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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Continental Store Cattle - Thursday 6th September

Store Cattle

The annual autumn sale of Store Cattle saw a strong catalogued entry forward attracting buyers from throughout the Northern Counties, Midlands and Scotland and all vendors must be complimented on the quality of cattle forward at today’s sale.

The pre-sale show saw over 30 cattle forward in six classes, which were kindly judged by Mr E Layton, Leominster. The Champion rosette was awarded to a superb British Blue x heifer from MA & JA Winn which later sold for the top price of the day of £1420, to the judge. The judge also purchased the Reserve Champion which was a British Blue x bullock, again, from MA & JA Winn sold at £1280 with both cattle destined for the Winter Primestock Show.

Plenty of well-summered cattle achieved a £1000 plus, which included Blonde bullocks at £1170 from TW & C Shepherd, Charolais bullocks at £1140 from TE & A Galbraith, Limousin bullocks at £1130 from A & P Hodgkinson, British Blue x bullocks at £1120 from P & SA Edmondson and a Limousin x £1100 TA Chapman & Son.

Heifers that weren’t put forward for the show sold to £1210 for a Charolais from TE & A Galbraith, £1070 for a British Blue x from DJ Clarke and £1030 for a Limousin x from MW & M Hodgson.

Younger Cattle experienced keen bidding selling to £1000 for 9-month-old Blonde bullocks from MJ Whitworth, Bolton-le-Sands. Native bred cattle sold to £1030 for Beef Shorthorn x bullocks from MW & PA Rollason, £940 for Herefords from MJ Waller, £1000 for Angus’ from I Dobson and Salers sold to £850 from TE & A Galbraith.

All classes of cattle sold to full value with buyer’s keen to attend the next sale Thursday 19th September so vendors are encouraged to enter cattle with confidence.

Calves

The fortnightly sale of calves and stirks had an entry of 99 forward. There was a very mixed show of calves forward this morning seeing a strong trade for all types. Best beef calves were keenly sought after and topped at £300 twice, firstly for a Limousin Heifer from HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick and Angus bulls from TW & CA Long, Ulverston. Limousin bulls sold to £295 from Mr & Mrs Robinson, Old Hutton. Native bull calves were met by plenty of demand with a run from the Inman Family, Witherslack seeing young Angus bulls sell between £245 and £206. British Blue heifers were well bid for selling to a top of £270 twice, firstly from FB Dunning & Son, Orton and secondly from TW & CA Long, Ulverston.

Strong rearing dairy bred calves today sold to a competitive trade topping at £125 for a Fleckvieh from Messrs Sowerby, Drybeck with black and whites selling to £120 from Mr & Mrs Robinson, Old Hutton and TW & CA Long. Medium type black and whites sold between £70 to £90.

More calves are needed each fortnight to fulfil the strong buyer's demand.

Stirks this week sold to a slightly easier trade due to the current beef deadweight price, selling to £670 for a British Blue steer from P Wharton, Appleby. Other Blue bullocks sold to £410 from MH & AR Robinson, Old Hutton.

Please could vendors advise the office of stirk entries to assist when contacting buyers.

Cast Cows

The sale of cull cows saw a large entry forward as farmers begin to part with stock ahead of lying in time. Beef cows sold to 154p/kg for a Limousin x from E & S Bower, Balwith, with other well-bred cows generally selling 135p/kg to 150p/kg. Medium cows going for a further finishing sold between 120p/kg and 130p/kg. Top grossing beef cow today was a Charolais x from JB Airey, Kendal selling at £1105.

Dairy cows sold to 107p/kg twice today, firstly from R & A Galbraith, Kendal and secondly from AE & MK Hayhurst, Natland. Medium cows were generally 95p/kg to 105p/kg, with parlour sorts 80p/kg to 90p/kg, depending on quality.

Several OTM dairy heifers forward sold to 129p/kg from R & J Dodgson and £874 from JR Robinson, Nook. Clean bulls sold to 175p/kg and £803 for Limousin x from E & S Bower, Balwith.

Cull bulls sold to 117p/kg and £1318 for a Charolais from JC Walling & Son, Crosthwaite.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

Aberdeen Angus - £300 Old Hall Farm, £255, £245, £200 Strickland Hill. Limousin - £295 Strickley, £290 Elm Tree Farm, £230 Brookside, £180 Hill Crest Farm, £165 Brookside. British Blue - £265 Ravens Lodge. Hereford - £160, £140 Wyke Farm. Flekvieh - £125, £70 Townhead Farm. Friesian - £120, £90 Old Hall Farm. Other - £120 Strickley.

