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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 11th May

Store Cattle

There was a good trade throughout the sale at Lancaster with all types of store cattle in strong demand. Plenty good quality Continental bullocks on offer saw the £1,400 mark broken regularly. British Blues sold to a top of £1460 from RC Billington and Son of Claughton on Brock, with Limousins selling to £1450 from DE & SM Moorhouse of Natland. As always, a good trade for native bred cattle saw Angus bullocks selling to £1430 from JD & GM Bracken of Catterall. The heifer trade topped at £1250 for British Blues from RC Billington and Son of Claughton on Brock. Black and white bullocks topped at £1110 from L Parsons and Sons of Levens.

OTM Cattle

A smaller entry of cast cows on offer sold to a very strong trade with more required to meet buyers required. Plenty of cows sold over the £1000 mark topping at £1204 for British Blue cows from RHM & S Boyren of Ulverston closely followed by £1197 for Simmental cows from JE Bracken of St Michaels. Dairy cows sold to a top of £1184 from Drinkall Bros of Over Wyresdale. There was a very impressive sale average of 130p/kg, so keep them cows coming and take advantage of this trade.

Calves and Stirks

A larger entry of calves and stirks on offer today saw a very buoyant trade throughout and more could have been easily sold to the advantage of the vendor. Topping today was British Blue bulls selling to £495 and £490 from CF Morton and Son of Samlesbury with heifers from the same home selling to £425 and £410. All British blue bulls forward sold to an average £424 with heifers averaging £375. Montbeliarde bulls sold to £225 and £205 from JR Newsham and Son of Conder Green.

The entry of stirks were in strong demand from a busy ring of buyers with British Blue heifers ten month old selling to £620 from JR Newsham and Son of Conder Green with Hereford heifers from the same home selling £510. Seven month old Angus bulls sold to £615 from S Mawson and Son of Penrith.

Top Prices

STORE BULLOCKS

BRITISH BLUE: £1460 Stubbins Farm; £1310 Greenlands Farm; £1290 Windy Hill Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1450 High House Farm; £1390 Millbeck; £1260 Low House Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1430 Greenlands Farm; £1300 The Dingle; £1290 Elm Bank Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1370 Croftlands; £1350 High House Farm; £1210 Kate Farm. MEUSE RHINE ISSEL: £1240 Littlewood Hall Farm. HEREFORD: £1200 Rowell Farm; £1120 Lynwood; £1120 Lathwaite Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1160 Gibraltar Farm; £1160 Stubb Hall Farm; £1090 Lynwood. FRIESIAN: £1110 Low Levens; £1090 Stubb Hall Farm; £1050 Cheetham House Farm. SHORTHORN: £980 Low House Farm.

STORE HEIFERS

BRITISH BLUE: £1250 Stubbins Farm; £1240 Betts Farfm; £1130 Gibraltar Farm. SIMMENTAL: £1240 Betts Farm; £1010 Mearsbeck Farm. CHAROLAIS: £1200 Slack Farm; £1080 Whelpside Farm; £1050 Lathwaite Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £1190 The Dingle; £1180 Milton Moor Farm; £1140 Windy Hill Farm. LIMOUSIN: £1170 Abbotson Farm; £1130 Low House Farm; £1120 Slack Farm. STABILISER: £1040 Low Moor Head Farm. BLONDE: £1020 Beaumont Grange Farm.

CAST COW

LIMOUSIN: 167.5 New House Farm; 161.5 Hill Park; 154.5 Moss Head. BRITISH BLUE: 164.5 Hill Farm; 159.5 Moss Head; 157.5 Sowermire. BLONDE: 154.5 Dubside; 139.5 Parkside Farm. MONTBELLIARDE: 149.5 Middle Ridge Farm. FRIESIAN: 149.5 Walkers I’th Fields; 149.5 Pasture Barn Farm; 144.5 Park Farm. SWEDISH RED AND WHITE: 139.5 Walkers I’th Fields. AYRSHIRE: 129.5 Birkland Barrow. HEREFORD: 127.5 High House Farm.

CAST HEIFER

BLONDE: 184.5 Beaumont Grange Farm. FRIESIAN: 164.5 Catshaw Hall Farm; 149.5 Kirkwood Lodge Farm; 139.5 Moss House Farm.

CAST STEER

FRIESIAN: 159.5 Midge Hall Farm; 121.5 Middle Ridge Farm.

CAST BULL

ABERDEEN ANGUS: 134.5 Bainsbank Farm.

HEIFER CALF

BRITISH BLUE: £425; £410; £400 Simpsons Farm; £290 New Brows Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £190 Tills Farm; £100 Norbreck Farm.

BULL CALF

BRITISH BLUE: £495; £490; £460 Simpsons Farm.; £350 New Brows Farm. MONTBELLIARDE: £225 Sellerley Farm. FRIESIAN: £80 Tills Farm.

BULL STIRK

ABERDEEN ANGUS: £615 Moor House. FRIESIAN: £305 Moor House; £235 Norbreck Farm.

HEIFER STIRK

BRITISH BLUE: £620 Sellerley Farm. HEREFORD: £510 Sellerley Farm. SIMMENTAL: £470 Sellerley Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £325; £285 Moor House.

BULLOCK STIRK

HEREFORD: £480 Sellerley Farm. ABERDEEN ANGUS: £400 Moor House.

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