J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle, Thursday 18th April 2024.


106 rearing calves saw the strongest Continental bulls sell to £555 for a British Blue cross from AE Luffman, Sedbergh with others at £510 from Langley Park Farms, Millom and £495 from DW&EA Cottam, New Hutton. Stronger medium bulls were regularly £480 to £420, with month olds generally £280 to £340. Only the youngest rearing bull calves were £180 to £230.
Heifer calves sold to £420 for a Limousin cross from Langley Park Farm, Millon. British Blue cross sold to £350 from A Pickthall, New Hutton, £340 from HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick and Charolais to £330 from MH&AR Robinson, Old Hutton. Other medium heifers were generally £250 to £300, with younger heifers £180 to £220.
35 weaned calves saw seven month old Limousin cross steers from WJ Dawson, Sedbergh sell at £1040 with Aberdeen Angus cross selling to £880 from PW&D Swindlehurst, Underbarrow. Younger Aberdeen Angus steers from Messrs Young, Lindale sold at £620.
Heifer stirks sold to £810 from WJ Dawson, Sedbergh with younger Aberdeen Angus cross selling to £540 from Messrs Young, Lindale with others £470 to £520.
Bull stirks sold to £920 for Limousin cross from FW Park, Windermere with younger four month old British Blue cross bulls selling to £560 from W Samper, Chipping.


A keen ringside of local and travelled buyers ensured a strong trade was achieved, a pair of Simmental bullocks from LA&M Lambert, Lupton sold to £1760 with others from the same home to £1680. Native bullocks saw Aberdeen Angus to £1550 from KG&LM Park, Witherslack. Many of the stronger end bullocks were regularly £1400 to £1500. Friesians sold to £1400 from S&M Cooper, Leece.
Yearling bullocks were in high demand with the best selling to £1400 from JT Proctor, Flookburgh. Limousins sold to £1330 from GB&EA Metcalfe & Son, Kirkby Lonsdale with Charolais to the same price from HR&KA Hodgson, Barbon. Grazing bullocks were regularly selling at £1000 to £1100.
A pen of three heifers sold to £1500 for British Blues from KG&LM Park, Witherslack with Simmental heifers to £1460 from LA&M Lambert, Lupton. Yearlings saw a pen of smart home bred heifers sell to £1330 from FW Park, Windermere with others selling to £1270 from SW Atkinson & Son, Crook. Grazing types were regularly £980 to £1550.
A nice show of bulls were forward, which saw Limousins sell twice to £1270 from Thrimby Farms, Penrith with Charolais from the same home to £1260. Many more bulls could have easily been sold to the vendors advantage.


57 cull cows and OTM cattle were forward, with all cows selling to a market average of 171p/kg. Feeding type beef cows sold to 209p/kg for a British Blue cross from G&C Rylands, Under Barrow with others at 207p/kg from FW Park, Windermere. Other beef cows were generally 185p/kg to 200p/kg. Topping at £1610 for a Stabiliser from JA&R Geldard & Sons, Levens who sold other at £1555. An entry of parlour type dairy cows sold to 184.5p/kg from Jenkin Cragg Farms, Kendal who sold others at £1383, with medium diary cows generally 165p/kg to 180p/kg and the lightest and leanest generally 110p/kg to 140p/kg, depending on quality.
OTM heifers sold to 211p/kg and £1288 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Sowerby, Appleby.
OTM steers sold to 244.5p/kg and £1707 for British Blue cross from JW Robinson & Son, Farleton.
Cull bulls sold to 184p/kg and £1664 for an Aberdeen Angus from Messrs Ellwood, Kirkby in Furness.
Our next sale is the great annual grass day sale on Thursday 2nd May, please inform the office of catalogue entries by Wednesday 24th April.

Top Prices


British Blue: 209.50 Tullithwaite Hall Farm, 197.50 Ashstead, 189.50 Tullithwaite Hall Farm, 189.50 Cockrigg Farm, 171.50 Swallowmire, 164.50 Swallowmire. Limousin: £1060 Ellerbeck Farm, 207.50 The Howes, 194.50 High Farm, 187.50 Stribers Farm, 184.50 High Farm. Stabiliser: 201.50, 189.50 Low Foulshaw Farm. Continental: 197.50 Nibthwaite Grange Farm, 181.50, 179.50 Moor House, 174.50 Nibthwaite Grange Farm, 164.50, 149.50 Moor House. Hereford: 187.50 Luneside. Friesian: 184.50 Jenkin Crag, 177.50 Bridge End Farm, 174.50 Jenkin Crag, 174.50 Bridge End Farm, 174.50 Hawes Farm, 174.50 Bridge End Farm. Fleckvieh: 179.50, 159.50 Hawkrigg Farm. Norwegian Red: 159.50 Hawkrigg Farm.


