J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Cattle - Thursday 28th May


A bigger show of calves were forward this morning, with 91 going through the ring. All calves forward meeting plenty of demand and were very well sold, with many more being needed to fulfil orders for a full ring side of buyers.

The sale peaked at £395 for British Blue bulls from B Mallinson & Son, Witherslack with other British Blue bulls from the same home selling to £380. NA Procter, Cartmel had a run of well grown Simmental calves topping at £380 and £375 for bulls. Aberdeen Angus bull calves were the trade of the day, topping at £365 from JAH Walton & Son, Kirkby Stephen. B & MJ Nelson & Son, Heversham had a run of Limousin calves topping at £320. Hereford bull calves peaked at £250 at 5 weeks old from Mason Birkland Barrow, Over Kellet.

A strong trade was seen for all types of heifer calves at J36 with many going on for further breeding. A sweet Charolais heifer from M & C Booth, Kentmere peaked at £360. British Blue heifers sold to £345 from Messrs Sowerby, Drybeck. A 4-week-old British Blue heifer from DW Cottam, New Hutton sold to £310 and Limousin heifers sold to £330 & £300 from B & MJ Nelson, Heversham. Native bred heifers again sold well with Aberdeen Angus to £300 from HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick, Herefords to £230 from Mason Birkland Barrow, Over Kellet and Shorthorns to £250 from RG & JA Clark, Endmoor.

Dairy bulls sold to a flying trade with Fleckviehs to £235 from Messrs Sowerby, Drybeck. Black and Whites topped at £105 from RG & JA Clark, Endmoor. Strong types selling to £70 - £90, medium types £55 - £65 and small £20 - £32.

There was a nice show of stirks this morning with all meeting a flying trade. A run of Simmental heifers from Messrs Fell, Rampside topped this section at £700. British Blue bullocks at 6 months old peaked at £660 from GG & MA Long, Ulverston. Beef Shorthorn bullocks sold to £620 from M Kitching and S Smith, Limousin bullocks at 5 months old sold to £590 also from GG & MA Long, Ulverston. British Blue heifers peaked at £510 from A Stark.

Friesian bullocks sold to a strong trade peaking at £455 twice from M Kitching & S Smith with Dairy Shorthorn bullocks from the same home selling to £455 at 8-10 months old.

Many more stirks are needed to fulfil buyers orders.

Please ring Bradley Thompson on 0786700244 to discuss all your cattle.

Cast Cows

An uplift in the cow trade saw an overall average of 128p/kg achieved for another strong entry of cows.

Well fleshed beef cows sold to 164.5p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus from RJ & J Gardner, Natland with others for further finishing regularly 135p/kg – 148p/kg peaking at 151.5p/kg for a Limousin x from O & JR Dixon, Staveley.

Dairy cows sold to 147.5p/kg from CM & CS Chappelhow, Penrith with others 137.5p/kg from JM Barton & Son, Lupton, medium cows 110p/kg – 120p/kg.

Top grossing cow being £1144.60 from CM & CS Chappelhow very closely followed by JM Barton & Son achieving £1144.

Store Cattle

The end of May sale of store cattle at NWA J36 saw a competitive trade for all classes and types with buyers looking for cattle for both grazing and finishing.

Steers sold to £1110 for a Limousin x steer from B & R Barnes, Carnforth with other Limousin x steers achieving £1080 and £1030 from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton. Aberdeen Angus x steers sold to £940 again from TW Nelson & Son with grazing Aberdeen Angus x steers £835 from J & JA Burrow, Grayrigg.

Yearling steers sold to £870 for a Limousin x from JT Procter, Flookburgh with others £845 from GM Strong, Penrith and £840 B & M Slater, Chipping. A pair of Charolais x steers (7m) from AMS Robinson, Staveley sold at £790 with other Charolais x £695 from GJ Ibbetson, Lancaster.

