Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 3rd November 2023.


Buyers were keen to secure all classes of store cattle, to keep the feeding shed full with well grown cattle in the keenest demand and those showing the effect of the recent weather trade perhaps a more cautious trade.
Steers sold to a top price of £1760 for a Limousin cross from JC Prickett, Mewith who sold others at £1740. British Blue sold to £1700 from JM Haddow, Hincaster with other strong steers regularly selling at £1550 to £1700, to include Aberdeen Angus at £1600 from H Birkett & Son, Overton and £1590 from T&E Garlick & Son, Freckleton. Dairy bred steers sold to £1500 for a Fleckvieh from AG Stafford, Out Rawcliffe with Montbeliarde to £1400 from J Lamb, Glasson. Holstein Friesian sold to £1350 from GR Park & Son, Whinfell. All steers today averaged £1320.
All heifers forward averaged £1130, selling to a top of £1660 for a Charolais cross from JM Haddow, Hincaster with Salers selling to £1660 from AT Burrow, Gressingham and Aberdeen Angus cross to £1490 from T&E Garlick, Gressingham. Stronger well grown heifers were £1300 to £1450. Younger heifers to £1140 for 16 month old British Blue cross from Barker Farms, Cockerham and others at £1110 from AG&GM Rowlinson, Carnforth.


Another pleasing entry of 87 rearing calves, sold to top of £460 for a six week old Limousin cross bull from D&M Foster, Out Rawcliffe. British Blue cross sold to £435 from CR&A Baxter & Son, Morecambe and £415 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale. Younger bull calves sold to £385 for a month old British Blue cross from DR&C Galbraith, Grayrigg with others at £375 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe. Native sired bull calves sold to £405 for strong Aberdeen Angus cross from Cote Farm Partnership, Nether Kellet and J Bargh & Son, Morecambe. Younger sorts sold to £365 from Lawsons Farm Ltd, Cockerham, £335 from Pickervance Farm Ltd, Kirkham and Hereford cross to £325 from B&JM Crowe, Witherslack. Dairy bull calves sold to £165 for a seven week old Holstein Friesian from TM Townley, Over Wyresdale with month old selling to £135 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe.
Heifer calves sold to £380 for a British Blue cross from Cote Farm Partnership, Nether Kellet with others at £350 and £345 from CR&A Baxter & Son, Morecambe. Limousin cross also achieved £345 from D&M Foster, Out Rawcliffe. Younger heifer calves sold to £310 for a Charolais from AD&R Milner, Claughton on Brock and British Blue cross selling to £295 from Pickervance Farms Ltd, Kirkham. Native sired heifers sold to £240 for Aberdeen Angus cross from B&JM Crowe, Witherslack.
24 weaned calves saw Hereford cross sell to £555 from TE&M Kidd, Ellel with twelve week old Holstein Friesian sell to £320 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe.
Weaned heifers sold to £560 for Aberdeen Angus cross from AW&AM Park & Son, Ellel who also sold British Blue cross at £500 and other Aberdeen Angus cross at £440.


121 cull cows forward sold to a top of 219.5p/kg for a young British Blue cross from AT Burrow & Son, Gressingham who also sold others at £1591. Other well bred beef cows were 188p/kg to 200p/kg, with medium type cows 150p/kg to 175p/kg, with many going for feeding. Top grossing dairy cow was a Holstein Friesian from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale selling at 169.5p/kg with others at 164.5p/kg from JM Maudsley & Sons, Endmoor and CJ&HM Parry, Cockerham, A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel and Kelsall & Wood, Scotforth. A large number of lean to medium parlour type cows forward, generally selling at 120p/kg to 140p/kg, depending on quality and type. Top grossing dairy cow was a Holstein Friesian from JM Maudsley & Sons, Endmoor achieving £1467.
OTM beef heifers sold to 264.5p/kg for Blonde from MJ Whitworth, Bolton le Sands with Limousin cross to 259.5p/kg from M&RW Strizaker, Milnthorpe and Aberdeen Angus cross to 234.5p/kg from J Bell, Wennington. Top grossing beef heifer achieved £1500 for an Aberdeen Angus from J Bell, Wennington. Dairy heifers sold to 199.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from RW Bainbridge & Son, Whittington who sold others at £1218.
Steers sold to 259.5p/kg and £1440 for a Limousin cross from JC Prickett, Mewith.

Top Prices


Angus: £560, £440, £380 Walkers I’th Fields, £240 Birks Farm, £230 Walkers I’th Fields. British Blue: £500 Walkers I’th Fields, £380 Cote Farm, £350, £345 New Brows Farm, £345 Cote Farm, £320 North Farm. Limousin: £345 Church Farm, £265, £250, £230, £205 Endmoor Farm. Charolais: £310 Lane Head Farm.


