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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 15th September 2023.

Buyers and sellers descended to Lancaster Auction Mart on Friday 15th September, across three sale rings with a buoyant trade experienced throughout.

CALVES & WEANLINGS

An ever-expanding ring side of buyers saw all calves sell to their full value, with many reporting ahead of other local centres. Rearing calves sold to £415 for a British Blue x from B&JM Crowe, Witherslack with others younger bull calves selling to £392 from AD&R Milner, Claughton on Brock and £390 from Lawsons Farm Ltd, Cockerham. Native sired calves sold to £290 for an Aberdeen Angus x from CR&A Baxter & Son, Middleton with Hereford x selling to £260 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Dairy bulls sold to £238 for strong rearing sorts from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with nice rearing sorts generally £120 to £150 and the younger end £60 to £80.
Weaned calves saw Simmental x steers selling to £740 from Barlow Bros, Croston with younger recently weaned British Blue x bulls from FW Rhodes & Son, Ellel selling to £570 with Hereford to £555 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green and other beef bulls regularly £420 to £500.
Heifer calves sold to £320 for a British Blue x from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with others at £280 from Lawsons Farm Ltd, Cockerham and other rearing heifer calves generally £240 to £270 depending on breed and quality, with the very smallest and youngest £100 to £150.
Weaned heifers sold to £750 for a Simmental from Barlow Bros, Croston with recently weaned British Blue x from FW Rhodes & Son, Ellel £440 and Hereford to £242 from TE&M Kidd, Ellel.

STORE CATTLE

Charolais heifers from JM Haddow, Crookland took the headlines today achieving £1860, £1840 and £1820. Other heifers sold to £1660 for Limousin x from R&E Butterfield, Bentham with others at £1600 from EJ Ward & Son, Nether Kellet and TE JA & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow. Other stronger heifers were regularly £1450 to £1550, with native heifers selling to £1500 for Aberdeen Angus x from J&M Cockett, Ingleton with others at £1460 from D Fox & Co, Bay Horse and AJ&D Knowles, New Hutton. All heifers today averaged £1345.
Charolais x steers from J&H Bland & Son, Ninezergh sold to £1850 with Limousin x selling to £1820 from EJ Ward & Son, Nether Kellet and Aberdeen Angus x also achieving £1820 from JS Clark & Sons, Catforth. Other stronger steers were regularly £1600 to £1750. Dairy steers sold to £1500 for a Montbeliarde from J&H Bland & Son, Ninezergh, Fleckviehs to £1420 from R&K Jenkinson, Pilling and Norwegian Red and Whites to £1420 from DR Preston, Caton. All steers forward today averaged £1370.

OTM / CAST CATTLE

99 cull cows forward today sold to a market averaged of 158.3p/kg, with numbers increasing weekly as summer turns to autumn. The sale peaked at 249.5p/kg for a young Limousin x from JM Capstick, Ashton with Stodday with other well fleshed beef cows 195p/kg to 215p/kg. A top price of £1443 achieved for a Limousin cow from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton.
Dairy cows sold to 189.5p/kg from W&A Cardwell, Stalmine and A&J Staveley, Tatham with Montbeliarde to 184.5p/kg from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel, Swedish Red and Whites to 179.5p/kg from WG Farms, Cockerham and British Friesians to 174.5p/kg from I&ME Askew, New Hutton. Other heavy well fleshed dairy cows were regularly 165p/kg to 180p/kg, with mediums 145p/kg to 160p/kg and the leanest parlour types 115p/kg to 130p/kg. Top grossing dairy cow achieved £1631 for a Holstein Friesian from W&A Cardwell, Stalmine closely followed by Lawsons Dairy, Cockerham achieving £1622.
OTM heifers sold to 224.5p/kg and £1336 for a Holstien Friesian from B&JM Crowe, Witherslack.
Steers sold to 259.5p/kg and £1380 for a Simmental x from EJ Ward & Son, Nether Kellet.
Beef stock bull to 184.5p/kg and £1880 for an Aberdeen Angus from R Cowin & Sons, Kirkby Lonsdale with dairy bulls to 177.5p/kg and £1285.

Top Prices

HEIFER CALF:

Simmental: £750 Littlewood Hall Farm. British Blue: £440, £400 Barrow Greaves Farm, £355 Walkers I’th Fields, £320 Catshaw Hall Farm, £280 Sweetings Farm, £250 Walkers I’th Fields. Hereford: £342, £332, £298, £292, £278 Booth Hall, £275 Catshaw Hall Farm. Angus: £270, £222 Walkers I’th Fields, £175 New Hall, £158 Sweetings Farm, £105 Birkland Barrow. Charolais: £230 Lathwaite Farm.

