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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 7th July 2023.

96 local and travelled customers were in attendance at NWA Lancaster’s popular weekly, all keen to do all their buying and selling on one day. Prices in all sections remain extremely buoyant, ahead of other local sale centres.
- Cull cows to 254.5p/kg and £1705
- Store cattle to £1760
- Calves to £600
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CALVES & WEANLINGS

81 rearing calves again attracted new customers, all being impressed with the quality and quantity on offer. Rearing bull calves sold to £390 for British Blue x from JP&C Robson, Garstang and G&ME Woodhouse & Sons, Ellel with others at £380 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green and £375 from I Slater Ltd, Bleasdale. Other stronger rearing calves generally £290 to £340 depending on breed and quality, with the younger medium sorts £250 to £300. Native bull calves sold to £375 from an Aberdeen Angus x from Barber Farms Ltd, Claughton on Brock with others at £320 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. A wonderful consignment of Hereford x calves from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green sell to £290, £285 x3, all being six weeks old with other regularly £220 to £260. Dairy bulls sold to £220 for a Holstein Friesian from JS&KM Wilson & Son, Natland with other nice rearing types to £180 from WG Farms, Cockerham.
Rearing heifer calves sold to £320 for British Blue x from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with other British Blue x at £310 from JP&C Robson, Garstang and Charolais x from WG Farms, Cockerham. Other nice rearing heifers were generally £260 to £300, with the youngest and smallest £195 to £240. Native sired heifers sold to £300 for a Aberdeen Angus x from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyredale and T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with Hereford x to £290 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green. Younger native calves sold to £255 from Barber Farms, Claughton on Brock with others at £235 from RT Halhead, Cockerham.
22 Weaned calves saw a top price of £600 for a British Blue x from G&ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel with others at £560 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green and £550 form JS&KM Wilson & Son, Natland. Weaned native bull sold to £400 for an Aberdeen Angus x from G&ME Woodhouse & Sons, Ellel with Hereford x also selling at £400 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Weaned heifers sold to £390 for a British Blue x from G&ME Woodhouse & Sons, Ellel who sold others at £375.

STORE CATTLE

An entry of predominately stronger cattle once again sold to an impressive trade, with finishers looking to keep sheds full. Steers today peaked at £1760 for an Aberdeen Angus x from L Parsons & Son, Levens. Closely followed by another Aberdeen Angus x from T Robson & Son, Singleton at £1740 and Limousin x from RG&L Holmes, Warton also at £1740. Other pens of stronger well grown steers were regularly £1500 plus, with an overall market average of £1390 for all sold.
Heifers sold to £1470 again for an Aberdeen Angus x from L Parsons & Sons, Levens with British Blue x from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet achieving £1440 and Blonde x from TW&C Shepherd, Underbarrow at £1370. All heifers forward averaged £1238.

CAST / OTM CATTLE

Cull cows sold to a top price of 227.5p/kg on two occasions for a Limousin x from RG&L Holmes, Warton and a young Holstein Friesian from Messrs Gibson & Berry, Endmoor. Other well fleshed beef cows were generally 195p/kg to 210p/kg, with heavy well fleshed dairy cows 180p/kg to 195p/kg. Medium type cows of all breed were generally 165p/kg to 180p/kg, with the leanest sorts at realisation. Top grossing cow today was a Holstein Friesian from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping achieving £1705. All cows today averaged 172p/kg and £1118.
OTM heifers sold to 254.5p/kg for Aberdeen Angus x from AJ Taylor, Halton and Holstein Friesian from T&CM Kelsall & Son, Chipping. Top grossing heifer being another Holstien Friesian again from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping at £1532.
Steers sold to 224.5p/kg for a Shorthorn from WR Clarke, Pilling and £1642 for a Charolais from F&TE Park, Crook.

