Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM, Dairy and Store Cattle, Friday 30th June 2023

North West Auctions held its popular weekly sale which saw customers in attendance from coast to coast. Vendors taken advantage been able to do all their selling on one day.
Store Cattle sell to £1760
Calves to £580
Dairy to £1800
OTM to 249.5p/kg and £1792


Store Cattle continue to sell to the recent high rates despite the reports of downward pressure on the prime market. Steers sold to a top price of £1760 for a Charolais x from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham closely followed by Aberdeen Angus x from JGT & V Parkinson, Preesall selling at £1700 with others at £1670 from L Parsons & Son, Levens. Other strong steers regularly £1500-£1600. Dairy bred steers sold to £1480 for a Holstein Friesian from A & E Clarkson, Thurnham who sold others at £1460. Younger steers suitable for grazing and further feeding sold to £1240 for a 14 month old Limousin x from EJ Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg with Aberdeen Angus x selling to £1170 from G Metcalfe & Son, Gressingham.
Heifers sold to a top price of £1550 for an Aberdeen Angus x from JA Carr, Heskin with others at £1480 from T Robson & Son, Singleton, and B & J Preston, Caton. Other pens of stronger heifers regularly £1280-£1400. Younger heifers for summer grazing sold to £1100 for a Limousin x from A & P Hodgkinson, Stalmine.
The monthly sale of young stores and farmers stirks sold to an exceptionally high trade with all vendors leaving suited with prices achieved. Steers sold to £1130 for a pen of 10 month old Aberdeen Angus X steers from G & D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston. With other Aberdeen Angus x steers selling to £970 for 11 month olds from JW Thwaites, Tebay and £920 from R & J Parkinson, Preesall. Younger well reared steers sold to £900 for a British Blue x from D & J Hay, Cockerham with 8 month old Limousin x achieving £890 from B & MJ Nelson & Son, Milnthorpe. Younger steers (6-8months old) generally £620-£750.
Heifer stirks sold to £1050 for a Aberdeen Angus x from A & P Hodgkinson, Stalmine with Limousin x selling to £980 from PD Pye, Abbeystead and Aberdeen Angus x to £880 from JW Thwaites, Tebay. 8/10 months old Charolais heifers from EE Thornton & Sons, Morecambe sold at £860. Younger heifers (5-8months old) generally £580-£700.
Keen interest in breeding bulls saw 8 month old British Blue x from PF Lee, Lancaster achieving £890 with others at £850. Recently weaned Aberdeen Angus bulls sold to £560 from JK & BJ Birkett & Son, Morecambe.


Keen interest from 9 active buyers at the fortnightly sale of dairy cattle saw top price of £1800 for a fresh 3rd calved cow from R & K Jenkinson, Pilling for sold others at £1750 & £1680. Buyers eager to secure dairy cattle with plenty of milk with lighted weight cows and heifers generally £1500-£1650.


Quality and quantity again present at the popular weekly sale of rearing and weaned calves with new customers in attendance. Bull calves sold to £580 for a 1 month 8 day old Charolais bull calf from Fell Foot Farm, Penrith closely followed by British Blue x bulls from JP & C Robson, Garstang selling at £570. Other stronger bull calves sold to £540 for an Aberdeen Angus x from W & G Cornthwaite & Son, Claughton on Brock and British Blue x at £520 from J Hoggarth & Sons, Slyne. Younger rearing calves sold to £360 for Limousin x from D & K Howarth, Hambleton and Charolais x from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham with Aberdeen Angus x selling to £350 from JE & S Seedall, Mellor and £340 from J & M Coar & Son, Waddington. Dairy bulls sold to £155 for 10 days old Montbeliarde from Colby Farms Ltd, Appleby.
Heifer calves sold to £430 for a 7 week old British Blue x from J Hoggarth & Sons, Slyne with others at £350 from JP & C Robson, Garstang. Younger rearing heifers sold to £250 for a Charolais x from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham. With Aberdeen Angus selling to £220 from JE & S Seedall, Mellor. The youngest generally £160-£200.
Several pens of weaned calves saw 4 month old Aberdeen Angus x bulls sell to £520 from JK & BJ Birkett, Morecambe who sold others at £500 and £480. 12 week old Blonde x sold to £430 from J Knipe, Kendal.


Lancaster Auction proves to be the place to sell cull cows, with an overall market average of 188p/kg and £1199 with over 80% being dairy cows. Sale peaked at 239.5p/kg for a Limousin x from AE Atkinson, Endmoor. With British Blue x to 229.5p/kg from GR & A Foy, Conder Green with Limousin x also achieving 229.5 from MA & JA Winn, Burneside. Beef cows suitable for further finishing regularly 195p/kg-210p/kg depending on breed and quality. Dairy cows sold to top of 219.5p/kg for a British Friesian from SH & M Batty & Son, Quernmore with other at 214.5p/kg from WG Farms, Cockerham, with Fleckvieh at 209.5p/kg from B & AC Barnes, Kirkby Lonsdale. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows generally 190p/kg-205p/kg with medium 175p/kg-185p/kg with the leanest 145p/kg-165p/kg. Top grossing Beef Cow was British Blue x from GR & A Foy, Conder Green to £1792 with Dairy Cows selling to £1655 from WN & D Smith, Cockerham closely followed by other at £1653 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe. OTM heifers sold to 249.5p/kg for a British Blue x from AJ Taylor, Halton with Holstein Friesian selling to £1531 from GA & A Atkinson, Cantsfield. Bulls sold to 239.5p/kg for a Montbeliarde and a Holstein Friesian from KH Knowles, Inskip with others selling to £1654 for Aberdeen Angus from MJ Fell Ltd, Whittington. Steers sold to 249.5p/kg and £1524 for Limousin from E Rossall, Preesall.

