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


Buyer confidence ring side at the fortnightly sale of dairy cattle, saw new calved pedigree dairy heifers from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe sell at £2550 with others at £2450. All heifers sold averaged £1990. The next sale is on Friday 1st December, to include the Christmas prize show and sale, please forward entries in good time to help with cataloguing and canvasing for the sale.


The weekly sale of calves saw the largest entry forward for several years, with a total of 151 forward and sold. Rearing calves saw the strongest bulls sell to £480 for a Charolais cross from JM&MH France & Son, Littledale. British Blues sold to £465 from I Atkinson & Son, Warton and £450 from Throstle Nest Farm, Pilling with Aberdeen Angus cross also achieving £450 from Tom Barron Farms Ltd, Woodplumpton. Stronger bull calves were regularly £390 to £440. Younger rearing calves sold to £350 for Charolais cross from WG Farms, Cockerham and British Blue cross from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham.
Weaned bull calves sold to £555 for a four mouth old British Blue cross from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with others selling to £540 from G&ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel. Aberdeen Angus cross also achieved £540 from AW&AM Park, Ellel with British Blue cross achieving £530 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre.
Rearing heifer calves sold to £400 for a British Blue cross from G&ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel with others at £390 from JM&MH Fance & Son, Littledale and £375 from Lawsons Farm Ltd, Cockerham. Stronger native sired heifers sold to £370 for Aberdeen Angus cross from Tom Barron Farms Ltd, Woodplumpton. Younger heifer calves sold to £300 for a British Blue cross from GJ&G Billington, Garstang with others at £295 from Pickervance Farm, Kirkham and Aberdeen Angus cross also achieving £295 from JH Towers & Son, Tunstall.
Weaned heifers sold to £580 for a British Blue cross from SH&M Batty & Sons, Quernmore who sold others at £540, with others at £500 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green.
Dairy bulls saw the best rearers sell to £220 for British Friesians from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green with month old Montbeliardes selling to £210 from GJ&G Billington, Garstang. Weaned dairy bulls sold to £290 for Holstein Friesians from RE&P Miller, Barnacre with others at £280 and £275 from WG Farms, Cockerham.


The weekly sale of store cattle saw several returning customer both buying and selling at this popular weekly sale. Steers sold to a top of £1750 for an Aberdeen Angus cross from JT&GV Dobson, Clitheroe with Hereford cross to £1700 from M Shepherd & Son, Pilling with Limousin cross to £1650 from H Birkett & Son, Overton who also sold British Blue cross at £1640. Dairy bred steers sold to £1580 for Swedish Red and White from T&E Garlick & Son, Freckleton who sold others at £1540 and £1510. Holstein Friesians sold to £1350 from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling with Fleckviehs to £1220 from MJ&LC Lund, Quernmore.
Heifers sold to a top price of £1600 for an Aberdeen Angus cross from JT&GV Dobson, Clitheroe with Charolais cross selling to £1550 from JD&GM Bracken, Catterall and £1500 from MJ Waller, Lupton. Other strong heifers saw Hereford cross sell to £1460 from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling and Simmental cross to £1460 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet. All steers today averaged £1230 and heifers £1148.


106 cull cows forward today sold to an overall market averaged of 147p/kg, for an entry comprising of predominately medium and leaner dairy cows. Only a handful of beef cows forward today which sold to a top of 219.5p/kg for a Bazadaise from BD&PM Gill, Ingleton and £1613 for a Limousin from P Cummings, Burton in Kendal. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows sold to 199.5p/kg and £1414 for a Montbeliarde from WG Farms, Cockerham with others generally 150p/kg to 165p/kg. Mediums sold to 147.5p/kg for a British Friesian from L Parsons & Son, Levens, with parlour type cows generally 105p/kg to 130p/kg and the very leanest and lightest less.
Beef heifers sold to 249.5p/kg for a Limousin from EJ&P Burrow, Storth with British Blue cross selling to £1535 from AT Burrow & Son, Gressingham. Dairy heifers sold to 214.5p/kg and £1507 again from AT Burrow & Son, Gressingham. Other dairy heifers were generally 185p/kg to 200p/kg.
Beef bred steers sold to 259.5p/kg and £1930 for Aberdeen Angus cross from J Oddie & Son, Blackburn who sold others at £1865 and £1725. Dairy steers sold to 204.5p/kg and £1124 for a Holstein Friesian from H Birkett & Son, Overton.
Stock bulls sold to 179.5p/kg for a Charolais from PJ Holt & Sons, Blackpool with a Limousin from AG Riley Ltd, Nether Kellet selling at £1537. Dairy bulls sold to 139.5p/kg and £1369 for a Holstein Friesian from GH Sanderson & Family, Catforth.

