J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, Store and OTM Cattle - 6th January 2022

The opening calf and stirk sale of 2022 had an entry of 161 forward, the calf trade saw good quality calves in big demand with plenty of buyers on the market looking to purchase them good types. Younger and plainer types of calves sold to a selective trade leading the way in the calves was British Blue bulls selling to £420 from A Pickthall, New Hutton. Followed by £415 from EW&RM Towers, Hornby, £410 from JW&TE Sharp, Lyth and £400 from HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick. British Blue heifers sold to £375 from EW&RM Towers, Hornby with plenty of good types of beef calves easily selling in the early to mid £300’s. Dairy bull calves sold to a top of £295, £270 and £250 from EW&RM Towers, Hornby with a consignment of Fleckviehs.
British Blue heifers led the way in the stirk ring, selling to £705 from PW&PJ Mason, Burton in Kendal. A nice pen of Aberdeen Angus 5 month old bullocks sold to £500 from Messrs Young, Lindal.

The new year show & sale of 410 store cattle saw a wonderful yard full of cattle, which were presented to a high standard from all vendors. A full ring side of buyers all looking to purchase replacement stock which led to a strong trade throughout the sale. Todays sale included the annual show of store cattle, with the champion animal being awarded Janet Gorst Perpetual Challenge trophy. Thanks goes to our show sponsors TA Broderick & son and Daleshead Veterinary Group Ltd. The Champion animal was awarded to the first prize Limousin bullock from M&L Preece, Kirby Lonsdale with the reserve champion being awarded to MA&JA Winn, Burneside. North West Auctions would like to thank the Gorst Family for presenting the trophy. The reserve champion, a British Blue heifer from MA&JA Winn led the sale, selling to £1620. The annual consignment of Limousin bulling heifers from M&L Preece, Kirby Lonsdale created much interest from local and travelled buyers, selling to a top of £1590 with others from the same home selling to £1450. Strong British Blue heifers from N Cooper & Sons, Broughton sold to £1560. The heifer trade can only be described as outstanding with many well bred strong heifers regularly selling well above the £1400 mark.
The bullock trade was topped at £1450 from N Cooper & Sons, Broughton closely followed at £1440 from SJ&AL Hargreaves, Morecambe. Limousin bullocks sold to £1380 from the impressive consignment from Messrs Hodgson, Rydal. Other Limousin bullocks sold to £1370 from MA&JA Winn, Burneside. Native bred bullocks continue to be a strong trade at J36 with Aberdeen Angus to £1230 from J Twigge, Lindale with Galloways from the same home selling to £1205. Yearling continental bullocks sold to a fast trade with many buyers round the ring looking to purchase these types. The best regularly sold around the £1100 mark and the next level down £950-£1000.
A few bulls on offer today, the run from J&T Hunter, Dent led the way selling to £950.

The opening sale of cull cows saw eight buyers ring side keen to secure all classes and types. Heavy well fleshed beef cows sold to a top price of 171.5p/kg for a Limousin x from R&BJ Cleasby, Broughton in Furness with Stabilisers from A Dixon & Son, Selside selling to 167.5p/kg. Keen interest in beef bred cows suitable for further finishing saw Aberdeen Angus x sell to 159.5p/kg from M Allen, Carnforth with this price also achieved by R Keith, Brigsteer selling Blonde x. Dairy cows sold to a top price of 134.5p/kg for a Norwegian Red x from JJ&MA Park & Son, Heslington with 124.5p/kg achieved for a Holstein Friesian from B&MJ Nelson & Son, Heaversham, with Montbeliardes selling to 119.5p/kg from RJ Nicholson, Lupton. All cull cows today averaged 126p/kg.
OTM heifers saw a top price of 177.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from R Morris-Eyton & Son, Whicham, with a British Blue x achieving 164.5p/kg from JR Robinson & Son, Nook. British Blue x steers sold to 207.5p/kg from JW Robinson & Son, Farlton. Cull bulls sold to 137.5p/kg for a Simmental from JE Stables & Son, Cartmel.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:
British Blue - £420 Borrans Farm, £415 Holme Head, £410 Flodder Hall, £400 Holme Head, £400 Elm Tree Farm. Charolais - £300 Heaton Hall Farm. Fleckvieh - £295, £270, £250, £230 Holme Head. Aberdeen Angus - £255, £250 Heaton Hall Farm, £250, £200 Hagg Farm.

Heifer Calf:
British Blue - £375, £360 Holme Head, £360 Elm Tree Farm, £350 Flodder Hall. Aberdeen Angus - £370 Bank View, £290, £230 Beck Side. Limousin - £295 Halforth Farm.

