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


Red hot trade today, with an overall market average of 201p/kg for all sold.
Heavy well fleshed beef cows sold 257.5p/kg for a Blonde from T Atkinson, Ulverston with Limousin x to 244.5p/kg from CI Briggs, Ambleside and Charolais x to 241p/kg again from T Atkinson, Ulverston. Other medium beef cows regularly 195-215p/kg with keen interest for those suitable for further finishing
Dairy bred cows sold to 199.5p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from MH & AR Robinson, Old Hutton who sold other at 197.5p/kg with imported Fleckvieh selling to 191.5p/kg from SJ&J Hodgson, Colton. Dairy cows direct from parlour regularly 165-180p/kg. Top grossing cow today was a Charollais from T Atkinson, Ulverston achieving £2130 who sold others a £1951 and £1884. Dairy cows sold to £1597 for a flack from SJ&J Hodgson, Colton with Holstein Friesian selling to £1468 from Messrs Dennison. OTM steers sold to 249.5p/kg and £1414 for Limousin x from T & SB Procter, Kirby Stephen with heifers selling to 261.5p/kg and £1009 from GG&MA long, Pennington.
100+ cows required every sale to fulfil buyers requirements.


A smaller entry of 54 forward, with many more could have been sold to vendors advantages. The sale topped at £360 twice for British Blue Bulls from JW&TE Sharp, Lyth. British Blues Bulls were regularly selling around the £300+ mark. Aberdeen Angus Bulls sold to a top of £285 (4 weeks old) from FB Dunning & Son, Orton. 3 Week Old Galloway bulls from JR Handley, Whinfell sold to £175. Heifer calves saw a top of £275 for British Blues from JW&TE Sharp, Lyth with other British Blue heifers selling to £260 from JR Handley, Whinfell. Angus heifers were keenly bid for selling to a top of £275 from JW&TE Sharp, Lyth. Dairy bred bulls sold to a top of £140 for 4 week old Fleckvieh from RG&JA Clark, Endmoor.
An impressive entry of 80 stirks were forward, with all selling to full value to a packed ringside of buyers at J36. The stirk trade topped at £1040 for sucker bred Blonde bullocks from B Wilson & Sons, Selside who also sold Limousin heifers to £950. A pen of 6 dairy bred Aberdeen Angus heifers at 5-6 month old from M&S Blease, Carnforth sold to £665. Colby Farms, Appleby sold a lovely run of weaned stirks which saw Limousin bullocks sell to £655 at 5 month old with British Blue bullocks selling to the same price. A keen interest was shown for all bulls in the stirk section with Limousin selling to £720 from E Lawson, Howgill with other Limousin bulls selling to £710 from M Knowles, Preston.


150 Store Cattle forward with trade continuing to be as strong as ever at J36. The sale topped at £1460 for a Limousin bullock from S&M Cooper, Leece with others selling to £1400 for a 10 Month Old from CI Briggs, High Wray. Native bullocks saw a top of £1395 for a pair of Aberdeen Angus from TW Nelson & Son, Cockrigg. The heifer trade topped at £1410 for Charolais from J Twigge, Lindale with Aberdeen Angus selling to £1360 from JT&A Armistead, Selside with Herefords selling to £1280 from DJ Dickinson, Haverthwaite.
Large quantities of Store Cattle needed for the forthcoming sales this spring with a packed ringside of buyers every fortnight after grazing and finishing cattle for the summer.

Top Prices


British Blue: £360 Flodder Hall, £360 Elm Tree Farm, £340 Flodder Hall, £300 Raisgill Hall, £285 Elm Tree Farm, £265 Raisgill Hall. Angus: £285 Raisgill Hall, £185, £115 Sunny Bank. Galloway: £175 Craketrees. Fleckvieh: £140 Far Audlands. Shorthorn: £110 Far Audlands.


Angus: £275, £210 Flodder Hall, £160, £155 Elm Tree Farm. British Blue: £275 Flodder Hall, £260 Craketrees, £220 Flodder Hall, £220 Raisgill Hall, £210 Sunny Bank, £185 Raisgill Hall. Shorthorn: £150 Far Audlands.


Limousin: £720 Lockbank, £710 Higher Landskill Farm, £665 Lockbank. Fleckvieh: £650, £570 Higher Landskill Farm. Simmental: £640 Higher Landskill Farm. Angus: £635 Colby Laithes, £460 The Barn.


Limousin: £950 Ashstead, £675 Lockbank, £600, £480, £470, £440 Colby Laithes. Angus: £665 The Barn, £620 Park House Farm, £490 Moss End Farm, £480, £460 Colby Laithes. British Blue: £580, £520, £480 Intake Farm. Hereford: £490, £420 Piked Howe.


Blonde: £1040 Ashstead. British Blue: £655, £590, £560 Colby Laithes. Limousin: £655, £590, £575, £560, £540 Colby Laithes. Angus: £550 Moss End Farm, £470, £450 Colby Laithes. Montbeliarde: £490 Colby Laithes. Shorthorn: £430 Stirzaker House Farm. Friesian: £380 Moss End Farm.


Limousin: £1460 Tarnside Farm, £1400 High Wray Farm, £1350 Cockrigg Farm, £1060 Scroggs Farm, £1060 High Wary Farm, £1050 Mireside Farm. Angus: £1395 Cockrigg Farm, £1140 Tarnside Farm, £1070 Birks Farm, £975 Little Fell Farm, £940 Shorthorn Farm. Shorthorn: £1240, £1220 Tarnside Farm, £930 Sayles Farm. Hereford: £1150 Gowan Bank Farm, £1150 Bouthwaite Farm, £960 Little Fell Farm. British Blue: £1110 Birch Bank, £1050 Beckfoot Farm, £920 Somme Aveune. Saler: £1090 Millbeck. Charolais: £1025 Angerton Farm. Friesian: £960 Tarnside.


Charolais: £1410 Holmelands. Angus: £1360 Bouthwaite Farm, £1165 Templand Farm, £1100 Tarnside Farm, £1090 Bouthwaite Farm, £930 Birks Farm. Hereford: £1280 Lane Ends Farm, £1275 Holmelands, £1170 Angerton Farm, £1120 Lane Ends Farm. British Blue: £1240 Carlingwha, £1070 Birch Bank, £980 Somme Aveune, £960 Templand Farm, £910 Tock How Farm. Limousin: £1240 Cockrigg Farm, £1120 Yates Farm, £1100 Tarnside Farm, £1060 Birks Farm, £1030 Bouthwaite Farm, £1010 Mireside Farm. Saler: £1060, £1040 Millbeck. Shorthorn: £930 Tock How Farm.


British Blue: £1090 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Limousin: £1060, £970 Lower Oakeneaves Farm.


Blonde: 257.50 Newland View. Limousin: 244.50 High Wray Farm, 229.50 Ghyll Farm. Charolais: 241.50 Newland View. British Blue: 211.50 Homelands, 194.50 Bowston Hall. Hereford: 209.50 Bowston Hall, 197.50 Lane Ends Farm. Angus: 204.50 Homelands. Friesian: 199.50 197.50 Homescales Farm, 191.50 Scales Park Farm, 191.50 Hollins Farm. Shorthorn: 194.50 Cockley Beck Farm, 149.50 Sayles Farm. Saler: 194.50 High Way Farm. Fleckvieh: 191.50 Tottlebank. Norwegian Red: 179.50 Cracalt Farm.


British Blue: 261.50 Rathvale Farm. Limousin: 244.50 Villa Farm.


Limousin: 249.50 Villa Farm. British Blue: 227.50 Tarnside Farm.

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