Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 6th January 2023.

Calves & Weanlings 
The opening sale of calves saw a large entry forward after the Christmas break. Bull calves sold to a top price of £480 for a Charolais cross from J&G Thornley LTD, Kirkham with Hereford cross achieving £460 and £440 from TE&M Kidd, Ellel and Simmental cross to £370 from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale. A large number of British Blue bull calves sold to £360 from J&G Thornley Ltd, Kirkham. Other nice younger rearing sorts sold to £330 from JE&C Robson, Garstang and £310 from RT Halhead, Cockerham. Young Aberdeen Angus bull calves sold to £190 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe. Dairy bulls sold to £185 for British Friesian from RH & RA Fawcett, Carnforth with Holstein Friesians to £120 from J&G Thornley LTD, Kirkham. Younger dairy bulls sold to £60 from Wallbank Farms LTD, Over Wyresdale.
Heifer calves sold to £350 for a Charolais cross from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale who sold others at £340. A British Blue cross sold to £350 from J&G Thornley LTD, Kirkham with others at £320 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with others at £300 from JE&J Pye & Son, Quernmore. Hereford cross heifers sold to £300 from TE&M Kidd, Ellel. Younger heifers generally £170 - £250 depending on breed and quality with the smallest at realisation.

Store Cattle
The opening store cattle sale of 2023 saw an impressive trade to start the New Year. Hitting the headlines this was loyal Lancaster supporters Pilling Hall, Pilling with a trio of 20 month old well grown and presented home bred Limousin steers at £1800. Also achieving this price was PM&ST Entwistle, Abbeystead for a single Aberdeen Angus steer. Not far behind was L Parsons & Sons, Levens selling a Limousin at £1720. TJ Robinson, Milnthorpe had a good day with his consignment of cattle which saw Aberdeen Angus steers to £1690. All Aberdeen Angus steers today averaged £1400 with Limousins averaging £1594. Charolais steers today saw A&E Clarkson, Thurnham achieve £1660 for a single beast while WJ&LA Barker, Arkholme sold a pen of four at £1510. All Charolais steers forward averaged £1540. Hereford steers saw a top of £1570 from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham who also had others at £1420 from this same good home. Friesian steers today averaged £1145, topping at £1460 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens with R&E Ladds, Kendal not far behind at £1430. All steers today averaged £1347 to include a number of younger cattle.
There was no let up in the trade for heifers with an overall market average of £1224 achieved, again including several lots of younger cattle, around 17-20 months of age. Top of the leader board this week was GA&A Atkinson, Cantsfield who had their usual run of quality cattle, selling a single Limousin at £1460. WS Burrow & Sons, Silverdale chasing up not far behind with an Aberdeen Angus at £1450. All Aberdeen Angus heifers averaged £1226 with Limousins averaging £1265. British Blue heifers today saw the weekly consignment from AJ&D Knowles, New Hutton top at £1430 for a pair with Matthew Waller, Lupton at £1350 and Mary Cornthwaite, Hambleton to £1320. Charolais heifer from MJ Waller, Lupton sold at £1230 for a pair.
Vendors are encouraged to enter cattle with confidence for the next sale and take advantage of the current flying trade.

Cast Cattle
A bumper entry of 141 cull cows sold to a top price of 249.5p/kg for a young Charollais cow from A Prickett, Farelton with Limousin cross selling to 229.5p/kg from D&DW Prickett, Farelton. Other well fleshed beef cows generally were 190p/kg-210p/kg. Dairy cows sold to 207.5p/kg for a Fleckvieh from B&AC Barnes, Middleton with British Friesians selling to 204.5p/kg from Pilling Hall, Pilling and Holstein Friesians also achieving 204.5p/kg from C&AJ Woodhouse, Millom.
Top grossing cow was a Fleckvieh from JS&KM Wilson & Son, Natland achieving £1701. All cull cows today averaged 175p/kg and £1144.
OTM heifers sold to 214p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from J&M Hull & Sons, Winmarleigh with other Holstein Friesians selling to £1372 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe.
Cull bulls sold to 211.5p/kg and £2081 for a Limousin from JH Towers & Son, Tunstall.

