J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle- Thursday 23rd June 2022.

Calves & Stirks
All calves sold to another fast trade at J36, British Blue bull calves sold to £455 from JS&IM Wilson, Whitbeck with Limousin bull calves selling to £400 from RJ&ML Lowery, Holker. Continental bull calves were regularly selling at the £300-£350 mark. Aberdeen Angus bulls sold to £390 from JAH Walton & Son, Kirkby Stephen with others to £340 from R Heath, Millom. Heifer calves topped at £405 for a Limousin from JS&IM Wilson, Whitbeck. British Blues sold to £400 from B&JM Crow, Witherslack. Dairy bull calves sold to £230 for a Montbeliarde from JS&IM Wilson, Whitbeck. Friesians sold to £150 from JW&TE Sharp, Lyth.
A solid trade from start to finish in the stirk ring, Limousin heifers sold to £850 from CR Alderson & Spon, Mallerstang who sold other Limsouin heifers to £770. A run of 4-5 month old British Blue Bullocks from EW&RM Towers, Hornby sold to a top of £680 with the same home selling a pen of Fleckvieh bullocks at 5 month old to £530.

Store Cattle
One of the fastest trades seen for some time at J36 with more cattle required to fulfil the orders of our busy ring of buyers. Limousin bullocks sold to a top of £1390 from JB&NB Baines, Eskdale with Charolais selling to £1360 from G&GU&D Swarbrick, Meathop. Yearling Limousins sold to £1170 from HR&KA Hodgson, Barbon with yearling Shorthorn bullocks sold to £1130 from J Turnball, Meathop.
Heifers sold to a top of £1260 from HR & KA Hodgson, Barbon who sold others to £1185. Aberdeen Angus heifers sold to a top of £1200 form S&M Geldart, Woodland.
Please note next fortnights sale includes the monthly sale of beef breeding cattle, please advise the office of entries.

OTM / Cast Cattle
An overall market average of 177p/kg was achieved for all cull cows forward today with over half the entry being parlour type dairy cows. The sale peaked at 224.5p/kg for a Limousin x cow from SM Watson, Ulverston with other well bred beef cows regularly selling at 200-215p/kg depending on quality and type. Dairy cows sold to a top price of 189.5p/kg for Friesians from RJ&MR Lowery, Holker with Ayrshires to 187.5p/kg and dairy Shorthorns to 174.5p/kg. Top grossing cow today was a Hereford x from AW Irvine, Ambleside achieving £1643 with Stabilisers selling to £1618 from JA&R Galdard & Sons, Levens and British Blue x to £1617 from FW Park, Windermere. Top grossing dairy cow today achieved £1357 from PW&D Swindlehurst, Underbarrow. An entry of OTM Highland bulls and steers from KA&DH Knipe, Rustland sold to 194.5p/kg and £1068. Eight active buyers ring side today competing for all classes and types, with more required to fulfil demand.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

British Blue - £455 Monk Foss Farm, £340, £320 Flodder Hall. Limousin - £400 Shorthorn Farm, £350, £335, £285 Deansbiggin. Aberdeen Angus - £390 Bank View, £340 Midtown Farm, £295 The Barn. Hereford - £265 Monk Foss Farm. Montbeliarde - £230 Monk Foss Farm. Shorthorn - £205 Far Audlands. Friesian - £150 Flodder Hall.

Heifer Calf:

Limousin - £405 Monk Foss Farm, £250, £240 The Barn. British Blue - £400, £340 Birks Farm, £300 Flodder Hall. Hereford - £200 Monk Foss Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £165 Bank View, £125 The Barn.

Bull Stirk:

Fleckvieh - £390 Holme Head.

Heifer Stirk:

Limousin - £850, £770 Aisgill Farm. British Blue - £630 Low Audlands, £560 Holme Head. Aberdeen Angus - £430 Moss End Farm.

Steer Stirk:

British Blue - £680 Holme Head. Aberdeen Angus - £530 Moss End Farm. Fleckvieh - £530 Holme Head.

OTM Cow:

Stabilizer – 275.5 Low Foulshaw Farm. Limousin – 224.5, 171.5 Old School House, 167.5 High Rosthwaite. British Blue – 204.5 The Howes. Friesian – 199.5 Brookside, 189.5 Shorthorn Farm, 187.5, 184.5 Tranthwaite Hall. Hereford – 199.5 Tock How Farm, 184.5 High Rosthwaite, 164.5, 154.5 Tock How Farm. Simmental – 194.5 Old School House. Ayrshire – 187.5 Newland View. Aberdeen Angus – 181.5 High Rosthwaite. Dairy Shorthorn – 174.5 Stickley. Normandie – 151.5 Paddock View. Montbeliarde – 149.5 Paddock View.

OTM Heifer:

Stabilizer – 209.5 Low Foulshaw Farm.

Cast Bull:

Highland – 184.5, 177.5 Hullater Farm.

Store Bullock:

Limousin - £1390 Howes Farm, £1170 Howriggs, £1030 Lane Ends Farm, £990High Rosthwaite. Charolais - £1360, £1235 Kate Farm, £1220 Newcross House Farm, £1170 Howriggs. Aberdeen Angus - £1180 Newcross House Farm, £1070, £1050, £1040 Howes Farm. Shorthorn - £1130, £1090, £1070 Meathop Park Farm Lodge.

Store Heifer:

Charolais - £1260, £1185 Howriggs, £1110 Newcross House Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1200 High Rosthwaite, £1060 Baldmire Farm. British Blue - £970, £950 School Hill. Shorthorn - £950 Meathop Park Farm Lodge. Limousin - £940 High Rosthwaite, £920 Skiddaw View, £910 Old Croft

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