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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM, Store and Beef Breeding Cattle, Thursday 4th August 2022.

Calves & Weanlings
70 calves were forward with a much improved trade, with fresh faces round the ring looking to purchase all types of calves, British Blue bulls sold to a top of £440 from Gibson & Berry, Endmoor with others selling to £435 from B&JM Crowe, Witherslack. All British Blue bull calves forward averaged £330. Native bred bull calves were a sharper trade with the best selling well over the £300 mark, topping at £345 from S&M Blease, Carnforth. British Blue heifers were keenly bid for selling to a top of £410 from C Parsons, Old Hutton. A young show of Black and Whites forward sold to a top of £100 from B&JM Crowe, Witherslack with medium types either side of £50.
50 stirks were forward once again selling to a full ring side of buyers, top price for Aberdeen Angus bullocks from M Forbes, Ecclefechan sold to £740 with other Aberdeen Angus bullocks selling to £710. British Blue heifers sold to a top of £710 from BJ&M Tomlinson, Salwick. A run of Fleckvieh weanling bulls from EW&RM Towers, Hornby were keenly bid for with a full pens selling to a top of £380 at 3-4 months old.

Store Cattle
The fortnightly sale of store cattle at Junction 36 continues to have a fast trade with many more needed to fulfil the orders of our busy ring side of buyers. 12 month old Limousin bullocks sold to a top of £1420 from A&P Hodgkinson, Poulton in Fylde. A run of strong Charolais heifers from JM Haddow, Hincaster sold to £1390 with other from the same home selling to £1330. Aberdeen Angus bullocks sold to a top of £1290 from G Cuthbertson, New Hutton with British Blue bullocks selling to £1270 from JG&BJ Escolme, Killington. Native heifers were in strong demand with Herefords selling to £1230 from S&M Cooper, Leece with others at 15 months old from GM Redmayne, Ings.

Beef Breeding
The August sale of beef breeding cattle saw a top price £2220 achieved for a Simmental x heifer with a Limousin x heifer calf from R&E Ladds, Kendal. The sale comprised of predominately old cows with calves which saw British Blue cows with Limousin x calves sell at £1780 and £1750 from CG Birkett, Carnforth who sold others at £1620 and £1580 with Angus x calves.

OTM / Cast Cattle
Cull cows sold to a top price of 229.5p/kg for a young Stabiliser cow from A Dixon & Son, Selside who sold other at 219p/kg and 209p/kg. Other heavy beef cows sold to 204.5p/kg for a British Blue x from G&ID Postlethwaite, Howgill and Limousin x to 199.5p/kg from TMW&H Hodgson, Ulverston with Charollais x to 184.5p/kg from GU & D Swarbrick, Meathop. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows continue to sell to a premium with Fleckvieh to 174.5p/kg from JJ&MA Park & Son, Sizeigh with Holstein Friesians to 171.5p/kg from Jenkincragg Farms, Kendal and 169.5p/kg from Messrs Sowerby, Drybeck. Top grossing cow today was a Stabiliser from A Dixon & Son, Selside achieving £1580 with others from this same home achieving £1537 and £1498. Other beef cows sold to £1419 for a British Blue x from G&ID Postlethwaite, Howgill with dairy cows to £1405 from a Holstein Friesians form Messrs Sowerby, Drybeck.
OTM heifers sold to 239.5p/kg and £1525 for a Limousin x from JH Farming, Kendal who sold others at 234.5p/kg and £1521. Dairy heifers sold to 171.5p/kg and £902 for a Holstein Friesian from M Forbes, Ecclefechan.
OTM steers sold to 224.5p/kg and £1542 for British Blue x from JW Robinson & Son, Farlton.
Cull bulls sold to 189.5p/kg and £2023 for a Limousin from M Gibson, Sedbergh with a Luing from G Graham, Windermere achieving 164.5p/kg and £1376.
All cull cows today averaged 172.5p/kg with seven active buyers ring side competing for all classes and types.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

British Blue: £440, £425 Low Audlands, £395, £360 Elm Tree Farm, £360 Flodder Hall, £340 Low Audlands. Angus: £345, £300 The Barn, £280 Hall Farm, £200 Midtown Farm, £195, £175 Brookside. Limousin: £335 The Barn, £320 Hall Farm. Fleckvieh: £110 Wyke Farm.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue: £410 Town House, £305, £265 Hagg Farm, £255 Flodder Hall, £250 Greaves Farm, £250 Elm Tree Farm. Limousin: £260 Halforth Farm. Angus: £115 Midtown Farm.

