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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Thursday 28th June

Calves

The sale of rearing calves, once again, saw an increased number forwards and perhaps a younger show of calves this week compared to recent sales, but buyers were, again, competing for all classes and types. Beef bulls sold to £310 on two occasions for Aberdeen Angus x from V & EJ Chadwick and British Blue x from RG & JA Clark, other bulls generally sold to £250 - £300. Heifers sold to £295 for Simmental x from M & C Booth with a British Blue achieving £292 from JW & D Robinson & Sons. Younger heifer calves sold to £175 - £225.

Dairy bulls were forward in much greater numbers and sold to a topping trade with Montbeliarde Bulls achieving £170, Shorthorns £128 and young Fleckviehs £92. Friesian bulls sold regularly over £100 with best rearers £125 - £165, Mediums £85 - £110 with only the very smallest and youngest less. All Friesians sold average £84.

Keep these calves coming with those sold today dearer than other local centres.

Cast Cows

Cull cows achieved an overall market average of 117p/kg for an entry of entirely dairy bred cows and those being predominantly out of parlour sorts. Cows sold to 137.5p/kg from T Edmondson & Son with others generally 120p/kg – 130p/kg, leaner cows were 100p/kg – 115p/kg dependant on weight. Top grossing cow this sale was a Friesian from PW & D Swindlehurst achieving £915 with others at £900. A cull bull from G & ID Postlethwaite achieved 119.5p/kg.

Buyers requesting more cows of all classes and types to meet current demand.

Store Cattle

The sale of store cattle saw a buoyant trade once again, with a buyers still keen to secure replacement stock of all types. Today’s sale had a wide range of cattle on offer with everything eagerly bid for. Several older cattle, 15 – 18mo, sold to a top price of £890 of Aberdeen Angus heifers from J Robinson, Hereford heifers were close behind at £850 from G & ID Postlethwaite. Younger heifers sold to £780 for 8mo Blonde heifers from R Keith with others to £710 for 6mo from the same home.

Steers sold to £880 for Aberdeen Angus from J Robinson with best young steers (8mo) to £850 from R Keith and £790 for Hereford x from JH & S Metcalfe & Son. Younger steers, 8-10 mo, generally £680 - £750. A pair of Longhorn steers from A Bond sold at £755.

The next sale on Thursday 12th July includes ‘Mid-Summer Beef Breeding Sale’ plus fortnightly sale of Store Cattle – Please advise to office of entries by Wed 4th July for catalogue & advertising.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

Aberdeen Angus - £310, £250 Sowerby Lodge, £178 Far Audlands. British Blue - £310, £295 Far Audlands, £260 Hagg Farm, £258 Townhead Farm. Limousin - £290 Nether Hall Farm, £250 Toadpool Farm, £182 Halforth Farm. Hereford - £225, £185 Colby Farms LTD. Montbeliard - £170, £155, £150, £145 Colby Farms LTD. Friesian - £165 Sowerby Lodge, £160 Wraysholme Tower, £150 Sowerby Lodge, £145 Halforth Farm, £118 Townhead Farm. Shorthorn - £128, £98 Strickley.

Heifer Calf:

Simental - £295 Hartrigg. British Blue - £292 Hollins Farm, £228, £188 Townhead Farm, £185, £155 Rakesmoor Farm. Hereford - £210, £205 Sowerby Lodge, £140, £120 Rakesmoor Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £170, £160 Sowerby Lodge. Limousin - £140 Rakesmoor Farm.

Steer Calf:

British Blue - £222, £182, £155 Rakesmoor Farm. Hereford - £150, £125 Rakesmoor Farm

Store Bullock:

Aberdeen Angus - £880 Moss Side Farm, £680 Low Stennerley. Blonde - £850 Granby Road. Hereford - £790 Holme Farm, £760, £660 Kenlis Road. Limousin - £790 High Farm, £750 Granby Road, £750 High Farm, £640 Hope Stead. Long Horn - £755 Low Oaks.

Store Heifer:

Aberdeen Angus - £890 Moss Side Farm, £735 Birkland Barrow, £600 Low Stennerley. Belted Galloway - £890 Moss Side Farm. Hereford - £850, £810 Riddings. British Blue - £805 Moss Side Farm. Blonde - £780 Granby Road. Limousin - £710 Stribers Farm, £710 Granby Road, £590 Hope Stead.

OTM Cow:

Friesian - £137.5 Crakeside Farm, 131.5 Far Audlands, 127.5, 124.5 Trantwaite Hall, 121.5 Lupton Hall. Aberdeen Angus – 117.5 High Farm. Belted Galloway – 89.5, 84.5 Craketrees.

Cast Bull:

Hereford – 119.5 Riddings.

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