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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Annual Grass Day Show & Sale of Store Cattle

Thursday 3rd May

Store Cattle

NWA held its annual Grass Day Show and Sale of Store Cattle on Thursday 3rd May with the strong catalogued entry attracting buyers from throughout the northern counties and further afield, all keen to secure replacement stock.

The show was kindly judged by Mr D Anderson, Maryport who awarded the Championship rosette to JG & PH Thompson, Poppy Farm, Selside which later sold for £1270 to F & B Smith. Reserve was AB & BJ Thompson also of Poppy Farm. Thanks must go to our judge and also the days sponsors PV Dobson & Sons, JS Accountancy, Jelf & Northern Boiler Grants.

The strongest, well-grown steers were regularly achieving £1100 to £1200, topping at £1280 for Limousin crosses from AE Atkinson & Son of Endmoor. The best of the yearlings were not far behind with S Procter, Selside selling British Blue crosses to £1270 and JA & KJ Allen reaching £1200 for Limousin crosses. Nice runs of yearling steers generally sold from £880 to £1000 with evenly drawn bunches easiest to sell.

Heifers sold to £1240 for Limousin crosses also from AE Atkinson & Son, Edmoor, with other stronger sorts selling £1000 - £1100. Yearlings sold to £1160 from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside, with other well grown sorts £980 - £1100. Younger heifers for grazing generally sold to £780 - £880.

A wonderful selection of native bred cattle saw Aberdeen Angus cross steers, 10 months old, achieve £860, Shorthorns £900, Galloways £1150 and Herefords £980. Heifers sold to £1040 for Aberdeen Angus crosses, £930 for Hereford crosses and £870 for Galloways.

There were several young suckler bred bulls forward, selling to £250 for Blonde crosses from MJ Whitworth, Bolton-le-Sands and Limousin crosses to £1100 from T Atkinson.

Cast Cows

Cast cows continue to be a strong trade with more needed to satisfy demand. Beef cows sold to 159p/kg for British Blue crosses from I & AJ Armer and Limousin x from AE Atkinson & Son. Others generally sold between 125-140p/kg. Heavy-meated dairy cows sold to 134p/kg from WH Kitching and mediums were 115-125p/kg, leanest sorts were 95-105p/kg. A single bull made 139p/kg from M Maloney. All cows averaged 125p/kg. Top grossed at £1089 for a South Devon from AT Threlkeld.

Calves

There was a larger entry of calves and stirks forward, selling to another strong trade this week, in which more of all types are needed to fulfil buyer’s requirements, with some buyers going without or short of what they require. Topping the trade today was British Blue bulls from JW & D Robinson of Nook selling five and six-week-old calves to £415 and £400. This was closely followed by six week old Simmental bulls selling to £390 from ME Wannop and Son of Heaton with Oxcliffe. Angus bull calves topped at £380 from J & M Maudsley and Son of Endmoor with good strong beef calves selling in excess of £350. Heifers topped at £310 from DW Cottam of New Hutton with others from the same good home selling to £265. Dairy bulls sold to a top of £170 for Flekviehs from R & J Dodgson of Natalnd and black and whites selling to £88 from HJ Robinson and Son of Preston Patrick.

There were a few more stirks on offer with plenty of interest and selling to a buoyant trade. Limousin bulls topped at £580 from TH Gibson and Son of Kendal with British Blues to £545 from M Atkinson of Burneside. The heifer trade topped at £540 and £520 from TLB & J Knowles of Selside.

Top Prices

Bull Calf

British Blue - £415, £400 Hollins Farm, £370 Roe Farm, £365 Bank View. Simental - £390 Heaton Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £380, £200 Raw End Farm, £140, £100 Middle Birkby Farm. Hereford - £290, £255, £235 Heaton Hall Farm, £210 Cotestone Farm, £200 Heaton Hall Farm. Flekvieh - £170 Cracalt Farm, £130 Middle Birkby Farm. Friesian - £88 Elm Tree Farm, £80 Cotestone Farm.

Heifer Calf

British Blue - £310, £265 Hagg Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £220, £190 Raw End Farm, £170 Hawkrigg Farm, £160 Cinder Barrow. Hereford - £205, £180 Heaton Hall Farm, £165 Mire House Farm, £155 Heaton Hall Farm, £140 Cotestone Farm. Limousin - £170, £150, £100 Sunny Bank.

Bull Stirk

Limousin - £580 Toadpool. British Blue - £545, £490 Low Underbrow. Friesian - £340 Manor Farm. Shorthorn - £305 Craketrees.

Heifer Stirk

Limousin - £540, £520, £510 High Borrowbridge. Normande - £420 Manor Farm.

