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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 1st March 2024.

The weekly sale of cattle at NWA Lancaster saw over 400 head of cattle forward, with customers in attendance from through the Northern Counties, Midlands and North Wales.

OTM / CAST CATTLE

The days trading commenced with cull cows which saw another rise in trade, with all cows forward averaging 171p/kg, OTM prime heifers averaging 248p/kg, OTM prime steers averaging 243p/kg and cull bulls averaging 181p/kg.
Beef cows sold to 249.5p/kg for a Blonde cross from K Forrest, West Horton with Limousins to £1685 from JM&JJ Dawson, Littledale. Dairy cows sold to 184.5p/kg and £1522 from J&G Thornley Ltd, Kirkham. Medium cows of all breeds were regularly 165p/kg to 180 p/kg and £1200 to £1300.
OTM prime heifers sold to 299.5p/kg for a Limousin from TR Prickett, Hutton Roof with other beef heifers to £1898 for a Beef Shorthorn from GR&A Foy, Conder Green. Dairy heifers sold to 264.5p/kg and £1946 for a Montbeliarde from A&FM Bolland & Sons, Ellel. Other well finished heifers were generally 240p/kg to 260p/kg and £1400 to £1600.
OTM prime steers sold to 299.5p/kg for a Charolais cross from IOM with other Charolais cross to £2182 from I&AJ Armer, Burneside. Other beef steers were regularly 250p/kg to 280p/kg, being £1500 to £1700.
Stock bulls sold to 274.5p/kg and £1854 for a Limousin from EJ&P Burrow, Milnthorpe with dairy bulls to 144.5p/kg and £1629 for a Holstein Friesian from WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham.

CALVES

Plenty of interest around the calf ring with a top price of £555 achieved for a ten week old British Blue cross bull with other stronger beef bulls regularly £470 to £520. Nice rearers were £360 to £420, with younger month old bull cows regularly £240 to £280. Stronger end dairy bulls sold to £230, with others £140 to £180.
Stronger end heifer calves sold to £495 for British Blue cross with others generally £380 to £440. Medium continental and native calves were £260 to £320, with the younger end £220 to £240.

STORE CATTLE

An ever expanding ring side of buyers were keen to secure all classes and types. All steers forward averaged £1408 and all heifers averaged £1370.
Steers peaked at £1780 from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse with other at £1760 from Pilling Hall, Pilling, £1750 from MJ Shepherd & Son, New Biggin, £1730 from AJ&D Knowles, New Hutton and £1710 from H Chapman & Son, Middleton. Other stronger steers were regularly £1600 to £1700. A keen interest in cattle being purchased ahead of turnout, with these regularly £1300 to £1500.
Heifers sold to £1700 from MJ Shepherd, New Biggin with others at £1680 from WA Hodgson, Whinfell, KH&D Holden & Son, Pilling. Other stronger heifers were regularly £1450 to £1550. Younger heifers were generally £1100 to £1250.

Top Prices

HEIFER CALF:

British Blue: £495, £425, £410 Walkers I’th Fields, £385 Roe Farm, £380 Walkers I’th Fields, £380 Boldens Farm. Angus: £330 Derby Lodge Farm, £330, £260, £255 (x3) Ambrose Hall Farm. Limousin: £245, £240 Rose Farm.

BULL CALF:

British Blue: £555, £505, £475 Boldens Farm, £420 Roe Farm, £415 Walkers I’th Fields, £415 Boldens Farm. Angus: £520, £495, £480, £445 Derby Lodge Farm, £360 Ambrose Hall Farm, £360 Boldens Farm. Friesian: £230 Boldens Farm, £100 Blackwood End. Montbeliarde: £215 Myserscough House.

STEER CALF:

British Blue: £340, £315, £275 Cotestone Farm.

