Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, Dairy Cattle, OTM, Stirks and Store Cattle, Friday 23rd February 2024.

Another 500 plus Friday at NWA Lancaster which saw calves sell to £600, store cattle to £2000, OTM cattle to 281p/kg and £2000.


A large entry of 140 calves were forward with customers in attendance from far and wide, proving Lancaster to be the chosen calf market in the local area. The strongest beef calves sold to £585 for a Charolais from SW&K Metcalfe, Whittington with the strongest British Blue cross regularly £500 to £570. Aberdeen Angus cross were frequently £460 to £500, with nice medium rearers regularly £300 to £360. Younger month old calves were £260 to £300. Dairy bulls sold to £230 for a Holstein Friesian from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall with other stronger end calves regularly £140 to £180. Weaned bulls sold to £590 for five month old Aberdeen Angus cross.
Strongest heifer calves sold to £470 for a British Blue cross, with Aberdeen Angus cross also achieving £470 and Charolais cross to £445. The best rearers were regularly £320 to £360, with younger heifers £270 to £310. Several weaned heifers forward sold to £600 for a British Blue cross with Aberdeen Angus cross selling at £560.


All cull cows forward averaged 166p/kg, topping at 254p/kg for a young Holstein Friesian from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with Montbeliarde to 199.5p/kg from WR&CM Lawrenson, Winmarleigh. Other heavy well finished dairy cows were regularly 185p/kg to 195p/kg with mediums types 165p/kg to 185p/kg and cows from the parlour 145p/kg to 160p/kg, depending on quality and type. Top grossing being a young Montbeliarde from WR&CM Lawrenson, Winmarleigh achieving £1830, with Holstein Friesian selling to £1559 from Lawsons Dairy Ltd, Cockerham. Only handful of beef cows forward, with all selling to a keen interest for finishing. Beef cows sold to 204p/kg on three occasions for Limousin cross cows, with other beef cows regularly 180p/kg to 200p/kg. Top grossing being a Limousin cross at £1554 from HR&KA Hodgson, Barbon.
OTM prime heifers sold to 271p/kg from R&K Jenkinson, Pilling with other beef heifers regularly 240p/kg to 270p/kg and dairy heifers 225p/kg to 240p/kg. Top grossing being a Holstein Friesian from J Huddleston, Brookhouse achieving £1578.
OTM steers sold to 281p/kg and £1759 for an Aberdeen Angus cross from O Butler, Kirkham.
Cull bulls sold to 181p/kg for a Limousin cross from RG&L Holmes, Warton with others at £2000 from HR&KA Hodgson, Barbon. Diary bulls sold to 159p/kg and £1437 from PW&JM Norris & Son, Hornby.


An in-calf diary heifer due March to the Aberdeen Angus sold at £1400.


303 store cattle continued to sell to an extremely strong and competitive trade with all vendors leaving well suited with prices achieving. Today’s sale peaked at £2000 on two occasions for Limousin cross steers from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse and PM&ST Entwistle, Abbeystead. Other strong steers were regularly £1800 to £1900, to include native sire stores peaking at £1900 for Aberdeen Angus cross from J Clark Ltd, Preston. Good yarding steers were generally £1550 to £1750, include the top price diary steers achieving £1680 for Fleckviehs from TJ Lloyd, Settle. Younger steers sold to a top price of £1600 for a pen of British Blue cross from P Whittle, Bolton. Other younger British Blues sold to £1250 from JA&ME Mawson, Orton.
Heifers sold to £1800 for a pair of British Blue cross from M Shepherd & Sons, Pilling with Aberdeen Angus selling to £1780 from J Clark Ltd, Preston. Other stronger end heifers were regularly £1500 to £1650. Younger heifers sold to £1280 for Aberdeen Angus cross from R&E Ladds, Kendal and £1160 for Beef Shorthorns from JA&ME Mawson, Orton.
The sale concluded with 87 stirks which saw nine month old Aberdeen Angus cross steers sell to £1040 from G&D Ball & Son, Little Eccleston and British Blue cross to £900 from RW Rhodes & Son, Ellel. Beef Shorthorns sold to £880 from E&T Richardson, Garstang. Younger steers sold to £860 for Aberdeen Angus cross from S&J France, Over Wyresdale with others regularly £800 to £850. Young dairy steers sold to £520 from I Richardson, Catforth.
Heifer stirks sold to £960 for British Blue cross from W Pinter Jnr, Clitheroe with Aberdeen Angus £910 from R&J Parkinson, Preesall. Other young heifers were £740 to £820 with well reared six month old heifers £600 to £700.
An entry of 27 feeding bulls sold to a top price of £1680 from WR&CL Lawrenson, Winmarleigh with ten month old Beef Shorthorns selling to £1010 from E&T Richardson, Garstang. Well reared British Blue cross sold to £840 from W Pinder, Clitheroe with seven month old British Blue cross £800 from Throstle Nest Farms, Pilling.

The weekly sale at NWA Lancaster continues to attract an ever increasing number of customer from throughout the north counties, midlands and Wales, attracted by the quality and quantity of cattle forward. For future information regarding marketing your stock, please do not hesitate to contact our auctioneers and fields officers:

Matthew Probert, Auctioneer 07540 446667
Gary Capstick, Auctioneer 07970 830518
Will Rogerson, Trainee Auctioneer: 07506283587
Andrew Butler, Fields Officer: 07966 556592
Lisa Bennett, Fields Officer: 07971118717

Top Prices


British Blue: £600 (x2), £560 Low Moor Farm, £520 Walkers I’th Fields, £500 (x2) Low Moor Farm. Angus: £560 (x3), £470 (x2), £430 Low Moor Farm. Charolais: £445, £375, £320 (x2) Holme House Farm, £270 Norbreck Farm, £240 Holmescales Farm. Hereford: £350 Coldcotes Farm, £345, £275 Lower Lingart Farm, £210 Westfield House Farm. Limousin: £300 Tills Farm, £300 Tunstall Hall, £250 Tills Farm, £240, £220 Holmescales Farm.