Top Prices

Heifer Calf:

British Blue: £350 Derby Lodge Farm, £320 Catshaw Hall Farm, £300 Gibsons Farm, £280 Catshaw Hall Farm, £280 Derby Lodge Farm, £270 Walkers I’th Fields. Charollais: £350, £340 Tills Farm, £300 Knowlsey Farm. Hereford: £300, £290, £180 Booth Hall. Simmental: £300 Knowsley Farm. Angus: £175 Catshaw Hall Farm, £150 Roe Farm, £145, £140, £135 North Farm, £120 Rose Farm.

Bull Calf:

Charollais: £480 Derby Lodge Farm. Hereford: £460, £440, £430 Booth Hall. Simmental: £370 Knowsley Farm. British Blue: £360 Derby Lodge Farm, £330 Roe Farm, £310 Walkers I’th Fields, £310 Norbreck Farm, £280 Walkers I’th Fields, £260 Norbreck Farm. Angus: £190, £180 North Farm, £180 Norbreck Farm. Friesian: £185 Green Dragon Farm, £120 Derby Lodge Farm. Limousin: £175, £165 Rose Farm.

Steer Calf:

British Blue: £300 Gibsons Farm.

OTM Cow:

Charollais: 249.50 Farelton House. Limousin: 229.50 Farelton House, 224.50 Stoneybank Philpin Farm, 221.50 High House Farm, 214.50 Intack Farm, 207.50, 204.50 Stoneybank Philpin Farm. British Blue: 209.50 High House Farm, 201.50, 184.50 Intack Farm. Fleckvieh: 207.50, 199.50 Hawkin Hall, 194.50, 191.50 High House. Friesian: 204.50 Pilling Hall Farm, 204.50 Stubb Place Farm, 199.50 Walkers I’th Fields, 199.50 Holly House Farm, 197.50 Bolton Fold Farm, 194.50 Centre Farm. Angus: 201.50 Intack Farm, 199.50 Greenalls Farm, 194.50 Black Bull Cottage, 189.50 The Old Stable, 174.50 Springfield House. Montbeliarde: 189.50, 187.50, 179.50 Yeat House. Hereford: 184.50 Sellerley Farm. Ayrshire: 174.50 Sunny Bank. Continental: 167.50 Hill House Farm.

OTM Heifer:

Friesian: 214.50 Gibstick Hall, 209.50 North Farm, 179.50 Stubb Place Farm, 179.50 Batty Hill, 174.50 Green Dragon Farm, 171.50 Batty Hill.

Cast Bull:

Limousin: 211.50 Tunstall Hall. Shorthorn: 181.50 High House. Friesian: 167.50 High House.

Store Bullock:

Limousin: £1800 Pilling Hall Farm, £1720 Low Levens, £1480 Millbeck, £1480 Old Glasson Farm, £1460 Grange Farm. Angus: £1800 Lentworth Farm, £1690 Rowell Farm, £1680 Low Levens, £1590 Rowell Farm, £1550 Lentworth Farm. Charollais: £1660 Cock Hall Farm, £1510 Brown Edge. Hereford: £1570, £1420 Cock Hall Farm, £1260 Whinney Garth, £1150 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1070 Pennine Way. British Blue: £1510 Carlingwha, £1490 Abrahams Farm, £1480 Millbeck, £1450 Brown Edge, £1440 Windy Hill Farm, £1420 Outerthwaite Farm. Simmental: £1500 Benson Hall, £1490 Millbeck, £1200 Whinney Garth, £1060 Pennine Way. Brown Swiss: £1470 Barbers Moor Farm. Friesian: £1460 Low Levens, £1430, £1240, £1200 Benson Hall, £1170 Grange Farm, £1070 Benson Hall. Montbeliarde: £1420 Cock Hall Farm, £1260 Grange Farm. Fleckvieh: £1190 Whinney Garth, £1070 Pennie Way.

Store Heifer:

Limousin: £1460 Abbotson Farm, £1320, £1240 Barbers Moor Farm, £1140 Abbotson Farm. Angus: £1450 Gibraltar Farm, £1430 Rowell Farm, £1390 Benson Hall, £1380 Gibraltar Farm, £1360 Hill House Farm, £1330 Braddup House Farm. British Blue: £1430 Windy Hill Farm, £1350 Carlingwha, £1320 Moors Farm, £1300 Pasture House Farm, £1230 Abrahams Farm, £1120 Plumpton Hall Farm. Simmental: £1360 Benson Hall. Hereford: £1290 Chesnut House Farm, £1240 Braddup House Farm. Charollais: £1230 Carlingwha. Jersey: £1080 Fields Farm.

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