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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, Dairy Cattle, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 22nd September 2023.

DAIRY

The fortnightly sale of dairy saw an abundance of buyers in attendance with a 100% clearance rate achieved. Heifers sold to £1950 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe who sold others at £1820. Cows sold to £1720 for a third calver from R&K Jenkinson, Pilling. All heifers forward averaged £1710 and cows £1720.

CALVES & WEANLINGS

Lancaster once again proving consistent with numbers and trade, with 78 calves forward and buyers from far and wide. Best rearing bull calves sold to £530 on two occasions for eight week old British Blue x from JP&C Robson, Garstang who sold others at £520 and £480. Charolais x sold to £480 from JE&S Seedall, Mellor. Month old bull calves sold to £355 twice for Charolais x from GJ&G Billington, Claughton on Brock with British Blue x selling to £295 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale and Aberdeen Angus x to £250 from AW&AM Park & Son, Ellel. Other younger beef bull calves (2-3 weeks old) were generally selling from £150 to £210, depending on breed and quality. Dairy bulls sold to £75 for a three week old Holstein Friesian from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale with others at £60 from WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham.
Weaned bull calves sold to £540 for a three and a half month old British Blue x from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale with Limousin x to £500 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green and Aberdeen Angus x to £470 from W&G Cornthwaite, Garstang. Dairy bulls sold to £360 from JR Newsham & Son, Conder Green with Fleckvieh to £300 from JE&S Seedall, Mellor.
Heifer calves sold to £455 for a British Blue x from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale with others at £400 from JR Newsham & Sons, Conder Green who also sold Aberdeen Angus x to £380. Charolais x heifers sold to £355 from EE Thornton & Sons, Morecambe. Younger heifer calves sold to £270 for Charolais x from EE Thornton & Son, Morecambe with other young heifers generally £160 to £220, depending on breed and quality.

STORE CATTLE

Store cattle continue to rise in numbers, with a buoyant trade experienced throughout the sale with all steers forward averaging £1391 and all heifers averaging £1177.
Steers sold to £1820 for a Blonde from GT&C Blezard, Conder Green with Aberdeen Angus selling to £1740 from TC Whiteside & Son, Pilling, Montbeliardes to £1710 from BL&D Banks, Pilling and Limousins to £1710 from MJ Waller, Lupton. Other pens of heavy well grown steers were generally £1550 to £1700, with buyer looking to purchase cattle to go straight in the shed and not showing the effects of the of the recent weather.
Heifers sold to £1510 for a ring full of British Blue x form J&H Bland & Son, Levens with another ring full achieving £1500 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet. Aberdeen Angus sold to £1430 from RG&B Lewis, Middleton and Limousin x to £1400 from WS Burrow Ltd, Silverdale. Other heavy well grown heifers generally £1200 to £1350, with those in forward condition attracting keenest attention.

CAST / OTM CATTLE

With the weather turning and farmers are looking to off load cows ahead of housing, an entry of 153 cull / OTM cattle were forward today. Selling to an overall market average of 158p/kg, with a large proportion of todays sale being dairy cows direct out of the parlour.
Beef cows sold to a top of 259.5p/kg for a Limousin from J Deacon, Euxton with other Limousins achieving 219.5p/kg from T Sanderson, Accrington and F&JM Mason, Mansergh. Other well fleshed beef cows were regularly 205p/kg to 215p/kg, with feeding type feed cows 180p/kg to 195p/kg, depending on quality and type. Top price beef cows was an Aberdeen Angus from T&M Halhead, Prest Hutton hut achieving £1651, with others at £1584. Dairy cows sold to a top of 224.5p/kg for a Fleckvieh from EW&R Towers, Hornby who sold Montbeliardes at 214.5p/kg. Holstien Friesians sold to 209.5p/kg from Cote Farm Partnership, Nether Kellet. Other heavy well fleshed dairy cows were generally 170p/kg to 185p/kg, with mediums 150p/kg to 165p/kg and the leaner sorts 125p/kg to 145p/kg. Top grossing dairy cow was a Montbeliarde from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel achieving £1419, who sold others at £1406 with Holstein Friesians to £1388 from RH&RA Fawcett, Burton.
OTM beef heifers sold to 246.5p/kg and £1730 for a British Blue x from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale with dairy heifers selling to 229.5p/kg and £1388 from RH&RA Fawcett, Burton.
OTM steers sold to 229.5 p/kg and £1652 for an Aberdeen Angus x from A Kirkby & Co, Pilling who also sold Holstein Friesian at 224.5p/kg, with others achieving £1470 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale.
Cull bulls sold to 209.5p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus from J Holt, Hambleton with Holstiein Friesians selling to £1565 from JB&C Lamb, Thurnham.

Top Prices

HEIFER CALF:

British Blue: £445 Tills Farm, £400 Sellerly Farm, £355 Walkers I’th Fields, £320 Roe Farm, £235, £225 Walkers I’th Fields. Angus: £380 Sellerley Farm, £320 Matshead Farm, £245 Walkers I’th Fields, £150 Tills Farm, £120 High Foulshaw Farm, £115 Myerscough House. Charolais: £355, £300, £280, £270, £200, £165 Downlands Farm. Hereford: £285, £265, £260, £230, £215 Sellerley Farm.

