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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Show & Sale of Suckler Cattle - Thursday 4th October

Suckled Calves

The first show and sale of suckled calves attracted a large crowd of local and distant buyers all keen to secure replacement stock from this renowned sale.

The show was kindly sponsored by CT Hayton Ltd, Kendal and ably judged by Miss Fiona Jowett. The Championship rosette was awarded to an 8 month old Limousin x British Blue Heifer from M & D Hatton, Broughton-in-Furness, which latter sold for £1000 to the judge. Reserve Champion was the first prized steer from TW Gorst, Crook, which sold for £900 to P & E Fox. The first prized native sired suckler calf was an Aberdeen Angus x heifer from J & M Wilson, Selside achieving £710.

A buoyant trade was experienced for all classes and types of calves with vendors leaving pleased with prices achieved ahead of expectations. Well-grown steers regularly selling between £750 and £850, with smaller younger well-bred sorts £700 to £750. All steers sold to an average of £710 to include a large proportion at 4-5 months old. Heifers nicely selling at £650 to £750, with young sorts £500 to £580. All heifers sold averaged £630.

Several young bulls forward and easily sold topped at £850 for Blonde x from MW & MR Black with younger 5 month old bulls selling between £680 and £740, all sold averaged £640.

The second sale of suckler calves will be on Thursday 1st November.

Store Cattle

Store cattle concluded the sale and were eagerly bid for with vendors leaving pleased with prices achieved. Top priced steer was a 14 month old from Charolais x from P & SA Edmondson achieving £990 with stabiliser steers selling to £970 from A Dixon & Son. Heifers sold to £880 for 16 month old Angus’ from MJ & JD Handley, with others at £850. Younger Limousin x sold to £800 from J Kitching & Son.

The next sale of cattle is on Thursday 18th October with buyers requesting more cattle.

Beef Breeding Cattle

The monthly sale of beef breeding cattle saw an entry of predominantly older cows with younger calves forward. British Blue and Limousin x cows with Hereford calves from GM Redmayne, Ings sold to £1050 with others generally £950 to £1000. Angus and Hereford x cows with Angus x calves sold to £800. Several in-calf Red Poll cows due February/March, to a Red Poll bull, sold to £780 with others £750.

A Hereford Bull achieved a final bid of £1000 and a pair of Limousin x bulling heifers from EJ Hodgson & Son sold for a final bid of £900.

Cast Cows

Cull Cows are now coming forward in greater numbers as farmers look ahead to winter housing. Well-fleshed heavy cows were in strongest demand and falling short of buyers requirements. Beef Bred cows sold to 119p/kg from RM & PM Simpson, with others selling between 110p/kg to 118p/kg for further finishing.

Dairy cows sold to 114p/kg from HW Richardson & Son, mediums sold between 98p/kg to 105p/kg with leanest parlour cows less.

Top grossing price of the day £851 from O & JR Dixon, several OTM Dairy heifers forward selling to 149p/kg from JW Hargreaves and £756 from HW Robinson & Son.

Rearing Calves

The sale of rearing calves saw 69 forward with young beef bull calves selling to £250 for British Blue x from JK & A Bowness & Son with others £190 to £240, which included Herefords at £210. Beef heifers sold to £230 for British Blue x from DW Cottam, with younger heifers at £140 - £180.

An abundance of young dairy bulls saw a selective trade with mediums generally £40 to £45. Fleckvieh bull calves sold to £72. Several Holstein Friesian bull stirks sold to £240.

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Top Prices

Suckler Bullock:

Limousin - £960 Knott End Farm, £940 Gilpin Farm, £930, £920 Knott End Farm, £900 Gilpin Farm. Hereford - £950 Beck Side, £730, £720 Granby Road. British Blue - £940 Black Hall Farm, £870 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £830 Black Hall Farm, £820 Tullithwaite Hall office. Charolais - £910 Swallowmire, £890, £870 Ridding Side Farm, £820 Bandrake Head. Simental - £840 High Skelgill. Aberdeen Angus - £760 Swallowmire, £710 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £670 Low Fold. Saler - £690, £620, £600 Fairbank Farm.

Suckler Heifer:

British Blue - £1000 Knott End Farm, £780, £770, £740 Gilpin Farm, £730 Black Hall Farm. Limousin - £830 Knott End Farm, £800 Granby Road, £760 Farleton House, £760 High Farm. Blonde - £800 Granby Road. Charolais - £750 Bandrake Head, £700 Luneside. Aberdeen Angus - £710, £590 Cooper House. Simental - £590, £580 Todds Farm. Saler - £580, £510 Fairbank Farm. Continental - £550 Wasdyke Farm. Friesian - £540 Beck Side.

