J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Calves, Cull Cows & Store Cattle - Thursday 10th December 2020

Christmas Show & Sale of Calves

A bumper entry of Calves for the Christmas show with 145 calves forward. Vendors must be thanked for the quality of calves put before our judge today Mr William Dawson. After much time he awarded his Champion to the First prized British Blue Bull from A Pickthall, New Hutton which later went on to sell for £450. JW & TE Sharp, Lyth were awarded the Reserve rosette with their First prize British Blue heifer later selling for £380.

Trade from start to finish was flying! Out of the show British Blue bulls from DR & C Galbraith, Grayrigg peaked at £475; all Blue bulls forward averaged £355. A big show of Simmental bulls forward with a top of £390 from RF & CE Hodgson, Pennington and TW & CA Long, Ulverston selling their best to £385. Native bulls were a stronger trade than previous weeks with Angus bulls topping this section at £390 from MA & S Johns, Brough. Hereford bulls sold to £320 at 4 weeks old from JM Barton & Son, Lupton. It was good to see heifers well over the £400 mark, with Limousin’s topping at £410 from CM & CS Chappelhow, Clifton and Simmental heifers selling to £405 from TW & CA Long, Ulverston. MJ & K Ayrton, Thurnham sold a wonderful run of Blue heifers to a top of £400. Dairy bred calves were the trade of the day, Flekvieh bulls sold to £400 from Messrs Sowerby, Drybeck with others from the same home selling to £310. Messrs Robinson, Old Hutton sold Dairy Shorthorns to £205. Black & Whites were all well bid for, MA & S Johns topped the trade at £210 with others selling to £205 from MJ & K Ayrton. Medium types selling between £60-£80, all forward average £94

Please remember next sale of calves is a week today, Thurdsay 17th December at 10.15am. Please call Bradley 07867000244 with entries for this sale.

A small show of weanlings forward, all selling to a full value. MJ & K Ayrton sold Simmental bulls to £615 with others from the same home selling to £610. Black and Whites were in strong demand selling to £545 from FP & G Slater, Grange over Sands.

Cull Cows & OTM Cattle

Once again an entry in excess of 50 Cull Cows and OTM Cattle were forward at NWA J36, all selling to a competitive trade with buyers reporting ahead of other local centres. We have the ability to handle more cows at each sale with all classes and types eagerly bid for.
The sale today topped at 157.5p/kg for a Limousin Cow from CM & CS Chappelhow, Penrith with others selling to 147.5p/kg from S & M Cooper, Leece. Beef bred cows meeting eager bidding for further finishing and generally selling at 110p/kg – 125p/kg depending on age and quality. Dairy Cows sold to 131.5p/kg for a Montbeliarde from JJ & MA Park & Son, Sizergh with Holsteins selling to 121.5p/kg from JM Barton & Son, Lupton. Medium dairy cows generally 105p/kg – 115p/kg with the leaner and parlour types 85p/kg – 98p/kg.
The top grossing cow today was the Limousin from CM & CS Chappelhow, Penrith totalling £1173.
OTM Steers sold to a top price of 174.5p/kg for a Belted Galloway from RJ Stott, Stainton with others of the same breed grossing £1019.
Cull Bulls achieved a top price of 159.5p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus from JE Wright & Son, Knutsford with a Charolais from JC Walling & Son, Lyth with a Limousin from Fishwick Bros, Longsleddale grossing £1193.
OTM heifers saw a top price of 189.5p/kg for a Limousin x from S & M Cooper, Leece who also sold British Blue x at £1087.

Store Cattle

The concluding sale of Store Cattle in 2020 saw a fast trade for all forward with a large crowd of buyers in attendance keen to secure replacement stock with many leaving empty handed or with only half full trailers and lorries.
Steers saw a top price of £1,100 for 15 month old Limousin steers from AT Rogerson, Chipping who sold other steers from this good run at £1,050, £1,040 closely followed by Caley & Mitchinson, Troutbeck achieving £1,030. Charolais steers sold to £1,050 from JC Walling & Son, Lyth with others at £1,000 from CI Briggs, Wray. Younger continental steers sold to £870 for Blonde D’Aquitaine x from SM Richardson, Lupton and £860 for Limousin x from HM Hodgson, Old Hutton. Several suckled calves forward at today’s sale with a top price of £840 for 8 month old Limousin x from CI Briggs, Wray.
Store heifers sold to £1,100 for a British Blue x from AT Rogerson, Chipping who sold others at £1,050 and a super pen full of 13 month olds at £1,010. Charolais x heifers sold to £1,020 from JE Hadwin, Mansergh who sold Limousin x at £1,000. Suckled calves sold to £810 for a Limousin x from CI Briggs, Wray who sold others at £750 and £710 from J Alderson & Son, Howgill. Blonde D’Aquitaine x heifers from SJ & M Richardson, Lupton sold to £700 with others achieving £670.
Another good selection of Native sired store cattle attracted keen interest with several specialist purchasers in attendance. Aberdeen Angus steers sold to £1,060 from JE Wright & Son, Knutsford with Whitebred Shorthorn x steers selling to £950 from SJ & M Richardson, Lupton. Hereford x steers sold to £890 from RJ Stalker, Blawith. Pure bred Beef Shorthorn steers 8 month old from AC & C Thexton, Lowick sold to £710.
Aberdeen Angus heifers sold to £890 for JE Wright & Son, Knutsford. An entry of 10 month old Hereford x heifers from JR Senior, Cartmel sold to £620.
The next sale of store cattle is Thursday 7th January to include the New Year Prize Show & Sale of Store Cattle competing for the Janet Gorst Memorial Trophy. Buyers are already asking about this sale and keen to attend. Entries for the catalogue close Tuesday 29th December.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

