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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, Store and OTM Cattle, Thursday 17th August 2023

CULL COWS

With farmers in the fields, there was a reduced number of cull cows forward today, therefore selling to an increased trade with buyers keen to secure cows to fulfil orders. An overall market averaged of 157p/kg was achieved, with a large proportion of the sale being dairy cows direct out of the parlour. Cows sold to 177.5p/kg for a Shorthorn x from J Turnbull, Meathop with other beef cows suitable for finishing generally 155p/kg-170p/kg. Top grossing beef cow was a heavy weight from AT Thelkeld Ltd, Satterthwaite achieving £1340. Dairy cows sold to 171p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from Jenkin Cragg Farms, Kendal with other well fleshed dairy cows 150p/kg-165p/kg and cows direct out of the parlour 140p/kg-150p/kg, depending on quality and type. Top grossing dairy cow was a Holstein Friesian from S&M Cooper, Leece achieving £1239.
OTM dairy heifers sold to 191.5p/kg and £1233 for a Holstein Friesian from R&J Dodgson, Natland.
OTM steers sold to 219.5p/kg and £1439 for an Aberdeen Angus x from JM Haddow, Hincaster.
Cull bulls sold to 189.5p/kg and £1762 from I&AJ Armer, Burneside with Stabilisers selling to 174.5p/kg and £1717 from A Dixon & Son, Selside.

BEEF BREEDING

A ten year old British Blue x cow with five month old Limousin x heifer calf at foot from E&S Bower, Blawith achieved £1350.

STORE CATTLE

A seasonal entry of store cattle saw several returning buyers ringside, looking to secure additional and replacement stores, with all cattle selling to a competitive trade and more needed each sale to fulfil buyers requirements.
Steers sold to a top of £1555 for a Charolais x from RJ&D Holden, Broughton in Furness who sold Aberdeen Angus x at £1460. Other stronger steers were generally selling at £1300-£1350. Dairy bred steers sold to £1375 for a Fleckvieh and Montbeliarde from JE Wightman, Lupton who sold others at £1325. A keen interest in younger cattle with a consignment of ten month old Blonde x from J Whitworth, Bolton le Sands selling to £1380, with others at £1315.
Heifers saw top price of £1515 for an Aberdeen Angus x from JM Haddow, Hincaster who also sold Charolais x at £1490 and £1480. Other stronger heifers sold to £1435 for a Limousin x from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton with British Blue x selling to £1325 from C Wilson, Witherslack.
Yearling heifers sold to £1205 for Blonde x from MJ Whitworth, Bolton le Sands who sold others at £1045. Buyers requesting more cattle at the next sale with entries closing on Wednesday 23rd August.

CALVES

91 calves forward today which included the prize show kindly sponsored by Semex and Norbreck Genetics and was judged by Mr G Ryder, Ingleton. He awarded the results as followed:

CLASS 1- BEEF BRED BULL CALF

1st JW & TE Sharp with British Blue selling to £430
2nd MH & AR Robinson with British Blue selling to £430

CLASS 2- BEEF BRED HEIFER CALF

1st Gibson & Berry with British Blue selling to £460
2nd RC Wharton & Son with Limousin selling to £300
3rd JW &TE Sharp with British Blue selling to £300

CLASS 3- DAIRY BRED BULL CALF

1st TW & CA Long with a Friesian selling to £140
2nd RG & J Clark with a Friesian selling to £100

The championship rosette was awarded to a British Blue heifer from Gibson & Berry, Endmoor with the reserve champion to JW&TE Sharp, Lyth again showing a British Blue. Thank you for all vendors for presenting stock in good time, to allowing the show and sale to run on time.
Bull calves today sold to a top price of £520 for a British Blue x from Messrs Gibson & Berry, Endmoor who sold others at £460. JW&TE Sharp, Lyth achieved £430, as did MH&AR Robinson, Old Hutton. Younger bull calves sold to £365 for a Limousin x from RC Wharton & Son, Appleby with other at £315 from MH&AR Robinson, Old Hutton. Native sired bulls sold to £275 for an Aberdeen Angus x from A Pickthall, New Hutton. Dairy bulls sold to a top of £140 for nice rearing sorts from TW&CA Long, Ulverston with others generally £90-£110 and mediums £50-£70.
Heifer calves sold to a top of £460 for the champion calf being a British Blue x heifer, an entry of predominately younger heifer calves forward selling to £360 from MH&AR Robinson, Old Hutton with others generally £220-£280. Young native sired heifers sold to £285 for Shorthorn x from RG&J Clarke, Endmoor with three week old Hereford x from Messrs Wilson, Witherslack selling at £165.
43 weaned calves and stirks saw British Blue x steers from Bambers Farm Ltd, Cockerham sell to £700 with others at £690 and £670. Aberdeen Angus x steers from J Butterworth, Catforth sold at £695 with Limousin x achieving £675 from M Forbes, Ecclefechan. Recently weaned Limousin x steers from N Howard, Gainford achieved £600 with Hereford x at £560 from TW Handley, Sedbergh dairy bulls sold at £540 for a ring full from Messrs Halpin, Barrow in Furness. British Blue heifers from Bambers Farm Ltd, Cockerham saw a pen full sell at £670 with others at £635.

