Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, Dairy Cattle, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 20th October 2023.


A sharper jump in numbers saw 154 forward, sell to an overall market average of 140p/kg for an entry of predominately leaner parlour type dairy cows, with vendors leaving well suited with prices achieved and reporting well ahead of other local centres. Beef cows sold to a top of 174.5p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus from W&A Cardwell, Stalmine with others generally 148p/kg to 165p/kg, with a keen interest in those suitable for feeding. Top grossing beef cow was an Aberdeen Angus from RR&M Bamber, Gatebeck achieving £1268, with others at £1261 from A&CM Taylor, Lancaster. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows sold to a top of 159.5p/kg for a Holstien Friesian from Lawsons Farm Ltd, Cockerham with others at 154.5p/kg for a Fleckvieh from EW&R Towers, Hornby and Holstien Friesians from CJ&HM Parry, Cockerham, SW&K Metcalfe & Son, Whittington and Wannops Farm Ltd, Morecambe. Medium dairy cows were generally 130p/kg to 145p/kg, with the leaner and lighter weight cows 105p/kg to 120p/kg with several of the very smallest at realisation. Top grossing dairy cow achieved £1379 for a Holstien Friesian from Lawsons Farm Ltd, Cockerham.
OTM beef heifers sold to 249.5p/kg and £1745 for British Blue x from AT Burrow & Son, Hornby with Aberdeen Angus x selling to 239.5p/kg and £1532 from O Butler, Kirkham. Dairy heifers sold to 191.5p/kg and £1147 for a Holstien Friesian from SW&K Metcalfe & Son, Whittington with others generally 170p/kg to 185p/kg.
OTM steers sold to 234.5p/kg and £1594 for an Aberdeen Angus x from A Kirkby & Co, Pilling with others at 234.5p/kg from W&A Cardwell, Stalmine and £1381 for a Welsh Black from WT Eastham & Son, Goosnargh.
Cull bulls sold to 159.5p/kg and £1499 for an Aberdeen Angus from M&E Forshaw & Son, Longridge and 119.5p/kg and £1230 for a Holstien Friesian from RW Bainbridge & Son, Whittington.


An entry of 115 rearing calves were forward at the popular weekly sale, which included the special prize show for calves under 56 days kindly sponsored by Semex and Norbreck Genetics and judged today by Mr Peter Anderton. The championship rosette was awarded to a seven week old British Blue x bull from GH Sanderson & Family, Catforth which later sold for £460. The second price bull and reserve champion was a twenty nine day old British Blue x bull from DR&C Galbraith, Grayrigg which achieved a final hammer price of £455. The first price heifer was awarded to a six week old British Blue x from JH Towers & Son, Tunstall which sold at £325, with a twenty one day old British Blue x from DR&C Galbraith, Grayrigg and selling at 2753.
Away from the show best rearing beef bull calves were regularly £380 to £420, with mediums £290 to £350 and the very youngest and smallest £220 to £280. Dairy bulls sold to £250 for an eight week old British Friesian from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham who sold other at £240, with medium rearing dairy bulls generally £85 to £120.
Heifer calves sold to £410 for a Charolais x from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham with other stronger rearing heifers £300 to £380, mediums £240 to £300 and the younger end £140 to £200.
A large number of reared and weaned calves were forward, attracting keen buyer interest with a Charolais x bull from AF&BA Dawson, Sedbergh selling at £710. Nicely reared 4 month old British Blue x bulls from SH&M Batty & Son, Quernmore sold to £605 with others at £580 and Aberdeen Angus x at £530. Hereford x sold to £505 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre. Weaned dairy bulls sold to £430 for Holstein Friesians from AF&BA Dawson, Sedbergh with other younger recently weaned bulls to £335 from WG Farms, Cockerham. Weaned heifers sold to £455 for an Aberdeen Angus x from SH&M Batty & Son, Quernmore with Aberdeen Angus x selling to £400 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre and British Blue x also achieving £400 from AW&AM Park & Son, Ellel.


A similar story as reported in other local auction centres, with buyers still requiring additional and replacement stock but with a lesser appetite due to increasing costs and lower milk prices. The sale saw new calved cows sell to £1600, with others at £1400 and £1300 with a total clearance achieved.


A strong show of store cattle sold to a fast and competitive trade, with all vendors leaving well suited with today’s prices. British Blue x steers sold to £1750 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet with others at £1660 from H Birkett & Son, Morecambe. Limousin x steers sold to £1610 from R&A Easterby, Westhouse with Aberdeen Angus x selling to £1580 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens. Other strong pens of steers were regularly selling at £1300 to £1550. Dairy bred steers sold to £1300 for MRI and British Friesians from J&H Bland Ltd, Levens with Fleckviehs selling to £1290 from RW Ewan, New Hutton. All steers forward today averaged £1208.
Heifers sold to £1640 for Charolais x from JD&GM Bracken, Catterall with others at £1600 from R&EA Gardner, Briggsteer. Other stronger heifers regularly £1350 to £1500, to include Beef Shorthorn at £1420 from EW&CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine and Aberdeen Angus at £1400 from O Butler, Kirkham. All heifers averaged £1154.

NWA Lancaster enjoyed a buoyant traded across four sale rings, with 478 cattle sold. Another strong entry is required next week, which will include the month sale of farmer stirks and young store. Please advise the office catalogue entries by 12noon on Monday 23rd October.

