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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Thursday 19th March

Calves

There was a bumper entry of 97 calves and weanlings forward this week. Weaned British Blue heifer calves topped the market at £395 from Colby Farms, Appleby with Hereford bull calves from the same home to £380. Saler Bull calves also from Colby Farms peaked at £380. British Bull calves were selling between £250 and £300. HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick run of Blue Bulls peaked at £295. DW Cottam, New Hutton twice sold Blue Bulls to £270. Angus weaned bull calves sold to a top of £310 from MA & S Johns, Brough. Hereford bulls at a month old sold to £210 from Lawkland Hall Farms. Heifers were a considerably sharper trade today with British Blues selling between £220 and £270. Today’s trade peaked at £295 from HJ Robinson & Son, with others to £280 from Messrs Sowerby Drybeck. TK Robinson & Sons, Old Hutton Limousin heifers sold to a top of £250. Weaned Angus heifers from MA & S Johns peaked at £295.

Black and White sold to a sharp trade, weaned calves sold to a top of £215 from MA & S Johns, with others to £140 from AE & MK Hayhurst, Natland. Medium types sold between £60 and £80 with a top of £95 from JAH Walton & Son, Kirkby Stephen.

A run of Montbeliarde bull calves from Colby Farms were well sold peaking at £155 with others to £145.

A few stirks about this morning sold to another strong trade at J36. Angus bullocks at 6 months old sold to £600 from Colby Farms with Limousins to £520 from HM Hodgson, New Hutton.

More stirks are needed for the 2nd April to fulfil buyer’s requirements. Please contract Bradley on 07867000244 to market your calves and stirks.

Cast Cows

The fortnightly sale of cull cows saw an entry of 48 forward selling to a market average of 119p/kg achieved for all sold.

Beef bred cows sold to 145p/kg for a Shorthorn x from K Wrathall Ltd, Seathwaite who sold Limousin x at 141p/kg. Other beef cows for further feeding were generally were 125p/kg to 140p/kg. Top grossing beef cow sold to £955 from K Wrathall Ltd for a Holstein Friesian from JJ & MA Park & Son, Kendal with other heavy and well-fleshed cows 115p/kg to 122p/kg, mediums 102p/kg to 112p/kg with parlour type cows generally 90p/kg to 100p/kg. Top-grossing cow of the day £975 from CM & CS Chapplehow, Penrith.

OTM heifers sold to 174p/kg and £1158 for British Blue x from JW Robinson & Son, Farleton with OTM dairy heifers selling to 141p/kg for Fleckviehs from R & J Dodgson, Natland and £802 for Holstein Friesians from R Morris–Eyton & Son, Whicham.

Several cull bulls forward sold to 141p/kg for a Limousin x JE Wightman, Lupton and £1170 for an Aberdeen Angus from HMP Wymott, Preston.

A Hereford x steer sold at 171p/kg and £1349 from R Morris-Eyton & Son, Whicham.

Store Cattle

The fortnightly sale of store cattle saw another strong trade for all classes and types with buyer’s keen to secure stock and fill orders.

Steers sold to £1120 for a 13 month old Limousin x from A & P Hodgkinson, Stalmine. Strong steers regularly £1000+ with well-grown suckler bred yearlings were £900+. Younger sucklers £750 to £800.

Native bred steers sold to £990 for Hereford x from MJ Waller, Lupton with Aberdeen Angus x £950 from R Morris Eyton & Son, Whicham. Younger steers for grazing £760 - £900.

Dairy bred steers sold to £820 for Holstein Friesian from JA & J Harper, Sedbergh with others £780 from RJ & R Holden.

Heifers sold to £1010 for Aberdeen Angus x from S & M Cooper, Leece with others £900 - £1000. Younger sucklers £680 - £750.

