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J36 Crooklands - Thursday 17th April 2014

Posted Thursday, 17 April 2014, 1.54pm

Cast Cows

A smaller show of Cast Cows forward with the long Easter weekend upon us and various Abattoirs now finished until next Tuesday. A show made up of predominantly black and white cows, which topped at 157.5p/kg for a Friesian type cow from Messrs J W Hargreaves of Broughton in Furness, which was bought by Mr Les Fell of Settle. Continental cows peaked at 148.5p/kg for a Limousin x cow from Chris Case of Dendron. All cattle forward averaged 117p/kg.

Store Cattle

A full compliment of buyers ensured all classes of cattle forward met a strong trade. With grass coming nicely, there were also plenty of local farmer buyers, eager to secure cattle for turning out. Bullocks topped at £1190/head for a pen of Limousins from Messrs K G & L M Park of Witherslack and Heifers topped at £1060 for a pair of Limousin x heifers from Messrs S W Atkinson & Son of Crook.

A run of native breed bullocks from Muncaster Estates at Ravenglass, topped at £900/head for a pen of pure Luing bullocks and Blue Grey bullocks at 24 mnths sold to £690/head.


A pleasing catalogued entry of dairy cattle, along with several sale day entries, sold to a strong trade with more needed to satisfy the strong local demand.

A run of new calved pedigree heifers (from R Morris-Eyton & Son) sold to £2050 with others at £2020 (from K E Robinson).

In-calf heifers due May onwards from J M & J I Pye sold to £1400 (x2) for Holstein Friesian and £1300 (x2) for Swedish Red & White x.

A big thank you to vendors for pre-entering stock. Next sale is Thursday 1st May.


A fantastic entry of quality calves forward at J36, sold to a strong trade with plenty of buyers around the ring keen to buy all classes of calves. The top price of the day was from J S & I Wilson, Monk Foss selling a 4 mo British Blue bull calf to £450, with others from the same home at £420 and £400. As usual, Brian Wilson, Spout House forwarded some top quality Limousin calves with a 6 wo bull selling to £400. Continental bull calves continue to be good to sell with Limousins to £375 from S Postlethwaite, Paddock View and £370 from B & M J Nelson & Son, Halforth. Heifer calves in strong demand especially calves with breeding potential. Brian Wilson sold Limousin heifers to £250, with young heifer calves twice selling to £240 from J M Barton & Son, Lupton Hall.

Black and whites continue to be a similar trade with good sorts selling to £135 from R L & J Crowe, Hall Farm, with others to £115.

Stirks sold well with many people looking for stirks to turn out and we would advise vendors to bring more forward.

Top prices:

CAST COWS – Fr: 157.5p/kg Bridge End, 123.5p/kg Strickland Hill, 118.5p/kg Elm Tree, 117.5p/kg Cotestones, 113.5p/kg Ackenthwaite, 110.5p/kg Pedgecroft. Lim: 148.5p/kg Dendron, 144.5p/kg Oakfield, 129.5p/kg Farleton House, 128.5p/kg Croft Foot, 127.5p/kg Mountain View, 124.5p/kg Garnett House. Blo: 109.5p/kg High Row. AA: 116.5p/kg Garnett House. Saler: 134.5p/kg New Hall.

CAST BULL – Lunig: 92.5p/kg High House

CAST STEER – Sim: 142.5p/kg Mountain View

BULL CALVES – Fr: £155 Elm Tree, £135 Hall Farm, £80 Paddock View, £70 Raven Lodge. Lim: £400 Spout House, £375 Paddock View, £370 Halforth, £340 Monk Foss, £305 Lupton Hall. Char: £420 Monk Foss. Shorthorn: £55 School House. BB: £450 Monk Foss, £340 Tranthwaite Hall.

HEIFER CALVES – Lim: £250 Spout House, £240 Lupton Hall, £200 Cinder Barrow. AA: £128 Raven Lodge. BB: £175 Beck Side.

BULL STIRKS – Fr: £270 Cotegill. Shorthorn: £370 Borwick Fold.

STORE BULLOCKS – Fr: £805 Carter House. Lim: £1190 Low Fell End, £1095 Crabtree, £1055 Dendron. Char: £1100 Low Fell End, £1000 Low Barrows Green, £865 Dawson Fold. Sim: £920 West Plain. Blo: £1000 Low House. AA: £780 Dendron, £700 Greaves. Shorthorn: £690 Muncastle Castle. Galloway: £655 Muncastle Castle. Saler: £800 Greaves Farm. Blue Grey: £690 Muncastle Castle, £600 Farleton House. BB: £890 Low Fell End, £825 Low Deepslack. Baz: £875 Bowkerstead. Longhorn: £860 Muncaster Castle. Lunig: £900 Muncastle Castle.

STORE HEIFERS – Lim: £1060 Capplerigg Farm, £1000 Crabtree, £960 Low Fell End. Char: £950 Low Barrows Green, £730 Dawson Fold. Blo: £865 Low House. AA: £620 Wyke. Saler: £700 Greaves Farm. BB: £700 Greaves Farm, £660 Ravens Lodge. Lunig: £800 Gaskell House.

STORE BULLS – Lim: £740 Ashstead.

DAIRY COWS: £2050 Beckside, £1650 Strickland Hill.

DAIRY HEIFERS: £2020 Kiln Hall.


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