Top Prices


Angus: £455 Friars Moss, £400 Lower Lingart Farm, £300 Walkers I’th Fields, £300 Derby Lodge Farm, £230 Tunstall Hall. Charolais: £410, £390, £360 Lathwaite Farm. British Blue: £400 Walkers I’th Fields, £325 Tunstall Hall, £275 Sunny Bank, £270 Blackleach House Farm, £260 Sunny Bank, £220 Holmescales Farm. Hereford: £300 Lower Lingart Farm. Friesian: £285 Holmescales Farm. Limousin: £220 Holmescales Farm.


Charolais: £710 Mill Cottage. British Blue: £605, £580 Friars Moss, £560 Higher Hollinhead Farm, £460 Blackleach House Farm, £445 Sunny Bank, £435 Blackleach House Farm. Angus: £530, £410 Friars Moss, £400 Derby Lodge Farm, £390 Friars Moss, £390 Blackwood End, £375 Friars Moss. Hereford: £505 Lower Lingart Farm. Friesian: £430 Mill Cottage, £335, £250, £240, £170 Lathwaite Farm. Limousin: £160, £150 Holmescales Farm.


British Blue: 249.50, 219.50 High Snab, 164.50, 159.50 Bowston Hall. Angus: 174.50 Well House Farm, 164.50 Woodstock, 164.50 High Hallbeck, 161.50 Botton Head, 159.50 Barkin House Barn, 149.50 Botton Head. Friesian: 171.50 Gibstick Hall, 159.50, 154.50 Sweetings Farm, 154.50 Heaton Hall Farm, 154.50 Hillam Lane Farm, 154.50 Holme House Farm. Simmental: 164.50, 154.50, 139.50, 127.50, 124.50 Low House Business Centre. Blonde: 159.50 Croftlands. Fleckvieh: 154.50 Holme Head, 149.50 Docker Hall, 127.50 Hawkin Hall. Continental: 149.50, 131.50 Tongue House Farm. Saler: 149.50, 134.50, 129.50, 124.50 Low House Business Centre. Hereford: 149.50 Well House Farm, 141.50 Bowston Hall, 134.50 Holmfields. Norwegian Red: 147.50 Docker Hall Farm. Limousin: 139.50 Yates Farm. Other: 139.50 Dale Barns, 134.50 Docker Hall Farm, 129.50 Dale Barns. Ayrshire: 129.50 Lathwaite Farm. Swedish Red: 119.50 Hawkin Hall. Montbeliarde: 117.50 Holme Head.


Angus: 239.50 Elm Bank Farm. Friesian: 191.50 Holme House Farm, 189.50 Heaton Hall, 184.50 Whinney Carr Farm, 184.50 Oxenforth Green Farm, 179.50 Docker Hall, 179.50 Batty Hill.


Angus: 234.50 Gulf Farm, 234.50 Well House Farm, 231.50 Gulf Farm, 229.50 Cliftons Farm. Welsh Black: 229.50 Wood Nook Farm. Friesian: 144.50 Cliftons Farm.


Angus: 159.50 Little Town Farm. Friesian: 119.50 Outfield.


British Blue: £1720 Stubb Hall Farm, £1660, £1580 North Farm, £1500 Stubb Hall Farm, £1380 Ninezergh, £1280 Windy Hill Farm. Limousin: £1610, £1580, £1280 Fellside Farm, £1180, £1160 Pinewood, £1040 Bradley Farm. Angus: £1580 Low Levens, £1570 North Farm, £1550 Old Glasson Farm, £1540 Chestnut House Farm, £1500 Holme House Farm, £1500 Fellside Farm. Simmental: £1580 North Farm, £1560 Yew Tree Farm, £1380 Low Levens. Shorthorn: £1400 Yew Tree Farm. Hereford: £1310 Chestnut House Farm, £900 Dubside. Friesian: £1300 Ninezergh, £1160 North Farm, £1130 Old Hall Farm, £1080 Plumpton Hall Farm, £980 Park House Farm, £940 Lane Ends Farm. MRI: £1300 Ninezergh. Fleckvieh: £1290 Hall Bank. Charolais: £1160 Windy Hill Farm, £1100 Parrox Hall Farm. Norwegian Red: £1160 Ellers Farm. Continental: £960, £850 Long Streets Farm.


Charolais: £1640 Greenlands Farm, £1600 Barrowfield, £1180 Downlands Farm, £1050, £1010 Little Crimbles, £850 Downlands Farm. British Blue: £1540 Greenlands Farm, £1500 Bainsbank Farm, £1500 Yew Tree Farm, £1460 Stubb Hall Farm, £1420 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1380 Ninezergh. Shorthorn: £1420 Yew Tree Farm. Angus: £1400 Elm Bank Farm, £1350 Bainsbank Farm, £1340, £1270 Hare Field House, £1250 Yew Tree Farm, £1220 Holme House Farm. Simmental: £1320 Low Levens, £1160 Mearsbeck Farm, £1050 Little Crimbles. Montbeliarde: £1250, £1200 Carlinghurst. Limousin: £1240 Ninezergh, £1180 Pinewood, £1100 Hall Bank, £1010 Little Crimbles, £970 Bradley Farm, £900 Lambrigg Head Farm. Fleckvieh: £1060 Hall Bank. Friesian: £1000 Tunsteads Farm. Hereford: £850 Farmdale Road.

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Judge- Peter Anderton

Sponsors- Semex & Norbreck Genetics

1st British Blue from GH Sanderson & Family- £460
2nd British Blue from DR & C Galbraith- £445
3rd British Blue from DR & C Galbraith- £360

1st British Blue from JH Towers & Son- £325
2nd British Blue from DR & C Galbraith- £275
3rd British Blue from GH Sanderson & Family- £270

CHAMPION- GH Sanderson & Family-

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