A nice entry of bulls sold to £890 for Limousin x from M & G German with others £840 from NJ Strickland & Son Whinfell. Younger bulls £610 -£750.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

Flekvieh - £390 Far Audlands. Hereford - £390 Colby Farms LTD, £210, £160 Lawkland Hall Farm, £115 Greaves Farm. Saler - £380 Colby Farms LTD. British Blue - £295 Elm Tree Farm, £270 Hagg Farm, £270 Elm Tree Farm, £270 Hagg Farm, £255 Elm Tree Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £270 Elm Tree Farm, £180 Raisgill Hall. Montbeliard - £155, £145, £115, £70 Colby Farms LTD. Friesian - £140 Natland Park Farm, £95 Bank View. Limousin - £100 Greaves Farm, £80 Wraysholme Tower.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue - £395 Colby Farms LTD, £295 Elm Tree Farm, £280 Townhead Farm, £230, £210 Flodder Hall. Limousin - £250 Greaves Farm, £90 High Foulshaw Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £170 Bank View, £150 Strickland Hill, £100 Far Audlands, £100 Elm Tree Farm. Simmental - £160 Greaves Farm. Shorthorn - £80 Far Audlands. Hereford - £70 Greaves Farm.

Bull Stirk:

Limousin - £520 Low Garths Farm. British Blue - £380 Scotchergill Farm. Friesian - £310, £215 Selgin House.

Heifer Stirk:

Simmental - £450 Colby Farms LTD, £380 Low Garths Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £290 Selgin House, £220 Scotchergill Farm.

Steer Stirk:

Aberdeen Angus - £600 Colby Farms LTD.

OTM Cow:

Shorthorn – 145.5, 137.5, 117.5 Cockley Beck Farm, 114.5 Craketrees. Limousin – 141.5 Cockley Beck Farm, 127.5 Stribers Farm, 91.5 Sella Farm. Saler – 139.5 Matson Farms LTD. Simmental – 137.5 Matson Farms LTD. Friesian – 124.5 Low Sizergh Farm, 121.5 Hawes Farm, 119.5 High Grounds Farm, 117.5 Laithwaite. Longhorn – 121.5, 99.5 Low Oaks. Jersey/Guernsey – 94.5 Lawkland Hall Farm.

OTM Heifer:

British Blue – 174.5, 164.5 Green Close. Flekvieh – 141.5 Cracalt Farm. Friesian – 134.5 Beck Side, £129.5 High Grounds Farm, 129.5 Beck Side, 121.5 Rakesmoor Farm, 111.5 Far Audlands. Saler – 111.5 Matson Farms LTD.

Cast Steer:

Hereford – 171.5 Beck Side.

Cast Bull:

Limousin – 141.5 Crabtree Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 129.5 Wymott Prison. Friesian – 124.5 Barugh House.

Store Bullock:

Limousin - £1120, £1050 Bank Field Farm, £1050 Briar Cottage, £1000 Tarnside Farm, £900 Old Croft. British Blue - £1060 Carlingwha, £1030, £1000 Newcross House Farm, £980 Tarnside Farm. Hereford - £990 Carlingwha, £780 Black Bull Cottage, £690 Cragg House Farm, £680 Riddings. Aberdeen Angus - £950 Beck Side, £920 Carlingwha, £840 Crosscrake Farm, £660 Kit Cragg. Simmental - £940, £890 Aynsome Croft. Friesian - £820 Capplethwaite Hall, £760 Newcross House Farm, £720 Hall Farm, £650 Capplethwaite Hall.

Store Heifer:

Aberdeen Angus - £1010 Tarnside Farm, £920 Newcross House Farm, £680 Kit Cragg. British Blue - £980 Tarnside Farm, £880 Riddings, £870 Tarnside Farm. Limousin - £910 Briar Cottage, £870 Tarnside Farm, £810 Sowermire, £780 Valley View. Hereford - £900 Carlingwha, £860 West Plain Farm, £860 Newcross House Farm, £790 West Plain Farm. Simmental - £900 Newcross House Farm, £810, £730 Aynsome Croft. Longhorn - £600 Low Oaks.

Store Bull:

Limousin - £890 Sowermire, £840 The Borrans, £800 Valley View, £790 The Borrans.

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