J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Friday 3rd August

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle had a reduced entry of 196 forward no doubt resulting due to the recent weather conditions. The sale topped at £1380 for Limousin x Steers from MS Dugdale& Sons, Carnforth with other pens of well grown short keep steers £1200 to £1300. The next best were selling to £1000 to £1150 with buyers showing preference for Farm Assured cattle showing conformation and size. Heifers sold to £1160 for Aberdeen Angus x from A Thornton, Preston, with other short keep cattel selling from £980 to £1100. Black and White Steers sold to £960 on three occasions with well framed sorts sold from £750 to £820.

OTM Cattle

A few less OTM cattle about with vendors having sold hard these last few weeks, with 75% of the entry being dairy cows. Nicemeated beef cows sold to for Limousin x from JG & PH Thompson, Selside, with others generally 124 to 135p/kg. Holstein Friesian cattle sold to 134p/kg from Bradley Farms Lts, Preesall, with other meated cows to 110 to 120p/kg. Mediums to 95 to 105p/kg with parlour sorts selling to 75 to 90p/kg, depending on weight.

OTM Heifers sold to 169p/kg for a Hereford x from DH & M Kellet& Sons, Thurnham, with all sold averaging 143p/kg. Several stock bulls today sold to 124p/kg for Holstein Friesians from WE & G Hewitt & Son, Cockerham, with others 110 to 120p/kg.

Top price per head today was £1112 for Stabilser x from MG & HM Capstick, Heversham. All sold today averaged 107p/kg (£642)


One of the largest entries of recent weeks saw a total of 78 forward, with buyers being more selective with stock purchases and showing caution due to the current feed situation. The calves today would generally be younger than recent sales and this, once again, reflected in the prices achieved. The strongest calves today sold to £420 for a British Blue x bull from J & G Thornley Ltd, Preston, who sold others to £385 and heifers to £370. Beef bull calves generally were selling £180 to £240 with younger sorts £120 to £150. The best of the natives saw young Aberdeen Angus x from Cornthwaite Moors Ltd, Hambleton achieve £248. Heifer calves were generally younger today with the best British Blues selling from £200 to £240 with others £170 to £200. Native heifers sold to £170 for Hereford x and £150 for Aberdeen Angus x from R Morris-Eyton& Son, Millom.

Dairy bulls sold to £100 for Holstein Friesian from R Morris-Eyton& Son with nice rearers generally £60 to £85, mediums were £40 to £60 with the youngest and smallest less. All dairy bulls sold to an average of £45.

A few stirks in today sold to £270 for a Angus x heifers from A Talbot, Aughton.

Vendors are encouraged to inform the office with entries to assist in contacting buyers. For more information contact Ian Atkinson on 07766 521472 or Andrew Butler on 07966 556592.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

Limousin £1380 Tewitfield Farm, £1290 High House Farm, £1270 Tewitfield Farm, £1240 Billinge Hall Farm, £1090 Godson House Farm. British Blue £1330 Greenlands Farm, £1280 Tewitfield Farm, £1180 Throstle Grove Farm, Greenlands Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1260 Greenlands, £1220 New Parkside Farm, £1190 Adamsons Farm, £1160 Billinge Hall Farm, £1150 Adamsons Farm. Hereford £1200 New Parkside Farm, £1120 Low Levens, £1070 Ellers Farm, £920 Boundary House.Charolais£1010 The Old Stable.Friesian £960 Low Levens, Grizedale, Chestnut House Farm, £860 Boundary House. Simmental £930, £750 Prk House Farm.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1160 Adamsons Farm, £1120 Pilling Hall, £1020 High House, £1000 Kimberley Avenue, £940 Windy Hill Farm. British Blue £1140 Greenland Farm, £1080 Cockrigg Farm, £970 Pasture House Farm, £960 Stubb Hall Farm, £950 Pilling Lane. Limousin£1070 High House Farm, £1010 Field Head, £980 High House Farm, £980 High House Farm, £950 Low Groves Farm, Cockrigg Farm. Charolais£960, £860 The Old Stable. Hereford £930 The Old Stable, £920 Greenways Farm, £870 Pilling Hall, £860 Cockrigg Farm, £820 Bradley Farm. Simmental £900 Stubb Hall Farm.


Limousin 149.5 Poppy Farm, 127.5 Brookside. British Blue 131.5 Pilling Lane, 124.5 The Bungalow. Stabiliser 124.5 Park House Farm. Friesian 124.5 Park Farm, 119.5 Brantbeck Farm, College Green, 117.5 Brantbeck Farm, Lawsons Farm. Montbeliarde 117.5 Mansrigg Hall. Swedish Red & White 119.5, 101.5 Holme Head. Normande 119.5 Holme Head. Fleckvieh 114.5 Meadow View.

OT M Heifer

Hereford 169.5 Boundary House. Limousin 154.5 Mansrigg Hall, 144.5 Thornbush Farm. Friesian 144.5 Outfield, 124.5 Whinney Carr Farm.

Cast Bull

Friesian 124.5 Batty Hill. Hereford 117.5 Mansrigg Hall. Stabiliser 114.5 Park Houes Farm.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £370, £310 Derby Lodge Farm, £270, £265 Docker Hall, £265 Hagg Farm. Hereford: £170 Beckside, £155 Dolphinholme House. Aberdeen Angus: £150 Beckside, £140 Tills Farm, £120 Beckside. Simmental £130 Batty Hill.

Bull Calf

British Blue £420, £385 Derby Lodge Farm, £265 Moors Farm, £250 Beckside, £215 Kellbrick Farm. Aberdeen Angus £248 Morrs Farm, £235 Knowsley Farm, £180 Beckside, £170, £155 Batty Hill. Limousin£150 Kellbrick Farm. Hereford £150 Birkland Barrow, £150, £140 Dolphinholme. Friesian £100, £85 Beckside, £75 Docker Hall, Tills Farm, £65 Tunstall Hall.

Heifer Stirk

Aberdeen Angus £270 Low Barns Farm. Fleckvieh£270 Low Barns Farm.

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