J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Lancaster Dairy Sale, Tuesday 20th April 2021


The monthly sale of dairy cattle at NWA Lancaster saw another quality entry forward with 64 selling to buyers from throughout the Northern Counties.

New Calved Heifers
The heifers peaked at £2120 for Pennine Crocus 287 from Drinkall Bros, Abbeystead who also sold Pennine Dorothy 553 at £2100 and Pennine Poppy 1530 at £2050. A trio of heifers from Tomlinson Bilsrow Ltd, Bilsborrow sold to £1980 for Bilsrow Argo Iloa with Bilsrow Montoya Shower selling at £1950 and Bilsrow Argo Sarene 2 achieving£1900. Plenty of heifers regularly selling at £1700 - £1850 with all sold averaging £1807.

New Calved Cows
The sale this month was topped by a 2nd calved cow Wyredale McCool Bruster 63 from MJ & H Atkinson achieving £2250, with several older cows forward at today’s sale selling to £1320 from A V Lord & Co, Aldingham

The 2nd part dispersal of in-milk and in-calf cows on behalf of P Fargher, Isle of Man saw milking cows sell to £1580 and £1300 twice. Another consignment of 20 are entered for next month.

Young stock
The final part dispersal sale on behalf of JK & A Bowness & Son, Whasset saw 22 heifer stirks offered for sale with many returning customers from the previous part dispersals keen to secure young stock replacements. A top price of £800 was achieved from a 12 month old Flekvieh x heifer with Holstein heifers selling to £750, £730, £720, 6 month old Holstein heifers sold to £680, £640 with Flekvieh x selling to £560, £540.

Sale Statistics
New calved heifers to £2120, averaged £1807
New calved cows to £2250, averaged £1556
Dispersal cows to £1580, averaged £1216
Dispersal in-calf cows to £1350, averaged £1110
Dispersal young stock to £800, averaged £595

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