Top Prices

OTM COW:

Friesian: 227.50 Low Audlands, 204.50 Ducketts Farm, 191.50 Boundary House, 189.50 Brown Brook, 184.50 Tills Farm, 181.50 Lathwaite Farm. Limousin: 227.50 Croftlands. Angus: 224.50 Outfield. Charolais: 199.50, 191.50 The Old Stable. British Blue: 194.50 Nook Farm, 187.50, 184.50 Netherbeck Barn. Fleckvieh: 191.50 Lathwaite Farm. Norwegian Red: 181.50 Lathwaite Farm. Montbeliarde: 179.50 Lathwaite Farm. Hereford: 177.50, 174.50 Dalton Old Hall. Longhorn: 167.50 Dalton Old Hall.

OTM HEIFER:

Angus: 254.50, 249.50 High Road. Friesian: 254.50 Brown Brook, 119.50 Outfield, 104.50 Ackenthwatie Farm. Limousin: 199.50 Mosergh Farm. Hereford: 194.50 Boundary House.

CAST STEER:

Shorthorn: 224.50 Barn Hill Farm. Charolais: 181.50 Cragg House Farm. Friesian: 109.50 Barn Hill Farm.

CAST BULL:

Limousin: 169.50 Mosergh Farm.

HEIFER CALF:

British Blue: £390 Boldens Farm, £375 Boldens Farm, £320 Catshaw Hall Farm, £310 Roe Farm, £295 Sellerley Farm, £285 Lathwaite Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £300 Brown Brook, £300 Tills Farm, £290 Brown Brook, £255 Manor House Farm, £250 Manor House Farm, £235 Norbreck Farm. Charolais: £310 Lathwaite Farm. Hereford: £290 Sellerley Farm, £215 Catshaw Hall Farm, £215 Catshaw Hall Farm. Friesian: £120 Sellerley Farm.

BULL CALF:

British Blue: £600 Boldens Farm, £560 Sellerley Farm, £550 High House, £500 High House, £475 High House, £475 High House. Aberdeen Angus: £400 Boldens Farm, £375 Manor House Farm, £320 Brown Brook, £280 Manpr House Farm, £260 Manor House Farm, £210 Manor House Farm. Hereford: £400 Catshaw Hall Farm, £290 Sellerley Farm, £285 Sellerley Farm, £285 Sellerley Farm, £285 Sellerley Farm, £270 Arnside Tower Farm. Limousin: £360 Hudsbrook Farm. Fleckvieh: £340 High House. Charolais: £320 Lathwaite Farm. Shorthorn: £250 High House. Friesian: £220 High House, £180 Lathwaite Farm, £142 Sellerley Farm, £140 Catshaw Hall Farm, £140 Catshaw Hall Farm, £100 Brown Brook.

STORE BULLOCK:

Angus: £1760 Levens, £1740 Fairfield, £1700 Cheetham House Farm, £1680 Higher Lees Farm, £1660 Levens. Limousin: £1740 Croftlands, £1720, £1700 Scale House Farm, £1450 Carlingwha, £1390 Windy Hill Farm, £1380 Carlingwha. Charolais: £1700 Scale House Farm, £1540 Carlingwha, £1340 Ellers Farm, £1290, £1270 Little Crimbles. Blonde: £1700 Billinge Hall Farm, £1310 Nook Farm. Fleckvieh: £1560 Savick Brook Farm, £1320 Carlingwha, £1300 SAvick Brook Farm, £1280 Corney Hill Farm, £1260 Billinge Hall Farm, £1240 Corney Hill Farm. Hereford: £1560 Savick Brook Farm. Simmental: £1500 Ellers Farm, £1180 Little Crimbles. British Blue: £1440 Windy Hill Farm, £1380 Billinge Hall Farm. Friesian: £1110 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1070 Barn Hill Farm. Montbeliarde: £1080 Parrox Hall Farm.

STORE HEIFER:

Angus: £1470 Levens, £1210 Hatters Farm, £1060 The Granary. British Blue: £1440 Stubb Hall Farm, £1320 Windy Hill Farm, £1300 Higher Lees Farm, £1100 Plumpton Hall Farm. Blonde: £1370 Nook Farm. Hereford: £1260 The Granary. Limousin: £1170 Hatters Farm.

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