Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Auction Mart Sale of Calves, OTM, Dairy, Store Cattle & Stirks, Friday 31st May 2024.


New calved dairy saw heifers sell to £2050 from J&O Galbraith, Endmoor who sold others at £1900. A pair of cows from Barbers Farms, Claughton on Brock sold to £1500.
A large number of dairy stock are required and available privately, please do not hesitate to contact our auctioneers or field officers.


Another rise in the numbers of cull cows forward, with vendors rewarded with a fierce trade and a market average of 178p/kg. The best beef cows sold to 224p/kg for a British Blue cross with other at 210p/kg to 220p/kg and mediums feeding types 185p/kg to 200p/kg. Top grossing being a Hereford achieving £1726. The best dairy cows sold to 219.5p/kg, with other heavy well fleshed cows 185p/kg to 200p/kg. Parlour type cows were 160p/kg to 180p/kg, with the lighter and leaner sorts 130p/kg to 150p/kg. Top gross being a Holstein Friesian at £1617, with another closely behind at £1603.
OTM beef heifers sold to 269.5p/kg and £1650, with others regularly 220p/kg to 240p/kg and £1450 to £1600. Dairy heifers sold to 231.5p/kg and £1460, with other better end cows 185p/kg to 215p/kg, being £1150 to £1350.
OTM steers sold to 249p/kg for both a Holstein Friesian and Limousin, with British Blue cross selling to £1809.
A single cull dairy bull sold to 169p/kg.


A super entry of store cattle saw steers sell to £1750 for Aberdeen Angus cross from KH&D Holden & Son, Pilling. A super run of 40 from K&DE Woodhouse, Ellel sold to £1700 for a ring of British Blue cross, who also sold Aberdeen Angus cross to £1690. Charolais’s sold to £1680 and Limousins £1640. Stronger steers were regularly £1500 to £1650, with medium feeding sorts £1280 to £1400.
Store heifers sold to £1640 for Limousin cross from JT&GV Dobson, Clitheroe with British Blue cross to £1560 and Aberdeen Angus cross £1510. Other stronger end heifers were £1400 to £1500, with medium feeders £1220 to £1350.
The monthly sale of stirks steers saw eight month old Aberdeen Angus cross sell to £870, with Shorthorns £850, British Friesians £840, Herefords £820 and British Blues £800. Younger steers finding keen interest, with these generally £650 to £720.
Heifer stirks sold to £820 for a ring full of 10 month old Limousin cross, with Aberdeen Angus cross to £800. Other heifers were generally £700 to £780 and the younger end £600 to £650.


The Friday sale of rearing and weaned calves saw again a busy ring side of new and returning buyers. Rearing calves sold to a top of £380 for a three and half week old Limousin from D&K Howarth, Hambleton, with month old Aberdeen Angus from J Bargh, Morecambe also achieving £380. A handful of black and white bulls were forward, with these selling to £250 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale, the strongest of these were £150 plus.
A strong show of weaned bulls were forward, selling to a top of £640 for an Aberdeen Angus from AW&AM Park & Son, Ellel. Freshly weaned two month old Aberdeen Angus cross reached £500 from Tom Barron Farm, Catforth. A handful of weaned steers were forward which sold to £880 for a British Blue from FW Rhodes, Ellel with others from this home at £730.
Only a few rearing heifer calves were forward, with these selling to £255 for a five week old Aberdeen Angus from Wallbank Farms, Over Wyresdale.
A good show of weaned heifers today, with prices exceeding vendors expectations. Selling to a top of £670 for a pair of British Blues from FW Rhodes, Ellel. Smaller freshly weaned heifers sold equality as well, with a trio of Aberdeen Angus from A Shepherd, Preesall achieving £470 and a Longhorn at £360.

Top Prices


British Blue: £670 (x2) Barrow Greaves Farm, £250 Lower Lingart Farm, £200 North Farm. Angus: £560 South Lakeland House, £470 (x3) Muffys Platt Farm, £390 (x2) Muffys Platt Farm. Longhorn: £360 Muffys Platt Farm. Charolais: £240 Catshaw Hall Farm. Hereford: £240 Higher Hollinhead Farm. Friesian: £185 The Poultry Farm.


