J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle, Thursday 16th February 2023.

Calves & Weanlings

All calves sold to their full value once again at junction 36, selling to a top of £300 for British Blue bulls from JW&TE Sharp, Lyth with other British Blue bulls selling to £290 from A Pickthall, Middleton. Native bulls sold to £255 for Aberdeen Angus’s from TW&CL Long, Ulverston with other Angus bulls selling to £250 from A Pickthall.
Heifers sold to a top of £255 for British Blues from FB Dunnings & Sons, Orton with Continental bred heifers selling well over the £200 mark. Friesian bulls sold to a top of £80 from JR Robinson & Son, Nook with rearing types at the £40-£50 mark.
Limousin stirks topped at £880 for a bullock from M Kitchen & S Smith, Kirkby Stephen. Aberdeen Angus bullocks sold to a top of £765 from AE&PC Capstick, Milnthorpe with British Blue heifers selling to a top of £765 from F&TE Park, Crook. Limousins sold to £745 from M Kitchen & S Smith.

Store Cattle

Seeing is believing as trade goes up through the gears, with cattle £50-£100 dearer on the fortnight. The heifer trade was outstanding with 20-month-old British Blue heifers selling to £1460 from C Wilson, Witherslack with Limousin heifers selling to £1330 from Brown Brothers, Dent. Strong meated heifers were regularly away, selling at the £1350-£1400 mark. Yearling heifers saw another level today, topping at £1390 for a British Blue from Brown Brothers, Dent with Saler yearlings selling to £1130 from JJ&J Woof & Sons, Dent. Grazing heifers saw a top of £955 for eight month old Limousins from AP&RL Crowe, Ulverston.
Bullocks saw a top of £1400 from TW Nelson, Kendal with Hereford bullocks selling to £1390 from DJ Dickinson, Haverthwaite and Limousin bullocks selling to £1340 from DM Bargh, Morecambe. Yearling bullocks were another sharp trade with many more needed to fulfil buyers requirements. Salers sold to a top of £1190 from JJ&J Woof, Dent who sold others to £1175 with Limousins selling to £1190 for a pen of five from MW&M Hodgson, Grange Over Sands. A run of dairy bred British Blue bullocks from G&SM Stephenson sold to £960 at eight months old with dairy bred Hereford from the same home selling to £900.
Please note the next sale will be the March show and sale on Thursday 2nd March. Vendors please enter the cattle with confidence for our ever increasing ring side of buyers.

Cull Cattle

The fortnightly sale of cull cows saw an overall market averaged of 185p/kg achieved with again over half the entry being dairy cull cows. Beef bred cows sold to a top price of 249.5p/kg for a young Stabiliser cow from A Dixon & Son, Selside with a ten year old Limousin x cow from T Metcalfe, Sedbergh achieving 224.5p/kg with other well fleshed beef cows regularly 200p/kg -210p/kg. Medium beef cows suitable for finishing sold to 199.5p/kg on three occasions for a British Blue x from PW Clarke, Crossthwaite, a Blonde from R Keith, Briggsteer and a Longhorn x from E Taylforth, Hawkshead. Other beef cows suitable for finishing were generally 180p/kg-195p/kg. Top grossing beef cow today was a Stabilisers from A Dixon & Son, Selside achieving £1684 who sold others at £1672 with Hereford cow from G&ID Postlethwaite, Howgill achieving £1613.
Dairy cows sold to 197.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Dennison, Ulverston and for a dairy Shorthorn from J&SA Barton, Claughton on Brock. Other heavy well fleshed dairy cows were regularly 185p/kg-195p/kg. Medium cows were 170p/kg-185p/kg with parlour type cows 145p/kg-160p/kg. Top grossing dairy cow was a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Dennison, Ulverston achieving £1728 with another Holstein Friesian selling to £1644 from JR Robinson & Son, Nook and £1332 from S&M Cooper, Ulverston.
A dedicated section for TB 1 restricted cull cows saw a top price of 187.5p/kg and £1490 for a Fleckvieh from R&J Dodgson, Natland with Holstein Friesian and Montbeliarde selling to 177.5p/kg from B&MJ Nelson & Son, Heversham and JJ&MA Park & Son, Helsington.
OTM heifers sold to 221p/kg for an MRI from J&H Bland & Son Ltd, Levens who sold Holstein Friesains to £1534. Steers sold to 239.5p/kg and £1393 for a Limousin from MW&M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell.
Cull bulls sold to 219.5p/kg for a Hereford from J&H Bland & Son, Levens and £2156 from JJ&MA Park & Son, Helsington.
Eleven active buyers were ring side today, all keen to secure cattle of all classes and types with over 100 cattle easily sold.