OTM COW:

Blonde: 249.50 Sunny Brow Farm. Simmental: 204.50, 199.50 (x3) Longlands. Stabiliser: 199.50 Park House Farm, 164.50 Perrymoor Farm. Limousin: 199.50 Longlands, 199.50, 194.50 Field Head, 161.50 Swainhead Hall Farm. Angus: 194.50 Woodstock, 191.50 Swainhead Hall Farm, 189.50 Woodstock, 164.50 Swainhead Hall Farm. Friesian: 184.50 Derby Lodge Farm, 179.50 Batty Hill, 179.50 Priory Farm, 179.50 Bank End Farm, 179.50 Priory Farm, 179.50 Bank End Farm. Hereford: 179.50 Sunny Brow Farm, 154.50 (x2) Perrymoor Farm, 149.50 Swainhead Hall Farm. British Blue: 179.50 (x2) Swainhead Hall Farm.

OTM HEIFER:

Limousin: 299.50 Hutton Roof Hall, 284.50 IOM. Shorthorn: 284.50, 277.50, 261.50 Parkside Farm. British Blue: 269.50 Yew Tree Farm. Montbeliarde: 264.50, 259.50, 254.50 Yeat House. Friesian: 254.50 Ravenscar, 249.50 Abbotson Farm, 247.50 Heaton Hall Farm, 247.50 Ravenscar, 244.50 Heaton Hall Farm, 241.50 Abbotson Farm. Hereford: 249.50 Perrymoor Farm, 164.50 Park House Farm.

CAST STEER:

Charolais: 299.50 IOM, 284.50 Bowston Hall. Angus: 287.50 (x3), 284.50 Elm Bank Farm. British Blue: 281.50 Gulf Farm. Limousin: 274.50 Hazelslack Tower Farm, 264.50 IOM. Hereford: 259.50 Bowston Hall. Highland: 224.50, 189.50, 179.50 (x2) IOM, 179.50 Hutton Roof Hall, 164.50 IOM.

CAST BULL:

Limousin: 274.50 Hazelslack Tower Farm, 149.50 Swainhead Hall Farm. Friesian: 144.50 Cocker House Farm.

STORE BULLOCK:

Fleckvieh: £1780 Upper Foxholes Farm. Angus: £1760 Pilling Hall Farm, £1700 Windy Hill Farm, £1620 Outerthwaite Farm, £1610 Chestnut House Farm, £1600 Rylstone Barn, £1490 Kays Farm. British Blue: £1750 Gaskell House, £1730 Windy Hill Farm, £1700 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1680 Sandy Dean, £1630, £1580 Barker Knott. Hereford: £1740 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1480 Edenmount Well Lane, £1440 Hampsfield Hall, £940 Middle Ridge Farm. Limousin: £1710 Millbeck, £1660 Hampsfield Hall, £1650 IOM, £1610, £1500 Lodge Farm, £1500 IOM. Simmental: £1710 Millbeck, £1700 Rylstone Barn. Charolais: £1650, £1580 IOM, £1580 Hampsfield Hall, £1560, £1380, £1150 IOM. Montbeliarde: £1420 Staffords Farm, £1310 Park House Farm, £940 Bull Bank Farm. Friesian: £1180, £940 Heaton Hall Farm, £920 Middle Ridge Farm. Norwegian Red: £1080 Middle Ridge Farm.

STORE HEIFER:

British Blue: £1700 Gaskell House, £1580 Bowlands Gardens, £1560 Hare Field House, £1460 Gaskell House, £1440 Outerthwaite Farm, £1440 Hare Field House. Charolais: £1680, £1510 Whelpside, £1340, £1220 IOM. Angus: £1680 Chestnut House Farm, £1490 Outerthwaite Farm, £1480 Hare Field House, £1460 Bank Field House, £1410 Hare Field House, £1280 Moss View. Limousin: £1490 Windy Hill Farm, £1340 IOM, £1180 Longlands, £1110 Avondale. Fleckvieh: £1420, £1200 Holme Head. Shorthorn: £1160 Sproat Ghyll. Friesian: £1120 Holme Head.

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