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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 26th January 2024.

Customers blown away by the storming trade at NWA Lancaster;

- Store Steers sell to £2000
- Store Heifers to £1820
- OTM Cattle to 289.5p/kg and £2124
- Weaned calves to £675
- Rearing calves to £445.

CALVES & WEANLINGS

An abundance of calf customers were greeted by an increased entry, selling to a fast and competitive trade and all vendors leaving suited with prices achieved. Stronger end rearing bull calves sold to £445 and £440 for British Blue cross from Barber Farms, Claughton on Brock with month old Charolais selling to £415 from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall and £400 from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale. Medium bulls sold to £395 for a British Blue cross from WG Farms, Cockerham with others at £365 from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham and Limousin cross to £330 from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall. Other beef bull calves were regularly £260 to £310. Native sired bull calves sold to £390 for a Hereford cross from RE&P Miller, Barnacre with Aberdeen Angus cross selling to £365 from Barber Farms, Claughton on Brock. Others younger Angus’s achieved £285 from Lawsons Farm, Cockerham. Dairy bulls sold to £220 for Black and Whites from JR Newsham & Sons, Conder Green who sold other at £200. Younger Holstein Friesians sold to £155 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale, £140 WG Farms, Cockerham and £125 D&K Haworth, Hambleton. Several weaned bull calves forward saw Aberdeen Angus cross sell to £590 from GP Stott, Claughton on Brock with Hereford cross to £525 from RE&P Miller, Barnacre. Other Aberdeen Angus cross achieving £455 from WG Cornthwaite & Sons, Claughton on Brock.
Heifers calves sold to £380 for a British Blue cross from GP Stott, Claughton on Brock with other nice rearing sorts to £325 for British Blue cross from J Bargh, Morecambe and £305 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Month old Charolais’s from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall sold to £280. Other younger beef heifers were regularly £210 to £260. Native sired heifers sold to £360 for an Aberdeen Angus cross from WG Cornthwaite, Claughton on Brock. Several weaned heifers forward saw a six month old British Blue cross from AW&AM Park & Sons, Ellel sell at £675, who also sold Aberdeen Angus cross at £570 with others at £510.
An ever increasing ringside of calf buyers require another good entry next week to satisfy demand.

STORE CATTLE & FARMER STIRKS

The weekly sale of store cattle experienced a trade which had to be seen to be believed, with all steers forward averaging £1441 and all heifers averaging £1413.
Well grown steers were regularly exceeding £1700, selling to a top price of £2000 for an Aberdeen Angus cross from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham. H Chapman & Son, Middleton sold Limousins to £1960 and Charolais to £1910. Other Limousins achieved £1880 from PM&ST Entwistle, Abbeystead, Aberdeen Angus £1860 from MJ Shepherd & Sons, Pilling, Beef Shorthorn sold to £1820 from PM&ST Entwistle, Abbeystead. British Blue cross achieved £1800 and £1760 from M&RW Stirzaker, Milnthorpe and Simmental £1700 from R&E Ladds, Kendal. Dairy bred steers sold to £1580 for Black and Whites from R&K Jenkinson, Pilling with others at £1550 from R&E Ladds, Kendal and Fleckviehs to £1440 from MJ&LC Lund, Quernmore. Medium steers sold to £1400 for fifteen month old British Blue cross from TH Wensley & Son, Kirkham with Beef Shorthorn selling to £1310 from JA&ME Mawson, Orton and Blonde to £1270 from FA Brown & Son, Burton in Lonsdale.
Heifers sold to £1820 for an Aberdeen Angus cross from T Taylor, Woodplumpton with Simmentals to £1750 from R&E Ladds, Kendal. Other Aberdeen Angus cross sold to £1740 from J&JM Walmsley, Pilling with Hereford cross £1740 from MJ Shepherd, Pilling. Limousin cross sold to £1700 from L Parsons & Sons, Levens and British Blue cross from AT Burrow, Gressingham. Other stronger heifers were £1500 to £1650. Younger heifers sold to £1310 for a ring full of sixteen month old Aberdeen Angus cross from S&J France, Over Wyresdale with Beef Shorthorns selling to £1260 from JA&ME Mawson, Orton.
The monthly sale of stirks saw an active ring side of buyers keen to secure replacement stock with yearling British Blue cross steers to £1070 from G Rawlinson, Manchester and eight month old Charolais £1010 from RG&H Preece, Roeburndale. Aberdeen Angus cross sold to £980 from R&J Parkinson, Preesall. Other steers (eight-ten month old) were regularly selling at £800 to £900, with British Friesians selling to £650 from R&J Parkinson, Preesall.
Heifer stirks sold to £1120 for Aberdeen Angus cross from R&J Parkinson, Preesall with todays heifer entry being predominately six to eight month old heifers. Which sold to £750 from JK&BJ Birkett, Morecambe and J&M Coar, Clitheroe. British Blue cross sold to £730 from I Atkinson & Son, Warton and Limousin cross to £700 from J&O Galbraith & Son, Endmoor.
Several bull stirks forward, saw eight month old Limousin cross sell to £810 from SE&J Gorst, Littledale and Charolais cross sell to £790 from F&TE Park, Crook.