BULL CALF:

Simmental: £740 Littlewood Hall Farm, £338 Birkland Barrow. British Blue: £570 Barrow Greaves Farm, £540 Catshaw Hall Farm, £415 Birks Farm, £390 Sweetings Farm, £380 Poplar Grove Farm, £365 Sweetings Farm. Hereford: £555 Sellerely Farm, £465 Booth Hall, £460 Sellerely Farm, £455, £445 Booth Hall. Limousin: £392 Lane Head Farm, £125 Rose Farm. Friesian: £370, £350, £330, £320 Sellerley Farm, £238, £148 Catshaw Hall Farm. Angus: £290, £255 New Brows Farm, £248, £198 Poplar Grove Farm, £192 Walkers I’th Fields, £192 Poplar Grove Farm.

STEER CALF:

British Blue: £480, £425 Barrow Greaves Farm. Angus: £425 Barrow Greaves Farm.

OTM COW:

Limousin: 249.50 Brantbeck Farm, 219.50, 214.50, 194.50 Fell End Farm, 191.50 Westfield Farm, 154.50 Old Bear Hey Farm. Hereford: 194.50 Middle Lee Farm, 189.50 Westfield Farm. Friesian: 189.50 Well House Farm, 189.50 The Hill, 184.50 Boldens Farm, 184.50 Bank End Farm, 174.50 Little Town Farm, 174.50 Bank End Farm. Shorthorn: 189.50 Hurst Brook. Montbeliarde: 184.50 Yeat House. Other: 179.50 Lathwaite Farm, 157.50 Walkers I’th Fields, 139.50 Lathwaite Farm. Dairy Shorthorn: 169.50 Ballam Farm. Meuse-Rhine-Issel: 164.50, 154.50, 151.50 Littlewood Hall Farm. Ayrshire: 149.50 Moss House Farm.

OTM HEIFER:

Friesian: 224.50, 219.50 Birks Farm, 214.50 Little Town Farm, 211.50 Birks Farm, 159.50, 149.50 Hole of Ellel. Hereford: 207.50 Lundholme Farm. Fleckvieh: 194.50 Kitchlow Farm.

CAST STEER:

Simmental: 259.50 Intack Farm.

CAST BULL:

Angus: 184.50 Hawkrigg Farm. Friesian: 177.50 Abbey House. Jersey: 154.50 Lathwaite Farm.

STORE BULLOCK:

Charolais: £1850 Ninezergh, £1780 Downlands Farm, £1780 Foredales Farm, £1700 Ninezergh, £1570 Birch House Cottage, £1480 Thursgill. Angus: £1820 Godson House Farm, £1780 Gibraltar Farm, £1750 Godson House Farm, £1680 North Farm, £1660 Gibraltar Farm, £1660 Downlands Farm. Limousin: £1820, £1800 Intack Farm, £1800 Ninezergh, £1780 Gibraltar Farm, £1740 Linghaw Farm, £1700 Ninezergh. British Blue: £1640 Billinge Hall Farm, £1630 Ninezergh, £1590 Old Glasson Farm, £1520 Thursgill, £1420 Windy Hill Farm, £1420 Ellers Farm.Hereford: £1580 Brantbeck Farm, £1580 Savick Brook Farm, £1560 Gibraltar Farm, £1500 Ninezergh, £1450 Holly House Farm, £1450 Shaws Farm. Blonde: £1580 Billinge Hall Farm. Parthenaise: £1520 High Underbrow Farm. Montbeliarde: £1500 Ninezergh, £1420 Ellers Farm, £1380 Savick Brook Farm. Shorthorn: £1480, £1460, £1450 Brantbeck Farm, £1440, £1350 East Backstone Gill Cottage, £1110 Old Glasson Farm. Fleckvieh: £1420 Holmes Farm, £1380 Staffords Farm, £1100 Kirfit Hall. Norwegian Red: £1420, £1380 Ellers Farm, £1200 Savick Brook Farm. Friesian: £1380 Ellers Farm, £1320 Brantbeck Farm, £1290, £1280 Downlands Farm, £1220 Billinge Hall Farm, £1080 Barn Hill Farm. Continental: £1020 Mearsbeck Farm.

STORE HEIFER:

Charolais: £1860, £1840, £1820 Viver Mill Farm, £1500 Ninezergh, £1450 Birch House Cottage. Limousin: £1660 Linghaw Farm, £1600 Red Scar Farm, £1600 Intack Farm, £1550 Gibraltar Farm, £1540 Linghaw Farm, £1520 Intack Farm. British Blue: £1560 Ninezergh, £1480 Windy Hill Farm, £1420 Wood Nook Farm, £1380 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1300 Moss House Farm, £1300 Hall Bank. Angus: £1500 Foredales Farm, £1460 Holly House Farm, £1460 Windy Hill Farm, £1390 Kirkbeck, £1330 Park House Farm, £1330 Moss House Farm. Montbeliarde: £1410 Savick Brook Farm. Hereford: £1340 Holly House Farm, £1280 East Backstone Gill Cottage. Parthenaise: £1280 Half Way House. Other: £1130 Bradley Farm.

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