Angus: £640 Walkers I’th Fields, £500 The Poultry Farm, £470 The Lead, £460 (x2) The Poultry Farm, £440 Walkers I’th Fields. British Blue: £500 Walkers I’th Fields. Limousin: £440 Higher Hollinhead Farm, £400 Rose Farm. Friesian: £250, £170, £100 Catshaw Hall Farm. Shorthorn: £200 Bolton Fold Farm.


British Blue: £880, £730 (x2) Barrow Greaves Farm, £680 Hudsbrook Farm. Angus: £670 Barrow Greaves Farm. Hereford: £660 (x2) Lundholme Farm. Friesian: £330 South Lakeland House.


British Blue: 224.50 Breedy Butts Farm, 199.50, 197.50 Fellside Farm, 184.50 Riddings. Limousin: 221.50 Gill Garth, 214.50 Riddings, 207.50 Breedy Butts Farm, 189.50 Riddings. Friesian: 219.50, 197.50 Sweetings Farm, 197.50 Abbotson Farm, 197.50 Hall Farm, 194.50 Low Levens, 194.50 Stauvins Farm. Hereford: 211.50 Hill House Farm, 194.50, 189.50 Riddings, 187.50 Moss View, 184.50 Little Crimbles, 181.50 Riddings. Whitebred Shorthorn: 211.50 Hill House Farm. Simmental: 194.50 Riddings. Angus: 189.50 Riddings. Fleckvieh: 174.50 Docker Farm. Dairy Shorthorn: 124.50 Docker Farm.


British Blue: 269.50 Hill House Farm, 227.50, 219.50 Causeway Farm. Limousin: 267.50 Gill Garth, 209.50 Kapallon. Friesian: 231.50, 229.50 Walkers I’th Fields, 227.50 High Snab, 221.50 (x2) North Farm, 221.50 Walkers I’th Fields. Angus: 219.50 Cheetham House Farm, 194.50 Kapallon. Hereford: 211.50 Moorside House Farm. Ayrshire: 139.50 Bolton Fold Farm.


Friesian: 249.50 Gulf Farm. Limousin: 249.50 High Snab. British Blue: 237.50 Low Groves Farm. Shorthorn: 189.50 Kapallon.


Friesian: 169.50 Docker Farm.


Angus: £1750 Chestnut House Farm, £1690 (x2), £1660 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1640 Chesnut House Farm, £1640 Well House Farm. British Blue: £1700 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1680 Wood Nook Farm, £1610 High House Farm, £1560 Windy Hill Farm, £1500 Old Hall Farm, £1460 Peninne Way. Charolais: £1680 Scale House Farm, £1500 Carlingwha. Limousin: £1640 High Snab, £1640 Wood Nook Farm, £1440 Lodge Farm, £1160 Hatters Farm, £980 Moss View. Friesian: £1420 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1260 Plumpton Hall Farm, £1250 Kitchen Ground Farm. Fleckvieh: £1280 Thornton Barn Farm. Hereford: £1080 Moss View. Shorthorn: £1020 Sproat Ghyll. Montbeliarde: £980 Mill House Farm.


Limousin: £1640, £1500 Hill House Farm, £1320 Carlingwha, £1250 Hill House Farm, £1180 Lodge Farm, £920 Abbotson Farm. British Blue: £1560 High Snab, £1500 High House Farm, £1480 Gaskell House, £1480 Kitchen Ground Farm, £1470 Hare Field House, £1400 High House Farm. Angus: £1510 Fairfield, £1500 (x2) Kitchen Ground Farm, £1470 Cheetham House Farm, £1460 Old Hall Farm, £1360 Snub Snape Farm. Charolais: £1410 Windy Hill Farm. Fleckvieh: £1410 Holme Head. Hereford: £1360 Bull Bank Farm, £1350 Pasture House Farm, £1270 Lynwood, £1060 Bull Bank Farm, £930 Moss View. Friesian: £1160 Kitchen Ground Farm. Shorthorn: £960 Sproat Ghyll.


British Blue: £1380, £1270 Kitchen Ground Farm. Hereford: £1110 Thornton Barn Farm.

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