J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Friday 13th March

Store Cattle

The weekly sale of Store Cattle had an entry in terms of quality forward. The trade peaked at £1240 three times this week firstly for a pen of 5 Angus bullocks from EW & CR Clegg & Sons, Stalmine and again for Angus bullocks from J Hesketh, Hutton with the third time for British Blues from JT & GB Dobson, Grindleton. This was closely followed by Angus bullocks from BW & LM Kirkby, Wennington and British Blues to the same price from CF Hoggarth, Burneside. Plenty more bullocks sold around the twelve-hundred-pound mark. Heifer sold to a top of £1210 for Angus’ from J Hesketh with other Angus heifers selling to £1190 from CF & EE Holt, Chipping. Limousin heifers peaked at £1180 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton. Plenty of strong heifers sold in the eleven hundreds. Dairy bullocks saw Montbeliardes sell to £1140 from AG Stafford, Out Rawcliffe with Friesians to £1130 from J Oddie & Son, Blackburn. Norwegian Red Bullocks sold to £1110 from J & JM Walmsley, Pilling. Bulls this week peaked at £1070 from WR & CM Lawrenson, Winmarleigh.

The opening sale of the ‘Inbetweeners’ store cattle, a special sale section for young beef and black and white stores, saw the trade peak at £850 for Limousin bullocks from Charlie Butler, Hambleton with Limousin heifers from the same home selling to £740. Yearling Angus heifers sold to £630 from PD Anderton, Scorton with yearling Hereford heifers to £620 from the same home.

The next sale of ‘Inbetweener’ cattle will be on Friday 10th April, entries for the catalogue close on Monday 6th April. Vendors are encouraged to enter this sale as buyers left emptied handed this week. For more information about our inbetweeners sale please contact a member of our auctioneering of fieldsmen team.

Cast Cows

The weekly sale of Cast Cows had an entry of 81 forward selling to a sharper trade. There was an overall market average of 130p/kg. Leading the way in the OTM ring today was OTM Limousin steers from J Prest & Son, Bay Horse selling to 199.5p/kg or £1272 and 189.5p/kg or £1218. OTM Limousin heifers sold to a top of 191.5p/kg or £1244 for Limousins from EJ Burrow, Milnthorpe with others from the same home selling to 181p/kg. Dairy bullocks saw Fleckviehs sell to 179.5p/kg or £1166 from CG Birkett, Carnforth with others selling to 167.5p/kg or £1221. Black and white bullocks from J Prest & Son sold to a top of 159.5p/kg or £1075 and £1066. Young black and white cows sold to 151p/kg from GA & A Atkinson, Cantsfield with heifers to 149.5p/kg from Richmond Hall Farms, Cockerham. Montbeliarde cows sold to 149.5p/kg for £1136 from WR & CM Lawrenson, Winmarleigh and 144.5p/kg or £1053 from JK & B Birkett & Son, Morecambe. Beef cows saw Welsh Blacks top at 144.5p/kg from T & S Blades, Arkholme with British Blues to the same price from A & CM Carter, Witherslack. Plenty of Beef cows selling around the 140p/kg mark.


There was a weekly entry of 93 calves and weanlings forward this week. Weaned Angus bull calves twice topped the market at £375 from G & ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel. The trade for British Blue bull calves twice peaked at £340 from J Hoggarth & Son, Slyne closely followed by £320 from Lawson Farm, Cockerham. Other British Blue bulls from AW & AM Park & Sons, Ellel. Angus bull calves sold to £305 from David and Eileen Wallbank, Over Wyresdale followed by £290 from T & CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. Limousin bull calves peaked at £295 from GCL Stephenson, Kirkby Lonsdale. Plenty of beef bull calves sold in the late two hundreds. Heifer calves peaked at £275 from T & CM Kelsall & Son who sold others to £265. Other British Blue calves sold to £270 from AW & AM Park & Sons with Charolais heifer calves topping at £270 from T & G Parkinson, Out Rawcliffe. Once again, plenty of beef heifer calves in the early two hundreds.

Weaned black and white calves sold to £160, £135 and £130 from G & ME Woodhouse & Son, Ellel with rearing calves selling to £70 from TE & M Kidd, Ellel.

