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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Continental Show & Sale of Store Cattle - Thursday 20th September

Store Cattle

The prize show for store cattle was kindly judged by Mr Michael Cook, Ulverston who awarded the Championship Rosette to a Limousin x steer from TA Chapman & Son which the judge later purchased at £1350. The Reserve Champion rosette was awarded to a British Blue x heifer from JM & KE Ellis which later sold for £1150.

The sale was topped by TW & C Shepherd, Nook selling a Blonde steer at £1355, well grown steers regularly sold between £1000 and £1200, with all sold averaging £980. Stronger heifers were nicely selling at £880 to £1000, with those cattle showing the effect of the hard summer a more selective trade but all selling to full value.

A larger number of native bred cattle were forward today and all easily sold. Hereford steers achieved £1000, Angus x sold to £975 with heifers to £1040 for Hereford x. Yearlings generally were £720 to £850 for steers and heifers between £680 and £750.

Several young bulls were forward, selling to £935 for pure Limousins from Messrs Hodgson with younger sorts £725 to £880.

The next sale is on 4 October and includes the first prize show and sale of 400 suckler calves plus 120 store cattle and the monthly beef breeding sale.

Calves

The fortnightly sale of calves and stirks had an entry of 50 forward for the sale. A better trade was enjoyed throughout the sale apart from bobby calves, which were much harder to place this week. British Blue bulls sold to a top of £340 and £290 from DR & C Galbraith of Grayrigg with beef bull calves regularly selling in excess of the £250 mark. British Blue heifers regularly sold in excess of the £200 mark topping at £230 from DR & C Galbraith. Rearing black and whites were a strong trade, with calf rearers looking for calves that are in excess of one month old. Black and white calves sold in excess of the £100 mark for the best well-grown types, topping at £135 from JK &A Bowness and Son of Milnthorpe.

A handful of stirks on offer meant a brisk trade for well grown stirks, especially with many worried about a possible shortage of fodder over the winter months. Six month old Simmental steers sold to £520 from Kirkby and Longworth of Broughton in Furness with British Blue heifers to £510 and £480 from the same home.

Cast Cows and OTM Cattle

There was an increased entry of cull cows forward today as farmers look ahead to housing stock.

Well-fleshed beef cows sold to 179p/kg from S Procter with others regularly selling between 140p/kg and 160p/kg. Feeding type cows generally 115p/kg to 130p/kg, dependent on age and condition. Top grossing beef cows were £1216 for a Charollais x from S Procter, others were £800 to £950 for further finishing.

Dairy cows sold to 117p/kg from J Handley, mediums were 100p/kg to 110p/kg with the leanest ex-parlour cows less, grossing at £812 from JM Barton & Son. Several cull bulls today sold to 124p/kg and £1273.

Breeding Cattle

Several older outfits were forward today selling to £1080 for Angus x cows with Angus x calves at foot.

More cows and calves and breeding bulls are anticipated at the next sale on 4 October.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

British Blue - £340, £290 Sunny Bank, £280, £260 Beck Side. Aberdeen Angus - £170 High Foulshaw Farm, £135 Low Deepslack. Friesian - £135 Cautley Farm, £105 elm Tree Farm, £105 Beck Side, £102 Low Deepslack, £100 Borrans Farm.Flekvieh - £135 Townhead Farm.Limousin - £135 Strickley. Hereford - £130 Natland Mill Beck Farm.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue - £230 Sunny Bank, £225 High Roosebeck Farm, £210, £200 Beck Side, £190 Elm Tree Farm. Limousin - £200 Cautley Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £100 High Foulshaw Farm.

Heifer Stirk:

British Blue - £510, £480 Sella Farm.

Steer Stirk:

Simental - £520 Sella Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £410 Sella Farm.

