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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 27th October 2023.

North West Auctions held its popular weekly sale for all classes of cattle at NWA Lancaster, which saw 453 forward and sold in just over two hours. This popular Friday sale continues to attract new and returning customers, keen to take advantage of the quality and quantity of stock for which this renowned sale is well known for.

OTM / CAST CATTLE

The sale commenced with 123 cull cows, being the largest sale this week in the county, with an overall market averaged 144.8p/kg. Today’s sale peaked at 181.5p/kg for a well fleshed heavyweight Holstein Friesian from R&E Ladds, Scalthwaiterigg. Other heavy well fleshed dairy cows were regularly 145p/kg to 160 p/kg, with mediums 130p/kg to 140p/kg and lighter weight and leaner cows less. Top grossing dairy cow was another from R&E Ladds, Scalthwaiterigg achieving £1250. Beef cows sold to 179.5p/kg for a Limousin from the Isle of Man. Other heavy weight well bred cows 155p/kg to 170p/kg, with first cross beef cows 135p/kg to 150p/kg, depending on quality and type. Top grossing beef cows was a heavy weight Charolais x from D Eames, Abbeystead achieving £1358.
OTM heifers sold to 269.5p/kg for a Limousin cross from M&RW Stirzaker, Milnthorpe with other beef heifers 220p/kg to 240p/kg, topping at £1609 for an Aberdeen Angus cross from R Collinge & Son, Kirkham. Dairy heifers sold to 239.5p/kg and £1233 for a Fleckvieh from JK&B Birkett & Son, Morecambe.
Steers sold to 289.5p/kg and £1794 for a Limousin cross from M&RW Stirzaker, Milnthorpe.
Cull bulls sold to 159.5p/kg and £1682 for an Aberdeen Angus from SR&PA Thompson, Sedbergh.

CALVES & WEANLINGS

68 rearing calves saw eight week old British Blue cross bulls from JP&C Robson, Garstang sell to £515 with others at £495. Six week old British Blue cross bulls from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping sold to £430, with others at £410 with Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale achieving £405. Native sired bull calves sold to £325 for an Aberdeen Angus cross from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. Younger rearing bulls sold to £260 for Aberdeen Angus cross from AD&R Milner, Claughton on Brock with three week old Aberdeen Angus cross bulls selling to £240 from GJ&G Billington, Catterall.
Dairy bulls sold to £190 from AK&BM Robinson, Arkholme with others at £180 and £175 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale, best medium rearers were £120 to £140.
25 Weaned calves saw four month old British Blue cross bulls from SH&M Batty, Quernmore sell at £615 and £600 with twelve week old Aberdeen Angus cross bulls from W&G Cornthwaite & Son, Claughton on Brock selling at £445.
Heifer calves sold to £355 for a six week old British Blue cross from JP&C Robson, Garstang with others at £340 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. Other younger beef heifer calves were generally £220 to £260.
Weaned heifers sold to £600 for a Charolais cross from FP&G Slater, Witherslack who sold Limousin cross £590 and Simmental cross at £560.
Simmental cross steers from FP&G Slater sold at £570, with Aberdeen Angus cross selling to £540 from SH&M Batty & Son, Quernmore.

STORE CATTLE

Steers sold to a top price of £1880 for a Charolais cross from DJ Townley, Lancaster with an Aberdeen Angus cross from TC Whiteside & Son, Pilling achieving £1780. Other strong steers were regularly £1500 to £1700. Dairy bred steers sold to £1470 for Montbeliarde and Holstein Friesian from T&E Garlick & Son, Freckleton. A consignment of twelve to fifteen month old steers from the Isle of Man sold to £1260 for a Charolais cross with other Simmental and Charolais cross steers at £1140.
Heifers sold to £1650 for a ring full of Limousin and Charolais cross from R&EA Gardner, Briggsteer with others at £1560 from R&DM Rossall & Son, Pilling. This home also sold British Blue cross at £1500, with this price also achieved for Limousin cross from DJ Townley, Lancaster. A ring full of Aberdeen Angus cross heifer from R&E Ladds, Scalthwaiterigg sold at £1460. Stronger heifers were regularly £1300 to £1450, with fifteen month old Charolais cross from the Isle of Man sold to £1140 with Aberdeen Angus at £980.

STIRKS 

The monthly sale of stirks saw Aberdeen Angus cross steers sell to £960 from G Metcalfe & Son, Gressingham with others at £940 from J&R Waller, Killington. British Blue cross sold to £810 from R Fare, Kirkham. Younger steers were generally £740 to £800. Six month olds sold to £700 for Aberdeen Angus from JR&A Thornton, Winmarleigh who sold Hereford cross at £660.
Heifer stirks sold to £700 for a British Blue cross heifers from J&R Waller, Killington with an entry of predominately five to seven month old heifers forward selling at £600 to £750.