Top Prices


Stabiliser: 249.50, 219.50, 214.50, 209.50 Kit Cragg. Limousin: 224.50 Raygill Farm, 209.50 Tongue House Farm, 177.50 High Wray Farm. Blonde: 199.50 Crow Wood. British Blue: 199.50 Woodside Farm. Hereford: 199.50 Riddings, 184.50 Lane Ends Farm, 169.50 New House Farm. Longhorn: 199.50, 189.50, 187.50 Field Head. Dairy Shorthorn: 197.50 Stirzaker House Farm. Friesian: 197.50, 191.50 Scales Park Farm, 189.50 Hollins Farm, 184.50 Tarnside Farm, 181.50 Hollins Farm. Angus: 189.50, 184.50, 179.50 Field Head, 179.50, 159.50 Milton Mill. Fleckvieh: 187.50 Cracalt Farm. Montbeliarde: 177.50 Low Sizergh Farm. Swedish Red: 167.50, 144.50 Low Sizergh Farm. Belted Galloway: 164.50 Field Head. Shorthorn: 149.50 Field Head. Norwegian Red: 127.50 Cracalt Farm.


Meuse Rhine Issel: 221.50 Ninezergh. Friesian: 219.50 Ninezergh, 189.50, 179.50 Tarnside Farm. Hereford: 184.50 The Old Parsonage.


Limousin: 239.50 Swallowmire. Friesian: 161.50 Tarnside Farm.


Hereford: 219.50 Ninezergh, 184.50 Low Sizergh Farm.


British Blue: £300 Flodder Hall, £290 Borrans Farm, £265 Flodder Hall, £200 Elm Tree Farm, £195 Old Hall Farm. Angus: £255 Old Hall Farm, £250 Borrans Farm, £240, £225 Sunny Bank, £220 Old Hall Farm, £215 Sunny Bank.


British Blue: £255 Raisgill Hall, £215 Flodder Hall, £215, £210 Borrans Farm, £200 Flodder Hall. Angus: £180, £100 Old Hall Farm. Galloway: £120 Craketrees.


Angus: £690 Grahamsfield. Limousin: £560 Grahamsfield. British Blue: £430 Grahamsfield.


Blonde: £850 Ashstead. British Blue: £765 Cragg House Farm, £650 Park House Farm. Limousin: £745 New House Farm, £700 Cragg House Farm. Angus: £600 Cragg House Farm, £555 Moss End Farm. Hereford: £355, £240 Bandrake Farm.


Limousin: £880 New House Farm. Angus: £765, £730 Park House Farm, £580 Moss End Farm. Shorthorn: £690 New House Farm.


British Blue: £1400 Cockrigg Farm, £1360 Broughton House Farm, £1180 Cockrigg Farm, £1000 Broughton House Farm. Hereford: £1390 Lane Ends Farm. Limousin: £1340 Bradlow Farm, £1090 Swallowmire. Angus: £1270 Bradlow Farm, £1195 Bleaswood Road, £1190 Park House Farm, £1100 Birks Farm. Saler: £1190, £1175, £1125 Millbeck. Meuse Rhine Issel: £990 Piked Howe. Friesian: £970 Park House Farm. Charolais: £890 Bowston Hall.


British Blue: £1460 Nether Hall Farm, £1390 West Clint Farm, £1220 Broughton House Farm, £1080 Rankthorn, £1080, £1075 West Clint Farm. Limousin: £1430 West Clint, £1320 Nether Hall Farm, £1310 Cockrigg Farm, £1290 Raygill Farm, £1180 Birks Farm, £1140 West Clint Farm. Angus: £1380 Archers Hall, £1360 Cockrigg Farm, £1190 Bouthwaite Farm. Saler: £1130 Millbeck. Shorthorn: £1040 Rankthorn. Charolais: £870 Bowston Hall, £800 Lower Hawthwaite.

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