £220 Sweetings Farm, £220 Bolton Fold Farm, £220 North Farm. Simmental: £215 Cote Farm. Montbeliarde: £175 Myerscough House, £165 Myerscough House, £150 Myerscough House, £115 Myerscough House, £110 Myerscough House. Hereford: £155 Hawkshaw Farm, £100 Hawkshaw Farm.

STEER CALF:

British Blue: £580 Moss Gate Farm, £580 Moss Gate Farm, £550 Moss Gate Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £210 Cote Farm.

STORE BULLOCK:

Aberdeen Angus: £1840 Low Levens, £1680 Low Levens, £1600 Low Levens, £1590 New Parkside Farm, £1580 New Parkside Farm, £1580 New Parkside Farm. Simmental: £1590 Stubb Hall Farm, £1000 Park House Farm. Charolais: £1580 Carlingwha. Limousin: £1560 Carlingwha, £1530 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1500 Hill House Farm, £1470 Ninezergh, £1100 Summerlands. South Devon: £1400 Adlington Hall Farm, £1300 Adlington Hall Farm. British Blue: £1310 Low Hall Beck Barn, £1280 Windy Hill Farm, £1230 Windy Hill Farm, £1170 Yates Farm, £1090 Plumpton Hall Farm. Hereford: £1300 Adlington Hall Farm, £1260 Lynwood, £1060 Lynwood, £940 Adlington Hall Farm. Friesian: £1100 Ninezergh, £880 Croft House. Blonde: £1080 Half Way House. Fleckvieh: £1000 Pump House Farm. Ayrshire: £910 Half Way House.

STORE HEIFER:

British Blue: £1590 Hill House Farm, £1560 Stubb Hall Farm, £1480 Blades Farm, £1470 Windy Hall Farm, £1320 Hill House Farm, £1170 Low Hall Beck Barn. Simmental: £1560 Stubb Hall Farm, £1250 Park House Farm. Charolais: £1530 Greenlands Farm, £1530 Greenlands Farm, £1380 Carlingwha. Aberdeen Angus: £1510 Brown Edge, £1510 Gaskell House, £1480 Oakenhead, £1470 Low Levens, £1400 Oakenhead, £1370 Hare Field House. Montbeliarde: £1480 Carlinghurst, £1420 Carlinghurst. Limousin: £1400 Gibraltar Farm, £1330 Carlingwha, £1280 Mearsbeck Farm, £940 Abbotson Farm. Friesian: £1320 Gaskell House, £1170 Low Hall Beck Barn. Fleckvieh: £1320 Oakenhead, £970 Summerlands, £940 White Lund Farm. Hereford: £1110 Holmfields.

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NWA LANCASTER CHRISTMAS DAIRY SHOW
Judge- Mark Atkinson
Sponsor- NWF Agriculture

Class 1- Best Heifer

1st Pennie Poppy 1719 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale- £2150
2nd Milnthorpe Copycat Candy from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe- £2000
3rd Pennine Poppy 1716 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale- £2200

Class 2- Best Cow

1st Graylen Classic Bernadette from J & O Galbraith, Endmoor- £2500
2nd Milnthorpe Flomont Lynette from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe- £1400
3rd Milnthorpe Riley Carol from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe- £1450

Champion- J & O Galbraith, Endmoor

Reserve Champion- Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale

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