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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Grass Day Show & Sale - Thursday 2nd May

Store Cattle

North West Auctions held its annual grass day sale of Store Cattle at J36 on Thursday 2nd May. Buyers were in attendance from throughout the northern counties, midlands, Scotland and Wales who were attracted by one of the largest catalogued entries seen at North West Auctions with 840 cattle being sold.

A feature of the day was the pre-sale show which saw a fantastic, quality entry of cattle put before the judge Mr J Crichton, Egremont in six classes. The Championship rosette was awarded to a 11 month gold Limousin x steer from A & P Hodgkinson, Stalmine which later sold to the top price of £1290 to the judge. The reserve champion was a 10 month old Blonde x heifer from BT Atkinson, Ulverston which sold at £1060. The show was kindly sponsored by the Rural Law Practice, Natural Stockcare Ltd, Hornby Commercial, 1st Base Plant Sales and the Limousin Society. All vendors must be complimented on the quality of the cattle presented at this sale which continues to attract the attention of new customers.

The champion topped the steer trade at £1290 with others selling to £1215 for a Limousin x from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor. Strong and well-grown steers were nicely selling between £1100 and £1200, with the strongest of the yearlings achieving £980 to £1200. Steers for summering would generally be £840 to £780 depending on size. Heifers sold to £1170 for a pure Limousin from T Atkinson, Ulverston with others at £1160 for a Blonde x from JBL & I Ellis, Kendal. Well-grown heifers were nicely selling between £1000 and £1150. Yearlings sold to £1045 for a Charolais x from RW & FJ Rhodes, Quernmore with others to £1010 for a Limousin x from MA Barnes, Kendal. Nice yearling heifers regularly selling between £820 and £850 with younger sorts selling between selling between £660 and £780.

A large number of native sired cattle were forward today and were easily sold. Native bred cattle with a named sire sold to a premium with steers selling to £1200 for a Hereford x from J Maxwell, Lancaster. An Aberdeen Angus sold to £1090 from TA & DH Knipe, Ulverston, Shorthorns sold to £940 from MW & PA Rollason, Meathop and Galloways sold to £635 from Forest Hall Farm, Selside. Heifers sold to £840 for a Hereford x from MJ Waller, Lupton, Angus’ sold to £820 from JA & SM Allen, Windermere and Shorthorns sold to £755 from J Twigge, Meathop.

A nice number of younger bulls forward sold to £1090 for a Limousin from T Atkinson, Ulverston with others selling between £950 and £1075.

Cast Cows/OTM Cattle

Cull cows sold to one of the dearest trades seen for several months with 8 active competing for all classes and types. Well-finished heavy beef cows experienced a fast trade selling to 175p/kg for a Limousin x from Forest Hall Farm, Selside with others regularly 150p/kg to 170p/kg with many of the younger sorts going for further finishing. Dairy cows sold to 130p/kg from JW & D Robinson & Son, Nook with medium fleshed cows making up the main of the dairy cow entry and selling at 110p/kg to 120p/kg.

Top grossing cow was a Limousin x from Forest Hall Farms, Selside achieving £1232 with others to £1124 for a British Blue x from I & AJ Armer, Burneside. Over half the cows forward sold in excess of £900 with plenty over £1000.
OTM Heifers topped at 182p/kg or £952 for a British Blue x from S Procter, Selside with dairy heifers selling to 140p/kg or £873 from C & B Capstick, Lowgill.

All cull cows averaged 136p/kg or £860, more cows can easily be sold and are needed to at the next sale on Thursday 16th May to meet buyer’s demands.

Calves

An entry of 116 calves and stirks sold to a fast trade with vendors leaving happy with the prices achieved. Rearing calves sold to £420 for an Aberdeen Angus x bull from JM Simpson who sold others at £400. Other native bulls sold to £320 for a Hereford x from Lawkland Hall Farm. Continental bulls sold to £410 for a British Blue x from W & S Airey with others to £405 from WB Winder & Co. Younger bulls regularly £250 to £320. Heifer calves were easily sold with farmers looking for future suckler replacements. British Blue x sold to £400 from WB Winder & Co, Limousin x sold to £355 from CM & CS Chapplehow, Herefords to £305 from Lawkland Hall Farm, Aberdeen Angus’ to £305 from W & S Airey. Quality rearing heifers regularly sold between £280 and £320.

