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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM and Store Cattle, Friday 15th March 2024.

Another fabulous day’s trading at NWA Lancaster this Friday, with all classes of stock continuing to sell to the high rates which have come to be expected.

CALVES & WEANLINGS

A super show of calves saw the strongest bulls sell to £645 for a British Blue cross from P&ME Higginson, Pilling with others at £590 from AW&AM Park, Ellel and WJ&E Woodhouse, Nateby. An eight week old Charolais sold at £540 from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall, Herefords to £510 from TE&M Kidd, Ellel and Aberdeen Angus cross to £540 from J&G Thornley, Kirkham. Stronger beef bull calves were regularly £400 to £460, nice rearers £320 to £380 with the very young and smaller end £220 to £270.
Heifer calves sold to £565 for weaned Aberdeen Angus cross from WJ&E Woodhouse, Nateby with British Blue cross to £535 from P&ME Higginson, Pilling, Charolais cross to £515 from J&G Thornley, Kirkham and Hereford to £500 from T&ME Kidd, Ellel. The strongest rearing heifers sold to £450 for a seven week old Hereford from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall. Other stronger end were £300 to £350, medium sorts £250 to £300, with the smaller younger end £180 to £240.
Dairy steers sold to £380 for a Holstein Friesian from Wannops Farms Ltd, Heaton with others regularly £300 to £350.
100 plus calves are required every week to fulfil strong buyer demand.

STORE CATTLE

Store cattle sold to a top of £1980 for a ring full of Aberdeen Angus cross steers from TC Whiteside & Son, Pilling. Limousin cross sold to £1820 from AG Stafford, Out Rawcliffe, Charolais cross to £1720 from AJ&D Knowles, New Hutton who also sold British Blue at £1550. Dairy bred steers sold to £1520 for Holstein Friesians from R&E Ladds, Kendal. Younger steers for turnout were generally selling at £1300 to £1450. All steers forward averaged £1383.
Heifers sold to £1740 for Aberdeen Angus cross from TJ Robinson, Milnthorpe with British Blue cross achieving £1650 from AJ&D Knowles, New Hutton, Simmentals to £1590 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet and Charolais cross to £1560 from MJ Waller, Lupton. Younger heifers for grazing were generally £1200 to £1350. All heifers forward averaged £1225.

OTM / CAST CATTLE

Cull cows sold to a top price of 244p/kg for a young Holstein Friesian from AT Burrow & Son, Gressingham with other young well fleshed cows regularly 215p/kg to 230p/kg. Beef cows sold to 219.5p/kg for a Hereford cross from JC Prickett, Bentham. Other heavy well fleshed cows were regularly 180p/kg to 200p/kg, mediums 165p/kg to 180p/kg with the leaner and lighter weights 140p/kg to 155p/kg. Top grossing being an Aberdeen Angus cross from CM&CA Jackson, Caton achieving £1906. Dairy cows sold to £1876 for a Fleckvieh from B&AC Barnes, Kirkby Lonsdale. All cull cows forward averaged 170p/kg or £1128 a head.
An entry of entirely dairy bred OTM heifers sold to 244.5p/kg and £1273 for a Holstein Friesian from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe. All OTM heifers forward averaged 205p/kg and £1152 a head.
OTM beef bred steers sold to 271.5p/kg for a Stabiliser from RW&FJ Rhodes & Son, Quernmore with others regularly 235p/kg to 260p/kg. Top grossing being a Stabiliser from F&SG Sanderson & Son, Woodplumpton totalling £1958. All OTM steers forward averaged 229p/kg and £1369.
An Aberdeen Angus cull bull from RG&B Lewis, Kirkby Lonsdale sold at 189.5p/kg and £1898.

Top Prices

HEIFER CALF:

Angus: £565 (x2) Gibsons Farm, £300 New Brows Farm, £280 Derby Lodge Farm, £260, £235 New Brows Farm. British Blue: £535 Ivy Farm, £405 Tunstall Hall, £300 New Brows Farm, £300 Ivy Farm, £290 New Brows Farm, £285 Ivy Farm. Charolais: £515 Derby Lodge Farm, £450 Tunstall Hall. Hereford: £500 (x3) Booth Hall.

