J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle, Thursday 19th January 2023.

Store cattle sell to £1860 with OTM’s selling to 219p/kg and £2220

Calves & Stirks

Bull calves today achieved a top price of £390 for a Simmental x from Langley Park Firms, Millom who sold others at £350 and £340. British Blue x bull calves sold to £305 from Messrs Gibson & Berry, with others at £280 from HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick. A large entry of native sired bull calves saw Aberdeen Angus x sell to £250 from M&S Blease, Carnforth with others at £240 from W&S Airey, Whittington and £230 from Lawkland Hall Farm Partnership, Lawkland. An entry of predominantly younger beef bred bull calves generally sold at £180-£220. Dairy bull calves sold to £120 for a Holstein Friesian from Langley Park Farms, Millom with dairy Shorthorns to £92 from JR Handley, Whinfell. Heifer calves sold to £350 for a British Blue x from W&S Airey, Whittington with Limousin x achieving £330 from Langley Park Farms, Millom who also sold Simmental x at £300. Younger heifer calves generally £150 to £200.
A keen interest in all classes and types of stirks saw seven month old Blonde x steers from B Wilson & Sons, Selside sell to £930 with others at £855. Other suckler bred stirks sold to £820 for ten month old Saler steers from JJ&J Woof & Sons, Dent. Well reared Aberdeen Angus x steers sold to £690 from S Whitehead, Middleton with British Blue x achieving £685 from JM Simpson, Underbarrow and Limousin x steers to £640 from F&TE Park, Crook. Heifer stirks sold to £770 for a Saler from JJ&J Woof & Sons, Dent with Limousin x selling to £760 from JM Simpson, Under barrow. An entry of predominately younger heifer stirks sold to £660 from D Penellum, Kirkby in Furness. Bull stirks sold to £800 for a Limousin from S Whitehead, Middleton with Salers selling to £770 from JJ&J Woof & Sons, Dent. Recently weaned British Blue x bull calves from S&A Wood, Pennington sold to £405.

Store Cattle

Another sharp trade was seen for all classes and types of store cattle with a top price of £1860 achieved for an overaged Hereford x steer from CS Long & RH Knipe, Ulverston who sold other overaged steers to £1620. Limousin x steers from B&D Willison & Son, Tebay sold to £1370 with another ring full from the same home achieving £1350. British Blue x steers sold to £1310 for a pair from M Bateman & Son, Firbank with Aberdeen Angus x steers selling to £1260 from B&MJ Crowe, Witherslack. A pen of fourteen month old Limousin x steers from M&L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale sold to £1180 with yearling selling to £1150 from MW&M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell and £1100 from MW&ML Black, Staveley. A ring full of fifteen month old Holstein Friesian steers from GA&M Robinson, Kendal sold at £800. A consignment of twelve to fourteen month old Longhorn Steers from E Taylforth, Hawkshead sold to £800 with others at £730.
Store heifers sold to £1370 for a named sire Aberdeen Angus x from TJ Robinson, Milnthorpe who also sold Hereford heifers to £1320. £1320 was also achieved for a pair of Limousin x heifers from B&D Willison & Son, Tebay who sold others at £1290. British Blue x heifers sold to £1130 from JR&S Handley, Heversham with others at £1095 from B&D Willison & Son. Younger suckler bred heifers sold to £970 for a ten month old Limousin x frm A Riley, Neither Kellet with other Limousin x at £960 from MW&MR Black, Staveley with others at £940 from MW&M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell. Six month old suckler bred heifers sold to £810 for a Limouosin x from CR Alderson & Son, Kirkby Stephen with Charolais x selling to £770 from R&BJ Cleasby, Broughton in Furness. A trio of seven month old Charolais x bulls from R&BJ Cleasby, Broughton in Furness sold at £890.
The next sale of store cattle is on Thursday 2nd February which includes the ten year anniversary prize show and sale. Vendors are encouraged to enter cattle with confidence to take advantage of the current high levels of demand and celebrate this special occasion.

OTM /Cast Cattle

Cull cows sold to an overall market averaged 171p/kg with over half the entry being dairy cows. Beef cows topped the market at 219p/kg for a Blonde from T Atkinson, Ulverston who sold others at 214p/kg and 199p/kg. Other Continental beef cows regularly sold at 180-200p/kg. Native sired beef cows sold to 184p/kg from an Aberdeen Angus x from E Taylford, Hawkshead who also sold Shorthorns at 181p/kg and Longhorns at 174p/kg. Dairy cows sold to 191p/kg for Holstein Friesian from MH&SJ Morris, Grange Over Sands with others at 189p/kg from S&M Cooper, Leece and 181p/kg from Strickland Hill. Medium dairy cows were regularly 150-170p/kg with the leanest parlour sorts 115-130p/kg depending on quality. Top grossing cow today was a Holstein Friesian from MH&SJ Morris, Grange Over Sands achieving £1646 with beef cows selling to £1611 for a Blonde from T Atkinson, Ulverston. All cull cows averaged £1063.