Suckler Bull:

Blonde - £850, £770, £770 Scroggs Farm. Simental - £740, £700 Todds Farm. British Blue - £720, £700, £680 Parkside Farm, £590 Bandrake Head. Limousin - £710, £700 Mouse Syke. Shorthorn - £640 Parkside Farm.

Store Bullock:

British Blue - £990 Low Barrows Green, £860 Mire House Farm, £820 Chapel House. Stabilizer - £970, £860, £830 Kit Cragg. Limousin - £940, £900 Castle Syke Farm, £850 Chapel House, £770 Moorland Cottage, £690 Dale End. Aberdeen Angus - £880 Low Barrows Green, £630 Tunstead Farm. Shorthorn - £650 Moorland Cottage.

Store Heifer:

Aberdeen Angus - £880, £850 Archers Hall, £680 Low Fold. Limousin - £800 Chapel House, £670 Dale End, £640 Moorland Cottage. Charolais - £760 Low Barrows Green.

In Calf Cow:

Continental - £780, £750, £650 Stock A Bank Farm.

Breeding Bull:

Hereford - £1000 Gowan Bank Farm.

Bulling Heifer:

Limousin – £900 Lambrigg Head Farm.

Cow & Calf:

Hereford - £1050 Gowan Bank Farm, £800 Newton Farm. Limousin - £1050, £950, £900, £850 Gowan Bank Farm. Charolais - £1000 Gowan Bank Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £750 Newton Farm.

OTM Cow:

Continental – 119.5, 97.5 Poole Bank Farm. Limousin – 117.5 Grassgarth Farm, 117.5, 99.5 Borwick Lodge Farm, 89.5 west Plain Farm. Simental – 117.5 Grassgarth Farm. British Blue – 114.5 Gowan Bank Farm. Frisian – 111.5 Barugh House, 109.5 Endmoor Farm, 97.5 Cooper House, 97.5 Far Audlands, 97.5 Townhead Farm. Blonde – 109.5 Low Fold, 104.5 Luneside. Stabilizer – 109.5 Low Sizergh Farm. Hereford – 99.5 Cooper House.

OTM Heifer:

Friesian – 149.5 Bridge End Farm, 119.5, 114.5 High Bracken Hall, 114.5 Bridge End Farm, 109.5 High Bracken Hall.

Bull Calf:

British Blue - £250 Cautley Farm, £230 Hagg Farm, £180 Beck Side, £160 High Barnes, £100 Rakesmoor Farm. Limousin - £245 Cautley Farm. Hereford - £210 Elm Tree Farm, £135 Strickley. Aberdeen Angus - £112 Beck Side.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue - £230 Hagg Farm, £160 Lupton Hall, £130 Beck Side. Limousin - £125 Halforth Farm, £100 Lupton Hall. Hereford - £115 Elm Tree Farm.

Bull Stirk:

Friesian - £240 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £108 Ormside Lodge.

Heifer Stirk:

Hereford - £100 Rakesmoor Farm.

Steer Stirk:

British Blue - £230 Rakesmoor Farm. Hereford - £220 Rakesmoor Farm.

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Show Results

Sponsor
CT Hayton Ltd

Judge
Mr & Ms Jowett

Class one – Continental Suckler Heifer Calf
1st Lot 254 M & D Hatton, Knott End Farm
2nd Lot 215 NA & J Temple, Black Hall Farm
3rd Lot 132 DW Prickett, Farlton House

Class two – Continental Suckler Steer Calf
1st Lot 373 TW Gorst, Gilpin Farm
2nd Lot 253 M & D Hatton, Knott End Farm
3rd Lot 214 NA & J Temple, Black Hall Farm

Class three – Continental Suckler Bull Calf
1st Lot 373 TW Gorst, Gilpin Farm
2nd Lot 386 GR & A Foy & Son, Park Side Farm

Class four – Native Suckler Heifer Calf
1st Lot 194 J & M Wilson, Cooper House

Class five – Native Suckler Bull Calf
1st Lot 387 GR & A Foy, Park Side Farm

Champion
Lot 254 M & D Hatton, Knott End Farm

Reserve Champion
TW Gorst, Gilpin Farm

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