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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Sale, J36, Thursday 14th November

Store Cattle

There was a nice entry of cattle for the first sale in November with an abundance of buyers in attendance keen to secure stock with many leaving empty handed.

Suckled calves sold to £750 for a pen of 6 month old Charolais x steers from R & BJ Cleasby, Broughton in Furness with 8 month old Aberdeen Angus x steers achieving £695 from AD & S Milburn, Millom. Younger steers sold to £515 for 4 month old Charollais x from AD & S Milburn, Millom.

Suckler heifers sold to £620 for Charolais x from R & BJ Cleasby, Broughton in Furness with Simmental x achieving £595 from W Caley & Son, Windermere. Aberdeen Angus x heifers sold at £585 from AD & S Milburn, Millom with younger heifers £450 - £520.

Store cattle sold to £1000 for a Hereford x from JEW Wightman, Lupton. A run of 15 month old BRB x steers from PW & D Swindlehurst, Underbarrow sold at £850 also selling BRB x heifers to £850, with Aberdeen Angus x selling to £775 from TE & A Galbraith, Crooklands and Hereford x to £765 from JE Wightman, Lupton.

Beef Breeding Cattle


The monthly sale of beef breeding cattle saw a catalogued entry of over 50 head sell to a competitive crowd of buyers looking for replacement stock.

The dispersal sale of the Broad Heys herd of pedigree Aberdeen Angus saw the stock bull Broadheys Jasper Eric sell at 1000gns, cows with calves sold to 850gns and bulling heifers to 760gns. Commercial cows and calves sold to £960 from D Pennellum , Kirkby in Furness with others £950 from AJ & SE Burrow, Milnthorpe.

Cull Cows/OTM


Cull cows saw a rise in trade with more needed to fill buyers demand.

Beef cows sold to 121p/kg for Limousin x from A Hodgson & Son, Ambleside with others at 119p/kg for BRB x from J & M Wilson, Selside. Beef cows today were predominantly medium types bought for further feeding.

Dairy cows sold to 124p/kg for a young FKV from WH Kitching & Son, Helsington with Holstein Friesians to 111p/kg from A & B Pickthall, Milnthorpe. Parlour type cows 90p/kg – 100p/kg with leaner types 70p/kg – 85p/kg.

Top grossing cow was a BRB x from J & M Wilson, Selside totalling £944 who sold others at £931.

OTM heifers sold to 179p/kg (£1046) for Hereford x from JE Wightman, Lupton with others 169p/kg (£1022) for a Beef Shorthorn from GA Lambert, Gatebeck. OTM steers topped at 174p/kg (£930) from JE Wightman, Lupton.

Several cull bulls were forward selling to 119p/kg from F & TE Park, Crook and £1098 from BJ & C Lowrey, Millom.

The next sale of store cattle, suckled calves and cull/OTM cattle is on Thursday 28th November. Entries for the catalogue close Wednesday 20th November.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:
British Blue - £330, £305 Elm Tree Farm, £285, £280 Sunny Bank, £265 Raisgill Hall. Limousin - £280 Flodder Hall, £275, £270 The Lodge, £160 Moor Farm, £100 The Lodge. Aberdeen Angus - £240 Monk Foss Farm, £195 Raisgill Hall, £160 Strickland Hill, £150 Raisgill Hall, £140 Elm Tree Farm. Flekvieh - £200, £190 Wall End Farm, £110 Monk Foss Farm. Montbeliard - £200, £140, £100 Monk Foss Farm. Hereford - £135 Lupton Hall. Friesian - £95 Elm tree Farm, £80 Bousfield Farm, £75 High Roosebeck Farm.

Heifer Calf:
British Blue - £275, £260 Flodder Hall, £230 Sunny Bank, £220 Bousfield Farm, £215 Hill crest Farm. Limousin - £240 Monk Foss Farm, £240 Lupton Hall, £230 Monk Foss Farm, £225 Lupton Hall. Aberdeen Angus - £90, £80 Elm Tree Farm. Hereford - £80 Wraysholme Tower.
Bull Stirk:
Friesian - £235 Wall End Farm. Shorthorn - £110 Arklid Farm.

OTM Cow:
Flekvieh – 124.5, 117.5 Hawes Farm. British Blue – 119.5 Cooper House. Aberdeen Angus – 111.5 Cooper House, 74.5 Crabtree Farm. Friesian – 111.5 Bradley Farm, 109.5, 107.5 Townhead Farm, 94.5 Kendal House Farm, 91.5 Low Sizergh Farm. Hereford – 107.5 Lane Ends Farm. Stabilizer – 107.5 Cooper House. Montbeliard – 97.5 Low Sizergh Farm. Swedish Red & White – 94.5 Low Sizergh Farm. Simmental – 94.5 Kate Farm, 94.5 Poole Bank Farm. Limousin – 87.5 Coolna Marra, 84.5 Borwick Lodge Farm.

OTM Heifer:
Hereford – 179.5 Crabtree Farm. Shorthorn – 169.5 High Bracken Hall. Friesian – 84.5 Hawes Farm.

Cast Steer:
Hereford – 174.5 Crabtree Farm.

Cast Bull:
Hereford – 129.5 Woodhouse. Charolais – 119.5 Cragg House Farm.

Store Bullock:
Hereford - £1000, £890, £760 Crabtree Farm, £680, £580 Gowan Bank Farm. British Blue - £850 Tranthwaite. Charolais - £750 Lower Hawthwaite, £515 Brookside. Aberdeen Angus - £695 Brookside, £685 Lundholme Farm. Friesian - £450 Bellart Howe.

Store Heifer:
British Blue - £850, £635 Tranthwaite. Aberdeen Angus - £775 Crooklands Farm, £585, £580 Brookside, £535 Bellart Howe. Hereford - £765, £740 Crabtree Farm. Blonde - £760 Crooklands Farm. Charolais - £620 Lower Hawthwaite, £595 Brookside. Simmental - £595 High Skelghyl.

Breeding Bull:
Aberdeen Angus - £1050 Broad Heys Farm.

Bulling Heifer:
Aberdeen Angus - £798, £661.5, £615 Broad Heys Farm.

Cow & Calf:
Charolais - £960 Coolna Marra. Limousin - £950 Low Woodedge Farm. Stabilizer - £910 Coolna Marra. Aberdeen Angus - £892.5, £871.5, £840 Broad Heys Farm, £820 Coolna Marra.

In Calf Heifer:
Aberdeen Angus - £703.5 Broad Heys Farm.

Heifer & Calf:
Aberdeen Angus - £745.5, £724.5, £682.5, £640.5 Broad Heys Farm.

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