J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM, Store Cattle and Beef Breeding Cattle, Thursday 6th July 2023.


132 rearing & weaned calves were forward at the fortnightly sale with new & returning customers in attendance. Rearing calves sold to £505 for an 8 week old British Blue x bull from Messrs Gibson & Berry, Endmoor. With other younger British Blue bull calves selling to £400 from JW & TE Sharp, Lyth with others at £390 from HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick. Native sired bull calves sold to £345 for Aberdeen Angus x from WB Winder & Co, Dalton in Furness who sold others at £270. Dairy bull calves sold to £300 for an 8 week old Fleckvieh from J & S Brakewell, Kirkby in Furness who sold others at £240. Younger Fleckvieh bull calves sold to £215 from RF & CE Hodgson, Pennington. Heifer calves sold to £390 for a British Blue x from JW & TE Sharp, Lyth, with a 6 week old Charolais x from M & C Booth, Kentmere selling at £350. Younger month old heifer calves generally £190-£250 depending on quality and type. Weaned bull calves sold to £600 for British Blue x from Messrs Williamson, Colby with others at £560 from WB Winder & Co, Broughton in Furness. Younger recently weaned bull calves sold to £485 from W Stamper, Chipping who sold others at £450. Dairy bull calves sold to £390 for a Holstein Friesian from R & J Dodgson, Natland with others at £345 from Messrs Williamson, Colby.


46 stirks saw 6 month old Limousin x steers sell to £730 from B & MJ Nelson, Heversham with other younger continental steers selling to £690 for Limousin x from JC & G Taylor, Crook and British Blue x from AE & PC Capstick Ltd, Heversham. Bull stirks sold to £620 for British Blue x from E Lawson, Sedbergh. With Fleckvieh selling to £595 from SJ & J Hodgson, Colton. Heifer stirks sold to £850 for Blonde Aquitaine. Predominately 6-8 month old heifer stirks saw Aberdeen Angus sell to £685 from AE & PC Capstick Ltd, Heversham and Limousin to £640 from E Lawson, Sedbergh.


Cull cows saw another active ringside of buyers keen to secure all classes and types particularly those suitable for further finishing. Overall market average of 175p/kg was achieved with over half the entry being parlour type dairy cows. Beef cows sold to 219.5p/kg for Limousin x from Messrs Hodgson, Windermere, and a Stabiliser from AE & PC Capstick Ltd, Heversham, other heavy well finished beef cows 200p/kg-215p/kg with medium types 190p/kg-200p/kg. Dairy cows sold to a top price of 184.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from JM Barton & Son, Lupton who sold others at 179.5p/kg. The leaner end of dairy cows generally 145p/kg-160p/kg depending on quality and type. Top grossing cull cow was a Charolais from T Atkinson, Ulverston achieving £1936 with other heavy beef cows regularly £1400-£1600 with Dairy cows peaking at £1324 from JM Barton & Son, Lupton. Cull bulls sold to 179.5p/kg for a Charolais from Messrs Beaty, Windermere with others selling at £1949 from HM Hodgson, Windermere.


Store cattle continue to sell to a competitive trade which we expect at our fortnightly sale of store cattle. A run of British Blue heifers from I & AJ Armer, Burneside saw a top price of £1430, with a lovely batch from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton selling to £1330 with a full ring of Aberdeen Angus heifers from the same home selling to £1230. Bullocks saw yearlings top the sale at £1320 for Simmentals from JB Moore, Allithwaite, with yearling Limousins sell to £1245 from JT Proctor, Flookburgh. A lovely run of 8 month old suckler calves from Messrs Hodgson, Windermere saw his best Limousin bullocks sell to £910. With a trio of 7 month old Limousin heifers from the same home selling to £840.


The monthly sale of breeding cattle saw a stronger trade than first thought with all vendors leaving pleased with todays trading. The first heifer and calf into the ring sold to the top price of the day of £2350 for a first cross British Blue heifer with a sweet Limousin calf from TLB & J Knowles, Selside with another British Blue heifer with Limousin calf selling to £2300 from EJ Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg. Cows and calves were keenly bid for, with a top of £2200 for a 3rd calver Limousin cow with a Limousin calf from A & P Hodgkinson, Stalmine with a 4th calver British Blue cow with an outstanding Limousin bull calf from M Gibson, Grisedale selling to £2000.