Dairy bull calves sold to £152 for a Fleckveih from J Scott & Co and Holstein Friesians to £72.

Stirks sold to a large crowd of eager bidders keen to secure stock for turn out. Steers sold to £650 for Aberdeen Angus steers from J Longworth, who sold British Blues at £605. Younger Steers sold between £500 and £580. Heifer stirks sold to £610 for a Simmental x from MG & WD Burton, Limousins sold to £560, Blues to £555 and Angus’ to £490.

Bull stirks sold to £600 for a Limousin x from MH & AR Robinson, British Blues to £555, Angus’ to £505 and black and whites to £350.

The next sale of stirks will be on Thursday 16th May. Please advise the office of entries to assist us with contacting buyers.

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Top Prices

Bull Calf:

Aberdeen Angus - £420, £400 The Lodge, £305 West Hall, £300 High Barnes, £300 West Hall. British Blue - £410 West Hall, £405 Wall End Farm, £350 West Hall, £305 Elm Tree Farm, £275 Far Audlands. Hereford - £320, £280 Lawkland Hall Farm. Limousin - £235, £205, £195 Halforth Farm, £150 Elm Tree Farm. Flekvieh - £152 Middle Birkby Farm, £140 Hawkrigg Farm, £100 Middle Birkby Farm. Friesian - £72 Strickland Hill, £70 Natland Park Farm, £58 Strickland Hill.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue - £400 Wall End Farm, £305 High Barnes, £290 Elm Tree Farm. Limousin - £355, £295 High Grounds Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £305 West Hall, £265 High Barnes, £210 West Hall, £170 High Barnes. Hereford - £305, £275, £265, £250, £245 Lawkland Hall Farm.

Bull Stirk:

Limousin - £600, £565 Holmescales. British Blue - £555, £475 Moss House Farm, £30, £305 Wall End Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £505 Moss House Farm, £360, £330 Selgin House. Friesian - £350 Holmescales Farm, £205, £195 Wall End Farm.

Heifer Calf:

Simmental - £610 Bowfield Farm. Limousin - £560 Holmescales Farm. British Blue - £555, £490 Sella Farm, £450 Moss House Farm, £450 Wall End Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £490 Sella Farm, £445 Moss House Farm.

Steer Stirk:

Aberdeen Angus - £650 Sella Farm. British Blue - £605 Sella Farm, £520, £515 Cinder Barrow.

OTM Cow:

Limousin – 174.5, 167.5 Forest Hall, 167.5 Woodside Farm, 154.5 Forest Hall, 151.5 Fold Farm. Charolais – 161.5, 121.5 Dawson Fold. British blue – 149.5 Bowston Hall, 141.5 Troughton Hall, 131.5 High Biggarsbank. Simmental – 141.5 Low Fell End. Belted Galloway – 139.5 Forest Hall. Belgium Blue – 134.5 Fold Farm. Hereford – 134.5, 129.5 High House Farm, 127.5 Croft Foot Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 129.5 Riddings. Friesian – 129.5 Hollins Farm, 121.5 Hall Farm, 111.5 Bradley Farm, 109.5 Hall Farm, 107.5 Far Audlands. Blonde – 124.5 Woodside Farm. Swedish Red & White – 121.5 Bradley Farm.

OTM Heifer:

British Blue – 181.5 High Biggarsbank. Hereford – 149.5, 137.5 Riddings. Friesian – 139.5 High House Farm.

