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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Beef Breeding & Store Cattle Sale, Thursday 4th March 2021

Calves

A sale of 100 calves with all types continuing to sell to a flying trade at J36. British Blue bulls topped at £405 from B Mallinson & Son, Witherslack with other British Blue bulls from DR & C Galbraith, Grayrigg selling to £395. CM & CS Chapplehow, Penrith sold a run of Limousin bull calves topping at £390. There was a young show of native bred bulls forward with Aberdeen Angus selling to £280 twice from WR Clarke & Partners, Yealand and HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick, with Herefords selling to £265 from Bambers Farm, Lancaster.

The best heifer calves were a strong trade with Aberdeen Angus selling to £400 from JAH Walton & Son, Kirkby Stephen and other Aberdeen Angus selling to £360 CS & CM Chapplehow. DR & C Galbraith, Grayrigg showed a strong run of British Blue heifers topping at £385. Young Continental bred calves regularly sold in the £250 – £280 mark.

A small show of black and whites were forward with new buyers looking for strong, well reared black and whites. JA H Walton & son, Kirkby Stephen topped at £100 with 4 week old bulls from TW & CA Long selling to £62.

Stirks

Stirks saw a top price of £770 for Charolais x steers from J Lancaster, Ulverston with British Blue x steers from G & ID Postlethwaite selling at £740 and £730.

Other well grown steers - 6 – 9 months old - nicely selling at £700 - £730 to include Montbeliardes from A Prickett, Farleton selling at £720. Native steers sold to £710 for Aberdeen Angus x from J Lancaster and £690 for Hereford x from D & DW Prickett, Farleton.

Heifer stirks saw a top price of £700 for a Charolais x from DW & D Prickett who also sold Limousin x at £690 and British Blue x from MJ Whitworth sold at £680.

Several bull stirks were forward, selling to £780 for Aberdeen Angus x from JA Airey with others, 4 – 6 months old selling at £550 - £650.

OTMs

There was another strong trade for all classes of cull cows forward at today’s sale which saw a top price of 184.5p/kg for a Limousin cow from N Cooper & Sons, Broughton in Furness with other heavy, well fleshed beef cows, selling to 174.5p/kg for Aberdeen Angus x from JM Simpson, Underbarrow, 169.5p/kg for a Stabiliser from A Dixon & Son, Selside and other Aberdeen Angus cows at 164.5p/kg from RG Robinson, Farleton.

There was keen interest for beef cows suitable for further finishing, generally selling at 140p/kg – 160p/kg. Dairy cows sold to a top price of 149.5p/kg for a Friesian from MW & M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell with Holstein Friesians selling to 129.5p/kg from JM Barton & son, Lupton and JA & DE Batty & Sons, Burneside. Top grossing beef cow today was a Stabiliser achieving £1318 with numerous other beef cows achieving over £1100, with a top priced dairy being a Friesian from MW & M Hodgson achieving £1167.

OTM Heifers

OTM Heifers sold to a top of 194.5p/kg and £1347 for a Stabiliser from A Dixon & Son, Selside with dairy heifers selling to 169.5p/kg and £904 for a Holstein Friesian from JM Barton & Son, Lupton.

Cull bulls sold to 134.5p/kg and £1280 for a Blonde Aquataine from CR Alderson & Son.

Beef Breeding Cattle

The first beef breeding sale of the season saw a fast trade for all cattle on offer with buyers keen to secure replacement and additional stock.

Cows with calves at foot sold to £2050 from Messrs Fell, Barrow in Furness for a British Blue x cow with a Limousin bull calf at foot and back in-calf to a Bazadaise bull, with others from the same home selling to £1950 and £1900 with heifer calves at foot.

A British Blue x cow with Limousin x steer calf from D Clarke, Underbarrow sold to £1700 with others at £1600. In-calf cows sold to £1550 for a consignment from E Tuer, Windermere who sold others at £1500, £1350 and £1300.

A 5.5 year old Limousin bull achieved £1500.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:
British Blue - £405 Ravens Lodge, £395 Sunny bank, £355 Elm Tree Farm, £350 Sunny Bank, £330 High Foulshaw Farm. Continental - £395 Bank View. Limousin - £390 High Grounds Farm, £295 Moss House, £290 Old Hall Farm, £290 Deansbiggin, £275 Old Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £280 Elm Tree Farm, £280 Cinder Barrow, £275 Elm Tree Farm, £270 Moss House Farm, £265 Heathwaite Farm. Hereford - £265, £255 Bambers Farm, £225 Lupton Hall. Shorthorn - £215, £175, £155 Far Audlands. Dairy Shorthorn - £180, £150 Strickley. Friesian - £100 Bank View.

Heifer Calf:
Aberdeen Angus - £400 Bank View, £360 High Grounds Farm, £225 Bank View, £210, £205 Cinder Barrow. Continental - £400 Bank View. British Blue - £385 Sunny Bank, £330 Bambers Farm, £320 Elm Tree Farm, £300 Sunny Bank, £280 Elm Tree Farm. Limousin - £320 Broomfield, £240 Old Hall Farm, £240 Deansbiggin, £225 Old Hall Farm, £150 Broomfield. Shorthorn - £230, £215 Stickley. Hereford - £190 Bambers Farm, £135, £125 Lupton Hall.

Bull Stirk:
Aberdeen Angus - £780 Old Croft, £470 Moss Side Farm. Limousin - £660 Riddings, £480 Scotchergill. Hereford - £450 Low Garths Farm. British Blue - £390 Scotchergill. Friesian - £170, £160 Scotchergill.