OTM / CAST CATTLE

112 cull and OTM cattle were forward, an overall averaged of 173p/kg was achieved with over three quarters of the sale being parlour type dairy cows. Very few beef cows forward today but those that were attracted an extreme level of buyer interest, selling to 239.5p/kg for a Limousin from EJ Ward & Sons, Nether Kellet. Other achieved 224.5p/kg, 219.5p/kg and 214.5p/kg for Limousin cross from Mason & Gardner, Ingleton. Other heavier well fleshed beef cows were 185p/kg to 200p/kg. A keen interest in beef cow for suitable for feeding, which saw these types generally 175p/kg to 190p/kg. Top grossing beef cow was a Limousin from Mason & Gardner, Ingleton achieving £1483 with another Limousin at £1482 from R&A Easterby, Westhouse. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows sold to 229.5p/kg for a young Holstein Friesian from AT Burrow & Son, Gressingham with others selling to 179.5p/kg from Lawsons Dairy, Cockerham, WE&GH Hewitt & Sons, Cockerham, R&K Jenkinson, Pilling and Montbeliardes from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel. Other better end dairy cows were 165p/kg to 175p/kg, with parlour types generally 145p/kg to 160p/kg and only the leanest and lightest less. Top grossing dairy cows was a Holstein Friesian from Lawsons Dairy, Cockerham achieving £1583, with others at £1570 from H&SD Cornthwaite & Son, Garstang and £1504 from Lawsons Farm Ltd, Cockerham. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows were regularly £1200 to £1300 with all cows today averaging £1102.
OTM heifers sold to a top price of 277p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus cross from O Butler, Kirkham who sold others at 264.5p/kg. Other beef heifers were regularly 210p/kg to 225p/kg. Top grossing achieving £1576 for an Aberdeen Angus from O Butler Kirkham. Dairy heifers sold to 254.5p/kg and £1786 for a Holstein Friesian from WT Eastham & Son, Goosnargh and Fleckviehs to 239.5p/kg from JK&B Birkett & Son, Morecambe, with other regularly 190p/kg to 205p/kg.
OTM steers sold to 289.5p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus from J Oddie, Balderstone with others achieving £2124 from O Butler, Kirkham. Dairy steers sold to 239.5p/kg and £1372 from WR Clarke, Pilling.
An Aberdeen Angus stock bull from M&S Blease, Carnforth achieving 179.5p/kg and £1579.

Top Prices

HEIFER CALF:

British Blue: £675 Walkers I’th Fields, £420 Lower Lingart Farm, £380 Parkers Farm, £325 North Farm, £305 Catshaw Hall Farm, £300 North Farm. Angus: £570 Walkers I’th the Fields. Hereford: £415 Lower Lingart Farm. Charolais: £280 Tunstall Hall. Limousin: £265 Tills Farm, £200 Tunstall Hall, £165 Tills Farm.

BULL CALF:

Angus: £590 Parkers Farm, £455 Matshead Farm, £365 Manor House Farm, £285 Sweetings Farm, £275 Tills Farm, £275 Sweetings Farm. Hereford: £525 Lower Lingart Farm, £270 Sellerley Farm. British Blue: £445 Manor House, £440 Lower Lingart Farm, £395 Lathwaite Farm, £370 Lower Lingart Farm. Charolais: £415 Tunstall Hall, £400 Tills Farm, £275 Norbreck Farm. Fleckvieh: £390 Sellerley Farm. Limousin: £330 Tunstall Hall, £240 Rose Farm. Friesian: £220 Sellerley Farm, £155 Catshaw Hall Farm.

