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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 2nd February 2024.

STORE CATTLE

Another fast trade was seen for store cattle, with all classes and types well ahead of sales earlier in the week. Customers are encouraged to enter cattle with confidence and take advantage of the good trade.
Steers sold to a top of £1860 on two occasions for a Beef Shorthorn cross from EW&CR Clegg, Stalmine and a Charolais cross from DE&SM Moorhouse, Natland. Limousins sold to £1800 from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham. Charolais cross sold to £1770 from GT&CA Blezard, Conder Green who also sold British Blue cross at £1720. Aberdeen Angus steers sold to £1660 from J Tattersall, Leyland with others at £1640 from WJ&L Barker, Arkholme and R Escolme, Bay Horse. Herefords sold to £1590 from D Fox & Co, Bay House. Dairy bred steers sold to £1480 for a Holstein Friesian from M Whitton, Burneside with Fleckvieh to £1260 from C&B Cumming & Son, Preesall and British Friesian to £1240 from EE Thornton, Heaton.
Heifers sold to £1600 for a Limousin cross from R&DM Rossall & Sons, Pilling with Aberdeen Angus cross selling to £1590 from MJ Shepherd, Kirkby Lonsdale. British Blue cross sold to £1570 and Charolais to £1540, with other pens of stronger heifers regularly £1360 to £1480. Younger heifers sold to £1250 for Beef Shorthorns from JA&ME Mawson, Orton.
The sale commenced with a two year old Charolais breeding bull from S&J France, Over Wyresdale which achieved a final bid of £2100.

CALVES & WEANLINGS

Rearing bull calves sold to £460 for a Charolais cross from JT&B Fox, Quernmore with a large proportion of younger bull calves generally £280 to £330. JT&B Fox, Quernmore also sold an Aberdeen Angus to £330. Stronger reared bull calves sold to £580 from J&G Thornley, Kirkham who sold others at £570 and £540. Twelve week old British Blue cross bulls sold to £510 from JP&C Robson, Garstang. Dairy bulls sold to £145 for a Holstein Friesian from JT&B Fox, Quernmore with others regularly £80 to £120.
Rearing Heifer calves sold to £360 for an Aberdeen Angus cross from the consignment off Tom Barron Farms, Woodplumpton who sold others at £350 and British Blue cross at £335. Other rearing beef heifers were generally £210 to £280. Weaned heifers sold to £535 from J&G Thornley, Kirkham for a Charolais cross, with Beef Shorthorn selling to £555 from SI Porter, Grange Over Sands.
A pair of weaned Hereford cross steers from E Lund & Son, Ingleton achieved £740.

OTM, CULL & PRIME CATTLE

A large show of 157 cull and OTM cattle saw all cows forward average 169p/kg with OTM and clean cattle averaging 241p/kg. Beef cows sold to a top price of 259.5p/kg for a Limousin cross from RHM&S Boyren, Colton who sold others at 249.5p/kg. Better end been cows were regularly 220p/kg to 245p/kg. A keen interest in beef cows suitable for finishing, were generally 185p/kg to 210p/kg. Top grossing was a Limousin from G&P Middleton, Sedbergh achieving £1631, with others at £1629 from Mason & Gardner, Ingleton and £1610 from T&M Halhead, Carnforth. Young dairy cows sold to 219p/kg from Wannops Farm, Morecambe. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows were 180p/kg to 195p/kg, mediums 155p/kg and 170p/kg and leaner parlour types 135p/kg to 145p/kg. Top grossing cow was a Montbeliarde from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel achieving £1460 with Holstein Friesians selling to £1455 from ME&B Mason & Son, Tatham.
OTM heifers sold to 259.5p/kg for a Limousin from SH&M Batty & Son, Quernmore and M&L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale, Aberdeen Angus cross from J Oddie & Son, Blackburn and JH Woof & Son, Kendal. Top grossing beef heifer was an Aberdeen Angus achieving £1860 from JH Woof & Son, Kendal. Dairy heifers sold to 234.5p/kg and £1489 from AT Burrow & Son, Gressingham.
OTM steers sold to 264.5p/kg and £1399 for a British Blue cross from WT Eastham & Son, Goosnargh.
Cull bulls sold to 269.5p/kg and £1712 for a Limousin from JT&J Kelsall, Clapham with Aberdeen Angus cross selling to 174.5p/kg and £1696 from GR&A Foy, Conder Green.
Several prime heifers forward saw Aberdeen Angus cross sell to 259.5p/kg from J Oddie & Son, Blackburn who sold others to £1557. Dairy heifers sold to 259.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from AW&AM Park & Son, Ellel and £1445 from Wannops Farms, Morecambe.
Prime steers sold to 269.5p/kg for a British Blue from A Kirkby & Co, Pilling with Limousin cross selling to £1957 from DJ Townley, Lancaster.

Top Prices

HEIFER CALF:

Charolais: £535 Derby Lodge Farm. Shorthorn: £505, £380 High Cark Farm. Angus: £400 Derby Lodge Farm, £360, £350 Polutry Farm, £330 Derby Lodge Farm, £310, £230 Poultry Farm. British Blue: £335, £285 Poultry Farm, £260 Walkers Ith Fields, £245, £200 Poultry Farm. Limousin: £200 Lambrigg Head Farm, £185 Tills Farm, £160 Forton Hall Farm.

BULL CALF:

Angus: £580, £570, £540 Derby Lodge Farm, £485 Poultry Farm, £470 Roe Farm, £450 Poultry Farm. British Blue: £510 Roe Farm, £350 Poultry Farm, £325, £265 Walkers Ith Fields. Charolais: £460 Blackwood End. Limousin: £285 Tills Farm, £160 Forton Hall Farm. Hereford: £280 Westfield House Farm. Friesian: £145, £125 Blackwood End, £125, £110 Cocker House Farm.