OTM Cow

British Blue – 159.5 Bowston Hall. Limousin – 159.5 Stubb Farm, 149.5 Middle Sadghyll, 149.5 Mouse Syke, 129.5 Tock How Farm, 117.5 Gowan Bank Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 144.5 Bowston Hall, 127.5 Bank Ground, 114.5 Brow Head. Saler – 144.5 Mouse Syke. Friesian – 134.5 Hawes Farm, 129.5 Lupton Hall, 121.5, 109.5 Hawes Farm, 104.5 Ackenthwaite Farm. Blonde – 131.5, 114.5 High Row. Continental – 131.5 Poole Bank Farm, 119.5 1 Old School, 119.5 Poole Bank Farm. Shorthorn – 124.5 Ashstead. Hereford – 117.5 Tock How Farm.

OTM Heifer

South Devon – 187.5 Bowkerstead Farm. Friesian – 134.5 Lupton Hall.

Cast Bull

Limousin – 139.5 1 Old School.

Store Bullock

Limousin - £1280 Stubb Farm, £1270 Poppy Farm, £1270 High Biggarsbank. Blonde – £1150 Nook Farm, £1130, £1120 Mount Pleasant Farm, £1110 Beaumont Grange Farm, £1050 Mount Pleasant Farm. Other - £1150, £860 Haycote Cottage. British Blue - £1080 Hawkrigg End, £1050 High Biggarsbank, £1040 Hawkrigg End, £1040 Carlingwha. Charolais - £1080 Low Longmire, £1070, £1010, £960 Low Moor Head Farm, £950 High Wray Farm. Montbeliard - £1070 Green Lane End. Simental - £1070 Low Fell End, £860 Capplerigg Farm, £860 Low Fell End, £820 Capplerigg Farm. Stabilizer - £1000 Low Moor Head Farm, £770, £760, £730 Russels Farm. Continental - £990 Capplerigg Farm, £760, £720, £650 Fell House. Hereford - £980 Mireside Farm, £970 Holmelands, £850 Carlingwha, £840 Mireside Farm. Short Horn - £900, £690 Holmelands, £600 Manor Farm. Aberdeen Angus -£880 Hollowmire Farm, £860, £810 Holmelands, £800, £760 Kendal House Farm. Friesian - £810 Green Lane End. Belted Galloway - £690, £600 Forest Hall.

Store Heifer

Limousin - £1240 Stubb Farm, £1160, £1080 Poppy Farm, £1070 Stubb Farm, £1050 Woodside Farm. Blonde - £110 Beaumont Grange Farm, £1050 Nook Farm, £1000 Mount Pleasant Farm, £980 Gilsmere Farm, £970 Causeway Farm. British Blue - £1070, £1020 High Biggarsbank, £1000 Carlingwha, £990, £980 High Biggarsbank. Aberdeen Angus - £1040, £990 Haycote Cottage, £880 Archers Hall, £870 Capplerigg Farm, £870 Holmelands. Hereford - £930, £900, £870 Manor Farm, £800 West Plain Farm. Belted Galloway - £870 Haycote Cottage. Charolais - £820 5 Mint Close, £800 Low Longmire, £700, £690 Fell House. Simental – 3770 High Butterbent, £760, £730 Low Fell End.

Store Bull

Blonde - £1250 Mount Pleasant Farm, £870, £800 11 Granby Road. Limousin - £1100 Meadow View, £800 Cooper House, £720 Valley View. British Blue - £730 Swallowmire. Hereford - £640 Kingsland. Aberdeen Angus - £620 Kingsland. Friesian - £600 Brow Head.

More Info

Show Results

Judge
Mr D Anderson

Sponsors
Jelf, PV Dobson, Northern Boiler Grants & JS Accountancy

Class one – Limousin Heifer
1st Lot 242 AR & BJ Thompson, Poppy Farm
2nd Lot 251 AR & BJ Thompson, Poppy Farm
3rd Lot 450 JS & KJ Allen, St Annes Farm

Class two – Limousin Bullock
1st Lot 249 JG & PH Thompson, Poppy Farm
2nd Lot 205 S Procter, High Biggarsbank
3rd Lot 253 JG & PH Thompson, Poppy Farm

Class three – British Blue Heifer
1st Lot 199 S Procter, High Biggarsbank
2nd Lot 200 S Procter, High Biggarsbank
3rd Lot 197 S Procter, High Biggarsbank

Class four – British Blue Bullock
1st Lot 202 S Procter, High Biggarsbank
2nd Lot 195 S Procter, High Biggarsbank

Class five – Any Other Breed Heifer
1st Lot 40, Blonde, MJ Whitworth, Mount Pleasant Farm
2nd Lot 357, Blonde, SA Hill, Beaumont Grange Farm
3rd Lot 365, Blonde, SA Hill, Beaumont Grange Farm

Class six – Any Other Breed Bullock
1st Lot 43, Blonde, MJ Whitworth, Mount Pleasant Farm
2nd Lot 354 SA Hill, Beaumont Grange Farm
3rd Lot 36 MJ Whitworth, Mount Pleasant Farm

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