Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM, Dairy and Store Cattle, Friday 10th February 2023.

Dairy Cattle

Dairy Cattle today sold to a top price of £2000 for a heifer from AE&A Swale, Rishton closely followed by a fresh second calved cow achieving £1980 from R&K Jenkinson, Pilling. Plenty of buyer’s were ring side looking for additional and replacement stock with more required to fulfil requirements.

Calves & Weanling

Bull calves sold to a top price of £530 for a reared British Blue x from J&G Thornley Ltd, Kirkham with Charolais x bull calves selling to £460 from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham. Other reared and weaner bull calves were selling in the region of £380 to £420. A nice entry of younger British Blue x bull calves sold to £280 for a 6 week old from JP&C Robson, Garstang with others at £270 from J Hoggarth & Son, Slyne and a 4 week old to £240 from WR Clarke & Partners, Carnforth. Native sired bull calves sold to £220 for an Aberdeen Angus x from Wallbank Farm Ltd, Over Wyresdale. An entry of younger dairy bull calves sold to £80 for a Holstein Friesian from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham.
Heifer calves sold to £440 for a nicely reared British Blue x from J&G Thornley, Kirkham who sold Charolais x at £340. Younger heifer calves sold to £265 for a Charolais x from JE&S Seedall, Mellor with British Blue x to £240 from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale. Native sire heifer calves sold to £225 for a Beef Shorthorn x from JE&S Seedall, Mellor with others at £180 from Cornthwaite Moors Ltd, Hambleton.
A pen full of stirks from RE&P Miller, Garstang saw 6 month old Aberdeen Angus x bulls sell to £580 with heifers selling to £600 for British Blue x and £460 for Aberdeen Angus’s.

Store Cattle

Trade remained fast and furious with a top price of £1900 for a pair of Limousin x steers from DE&S Moorhouse, Kendal with a pen of four Aberdeen Angus x steers from TC Whiteside & Son, Pilling achieving £1770. British Blue x steers sold to £1740 from H Chapman & Son, Middleton and other Aberdeen Angus x steers to £1720 from Pilling Hall, Pilling with Blonde de Aquitaine to £1660 from SA Hill, Slyne. Dairy bred steers sold to £1570 for a Montbeliarde from J&JM Walmsley, Pilling who sold Holstein Friesian at £1440 with other Friesians achieving £1380 from EE Thornton & Son, Morecambe and Fleckviehs to £1350 from MJ&LC Lund, Quernmore. All steers today averaged £1343.
Heifers sold to a top price of £1590 for a Charolais x from J&JM Walmsley, Pilling with British Blue x heifers from JM&A Wallbank & Son, Wray selling at £1490 with others at £1460 from AJ&D Knowles, Kendal. Native sired heifers sold to £1440 on three occasions for an Aberdeen Angus x from JB Moore, Allithwaite, JM&A Wallbank & Son, Wray and KH&D Holden & Son, Pilling. Other strong heifers were regularly £1350 to £1400. All heifers today averaged £1248.
Vendors are encouraged to enter cattle with confidence with buyers ring side keen to secure replacement stock for both feeding and turnout.

OTM / Cast Cattle

NWA Lancaster remains the place to be to sell your cull cows with an overall market averaged of 185p/kg for all sold, with over half the entry again being dairy cows. Beef cows sold to a top price of 259.5p/kg for a young Stabiliser from M Allen, Carnforth with well-fed British Blue x cows from JE&AC Clarke & Son, Melling selling to 234p/kg and 231p/kg, with Limousin x from the same home achieving 227p/kg. Heavy well fleshed beef cows were regularly in excess of 210p/kg with medium types suitable for finishing 180-205p/kg. Top grossing beef cow today was a British Blue from JE&AC Clarke achieving £1819 with others from the same home at £1740 and Limousin x at £1649.
Heavy well fleshed dairy cow sold to 229p/kg from a British Friesian from JE ME & JP Seed, Garstang, Holstein Friesian to 224p/kg from T&CM Kelsall & Son, Chipping with a Montbeliarde to 217p/kg from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel, Norwegian Red also at 217p/kg from MD Close & Son, Arkholme and Fleckvieh to 211p/kg from DJ A & L Sutcliffe, Winmarleigh. The best dairy cows were regularly 180-195p/kg with medium types 155-175p/kg and the leanest parlour types 110-140p/kg. Top grossing dairy cow today was a Montbeliarde achieving £1891 from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel who sold others at £1729 with Holstein Friesian to £1668 from RG&B Lewis, Middleton and £1666 from I Atkinson & Son, Warton.
Beef Heifers sold to 249p/kg and £1414 for a Limousin x from Pilling Hall, Pilling. Diary heifers sold to 239p/kg from a British Friesian from EE Thornton & Sons, Morecambe with Holstein Friesian to 217p/kg from S&HM Batty & Sons, Quernmore and 214p/kg from H Wright & Son, Kendal. Top grossing OTM dairy heifer was £1573 from I Atkinson & Son, Warton who sold others at £1554 and £1518.
Aberdeen Angus steers sold to 249p/kg and £1749 from A Kirkby & Co, Pilling.
An entry of Limousin bulls from P Cummings, Carnforth sold to 264.5p/kg twice and also achieving £1653 and £1639.

