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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Autumn Suckler and Store Cattle Sale

North West Auctions held its fortnightly sale for all classes of cattle at its J36 auction mart site which today saw a total of 853 cattle sold to a large crowd of local and travelled buyers, all keen to attend this popular sale which is becoming well known for offering large quantities of high quality stock.

CALVES

Thank you goes to our judge, Harold Wilson, Selside, with a wonderful show of calves put before him and after much deliberation he awarded his Champion rosette to the 1st prize British Blue heifer from J W & T E Sharpe, Lyth selling to £410. Also today a thank you must go to our sponsors Semex.

A good entry of 140 calves were forward with strength and well reared calves meeting a premium with smaller calves selling to a selected trade. British Blue bull calves led the way selling to £470 from R Morris – Eyton & Son, with other Blue bulls selling to £460 from E J Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg. All Blue bull calves forward selling to £360. R T Halhead, Cockerham sold an impressive run of Charolais Calves to £400 and £380. Native bred calves were keenly bid for with a young show forward and Aberdeen Angus selling to £305 from B J & M Tomlinson, Preston.

There was keen interest for heifer calves suitable for further breeding with British Blue heifers selling to £410 from B Mallinson & Son, Levens, with others at £405 from A Pickthall, New Hutton and Charolais calves selling from R T Halhead, Cockerham.

A big show of dairy bred bull calves were forward and Fleckviehs selling from £235 from R M Towers, Lancaster with others from the same good home selling to £230. The best rearing Black & Whites were regular selling around the £100 mark.

SUCKLER CALVES

The pre-sale judging was in the capable hands of Miss Sally Lloyd, Herefordshire and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all vendors for the quality of cattle put forward. After much time and deliberation, she awarded the championship rosette to the first prize Limousin bullock from M & D Hatton, Broughton Mills who also received the Reserve Championship for the first placed British Blue heifer capping off a wonderful day for the Hatton family.

A wonderful ring of buyers were forward for this renowned sale with stock selling to all corners of the British Isles. Buyers are already expressing keen interest to attend the second show and sale of suckler calves on Thursday 11th November for which vendors are strongly encouraged to enter cattle with confidence.

Suckler Bulls
Suckler bulls attracted keen interest with well grown sorts suitable for immediate finishing, keenly bid for, selling to £1140 for Limousin x from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland with other Limousin x selling to £1045 JM Kelsall & Son, Quernmore and £1000 from TW Gorst, Crook.

Charolais x bulls sold to £1070 for a pen of 5 from C & S Dickinson Bandrake Head with a pen of 8 from Procter & Waring, Colton selling at £950. Blonde Aquitaine x bulls from HM Hodgson, New Hutton sold to £1020 with native sired bulls selling to £860 for a Hereford x from JE Atkinson, Nibthwaite.

Suckler Steers
Suckler steers saw a top price of £1170 achieved for a well grown Charolais x from R & BJ Cleasby, Broughton in Furness who sold others at £1140 and £1100. Well grown Charolais steers generally selling at £900 – £980. Limousin x steers sold to £1140 from M & D Hatton, Broughton Mills with MW & M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell selling the best of their run at £1120 with others at £1060. JR Corlett & Son, Cockermouth sold Limousin x steers to £1050 and £1020. Throughout the sale well grown steers were eagerly competed for generally selling at £880 – £1000. Native sired steers sold to £845 for Aberdeen Angus x from TM & D Dobson, Crosthwaite with others at £800 from DM Eames, Abbeystead. Luing steers from J Graham sold to £780.

British Blue x steers sold to £1280 from TW Gorst, Crook with others at £1055 from HR & KA Hodgson, Barbon and £1020 from JR Crolett & Son, Cockermouth.

Suckler Heifers
Suckler heifers saw keen interest again in well grown types with several buyers ringside looking to secure heifers suitable for future breeding. British Blue x heifers sold to a top price of £1220 from M & D Hatton,. Broughton Mills with pure Blonde Aquitaine from MJ Whitworth, Bolton le Sands selling at £1220 and Limousin x heifers from MW & M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell at £1150 and £1120 from JM Kelsall & Son, Quernmore and NA & J Temple, Ulpha.

