J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle, Thursday 13th April 2023.


A fast trade for calves at NWA J36 saw bull calves sell to £420 for Limousin x from Langley Park Farm, Millom, who also sold Aberdeen Angus x at £400. Younger bull calves sold to £395 for British Blue x from HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick with others mainly £250-£280 and the youngest £180-£220. Dairy bull calves sold to £85 for young Shorthorns from JR Handley, Whinfell with Fleckviehs at £75.
Heifer calves sold to £350 for Limousin x again from Langley Park Farms, Millom with others at £335. Rearing heifers sold to £300 for British Blue x from HJ Robinson, Preston Patrick.
Some super stirks today sold to £1100 for Aberdeen Angus x steers from FP&G Slater, Witherslack and Blonde x to £1080 from B Wilson & Son, Selside. Younger steers sold to £750 for Aberdeen Angus x from Kirkby & Longworth, Dunnerdale. British Blue x sold to £700 from AE&PC Capstick Ltd, Heversham who sold also Hereford x at £690. Dairy steers sold to £355 for 4 month old Fleckviehs from K Lawson, Sedbergh.
Heifers stirks sold to £1010 for Hereford x from FP&G Slater, Witherslack. Younger heifers sold to £750 for 6 month old Aberdeen Angus from H Wilson, Selside. Nicely reared heifers sold to £620 for British Blue x from SJ&J Hodgson, Colton.


Cull cows maintained the high rates of recent sales with a top price of 259.5p/kg for a Limousin from JH Bland & Son, Levens with others at 254.5p/kg from W Atkinson, Selside. Beef cows were regularly 195-225p/kg. Dairy cows sold to 217.5p/kg from JM Barton & Son, Lupton with others at 204.5p/kg. Medium cows regularly 180p/kg-195p/kg with parlour types 165p/kg-175 p/kg. All cows today averaged 189p/kg.

Top grossing cow today was a heavy weight Aberdeen Angus from RJ&J Gardner, Kendal achieving £2021 with endless cows over £1500. Dairy cows topped at £1466 from C Preston, Millom.
Cull bulls sold to 194.5p/kg from LM&JH Bowes, Orton and £1544 from SJ&J Hodgson & Son, Colton.


Store Cattle trade goes into another gear with a flying trade from start to finish. Stronger feeding cattle met plenty of demand and were often £1600-£1700. A Parthenaise heifer sold to £1700 from S Gelderd, Ulverston. Dairy bred Limousin bullocks sold to £1680 from TW Nelson & Sons, Stainton. Grazing cattle saw a new demand with turn out just over the horizon. 16 month old Limousin bullocks sold to £1500 from R&J Dodgson, Natland. Charolais heifer sold to £1480 from MJ Waller, Lupton. A run of well finished dairy British Blue heifers from C Wilson, Witherslack sold to £1415. LA&M Lambert, Lupton sold a run of Simmental bullocks at 14 months to a top of £1200. More purchasers are around the ring looking for yearling cattle. No real show stoppers forward, Limousin bullocks sold to £1160 from J Turnball, Meathorp and £1150 from MW&MR Black, Staveley who also sold 10 month old British Blue heifers to £1160. A pen of four Limousin bullocks from SW Atkinson & Son, Crook sold to £1135 at ten months old.
Please note next fortnight is the annual grass day show and sale, please advise the office of entries by Wednesday 19th April.


A pure bred Charolais from P Metcalfe, Denny Beck sold at £2050. A small show of heifers with calves were forward with Aberdeen Angus’s with Angus calves from TJ Lloyd, Settle selling to £1880. British Blue cows with young Blonde calves sold to £1700 from MJ Whitworth, Bolton Le Sands with others from the same good home selling to £1650.
More purchaser are around the ring looking for beef breeding cattle, please contact the office to discuss selling your beef breeding stock.