Store Bullock:

Limousin - £1290 Bank Field Farm, £1215 Stubb Farm, £1200 Blades Farm, £1195 Lowgill Farm, £1170 Stubb Farm. Hereford - £1200 Whinney Garth, £960 Mireside Farm, £950 Carlingwha, £910 Hullater Farm, £910 Mireside Farm. Stabilizer - £1170 Russels Farm, £830 Low Moor Head Farm, £765, £710 Russels Farm. Charolais - £1145 High Biggarsbank, £1110 Low Moor Head Farm, £1030, £980 Dawson Fold, £980 Low Moor Head Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1090 Hullater Farm, £1085 Moors Farm, £1030, £970 Hullater Farm, £950 Moors Farm. British Blue - £1080 Hawkrigg End, £1050 High Biggarsbank, £1050 Hawkrigg End, £1030 Hullater Farm, £1030 Buck Bank Farm. Flekvieh - £1010 Green Lane End Farm. Blonde - £1000 Causeway Farm, £980 Mount Pleasant Farm, £950 Cause way Farm. Short Horn - £940, £850, £800 Kendal House Farm, £705 Low Greenside, £665 Holmelands. Simmental - £900 Low Fell End, £880 Capplerigg Farm, £810 Old School House, £800 Low Fell End, £780 Mearsbeck Farm. Continental - £800 Old School House, £750 Poole Bank Farm, £600 Old School House. Montbeliard - £645 Yates Farm. Belted Galloway - £635, £575 Forest Hall.

Store Heifer:

Limousin - £1170 Meadow View, £1150 Lane Head Farm, £1150 Whinney Garth, £1080 Lowgill Farm, £1060 Lane Head Farm. British Blue - £1160 Hawkrigg End, £980 Troughton Hall, £980, £970 High Biggarsbank, £960 Hawkrigg End. Blonde - £1060 Meadow View, £920 Causeway Farm, £740 Mount Pleasant Farm. Simmental - £1055 Gateside Farm, £930 Capplerigg Farm, £855, £845 Gateside Farm. Charolais - £1045, £890 Low Moor Head Farm, £890 Green Lane End. Hereford - £840 Carlingwha, £785 Holmelands. Aberdeen Angus - £820 Barker Knott, £715 Mireside, £700 Low Stennerley, £665 Hipshow Farm, £660 Cooper House. Short Horn - £755, £710 Holmelands. Continental - £650 Old School House, £610 Poole Bank Farm. Stabilizer - £640 Kit Cragg.

Store Bull:

Limousin - £1090 Meadow View, £1075 Ouzelthorn Farm, £1055, £1040 Meadow View. Blonde - £750 Meadow View.

More Info

Show Results

Judge Mr J Crichton
Sponsors Limousin Society, 1st Base Plant Hire, Rural Law Practice, Natural Stock Care and Hornby Commercial

Class one - Limousin Heifer
1st Lot 860 J Maxwell, Whinney Garth, £1150
2nd Lot 401 JG & PH Thompson, Poppy Farm, £970
3rd Lot 413 AR & BJ Thompson, Poppy Farm, £990

Class two – Limousin Bullock
1st Lot 157 A & P Hodkinson, Bank Field Farm, £1290
2nd Lot 537 S Procter, High Biggarsbank, £1070
3rd Lot 402 JG & PH Thompson, Poppy Farm, £990

Class three – British Blue Heifer
1st Lot 524 S Procter, High Biggarsbank, £980
2nd Lot 182 N Cooper & Son, Troughton Hall, £980
3rd Lot 530 S Procter, High Biggarsbank, £970

Class four – British Blue Bullock
1st Lot 100 TW Gorst , Gilpin Farm, £1020
2nd Lot 523 S Procter, High Biggarsbank, £1050
3rd Lot 102 TW Gorst, Gilpin Farm, £960

Class Five – Any Other Breed Heifer
1st Lot 866 BT Atkinson, Meadow View, Blonde £1060
2nd Lot 477 SJ & NS Wood, Causeway Farm, Blonde, £920
3rd Lot 476 SJ & NS Wood, Causeway Farm, Blonde, £920

Class Six – Ant Other Breed Bullock
1st Lot 49 MJ Whitworth, The Bungalow, Blonde, £980
2nd Lot 46 MJ Whitworth, The Bungalow, Blonde, £910
3rd Lot 861 J Maxwell, Whinney Garth, Hereford, £1200

Champion Lot 157 A & P Hodkinson, Bank Field Farm, £1290

Reserve Champion Lot 866 BT Atkinson, Meadow View, Blonde £1060

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