Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 5th January 2024.

STORE CATTLE TO £2100, OTM TO 279.5p/kg and £1969, WEANED CALVES TO £570, REARING CALVE £550.

The opening Friday sale at North West Auctions Lancaster saw all classes and types of cattle sell to a fast and competitive trade, with all sellers leaving very suited with trade and new customers in attendance, both buying and selling.


The sale commenced with 125 cull cows, with an overall market average of 165p/kg achieved. Heavy well fleshed beef cows sold to a top price of 254.5p/kg for a Limousin cross form JG&PH Thompson & Sons, Selside with others at 209p/kg from RG&H Preece, Roeburndale and 199p/kg from B&SE Carter, Ellel. Other were regularly 180p/kg to 195p/kg and medium types 160p/kg to 175p/kg, with a keen interest in those suitable for finishing. Top grossing beef cow was a Limousin cross from JG&PH Thompson& Sons, Selside achieving £1666. Closely followed by another Limousin cross from PJ&ES Rogerson, Appleby at £1643. Dairy cows sold to a top price of 174.5p/kg for heavy well fleshed Holstein Friesian from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham and Lawsons Dairy Ltd, Cockerham and G&ME Woodhouse, Ellel with Montbeliardes from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel. Other well fleshed heavy dairy cows were 155p/kg to 165p/kg, with mediums 140p/kg to 150p/kg, depending on quality and type. The very leanest and lighter weights were 105p/kg to 120p/kg. Top grossing dairy cow was a Holstein Friesian from T Taylor, Woodplumpton achieving £1488, who sold another at £1485. All cull cows forward averaged £1066.
OTM heifers beef heifers sold to 279.5p/kg and £1869 for a Limousin from AR Thompson, Selside with Simmental cross to 264.5p/kg and £1484 from EJ&P Burrow, Storth. Dairy heifers sold to 254.5p/kg for a Montbeliardes from SJ Gunn, Milnthorpe and £1718 from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel.
OTM steers sold to 264.5p/kg and £1969 for Aberdeen Angus cross from J Oddie, Balderstone.
Cull bulls sold to 209.5p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus cross from J&H Bland & Son, Ninezergh with a Blonde to £1700 from MJ Whitworth, Bolton le Sands.
150 cull cows can easily be sold every week, to our large ring side of buyers.


Stores sold to a fast and competitive trade, with buyers eager to fill sheds after the Christmas break. All classes and types sold ahead of vendors expectations, with more needed to satisfy buyer demand. Steers sold to a top price of £1840 for a Limousin cross from H Chapman & Son, Middleton, who also sold a trio of Charolais cross at £1800. British Blue cross sold to £1770 from KG&LM Park, Witherslack with a ring full of Charolais cross from WJ&LA Barker, Arkholme achieving £1700 and Aberdeen Angus cross to £1680 from FJ&R Coar, Clitheroe. Other stronger end steers were regularly £1500 to £1660. Dairy bred steers sold to £1470 for Fleckviehs from R&K Jenkinson, Pilling with others at £1450 from CG Birkett, Carnforth and £1220 for Holstein Friesian from FJ&R Coar, Clitheroe. A keen interest in younger steers selling to £1510 for sixteen month old Limousin cross from R Capstick, Ingleton with sixteen month old Aberdeen Angus cross selling to £1510 form JP&AE Cooper, Tebay and Beef Shorthorns to £1450 from JA&ME Marson, Orton. All steers forward averaged £1424.
Todays sale was topped by KG&LM Park, Witherslack selling a Charolais cross heifer at £2100. Other stronger heifers sold to £1720 for a Charolais cross from WJ&LA Barker, Arkholme who sold others at £1670. Aberdeen Angus cross sold to £1580 from FJ&R Coar, Clitheroe with others also at £1580 from MJ Waller, Lupton. A ring full of Aberdeen Angus cross from T&E Garlick & Son, Freckleton achieved £1550. Other strong heifer were regularly £1380 to £1500.
Younger heifers sold to £1260 for a fifteen month old Aberdeen Angus cross form M&L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale. British Blue cross sold to £1220 from C Butler, Hambleton. All heifers forward averaged £1258.


A good start to the year with 112 calves forward, with new customers once again in attendance. Ten week old British Blue bulls from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale sold to £565 with other stronger rearing bull calves to £550 for British Blue cross from JP&C Robson, Garstang. A consignment of Hereford cross from TE&M Kidd, Ellel sold to £550 with others at £545 and £540. Medium rearing bulls sold to £495 for a Limousin cross from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall who sold month old Charolais cross at £480, with others at £435. Other younger bull calves sold to £365 for a twenty three day old Limousin cross from D&K Haworth, Hambleton. Other month old bull calves were generally £250 to £300.
Weaned bull calves sold to £570 for a five month old Aberdeen Angus cross from JK&B Birkett & Son, Morecambe who sold others at £560 and £550.
A large number of heifer calves forward sold to £355 for a six week old Charolais cross from JH Towers & Son, Tunstall who sold others at £360. British Blue cross sold to £345 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale and Tom Barron Farms, Woodplumpton. Native heifer calves sold to £345 for an Aberdeen Angus cross from W&G Cornthwaite & Sons, Garstang with others at £320 from AW&AM Park & Sons, Ellel. Other stronger native heifers were generally £260 to £300. Several weaned calves forward sold to £460 for a twelve week old British Blue cross from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with Hereford cross to £430 from TE&M Kidd, Ellel and Aberdeen Angus from £400 Tom Barron Farms, Woodplumpton.