British Blue - £475 Sunny Bank, £450, £440, £430 Borrans Farm, £430 Flodder Hall. Flekvieh - £400, £310 Townhead Farm, £155, £150 Cracalt Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £390 Selgin House, £310, £300 Elm Tree Farm, £290 Bank View, £240 Sunny Bank. Simmental - £390 Rowe End Farm, £385 Old Hall Farm, £385 Rowe End Farm, £380 Old Hall Farm. Limousin - £380 Deansbiggin, £360 Pedgecroft, £360 Deansbiggin, £330 Old Hall Farm, £300 Deansbiggin. Hereford - £320, £295 Lupton Hall, £220 Bousfield Farm, £200 Lupton Hall. Friesian – £210 Selgin House, £205 Bambers Farm, £202 Selgin House. Dairy Shorthorn - £205 Strickley.

Heifer Calf:

Limousin - £410 High Grounds Farm, £350 Old Hall Farm. Simmental - £405, £85 Old Hall Farm, £360 Rowe End Farm. British Blue - £400 Bambers Farm, £395 High Grounds Farm, £380 Bambers Farm, £380 Flodder Hall, £370 Bambers Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £220 Selgin House, £185 Kitchlow Farm, £185 Selgin House, £175 Sunny Bank.

Bull Stirk:

Friesian - £610, £430 Bambers Farm, £340 Field House Farm.

Heifer Stirk:

Limousin - £510 Bellart Howe. Hereford - £470 Low fell Gate Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £450 Moss End Farm.

Steer Stirk:

British Blue - £560 Moss End Farm. Friesian - £545, £430, £410 Bellart Howe. Aberdeen Angus - £520 Moss End Farm.

OTM Cow:

Limousin – 157.5 High Grounds Farm, 147.5 Tarnside Farm, 129.5 Fairbank Farm, 124.5 Houkler Hall Barn, 111.5 Mireside Farm. British Blue – 134.5 Handlesteads Farm, 119.5 Fairbank Farm. Montbeliard – 131.5 Low Sizergh Farm. Simmental – 129.5, 117.5 Fairbank Farm, 111.5 Kate Farm. Friesian – 121.5 Lupton Hall, 121.5 High Grounds Farm, 114.5 Bridge End Farm, 111.5 Low Stangerthwaite, 111.5 Far Audlands. Hereford – 119.5 Bowston Hall, 117.5 West Plain Farm, 109.5 Broad Heys Farm, 101.5 Tock How Farm. Blonde – 101.5 Fairbank Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 99.5 Kate Farm. shorthorn – 97.5 Strickley. Stabilizer – 94.5 Tock How Farm.

OTM Heifer:

Limousin – 189.5 Tarnside Farm. Simmental – 184.5 Capplerigg Farm. British Blue – 167.5 Tarnside Farm. Flekveih – 149.5 Bowston Hall.

Cast Steer:

Belted Galloway – 174.5, 169.5 Crosscrake Farm.

Cast Bull:

Aberdeen Angus – 159.5 Broad Heys Farm. Charolais – 141.5 Dawson Fold. Limousin – 124.5 Middle Sadghyll.

Cow & Calf:

Shorthorn - £850 Abbots Reading Farm.

Store Bullock:

Limousin - £1100, £1050, £1040 Handlesteads Farm, £1030 Castle Syke Farm, £860 Low garths Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1060 Broad Heys Farm. Charolais - £1050 Dawson Fold, £1000 High Wray Farm. British Blue - £960 Handlesteads Farm. Whitebred Shorthorn - £950 High Row. Hereford - £890 Houkler Hall Barn. Blonde - £870 High Row. Shorthorn - £710, £700, £660, £640 Sayles Farm.

Store Heifer:

British Blue - £1100, £1050, £1010 Handlesteads Farm. Charolais - £1020 Mansergh Hall Farm. Limousin - £1010 Handlesteads Farm, £1000, £950 Mansergh Hall Farm, £810, £750 High Wray Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £890 Broad Heys Farm. Blonde - £700, £670 High Row. Hereford - £620, £570 Low Fell Gate Farm.

Store Bull:

Shorthorn - £730 Sayles Farm.

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Christmas Show & Sale of Calves

Kindly Sponsored by OAKHILL VETS

Class 1 – Continental Bred Bull Calf
1st – British Blue A Pickthall, Borrans Farm - £450
2nd – British Blue A Pickthall, Borrans Farm - £430
3rd – Limousin TW Handley, Pedgcroft - £360

Class 2 – Continental Bred Heifer Calf
1st – British Blue JW & TE Sharp, Flodder Hall - £380
2nd – Simmental TW & CA Long, Old Hall Farm - £385
3rd – Simmental TW & CA Long, Old Hall Farm - £385

Class 3 – Native Sired Bull Calf
1st - Aberdeen Angus M A & S Johns, Selgin House - £390
2nd – Hereford J M Barton & Son, Lupton Hall - £320
3rd – Aberdeen Angus DR & C Galbraith, Sunny Bank - £240

Class 5 – Dairy Bull Calf
1st – Holstein Friesian MJ & K Ayrton, Bambers Farm - £205
2nd – Holstein Friesian Messrs J A H Walton & Son, Bank View - £145
3rd – Holstein Friesian Messrs B & M J Nelson & Son, Halforth Farm - £110

Champion – British Blue A Pickthall, Borrans Farm - £450
Reserve Champion - British Blue JW & TE Sharp, Flodder Hall - £380

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