STEER CALF:

Hereford: £740 (x2) Lundholme Farm. British Blue: £525 High Cark Farm.

OTM COW TOP PENCE FOR KILO:

Limousin: 259.5 Hill Park, 249.5 Hill Park, 229.5 Low House, 229.5 Stoneybank Philpin Farm, 229.5 Stoneybank Philpin Farm, 229.5 Stoneybank Philpin Farm. Friesian: 219.5 Heaton Hall Farm, 184.5 Oxenforth Green Farm, 177.5 Low Levens, 174.5 Low Levens, 174.5 Low Levens, 171.5 Forton Hall Farm. British Blue: 219.5 Hill Park. Simmental: 209.5 Longlands, 199.5 Longlands, 191.5 Parkside Farm, 159.5 Moorhouse Farm, 159.50 Moorhouse Farm. Aberdeen Angus: 209.5 Underhelm Farm, 194.5 Moorhouse Farm, 194.5 Moorhouse Farm, 189.5 Upp Hall, 189.5 Upp Hall, 179.5 Moorhouse Farm. Shorthorn: 181.5 Manor House Farm, 159.5 Manor House Farm, 151.5 Moorhouse Farm. Montbeliarde: 194.5 Yeat House, 184.5 Yeat House, 184.5 Yeat House, 181.5 Yeat House, 181.5 Yeat House. Charolais: 189.5 Moorhouse Farm, 189.5 Moorhouse Farm. Fleckvieh: 184.5 Hawkin Hall, 169.5 Hawkin Hall, 161.5 Cracalt Farm. Belted Galloway: 184.5 Moorhouse Farm. Hereford: 184.5 Coldcotes Farm, 184.5 Underhelm Farm. Stabiliser: 181.5 Park House Farms, 169.5 Park House Farm.

OTM HEIFER TOP PENCE PER KILO:

Aberdeen Angus: 259.5 Underhelm Farm, 259.5 Cheetham House Farm. Limousin: 259.5 High House Farm, 259.5 Friars Moss. Hereford: 244.5 Park House Farms. Shorthorn: 244.5 Manor House Farm. Friesian: 234.5 High Snab, 234.5 High Snab.

CAST STEER TOP PENCE PER KILO:

British Blue: 264.5 Wood Nook Farm.

CAST BULL TOP PENCE PER KILO:

Limousin: 259.5 Summerlands. Aberdeen Angus: 174.5 Parkside Farm.

PRIME HEIFER TOP PENCE PER KILO:

Friesian: 259.5 Walkers I’th Fields, 244.5 Heaton Hall Farm, 241.5Walkers I’th Fields, 237.5 Walkers I’th Fields, 229.5 Heaton Hall Farm, 229.5 Heaton Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus: 259.50 Cheetham House Farm, 254.5 Cheetham House Farm. Norwegian Red & White: 184.5 Cracalt Farm.

PRIME STEER TOP PENCE PER KILO:

British Blue: 269.5 Gulf Farm. Limousin: 264.5 Whinney Carr Farm.

BREEDING BULL:

Charolais: £2100 Kays Farm.

STORE BULLOCK:

Charolais: £1860 High House Farm, £1770 Scale House Farm, £1680 Carlingwha, £1560 Brown Edge, £1480 Grange Farm, £1480 Mount Gawne. Shorthorn: £1860 Yew Tree Farm, £1410 Cock Hall Farm, £1270, £1210 Sproat Ghyll. Limousin: £1800 Cock Hall Farm, £1700 High House Farm, £1690 High Tenement Farm, £1650 Millbeck, £1600 Carlingwha, £1540 High Tenement Farm. British Blue: £1720 Scale House Farm, £1670 Windy Hill Farm, £1660 Abrahams Farm, £1580 Castlehill, £1570 Carlingwha, £1570 Station Hotel Farm. Angus: £1660 Snub Snape Farm, £1640 Ivy Barn, £1640 Brown Edge, £1630 Castlehill, £1600 Ivy Barn, £1570 Gaskell House. Blonde: £1650 Millbeck. Hereford: £1590 Holly House Farm, £1490 Windy Hill Farm, £1140 Hatters Farm. Friesian: £1480 High Tenement Farm, £1300 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1240 Barn Hill Farm, £1240 Downlands Farm. Stabiliser: £1330 Low Moorhead Farm. Fleckvieh: £1260 Parrox Hall Farm.

STORE HEIFER:

Limousin: £1600 Abrahams Farm, £1430 Grange Farm, £1330 High Snab, £1310 Carlingwha, £1170 Downlands Farm, £1160 Sewage Farm. Angus: £1590 Gaskell House, £1570 Yew Tree Farm, £1560 Hare Field House, £1480 Toulbrick Farm, £1480 Holly House Farm, £1470 Snub Snape Farm. British Blue: £1570 Abrahams Farm, £1560 High Snab, £1500 Yew Tree Farm, £1500 Wood Nook Farm, £1450 Newshamd Hall Farm, £1340 Park Farm Barn. Charolais: £1540 Whelpside Farm, £1410 Toulbrick Farm, £1390 Mount Gawne, £1180 Middle Ridge Farm, £1170, £1070 Downlands Farm. Hereford: £1530, £1380 Holly House Farm, £1310 Holme House Farm, £1200 Lundholme Farm. Shorthorn: £1450 Yew Tree Farm, £1330, £1250 Sproat Ghyll, £1200 Lundholme Farm. Montbeliarde: £1400 Newsham Hall Farm, £1380 Carlinghurst. Blonde: £1130 Newsham Hall Farm.

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