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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM, and Store Cattle, Friday 5th April 2024.

STORE CATTLE

A fierce trade around the store cattle ring, saw all steers averaged £1488 and heifers £1397. Steers sold to £1880 for a Limousin cross from GR Park & Son, Whinfell with British Blue cross to £1840 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet, Aberdeen Angus cross to £1760 from L Parson & Sons, Levens and TJ Lloyd, Settle. Herefords achieved £1700 from J Tattersall, Leyland. Other well grown short keep steers were regularly £1460 to £1580, with feeding types £1280 to £1400. Top price dairy steers were Black and Whites from GR Park, Whinfell with British Friesian from EE Thornton & Sons, Morecambe achieving £1360.
Heifers sold to £1800 from A&T Smith, Longridge with Aberdeen Angus to £1710 from KH&D Holden, Pilling. British Blue cross sold to £1680 from M Shepherd, Pilling. Herefords to £1640 from J Tatterall, Leyland and Charolais to £1630 from J&MM Cliffe, Forton. Other heavy short keen heifers were £1450 to £1550, with feeding types £1200 to £1350.

CALVES & WEANLINGS

Plenty of fire in the calf ring, with a fast trade from start to finish. Best rearing bulls sold to £530 for an eight week old British Blue cross from JP&C Robson, Garstang with others at £420 to £480. Younger native bulls sold to £350 for Aberdeen Angus cross from CR&A Baxter & Son, Morecambe and three week old Hereford cross at £300 from MJ&H Atkinson, Quernmore. Dairy bulls sold to £230 for weaned Black and Whites from JT&B Fox, Quernmore with rearers to £170 and £150 from Wallbank Farms, Abbeystead.
Heifer calves sold to £435 again for a British Blue cross from JP&C Robson, Garstang with others £375 to £410.
Weaned calves sold to £640 for a four month old British Blue cross bull from JM&MH France & Son, Littledale with others at £580. Weaned British Blue cross heifers from Throstle Nest Farms, Pilling sold to £495 with Aberdeen Angus cross heifers to £415 from AW&AM Park & Son, Ellel.
Several stirks forward sold to £870 for eight month old Aberdeen Angus steers from CD&HL Mason, Hornby and £780 for six month old Hereford cross steers from E Lund & Sons, Ingleton.

OTM / CAST CATTLE

A rise in number with 120 forward, selling to an overall market average of 176p/kg with over two thirds parlour types. Best beef cows sold to 224p/kg for a Limousin cross from JG&PH Thompson & Sons, Selside with other feeding type beef cows generally 190p/kg to 205p/kg. Top grossing being a Limousin from WS Burrow, Silverdale achieving £1605, with other stronger end beef cows £1300 to £1450. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows sold to 204p/kg for a black and white from T Taylor, Woodplumpton with a run of cross breds from EW&R Towers, Hornby selling to 199p/kg. British Friesian sold to 197p/kg from EE Thornton & Sons, Morecambe. Other well fleshed dairy cows were 180p/kg to 192p/kg, parlour types 168p/kg to 180p/kg with only the leanest and lightest less. Top grossing dairy cow was from T Taylor, Woodplumpton who sold a black and white at £1719 and others at £1718. Other heavy dairy cows were regularly £1450 to £1500, with all sold averaged £1145.
OTM beef heifer sold to 259p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus from GR&A Foy, Conder Green and Pilling Hall, Pilling who both sold others to £1634 and £1627. Dairy heifers sold to 251p/kg for a Montbeliarde from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel. Other well fleshed dairy heifers were frequently 230p/kg to 245p/kg, feeding types 190p/kg to 220pkg. Top grossing being a Montbeliarde from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel achieving £1760. Black and Whites sold to £1742 and £1741 from F&SG Sanderson, Woodplumpton. All OTM heifers averaged £1335.
OTM steers sold to 259p/kg for a British Blue cross from A Kirkby & Co, Pilling and £2188 for an Aberdeen Angus cross from F&SG Sanderson, Woodplumpton.
Dairy stock bulls sold to 159.5p/kg and £1065 for a Holstein Friesian from TM Gardner, Tatham.

