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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Cattle & Store Hoggs Thursday 1st March

Store Cattle and Cast Cows

There was a smaller entry of cast cows and store cattle with vendors and buyers missing due to the weather conditions making travelling hard work. There was a market average of 112p/kg, best meated cows easily selling over 120p/kg.
The bad weather certainly put off store cattle vendors with a very small entry forward. The trade topped at £780 for 9-month-old Limousin bulls from RI Dixon of Low Newton.
There will be a large entry of store cattle to include the over wintered suckler show and sale on Thursday 22nd March 2018.

Calves

A reduced number of calves forward, saw an entire entry of dairy bred bulls. Today’s top price of £70 being achieved by W Garnett & Son of Milnthorpe with Friesians, with Flekviehs to the same price from R & J Dodgson of Natland.

Store Hoggs

The weather conditions may be cold but the trade was certainly hot, plenty of interest in a smaller entry this week with numbers of store hoggs now beginning to dry up. Best short keep fleshed hoggs sold easily into the seventies, topping at £79 for Suffolks from PW Clarke of Crosthwaite, with texels to £77 from B Clark of Grange over Sands. Mule topped at £73 and £70 from PW Clarke of Crosthwaite. Medium keep hoggs sold around the fifty-pound mark with longer keep hoggs selling to realisation depending on the size and quality.

Top Prices

CALVES – FRIESIAN: £70 Ackenthwaite Farm. FLECKVIEH: £70 Cracalt Farm.

CAST COWS – FRIESIAN: 129.5 Bridge End Farm; 117.5 Low Sizergh Farm; 114.5 Elm Tree Farm. FLECKVIEH: 129.5 Low Sizergh Farm. LIMOUSIN: 124.5 Chapel House.
CAST BULL – SHORTHORN: 99.5 Broad Oak. CHAROLAIS: 99.5 Matson Farm.

STORE HEIFER – LIMOUSIN: £780 Low Newton Farm; £660 Stribers Farm.
BULL – LIMOUSIN: £780 Low Newton Farm.

STORE HOGG – SUFFOLK: £79 Woodside Farm; £68 Hill Farm. TEXEL: £77 High Fell Gate; £76 Hill Farm; £71 Low Fold. MULE: £73; £70 Woodside Farm.

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