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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Thursday 27th December

Prime Lambs

The Christmas sale of Prime Lambs held on Thursday 27th December saw the trade average 185p/kg with an SQQ 189p/kg with an entry of 1185 forward. Topping the trade at £97 was Texel lambs from RS & IM Kellet, Cockerham. Beltex lambs topped at £96 from JG Harryman, Hawkshead and Suffolks sold to the same price from J Twigge, Lindale. Plenty of good conformation lambs sold around between the 215-220p/kg mark, topping at 225p/kg and 224p/kg for Beltex lambs from JG Harryman. Plenty of pens of handy weight Continental lambs sold towards to 200p/kg mark. There was plenty of hill lambs on the market today that saw Cheviots sell to a top of £89 from J Allonby & Son, Grayrigg with others selling to £86 from WL & F Richards, Beckside. Mule lambs sold to a top of £84 from JS & S Atkinson, Scorton with Rough Fell lambs topping at £79 from I & J Mallinson, Selside, with Swaledales to £77 from N & ME Harrison, Shap.

Cast Sheep

There was an entry of over 300 sheep forward which sold to a very similar trade as seen over previous weeks. The trade topped at £99 for Texel ewes from PK & R Woof, Stainton with others to £96 from JC Dunning, Orton. Plenty of Continental ewes sold into the eighties. Cheviot Mule ewes topped £73 from J Allonby & Son, Grayrigg with Mule ewes topping at £71 from WT & EM Townley & Son, Carnforth. Plenty of strong Mule ewes selling in the mid to late sixties. Horned ewes sold in the mid-forties topping at £45 from Messrs Lawrence & Sons, Grange-over-Sands for Scottish Blackfaced and Swaledales to £45 from DC Miller, Claughton-on-Brock. Plenty of well-fleshed horned ewes sold around the forty-pound mark with horned ewes not full of meat still selling in the twenties.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

TEXEL: £97 Mill House Farm, £94.50 Poppy Farm, £94 The Borrans, £92 Low Tarn Green, £91 2 Wood Broughton Barn. BELTEX: £96, £90, £89 The Galleon. SUFFOLK: £96 Back O’ The Fell Road, £94 Pilling Hall, £86 Steel Croft, £85 Hill Park, Mountain View. CHAROLLAIS: £92, £90 The Galleon, £82 Burnt House, £80 High Hall Beck, £75 Thornbush Farm. CONTINETAL: £90.50 2 Milestones Cottage, £90 Crabtree Farm, Hazelslack Tower Farm, £81 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £77 Hazelslack Tower Farm. CHEVIOT: £89 Green Head, £86, £76.50 Low Mill House, £75 Marshaw Farm, £74 Stone Croft. MULE: £84 Sykes Farm, £81.50 Yates Farm, £81 Low Garths, £80 Burnt House, £79.50 Back O’ The Fell Road. LEICESTER: £80 Yates Farm. ROUGH FELL: £79 Borrow Bridge House, £69 Boundary Beck, Borrow Bridge House. HORNED: £78 Hillcroft, £68 Brown Edge, £61 High Greenside. MASHAM: £77 Sella Farm. SWALEDALE: £77 Tailbert, £73 Mouse Syke, £69.50 Marshaw Farm, £67.50 Forest Hall. DALESBRED: £70.50 Fell End Farm. SCOTTISH BLACKFACE: £61, £37 Low Garths.

Cast Ewes

TEXEL: £99 Storth End Farm, £96 Low Chapel Farm, £90 Green Head, £86, £85 Hill Park. CHAROLLAIS: £80 High Hallbeck, £42 North Farm. MULE: £71 Burnt House, £69 North Farm, £68 Red Scar, £67 Cobble Hey Farm, £66 North Farm. CHEVIOT: £73 Green Head, £60 Holme Farm, £48 Underhelm Farm. SUFFOLK: £70, £48 Underhelm Farm. SCOTTISH BLACKFACE: £45 Holme Farm, £44, £37 High Farm. SWALEDALE: £45 Cobble Hey Farm, £42 North Farm, £40 Burnt House, £37 Holme Farm, £31 William House. DALESBRED: £43, £25 Cobble Hey Farm. HERDWICK: £40 Poppy Farm, £16 Town House. ROUGH FELL: £37, £25 Borrow Bridge House.

Cast Tups

ZWARTABLE: £77 Poppy Farm. TEXEL: £60, £40 Deansbiggin. CONTINETAL: £55 Springs Farm. LEICESTER: £40 William House.

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