Top Prices

Store Bullocks

British Blue £1240 Hill House Farm, £1220, £1200 Low Hundhowe, £1200 Cheetham House Farm, £1150 Staffords Farm. Aberdeen Angus £1240 Yew Tree Farm, Middle Grange Farm, £1220 Park House Farm, £1200 Birch Croft, £1170 Cheetham House Farm. Limousin £1200 High Tenement Farm, £1190 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £1140 Billinge Hall Farm, £1120 Intack Farm, £1100 Thornbush Farm. Shorthorn £1180 Lower House. Montbeliarde £1140 Birch Croft, £970 Billinge Hall Farm, £870 Kays Farm. Friesian £1130 Cheetham House Farm, £1000 Lower House, £950 Intack Farm, £880 Hall Farm, £840 Middle Ridge Farm. Hereford £1130 Stubb Hall Farm, £1090 Toulbrick Farm, Staffords Farm, Benson Hall, £1070 Toulbrick Farm. Blonde £1130 Fellside Farm, £1010 Cock Hall Farm. Norwegian Red £1110 Staffords Farm. Fleckvieh £1030 Ghyll Beck Farm.

Store Heifer

Aberdeen Angus £1210 Middle Grange Farm, £1190 New Elmridge Farm, £1160 Benson Hall, £1190 Park House Farm, £1080 Middle Grange Farm. Limousin £1180 Fell End Farm, £1150 High Tenement Farm, £1080 Middle Grange Farm, Ancliffe Hall Farm, £1070 Mearsbeck Farm. British Blue £1130 Hill House Farm, £1090 Stubb Hall Farm, £930 Throstle Nest Farm, £900 Higher Knowehill. Blonde £1070 Hill House Farm. Hereford £980 Holme House Farm.

Store Bull

Montbeliarde £1070 Cumming Carr Farm.

Inbetweener Bullock

Limousin £850 Parks Farm Barn. Aberdeen Angus £620 Fell End.

Inbetweener Heifer

Hereford £620 Wyre Farm. Aberdeen Angus £630 Wyre Farm. Friesian £520 Fell End.


Friesian 151.5 Abbotson Farm, 139.5 Catshaw Hall Farm, 134.5 Throstle Nest Farm, Catshaw Hall Farm, 131.5 Barnfield Farm. Montbeliarde 149.5 Cumming Carr Farm, 144.5, 139.5 White Lund Farm, 111.5 Cumming Carr Farm. Welsh Black 144.5 Hill Top Farm. Limousin 141.5 Braida Garth, 131.5 Hill Top Farm, 119.5 Swallowmire. British Blue 144.5 Black Bull Farm. Belgium Blue 139.5 Swallowmire. Hereford 139.5 Corney Hill Farm. Norwegian Red 137.5 White Lund Farm. Fleckvieh 134.5, 131.5 Heversham Gardens. Stabiliser 134.5 Park House Farm. Swedish Red & White 134.5 White Lund Farm. Charolais 131.5 Yealand Manor. Continental 129.5 Braida Garth. Meuse Rhine Issel 129.5 Deansbiggin. Belted Galloway 119.5 Croasdale House.

OTM Heifer

Limousin 191.5, 181.5 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Friesian 149.5 Richmond Hall, 144.5 Slack Farm, 134.5 Higher Knowehill, Richmond Hall. British Blue 139.5 Ghyll Beck Farm.

Cast Steer

Limousin 199.5, 189.5 Upper Foxholes Farm. Fleckvieh 179.5, 167.5 Netherbeck Barn. Friesian 159.5, 157.5, 154.5, 149.5, 139.5 Upper Foxholes Farm.

Cast Bull

Belted Galloway 119.5 Croasdale House.

Heifer Calf

British Blue £275 Brown Brook, £270 Walkers I’th Fields, £265 Brown Brook, £255, £250 Belmont Farm. Charolais £270 Quakers Farm. Aberdeen Angus £210, £205, £190 Hillam Lane Farm, £160 Brown Brook, £140 Tills Farm. Limousin £210 Deansbiggin, £160 Newhouse Farm.

Bull Calf

Aberdeen Angus £375 Boldens Farm, £305 Tills Farm, £290 Brown Brook, £260 Tills Farm. British Blue £340 Belmont Farm, £320 Sweetings Farm, £300 Walkers I’th Fields, £285 Belmont Farm. Limousin £295, £205 Deansbiggin. Hereford £160, £115 Booth Hall. Friesian £160, £135, £130 Boldens Farm. Montbeliarde £100 Colby Laithes.

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