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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Cattle & Suckler Show - Thursday 8th March

Store Cattle

A wonderful catalogued entry of 548 store cattle attracted a large crowd of buyers keen to secure replacement stock, with new customers present both buying and selling. A feature of today’s sale was a prize show for suckler bred cattle under 12 months of age, which saw 38 cattle forward in the three show classes, kindly and ably judged by Robert and John Holmes, Nottingham.

The Championship rosette was awarded to an 11 month old Limousin x heifer from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside which sold for £1260 to A Geary, Milton Keynes. The Reserve Champion was a Limousin x steer from JG & PH Thompson, Selside which achieved £1160 selling to F Pooley, Chorley.
Continental steers sold to £1210 for a Charolais x from PW Clarke with other stronger yearling steers selling between £950 and £1100, younger sorts regularly £800 to £950, including a pen of 5 Charolais’ at £950 from M Parker, Langdale. Smaller sorts (6 – 8 months) were £650 to £780.
Heifers topped at £1260 with stronger types selling between £1020 and £1100. Nice yearlings were £880 to £1020 with younger sorts (6 – 8 months) £660 to £800.

A large number of native bred cattle were forward selling to £1010 for Hereford x steers from MJ Waller and Luings £980 from Low Moor Howe Farm Ltd. Yearlings to £870 for AA x J Twigge.

Heifers sold to £920 for Aberdeen Angus x and Herefords £910, Shorthorns £850. Several dairy bred steers were forward selling to £1100 for Fleckvieh, £650 (10 months) Norwegian Red and £530 (10 months) Black and Whites.

A strong entry of 44 young bulls sold to £1200 from FI & ME Little, others nicely selling between £950 and £1100 to include the first prize bull from RS & BA Harker, Holme, younger bulls were £700 to £850 and natives were to £600 for Aberdeen Angus x.

Calves

There was a smaller show of calves forward today selling to another strong trade at J36. Topping the calf section was a Hereford heifer from Colby Farms, Appleby selling to £390 with others from the same home selling to £385 for an Angus bull. Young beef calves were in strong demand this morning with month old heifer calves selling to £300 on three occasions from WH & SJ Morris, Grange-Over-Sands, DR & C Galbraith, Grayrigg and DW Cottam, New Hutton.

A new buyer around the ring looking for dairy bred calves today saw them top at £205 for a Fleckvieh bull from JK & A Bowness & Son, Milnthorpe. Other sold to £195 for a Shorthorn bull from Messrs Robinson, Old Hutton.

There was 30 stirks forward at today’s with a young show on offer with nothing over the age of 7 months but selling to a competitive trade. The sale topped at £560 for an Angus bullock from Kirkby & Longworth, Ulpha with other bullock stirks to £530 from PW Clarke, Crosthwaite. Heifers keenly bid for topping at £480 for a Hereford from B & HM Wilson, Selside. A good run of homebred Fleckvieh stirks from SJ & J Hodgson & Son, Colton topped at £480 for 5 month old bullocks. Young black and white bulls saw a flying trade making £240 at four months old from A & S Johns, Brough.

More calves are needed to fulfil buyer’s requirements. Contact Bradley on 0786700244 for more information.

Cast Cows/OTM Cattle

A sharper trade today in the OTM ring with buyers competing for all classes and types, generating a market average of 112p/kg.

Well-fleshed beef cows sold to 159.5p/kg for a Limousin x from PW Clarke, Crosthwaite and a Limousin x from MW & M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell; feeding types generally were 120p/kg to 140p/kg depending on age and quality. Dairy cows topped at 107.5kg from JM Barton & Son, Lupton with other half meated cows 90p/kg to 100p/kg, leaner parlour sorts were 75p/kg to 85p/kg.

The top grossing beef cow was a Limousin x from MW & M Hodgson achieving £1057 and dairy cow was £888 from JM Barton & Son.

Cull bulls sold to 117.5p/kg and £1077 for a Limousin from B & HM Wilson, Selside.

Several OTM heifers were forward, selling to 151.5p/kg (£921) for a Hereford x from G & ID Postlethwaite.

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Top Prices

Bull Calf:

Aberdeen Angus - £385, £370, £340 Colby Laithes, £245 Beck Side, £230 Colby Laithes. Limousin - £300 Wraysholme Tower. British Blue - £280, £210 Beck Side. Flekvieh - £205, £180 Cautley Farm. Shorthorn - £195, £145 Strickley. Friesian - £60 Beck Side.

Heifer Calf:

Hereford - £390, £310, £200 Colby Laithes. British Blue - £310 Cautley Farm, £305 Elm Tree Farm, £300 Hagg Farm, £300 Sunny Bank, £250 Elm Tree Farm. Limousin - £280 Elm Tree Farm, £130 Wraysholme Tower. Aberdeen Angus - £200, £120, £100 Beck Side.

