J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Store Cattle Sale, Thursday 8th July 2021

The fortnightly sale of calves saw a large entry of predominantly younger calves froward. Top priced bull calf was a Limousin x selling at £520 from J H Towers & Son, Tunstall whom sold others at £500. British Blue x bulls sold to £460 from JW & TE Sharp, Lyth with others to £455 from J H Towers & Son, Tunstall. Simmental x bulls sold to £320 from Bambers Farm, Cockerham.

A large entry of native sired calves saw a top of £360 for Hereford x calves from J S & I M Wilson, Whitbeck with Aberdeen Angus x calves to £300 from J & M Maudsley & Sons, Endmoor and Shorthorns selling to £200 from RG & JA Clark, Endmoor.

Dairy bred bulls sold to a top price of £340 for well reared Holstein Friesians from J & B Morley, Appleby whom sold others to £275 and £260. Younger rearing Black and Whites sold to £120. Fleckvieh bull calves sold to £230 from JS & IM Wilson, Millom with others to £240 from W H Kitching, Helsington.

Heifer calves sold to a top price of £450 for a Limousin x from J H Towers & Son, Tunstall closely followed by British Blue calves achieving £420 from J & B Morley, Appleby with others selling to £400 from JW & TE Sharp, Lyth and J H Towers & Son, Tunstall.

Simmental x heifers sold to £270 on two occasions from Bambers Farm, Cockerham whom also sold Charolais at £270. Young Hereford x heifers sold to £215 from TK Robinson & Sons, Old Hutton and JS & IM Wilson, Millom. Aberdeen Angus x heifers sold to a top price of £280 from J & M Maudsley & Sons, Endmoor

A keen interest in all classes of stirks saw steers sell to £740 for Shorthorns from PD & PJ Mason, Burton-in-Kendal whom sold Aberdeen Angus x at £720 and British Blues to £700. Younger stirks sold to £600 for British Blue x bulls from D Wightman, Heversham with others achieving £570. A ring full of Black and White steers from PD & PJ Mason, Burton-in-Kendal sold at £620. Heifer stirks sold to £630 for Limousin x from JA Knipe, Kendal with others achieving £600 from MW & MR Black, Staveley and BJ & M Tomlinson, Salwick. Younger stirks saw 4 month old Aberdeen Angus x heifers sell to £520 from B Butterfield, Burton.

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Another competitive trade for all classes of store cattle saw a top price of £1240 achieved for an Aberdeen Angus x steer from G Cuthbertson, New Hutton. With Charolais x selling to £1060 from PS & H Eckersley, Mellor whom also sold British Blue x at £1040. Younger stores saw yearling Charolais steers sold to £950 as well as Limousin x at £940 from R & BJ Cleasby, Ulverston . Other Limousin x steers sold to £900 from F & JM Mason, Carnforth, with Luing steers from Low Moor Howe Farm selling to £885. A large entry of store heifers saw a top price of £1140 for a Simmental x from PS & H Eckersley, Mellor, with Limousin x selling at £1130 from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton and Aberdeen Angus x to £1090 from JR Robinson & Son, Nook and British Blue x to £1060 from FI & ME Little, Kendal.

Yearling heifers sold to £920 for Limousin x from JA & JK Allen, Ings. Charolais x heifers sold to £870 from AMS Robinson, Staveley. Several consignments of store bulls forward sold to £890 for Luings from Low More Howe Farm. With an entry of 6-8month old bulls selling to £720 for British Blues from JH Barker & Son, Ulverston, Beef Shorthorn and Limousins sold to £680 from Thrimby Farm, Penrith.

An increased entry of 63 cull and OTM cattle were forward at the first sale in July, which saw an increased entry of buyers in attendance, all keen to compete and secure all types and classes of stock. Heavy well fleshed beef cows sold to a top price of 187.5p/kg for a Limousin x from TW & C Shepherd, Underbarrow. Hereford x sold to 171.5p/kg from J Twigge, Grange-over-Sands whom also sold Belted Galloways at 104.5p/kg, as well as Simmentals, Shorthorns and Stabilisers at 167.5p/kg.

