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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 7th June 2024.

CALVES & WEANLINGS

A few more rearing calves were forward with 65 through the ring, with these selling to an increased ringside of buyers ensuring a fierce trade throughout. Top price of the day was £625 for a British Blue bull calf from JP&C Robson, Garstang with this good home selling others at £590 and £585. A quality show of British Blue bulls were forward, which saw all of the strongest end £500 plus. Limousin bull calves topped at £560 from JH Towers & Son, Tunstall, with others from this home at £500. A handful of younger bull calves were forward with a three week old Simmental making £290 and Aberdeen Angus sold to £285 at the same age. A handful of dairy bulls sold to a top of £80 for a twenty day old Friesian from WN&D Smith, Cockerham.
A quality show of heifer calves were forward, with a keen interest in heifers for future suckler replacements. These sold to a top of £430 from JP&C Robson, Garstang. Charolais’s sold to £410 from JH Towers & Son, Tunstall, with three week old Limousins and month old Aberdeen Angus at £240.
The weekly sale of weaned and reared calves continues to grow in popularity, with another entry in excessing forty at today’s sale. British Blue cross heifers sold to £760 from E&J Redmayne, Winmarleigh with others generally £680 to £720. Younger native and continental heifers were £550 to £600. Steers sold to £670 for British Blue cross again from E&J Redmayne, Winmarleigh with others £600 to £650 and native steers £520 to £600.
The best of the bulls sold to £700 for a five month old British Blue cross from WG Farms, Cockerham with others £650 to £680 and younger bulls £550 to £600.

STORE CATTLE

Another store trade which had to be seen to be believed, with buyers keen to secure cattle to keep the sheds full. The strongest steers sold to £1770 for Aberdeen Angus cross from G Sagar & Son, Caton with other Aberdeen Angus cross selling to £1760 and £1690, Herefords to £1680 and Limousin cross to £1540. Stronger steers were regularly £1450 to £1600, with the younger end steers for grazing and finishing £1180 to £1300.
Heifers sold to £1540 for an Aberdeen Angus cross again from G Sagar & Son, Caton with British Blue cross and Simmental cross at £1500. Other stronger heifers were £1350 to £1480, with grazing type heifers £1000 to £1200.

CAST / OTM CATTLE

Cull cows sold to an extremely competitive trade, with all sold averaged 180p/kg, well ahead of other local centres. Beef cows sold to 229.5p/kg for a Limousin cross, with another at £1480. Other medium feeding type beef cows were regularly 190p/kg to 215p/kg or £1200 to £1400. Dairy cows sold to 214.5p/kg and £1593, with other better end cows 180p/kg to 195p/kg and £1250 to £1400.
OTM beef heifers sold to 257p/kg and £1686 for an Aberdeen Angus cross, with others 220p/kg to 240p/kg and £1400 to £1550. Dairy heifers sold to 237.5p/kg and £1541, with others generally 185p/kg to 210p/kg and £1000 to £1200.
OTM beef steers sold to 216.5p/kg and £1704 for an Aberdeen Angus cross.

Top Prices

HEIFER CALF:

British Blue: £760, £720 (x2), £680, £670, £660 Poplar Grove Farm. Hereford: £580, £570 (x3), £520 (x2) Sellerely Farm. Angus: £420 Cuerdale Hall Farm, £300 Boldens Farm, £240 Tills Farm, £210 Tunstall Hall, £200 Wyre Bank, £195 Rose Farm. Charolais: £410 Tunstall Hall. Limousin: £350 Tunstall Hall, £290 Rose Farm, £230, £130 Tunstall Hall.

BULL CALF:

British Blue: £700 Lathwaite Farm, £670 Boldens Farm, £660 Lathwaite Farm, £660 Boldens Farm, £660, £650 Lathwaite Farm. Limousin: £560, £500, £330 Tunstall Hall. Angus: £430 Lathwaite Farm, £365 Roe Farm, £340 Lathwaite Farm, £310 Tunstall Hall, £285, £275 Wyre Bank. Simmental: £290 Hartrigg. Friesian: £200 Lathwaite Farm, £150 Boldens Farm.

STEER CALF:

British Blue: £670, £650 (x2) Poplar Grove Farm. Angus: £560 (x3), £510 Cuerdale Hall Farm. Hereford: £470 Sellerley Farm.

OTM COW:

Limousin: 229.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, 221.50 Hill Park, 217.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, 217.50 Riddings. British Blue: 219.50 Beaumont Grange Farm. Friesian: 214.50 Priory Farm, 204.50 Boundary House, 204.50 Derby Lodge Farm, 197.50 Green Dragon Farm, 194.50 Cocker House Farm, 191.50 Moss House Farm. Fleckvieh: 197.50 Holme Head. Continental: 197.50 Hartrigg. Angus: 197.50 Mount Pleasant Farm. Blonde: 194.50, 139.50 Beaumont Grange Farm. Norwegian Red: 181.50 Holme Head. Simmental: 179.50 Todgill Farm. Hereford: 169.50 Riddings. Charolais: 167.50 Low Dubbs Farm. Montbeliarde: 167.50 Wood Nook Farm. Shorthorn: 149.50 Low Dubbs Farm.

OTM HEIFER:

Angus: 257.50 Tills Farm, 244.50 Richmond Hall. Friesian: 237.50 Derby Lodge Farm, 234.50, 231.50 Richmond Hall, 224.50 Derby Lodge Farm, 219.50 Higher Broadwood Farm, 214.50 Richmond Hall. Hereford: 229.50 Low Groves Farm. Simmental: 224.50 Todgill Farm. Limousin: 199.50 Mill House Farm.

CAST STEER:

Angus: 261.50 Tills Farm. Limousin: 249.50 High Snab.

CAST BULL:

Friesian: 179.50 Crook Farm.

STORE STEERS:

Angus: £1770 New Parkside Farm, £1760 Fairfield, £1690 Cheetham House Farm, £1430 Snub Snape Farm, £1400 Lynwood. Hereford: £1680 New Parkside Farm. Limousin: £1540 £1500 Lodge Farm, £1260 Pennine Way, £1060 Fell End Farm. Fleck: £1450 Thornton Barn Farm, £1130 Sunderland Brows Farm. Friesian: £1440 Scale House Farm, £1380 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1240 Hall Farm. British Blue: £1400 Windy Hill Farm, £1380 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1280 Thornton Barn Farm, £1270 Hall Bank, £1240 Parrox Hall Farm. Charolais: £1400 Windy Hill Farm, £1360 Newhouse Farm. Shorthorn: £840 Sproat Ghyll. Norwegian Red: £740 Sunderland Brows Farm.

STORE HEIFERS:

Angus: £1540 New Parkside Farm, £1400 Snub Snape Farm, £1370 Sandy Dean, £1310 Pennine Way, £1210 Gaskell House. British Blue: £1500 Oak Fold, £1480 High Snab, £1470 Sandy Dean, £1410 Windy Hill Farm, £1410 Hare Field House, £1390 Pennine Way. Simental: £1500 High Snab. Charolais: £1290 Windy Hill Farm. Limousin: £1260 £1240 Oak Fold, £1220 Hall Bank, £1200 Hatters Farm, £1060 Oak Fold, £980 Fell End Farm. Shorthorn: £810 Sproat Ghyll.

STORE BULL:

Angus: £880 Thornton Barn Farm.

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