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: £460, £345 Catshaw Hall Farm, £345 Ambrose Hall Farm, £330 Roe Farm, £270 Catshaw Hall Farm, £270 Tills Farm. Hereford: £430 (x2) Booth Hall, £335 Booth Hall. Angus: £400 Ambrose Hall Farm, £345 Matshead Farm, £320 Walkers I’th Fields, £310 Matshead Farm, £295, £290 Ambrose Hall Farm. Charolais: £355, £350 Tunstall Hall, £305, £275 Bolton Fold Farm, £250 Tunstall Hall. Limousin: £315 Tunstall Hall, £310 Rose Farm, £285, £245, £220 Tunstall Hall. Longhorn: £120 Bolton Fold Farm. Friesian: £100 High Cark Farm.


Angus: £570, £560, £550, £490 White Lund Farm, £480 Manor House Farm, £480 White Lund Farm. British Blue: £565 Tills Farm, £550, £535 Roe Farm, £375 Tills Farm, £365, £320 Roe Farm. Hereford: £550, £545, £540 (x3) Booth Hall. Limousin: £495, £405 Tunstall Hall, £365 Rose Farm, £360 Tills Farm, £290, £230 Tunstall Hall. Charolais: £480, £435 Tunstall Hall, £240 Catshaw Hall Farm. Shorthorn: £320 High Cark Farm.


Limousin: 279.50, 254.50 Poppy Farm, 199.50 Cragg End, 174.50 Mason Gill, 149.50 Cragg End. Montbeliarde: 254.50 Leighton House, 244.50, 174.50, 159.50 Yeat House, 149.50, 139.50 Holme Head. Simmental: 244.50 Park House Farm, 181.50 Mason Gill, 139.50 Leighton House. British Blue: 209.50 Thornbush Farm, 197.50, 194.50 Allcocks Farm, 159.50 Wilson Wood. Friesian: 209.50 Blackwood End, 174.50 Bank End Farm, 174.50 Sweetings Farm, 174.50 Bank End Farm, 174.50 Boldens Farm, 171.50 Spital Farm. Stabiliser: 179.50, 174.50, 169.50, 149.50 Parsonage Farm. Angus: 169.50, 159.50 Aikengill. Fleckvieh: 169.50 Holme Head, 161.50 Cracalt Farm, 149.50 Holme Head.


Simmental: 264.50, 259.50 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Friesian: 244.50 Holme House Farm, 229.50 Hole of Ellel, 229.50 Low Audlands, 219.50 West Hall, 174.50 Gibraltar Farm. Angus: 244.50 Mill House Farm. Jersey: 239.50 Moss House Farm.


Angus: 264.50, 259.50 Cheetham House Farm. Blonde: 259.50 Cheetham House Farm. British Blue: 149.50 Wood Nook Farm.


Blonde: £1700 Mount Pleasant Farm. Angus: 209.50 Ninezergh.


Limousin: £1840 Millbeck, £1580 (x2) Grange Farm, £1510 Fell End Farm, £1260 Park Farm Barn. Charolais: £1800 Millbeck, £1700 Brown Edge, £1590 Carlingwha, £1350 Parrox Hall Farm. British Blue: £1770 Low Fell End, £1650 Abrahams Farm, £1580 Holmes Farm, £1430 Ghyll Beck Farm, £1380 Sproat Ghyll, £1350 Moss House Farm. Angus: £1680 Higher Lees Farm, £1600, £1560 Brown Edge, £1550 Netherbeck Barn, £1510 Cocklake, £1480 Grange Farm. Simmental: £1650 Stubb Hall Farm, £1390 Park House Farm. Fleckvieh: £1470 Holmes Farm, £1450 Netherbeck Barn. Shorthorn: £1450, £1340 Sproat Ghyll. Hereford: £1400 Windy Hill Farm, £1310 Lodge Barn. Blonde: £1260 Tottlebank. Friesian: £1220 Higher Lees Farm, £1200 Lodge Barn.


Charolais: £2100 Low Fell End, £1720, £1670 Brown Edge, £1580 Carlingwha, £1500 Windy Hill Farm, £1460 Staffords Farm. Limousin: £1580 Fell End Farm, £1400 The Grange, £1370 Windy Hill Farm, £1240, £1130 Abbotson Farm. Angus: £1580 Brown Edge, £1580 Higher Lees Farm, £1550 Grange Farm, £1360 High House Farm, £1310, £1280 Braddup House Farm. British Blue: £1550 Windy Hill Farm, £1450 Staffords Farm, £1370 Mill House Farm, £1320 Braddup House Farm, £1230 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1220 Park Farm Barn. Fleckvieh: £1440 Holmes Farm, £1340 Netherbeck Barn. Hereford: £1360 Braddup House Farm, £1230 Park Farm Barn. Simmental: £1270 Park House Farm. Shorthorn: £1180 Sproat Ghyll.


Fleckvieh: £1040 Shawcote Farm.

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