Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 9th June 2023.


NWA Lancaster once again proved to be the leading cull cow market in the county, with an overall market average of 194p/kg achieved, for an entry of predominantly dairy bred cows.
Dairy cows sold to a top price 249.5p/kg for a Friesian from B&A Blacoe, Lytham. Holstein Friesian to 209.5p/kg from J&G Thornley Ltd, Kirkham with others also achieving this price from WG Farms, Cockerham and CG Birkett, Carnforth. Other dairy cows were regularly 185-200p/kg. Top grossing dairy cow today was a Holstein Friesian from RT Halhead, Cockerham achieving £1635 with five cows over £1500 and a further twenty two over £1300. All cull cows today averaged £1192.
A very small number of beef cows forward today which sold to a top of 259.5p/kg on two occasions for Limousin and Blonde cows from JW&M Taylor & Son, Dent. Herefords sold to 249.5p/kg from D&E Whittaker, Quernmore and Simmentals to 229.5p/kg from Barlow Bros, Croston. Top grossing beef cow was a Simmental achieving £1911 from Barlow Bros, Croston with a heavy weight Aberdeen Angus x from S Willman, Kirkby Lonsdale achieving £1784.
OTM heifers sold to 269.5p/kg and £1522 for a British Blue x from KH Knowles, Inskip with others beef heifers at 239.5p/kg and £1497 from R&E Ladds, Kendal. Dairy heifers sold to 239.5p/kg and £1590 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Gibson & Berry, Endmoor with others at 239.5p/kg and £1565 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe.
OTM Steers sold to 249.5p/kg for a British Blue x and £1872 for a Holstein Friesian both from KH Knowles, Inskip.
Cull stock bulls sold to 197.5p/kg from a Holstein Friesian and £1525 for a Hereford.
100 plus cows are required every week to satisfy strong buyer’s demand.


Another fast and competitive store trade from start to finish with all steers sold averaging £1336 and all heifers average £1233. Steers sold to a top price of £1760 for a Charolais x from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton who sold others at £1700. A trio of Limousin x steers from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe sold at £1670 with a ring full of British Blue x from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet achieving £1600. Other strong Continental steers were regularly £1400-£1550. Native sired steers sold to £1750 for an Aberdeen Angus x from G Sagar & Son, Caton with others at £1530 from J&JM Walmsley, Pilling who also sold Hereford x at 1480. Dairy bred steers sold to £1360 for Holstein Friesians from GE&AP Hewitt, Cockerham with others at £1340 from AG Stafford, Out Rawcliffe.
Heifers sold to £1570 for a pair of British Blue x from J&M Cockett, Ingleton with others at £1500 from SJ&A Hargreaves, Morecambe and Charolais x achieving £1450 from EE Thornton & Son, Heaton. Native sired heifers sold to £1500 for Aberdeen Angus x from G Sagar & Son, Caton with other stronger native heifers generally £1220-£1350.
Just a single feeding bull today, being a 12 month old Aberdeen Angus from G Metcalfe & Son, Gressingham achieving £1120.


Calf numbers continue to rise at Lancaster Auction with both new buyers and sellers once again in attendance.
Bull calves sold to £570 for a nine week old British Blue x from AD&R Milner, Claughton on Brock. Closely followed by another at £555 from R Fare, Kirkham and £500 from Lawson Farm Ltd, Cockerham. Younger bull calves for rearing sold to £460 for a British Blue x from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe with others at £455 from Lawsons Farm Ltd, Cockerham and several others were over £400 with most £350-£380. Month old Charolais x bulls from WG Farms, Cockerham sold to £390 on several occasions, with this home also selling an 18 day old British Blue x at £335.
Native sired calves sold to £365 for an eight week old Hereford x from MJ&H Atkinson, Quernmore with Beef Shorthorns selling to £325 from JE&S Seedell, Mellor and Aberdeen Angus x £320 from Lawsons Farm Ltd, Cockerham. A sharp rise in the trade for dairy bulls, seeing month old Holstien Friesians selling to £100 from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale with other two to three week old calves generally £60-£80.
Weaned calves sold to £800 for an eight month old British Blue x bull from J&G Thornley Ltd, Kirkham who sold five month old Charolais x at £650 and Aberdeen Angus x £620. Reared Holstien Friesian bulls from PA&D Slater, Barnacre sold at £310.
Heifer calves sold to £360 for a six week old British Blue x from J Bargh & Son, Heaton who sold others at £325 and £320. Month old Limousin x selling to £300 from TL Baldwin & Son, Forton and British Blue x to £270 from Walmsley Beef, Cockerham. Native sired heifers sold to £435 for an Aberdeen Angus x from W&G Cornthwaite & Son, Claughton on Brock with younger heifers selling to £300 for an Aberdeen Angus x from Lawsons Farm Ltd, Cockerham and £255 form Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale.
NWA Lancaster continue to attract buyers from throughout the Northern counties and beyond, all keen to secure additional and replacement stock of all classes and types and keen to do all their business on one day. Why not use Lancaster and take advantage of this service! Vendors are encouraged to enter cattle with confidence for our weekly sales. If you require any advise or a farm visit, please do not hesitate to contact any of our auctioneers or fields persons.

