Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, Dairy Cattle, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 8th September 2023.

A scorching trade at NWA Lancaster:

Store Cattle to £2030
Cull Cattle to 269.5p/kg and £1538
New Calved Dairy Cows to £1700
Dairy Bulling Heifers £1100
Bull Calves to £580
Heifer Calves £510


A pleasing entry of calves were forward today, with several returning customers in attendance. Rearing calves sold to £540 on two occasion for British Blue x from the outstanding run of calves from JP&C Robson, Garstang who sold others at £535, Aberdeen Angus bulls at £500 and heifer calves at £460. Other stronger rearing calves sold to £410 for a British Blue x bull from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham who sold other British Blue x at £395 and Aberdeen Angus x at £390. Younger rearing calves saw British Blue x bulls sell at £380 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe with Aberdeen Agnus x bulls achieving £360 from Wallbank Farm, Over Wyresdale and heifer calves selling to £340 from Lawsons Farm Ltd, Cockerham. Other younger bull calves were generally £220 to £260 and heifers £170 to £210. Dairy bulls sold to £185 for a seven week old Holstien Friesian from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe, with a large number of very small young bull calves £40 to £70.
Several weaned calves forward saw five month old British Blue x bulls sell at £580 and £570 from A Tup, Ambleside with others achieving £550 from G&ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel and Aberdeen Angus x at £525 from AW&AM Park, Ellel.


The fortnightly sale of dairy cattle saw 28 forward with cattle going to new homes throughout the Northern Counties. New calved dairy cows sold to £1700 from Barber Farms, Garstang who sold others at £1680 and £1600, with third calvers from R&K Jenkinson, Pilling sold to £1550 and others at £1520.
Todays sale featured a special consignment of British Friesian bulling heifers from RH&RA Fawcett, Burton in Kendal which sold to a top price of £1100 with others at £1080, £1060 and £1040.
Buyers are keen to attend this popular fortnightly sale, with more cattle of all classes and types required to satisfy buyer demand.


A real buzz about the store cattle ring today, which saw all steers forward averaged £1447 and all heifers average £1262. Todays sale peaked at £2030 for a tremendous pair of Charolais x steers from JM Haddow, Milnthorpe who dominated the top prices selling Aberdeen Angus x at £2000 and Salers to £1960. Other strong well bred steers sold to £1960 for a Limousin x from DE&SM Moorhouse, Natland with Simmental x selling to £1820 from T&H Halhead, Priest Hutton and Barlow Bros, Croston. Other strong steers were regularly £1600 to £1750, with the next draw down not far behind at £1400 to £1560. Dairy bred steers sold to £1470 for MRI’s from J&H Bland & Son, Levens with Swedish Red and White selling to £1380 from A&B Pickthall, Milnthorpe and Fleckviehs selling to £1320 from JB Moore, Allithwaite.
Heifers sold to a top price of £1750 for a trio of Limousin x from TE JS & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow with other Limousin x achieving £1640 from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet with British Blue x £1550 from AJ&D Knowles, New Hutton and Charolais x £1510 from C&B Lowther, Over Wyresdale. Native sired heifers sold to £1460 for Aberdeen Angus x from JT&GV Dobson, Grindleton. Stronger heifers were generally £1450 to £1550, with next draw down £1280 to £1350.


Cows are coming forward in greater number each week, with over 90% of todays sale being dairy cows with farmers looking to off load passengers. Dairy cows sold to a top price of 197.5p/kg for a heavy weight Holstein Friesian from H&SD Cornthwaite & Son, Nateby with others at 184.5p/kg from ME&B Mason & Son, Tatham. Other heavy well fleshed dairy cows were generally 170p/kg to 180p/kg, with parlour types 140p/kg to 155p/kg and the leanest 115p/kg to 125p/kg. Top grossing dairy cow was a Holstein Friesian from ME&B Mason & Son, Tatham achieving £1538.
Beef cows sold to 229.5p/kg for a Limousin from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellett with others at 199.5p/kg for a British Blue x from A Talbot, Aughton and a Hereford x from W Pinder Jnr, Clitheroe. Other beef cows were generally 180p/kg to 190p/kg, with a keen interest in those for finishing. Top grossing today being a British Blue x from ST Birkett & Son, Carnforth achieving £1536.
OTM heifers sold to 269.5p/kg and £1425 for a Limousin x from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet with OTM steers selling to 214.5p/kg and £1394 for a Holstein Friesian from Wallbank Farms Ltd, Over Wyresdale.

