J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: New Year Show & Sale of Store Cattle - Thursday 24th January

Store Cattle

The New Year Show and Sale of Store Cattle saw a catalogued entry of 370 which attracted buyers from throughout the Northern Counties with several new purchasers in attendance keen to secure replacement stock. Vendors must be complimented on the quality of the cattle presented at this sale; keep them coming as we have strong buyer interest for all types of cattle. The next sale is Thursday 7 February to include the Anniversary Prize Show for Store Cattle.
Today’s show was kindly judged by Miss Ellie Hargreaves, Preston who had an impressive entry of 21 show cattle put before her in the two show classes. The Championship rosette and winner of the Janet Gorst Perpetual Challenge Trophy was awarded to a 15 month old British Blue x Steer from MA & JA Winn, Burneside which later sold to the judge for £1300. The Reserve Champion was a 15 month old Limousin X Heifer, again, from MA & JA Winn which achieved £1200.

A large crowd of buyers saw 35 successful purchasers with many leaving empty handed or short of numbers. The sale topped at £1355 for a Limousin X steer from TA Chapman & Son, Helsington with other stronger, well-bred steers £1100 to £1250. A large entry of yearling steers sold to £1030 from M & D Hutton with others £880 to £1000.

Youngest suckler steers were £720 to £850. Heifers topped at £1200 for a Limousin X from MA & JA Winn with other nice pens of well grown heifers £980 to £1150. Yearling heifers sold to £920 for a Blonde X from MJ Whitworth, with others £780 to £880. Younger suckler heifers £580 to £680.

A large entry of native bred cattle saw Hereford X steers to £1120 from JE Wightman, Aberdeen Angus x steers sold to £1000 and 7 month old Beef Shorthorn steers £695. Heifers saw Aberdeen Angus sell to £895 and Herefords £865. Several dairy bred steers were forward selling to £775 for Montbeliardes and £745 for black and whites.

A small entry of feeding bulls sold to £765 for a 6 month old British Blue x from R I Dixon who sold others at £685.


The fortnightly sale of calves and stirks had another good entry of over 70 forward. Another younger show of calves forward again, but there was extra buyers present around the ringside, meaning trade was stronger on the previous weeks. The trade topped at £340, twice, firstly for 5 weeks old British Blue bull from HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick and for strong Limousin bulls from RF & CE Hodgson, Pennington to the same price. Heifer calves saw a stronger trade today, with a Limousin topping at £290 from RF & CE Hodgson, with others to £280 for British Blues from DR & C Galbraith, Grayrigg.

A younger show of dairy bred bulls forward this morning topped at £150 for a Fleckveihs from Messrs Sowerby, Drybeck

It was nice to have a few stirks about this morning, selling to a good trade topping at £500 for a 4 mouth old Limousin Bull from PW Clarke, Crosthwaite

Cast Cows/OTM Cattle

The sale peaked at 147.5p/kg for a Limousin X from J Twigge, Grange over Sands with other heavy beef cows 115p/kg to 130p/kg, leaner feeding types were 90p/kg to 110p/kg. Dairy cows sold to 139.5p/kg from AE & M Hayhurst, Natland with an entry of predominantly parlour cows 80p/kg to 95p/kg.

Top grossing cow today was £933 from J Twigge. A cull bull from PW Clarke achieved 144.5p/kg or £1004.

All cows today averaged 102p/kg with half the entry being dairy cows.


Top Prices

Bull Calf:

British Blue - £340 Elm tree Farm, £300, £280 Beck Side, £250 Heaton Hall Farm, £215 Toadpool Farm. Limousin - £340, £300 Rowe End Farm, £215, £205 Halforth Farm, £125 Wraysholme Tower. Aberdeen Angus - £260 Beck Side, £240 Sunny Bank, £230, £150 High Foulshaw Farm. Simmental - £200 Heaton Hall Farm. Flekvieh - £150 Townhead Farm.

Heifer Calf:

Limousin - £290, £275, £270, £255 Rowe End Farm, £100 Elm Tree Farm. British Blue - £280 Sunny Bank, £260 Beck Side, £250 Cotestone Farm, £240 Beck Side. Simmental - £200 Heaton Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £120 High Foulshaw Farm.

Heifer Stirk:

British Blue - £380 Bellart Howe. Simmental - £295 Bellart Howe.

Steer Stirk:

Limousin - £500 Woodside Farm. British Blue - £440 Woodside Farm. Hereford - £430 Sella Farm, £400, £390 Bellart Howe. Aberdeen Angus - £340, £300 Bellart Howe. Friesian - £200 Bellart Howe.

OTM Cow:

Limousin – 147.5 Holmelands, 131.5 Rydal Farm, 124.5 Stribers Farm, 110.5 Holmelands. Friesian – 139.5 Natland Park Farm, 89.5 Middle Birkby Farm, £84.5 Far Audlands, 81.5 Hollins Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 129.5 Holmelands. Stabilizer – 114.5, 109.5 Kit Cragg. Shorthorn – 94.5 Craketrees. Swedish Red & White – 84.5 Far Audlands.

Cast Bull:

British Blue – 144.5 Woodside Farm.

Store Bullock:

Limousin - £1355 Lane Head Farm, £1285, £1260 Croftlands, £1240 Hollowmire Farm. British Blue - £1300, £1270, £1160 High Underbarrow Farm, £1000 Poppy Farm, £950 Howriggs. Charolais - £1190, £1170, £1160 Mountain View, £1145, £1070 Green Lane End Farm. Blonde - £1120, £840 Nook Farm, £775 Scroggs Farm. Hereford - £1120, £870, £800 Crabtree Farm. Simmental - £1115 Hollowmire Farm, £970, £910 Town End. Aberdeen Angus - £1000 Hollowmire Farm, £985 Holmelands, £620 Broad Oak. Montbeliard - £775 Hollowmire Farm. Friesian - £745 Carter House, £710 Hollowmire Farm. Shorthorn - £695 Hollowmire Farm, £690, £615 Broad Oak.

Store Heifer:

Limousin - £1200 High Underbarrow Farm, £1145 Lane Head Farm, £1120 High House Farm, £1095 Troughton Hall, £1085 North Lodge. British Blue - £1090 High Underbarrow Farm, £765 Black Hall Farm, £750 School Hill, £680 Crabtree Farm. Blonde - £1050 Nook Farm, £960 Causeway Farm, £920 The Bungalow. Charolais - £1010 Crooklands Farm, £985 North Lodge, £980 Crooklands Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £895 Hollowmire Farm, £825 Holmelands, £785 Hollowmire Farm. Hereford - £865, £820 Lane Ends Farm, £800 Crabtree Farm.

Store Bull:

British Blue - £765, £685, £615 Low Newton Farm. Limousin - £535 Low Newton Farm.

More Info

Show Results

Browns Mitsubishi

Miss E Hargreaves

Class one – Store Bullock
1st Lot 177 MA & JA Winn, High Underbrow Farm
2nd Lot 170 MA & JA Winn, High Underbrow Farm
3rd Lot 110 TA Chapman, Lane End Farm
Highly Commended – Lot 276 N Cooper & Son, Troughton Hall

Class two – Store Heifer
1st Lot 175 MA & JA Winn, High Underbrow Farm
2nd Lot 135 M & L Preece, High House Farm
3rd Lot 114 TA Chapman, Lane End Farm

Lot 177 MA & JA Winn, High Underbrow Farm

Reserve Champion
Lot 175 MA & JA Winn, High Underbrow Farm

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