Top Prices


British Blue: £580, £540 Friars Moss, £500 Sellerley Farm, £470 Lower Lingart Farm, £460 Friars Moss, £455 Boldens Farm. Angus: £470, £445 Walkers I’th Fields, £415, £390 (x2), £300 Friars Moss. Hereford: £300 Sellerley Farm, £210 Arnside Tower Farm, £195, £190 Lower Lingart Farm, £120 Arnside Tower Farm. Charolais: £280, £250 Lathwaite Farm, £230 Catshaw Hall Farm. Friesian: £150 Lathwaite Farm.


British Blue: £555 Catshaw Hall Farm, £540 Boldens Farm, £530, £520 Lower Lingart Farm, £465 Boon Town Farm, £450 Head Dyke Lane. Angus: £540 Walkers I’th Fields, £450, £440, £430, £415, £390 Poultry Farm. Charolais: £480 Newhouse Farm, £350 Lathwaite Farm. Limousin: £425, £350, £340 Boon Town Farm, £150 Tills Farm. Simmental: £300 Sellerley Farm. Friesian: £290 Lower Lingart Farm, £280, £275, £260, £240 Lathwaite Farm, £220 Sellerley Farm. Montbeliarde: £210 Myerscough House, £205 Lathwaite Farm. Hereford: £195 Arnside Tower Farm.


Bazadaise: 219.50, 209.50, 149.50 Yarlsber. Montbeliarde: 199.50 Lathwaite Farm. Limousin: 199.50, 194.50 Peall House, 174.50 Chapel House, 117.50 Westfield Farm. Angus: 179.50 Parkside Farm, 159.50 Lambrigg Farm, 134.50 Black Bull Cottage. Friesian: 164.50 Gibraltar Farm, 157.50 Lathwaite Farm, 157.50 Docker Hall Farm, 154.50 Kitchen Ground Farm, 154.50 Low Levens, 154.50 Lathwaite Farm. Simmental: 161.50 Parkside Farm. Fleckvieh: 159.50 Langthwaite Heights. Stabiliser: 151.50 Braida Garth. Other: 149.50, 131.50, 124.50 Lathwaite Farm. Hereford: 149.50, 144.50 (x2) Westfield Farm. Norwegian Red: 149.50, 139.50, 109.50 Docker Hall Farm.


Limousin: 249.50 Hazelslack Tower Farm. British Blue: 229.50 High Snab, 179.50 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Hereford: 219.50 Pasture House Farm, 134.50 Coventry Farm. Friesian: 214.50 High Snab, 209.50 North Farm, 209.50 Tills Farm, 199.50 North Farm, 199.50 Lathwaite Farm, 189.50 North Farm. Jersey: 199.50 Lathwaite Farm.


Angus: 259.50 (x3) Cheetham House Farm, 224.50 Outerthwaite Farm. Friesian: 204.50 North Farm, 199.50, 189.50 Tills Farm.


Charolais: 179.50 Breedy Butts Farm. Limousin: 154.50 Westfield Farm, 149.50 Chapel House. Hereford: 149.50 Spital Farm. Friesian: 139.50 Blackleach House Farm.


Angus: £1750 Hill House Farm, £1500 Ivy Barn, £1450 Carlingwha, £1420 Grange Farm, £1410 Pilling Hall Farm, £1400 Grange Farm. Hereford: £1700 Pasture House Farm. Limousin: £1650 North Farm, £1540 Grange Farm, £1360, £1250 Southways, £1190 Linghaw Farm, £1160 Southways. British Blue: £1640 North Farm, £1550 Carlingwha, £1540, £1410 North Farm, £1400 Barker Knott, £1400 Ghyll Beck Farm. Other: £1580, £1540, £1510, £1420 Grange Farm. Simmental: £1550 Stubb Hall Farm, £1100 Lee End Farm, £900 Black Bull Farm. Charolais: £1500 Scale House Farm, £1500 Barrowfield, £1260 Summerlands. Blonde: £1380 Scale House Farm, £1000 Half Walf House. Longhorn: £1360 Grange Farm. Friesian: £1350 Pasture House Farm, £970 Lee End Farm, £950 Plumpton Hall Farm, £940 Moss Gate Farm. Fleckvieh: £1220 Corney Hill Farm. Montbeliarde: £1210 Grange Farm.


Angus: £1600 Hill House Farm, £1210 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1200 Little Town Farm, £1200 Outerthwaite Farm, £1200 Hill House Farm, £1010 White Lund Farm. Charolais: £1550 Greenlands Farm, £1500 Carlingwha, £1420 Barrowfield, £1220 Staffords Farm. Hereford: £1460 Pasture House Farm, £1280 Linghaw Farm, £1240 High Snab, £1120 Buck Bank Farm. Simmental: £1460 Stubb Hall Farm. Limousin: £1440 Carlingwha, £1150 Ellers Farm, £1010 Southways Farm. British Blue: £1420 Greenlands Farm, £1400 Stubb Hall Farm, £1320, £1290 Barker Knott, £1240 Windy Hill Farm, £1180 Summerlands. Blonde: £1200 Nook Farm, £950 Half Way House. Welsh Black: £1050 Outerthwaite Farm.

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