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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Christmas Show of Calves & OTM Cattle. Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle, Thursday 7th December 2023.

OTM CATTLE

A nice entry of 71 cull cows forward, an overall market average of 149p/kg. With a large entry of feeding type beef cows and parlour type dairy cows. Beef cows sold to a top price of 189.5p/kg for a British Blue x from I & AJ Armer, Burneside and PR Escolme, Endmoor. With other better feeding types 165-180p/kg. Top grossing beef cow was a Charolais x from M Allen, Carnforth achieving £1306. Dairy cows sold to a top price of 169.5p/kg for a Friesian from Messrs Mason Birkland Barrow, Over Kellet with Holstein Friesian selling to 164.5p/kg from Jenkin Cragg Farms, Kendal, S & M Cooper, Ulverston and Fleckviehs also achieved 164.5p/kg from JA & DE Batty & Sons, Burneside. Medium dairy cows generally 140p/kg-150p/kg with leaner parlour type 120p/kg-130p/kg. Top grossing dairy cow was Holstein Friesian from WH Kitching & Son, Heslington achieving £1321. OTM beef heifers sold to 219.5p/kg and £1053 for a Limousin x from JH Atkinson & Partners, Selside. With dairy heifers selling to 164.5p/kg and £1276 from S & M Cooper, Ulverston. OTM steers sold to 239.5p/kg and £1404 for a British Blue x from JW Robinson & Son, Farleton with stock bulls selling to 141.5p/kg for a Beef Shorthorn from G Malpass, Dent.

BREEDING CATTLE

Concluding sale of breeding cattle for 2023 saw a young pedigree Limousin bull from PJ Holt & Son, Blackpool achieveing £2000. Luing cows with Simlim calves at foot from Low Moor Howe Farm, Winster sold to £1600 with others at 1450. A consignment of Luing bulling heifers from TW Wilson, Flookburgh sold to £1210 with others at £1200 and Belted Galloways selling to £720.

CALVES

Christmas show & sale of calves was kindly judged by Gary Postlethwaite, Howgill who made the following awards:

Class 1 Beef Bred Bull Calf
1st A Pickthall, Borrans Farm, British Blue £500.00
2nd D W & E Cottam, Hagg Farm, Charolais £490.00
3rd A Pickthall. Borrans Farm, British Blue £450.00

Class 2 Beef Bred Heifer Calf
1st A Pickthall, Borrans Farm, British Blue £450.00
2nd D Galbraith, Sunny Bank, British Blue £355.00
3rd D W & E Cottam, Hagg Farm, Charolais £330.00

Champion– A Pickthall, British Blue
Reserve Champion– A Pickthall, British Blue

Bull calves sold to a top of £500 for reserve champion for a British Blue x from A Pickthall, New Hutton who sold others at £450 and £430, with the 3rd prize bull calf Charolais from DW & EA Cottam, New Hutton achieving £490. Other stronger bull calves generally £350-£420 with mediums £240-£300 with only the very smallest less. Native sired calves sold to £285 for a Aberdeen Angus x from JG & BJ Escolme, Killington with other month old Aberdeen Angus bulls selling to £250 from Colby Farms, Appleby. Dairy bulls sold to a top price of £150 for a British Friesian from RF & CE Hodgson, Ulverston who sold others at £120 with mediums regularly £90-£110 with smaller calves £30-£60. Heifer calves sold to top of £450 for the champion being a 6 week old British Blue from A Pickthall, New Hutton with other month old heifer calves selling to £355 for a British Blue x from DR & C Galbraith, New Hutton and £330 for Charolais x from DW & EA Cottam, New Hutton. Other month old heifers generally £220-£270 with native sired heifers selling to £205 from Colby Farms, Appleby.

STIRKS

6 month old steers sold to £710 for a Limousin x from Bambers Farm, Cockerham with sold others at £680. Other 6 month old steers generally £580-£640. Heifer stirks sold to top price of £680 for 4 month old Blonde x from RJ & J Gardner, Natland with younger heifer stirks selling to £480-£560 with recently weaned Aberdeen Angus heifers selling to £325 from W Stamper, Chipping. Bull stirks sold to £460 for 4 month old British Blue from J & S Brakewell, Kirby in Furness.