Angus: £590 (x2), £475 (x3) Low Moor Farm, £460 Matshead Farm. Charolais: £585, £425 Holme House Farm, £395 Norbreck Farm, £360 Tunstall Hall, £330 Holme House Farm, £175 Norbreck Farm. British Blue: £575, £545 Low Moor Farm, £530 Nobreck Farm, £530 (x2) Low Moor Farm, £500 Hudsbrook Farm. Hereford: £465 Lower Lingart Farm, £425 Colcotes Farm, £405, £385 Lower Lingart Farm, £260, £210 Westfield House Farm. Limousin: £410, £350 Tunstall Hall, £350 Tills Farm, £350 Tunstall Hall, £340 Tills Farm. Friesian: £230 Tunstall Hall, £170 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, £115 Wyre Bank, £100 Tills Farm.


Friesian: 254.50 Brown Brook, 189.50 Bank End Farm, 184.50 Cinder Barrow, 184.50 Docker Hall Farm, 179.50 Benson Hall, 179.50 Throstle Nest Farm. Limousin: 204.50 Elm Bank Farm, 204.50 Howriggs, 204.50 Dubside, 184.50 Rooten Brook. Montbeliarde: 199.50, 194.50, 189.50 Cumming Carr Farm, 179.50 Holme Head, 177.50 Cumming Carr Farm. Angus: 194.50 Cragg Farm, 189.50 Rooten Brook, 181.50, 161.50 Cragg Farm, 139.50 Rooten Brook. Fleckvieh: 179.50 Holme Head, 169.50 Throstle Nest Farm. Norwegian Red: 177.50, 174.50 Holme Head. Other: 174.50 Docker Hall Farm. Shorthorn: 171.50 Hudsbrook Farm. Ayrshire: 154.50 (x2) Bolton Fold Farm.


Fleckvieh: 271.50 Holmes Farm. Angus: 269.50 Elm Bank Farm, 239.50 Mill House Farm. Norwegian Red: 241.50 Cinderbarrow. Friesian: 234.50 Holmes Farm, 231.50 Ravenscar, 227.50 Cinder Barrow, 209.50 Ravenscar, 159.50 Oxenforth Green Farm, 157.50 Batty Hill.


Angus: 281.50, 279.50 Elm Bank Farm.


Limousin: 181.50 Howriggs, 181.50 Croftlands. Hereford: 179.50 Helks Farm. Friesian: 159.50, 144.50 Priory Farm.


Limousin: £2000 Lentworth Farm, £2000 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1860 High Tenement Farm, £1800, £1770 Millbeck, £1760 Woodlands Farm. British Blue: £1900 Lentworth Farm, £1890 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1860 Woodlands Farm, £1760 Stubb Hall Farm, £1750 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1700 Hall Bank. Angus: £1900, £1880, £1860 New Hall Farm, £1780 Snub Snape Farm, £1700 Lentworth Farm, £1600 Thornton Barn Farm. Simmental: £1730 Stubb Hall Farm, £1400 Old Glasson Farm, £1310 Park House Farm. Fleckvieh: £1680 Proctors Row, £1260 Throstle Nest Farm. Charolais: £1660 Carlingwha. Hereford: £1660 Hall Bank, £1540 Windy Hill Farm, £1400 Snub Snape Farm, £1400 Longmenygate, £1170 Parrox Hall Farm, £840 Barrow Greaves Farm. Norwegian Red: £1550, £1380, £1360 Proctors Row. Friesian: £1500 Proctors Row, £1380 Downlands Farm, £1300 Proctors Row, £1240 Downlands Farm, £920 Plumpton Hall Farm, £800 Throstle Nest Farm. Blonde: £1400 Half Way House. Montbeliarde: £1240 Holly Grove. Dairy Shorthorn: £1010 Middle Ridge Farm, £800 Redchalis Farm. Other: £980 Throstle Nest Farm. Shorthorn: £880 Stirzaker House, £860 Sproat Ghyll.


British Blue: £1800, £1700 Pasture House Farm, £1460 Hall Bank, £1460 Windy Hill Farm, £1350 Mill House Farm, £1300 Thursgill. Angus: £1780, £1700 New Hall Farm, £1480 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1460 Thursgill, £1400 Snub Snape Farm, £1280 Benson Hall. Limousin: £1740, £1720, £1600 Whinney Carr Farm, £1480 Carlingwha, £840 Boon Town Farm. Simmental: £1700 (x2) Bensons Hall, £1280 Park House Farm. Charolais: £1580 Whelpside Farm, £1520 Carlingwha, £1380, £1180, £1100 Moss Edge Farm. Friesian: £1460 Staffords Farm. Shorthorn: £1160 (x2), £940 Sproat Ghyll. Blonde: £1100 Half Way House.


Montbeliarde: £1680, £1520, £1380 Cumming Carr Farm. Hereford: £1160 Willow Tree Cottage. Shorthorn: £1010 Stirzaker House. British Blue: £840 Longstripes Farm, £800 Throstle Nest Farm. Limousin: £800 Longstripes Farm.

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