Heifer Stirk:
Charolais - £700 Farleton House. Limousin - £690 Farleton House, £510 Field House Farm. British Blue - £680 Mount Pleasant Farm, £590 Sella Farm, £400 Low Garths Farm. Shorthorn - £640 High Hallbeck, £590, £450 Smallholdings. Aberdeen Angus - £550 Moss House Farm, £500 Rankthorn, £450 Sella Farm, £450 Rankthorn, £400 Low Garths Farm. Hereford - £490, £440 Moss House Farm, £390 Field House Farm.

Steer Stirk:
Charolais - £770, £710 Newland Farm. Limousin - £740, £620 Riddings. British Blue - £730 Newland Farm, £730, £710 Riddings, £650 Mount Pleasant Farm. Flekvieh - £720, £570 Farleton House. Montbeliard - £720 Farleton House. Aberdeen Angus - £710, £670, £650 Newland Farm. Hereford - £690 Farleton House. Normande - £570 Farleton House. Shorthorn - £490 Riddings. Friesian - £460, £450, £350 Farleton House.

OTM Cow:
Limousin – 184.5 Troughton Hall, 147.5, 127.5 Mossboroug Bungalow. Aberdeen Angus – 174.5 The Lodge, 164.5, 159.5 Ellers Farm. Stabilizer – 169.5 Ki Cragg. British Blue – 159.5 Lane End, 154.5 Swallowmire. Friesian – 149.5 Swallowmire, 129.5 Lupton Hall, 129.5 Laithwaite, 124.5 Rakesmoor Farm, 121.5 Cracalt Farm. Belgium Blue – 127.5 High Borrans Farm. Dairy Shorthorn – 121.5 Strickley. Continental – 114.5 Howe Farm. Normande – 104.5 Granby Road.

OTM Heifer:
Stabilizer – 194.5 Kit Cragg. Friesian – 169.5, 164.5 Luton Hall. Flekvieh – 159.5 Cracalt Farm.

Cast Bull:
Blonde – 134.5 Aisgill Farm.

Breeding Bull:
Limousin - £1500 Tullithwaite Hall Office.

In Calf Cow:
Simmental - £1550 Common Farm. Limousin - £1350 Common Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1300, £1250, £1200, £1050, £1000 Common Farm. British Blue - £1300 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £1300 Common Farm. Stabilizer - £1150 Common Farm.

Cow & Calf:
British Blue - £2050, £1950, £1900, £1850 New Holme Farm, £1600 Tullithwaite Hall Office. Limousin - £1700, £1550 Tullithwaite Hall Office.

STORE BLKS
Limousin - £1410, £1240 St Annes Farm, £1225 Cragg End, £1225 Poppy Farm, £1205 St Annes Farm. British Blue - £1380 High Underbrow Farm, £1260 Ouzelthorn Farm, £1250 Tarnside Farm, £1240 High Biggarsbank, £1230 Carlingwha. Aberdeen Angus - £1290, £1285, £1040 Yealand Manor, £1025 Gaskell House, £990 Yealand Manor. Hereford - £1270, £1170 Carlingwha, £1035, £880, £870 Lodge Farm. Flekvieh - £1155, £980, £965, £960, £915 Green Lane End Farm. Charolais - £1140 Howriggs, £1080 High Biggarsbank, £980 Yealand Manor, £980 Thrang, £965 Tock Howe Farm. Saler - £1090, £950 Yealand Manor, £880, £865 Fairbank Farm. Shorthorn - £1050, £990 Meathop Park Farm Lodge, £950 Sandgate Farm, £945, £915 Bridge Stone. Simmental - £970 Brunstow, £965, £960 Green Lane End Farm, £910 Nutta Farm. Blonde D’Aquitaine - £910 Causeway Farm. Friesian - £770 Gaskell House, £730 Stribers Farm, £690 Moss House Farm. Continental - £660, £570 Howe Farm.

STORE HFRS
British Blue - £1270 Carlingwha, £1200 Holme Farm, £1125 Gaskell House, £1100 Poppy Farm, £990 Ouzelthorn Farm. Limousin - £1260 Tarnside Farm, £1190 Ouzelthorn Farm, Cockrigg Farm, £1160 Carlingwha, £1070 Cockrigg Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1125 Tarnside Farm, £1000 Gaskell House, £985, £960 Thrang, £935 High Borrans Farm. Charolais - £1090, £1020 Low Longmire, £920 Tock How Farm, £895 Thrang, £855 Low Longmire. Flekvieh - £1060 Green Lane End Farm. Blonde D’Aquitaine - £1000, £910, £850 Mount Pleasant Farm, £780 Causeway Farm, £730 Mount Pleasant Farm. Hereford - £835 Riddings, £800, £770 Low Garths, £760 Lodge Farm, £680 Howe Farm. Simmental - £770, £725 Brunstow. Shorthorn - £740 Thrang. Continental - £580 Howe Farm.

STORE BULLS
Limousin - £1050 Valley View, £1040 Top Thorn, £910 Hill Top Farm, £895 Valley View, £890 Greenside Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1000 Kendal House Farm, £880, £875 Kingsland, £845 Yealand Manor. Blonde D’Aquitaine - £980 Mount Pleasant Farm, £750 Granby Road. Simmental - £900 Mount Pleasant Farm.

More Info

Highest Priced Steer Over 12 Months
Limousin x at £ 1410 from JA & KJ Allen, Ings

Highest Priced Steer Under 12 Months
Limousin x at £1260 from RH & C Ayrton & Son Ltd

Highest Priced Heifer Over 12 Months
British Blue at £1270 from MJ Waller

Highest Priced Heifer Under 12 Months
British Blue at £1200 from Slinger & Eaton

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