Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM, Dairy and Store Cattle, Friday 13th January 2023.

Calves & Weanlings
The weekly sale of calves and weanlings had an entry in excess of fifty with the calf trade starting to turn a corner and improve with more purchasers ringside. Once again strong calves are in most demand with a couple of consignments of weaned calves leading the way. Sale peaked at £535 and £515 for Fleckvieh bulls from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green with Friesian bull stirks to £470 and £435. A consignment of Hereford weanlings from TE & MM Kidd, Quernmore sold bulls to £410 and £385 with heifers to £340 and £300. Milk calves met more demand selling to a top of £380 for a British Blue bull from JP & C Robson, Garstang. This was followed by the consignment from JE & S Seedall, Mellor selling Charolais bulls to £370 and British Blues to £360. At £340 was a British Blue bull from TE & A Garth, Bleasdale. Aberdeen Angus bull calves sold to £265 from F & JM Kelsall & Son, Bleasdale. Plenty more beef calves sold in the mid two hundreds. Dairy bull calves saw Black and Whites to £125 from JP & C Robson, Garstang.

OTM Cows
112 cull cows sold to a fast and better trade with all so averaging 185p/kg and £1193. Beef cows sold to a top 244.5p/kg for a Limousin from RG&H Preece, Roeburndale closely followed by British Blues from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellett achieving 237p/kg with an Aberdeen Angus from WS Burrow & Son, Carnforth selling to 229p/kg. Other well bred beef cows were regularly 190-210p/kg. Dairy cows sold to a top price of 231p/kg for a young Fleckvieh from JS&KM Wilson & Son, Kendal with Montbeliarde selling to 217p/kg from WR&CM Lawrenson, Winmarleigh and Holstein Friesians to 214p/kg from AW&AM Park & Son, Ellel. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows were regularly 170-190p/kg, with mediums 150-165p/kg and the leanest parlour type cows 120-130p/kg. Top grossing cow today was a Holstein Friesian from AW&AM Park & Son, Ellel achieving £1716 with an additional six dairy cows over £1600 and twenty cow over £1500.
OTM heifers sold to 259p/kg and £1429 for a Limousin from Mason & Gardner, Ingleton with steer to 229p/kg and £1392 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse and bulls selling to 264p/kg and £1750 for a Limousin from D&A Nicholson, Ulverston.

Store Cattle
157 steers sold to a top price of £1780 for a pair of Charolais steers from RH Dodgson, Burton in Lonsdale who sold others at £1720 and £1710. British Blue x steers sold to £1680 from K&DE Woodhouse, Ellel with Limousins selling to £1660 from P Whitton & Son, Burneside. Native sired steers sold to £1690 for an Aberdeen Angus from J&M Cockett, Ingleton with others at £1520 from D Vose, Wigan. Herefords achieved £1480 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse. Dairy bred steers sold to £1460 for a British Friesian from L Parson & Son, Levens with Fleckvieh achieving £1440 from J Lamb, Glasson. All steers forward today averaged £1249.
Heifers averaged £1203 with a top price of £1540 for a British Blue x from TG&B Todd, Sedbergh. Limousins sold to £1430 from L Parsons & Son, Levens and Charolais’s to £1400 from WA Hodgson, Whinfell. Native sire heifers sold to £1490 for Aberdeen Angus’s from J&M Cockett, Ingleton with others at £1450 from JM Shepherd, New Biggin and £1440 from D&G Smith, Wigan. Hereford heifers sold to £1410 from JW Atkinson, Bentham.

Dairy Cattle
Top price of £2000 was achieved on two occasions, firstly for a Holstein Friesian heifer from B&V Swann, Brindle and then for a Fleckvieh x from R&K Jenkinson, Pilling who sold others at £1900. Cows sold to £1750 for a third calved cow from R&K Jenkinson with a three quartered Holstein Friesians cow from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe achieving £1650.

Top Prices

Heifer Calf:

Hereford: £340, £300, £280, £270 Booth Hall. British Blue: £240 Little Blindhurst, £185 Roe Farm, £180, £125 Sunny Bank, £125 Walkers I’th Fields. Angus: £170 Little Blindhurst, £135 Sunny Bank, £120 Little Blindhurst.

