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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM, Beef Breeding and Store Cattle, Thursday 23rd November 2023.

BEEF BREEDING CATTLE

Plenty of interest with farmers looking to source additional and replacement breeding stock. With Aberdeen Angus x heifers with month old Limousin calf at foot selling to £1480 from JR Pye, Stalmine who also sold in calf heifers to £1450.

STORE CATTLE

Seasonal entry of store cattle sold to a strong trade with bullocks selling to £1390 for a British Blue x from M Bateman & Son, Sedbergh who sold others at £1320 with Limousin x selling to £1330 from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton and Hereford x selling to £1270 from TW Wilson, Flookburgh. Other stronger end steers regularly £1150-£1250, including Fleckvieh from RW & SA Nicholson at £1170. Younger steers sold to £985 for 10 month old British Blue x, with Limousin x to £965, Hereford x to £905 and Simmental to £885. Heifers sold to £1390 for a Limousin x from JM Metcalfe Jnr, Underbarrow with Limousin x selling to £1270 and £1240 from NP & CE Buckely, Staveley and Fleckvieh to £1150 from RW & SA Nicholson, Lupton and British Blue x from £1130 from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton. Yearling heifers sold to £985 from British Blue from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton. With others generally £880-£920. Bulls sold to £1285 for a pair of Limousin x from JA Airey, New Hutton with Shorthorn selling to £1030 from M Kitching & S Smith, Kendal.

CULL COWS

Cull cows saw an overall market average of 145p/kg. Beef cows sold to a top price of 184.5p/kg for a British Blue x from I & AJ Armer, Burneside with other beef cows selling to 169.5p/kg from JJ & J Woof & Sons, Dent, CI Briggs, Ambleside and SJ & NS Wood, Windermere, and GM Redmayne, Ings. Other beef cows generally 150p/kg-160p/kg, depending on quality and type. Top grossing cow being an Aberdeen Angus from Millfield Stud, Settle totalling £1464. Dairy cows sold to a top of 169.5p/kg for Montbeliarde from JJ & M Park & Son, Helsington with Holstein Friesian selling to 161.5p/kg from WH Kitching & Son, Sedgwick. With other parlour type cows generally 135p/kg-145p/kg. Top grossing dairy cow achieved £1250 from JJ & MA Park & Son, Helsington. Steers to 239.5p/kg and £1470 for a British Blue x from JW Robinson & Son, Farleton with Belted Galloway selling to 209.5p/kg and £1042 from KD & L Armer, Kirkby Stephen.

CALVES AND STIRKS

117 rearing and weaning calves saw British Blue x sell to £490 from A Pickthall, New Hutton with other strong beef bulls regularly £340-£400, with native sired selling to £310 for Aberdeen Angus x from JH Towers & Son, Tunstall. Medium beef bulls regularly £260-£310. With dairy bulls selling to a top of £210 for Montbeliarde from JS & IM Wilson, Milliom who sold others at £205. Holstein Friesian sold to £150 from AK & BM Robinson & Son, Arkholme. Heifer calves sold to a top price of £340 for a British Blue x from RH & RA Fawcett, Burton with other stronger heifer calves £280-£310 to include Limousin x from JH Towers & Son, Tunstall at £295. Younger beef heifers regularly selling £220-£260 with younger native sired calves selling to £190 for month old Aberdeen Angus x from Colby Farms Ltd, Appleby.
42 stirks, saw bull stirks sell to £840 for 6 month old Charolais x from DM Eames, Abbeystead with British Blue x selling to £710 and £705 from MJ & C Barker, Appleby who sold Aberdeen Angus x to £640. With recently weaned beef bulls regularly £420-£500. Steers sold to £715 for a Simmental x from JR Pye, Stalmine with Messrs Young, Lindale selling British Blue x to £650 and Aberdeen Angus x to £625. Heifer stirks sold to £670 for British Blue from MJ & C Barker, Appleby who sold others at £580. With other 4-6 month old beef heifers generally £460-£500.