OTM Cow:

British Blue – 179.5 High Biggarsbank, 127.5 Borwick Lodge Farm, 119.5 Middle Sadghyll, 109.5 Causeway Farm, 101.5 Scale Hook Farm. Charolais – 147.5 High Biggarsbank. Limousin – 141.5 Swallowmire, 124.5 Lupton Hall, 124.5 Old School House, 94.5 Borwick Lodge Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 137.5 High Biggarsbank, 124.5 Capplerigg, 117.5 Scale Hook Farm, 94.5 Hartsop Hall.Shorthorn – 117.5 Craketrees, 109.5 Strickley, 101.5 Abbots Reading Farm.Friesian – 114.5, 111.5 Lupton Hall, 109.5 Townhead Farm, 104.5 Carter House, 101.5 Low Sizergh Farm. Belted Galloway – 114.5 High Biggarsbank.Swedish Red & White – 111.5 Low Sizergh Farm. Blonde – 109.5 Scale Hook Farm.Continental – 107.5 Old School House.Montbeliard – 97.5 Green Lane End Farm.Simental – 94.5 High Biggarsbank.

Cast Bull:

Hereford – 91.5 Syke House Farm.

Cow & Calf:

Aberdeen Angus - £1080, £1020 Newton Farm.

Store Bullock:

Blonde - £1355, £1155, £1145 Nook Farm, £995 Causeway Farm. Limousin - £1350 Lane Head Farm, £1175 Nook Farm, £1170 Fold Farm, £1170 Nook Farm, £1165 Poppy Farm. Charolais - £1245 Dawson Fold, £1175 Nook Farm, £1160 Low Barrows Green, £1145 Ridding Side Farm, £1135 Dawson Fold.British Blue - £1105 Carlingwha, £990 Woodside Farm, £990 Low Barrows Green, £895 Lowgill Farm, £855 Tullithwaite Hall Office. Simental - £1045 Carlingwha. Hereford - £1000 Carlingwha, £850 Cockrigg Farm, £640, £595 West Plain Farm. Stabilizer - £1000 Kit Cragg, £970 Lowgill Farm, £930, £900 Kit Cragg.Aberdeen Angus - £975 Cockrigg Farm, £970 Barkin House Barn, £970, £930 Bank Ground, £915 Bank Field Farm. Friesian - £740 School Hill. Shorthorn - £655 School Hill.

Store Heifer:

British Blue - £1150, £1020 Moss Head, £990 Carlingwha, £740, £720 Greenbank. Limousin - £1080 Crooklands Farm, £1035 Moss Head, £1020 Crooklands Farm, £1000 Oakfield Farm, £980 High Butterbent. Hereford - £1040, £1005, £905 Crabtree Farm. Charolais - £1030, £1005 Low Barrows Green, £995, £975, £950 Crooklands Farm.Simental - £860 Castle Syke Farm.Aberdeen Angus - £765 Holmelands, £750 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £740 Barkin House Barn, £640 Bank Ground. Blonde - £740 Causeway Farm, £700 Low Sizergh Farm. Friesian - £400 Low Sizergh Farm.

Store Bull:

Limousin - £935 High Borrans Farm, £860 St Annes Farm, £850 Holmelands, £725 Old Croft.

More Info

Show Results

Sponsor
BB Dairy Ltd

Judge
Mr M Cook

Class one – Limousin Heifer
1st Lot 279 JM & KE Ellis, Moss Head
2nd Lot 118 D & SA Robinson, Oakfield Farm
3rd Lot 229 RJ & M Dixon & Son, Colt Farm

Class two – Limousin Bullock
1st Lot 52 TA Chapman & Son, Lane Head Farm
2nd Lot 338 JG & PH Thompson, Poppy Farm
3rd Lot 148 A & P Hodgkinson, Bank Field Farm

Class three – British Blue Heifer
1st Lot 278 JM & KE Ellis, Moss Head

Class four – British Blue Bullock
1st Lot 182 PW Clarke, Woodside

Class five – Any Other Breed Heifer
1st Lot 475 P & SA Edmondson, Low Barrows Green

Class six – Any Other Breed Bullock
1st Lot 420 TW & C Shepherd, Nook Farm
2nd Lot 464 P & SA Edmondson, Low Barrows Green
3rd Lot 463 P & SA Edmondson, Low Barrows Green

Best Pair of Limousin Heifers or Bullocks
1st Lots 341 & 342 JG & PH Thompson, Poppy Farm
2nd Lots 283 & 282 JM & KE Ellis, Moss Head

Best Pair of Any Other Breed Heifers or Bullocks
1st Lots 466 & 465 P & SA Edmondson, Low Barrows Green

Champion
Lot 52 TA Chapman & Son, Lane Head Farm

Reserve Champion
Lot 278 JM & KE Ellis, Moss Head

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