There was keen competition for cows suitable for further finishing with Limousin cows to 157.5p/kg from JR Corlett, Cockermouth, Aberdeen Angus x to 154.5p/kg from C I Briggs, High Wray and British Blue x at 154.5p/kg from MW & MR Black, Staveley. Dairy cows sold to at top of 151.5p/kg for a British Friesian from R & A Galbraith, Crooklands, with Holstein Friesians selling at 149.5p/kg from C Preston, Millom and 147.5p/kg from Messrs Sowerby, Drybeck.

Top grossing beef cow today was an Aberdeen Angus from C I Briggs, High Wray selling at £1228.28, with the top grossing dairy cow selling at £1169.09 from C Preston, Whicham.

OTM heifers sold to 189.5p/kg for a Limousin from J Twigge, Grange-over-Sands with others regularly selling at 165p/kg to 185p/kg, to include the top dairy heifer at 184.5p/kg from JW Hargreaves, Woodland. The top grossing OTM heifer achieved £1217 for a Charolais from A Cottam, Kendal, with dairy heifers selling to £ 1086 JW Hargreaves, Woodland.

Several cull bulls forward sold to 169.50p/kg for a British Blue from WH Kitching & Son, with others selling to £1644 for a Hereford from Lawkland Hall Partnership, Lawkland.

North West Auctions held its July Fair sale of breeding cattle and to start the sale off was a wonderful pedigree Limousin bull from Barlow Bros, Preston. After fast bidding it went on to sell for £3500. A selective trade was seen for all heifers and calves with buyers looking for well grown heifers with strong calves on. A great run of first cross blue heifers with Limousin calves from A Cottam, Crosthwaite sold to a top of £1950 with others from this run selling to £1850. ST Birkett & Son, Carnforth sold a run of first cross Limousin heifers with young Limousin calves at foot which sold to £1750 and £1720 respectively.

A big show of cows and calves were forward with all being keenly bid for. A British Blue cow with a smart Limousin heifer calf from I & AJ Armer, Burneside sold to a top of £1950 with other British Blue cows from the same home selling to £1850. Limousin cows from ST Birkett & Son, Carnforth sold to a top of £1780, with many older cows in the market today regularly selling between the £1400 - £1500 mark.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:
Limousin - £520, £500, £450 Tunstall Hall, £320 Deansbiggin, £240 Bambers Farm. British Blue - £460 Flodder Hall, £455 Tunstall Hall, £420 Hagg Farm, £420 The Howes, £420 Monk Foss Farm. Friesian - £380 The Howes, £340, £275, £260 Hadderdale Farm. Hereford - £360, £300 Monk Foss Farm, £255 Greaves Farm. Simmental - £320, £240 Bambers Farm, £240 Hill Crest Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £300 Raw End Farm, £295 Elm Tree Farm. Flekvieh - £230 Monk Foss Farm, £210 Hawes Farm, £200 Far Audlands. Shorthorn - £200 Far Audlands.

Heifer Calf:
Limousin - £450, £400 Tunstall Hall, £300 Hill Crest Farm, £270 Hawes Farm. British Blue - £420 Hadderdale Farm, £400, £360 Flodder Hall, £330 Hagg Farm, £310 Elm Tree Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £280 Raw End Farm, £200 Hallbeck. Charolais - £270 Bambers Farm. Simmental - £270 Bambers Farm. Hereford - £215 Greaves Farm, £215 Monk Foss Farm, £200 Bambers Farm.

Bull Stirk:
Shorthorn - £740 Coat Green Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £720 Coat Green Farm, £540 Moss Side Farm. British Blue - £700 Coat Green Farm, £600, £570 Moss Side Farm. Friesian - £620 Coat Green Farm. Limousin - £530 Moss House Farm.

Heifer Stirk:
Limousin - £630 The Lodge, £600 Scroggs Farm, £520 Moss House Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £600 Grace Mire Farm, £520 Moss House Farm.