Top Prices


Limousin: 239.50 Stubb Farm, 229.50 High Underbrow Farm, 207.50 Kays Farm. Friesian: 229.50 North Farm, 219.50 Friars Moss, 214.50 Lathwaite Farm, 204.50 North Farm, 204.50 Lathwaite Farm, 204.50 Oxenforth Green Farm. British Blue: 229.50 Parkside Farm, 204.50 Abbotson Farm, 184.50 Todds Farm. Fleckvieh: 209.50 Hawkin Hall. Angus: 204.50 Parkside Farm, 194.50 Woodstock. Montbeliarde: 201.50, 197.50 Yeat House. Hereford: 199.50 Moss View. Other: 174.50 Black Bull Farm. Continental: 169.50 Friars Moss. Ayrshire: 164.50 Lathwaite Farm. Charolais: 144.50 Trapp Farm.


British Blue: 249.50 High Road. Friesian: 227.50 Abbotson Farm, 209.50 Mill Farm, 197.50 Berryholme, 187.50 Stauvins Farm, 184.50 Lane Ends Farm. Angus: 199.50 Rowell Farm.


Limousin: 249.50, 234.50 Sykes Fold Farm. Friesian: 229.50 Gulf Farm.


Friesian: 239.50, 219.50 Lower House, 199.50 Abbey House. Montbeliarde: 239.50 Lower House. British Blue: 234.50 Lower House. Angus: 179.50 Chapel House.


Charolais: £580 Fell Foot, £360, £290 Lathwaite Farms. Simmental: £570 Fell Foot. British Blue: £570 Roe Farm, £520 Belmont Farm, £390 Roe Farm, £380, £370, £360 Belmont Farm. Angus: £540 Matshead Farm, £520 (2), £500, £480 White Lund Farm, £410 Fields Farm. Blonde: £470 Fell Foot. Limousin: £380 Fell Foot, £360 Rose Farm. Friesian: £280, £250 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, £210 North Farm, £200 Kirkwood Lodge Farm. Montbeliarde: £155, £120 Colby Laithes.


British Blue: £430, £380 Belmont Farm, £350, £330 Roe Farm, £170 Chapel House, £170 Colby Laithes. Charolais: £250 Lathwaite Farm. Angus: £220 Bolton Fold Farm, £200, £180 Hillam Lane Farm, £180, £170, £150 Bolton Fold Farm.


Blonde: £430 Todds Farm.


Charolais: £1760 Cock Hall Farm, £1580 Foredales Farm. Angus: £1700 Moss View, £1670, £1660 Low Levens, £1640 Trapp Farm, £1590 Low Levens, £1580 Godson House Farm. Limousin: £1640 Thornton Barn Farm, £1580 Old Glasson Farm, £1240 Lambrigg Head Farm. Blonde: £1620 Cock Hall Farm, £1060 Hall Bank. British Blue: £1540 Hall Bank, £1500 Savick Brook Farm, £1480 Foredales Farm, £1260 Half Way House, £1140 Throstle Croft, £1100 Plumpton Hall Farm. British Blue: £1540 Hall Bank, £1500 Savick Brook Farm, £1480 Foredales Farm, £1260 Half Way House, £1140 Throstle Croft, £1100 Plumpton Hall Farm. Friesian: £1480, £1460 Cock Hall Farm, £1160 Lambrigg Head, £900 Moss Edge Farm. Hereford: £1430 Cock Hall Farm, £1360 Foredales Farm, £1340 Gate House Farm. Fleckvieh: £1240 The Granary. Shorthorn: £1040 Moss Edge Farm.


Angus: £1550 Kingsley House Farm, £1480 Fairfield, £1450 Kingsley House Farm, £1440 Rowell Farm, £1410 Park Lane Farm, £1400 Cheetham House Farm. Charolais: £1480 Ellers Farm, £1320 The Granary, £1270 Ellers Farm, £1050 Throstle Croft. British Blue: £1370 Windy Hill Farm, £1330 The Granary, £1160 Throstle Croft, £1150 Half Way House, £1080 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1050 Throstle Croft. Limousin: £1360 Chestnut House Farm, £1300 Hall Bank, £1110 Kirkbeck, £1100 Bank Field Farm, £1080 Lambrigg Head Farm. Hereford: £1360 Chestnut House Farm, £1280 Windy Hill Farm.

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