Top Prices


Limousin: 219.50 High Borrans Farm, 209.50 Spital Farm, 209.50 High Wray Farm, 209.50 High Green Farm, 204.50 Spital Farm, 201.50 Park House Farm. Stabiliser: 219.50 Park House Farms, 171.50 Holmelands. British Blue: 211.50 Capplethwaite Hall, 199.50 High Wray Farm, 189.50 Capplethwaite Hall, 179.50 Swallowmire, 179.50 The Howes. Charolais: 204.50 Newland View, 179.50 Low Garths Farm. Angus: 197.50 Newland View, 189.50 Bowston Hall, 164.50 High Borrans Farm. Shorthorn: 197.50 Holmelands. Hereford: 194.50, 189.50 Riddings, 179.50 Gowan Bank Farm. Gelbvieh: 191.50 High Wray Farm. Friesian: 184.50, 179.50 Lupton Hall, 169.50 Scales Park Farm, 167.50 High Roosebeck Farm, 167.50 Moss House Farm, 164.50 Ackenthwaite Farm. Continental: 179.50, 174.50, 149.50 Fell House, 149.50 Holmelands. Jersey: 169.50 Lockbank Farm. Montbeliarde: 149.50 Moss House Farm. Norwegian Red: 149.50 Cracalt Farm. Swedish Red: 139.50 Low Sizergh Farm. Blonde: 129.50 Mount Pleasant Farm.


Saler: 209.50 New Hall.


Charolais: 179.50 Long Green Head, 174.50 New Hall.


British Blue: £600 The Howes, £560 Wall End Farm, £560 The Howes, £505 Low Audlands, £485, £450 Coldcotes Farm. Friesian: £390 Cracalt Farm, £345 The Howes. Angus: £345, £270 Wall End Farm, £265, £240, £220 Rowe End Farm, £205 Chapelhills. Hereford: £325 Coldcotes Farm. Fleckvieh: £300, £240 Moss House Farm, £215 Rowe End Farm. Limousin: £105 Halforth Farm.


British Blue: £540 Mouse Syke, £390 Flodder Hall, £360 Coldcotes Farm. Charolais: £350 Hartrigg. Angus: £290, £200 Wall End Farm, £155 Rowe End Farm, £150 Wall End Farm, £130 Greaves Farm. Shorthorn: £135 Stirzaker House Farm. Limousin: £135, £130, £120 Halforth Farm.


Angus: £155, £135 Stirzaker House Farm. Shorthorn: £100 Stirzaker House Farm.


British Blue: £620 Lockbank. Fleckvieh: £595, £555 Tottlebank. Angus: £475 Raw End Farm.


Blonde: £850 Coat Green Farm. Angus: £685 Park House Farm, £500 High Carlingill, £400 Coat Green Farm, £360 Raw End Farm. Limousin: £640, £610 Lockbank, £610 Halforth Farm, £580 High Carlingill, £570 High Farm.


Limousin: £730 Halforth Farm, £690, £660, £630 High Farm. Fleckvieh: £725 Park House Farm, £430, £425 Tottlebank. British Blue: £690 Park House Farm. Galloway: £500 Coat Green Farm.


Simmental: £1320 Outerthwaite Farm. Limousin: £1245, £1010 Mireside Farm, £910 High Borrans Farm. Friesian: £1200 Cockrigg Farm, £1120 Coat Green Farm. British Blue: £1180, £810 Coat Green Farm. Angus: £1130, £1050 Mireside Farm. Dairy Shorthorn: £850 Coat Green Farm.


British Blue: £1430 Bowston Hall, £1330 Cockrigg Farm, £1250, £1150, £1140 Bowston Hall. Limousin: £1340, £1220 Cockrigg Farm, £1200, £1140 Bowston Hall, £840, £835 High Borrans Farm. Hereford: £1240, £950 Gowan Bank Farm, £890 Bowston Hall, £850, £840 Holmelands. Angus: £1230, £1130 Cockrigg Farm, £1010 Bowston Hall, £960 Moss Side Farm, £880, £870 Coat Green Farm. Shorthorn: £930 Holmelands. Simmental: £920 Outerthwaite Farm.


British Blue: £2350 High Borrowbridge, £2300 Lambrigg Head Farm, £1700 High Borrowbridge. Limousin: £1800 Lambrigg Head Farm. Angus: £1380, £1320 Thorns Farm.


Limousin: £2200 Bank Field Farm, £1900 Tullithwaite Hall Farm, £1750, £1720 Old Croft, £1600 Bank Field Farm. Angus: £2000, £1780, £1580, £1550, £1450, £1200 Myerscough Hall. British Blue: £2000 Mouse Syke, £1780, £1700 Myerscough Hall. Charolais: £1650 Angerton Hall Farm.

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