BULL CALF:

British Blue: £540 Tills Farm, £530, £520, £480, £470 Roe Farm. Limousin: £500 Sellerely Farm. Angus: £470 Matshead Farm, £250 Walkers I’th Fields, £220 Tills Farm, £200 Myerscough House, £150 Walkers I’th Fields. Charolais: £450 Bolton Fold Farm, £355 Myerscough House. Friesian: £360, £275 Sellerely Farm. Hereford: £360 Sellerely Farm. Fleckvieh: £300 Bolton Fold Farm.

OTM COW:

Limousin: 259.50 Woodcock Farm, 219.50 Mireside Farm, 219.50 Meadow Top Farm, 209.50, 199.50, 197.50 Lane Head Farm. Fleckvieh: 224.50, 214.50 Holme Head, 174.50 Holmes Farm. Angus: 214.50, 204.50 Upp Hall, 164.50 Little Fell Farm, 154.50 Croft Closes Farm. Montbeliarde: 214.50 Holme Head, 194.50, 189.50, 179.50, 174.50 Yeat House. Simmental: 209.50 Upp Hall. Friesian: 209.50 Cote Farm, 204.50 Tills Farm, 194.50 Ackenthwaite Farm, 187.50 Green Dragon Farm, 184.50 Sweetings Farm, 184.50 Holme Head. Hereford: 179.50 Little Fell Farm, 174.50 Lodge Farm. Norwegian Red: 174.50 Lower Langthwaite, 174.50, 171.50, 149.50 Holme Head. Blonde: 159.50 Little Fell Farm. Ayrshire: 129.50 Rose Farm. Dairy Shorthorn: 111.50 Pilling Hall Farm.

OTM HEIFER:

British Blue: 254.50 Tills Farm. Angus: 244.50 Gibraltar Farm. Limousin: 239.50 High House Farm. Friesian: 229.50 Green Dragon Croft, 214.50 Heaton Hall Farm, 204.50 Hall Farm, 194.50 Heaton Hall Farm, 194.50 Lower Langthwaite Farm, 189.50 Westfield House Farm.

CAST STEER:

Angus: 229.50 Gulf Farm. Friesian: 224.50 Gulf Farm, 219.50, 214.50 Tills Farm.

CAST BULL:

Angus: 209.50 Lodge Farm. Friesian: 149.50 Strands Farm, 129.50 Gardners Farm.

STORE BULLOCK:

Blonde: £1820 Scale House Farm. Angus: £1740 New Ridge Farm, £1680 Low Levens, £1670 Lower Castle O Trim, £1660 Pilling Hall Farm, £1660 Low Levens, £1640 Fell End Farm. Limousin: £1710 Carlingwha, £1660 Red Scar Farm, £1540 Lodge Farm, £1520, £1510 Gibraltar Farm, £1220 Cracalt Farm. Montbeliarde: £1710, £1680, £1600 Squires Gate Farm, £1340 Parrox Hall Farm. Charolais: £1700 Scale House Farm, £1660 Barrowfield, £1600 Carlingwha, £1270 Sunnyside Farm, £1180 Lee End Farm. Parthenaise: £1640 Ninezergh. British Blue: £1640 Pasture House Farm, £1570 Ninezergh, £1550 Pasture House Farm, £1520 Birch Croft, £1480 Lower Castle O Trim, £1470 Windy Hill Farm. Hereford: £1510 Hall Oth Hill Farm, £1490 West Lynn, £1450 Ninezergh, £1360 Chestnut House Farm. Simmental: £1510 Ninezergh, £1420 Hall Oth Hill Farm. Meuse Rhine Issel: £1390 Littlewood Hall Farm, £1320 Ninezergh. Friesian: £1360 Low Deepslack, £1320 Ninezergh, £1260 Hall Oth Hill Farm, £1260 Benson Hall, £1240 Lodge Farm, £1130 Lane Head Farm.

STORE HEIFER:

British Blue: £1510 Ninezergh, £1500 Stubb Hall Farm, £1380 Meadow Top Farm, £1360 Throstle Nest Farm, £1280 Hall Farm, £1260 Hallbeck. Angus: £1430 Bainsbank Farm, £1290 Moss House Farm, £1280 White Lund Farm, £1270 Old Hall Farm, £1270 Moss House Farm, £1260 Silk Hall Farm. Limousin: £1400 Gibraltar Farm, £1400 Ninezergh, £1370 Gibraltar Farm, £1300 Hall Farm, £1290 Moss House Farm, £1270 Hall Farm. Fleckvieh: £1300, £1120, £1000 Holme Head. Hereford: £1290 Carlingwha, £1160 Silk Hall Farm. Friesian: £1220 Holme Head, £1160 Hare Apple Tree, £1120 Holme Head, £1040 Hallbeck. Charolais: £1120 Downlands Farm, £1070 Lee End Farm, £1060, £980 Downlands Farm. Simmental: £1060 Park House Farm. Saler: £920 Lee End Farm.

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