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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Christmas Show of Calves and OTM followed by Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle, Thursday 8th December 2022.

Calves & Stirks

The Christmas show and sale of 80 calves saw the trade remains very similar to previous weeks. We would like to take this time to thank our judge Shaun Proctor, Kirkby Stephen and sponsors Dugdale Nutrition, Semex and Norbreck Genetics. Shaun awarded the results as followed;

Class 1- Beef Bred Bull Calf
1st A Pickthall with a British Blue calf selling for £380
2nd A Pickthall with a British Blue calf selling for £300
3rd DR & C Galbraith with a British Blue Calf selling to £240

Class 2- Beef Bred Heifer Calf
1st A Pickthall with a British Blue Calf selling £400
2nd A Pickthall with a British Blue calf selling to £350
3rd HJ Robinson & Son with a British Blue selling to £140

Champion- A Pickthall with a British Blue Calf selling £400
Reserve Champion- A Pickthall with a British Blue calf selling for £380

Weaned calves once again were keenly bid for with a run of British Blue bulls from W&S Airey, Whittington selling to £450. Othe Blues from the same good home sold to £440 and Aberdeen Angus bulls to £360. Topping off a wonderful day for the Airey family, they topped the heifer section selling to £440. Other British Blues sold to £435 from WB Winder & Co, Broughton in Furness. A month old British Blue heifer from A Pickthall, New Hutton sold to £400. Dairy bred bulls sold to £190 from J&S Brakeswell, Ulverston who sold others to £155. A young show of Black and Whites were forward with the best £50 plus and smaller types to realisation.

All stirks were keenly bid for by a ring side of buyers ensuring all vendors were pleased with the days trading. Six month old British Blue bulls from M Atkinson, Selside sold to £735 with Limousin bullocks to £730 from A Tyalor & Sons, Scotland who sold others at 5 month olds to £710. Fleckvieh bulls sold to £410 from GS Sunter, Mansergh.

Store Cattle

Buyers were in attendance keen to secure stock of all classes and types at the final sale of 2022. A top price of £1280 was achieved for a 12 month old Blonde steer from MJ Whitworth, Bolton Le Sands. Closely followed by a Charollais x from MW&M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell with other yearlings selling to £1140 for a British Blue from N Bissell, Kirkby Stephen. Older steers sold to £1200 for British Blues from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton with an Aberdeen Angus to £1190 from JE Wightman & Hereford x to £1140 from J Twigge, Lindale.
Younger steers sold to £825 for six month old Sim Luing bullocks from Low Moor Howe Farms Ltd, Windermere. Six month old Aberdeen Angus steers sold to £620 from Charnleys, Chipping.
Heifers sold to a top price of £1260 for an Aberdeen Angus from JA&J Harper, Sedbergh with others to £1205 from JE Wightman, Lupton. Limousin x heifers sold to £1170 from J Twigg, Lindale who also sold Charollais x at £1140. Other stronger heifers sold to £1135 for Limousins from TW Nelson, Stainton with British Blues to £1130 from JE Wightman, Lupton. Yearling heifers sold to £830 for a British Blue from NR&CS Hodgson, Kirkby Stephen with Blondes to £800 from MJ Whitworth, Bolton le Sands. Six month old Aberdeen Angus’s sold to £710 from Messrs Charnley, Chippng.
An entry of young feeding bulls sold to a top price of £730 for Hereford bulls from RJ&J Gardner, Kendal.

The next sale of store cattle is on Thursday 5th January to include the new year prize show and sale of store cattle, entries for the catalogue will close on Wednesday 21st December.

OTM Cattle

The concluding sale of cull cows for 2022 saw another large entry, well received by an ever increasing ring side of buyers who have come to know the quality and quantity of cows at this fortnightly sale which is regularly ahead of others local centres.
Today’s sale peaked at 217.5p/kg for a young Stabilizer x cow from M Allen, Yealand Redmayne with other well-bred beef cows regularly selling at 175-200p/kg. To include a Limousin cows from S Whitehead, Middleton to 199.5p/kg, 189.5p/kg from GH Jones, Ambleside and R&BJ Cleasby, Broughton in Furness. Heavy weight cows sold to 171.5p/kg for a Blonde from MJ Whitworth, Bolton Le Sands with Aberdeen Angus’s at 181.5p/kg from RG Robinson, Farlton. Dairy cows sold to a top of 177.5p/kg for a British Friesian from RJ&ML Lowery, Holker with Fleckveihs to 157.5p/kg from JA&DE Batty & Sons, Burneside and Short Horns to 154.5p/kg from JR Handley, Whinfell. Top grossing beef cow today was a Blonde from MJ Whitworth achieving £1588 with dairy cows to £1167 for a British Friesian from RJ&ML Lowery, Holker.
Under age dairy heifers sold to a top price of 211.5p/kg from Messrs Sowerby, Drybeck who sold others at 209.5p/kg with beef bred heifers selling to 201.5p/kg for a Hereford from GM Redmayne, Ings and 199.5p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus from BJ Bowness, Kendal. Top grossing heifer was an Aberdeen Angus from BJ Bowness, Kendal achieving £1611.
Steers sold to 207.5p/kg and £1259 for an Aberdeen Angus x from JW Robinson & Son, Farlton with Blue Albion to 204.5p/kg and £1100 from the National Trust Windermere. Several cull bulls forward sold to 151.5p/kg and £1548 for a Simmental from Low Moor Howe Farm, Windermere with a Longhorn from Messrs Saunders and Noble, Kirkby in Furness achieving 107.5p/kg and £1004.
We have buyers ring side for all classes and types of cows with over hundred cows needed at each sale to satisfy demand.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