Bull Stirk:

Aberdeen Angus - £560 Sella Farm, £420 Selgin House. Belgium Blue - £530 Woodside Farm. Simental - £480 Tottlebank. British Blue - £435 Tottlebank. Flekvieh - £410, £400, £395 Tottlebank. Limousin - £360 Low Garths. Friesian - £240 Selgin House.

Heifer Stirk:

Aberdeen Angus - £480 Ashstead, £390 Selgin House. Hereford - £410 Kitchlow Farm. Limousin - £400 Ashstead.

OTM Cow:

Limousin – 159.5 Woodside Farm, 159.5 Swallowmire, 144.5 Woodside Farm, 129.5 Holmelands. Hereford – 151.5, 129.5, 124.5 Riddings, 119.5 Lane Ends Farm. British Blue – 147.5, 139.5 Todds Farm. Shorthorn – 137.5, 114.5, 107.5 Cockley Beck Farm, 104.5, 87.5 Strickley. Stabilizer – 124.5 Holmelands. Flekvieh – 117.5 Hawkrigg Farm. Simental – 114.5 Low Garths. Friesian – 107.5 Lupton Hall, 101.5, 99.5 Natland Park Farm, 94.5 Hawes Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 99.5 Granby Road.

OTM Heifer:

Limousin – 144.5 High Borrowbridge.

Cast Bull:

Limousin – 117.5 Ashstead.

Store Bullock:

Charolais - £1210 Woodside Farm, £1090 Green Lane End Farm, £970, £950 Thrang. Limousin - £1160 Poppy Farm, £1100, £1090 Cragg End, £1060 Netherhall Farm, £1050 Thrang. British Blue - £1110 Barker Knott, £1020 Meadow View, £900 Birch Bank, £890 Underbarrow Farm. Flekvieh - £110 Green Lane End Farm, £690 Hollowmire Farm, £650 Poole Bank Farm. Hereford - £1010 Carlingwha, £960, £900 Crabtree Farm, £730 Granby Road. Continental - £980 High House Farm, £610 Howe Farm. Blonde - £940 Scroggs Farm, £890, £800 Mount Pleasant Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £870 Holmelands, £810 Low Stennerley, £790 Black Bull Cottage, £790 Fell End Farm. Simental - £690 Poole Bank Farm, £690, £650 Howe Farm. Shorthorn - £680 Broad Oak, £680 Somme Avenue. Frisian - £530 Stribers Farm. Saler - £500 Stonethwaite Farm.
Store Heifer:
Limousin - £1260 Poppy Farm, £1100 Bank Field Farm, £1100, £1030 High Underbarrow Farm, £1020 Barker Knott. British Blue - £1100 High Underbarrow Farm, £960 Barker Knott, £970 Woodside Farm, £800 Meadow View. Continental - £1060, £910 High House Farm. Flekvieh - £1030 Green Lane End Farm. Charolais - £1030 Green Lane End Farm, £880, £860 Thrang, £840 Hartrigg. Aberdeen Angus - £920 Thrang, £910 Hollowmire Farm, £890 Thrang, £890 Bank Field Farm. Hereford - £910 Mireside Farm, £880, £840 Carlingwha, £830 Thrang. Shorthorn - £850, £640 Broad Oak. Blonde - £840 Scroggs Farm, £820 Mount Pleasant Farm. Saler - £800, £700 Thrang.

Store Bull:

Limousin - £1200 Helm Croft, £1100 Topthorn Farm, £1080, £1010 Helm Croft. Blonde - £1130 Meadow View, £800 Granby Road. Aberdeen Angus - £600 Natland Mill Beck Farm. Hereford - £520, £500 Natland Mill Beck Farm.

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Show Results

Judge John & Robert Holmes

Sponsors Browns Mitsubishi, Natwest Bank, Paxtons

Class one – Suckler Bred Bullock
1st Lot 310 JG & PH Thompson, Poppy Farm, £1160
2nd Lot 548 BT Atkinson, Meadow View, £1020
3rd Lot 510 B & SE Carter, Cragg End

Class two – Suckler Bred Heifer
1st Lot 307 AR & BJ Thompson, Poppy Farm, £1260
2nd Lot 372 BT Atkinson, Meadow View, £800
3rd Lot 430 D Nicholson, Birch Bank, £920

Class three – Suckler Bred Bull
1st Lot 55 RS & BA Harker, Overthwaite, £990
2nd Lot 182 FI & ME Little, Helm Croft, £1080
3rd Lot 56 RS & BA Harker, Overthwaite, £990

Champion
Lot 307 AR & BJ Thompson, Poppy Farm, £1260

Reserve Champion
Lot 310 JG & PH Thompson, Poppy Farm, £1160

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