STORE CATTLE

A seasonal show of 150 store cattle with all selling to full value with a full ringside of buyers present. Yearling Limousin bullocks sold to £1280 from A Winder & Son, Ravenstonedale. Dairy bred British Blue bullocks at 16 month old sold to £1230 from J Holme & Son, Ulverston who sold Limousin to the same price. Hereford bullocks saw a top of £1200 from GM Redmayne, Ings. A run of suckler bred bullocks from B Heyes saw his out wintered 8 month old bullocks sell to £950 with other pens selling to £930. A large run of black & white bullocks forward with a pen of 15 month old selling to £920 from GA & RM Robinson, Lowgill. With others selling to £900 from AE & PC Capstick, Heversham. Heifer trade peaked at £1200 for yearling Limousin heifer from A Winder & Son, Ravenstonedale. Shorthorn selling to the same price from J Black & Son, Kentmere. Dairy bred British Blue heifers sold to £1180 from J Alderson & Son, Howgill, with a pen of dairy bred Herefords at 18 months selling to £1080.

Concluding cattle sale of 2023 is on Thursday 21st December, with entries closing 13th December.

Top Prices

BULL CALF:

British Blue; Borrans Farm £500.00, Borrans Farm £450.00, Borrans Farm £430.00, Tunstall Hall £415.00, Audlands£400.00, Elm Tree Far £370.00. Charollais; Hagg Farm £490.00, Bambers Farm £320.00. Simmental; Rowe End Farm £330.00. Limousin; Tunstall Hall £285.00, Low Stangerthwaite £275.00, Low Stangerthwaite £270.00, Tunstall Hall £220.00. Angus; Low Stangerthwaite £285.00, Colby Laiths £250.00, Rowe End Farm £250.00, Rowe End Farm £245.00, Colby Laiths £235.00, Bambers Farm £200.00. Blonde; Midtown Farm £270.00, Midtown Farm £200.00. Friesian; Rowe End Farm £150.00, Rowe End Farm £120.00

HEIFER CALF:

British Blue; Borrans Farm £450.00, Borrans Farm £355.00, Sunny Bank £355.00, Sunny Bank £310.00, Sunny bank £310.00, Raisgill Hall £250.00. Charollais; Hagg Farm £330.00, Bambersn Farm £270.00. Blonde; Midtown Farm £220.00, Midtown Farm £180.00, Midtown Farm £170.00. Angus; Colby Laiths £205.00, Colby Laiths £205.00, Rowe End Farm £195.00, Rowe End Farm £180.00, Colby Laiths £170.00. Shorthorn; Flodder Hall £180.00, Flodder Hall £170.00, Flodder Hall £135.00, Raisgill Hall £115.00.

BULL STIRK:

British Blue; Moss House Farm £460.00. Angus; Coldcotes Farm £370.00. Hereford £290.00.

HEIFER STIRK:

Blonde; Natland Mill Beck Farm £680.00, Natland Mill Beck Farm £680.00. Limousin; Filed House Farm £635.00, Bambers Farm ~£480.00, Bambers Farm £480.00. Angus Bambers Farm £540.00, Bambers Farm £540.00, Bambers Farm £540.00, Coldcotes Farm £325.00.
Steer Stirks: Limousin; Bambers Farm £710.00, Bambers Farm £680.00. Angus; Bambers Farm £620.00, Bambers Farm £620.00.

OTM COW:

