J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36: Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle. Thursday 26th May 2022.

Calves & Weanlings
Strong well grown calves sold to a flying trade once again at junction 36 with British Blue bulls topping at £440 from JW&TE Sharp, Lyth who sold other British Blue bulls to £410 with all British Blue bulls forward averaging £370. Limousin bull calves sold to £390 from M&S Blease, Carnforth, with other Limousin bulls to £385 from JS&IM Wilson, Whitbeck. Native bull calves were in short supply with Aberdeen Angus’s peaking at £340 from BJ&M Tomlinson, Salwick. Aberdeen Angus calves sold to a top of £390 from AK&BM Robinson & son, Arkholme with Limousin heifers selling to £370 from M&S Blease, Carnforth with British Blue heifers selling to £350 from B Mallinson & Son, Levens. Continental heifer calves were regularly selling at £280 - £300. Dairy bred bulls sold to a sharp trade with weaned Fleckviehs selling to £325 from AK&BM Robinson & Son, Arkholme with other selling to £260 from JS&IM Wilson, Whitbeck. Friesian calves sold to £265 from AK&BM Robinson & Son, Arkholme who sold others to £195. All Friesians forward averaged £80.
Quality and well grown stirks sold to a premium with smaller stirks harder to place. Limousin bulls led the way from S Whitehead, Middleton selling to £1160. Yearling suckler bred bull stirks regularly sold around the £1000 mark. Limousin heifers sold to £630 from D&DW Prickett, Farlton. Younger weaned heifers regularly sold at the £500-£600 mark.
Store Cattle
Strength and quality led the way in the store ring with lesser sorts selling to realisation. Limousin bullocks sold to a top of £1440 from PD&PJ Mason, Burton in Kendal. A pen of Aberdeen Angus bullocks hit the £1400 mark from MJ Waller, Lupton with others selling to £1320 from GR Park & Sons, Whinfell. Strong Charolais bullocks sold to £1300 from G GU D Swarbrick, Meathorpe. Yearling suckler bred bullocks were regularly achieving the £1000-£1100 mark, topping at £1240 from RJ&R Holden, Silecroft. British Blue heifers sold to a top of £1390 from PD&PJ Mason, Burton in Kendal. A full pen of Aberdeen Angus heifers from JR&S Handley, Heversham sold to £1205. Yearling heifers with shape and power sold to £1210 for a British Blue from JA&A Harper, Killington with Saler heifers selling to £1130 from MP&CE Buckley, Staveley. Hereford bulls sold to top of £1255 from DJ Dickinson, Haverthwaite.
Todays trade showed that vendors who sold their cattle in larger batches where financially rewarded with buyers keen to secure groups of cattle.
OTM Cattle
The cast cow trade continues to fly with 41 cows averaging 178p/kg and topping at 230p/kg for a Luing cow from JE Atkinson, Ulverston or selling to a top price of £1568 for a Friesian cow from WH Kitching & Son, Helsington who sold others to £1535. Limousin cows sold to a top of £1438 from John Twigge, Lindale. The best beef cows regularly sold at the 205-210p/kg with Good feeding types 190-200p/kg .

Top Prices

Calf Top Prices:

Bull Calf: British Blue: £440, £410 Flodder Hall, £390, £370 Ravens Lodge, £305 Holmecales Farm, £290 Grace Mire Farm. Limousin: £390 The Barn, £385, £345 Monk Foss Farm. Angus: £340 Grace Mire Farm, £190 Kitchlow Farm. Fleckvieh: £325 Kitchlow Farm, £260 Monk Foss Farm, £155 Wyke Farm. Hereford: £310, £175 Monk Farm, £140 Craketrees, £130, £125 Wraysholme Tower. Friesian: £265, £195, £180 Kitchlow Farm, £120 Wraysholme Tower. Montbeliarde: £220 Monk Foss Farm.

Heifer Calf: Angus: £390 Kitchlow Farm, £270 The Barn, £170 Kitchlow Farm, £120 Grace Mire Farm. Limousin: £370 The Barn, £270 Monk Foss Farm, £125 Holmescales Farm. British Blue: £350 Ravens Lodge, £295, £290 Kitchlow Farm, £280 Elm Tree Farm, £245 Monk Foss Farm. Simmental: £260, £200 Holmescales Farm. Hereford: £150 Monk Foss Farm, £100 Wraysholme Tower.

