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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 24th November 2023.

CALVES & WEANLINGS

Bull calves today sold to a top price of £470 for a weanable Aberdeen Angus cross from W&G Cornthwaite, Claughton on Brock with British Blue cross selling to £440 from E&J Redmayne, Winmarleigh and £425 from H&SD Cornthwaite & Son, Nateby. Rearing bulls sold to £390 for a British Blue cross from B&JM Crowe, Witherslack who sold Aberdeen Angus cross at £295. Dairy bulls sold to £195 for a Montbeliarde from GP Stott, Cloughton on Brock.
Heifers sold to £415 for a weanable British Blue cross from AW&AM Park & Son, Ellel who sold Aberdeen Angus cross at £390. Younger heifers sold to £290 for a British Blue cross from GP Stott, Claughton on Brock, with these sorts generally £220 to £280.

STORE CATTLE & FARMER STIRKS

Steers sold to a top price of £1670 for Aberdeen Angus cross from TJ Lloyd Farm, Settle with a pen of four Aberdeen Angus cross from G Sagar & Son, Caton also achieving £1670. Other strong steers saw British Blue cross selling to £1660 from J&H Bland & Son Ltd, Levens and £1650 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet, with others regularly £1500 to £1620. Dairy bred steers sold to £1560 for Fleckviehs form J Prest & Son, Bay Horse, MRI’s selling to £1650 from J&H Bland & Son Ltd, Levens, Montbeliardes £1400 from J&JM Walmsley, Pilling and Holstein Friesians to £1380 from TJ Lloyd Farm, Settle. Younger steers sold to £1180 for fifteen month old British Blue cross from GA&A Atkinson, Cantsfield.
Heifers sold to a top price of £1700 for a British Blue cross from J&H Bland & Son Ltd, Levens who sold Charolais cross at £1550 and British Blue cross at £1510. Native sired heifers sold to £1520 for Aberdeen Angus cross from T&E Garlick, Freckleton with others at £1400 from L Parsons, Levens. The stronger end of heifers were regularly £1300 to £1450.
The monthly sale of farmers stirks saw steers sell to a top price of £900 for Aberdeen Angus cross from J Redmayne, Samlesbury with others at £860 from G&D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston and CE&MA Hewitt, Forton. British Blues sold to £850 from JA Sheering, Quernmore who sold Holstein Friesians at £650.
Heifer stirks sold to £700 for yearling Aberdeen Angus heifers from G&D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston with younger British Blue cross selling to £670 from Gradwell Farm Partners, Great Eccleston.
Feeding bulls sold to a top price of £1520 for strong Montbeliardes from WR&CM Lawrenson, Winmarleigh. An entry of six month old suckler Simmental cross bulls from R Eshborn, Lancaster sold to £800, with others at £860. More bulls are required each week.

OTM CATTLE

An improved entry of cull cows saw an overall market averaged of 159p/kg. Heavy well fleshed beef cows sold to 234p/kg for a British Blue cross from AT Burrow & Son, Hornby with Charolais’s selling to 241p/kg from E&M Fairhurst, Austwick and Limousin cross also achieving 214p/kg form R&S Mitchell, Ellel. Other well bred beef cows were 185p/kg to 205p/kg, with first cross cattle suitable for finishing 160p/kg to 180p/kg. Top grossing beef cow was a Charolais from E&M Fairhurst, Austwick achieving £1719. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows sold to 179.5p/kg for a Fleckvieh from B&AC Barnes, Middleton with Montbeliarde at 169.5p/kg from WR&CM Lawrenson, Winmarleigh. Other better end dairy cows were 160p/kg to 165p/kg, with medium parlour types 135p/kg to 148p/kg and the leanest sorts 90p/kg to 110p/kg, depending on quality and type. Top grossing beef cow achieved £1367 from B&AC Barnes, Middleton.
OTM beef heifer sold to 244p/kg for a Limousin cross from M&RW Stirzaker, Milnthorpe with Hereford cross to 234p/kg from WS Burrow, Silverdale and AT Burrow, Gressingham. Other beef heifer were nicely 200p/kg to 225p/kg. Top grossing beef heifer achieved £1615 from AT Burrow, Gresssingham. Dairy heifers sold to 214.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from GA&A Atkinson, Cantsfield with others 207.5p/kg from W&C Gorst & Son, Ellel and 204.5p/kg from JT&V Fox, Quernmore. Leaner heifers were 175p/kg to 195p/kg. Top grossing dairy heifer achieved £1383 again from GA&A Atkinson, Cantfield.
OTM steers sold to 269p/kg and £1691 from M&RW Stirzaker, Milnthorpe.
Cull bulls sold to 149.5p/kg and £1577 for a Hereford from Ireland Farms, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Top Prices

HEIFER CALF:

British Blue: £415 Walkers I’th Fields, £290 Parkers Farm, £240 Walkers I’th Fields, £220 Boon Town Farm. Angus: £390, £220, £210 Walkers I’th Fields. Simmental: £260 Forton Hall Farm.