Heifer Calf:

Limousin - £300 Elm Tree Farm, £195 Brookside. British Blue - £270 Raisgill Hall, £270 Old Hall Farm, £260, £240 Raisgill Hall. Shorthorn - £240 Helm Croft. Aberdeen Angus - £190 Hill Crest Farm, £165, £140 Grace Mire Farm. Hereford - £125, £115 Wyke Farm.

Bull Stirk:

British Blue - £670 Mount Pleasant, £410 Holmescales Farm, £390 Grange Farm. Simmental - £400 Mire House Farm. Limousin - £370, £310 Holmescales Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £350 Mount Pleasant. Flekvieh - £220, £190, £185 Townhead Farm. Hereford - £220 Moss House Farm. Friesian - £160, £130 Mire House Farm.

Heifer Stirk:

British Blue - £390 Holmescales Farm, £360 Grange Farm, £360 Holmescales Farm, £355 Grange Farm. Limousin - £390 Tullithwaite Hall Office. Aberdeen Angus - £300 Mount Pleasant.

OTM Cow:

Limousin – 154.5, 149.5 Burney End, 144.5 Tullithwaite Hall office, 117.5 High Farm. Charolais - 137.5 Mint Close, 117.5 Dawson Fold, 104.5 Cragg House Farm. Belgium Blue – 131.5 Dawson Fold. Hereford – 127.5, 114.5 Mint Close. British Blue – 121.5 Swallowmire. Friesian – 121.5, 117.5 Hollins Farm, 109.5 Holmescales Farm, 107.5 Carter House. Shorthorn – 102.5 High Farm. Swedish Red & White – 94.5 Far Audlands.

OTM Heifer:

Friesian – 129.5 Cracalt Farm, 124.5, 107.5 Carter House, 101.5 Natland Park Farm. Flekvieh – 104.5 Hawkrigg Farm. Other – 84.5 Strickley.

Cast Steer:

Limousin – 174.5 Burney End.

Cast Bull:

Limousin – 174.5, 169.5, 154.5 Burney End.

Store Bullock:

British Blue - £1280 High Underbarrow Farm, £1120 Low Barrows Green, £1060 High Underbarrow Farm, £985 Hawkrigg End, £980 Carlingwha. Blonde - £1170, £1115, £1105, £1050 Nook Farm. Limousin - £1160 High Underbarrow Farm, £1145 Nook Farm, £1130 Bank Field Farm, £1120 High Underbarrow Farm, £1110 Bank Field Farm. Charolais - £1140 Crooklands Farm, £1090, £1080 Low Woodhouse, £1065 Low Barrows Green, £1050 Low Woodhouse. Simmental - £1050 Aynsome Croft, £900 Sykes Fold Farm, £885 Aynsome Croft. Shorthorn - £1030, £825 Kendal House Farm, £765 Abbots Reading Farm, £755, £625 Kendal House Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1000 Greengate, £970 Capplerigg, £915 Poppy Farm, £880 Tarnside Farm, £855 Hawkrigg Farm. Hereford - £940, £935 Carlingwha, £890 Cockrigg Farm, £885 Sykes Fold Farm, £855 Hawkrigg End. Saler - £850 Crooklands Farm, £760 Tullithwaite Hall Office. Flekvieh - £820 Crooklands Farm, £760 Hawkrigg End. Stabilizer - £775, £650, £645 Croft Foot Farm. Other - £670 Singleton Park.

Store Heifer:

Limousin - £1420, £1070 High Underbarrow Farm, £1030 Nook Farm, £1030 Swallowmire, £980 Cockrigg Farm. Charolais - £1210, £1045 Crooklands Farm, £955 Low Barrows Green, £950 Cinderbarrow Farm, £885 Low Barrows Green. British Blue - £1070 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £830 Low Woodhouse, £810 Tarnside Farm, £780 Barker Knott, £750 Carlingwha. Blonde - £1005, £920, £900 Nook Farm. Simmental - £1000, £975, £810 Aynsome Croft, £765 Sykes Fold Farm, £700 Barker Knott. Aberdeen Angus - £960 Greengate, £855 Hawkrigg Farm, £835 Barker Knott, £740 Holmelands, £730 Bradley Farm. Hereford - £770, £750 Carlingwha. Shorthorn - £675, £560 Kendal House Farm.

Store Bull:

Hereford - £630, £620 Natland Mill Beck.

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