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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Calves, Stirks, OTM and Store Cattle, Thursday 21st March 2024.

OTM / CAST CATTLE

All cull cows sold to a lift in trade with an overall average of 170p/kg, OTM heifers to 211p/kg, steers to 195p/kg and cull bulls 220p/kg.
Beef cows sold to 221p/kg for a Blonde from G&ID Postlethwaite, Howgill with other heavier well bred beef cows 190p/kg to 210 p/kg. A keen interest in those for feeding, with these types generally 170p/kg to 190p/kg. Top grossing being a Blonde from G&ID Postlethwaite, Howgill achieving £1603. Very few dairy cows forward today but those that were sold to 224.5p/kg for a young heavy weight Holstein Friesian from Strickland Hill Farm, Witherslack with other better end dairy cows generally 170p/kg to 185p/kg, with parlour type cows generally 150p/kg to 170p/kg. Top grossing being a Holstein Friesian from WH Kitching & Son, Sedgwick at £1590.
OTM heifers sold to 231.5p/kg from Messrs Sowerby, Appleby with others at £1690 from BJ Bowness, Kendal.
Bulls sold to 279.5p/kg and £2083 for a young Blonde from T Atkinson, Ulverston. Other younger stock bulls to 227p/kg and £1895, with mature stock bulls to 199.5p/kg and £1663.

CALVES AND WEANLINGS

The fortnightly sale of 118 calves sold to a top of £580 for a cracking British Blue heifer from Messrs Sowerby, Drybeck with others from this home at £535. Younger more rearing type heifer calves sold to £340 for a blue from DW & E Cottam, £300 for a Charolais from Bambers farm and very sweet fortnight old blue heifers selling to £270 from Dolphenby Farming LTD, Penrith.
Bull calves sold to £420 for a well grown 8 week old Charolais from Bambers Farm, with Angus from this good home at £415. A lot of younger calves were forward today with 5 week old blues to £340 from Messrs Gibson & Berry, Endmoor and 20 day old blues to £295 from Dolphenby Farming LTD.
A slightly smaller entry of 38 weaned calves and stirks saw blue steers sell to £1280 from S Whitehead, Middelton with young Limousin bulls from this home at £1200, all strongest end weaned bulls broke the £1000 barrier. A run of freshly weaned angus steers from Messrs Young, Lindale sold for £695. Only a handful of heifer stirks were forward with these selling to £760 for a Simental and £750 for a limousin both from Bambers Farm.

STORE CATTLE

The fortnightly sale of 200 store cattle was put before a busy ring side of local and travelled buyers, with some leaving empty handed many more could have been sold to vendors advantages. Angus bullocks sold to £1870 from BJ Bowness, Kendal who sold British Blue bullocks to £1760 with many of the strongest bullocks selling to £1600 plus with first cross dairy blue bullocks selling to £1670 from RJ&D Holden, Broughton. Yearling grazing bullocks were in high demand with sweet sorts selling to £1260 from SW Atkinson & Son, Crook with many regularly £1100-£1200. Heifers saw a pair of Limousin sell to £1600 from A&P Hodgkinson, Stalmine. With others selling to £1580 from T&D Wright, Wray. Native heifers attracted plenty of interest with angus selling to £1550 from BJ Bowness, Kendal and Herefords selling to £1540 from M Howarth, Grange over Sands. Yearling suckler bred heifers saw the best sell to £1120 from CI Briggs, Ambleside with these regularly selling from £1050 to £1100, smaller grazing sorts £850-£900.

Top Prices

OTM COW:

Friesian: 224.50 Strickland Hill, 184.50 Laithwaite Farm, 179.50 Hawes Farm,169.50 Far Audlands. Blonde: 221.50, 219.50 Riddings, 179.50 Ashes. Simental: 214.50 Borwick Lodge Farm, 187.50 High Birk Howe Farm. Limousin: 201.50 Swallowmire. Stabiliser: 191.50 Yealand Manor. Charolais: 189.50 187.50 Dawson Fold. British Blue: 189.50 Borwick Lodge Farm, 181.50 Causeway Farm. Norwegian Red: 179.50 Cracalt Farm. Ayrshire: 139.50 Birkland Barrow.

