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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM, Dairy and Store Cattle, Friday 19th April 2024.

The sun shined bright on NWA Lancaster at its popular weekly cattle sale, with all sellers extremely well suited with prices achieved.

OTM Cattle to 264p/kg and £1887
Store Steers to £1880
Store Heifers to £1700
Weaned Calves to £880
Rearing Calves to £545
Dairy Heifers to £1900

OTM AND CULL CATTLE

Overall market averaged of 185p/kg achieved for all cull cows forward. 75% being dairy cows. Beef cows sold to a top of 264.5p/kg for Limousin from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale with other Limousin selling to £1806 from A & P Hodgkinson, Stalmine. Other heavy well fleshed beef cows regularly 190-210p/kg and £1200-£1400. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows sold to 244.5p/kg for a young Holstein Friesian from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham with others 195-215p/kg, medium types 175-190p/kg with leaner parlour type cows 130-150p/kg. Top grossing being a Holstein Friesian from Barker Farms, Carnforth achieving £1818 with other stronger end dairy cows £1350-£1500. OTM dairy heifers sold to 239.5p/kg on 3 occasions with others regularly 205-230p/kg topping at £1544 with others at £1524 and £1463. OTM steers sold to 229.5p/kg and £1168. Stock bulls selling to 224.5p/kg for a British Blue and £1887 for Aberdeen Angus.

STORE CATTLE

Store cattle sold to another exceptional trade, with steers averaging £1368 and heifers £1242 for an entry compromising of a larger number of summering type cattle. Best steers sold to £1880 for Hereford x from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling with Aberdeen Angus x to £1760, Simmental to £1760, British Blue x to £1730, Limousin x to £1720 and Charolais x to £1640. Dairy steers sold to £1450 for Black & Whites with others at £1420 and £1400. Younger steers generally £1200-£1350. Heifers sold to £1700 for Aberdeen Angus x again from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling with other Aberdeen Angus x to £1600, Simmental x to £1550, British Blue x to £1520, Charolais x to £1510. Younger heifers generally £1180-£1300.

CALVES

Packed ringside of buyers saw best rearing bull calves sell to £545 for a Limousin x from D & M Foster with sold others at £525 with British Blue x from £490 from JP & C Robson, Garstang. Other medium beef bulls £320-£400 with younger rearers £260-£300. Dairy bulls sold to £185 for a Holstein Friesian from J & G Thornley, Kirkham with other medium rearers generally £80-£120. Rearing heifer calves sold to £565 for Charolais x from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale with a super of entry of British Blue x heifers (6 week old) from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe regularly £300-£370, with younger heifers £240-£300. Several weaned calves forward today saw 7 month old British Blue steers from Throstle Nest Farms, Pilling sell to £880 who also sold British Blue x heifers sold to £790 and £760. 4 month old British Blue x heifers from WG Farms Ltd, Cockerham sold to £615 for a ring full with others regularly £550-£600. 12 week old Aberdeen Angus bulls from J & G Thornley, Kirkham sell to £500 with others £470-£490.

Already entered for next week: 50 weaned (3-5 month old) from several local farms to include Hereford x, Charolais x, Aberdeen Angus x and British Blue x bulls, heifers and steers.

Top Prices

OTM COW:

Limousin: 264.50 Yates Farm, 249.50 Bank Field Farm, 244.50 Low Pleasant, 169.50 New Hall Farm. Friesian: 244.50, 239.50, 224.50, 219.50 Lathwaite Farm, 204.50 Derby Lodge Farm, 201.50 Lathwaite Farm. Fleckvieh: 209.50, 177.50 Holme Head. Stabiliser: 209.50, 174.50 Braida Garth. Montbeliarde: 204.50 Docker Hall Farm. British Blue: 191.50 Pilling Hall Farm, 181.50 Low Pleasant. Norwegian Red: 191.50 Holme Head, 141.50 Greenalls Farm. Meuse-Rhine-Issel: 189.50 Littlewood Hall Farm. Shorthorn: 184.50 Lathwaite Farm. Continental: 181.50 Poole Bank Farm. Dairy Shorthorn: 169.50, 109.50 Docker Farm. Ayrshire: 167.50 Rose Farm. Simmental: 159.50 Braida Garth.

