J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, Store and OTM Cattle, Thursday 26th October 2023


131 rearing calves were forward for the Semex and Norbreck Genetics prize show, which was kindly judged by Mr J Young, Lindal who awarded the prizes as followed:

Class 1: Beef Bred Bull Calf
1st A Pickthall, Barrons Farm
2nd A Pickthall, Barrons Farm
3rd JW&TE Sharp Ltd, Flodder Hall

Class 2: Beef Bred Heifer Calf
1st DR&C Galbraith, Sunny Bank
2nd Colby Farms, Colby Laithes
3rd HJ Robinson & Son, Elm Tree Farm

Class 3: Dairy Bred Bull Calf
1st JW&TE Sharp Ltd, Flodder Hall

Champion: A Pickthall, Barrons Farm
Reserve Champion: DR&C Galbraith, Sunny Bank

All calves sold a top of £500 for a British Blue bull from A Pickthall, New Hutton with others at £490 from J&S Breakwell, Kirkby in Furness, £480 HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick and £470 DW&E Cottom, New Hutton (all these bring under 56 days of age). Other stronger beef bulls were generally £400 to £450, with mediums £320 to £380 and the youngest £180 to £250. Diary bulls sold to £270 for Black and Whites from AK&BM Robinson & Son, Arkhholme with the best young rearers to £100 from JW&TE Sharpe, Lyth and £95 from FB Dunning & Son, Orton.
Heifer calves sold to £540 for British Blue x from AK&BM Robinson & Son, Arkholme who sold others at £430 and £510 was achieved by W Stamper, Chipping. The best young rearing heifers sold to £390 for Brtish Blue x form DR&C Galbraith, Grayrigg with Limousin x to £385 from Langley Park Farms, Millom with others generally £310 to £360, mediums £240 to £300 and the youngest £120 to £180.
52 weaned calves and stirks today saw British Blue x bulls from TW Handley, Sedbergh sell to £720, with others at £670 from JM Simpson, Under Barrow. Younger bull stirks sold to £480 for Hereford x from C Preston, Millom.
Heifer stirks sold to £720 for Charolais x from R&BJ Cleasby, Broughton in Furness with British Blue x selling to £700 from WB Winder & Co, Broughton in Furness. Younger heifers sold to £640 for British Blue x from Messrs Young, Lindal with Hereford x to £530 form C Preston, Millom.
Steers sold to £890 for British Blue x from R&BJ Cleasby, Broughton in Furness with others at £730 from J&R Waller, Killington and Aberdeen Angus x selling to £700 from RM Clarke, Grange Over sands.
Dairy bred steers sold to £575 for a Montbeliarde form W Stamper, Chipping.


The largest entry for some time with 103 forward and an overall averaged of 138p/kg achieved, for a sale comprising of predominately leaner dairy cows and hard worked beef cows. The best beef cows sold to 199.5p/kg for Limousin cows from HE&M Henderson, Dent with other heavy weight beef cows 155p/kg to 180p/kg. Leaner medium beef cows were 140p/kg to 155p/kg. Top grossing beef cow was a Limousin from HE&M Henderson, Dent achieving £1578 with a Blonde from J&J Whaley, Hawes achieving £1442. Dairy cows sold to 154.5p/kg for a heavy well fleshed Holstein Friesian from S&M Cooper, Leece with others at 149.5p/kg from Jenkin Cragg Farms, Kendal and TMW&H Hodgson, Nibthwaite. Medium parlour type dairy cows were generally 128p/kg to 140p/kg, with leaners sorts 100p/kg to 125p/kg and the smaller and leanest at realisation. Top grossing dairy cow today was a Holstein Friesian form Jenkin Crag Farms, Kendal achieving £1261.
OTM heifers sold to 199.5p/kg and £1101 for a Saler from M&M Carr, Clawthorpe with dairy heifers selling to 139.5p/kg from Jenkin Cragg Farms, Kendal.
OTM steers sold to 224.5p/kg and £1336 for British Blue x from JW Robinson & Son, Farlton.
Seven cull stock bulls were forward today, selling to 189.5p/kg for a Hereford from TLB&J Knowles, Selside with Charolais selling to 179.5p/kg form TM&D Dobson, Crosthwaite. Other beef bulls were 140p/kg to 165p/kg. Top grossing bull was a Charolais from TM&D Dobson, Crosthwaite totalling £2224.