Top Prices

OTM COW:

Limousin: 224.50 Poppy Farm, 211.50 High House Farm, 204.50 Gibraltar Farm, 194.50 Poppy Farm, 194.50 (x2) Cheetham House Farm. Friesian: 204.50 Midge Hall Farm, 204.50 Cheetham House Farm, 197.50 Midge Hall Farm, 197.50 Sweetings Farm, 197.50 Downlands Farm, 197.50 Wood Nook Farm. Montbeliarde: 199.50 Holme Head, 194.50 Yeat House. Norwegian Red: 199.50, 194.50, 179.50 Holme Head. Angus: 199.50 Cottam Farm, 194.50 Lambrigg Farm, 189.50 Parkside Farm, 177.50 Fleets Farm. British Blue: 194.50 Fleets Farm, 171.50 Mount Pleasant Farm, Fleckvieh: 194.50 Docker Hall, 194.50 Holme Head, 191.50 Docker Hall, 189.50 (x2) Holme Head, 181.50 High House Farm. Hereford: 191.50 (x2) High House Farm. Continental: 189.50 Poole Bank Farm.

OTM HEIFER:

Angus: 259.50 Pilling Hall Farm, 259.50 Parkside Farm. Montbeliarde: 251.50 Yeat House. Friesian: 249.50 Low Levens, 244.50 Holme Head, 241.50 Docker Hall, 239.50 Tunstead Farm, 239.50, 237.50 Roseacre Hall. Fleckvieh: 244.50 Holme Head.

CAST STEER:

British Blue: 259.50 Gulf Farm. Angus: 249.50 Cross House Farm.

CAST BULL:

Friesian: 159.50 Greenside Farm.

HEIFER CALF:

Angus: £650 (x2) Mearsbeck Farm, £415 (x3), £390 Walkers I’th Fields. British Blue: £580 Newhouse Farm, £510 Walkers I’th Fields, £495, £450 Head Dyke Lane, £435 Roe Farm, £420 Walkers I’th Fields. Limousin: £250 Rose Farm. Hereford: £130, £110, £100 Westfield House Farm.

BULL CALF:

British Blue: £640 Newhouse Farm, £530 Roe Farm, £460 Walkers I’th Fields, £300 New Brows Farm. Limousin: £525 Coldcotes Farm. Angus: £500, £400 Walkers I’th Fields, £350 New Brows Farm. Hereford: £300, £250 Westfield House Farm. Friesian: £230 Blackwood End, £170, £150 Tills Farm, £110 Rose Farm.

STEER CALF:

Angus: £870 Mearsbeck Farm. Limousin: £785 Mearsbeck Farm. Hereford: £780 (x2) Lundholme Farm. British Blue: £495 Head Dyke Lane.

STORE BULLOCK:

Limousin: £1880 Low Deepslack, £1600 Downlands Farm, £1580 High Snab, £1460 Middleton Hall. British Blue: £1840, £1750 Stubb Hall Farm, £1660 Windy Hill Farm, £1430 Moss House Farm, £1420 Meadow Croft, £1380 Proctors Farm. Angus: £1760 Low Levens, £1760 Proctors Row, £1730 Cheetham House Farm, £1730 Birch Croft, £1680 Low Levens, £1680 Wood Nook Farm. Hereford: £1700 Snub Snape Farm, £1660 Windy Hill Farm, £1600 Proctors Farm, £1580 Chesnut House Farm, £1540 Proctors Farm, £1450 Outerthwaite Farm. Simmental: £1680 Stubb Hall Farm. Charolais: £1660 Downlands Farm. Friesian: £1520 Low Deepslack, £1350 Downlands Farm, £1310 Plumpton Hall Farm. Blonde: £1180 Half Way House.

STORE HEIFER:

Montbeliarde: £1800, £1570 Carlinghurst. Angus: £1710 Chesnut House Farm, £1600 Wood Nook Farm, £1600 Pasture House Farm, £1550 Low Levens, £1500 Wood Nook Farm, £1500 Meadow Croft. British Blue: £1680 Pasture House Farm, £1550 Park Lane Farm, £1510 Windy Hill Farm, £1480 Pasture House Farm, £1460 Netherbeck Barn, £1460 Carlinghurst. Hereford: £1640 Snub Snape Farm, £1450 Meadow Croft, £1160 Lawsons Farm. Charolais: £1630 Bowlands Gardens, £1200 Middle Rirdge Farm. Limousin: £1610, £1600, £1530 (x2), £1500 High Tenement Farm, £1360 Greenways. Continental: £1300 Poole Bank Farm. Fleckvieh: £1270 Holme Head. Friesian: £1210, £1000 Holme Head. Blonde: £1170 Half Way House. Longhorn: £1160 Kays Farm.

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