J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle, Thursday 3rd August 2023.


A record entry of weanlings and weaned calves saw 164 forward, with an ever-expanding ring side of new buyers and sellers in attendance. K Wrathall Ltd, Broughton in Furness waited patiently to sell the penultimate calf of the day to a new centre record of £640 for a one month and twenty seven day old Limousin x bull. Other strong Continental bull calves were regularly £380 to £450, to include a British Blue x at £440 from JH Towers & Son, Tunstall who also sold Charolais x at £430. A quality run of Limousin x calves from Bambers Farm, Cockerham sold to £405 with others to £400. Younger calves sold to £360 for a Limousin x from Langley Park Farms, Millom with others at £355 from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall. Simmental and Aberdeen Angus x achieved £350 from Bambers Farm, Thurnham. Hereford x bulls sold to £310 from W Stamper, Chipping with other medium native sired bull calves regularly £280 to £300. Young rearing calves sold to £300 from Messrs Sowerby, Appleby with Limousin x to £300 from MH&AR Robinson, Old Hutton with the very smallest £175 to £220. A pair of belted Galloway bull calves out of Friesian cows from TW Handley, Sedbergh sold to £385. Dairy bulls sold to £165 for a three week old Montbeliarde from Colby Farms Ltd, Appleby with other rearing types £90 to £140, with the smallest £30 to £50 depending on breed and quality.
Heifer calves sold to £400 for a Limousin x from Langley Park Farms, Millom with British Blue x selling to £400 from JH Towers & Son, Tunstall and £390 from W Stamper, Chipping. Rearing heifers were generally £270 to £340, with mediums sorts £220 to £260 and the smallest and youngest £140 to £200.
57 weaned calves and stirks saw five month old Aberdeen Angus x bulls sell to £540 from JS&KM Wilson & Son, Kendal who sold other beef bred bull at £450 to £500 (4-6 month old). Diary bulls sold to £485 for Fleckviehs, again from JS&KM Wilson & Son with Holstine Friesians selling to £430 from Whitestone Farm, Penrith.
British Blue x steers sold to £865 from Bambers Farms Ltd, Cockerham who sold others at £830. Limousin x steers sold to £740 from JR Pye, Stalmine with younger steers selling to £650 for Limousin x from D Wightman & A Mason, Burton in Kendal.
Heifer sold to £740 for a pair of Limousin x from Bambers Farms Ltd, Cockerham, Aberdeen Angus x at £650 and British Blues x at £600. Other younger beef heifers sold to £595 for British Blues x from MW&PA Rollason, Meathop with others at £590 from D Wightman & A Maso, Burton in Kendal. Recently weaned Aberdeen Angus x heifers from Messrs Young, Lindale sold at £400.


A seasonal entry of store cattle saw a top price of £1280 achieved for a fifteen month old Hereford x steers from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton. A two year old Parthenaise x form S&M Cooper, Leece selling at £1260 and Simmental x from S&M Carter, Witherslack achieving £1240. Other stronger steers were regularly selling at £1100 to £1250, to include Friesians from AJ&H Clark, Sedbergh achieving £1235 and Dairy Shorthorns achieving £1170 from S&M Cooper, Leece. Younger steers sold to £1120 for a Hereford x from RJ Stalker, Ulverston with Limousin x achieving £1090 from K&S Troughton, Sedbergh and Aberdeen Angus x to £1085 from MW&PA Rollason, Meathope.
Heifers sold to £1375 for a Limousin x heifer from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton who sold other full pens at £1320. A full pen of British Blue x heifers sold at £1275 and £1265 from S&M Cooper, Leece with others at £1200 from JT&A Armistead, who also sold Charollais x at £1175. Younger heifers were generally selling at £850 to £950.


Despite the reports of the falling deadweight price, an overall market averaged of 158p/kg was achieved for all cull cows sold today. Beef cows sold to 219.5p/kg and 214.5p/kg for Stabilises from A Dixon & Son, Selside. Feeding type cows sold to 184.5p/kg from JT Proctor, Grange Over Sands with other feeding type cows generally 175p/kg to 185p/kg. Dairy cows sold to 201.5p/kg for a Holstien Friesian from Messrs Sowerby, Appleby. An entry of predominately leaner parlour type cows sold at 130p/kg to 155p/kg, depending on quality and type. Top grossing cow was a Limousin x from JT Proctor, Grange Over Sands achieving £1370, with dairy cows selling to £1248 for a Holstine Friesian from Strickland Hill Farming, Witherslack.
OTM heifer sold to 175.5p/kg and £1254 for an overage Limousin x from EJ Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg. OTM diary heifers sold to 174.5p/kg and £1113 for a Holstine Friesian from JN&JD Bowes, Crook.
Stock bulls sold to 134.5p/kg and £1521 for an Aberdeen Angus from JW&E Woof & Son, Sedbergh.

