Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 10th March 2023.

A winters day outside but NWA Lancaster was red hot inside.

Calves & Weanlings

A proper winters morning with several customers unable to get to the auction due to the adverse weather conditions, however all calves forward maintained the high prices seen in recent sales. Charollais x bull calves led the way achieving £510 from regular supporters WG Farms, Cockerham who also sold heifer calves at £490 and others at £460. British Blue x heifers sold to £390 from TN Pye & Partners, Lancaster with others at £380 from AW&AM Park & Son, Ellel. Native sired calves sold to £310 for Aberdeen Angus x again from AW&AM Park & Son, Ellel who sold other at £305. Younger beef calves sold to £320 for a Charolais x heifer from TN Pye & Partners, Lancaster with British Blue x bulls to £300 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale with others at £290 from F&JM Kelsall & Son, Bleasdale and £270 from JP&C Robson, Garstang. Younger rearing calves were generally £190-£230 depending on breed and quality.
Dairy bulls sold to £215 for a brute of a Fleckvieh from TN Pye & Partners, Lancaster with Black and Whites selling to £150 and £140, with smaller sorts £60-£80.

Store Cattle

The sale commenced with an entry of young feeding bulls which saw Montbeliarde sell to £1460 with others at £1310 from WR&CM Lawrenson, Winmarleigh. Yearling Simmental from Barlow Bros, Croston sold at £1320, this home also sold MRI’s at £1040. Buyers are ring side looking for bulls every week.
Steers peaked at £1710 for a pen full of Charolais x from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellett who also sold Simmentals at £1680, Herefords at £1640 and Limousins x at £1610. Other stronger steers sold to £1610 for Aberdeen Angus x from JB Moore, Grange over Sands. Other Limousins sold to £1600 from A&MI Robinson, Orton and Aberdeen Angus’s to £1550 from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham. The strongest steers were frequently £1400-£1500 which included Montbeliardes from J&JM Walmsley, Pilling. Other dairy bred steers saw British Friesians sell to £1300 from TW Nelson & Sons, Stainton.
A single Aberdeen Angus heifer from WR&CM Lawrenson, Winmarleigh stole the show today at £1800 with other well grown heifers selling to £1580 again from WR&CM Lawrenson. Limousin x sold to £1580 from KH&D Holden & Son, Pilling and British Blue x at £1490 from R&DM Rossall & Sons, Pilling and other British Blue x heifers to £1450 from H&A Stephenson, Tunstall.
Despite the weather today, there was an exceptionally fast trade for all store cattle with additional buyer enquires being received every week, all keen to secure cattle suitable for farming and finishing.

OTM / Cast Cattle

Another fast trade for all cull cows saw an overall market average of 185p/kg with buyers leaving short of requirements, purely due to the weather. 150 cull cows are required every week, to satisfy our large ringside of buyers at Lancaster. Today the sale was topped by a young Friesian cow from BR Butterfield & Son, Burton in Kendal achieving 224.5p/kg. Other well fleshed dairy cows regularly 200-212p/kg, dairy cows direct out of the parlour were regularly 170-190p/kg with the very leanest 125-145p/kg and often selling at realisation. There was only six beef bred cows at todays sale, selling to 214.5p/kg for a Limousins x from E Dodgson, Kendal with 209.5p/kg achieved for Aberdeen Angus x from G Metcalfe & Son, Gressingham and British Blue x from E Lund & Son, Ingleton. Top grossing cow today was a Montbeliarde achieving £1753 from WR&CM Lawrenson, Winmarleigh with an additional two Holstein Friesian from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe over £1700. All cull cows today averaged £1185.
OTM beef heifers sold to 269.5p/kg on three occasions for Aberdeen Angus x from O Butler, Kirkham who sold other at £1730. Dairy bred heifers sold to 219.5p/kg form H Wright & Son, Helsington with other at £1357 from R&A Jolleys, Cabus.

Top Prices


Friesian: 224.50 Moss House Farm, 214.50, 207.50, 204.50 North Farm, 201.50 Sweetings Farm. Limousin: 214.50 Spital Farm, 197.50 Fleets Farm. Montbeliarde: 211.50 Cumming Carr Farm. Angus: 209.50 Fleets Farm. British Blue: 209.50 Lundholme Farm. Fleckvieh: 204.50, 194.50 High House. Hereford: 197.50 The Old Stable. Shorthorn: 174.50, 139.50 Low Dubbs Farm.


Angus: 269.50, 264.50, 244.50 Elm Bank Farm. Continental: 239.50 High House. Friesian: 219.50 Berryholme, 214.50 Marlholes Farm. Hereford: 189.50 Sailsburys Farm.


Charolais: £490, £370 Lathwaite Farm, £320, £250, £240 Langthwaite. British Blue: £390 Langthwaite Farm, £380, £250 Walkers I’th Fields, £235 Lane Head Farm, £220 Walkers I’th Fields, £220 Roe Farm. Angus: £255 Little Blindhurst, £250 Walkers I’th Fields, £220 Little Blindhurst.


Charolais: £510, £460, £340 Lathwaite Farm. Angus: £310, £305, £295, £250 Walkers I’th Fields, £240 North Farm, £240 Little Blindhurst. British Blue: £300 Tills Farm, £290 Little Blindhurst, £270, £260 Roe Farm, £250, £235 North Farm. Fleckvieh: £215 Langthwaite Heights. Friesian: £140, £100 Lathwaite Farm.


Charollais: £1710 Intack Farm. Simmental: £1680, £1660 Intack Farm. Angus: £1640 Cheetham House Farm, £1610 Outerthwaite Farm, £1550 Cock Hall Farm, £1510 Cheetham House Farm, £1470 Little Town Farm, £1440 Morecambe Road. Hereford: £1640 Intack Farm, £1490 Cock Hall Farm, £1470 Hall Bank. Limousin: £1610 Intack Farm, £1600 Hall Farm, £1400 Hall Bank, £1310 Mill House Farm, £1060 Bull Bank Farm. Montbeliarde: £1460 Staffords Farm. British Blue: £1450 Windy Hill Farm, £1350 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1350 Sproat Ghyll, £1340 Abbotson Farm.Friesian: £1300 Cockrigg Farm, £1080 Mill House Farm, £1000 Moss Edge Farm, £1000 Barn Hill Farm.


Angus: £1800 Cumming Carr Farm, £1430 Chestnut House Farm, £1420, £1340 Outerthwaite Farm, £1330 Morecambe Road, £1300 Staffords Farm. Montbeliarde: £1580, £1550, £1380 Cumming Carr Farm. Limousin: £1520 Chestnut House Farm, £1480 Hall Farm. British Blue: £1490 Abrahams Farm, £1450 Gaskell House, £1450 Barnfield Farm, £1280 Hare Field House, £1180 Sproat Ghyll, £1170 Plumpton Hall Farm. Blonde: £1360 Outerthwaite Farm. Friesian: £1280 Sunnyside Farm, £1260 Little Blindhurst. Shorthorn: £1160, £1150 Parkside Farm.


Monbeliarde: £1460, £1310, £1180 Cumming Carr Farm. Simmental: £1320 Littlewood Hall Farm.

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