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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle, Thursday 25th January 2024.

CALVES

Stronger beef bull calves were in short supply with the strongest rearer sorts selling to £610 for British Blue cross from AK&BM Robinson & Son, Arkholme and Limousin cross to £530 from K Wrathall, Broughton in Furness. Stronger rearing calves sold to £460 for a Limousin cross from JG&BJ Escolme, Killington. Charolais’s sold to £450 from Bambers Farm Ltd, Cockerham. Medium rearers sold to £365 for British Blue cross from DW&E Cottam, New Hutton with others at £360 from DR&C Galbriath, Grayrigg. Others were generally £280 to £330. Dairy bulls sold to £255 for a Fleckvieh from AK&BM Robinson & Son, Arkholme with black and whites to £155 from Messrs Gibson & Berry, Endmoor.
Heifer calves sold to £405 for a Charolais cross from DW&E Cottam, New Hutton with other Charolais’s achieving £400, £370 and £365 from Messrs Gibson & Berry, Endmoor. British Blue cross sold to £340 from JW&T Sharp, Lyth with Limousin cross to £330 from G Sunter, Mansergh. Other medium heifers were generally £240 to £300. Native heifers sold to £285 for an Aberdeen Angus cross from DW&E Cottam, New Hutton with other younger end native heifers £140 to £180.

WEANLINGS & STIRKS

The popular sale of reared calves and weanling saw ten month old Limousin cross sell to £900 from Bambers Farm Ltd, Cockerham who sold younger British Blue cross at £780. Younger Aberdeen Angus cross sold to £750 from M&C Greenwood, Middleton with British Blue cross achieving £710 from R&J Dodgson, Natland. A ring full of black and white steers from Bambers Farm, Cockerham sold at £780.
Heifer stirks sold to £880 for eleven month old Blonde cross from R Keith, Briggsteer with younger sorts £805 from R&J Dodgson, Natland and British Blue cross at £600 from A Taylor & Sons, Eyemouth.
An entry of young Aberdeen Angus bull stirks sold to £720 from LE Case, Millom who sold other at £710 and £695.

STORE CATTLE

All classes and types of store cattle were in exceptional demand, with sellers leaving well suited with prices achieved and buyers keen to return in a fortnight. Vendors are encouraged to pre enter cattle with confidence. Today’s sale topped at £1760 for a pair of Sim Luings from Low Moor Howe Farm, Windermere and Aberdeen Angus cross from BJ Bowness, Kendal. Other strong steers were regularly £1500 to £1700, to include a ring full of Hereford cross at £1660 from TE&J Waddsworth & Son, Sedgwick and Limousin cross at £1650 from BJ Bowness, Kendal. Younger steers sold to £1540 for fourteen month old Limousin cross from T&SB Procter, Kirkby Stephen with others at £1530 from J&M Wilson, Selside. Other Aberdeen Angus cross sold to £1450 from TD ME & GE Todd, Sedbergh. Yearling British Blue cross sold to £1180 from A Winder & Son, Kirkby Stephen with Simmentals to £1170 from PG&PD Airey, Cartmel. Dairy bred steers sold to £1360 for a British Friesians from S&M Cooper, Leece who also sold Fleckviehs at £1320 and Norwegian Red and Whites at £1200. A ring full of fourteen month old British Friesians from RJ&ML Lowery, Holker achieved £1040.
Heifers sold to £1700 for a South Devon from AT Threlkeld Ltd, Satterthwaite. Other stronger end heifers were regularly £1300 to £1450, to include thirteen month old British Blue cross from A Winder & Son, Kirkby Stephen achieving £1450. Native sired heifers sold to £1400 for Aberdeen Angus cross from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton with Hereford cross selling to £1380 from TE&J Waddsworth & Son, Sedgwick and a ring full of Herefords at £1290 from S&M Cooper, Leece. Eight month old Charolais cross heifers sold to £1000 from Messrs Clegg & Bennett, Brought in Furness with others to £900 from I&AJ Armer, Burneside.
Several feeding bulls forward saw a trio of nine month old Charolais cross from Messer Clegg & Bennett, Broughton in Furness sell to £1180.

OTM / CAST CATTLE

A much plainer show of cast cows forward, however all 74 forward sold to a market averaged of 162p/kg. Beef cows sold to a top of 214p/kg for a Charolais cross from JM&NJ Strickland, Whinfell with others at 204p/kg from J Twigge, Lindale. Other stronger beef cows were regularly 190p/kg to 200p/kg. Top grossing being an Aberdeen Angus from RG Robinson, Farleton achieving £1627. Other stronger beef cows were regularly £1250 to £1400. Dairy cows sold to a top price of 174p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from JJ&MA Park & Son, Sizergh with Fleckviehs also achieving this price from SJ&J Hodgson & Son, Halton. A large number of leaner parlour type cows were 145p/kg to 155p/kg. Top grossing dairy cow was a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Dennison, Ulverston achieving £1228 with other stronger end parlour types £950 to £1100.
OTM heifers sold to 249.5p/kg for a Stabiliser from A Dixon & Son, Selside who sold others at £1493. Aberdeen Angus sold to 229.5p/kg and £1725 from RG Robinson, Farleton. Dairy heifers sold to 189.5p/kg and £1025 for a Holstein Friesian from JN&BJ Bowes, Crook.
Cull bulls sold to 184.5p/kg and £1287 for a Holstein Friesian from Messrs Dennison, Ulverston with Simmental achieving 171.5p/kg and £1874 from Messrs Beaty, Troutbeck.