OTM COW:

Limousin: 239.50 Intack Farm, 224.50, 219.50, 214.50 Stoneybank Philpin Farm, 197.50 Thornbush Farm, 194.50 Fellside Farm. Angus: 229.50, 224.50, 209.50 Park House Farm, 184.50 Intack Farm. Friesian: 229.50 High Snab, 179.50 Batty Hill, 179.50 Holmes Farm, 179.50 (x2) Bank End Farm, 174.50 Blackwood End. Hereford: 219.50, 214.50 Park House Farm, 184.50, 181.50 Fellside Farm. Simmental: 204.50 Intack Farm, 174.50 Docker Farm. British Blue: 184.50 Fellside Farm. Montbeliarde: 179.50, 174.50 (x3) Yeat House. Other: 134.50 Dale Barns. Ayrshire: 131.50 Docker Farm. Fleckvieh: 124.50 Docker Farm. Norwegian Red: 109.50 Docker Farm.

OTM HEIFER:

Angus: 277.50, 264.50 Elm Bank Farm. Friesian: 254.50 Wood Nook Farm, 229.50 Cocker House Farm, 219.50 Cotestone Farm, 189.50 West Hall, 161.50 Tunstall Hall, 159.50 Hole of Ellel. Fleckvieh: 239.50, 211.50 White Lund Farm.

CAST STEER:

Angus: 289.50 Cheetham House Farm, 279.50 Elm Bank Farm, 277.50 Cheetham House Farm, 274.50 Elm Bank Farm, 249.50 Cheetham House Farm. Friesian: 239.50 Barn Hill Farm.

CAST BULL:

Angus: 179.50 The Barn.

STORE BULLOCK:

Angus: £2000 Cock Hall Farm, £1860 Pasture House Farm, £1810 Midge Hall Farm, £1600 Mill House Farm, £1590 Parrox Hall Farm, £1500 Benson Hall. Limousin: £1960 Millbeck, £1880 Entwistle Farm, £1820 High Tenement Farm, £1750 Kilburn House, £1740 The Grange, £1700 Holmes Farm. Charolais: £1910 Millbeck, £1010 Thornbush Farm. Shorthorn: £1820 Lentworth Farm, £1310, £1300 Sproat Ghyll, £1240 Billinge Hall Farm. British Blue: £1800, £1760 Station Hotel Farm, £1670 Windy Hill Farm, £1400 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1350 Abbotson Farm, £1070 Redchalis Farm. Simmental: £1700 Benson Hall, £1250 Lee End Farm. Friesian: £1580 Holmes Farm, £1550, £1490 Bensons hall, £1380 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1350 Barn Hill Farm, £1250 Staffords Farm. Saler: £1580 Cock Hall Farm. Fleckvieh: £1440 Corney Hill Farm, £1330 Billinge Hall Farm. Hereford: £1380 Mill House Farm, £1370, £1350 Corney Hill Farm. Montbeliarde: £1330 Billinge Hall Farm. Blonde: £1270 Half Way House. Dairy Shorthorn: £1240 Billinge Hall Farm.

STORE HEIFER:

Angus: £1820 Midge Hall Farm, £1740 Staffords Farm, £1720 Midge Hall Farm, £1700 Low Levens, £1500 Grange Farm, £1380 Lower Swainhead Farm. Simmental: £1750 Benson Hall, £1710 Outerthwaite Farm, £1560 High Snab, £1290 Lee End Farm. Hereford: £1740 Pasture House Farm. British Blue: £1700 High Snab, £1610 Holmes Farm, £1600, £1550 Hare Field House, £1550 Windy Hill Farm, £1480 The Grange. Limousin: £1700, £1660 Low Levens, £1380 Lodge Farm, £1380 The Grange, £1290 Lee End Farm, £1200 Abbotson Farm. Montbeliarde: £1640 Carlinghurst. Charolais: £1570 Staffords Farm, £1380 Lodge Farm. Shorthorn: £1260 Sproat Ghyll. Blonde: £1210 Half Way House. Jersey: £1140 Fields Farm.

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