Hereford: £555 Booth Hall (x3), £325 Birks Farm. Limousin: £460 Church Farm. British Blue: £435 New Brows Farm, £415 Tills Farm, £395 North Farm, £385 Sunny Bank, £380 Sweetings Farm, £375 North Farm. Angus: £405 North Farm, £405 Cote Farm, £365 Sweetings Farm, £345 Cote Farm, £335 Roseacre Hall, £295 Bolton Fold Farm. Friesian: £320, £245 North Farm, £165 Knowsley Farm, £125 North Farm.


British Blue: 219.50, 189.50 High Snab, 169.50 Hall Croft Barn, 169.50 Southways, 159.50 Hall Croft Barn, 159.50 Mount Pleasant Farm. Charolais: 184.50 Braida Garth. Limousin: 181.50 Castle Mill Farm, 164.50, 134.50 Croft Foot Farm. Hereford: 181.50 High Snab, 159.50 Middle Lee Farm, 154.50, 149.50 (x2) Croft Foot Farm. Angus: 174.50 Sunderland Brows Farm, 169.50 Croft Foot Farm, 169.50 Fleets Farm, 164.50 Sunderland Brows Farm, 124.50, 109.50 Rooten Brook. Continental: 174.50 Braida Garth. Friesian: 169.50 Catshaw Hall Farm, 164.50 Raw End Farm, 164.50 Lower Langthwaite Farm, 164.50 Catshaw Hall Farm, 164.50 Hillam Lane Farm, 159.50 North Farm. Montbeliarde: 164.50, 154.50 Yeat House. Simmental: 161.50 Braida Garth, 117.50 Station Hotel Farm. Stabiliser: 159.50 Park House Farm. Swedish Red: 139.50, 111.50 Walkers I’th Fields. Norwegiean Red: 134.50 Greenalls Farm.


Blonde: 264.50 Mount Pleasant Farm. Limousin: 259.50, 257.50 Station Hotel Farm. Angus: 234.50 Bull Bank Farm, 219.50 Raw Head, 199.50 Park House Farm. Friesian: 199.50 Outfield, 184.50 (x2) West Hall, 169.50 Tunstall Hall, 149.50 Endmoor Farm, 144.50 West Hall. Hereford: 199.50 Park House Farm. Jersey: 139.50 West Hall.


Limousin: 259.50 Ghyll Beck Farm. Angus: 224.50 Old Glasson Farm. Hereford: 149.50 Boundary House.


Friesian: £1760 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1350 Low Deepslack, £1160 Booth Hall, £900 Park House Farm. Hereford: £1740 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1460 North Farm, £1450 Pasture House Farm, £1400 Carlingwha, £1400 Old Glasson Farm, £1360 Thornton Barn Farm. Charollais: £1700 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1630 North Farm, £1560 Old Glasson Farm, £1550 Fellside Farm. British Blue: £1700, £1640 Viver Mill Farm, £1570 Bowlands Gardens, £1570 Carlingwha, £1520 North Farm, £1510 Endmoor Farm. Angus: £1600 North Farm, £1590, £1580 Grange Farm, £1570 Raw End Farm, £1550 Birch Croft, £1520 Old Glasson Farm. Limousin: £1510 Endmoor Farm, £1460 Pilling Hall Farm, £1400 Shaw Farm, £1150 Mearsbeck Farm, £970 Park House Farm. Fleckvieh: £1500 Birch Croft, £910 Hatters Farm. Montbeliarde: £1400 Old Glasson Farm, £910 Hatters Faram. Continental: £1140 Patterdale Road. Blonde: £1080, £940 Half Way House.


Charolais: £1660 Viver Mill Farm. Saler: £1560 High Snab. Angus: £1490, £1440, £1420 Grange Farm, £1380 Raw Head, £1380 Pilling Hall Farm, £1310 Chestnut House Farm. Limousin: £1460, £1400 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1360 High Snab, £1280 Carlingwha, £1220 Lodge Farm, £940 Mearsbeck Farm. Stabiliser: £1460 Low Moor Head Farm. British Blue: £1460 Pasture House Farm, £1450 High Snab, £1440 Lodge Farm, £1370 Chestnut House Farm, £1310 Endmoor Farm, £1300 Windy Hill Farm. Montbeliarde: £1460, £1360 Carlinghurst. Simmental: £1400 High Snab, £1030 Park House Farm. Hereford: £1340 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1230 Booth Hall, £980 Low Hall Beck Barn. Friesian: £1300, £1100 Roseacre Hall.

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