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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Sale, J36, Thursday 1st October

North West Auctions held its first Autumn Prize Show and Sale of Suckled Calves which saw all classes and types sell to a fast trade with calves finding new homes throughout the Northern Counties, the Midlands, Wales and Scotland.

The show was kindly judged by Mr W Miller, Aspatria who awarded the Championship rosette to a 9 month old British Blue steer from TW Gorst, Crook with the Reserve Champion rosette going to M & D Hatton, Broughton in Furness showing a 10 month old Limousin x heifer. The bull class was won by JM Kelsall & Son, Quernmore showing a 6 month old Limousin x.

The sale peaked at £1100 for the Champion with other steers selling to £980 for a Blonde x from MJ Whitworth, Bolton le Sands, British Blue x to £970 from HR & KA Hodgson, Barbon. Limousin x sold to £950 from TW Gorst, Crook and Charolais x to £890 from RH Thexton, Sedbergh. Aberdeen Angus x steers sold to £870 from Messrs Hodgson, Patterdale. Well grown steers generally were £860 - £950. 6 month old – 8 month olds achieved £770 - £850 with the youngest steers generally £620 - £720.

Heifers sold to £940 for a Limousin x from M & D Hatton, Broughton in Furness with others £880 from SJ & M Richardson & Son, Lupton, British Blue x £880 from CR Alderson & Son, Kirkby Stephen, Charolais x £770 from RH Thexton, Sedbergh. The strongest heifers generally sold at £780 - £850, 6 month old – 8 month old heifers sold at £680 - £750, with younger heifers £550 - £640.

Young bulls sold to £940 for Charolais x from C & S Dickinson, Ulverston who sold others at £910. Limousin x sold to £900 from JM Kelsall & Son, Quernmore. Blonde x £880 from HM Hodgson, New Hutton who also sold Simmental x at £800. Aberdeen Angus x from G Metcalfe & Son sold to £700.

All vendors must be congratulated on the quality of cattle presented at today’s sale.

Store Cattle

Store heifers sold to a top price of £1050 for a Beef Shorthorn x from J Hayton & Sons, Barrow in Furness who sold others at £1040 and £1030. Younger heifers sold to £810 for Limousin x from S Kellet & Sons, Pilling with Hereford x £790 from T Smith, Pennington and Aberdeen Angus x £710 from GM Strong, Penrith.

Steers sold to £990 for Limousin x from SW & A Hoggarth, Broughton in Furness with others £940 from S Kellet & Sons, Pilling. Aberdeen Angus x steers from R Cowin & Sons, Mansergh sold to £915 with British Blue x from RJ & R Holden, Millom achieving £900. Younger steers sold to £860 for British Blue x from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton with Aberdeen Angus x £850 from JE Wightman, Lupton. Dairy steers sold to £920 for Fleckvieh from R Cowin & Sons, Mansergh who also sold Norwegian Red x at £890 and Holstein Friesians sod to £780 from SW & A Hoggarth, Broughton in Furness.

Calves

There were 108 calves forward with all types selling to another strong trade at J36. British Blue bulls led the way with a top of £425 at just (1m & 12d) from A Pickthall New Hutton with other Blue bulls selling to £380 from JW & TE Sharp, Lyth. All Blue Bulls forward averaged £312. A run of Limousin bulls from G C L Stephenson sold to a top of £360 with others to £300. Native bred bull calves were well bid for, with the run of Angus calves from MJ & K Ayrton selling to a peak of £300, with others from the same good home selling to £290 twice.
Heifer calves were again easily sold at J36. The wonderful run of British Blue heifers from A Pickthall sold to a top of £350 with other Blue heifers from Messrs Sowerby selling to £315.

Black and white calves were the trade of the day with new buyers in the Market making sure all black and white calves were well bid for. Lawkland Hall’s run of calves topped at £172 with MJ & K Aryton selling their best to £152. All black and whites averaged £86.

There were 50 stirks on offer, with well grown stirks selling to a nice trade. WR Clarke, Cinderbarrow sold Aberdeen Angus bullocks to £770 with British Blues from the same home selling to £750.