Top Prices


Limousin: 259.50 Ninezergh, 254.50 Mosergh Farm, 244.50 Ninezergh, 244.50 Mosergh Farm, 209.50 St Annes Farm, 199.50 Mireside Farm. Continental: 227.50, 219.50, 214.50, 209.50 Gaisgill Row Farm. Friesian: 217.50, 204.50 Lupton Hall, 199.50 Moss House Farm, 199.50 Mire House Farm, 197.50 Low Sizergh Farm, 194.50 Lupton Hall. British Blue: 214.50 Tullithwaite Hall Farm, 189.50 Swallowmire. Angus: 209.50 Natland Mill Beck Farm, 204.50 Mireside Farm, 199.50 Villa Farm, 191.50 Natland Mill Beck Farm, 181.50 Mireside Farm. Hereford: 199.50, 197.50, 189.50 Natland Mill Beck Farm. Dairy Shorthorn: 189.50, 174.50 Craketrees. Fleckvieh: 169.50 Far Audlands, 149.50 Tottlebank, 149.50 Laithwaite Farm, 139.50 Far Audlands.


Belted Galloway: 194.50 Gill Bank.


Limousin: £420, £400, £390, £340 Langley Park. Angus: £400 Langley Park, £175 Elm Tree Farm. British Blue: £395 Elm Tree Farm, £260, £170, £165, £110 Greaves Farm. Shorthorn: £155 Far Audlands.


Limousin: £350, £290 Langley Park. Angus: £335, £295 Langley Park, £160 Elm Tree Farm. British Blue: £300, £240 Elm Tree Farm, £120 Greaves Farm.


Friesian: £530 Mouse Syke.


Hereford: £1010, £935 Bellart Howe. Angus: £825 Sella Farm, £475 Moss End Farm. Blonde: £750, £590 Ashstead. British Blue: £620 Tottlebank, £490 Moss End Farm. Limousin: £400 Mireside Farm.


Angus: £1100, £900 Bellart Howe, £750 Sella Farm, £680 Park House Farm, £520 Moss End Farm. Blonde: £1080 Ashstead. British Blue: £700, £695 Park House Farm. Hereford: £690 Park House Farm. Limousin: £555 Mireside Farm.


Limousin: £1680 Cockrigg Farm, £1500 Cracalt Farm, £1320 Birks Farm, £1190 Yates Farm, £1160 Meathop Park Farm Lodge, £1150 Scroggs Farm. British Blue: £1500 Low Groves Farm, £1380, £1355, £1345 Moors Farm, £1300 Broughton House Farm, £1225 Tarnside Farm. Hereford: £1425, £1285 West Plain Farm, £1130 Holmelands, £1020 Moors Cottage, £930 Little Fell Farm. Parthenaise: £1320, £1255 Garden Terrace. Simmental: £1200, £1140 Brow Head, £1085 Keld Farm, £1075, £1050, £1045 Brow Head. Angus: £1175, £1140 Holmelands, £1130 Kingsland, £1070 Holmelands, £985 Kingsland, £945 Little Fell Farm. Charolais: £1175 Holmelands, £1045 Tongue House Farm. Shorthorn: £1140 Meathop Park Farm Lodge, £1140 Holmelands, £1100, £990, £910 Meathop Park Farm Lodge. Belted Galloway: £1090 Holmelands. Friesian: £910 Shorthorn Farm.


Parthenaise: £1700, £1345, £1140 Garden Terrace. Charolais: £1480 Carlingwha, £1005, £1000 Woodhouse, £950 Tongue House Farm, £940 Moss Side Farm. British Blue: £1420 Allcocks Farm, £1415, £1390 Nether Hall Farm, £1300 Cockrigg Farm, £1285 Carlingwha, £1275 Low Groves Farm. Continental: £1375 Nether Hall Farm. Angus: £1250 Cockrigg Farm, £1190 Birks Farm, £990 Tarnside Farm. Limousin: £1230 Allcocks Farm, £1170 Birks Farm, £1140 Ellerbeck Farm, £1070 Scroggs Farm, £1010 Ellerbeck Farm, £1010 Yates Farm. Stabiliser: £1180 Kit Cragg. Hereford: £1170 Broughton House Farm, £920 Kendal House Farm, £900 Riddings. Simmental: £1130, £1060, £1050 Brow Head. Blonde: £1035, £995, £940 Causeway Farm


British Blue: £995 Millbeck. Limousin: £985 Stribers Farm. Saler: £935 Millbeck.

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