British Blue; Bowston Hall 189.50p/kg, Bowston Hall 181.50p/kg, Bowston Hall 179.50p/kg, Bowston Hall 164.50p/kg, Bowston Hall 164.50p/kg, Aynsome Manor Farm 151.50p/kg. Limousin Audlands Park 189.50p/kg, Bowston Hall 177.50p/kg, Bowston Hall 171.50p/kg, Bowston Hall 169.50p/kg, Bowston Hall 159.50p/kg, Peall House 159.50p/kg. Charollais; Yealand Manor 177.50p/kg, Greenwood Haw 164.50p/kg, Greenwood Haw 141.50p/kg, Friesian; Birkland Barrow 169.50p/kg, Tarnside Farm 164.50p/kg, Jenkin Crag Farms 164.50p/kg, Hawes Farm 157.50p/kg, Jenkin Crag Farms 157.50p/kg, Jenkin Crag Farm 157.50p/kg. Shorthorn; Bridge Stone Land 167.50p/kg, Craketrees 129.50p/kg. Continental; Chapel Island View 164.50p/kg. Saler; New Hall 164.50p/kg, New Hall 139.50p/kg, New Hall 114.50p/kg. Fleckvieh; Laithwaite Farm 164.50p/kg, Moss House Farm 134.50p/kg, Cracalt Farm 127.50p/kg. Simmental; Greenwood Haw 159.50p/kg, Greenwood Haw 159.50p/kg. Dairy Shorthorn; Craketrees 154.50p/kg. Norweigien; Cracalt Farm 141.50p/kg, Low Sizergh Farm 124.50p/kg. Hereford; Birkland Barrow 141.50p/kg. Swedish Red and White; Low Sizergh Farm 124.50p/kg, Birkland Barrow 114.50p/kg. Jersey; Cracalt Farm 119.50p/kg.

OTM HEIFER:

Limousin; Mosergh Farm 219.50p/kg. Friesian; Tarnside Farm 164.50p/kg, Wyke Farm 149.50p/kg, Natland Park Farm 134.50p/kg.

CAST STEER:

British Blue; Green Close 239.50p/kg, Green Close 234.50p/kg.

CAST BULL:

Shorthorn Greenwood How 141.50p/kg, Highland; Field House 119.50p/kg.

STORE BULLOCK:

Limousin; Greenside £1280.00, Hollowmire Farm £1230.00,m Greenside Farm £1150.00, Breedy Butts Farm £1130.00, Cockrigg Farm £1050.00, Bouthwaite Farm £1040.00. British Blue; Hollowmire Farm £1230.00, Greenside Farm £1180.00, Hollowmire Farm £1080.00, Beckfoot farm £1040.00, Southways £840.00. Charollias; Bouthwaite Farm £1200.00. Hereford; Gowan Bank farm £1200.00, Gowan bank Farm £1200.00, Gowan Bank farm £950.00, Mansergh Hall farm £930.00, Biggins Lodge Farm £770.00, Southways £760.00. Angus; Bouthwaite Farm £110.00, Park House Farms £1020.00, Cockrigg farm £1020.00Bouthwaite Farm £900.00, Middle Salter £840.00. Friesian; Cold Seat Barn £920.00, Park House Farms £900.00, Park House Farms £860.00, Longlands £750.00, Park House Farms £740.00, Bellart Howe £730.00. Simmental; Greenwood Haw £780.00.

STORE HEIFER:

Shorthorn; Bridge Stone Land £1200.00, Limousin; Grrenside Farm £1200.00, Hollowmire Farm £990.00, Riddings £950.00, Mossboroug Bungalow £860.00, Middle Salter £820.00, Mossboroug Bungalow £820.00. British Blue; Greenside Farm £1180.00, Beckfoot Farm £1110.00, Hollowmire Farm £1100.00, Riddings £1040.00, Hollowmire Farm £1010.00. Hereford; Mansergh Hall 1080.00, Bellart Howe £1030.00. Angus; Bouthaite Farm £1070.00, Park House Farms £960.00, Bouthwaite Farm £860.00, Middle Salter £730.00. Charollais; Parks House Farms £900.00, Park House Farms £780.00. Bazadaise; Biggins Lodge Farm £750.00, Biggins Lodge Farm £700.00. Longhorn; Bellart Howe £710.00.

STORE BULL:

Hereford; Natland Mill Beck £980.00. Angus; Aisgill Farm £720.00.

More Info

Christmas Calf Show- Judge: Gary Postlethwaite

Class 1 Beef Bred Bull Calf
1st A Pickthall, Borrans Farm, British Blue £500.00
2nd D W & E Cottam, Hagg Farm, Charolais £490.00
3rd A Pickthall. Borrans Farm, British Blue £450.00

Class 2 Beef Bred Heifer Calf
1st A Pickthall, Borrans Farm, British Blue £450.00
2nd D Galbraith, Sunny Bank, British Blue £355.00
3rd D W & E Cottam, Hagg Farm, Charolais £330.00

Champion– A Pickthall, British Blue
Reserve Champion– A Pickthall, British Blue

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