Well-bred Continental heifers were regularly selling at £780 – £880 with younger sorts £650 – £750.

STORE CATTLE
Store cattle today saw steers sell to a top price of £1260 for a pure Limousin from RL & J Crowe, Rusland with Limousin x steers selling to £1230 from S & M Cooper, Leece. Other Continental steers sold to £1125 for Bazadaise x from J Hoggarth, Kendal. A large entry of native sired steers saw South Devons sell to £1195 from JM Haddow, Viver with Herefords achieving £1120 from the same home. Beef Shorthorns sold to £1090 from TE & A Galbraith, Crooklands, Longhorns to £1060 from E & SM Taylforth, Great Langdale and Aberdeen Angus x to £965 from AJ & H Clark, Sedbergh.

Heifers sold to a top price of £1270 for a Limousin x from MA &JA Winn, Burneside who sold others at £1170 with T Metcalfe, Garsdale achieving £1140 also for a Limousin x heifer. Other Continental heifers saw Charolais sell to £1120 from H Callon, Crosthwaite and British Blue £1000 from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton and B & R Barnes, Gilsmere. Native sired heifers saw Aberden Angus x sell to £980 from S & M Cooper, Leece with Herefords selling to £930 from T Smith, Pennington.

OTM AND CULL CATTLE
Today’s sale saw a large entry of predominantly plainer cows forward showing the effects of the recent changes in the weather. Heavy, well fleshed cows continue to sell to a premium with beef cows selling to 169p/kg for a pure Limousin from TW Gorst, Crook with this price also achieved for a British Blue from R & B Parker, Killington closely followed by J Black & Son, Kentmere selling a Limousin x at 167.5p/kg. Beef bred cows suitable for further finishing generally selling at 130p/kg – 145p/kg.

Top grossing beef cow today was a British Blue from R & B Parker, Killington achieving £1315 with an Aberdeen Angus x from JT Procter, Flookburgh achieving £1253.

Dairy bred cows sold to 129p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from Jenkin Crag Farm, Kendal with other Holstein Friesians at 127.5p/kg from RG & JG Clark, Endmoor and Fleckviehs also at 127.5p/kg from R & J Dodgson, Natland. Heavy, well fleshed diary cows were generally 110p/kg – 120p/kg with medium types 95p/kg – 108p/kg with the leanest sorts at realisation. Top grossing dairy cow was a Holstein Friesian from Jenkin Crag, Kendal at £1010 with others at £962 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe.

Cull bulls today sold to a top price of 169p/kg and £1364 for a British Blue from S Procter, Selside, and a Belted Galloway from DA & FB Dalby, Cartmel Fell achieving 117p/kg and £827.

Cull steers sold to a top price of 174p/kg and £1106 for a British Blue x from JW Robinson & Son, Farleton. Cull heifers sold to a top price of 209p/kg and £1137 for a Blonde Aquitaine from MJ Whitworth, Bolton le Sands with a Hereford x from Jenkin Crag Farm achieving 184p/kg and £846.

Dairy bred heifers sold to a top price of 154p/kg from Jenkin Crag Farm and £984 for a Fleckvieh from W H Kitching & Son, Helsington. All cows forward today averaged 126p/kg.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:
British Blue - £470 Beck Side, £460 Lambrigg Head Farm, £405 Bousfield Farm, £405 Borrans Farm, £390 Elm Tree Farm. Charolais - £400, £380 Norbreck Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £305 Grace Mire Farm, £250 Elm Tree Farm, £240 Norbreck Farm, £240 Townhead Farm. Friesian - £280, Beck Side. Hereford – £275, £270, £250 Bousfield Farm. Limousin - £250 Cracalt Farm, £250 Low Stangerthwaite. Shorthorn - £250 Flodder Hall. Montbeliard - £110 Townhead Farm.

