Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 21st July 2023.


77 rearing calves sold to an ever-expanding ring side of buyers, with vendors leaving well suited with prices achieved. Rearing bull calves sold to £405 for a British Blue x from JP&C Robson, Garstang with this price also achieved by Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale selling a Hereford x. Stronger rearing calves sold to £390 for Aberdeen Angus x from Tom Barron Farms, Woodplumpton with others generally £330 to £370. Younger bull calves sold to £285 for a three week old Limousin x from RT Halhead, Cockerham with British Blue x selling to £265 from Richmond Hall Farm, Cockerham. Weaned bull calves sold to £590 (x4) for Aberdeen Angus x from J&G Thornley, Kirkham with others at £570 and £550.
Rearing heifer calves sold to £365 for a British Blue x from JP&C Robson, Garstang with others at £345 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre and £320 from AD&R Milner, Claughton on Brock. Native sired heifer sold to £315 from Tom Barron Farms, Woodplumpton with others at £290 from CR&A Baxter & Son, Middleton. Younger month old heifers sold to £255 for a British Blue x from RT Halhead, Cockerham.


Another quality show of store cattle were greeted by a competitive ring side of buyers, keen to keep sheds full. Todays sale saw steers sell to a top price of £1680 for a Beef Shorthorn from EW&CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine with British Blue x selling to £1590 from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling. Closely followed by Simmental x to £1580 from EJ&P Burrow, Stroth and an Aberdeen Angus x at £1560 from A&E Clarkson, Cockerham. Other pens of stronger well bred steers were generally £1400 to £1550. Dairy steers sold to £1360 for a Norwegian Red and White from J&S Winstanley, Clifton with British Friesians selling to £1330 from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton. A keen interest in younger stores for farming with a ring full of twelve month steers from A&V&A Thornton, Cockerham achieving £1240.
Heifers sold to £1520 for a British Blue x from EW&CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine with others at £1510 from AT Burrow & Son, Gressingham and Charolais x at £1500 from R&EA Gardner, Briggsteer. Other strong heifers were generally £1300 to £1450.
All steers today averaged £1262 and all heifers averaged £1219. Next week following store cattle will be the monthly catalogued sale of stirks and young stores, entries for the catalogue close on Monday 24th July at 12noon.


NWA Lancaster once again proved to be the leading cull cow market in the area with an overall market average of 170p/kg achieved, with 85% of the entry being dairy cows.
Dairy cows sold to a top of 209.5p/kg from JM&TJ Livsey, Inskip with others at 191.5p/kg from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel and 187.5p/kg on three occasions from Lawsons Dairy, Cockerham, J Bargh & Son, Morecambe and WT Whitaker & Son, Nether Kellet. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows were generally 175p/kg to 185p/kg with parlour types 150p/kg to 165p/kg and the leanest 85p/kg to 115p/kg. Top grossing dairy cow was a Holstien Friesian from Lawsons Dairy Ltd, Cockerham achieving £1811, with others at £1655 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe and £1540 from Lawsons Farm Ltd, Cockerham.
Beef cows sold to 229.5p/kg for a Limousin x from EJ&PE Burrow, Milnthorpe, with Aberdeen Angus x selling to 199.5p/kg from SJ Gunn, Milnthorpe and 191.5p/kg from Pilling Hall, Pilling. Top grossing beef cow was an Aberdeen Angus x from AK&PA Threlkeld, Inskip achieving £1453.
OTM heifers sold to 249.5p/kg and £1625 for British Blue x from AT Burrow & Son, Gressingham with Holstien Friesians selling to 219.5p/kg and £1323 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe.
Steers sold to 229.5p/kg for Aberdeen Angus x from O Butler, Kirkham with others regularly selling at 215p/kg to 230p/kg. Top grossing being a Hereford from D Burrow, Arkholme achieving £1643 with others at £1614 from J Oddie & Son, Blackburn.
Cull bulls sold to 189.5p/kg and £1788 for a Limousin from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall.

