J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Show & Sale of Beef Breeding Cattle - Thursday 13th June


There was another good day in the Calf ring with another strong trade show of 60 Calves forward. There was a few new vendors forward today with all leaving pleased. British Blue bulls sold to £430 twice from A Brown, Carnforth with Blue heifers from the same home selling to £340. A month old Blue bull from JW & TE Sharp, Lyth hit the heights of £350 with all Blue calves forward averaging £290. A strong Shorthorn bull calf sold to £320 from RG & JA Clarke, Endmoor with a Fleckvieh from the same home sold to £300. Young native calves were a little harder the place this morning selling to £210 for a Hereford bull from R & JE Wharton, Appleby.

Dairy bred calves were a stronger trade this morning topping at £190 from Messrs Wilson, Allithwaite with others to £110 from CG Birkett, Carnforth with the best sorts selling between £90 and £108 with others selling between £60 to £78, to average £68.

There was another nice show of young stirks forward today with Limousin and British Blue from GD & MA Long, Ulverston topping at £410 for 6 month old heifers with a nice run of 4 month old Angus heifers from MA & S Johns, Brough selling to £330. A few dairy bred stirks forward this morning sold to £370 for Fleckvieh bullocks from GD & MA Long.

The next sale of Calves and Stirks will be on Thursday 27th June, please advise the office of entries to help when contacting buyers.

Cast Cows

Cull cows remain a strong trade with all sold averaging 110p/kg. Well-meated beef cows were in short supply with more of these needed each sale. Top priced cow was 157.5p/kg for a Limousin x from N Cooper & Sons, Broughton in Furness with other beef cows generally 115p/kg–140p/kg depending on age and quality.

Dairy cows topped at 114.5p/kg from JJ & MA Park & Son, Helsington with medium parlour type cows 95p/kg- 105p/kg with just the leanest cows less. Top grossing cow was a Limousin x achieving £1223 from N Cooper & Sons with dairy cows to £829.

Several OTM clean cattle were forward, selling to 144.5p/kg or £1012 from A Cottam, Crosthwaite with others 129p/kg. OTM dairy steers to 107p/kg for an Ayrshire from DR & C Galbraith, Grayrigg.

A Dexter cull bull sold at 101p/kg or £616.

Store Cattle

The sale of store cattle saw a full ringside of buyers keen to secure stock to take advantage of the current abundance of grass. All classes and types sold to a fast trade with vendors encouraged to enter cattle for the next sale on Thursday 27th June.

The sale topped at £1020 for Hereford x steers from RJ & R Holden, Millom who also sold British Blue x heifers at £995.

Steers comprised predominantly of yearlings which sold to a top price of £855 for an Aberdeen Angus x from N Richardson, Bolton and £830, again, for an Aberdeen Angus x from R Morris-Eyton and Son, Whicham. Other native bred steers sold to £815 for a Hereford x from FP & G Slater, Witherslack and £800 for Red Polls from SEW Temple, Quernmore. Younger steers sold to £770 for 9 month old Charolais x from DN Smith, Cartmel Fell who sold others at £765. Devon steers sold £740 from GD Tyson, Haverigg. Several black and white steers were forward selling to £710.

Heifers sold to £995 with others to £885 for Limousin x from I & AJ Armer, Burneside with Luing x £800 from Low Moor Howe Farm Ltd, Winster. An abundance of yearling heifers sold to a fast trade with a 10 month old Limousin £730 from JB Dixon, Longsleddale and £720 from J Black & Son, Kentmere. Other heifers were regularly £640 -£700.

Beef Breeding Cattle

The annual show and sale of beef breeding cattle saw a large crowd of local and travelled buyers in attendance, keen to secure stock from this renowned sale.

The sale was kindly sponsored by Farmers Guardian 'Marts the Heart’ and was judged by Mr Alan Clark, Windermere.

The championship rosette was awarded to the first prize heifer from EJ Hodgson & Son, Kendal who were showing their annual draft consignment of Limousin x and British Blue x heifers with Limousin x calves at foot. This Limousin x heifer with a bull calf at foot sold for £1850 to the judge. The sale peaked at £2020 for a Limousin x heifer with heifer calf at foot from EJ Hodgson & Son selling to the judge.

Cows and calves sold to £1850 for the first prize outfit from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland who sold a 2nd calved Limousin x cow with a Limousin heifer calf at foot selling to G & ID Postlethwaite, Howgill. A fast trade was seen for all breeding cattle with heifers with calves averaging £1650 and cows with calves £1420.