Steer Calf:

British Blue: £435 Birks Farm. Friesian: £100 Birks Farm.

Bull Stirk:

Limousin: £610, £600 Lockbank, £550 Moss House Farm, £530 Moss House Farm, £520, £480 The Barn. Angus: £550, £535, £530 Moss House Farm, £170 Midtown Farm. British Blue: £495 Holme Head. Simmental: £400 Lockbank. Fleckvieh: £380, £330, £270 Holme Head. Norwegian Red: £270 Holme Head.

Heifer Stirk:

British Blue: £710, £690 Grace Mire Farm, £630 Sella Farm, £390 Holme Head, £370 The Cottages. Limousin: £690 Lockbank, £580, £500 The Barn. Angus: £650 Sella Farm, £410 The Cottages, £370, £290, £170 Midtown Farm.

Steer Stirk:

Angus: £740 Grahamsfield, £710 Piked Howe, £650 Moser Hill.

OTM Cow:

Stabiliser: 229.50, 219.50, 209.50, 201.50 Kit Cragg. British Blue: 204.50 Riddings, 167.50 Burney End, 149.50 Sleetburn Farm. Limousin: 199.50 Arklid Farm. Charolais: 184.50, 174.50 Kate Farm. Fleckvieh: 174.50 Low Sizergh Farm. Friesian: 171.50 Jenkin Crag, 169.50 Arklid Farm, 169.50 Jenkin Crag, 169.50 Townhead Farm, 169.50 Low Sizergh Farm. Montbeliarde: 169.50 Low Sizergh Farm. Angus: 161.50 Moser Hill, 149.50 Sleetburn Farm. Jersey: 161.50 Jenkin Crag. Shorthorn: 159.50, 131.50 Craketrees.

OTM Heifer:

Limousin: 239.50, 234.50 Garburn Road. Angus: 234.50 Tarnside Farm. British Blue: 224.50 Greenclose. Friesian: 171.50, 159.50 Grahamsfield.

Cast Steer:

British Blue: 224.50, 214.50 Green Close. Charolais: 194.50 Kate Farm.

Cast Bull:

Limousin: 189.50 Mouse Syke. Continental: 164.50 Wasdyke Farm.

Store Bullock:

Limousin: £1420 Bankfield Farm, £1080, £1050 Tarnside Farm. Angus: £1290 Capplerigg, £1190 Netherbeck Barn, £1130 Tarnside Farm, £1120 Bellart Howe, £1090 Netherbeck Barn. British Blue: £1270 Low Stangerthwaite, £1240 Tarnside Farm, £1140 Low Stangerthwaite. Simmental: £1220 Tarnside Farm. Shorthorn: £1140 Bellart Howe, £1030 Tarnside Farm. Hereford: £1130 Biggings Lodge Farm. Friesian: £1095 Tarnside Farm, £990, £920 Bellart Howe.

Store Heifer:

Charolais: £1390, £1330 Viver Mill Farm. British Blue: £1310 High Hollins. Bazadaise: £1250 Biggings Lodge Farm. Hereford: £1230 Tarnside Farm, £1190 Gowan Bank Farm, £1070 Low Fell Gate Farm, £1060, £1050 Bowston Hall. Angus: £1180 Tarnside Farm. Limousin: £1140 Tarnside Farm, £1110 Moser Hill.

Breeding Bull:

Whitebred Shorthorn: £1330 Greenwood Haw.

Heifer with Calf:

Limousin: £1480, £1350, £1250 Carter House.

In Calf Heifer:

British Blue: £1050 Riddings.

Cow and Calf:

Simmental: £2220, £1780 Benson Hall. British Blue: £1780, £1750, £1620, £1580 Netherbeck Barn Limousin: £1620 Netherbeck Barn, £1500 Lambrigg Head Farm. Hereford: £1400 Gowan Bank Farm.

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