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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, Store and OTM Cattle - 5th August 2021

CALVES AND STIRKS


An entry of 85 calves forward with best quality showing a massive premium today at Junction 36. A wonderful run of British Blue bull calves from JW & ET Sharp, Lyth sold to a top of £500 with others from the same home selling twice to £480. All British Blue bull calves forward averaged an impressive £461. Native bred bull calves were keenly bid for with Herefords selling to £440 from Bambers Farm, Cockerham. Aberdeen Angus bulls to £425 from B Mallinson & Son, Levens, with others Angus bulls selling to £420 from J Scott, Cark in Cartmel. Continental bull calves were regularly selling well into the mid to late £300.
Limousin heifer calves sold to a top of £450 from CM&CS Chapplehow, Clifton. Finishing off another good day for JW&TW sharp in the calf ring, with their British Blue heifers selling to £400 and £390. Bambers Farms had a nice run of Charollais heifers selling to £310 twice. Native heifer calves were keenly bid for with strong Aberdeen Angus heifers selling to £330 from Bambers Farm and Herefords selling to £300 from JS & IM Wilson, Whitbeck. Dairy bred bull calves saw a flying trade from start to finish, with a run of Fleckviehs from JS&IM Wilson, Whitbeck peaking at £380 with others selling to £360. Black and Whites sold to £370 twice from Messrs Dennison, Scales and B&MJ Nelson & Son, Heversham, with good rearing calves selling well over the £100 mark.
Well grown stirks were keenly bid for and selling to a premium with smaller stirks harder to place today. A run of Limousin bullocks at 6 months old from B&JM Crown, Witherslack sold to £750, with British Blue heifers from the same home selling to £720. All Black and Whites were once again well sold, with PD&PJ Mason, Burton-in-Kendal selling his run to £560.

STORE CATTLE


A seasonal show of store cattle, the best quality cattle selling to another strong trade at Junction 36 with Charollais bullocks from S&M Cooper, Leece selling to £1290 with Limousin bullocks from the same home selling to £1240. Yearling bullocks were regularly selling either side of the £1000 mark with a top of £1090 for a Limousin steer from J Twigg, Lindal. A run of Galloway bullocks from JC&E Pedley, Sedbergh sold to £995. A strong run of Charolais heifers from RJ&R Holden, Millom sold to £1160. With a lovely run of yearling blonde heifers from MJ Whiteworth, Bolton-Le-Sands selling to £1140. Limousin yearling heifers selling to £1030 from J Twigge, Lindal. Good yearling grazing heifers were regularly selling between the £900-£950 mark.

BREEDING CATTLE


A smaller show of beef breeding cattle on offer today at Junction 36, with best quality selling to strong demand. R&RM Dent, Ravensdale sold a Limousin cows and calve to £2020 with others from the same home selling to £1620. Older splitting families sold to a respectable trade, selling between £1300-£1500.

OTM CATTLE


Cast cows peaked at 207.5p/kg for a shapley Limousin consigned by CM&CS Chapplehow, Cliffton Dykes, she also topped the price per head at £1477.40. A strong consignment of Stablisers from A Dixon & Son, Kendal topped at £1254.93 or 177.5p/kg. Leading the top price for Friesians was JM Barton & Son, Lupton realising £1258.46 or 159.5p/kg. Cast heifers sold to a top of £1190.63 or 187.5p/g consigned by J Twigg, Grange-over-sands. Cast bulls sold to £1301.25 or 187.5p/kg for a Native Galloway from B&D Willison & Son, Levens.
Cast cows trade remains buoyant with an overall sale average of 144.3p/kg.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

British Blue - £500, £480 Flodder Hall, £460 Lawkland Hall Farm, £450 Hagg Farm. Hereford - £440 Bambers Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £425 Ravens Lodge, £420, £410, £330, £300 Middle Birkby Farm. Limousin - £425 Flodder Hall, £395 Halforth Farm, £390 Birks Farm, £385, £350 Halforth Farm. Simmental - £415, £350 Bambers Farm. Flekveih - £380, £360, £340Monk Foss Farm. Shorthorn - £380, £335 Strickley. Charolais - £375, £335 Bambers Farm. Montbeliard - £370 Monk Foss Farm. Friesian - £270, £210 Scales Park Farm, £270 Halforth Farm.