OTM HEIFER:

Friesian: 239.50 Sandbeds Farm, 239.50 Lawsons Farm, 239.50 Lathwaite Farm, 234.50 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, 229.50 New Brows Farm, 224.50 Sandbeds Farm.

CAST STEER:

Friesian: 229.50 Barn Hill Farm. Jersey: 189.50 Barn Hill Farm.

CAST BULL:

British Blue: 224.50 Far Orrest. Angus: 199.50 Lathwaite Farm.

HEIFER CALF:

British Blue: £790 (x2), £760 Throstle Nest Farm, £615 (x3) Lathwaite Farm. Angus: £585 (x2) Throstle Nest Farm, £410 Derby Lodge Farm. Charolais: £535 Tills Farm. Montbeliarde: £330, £270 (x4), £260 Myerscough House.

BULL CALF:

Limousin: £545, £525 Church Farm. Angus: £540 (x2) Lathwaite Farm, £500, £495, £480, £400 Derby Lodge Farm. British Blue: £490, £430, £385 Roe Farm, £360 Hudsbrook Farm. Hereford: £340 Church Farm, £170 Cocker House Farm. Friesian: £185 Derby Lodge Farm, £130 Cocker House Farm, £120 Tills Farm

STEER CALF:

British Blue: £880 (x2), £670 Throstle Nest Farm, £480 (x3) The Bungalow.

STORE BULLOCK:

Hereford: £1880 Pasture House Farm, £1580 Windy Hill Farm, £1480 Old Glasson Farm, £1390 Rylstone Barn, £1360 Longmeanygate, £1300 Hipshow Farm. Angus: £1760 Low Levens, £1710 Chestnut House Farm, £1700 Linghaw Farm, £1680 Low Levens, £1620 New Ridge Farm, £1590 Wood Nook Farm. Simmental: £1760 Stubb Hall Farm, £1480 Old Glasson Farm, £1380 Sykes Fold Farm. British Blue: £1730 Stubb Hall Farm, £1350 Gaskell House, £1280 Outerthwaite Farm, £1240 Sproat Ghyll, £1210 Moss House Farm, £1200 Mill House Farm. Limousin: £1720 Gibraltar Farm, £1620 Low Levens, £1610 Snub Snape Farm, £1440 Downlands Farm, £1400 Middleton Hall. Charolais: £1640 Downlands Farm, £1600 Holme House Farm, £1560 Rylstone Barn. Welsh Black: £1620 New Ridge Farm. Friesian: £1450 Low Deepslack, £1420 Gaskell House, £1380, £1310 Downlands Farm, £1300 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1290 Barn Hill Farm. Meuse-Rhine-Issel: £1400 Littlewood Hall Farm. Swedish Red: £1300 Grange Farm. Montbeliarde: £1100 Angerton Hall Farm.

STORE HEIFER:

Angus: £1700 Pasture House Farm, £1600 Low Deepslack, £1560 Linghaw Farm, £1540 Low Levens, £1460, £1450 Rowell Farm. Simmental: £1550 Stubb Hall Farm, £1520 Low Levens, £1400 Sykes Fold Farm. British Blue: £1520 Windy Hill Farm, £1510 Wood Nook Farm, £1470 High House Farm, £1440, £1320 Park Lane Farm, £1300 Nether Hall Farm. Charolais: £1510 High House Farm, £1380 Holme House Farm. Limousin: £1500 Bowlands Gardens. Hereford: £1430 Snub Snape Farm. Meuse-Rhine-Issel: £1220 Littlewood Hall Farm. Fleckvieh: £1120 Angerton Hall Farm.

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