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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 May Fair Sale of Store and Breeding Cattle, Thursday 13th May 2021

CALVES AND STIRKS

A bumper sale of 180 calves and stirks were forward today, with once again all types selling to full value at J36. Limousin bull calves peaked the calf section at £500 from B & MJ Nelson & Son, Heversham with British Blue bulls selling to £445 from CM & CS Chapplehow, Penrith. The best Continental bred bulls were regularly selling well over the £400 mark. With Native bulls selling to £400 for Aberdeen Angus from JAH Walton & Son, Kirkby Stephen.

A big show of heifer calves were forward with buyers keen to purchase all types. British Blue heifers peaked at £480 from JAH Walton & Son Kirkby Stephen, JW & TE Sharp, Lyth sold a wonderful run of British Blue heifers topping at £445. B & MJ Nelson & Son, Heversham sold Limousin heifers twice to £480 with others from the same home selling to £430. Bambers Farm, Lancaster sold a strong run of Hereford heifers selling to £305 twice.

Dairy bred bull calves would be the trade of the day with many buyers leaving empty handed and many more are needed to fulfil demand. A top of £290 was achieved from RG & JA Clark for a Fleckvieh with black and whites selling to £250 from Bambers Farm and £245 from J Scott & Co, Cartmel with many of the best rearing calves selling well over the £100 mark.

A younger show of stirks were forward at J36 today with buyers keen to purchase well grown stirks for their age. British Blue bullocks topped at £890 from JK & A Bowness & Son, Milnthorpe with other Blue bullocks from the same home selling to £820.

Kirkby & Longworth sold a run of Charolais bullocks to a top of £710. A big show of black and white bullocks were forward with a top in this section of £580 from PD & PJ Mason, Burton in Kendal who also sold others to £540.

STORES

200 store cattle went through the ring today with the best quality cattle once again selling to a strong trade, with the next level down selling to a selective trade today. Strong Charolais bullocks sold to £1330 from RJ & R Holden, Millom with Limousins selling to £1290 from MJ Waller, Lupton with British Blue bullocks selling to £1200 from RJ & J Holden, Millom.

Yearling bullocks regularly sold between the £950 - £1000 mark with a top of £1070 for a Limousin from A & P Hodgkinson, Poulton le Fylde. MJ Waller, Lupton sold a good run of Limousin heifers selling to £1280 and £1250 respectively. Strong Charolais heifers from Caley & Mitchinson, Windermere sold to £1120.

Young grazing heifers were selling between £850 and £900 with British Blues selling to £950 from ME & CA Duerden, Askham. P & TL Edmondson, Kirkby in Furness sold a pen full of 8 Charolais heifers at 10 months old selling to £890. There is another keen interest from buyers for our next Fortnightly sale on Thursday 27th May.

BREEDING CATTLE

The May Fair sale of breeding cattle set off to a flying trade with 100% clearance of breeding bulls, with a home bred British Blue bull from N & AJ Temple, Ulpha selling to £3000. A keen interest was shown for Charolais bulls forward with a top of £2500 from D Cornall, Bleasdale with other Charolais’ selling to £2200 from GR Bargh, Lancaster. G Metcalfe & Son, Gressingham sold a nice Aberdeen Angus bull at 16 months old at £2000.

The breeding cattle section set off with a run of in-calf Luing cows from J E Atkinson, Ulverston which sold to £1150 twice. The star of the breeding section was a pedigree Limousin heifer from W Holden & Sons, Blackburn which raced away to a price of £2300.

The cow and calf section was mainly a run of older cows today which were all keenly bid for with a top of £1820 from JE Stables, Cartmel who also sold others to £1580. Just the one heifer and calf in today from E Rossall, Poulton le Fylde which sold to £1750.

Our next sale of breeding cattle will be on Thursday 10th June. Vendors are advised to enter breeding cattle for this sale, with buyers already enquiring about the sale.

CULL COWS SELL TO 209.5P/KG AND £1422 AT NWA J36

OTMS

Cull cows continue to sell to a sharp trade with all cows averaging 144p/kg with nearly half the entry being dairy cows.

