J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Thursday 19th April

Store Cattle

There was a small entry of Store Cattle forward, ahead of the Annual Grass Day Sale, which saw a flying trade for all classes of cattle entered. The day’s trade was topped at £1080 for a Limousin Steer from R&S Galbraith of Crooklands, which also saw others to £990 and £980. Heifers also from Messrs Galbraith sold to a top of £850 for Limousins, followed by DJ&EA Park of Crook selling 12-13mo heifers to £840 and twice to £820.

The next sale on Thursday 3rd May, which is the Great Annual Grass Day Sale which entries are coming in for already. Please contact the office by Wednesday 25th April to be included within the sale catalogue.


Less calves on offer this fortnight with 61 forward selling to another pleasing trade, beef calves were in short supply and more are required each week. Topping the trade was a British Blue bull from DW Cottam of New Hutton selling to £355, closely followed by a Charolais bull at £350 from JK & A Bowness & Son of Milnthorpe, with plenty of Continental beef bull calves easily £300 plus. Heifers sold to a top of £285 three times for British Blues from ME Wannop & Son of Morecambe and B Mallinson & Son of Levens. Charolais’ also selling to £285 from JK & A Bowness & Son and Limousin heifer calves to the same price from TH Gibson & Son of Kendal. Plenty of trade for Native calves with Angus heifers selling to £270 from B Mallinson & Son of Levens and Hereford bulls to £265 from ME Wannop & Son of Morecambe. Dairy bulls saw Flekviehs to £130 from J Scott & Co of Cark in Cartmel and Friesians to £95 DR & C Galbraith of Grayrigg.

Cast Cows and OTM Cattle

A smaller entry of Cast Cows forward in the market today, due to the fantastic weather conditions with many customers catching up with land-based jobs. The sale was topped at 199.5p/kg for a British Blue Cow forward from JW Robinson & Son of Farleton. Black & White cows topped at 139.5p/kg for pure bred Friesians forward from JW Hargreaves of Woodland, following at 134.5p/kg twice from the same home. A fantastic trade reflected by an overall average of 125.12p/kg for all classes forward.

Top Prices

Store Bullock

Limousin - £1080, £990 Carter House. Aberdeen Angus - £950 Capplerigg, £860 Kingsland. Frisian - £920, £840, £730 Carter House. Charolais - £620 Cragg House Farm.

Store Heifer

Limousin - £850 Carter House, £840, £820 Hollin Hall Farm, £780 Carter House, £780 Hollin Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £780 Capplerigg, £680 Kingsland. Friesian - £630, £550 Far Audlands. Hereford - £610 Kingsland.

Bull Calf

British Blue - £355 Hagg Farm, £330 Ravens Lodge, £320 Heaton Hall Farm, £310 Ravens Lodge, £310 Townhead Farm. Charolais - £350 Cautley Farm. Simental - £320, £300, £270 Heaton Hall Farm. Limousin - £300 Toadpool Farm. Hereford - £265, £245 Heaton Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £230 Heaton Hall Farm. Flekvieh - £130 Middle Birkby Farm. Friesian - £95, £72 Sunny Bank, £60 Far Audlands.

Heifer Calf

British Blue - £285 Ravens Lodge, £285 Heaton Hall Farm, £265 Broomfield, £220 Townhead Farm. Charolais - £285 Cautley Farm. Limousin - £285, £270, £260 Toadpool Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £270 Ravens Lodge, £170, £165 Moor House, £150 Heaton Hall Farm.


British Blue – 199.5 Green Close, 117.5 Hope Stead. Limousin – 140.5 Green Dragon Farm, 129.5 Hope Stead. Friesian – 144.5 Green Dragon Farm, 139.5, 134.5 Bridge End Farm, 134.5 Low Stanger. Aberdeen Angus – 135.5 Natland Mill Beck Farm, 129.5 Thrang, 114.5 Hope Stead. Ayrton – 124.5, 107.5, 94.5 Natland Mill Beck Farm. Charolais – 124.5 High Farm. Belted Galloway – 111.5 Singleton Park, 99.5 Cragg House Farm. Swedish Red & White – 111.5 Low Stanger. Shorthorn – 101.5 Thrang. Simental – 101.5 Hope Stead.

OTM Heifer

Friesian – 144.5, 137.5, 134.5, 119.5 Far Audlands.

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