Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 17th February 2023.

Calves & Weanlings

Calf numbers and the trade is on the rise at NWA Lancaster, with several new and returning customers in attendance. Weanable calves continue to attract the strongest bidding, this week selling to £470 for a twelve week old Charolais x from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham. British Blues sold to £435 from Tom Barron Farms Ltd, Woodplumpton and Aberdeen Angus’s to £410 from F&JM Kelsall & Son, Bleasdale. Medium beef bull calves for rearing sold to £400 for a Charolais x from JE&S Seedall, Mellor with Aberdeen Angus achieving £385 from F&JM Kelsall & Son, Bleasdale and British Blue x at £365 from Tom Barron Farms Ltd. There was a large number of young bull calves forward which sold to £300 for a month old British Blue x from Barber Farms Ltd, Claughton on Brock with Charolais x selling to £300 from WG Farms, Cockerham. British Blue x sold to £295 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe and Aberdeen Angus x to £290 from Cote Farm Partnership, Nether Kellet. An eye-catching Beef Shorthorn from WB Winder & Co, Broughton in Furness sold at £255 with young Limousin to £230 from D&K Howarth, Hambleton. Dairy bull calves, all being sold under a month old, sold to £125 from Stanworth Agricultural Ltd, Chipping with Holstein Friesian £65 from JE&J Pye & Son, Quernmore and C&J Smith, St Michaels.
Weanable heifer calves sold to £420 from WG Farms Ltd, with Aberdeen Angus x selling to £300 from F&JM Kelsall, Bleasdale. Younger heifer calves sold to £275 for a Charolais x from JE&S Seedall, with British Blues x to £270 from Tom Barron Farms Ltd, who sold others at £260. The youngest heifer calves were generally £140 to £180 depending on breed and quality.
Bull stirks saw six month old Holstein Friesians selling to £400 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre and H&SD Cornthwaite & Son, Garstang with four mouth olds selling to £375. Six month old Aberdeen Angus x heifer sold to £500 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre.

Store Cattle

Trade which has to be seen to be believed at NWA Lancaster, with all steers today averaged £1332 and heifers £1210. Buyers ring side keen to secure additional and replacement stock on the back of the high prime cattle trade. 300 plus store cattle can be easily sold every week at Lancaster and are required to satisfy buyers demand.
Steers sold to £1740 for a pair of British Blues from returning vendor D&N Davis, Nateby closely followed by Limousin x at £1700 from H Chapman & Son, Middleton with Blonde d'Aquitaine selling to £1670 from SA Hill, Slyne and Charolais’s at £1660 from H Chapman & Son, Middleton. Native sired steers sold to £1660 for Aberdeen Angus’s and Herefords from J Oddie & Son, Blackburn with other Aberdeen Angus achieving £1320 from MG&J Parker, Wennington and £1600 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse. Dairy bred steers sold to £1630 for Montbeliardes from D&N Davis, Nateby who sold others at £1440. Holstein Friesian sold to £1400 from MJ Shepherd, Newbiggin with British Friesians selling to £1380 from EE Thornton & Son, Morecambe. Buyers are now looking to purchase cattle ahead of spring turn out with a ring full of 15 month old British Blue x steers from JA&ME Mawson, Penrith selling at £1180 and Aberdeen Angus’s achieving £1140 from V&S Fitzell, Wigan.
Heifers sold to £1700 for Aberdeen Angus’s from J Oddie & Son, Blackburn with British Blues selling to £1520 from MJ Shepherd & Son, Pilling and Limousins at £1460 from MG&J Parker, Wennington and a pen full of Charolais x from WA Hodgson, Whinfell achieving £1440. Heifers purchased ahead of turnout sold to £1150 for Aberdeen Angus from B Wood, Out Rawcliffe who also sold Charolais x at £1100 with Hereford x also selling at £1100 and £1050 from R&D Kellet, Cockerham.

OTM & Cull Cattle

Cull cows were again an extremely fast trade with an overall market average of 185p/kg and £1178 with a large proportion of today’s sale being dairy cows straight out of the parlour. Can you afford not to sell at North West Auctions?
Only nine beef cows were forward today, selling to an exceptionally high trade. Topping at 259.5p/kg and £2283 for a Limousin from JG&PH Thompson, Selside closely followed by Charolais x cow from GR Bargh & Co, Caton selling at 239.5p/kg and £1901. Other beef cows were generally 215p/kg-230p/kg with those suitable for finishing keenly sort after. Dairy cows sold to 214.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from AT Burrow & Son, Hornby with others at 209.5p/kg from RT Halhead, Cockerham and 207.5p/kg from PW&JM Norris & Son, Lancaster and 207.5p/kg to JT Wilson, Bay Horse. Medium dairy cows were in the region of 170p/kg - 190p/kg with the next step down 145p/kg - 165p/kg. Top grossing dairy cows was a Holstein Friesian from JT Wilson, Bay Horse achieving £1629 with others over £1600 from AT Burrow & Son, Hornby, PW&JM Norris & Son, Lancaster and H&A Stephenson, Tunstall. The very plainest cows sold to realisation.
Beef heifers sold to 239.5p/kg and £1535 from AJ Pye, Preesall. Dairy heifers sold to 231.5p/kg from H&C Pickervance, Kirkham with others in the region of 210p/kg - 225p/kg. Top grossing dairy heifer was a Holstein Friesian from I Atkinson & Son, Carnforth achieving £1651 who sold others at £1560.
Steers sold to 249.5p/kg for a Montbeliarde from D&N Davis, Nateby with Aberdeen Angus x selling to £1899 from A Kirkby & Co, Pilling.
Cull bulls sold to 294.5p/kg and £1743 for a thirty four month old Limousin from M&L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale. Dairy bull sold to 199.5p/kg from H Kent, Cockerham and £1385 from PW&JM Norris & Son.