Heifer Calf:
British Blue - £410 Ravens Lodge, £410 Flodder Hall, £405 Borrans Farm, £400 Beck Side, £390 Flodder Hall. Charolais - £360, £320 Norbreck Farm. Limousin - £330, £300 Low Stangerthwaite. Aberdeen Angus - £250 Grace Mire Farm, £200 Townhead Farm, £200, £190 High Grounds Farm. Hereford - £210, £200 Bousfield Farm.

Steer Calf:
British Blue - £310, £260 Holme Head. Fleckvieh - £235, £230, £225 Holme Head.

Bull Stirk:
Hereford - £440 Coat Green Farm. Limousin - £430 The Lodge. Friesian - £420, £385 Coat Green Farm, £335 Kitchlow Farm. Dairy Shorthorn - £385, £355 Coat Green Farm.

Heifer Stirk:
Aberdeen Angus - £615 Grace Mire Farm. British Blue - £350 Moss End Farm.

Steer Stirk:
Friesian - £425 Coat Green Farm. Limousin - £410 The Lodge.

OTM Cow:
Fleckvieh – 199.5 The Lodge. British Blue – 169.5 High Hallbeck. Limousin – 169.5 Gilpin Farm, 167.5, 164.5 Bridge Stone, 137.5 Mireside Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 147.5 Shaw Paddock, 134.5 Mireside Farm. Belgium Blue – 139.5 High Biggarsbank. Continental – 129.5 Howe Farm. Friesian – 129.5 Jenkin Crag, 127.4 Far Audlands, 121.5 Bridge End Farm, 121.5 Ackenthwaite Farm, 117.5 Mire House Farm. Ayrton – 117.5, 97.5 Sunny Bank. Shorthorn – 107.5, 101.5 Craketrees.

OTM Heifer:
Blonde – 209.5 Mount Pleasant Farm. Hereford – 184.5 Jenkin Crag. Friesian – 157.5, 154.5, 151.5 Jenkin Crag. Fleckvieh – 137.5 Hawes Farm.

Cast Steer:
British Blue – 174.5, 169.5 Green Close.

Cast Bull:
British Blue – 169.5 High Biggarsbank. Belgium Blue – 117.5 Foxfield.

Store Bullock:
British Blue - £1280 Gilpin Farm. Limousin – £1230 Tarnside Farm, £1160 Raygill Farm, £1140 Knott End Farm, £1120, £1060 Swallowmire. South Devon - £1195 Viver Mill Farm. Bazadaise - £1125, £1045, £920 Garburn Road. Hereford - £1120, £960 Viver Mill Farm, £900 Park House Farm. Longhorn - £1060 Millbeck Farm. Whitebred Shorthorn - £1030 High Borrans Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £965 High Hollins, £900 Garden Terrace, £860 Haycote Cottage. Shorthorn - £840 Bridge Stone.

Store Heifer:
Limousin - £1270, £1170 High Underbrow Farm, £1150 Swallowmire, £1140 Raygill Farm, £1030 High Underbrow Farm. Charolais - £1120, £1080 Haycote Cottage. British Blue - £1000 Gilsmere Farm, £1000 Cockrigg Farm, £980, £950 Tarnside Farm, £900 Low Stangerthwaite. Aberdeen Angus - £980 Tarnside Farm, £920 High Hollins, £920 Wall End Farm, £895 Mireside Farm. Simmental - £940 Tarnside Farm. Hereford - £930 Cowran Estate.

Store Bull:
Aberdeen Angus - £940 Mireside Farm. Hereford - £710 Jenkin Crag.

