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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM, Dairy and Store Cattle, Friday 5th May 2023.

CALVES & WEANLINGS

A younger show of calves this week, with once again new customers in attendance both buying and selling. Bull calves sold to £370, £360 and £355 for British Blue x bulls from Lawsons Farm Ltd, Cockerham with other British Blue x bulls also achieving £355 from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale. Medium beef calves were £280-£320, with the younger end £180-£240. Native sired calves sold to £335 for an Aberdeen Angus x from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham with younger calves selling to £215 again for Aberdeen Angus x from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale. An increased entry of dairy bull calves saw a well reared Holstein Friesians from H&SD Cornthwaite & Son, Nateby achieve £270, with stronger rearing sorts to £180 from WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham and mediums generally selling at £80-£120, depending on quality and age.
Heifer calves sold to £470 twice, with another four at £450 for well reared Simmental x from JR Newham & Son, Conder Green. Weaned British Blue x heifers sold to £410 from RA Fisher, Lytham St Annes. Rearing heifers sold to £340 for British Blue x from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale with Aberdeen Angus’s selling to £275 from Lawsons Farm Ltd, Cockerham.
Next week will includes the special mid-monthly sale of weaned and reared calves.

DAIRY CATTLE

Dairy heifer sold to £1720 for a trio of new calved Holstein Friesian from R&K Jenkinson, Pilling. More dairy cattle of all types are required to satisfy our buyers ring side.

STORE CATTLE

A fast and furious trade for store cattle today saw all sold averaging £1268, to include six month old Belted Galloway steers, up to 31 month old Limousin x steers.
Todays sale peaked at £1880 for a single Limousin x steer from H Chapman & Son, Middleton who sold other at £1800, these cattle having previously been purchased at the NWA J36 suckler calf sale. Over aged steers sold to £1840 for a Saler from JC Dunning, Orton. Other heavy well fleshed steers sold to £1800 for an Aberdeen Angus from TJ Robinson, Milnthorpe with others at £1760 from G GU&D Swarbrick, Grange Over Sand and Hereford x to £1740 from JD EM JA Atkinson, Kendal. Dairy bred steers sold to £1560 for Holstein Friesians from GR Park & Sons, Whinfell. British Friesians sold to £1440 from EE Thornton & Sons, Morecambe. There was a keen interest in steers suitable for grazing with 14 month old British Blues selling to £1250, with other steers £1080-£1150.
Heifers sold to £1710 for an Aberdeen Angus x from TJ Robinson, Milnthorpe who sold others at £1700 and £1660. Charolais x sold to £1660 from JA&F Nutter, Clitheroe with British Blue x selling to £1550 from WT Eastham & Son, Goosnargh. Limousin x sold to £1460 from J Fisher & Son, Preston. As with the steers, there was a keen interest in heifers suitable for grazing with these generally selling at £980-£1150.
Next week will include the special mid month sale of farmer stirks, young stores and feeding bulls, with a large entry required to satisfy buyer’s demand.

OTM CATTLE

NWA Lancaster once again proved to be the leading cull cow market, with an overall market average of 195p/kg with only four beef cows in this averaged. Beef cows sold to 239.5p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus x from J Pendlebury, Wigan with a Limousin x at 219.5p/kg from EJ&P Burrow, Storth and Stabiliers from RW&SJ Rhodes & Son, Quernmore also achieving 219.5p/kg. Top grossing beef cow was a Limousin from EJ&P Burrow achieving £1760.
Dairy cows saw Fleckvieh sell to 224.5p/kg and £1755 from JS&KM Wilson & Son, Kendal with British Friesian selling to 219.5p/kg and £1416 from EE Thornton & Sons, Morecambe and Holstein Friesian selling to 209.5p/kg and £1715 again from JS&KM Wilson & Son, Kendal. Other heavy well fleshed dairy cows regularly sold at 215p/kg-220p/kg, with parlour type cows making up the main of todays sale selling at 185p/kg-205p/kg.
OTM heifers sold to 259p/kg and £1678 for a Aberdeen Angus x from EJ&P Burrow, Storth with dairy heifers selling to 241.5p/kg from JW&DL Park, Ellel and £1652 from J&M Robinson, Over Kellet.
Steers sold to 249.5p/kg for a Hereford x from A Kirkby & Co, Pilling with other Hereford x selling to £1495 from A&CM Carter, Witherslack.
A single Holstein Friesian stock bull achieving 179p/kg and £1567 from RE&P Miller, Garstang.