OTM HEIFER:

Friesian: 231.50 187.50 Townhead Farm. Angus: 214.50 199.50 Sandham Farm, 209.50 Blea Tarn Road.

CAST STEER:

Shorthorn: 194.50 Mislet Farm.

CAST BULL:

Blonde: 279.50, 219.50 Newland View. Angus: 227.50 Mislet Farm. Saler: 184.50 Fell House.

BULL CALF:

Charolais: £420, £390 Bambers Farm. Angus: £415 £350 Bambers Farm, £300 Raisgill Hall. Fleckveigh: £380, £360 Cracalt Farm, £240 Tottlebank, £75 Far Audlands. Friesian: £380 Cracalt Farm, £40 Kiln Hall, £40 Ackenthwaite Farm. British Blue: £340 Low Audlands, £330 Raisgill Hall, £295 Dolphenby Farm. Longhorn: £260 Bambers Farm. Limousin: £225 Mount Pleasant, £210, £190 Halforth Farm. Hereford: £215, £185, £180 Wraysholme Tower. Dairy Shorthorn: £120 Wyke Farm. Shorthorn: £40 Far Audlands. Swedish Red & White: £20 Far Audlands.

HEIFER CALF:

British Blue: £580, £535 Townhead Farm, £340 Hagg Farm, £270 £245 Dolphenby Farm, £245 Raisgill Hall. Charolais: £300 Bambers Farm. Limousin: £240 Birks Farm, £200 Mount Pleasant. Angus: £200 Birks Farm, £190 Raisgill Hall, £170, £160 Bambers Farm. Hereford: £85 Wraysholme Tower.

BULL STIRKS:

Limousin: £1200 Low Waterside, £1050, £1020 Audlands Park, £900 Bambers Farm. British Blue: £870 Hawes Farm. Fleck: £550 Tottlebank. Friesian: £380 Grahamsfield.

HEIFER STIRK:

Simmental: £760 Bambers Farm. Limousin: £750 Bambers Farm, £410 Mount Pleasant. Angus: £540 Bambers Farm.

STEER STIRK:

Limousin: £1190 Low Waterside. British Blue: £1280 Low Waterside. Hereford: £890 Low Waterside. Angus: £695 Moss End Farm. Friesian: £390 Moss End Farm.

STORE BULLOCK:

Angus: £1870 Blea Tarn Road, £1580 High Barnes, £1480 Birks Farm, £1090 Riddings, £1090 £1060 School Hill. British Blue: £1760 Blea Tarn Road, £1670 £1620 Syke House Farm, £1440 Park House Farms, £1330 Villa Farm. Longhorn: £1590 Oversands View. Hereford: £1540 £1400 £1360 Oversands View, £1250 Park House Farms, £930 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Limousin: £1460 Oversands View, £1280 Villa Farm, £1260 Capplerigg Farm, £1250 Oversands, £1160 Capplerigg Farm, £1120 Capplerigg Farm. Fleck: £1160 Park House Farms. Blonde: £790 Southways. Continental: £1120 Capplerigg Farm. Mont: £900 Holmelands. Friesian: £890, £840 Holmelands.

STORE HEIFERS:

Limousin: £1600 Bank Field Farm, £1580 Allcocks Farm, £1270 Cockrigg Farm, £1230 Allcocks Farm. Angus: £1550 Blea Tarn Road, £1110 Bleaswood Road, £1070 Tarnside Farm, £1040 Birks Farm, £990 Bleaswood Road. Charolais: £1240 Cockrigg Farm, £1150 Cragg House Farm. British Blue: £1350 Birks Farm, £1120 Villa Farm, £1110 Rankthorn, £1100 Villa Farm, £1070 Cockrigg Farm, £1060 Broughton House Farm. Hereford: £1090 Park House Farms, £1030 Tarnside Farm, £940 Rankthorn, £820 Little Fell Farm. Continental: £1080 Rankthorn. Simmental: £970 Bleaswood Road.

STORE BULLS:

Hereford: £950 Nibthwaite Grange Farm.

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