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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Thursday 25th July

Calves

There was an increased entry of 91 calves and stirks forward at J36 today.

Weanling British Blue bull calves sold to £370 from WH Kitching & Son, Milnthorpe. Younger beef calves saw British Blue bulls sell to £335 from DW Cottam, New Hutton, with others to £310 from W & S Airey, Whittington. Plenty of those best beef calves sold from £280 to £300+. Native bred calves were a little harder to place today, with Angus bulls selling to £295 from W & S Airey. Others from the same good home sold at £260. Heifers sold to £200 from R Cowin & Sons, Mansergh. A nice run of 4 week old Montbeliarde calves from Colby Farms topping at £170. A young show of Black and Whites were on offer this morning selling to £125 from RF & CE Hodgson, Pennington. Plenty of good rearing types selling in the region of £100. Strong Black and White stirks from Messrs Ellwood, Grizebeck sold to £420 with other big pens to £350 from the same home.

Cast Cows

Cull cows sold to 134.5p/kg for a Stabiliser x from A Dixon & Son with other beef cows generally 115–130p/kg depending on age and quality. Dairy cows sold to 117.5p/kg for Montbeliarde x from JJ & MA Park & Son with other meated cows 110p/kg – 115p/kg and leaner sorts 95–110p/kg and the very leanest less. Top grossing was a Stabiliser x achieving £1168 from A Dixon & Son.

A cull bull from RI Dixon sold at 117.5p/kg and £1139.

Store Cattle

There was a nice entry of store cattle were forward with most being younger dairy bred types. Top price was £910 for an Aberdeen Angus x steer from G Cuthbertson. Younger suckler bred steers to £810 from F & JM Mason, selling Limousin x. Steers in the 12-16 month age range achieved £750-£800 with 8 month old Aberdeen Angus x steers £630 from M Blease.

Heifers sold to £875 for British Blue x from J & J Postlethwaite with younger sorts £680 - £750. Native bred heifers sold to £715 for Aberdeen Angus x from G M Strong with others generally £520 - £600. Young bulls sold to £780 for Herefords from J E Sharp.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

British Blue - £370 Broomfield, £340 Cooper House Farm, £335 Hagg Farm, £310 West Hall, £300 Raisgill Hall. Aberdeen Angus - £295, £260 West Hall, £255 Strickland Hill, £250, £195 Hawkrigg Farm. Limousin - £200 Brookside. Hereford - £175 Cooper House Farm. Montbeliard - £170, £110 Colby Laithes. Friesian - £125, £100 Rowe End Farm, £75 Cooper House Farm.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue - £260, £250 Crest Farm, £240 Raisgill Hall, £240 Crest Farm, £230 Broomfield. Hereford - £230 Crest Farm, £130, £110 Cooper House Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £200 Hawkrigg Farm, £195 Strickland Hill, £180 West Hall, £170 Strickland Hill. Limousin - £190, £170, £150 Brookside.

Bull Stirk:

Charollais - £355 Holmescales Farm. Limousin - £240 Holmescales Farm.

Heifer Stirk:

Limousin - £370 Holmescales Farm. Hereford - £365, £350 Rathvale. British Blue - £355 Holmescales Farm. Friesian - £320 Rathvale Farm.

Steer Stirk:

Frisian - £420, £350 Heathwaite Farm. Hereford - £350 Rathvale Farm.

OTM Cow:

Stabilizer – 134.5, 124.5, 119.5 Kit Cragg. Blonde – 127.5 Causeway Farm. Limousin – 119.5, 109.5 High Wray Farm. Montbeliard – 117.5 Low Sizergh Farm. Flekvieh – 114.5 Ninezergh. Friesian – 111.5 Natland Park Farm, 109.5 Low Sizergh Farm, 107.5 Moss House Farm, 104.5 Cracalt Farm, 99.5 Low Sizergh Farm. Saler – 111.5, 84.5 New Hall.

OTM Heifer:

Hereford – 124.5 Birkland Barrow.

Cast Bull:

Limousin – 117.5 Low Newton Farm

Store Bullock:

Aberdeen Angus - £910 Capplerigg, £750 Bellart Howe, £630, £515 The Barn. Limousin - £810 Mireside Farm, £790 School Hill. British Blue - £770 Bellart Howe. Hereford - £680 Bellart Howe, £630 Holme Farm, £605 The Barn, £590 Birkland Barrow. Flekvieh - £590 Bellart Howe.

Store Heifer:

British Blue - £875 Bramaskew, £720 School Hill. Aberdeen Angus - £715 School Hill. Hereford - £640 Mireside Farm, £530 Holme Farm, £530 Mireside Farm, £520 Bellart Howe, £430 Mireside Farm. Limousin - £595, £520 School Hill, £465 The Barn.

Store Bull:

Hereford - £780, £730 Causeywood.

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