J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle, Thursday 30th March 2023.

Calves & Stirks

Native bred calves continue to be a strong trade at Junction 36, Aberdeen Angus bulls sold to £370 from Colby Farms, Appleby who sold others to £330. British Blue bulls topped at £335 from TK Robinson & Sons, Old Hutton. Six week old British Blue bulls sold twice to £300 from DR&C Galbraith, Grayrigg and HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick. Continental bred bulls were regularly at £250-£280 for 4-6 weeks old’s. Limousin heifer sold to a top of £265 from Colby Farms with 4 week old British Blue heifer at £240 from JW&TE Sharp, Lyth. Dairy bred bulls saw Friesians sell to £100 from Messrs Wilson, Alithwaite with the best rearing types £70 plus.
80 stirks were forward for a full ring side of buyers, all keen to purchase replacement stock. A run of suckler bred six month old Simmental bullocks from A&M Carter, Witherslack peaked at £870 with Blonde bullocks selling to £850 from B Wilson & Sons, Selside. Dairy bred British Blue bullock from MW&M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell sold to £800. Heifers peaked at £780 from B Wilson & Sons, Selside with dairy bred Limousins selling to £700 from M&S Blease, Carnforth. Friesian bullocks sold to £615 from AE&PC Capstick, Heversham. A run of four month old Limousin bullocks from Colby Farms, Appleby peaked at £540 for a pen of four.

Store Cattle

A pleasing entry of 250 store cattle were forward. A run of strong cattle from RJ&R Holden, Silecroft saw Charollais top at £1790 with Whitebred Shorthorns from the same home selling to £1740. Dairy bred British Blue bullocks sold to £1650 from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton with heifers peaking at £1620 for Limousins from T&SB Proctor, Kirkby Stephen. Yearling heifers saw Blonde sell to £1390 from MJ Whitworth, Bolton le Sands. Yearling grazing bullocks were regularly selling at the £1000-£1100 mark. Bulls saw a top of £1290 for Limousins from JM Harrison, Broughton in Furness.
With turning out just round the corner, we have new and returning buyers in attendance at every sale looking for cattle to fulfil orders. Please enter cattle with confidence.

OTM / Cast Cattle

47 cows were forward, with another impressive overall average of 191p/kg. Top price of the day was £1685 for a Limousin from S Whitehead, Middleton. Friesian cows sold to £1514 from Jenkin Cragg Farms, Kendal with others selling to £1505 from S&M Cooper, Leece. The best Friesian cows were frequently selling at 195-200p/kg. Beef bred cows sold to a top of 230p/kg from S Whitehead, Middleton. Meated beef bred cows were regularly selling at 200p/kg plus. J36 boasts a busy ring side of buys for all types of cast cows with more needed at the fortnight sales.

Top Prices


Angus: £370 £330 £260 Colby Laithes, £235 Raisgill Hall, £170 Hyning Home Farm. British Blue: £335 Greaves Farm, £300 Sunny Bank, £300 Elm Tree Farm, £290 Sunny Bank, £290 Greaves Farm, £245 Flodder Hall. Dairy Shorthorn: £105 Craketrees. Friesian: £100 Wyke Farm.


Angus: £280 Old Hall Farm, £250 Colby Laithes. Limousin: £265 Colby Laithes. British Blue: £240 Floddder Hall, £235 Raisgill Hall. Galloway: £125 Craketrees.


Angus: £800 High Gregg Hall Farm. Limousin: £570 High Gregg Hall Farm.


Blonde: £780 Ashstead. Simmental: £710 Hyning Home Farm. £680 Black Bull Cottage. Limousin: £700 Hyning Home Farm, £420 Colby Laithes. Angus: £575 £560 Hyning Home Farm, £480 Park House Farm, £400 Colby Laithes. Friesian: £450 High Gregg Hall Farm.


Simmental: £870 £790 Black Bull Cottage, £680 Hyning Home Farm. Blonde: £850 Ashstead. Limousin: £820 Hyning Home Farm, £775 Southways. British Blue: £800 Swallowmire, £745 Southways, £720 Swallowmire, £610 Park House Farm, £600 Low Brooms Farm. Hereford: £680 Swallowmire. Friesian: £635 Low Brooms Farm, £615 Park House Farm. Angus: £500 Park House Farms, £500 £490 Hyning Home Farm, £460 Colby Laithes, £450 Hyning Home Farm, £440 Colby Laithes. Shorthorn: £305 Stirzaker House Farm.


Charolais: £1790 Newcross House Farm, £1155, £1140, £1120 Ridding Side Farm, £1090 High Wray Farm, £1085 Ridding Side Farm. Hereford: £1700 Newcross House Farm, £1230 Tarnside Farm. British Blue: £1650 Cockrigg Farm, £1450 Newcross House Farm, £1230 Greenside Farm, £1140 Netherbeck Barn, £1050 Sowermire Farm, £1020 Greenside Farm. Limousin: £1650 Newcross House Farm, £1550 Angerton Farm, £1360 Newcross House Farm, £1300 Villa Farm, £1240 Cockrigg Farm, £1240 Newcross House Farm. Blonde: £1530 Newcross House Farm. Angus: £1310 Villa Farm, £1225 Crabtree Farm. Galloway: £1135 Moors Farm. Shorthorn: £1110, £1020 Sandgate Farm, £1000 Lane Ends Farm. Continental: £1080 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Stabiliser: £1080 Holmelands.


Limousin: £1620 Villa Farm, £1350 Rowell Farm, £1340 Villa Farm, £1205 Poppy Farm, £1040 Tarnside Farm, £1000 Gilsmere Farm. Angus: £1460, £1380, £1320, £1280 Rowell Farm, £1220 Moss Lane, £1080 High House Farm. Blonde: £1390, £1160, £1145 Mount Pleasant Farm. British Blue: £1290 Nether Hall Farm, £1290 Villa Farm, £1195 Netherbeck Barn, £1070 High Borrowbridge, £1040 Holmelands. Hereford: £1270 Lane Ends Farm, £1125 Tarnside Farm, £1075 Holmelands. Belted Galloway: £1120, £990, £940, £900 Haycote Cottage. Saler: £1020 Holmelands.


Limousin: £1290, £1170 Lane End, £1020 Coat Green Farm.


Limousin: 229.50 Low Waterside, 194.50 Swallowmire, 189.50 Cockley Beck Farm. Friesian: 209.50 Shorthorn Farm, 204.50 Jenkin Crag, 204.50 Shorthorn Farm, 197.50, 194.50 Tarnside Farm. Simmental: 207.50 High Wray Farm. Hereford: 199.50, 189.50 Gowan Bank Farm, 179.50 Thrang. Shorthorn: 199.50 Bandrake Farm. Angus: 187.50 Milton Mill. British Blue: 181.50 Swallomire, 179.50 Beckfoot Farm. Montbeliarde: 171.50 Low Sizergh Farm. Fleckvieh: 164.50 Hawkrigg Farm. Norwegian Red: 147.50 Hawkrigg Farm. Ayrshire: 141.50 Hawkrigg Farm.


Friesian: 214.50 Kiln Hall, 204.50 Tarnside Farm, 177.50 Halforth Farm.

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