J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM, Store and Suckled Calves, Thursday 13th October 2022.


The fortnightly sale of calves at J36 include the Semex and Norbreck Autumn show of calves 56 days and under. A special thank you to our sponsors and to the judge Peter Fell, Ulverston for his time and expertise. The championship rosette was awarded to the first-place continental bull, this much admired British Blue bull was from J Hornby and Son, Barrow in Furness which went onto sell for £580 to the judge. The reserve championship was awarded to the first prize continental heifer a British Blue from A Pickthall, New Hutton that went onto sell for £310.
The trade saw good quality calves a very strong trade with good quality British Blue bulls the flavour of the day. The consignment of British Blue bull calves from A Pickthall, New Hutton met plenty of demand selling to £470, £440, £420, £400 and £395. Other leading prices saw the run from J Hornby & Son, Barrow in Furness sell British Blue bulls sell to £450 and £405. This was followed by plenty of strong good quality British Blue bulls selling in the mid three hundreds.
The heifer trade saw a run of British Blue heifers from A Pickthall, New Hutton sell to £330, £310 and £300. Heifers in general met a stickier trade as did smaller younger beef calves.

The stirk trade topped for a pair of British Blue heifers from Saunders and Noble at £620 a run of weaned British Blue bullocks from EW&R Towers, Hornby sold to a top of £535 with others selling to £530, this home also sold Fleckvieh bullocks to £360.


A catalogue entry of 520 saw a cracking yard of calves, the best end was a dream to sell with younger sorts selling to an attracting trade and all vendors leaving with a smile on their face. The pre-sale show was kindly sponsored by Wadland Finance with the judging was in the capable hands of Mr R Matterson, Bootle who we thank for his time and expertise. After much time and deliberation, he awarded his championship rosette to the first prize bullock consigned by M&D Hatton, Broughton Mills with this British Blue Bullocks going on to make £1180. The reserve championship rosette was awarded to the first prize heifer from TW Gorst, Crook which went on to sell for £1170.
Outside of the show the suckler calf trade was fast from start to finish with bulls in particularly meeting high demands. The bullock trade saw a top of £1290 from D&A Nicholson, Ulverston with Aberdeen Angus bullocks selling to £1230 from TM&D Dobson, Crossthwaite. All Charolais bullocks were a strong trade with the best end at £1100 from T Longton & Son, Quernmore. The best suckler bred bulls sold either side of the £1000 mark. Limousin bulls sold to £1200 from JM Kelsall & Son, Quernmore with Charollais selling to £1130 for a pen of five from C&S Dickinson, Ulverston. Twenty-five Limousin and Charolais bulls averaged an impressing £1010.
The heifer trade topped at £1210 for a sweet six month old British Blue heifer from TW Gorst, Gilpin with Limousin to £1200 from D&A Nicholson, Ulverston and others to £1180 from NA&J Temple, Ulpha. The best bred heifers were regularly selling at the £980-£1000 mark with the strong well grown suckler heifers regularly selling around the £820-£880 mark.
The next sale of suckler calves is on Thursday 10th November.


Another increased entry of cull cows saw 82 forward, selling to an overall market averaged of 158p/kg with a large purporting of parlour type dairy cows and weathered beef cows forward. Heavy well fleshed beef cows sold to 214p/kg for a Saler from A Dixon with Limousins selling to 207.5p/kg from SW Atkinson & Son and 204p/kg from RHM&S Boyren. Other beef cows regularly sold at 175-190p/kg. Dairy cows sold to 184.5p/kg for a Montbeliarde from JW&E Woof & Son with a Holstein Friesian selling to 179.5p/kg from Jenkin Cragg Farms and other dairy cows generally 140-155p/kg with the leanest 105-120p/kg. Top grossing beef cow today was £1746 achieved for an Aberdeen Angus from RJ&J Gardner with dairy cows to £1475 for a Swedish Red and White from WB Winder & Co.
OTM heifers sold to 201.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from Jenkin Cragg Farms who sold others at £1322.
OTM steers sold to 174.5p/kg and £1219 for a Hereford from DJ Dickinson with a British Blue bull from MA&JA Winn selling at 191.5p/kg and £2018.

Top Prices

OTM Cow:

Stabilizer – 214.5, 187.5, 179.5 Kit Cragg. Limousin – 207.5 Capplerigg Farm, 204.5 Hill Park, 199.5 Low Waterside, 194.5 Hill Park, 187.5 Bowston Hall. South Devon – 199.5 Bowkerstead Farm. Continental – 194.5, 159.5, 141.5 Capplerigg Farm. Blonde – 187.5 Kendal House Farm. Montbeliard – 184.5 Ghyll Farm. Aberdeen Angus – 181.5 Natland Mill Beck Farm, 157.5 Crow Wood, 141.5 Southmire Farm, 137.5, 134.5 Long Green Head. Friesian – 179.5, 171.5 Jenkin Crag, 169.5 Tarnside Farm, 169.5 Low Stangerthwaite, 169.5 Arklid Farm. Hereford – 179.5 Southmire Farm, 174.5, 171.5, 169.5 Natland Mill Beck Farm. British Blue – 164.5 Fell End Farm, 124.5 Woodside Farm. Swedish Red & White – 159.5 Wall End Farm. Simmental – 151.5 Capplerigg Farm, 147.5 The Howes. Shorthorn – 149.5 Abbots Reading Farm, 124.5 Long Green Head.

OTM Heifer:

Friesian – 201.5, 194.5, 191.5, 187.5 Jenkin Cragg. Limousin – 187.5 Bowston Hall.

Cast Steer:

Hereford – 174.5 Lane Ends Farm.

