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J36 Crooklands - Tuesday 19th August 2014 - prime sheep

Posted Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 11.09am

North West Auctions held their weekly sale of primestock at J36, with 2,694 head forward. This comprised of 1,753 lambs and, again, a large show of 941 cast sheep.

Prime Lambs

Commercial first cross lambs were 160-170p/kg, with smarter sorts 175-180p/kg, topping at 181.6p/kg for Texel x lambs from W A & G R Sedgley of Barbon. Overall, a plainer show of lambs were forward today with buyers very cautious of lean under-finished lambs.

Prime Lambs Top prices per head

Texel    £77      R Cowin, Hawkrigg

Texel    £76      T H & D Cornthwaite, Low Tarn Green

Suffolk  £75      J Bargh & Son, North Farm

Texel    £74.50  J Bargh & Son, North Farm

Prime Lambs Top prices per kilo

Texel     181.6p    W A & G R Sedgley, Lower Bank House

Texel     181.3p    W A & G R Sedgley, Lower Bank House

Texel     180.8p    F & B Smith, The View

Beltex    180p       J G & P H Thompson, Poppy Farm

Cast Sheep

All classes, once again, remain a very strong trade with continental ewes topping at £126/head for Texel ewes from Messrs Ladds of Kendal. A top price overall went to Messrs Case of Barrow in Furness at £130

Cast Sheep top prices

Suff: £98 Trees Farm; £96 Walnut Hill. Cont: £93 High Foulshaw Farm, High House; £88 Sand Lane. Mash: £76 Rinkfield. Mule: £83 Myers Farm, The Height; £81 Lodge Farm, High House Farm; £79 Birks Farm. Swale: £51 Graining Field; £50 Moss Howe Farm; £48 Middle Sadghyll; £45 Burton Hill. RFell: £69 High Bridgestones; £66 Howes Lodge, Crabtree Farm. Chev: £81, £79 High House. Tex: £130 (ram) Walnut Hill; £126, £120, £112 (ram) Benson Hall;£120 (ram) Low House; £95 Trees Farm, Birks Farm; £93 Spital Farm; £92 Ashtree Cottage. Leic: £79 The Borrans. Grit: £47, £43 Manor House Farm. Herd: £24 Keskadale; £21 Rydal Farm. Zwart: £62 Low Groves.

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