J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM, Beef Breeding and Store Cattle, Thursday 21st December 2023.


An end of year sale of cull cows saw an entry of predominately feeding cows forward, selling to 189.5p/kg for a British Blue cross from AW Irvine, Ambleside. Hereford cross sold to 179.5p/kg from GM Redmayne, Ings with other feeding cows generally 165p/kg to 175p/kg. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows sold to 174.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe who sold others at 171.5p/kg. Fleckviehs sold to 167.5p/kg from SJ&J Hodgson & Son, Colton and Jerseys to 154.5p/kg from R Cowin & Sons, Kirkby Lonsdale. Top grossing cow was a Holstein Friesian from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe achieving £1368.
OTM heifers sold to 199.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from JG&BJ Escolme, Killington with others at £1363 from RJ&D Holden, Broughton in Furness.

Bull calves sold to a top of £455 for a British Blue cross from Messrs Gibson & Berry, Endmoor who also sold Charolais cross at £430. Stronger beef bulls sold to £410 for a British Blue cross from A Pickthall, New Hutton and £400 for a Limousin cross from Langley Park Farms, Millom. Others were regularly £370 to £400, with mediums £280 to £350, to include an Aberdeen Angus cross at £305 from A Pickthall, New Hutton. Dairy bulls sold to £160 for a Holstein Friesian from Langley Park Farms, Millom with other medium rearers £60 to £100.
Heifer calves sold to £495 for a Charolais cross from Gibson & Berry, Endmoor with younger six week old heifers to £390 for a British Blue cross from A Pickthall, New Hutton, £370 for British Blue cross from DR&C Galbraith, Grayrigg and a Charolais cross from Messrs Gibson & Berry, Endmoor. Medium rearing heifers were generally £240 to £280, with the younger sorts £140 to £200, depending on breed and quality.


Just a handful of stirks forward today, selling to an extremely strong trade. Seven month old British Blue cross heifers sold to £670 from JA Law, Carnforth who also sold Hereford cross at £600. Other recently weaned heifer stirks were regularly £420 to £500.


Aged Aberdeen Angus cross cows with calves at foot sold to £1240 from JE Hayhurst, Milnthorpe


Store cattle sold to £1140 for a trio of fifteen month old Aberdeen Angus cross steers from RJ&ML Lowery, Holker who sold heifers at £1030. Dairy steers sold to £890 for Dairy Shorthorns from C Bell, Leyburn who sold Holstein Friesian at £840.
The next sale of store cattle is on Thursday 11th January, this being the renowned New Year show of store cattle. Vendors are encouraged to enter cattle with confidence for this sale.

Top Prices


Friesian: 194.50 Syke House Farm, 174.50, 171.50 North Farm, 167.50 Tarnside Farm, 167.50 Wraysholme Tower, 159.50 North Farm. British Blue: 189.50, 174.50 Tock How Farm. Hereford: 179.50 Gowan Bank Farm, 161.50 Tock How Farm. Charolais: 169.50 Tock How Farm. Fleckvieh: 167.50 (x2) Tottlebank. Jersey: 154.50 Hawkrigg Farm. Angus: 149.50 Milton Mill.


Friesian: 199.50 Low Stangerthwaite. Angus: 169.50 West Lodge.


British Blue: £455, £410, £390 Low Audlands, £385 Raisgill Hall, £380 Borrans Farm, £375 Sunny Bank. Charolais: £430 Low Audlands. Limousin: £400, £345, £320, £275, £240, £210 Langley Park. Angus: £305 Borrans Farm, £280 North Farm, £270 High Foulshaw Farm, £270 North Farm, £250 High Foulshaw Farm, £205 Langley Park. Friesian: £160 Langley Park, £110 North Farm. Hereford: £125 Wraysholme Tower.


Charolais: £495, £370, £340 Low Audlands. British Blue: £390 Borrans Farm, £370 Sunny Bank, £275 Elm Tree Farm, £270 Raisgill Hall, £260, £255 North Farm. Limousin: £220, £130 Langley Park. Angus: £190 High Foulshaw Farm, £155 North Farm, £100 Colby Laithes. Shorthorn: £100 Far Audlands.


British Blue: £670, £420 Marsh House Farm. Hereford: £600 (x2) Marsh House Farm, £420 (x2) Gowan Bank Farm. Angus: £500 Milton Mill. Fleckvieh: £470 (x2) Moss House Farm.


Angus: £1140 (x3) Shorthorn Farm. Dairy Shorthorn: £890 Shawcote Farm. Friesian: £840 (x2) Shawcote Farm.


British Blue: £1090 Gowan Bank Farm. Angus: £1030 (x3) Shorthorn Farm.

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