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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 17th March 2023.

OTM / CULL CATTLE

A brighter day saw another hot trade at NWA Lancaster, for all classes and types of cattle at this popular weekly sale. The day commenced with cull cows which saw 108 forward selling to market average of 194.3p/kg. Cull cows sold to 274.5p/kg for a Limousin x from M&RW Stirzaker, Milnthorpe with other beef cows selling to 269.5p/kg from JC Prickett, Bentham, 249.5p/kg from G&P Middleton, Sedbergh, 241.5p/kg from WI&AM Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale and 229.5p/kg from EW&A Bradshaw, Stalmine. Beef bred cows regularly sold between 195p/kg and 225p/kg, with the keen interest in those suitable for finishing. Heavy weight and well fleshed dairy cows were in demand, selling to 227.5p/kg for a young Friesian cow from EW&CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine. Others sold to 221.5p/kg from Lawsons Dairy Ltd, Cockerham and K SD & JA Ward, Arkholme. Well fleshed dairy cow was regularly 195p/kg to 200 p/kg, with cows direct out of the parlour 170p/kg to 190p/kg and the leanest sorts generally 135p/kg to 150p/kg. Top grossing cow today was a Limousin from WI&AM Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale achieving £1924 with £1866 being the top of the dairy cow for a Holstein Friesian from Lawsons Dairy Ltd, Cockerham.
OTM heifers sold to 231.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from RW Bainbridge & Son, Whittington with other OTM heifers 229p/kg and 219p/kg. Top grossing OTM heifer was a Holstein Friesian from H Halhead & Son, Nether Kellet at £1371. Prime heifers sold to 300p/kg and £1623 for a Limousin x from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton.
Overaged steers sold to 274p/kg on two occasions for Aberdeen Angus and Salers from O Butler, Kirkham with others from the same home at 271p/kg and 264p/kg. Top grossing being an Aberdeen Angus x at £1952.
Stock bulls sold to 197p/kg for both Aberdeen Angus’s and Holstein Friesians, with the top grossing being £1828 for an Aberdeen Angus from Lawsons Farm Ltd, Cockerham.

CALVES & WEANLINGS

Another wide range of calves forward at this popular weekly sale, with new buyers in attendance every week. Young beef bull calves sold to £350 for a Charolais x from JE&S Seedall, Mellor who sold others to £330. British Blue x bull calves sold to £340 from JP&C Robson, Garstang with others at £320 from RT Halhead, Cockerham. Other beef bull calves still on milk were generally £240-£300, depending on quality and type. Native sired bull calves sold to £280 for an Aberdeen x from I Slater Ltd, Claughton on Brock who sold others at £260. Young heifer calves sold to £230 for a British Blue x from JP&C Robson, Garstang. GJ&G Billington, Garstang also achieving £230 with others at £220. Stronger calves suitable for weaning continue to attract the keenest attention, with a quality consignment of Charolais x from WG Farms, Cockerham selling bulls to £540 and £530 with other regularly £480 - £520 and heifers to £510.

STORE CATTLE

Another fast trade for all classes of store cattle with Lancaster Auction Mart once again proving to be the premier Lancashire market for selling store cattle. Perhaps a slightly younger show of cattle but still achieving the high prices of recent sales. Steers sold to £1760 for an Aberdeen Angus x from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet who also sold a ring full of Charolais’s at £1710. Other stronger steers sold to £1690 for Aberdeen Angus’s from J Tattersall, Leyland with Stabilizers at £1640 from KG&LM Park, Witherslack and Limousin x to £1640 from A&MI Robinson, Penrith. Other steers regularly sold at £1480 to £1600. Dairy bred steers sold to £1400 for Flekviehs from MJ&LC Lund, Quernmore with Holstein Friesian selling to £1340 from MJ Shepherd, Kirkby Lonsdale and Montbeliardes to £1080 from J Maxwell, Halton. All steers forward today averaged £1343.
There was keen competition for all classes of heifers with Limousin x selling to £1700 and £1680 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton. Other Continental heifer sold to £1460 for Limousins from A&MI Robinson, Penrith and British Blues x to £1420 from KG&LM Park, Witherslack. Native sired heifers were forward in abundance today, with Aberdeen Angus x selling to £1560 from D Vose, Ormskirk with other Aberdeen Angus x from £1580 J Oddie & Son, Blackburn and a Hereford from H Halhead & Son, Nether Kellet at £1510. All heifers today averaged £1285.
A large ring side of buyers were present today competing for all classes and types of cattle, with a keen interest shown in younger cattle ahead of turn out. Vendors are encouraged to enter cattle with confidence and take advantage of the current demand. Please note the special monthly sale of stirks and young stores will be held on Friday 31st March with a high level of buyer enquiries already received.

