J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Show & Sale of Suckled Calves - Thursday 12th October

Suckled Calves

North West Auctions held their first suckler calf show and sale of the year on Thursday 12th October. Two classes were put before our judges Mr Stephen Chapman and Mr Derek Bateman where a tremendous show of calves was forward for the show. After much deliberation, the judges eventually gave the champion rosette to lot 269 a British Blue heifer from M & D Hatton, Knott End Farm, Broughton-in-Furness, which later went on to sell for £1040. Huge thanks go to today’s judges and our sponsors, Rural Law Practice Thomson Hayton Winkley and Boehringer.

With the last months weather some suckler calves today were looking a little weathered and buyers today were looking for well-grown cattle, with grouped cattle selling to a strong interest. Topping the sale was the 2nd prize bullock from M & D Hatton £1280, with a pen full of Limousin bullocks at just 6 months old from PW Clarke making £960. Charolais bullocks were keenly bid for topping at £1000 from JC Walling & son. Topping the heifer trade was the champion with the 2nd prize heifer, a Limousin, making £940 from DJ Clarke.


Just short of a 100 Calves were forward for sale at Junction 36 today, which saw all sections meeting a solid trade in line with other sale centres, even though many purchasers were stuck in Motorway traffic.

Beef calves were an exceptional trade as normal at J36, with the trade topping at £510 for a Limousin Bull Stirk from DR&C Galbraith of Sunny Bank Farm and Hereford Stirks from MJ Waller of Carlingwha achieving £425. Top price calf of the day was forward from R&J Dodgson of Cracalt Farm, with a Limousin Bull selling for £375, with others from the same home selling to £365 and £330. Heifer Calves sold to £350 for a British Blue from Messrs Robinson of Strickley and Limousin Heifers to £300 from R&J Dodgson of Cracalt Farm.

Black & White calves were good to sell, with purchasers looking for stronger calves, with dobby calves reaching realistic prices. Montbeliardes topped the dairy bred section, selling to £165 and £160 both from Colby Farms Ltd of Appleby. Holstein calves selling to £125 from GJ & HB Fitzwilliam of Moorhouse Farm, followed by a calf at £100 from GR Park & Sons.

Next sale of calves – Thursday 26th October, vendors are encouraged to inform the office of entries to enable canvassing of buyers.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle

There was a smaller entry of cast cows in the market is morning, with 40 going through the ring and all being keenly bid for. Beef bred cows topped at 129.5p/kg from J M case, Dendron Farm or £1004 from J Kitching & son, Chapel House. Dairy bred cows topped at 111.50p/kg or £799 from RG & JA Clarke, Far Audlands

Top Prices

Bull Calf

Limousin £375, £365, £330 Cracalt Farm, £250, £205 Strickley. British Blue £350 Hollins Farm, £300 Elm Tree Farm, £200 Cotestones Farm. Montbeliard £165, £160 Colby Laithes. Friesian £125 Moorhouse Farm, £100 Low Deepslack, £95 Far Audlands, £85 Borrans Farm, Low Deepslack. Angus £100 Colby Laithes.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £350 Strickley, £260 Birds Park Farm. Limousin £300, £290 Cracalt, £200 Strickley, £175, £170 Halforth Farm. Angus £155 Colby Laithes.
Bull Stirk: Limousin £510 Sunny Bank. Hereford £425, £400 Carlingwha.

Heifer Stirk

Hereford £370 Carlingwha.


Limousin 129.5 Dendron Farm, 127.5 Chapel House, Singleton Park, Dendron Farm, 124.5 Singleton Park. British Blue 129.5 Bramaskew, 107.5 Singleton Park. Ayrshire 129.5 Sunny Bank. Angus 119.5 Singleton Park. Saler 114.5 Howe Farm. Gelbveih 111.5 Croft Foot Farm. Friesian 111.5 Far Audlands, 109.5 Mire House Farm, 104.5 Hollins Farm, 94.5 Hawes Farm, Mire House Farm. Hereford 91.5 Moss Howe Farm.

OTM Heifer

Friesian 99.5 Broomfield.

Cast Bull

Limousin 117.5 Chapel House.

Suckled Bullock Calf

Limousin £1080 Knott End Farm, £960 Woodside Farm, £940 Knott End Farm, £930 Black Hall Farm, £890 Red Scar. Charolais £1000 Dwason Fold, £920 Luneside, £910 Oxen Park Farm, £900 Swallowmire, £890 Dawson Fold. Simmental £1280 Knott End, £910 Black Hall Farm, £790 Swallowmire, £760, £740 Woodside. Blonde £870, £680 Granby Road. Hereford £730, £710, £680 Granby Road. Angus £700 Redbank Farm, Low Fold, £680, £650, £580 Redbank Farm. Saler £700, £670, £660 Fairbank Farm. Short Horn £650, £590 Abbots Reading Farm. Continental £600 Wasdyke Farm.

Suckled Heifer Calf

British Blue £1040 Knott End Farm, £800 Black Hall Farm, £760 Woodside Farm, £760 Black Hall Farm. Limousin £940 Orphan Crag Barn, £900 Farleton Knott, £800 Red Scar, £780 Woodside, £760 Swallowmire. Charolais £730 Swallowmire, Moss Howe Farm, £690 Skelwith Fold Farm, £670 Luneside, £660 Mouse Syke. Angus £670, £560 Low Fold, £540 Redbank Farm, £530 Gowan Bank Farm. Hereford £620, £540 Gowan Bank Farm. Stabiliser £600 Fairbank Farm. Saler £600 Fairbank Farm. Continental £540 Wasdyke Farm. Simmental £580 Low Garths Farm.

Suckled Bull Calf

Limousin £800 Low Garths Farm, £720, £690, £620 Mouse Syke, £590 Old School. Hereford £760, £640, £560, £530 Natland Mill Beck. British Blue £740, £660 Parkside Farm. Short Horn £670, £620 Parkside Farm, £590, £500 Abbots Reading Farm. Charolais £650 Mouse Syke, £630, £530 Bandrake Head.

More Info

Suckled Calves Show Results

The Rural Law Practice, Thomson Hayton Winkley & Boehringer

Mr S Chapman & Mr D Bateman

Class one – Best Suckler Heifer Calf
1st Lot 268 M & D Hatton, Knott End Farm
2nd Lot 121 DJ Clarke, Orphan Cragg
3rd Lot 131 D & DW Prickett, Farleton House

Class two – Best Suckler Bullock Calf
1st Lot 269 M & D Hatton, Knott End Farm
2nd Lot 271 M & D Hatton, Knott End Farm
3rd Lot 111 NA & J Temple, Black Hall Farm

Lot 268 M & D Hatton, Knott End Farm

Reserve Champion
Lot 269 M & D Hatton, Knott End Farm

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