Friesian: 211.50 Townhead Farm. Fleckvieh: 187.50 Far Audlands.


British Blue: 244.50, 241.50, 229.50 Green Close. Limousin: 224.50, 219.50 Tricket Drive. Galloway: 211.50, 199.50 Tricket Drive.


Angus: 184.50 Heathwaite Farm.


British Blue: £560 Coldcotes Farm, £555 Beckside, £510 Langley Park, £495 Hagg Farm, £470 Elm Tree Farm, £440 Borrans Farm. Limousin: £455 (x2), £450, £420, £375 Langley Park, £285 Holmescales Farm. Angus: £400 Elm Tree Farm, £400, £280 The Bramery, £230 Kiln Hall, £190 The Bramery. Charolais: £375 Holmescales Farm. Hereford: £305, £300, £290 (x2) Dolphenby Farm. Shorthorn: £108 Far Audlands.


Limousin: £420, £260 Langley Park, £250 Mount Pleasant, £250 Langley Park, £200 Mount Pleasant, £195 Holmescales Farm. British Blue: £350 Borrans Farm, £340 Elm Tree Farm, £295 Raisgill Hall, £285 Elm Tree Farm, £275 Dolphenby Farm, £265 The Bramery. Charolais: £330 Holmescales Farm. Simmental: £300 Holmescales Farm. Angus: £235 Raisgill Hall, £210 Beckside. Hereford: £150 Dolphenby Farm.


Limousin: £920 The Howes. British Blue: £560, £470 Coldcotes Farm. Angus: £470 Field House Farm. Montbeliarde: £435 Coldcotes Farm.


Hereford: £810, £710 Rash Mill Cottage. British Blue: £650 Grace Mire Farm. Angus: £540 Moss End Farm, £450 Field House Farm. Limousin: £450 Field House Farm. Blonde: £450 Field House Farm.


Limousin: £1040 Rash Mill Cottage. Angus: £880 Tranthwaite Hall, £620 Moss End Farm. British Blue: £830 Tranthwaite Hall, £700 Grace Mire Farm.


Simental: £1760 £1680 £1450 Brow Head, £1180 Howriggs. Angus: £1550 Low Fell End, £1330 Shorthorn Farm, £1300 Birks Farm, £1250 Bouthwaite Farm, £1230 Bradlow Farm. British Blue: £1470 £1260 Bouthwaite Farm, £1270 Holmelands, £1200 Villa Farm, £1150 Greenside Farm, £1140 Holme House Farm. Friesian: £1400 Tarnside Farm, £960 Holmelands. Limousin: £1400 £1290 Mireside Farm, £1370 Villa Farm, £1330 £1260 Holme House Farm. Hereford: £1470 £1200 West Plain Farm, £1080 £1050 Houkler Hall Barn, £850 Yates Farm. Charolais: £1330 Howriggs, £1310 Villa Farm, £1240 £1210 Meathop Park Lodge, £1190 Ashes. Blonde: £1300 £1150 £1140 Causeway Farm. Shorthorn: £1190 Meathop Park Farm Lodge. Saler: £1060 Holme House Farm. Belted Galloway: £900 Holme House Farm. Galloway: £880 Holme House Farm. Mont: £850 Holmelands.


British Blue: £1500 £1040 Low Fell End, £1150 Bouthwaite Farm, £1100 Villa Farm, £1090 Greenside Farm, £1070 Howriggs. Simental: £1460 £1440 £1340 Brow Head. Limousin: £1330 £1270 Capplerigg Farm, £1330 The Howes, £1130 Capplerigg. Blonde: £1190 £1090 Mount Pleasant Farm. Charolais: £1090 £1080 Howriggs, £1080 £1075 Low Woodhouse. £940 Lower Hawthwaite. Angus: £1040 Birks Farm, £1010 Shorthorn Farm, £990 Cooper House, £940 Holme House Farm, £730 School Hill. Hereford: £1050 Tarnside Farm. Belted Galloway: £830 Holem House Farm


Limousin: £1270 £1180 £1130 Thrimby Hall, £1260 The Howes, £1020 Stribers Farm. Charolais: £1260 Thrimby Hall. Hereford: £1220 Houkler Hall Barn, £900 Thrimby Hall. British Blue: £990 Thrimby Hall, £980 Holme House Farm, £880 £790 Riddings.

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