Beef Breeding Cattle

Just two outfits were forwards today, selling to a competitive trade with a 12 year old British Blue cow and 6 week old Limousin steer calf from DJ Clarke, Underbarrow selling at £1580 and a 5 year old Aberdeen Angus x cow with an Aberdeen Angus x bull calf achieving £1200 from J Stott Jnr, Stainton.

Cull Cows and OTM Cattle

As farmers look towards laying their cattle in, another large entry of cows were forward at today’s sale. Beef bred cows sold to 169.5p/kg for a British Blue x from A Hodgson & Son, Outgate with others selling to 139.5p/kg for a Blonde x from J Twigge, Lindale. Dairy cows sold to 127.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from WH Kitching & Son, Sedgwick.

OTM heifers sold to 191.5p/kg and £1164 for British Blue x from JW Robinson & Son, Farleton with dairy heifers selling to 164.5p/kg and £758 from CM & CS Chappelhow, Penrith. OTM steers sold to 197.5p/kg for Aberdeen Angus x and £1196 for British Blue x from JW Robinson & Son, Farleton.

Cull bulls sold to 139.5p/kg and £1326 for a British Blue from S Procter, Selside.

Dates for Your Diary

Thursday 15th October – Fortnightly sale of all classes of cattle
Thursday 29th October – Second Autumn Prize Show and Sale of Suckled Calves

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Top Prices

Bull Calf:
British Blue - £425 Borrans Farm, £380 Flodder Hall, £370 Townhead Farm, £365 Borrans Farm, £360 Raisgill Hall. Limousin - £360, £300 Deansbiggin, £260 Flodder Hall, £235, £230 Halforth Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £300, £290 Bambers Farm, £280 Grace Mire Farm, £260 Grace Mire Farm. Friesian - £172 Lawkland Hall Farm, £152 Bambers Farm, £148 Lawkland Hall Farm, £130 Bambers Farm. Montbeliard - £150, £140 Colby Farms. Normandie - £135 Lawkland Hall Farm, £100 Elm Tree Farm. Shorthorn - £125, £100 Far Audlands.

Heifer Calf:
British Blue - £350 Borrans Farm, £315, £305 Townhead Farm, £300 Raisgill Hall, £300 Flodder Hall. Simmental - £290 Hill Crest Farm. Limousin - £255 Halforth Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £240 Bambers Farm, £220 Borrans Farm, £200 Bambers Farm, £135 Colby Farms. Hereford - £210, £160, £130 Wraysholme Tower. Shorthorn - £145 Strickley.

Bull Stirk:
British Blue - £440 Moss Side Farm.

Heifer Stirk:
Aberdeen Angus - £630 Cinder Barrow, £520 Coat Green Farm. Limousin - £660 Coat Green Farm. Welsh Black - £545 Coat Green Farm. Belted Galloway - £530 Grace Mire Farm. British Blue - £490 Coat Green Farm.

Steer Stirk:
Aberdeen Angus - £770 Cinder Barrow, £640 Moss Side Farm. British Blue - £750 Cinder Barrow, £690, £670 Coat Green Farm. Limousin - £520 Coat Green Farm.

OTM Cow:
British Blue – 169.5 Borwick Lodge Farm. Blonde – 139.5 Holmelands, 107.5 Low Fold. Aberdeen Angus – 127.5, 117.5, 114.5 Natland Mill Beck Farm, 1107.5 Must Hill, 194.5 Tongue House Farm. Friesian – 127.5 Hawes Farm, 121.5 High Grounds Farm, 114.5 Middle Birkby Farm, 114.5 Hawes Farm, 109.5 High Grounds Farm. Limousin – 127.5 Holmelands, 119.5 Tongue House Farm, 114.5 High Farm, 99.5 Fell End Farm, 99.5 Borwick Lodge Farm. Simmental – 124.5, 94.5 Capplerigg Farm. Hereford – 114.5 Natland Mill Beck Farm, 99.5 Shaw Paddock. Shorthorn – 101.5, 97.5 Craketrees. Belgium Blue – 99.5 Shaw Paddock.

