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J36 Crooklands - Tuesday - Prime Sheep Show/Sale 10/12/13

Posted Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 10.48am

Caption: Champion pen of lambs - sponsor Gary Starkie (Dugdale Nutrition), Corina Coates (Allflex) & Vendor James Wannop from M E Wannop & Sons Ltd

NWA J36 had an entry of over 3,000 sheep forward at it’s weekly sale.

Prime Lambs

A fantastic show of some 2,200 prime lambs were put before an increased ringside of buyers, which included the annual Christmas Sow of Prime Lambs. Some 58 pens of lambs were presented to the judge, Mr Michael Lomax and after judging seven very strong classes of lambs, he awarded the championship rosette and the Jack Ireton Memorial Trophy to a tremendous pen of 5 Beltex lambs from M E Wannop & Sons, Heaton Hall Farm.

Prize winners

The Texel lamb class was kindly sponsored by Solway & Tyne Texel Breeders’ Club

Continental/Texel Lambs

1st Fishwick Farms £90 to M Lomax

2nd J G & P H Thompson £89 to A Dawson

3rd Fishwick Farms £89 to A Dawson for Vivers Scot

Beltex Lambs

1st & Champion M E Wannop & Sons £125 to R Skelton

2nd J G & P H Thompson £111 to A Dawson for Vivers Scot

3rd R A & C Benson £106 to A Dawson for Vivers Scot

Suffolk Lambs

1st R A & C Benson £75 to J Bowling

2nd J Bargh & Son £77.50 to Dunbia

3rd M Robinson £73.50 to J Bowling

Mule Lambs

1st A W & A M Clarke £76.50 to Dunbia

2nd R I Dixon £78 to S Bowes

3rd J & J A Burrow £78 to S Bowes

Rough Fell Lambs

1st G H Capstick & Sons £74 to M Lomax

2nd A E A Harrison £73 to M Lomax

3rd I & J Mallinson £67 to Dunbia

Swaledale Lambs

1st Fishwick Brothers £71 to Dunbia

2nd B & H M Wilson £64 to A Atkinson

3rd A W & A M Clarke £65 to M Lomax

Hill Breed Lambs

1st J W & T E Sharp (SBF) £77 to M Lomax

2nd J A Bennett (Dalesbred) £68 to A Atkinson

3rd A & B Thompson (Herd) £76.50 to West Scot Lamb

All classes and weights of lambs saw a sharper trade today with fewer heavy lambs around and more handy weights in the market. The best export lambs regularly 230-240p/kg with several pens 260-270p, topping at 271.7p/kg. Commercial Texel and Suffolk cross lambs regularly 170-180p/kg.

A large show of well finished Mule and Horned lambs also forward today which were easily sold.

Mule lambs to 177.4p/kg but mostly 168-172p/kg. Swaledale lambs regularly 165-170p/kg, topping at 174p/kg for a wonderful pen from Messrs Fishwick Brothers of Middle Sadghyll.

Overall a market average of 177.46p/kg was achieved.

We would like to thank Allflex and Dugdale Nutrition for kindly sponsoring our Show today.

Cast Sheep

Some 550 cast sheep were also sold to an increased ringside of buyers, which saw all classes sharper on the week. Topping at £125 for a Charollais ram from R R & J A Knowles of Docker and £118 for Texel x ewes from S J & N S Wood of Windermere

Monthly Sale of Pigs

The monthly sale of pigs saw the largest entry to date with 252 forward at the sale.

A feature of the sale was the Prize Show, which saw Mr Dave Morland, Butchery Manager for Westmorland Services (Tebay) judge.

He awarded the first prize rosette in the prime pig class to a superb pen of 4 gilts, purchased by the judge for his butcher’s counter.

First prize store pigs from E Lawson sold for £70 to G Taylor, Crook with the prize winning Pietrain weaners from A J & E J Platt selling at a final bid of £50.

Well bred pigs sold to a competitive trade with the second quality a lot harder to sell with buyers very cautious of the winter ahead and feed prices.

Prices to note:

White Prime Pigs £135, £125, £110

Coloured Prime Pigs £90

White Store Pigs £85, £80, £75

Coloured Store Pigs £72, £70, £62

Sows £155, £132, £100

Weaners £60, £50, £42, £35


PRIME LAMBS – Suff: £89 Hill Park; £86, £85, £84, £82 Mansrigg Hall; £85 Low Tarn Green; £84 White House, Brown Edge; £83 Underley Estate, Burton Hill, Gamswell Farm. Mash: £67 Middale Farm. Mule: £79 Low Hall; £78 Mid Town House, Keskadale, Low Newton Farm, Thursgill; £77.50 Nether House Farm, Low Hall. Swale: £71, £70, £68 Middle Sadghyll; £65 Low Longmire; £64, £62 Ashstead. Rough Fell: £77, £73 Birkhaw; £74.50 Boundary Beck; £74 Borrow Bridge House, Croft Foot Farm; £71 High Borrowbridge. SBF: £77, £70 Flodder Hall. Char: £78, £77 High Hallbeck; £77.50, £75 Floraire; £76 Low Foulshaw; £75.50 North Farm; £75 Docker Farm; £74, £73 Myers Farm. Chev: £76, £68 Underley Estate, Orchard House; £75 Green Head; £68 Underley Estate. Tex: £90 Greaves Farm, Bank House Farm; £89 Poppy Farm, Bank House Farm, Hill Park; £86 Mansrigg Hall, Hawes Farm, Bellingham Road; £85 Cockrigg Farm. Lleyn: £71 Low Foulshaw. Leic: £76 Brown Edge; £72 Barrowfield. Dales: £68 Middale Farm; £57 High Row. Herd: £76.50, £62 Poppy Farm. Belt: £125 Heaton Hall; £111 Poppy Farm; £106 Gamswell Farm; £98, £97, £94 Bank House Farm; £93 Hawkin Hall; £89, £88 Lodge Bank Farm.

CAST SHEEP –Texel: £70 Poppy Farm; £60 North Farm. Suff: £105 Skelwith Fold; £70 Moss Head; £62 North Farm. Cont: £125 Myers Farm; £105 Castle Syke; £72 Crosscrake. £66 Moss End Farm, North Farm. Mule: £118 Causeway Farm; £72 Arklid Farm; £56 Myers Farm, Arklid Farm, North Farm; £55 Meadow Oaks, North Farm. Swale: £36 High Loanthwaite; £34 The Galleon; £33 Yoad Pot, High Skelgill. Rough Fell: £57 Poppy Farm. Hrnd: £46 Low Deepslack; £40 Crabtree Farm; £39 Beech Tops. Chev: £56 Moss End Farm; £46 Crabtree. Leic: £92, £47 Castle Syke; £78 Middale Farm. Jac: £47 Causeway Farm. Belt: £86 Far Highfield; £78 Gamswell Farm; £60 Far Highfield.

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