In-calf heifers sold to £1300 for the first prize British Blue x in-calf to a Limousin bull from TLB & J Knowles, Selside.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

British Blue - £350, £35 Flodder Hall, £335 Ravens Lodge, £330 Moss House Farm, £320 Elm Tree Farm. Shorthorn - £320, £140 Far Audlands. Flekvieh - £305, £240 Far Audlands, £190 Wyke Farm. Hereford - £210, £190, £140 Mount Pleasant. Friesian - £110, £100 Netherbeck Barn, £82 Scales Park Farm.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue - £370, £340 Hare Tarn Farm, £200 Moss House Farm, £200, £125 Wall End Farm. Hereford - £125 Wraysholme Tower.

Steer Calf:

British Blue - £430, £380 Hare Tarn Farm.

Bull Stirk:

British Blue - £190 Wall End Farm. Friesian - £190 Wall End Farm.

Heifer Stirk:

British Blue - £410 Rathvale Farm. Limousin - £410, £340 Rathvale Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £330, £310 Selgin House.

Steer Stirk:

Flekvieh - £370 Rathvale Farm.

OTM Cow:

Limousin – 157.5 Troughton Hall, 119.5 Crosscrake Farm, 119.5 Troughton Hall, 115.5 Sowermire, 81.5 Beckfoot Farm. Simmental – 134.5 Matson Farm, 107.5 Mireside Farm. Aberdeen Angus - 121.5 Windmill Farm, 111.5 Crosscrake Farm, 107.5 Mireside Farm. Friesian – 117.5 Wyke Farm, 107.5 Low Sizergh Farm, 107.5, 94.5 Mire House Farm, 89.5 Hawes Farm. Continental – 114.5 Low Sizergh Farm. British Blue – 111.5, 94.5 Crosscrake Farm.

OTM heifer:

Simmental – 144.5 Fox Howe. British Blue – 129.5 Fox Howe. Friesian – 114.5 Sunny Bank.

Cast Steer:

Ayrton – 107.5 Sunny Bank. Friesian – 107.5 Sunny Bank.

Cast Bull:

Other – 105.5 Tarnside Farm.

Store Bullock:

Hereford - £1020 Newcross House Farm, £815 Bellart Howe. Aberdeen Angus - £855 Holly Grove, £830 Beck Side, £800 Holly Grove, £705 Holme Farm. Continental - £800 Stock A Bank. Charolais - £770, £765, £735, £610 Fell House. Limousin - £750 Bridge Stone, £660 Valley View. South Devon - £740 Scale Hook Farm. Friesian - £710 Holly Grove.

Store Heifer:

British Blue - £995 Newcross House Farm, £695, £675 School Hill. Limousin - £885 Bowston Hall, £730 Valley View, £720 Bridge Stone, £715 School Hill. Aberdeen Angus - £815 School Hill, £640 Kingsland. Continental - £800 High House Farm. Simmental - £705 Bellart Howe Hereford - £700 Bellart Howe. South Devon - £690 Scale Hook Farm, £605 The Green, £580 Scale Hook Farm. Friesian - £650 Beck Side. Charolais - £610 Fell House.

Bulling Heifer:

Aberdeen Angus - £910 Capplerigg.

Cow & Calf:

Limousin - £1850, £1780 High House Farm, £1505, £1435 Marshaw Farm, £1400 Old Croft. British Blue - £1520 Sykes Fold Farm. Shorthorn - £1020 Kendal House Farm. Continental - £900 Stock A Bank. Aberdeen Angus - £820 Low Garths Farm.

In Calf Heifer:

British Blue - £1300 High Borrowbridge.

Heifer & Calf:

Limousin - £2020, £1880, £1850, £1820, £1620 Lambrigg Head Farm. British Blue - £1750 Low Newton Farm, £1700 Carlingwha, £1680 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1320 Kit Cragg. Hereford - £1550 Carlingwha.

More Info

Show Results

Judge Mr A Clark

Sponsor Farmers Guardian Marts the Heart

Class one – In-Calf Heifer
1st Lot 503 TLB & J Knowles, High Borrowbridge £1300

Class two – Cow with Calf at Foot
1st Lot 515 DE & SM Moorhouse, High House Farm, £1780
2nd Lot 514 DE & SM Moorhouse, High House Farm, £1850
3rd Lot 526 KM Curwen, Marshaw Farm, £1505

Class three – Heifer with Calf at Foot
1st Lot 518 EJ Hodgson, Lambrigg Head Farm, £1850
2nd Lot 516 EJ Hodgson, Lambrigg Head Farm, £2020
3rd Lot 538 RI Dixon, Low Newton Farm, £1750

Champion Lot 518 EJ Hodgson, Lambrigg Head Farm, £1850
Reserve Champion Lot 515 DE & SM Moorhouse, High House Farm, £1780

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