J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Special Sale of Calves & Fortnightly Sale of Store Lambs. 16th December 2021

Calves & Weanlings

North West Auctions held its final sale of rearing calves for 2021 which saw 47 forward, following the bumper entry at last week Christmas show and sale. There was keen competition for all classes and types which saw vendors leave well suited with the prices achieved. Bull calves sold to a top price of 395 for a month-old British Blue from DR&C Galbraith, Grayrigg. Closely followed by JW&TE Sharp, Lyth achieving £380. A large entry of young native sired bull calves saw Aberdeen Angus’s sell to £350, £340 and £320 from D&A Blacow, Lytham with 10 day old Herefords to £120 from MH&SJ Morris, Haverthwaite.
Heifer calves led the sale today topping at £400 for a consignment of British Blues from JW&T Sharp, Lyth who sold others at £350,£345, £335 and £300. Other younger Continental heifer calves sold to £270 from DR&C Galbraith, Grayrigg with a Limousins achieving £255 from D&A Blacow, Lytham. Native sired heifers sold to £185 for a Beef Shorthorn x from JW&T Sharp, Lyth and Aberdeen Angus’s to £160 from A Guy, Chipping.
Dairy bull calves sold to a top price of £98 for a Holstein Friesian, with other rearing sorts generally £50-£75, to include Fleckviehs at £75 from Messers Wilson, Allithwaite.
The sale concluded with a pair of 6 month old Dexters steers from J&C Airey, Ulverston which sold at £140.
The next sale of rearing calves and stirks will be on Thursday 6th January. Please advise the office with entries to assist with the advertising.

Store Lambs
J36 had an offering of 2467 store lambs forward, this was a sale of realisation following on from the recent flying trade which we have enjoyed. A shortage of good quality short keep lambs, saw lambs regularly sold between £90 and £100 but today saw a large quantity of lambs which had seen the effect of the recent poor weather and looked weathered.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

British Blue - £395 Sunny Bank, £380 Flodder Hall, £200 Hill Crest Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £350, £345, £320 Warton Hall Farm, £125 Wyke Farm. Simmental - £175 Wyke Farm. Hereford - £120 Wraysholme Tower. Friesian - £98 Flodder Hall.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue - £400, £350, £345, £335 Flodder Hall. Limousin - £255, £210 Warton Hall Farm, £110 Hill Crest Farm. Shorthorn - £185 Flodder Hall. Aberdeen Angus - £160, £120 Hill Crest Farm. Stabilizer - £140 Sunny Bank.

Store Lamb:

Texel - £112 Meathop Park Farm Lodge, £107.5 Cinder Barrow, £104 Low Sizergh Farm, £104, £102 The Martins. Beltex - £111 Street House, £79 The Martins. Cheviot - £107 The Martins, £93 Sunny Bank, £89 Nun House, £86.5 Hartrigg, £86.5 High House Farm. Horned - £100 Hartsop Farm, £94.5 Low Woodedge Farm, £84 Tock How Farm, £70 Ackenthwaite Farm. Suffolk - £97.5 Meathop Park Farm Lodge, £95 Strickland Hill, £86 Tock How Farm, £85 Fourwinds, £81 Strickland Hill. Continental - £97 Ashbank, £93 Flodder Hall, £91.5 Stone Hall, £87 Hartsop Hall, £82.5 Preston Patrick Hall. Mule - £96 Strickland Hill, £85.5 Moser Hill, £85.5 Flodder Hall, £82 Borrow Bridge House, £81.5 Holker Farm Cottages. Herdwick - £89 Hartsop Farm, £80 Holker Farm Cottages, £79, £75 Lane End. Dutch Spotted - £87 West View Farm. Charollais - £80 Moss Side Farm. Rough Fell - £76, £69.5 Borrow Bridge House, £63 Weasdale Farm, £59 Crooksbeck. Swaledale - £74, £73.5 Hartsop Farm, £64 Tongue House Farm, £62 Skelwith Fold Farm, £60 Guest Ford. Leicester - £70 Gilpin Farm. Teeswater - £54 Steps Farm. Scotch - £52.5 Cumbrae, £50 Noran Bank Farm. Ryeland - £49 Cinder Barrow.

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