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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Store Cattle Sale, Thursday 15 April 2021

Calves

The fortnightly sale of calves saw 75 go through the ring. A run of Charolais calves from to MH & AR Robinson, Old Hutton topped the trade at £540, and also sold Charolais bulls to £530.

Also peaking at the £500 mark were British Blue bulls from H J Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick with other bulls from JW & TE Sharp selling to £470. All British Blue bulls forward averaged £360. Native bred bulls were a strong trade once again, with Herefords from the Lawkland Hall Farm Partnership, Austwick selling a run to £460, £450 and £440. Angus bulls were once again a fast trade at Junction 36 with DW Cottom, New Hutton peaking this section at £410.

Heifer calves continue to be a strong trade with many buyers looking for replacement breeding stock. Charolais heifers topped the trade from MH Robinson at £480, with British Blue heifers to £430 and others selling to £420 from DE Sharp. Many good Continental heifers were selling between the £300-£350 mark.

Black and white bulls continued to be a flying trade with a run from Lawkland Hall topping at £230, with others from this good home also selling to £195. Medium type black and white yearling calves were selling well over the £100 mark, with smaller types selling between the £30-£50 mark.

Stirks and Weanlings

There was a good show of weanlings and stirks which met with a full ring side of buyers all keen to purchase replacement stock. FP & G Slater, Witherslack sold British Blue bullocks to £900, with British Blue bulls selling to £785 from MH & AR Robinson, Old Hutton. Weanlings would be the trade of the day with Angus bullocks (5m) from D Wightman, Heversham selling to £690, British Blues (5m) to £655 from B Mallinson & Son. All black and whites were keenly bid for with a top of £625 from FP & G Slater, Witherslack with others from the same home selling to £550.

Stores

Starting with strong stores today, a Galloway bullock from J Twigg, Lindale topped at £1340. John showed a wonderful run of bullocks selling Angus to £1300 and Limousins selling to the same price. MJ Waller, Lupton sold strong Limousin bullocks to £1280 and £1275. JL Bird, Grange-over-sands sold a run of Hereford bullocks peaking at £1290 and £1280. Galloway bullocks were keenly bid for with DA & FB Daley selling to £1130. Strong heifers were keenly bid for with British Blues from MJ Waller, Lupton selling to £1260. A run of Blonde heifers from KG & LM Park, Witherslack sold to £1220.

Black and white bullocks were the strongest trade seen at Junction 36 for a long time, with a top of £1120, £1110 from SM Cooper, Ulverston with AE & PC Capstick, Milnthorpe (14m) to £950.

Younger grass cattle remain a fast trade, with some being the dearest seen at Junction 36 for some time. 10 month old Limousin heifers from NJ Strickland & son selling to £1250, with Limousin bullocks at the same age from F & JM Mason selling to £1130. The younger grazing cattle saw well bred bullocks easily selling between £1000 - £1100 mark with heifers selling between £950 - £1000.

For those with store cattle to sell this spring, this report will be wonderful news. Please enter store cattle with confidence; to discuss store cattle please call Bradley Thompson 0786700244 or Matthew Probert 07540446647.

Breeding Cattle

All breeding cattle sold to a fast trade with more being able to be sold for the demand at Junction 36. RT & ME Sutton, Stainton sold a run of British Blues and Limousin cows selling to a top of £1650 with others £1580 and all this consignment averaged £1255. A run of in-calf Galloway cows from AD & FD Daley sold to a top of £1130 with many selling over the £1000 mark, with all of this run averaging £930. We have purchasers looking for all types of breeding cattle at Junction 36.

Cast Cattle

Junction 36 had an entry of 33 cast cattle with the overall sale averaging 146p/kg. Cast steers sold to 229.5p or £1146.91 and 214.5p or 1136.85 for British Blues consigned by WJ Robinson & Son Farleton. Continental cast cows sold to 177.5p or £1101.10 for a Limousin from GC & GW Taylor, Crook. Black and white cows hit the high spot of 1157.75p from JR Robinson & Son, Carnforth with others to £1059.56 from Messer Sowerby, Drybeck. Aberdeen Angus cows sold to £1139.99 from RG Robinson, Farleton and Herefords peaked at £1055.96 from RM & LJ Whitton, Cartmel. Cast cattle are required each week to fulfil buyers requirements.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:
Charolais - £540, £530 Holmescales Farm. British Blue - £500 Elm Tree Farm, £$470 Flodder Hall, £380 Elm Tree Farm, £375 Greaves Farm, £355 Ravens Lodge. Hereford - £460, £450, £440, 4300 Lawkland Hall Farm, £245 Bambers Farm. Limousin - £455 Castlehill. Aberdeen Angus - £410 Hagg Farm, £255, £250, £245, £215 Bambers Farm. Friesian - £230, £195, £175 Lawkland Hall Farm. Continental - £400 Flodder Hall. Shorthorn - £165, 3125 Far Audlands.