Cast Bull:

British Blue – 191.5 High Underbrow Farm.

Bull Calf:

British Blue - £580 Bousfield Farm, £470 Borrans Farm, £450 Bousfield Farm, £440, £420 Borrans Farm. Limousin - £370, £250 Bousfield Farm, £200 Deansbiggin. Hereford - £200 Bousfield Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £140 Hagg Farm.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue - £330, £310, £300 Borrans Farm, £280, £250 Bousfield Farm. Limousin - £130 High Foulshaw Farm.

Bull Stirk:

Aberdeen Angus - £510 Hallbeck. British Blue - £510 Holme Head, £420 High Carlingill. Fleckvieh - £380 High Carlingill. Limousin - £300 High Carlingill.

Heifer Stirk:

British Blue - £620 Fair View, £4400, £410 Holme Head. Limousin - £400 High Carlingill. Stabilizer - £300 High Carlingill. Aberdeen Angus - £280 High Carlingill.

Steer Stirk:

British Blue - £535, £530, £520 Holme Head.

Suckler Bullock:

Limousin - £1290 Birch Bank, £1150 High Wray Farm, £1120 Dove Ford, £1110 Hall Farm, £1110 Black Hall Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £1230 Broad Oak, £900, £800 Fleets Farm, £755 Broad Oak. British Blue – £1180, £1120, £1090 Knot End Farm. Charolais - £1100 Rooten Brook, £970 Ridding Side Farm, £95 Bandrake Head, £950 Rooten Brook, £940 Luneside. Shorthorn - £720 Parkside Farm, £680 Bankrake Farm, £660 Sayles Farm. Continental - £710, £660 Wasdyke Farm.

Suckler Heifer:

British Blue - £1210, £1170 Gilpin Farm, £890 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Limousin - £1200 Birch Bank, £1180 Black Hall Farm, £1090 Dove Ford, £980 Birch Bank, £980 Dove Ford. Charolais - £940, £890, £820 Rooten Brook, £820 Lower Hawthwaite. Blonde - £820 Ashstead. Aberdeen Angus - £800 Fleets Farm, £750 Yealand Manor. Simmental - £655, £600 High Skelghyll. Stabilizer - £640 Yealand Manor.

Suckler Bull:

Limousin - £1200, £1040, £1020, £1000 Low Pleasant. Charolais - £1130, £1020 Abbott Park, £980 Lower Hawthwaite, £980 Bandrake Head. British Blue - £1040, £920 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Shorthorn - £960 Moser Hill, £780, £750 Parkside Farm. Simmental - £880, £830 River View. Stabilizer - £870 Yealand Manor. Hereford - £790 Little Fell Farm. Aberdeen Angus - £740 Little Fell Farm, £720 Yealand Manor.

Store Bullock:

Limousin - £1160 Broughton House Farm, £860 Mosergh Farm. Hereford - £1150 Houkler Hall Barn, £870 Admathwaite, £850 School Hill. Charolais - £1090, £1050 The Bungalow. Aberdeen Angus - £1060 Bradlow Farm, £875 Black Bull Cottage. Dairy Shorthorn - £980 Bellart Howe. British Blue - £960, £940 Broughton House Farm. Simmental - £930, £850 Black Bull Cottage. Friesian - £905 Bellart Howe. Fleckvieh - £860 Bellart Howe.

Store Heifer:

British Blue - £1000 Broughton House Farm, £930 The Bungalow. Hereford - £980 Houkler Hall Barn, £860 Southmire Farm. Limousin - £960, £850 School Hill. Aberdeen Angus - £840 Fair View, £790 Black Bull Cottage. Simmental - £780 Black Bull Cottage.

More Info

NWA J36 Kendal: Autumn Calf Show
Sponsored by Semex and Norbreck Genetics
Judge- Peter Fell

Class 1- Continental Bred Bull Calf

1st Lot 721 from J Hornby & Son selling for £580
2nd Lot 755 from A Pickthall selling for £470
3rd Lot 754 from A Pickthall selling for £440

Class 2- Continental Bred Heifer Calf

1st Lot 759 from A Pickthall selling for £310
2nd Lot 760 from A Pickthall selling for £330
3rd Lot 740 from JW & TE Sharp selling for £220

Class 3- Native Bred Bull Calf

1st Lot 745 from JW & TE Sharp selling for £100
2nd Lot 711 from B & JM Crowe selling for £100

Class 4- Native Bred Heifer Calf

1st Lot 729 from J Hornby & Son selling for £65
2nd Lot 746 from JW & TE Sharp selling for £60
3rd Lot 734 from RG & J Clark selling for £65

Class 5- Dairy Bred Bull Calf

1st Lot 730 from RG& J Clark selling for £55

Champion- Lot 721 from J Hornby & Son selling for £580
Reserve Champion- Lot 759 from A Pickthall selling for £310

NWA J36 Kendal First Annual Show of Suckled Calves

Sponsored by Wadland Finance

Judge- Raymond Matterson

Class 1- Best Continental Heifer

1st Lot 220 from TW Gorst selling for £1170
2nd Lot 432 from NA & J Temple selling for £1180
3rd Lot 430 from D&A Nicholson selling for £1200

Class 2- Best Continental Bullock

1st Lot 318 from M&D Hatton selling for £1180
2nd Lot 435 from NA&J Temple selling for £1110
3rd Lot 222 from TW Gorst selling for £940

Class 3- Best Continental Bull

1st Lot 72 from JM Kelsall & Son selling for £1200
2nd Lot 79 from JM Kelsall & Son selling for £1040

Champion- Lot 318 from M&D Hatton selling for £1180
Reserve Champion- Lot 220 from TW Gorst selling for £1170

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