Top Prices

BULL CALF:

British Blue: £610 Kitchlow Farm, £365 Hagg Farm, £360, £345, £315, £300 Sunny Bank. Charolais: £450 Bambers Farm. Flechvieh: £255 Kitchlow Farm. Friesian: £155, £150 Low Audlands, £100 Kitchlow Farm. Hereford: £115 (x2) Wraysholme Tower.

HEIFER CALF:

Charolais: £405 Hagg Farm, £400, £370, £365 Low Audlands, £330 Bambers Farm. British Blue: £340 Flodder Hall, £320 Holmescales Farm, £315 Elm Tree Farm, £275 Sunny Bank, £270 (x2) Holmescales Farm. Limousin: £330 Gillfoot Farm, £235 Holmescales Farm. Angus: £285 Hagg Farm, £165, £155 Colby Laithes.

STEER CALF:

British Blue: £410 Gillfoot Farm.

BULL STIRK:

Angus: £720, £710, £695, £495 Foreslack Farm. Hereford: £415 Field House Farm.

HEIFER STIRK:

Limousin: £900 Bambers Farm, £805 Cracalt Farm, £310 Audlands Park. Blonde: £880 Crow Wood. British Blue: £600 Hopestead, £540 Cracalt Farm, £520 Hopestead. Angus: £585, £380 Thornham Fold Farm, £370 Hopestead. Charolais: £530 Thornham Fold Farm. Hereford: £410 Field House Farm, £370 Hopestead.

STEER STIRK:

British Blue: £780 Bambers Farm, £710, £670, £600, £590 Cracalt Farm. Friesian: £780 Bambers Farm, £390, £325 Cracalt Farm. Angus: £750 Thronham Fold Farm.

OTM COW TOP PENCE PER KILO:

Stabiliser: 234.5 Kit Cragg, 209.5 Kit Cragg, 191.5 Kit Cragg, 189.5 Gaythorn Hall, 171.5 Fairbank Farm. Aberdeen Angus: 229.5 Ellers Farm, 184.5 Ellers Farm, 181.5 Gaytrhorn Hall, 177.50 Cooper House. Charolais: 214.5 The Borrans, 204.5 Holmelands, 189.5 Luneside. British Blue: 204.5 The Borrans. Saler: 194.5 Fairbank Farm. Bazadaise: 194.5 Fairbank Farm. Limousin: 191.5 High Farm, 191.5 Holmelands, 177.5 Riddings. Blonde: 189.5 Riddings. Hereford: 181.5 Luneside, 179.5 Gowan Bank Farm. Friesian: 174.5 Low Sizergh Farm, 167.50 Tarnside Farm, 167.5 Bridge End Farm, 164.5 Cockrigg Farm, 164.50 Scales Park Farm, 164.50 Bridge End Farm. Shorthorn: 174.50 Cockley Beck Farm, 174.5 Abbots Reading Farm, 167.5 Kate Farm, 164.50 Cockley Beck Farm, 164.5 Abbots Reading Farm. Fleckvieh: 174.5 Tottlebank, 169.5 Tottlebank. Belted Galloway: 169.5 Singleton Park. Ayrshire: 159.5 Hawkrigg Farm, 157.5 Hawakrigg Farm.

OTM HEIFER TOP PENCE PER KILO:

Stabiliser: 239.5 Kit Cragg, 239.5 Kit Cragg, 239.5 Kit Cragg. Friesian: 189.5 Low Brundrigg.

CAST BULL TOP PENCE PER KILO:

Friesian: 184.5 Scales Park Farm, 174.5 Scales Park Farm. Simmental: 171.5 Long Green Head.

STORE BULLOCK:

Angus: £1760, £1680 Blea Tarn, £1450 Holme Farm, £1395 Cooper House, £1350 Holme Farm, £1265 Tarnside Farm. Simmental: £1760 High House Farm, £1700 Kate Farm, £1170 Aynsome Croft, £960 School Hill, £945 Aynsome Croft. Hereford: £1660 Raines Hall, £1340, £1170, £1150 Holme Farm. Limousin: £1650 Blea Tarn, £1540 Villa Farm, £1530 Cooper House, £1440, £1370 Cockrigg Farm, £1330 Bracken Slack. British Blue: £1460, £1410 Villa Farm, £1180 Greenside Farm, £1130 Riddings, £1100, £1060 Greenside Farm. Friesian: £1360 Tarnside Farm, £1040 Shorthorn Farm. Fleckvieh: £1320, £1285 Tarnside Farm. Norwegian Red: £1200 Tarnside Farm. Charolais: £1000 Bowston Hall.

STORE HEIFER:

South Devon: £1700 Bowkerstead Farm. British Blue: £1450 Greenside Farm, £1400 The Howes, £1150 Bracken Slack, £980 (x2) Riddings, £900 School Hill. Limousin: £1420 Villa Farm, £1350 Mireside Farm, £1320 The Howes, £1290 Cooper House, £1290 Cockrigg Farm, £1260 Bracken Slack. Angus: £1400 Cockrigg Farm, £1220, £1200 Holmelands, £1185 Elm Tree Farm, £1140 Tarnside Farm, £950 School Hill. Hereford: £1380 Raines Hall, £1295 Tarnside Farm, £1080 Holmelands. Charolais: £1360 Villa Farm, £1060 The Howes, £1000, £915 Tongue House Farm, £900 Bowston Hall. Stabiliser: £1250 Tarnside Farm. Shorthorn: £1050 Holmelands.

STORE BULL:

Charolais: £1180 Tongue House Farm.

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