Top Prices

HEIFER CALF:

Charolais: £510, £430, £320, £300 Lathwaite Farm, £230, £220 Myerscough House. British Blue: £230 Roe Farm, £215 Norbreck Farm, £210 Tills Farm, £210 Norbreck Farm, £200 Kitchlow Farm, £170 Norbreck Farm. Angus: £210 Roe Farm, £155 Forton Hall Farm. Simmental: £165 Myerscough House.

BULL CALF:

Charolais: £540, £530, £505, £500, £450, £380 Lathwaite Farm. British Blue: £340 Roe Farm, £320, £270 Norbreck Farm, £265 Tills Farm, £255, £230 Norbreck Farm. Angus: £280, £260, £210 Hudsbrook Farm, £210 Forton Hall Farm, £160 Kitchlow Farm, £140 Forton Hall Farm. Shorthorn: £220 Bolton Fold Farm. Limousin: £180 Stauvins Farm. Friesian: £160, £100 Lathwaite Farm.

OTM COW:

Limousin: 274.50 Station Hotel Farm, 269.50 Ghyll Beck Farm, 249.50 Low House, 241.50 Holme House Farm, 224.50 Dubside, 204.50 Thursgill. Charolais: 259.50 Ghyll Beck Farm, 229.50 The Old Stable. British Blue: 227.50 Holme House Farm. Friesian: 227.50 Yew Tree Farm, 221.50 Higher Broomfield, 221.50 Bank End Farm, 219.50 Yew Tree Farm, 217.50, 214.50 Bank End Farm. Fleckvieh: 217.50, 214.50 High House. Angus: 214.50 Sunderland Brows Farm, 199.50 Netherbeck Barn, 194.50 Sunderland Brows Farm. Welsh Black: 211.50 Barrowfield, 154.50 Station Hotel Farm. Simmental: 201.50 Barrowfield. Shorthorn: 201.50 Biggings Lodge Farm. Hereford: 194.50 Well House Farm. Stabiliser: 189.50 Low Moor Head Farm.

OTM HEIFER:

Limousin: 299.50 Fell End Farm. Friesian: 231.50 Outfield, 219.50 Lawsons Farm, 219.50 Knowsley Farm, 217.50 Lawsons Farm, 209.50 Myerscough Farm, 204.50 Knowsley Farm. British Blue: 229.50 Park Lane Farm. Hereford: 199.50 Well House Farm.

CAST STEER:

Angus: 274.50, 271.50, 264.50 Elm Bank Farm, 224.50 Sunderland Brows Farm. Saler: 274.50 Elm Bank Farm.

CAST BULL:

Angus: 179.50 Pemberton Farm, 169.50 Sweetings Farm. Friesian: 179.50 Crook Farm, 179.50 Abbey House.

STORE STEER:

Angus: £1760 Intack Farm, £1690 Snub Snape Farm, £1590 £1580 Higher Lees Farm, £1500 Snub Snape Farm, £1440 Billinge Hall Farm. Charolais: £1710 Intack Farm, £1540 Windy Hill Farm. Stabaliser: £1640 Low Fell End, £1480 Low Moor Head. Limousin: £1640 Hall Farm, £1590 Intack Farm, £1500 Snub Snape Farm. Simmental: £1590 Intack Farm. British Blue: £1470 Low Fell End, £1430 Scale House Farm, £1260 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1160 Sproat Ghyll. Hereford: £1450 Cock Hall Farm, £1370 Windy Hill Farm, £1310 Corney Hill Farm. Flekvieh: £1400 Corney Hill Farm. Friesian: £1340 Gaskell House, £1200 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1160 Fellside Farm, £1130 Mill House Farm, £1080 Gaskell House. Shorthorn: £1280 Corney Hill Farm. Montbeliarde: £1180 Whinney Garth, £1160 Mill House Farm.

STORE HEIFER:

Limousin: £1700 £1680 Fell End Farm, £1460 Hall Farm, £1340 Mearsbeck Farm, £1210 Ancliffe Hall. Angus: £1560 Thorns Farm, £1550 Cheetham House Farm, £1480 Lawsons Farm, £1430 Higher Lees Farm. Hereford: £1510 Lawsons Farm, £1460 Pasture House Farm. British Blue: £1420 Low Fell End, £1380 Abbotson Farm, £1380 Windy Hill, £1340 Savick Brook Farm. Charolais: £1190 Park Farm Barn.

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