OTM dairy heifers sold to 199p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from I Atkinson & Son, Carnforth with others at 194p/kg from PW&D Swindlehurst, Underbarrow. Top grossing OTM dairy heifer was a Holstein Friesian from I Atkinson & Son, Carnforth achieving £1729 with another from the same home achieving £1664. A Limousin x heifer from JT Procter, Flookburgh achieved 219.5p/kg and £1334.
A Blonde bull from SJ&NS Wood, Windermere sold to 161/kg and £1384. An underage Charolais prime bull sold at 26.5p/kg and £2220.
A special TB exempt section allowing vendors on a TB parish to sell their cattle untested, saw OTM dairy heifers sell to 199.5p/kg and £1416 for a Fleckvieh from RG&J Clarke, Endmoor with Norwegian Red x cows selling to 164.5p/kg from JJ&MA Park & Son, Heslington who also sold Holstein Friesian to £1054.

Top Prices

Bull Calf:

Simmental: £390, £350, £340, £300 Langley Park. British Blue: £305 Low Audlands, £280 Elm Tree Farm, £250 Greaves Farm, £170 Craketrees, £160 Elm Tree Farm, £125 Hagg Farm. Angus: £250 The Barn, £240 West Hall, £230, £225 The Cottages, £220 The Barn. Friesian: £120 Langley Park. Hereford: £100 The Cottages.

Heifer Calf:

British Blue: £350 West Hall, £310, £300 Borrans Farm, £270 Low Audlands, £220 Greaves Farm, £150 Craketrees. Limousin: £330 Langley Park. Simmental: £300, £145 Langley Park. Angus: £100 The Cottages.

Bull Stirk:

Limousin: £800, £710 Low Waterside. Saler: £770 Millbeck. Friesian: £420 Low Audlands. British Blue: £405, £320 Beckside Farm.

Heifer Stirk:

Saler: £770 Millbeck. Limousin: £760 High Gregg Hall Farm, £660 Coolna Marra, £600 High Gregg Hall Farm. Continental: £640, £300 Spice Gill Farm. Angus: £540 Cragg House Farm, £430 Moss End Farm, £350 High Gregg Hall Farm. British Blue: £510 Low Audlands Farm, £380 Beckside Farm. Hereford: £400 Sleetburn Farm, £395 Biggings Lodge Farm, £330 Sleetburn Farm.

Steer Stirk:

Blonde: £930 Ashstead. Saler: £820 Millbeck. Angus: £690 Low Waterside, £530 Moss End Farm, £500 High Gregg Hall Farm. British Blue: £685 High Gregg Hall Farm. Limousin: £640 Cragg House Farm. Bazadaise: £480 Biggings Lodge Farm.

OTM Cow:

Blonde: 219.50, 214.50, 199.50 Newland View. Friesian: 191.50 Wraysholme Tower, 189.50 Tarnside Farm, 181.50 Strickland Hill, 171.50 Cracalt Farm, 167.50 Tranthwaite Hall, 161.50 Stirzaker House Farm. Limousin: 189.50, 184.50 Westfield Farm, 179.50 Mireside Farm, 174.50, 164.50 Top Thorn Farm. Angus: 184.50, 181.50, 164.50 Field Head. Shorthorn: 181.50, 174.50, 171.50, 149.50 Field Head. Longhorn: 174.50, 167.50 Field Head. South Devon: 169.50 Top Thorn Farm. British Blue: 164.50 Todds Farm. Norwegian Red: 164.50 Low Sizergh Farm. Belted Galloway: 159.50 Spice Gill Farm. Swedish Red: 121.50, 111.50 Low Sizergh Farm.

OTM Heifer:

Limousin: 219.50 Mireside Farm. Friesian: 199.50 Boon Town Farm, 194.50 Tranthwaite Hall, 194.50 Boon Town Farm, 191.50 Tarnside Farm, 174.50 College Green Farm. Fleckvieh: 199.50 Far Audlands.

Cast Bull:

Charolais: 267.50 Newland View. Blonde: 161.50 Causeway Farm.

Store Bullock:

Hereford: £1860, £1620 The Glen, £980, £900 Park House Farm. Limousin: £1370, £1350, £1300 Bybeck, £1180 High House Farm, £1150 Swallowmire, £1140 Castle Syke Farm. British Blue: £1310, £1240 Moors Farm, £1010 Moss Side Farm. Angus: £1260 Birks Farm, £1140 College Green Farm, £1100 Bradley Farm. Blonde: £970 Moss Side Farm. Friesian: £800 Silverdale Drive. Simmental: £800 Deardens Farm. Longhorn: £800 Field Head.

Store Heifer:

Angus: £1370, £1190 Rowell Farm, £1180 Birks Farm, £1080 Rowell Farm, £1010 College Green Farm. Limousin: £1320, £1290, £1240 Bybeck, £1220 Rowell Farm, £1210 Cracalt Farm, £1190 Moss Side Farm. Hereford: £1320 Rowell Farm. Simmental: £1150 Castle Syke Farm, £1140 Bybeck. British Blue: £1130 College Green Farm, £1095 Bybeck, £1060 Cracalt Farm, £1030 College Green Farm, £1020 Birks Farm.

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