J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, Store and OTM Cattle, Thursday 27th June 2024


Once again, a good trade was seen for all classes of calves and stirks at the Junction 36 fortnightly sale. JW&TE Sharp, Lyth treated us to a pen of cracking British Blue the bulls with these topping the rearers at £570 and £550. Credit to Bambers Farm, Cockerham for bringing a marvellous run of calves of which the bulls topped twice at £550 for Charolais, with a further three over £500. Aberdeen Angus bulls reached £400 from A Pickthall, New Hutton. A handful of diary bull calves were forward, the strongest of these breaking the £100 barrier.
Weaned bulls sold to a top of £710 for a British Blue from J&R Waller, Killington with others at £580 from Messers Sowerby, Appleby. A consignment of British Friesian weaned bulls from Williamson, Colby sold to £465.
Rearing heifers met a fierce trade, with an emphasis on calves suitable for suckler replacement. The best of these sold to £510 and £500 for British Blues from JW&TE Sharp, Lyth with Charolais’s from Bambers Farm, Cockerham passing £450 on four occasions. Aberdeen Angus sold to £370 from Holgate, Silverdale.
Weaned heifers sold to £520 for a trio of British Blues from J&R Waller, Killington.
A handful of steer stirks were forward, selling to £840 for a Simmental from A Hodgson, Ambleside with Limousins to £750 twice from this home.


A strong entry of 125 store cattle were but before our busy ring side of local and travelled buyers, ensuring a good trade for all classes and types. Aberdeen Angus heifers sold to £1640 from GM Metcalfe Jnr, Underbarrow who sold other pens of heifers to £1560. Diary bred British Blues sold to £1500 from I&AJ Armer, Burniside with other pens from the same home to £1470. Yearling heifers saw the best Limousins sell to £1280 from S&M Cooper, Leece with nice bred grazing sorts £950 to £1050.
Bullocks sold to £1600 for Aberdeen Angus from GM Metcalfe Jnr, Underbarrow who sold other to £1590. A run of Fleckvieh bullocks from RW&S Nicholson, Lupton saw his best to £1460, with many others to £1450. Yearling bullocks saw Limousins to £1460 from JA&CA Gibson, Selside. The best bullocks were regularly £1200 to £1300, with nice grazing types either side of the £1000 mark. All bullocks forward averaged £1225, with heifers averaging £1220.
Please note next fortnights sale includes the monthly sale of beef breeding cattle.


An increased number of cows were forward today, with an overall market average of 181p/kg. Best beef cows to sold 219p/kg for a Blonde Aquitaine from PJ & ES Rogerson, Appleby with other stronger end beef cows regularly to 190p/kg to 205p/kg. Top grossing beef cow was a Hereford from RJ & J Gardner, Kendal totalling £1834.00. The best dairy cows sold to 214p/kg for a Holstein Friesian from Jenkin Crag Farms, Kendal with other better end dairy cows regularly to 182p/kg to 195p/kg and parlour type cows 168p/kg to 175p/kg. Top grossing dairy cow achieved £1533 for a Holstein Friesian from Strickland Hill Farming, Witherslack.
OTM heifers sold to £239p/kg for a Stabiliser cross from M Allen, Carnforth who sold others at 229p/kg. Angus cross sold £1705 from G Cuthbertson, New Hutton.
Cull Bulls sold 224p/kg and £2256 for a Limousin from PJ & ES Rogerson, Appleby with others at 194.5p/kg and £1775 from TLB & J Knowles, Selside.

Top Prices


British Blue: £600 Hill Crest Farm, £580 Townhead Farm, £570 (2) Halfpenny Lane Farm, £570 Flodder Hall, £550 Flodder Hall. Charolais: £550 (2), £530, £500, £490, £460 Bambers Farm. Simmental: £510 Halfpenny Lane Farm. Friesian: £420 Coldcotes Farm, £125 Flodder Hall, £100 Wyke Farm. Angus: £400 Borrans Farm, £170 Bambers Farm, £110 Low Bundrigg. Limousin: £220 Elm Tree Farm.


British Blue: £520 Coldcotes Farm, £510 Flodder Hall, £510 Halfpenny Lane Farm, £500 Middlebarrow Plain, £500 Halfpenny Lane Farm, £500 Flodder Hall. Charolais: £495, £475, £460, £455, £410, £400 Bambers Farm. Angus: £370 Middlebarrow Plain, £350 Birks Farm, £245 Borrans Farm, £190, £170 Bambers Farm. Simmental: £280 Hartrigg. Limousin: £240 St Annes Farm. Hereford: £165 Bambers Farm.


British Blue: £710, £560, £540 Hallbeck. Angus: £500 Hill Crest Farm, £480, £450 Hall Beck. Hereford: £490 Hill Crest Farm, £450 The Howes. Friesian: £465, £460, £410 The Howes.


British Blue: £520 Hallbeck. Angus: £440 Moss End Farm.


Simmental: £840 Borwick Lodge Farm. Limousin: £750 (2) Borwick Lodge Farm. Angus: £590 Moss End Farm.


Angus: £1600, £1590 Low Gregg Hall, £1280 Tarnside Farm, £1190 Little Fell Farm. Limousin: £1460, £1280 Longwell, £1280 Tarnside Farm, £1090 Bracken Slack, £1040 Scroggs Farm. Fleckvieh: £1460, £1450, £1440, £1420, £1400 Green Lane End Farm. British Blue: £1410, £1400 Green Lane End Farm, £1300 Templand, £1280 (2), £1240 Howriggs. Charolais: £1280 Meathop Park Farm. Friesian: £1080 Park House Farms. Hereford: £1070 Little Fell Farm. Blonde: £1070 Causeway Farm.


Angus: £1640, £1560, £1420 Low Gregg Hall, £1400 Bowston Hall, £1380 Low Gregg Hall, £1320 Green Lane End Farm. British Blue: £1500, £1470 Bowston Hall, £1430 Templand Farm, £1390 Bowston Hall, £1150 Holmelands. Simmental: £1400 Bowston Hall. Hereford: £1380 Bowston Hall, £1160 Little Fell Farm, £1060 Tarnside Farm, £1020 Park House Farms. Limousin: £1280 Tarnside Farm, £1240 Holmelands. Fleckvieh: £1160 Green Lane End Farm. Blonde: £1060, £1020 Causeway Farm.


Blonde: 219.5 Mason Gill. Friesian: 214.5 Jenkin Crag, 204.5 Strickland Hill, 187.5 Low Sizergh Farm, 187.5 Strickland Hill, 187.5, 184.5 Jenkin Crag. Hereford: 207.5, 204.5, 199.5 Natland Mill Beck. Stabilizer: 204.5, 199.5, 194.5 Kit Cragg. Limousin: 199.5 Holmelands. Shorthorn: 189.5 Holmelands. British Blue: 191.5 Mireside Farm. Norwegian Red: 181.5, 177.5 Low Sizergh Farm. Fleckvieh: 174.5 Far Audlands, 167.5, 151.5, 149.5 Tottlebank.


Stabilizer: 239.5, 229.5, 219.5 Yealand Manor. Shorthorn: 229.5 Yealand Manor. Angus: 204.5 Capplerigg. British Blue: 199.5 High Biggarsbank.


Limousin: 224.5 Mason Gill, 194.5 High Borrowbridge.

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