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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle, Thursday 24th November 2022.

Calves & Stirks
90 calves were forward at J36 today with a very mixed show of calves forward, as many vendors are saving calves for the Christmas show and sale in a fortnights time. Weaned calves once again met plenty of bidding with Limousin bulls selling to £390 from Langley Park, Millom who sold others to £380. British Blue bulls saw a top of £370 from JS&IM Wilson, Whitbeck. Continental bred bull calves were regularly selling at £250-£300. Native bred bull calves saw a mixed trade with Herefords selling to a top of £245 from J Hornby & Sons, Stank. British Blue heifers sold to £350 from HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick with other British Blues selling to £300 from A Pickthall, New Hutton. Dairy bulls saw a steady trade with Friesians selling to £62 from Whitestone Farms, Fleckviehs to £60 from RG&JA Clarke, Endmoor with younger bulls meeting realisation.
Please can we remind vendors to enter stirks for the catalogue, to assist with conversing for buyers. British Blue bulls sold to a top of £690 from RJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick. Shorthorn bullocks sold to £620 from J&E Lancaster, Ulverston. A full pen of six-month-old Aberdeen Angus bullocks from C Greenwood, Crompton sold to £595. The heifer trade topped at £680 from F&TE Park, Crook.

Store Cattle
The store cattle trade improves on the fortnight with many more needed to satisfy our good ring side of buyers at J36. Limousin bullocks led the way at £1390 from T Metcalfe, Garsdale with Montbeliarde bullocks selling to £1210 from JE Wightman, Lupton, who also sold a full pen of Aberdeen Angus bullocks sold to £1180. British Blue bullocks sold to a top of £1175 from T&SB Proctor, Great Musgrave who also sold others to £1150. Galloway bullocks sold to £1150 from KD&L Armer, Newbiggan on Lune. The heifer trade topped at £1210 from A Cottam, Crossthwaite for a British Blue who sold others to £1200. A nice run of heifers from A Riley, Nether Kellet saw a pen of four Limousin sell to £1150. Native bred heifers were keenly bid for with Hereford heifers selling twice to £1150 from CP Bateman, Docker and A Riley.

OTM Cattle
Dairy cows sold to a top price of 187p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from JM Barton & Son, Lupton with other Holstein Friesian to 181.5p/kg from WH Ktichen & Son, Helsington and 177.5p/kg from AE&MK Hayhurst, Natland. Other dairy cows sold to 177.5p/kg for Fleckviehs from SJ&J Hodgson & Son, Colton and 164.5p/kg for a dairy Shorthorn from JR Handley, Whinfell. Very few beef cows forward today with a top price of 177.5p/kg for a Limousin from T Metcalfe, Sedbergh with British Blues to 164.5p/kg from GM Redmayne & Son, Ings and Aberdeen Angus’s to 151.5p/kg from W Caley & Sons, Windermere. Top grossing cow today was a Holstein Friesian from JM Barton & Son, Lupton achieving £1421. All cull cows today averaged 152p/kg.
OTM heifers sold to 114.5p/kg for a Limousin x from E Dodgson, Kendal with a British Blue x to 207.5p/kg from WH Kitching & Son, Helsington and an Aberdeen Angus to 194.5p/kg from BJ Bowness, Kendal. Dairy heifer sold to 167.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from DR&C Galbraith, Grayrigg. Top grossing heifer was a heifer from BJ Bowness, Kendal achieving £1449.
OTM steers sold to 207.5p/kg and £1218 for a Hereford from GM Redmayne, Ing. Cast bulls sold to 129.5p/kg and £1178 for a Beef Shorthorn from D&T Wood, Haverthwaite.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

Limousin - £390, £380, £330, £220 Langley Park Farms. British Blue - £370, £345 Monk Foss Farm, £220 Elm Tree Farm. Hereford - £245 Bousfield Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £115 Whitestone Farm.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue - £350 Elm Tree Farm, £300 Borrans Farm, £260 Langley Park Farms, £245 Monk Foss Farm. Limousin - £190 Langley Park Farms.

Bull Stirk:

British Blue - £690 Elm Tree Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £450 Audlands Park.

Heifer Stirk:

Aberdeen Angus - £680 Cragg House Farm.

Steer Stirk:

Shorthorn - £620 Bandrake Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £595 Top Greenhill Farm, £570 Raw End Farm.

OTM Cow:

Limousin – 214.5 Spital Farm, 177.5 Raygill Farm, 164.5 Chapel House, 157.5 West Plain Farm. Friesian – 187.5 Lupton Hall, 181.5 Hawes Farm, 177.5 Natland Park Farm, 171.5 Lupton Hall, 169.5 Hawes Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 184.5 Bellart Howe, 151.5 High Skelghyll. Fleckvieh – 177.5, 149.5 Tottlebank. British Blue – 164.5 Gowan Bank Farm. Shorthorn – 164.5 Craketrees. Simmental – 129.5 West Plain Farm.

OTM Heifer:

British Blue – 207.5, 194.5 Hawes Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 194.5 Blea Tarn Road. Friesian – 167.5, 159.5 Sunny Bank, 159.5 Far Audlands.

Cast Steer:

Hereford – 207.5 Gowan Bank Farm.

Cast Bull:

Shorthorn – 129.5 Abbots Reading Farm.

Store Bullock:

Limousin - £1390 Raygill Farm, £1135 Mireside Farm, £1090 Croft Foot Farm, £1070 Crabtree Farm, £970 Westfield Farm. Montbeliard - £1210 Crabtree Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1180 Crabtree Farm, £1165 Mireside Farm, £1090 College Green Farm, £1030 Broughton House Farm, £1000 Bellart Howe. British Blue - £1175, £1150 Villa Farm, £1130 Crabtree Farm, £1090 School Hill, £1020 College Green Farm. Belted Galloway - £1150 Scar Sykes Farm. Hereford - £1120 Houkler Hall Barn, £1090 Broughton House Farm, £1090 Houkler Hall Barn, £1065 Croft Foot Farm. Friesian - £960 Low Gregg Hall.

Store Heifer:

British Blue - £1210, £1200 Yew Tree Farm, £1000 Villa Farm. Hereford - £1150 Westfield Farm, £1150 Croft Foot Farm, £1070 Crabtree Farm, £1060 Westfield Farm. Limousin - £1150 Westfield Farm, £1070 Crabtree Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1050, £1040, £1010 Crabtree Farm.

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