The October sale of beef breeding cattle included the dispersal of Saler x cows with Saler calves at foot on behalf of M&M Carr, Clawthopre which saw a top price of £1680 achieved for a cow with bull calf at foot, with others at £1520 and £1500, with older cows and calves £1250 to £1400.
In calf heifers sold to £1480 from M&M Carr, Clawthorpe with MJ Waller, Lupton selling Charolais x in calf heifers due to the British Blue bull to £1400.


175 store cattle were forward with buyers continuing to seek for additional and replacement stock, with well bred and fed cattle attracting the keenest interest with cattle showing the effects of the recent weather change perhaps a slightly more cautious trade. Steers sold to a top price of £1440 for a pair of Aberdeen Angus x from S&M Carter, Witherslack with Limousin x selling to £1400 from CI Briggs, Ambleside, Herefords £1300 from E Parker, Mewith and Charolais x £1290 from AG&ME Clark, Cartmel Fell. Stronger steers were generally £1100 to £1250, with younger steers £900 to £1050.
Store heifers sold to a top of £1300 for a Limousin x from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton with others at £1240 from H Callon, Bowland Bridge and £1210 from CI Briggs, Ambleside. Other stronger heifers were £1000 to £1200, with yearlings generally £800 to £950, depending on breed and quality.
Young bulls sold to £810 for a Beef Shorthorn x from AW Irvine, Ambleside.

The next sale of cattle is on Thursday 9th November which includes the second prize show and sale on suckler calves.

Top Prices

British Blue: £500 Borrans Farm, £490 Moss House Farm, £480 Elm Tree Farm, £470 Hagg Farm, £460 Flodder Hall, £440 Flodder Hall. Limousin: £440 Langley Park, £440 Langley Park, £420 Langley Park. Aberdeen Angus: £390 Langley Park, £300 Sunny Bank, £280 Sunny Bank, £275 Colby Laithes, £275 Calby Laithes, £265 Colby Laithes. Friesian: £270 Kitchlow Farm, £270 Kitchlow Farm, £270 Kitchlow Farm, £270 Kitchlow Farm, £100 Flodder Hall. Shorthorn: £130 Far Audlands, £105 Far Audlands, £80 Far Audlands. Norwegian Red & white: £50 Cinder Barrow.

British Blue: £540 Kitchlow Farm, £530 Kitchlow Farm, £510 Coldcotes Farm, ££510 Coldcotes Farm, £390 Sunny Bank, £390 Sunny Bank. Limousin: £385 Langley Park, £290 Langley Park, £280 Langley Park, £200 Langley Park, £145 Langley Park. Aberdeen Angus: £180 Langley Park, £170 Colby Laites, £170 Low Stangerthwaite, £150 Raisgill Hall, £150 Colby Laithes, £150 Colby Laithes.

British Blue: £720 Pedgecroft, £670 High Gregg Hall Farm. Limousin: £600 High Gregg Hall Farm. Hereford: £480 Mire House Farm, £450 Mire House Farm, £430 Mire House Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £560 High Gregg Hall Farm, £430 Ashbeck. Friesian: £230 Rakesmoor Farm.

Charolais: £720 Lower Hawthwaite, £690 Lower Hawthwaite. British Blue: £700 Wall End Farm, £650 Hallbeck, £640 Moss End Farm, £630 Hallbeck, £560 Kendal House Farm, £370 Kendal House Farm. Hereford: £530 Mire House Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £510 Moss End Farm, £390 wall End Farm. Fleckvieh: £460 Moss House Farm, £410 Moss House Farm, £400 Moss House Farm. Friesian: £420 Lupton Hall.

British Blue: £890 Lower Hawthwaite, £730 Hallbeck. Aberdeen Angus: £700 Newton Farm, £660 Hallbeck, £630 Moss End Farm, £540 Kendal House Farm. Montbeliarde: £545 Coldcotes Farm. Hereford: £480 Coldcotes. Friesian: £380 Rakesmoor Farm, £320 Rakesmoor Farm.

