Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Calves, OTM Cattle & Store Cattle, Friday 12th April 2024.

North West Auctions once again experienced an exceptional trade across all three sale rings at its popular weekly sale. OTM’s sold to 229.5p/kg and £2104, store steers to £1840, store heifers to £1750, rearing calves to £550 and weaned calves to £925.


85 calves were forward today which sold to an exceptionally strong trade. The best rearing bull calves sold to £550 for Charolais cross from JH Towers & Son, Tunstall with British Blue cross to £525 from AD&R Milner, Cloughton on Brock and G&ME Woodhouse & Sons, Ellel. Aberdeen Angus cross achieved £465 from Tom Barron Farms, Woodplumpton. Medium rearing bulls were regularly £320 to £380, with the younger end £270 to £310. Dairy bulls sold to a top price of £160 for a Holstein Friesian with Ayrshire’s to £135.
Heifer calves sold to £490 for British Blue cross from G&ME Woodhouse, Ellel with other stronger end rearing heifers £370 to £450. The best younger rearers sold to £375 for Charolais cross from JH Towers & Son, Tunstall who sold Limousin cross to £370 and British Blue cross to £310 from Barbour Farms, Claughton on Brock. Younger heifers were generally £200 to £240.
An entry of weaned calves from Throstle Nest Farms, Pilling saw British Blue cross steers to £925 with others at £910 and heifers from the same home to £765. Hereford heifers from E Lund & Son, Ingleton sold to £680.


All steers today averaged £1442, with a top price of £1840 achieved for a ring full of British Blues from K&DE Woodhouse, Ellel who sold other pens at £1830 and £1800. Charolais cross also achieved £1800 from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham with J Oddie & Son, Blackburn to the same price for a trio of Aberdeen Angus cross. Other stronger end steers were regularly £1550 to £1700, with younger steers £1250 to £1400.
Heifers sold to an overall market averaged of £1247 selling to a top of £1750 for British Blue cross again from K&DE Woodhouse, Ellel. Aberdeen Angus cross achieved £1670 from MJ Shepherd, New Biggin and Hereford cross £1580 from J Tattersall, Leyland and Limousin cross also £1580 from P Whitton & Son, Burneside. Other stronger heifers were £1400 to £1550, with younger longer keep cattle £1100 to £1250.


NWA Lancaster saw 101 cull cows forward which sold to a market average of 174p/kg. Beef cows sold to 214p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus cross from AK&PA Threlfall, Inskip and £1470 for a Limousin from Lakeland Farm, Ings. Dairy cows sold to 249.5p/kg for a Montbeliarde from MD Close & Son, Arkholme who sold others at £1711. Beef cows for further finishing were regularly 190p/kg to 205p/kg, with heavy well fleshed dairy cows 180p/kg to 195p/kg, parlour types 165p/kg to 178p/kg and the leanest 120p/kg to 140p/kg.
Over aged beef heifers sold to 269.5p/kg and £1482 for an Aberdeen Angus cross from WJ&LA Barker, Arkholme. Diary heifers sold to 244.5p/kg for a Fleckvieh from CG Birkett, Carnforth and £1809 for a Montbeliarde from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel. Other stronger dairy heifers were generally 220p/kg to 240p/kg, grossing £1400 to £1500.
A single OTM steer sold to 229.5p/kg and £2104 for a Simmental cross from J Bargh, Morecambe. Cull bulls sold to 179.5p/kg and £1184.

Top Prices


Montbeliarde: 249.50 Docker Hall Farm. Fleckvieh: 217.50 Docker Hall, 189.50 Birks Farm. Angus: 214.50 Lambrigg Farm. Hereford: 199.50 Trapp Farm. Friesian: 199.50 Catshaw Hall Farm, 197.50 Bannister Farm, 197.50 Yeat House, 194.50 Docker Hall Farm, 194.50 Kitchen Ground Farm, 189.50 Docker Hall Farm. Limousin: 199.50 (x2) Meadowbank Farm, 184.50 Nook Farm, 179.50 Meadowbank Farm. Simmental: 194.50 Cottam Farm. Norwegian Red: 194.50 (x2) Docker Hall Farm. Swedish Red: 184.50, 179.50 Docker Hall Farm. Ayrshire: 154.50 Rose Farm. Shorthorn: 139.50, 129.50 Low Dubbs Farm.


