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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Whitsuntide Cattle Fair

CALVES AND STIRKS
A good entry of 150 calves and stirks were forward with all calves keenly bid for once again, with the best end being a faster trade than previous weeks. Limousin bulls from CM & CS Chapplehow, Clifton topped at £570 with British Blue bulls making the same price twice from JW & TE Sharpe, Lyth. Many of the best Blue bulls sold over the £500 mark. Bambers Farm sold a run of 4 week old Charolais bulls to £480 and £450.

British Blue heifers were keenly bid for once again with a wonderful run from JW & TE Sharpe, Lyth peaking at £460 and £430. A Pickthall, New Hutton sold a 4 week old Blue heifer to £410. All Blue heifers forward averaged £315.

Younger Continental bred heifers were a strong trade selling between the £240 - £280 mark. A good show of dairy bred bull calves were forward which saw Friesians sell to £195 from Lawkland Hall with others to £145 from TW & CA Long, Ulverston, with the medium type rearing calves selling either side of £100.

Another fast trade was seen for all stirks forward today with Angus steers topping at £810 from RJS & DM Addison, Maulds Meaburn with Blues selling to £750 from MW & M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell and Limousin bullocks selling to £705 from F & TE Park, Crook.

A run of suckler red heifers from G McGregor, Carlisle sold to £690 at just 5 months old. Buyers were looking for well grown stirks today with the lesser end meeting a conservative trade.

STORES
The Whitsuntide saw an entry of 300 store cattle forward with the stronger end selling to a more selective trade, with reports of the deadweight price coming down in the last few weeks. A keen interest was shown for all yearling, grazing types selling to full value. The trade topped at £1160 for a Charolais bullock fromn J Twigge, Lindale with Angus bullocks from the same home selling to £1090. TA Chapman & Son, Helsington sold a lovely run of Limousin yearling bullocks selling to £1080 with others from the same good home selling to £1070.

Yearling Blue bullocks topped at £1060 from NA & J Temple, Ulpha. Many of the best suckler bred yearling bullocks were still selling at the £950 plus mark.

Once again heifers were keenly bid for at J36 with a lovely Limousin heifer from TA Chapman & Son selling to £1120, with a run of dairy bred Limousin heifers from TW Nelson, Stainton topping at £1035. Continental bred yearling heifers were regularly selling well over the £800 mark.

Our next sale of Store Cattle will be Thursday 10th June to include the Annual sale of Cows/Heifers With Calves at Foot, In-Calf Cattle, Bulling Heifers and Breeding Bulls. Closing date for entries is Wednesday 2nd June. Please contact Bradley Thompson for further details tel: 07867000244.

OTMS
Once againn NWA J36 saw a competitive trade for all classes of cull cows and OTM cattle with 11 active buyers ringside. Heavy, well fleshed beef cows sold to 179.5p/kg for Limousin x on two occasions from TW Gorst, Crook and E & S Bower, Blawith with other beef cows generally achieving 155p/kg - 170p/kg. Medium beef cows selling at 135p/kg - 150p/kg with keen interest in cows suitable for further finishing.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

British Blue - £570 Flodder Hall, £490, £455 Ravens Lodge, £490 Lawkland Hall Farm. Limousin - £570 High Grounds Farm, £340 Redfield’s, £295 Bambers Farm, £275 Deansbiggin. Charolais - £480, £450 Bambers Farm. Hereford - £360, £260 Bambers Farm, £235 Bousfield Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £345 Moss House Farm, £340 Greaves Farm, £305 Moss House Farm, £280, £275 Wall End Farm. Friesian - £195 Lawkland Hall Farm. Flekveih - £195 Far Audlands. Shorthorn - £165 Far Audlands.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue - £460, £430 Flodder Hall, £410 Borrans Farm, £360 Old Hall Farm. Charolais - £340, £320 Bambers Farm, £315 Low Greenside, £300 Hartrigg. Limousin - £285 Redfield’s, £260 Greaves Farm, £250 Redfield’s, £250 Bambers Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £280 Wall End Farm, £270 Redfield’s, £220 Bambers Farm. Hereford - £250, £240, £200 Bambers Farm.

