Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auctions Weekly Sale of Calves, Store & OTM Cattle, Friday 16th February 2024.

-NWA Lancaster once again proved itself to be the leading Lancashire market, with customers coming from far and wide to both buy and sell stock.
- Store Steers to £1950
- Store Heifers to £1760
- Calves to £615
- OTM cattle to 284p/kg & £1906


Best rearing bull calves sold to £615 for Charolais cross from J&G Thornley, Kirkham with others from this same good home at £590. Younger bull calves sold to £400 for an Aberdeen Angus cross from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping who sold British Blue cross at £395. Other bull calves were regularly £320 to £380. A nineteen day old Limousin cross from D&K Haworth, Hambleton sold at £275. Dairy bulls sold to £185 for a Montbeliarde from GJ&G Billington, Garstang with Black and Whites to £120 from JM&HM France & Son, Littledale.
Heifer calves sold to £510 for a Charolais cross from J&G Thornley Ltd, Kirkham with medium rearers to £305 for British Blue cross from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe with others at £300 from CR&A Baxter & Son, Morecambe. Others were generally £240 to £300. Young native heifers sold to £185 for an Aberdeen Angus cross from T&CM Kelsall & Son, Chipping.
Several weaned calves forward today saw a pair of Aberdeen Angus steers sell to £770 from E&J Redmayne, Winmarleigh with Hereford cross £620 from TE&M Kidd, Ellel. British Blue cross heifers sold to £585 from FW Rhodes & Son, Ellel with Black and Whites steer to £300 from SJ Gunn, Milnthorpe.


A packed ring side of buyers saw the cattle trade once again step up a gear, with steers today peaking at £1950 for a ring full of Aberdeen Angus cross from TC Whiteside & Son, Pilling. Other strong pens of steers were regularly £1700 to £1850. Nice yarding sorts were £1450 to £1600. Dairy bred steers sold to £1700 for Fleckviehs from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse. Holstein Friesian sold to £1380 from TJ Llyod, settle.
Heifers sold to £1760 for Aberdeen Angus cross from FA Nowell, Low Bentham with other stronger heifers £1480 to £1650. Younger feeding sorts were frequently £1100 to £1300.


Another large entry of cull cows sold to a market averaged of 170p/kg, with over half the entry being dairy cows. Beef cows sold to a top of 254p/kg for a young Limousin from CD&HL Mason, Caton. Other stronger end beef cows were regularly 210p/kg to 230p/kg, with medium sorts keenly sort after for feeding at 180p/kg to 205p/kg. Top grossing beef cow was an Aberdeen Angus at £1680 from O Butler, Kirkham with others generally £1200 to £1420. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows sold to 241p/kg for a young Holstein Friesian cow from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe. Other well fleshed dairy cows were 185p/kg to 200p/kg, mediums 160p/kg to 180p/kg with cows direct out of the parlour 142p/kg to 165p/kg. Top grossing dairy cow was a Holstein Friesian from TL Baldwin & Son, Forton achieving £1579.
Cull bulls sold to 169p/kg for a Charolais from M&C Booth, Kentmere and £1906 for a Hereford from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Dairy bulls sold to 134p/kg and £1365 from PW JM Norris & Son, Hornby.
OTM heifers sold to 244p/kg from AT Burrow & Son, Hornby with others regularly 220p/kg to 240p/kg. Top price of £1784 was achieved by EW&CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine.
OTM steers sold to 259p/kg and £1484 for a Hereford cross from M&RW Stirzaker, Milnthorpe.
Under aged steers sold to 274p/kg and £1765 for British Blue cross from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse with others regularly 260p/kg to 270p/kg and £1550 to £1750.
Under aged heifers sold to 284p/kg for Aberdeen Angus cross from O Butler, Kirkham with others at £1793 from EW&CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine.

Top Prices


British Blue: £585 Barrrow Greaves Farm. Angus: £570 Sandvilla, £555 Poplar Grove Farm, £465 Barrow Greaves Farm. Charollais: £560 Sandvilla, £550 Derby Lodge Farm. Hereford: £420 Barrow Greaves Farm.Limousin: £160 Forton Hall Farm. Longhorn: £140 Bolton Fold Farm.