Suckler Bullock:
Limousin - £1260 Hall Farm, £1050, £1020 Skiddaw View, £1000 Rinkfield. Charolais - £1170, £1140, £1100 Lower Hawthwaite, £960 Luneside, £960 Broad Oak. Shorthorn - £1090, £1020 The Coach House. British Blue - £1055 Howriggs, £1020 Skiddaw View, £1010 Howriggs, £1000 Black Hall arm, £960 Skiddaw View. Simmental - £1000 Rash Mill Cottage, £1000, £960, £890, £840 Town End. Blonde - £980 Mount Pleasant Farm, £930 Ashstead, £890 Mount Pleasant Farm, £865 Lower Hawthwaite. Aberdeen Angus - £845 Broad Oak, £800 Middle Lee Farm, £730 Luneside. Belted Galloway - £840 The Coach House. Continental - £780, £720 Wasdyke Farm. Belgium Blue - £760 Skiddaw View. Hereford - £720 Bowston Hall.

Suckler Heifer:
British Blue - £1220 Knott End Farm, £935 Howriggs, £890, £860 Skiddaw View. Blonde - £1200 Mount Pleasant Farm, £940 Ashstead, £800 Low Garths Farm, £760 Ashstead. Limousin - £1120 Black Hall Farm, £1120 Low Pleasant, £1035 Red Scar Farm, £950 Skiddaw View, £945 High Farm. Simmental - £960 Howriggs. Charolais - £850 Luneside, £840 Abbott Park, £825 Broad Oak, £820 Lower Hawthwaite, £800 Abbott Park. Aberdeen Angus - £760 Raines Hall.

Suckler Bull:
Limousin - £1140 High House Farm, £1045, £1020 Low Pleasant, £1000 Gilpin Farm, £965 Low Pleasant. Charolais - £1070 Abbott Park, £950 Bandrake Head, £900, £880 Abbott Park. Blonde - £1020, £940 Low Garths Farm. Hereford - £860 Nibthwaite.

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SHOW RESULTS
THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER
AUTUMN SUCKLER CALF SHOW

Class 1 – Best Continental Heifer
1st M & D Hatton, Knott End Farm – Lot 55 - £1220
2nd JR Corlett, Skiddaw View – Lot 244 - £950
3rd MW & M Hodgson, Swallowmire – Lot 604 - £1150

Class 2 – Best Continental Bullock
1st M & D Hatton, Knott end Farm – Lot 53 - £1140
2nd W Gorst, Gilpin Farm – Lot 310 - £1280
3rd MW & M Hodgson, Swallowmire – Lot 607 - £1060

Class 3 – Best continental Bull
1st W Gorst, Gilpin Farm – Lot 312 - £1000
2nd HM Hodgson, Low Garths- Lot 285 - £940
3rd CR Alderson & Son, Aisgill Farm – Lot 79 - £840

Champion: M & D Hatton, Knott End Farm Lot 53 - £1140
Reserve Champion: M&D Hatton, Knott End Farm – Lot 55 - £1220

Semex Autumn Calf Show Under 56 Days

Class 1 – Continental Bred Bull Calf
1st' J Hornby & Sons, Bousfield Farm – Lot 845
2nd HJ Robinson & Son, Elm Tree – Lot 861
3rd JW & TE Sharp, Flodder Hall – Lot 864

Class 2 – Continental Bred Heifer Calf

1st JW & TE Sharp, Flodder Hall – Lot 866
2nd A Pickthall, Borrans Farm – Lot 885
3rd HJ Robinson & Son, Elm Tree – Lot 857

Class 3 – Native Bred Bull Calf

1st J Hornby & Sons, Bousfield Farm – Lot 843
2nd Messrs Robinson, Strickley – Lot 802
3rd GM & DJ Pye, The High Farm – Lot 810

Class 4 - Native Bred Heifer Calf

1st J Hornby & Sons, Bousfield Farm – Lot 839

Class 5- Dairy Bred Bull Calf

1st J Scott & Co, Middle Birkby Farm – Lot 828
2nd PW & Dm Swindlehurst, Tranthwaite Hall – Lot 830
3rd J Scott & Co, Middle Birkby Farm – Lot 827

Champion: JW & TE Sharp – Lot 866
Reserve Champion: J Hornby & Sons – Lot 845

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