Top Prices


Hereford: £1280 Cockrigg Farm, £1120, £1055 Houkler Hall Barn, £995 Holme Farm. Parthenaise: £1265 Tarnside Farm. Simmental: £1240, £1160 Black Bull Cottage. Friesian: £1235, £1025, £900 High Hollins. Limouisn: £1215 Lane End, £1090 Moor Cottage. Dairy Shorthorn: £1170 Tarnside Farm. Saler: £1160 Tarnside Farm. Angus: £1085 Kendal House Farm, £960 Holme Farm.


Limousin: £1375, £1320 Cockrigg Farm, £915 Tarnside Farm. British Blue: £1275, £1260 Tarnside Farm, £1200 Bouthwaite Farm. Charolais: £1175 Bouthwaite Farm. Hereford: £1135 Tarnside Farm. Simmental: £990 Black Bull Cottage. Angus: £975 Black Bull Cottage.


Stabiliser: 219.50, 214.50, 199.50, 179.50, 174.50 Kit Cragg. Friesian: 201.50, 159.50 Townhead Farm, 154.50 Black Bull Farm, 144.50 Strickland Hill, 139.50 Tranthwaite Hall. Limousin: 184.50 Mireside Farm, 179.50 Ghyll Farm, 179.50 Lane End, 174.50 Ghyll Farm, 154.50 West Lodge. Saler: 169.50 New Hall. Shorthorn: 167.50 Cockley Beck Farm. Hereford: 157.50, 149.50 Coldcotes Farm. Simmental: 157.50 Bowston Hall. British Blue: 144.50 Borwick Lodge Farm.


Limousin: 217.50 Lambrigg Head Farm. Friesian: 174.50 Low Brundrigg. Hereford: 159.50 Bowston Hall. Shorthorn: 154.50 Bowston Hall.


Angus: 134.50 Ghyll Farm.


Limousin: £640 Cockley Beck Farm, £500 Langley Park, £405 Bambers Farm, £400 Langley Park. British Blue: £445 Coldcoats Farm, £440 Tunstall Hall, £385 Flodder Hall, £330 Birks Farm, £320 Hagg Farm, £300 Townhead Farm. Charolais: £430 Tunstall Hall. Belted Galloway: £385 Pedgecroft. Angus: £350 Bambers Farm, £205 Rowe End Farm, £185 Colby Farm, £175 Far Audlands. Simmental: £350 Bambers Farm. Hereford: £310 Coldcotes Farm. Montbeliarde: £165 Colby Farm. Shorthorn: £160 Far Audlands. Friesian: £155 Natland Park Farm, £110 Homesacales.


Limousin: £400 Langly Park Farm, £350 Cockley Beck, £345 Rowe End Farm, £335 Langley Farm, £305 Bambers Farm. British Blue: £400 Tunstall Hall, £390 Coldcotes, £310 Holmescales, £305 Tunstall Hall, £300 Flodder Hall. Charolais: £340 Tunstall Hall, £270 Homescales. Angus: £315 Tunstall Hall, £310 Babers Farm, £205 Wyke Farm, £205 Colby Farm. Hereford: £300 Coldcotes. Shorthorn: £150 Far Audlands.


Angus: £540 High House. British Blue: £510 High House. Fleckvieh: £485 High House Farm. Friesian: £430 Whitestone Farm, £330 High House. Shorthorn: £300 High House.


Limousin: £740 Bambers Farm, £595 Kendal House Farm, £590 West Lodge, £535 Kendal House Farm. Angus: £650 Bambers Farm, £460 West Lodge, £400 Moss End Farm.Friesian: £580 The Howes. Shorthorn: £410 West Lodge.


British Blue: £865 Bambers Farm. Limousin: £740 Hatters Farm, £650 West Lodge, £610 Hatters Farm, £570 Kendal House Farm. Angus: £580 Moss End Farm, £440 Kendal House Farm. Hereford: £510 West Lodge. Friesian: £290 Moss End Farm.

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