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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, Dairy Cattle, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 15th December 2023.

The concluding sale of 2023 saw all vendors leave full of Christmas cheer, with prices exceeding expectations and many other local auction marts.

CALVES & WEANLINGS

Calves sold to a top of £555 for a ten week old Hereford cross from TE&M Kidd, Ellel who sold others at £520. Younger rearing calves sold to £245 for British Blue cross from C&J Smith, St Michaels. Three week sold Limousins sold to £200 from D&K Haworth, Hambleton with Aberdeen Angus cross achieved £170 from Cote Farm Partnership, Nether Kellet. Dairy bulls sold to £110 for a Holstein Friesian from AE&A Swale, Rishton.
Heifer calves sold to £430 for a Hereford cross from TE&M Kidd, Ellel with ten week old Aberdeen Angus cross selling to £410 from AE&A Swale, Rishton. Younger heifers sold to £220 for Aberdeen Angus cross from C&J Smith, St Michaels who sold other at £210. Three week old British Blue cross sold to £205 from Cote Farm Partnership, Nether Kellet.
Five month old British Blue cross bulls from FW Rhodes & Son, Ellel sold to £760 with others at £720 and heifers at £580.

DAIRY CATTLE

R&K Jenkinson, Pilling sold new calved Holstein Friesian heifers to £1500 with others at £1480 for Fleckvieh cross.

STORE CATTLE

Store cattle sold to top price of £1780 for a pair of Aberdeen Angus cross steers from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling with other Aberdeen Angus cross at £1670 from J&JM Walmsley, Pilling. A ring full of Aberdeen Angus sold to £1640 from G Sagar & Sons, Caton with others at £1620 from WJ&L Barker, Arkholme. Limousin cross steers sold to £1670 from AG Stafford, Out Rawcliffe with British Blue cross achieving £1650 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet. Charolais steers sold to £1580 from H Hesketh & Sons, Longton. Dairy bred steers sold to £1580 for a Montbeliarde from WG&RG Riley, Chorley and Fleckviehs to £1550 from AG Stafford, Out Rawcliffe. Other strong steers were regularly £1400 to £1550. Younger steers saw sixteen month old British Blue cross sell to £1320 from TH Wensley, Kirkham with Simmental cross to £1280 from MJ&LC Lund, Quernmore and Aberdeen Angus to £1280 from Ballacutchel Farms, IOM.
The monthly sale of stirks saw six month old Aberdeen Angus steers sell to £930 from JW Thwaites, Tebay with a six month old Charolais cross steers from Ballavair Farm, IOM selling to £790. British Blue cross steers at 6 month old sold to £720 from JE Catterall & Family, Great Eccleston with six month old Galloway steers selling to £640 from Ballacutchel Farms, IOM.
Heifers sold to £1660 for a pair of Aberdeen cross from MJ Shepherd & Sons, Pilling with a ring full from G Sagar & Sons, Caton selling at £1570. British Blue heifers sold to £1560 with others at £1530 from J&JM Walmsley, Pilling and SH& LE Birkett, Nether Kellet. Other strong heifers were regularly £1330 to £1500.
Sixteen month old Limousin cross heifers from H&A Stephenson, Tunstall sold to £1340, who sold other at £1270. Younger heifer were regularly £1100 to £1250.
Heifer stirks sold to £920 for Blonde cross from SJ&NS Wood, Windermere with Simmental cross to £890 from Ballacutchel Farms, IOM. Aberdeen Angus cross sold to £780 from JK&BJ Birkett, Morecambe and six month old Charolais cross to £770 from Ballavair Farm, IOM.

OTM / CULL CATTLE

114 cull cows sold to a market average of 151p/kg, for an entry of predominately dairy cows. Of the few beef cows forward, a top price of 219.5p/kg or £1558 was achieved for a Bazadaise from BD&PM Gill & Son, Ingleton. Limousin cross sold to 199.5p/kg from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof and £1446 from JC Hodgson, Dent. Other beef cows were regularly 165p/kg to 180p/kg. Dairy cows sold to 177p/kg for a British Friesian from WT Whitaker & Son, Nether Kellet with Fleckvieh to 171p/kg from EW&R Towers, Hornby and Holstein Friesian sold to 169.5p/kg from WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham and WG&R Riley, Chorley. Medium dairy cows were regularly 140p/kg to 155p/kg, with leaner parlour sorts 120p/kg to 140p/kg, the very smallest and leanest were less. Top grossing dairy cow was a Holstein Friesian from R&E Ladds, Kendal achieving £1438. Other heavy well fleshed dairy cows were regularly £1100 to £1200.
OTM beef heifers sold to 254p/kg for a British Blue cross from GB&EA Metcalfe & Son, Kirkby Lonsdale with Aberdeen Angus cross selling to £1453 from R&D Kellet, Cockerham. Dairy heifers sold to 234.5p/kg and £1364 from JM&HM France & Son, Littledale. Others were regularly 180p/kg to 200p/kg.
Steers sold to 239.5p/kg and £1183 for a Hereford cross from Ballacutchel Farms, IOM.
North West Auctions would like to thank all customers for their support throughout 2023. We look forward to welcoming you back for the first sale of all classes of cattle on Friday 5th January, entries close on Tuesday 2nd January.

