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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Thursday 3rd September

Calves

There was an entry of 85 calves forward this week selling to a sharper trade. Leading the way was a British Blue bull from JW & TE Sharp, Lyth selling to £430, with other British Blue bulls selling to £405 from HJ Robinson & Son. All British Blue bulls averaged £355. Native bred bull calves sold to a strong demand. Aberdeen Angus sold to £360 from JR Robinson & Son, Nook. Luing bulls from JW & TE Sharp sold to £305. Limousin heifers from CM & CS Chappelhow, Clifton sold to £410 with British Blue heifers selling to £385 from MH & SJ Morris, Allithwaite. More native bred heifers were forward today with Aberdeen Angus selling to £385 twice from TW & CA Long, Ulverston.

Black and white calves continue to sell to a strong trade with the best £150 and topping at £190 from Bambers Farm, with others selling to £185 from CM & CS Chappelhow. Medium types £65 - £80 with smaller types £30 - £45.

A run of weaned Montbeliarde bull calves from C Dent, Kirkby Thore topped at £360 twice with weaned black and whites from Bambers Farm selling to £330.

50 stirks were forward and strong, well farmed stirks continue to sell to a strong demand. Limousin bulls sold to £780 from CM & CS Chappelhow. A run of Fleckvieh bullocks from A Prickett sold to a top of £770 with Charolais bullocks from the same good home selling to £725. Limousin heifers sold to £650, with 5-month-old British Blue heifers selling to £500 from Messrs Young.

Cast Cows

A strong entry of cows were forwards at the sale with buyers at the ringside with orders to fill.

Beef cows sold to 174.5p/kg for a Limousin x from A Hodgson & Son, Ambleside with others regularly selling at 140p/kg – 155p/kg with keen interest in cows for further feeding.

Dairy cows sold to 139.5p/kg for a Friesian from R & A Galbraith, Crooklands with other heavy and well fleshed dairies 120p/kg – 130p/kg. All cows forward averaged 128p/kg.

Top grossing cow was a Stabiliser from A Dixon & Son, Selside selling at £1236 with numerous other heavy cows £1000 - £1100, to include the top priced dairy at £1040 from R & A Galbraith, Crooklands.

OTM heifers sold to 157.5p/kg for a Fleckvieh from R Cowin & Sons, Mansergh. Steers sold to 194.5p/kg and £1178 for BrBx from JW Robinson & Son, Farleton.

Cull bulls sold to 114.5p/kg and £831 for a Whitebred Shorthorn.

The next sale of cull cows is Thursday 17th September with a large entry required to meet buyers demand.

Store Cattle

A nice entry of store cattle were forward this week, ahead of the prize show and sale in a fortnight. Steers sold to £970 for a 14-month-old British Blue from PD & P Mason, Burton in Kendal with Aberdeen Angus’ selling to £960 from G Cuthbertson, New Hutton.

Yearling British Blue steers from Orchard House Farm sold to £870. Other yearling steers sold to £860 for Hereford x and Aberdeen Angus from JE Harrison, Forton and other Aberdeen Angus’ achieving £850 from Low Borrowbridge Ltd, Tebay. Black and whites sold to £840 from AT Rogerson, Chipping.

Heifers sold to £870 for a yearling Limousin x from AT Rogerson, Chipping with British Blues to £850 from Orchard House Farm. An abundance of native bred heifers saw 14-month-old Aberdeen Angus selling to £790 from JE Harrison, Forton with others £720 to £780. Younger heifers were £660 to £720 for suckler bred sorts and dairy bred heifers were £620 - £700 depending on breed and quality

Beef Breeding

Just a single outfit forwards today, being a 1 year old Limousin x cow with a 3 week old Aberdeen Angus x bull calf at foot achieving £1200.

