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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Thursday 8th August

Calves

There was an increased entry of 114 calves forward this week selling to a continued strong trade at J36. There was a busy ringside of buyers for all types of calves with all vendors leaving pleased with their trade. Topping the sale today was a wonderful British Blue Bull from Lawkland Hall Farm at £435. A consignment of beef bred calves from Andrew Long, Ulverston, saw Limousin Bulls sell to £400 and £370, with heifers to £385 from the same home. A run of 4 week old British Blue calves from David Barton, Lupton saw bulls to £350 with heifers at £325. A strong trade was seen for native bred calves seeing a top of £340 for an Aberdeen Angus bull from Andrew Long. Others sold to £310 from BJ & M Tomlinson, Preston. Other run of strong Montbeliarde calves from Colby Farms, Appleby peaked at £250. There was a young show of Black and Whites again at J36 this morning seeing rearing types sell between £60 and £70, topping at £100 from MA & S Johns Brough, with medium types £35 to £40.

Cast Cows

There was another strong entry of Cull Cows saw a top price of 127.5p/kg achieved for a Limousin x cow from J Twigge, Lindale with others to 124.5p/kg from JE Wightman and GH Jones. Medium beef cows were generally selling between 115p/kg and 125p/kg. Dairy cows sold to 114p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from RG & J Clark, Endmoor with other heavy sorts 110p/kg to 114p/kg, medium sorts 100p/kg to 110p/kg with parlour sorts 85p/kg to 95p/kg.

Top grossing cow was £903 for a Limousin x from J Twigge and £814 for a Holstein Friesian from RG & J Clark.

Several cull bulls forward sold to 134p/kg from AV Lord & Co, Ulverston and to £1175 from GH Jones, Sawrey.

Store Cattle

Store Catlte Sold to a top price of £980 for an Aberdeen Angus x Steer from G Cuthberston, New Hutton with other Aberdeen Angus x steers selling to £975 from S & M Cooper, Leece other steers (20m to 24m) selling between £900 and £950. Younger steers to £745 for an Aberdeen Angus x from GM Strong, Penrith and a 6-month-old British Blue x selling to £600 from MJ Whitworth, Bolton-le-Sands.

Heifers sold to £710 for an 8 month old Blonde from MJ Whitworth who sold others to £705. Native Bred heifers sold to £620 for a 12 month old from Hereford x from FP & G Slater, Witherslack with most heifers today aged between 8 and 14 months selling between £500 and £620.

Young bulls sold to £705 for a Limousin x from D Leighton, Kirkby-in-Furness.

Beef Breeding

The Cows and calves on offer were all strongly bid for with more needed to meet the buyers demand. The sale topped at £1300 for a young British Blue x cow with a month old Limousin x bull calf at foot from E Rossall, Preesall.
A run of Aberdeen Angus x cows with Simmental calves at foot from T Sharp, Burneside sold to £1210 with others to £1050 and £1180.

Hereford bulls sold to £1040 for a 19 month old pure bred from N & L Cummings, Holmrook.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

British Blue - £435 Lawkland Hall Farm, £350 Lupton Hall, £330, £305 Elm Tree Farm. Limousin - £400, £370, £345 Old Hall Farm, £2885 Pedgecroft, £235 Brookside. Aberdeen Angus - £340 Old Hall Farm, £310, £305 Grace Mire Farm, £220, £215 Moss House Farm. Montbeliard - £250 Colby Farms LTD, £135 Greystone House. Hereford - £180, £175 Wyke Farm, £155, £102 Lawkland Hall Farm, £100 Wraysholme Tower. Friesian - £100, £90 Selgin House. Shorthorn - £95 Far Audlands. Flekvieh - £60 Wall End Farm.

Heifer Calf:

Limousin - £385 Old Hall Farm, £210, £150 Brookside. British Blue - £325 Lupton Hall, £290, £280 Wall End Farm, £275 Hagg Farm, £250 Elm Tree Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £230 Old Hall Farm. Hereford - £205 Lawkland Hall Farm, £105 Wyke Farm, £100 Moss House Farm, £95 Wyke Farm. Montbeliard - £58 Colby Farms LTD.

Steer Calf:

Flekvieh - £92, £90 Greystone House.

Bull Stirk:

Aberdeen Angus - £390 Selgin House. Friesian - £135, £120 Townhead Farm.

Heifer Stirk:

Hereford - £300 Rathvale Farm. Limousin - £200 Townhead Farm.

Steer Stirk:

Flekvieh - £350 Rathvale Farm. Friesian - £345, £295 Rathvale Farm.

OTM Cow:

Limousin – 127.5 Holmelands, 124.5, 121.5 Fold Farm, 121.5, 114.5 Crabtree Farm. British Blue – 124.5 Fold Farm. Hereford – 124.5 Crabtree Farm. Continental – 114.5 Howe Farm. Friesian – 114.5, 111.5 Far Audlands, 99.5 Lupton Hall, 84.5 Ackenthwaite Farm. Charolais – 111.5 Holmelands. Aberdeen Angus - £107.5 Holmelands. Flekvieh – 107.5 Hawkrigg Farm. Swedish Red & White – 107.5, 94.5 Far Audlands.

OTM Heifer:

Frisian – 114.5, 111.5 Lupton Hall.

Cast Steer:

Other – 119.5 Holmelands.

Cast Bull

Hereford – 134.5 High Roosebeck Farm. Limousin – 111.5 Fold Farm.

Store Bullock:

Aberdeen Angus - £980 Capplerigg, £975, £960 Tarnside Farm, £745 School Hill. British Blue - £945 Tarnside Farm, £645 School Hill, £600 Mount Pleasant Farm. Hereford - £740 School Hill. Montbeliard - £490 Grace Mire Farm. Friesian - £465 Bellart Howe, £440 Moorhouse Farm. Shorthorn - £465 Bellart Howe. Continental - £445 Stock A Bank.

Store Heifer:

Blonde - £710, £705, £680 Mount Pleasant Farm. Limousin - £670 School Hill. Hereford - £620, £570 Bellart Howe. Aberdeen Angus - £595, £540 Holme Farm, £510 Grace Mire Farm, £500 Nunfield, £430 Stock A Bank. British Blue - £505 Nunfield.

Store Bull:

Limousin - £705 Moorhouse Farm.

Breeding Bull:

Hereford - £1040, £960 Hall Carleton Farm.

In Calf Cow:

Continental - £730 Stock A Bank.

Cow & Calf:

British Blue - £1300 Sykes Fold Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1210, £1200, £1180, £1000 Gateside Farm. Simmental - £800 Gateside Farm.

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