Top Prices


Limousin: 259.50, 229.50 Poppy Farm, 224.50 High House Farm. Charolais: 239.50, 234.50 Rye Close. British Blue: 234.50 Springfield House. Shorthorn: 219.50 Cote Farm. Friesian: 214.50 High Snab, 209.50 Norbreck Farm, 209.50 High Snab, 207.50 Priory Farm, 207.50 Centre Farm, 199.50 Barnfield Farm. Angus: 204.50 Woodstock. Hereford: 199.50 Meadow Croft. Fleckvieh: 197.50 Newfield, 194.50 Holme Head, 161.50 Newfield. Simmental: 189.50 Braida Garth.


Hereford: 239.50, 234.50 Pilling Lane. Friesian: 231.50 Roseacre Hall, 229.50 North Farm, 224.50 Boon Town Farm, 224.50 Stubb Place Farm, 217.50 North Farm, 214.50 Boon Town Farm.


Montbeliarde: 249.50 Cragg Farm. Angus: 234.50 Gulf Farm.


Limousin: 294.50 High House Farm, 189.50 Moss House Farm. Friesian: 199.50 Abbey House, 149.50 Priory Farm.


Charolais: £420, £280 Lathwaite Farm, £275 Bolton Fold Farm. Angus: £300 Little Blindhurst, £160, £150 Wall End Farm, £150 Rose Farm, £130, £120 Wall End Farm. British Blue: £270, £260, £235, £230, £225, £205 Poultry Farm. Limousin: £170 Rose Farm.


Charolais: £470 Lathwaite Farm, £400 Bolton Fold Farm, £370, £330, £265 Lathwaite Farm. British Blue: £435 Poultry Farm, £410 Little Blindhurst, £365, £340, £330 The Poultry Farm, £300 Manor House Farm. Angus: £410, £385 Little Blindhurst, £335, £290 Cote Farm, £220, £210 Wall End Farm. Shorthorn: £255 Wall End Farm. Limousin: £230 Rose Farm. Montbeliarde: £150, £125, £120 Blackmoss Farm.


Friesian: £400 Lower Lingart Farm, £400 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, £375 Lower Lingart Farm, £350 Kirkwood Lodge Farm.


Angus: £500, £425, £360 Lower Lingart Farm.


British Blue: £1740 Cragg Farm, £1650 Endmoor Farm, £1610 Stubb Hall Farm, £1610 Foredales Farm, £1580 Park House, £1540 Stubb Hall Farm. Limousin: £1700, £1640, £1580 Millbeck, £1570 Endmoor Farm, £1520 Park House, £1480 Lodge Farm. Blonde: £1670 Beaumont Grange, £1630 Outerthwaite Farm, £1600 Beaumont Grange Farm, £1260, £1170 Half Way House. Angus: £1660 Cheetham House Farm, £1620 Lodge Farm, £1600 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1590 Park House, £1580 Foredales Farm, £1580 Park House. Charolais: £1660 Millbeck, £1540 Downlands Farm, £1130 Middle Ridge Farm. Hereford: £1660 Cheetham House Farm, £1580 Outerthwaite Farm, £1370 Lynwood. Simmental: £1460 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Friesian: £1400 Gaskell House, £1380, £1340, £1310 Downlands Farm, £1300 Gaskell House, £1230 Lodge Farm. Montbeliarde: £1630, £1440 Cragg Farm, £1220, £1160, £1060 Rose Hill Farm. Fleckvieh: £1080 Mill House Farm.


Angus: £1700 Cheetham House Farm, £1430 Park House, £1400 Pasture House Farm, £1150 Middle Ridge Farm. British Blue: £1520 Pasture House Farm, £1390 Lower Swainhead Farm, £1280 Stubb Place Farm, £1110 Plumpton Hall Farm. Limousin: £1460 Lodge Farm, £1340 Sykes Fold Farm. Charolais: £1440 Whelpside Farm, £1350 Downlands Farm, £1280 Outerthwaite Farm, £1100 Middle Ridge Farm. Simmental: £1340 Sykes Fold Farm. Blonde: £1320 Beaumont Grange Farm. Welsh Black: £1290 Outerthwaite Farm. Hereford: £1100, £1050 Mill House Farm.

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