BULL CALF:

British Blue: £645 Ivy Farm, £590 Gibsons Farm, £590 Walkers I’th Fields, £575 Ivy Farm, £505 (x2) Tunstall Hall. Charolais: £540 Tunstall Hall. Angus: £510, £485, £470 Derby Lodge Farm, £425 Tills Farm, £410, £380 Walkers I’th Fields. Hereford: £510, £500, £470 Booth Hall, £470, £360, £325 Lower Lingart Farm.

STEER CALF:

Angus: £555 Gibsons Farm. Friesian: £380, £340 (x2), £330 (x2) Heaton Hall Farm.

OTM COW:

Friesian: 244.50, 234.50, 234.50 High Snab, 231.50 Tunstall Hall, 199.50 Sweetings Farm, 184.50 Stauvins Farm. Hereford: 219.50 Ghyll Beck Farm. Limousin: 204.50, 199.50 Marshaw Farm, 169.50 Rooten Brook. Fleckvieh: 197.50, 191.50 Hawkin Hall, 164.50 Holme Head. Angus: 194.50 Forgelands Estate, 179.50 Ghyll Beck Farm, 149.50 Rooten Brook. Montbeliarde: 189.50, 179.50 Yeat House. Norwegian Red: 184.50, 169.50 Holme Head. Continental: 159.50 Higher Salter. Swedish Red: 149.50 Greenalls Farm.

OTM HEIFER:

Friesian: 244.50, 241.50 North Farm, 237.50 Cotestone Farm, 229.50 Kirkwood Lodge Farm, 174.50 Holme Head, 159.50 Batty Hill.

CAST STEER:

Stabilsier: 271.50 Low Moor Head Farm. Angus: 269.50 Park House Farm, 249.50 Trapp Farm. Friesian: 234.50 Cross House Farm, 204.50 Greenside Farm. Limousin: 191.50, 174.50 Holme Farm.

CAST BULL:

Angus: 189.50 Bainsbank Farm.

STORE BULLOCK:

Angus: £1980 New Ridge Farm, £1780 Chesnut House Farm, £1750 Stubb Hall Farm, £1620 Old Glasson Farm, £1580 Old Hall Farm, £1470 Grizdale. Limousin: £1820 Birch Croft, £1600 Carlingwha, £1600 Hutton Roof Hall, £1400 Holly Grove. Charolais: £1720 Windy Hill Farm, £1680 Whelpside Farm, £1560 Old Glasson Farm, £1550 Carlingwha. Simmental: £1640 Stubb Hall Farm, £1600 Benson Hall, £1460 Rylstone Barn. Saler: £1620 Rylstone Barn. Hereford: £1610 Birch Croft, £1590 Chestnut House Farm, £1460 Rylstone Barn, £1440 Edenmount, £1380 Middlebarrow Plain. British Blue: £1600 Stubb Hall Farm, £1560 Old Glasson Farm, £1280 Sproat Ghyll. Friesian: £1520, £1440 Benson Hall, £1270 Plumpton Hall Farm. Montbeliarde: £1380 Holly Grove. Fleckvieh: £1360, £1270 Upper Foxholes Farm.

STORE HEIFER:

Angus: £1740, £1620, £1610, £1560 Rowell Farm, £1560 Holme House Farm, £1480 Old Hall Farm. British Blue: £1650 Windy Hill Farm, £1520 Stubb Hall Farm, £1220 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1220 Boldens Farm. Simmental: £1590 Stubb Hall Farm, £1400, £1330, £1320 Ghyll Beck Farm. Charolais: £1560 Carlingwha, £1210 Ghyll Beck Farm. Limousin: £1350 Staffords Farm. Fleckvieh: £1300 Holme Head.

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