J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle, Thursday 8th February 2024.


101 rearing calves saw an entry of predominately younger sorts, British Blue cross bulls sold to £410 for a six week old from HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick with others at £385 from Messrs Gibson & Berry, Endmoor. The best month old bulls sold to £340 from JW&TE Sharp, Lyth and DW&E Cottam, New Hutton. Younger beef bulls were generally £280 to £320. Native sired bulls sold to £335 for Aberdeen Angus cross from Bambers Farm, Cockerham with other at £300 from DW&E Cottam, New Hutton. Beef Shorthorns sold to £250 from JW&TE Sharp, Lyth and Herefords to £230 from W&S Airey, Whittington. Dairy bulls sold to £200 for an eight week old Holstein Friesian from J&R Waller, Killington who sold other at £195 and £190 from W&S Airey, Whittington. Medium rearers were regularly £80 to £120, with only the smallest and youngest less.
Only younger heifer calves forward today, selling to £280 and £260 for British Blue cross from DR&C Galbraith, Endmoor. Beef Shorthorns sold to £245 from JW&TE Sharp, Lyth and Aberdeen Angus cross to £220 from Bambers Farm, Cockerham. The youngest heifers were generally £170 to £210.
A consignment of well reared recently weaned British Blue cross heifers from Messrs Sowerby, Appleby sold to £560, with others regularly £500 to £540.


Stirks sold to £1030 for a British Blue cross steer from B&JM Crowe, Witherslack with Blondes selling to £930 from G&ID Postlethwaite, Howgill. Aberdeen Angus cross sold to £740 from D Gardner, Caton with younger beef steers generally £620 to £700. Dairy steers sold to £800 for black and whites from Bambers Farm, Cockerham.
Heifer stirks sold to £680 for seven month old Limousin cross from Bambers Farm, Cockerham with native sired heifers (four to five months) generally £450 to £520.
Bull stirks sold to £700 for five month old British Blue cross from RJ&KR Wilkinson, Levens.


The sale of beef breeding cattle included the annual consigned of Sim Luing bulling heifers from Low Moor Howe Farm, Winster which continues to attract repeat and nation wide interest, which saw a top price of £1760 achieved for a pen of four with others at £1750, £1720 and £1700. In calf cows from D&P Marshall Brownrigg, Kirby Stephen saw aged Continental cows sell to £1300, with other £1000 to £1100.


A full ringside of on lookers at todays sale, ensuring a flying trade was seen from start to finish. A pair of Limousin bullocks topped at £1740 from H Morgan, Stalmine with British Blue bullocks selling to £1720 from MA&JA Winn, Burneside who sold a pair of Limousins to £1700. Yearling bullocks were in keen demand with Limousins to £1690 from HR&KA Hodgson, Barbon. A pair of Limousins sold to £1650 from M&L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale. Regularly away the better end yearling bullocks were selling at £1350 to £1500. Native cattle saw a keen interest from all buyers, with Hereford bullocks at eighteen months selling to £1500 from S Middleton, Dent and Aberdeen Angus to £1470 from J Twigge, Lindale.
Heifers sold to £1690 for a pair from H Morgan, Stalmine with other Limousin heifers to £1640 from MA&JA Winn, Burneside. British Blues sold to £1570 from F&JM Mason, Kirkby Lonsdale with Blonde heifers to £1510 from J Winn, Burneside. Yearling heifers saw Limousins sell to £1500 from M&L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale with others to £1410 twice from JW&M Taylor & Sons, Dent and JG&PH Thompson & Sons, Selside. Younger heifers saw plenty of interest, with these regularly selling at £950 to £1050.
A young show of bulls were forward with Limousin bulls selling to £1270 from JW&M Taylor & Sons, Dent.

- 190 bullocks average £1220, £120 up on the year.
- 142 heifers averaged £1180, £100 up on the year.
- 30 bulls averaged £1150, £50 up on the year.


All cull cows forward averaged 166p/kg for an entry of predominately medium and leaner parlour type dairy cows. Only a handful of beef cows forward sold to 221p/kg for a Saler from AMS Robinson, Staveley who sold others at 214p/kg. Limousin cross sold to 219p/kg from E Dodgson, Kendal. Heavy weight Charolais sold to 211p/kg from T Atkinson, Ulverston. Top grossing beef cow was a Charolais from T Atkinson, Ulverston achieving £2043. Other heavy well fleshed beef cows were generally £1460 to £1500. Dairy cows sold to a top of 179p/kg for a Holstein Friesians from JM Barton & Son, Lupton who sold others at 174.5p/kg. The best medium dairy cows were generally 150p/kg to 160p/kg, with parlour types 138p/kg to 145p/kg. Top grossing dairy cow was a Holstein Friesian from JM Barton & Son, Lupton achieving £1274, with others at £1273 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe and £1246 from Strickland Hill Farming, Witherslack.
OTM dairy heifers sold to 214.5p/kg and £1123 for a Holstein Friesian from JM Barton & Son, Lupton with Fleckviehs to 209.5p/kg and £1112 from RG&J Clarke, Endmoor.
Cull bulls sold to 189p/kg and £1824 for a Limousin from JW&M Taylor & Sons, Dent with dairy bulls to 184.5p/kg and £1124 from Messrs Dennison, Ulverston. OTM prime Hereford bull from RJ&J Gardner, Kendal achieved 199p/kg and £1568.

