J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Thusday 29th November


The fortnightly sale of calves saw a top price of £270 achieved for British Blue x bull calf from R Mossis-Eyton, Whicham with others to £245 from DR & C Galbraith, Grayrigg others were nicely selling £200 to £235. Heifers peaked at £235 for a British Blue x from DR & C Galbraith and £210 from HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick.

Native bred calves sold to £200 for an Aberdeen Angus x heifer from BJ & M Tomlinson, Salwick who also sold bulls at £200. Younger native bulls and heifers sold between £100 and £160. A lack of strength on the black and white section this week saw mediums achieve £40 to £50 and smaller sorts were £25 to £35.

The next sale will be held on Thursday 13th December and includes the Christmas Show for Calves.

Cast Cows/OTM Cattle

The sale of Cast Cows this week sold to a top of 109p/kg for a Hereford x cow from JE Wightman, Lupton with others generally 95p/kg to 105p/kg for Beef Cows. Leaner sorts were between 85p/kg and 92p/kg. Dairy cows peaked at 92p/kg from JW Hargreaves, Broughton. Meated dairy cows sold between 85p/kg and 95p/kg with parlour cows between 65p/kg and 75p/kg. Top grossing price today was £792 for a British Blue x from J & J Postlethwaite, Sedbergh.
Several OTM Heifers sold to 124p/kg and £643, Cast Steers sold to 109p/kg and £637 and Cast Bulls sold to 99p/kg and £764.

Store Cattle

The fortnightly sale of Store Cattle saw a mixed entry forward with cattle now showing the effects of the winter conditions. Limousin x Steers sold to £740 with Aberdeen Angus’ achieving the same price. Young Angus steers sold to £650 with Herefords selling to £620. Native bred cattle were easier to sell with a named sire status.

Heifers sold to £620 for 7 month old Blonde, with others to £560. Hereford heifers sold to £500.

A 7 year old in-calf Limousin Cow due March sold for £650.

The next sale of Store Cattle will be on Thursday 13th December and include the Christmas Show for Pairs of Cattle. Sale also includes a dispersal of Highland Cows, Youngstock and Bull.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

British Blue – £270 Beck Side, £145 Sunny Bank, £220 Elm Tree Farm, £200 Lupton Hall. Limousin – £235 Elm Tree Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £200 Beck Side, £160 Sunny Bank, £110, £100, £90 Beck Side. Hereford - £90 Far Audlands. Friesian - £50 Elm Tree Farm.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue - £235 Sunny Bank, £225, £210, £180, £165 Beck Side. Limousin – £210 Elm Tree Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £200 Grace Mire Farm, £70 Beck Side.

OTM Cow:

British Blue – 109.5 Bramaskew. Hereford – 109.5 Crabtree Farm. Blonde – 107.5 Crabtree Farm, 97.5, 94.5 Low Fold. Continental – 99.5, 79.5, 77.5 High House Farm. Friesian – 97.5, 94.5 Bridge End Farm, 91.5, 89.5 Mire House Farm, 84.5 Lupton Hall. Limousin – 94.5 Audlands Park, 91.5, 84.5 Capplerigg Farm. White Park – 94.5 Crabtree Farm. Charolais – 91.5 High Skelghyl.

OTM Heifer:

Friesian – 124.5, 109.5 Natland Park Farm. British Blue – 104.5 Low Newton Farm.

Cast Steer:

White Park – 109.5 Crabtree Farm.

Cast Bull:

Limousin – 99.5 Crabtree Farm. White Park – 84.5 Crabtree Farm.

Store Bullock:

Aberdeen Angus - £740 Salwick Hall, £710 Capplerigg, £650 Grace Mire Farm. Limousin - £740 Salwick Hall. Hereford - £620 Holme Farm.

Store Heifer:

Blonde - £620, £560, £510 Aisgill Farm. Hereford - £500 Holme Farm.

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