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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Lakeland Fair Saturday 21st October

The annual ‘Lakeland Fair’ end of season sale of all classes of breeding sheep, including breeding ewes, gimmer shearlings, gimmer lambs and terminal sire breeding rams, was held at J36 Rural Auction Centre on Saturday 21st October. The sale also included the annual show and sale of Swaledale rams.

The largest entry of breeding sheep was seen at this sale with an impressive catalogued entry of 2150 females. The trade was slightly slow as to be expected, and in keeping with other auction markets later sales, and with the wet autumn many purchasers were not looking to buy anymore. As usual, good quality livestock was in strong demand and eagerly bid for with aged and second quality sheep harder to place. The females topped at £140 for a Suffolk Gimmer Lambs from RI Dixon, Low Newton. Gimmer Shearlings sold to £120 for nine Mules from SM Higginson, Summer Close Farm and Ewes sold to £94 for a Cheviot Mule from D Cousins, High Bridgestones.

The annual show and sale of Swaledale breeding rams, had the best entry of rams forward for the sale in terms of quality and the largest entry, gaining additional interest from fresh buyers and sellers. The pre-sale show was judged by Robert Walker of Dunsop Bridge, who we thank for his time and expertise. The champion rosette was awarded to a Shearling from JS & S Atkinson of Sykes Farm, Scorton with reserve Champion being awarded to from RA Lancaster of 5 Green Cottages. The Swaledale shearling rams topped at £220 for the champion from JS & S Atkinson with plenty of shearling rams selling in and around the £200 mark, with the majority of Swaledale rams forward finding new homes.

There was a strong trade for all breeds of rams, with tupping time creeping ever closer meaning rams were in demand. Rough Fell rams topped at £240 from TD, ME & GE Todd of Holme Farm, Cheviot rams to £380 from KO Stones of Nun Cote Farm, who also sold Suffolk x Texels to £620 and Texels to £520, plenty of good quality terminal sire rams selling in excess of £400.

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Gimmer Lamb

Suffolk – £140, £105 Low Newton Farm. Zwartble - £95 Ivy House, £70 Arklid Farm. Texel - £92 Arklid Farm, £76 Caw House Farm, £60 Lyndarick, £52 Melbourne House. Mule - £76 26 Whinfell Terrace, £75 Guides Farm, £74 Caw House Farm, £64 Roundthwaite, £57 Guides Farm. Kerry Hill - £73 High Borrowbridge. Herdwick - £70 2 Chance Cottages. Cheviot - £58 Melbourne House, £50 West Head, £50 5 Green Cottages, £42 10 Castle Park, £37 High Arnside Farm. Bluefaced Leicester - £44 Caw House. Rough Fell - £43 Wallenrigg Farm, £35 Low Newton Farm, £34 Crooksbeck, £31 Townend Hall. Swaledale - £42, £40, £39 Forest Hall.

Breeding Ewes

Cheviot Mule - £94 High Bridgestone. Cheviot - £92, £78 5 Green Cottages, £62 West Head, £62 Melbourne House. Continental - £85 Bank End, £66 Keskadale, £50 2 Chance Cottages, £42 Edenbrook House, £42 Quarry Top. Kerry Hill - £84 Keskadale. Texel - £84 Nissan Nuts, 380, £72 Hampsfield Hall, £70 28 Northgate, £69 Sowermire. Swaledale - £80 Low Stennerley, £56 Smithy Beck House, £54 Overthwaite Farm, £53 The Borrans. Gritstone - £77, £61 Sowermire. Mule - £68, Hampsfield Hall, £50 Thwaite Gate Farm, £47 Edenbrook House, £42 Quarry Top. Rough Fell - £68 Dyke Farm, £67 Sowermire, £64 Dyke Farm, £64 Low Newton Farm. Herdwick - £62 13 Cliff Terrace, £52 Keskadale, £44, £42 Overmere, £40 13 Cliff Terrace.

Gimmer Shearling

Mule - £120, £112, £106 Summer Close Farm, £100 Eskew Beck, £80 High Lane. Cheviot - £84 2 Wood Broughton Barn. Texel - £84 Park End Farm, £68 High Lane, £58 Nissan Nuts. Cheviot Mule - £76 High Lane, £54 High Bridgestone. Rough Fell - £76 Dyke Farm, £70 High Bethicar, £62 Wallenrigg Farm, £60 2 Manor Court. Scotch Blackface - £70 Beckside Farm. Swaledale - £70, £62 Far Orrest, £55 Caw House, £55 The Borrans. Herdwick - £69, £62 High Bethicar. Teeswater - £52 High Bridgestone, £40 Hunger Hill.

Ram Lamb

Suffolk - £280, £240 Criccin Farm, £200 Burgh Head Farm, £180 Criccin Farm, £180 Burgh Head Farm. Texel - £240, £200 Burgh Head Farm, £160, £140 Daub Hall Farm. Charollais - £100 Kingsland. Bluefaced Leicester - £100, £70 44 Summerhill.

Shearling Ram

Texel - £620, £520 Nun Cote Nook Farm, £500 Bank Hey Farm, £480 Brown Brook, £480 Low Field Farm. Suffolk - £420 Bank Hey Farm, £280 Burgh Head Farm, £200 Heathwaite Farm, £200 6 Crooklands Brow, £180 Heathwaite Farm. Beltex - £400 Springs Farm, £260, £240, £200, £180 Criccin Farm. Cheviot - £380 Nun Cote Nook Farm, £350 Hill Top Farm, £120 Hartrigg. Bluefaced Leicester - £360 Middlegill Farm, £320 Low Longmire, £280 Strickland Hill, £260 Low Longmire, £240 Castle Syke Farm. Rough Fell - £240 Holme Farm, £180 Archers Hall. Swaledale - £220 Sykes Farm, £200 6 Galloper Park, £200 Archers Hall. Teeswater - £110, £90 Crooksbeck, £80, £70 Hunger Hill. Herdwick - £60 High Biggarsbank, £60 Moors Farm, £50 Biggarsbank.

Aged Ram

Bluefaced Leicester - £360 Brown Brook, £300 Sykes Farm, £300 Strickland Hill, £180 Beckside Farm. Cheviot - £240 Marshaw Farm, £200 Dry Howe, £160 High Arnside Farm. Charollais - £100 28 Northgate. Swaledale - £100 Sykes Farm, £80 Low Hall Farm, £80 Lunesdale House, £80 High Borrowbridge, £80 Ashstead. Texel - £100 28 Northgate. Teeswater - £90 Hunger Hill, £60 High Bridgestone. Rough Fell - £70 Archers Hall. Herdwick - £60 Newland Farm.

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Show Results

Judge
Mr R Walker

Sponsor
Thornton Breakers

Class 1: Swaledale Aged Ram
1st – Lot 35 - B & HM Wilson, Ashstead
2nd – Lot 8 – JS & S Atkinson, Sykes Farm
3rd – Lot 12 – D Cousins, High Bridgestone

Class 2: Swaledale Shearling Ram
1st – Lot 9 – JS & S Atkinson, Sykes Farm
2nd – Lot 24 – RA Lancaster, 5 Green Cottages
3rd – Lot 1 – J Hunter, 6 Galloper Park

Champion
JS & S Atkinson, Sykes Farm

Reserve Champion
RA Lancaster, 5 Green Cottages

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