BULL CALF:

Angus: £470 Matshead Farm, £390, £370, £345 Poplar Grove Farm, £295, £275 Birks Farm. British Blue: £440 Poplar Grove Farm, £425 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, £390 Birks Farm, £230, £215 Boon Town Farm. Limousin: £200 Boon Town Farm. Montbeliarde: £185 Parkers Farm.

OTM COW:

British Blue: 234.50, 179.50 High Snab. Limousin: 214.50 Greenways. Charolais: 214.50, 209.50 (x2), 199.50, 194.50, 189.50 Bank End Farm. Montbeliarde: 179.50, 169.50 Cumming Carr Farm, 167.50, 164.50 Yeat House, 164.50, 149.50 Cumming Carr Farm. Fleckvieh: 179.50, 169.50 Hawkin Hall, 144.50, 137.50 Docker Hall. Angus: 174.50, 159.50 High Hallbeck. Simmental: 164.50, 124.50 Todgill Farm. Friesian: 159.50 Barnfield Farm, 159.50 Cocker House Farm, 154.50 Forton Hall Farm, 151.50 Holme House Farm, 151.50 Far Lodge, 151.50 Sweetings Farm.

OTM HEIFER:

Limousin: 244.50, 229.50 Station Hotel Farm. Hereford: 234.50 Gibraltar Farm, 234.50 High Snab, 229.50, 224.50 Gibraltar Farm. Friesian: 214.50 Abbotson Farm, 207.50, 204.50 Hole of Ellel, 204.50 High Snab, 204.50 Blackwood End, 194.50 Tunstall Hall. Angus: 209.50 Lambrigg Farm. Fleckvieh: 199.50 Docker Hall. Simmental: 194.50 Littlewood Hall Farm.

CAST STEER:

Limousin: 259.50 Station Hotel Farm.

CAST BULL:

Hereford: 149.50 Biggins Lodge Farm.

STORE BULLOCK:

Angus: £1670 Proctors Row, £1670, £1640 New Parkside Farm, £1570 Chestnut House Farm, £1480 Old Glasson Farm, £1400 Outerthwaite Farm. British Blue: £1660 Ninezergh, £1650 Stubb Hall Farm, £1620 Old Glasson Farm, £1600 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1590 Birch Croft, £1590 Ninezergh. Limousin: £1590, £1580 Ninezergh, £1580 Fell End Farm, £1580 Ninezergh, £1560 Grange Farm, £1560 Carlingwha. Fleckvieh: £1560 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1380 Outerthwaite Farm, £1170 Parrox Hall Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel: £1550 Ninezergh. Hereford: £1540 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1500 Old Glasson Farm, £1480 Staffords Farm. Norwegian Red: £1510, £1380 Ninezergh, £1230, £1180 Proctors Row. Montbeliarde: £1400, £1340 Staffords Farm, £1180 Yeat House. Friesian: £1380, £13330 Proctors Row, £1320 Ninezergh, £1280 Proctors Row, £1280 Grange Farm, £1200 Moss House Farm. Other: £1270 Summerlands. Stabiliser: £1260, £1180 Low Moor Head Farm.

STORE HEIFER:

Limousin: £1700, £1480 Ninezergh, £1400 Grange Farm, £1380 Hill House Farm, £1320 Ninezergh, £1140 Park Farm Barn. Charolais: £1550 Ninezergh, £1500 Carlingwha. Angus: £1520 Grange Farm, £1400, £1390 Low Levens, £1380 Chestnut House Farm, £1340 Grange Farm, £1270 Snub Snape Farm. British Blue: £1510 Ninezergh, £1470 Hill House Farm, £1400 Carlingwha, £1360 Windy Hill Farm, £1320 Ninezergh, £1240 Hill House Farm. Montbeliarde: £1340 Cumming Carr Farm, £1270 Bradley Farm, £1240 Outerthwaite Farm. Hereford: £1230 Snub Snape Farm, £1060 Windy Hill Farm, £980 Dubside. Norwegian Red: £1110 White Lund Farm. Friesian: £1100, £910 Roseacre Hall. Blonde: £940 Half Way House.

STORE BULL:

Montbeliarde: £1520 Cumming Carr Farm. Simmental: £880, £860 River View.

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