Bull Stirk:

British Blue - £705 Swallowmire, £575 Moss House Farm, £500 Moss Side Farm. Simmental - £670 Keld Farm. Shorthorn - £550 Coat Green Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £495 Moss House Farm. Limousin - £495 Moss House Farm.

Heifer Stirk:

British Blue - £690 Longrigg, £660 Cragg House Farm, £580, £550 Moss End Farm, £550 Moss Side Farm. Limousin - £690 Longrigg, £550 Coat Green Farm, £500 Moss House Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £550 Coat Green Farm, £500 Moss House Farm, £440 Moss End Farm.

Steer Stirk:

Aberdeen Angus - £810 Keld Farm. British Blue - £750 Swallowmire. Limousin - £705 Cragg House Farm, £700, £690, £640 Longrigg. Friesian - £495 Coat Green Farm.

OTM Cow:

Limousin – 179.5, 174.5, 169.5 Gilpin Farm, 179.5 Burney End, 169.5 Aisgill Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 164.5 Holmelands. Limousin – 164.5 Holmelands, 157.5 Hawes Farm, 141.5 Low Hall Farm. Stabilizer – 164.5, 159.5 Kit Cragg. Friesian – 161.5 High Grounds Farm, 157.5 High House Farm, 144.5, 139.5 Bridge End Farm, 137.5 Wyke Farm. Hereford – 161.5, 144.5 Lane Ends Farm. Shorthorn – 154.5, 144.5, 134.5, 109.5 Broad Oak. Highland – 147.5, 139.5 Hullater Farm.

OTM Heifer:

British Blue – 199.5 Greaves Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 189.5 The Barn. Friesian – 164.5 Low Brundrigg, 144.5 Heaves Farm, 139.5 Elm Tree Farm. Limousin – 149.5 Skiddaw View. Hereford – 145.5 The Barn.

Cast Steer:

Limousin – 207.5 Coat Green Farm.

Cast Bull:

Limousin – 139.5 High Farm.

Store Bullock:

Charolais - £1160 Holmelands, £910 New Hall. Swedish Red & White - £1150 The Coach House. Aberdeen Angus - £1090, £1050 Holmelands, £1050 Low Stangerthwaite, £905 Crabtree Farm. Limousin - £1080, £1070 Lane Head Farm, £1060 Holmelands, £1045 Yates Farm, £1040 Lane Head Farm. British Blue - £1060, £960 Black Hall Farm, £840 Yates Farm. Hereford - £1020 Lane Ends Farm, £980 West Plain Farm, £910 Lane Ends Farm. Blonde - £980, £870 Causeway Farm Shorthorn - £890, £860 Meathop Park Farm Lodge. Simmental - £870 Black Hall Farm, £730 Old School House. Friesian - £730 Park House Farms. Continental - £700 Old School House. Saler - £700, £640 Fell House.

Store Heifer:

Limousin - £1120 Lane Head Farm, £1035 Cockrigg Farm, £1010 Lane Head Farm, £940 St Annes Farm, £930 Hill Top Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1060 Holmelands, £770 School Hill, £740 Crabtree Farm. Flekveih - £1030 The Coach House. British Blue - £980 Cockrigg Farm, £860 Capplethwaite Hall, £825 Birks Farm. Charolais - £950 Lower Hawthwaite, £840 New Hall. Hereford - £940 West Plain Farm, £700 School Hill. Parthenaise - £930 Killerwick Grange. Shorthorn - £785, £760 Meathop Park Farm Lodge.

Store Bull:

British Blue - £800 Low Newton Farm, £790 Sowermire, £780, £750 Low Newton Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £720 Park House Farms.

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