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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 1st June

Store Cattle

A smaller entry of cattle forward sold to another strong trade with all buyers present requiring cattle. It was noted that younger cattle were a sharper trade today. The trade topped at £1490 for British Blue bullocks from J Oddie and Son of Balderstone. Blues also sold to £1320 from H & JA Gorst of Caldervale. Native bred cattle are always required in Lancaster with Angus bullocks selling to £1,270 from A Kirkby and Co of Pilling. The heifer trade topped at £1,180 for Angus heifers from W & J Parkinson of Garstang.

OTM Cattle

A fantastic cast cow trade from start to finish with all specifications of cows a good trade. There was a few more cast cows on offer selling to a market average of 137p/kg. OTM heifers twice sold to a top of 199.5p/kg from P & A Bell of Pilling for Angus’ and Limousins from AS & D Parker of Nateby. Cast bulls topped the trade selling to £1553 for Limousins from JK & A Bowness and Son of Milnthorpe. Beef cows sold to a top of 159.5p/kg with best black and whites often selling in the mid 150’s. Black and white cows sold to a top of £1,210 from WG Farms of Cockerham with plenty of cows selling over the thousand pound mark.

Calves and Stirks

There was a shortage of calves today with just forty forward and more could have easily been sold to the advantage of the vendor. The trade beat local collection centres with vendors advised to use auction market system. Angus bull calves topped the trade twice, selling to £350 from JK & B Birkett and Son of White Lund and David and Eileen Wallbank of Over Wyresdale. Strong beef calves sold in excess of £300 with young beef calves selling in the late two hundreds. The black and white trade topped at £205 and £165 from WN & D Smith and son of Cockerham with all black and white calves forward averaging £127.40.
There was just one Charolais heifer stirk forward sold to £650 from DM Eames of Abbeystead.

Top Prices

Store Cattle

BRITISH BLUE: £1490 Cheetham House Farm, £1320 Shaws Farm, £1160 Thornton Barn Farm, £1120 Holmes Farm, £1020 Thornton Barn Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1300 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1120 Windy Hill Farm, £1110, £1070, £1060 Downlands Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1270 Gulf Farm, £1260 Ivy Barn Spout House, Middle Grange Farm, £1200 Thornton Barn Farm, Holmes Farm. HEREFORD: £1260 Bensons Farm, £1250 Middle Grange Farm, £1220 Bensons Farm, £1090 Intack Farm, £1050 Thornton Barn Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £1250 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1240 Pilling Hall, £1160 Upper Foxholes Farm, £1120 Downlands Farm, £1100 Bensons Farm. FLEKVIEH: £1250 Bensons Farm, £880 Mill House. SIMMENTAL: £1240 Intack Farm, £1230 Ivy Barn Spout House, £1160 Gibraltar Farm, £1090 Intack Farm, £970 Thornton Barn Farm. MONTBELIARDE: £1160 121 Pilling Lane, £1080 Rose Hill Farm. WELSH BLACK: £1100 Ivy Barn Spout House. BLONDE D’AQUITAINE: £930 Intack Farm. CONTINENTAL: £720 Flodder Hall, £640 Bull Bank Farm.

Store Heifer

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1180 Cross House Farm, £1080 Cheetham House Farm, £1070 Ivy Barn Spout House, Sunderland Brows Farm, £1060 Rowell Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1160 Rowell Farm, £1090 Bouthwaite Farm, £1080 Cross House Farm, £1050 11 Kimberley Avenue, £1030 Brow Foot Farm. BRITISH BLUE: £1070 Greenbank Farm, £1050 Bouthwaite Farm, £1040 Gibraltar Farm, £980 Barker Knott, £900 Newhouse Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1070 Cross House Farm, £700 Bull Bank Farm. HEREFORD: £1030 Thornton Barn Farm, £1010 Ivy Bank Spout House, £670 Springfield House. CHAROLAIS: £870 Bull Bank Farm.

Store Bull

LIMOUSIN: £920, £720 11 Central Avenue, £400 44 Summerhill. BRITISH BLUE: £700 44 Summerhill.

OTM COWS

SIMMENTAL: 159.5 Intack Farm, 84.5 Longlands. BRITISH BLUE: 159.5 Hall Croft Barn, 124.5 Wilson Wood. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 157.5 North Farm, Gibraltar Farm, Abbotson Farm, 149.5 Derby Lodge Farm. LIMOUSIN: 154.5 Intack Farm, Oak Head Bank, 151.5 Oak Head Bank, 14 Greenwood Drive, 149.5 14 Greenwood Drive. MONTBELIARDE: 151.5, 149.4 Village Farm, 107.5 White Lund Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: 147.5 Lathwaite Farm, 124.5 Little Scar Farm. FLEKVIEH: 144.5 Newfield. HEREFORD: 141.5 Middle Lee Farm. BB: 139.5 Wilson Wood. AYRSHIRE: 124.5 Rose Farm.

OTM HEIFERS

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 199.5 Village Farm. LIMOUSIN: 199.5 Manor House Farm, 194.5, 174.5, 154.5 Low Deepslack. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: 164.5 Gibraltar Farm, 111.5 Pasture Barn Farm.

OTM BULL

LIMOUSIN: 161.5 11 Central Avenue, Cautley Farm. AYRSHIRE: 131.5 Lathwaite Farm. CHAROLAIS: 129.5 Longlands.

HEIFER CALF

BRITISH BLUE: £320 Tills Farm, £262 Sellerley Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £300 White Lund Farm, Tills Farm, £175 Derby Lodge Farm, £150 White Lund Farm. LIMOUSIN: £270 Norbreck Farm. SIMMENTAL: £180 Sellerley Farm.

BULL CALF

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £350 White Lund Farm, Tills Farm, £320, £242 Tills Farm, £115 White Lund Farm. LIMOUSIN: £265 Norbreck Farm. SIMMENTAL: £262, £250 Sellerley Farm. HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN: £235 Sellerley Farm, £205, £165, £160 Cocker House Farm, £120 Blackleach House. MONTBELIARDE: £185, £172 White Lund Farm, £170 Sellerley Farm, £120 White Lund Farm.

HEIFER STIRK

CHAROLAIS: £650 Middle Lee Farm.

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