Bull Calf:

Fleckvieh: £535, £515 Sellerley Farm, £115 Bolton Fold Farm. Friesian: £470, £435, £390 Sellerley Farm, £125 Roe Farm. Hereford: £410, £385, £310 Booth Hall. British Blue: £380 Roe Farm, £360 Bolton Fold Farm, £340, £290 Bailey Hey Farm, £220 Roe Farm, £200 Sunny Bank. Charolais: £370 Bolton Fold Farm. Angus: £265 Little Blindhurst, £250 Walkers I’th Fields, £250 Roe Farm, £200 Little Blindhurst, £160 Sunny Bank, £150 Walkers I’th Fields. Shorthorn: £150, £120 Bolton Fold Farm.

OTM Cow:

Limousin: 244.50 Thornbush Farm, 227.50, 194.50 Stoneybank Philpin Farm, 179.50 Leighton House, 179.50 Biggings Lodge Farm, 174.50 Far Orrest. British Blue: 237.50, 207.50, 194.50 Intack Farm, 189.50 Thornbush Farm. Fleckvieh: 231.50, 204.50 High House, 189.50 Hawkin Hall. Angus: 229.50 Gibraltar Farm. Montbeliarde: 217.50, 209.50, 199.50 Cumming Carr Farm, 197.50 Yeat House, 194.50, 189.50 Cummin Carr Farm. Friesian: 214.50 High House, 214.50 Walkers I’th Fields, 211.50 Little Town Farn, 207.50 Berryholme, 207.50 Forton Hall Farm, 204.50 High House. Simmental: 211.50, 181.50 Intack Farm. Continental: 201.50 Hawkin Hall.

OTM Heifer:

Limousin: 259.50 Stoneybank Philpin Farm, 259.50 Intack Farm. Friesian: 204.50 Walkers I’th Fields,.

Cast Steer:

British Blue: 229.50 Upper Foxholes Farm. Friesian: 217.50 Upper Foxholes Farm.

Cast Bull:

Limousin: 264.50 Birch Bank.

Store Bullock:

Charolais: £1780, £1720, £1710, £1660 Kilburn House, £1520 Thursgill, £1480 Gaskell House. Angus: £1690 Foredales Farm, £1520 Thorns Farm, £1490 Grange Farm, £1480 Low Levens, £1420 Higher Lees Farm, £1410 Little Town Farm. British Blue: £1680, £1640 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1580 Cock Hall Farm, £1530 Carlingwha, £1500 High Tenement Farm, £1440 Upper Foxholes Farm. Limousin: £1660 High Tenement Farm, £1630 Gibraltar Farm, £1600 Cock Hall Farm, £1500 Gibraltar Farm, £1490 Fellside Farm, £1490 Carlingwha. Simmental: £1500, £1380 The Old Stable, £1370 Park House Farm, £1090 Corney Hill, £1090 Little Crimbles. Hereford: £1480 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1370 Church Street, £1350 Old Glasson Farm, £1270 Cock Hall Farm, £1200 Hall Bank, £1190 Corney Hill Farm. Friesian: £1460 Low Levens, £1410, £1300 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1020 Plumpton Hall Farm. Montbeliarde: £1440 Old Glasson Hall, £1280, £1190, £1090 Corney Hill Farm, £1080 Rose Hill Farm.

Store Heifer:

Montbeliarde: £1550 Bradley Farm. British Blue: £1540, £1480 Blades Farm, £1350 Sykes Fold Farm, £1310 Higher Lees Farm, £1290 Hare Field House, £1280 Blades Farm. Angus: £1490 Foredales Farm, £1450 Gaskell House, £1440 Sewage Farm, £1440 Thorns Farm, £1400 Low Levens, £1400 Rowell Farm. Limousin: £1430 Low Levens, £1350 Sykes Fold Farm, £1270 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1180 Whelpside Farm, £1170 Sewage Farm. Hereford: £1410 Church Street. Charolais: £1400 Whelpside Farm. Simmental: £1380 The Old Stable. Fleckvieh: £1180, £1020 Holme Head. Friesian: £1020 Holme Head.

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