Stirk Top Prices:

Bull Stirk: Limousin: £1160 Low Waterside, £880 The Lodge, £785 Lockbank, £690 Farelton House, £650 Lockbank. Blonde: £870 Capplethwaite Hall. Simmental: £810 Lockbank. Angus: £550 Sunny Bank, £495 The Lodge. British Blue: £440 Beckside Farm.

Heifer Stirk: Limouin: £630 Farleton House, £625 High Farm. Angus: £470 Moss End Farm. Hereford: £470 Bellart Howe, £420, £400 Natland Mill Beck Farm. British Blue: £450 Beckside Farm.

Steer Stirk: Limousin: £600 High Farm, £500, £490 The Lodge. Angus: £520 Moss End Farm. British Blue: £430 Farleton House. Fleckvieh: £420 Beckside Farm.

OTM Cattle and Cast Cattle Top Prices per Kilo:

OTM Cow: Continental: 229.50 Nibthwaite Grange Farm, 139.50 Long Green Head. Shorthorn: 217.50, 214.50 Broad Oak, 154.50 Holmelands. Limousin: 211.50 Holmelands, 194.50 Swallowmire. Angus: 209.50 Black Bull Cottage, 199.50 Holmelands, 189.50 Broad Oak, 187.50 Biggings Lodge Farm, 184.50 Milton Mill, 181.50 Black Bull Cottage. Galloway: 199.50 Holmelands. Stabiliser: 199.50, 184.50 Kit Cragg. Friesian: 194.50, 191.50 Hawes Farm, 181.50 Lupton Hall, 174.50 Moss End Farm, 171.50 Elm Tree Farm, 164.50 Leakses Farm. Hereford: 187.50 Low Waterside. Swedish Red: 169.50, 154.50, 124.50 Bradley Farm. Norwegian Red: 149.50 Cracalt Farm.

OTM Heifer: Hereford: 197.50 Holmeland.

Store Cattle Top Prices:

Steer: Limousin: £1440 Coat Green Farm, £1385, £1280, £1220, £1100 Howes Farm, £1080 Coat Green Farm. Angus: £1400 Carlingwha, £1320 Low Deeplack, £1210 Howes Farm, £1180, £1170 Holmelands, £1160 Newcross House Farm. Charolais: £1300 Kate Farm, £1185 Newcross House, £1150 Holmelands, £1000 New Hall. British Blue: £1240 Newcross House Farm, £1175 College Green Farm, £755 School Hill. Hereford: £1200 Newcross House, £1160 Carlingwha, £1120 Lane Ends Farm, £875, £805 Moorside. Simmental: £1070 Kate Farm, £830 High House Farm. Continental: £965 Flodder Hall, £800 High House Farm. Blonde: £945, £880 Caueway Farm. Shorthorn: £860 Low Dubbs Farm. Saler: £850, £750, £660, £640, £610, £500 Fell House. Friesian: £650 Moss Side Farm. Fleckvieh: £645 School Hill.

Heifer: British Blue: £1390 Coat Green Farm, £1210 Capplethwaite, £1120 College Green Farm, £985 Flodder Hall, £890 Corner Cottage. Angus: £1205 College Green Farm, £1110 Low Deepslack, £1040 Holmelands, £1010 Crabtree Farm. Simmental: £1210 Kate Farm, £740 High House Farm. Blonde: £1150 Capplethwaite Hall, £820, £780 Causeway Farm. Saler: £1130, £1070 Fairbank Farm. Limousin: £1100 Holmelands, £1080, £1070 Capplethwaite Hall, £1000 St Annes Farm, £875 Fairbank Farm, £860 Mireside Farm. Stabiliser: £1050 Kate Farm. Charolais: £1015 Moss Side Farm, £900 New Hall. Belted Galloway: £980 Holmelands. Friesian: £785 Coat Green Farm. Hereford: £750 Moorside.

Bull: Hereford: £1255, £1050, £1040 Lane Ends Farm, £1010, £850 High Borrowbridge. Charolais: £970 Cartmel Fell. British Blue: £660 Mire House Farm. Friesian: £400 Mire House Farm.

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