Heavy and well fleshed beef cows sold to 209.5p/kg for a Stabiliser x from A Dixon & Son, Selside with the 200p/kg barrier broken on another 3 occasions for Limousin x cows from A Winder & Son, Kirkby Stephen, KD Harryman, Keswick and a Hereford x from A & ED Booth, Settle.

All classes and types of beef cows were keenly bid for with cows suitable for further finishing generally 155p/kg – 175p/kg. Top grossing beef cow today was £1442 for a Limousin x from KD Harryman, Keswick with 10% selling over £1200 and a further 55% over £1000.

Dairy cows sold to 179.5p/kg for a Shorthorn from Messrs Robinson, Old Hutton with Friesians 167.5p/kg from R & A Galbraith with other heavy, well fleshed dairy cows regularly 145p/kg – 160p/kg. Medium cows were 130p/kg – 149p/kg with the leanest parlour type cows 98p/kg – 110p/kg. The top grossing dairy cow achieved £1157 from CM & CS Chapplehow, Penrith.

OTM heifers sold to 209p/kg and £1282 for a Stabiliser x from A Dixon & Son, Selside with a Hereford x 200p/kg or £1278 from A & ED Booth, Settle. OTM dairy heifers sold to 179.5p/kg and £911.

A single Holstein Friesian bull from Messrs Halpin, Barrow in Furness sold at 144.5p/kg and £1157.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:
Limousin - £500, £400 Halforth Farm, £390 Bambers Farm, £320 Deansbiggin. British Blue - £445 High Grounds Farm, £440 Deansbiggin, £440 Bank View, £435 Elm Tree Farm, £395 Broomfield. Aberdeen Angus - £400, £370 Bank View, £350 Hagg farm, £310 Bambers Farm, £305 Greaves Farm. Hereford - £340, £320 Bambers Farm, £310, £300 Wyke Farm. Charolais - £290 Bowston Hall. Flekvieh - £290 Far Audlands. Frisian - £250 Bambers Farm, £245 Middle Birkby Farm, £215 Rakesmoor Farm.

Heifer Calf:
British Blue - £480 Bank View, £445, £435, £430 Flodder Hall, £405 Elm Tree Farm. Limousin - £480, £430, £410, £340 Halforth Farm. Charolais - £400 Bambers Farm. Continental - £380 Flodder Hall. Hereford - £305, £290 Bambers Farm, £290, £280 Wyke Farm. Simmental - £300 Hartrigg. Aberdeen Angus - £255, £215 Wall End Farm. Shorthorn - £210 Strickley.

Bull Stirk:
Aberdeen Angus - £635 The Lodge, £430 Moss House Farm. Limousin - £630, £550 The Lodge. British Blue - £600, £580 Moss Side Farm. Friesian - £470 Low Audlands.

Heifer Stirk:
British Blue - £760, £720, £690 Newland Farm, £600 Moss House Farm. Hereford - £590 Sella Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £510 Moss House Farm, £500 Sella Farm, £480, £410 Moss House Farm. Simmental - £500 Newland Farm. Limousin - £480 Moss House Farm.

Steer Stirk:
British Blue - £890, 3820 Cautley Farm, £770, £740 Cinder Barrow, £630 Moors Farm. Charolais - £710 Sella Farm. Shorthorn - £700 Sella Farm, £680 Farleton House, £510 Smallholdings. Flekvieh - £650 Farleton Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £580 Moss End Farm. Dairy Shorthorn – £580, £540 Coat Green Farm. Friesian - £580, £540, £535 Coat Green Farm. Hereford - £560, £510 Moors Farm. Simmental - £550 Farleton House. Normandie - £540, £535 Coat Green Farm. Longhorn - £510 Farleton House.