Top Prices

OTM COW:

British Blue: 184.50 Bowston Hall, 124.50 Ashstead. Montbeliarde: 169.50 Low Sizergh Farm. Limousin: 169.50 Causway Farm, 169.50 High Wray Farm, 159.50 Bowston Hall, 151.50 Capplerigg Farm. Hereford: 169.50 Gowan Bank Farm, 151.50 Bowston Hall. Blond: 169.50 Millbeck, 159.50 Low Fold. Angus: 167.50 Low Fold, 161.50 Wymott, 154.50 Croft Close Farm, 144.50 Bowston Hall, 124.50 Biggins Lodge Farm. Friesian: 161.50 Hawes Farm, 144.50 Tranthwaite Hall, 141.50 Low Sizergh Farm, 139.50 Tranthwaite Hall, 139.50 Bridge End Farm, 137.50 Strickland Hill. Simmental: 159.50 Bowston Hall, 149.50 Low Fold, 134.50 Sella Farm. Continental: 129.50 Chapel Island View, 124.50 Spicegill Farm. Swedish Red And White: 124.50 Low Sizergh Farm.

OTM HEIFER:

Belted Galloway: 189.50 Scar Sykes Farm.

CAST STEER:

British Blue: 239.50 Green Close. Belted Galloway: 209.50 Scar Sykes Farm.

BULL CALF:

British Blue: £490, £410 Borrans Farm, £380, £360 Elm Tree Farm, £340 Borrans Farm, £320 Sunny Bank. Angus: £310 Tunstall Hall, £280 Elm Tree Farm, £250 (2) Colby Farm. Limousin: £305, £300 Tunstall Hall, £290 (2) Low Stangerthwaite. Simental: £300, £275 Monk Foss Farm. Montbeliarde: £210, £205, £190 (2), £170 Monk Foss Farm. Longhorn: £210 Kitchlow Farm. Friesian: £150 Kitchlow Farm.

HEIFER CALF:

British Blue: £340 Green Dragon Farm, £310, £280 Borrans Farm, £275 Tunstall Hall, £270 Sunny Bank, £265 Borrans Farm. Limousin: £295, £290 (2), £280 Tunstall Hall. Angus: £190 Colby Farm. Friesian: £110 Green Dragon Farm.

BULL STIRK:

Charolais: £840 Middle Lee Farm. British Blue: £710, £705 Middle Bank End Farm. Angus: £640, £540 Middle Lee Farm. Limousin: £560 High Gregg Hall Farm.

HEIFER STIRK:

British Blue: £670, £580 Middle Bank Farm. Fleckvieh: £535 Moss House Farm. Angus: £465 High Carlingill, £465 Hatters Farm, £460 Middle Bank End Farm.

STEER STIRK:

Simental: £715, £535 Hatters Farm. Britsih Blue: £650 Moss End Farm. Angus: £625 Moss End Farm.

STORE BULLOCK:

British Blue: £1390, £1320 Moors Farm, £1185 (2) Crabtree Farm, £1170 Cockrigg Farm, £985 Hatters Farm. Limousin: £1300 Cockrigg Farm, £1170 Low Waterside, £1090 Beckfoot Farm, £1085 Low Waterside, £1080 Garnett House Farm. Hereford: £1270 Chapel Island, £1080, £990 Mansergh Hall Farm. Fleckvieh: £1170, £1015 Green Lane End Farm. Angus: £1135 Shorthorn Farm, £995 Park House Farm. South Devon: £1110 Cockrigg Farm. Montbeliarde: £1090, £920 Crabtree Farm.

STORE HEIFER:

Limousin: £1390 Low Gregg Hall, £1270, £1240 Fairbank Farm, £1125 Low Waterside, £1100 Cockrigg Farm, £1090 Millbeck. Fleckvieh: £1150 Green Lane End Farm. Britsih Blue: £1130 Cockrigg Farm, £1060 Hatters Farm, £1045 Heaves Farm. South Devon: £1100 Cockrigg Farm. Saler: £1090 Millbeck. Angus: £1060 Millbeck, £955 Shorthorn Farm, £950 Hatters Farm. Longhorn: £950 Chapel Island Farm. Continental: £945 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Shorthorn: £945 Crabtree Farm.

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