Gary Capstick, Auctioneer - Tel: 07970 830518
Matthew Probert, Auctioneer - Tel: 07540 446667
Bradley Thompson, Auctioneer - Tel: 07867 000244
Andrew Butler, Fields Parson - Tel: 07966 556592
Lisa Bennett, Fields Person - Tel: 07971 118717

Top Prices


Limousin: 259.50 High Laning Farm. Blonde: 259.50, 254.50 High Laning Farm. Hereford: 249.50 Little Fell Farm. Friesian: 239.50 Warton Hall Farm, 209.50 Netherbeck Barn, 209.50 Derby Lodge Farm, 204.50 Barnfield Farm, 204.50 Derby Lodge Farm, 204.50 Holme Head. Simmental: 229.50 Littlewood Hall Farm, 224.50 West Lynn. Stabiliser: 217.50 Manor Farm. Angus: 214.50 Netherbeck Barn, 211.50 Fleets Farm, 209.50 Braeslacks, 204.50 Netherbeck Barn, 194.50 Braeslacks. Montbeliarde: 209.50 Lathwaite Farm, 129.50 Holme Head. Jersey: 179.50 Lathwaite Farm. Swedish Red: 174.50 Lathwaite Farm. Continental: 129.50 Manor Farm.


British Blue: 269.50, 149.50 Lower House. Simmental: 249.50 Benson Hall, 224.50 Old Hall Farm. Angus: 239.50 Low Groves Farm. Friesian: 239.50 North Farm, 239.50 Low Audlands, 237.50 North Farm, 229.50, 211.50 Low Audlands. Hereford: 237.50 Old Hall Farm. Meuse-Rhine-Issel: 209.50 Littlewood Hall Farm.


British Blue: 249.50 Lower House. Friesian: 239.50 Lower House.


Friesian: 197.50 Abbey House. Hereford: 179.50 Benson Hall.


Angus: £490 Derby Lodge Farm, £435 Matshead Farm, £300 Sweetings Farm, £255 Tills Farm. British Blue: £360 North Farm, £305 Sweetings Farm, £270 Richmond Hall Farm. Limousin: £300 Forton Hall Farm. Hereford: £255 Westfield House Farm. Charolais: £255 Bolton Fold Farm. Shorthorn: £215 Bolton Fold Farm.


British Blue: £800 Derby Lodge Farm, £570 Lane Head Farm, £555 Post Farm, £500 Sweetings Farm, £460 North Farm. Charolais: £650 Derby Lodge Farm, £390 Laithwaite Farm. Hereford: £365 Westfield House Farm. Shorthorn: £325 Bolton Fold Farm. Friesian: £310 Slack Farm, £295 Old Hall Farm, £230 Derby Lodge Farm.


Charolais: £1760, £1700 Dowlands Farm, £1560 The Grange. Angus: £1750 New Parkside Farm, £1530 Staffords Farm, £1500 Underhelm Farm, £1500 Ellers Farm, £1490 Bainsbank Farm, £1450 Whittingham Lane. Limousin: £1670 Ackenthwaite Farm, £1480 Downlands Farm. British Blue: £1600 Stubb Hall Farm, £1510 Ellers Farm, £1470 Foredales Farm, £1450 Parrox Hall Farm, £1440 Pasture House Farm, £1350 Windy Hill Farm. Hereford: £1480 Staffords Farm, £1360 Pasture House Farm, £1200 Bradley Hall Farm. Longhorn: £1460 New Parkside Farm. Friesian: £1360 Grizdale, £1340 Birch Croft, £1310 Low Deepslack, £1280, £1270 Downlands Farm, £1220 Low Deepslack. Blonde: £1240, £1200 Half Way House.


British Blue: £1570 Foredales Farm, £1500 The Grange, £1380 Windy Hill Farm, £1350 Park Lane Farm, £1340 Windy Hill Farm, £1300 Park Lane Farm. Angus: £1500 New Parkside Farm, £1380 Foredales Farm, £1280 Kays Farm, £1270 Mill House Farm, £1250 Park Lane Farm, £1200 Whittingham Lane. Charolais: £1450 Downlands Farm, £1360, £1340 The Grange. Blonde: £1410 The Grange. Friesian: £1310 Holme Head. Limousin: £1270 Mill House Farm, £1160, £1120 Downlands Farm. Hereford: £1170 Middlebarrow Plain.


Angus: £1120 Fleets Farm.

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