Limousin: 199.5 Nun House, 199.5 Nun House, 174.5 Greenside Farm, 159.5 Yealand Manor, 149.5 Bowston Hall, 144.5 Bowston Hall. Blonde: 167.5 Widdale Side. British Blue: 159.5 Bowston Hall, 154.5 Bowston Hall, 154.5 Tongue House Farm, 149.5 Bowston Hall. Friesian: 154.50 154.5 Tarnside Farm, 149.5 Jenkin Crag, 149.5 Arklid Farm, 149.5 Shorthorn Farm, 147.5 Lupton Hall, 144.5 Shorthorn Farm. Aberdeen Angus: 149.5 Long Green Head, 149.5 Bowston Hall, 141.5 Yealand Manor, 139.5 Bowston Hall. Charolais: 149.5 Yealand Manor, 144.5 Yealand Manor, 137.5 Yealand Manor. Hereford: 149.5 The Barn, 141.5 Long Green Head, 139.5 Lane Ends Farm, 139.5 Lane Ends Farm, 134.5 Bowston Hall. Shorthorn: 141.5 The Barn, 117.5 Craketrees. Continental: 137.5 Guides Farm, 134.5 Guides Farm, 134.5 Guides Farm.

Saler: 199.5 Alby Wood.

British Blue: 224.5 Green Close, 219.5 Green Close. Saler: 134.5 Alby Wood.

Hereford: 189.5 High Borrowbridge. Charolais: 179.5 Yak Leaf, 139.5 Luneside. Saler: 164.5 Alby Wood. Stabiliser: 149.5 Kit Cragg, 144.5 Kit Cragg. Friesian: 129.5 Barugh House.

Aberdeen Angus: £1440 Black Bull Cottage, £1270 Black Bull Cottage, £1260 Castle Syke Farm, £1220 Bouthwaite Farm, £1050 Howes Farm, £960 Bradlow Farm. Limousin: £1400 High Wray Farm, £1300 Moss Side Farm, £1280 Far Kiln Bank, £1220 Moss Side Farm, £1180 Burnhead Farm, £1140 Cockrigg Farm. Hereford: £1300 Burnhead Farm, £1190 West Plain Farm, £1020 Gowan Bank, £1010 Gowan Bank. Charolais: £1290 Ashes, £1180 Moss Side Farm. Simmental: £1270 Burnhead Farm, £990 Bradlow Farm, £980 Keld Farm, £970 Keld Farm. Continental: £1190 Flodder Hall. Galloway: £1150 Haycote Cottage, £760 High Wallabarrow Farm. Shorthorn: £1120 Tock How Farm, £1080 Flodder Hall, £1050 Tock How Farm, £890 Tock How Farm. British Blue: £1180 Herschell Terrace, £1140 Herschell Terrace, £1010 Baldmire Farm, £1000 Heaves Farm, £1000 Heaves Farm. Montbeliarde: £1020 High Hollins. Long Horn: £1020 Riddings, £990 Rddings. Fleckvieh: £930 High Hollins. Friesian: £660 Bellart Howe, £630 Heaves Farm, £560 Bellart Howe. Parthenaise: £580 Garden Terrace. Swedish Red & White: £560 Bellart Howe.


Limousin: £1300 Cockrigg Farm, £1240 Callon, £1210 High Wray Farm, £1140 Castle Syke Farm, £1050 Cockrigg Farm, £990 Mireside Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £1190 Black Bull Cottage, £1030 Bouthwaite Farm, £1020 Bouthwaite Farm, £860 Ellers Farm, £820 Ellers Farm, £720 Milton Mill. Hereford: £1090 Cockrigg Farm, £880 West Plain Farm. Charolais: £1150 Bouthwaite Farm, £1120 Bouthwaite Farm. British Blue: £1040 Cockrigg Farm, £1000 Herschell Terrace, £960 Baldmire Farm. Shorthorn: £950 Tock How Farm, £700 Tock How Farm. Long Horn: £880 Riddings. Welsh Black: £830 Barrowfield. Parthenaise: £600 Garden Terrace.

Shorthorn: £810 Tock how Farm, £640 Tock How Farm. Aberdeen Angus: £690 Milton Mill, £480 Tock How Farm.

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