British Blue - £450, £440, £410 West Hall, £380 Borrans Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £360 West Hall, £250, £230 Lawkland Hall Farm. Hereford - £250 Lawkland Hall Farm. Montbeliard - £190 Moss House Farm.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue - £440 West Hall, £435 Wall End Farm, £400 Borrans Farm, £360, £350 West Hall. Hereford - £195 Lawkland Hall Farm.

Bull Stirk:

Limousin - £545 Gillfoot Farm, £500 Farleton House.

Heifer Stirk:

Limousin - £695 Sella Farm, £500 Gillfoot Farm. Charolais - £680 Lower Hawthwaite. Aberdeen Angus - £670 Sella Farm.

Steer Stirk:

British Blue - £735 Low Underbrow. Limousin - £730, £710 Hopestead. Aberdeen Angus - £630 Sella Farm, £610 Low Waterside, £570 Sella Farm.

OTM Cow:

Limousin – 217.5 Villa Farm, 199.5 Low waterside, 189.5 Lower Hawthwaite, 189.5 Fold Farm, 179.5 Holmelands. Stabilizer – 217.5 Yealand Manor, 184.5 Kit Cragg, 181.5 Low Foulshaw Farm. Continental – 204.5, 184.5 High Lickbarrow Farm. British Blue – 194.5, 179.5 Riddings, 159.5 Holmelands. Aberdeen Angus – 181.5 Ellers Farm, £174.5 Gaythorn Hall, 169.5, 164.5 The Barn. Friesian – 177.5, 164.5 Shorthorn Farm, 137.5, 129.5 Wall End Farm, 129.5 Moss House Farm. Saler – 177.5 Yealand Manor. Blonde – 171.5 Mount Pleasant Farm. Charolais – 171.5 Yealand Manor. Hereford – 159.5 Gowan Bank Farm, 149.5, 141.5 Riddings. Fleckvieh – 157.5, 121.5 Laithwaite Farm. Shorthorn – 154.5 Craketrees. Galloway – 137.5, 131.5 Craketrees.

OTM Heifer:

Fleckvieh – 211.5 Townhead Farm. Friesian – 209.5, 184.5 Townhead Farm. Hereford – 201.5 Gowan Bank Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 199.5, 194.5 Blea Tarn Road.

Cast Steer:

Aberdeen Angus – 207.5 Green Close. British Blue – 204.5, 189.5 Green Close.

Cast Bull:

Simmental – 151.5 High House Farm.

Store Bullock:

Blonde - £1280 Mount Pleasant Farm. Charolais - £1260 Swallowmire. British Blue - £1200 Cockrigg Farm, £1180 Crabtree Farm, £1140 Birkbeck Gardens, £1025 Park House Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1190 Crabtree Farm, £1010 Park House Farm, £890 Summerlands. Hereford - £1140 Holmelands, £1080 Crabtree Farm, £990 Houlker Hall Barn, £985 Park House Farm.

Store Heifer:

Aberdeen Angus - £1260 Capplethwaite Hall, £1205, £1010, £1000 Crabtree Farm. Limousin - £1170 Homelands, £1135 Cockrigg Farm, £1040 Summerlands. Charolais - £1140, £1010 Holmelands. British Blue - £1130 Crabtree Farm, £1090 Capplethwaite Hall. Shorthorn - £1070 Bridge Stone. Hereford - £1010, £1000, £980 Crabtree Farm.

More Info

NWA J36 Christmas Shows

Sponsor- Semex and Dugdale Nutrition

Christmas Calf Show- Judge: Shaun Proctor

Class 1- Beef Bred Bull Calf

1st A Pickthall with a British Blue calf selling for £380
2nd A Pickthall with a British Blue calf selling for £300
3rd DR & C Galbraith with a British Blue Calf selling to £240

Class 2- Beef Bred Heifer Calf

1st A Pickthall with a British Blue Calf selling £400
2nd A Pickthall with a British Blue calf selling to £350
3rd HJ Robinson & Son with a British Blue selling to £140

Champion- A Pickthall with a British Blue Calf selling £400

Reserve Champion- A Pickthall with a British Blue calf selling for £380

Christmas OTM Highest Priced Show

Class 1- Highest Priced Continental per kg

1st M Allen with a Stabiliser cow selling for 217.50ppkg

Class 2- Highest Priced Black and White per kg

1st RJ & ML Lowery with a Friesian cow selling for 177.5ppkg

Class 3- Highest Priced per head overall

1st MJ Whitworth with a Blond cow selling for £1588

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