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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Second Show & Sale of Suckler Calves - Thursday 1st November

Suckled Calves

The second sale of suckled calves saw a catalogued entry of 375 which attracted buyers from throughout the Northern counties, the Midlands, Scotland and Wales, with new customers in attendance both buying and selling.
The pre-sale show was kindly judged by Mr Frank Joel of Westhouse who had an outstanding entry of 35 show calves presented before him in three classes. The Championship Rosette was awarded to an 8 moth old Limousin x steer from T W Gorst, Crook which later sold for the sale’s top price of £900. The Reserve Champion was a 6 month old British Blue x steer from NA Temple, Ulpha which achieved £800. Strongest steers generally were £780 to £860, all steers sold averaged £710 with a large portion being 5 months old.

Heifers sold to £860 for a smart Charolais x from TM & D Dobson with an Angus x from J & M Wilson, catching many eyes selling at £800. Nicely grown heifers regularly selling between £680 and £800 with smaller, younger sorts £520 to £640, all sold averaging £595.

Young bulls sold to £870 for Limousin x from W & T Danson & Son who sold others at £850. The first prize bull from GR & A Foy being a 6 month old British Blue x selling for £760. All young bulls averaged £620, being predominantly 4 to 6 months old.

Calves

The fortnightly sale of calves and stirks at J36 had a smaller offering forward this week with a better trade than anticipated with plenty of buyers ringside. Topping the trade today was British Blue bulls from R Morris-Eyton & Son, Whicham. Angus bull calves sold to a top of £295 and £290 from DR & C Galbraith, Grayrigg. Plenty of well-grown beef calves sold in the mid two hundreds. There was a buoyant trade for Black and White calves with these being well bid for selling to a top of £90 from RH & J Clark, Far Audlands.

An offering of Stirks on the market today saw Limousin heifers sell to a top of £500 from GD Tyson, Haverigg with black and white stirks topping at £260 from W Atkinson & Son, Crook.

Cast Cows

A larger entry of 47 cows forward at the fortnightly sale saw a larger number of leaner cows presented than the previous sales. Beef cows sold to 125p/kg for Limousin x from G H Jones and J & J Postlethwaite, others regularly selling between 105p/kg and 115p/kg for further feeding. Heavy dairy cows sold around the 90p/kg to 110p/kg mark, with leaner sorts 75p/kg to 85p/kg.

Top grossing cow was £873 for a Limousin x from J & J Postlethwaite and top grossing dairy cow was £845 from R & J Dodgson. Several cull bulls were forward selling to 100p/kg or £1014 from W Caley & Son.

Breeding Cattle

The monthly sale of beef breeding cattle saw an entry of predominantly older cows with calves forward, selling to £1020 for a Limousin x cow with a Limousin bull calf from TLB & J Knowles.

In-calf Hereford x heifers achieved £900 with Limousin x heifers to £850. Bulling heifers sold to £800 for Limousin x and pure Herefords.

Store Cattle

A pleasing entry of over 100 store cattle followed the suckled calves with buyers present to compete for all types. Steers sold to £900 for a Charolais x from T Longton & Son with other stronger sorts (14m – 18m) selling between £800 and £880 and wintering steers were £680 to £750. Several dairy bred steers were forward today with black and whites selling to £530 and younger sorts selling between £440 and £500.

Store heifers topped at £880 for Limousin x from Pearson & Jackson and a British Blue x from I Dobson, other feeding heifers generally were £750 to £850. Younger heifers for wintering were £520 to £680.

The next sale of cattle is on Thursday 15th November with buyers requesting cattle of all types to fill orders. Please contact Matthew Probert on 07540 446667 or Bradley Thompson on 07867 000244 with entries.

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Top Prices

Suckler Bullock:

Limousin - £900 Gilpin Farm, £860 Yates Farm, £850 High Borrans Farm, £850 Gilpin Farm, £840 Ashstead. Charolais - £840, £830 High Wray Farm, £810 Broad Oak, £800 Lower Hawthwaite, £800 Broad Oak. British Blue - £810 Gilpin Farm, £800, £790 Black Hall, £770, £760 Gilpin Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £760 Keer Falls, £720 Kingsland, £720, £650 Middle Birkby Farm, £630 Keer Falls. Blonde - £740, £700, £610 High Row. Hereford - £660 Gowan Bank Farm, £520 Lundholme Farm. Simental - £650, £600 Todds Farm, £560 Marsh House Farm. Saler - £630 Fairbank Farm. Shorthorn - £610 Helm Croft.

