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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle, Thursday 7th March 2024

CALVES & WEANLINGS

A larger entry of 139 rearing calves saw the strongest bull calves sell to £690 for an Aberdeen Angus from Colby Farms Ltd, Appleby with others from this home achieving £585. British Blues sold to £655 from J&R Waller, Killington with others from this home at £505. Other British Blues achieved £620 from W Stamper, Chipping. Charollais bulls sold to £495 from Bambers Farms, Cockerham with Blonde bulls to £460 from R Heath, Bootle. The strongest bull calves sold above £450, with the next level regularly selling at £320 to £400 and smaller milk calves around the £280 to £300 mark.
A good trade was seen for dairy bull calves with R&J Dodgson, Natland selling a Friesian to £330 and Fleckvieh to £300. All strong dairy bred bulls reached the £150 mark.
Weaned heifer calves sold to £640 for a British Blue from W Stamper, Chipping followed by a Blonde at £590 from R Heath, Bootle. The strongest rearing heifer calves sold to £400 for a British Blue from DR&C Galbraith, Grayrigg with others from this home at £370. British Blues sold to £360 from HJ Robinson & Son, Preston Patrick and Longhorns sold to £340 from Bambers Farm, Cockerham. Rearing heifer calves were regularly £300 plus.

STIRKS

Steers stirks sold to £980 for a pair of Aberdeen Angus cross (10 months old) from JJ&J Towers, Ulverston. Limousins and Aberdeen Angus cross (8 months old) selling to £870 from Bambers Farm, Cockerham who also sold dairy steers to £760.
Heifer stirks sold to £780 for a pair of 10 month old Aberdeen Angus cross from JJ&J Towers, Ulverston. A 6 month old Limousin bull from Shuttleworth & Brown, Sedbergh sold at £900.

STORE CATTLE

The catalogue entry of 602 store cattle was met by a packed ring side of buyers ensuring a blistering trade from start to finish. The pre sale show was kindly sponsored by MB Nutrition and WCF Fuels, who we thank for their continued support. We also thank our judge Mr John Little for his time and expertise, he awarded the following results:

CLASS 1- SUCKLER BRED BULLOCK
1st RH & C Ayrton, Ouzelthorn Farm- Limousin- £1640
2nd A & P Hodgkinson, Bank Field Farm- Limousin- £1500
3rd RH & C Ayrton, Ouzelthorn Farm- Limousin- £1710

CLASS 2- SUCKLER BRED HEIFER
1st S Proctor, High Biggarsbank- British Blue- £1320
2nd B Wilson & Sons, Ashstead—Limousin- £1390
3rd B Wilson & Sons, Ashstead—Limousin- £1170

CLASS 3- SUCKLER BRED BULL
1st M Allen, Yealand Manor- Stabiliser- £1460

CHAMPION- RH & C Ayrton, Ouzelthorn Farm
RESERVE CHAMPION- S Proctor, High Biggarsbank

The sale peaked at £1840 for a trio of South Devon heifers from AT Threlkeld, Ulverston. British Blue bullocks sold to £1810 from JG&PH Thompson & Sons, Selside, other strong Limousins sold to £1690 from the same good home. The best end yearly bullocks were well sort after with the best seeing Limousins sell to £1710 from RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead. A pair of Charolais sold to £1640 from HR&KA Hodgson, Barbon with British Blues to £1640 from RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead. Regularly away the best end yearly bullocks were £1500 to £1550, with nice summering sorts £1100 to £1250. Native bullocks saw Hereford to £1620 from M Howarth, Grange Over Sands. Aberdeen Angus sold to £1550 from M Moorhouse, Grange Over Sands. Yearling Blonde heifers sold to £1580 from TW&C Shepherd, Under Barrow with Limousins selling to £1490 from JG&PH Thompson & Sons, Selside and £1440 from M&L Preece, Kirkby Lonsdale. The best suckler bred heifers were £1340 to £1400, with nice grazing sorts £1050 to £1150.