Top Prices

HEIFER CALF:

Hereford: £430 (x2), £400, £360 Booth Hall, £205, £140 Hawkshaw Farm. Angus: £410 Manor House Farm, £220, £210 (x2) Wyre Bank. British Blue: £205 Cote Farm, £195 Wyre Bank. Simmental: £160 Cote Farm.

BULL CALF:

Hereford: £555 (x2), £520 (x2), £455 (x2) Booth Hall. British Blue: £245 Wyre Bank. Limousin: £200 Rose Farm. Angus: £170 Cote Farm. Friesian: £110 Manor House Farm.

BULL STIRK:

British Blue: £760, £720, £705 Barrow Greaves Farm.

HEIFER STIRK:

British Blue: £580 Barrow Greaves Farm.

OTM COW:

Bazadaise: 219.50, 179.50 Yarlsber. Limousin: 199.50 Hutton Roof Hall, 181.50 Southways, 179.50 Hutton Roof Hall, 174.50 Pilling Hall Farm, 174.50 Dillicar, 171.50 Pilling Hall Farm. Friesian: 194.50 Holme Head, 177.50 Lane Ends Farm, 169.50 Cocker House Farm, 169.50 Hall Oth Hill Farm, 164.50 (x2) Lane Ends Farm. Charolais: 184.50 Mount Murray. British Blue: 181.50 Allcocks Farm, 159.50 Southways. Fleckvieh: 171.50, 167.50, 164.50 Holme Head. Angus: 169.50 Allcocks Farm, 114.50 Mount Murray. Norwegian Red: 169.50 Holme Head. Galloway: 161.50 (x2), 159.50, 154.50 (x3) Bridge Road. Hereford: 154.50, 124.50 Birkland Barrow. Simmental: 149.50, 134.50 Mount Murray. Saler: 119.50 Mount Murray.

OTM HEIFER:

British Blue: 254.50 Holme House Farm. Friesian: 234.50 Newhouse Farm, 227.50 Lower Brow Top, 199.50 Benson Hall, 199.50 Barnfield Farm, 179.50 Benson Hall. Angus: 234.50 Mill House Farm. Jersey: 199.50 Benson Hall.

CAST STEER:

Angus: 239.50 Holme House Farm. Hereford: 239.50 Mount Murray.

STORE BULLOCK:

Angus: £1780 Pasture House Farm, £1670 Staffords Farm, £1640 New Parkside Farm, £1620 Brown Edge, £1610 Thornton Barn Farm, £1600 Old Glasson Farm. Limousin: £1670 Birch Croft, £1500 Grange Farm, £1300, £1140 Mount Murray. British Blue: £1660 Old Glasson Farm, £1660 Stubb Hall Farm, £1320 Plumpton Hall Farm. Montbeliarde: £1580 Hall Oth Hill Farm, £1380 Ghyll Beck Farm. Charolais: £1580 Thornton Barn Farm, £1470 Grange Farm. Fleckvieh: £1550 Birch Croft, £1470, £1400 Corney Hill Farm, £1200 Parrox Hall Farm. Hereford: £1510 Birch Croft, £1360 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1160 Redchalis Farm. Friesian: £1320 Gaskell House. Simmental: £1280 Corney Hill Farm, £1210 Park House Farm, £1130, £900 Mount Murray. Shorthorn: £980 Mount Murray.

STORE HEIFER:

Angus: £1660 Pasture House Farm, £1570 New Parkside Farm, £1520 Lower Swainhead Farm, £1500 Staffords Farm, £1380 Grange Farm, £1330 Benson Hall. British Blue: £1560 Lower Swainhead Farm, £1530 Staffords Farm, £1530 Stubb Hall Farm, £1500 Windy Hill Farm, £1470 Outerthwaite Farm, £1450 Mill House Farm. Simmental: £1460 Hall Oth Hill Farm, £1240 Park House Farm. Limousin: £1340, £1270 Barnfield Farm, £1120 Mount Murray. Charolais: £1240 Mount Murray. Norwegian Red: £1220 White Lund Farm. Friesian: £1160 Gaskell House. Blonde: £1160, £920 Causeway Farm.

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