Steer Calf:
Aberdeen Angus - £360, £350 Beck Side. British Blue - £350, £275 Beck Side.

Bull Stirk:
British Blue - £650 Coat Green Farm. Friesian - £445 Coat Green Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £410 Coat Green Farm. Dairy Shorthorn - £410 Coat Green Farm.

Heifer Stirk:
British Blue - £705 Coat Green Farm, £560 Sella Farm. Friesian - £665 Coat Green Farm. Shorthorn - £590 Coat Green Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £540, £510 Sella Farm.

Steer Stirk:
British Blue - £650 Coat Green Farm, £500 Moss End Farm. Blonde - £520 Gill Foot Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £500 Moss End Farm.

OTM Cow:
Friesian – 177.5,169.5 Beck Side, 124.5 Cracalt Farm, 124.5 Halforth Farm, 121.5 Bradley Farm. Limousin – 171.5 Lower Hawthwaite, 144.5 Chapel House, 134.5 Capplerigg Farm, 134.5, 127.5 Top Thorn Farm. Jersey – 171.5 Beck Side. Stabilizer – 167.5, 161.5, 149.5, 147.5 Kit Cragg. Aberdeen Angus – 159.5 Yealand Manor, 147.5 Ellers Farm. Blonde – 159.5, 144.5 Crow Wood. Continental – 154.5 Capplerigg Farm. British Blue – 139.5 High Biggarsbank, 137.5 Lower Hawthwaite. Shorthorn Dairy – 137.5, 117.5 Top Thorn Farm. Normandie – 134.5, 131.5 Low Sizergh Farm. Belted Galloway – 127.5 Singleton Park. Fleckvieh – 124.5 Far Audlands. Montbeliard – 119.5, 114.5 Green Lane End Farm. Belgium Blue – 114.5 High Biggarsbank. Swedish Red & White – 99.5 Bradley Farm.

OTM Heifer:
British Blue – 164.5 Hollins Farm. Belgium Blue – 144.5 Singleton Park.

Cast Steer:
British Blue – 207.5, 194.5 Green Close.

Cast Bull:
Simmental – 137.5 Tricket Drive.

Store Bullock:
British Blue - £1450 Troughton Hall, £1440 The Grange, £1360 Rakesmoor Farm, £1185 Troughton Hall, £1150 Gaskell House. Limousin- £1380 Rydal Farm, £1370 High Underbrow, £1350 Thrimby Hall, £1320 Moors Farm, £1290 Rydal Farm. Charolais - £1330, £1265 Mountain View, £1260, £1135 Holmelands. Blonde - £1275, £1220 Nook Farm. Simmental - £1245 Bank Field Farm, £990 Brunstow, £870 Sella Farm, £710 High House Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1230, £1130, £990 Holmelands, £945 Yealand Manor, £890 Kendal House Farm. Belted Galloway - £1205 Holmelands. Shorthorn - £1190 Holmelands. Friesian - £1060 Holmelands. Saler - £1005, £960 Yealand Manor. Hereford - £970, £795 Moss Side Farm. Continental - £700 Skiddaw View.

Store Heifer:
British Blue - £1620 High Underbrow Farm, £1560, £1160 Troughton Hall, £1100 High Underbrow Farm, £1080 Troughton Hall. Limousin - £1590, £1450, £1410, £1350 High House Farm, £1410 Poppy Farm. Stabilizer - £1250, £1130, £1060 Re Braida Garth. Charolais - £1240 Re Braida Garth, £1220 Poppy Farm, £1090 Re Braida Garth. Aberdeen Angus - £1130, £1060, £1040 Gaskell House. Blonde - £50 Moser Hill. Simmental - £740 Sella Farm.

Store Bull:
Limousin - £950 Moser Hill, £880 Skiddaw View, £770 Low Garths Farm. Blonde - £865, £845 Low Garths Farm. Charolais - £680 Low Garths Farm.

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Show & Sale of Store Cattle Thursday 6th January 2022

Prize Winners

Judge – David Wilcock

Sponsors – Dalehead Veterinary Group Ltd
- T.A Broderick & Sons, Hay & Straw Merchants

Class 1 – Store Bullock
1st M & L Preece, High House Lot 424 £1250
2nd MA & JA Winn, High Underbarrow Farm Lot 90 £1370
3rd N Cooper & Son, Troughton Hall Lot 57 £1450

Class 2 – Store Heifer
1st MA & JA Winn, High Underbarrow Farm Lot 88 £1620
2nd M & L Preece, High House Lot 79 £1450
3rd N Cooper & Son, Troughton Hall Lot 46 £1560

Champion - M & L Preece, High House Lot 424 £1250
Reserve Champion - MA & JA Winn, High Underbarrow Farm Lot 88 £1620

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