Heifer Calf:
Limousin - £530 Sella Farm, £250 Bambers Farm. Charolais - £480 Holmescales Farm. British Blue - £430 Ravens Lodge, £420 Flodder Hall, £410 Ravens Lodge. Aberdeen Angus - £245 Hollins Farm, £230 Cinder Barrow, £255, £220 Bambers Farm. Hereford - £210, £200, £195 Bambers Farm, £195 Lupton Hall. Shorthorn - £135 Strickley.

Bull Stirk:
British Blue - £785 Holmescales Farm £690 Moss Side Farm, £580 Holmescales Farm, £555 Moss Side Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £490 Moss Side Farm. Friesian - £320 Moss Side Farm.

Heifer Stirk:
British Blue - £655 Sella Farm, £655 Ravens Lodge, £610 Moss End Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £620 Sella Farm, £530 Moss End Farm. Hereford - £580 Bellart Howe, £430 Moss Side Farm, £350 Sella Farm. Limousin - £530 Sella Farm.

Steer Stirk:
British Blue - £900 Bellart Howe, £620 Rakesmoor Farm, £590 Moss End Farm. Friesian - £625, £515, £485 Bellart Howe. Aberdeen Angus - £610 Bellart Howe. Flekveih - £530 Sella Farm.

OTM Cow:
Limousin – 177.5, 171.5 High Farm. Friesian – 174.5, 149.5 Townhead Farm, 149.5, 147.5 Halforth Farm, 144.5 Birkland Barrow. Aberdeen Angus – 164.5 Ellers Farm. Hereford – 151.5 Aynsome Manor Farm, 147.5 Lane Ends Farm, 137.5 Aynsome Manor Farm. Belgium Blue – 149.5 Garden Terrace. British Blue – 139.5 High Farm. Belted Galloway – 129.5 Achray. Shorthorn – 129.5 Craketrees. Flekvieh – 107.5 Ninezergh.

OTM Heifer:
Swedish Red & White – 189.5 Bradley Farm. Normande – 184.5 Ninezergh. Friesian – 164.5 Far Audlands. Hereford – 159.5 Birkland Barrow.

Cast Steer:
British Blue – 229.5, 214.5 Green Close.

In Calf Cow:
British Blue - £1650, £1580, £1450, £1250 Crosscrake Farm. Limousin - £1080, £1050, £900 Crosscrake Farm. Belted Galloway - £1000, £980, £920 Achray.

Heifer & Calf:
Blonde - £1380 Fairfield Farm.

Store Bullock:
Belted Galloway - £1340 Holmelands, £1130, £1050 Achray. Aberdeen Angus - £1300, £1290 Holmelands, £1055 Crabtree Farm, £1055 Warth Sutton Farm, £1030 Crabtree Farm. Limousin - £1300 Holmelands, £1280, £1275 Carlingwha, £1270 Moors Farm, £1200 Broughton House Farm. Hereford - £1290, £1280, £1210 West Plain Farm, £1150 Moors Farm, £920 Gowan Bank Farm. Charolais - £1270 Holmelands, £1175 Brow Head. Shorthorn - £1270 Holmelands. Friesian - £1120, £1110, £1050, £1030 Tarnside Farm, £950 Park House Farms. Simmental - £950 Mireside Farm, £925, £840 Lower Hawthwaite. Flekvieh - £905 Green Lane End Farm. British Blue - £900 Lower Hawthwaite, £860 Coat Green Farm, £855 Park House Farms, £750 Coat Green Farm. Blonde - £880 Causeway Farm. Continental - £870, £790 Fell House. Montbeliard - £780, £760, £680 Low Borrowbridge Farm.

Store Heifer:
British Blue – £1260 Carlingwha, £1220 Low Fell End, £1220 Carlingwha, £1110 Brunstow, £1090 Cautley Farm. Blonde - £1220 Low Fell End. Limousin - £1220 The Borrans, £1150 Brunstow, £1150 Cockrigg Farm, £1140 Brunstow, £1140 Mireside Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1190, £1170 Howes Farm, £1060 Cautley Farm, £1025, £970 Crabtree Farm. Simmental - £1160 Low Fell End, £840 Coat Green Farm. Belted Galloway - £1075 Holmelands. Hereford - £1020 Cautley Farm, £920 Black Bull Cottage.

Store Bull:
British Blue - £990 Mire House Farm, £880 Kingsland. Charolais - £950 Brow Head, £940 Scroggs Farm. Flekvieh - £860 Green Lane End Farm. Hereford - £710 Greenwood Haw.

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