OTM Cow:
Limousin – 199.5 Keskadale, 187.5 Shaw Paddock, 184.5 Greenside Farm, 164.5 Mireside Farm, 149.5 Greenside Farm. Blonde – 171.5 Granby Road. Stabilizer – 171.5 Kit Cragg. Friesian – 167.5 Carter House, 159.5 High Grounds Farm, 157.5 Low Sizergh Farm, 147.5 Cracalt Farm, 144.5 Natland Park Farm. British Blue – 161.5 Swallowmire, 159.5 Greenside Farm, 151.5 Scroggs Farm. Simmental – 161.5 Grassgarth Farm, 137.5 Hartrigg. Aberdeen Angus – 154.5 Mireside Farm, 149.5 Cooper House, 147.5 Brow Head, 141.5 Cooper House, 139.5 Milton Mill. Shorthorn – 149.5 High Wray Farm. Continental – 147.5 Nibthwaite Grange Farm, 114.5 Kendal House Farm. Hereford – 144.5, 141.5 Kendal House Farm. Ayrshire – 134.5 Sunny Bank.

OTM Heifer:
Stabilizer – 109.5 Kit Cragg. Limousin – 204.5 Greenside Farm. Hereford – 199.5 Lane Ends Farm. Dairy Shorthorn – 179.5 Strickley. Swedish Red & White – 159.5 Bradley Farm. Friesian – 149.5 Bradley Farm.

Cast Steer:
Friesian – 149.5 Rakesmoor Farm.

Cast Bull:
Friesian – 144.5 Rakesmoor Farm.

Store Bullock:
Charolais - £1330 Newcross House Farm, £1030 High Wray Farm, £910, £900 Low Hall Farm. Limousin - £1290 Carlingwha, £1070 Bank Field Farm, £1070 Tarnside Farm, £1060 Cockrigg Farm, £1010 Black Hall Farm. British Blue - £1200 Newcross House Farm. Hereford - £1095 Cockrigg Farm, £1065, £1040 West Plain Farm, £1040 Lane Ends Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1020 Bank Field Farm, £860 Moss View, £860 Black Bull Cottage, £855 Moss Lane, £855 Crabtree Farm. Bazadaise - £960, £900 Garburn Road. Shorthorn - £900 Low Hall Farm, £825 Haylot Farm. Friesian - £830, £790 Park House Farms. Montbeliard - £800 Crabtree Farm.

Store Heifer:
Limousin - £1280, £1250 Carlingwha, £1170 Cockrigg Farm, £1030 Mireside Farm, £960 Thursgill. Hereford - £1160 West Plain Farm. Charolais - £1120 Castle Syke Farm, £890 Low Hall Farm, £780 Killerwick. British Blue - £1100 Carlingwha, £1010 Tarnside Farm, £950 Killerwick, £930 Thursgill. Parthenais - £1020 Killerwick. Aberdeen Angus - £760, £750 Crabtree Farm, £690, £600 Black Bull Cottage. Simmental - £700 Black Bull Cottage. Shorthorn - £695 Haylot Farm. Blonde - £670 Shaw Paddock.

Store Bull:
Blonde - £940, £890 Granby Road. Limousin - £920 Old Croft, £870 Kate Farm, £810 Park House Farms. British Blue - £800 Cautley Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £700 Cautley Farm.

Breeding Bull:
British Blue - £3000 Black Hall Farm. Charolais - £2500 Crow Trees Farm, £2200 Rye Close. Aberdeen Angus - £2000, £1900 Fleets Farm. Hereford - £1800 Hall Carleton Farm, £1380 Hullater Farm. Limousin - £1600 Woodside Farm.

In Calf Cow:
Continental - £1150, £1120, £1100, £1000 Nibthwaite Grange Farm.

Bulling Heifer:
Limousin - £2300 Boldventure Farm.

Cow & Calf:
Limousin - £1820, £1580 Tricket Drive, £1420 Middle Sadghyll, £1300 Shaw Paddock, £1050 Low Garths Farm. Simmental - £1420 Burnhead Farm, £1300 Tricket Drive. Shorthorn - £1380 Low Garths Farm. Saler - £1280 Tricket Drive. Belted Galloway - £1050 Haylot Farm. Belgium Blue - £1050 Tricket Drive. British Blue - £1000 Tricket Drive.

Heifer & Calf:
Simmental - £1480 Low Garths Farm.

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