Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 1st September 2023.

- Weaned calves to £655
- Cull cattle to 259p/kg and £1771
- Store Steers to £1880
- Store Heifers to £1820


Another strong trade for all classes and types of calves. Rearing bull calves sold to £405 for an Aberdeen Angus x from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale with others nicely selling at £320 to £380. Smaller and younger calves were generally £250 to £300.
Heifer calves sold to £295 for a month old Charolais x from JE&S Seedall, Mellor with British Blue x £285 from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale who also sold Aberdeen Angus x at £270. Younger heifers were £180 to £220.
Dairy bulls sold to £135 for nice rearing sorts from WD&D Smith & Son, Cockerham with others £100 to £120. The smallest and youngest were £20 to £40.
Weaned and reared calves attracted a keen interest, selling to £655 for a Limousin x heifer, with British Blue x bulls selling to £630, £610 and heifers £540. Recently weaned Hereford bulls sold to £470 and heifers to £355.


Cull cows sold to a top price of 259p/kg for a British Blue x from D&DW Prickett, Farleton with other well finished beef cows 210p/kg to 235p/kg and feeding types 175p/kg to 195p/kg. Top grossing beef cow was a Simmental from Barlow Bros, Croston totalling £1556.
Dairy cows sold to 181p/kg for a Fleckvieh from R&K Jenkinson, Pilling with an MRI at 179.5p/kg from Barlow Bros, Croston, Holstein Friesian at 174p/kg from J&N Hull & Sons, Winmarleigh and Brown Swiss at 169.5p/kg from EJ Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg. Top grossing dairy achieved £1274 from Barlow Bros, Croston.
OTM heifers sold to 224p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from J&G Thornley Ltd, Kirkham and £1406 from Richmond Hall Farm Ltd, Cockerham.
Steers sold to 204p/kg from DH&M Kellet & Sons, Thurnham and £1486 from I Atkinson & Son, Warton.
Cull bulls sold to 169p/kg and £1771 for a Simmental from EW&A Bradshaw, Stalmine.


A rise in the store cattle trade saw vendors leaving well suited with prices achieved. Steers sold to a top price of £1880 for a pair of Limousin x from Pilling Hall Farm, Pilling with others at £1860 for Charolais x from JD&GM Bracken, Catterall and Simmental x from T&M Halhead, Carnforth. Native sired steers sold to £1760 for an Aberdeen Angus x from JS Clark & Sons, Catforth who also sold Hereford x at £1640. Dairy bred steers peaked at £1640 for a Fleckvieh from J&H Bland & Son, Levens who also sold MRI at £1480. British Friesians steers sold to £1360 from EE Thornton & Sons, Heaton.
Heifers sold to £1820 for a Limousin x from E Rossall, Preesall. Closely followed by Charolais x from B&J Preston, Caton achieving £1800. Other stronger heifers were £1400 to £1550 with natives selling to £1590 for an Aberdeen Angus from JT&GV Dodson, Grindleton.
An entry of feeding bulls sold to £1080 for 10 month old Simmental x.

Top Prices


British Blue: 259.50 Farleton House. Limousin: 219.50 Farleton House, 204.50 Poppy Farm, 187.50 Farleton House. Bazadaise: 219.50 Yarlsber, 204.50 Yarlsber, 199.50 Yarlsber. Hereford: 211.50 Breedy Butts Farm. Charolais: 207.50 Mount Murray. Simental: 199.50 Littlewood Hall Farm, 174.50 Breedy Butts Farm. Continental: 179.50 Town End, 174.50 Town End, 169.50 Town End. Meuse Rhine Issel: 179.50 Littlewood Hall Farm. Fleckvieh: 181.50 Holmes Farm, 179.50 Docker Hall, 171.50 Docker Hall, 167.50 Docker Hall. Welsh Black: 177.50 Barrowfield, 174.50 Barrowfield, 171.50 Barrowfield. Friesian: 174.50 Gibstick Hall, 174.50 Ballam Farm, 174.50 Richmond Hall Farm, 171.50 Boldens Farm, 169.50 West Hall. Brown Swiss: 169.50 Lambrigg Head Farm. Montbeliarde: 159.50 Kellbrick Farm. Ayrshire: 139.50 Rose Farm, 121.50 Rose Farm. Normande: 119.50 Elm Tree Farm.


