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

CALVES & WEANLINGS

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.

STORE CATTLE

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.

OTM / CAST CATTLE

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

OTM COW:

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.

OTM HEIFER:

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

CAST STEER:

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.

CAST BULL:

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

HEIFER CALF:

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.

BULL CALF:

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.

STEER CALF:

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

STORE BULLOCK:

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.

STORE HEIFER:

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.

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