Angus: £770 Poplar Grove Farm, £435 Derby Lodge Farm, £400 Brown Brook, £305 North Farm. Hereford: £620 Booth Hall, £455 Barrow Greaves Farm, £455 Booth Hall. Charollais: £615 Derby Lodge Farm. British Blue: £455 Barrow Greaves Farm, £396 Brown Brook, £375 New Brows Farm, £345 Blackleach House Farm, £330 New Brows Farm. Limousin: £275 Rose Farm, £225 Forton Hall Farm. Longhorn: £205 Bolton Fold Farm. Montbeliarde: £185 Myerscough House. Friesian: £120 Newhouse Farm, £110 Derby Lodge Farm.


Limousin: 254.5 Mearsbeck Farm, 214.5 Howriggs, 201.5 Rooten Brook, 199.5 Howriggs, 199.5 Thornbush Farm, 199.5 High House Farm.Friesian: 241.5 North Farm, 209.5 Holme House Farm, 189.5 Catshaw Hall Farm, 184.5 North Farm, 179.5 Docker Hall Farm, 179.5 Forton Hall Farm. British Blue: 227.5 Howriggs, 111.5 Knotts Farm. Saler: 221.5 Elm Bank Farm. Angus: 211.5 Elm Bank Farm, 164.5 Rooten Brook. Stabaliser: 194.5 Park House Farm. Shorthorn: 189.5 High Cark Farm. Galloway: 174.5 Ballavair Farm.Ayrshire: 159.50 Bolton Fold Farm.


Simmental: 234.5 Aynsome Croft. Friesian: 224.5 High Snab, 241.5 Abbotson Farm, 239.5 Yew Tree Farm, 129.5 Knotts Farm. Hereford: 214.5 Park House Farm.


Hereford: 259.5 Station Hotel. British Blue: 189.5 Sandvilla.


Hereford: 169.5 Catshaw Hall Farm. Charollais: 169.5 Hartrigg. Friesian: 134.5 Priory Farm.


Angus: 284.5 Elm Bank Farm. Friesian: 249.5 Yew Tree Farm, 239.5 North Farm, 237.5 Holme House Farm, 231.5 New Brows Farm, 217.5 Holme House Farm.


British Blue: 274.5 Upper Foxholes Farm. Angus: 264.5 Station Hotel Farm, 249.5 Gulf Farm.Hereford: 264.5 Station Hotel Farm.


Angus: £1950 New Ridge Farm, £1920, £1880, £1860 Proctors Row, £1720, £1710 Snub Snape Farm. Charolais: £1860, £1740 (x2) Whelpside Farm, £1320 Manor Farm. British Blue: £1800 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1770 Stubb Hall Farm, £1700 Pennine Way, £1680 Netherbeck Barn, £1660 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1360 Sandvilla. Hereford: £1760 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1580 Windy Hill Farm, £1570 Holly House Farm, £1560 Scale House Farm, £1480 West View Farm, £1410 Edenmount Well Lane. Fleckvieh: £1700 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1570 Netherbeck Barn, £1440 Sandvilla, £1320 Netherbeck Barn, £1060 Mearbeck Farm. Limousin: £1560 High Tenement Farm, £1560 Scale House Farm, £1430 Sandvilla, £950 Fell End Farm. Saler: £1530 Sandvilla. Simmental: £1410 Mill House Farm. Friesian: £1380, £1290 Plumpton Hall Farm. Shorthorn: £1260 Stirzaker House, £1200 Sproat Ghyll, £860 Stirzaker House. Montbeliarde: £1220 Middle Ridge Farm. Continental: £1140 Middle Ridge Farm, £980 Newlands Farm. Other: £1140 Middle Ridge Farm. Galloway: £840 (x2), £760, £710 IOM.


Angus: £1760, £1620 Kirkbeck, £1590 Manor House Farm, £1530 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1500 Gaskell House, £1500 Park Lane Farm. British Blue: £1670 Pennie Way, £1550 Gaskell House, £1550 High Snab, £1500 High House Farm, £1480 Park Lane Farm, £1480 Stubb Hall Farm. Limousin: £1590 Manor House Farm, £1100, £1060 Fell End Farm. Hereford: £1520 Holly House Farm, £1380 Sandvilla. Charolais: £1500, £1160 Manor Farm. Shorthorn: £1310, £1260 Sproat Ghyll, £1120 Stirzaker House.


Friesian: £920 Sandvilla.

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