Top Prices


British Blue: £510 Hill Farm, £475 Boldens Farm, £460 Roe Farm, £455 Walkers I’th Fields, £420 Roe Farm, £400 Boldens Farm. Charolais: £320 Tills Farm. Angus: £190 Manor House Farm, £170 Wyre Bank, £160 Manor House Farm.


British Blue: £580, £570 Hill Farm, 50 Boldens Farm, £540, £540, £535 Roe Farm. Angus: £525, £510 Walkers I’th Fields, £430 Boldens Farm, £425 Walkers I’th Fields, £390 Sweetings Farm, £360 Tills Farm. Friesian: £295 Brown Brook, £185 North Farm.


Limousin: 229.50, 184.50 Intack Farm, 179.50 Thornton Hall. British Blue: 199.50, 197.50 Low Barns Farm, 194.50 Hall Croft Barn, 194.50, 189.50 Low Barns Farm. Hereford: 199.50 Longstripes Farm. Friesian: 197.50 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, 184.50 Oxenforth Green Farm, 181.50, 179.50 Boon Town Farm, 179.50 Kitchen Ground Farm, 179.50 Walkers I’th Fields. Angus: 194.50, 189.50 Elm Bank Farm, 181.50 Intack Farm, 139.50 Crook Farm.


Limousin: 269.50, 264.50, 234.50 Intack Farm. Friesian: 219.50 North Farm, 119.50 Ackenthwaite Farm. Charolais: 204.50 Trapp Farm.


Friesian: 214.50, 211.50, 201.50 Tills Farm.


Charolais: £2030 Viver Mill House, £1680 Kate Farm, £1490 Carlingwha, £1480 Ninezergh, £1440 Broughton House Farm, £1280 Little Crimbles. Angus: £2000 Viver Mill Farm, £1780 Upp Hall, £1700 Old Glasson Farm, £1660 North Farm, £1570 Billinge Hall Farm, £1560 Kilburn House. Limousin: £1960 High House Farm, £1720 Scale House Farm, £1680 High House Farm, £1620 Ninezergh, £1610 Hill House Farm, £1470 Ninezergh. Saler: £1960, £1790 Viver Mill. Simmental: £1820 Littlewood Hall Farm, £1820 Upp Hall, £1480 North Farm. British Blue: £1600 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1580 Lower Castle O Trim, £1550 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1380 Hillam House Farm, £1250 Broughton House Farm, £1200 Plumpton Hall Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel: £1470 Ninezergh, £1360 Littlewood Hall Farm. Other: £1380 Bradley Farm, £1300 Westfield Farm. Friesian: £1360 Ninezergh, £1160 Redchalis Farm, £1130 Barn Hill Farm. Fleckvieh: £1320 Outerthwaite Farm, £1280 Corney Hill Farm, £1260 Bull Bank Farm. Hereford: £1280 Ninezergh. Norwegian Red: £1120 Corney Hill Farm.


Limousin: £1750 Red Scar Farm, £1640 Intack Farm, £1480, £1440 Ninezergh, £1400 Ellers Farm, £1260 Moss House Farm. British Blue: £1550 Windy Hill Farm, £1500 Hill House Farm, £1490 Ninezergh, £1490 Ellers Farm, £1480 Hillam House Farm, £1440 Wood Nook Farm. Charolais: £1510 Lower Castle O Trim, £1420 Ninezergh, £1380 Carlingwha. Simmental: £1470 Intack Farm. Angus: £1460 Hill House Farm, £1370, £1300 Ellers Farm, £1270 Greenalls Farm, £1260 High Meadows, £1260 Moss House Farm. Hereford: £1340, £1240 Ninezergh, £1230 Parrox Hall Farm. Friesian: £1260 Redchalis Farm, £1120 Plumpton Hall Farm. Shorthorn: £1170 High Meadows.

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