Pure bred Hereford bulls sold to £970.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

British Blue - £430 Flodder Hall, £405 Elm Tree Farm, £350 Ravens Lodge, £350 Borrans Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £360 Hollins Farm, £295 Old Hall Farm, £280, £270 Bambers Farm, £270 Strickland Hill. Continental - £305 Flodder Hall. Friesian - £190 Bambers Farm, £185 High Grounds Farm, £92 Strickland Hill, £80 Rowe End Farm. Hereford - £150 Wraysholme Tower. Shorthorn - £125 Strickley. Dairy Shorthorn - £100 Strickley.

Heifer Calf:

Limousin - £410 High Grounds Farm, M£385, £270, £215, £200 Old Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £385 Old Hall Farm, £300 Borrans Farm, £290 Bambers Farm, £275 Hollins Farm. British Blue - £385 Wraysholme Tower, £350, £330 Flodder Hall, £305 Elm Tree Farm, £290 Flodder Hall.

Bull Stirk:

Limousin - £780 High Grounds Farm. British Blue - £560, £555 Coat Green Farm. Montbeliard - £400, £310 Bridge End Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £370 Coat Green Farm. Friesian - £360, £330 Bridge End Farm, £330 Bambers Farm.

Heifer Stirk:

Limousin - £650, £615 Poppy Farm, £555 Hopestead. Friesian - £575 Poppy Farm. British Blue - £500 Moss End Farm, £490 Poppy Farm. Hereford - £500 Chapelhills. Shorthorn - £455 Chapelhills. Aberdeen Angus - £440 Heathwaite Farm, £405 Coat Green Farm.

Steer Stirk:

Flekvieh - £770, £690 Farleton House. Charolais - £725 Farleton House. British Blue - £650 Farleton House, £500 Moss End Farm. Montbeliard - £640 Farleton House. Aberdeen Angus - £550 Moss End Farm. Limousin - £550 Moss End Farm, £520 Poppy Farm, £500 Farleton House. Friesian - £445 Poppy Farm.

OTM Cow:

Limousin – 174.5 Borwick Lodge Farm, 167.5 Riddings, 149.5 Borwick Lodge Farm, 137.5 Tongue House Farm. Devon – 154.5, 149.5, 124.5 Forgewood House. Charolais – 151.5 Kit Cragg. Stabilizer – 151.5, 139.5, 137.5 Kit Cragg. British Blue – 147.5, 139,5 Low Fell End. Blonde – 139.5 Tongue House Farm, 99.5 Granby Road. Friesian – 139.5 Carter House, 127.5, 124.5 Bridge End Farm, 124.5 Natland Park Farm, 121.5 Mire House Farm. Belgium Blue – 134.5 Tongue House Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 129.5, 127.5, 124.5 Natland Mill Beck Farm. shorthorn – 119.5 Broad Oak. Normandie – 111.5 Hawkrigg End.

OTM Heifer:

Flekvieh – 157.5 Hawkrigg Farm.

Cast Steer:

British Blue – 194.5, 187.5, 177.5 Green Close.

Cast Bull:

Whitebred Shorthorn – 114.5 Cinderbarrow Farm.

Breeding Bull:

Hereford - £970 Hall Carleton Farm.

Cow & Calf:

Limousin - £1200 Harbarrow Farm.

Store Bullock:

British Blue - £970 Coat Green Farm, £870, £850 Skiddaw View, £720 Coat Green Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £960 Capplerigg, £860 Old School, £860 Greenways Farm, £850 Low Borrowbridge Farm, £840 Greenways Farm. Limousin - £870, £830 Skiddaw View, £800, £780 Greenways Farm. Hereford - £860, £770 Greenways Farm, £740 Old School, £680 Apple Head Farm. Friesian - £840 Handlesteads Farm, £510 Coat Green Farm. shorthorn - £750 Greenways Farm.

Store Heifer:

Limousin - £870 Handlesteads Farm, £790, £690 Greenways Farm, £620 Coat Green Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £850 Skiddaw View, £640 Grace Mire Farm, £620, £600 Coat Green Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £840 Low Borrowbridge Farm, £790 Old School, £790 Greenways Farm, £700 Grace Mire Farm, £650 Apple Head Farm. Hereford - £730 Old School, £640 Greenways Farm, £610 Apple Head Farm.

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