Heifer Calf:

Limousin - £450 High Grounds Farm, £305 Halforth Farm. British Blue - £400, £390 Flodder Hall, £380 Hagg Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £330 Bambers Farm, £250 Middle Birkby Farm. Charolais - £310, £295, £290 Bambers Farm. Hereford - £300 Monk Foss Farm, £285 Craketrees, £250 Lupton Hall.

Bull Stirk:

Blonde - £650 Gill Foot Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £525 Gill Foot Farm. Limousin - £470 Cragg House Farm.

Heifer Stirk:

British Blue - £720 Birks Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £645 Coat Green Farm, £600 Birks Farm, £590 Coat Green Farm. Limousin - £610, £600 Sella Farm.

Steer Stirk:

Limousin - £750 Birks Farm, £610 Sella Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £670 Birks Farm. British Blue - £660 Coat Green Farm. Friesian - £660, £560 Coat Green Farm. Flekveih - £580 Sella Farm. Shorthorn - £570 Coat Green Farm. Charolais - £550 Cragg House Farm.

OTM Cow:

Limousin – 207.5 High Grounds Farm, 189.5 Holmelands, 187.5 Fold Farm, 144.5 Cragg House Farm, 131.5 Mouse Syke. Aberdeen Angus – 184.5,179.5 High Borrans Farm, 154.5,139.5 Holmelands. Stabilizer – 177.5,174.5, 171.5,169.5 Kit Cragg. Belted Galloway – 167.5, 159.5 Cinderbarrow Farm, 129.5 Mouse Syke. Friesian – 159.5 Lupton Hall, 157.5 Cracalt Farm, 155.5 Natland Park Farm, 154.5 Wraysholme Tower, 149.5 Lupton Hall. Flekveih – 154.5 Ninezergh. British Blue – 134.5 The Borrans. Dairy Shorthorn – 129.5, 119.5 Strickley. Ayrton – 127.5 Moss End Farm. Charolais – 124.5 Cragg House Farm. Continental – 124.5 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Whitebred Shorthorn – 121.5 Long Garth.

OTM Heifer:

Limousin – 189.5 Carter House. Stabilizer – 187.5 Holmelands. Friesian – 184.5 Carter House, 129.5, 117.5 Far Audlands.

Cast Bull:

Belted Galloway – 187.5 Cinderbarrow Farm. Limousin – 174.5 Tricket Drive.

Store Bullock:

Charolais - £1290 Tarnside Farm, £1125 Kate Farm, £980, £900 Cobble Hey Farm. Limousin - £1240 Tarnside Farm, £1140 Tricket Drive, £1110 Tarnside Farm, £1090 Holmelands, £1075 Crossgates Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1150 Tarnside Farm, £1090 Capplerigg, £1010 Newcross House Farm, £970 Howes Farm. British Blue - £1100 Tarnside Farm, £950 Hollins Farm, £800 Low Greenside. Blonde - £1060 Mount Pleasant Farm. Friesian - £1030, £920 Gaskell House, £875, £850 Sandwath Farm. Belted Galloway - £995 Yore House. Continental - £750 Nibthwaite Grange Farm.

Store Heifer:

Charolais - £1160 Newcross House Farm, £1100 Kate Farm, £990 Cobble Hey Farm, £885 Bank Farm. Blonde - £1140, £1000, £925 Mount Pleasant Farm. Simmental - £1080 Kate Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1060 Tarnside Farm, £1040 Newcross House Farm, £970, £950 Crabtree Farm. British Blue - £1060 Gaskell House, £1040 Tarnside Farm, £1030, £980 Stauvins Farm. Limousin - £1030, £970 Holmelands, £890 Bank Farm. Shorthorn - £875 Abbots Reading Farm. Continental - £840 Long Garth. Whitebred Shorthorn - £800 Long Garth.

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