Top Prices

OTM COW:

Friesian: 181.50 Benson Hall, 159.50 Holly House Farm, 159.50 Barnfield Farm, 154.50 Midge Hall Farm, 154.50 Holme Head, 154.50 Mill Farm. Limousin: 179.50, 177.50, 174.50, 167.50, 164.50, 161.50 Mount Murray. Simmental: 169.50 Todgill Farm. Charolais: 161.50, 159.50 Middle Lee Farm. Galloway: 159.50, 147.50, 129.50, 124.50 Mount Murray. Angus: 149.50, 141.50, 134.50 Mount Murray. Brown Swiss: 149.50 Pain Hill. Other: 139.50 Docker Hall Farm, 129.50 Mount Murray. Hereford: 139.50, 124.50, 114.50, 104.50 Mount Murray. British Blue: 137.50, 134.50 High Underbrow Farm, 121.50 Stoneybank Philpin Farm, 114.50 Mount Murray. Fleckvieh: 134.50 Newfield, 117.50 Holme Head. Montbeliarde: 131.50 Docker Hall Farm, 109.50 Holme Head. Norwegian Red: 121.50 Holme Head.

OTM HEIFER:

Limousin: 269.50, 259.50 Station Hotel Farm, 199.50 Pilling Hall Farm, 139.50 Mireside Farm. Angus: 249.50 Pilling Hall Farm, 249.50 The Dingle, 229.50 Midge Hall Farm. Fleckvieh: 239.50 White Lund Farm. British Blue: 229.50 Stoneybank Philpin Farm. Friesian: 211.50 Roe Farm, 209.50 Tunsteads Farm, 194.50 Roe Farm, 184.50, 179.50, 174.50 Lane Ends Farm. Norwegian Red: 204.50 White Lund Farm.

CAST STEER:

Limousin: 289.50 Station Hotel Farm, 154.50, 149.50 Mireside Farm. Angus: 204.50, 189.50 Mosergh Farm.

CAST BULL:

Angus: 159.50 Newfield. Friesian: 124.50 Crook Farm.

HEIFER CALF:

Charolais: £600 Bellart Howe, £180 Downlands Farm, £105 Downlands Farm. Limousin: £590 Bellart Howe, £245 Kitchlow Farm, £225 Kitchlow Farm. Simmental: £550 Bellart Howe, £550 Bellart Howe, £540 Bellart Howe. Angus: £425 Friars Moss, £230 Walkers I’th Fields, £200 Manor House Farm, £200 Brown Brook, £190 Lane Head Farm, £160 Downlands Farm. British Blue: £385 Friars Moss, £355 Roe Farm, £340 Brown Brook, £280 Walkers I’th Fields, £275 Brown Brook, £260 Kitchlow Farm. Friesian: £135 Kitchlow Farm.

BULL CALF:

British Blue: £615 Friars Moss, £600 Friars Moss, £550 Friars Moss, £520 Friars Moss, £515 Roe Farm, £495 Roe Farm. Angus: £445 Matshead Farm, £325 Brown Brook, £260 Lane Head Farm, £240 Myrescough House, £195 Myrescough House, £160 Brown Brook. Friesian: £190 Kitchlow Farm, £180 Catshaw Hall Farm, £175 Catshaw Hall Farm, £155 Kitchlow Farm, £145 Catshaw Hall Farm, £145 Catshaw Hall Farm.

STEER CALF:

Simmental: £570 Bellart Howe, £570 Bellart Howe, £570 Bellart Howe, £570 Bellart Howe. Angus: £540 Friars Moss.

STORE BULLOCK:

Charolais: £1880 Whinney Carr Farm, £1500 Oakhead Farm, £1260, £1140 Mount Murray, £1120 Thornham Fold Farm. Angus: £1780 New Ridge Farm, £1580 Grange Farm, £1480 North Farm, £1470 Windy Hill Farm, £1460 The Dingle, £1440 Billinge Hall. Limousin: £1620 Whinney Carr Farm, £1580 The Dingle, £1560 North Farm, £1520 Grange Farm, £1350 Whinney Carr Farm, £1320 Billinge Hall Farm. British Blue: £1600 High House Farm, £1590 North Farm, £1560 High House Farm, £1490 North Farm, £1460 High House Farm, £1460 Abrahams Farm. Simmental: £1520 North Farm, £1140, £960 Mount Murray. Hereford: £1490 Whinney Carr Farm, £1240 Pennine Way, £1140 Throstle Grove Farm. Friesian: £1470 Grange Farm, £1290 Old Glasson Farm, £1140 North Farm. Montbeliarde: £1470 Grange Farm.

STORE HEIFER:

Limousin: £1650 Barrowfield, £1500 Whinney Carr Farm, £1310 Mount Murray, £940 Little Crimbles. Charolais: £1650 Barrowfield, £1400 Birch House Cottage, £1140 Mount Murray. Welsh Black: £1560 Abrahams Farm. British Blue: £1500 Abrahams Farm, £1450, £1440 New Brows Farm, £1440 Windy Hill Farm, £1440 Whinney Carr Farm, £1440 Bainsbank Farm. Simmental: £1480 Benson Hall. Angus: £1460 Benson Hall, £1460 Grange Farm, £1440 Staffords Farm, £1370 Sweetings Farm, £1340 New Brows Farm. Hereford: £1280 Pennine Way. Blonde: £1150 Half Way House. Flecvieh: £1060 Holme Head. Friesian: £970, £930 Holme Head.

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