Top Prices


Limousin: 229.50 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Friesian: 209.50 Hodgkinson Farm, 187.50 Bank End Farm, 187.50 Lane Ends Farm, 187.50 North Farm, 184.50 Bank End Farm, 179.50 Kirkwood Lodge Farm. Angus: 199.50 Leighton House, 191.50 Pilling Hall Farm, 189.50 Lambrigg Farm, 179.50 Leighton House. Montbeliarde: 191.50 Yeat House. British Blue: 189.50 Leighton House. Shorthorn: 184.50 Little Crimbles, 169.50 Aughton Hall Farm. Other: 177.50, 169.50 Walkers I’th Fields, 139.50, 129.50 Stanley Farm. Dairy Shorthorn: 169.50, 157.50 Aughton Hall Farm. Charolais: 129.50 Railside Yard. Ayrshire: 119.50 Hodgkinson Farm.


British Blue: 249.50, 244.50 High Snab. Friesian: 219.50 North Farm, 209.50 Plumpton Hall Farm, 204.50 White Lund Farm.


Angus: 229.50, 227.50, 219.50 Elm Bank Farm. Hereford: 224.50 Cheetham House Farm, 221.50 Border Rigg. Charolais: 214.50 The Grange. Friesian: 159.50 Cliftons Farm.


Limousin: 189.50 Tunstall Hall. Angus: 169.50 Elm Bank Farm. Other: 139.50, 137.50, 129.50 Stanley Farm.


British Blue: £365 Roe Farm, £345 Lower Lingart Farm, £320, £315 Lane Head Farm, £310 Lower Lingart Farm, £290 Catshaw Hall Farm. Angus: £315 The Poultry Farm, £290, £280 New Brows Farm, £235, £215 The Poultry Farm, £215 Norbreck Farm. Hereford: £265, £200 Catshaw Hall Farm. Charolais: £220, £200, £190 Downlands Farm.


Angus: £590, £570 Derby Lodge Farm. British Blue: £405 Roe Farm, £370 Catshaw Hall Farm, £355 Roe Farm, £310 Wyre Bank, £310 Walker I’th Fields, £295 New Brows Farm. Hereford: £405, £315, £255 Catshaw Hall Farm. Friesian: £325 Lower Lingart Farm. Limousin: £325, £285 Norbreck Farm.


Simmental: £420 Higher Hollinhead Farm. Limousin: £110 Higher Hollinhead Farm.


Shorthorn: £1680 Yew Tree Farm, £1470 Parkside Farm. British Blue: £1590 Pasture House Farm, £1560, £1520 Bainsbank Farm, £1310 Windy Hill Farm, £1300 Greenalls Farm, £1300 The Grange. Simmental: £1580 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1420 Park House Farm, £1190 Park House Farm. Angus: £1570 Cock Hall Farm, £1540 Godson House Farm, £1520 Rowell Farm, £1490 Parkside Farm, £1480 Fellside Farm, £1460 Savick Brook Farm. Limousin: £1550, £1500 Cock Hall Farm, £1470 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1340 Downlands Farm. Hereford: £1440 Kern Knotts. Norwegian Red: £1360 Savick Brook Farm, £1300 Godson House Farm. Friesian: £1330 Downlands Farm, £1040 Plumpton Hall Farm. Charolais: £1240 Little Crimbles.


British Blue: £1520 Yew Tree Farm, £1510 High Snab, £1440 Stubb Hall Farm, £1350 Lower Castle O Trim, £1330 Outerthwaite Farm, £1190 Windy Hill Farm. Charolais: £1500 Barrowfield. Limousin: £1480 Rowell Farm. Angus: £1470 Rowell Farm, £1410 Yew Tree Farm, £1400 Cheetham House Farm, £1360 Ellers Farm, £1360 Rowell Farm, £1360 Sweetings Farm. Shorthorn: £1470 Yew Tree Farm. Hereford: £1210 Pasture House Farm, £1150 Lynwood, £1120 Braddup House Farm, £1020 Lynwood. Simmental: £1130 Park House Farm.

Talk to one of our friendly team: 01524 63308

Make NWA your first choice for selling.

© North West Auctions 2017 - 2024. All rights reserved.
North West Auctions is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered office: J36 Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7FP. Registered number: 03950131
NWA Professional and NWA Property are trading names of M B Hodgson & Son Ltd registered in England and Wales no 3839884
Website by
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors logo
  • Central Association Agricultural Valuers - CAAV logo
  • Ombudsman logo