A bigger entry of bulls forward met plenty of interest with Blonde bulls selling to £1540 from MJ Whitworth, Bolton Le Sands with Salers to £1460 from M Allen, Carnforth and British Blues to £1360 from S Bosworth, Burnley.

225 steers averaged £1270
228 heifers average £1090
40 bulls averaged £1020

OTM / CAST CATTLE

The fortnightly sale of cull cows saw an entry of predominately dairy cows forward, with an overall market average of 157p/kg. The best beef cows sold to 249.5p/kg for a Limousin from JM&JJ Dawson, Littledale with other feeding type beef cows generally 140p/kg to 160p/kg. Top grossing was also a Limousin from JM&JJ Dawson, Littledale achieving £1729. Heavy well fleshed dairy cows sold to 181.5p/kg from WH Kitching & Son, Sedgwick with others generally 165p/kg to 180p/kg. Top price of £1471 was achieved for a Holstein Friesian from WH Kitching & Son, Sedgwick.
OTM heifers sold to 257.5p/kg for an Aberdeen Angus from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton and £1613 for a Holstein Friesian from WB Winder & Co, Broughton in Furness.
OTM steers sold to 269.5p/kg and £1708 for British Blue cross from JW Robinson & Son, Farleton.
Cull bulls sold to 194.5p/kg for a Charollais from R&BJ Cleasby, Broughton in Furness and a British Blue from B&R Barnes, Carnforth with another Charolais from R&BJ Cleasby, Broughton in Furness selling at £2180.

Top Prices

OTM COW:

Limousin: 249.50 Field Head, 174.50 Cragg House Farm, 174.50 (x2), 149.50 Burney End. Friesian: 181.50 Hawes Farm, 179.50, 174.50 Lambrigg Head Farm, 171.50 Hawes Farm, 169.50 Cockrigg Farm, 164.50 Black Bull Farm. Charolais: 164.50 Cragg House Farm. Fleckvieh: 161.50 Far Audlands. Ayrshire: 149.50 Hawkrigg Farm.

OTM HEIFER:

Angus: 257.50 Cockrigg Farm. Friesian: 229.50 Wall End Farm.

CAST STEER:

British Blue: 269.50, 244.50, 239.50 Green Close.

CAST BULL:

Charolais: 194.50, 189.50 Lower Hawthwaite. British Blue: 194.50 Gilsmere Farm. Belted Galloway: 164.50 Holker Farm.

BULL CALF:

Angus: £690, £585 Colby Laithes, £490 Coldcotes Farm, £385, £375, £350 Bambers Farm. British Blue: £655 Hallbeck, £620 Coldcotes Farm, £505 Hallbeck, £480, £460 Sunny Bank, £455 Low Audlands. Charolais: £495, £475, £440 Bambers Farm. Blonde: £460, £355, £350, £315, £300, £240 Midtown Farm. Friesian: £330 Cracalt Farm, £235 Low Audlands, £150, £100 Hallbeck. Fleckvieh: £300 Cracalt Farm, £110 Far Audlands. Hereford: £250 Wraysholme Tower, £195 Greaves Farm, £195, £160, £150, £100 Wraysholme Tower. Limousin: £245 Halforth Farm, £200 Holmescales Farm, £130 Halforth Farm,

HEIFER CALF:

British Blue: £640 Coldcotes Farm, £400, £370 Sunny Bank, £360 Elm Tree Farm, £340 Hagg Farm, £305 Holmescales Farm. Blonde: £590, £480, £200, £185, £160 Midtown Farm. Longhorn: £340 Bambers Farm. Limousin: £295 Cracalt Farm, £295 Holmescales Farm. Charolais: £250, £220 Holmescales Farm. Angus: £230 Sunny Bank, £195 Borrans Farm, £175 Wall End Farm, £175, £155 Raw End Farm, £140 High Foulshaw Farm. Hereford: £100 Wraysholme Tower.

BULL STIRK:

Limousin: £900 Shaw Paddock.

HEIFER STIRK:

Angus: £780 Low Stennerley, £680, £610 High Carlingill.