Angus: 269.50 Brown Edge, 239.50 Bensons Hall. Montbeliarde: 244.50 Yeat House. Fleckvieh: 244.50 Netherbeck Barn. Friesian: 239.50 (x2) High Snab, 239.50 Holly House Farm, 239.50, 229.50 Heaton Hall Farm, 224.50 Cocker House Farm. Ayrshire: 179.50 Bolton Fold Farm, 174.50 Rose Farm, 157.50 Bolton Fold Farm.


Simmental: 229.50 Cottam Farm.


Friesian: 179.50 Abbey House. Saler: 179.50 Stubbin Head Farm.


Hereford: £680 (x2), £600 (x2) Lundholme Farm, £270, £215 Catshaw Hall Farm. British Blue: £490, £450, £445 Boldens Farm, £310, £265 Manor House Farm, £260 Norbreck Farm. Angus: £380, £340 Boldens Farm, £295 Manor House Farm, £280, £250 Ambrose Hall Farm, £250 Manor House Farm. Charolais: £375 Tunstall Hall. Limousin: £370, £255, £240 Tunstall Hall, £190, £165 Halforth Farm.


British Blue: £910 Throstle Nest Farm, £525 Boldends Farm, £525 Lane Head Farm, £500, £400 Boldens Farm, £385 Lane Head Farm. Charolais: £550, £485, £455 Tunstall Hall. Limousin: £470 Tunstall Hall. Angus: £465, £445 Ambrose Hall Farm, £380 Tunstall Hall, £380, £375 Ambrose Hall Farm, £375 Tunstall Hall. Hereford: £380 Catshaw Hall Farm, £240, £145 Cocker House Farm. Friesian: £160 Catshaw Hall Farm. Ayrshire: £135, £108 Bolton Fold Farm.


British Blue: £925 (x3), £850, £805, £765 Throstle Nest Farms.


British Blue: £1840, £1830, £1800, £1740 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1700 Cock Hall Farm, £1670 Cragg Farm. Angus: £1800 Cheetham House Farm, £1780 Yew Tree Farm, £1700 Wood Nook Farm, £1660 Gaskell House, £1610 Yew Tree Farm, £1560 Raw Head. Charolais: £1800 Cock Hall Farm, £1580 Wilmar Farms. Friesian: £1680 Gibraltar Farm, £1470 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1440 Carlingwha, £1390 Downlands Farm, £1350 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1000 Moss Gate Farm. Hereford: £1650 Snub Snape Farm, £1520 Lynwood, £1440 Thornton Barn Farm, £1220 Corney Hill Farm, £1160 Well House Farm. Blonde: £1640 Nook Farm. Limousin: £1600 Snub Snape Farm, £1560 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1440 Carlingwha. Simmental: £1580 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Saler: £1550 Hazelgrove Lodge. Montbeliarde: £1510 Gaskell House, £1480 Cock Hall Farm. Fleckvieh: £1440 Carlingwha, £1380 Corney Hill Farm. Shorthorn: £1210 Sporat Ghyll, £1080 Mill House Farm.


British Blue: £1750, £1650 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1540 Holmes Farm, £1480 Windy Hill Farm, £1390 Old Hall Farm, £1370 Netherbeck Barn. Angus: £1680 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1670 Gaskell House, £1550 Wood Nook Farm, £1510 Burnt House Farm, £1440 Raw Head, £1430 Hare Field House. Hereford: £1580 Snub Snape Farm, £1410 Oak Fold, £1220 Park Lane Farm. Limousin: £1580 High Tenement Farm, £1570 Gibraltar Farm, £1440 High Tenement Farm, £1400 Holmes Farm, £1350 High Tenement Farm, £1340 Oak Fold. Friesian: £1550 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1430 Holmes Farm. Fleckvieh: £1400 Holme Head, £1170 Angerton Hall Farm. Simmental: £1170 Park House Farm. Montbeliarde: £1170 Angerton Hall Farm. Shorthorn: £1160 Sproat Ghyll. Charolais: £1080 Middle Ridge Farm.


British Blue: £1360 Thornton Barn Farm.

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