Top Prices


British Blue: £410 Elm Tree Farm, £385 Low Audlands, £340 Flodder Hall, £340, £330 Hagg Farm, £325 Elm Tree Farm. Angus: £335 Bambers Farm, £300 Hagg Farm, £195, £170 (x2) Kiln Hall. Friesian: £300 Townhead Farm, £200, £195, £190 Hallbeck, £190 West Hall, £185 Hallbeck. Limousin: £295, £265 Halforth Farm. Shorthorn: £250 Flooder Hall, £230 Far Audlands. Hereford: £230 West Hall, £180 Greaves Farm. Fleckvieh: £115 Wyke Farm.


British Blue: £560, £540, £530, £500 Town Head Farm, £280, £260 Sunny Bank. Shorthorn: £245 Flodder Hall, £120 Far Audlands. Angus: £220 Bambers Farm, £190 (x2) West Hall, £185 Elm Tree Farm, £180 Sunny Bank, £165 West Hall. Limousin: £185, £175 (x2) Halforth Farm.


British Blue: £700, £660, £510 High Foulshaw Farm. Angus: £575 High Foulshaw Farm.


Limousin: £680 Bambers Farm. British Blue: £505 College Green Farm. Angus: £480 Bambers Farm, £470 Moss End Farm, £460 College Green Farm, £350 High Foulshaw Farm.


British Blue: £1030 Birks Farm, £680, £620 College Green Farm. Blonde: £930 Riddings, £690 Crow Wood. Friesian: £800, £350 Bambers Farm, £250 Moss End Farm. Angus: £740 Quarry House Farm, £670, £630 College Green Farm. Dairy Shorthorn: £675 Quarry House Farm. Jersey: £440 Bambers Farm.


Saler: 221.50, 214.50 New Hall, 179.50 Fairbank Farm. Limousin: 219.50 Spital Farm, 189.50 Mireside Farm, 181.50, 161.50, 154.50 Thrang. Charolais: 211.50 Newland View, 177.50 Cragg House Farm. Fleckvieh: 209.50, 194.50 Far Audlands. Angus: 199.50, 187.50 Blea Tarn. British Blue: 197.50 Riddings, 194.50 Garden Terrace, 184.50 Mireside Farm, 177.50 Lane End. Blonde: 189.50 Riddings. Shorthorn: 181.50, 179.50, 174.50, 151.50 Cockley Beck Farm, 147.50 Thrang, 134.50 Craketrees. Friesian: 179.50, 174.50 Lupton Hall, 154.50 Strickland Hill, 144.50 Raw Head, 144.50 Strickland Hill, 141.50 Ackenthwaite Farm. Simmental: 174.50 Fairbank Farm. Stabiliser: 161.50 Fairbank Farm. Dairy Shorthorn: 141.50 Craketrees.


Friesian: 214.50, 211.50 Lupton Hall, 194.50 Low Brundrigg, 189.50 Halforth Farm, 164.50 Ackenthwaite Farm.


Hereford: 199.50 Natland Mill Beck Farm. Limousin: 189.50 High Laning Farm. Friesian: 184.50, 161.50, 149.50, 139.50 Scales Park Farm. Whitebred Shorthorn: 144.50 Lowfields Farm.


Limousin: £1740 West Lynn, £1700 High Underbrow Farm; £1700 Carlingwha, £1650 High House Farm. British Blue: £1720 £1660 High Under Barrow, £1690 Howriggs, £1350 Tarnside Farm, £1310 Moors Farm, £1290 Bambers Farm. Simental: £1670 Poppy Farm, £1280 Keld Farm. Charolais: £1650 West Lynn, £1620 Carlingwha, £1490 Holmelands. Angus: £1620 £1400 East Backstone, £1470 £1400 Holmelands, £1300 Tarnside Farm, £1290 Cooper House. Hereford: £1500 East Backstone Gill, £1170 Tarnside Farm, £1100 Yates Farm. Shorthorn: £1370 £1310 Holmelands. Blonde: £1330 Holmelands, £1320 Mount Pleasant Farm, £1310 Birch Bank. Friesian: £1260 Cockrigg Farm, £1100 East Backstone Gill, £1000 Park House Farms. Par: £1140 Garden Terrace. Norw: £1090 Tarnside Farm. FLK: £1080 Tarnside Farm. Saler: £990 Fell House. Cont: £690 Howe Farm.


Limousin: £1690 West Lynn, £1640 High Underbrow Farm, £1570 Mireside Farm, £1500 High House Farm, £1410 High Laning Farm, £1410 Poppy Farm, £1400 Villa Farm, £1370 Moss House Farm, £1310 Moss House Farm, £1280 Tarnside Farm. Blonde: £1510 High Underbrow Farm. Charolais: £1380 Carlingwha, £1330 Luneside, £1210 Angerton Farm, £1110 The Gables, £1080 Villa Farm, £1080 Angerton Farm. Saler: £1270 Poppy Farm. Angus: £1260 Little Fell Farm, £1170 Moss House Farm, £1100 Park House Farm, £1100 Ackenthwaite Farm, £1070 Mireside Farm, £1000 Cooper House, £1000 High Foulshaw Farm. Shorthorn: £1220 Lane Ends Farm, £1050 Tarnside Farm. British Blue: £1170 The Gables, £1160 Collage Green Farm, £1140 Riddings, £1120 Cold Seat Barn, £1100 The Gables, £1080 Valley View, £1070, £1060 Sowermire Farm. Hereford: £1170, £1090 Little Fell Farm, £1070 Tarnside Farm. Simental: £1140 The Gables.


Limousin: £1270 High Laning Farm, £1220 Millbeck. Angus: £1140 Moss Lane, £990 Millbeck. Blonde: £1060 Low Garths Farm, £980 Low Garth. Charolais: £1040 Kendal House Farm.

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