STEER STIRK:

Angus: £980 Low Stennerley, £870 Bambers Farm, £800 Low Stennerley, £700 Colby Laithes. Limousin: £870 Bambers Farm. British Blue: £800 High Carlingill. Friesian: £760, £660 Bambers Farm. Shorthorn: £680 Low Stennerley.

STORE BULLOCK:

British Blue: £1810 Poppy Farm, £1600 Howriggs, £1550 Oversands View, £1520 Hampsfield Hall, £1510 Ouzelthorn Farm, £1510 Howriggs. Limousin: £1710 Ouzelthorn Farm, £1690 Poppy Farm, £1640, £1600, £1590 Ouzelthorn Farm, £1560 High House Farm. Charolais: £1640, £1550 Howriggs, £1320, £1230 (x2) Thrang, £1140 Low Longmire. Hereford: £1620 Oversands View, £1570 Hampsfield Hall, £1540 Oversands View, £1440 Hampfield Hall, £1280 West Plain Farm, £1065 Ellers Farm. Angus: £1550 Hampsfield Hall, £1490 (x2) Oversands View, £1200 Crabtree Farm, £1170 Tarnside Farm, £1150 High Biggarsbank. Longhorn: £1500 Oversands View. Shorthorn: £1490 Bouthwaite Farm, £1340 Hampsfield Hall, £1220, £920 Causeway Farm. Blonde: £1340 Nook Farm, £1270, £1190 High Biggarsbank. Simmental: £1270 Holmelands, £900 School Hill. Bazadaise: £1240 Biggins Lodge Farm. Friesian: £1130 Thrang, £1050 Ellers Farm.

STORE HEIFER:

South Devon: £1840 Bowkerstead Farm. Blonde: £1580, £1470 Nook Farm, £1230 High Biggarsbank, £1220 Mount Pleasant Farm. Limousin: £1490 Poppy Farm, £1440 High House Farm, £1420 Birch Bank, £1390 Ashstead, £1370 Nook Farm, £1340 Yates Farm. British Blue: £1400 Poppy Farm, £1320, £1310 High Biggarsbank, £1300 Birks Farm, £1220, £1200 Allcocks Farm. Charolais: £1350, £1320 Braida Garth, £1280 Howriggs, £1190 Braida Garth, £1150 Angerton Farm, £1120 Thrang. Norwegian Red: £1290 Moss House Farm. Angus: £1220 Holmelands, £1120 Tarnside Farm, £1120 Birks Farm, £1030 Crabtree Farm, £1010 Ellers Farm, £1000 Crabtree Farm. Hereford: £1170 West Plain Farm, £1170, £960 Thrang. Parthenaise: £940, £890, £880, £840, £820 Garden Terrace. Belted Galloway: £930 Holker Farm. Simmental: £920 Keld Farm.

STORE BULL:

Blonde: £1540 Mount Pleasant Farm, £1070, £900 Tullithwaite Hall Farm. Stabiliser: £1460, £1140, £1130, £1100, £1060 Yealand Manor. British Blue: £1360, £1080 Lower Oakeneaves Farm. Limousin: £1210 Summerlands, £1050, £1040, £950 Tullithwaite Hall Farm. Charolais: £890 Beck House.

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NWA J36 MARCH STORE CATTLE 

JUDGE- JOHN LITTLE

SPONSORS- WCF FUELS & MB NUTRITION

CLASS 1- SUCKLER BRED BULLOCK
1st RH & C Ayrton, Ouzelthorn Farm- Limousin- £1640
2nd A & P Hodgkinson, Bank Field Farm- Limousin- £1500
3rd RH & C Ayrton, Ouzelthorn Farm- Limousin- £1710

CLASS 2- SUCKLER BRED HEIFER
1st S Proctor, High Biggarsbank- British Blue- £1320
2nd B Wilson & Sons, Ashstead—Limousin- £1390
3rd B Wilson & Sons, Ashstead—Limousin- £1170

CLASS 3- SUCKLER BRED BULL
1st M Allen, Yealand Manor- Stabiliser- £1460

CHAMPION- RH & C Ayrton, Ouzelthorn Farm
RESERVE CHAMPION- S Proctor, High Biggarsbank

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