NWA Lancaster continues to be the place to sell all classes of cattle with its popular weekly sale continue to attracted new customers from throughout the Northern counties and beyond with prices achieved continuing to exceed other local centres. If you require a visit from our auctioneers or field staff, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Matthew Probert: 07540 446667
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Top Prices

Heifer Calf:

British Blue: £440 Derby Lodge Farm, £240, £230 Tills Farm, £225 Roe Farm, £205, £200 Belmont Farm. Charolais: £340 Derby Lodge Farm, £265 Bolton Fold Farm. Shorthorn: £225 Bolton Fold Farm, £180 Moors Farm, £155 Bolton Fold Farm.

Bull Calf:

British Blue: £530, £400 Derby Lodge Farm, £280, £270 Roe Farm, £270 Belmont Farm, £240 Cinder Barrow. Charolais: £460, £390 Lathwaite Farm. Angus: £220 Tills Farm, £135 Lathwaite Farm.

Bull Stirk:

Angus: £580 Lower Lingart Farm.

Heifer Stirk:

British Blue: £600 Lower Lingart Farm. Angus: £460 Lower Lingart Farm.

OTM Cow:

Stabiliser: 259.50, 224.50 Yealand Manor. British Blue: 234.50, 231.50 Cringleber, 179.50 Cheetham House Farm. Friesian: 229.50 Ducketts Farm, 224.50 Brown Brook, 221.50 Throstle Nest Farm, 209.50 Friars Moss, 209.50 Throstle Nest Farm, 207.50 Docker Hall Farm. Limousin: 227.50 Cringleber, 194.50 Potts Yeats, 184.50 High House Farm. Angus: 217.50 Yealand Manor, 217.50 Cringleber, 209.50 Pilling Hall Farm. Montbeliarde: 217.50, 214.50 Yeat House, 159.50 Newfield. Norwegian Red: 217.50 Docker Hall Farm. Fleckvieh: 211.50 Throstle Nest Farm, 191.50, 159.50 Newfield. Saler: 194.50 Yealand Manor. Hereford: 174.50 Nether Hall Farm.

OTM Heifer:

Limousin: 249.50 Pilling Hall Farm. Friesian: 239.50 Downlands Farm, 217.50 Friars Moss, 214.50 Berryholme, 214.50 Downlands Farm, 211.50 Boon Town Farm, 209.50 Dowlands Farm. Norwegian Red: 209.50, 207.50 Cinder Barrow. Hereford: 169.50 Sellerley Farm.

Cast Steer:

Angus: 249.50 Gulf Farm.

Cast Bull:

Limousin: 264.50, 257.50, 239.50 Peall House.

Store Bullock:

Limousin: £1900 High House, £1660 Millbeck. Angus: £1770 New Ridge Farm, £1720 Pilling Hall Farm, £1610 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1480 Staffords Farm, £1460, £1430 Downlands Farm. British Blue: £1740 Millbeck, £1510 Stubb Place Farm, £1300 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1300 Buck Bank Farm, £1260, £1240 Sproat Ghyll. Charolais: £1740 High House Farm, £1640, £1600 Downlands Farm, £1560, £1480, £1460 Whelpside Farm. Blonde: £1660, £1600, £1500 Beaumont Grange Farm. Montbeliarde: £1570 Staffords Farm. Hereford: £1480 Holly House Farm, £1390 Hipshow Farm, £1380 Ivy Barn, £1200, £1180, £1140 Corney Hill Farm. Friesian: £1440 Staffords Farm, £1380, £1320 Downlands Farm, £1170 Barn Hill Farm, £1160 Park Farm Barn, £1100 Plumpton Hall Farm. Simmental: £1420 Kate Farm. Fleckvieh: £1350, £1340 Corney Hill Farm.

Store Heifer:

Charolais: £1590 Staffords Farm, £1140 Park Farm Barn. British Blue: £1490 Park House, £1460 Windy Hill Farm, £1450 Chestnut House Farm, £1390 Outerthwaite Farm, £1380 Stubb Place Farm, £1370 Barnfield Farm. Angus: £1440 Chestnut House Farm, £1440 Park House, £1440, £1400 Outerthwaite, £1400 Bank Field Farm, £1360 Park Farm Barn. Limousin: £1430 Gibraltar Farm, £1420 Chestnut House Farm, £1410 Peall House, £1290 Stubb Place Farm, £1290 Barnfield Farm, £1090 Middle Ridge Farm. Blonde: £1400 Beaumont Grange Farm, £1380 Half Way House. Hereford: £1350 Hipshow Farm, £1280 Lynwood. Shorthorn: £1140 Hudsbrook Farm.

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