Top Prices

OTM COW:

Angus: 239.50 Hindleys Farm, 169.50 Ghyll Beck Farm. Fleckvieh: 224.50 High House, 214.50 Newfield, 201.50 Holme Head, 199.50 Newfield. Friesian: 219.50 Downlands Farm, 209.50 Holme Head, 209.50 High House, 209.50 Lane Ends Farm, 207.50 Lower Lingart Farm. Limouisn: 219.50 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Stabiliser: 219.50, 209.50 Low Moor Head Farm. Continental: 177.50 High House, 174.50 Bradia Garth.

OTM HEIFER:

Angus: 259.50 Hazelslack Tower Farm, 239.50, 229.50, 224.50 Black Bull Farm. Friesian: 241.50 Hare Field House, 239.50 Hoggetts Lane Farm, 239.50 Catshaw Hall Farm, 234.50 Knowsley Farm.

CAST STEER:

Hereford: 249.50 Gulf Farm, 221.50 Black Bull Farm.

CAST BULL:

Friesian: 179.50 Lower Lingart Farm.

HEIFER CALF:

Fleckvieh: £470, £450 Sellerley Farm. British Blue: £410 Regent Aveune, £350 The Bungalow, £340 Tills Farm, £305, £200, £160 Regent Aveune. Limouisn: £295, £200 Regent Aveune, £155, £120 Myerscough House. Angus: £275 Sweetings Farm, £180, £165 Regent Aveune, £120 Birkland Barrow, £110 Forton Hall Farm. Hereford: £160 Sellerley Farm.

BULL CALF:

British Blue: £370, £360 Sweetings Farm, £355 Tills Farm, £355, £320, £305 Sweetings Farm. Angus: £335 Sweetings Farm, £235 Keen Ground Bungalow, £215 Tills Farm, £160 Birkland Barrow, £125 Keen Ground Farm. Friesian: £270 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, £180 Cocker House Farm, £135 Keen Ground Bungalow, £110 Cocker House Farm. Montbeliarde: £210 Forton Hall Farm. Simmental: £190, £165, £160 Myerscough House.

STORE BULLOCK:

Limousin: £1880, £1760 Millbeck, £1720 Whelpside Farm, £1670 Millbeck, £1620 Downlands Farm, £1590 Grange Farm. Saler: £1840 Westmorland Chapel Farm. Angus: £1800 Rowell Farm, £1640 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1580 Chestnut House Farm, £1560 Snub Snape Farm, £1540 Greenalls Farm, £1460 Marsh Farm. British Blue: £1800 Millbeck, £1550 Windy Hill Farm, £1480 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1450 Carlingwha, £1250 Sproat Ghyll, £1220 Plumpton Hall Farm. Charolais: £1760 Kate Farm, £1660, £1600 Manor Farm. Simmental: £1760 Kate Farm. Hereford: £1740 Low Groves Farm, £1550 Edenmount Well Lane, £1500 Lynwood, £1440 Well House Farm, £1420 Lynwood, £1360 Oakenhead. Friesian: £1560 Low Deepslack, £1440 Downlands Farm, £1360 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1320 Low Deepslack.

STORE HEIFER:

Angus: £1710, £1700, £1660 Rowell Farm, £1540 Oakenhead, £1540 Snub Snape Farm, £1500 Cheetham House Farm. Limousin: £1580 Rowell Farm, £1460 Oakenhead, £1400 Wood Nook Farm, £1380 Downlands Farm, £1270 Grange Farm, £1180 Ancliffe Hall Farm. Charolais: £1560 Manor Farm, £1400 Carlingwha. British Blue: £1550 Wood Nook Farm, £1340 Hare Field House, £1260 Windy Hill Farm, £1140 Sproat Ghyll, £1090 Thursgill, £1040 Grange Farm. Simmental: £1140 Sellerley Farm.

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