Steer Stirk:
Aberdeen Angus - £710 Grace Mire Farm.

OTM Cow:
Limousin – 187.5 Nook Farm, 167.5 Holmelands, 167.5 Croft Foot Farm, 157.5 Skiddaw View, 154.5 Stribers Farm. Belgium Blue – 184.5 Holmelands. Hereford – 171.5, 159.5 Holmelands, 149.5 High House Farm, 149.5 Riddings, 131.5 Lower Hawthwaite. British Blue – 169.5, 164.5 Moss Head, 164.5, 159.5 Holmelands. Simmental – 167.5 Holmelands. Stabiliser – 167.5 Holmelands. Shorthorn – 167.5 Holmelands. Highland – 164.5 Holmelands. Aberdeen Angus – 154.5 High Wray Farm, 139.5 Skiddaw View, 137.5 Riddings, 134.5 Holmelands, 134.5 Skiddaw View. Saler – 154.5 High Wray Farm. Friesian – 151.5 Carter House, 149.5 Mire House Farm, 147.5 Townhead Farm, 144.5 Lupton Hall. Blonde – 147.5 Holmelands. Welsh Black – 141.5 Holmelands.

OTM Heifer:
Limousin – 189.5 Holmelands. Friesian – 184.5 Bridge End Farm, 157.5 Lupton Hall, 137.5 Hollins Farm. Dairy Shorthorn – 179.5, 159.5 Strickley. Charolais – 171.5 Yew Tree Farm. British Blue – 169.5 Yew Tree Farm.

Cast Bull:
British Blue – 169.5 Broomfield. Hereford – 147.5 Lawkland Hall Farm.

Store Bullock:
Aberdeen Angus - £1240 Capplerigg, £1070 Black Bull Cottage, £930 Kenlis Road. Charolais - £1060 Higher Brundhurst, £950 Lower Hawthwaite, £870 Kenlis Road. British Blue - £1040 Higher Brundhurst, £850 Coat Green farm, £820 Skiddaw View. Limousin - £940 Lower Hawthwaite, £900, £800 Mireside Farm. Continental - £885 High House Farm. Hereford - £880 Birkland Barrow, £790 School Hill. Stabilizer - £860 Higher Brundhurst Farm.

Store Heifer:
Simmental - £1140 Higher Brundhurst, £990 Black Bull Cottage, £830 Coat Green Farm. Limousin - £1130 Cockrigg Farm, £1080 Yew Tree Farm, £1030 Higher Brundhurst Farm, £920, £900 St Annes Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1090 Hollins Farm, £910 Black Bull Cottage. British Blue - £1060 Helm Croft, £1000 Cockrigg Farm, £780 School Hill, £770 Sowermire. Shorthorn - £980, £930 Gordale. Charolais - £870 Lower Hawthwaite, £870 New Hall, £820 Low Longmire, £810 New Hall. Continental - £780 Fell House.

Store Bull:
Continental - £890 High House Farm. British Blue - £720 Stribers Farm. Hereford - £680 Stribers Farm. Limousin - £680 Thrimby Hall, £640 Stribers Farm. Shorthorn - £680 Thrimby Hall.

Breeding Bull:
Limousin - £3500 Littlewood Hall Farm, £1220 Tricket Drive.

Cow & Calf:
British Blue - £1950, £1850 Bowston Hall, £1600 Handlesteads Farm, £1580 Higher Brundhurst Farm, £1450 Troughton Hall. Limousin - £1780 Hall Croft Barn, £1520, £1500, £1420 Riddings. Simmental - £1520 Sella Farm. Stabilizer - £1450 Park House Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1320 Higher Brundhurst Farm, £1280 Riddings. Saler - £1320, £1080 Tricket Drive. Belgium Blue - £1050 Coldcotes Farm.

Heifer & Calf:
British Blue - £1950, £1850, £1750, £1600 Yew Tree Farm. Limousin - £1750, £1720 Hall Croft Barn, £1600 Riddings, £1420 Helm Croft. Stabilizer - £1250, £1200 Park House Farm.

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