Top Prices

BULL CALF:

British Blue: £520 Low Audlands, £460 Low Audlands, £430 Flodder Hall, £430 Holmescales Farm, £275 Holmescales Farm. Limousin: £365 High Field, £315 Holmescales Farm. Angus: £275 Borrans Farm, £250 Far Audlands, £160 Far Audlands. Friesian: £140 Old Hall Farm, £100 Far Audlands. Fleckvieh: £85 Wyke Farm. Jersey: £72 Raisgill Hall. Hereford: £50 The High Farm.

HEIFER CALF:

British Blue: £460 Low Audlands, £360 Holmescales Farm, £305 Borrans Farm, £300 Flodder Hall. Limousin: £300 High Field, £240 Holmescales Farm, £230 Holmescales Farm, £220 Holmescales Farm, £215 Holmescales Farm. Short Horn: £285 Far Audlands. Hereford: £165 Wyke Farm, £130 Low Sizergh Farm.

OTM COW:

Shorthorn: 177.50 Meathop Park Farm. Friesian: 171.50 Jenkin Crag, 164.50 Tarnside Farm, 159.50 Tarnside Farm, 157.50 Spital Farm, 154.50 Tarnside Farm, 147.50 Spital Farm. South Devon: 169.50 Bowkerstead Farm. Sailor: 174.50 New Hall. Ayrshire: 164.50 Spital Farm. Limousin: 164.50 Burney End, 139.50 Borwick Lodge Farm. White Park: 164.50 Crabtree Farm, 159.50 Crabtree Farm, 154.50 Crabtree Farm. Belted Galloway: 154.50 Mouse Syke.

OTM HEIFER:

Friesian: 191.50 Cracalt Farm, 189.50 Cracalt Farm.

CAST STEER:

Angus: 219.50 Viver Mill Farm.

CAST BULL:

Charolais: 189.50 Bowston Hall. Stab: 174.50 Thorn Cottage.

BULL STIRK:

Limousin: £675 Grahamsfield, £600 Field House Farm. Hereford: £590 Grahamsfield, £560 Pedgecroft. Friesian: £540 Rakesmoor Farm, £420 High Carlingill. Angus: £445 Grahamsfield, £405 High Carlingill. Fleckvieh: £480 High Carlingill. British Blue: £385 High Carlingill.

HEIFER STIRK:

British Blue: £670 Bambers Farm, £635 Bambers Farm. Hereford: £485 Pedgecroft.

STEER STIRK:

British Blue: £700 Bambers Farm, £690 Bambers Farm, £485 Coldcotes Farm. Montbeliarde: £395 Coldcotes Farm.

STORE BULLOCK:

Charolais: £1555 Syke House Farm. Angus: £1460 Syke House Farm, £1255 Crabtree Farm, £840 1 Old School, £760 Rushworth Farm, £675 36 New Village. Blonde: £1380 Mount Pleasant Farm, £1315 Mount Pleasant Farm, £1125 Mount Pleasant Farm. Fleckvieh: £1375 Crabtree Farm, £1240 Crabtree Farm, £1235 Crabtree Farm. Montbeliarde: £1375 Crabtree Farm, £1325 Crabtree Farm. British Blue: £1285 Tarnside Farm, £1135 Tarnside Farm, £985 High Carlingill. Hereford: £1195 Cockrigg Farm, £1090 Houkler Hall Barn. Limousin: £1175 Crabtree Farm, £1175 Tarnside Farm, £910 Station Lane. Longhorn: £960 Station Lane, £870 Station Lane. Friesian: £580 High Hollins, £570 Fair View.

STORE HEIFER:

Angus: £1515 Viver Mill Farm, £1270 Viver Mill Farm, £1250 Cockrigg Farm, £1120 High Hollins. Charolais: £1490 Viver Mill Farm, £1480 Viver Mill Farm, £1095 Bouthwaite Farm. Limousin: £1435 Cockrigg Farm, £1175 Tarnside Farm. British Blue: £1325 Nether Hall Farm, £1285 Syke House Farm, £1260 Bouthwaite Farm, £1240 Tarnside Farm. Blonde: £1205 Mount Pleasant Farm, £1045 Mount Pleasant Farm. Hereford: £990 Gowan Bank Farm, £950 Gowan Bank Farm. Shorthorn: £485 New Village.

STORE BULL:

Limousin: £920 Old Croft. Hereford: £750 Crabtree Farm.

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NWA J36 SUMMER CALF SHOW, THURSDAY 17TH AUGUST 2023

SPONSORED BY SEMEX & NORBRECK GENETICS

JUDGE- GEOFF RYDER

CLASS 1- BEEF BRED BULL CALF
1st JW & TE Sharp with British Blue selling to £430
2nd MH & AR Robinson with British Blue selling to £430

CLASS 2- BEEF BRED HEIFER CALF
1st Gibson & Berry with British Blue selling to £460
2nd RC Wharton & Son with Limousin selling to £300
3rd JW &TE Sharp with British Blue selling to £300

CLASS 3- DAIRY BRED BULL CALF
1st TW & CA Long with a Friesian selling to £140
2nd RG & J Clark with a Friesian selling to £100

CHAMPION- Gibson & Berry

RESERVE CHAMPION- JW & TE Sharp

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