Friesian: 224.50 Derby Lodge Farm, 214.50 Docker Hall, 211.50 Richmond Hall, 194.50 Cragg Farm.


Friesian: 204.50 Boundary House, 189.50 Boundary House, 174.50 Boon Town Farm. Hereford: 189.50 Boundary House. British Blue: 184.50 Boon Town Farm.


Simmental: 169.50 The Old Stable.


Limousin: £655 Sandvilla. British Blue: £540 Holme House Farm, £530 Holme House Farm, £360 Tills Farm, £285 Tills Farm, £250 Kitchlow Farm, £190 Forton Hall Farm. Hereford: £355 Sellerey Farm, £310 Sellerey Farm, £295 Sellerey Farm, £290 Sellerey Farm. Charolais: £295 Bolton Fold Farm. Angus: £270 Tills Farm, £165 Bolton Fold Farm, £150 Bolton Fold Farm, £135 Bolton Fold Farm.


British Blue: £630 Walkers I’th Fields, £610 Holme House Farm, £550 Holme House Farm, £440 Walkers I’th Fields. Hereford: £470 Sellerey Farm, £430 Sellerey Farm, £330 Kitchlow Farm, £330 Sellerey Farm, £270 Kitchlow Farm. Angus: £405 Tills Farm, £370 Walkers I’th Fields, £370 Tills Farm, £310 Walkers I’th Fields, £300 Walkers I’th Fields, £260 Tills Farm. Friesian: £135 Cocker House Farm, £125 Cocker House Farm, £115 Kitchlow Farm, £115 Cocker House Farm.


Limousin: £1880 Pilling Hall Farm, £1740 Ninezergh, £1500 North Farm, £1480 Downlands Farm. Charolais: £1860 Greenlands Farm, £1600 Downlands Farm. Simmental: £1860 Upp Hall, £1660 Sykes Fold Farm, £1640 Fellside Farm, £1540 Throstle Grove Farm, £1520 Ninezergh, £1500 Throstle Grove Farm. Angus: £1760 Godson House Farm, £1690 Ninezergh, £1680 Yew Tree Farm, £1640, £1610 Cragg Farm, £1590 Hill House Farm. British Blue: £1720 Greenlands Farm, £1580 Ninezergh, £1550 Bowlands Gardens, £1540 Pasture House Farm, £1510 Windy Hill Farm, £1260 Elston Old Hall. Hereford: £1640 Godson House Farm, £1450 Ninezergh, £1440, £1360 North Farm, £1180 Mill Cottage, £1160 Boundary House. Fleckvieh: £1640 Ninezergh, £1310 Parrox Hall Farm. Meuse Rhine Issell: £1480 Ninezergh. Saler: £1400 Elm Bank Farm. Friesian: £1360 Downlands Farm, £1180 Elston Old Hall, £1090 Plumpton Hall Farm.


Limousin: £1820 Sykes Fold Farm, £1480 Ninezergh, £1450 Kirkbeck, £1310 Moss House Farm, £1090 Elston Old Hall, £1060 Ancliffe Hall Farm. Charolais: £1800, £1510, £1320 Ellers Farm. Simmental: £1650 Ninezergh, £1560 Yew Tree Farm. British Blue: £1620 Bowlands Gardens, £1540 Ninezergh, £1460 High Snab, £1440 Pasture House Farm, £1160 Elston Old Hall, £1060 Greenbank Farm. Angus: £1590 Hill House Farm, £1480 Ninezergh, £1480 Yew Tree Farm, £1360, £1310 Moss House Farm, £1310 Kirkbeck. Hereford: £1460 High Snab, £1360 Ninezergh, £1000 Little Fell Farm. Friesian: £1160 Lambrigg Head Farm.


Simmental: £1080 Littlewood Hall Farm.

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