Suckler Heifer:

Charolais - £840 Broad Oak, £740 High Wray Farm, £700, £690 Lower Hawthwaite. Aberdeen Angus - £800 Cooper House, £540 Middle Birkby Farm. British Blue - £800, £790 Gilpin Farm, £750 Parkside Farm, £710 Ashtead. Limousin - £760 Helm Croft, £750 Howriggs, £740 Ashstead, £730 High Borrans Farm, £690 Chapel House. Simental - £580 Singleton Park, £520 Todds Farm, £520 Marsh House Farm. Blonde - £540 High Row. Hereford - £500 Gowan Bank Farm, £490 Granby Road. Shorthorn - £500 Helm Croft.

Suckler Bull:

Limousin - £870, £850, £810 Boundary House, £750 Cooper House. British Blue - £760, £680, £660 Parkside Farm. Simental - £640, £570 Low Garths Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £620 Boundary House, £580 Keer Falls. Shorthorn - £590 Parkside Farm.

Bull Calf:

British Blue - £370 Beck Side, £270 Ravens Lodge, £210 Sunny Bank. Aberdeen Angus - £295, £290 Sunny Bank, £280, £255, £240 Beck Side. Friesian - £90 Far Audlands, £80 Beck Side, £80 Low Sizergh Farm.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue - £270 Sunny Bank, £240, £215, £195 Lupton Hall, £185 Beck Side. Aberdeen Angus - £115, £110 Beck Side.

Bull Stirk:

Friesian - £260 Low Fold.

Heifer Stirk:

Limousin - £500, £380 Scale Hook Farm.

OTM Cow:

Limousin – 124.5 Fold Farm, 124.5 Bramaskew, 119.5 Capplerigg Farm, 111.5 Bramaskew. Friesian – 114.5 Cracalt Farm, 101.5 Bradley Farm, 94.5 Mealrigg, 91.5 Far Audlands. Belgium Blue – 107.5 Borwick Lodge Farm. British Blue – 107.5 Low Longmire, 91.5 Gowan Bank Farm. White Park – 101.5, 99.5, 91.5 Crabtree Farm. Simental – 99.5 High Skelgill, 94.5 Singleton Park. Blonde – 91.5 Old Croft. Hereford – 89.5 Mealrigg. Swedish Red And White – 79.5 Far Audlands.

Breeding Bull:

Hereford - £840 Hall Carleton Farm.

In Calf Cow:

Limousin - £850 Longlands.

Bulling Heifer:

Hereford - £800 Lambrigg. Limousin - £800 Lambrigg.

Cow And Calf:

Limousin - £1020 High Borrowbridge. Other - £500 Scale Hook Farm.

In Calf Heifer:

Hereford - £900 Redbank Farm. Shorthorn - £900 Redbank Farm.

Store Bullock:

Charolais - £900 Rooten Brook, £800 Hebblethwaite. Limousin - £880 Castle Syke Farm, £850 Rooten Brook, £760, £740 Hebblethwaite. British Blue - £840, £640 Brow Head. Aberdeen Angus - £810 Warth Sutton Farm, £780 Kendal House Farm, £760, £720 Warth Sutton Farm. Montbeliard - £780 Brow Head. Blonde - £760 Hebblethwaite. Continental - £560 Wasdyke Farm. Friesian - £530 Hebblethwaite, £500, £470 Longlands.

Store Heifer:

British Blue - £880, £700 Greengate. Limousin - £880, £860 Ellerbeck Farm, £840 Audlands Park, £800 Knott End Farm, £790 Ellerbeck Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £760, £740 Warth Sutton Farm, £700 Hawkrigg Farm, £500 Tunstead Farm. Charolais - £760 Rooten Brook. Hereford - £760, £750 Old Hall Farm.

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Show Results

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Judge
Mr F Joel

Class one – Suckler Heifer Calf
1st Lot 375 TW Gorst, Gilpin Farm
2nd Lot 371 OR Hodgson, Low Garths
3rd Lot 601 GR & A Foy, Parkside Farm

Class two – Suckler Bullock Calf
1st Lot 372 TW Gorst, Gilpin Farm
2nd Lot 111 SEW Temple, Black Hall Farm
3rd Lot 243 TM & DM Dobson, Broad Oak

Class three – Suckler Bull Calf
1st Lot 136 GR & A Foy, Parkside Farm
2nd Lot 133 GR & A Foy, Parkside Farm
3rd Lot 132 GR & A Foy, Parkside Farm

Champion
Lot 372 TW Gorst, Gilpin Farm

Reserve Champion
Lot 111 SEW Temple, Black Hall Farm

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