J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Cattle Thursday 23rd August

OTM sell to 157ppkg – Yearling Stores to £935

NWA J36 held its fortnightly sale of cattle on Thursday 23rd August, which saw 128 head of cattle forward with a ringside of buyers looking for replacement stock following the recent flush of grass.

A few cows and calves forward, mainly being older types with young calves saw a top price of £860 achieved for a 10yr old cow with a Limousin bull calf at foot.

Store Cattle

Store cattle are now coming forward in more numbers with today’s top price of £935 achieved by R Keith selling a Hereford X steer, other steers sold to £910 for a Beef Shorthorn from D & SE Wilson and Limousin X at £800 from R Keith. Younger yearling steers sold to £775 for Limousin x from S M Watson who sold others at £750 and Luings to £685. Heifers peaked at £780 for a run of Montbeliardes from JJ & MA Park & Son with Hereford x to £775 from GM Redmayne, and younger Aberdeen Angus’ from JE Harrison.

Cast Cows

Cull cows sold to 157.5p/kg for Limousin x from J & J Postlethwaite with other beef cows 130p/kg- 140p/kg, leaner feeding types sold to 110p/kg-120p/kg. Well-fleshed dairies to 144.5p/kg from ME Wannop & Sons Ltd, mediums 100p/kg-110p/kg, leanest parlour sorts 85p/kg-95p/kg.


Calves are maintaining the strong numbers of recent sales with several new buyers ringside, keep those calves coming! Today’s sale would be predominantly younger calves aged 3-4 weeks with buyers keen for the stronger calves. £285 was achieved for a British Blue Bull from J R Handley with an Aberdeen Angus to £255 from ME Wannop and Sons Ltd. Beef Bulls generally £180-£220. Very few heifers forward saw them selling to £180 for Limousin x from B & MJ Nelson, with others generally £140-£175. Dairy Bulls sold to £140 for Friesians from Messrs Williamson with other stronger sorts £100 -£120, nice rearers £60-£90 with smallest and youngest less, all sold averaged £55.

Nice to have a few stirks forward today and selling to £460 for Limousin x bulls from HM Hodgson with others £400-£450, younger Beef Shorthorn Bulls £295. Hereford Heifers sold to £400 for 8 month olds, with dairy bulls to £195 and others £150-£170.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

British Blue - £285 Craketrees, £220, £210 Heaton Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £255 Heaton Hall Farm. Simmental – £215, £205, £165 Heaton Hall Farm. Friesian - £140, £120 The Howes, £100 High Roosebeck Farm, £100 Townhead Farm, £100 Scales Park Farm. Other - £112 Arklid Farm.

Heifer Calf:

Limousin - £180 Halforth Farm. Simmental - £180, 3130 Heaton Hall Farm. British Blue - £170 Townhead Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £150, £140 Heaton Hall Farm.

Bull Stirk:

Limousin - £460, £350 Low Garths Farm. Simmental - £450 Low Garths Farm. Shorthorn - £295, £265 The Parsonage. Friesian - £195, £165, £152 Scales Park Farm.

Heifer Stirk:

Hereford - £400, £355 Stockdale Farm.

OTM Cow:

Limousin – 157.5 Bramaskew, 105.5, 104.5 Low Garths Farm, 103.5 High Skelgill, 102.5 Croft Foot Farm.Hereford – 133.5 Croft Foot Farm. Charolais – 130.5 High Skelgill.Shorthorn – 114.5, 106.5, 105.5, 100.5 Parsonage Farm. Friesian – 113.5 Low Gregg Hall, 110.5 Heaton Hall Farm, 101.5 Low Gregg Hall, 97.5 Heaton Hall Farm.

OTM Heifer:

Friesian – 144.5, 120.5 Heaton Hall Farm, 102.5 Hawes Farm.

Store Bullock:

Hereford - £935 Granby Road, £695 Gowan Bank Farm. Shorthorn - £910 The Parsonage Farm.Limousin - £800 Granby Road, £750 Old School House, £705 Granby Road, £700 Old School House.Continental - £775, £685 Old School House Aberdeen Angus - £735, £600 Tunstead Farm.

Store Heifer:

Friesian - £780, £745 Low Sizergh Farm. Montbeliard - £780 Low Sizergh Farm. Hereford - £775 Gowan Bank Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £735, £600 Tunstead Farm.

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