Dairy bred steers sold to £835 for Fleckvieh from Messrs Sowerby, Appleby with British Friesian £750 from B Wilson, Crosthwaite.

Heifers sold to £1030 for a trio of Limousin x from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton. FA Brown & Son Ingleton sold Aberdeen Angus x to £845. Yearlings sold to £785 for a Limousin x from JT Procter, Flookburgh who sold others at £710 and Charolais x £700 from AMS Robinson, Staveley.

Top Prices

Bull Calf

British Blue £395, £380 Ravens Lodge, £320 Craketrees, £290 Townhead Farm. Simmental £380, £375, £340, £315, £300 Pitt Farm. Aberdeen Angugs £365 bank View, £275 Hagg Farm. Limousin £320 Halforth, £310 Wraysholme Tower, £300, £205 Halforth Farm. Hereford £250 Birkland Barrow. Fleckvieh £235 Townhead Farm, £165, £150 Far Audlands. Shorthorn £185, £175, £165, £150 Far Audlands. Friesian £105 Far Audlands, £68, £65 Bank View, £52 Ackenthwaite Farm.

Heifer Calf

Charolais £360 Hartrigg. Limousin £330, £300, £190 Halforth Farm. British Blue £345, £310 Townhead Farm, £310 Hagg Farm, £300 Townhead Farm, £270 Wraysholme Tower. Aberdeen Angus £300 Elm Tree Farm, £295 Bank View, £195 Elm Tree Farm. Shorthorn £250, £200, £190, £155 Far Audlands. Hereford £235, £220 Birkland Barrow.

Bull Stirk

British Blue £510 Pitt Farm. Friesian £330, £310 Pitt Farm, £255 Moss Side Farm.

Heifer Stirk

Simmental £700 New Holme Farm. British Blue £580, £545 Blenkett Farm, £510 Rathvale Farm. Hereford £570 Blenkett Farm. Aberdeen Angus £470 Rathvale Farm.

Steer Stirk

British Blue £660, £520 Rathvale Farm. Shorthorn £620, £580 New House Farm. Limousin £590 Rathvale Farm. Aberdeen Angus £480 Rathvale Farm. Friesian £455 New House Farm. Dairy Shorthorn £455, £415, £390 New House Farm.


Aberdeen Angus 164.5, 131.5 Natland Mill Beck Farm. Limousin 151.5 Grassgarth Farm, 147.5 Bowston Hall, 134.5 Croft Foot Farm, 129.5 Grassgarth Farm. Friesian 147.5 High Grounds Farm, 137.5 Lupton Hall, 134.5 High Grounds Farm, 129.5 Lupton Hall. Highland 137.5, 134.5, 131.5, 129.5 Hullater Farm. Simmental 131.5 Grassgarth Farm. Montbeliarde 131.5 School Hill. Belgium Blue 129.5 Capplethwaite Hall.

OTM Heifer

Highland 139.5 Hullater Farm.

Cast Steer

Aberdeen Angus 149.5 Mireside Farm.

Store Bullocks

Limousin £1110 Gilsmere Farm, £1080, £1030 Cockrigg Farm, £870 Mireside Farm, £845 School Hill. Aberdeen Angus £940 Cockrigg Farm, £835 Thursgill, £820 Birks Farm, £780 Milton Mill, £770 Thursgill. Fleckvieh £835 Townhead Farm. British Blue £795 School Hill. Charolais £790 New Hall, £695, £670 Higher Salter, £615 Cragg House Farm. Friesian £750 Spout House. Continental £630 Howe Farm, £610, £595 Higher Salter. Hereford £600 Cragg House Farm, £580 School Hill.

Store Heifer

Limousin £1030 Cockrigg Farm, £785 Mireside Farm, £750 Birks Farm, £710 Mireside Farm, £670 Chapel House. Aberdeen Angus £845 Halfway House. Charolais £700 New Hall. Hereford £690 Howe Farm. Fleckvieh £615 School Hill. Continental £600 Howe Farm.

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