OTM Heifer:
British Blue – 191.5, 184.5 Green Close. Friesian – 164.5 High Grounds Farm, 114.5 Middle Birkby Farm, £101.5 Halforth Farm. Simmental – 129.5 Capplerigg Farm.

Cast Steer:
Aberdeen Angus – 197.5, 191.5, 189.5 Green Close.

Cast Bull:
British Blue – 139.5 High Biggarsbank. Limousin – 124.5 New House Farm, 121.5 Low Garths Farm. Simmental – 124.5 Town End.

Prime Bull:
Friesian – 129.5 Barugh House.

Cow & Calf:
Belgium Blue - £1580 Tullithwaite Hall Office. Aberdeen Angus - £1200 Kingsland.

Store Bullock:
Limousin - £990, £940 Far Kiln Bank, £940, £930 Pilling Hall, £850 Cockrigg Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £980, £880, £875 Hawkrigg Farm, £850 Crabtree Farm. Flekvieh - £920 Newcross House Farm, £620 Bellart Howe. British Blue - £900 Newcross House Farm, £860 Cockrigg Farm, £810, £730 Bellart Howe. Hereford - £890, £790, £750 Cowran Estate, £730 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Normandie - £890 Hawkrigg Farm. Friesian - £780 Far Kiln Bank. Shorthorn - £620 New House Farm. Whitebred Shorthorn - £620 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Dairy Shorthorn - £610 Rose Cottage.

Store Heifer:
Shorthorn - £1050, £1040, £1030 Sandscale Farm. Limousin - £810 Pilling Hall, £700 Wall End Farm, £590 Bellart Howe. Hereford - £790 Cowran Estate. Aberdeen Angus - £710 School Hill, £700 Crabtree Farm, £680 Wall End Farm. British Blue - £620 School Hill. Continental - £580, £540, £520 Mouse Syke.

Suckler Bullock:
British Blue - £1100, £970 Gilpin Farm, £970, £920 Howriggs, £880 Skiddaw View. Blonde - £980, £950, £770 Mount Pleasant Farm. Limousin - £950 Gilpin Farm, £920 Howriggs, £900 Gilpin Farm, £900 Knott End Farm, £890 High Row. Charolais - £890 Luneside, £880, £860 Lower Hawthwaite. Simmental - £890, £810, £770, £760 Town End. Aberdeen Angus - £870 Hartsop Hall, £680 Swinside Farm, £650 Parkside Farm. Hereford - £790 Gowan Bank Farm, £780 Luneside, £770, £710 Gowan Bank Farm. Continental - £710, £700, £680 Wasdyke Farm.

Suckler Heifer:
Limousin - £940 Knott End Farm, £880 High Row, £830 Low Pleasant, £830 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £820 Howriggs. British Blue - £880 Gilpin Farm, £840 Aisgill Farm, £730 Howriggs, 3700 Aisgill Farm. Charolais - £770 Howriggs, £770 Luneside, £750 Abbott Park, £740 High Wray Farm, £740 Abbott Park. Blonde - £760, £750 Aisgill Farm, £730 Todds Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £710, £630 Hartsop Hall. Hereford - £640 Riddings. Shorthorn - £550 Low Fold.

Suckler Bull:
Charolais - £940, £910 Abbott Park, £750 Higher Salter. Limousin - £900, £850, £820 Low Pleasant. Blonde - £880, £800 Low Garths Farm. Simmental - £800 Low Garths Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £700 Fleets Farm, £670 Parkside Farm. British Blue - £600 Parkside Farm.

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Show Results

Judge: Mr W Miller

Class 1 - Best Heifer
1st - M & D Hatton £940
2nd - CR Alderson £840
3rd - SJ & M Richardson £880

Class 2 - Best Bulock
1st - TW Gorst £1100
2nd - MJ Whitworth £950
3rd - HR & KA Hodgson £970

Clas 3 - Best Bull
1st - JM Kelsall & Son £820
2nd - HM Hodgson £880

Champion: TW Gorst
Reserve: M & D Hatton

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