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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuedsay 20th November

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of prime lambs had a larger entry of 1285 forward which sold to an overall average of 170p/kg with an SQQ average of 175p/kg. Once again, handy weight Continental lambs weighing 38kg to 42kg selling in the strongest demand. Topping the trade today was Beltex lambs from SP Pease, Kirkby Lonsdale selling to £104.50 or 232p/kg. Also achieving 232p/kg was JG & PH Thompson, Selside with a pen of 39kg Beltex lambs selling to £90.50. There was a buoyant trade throughout for Beltex lambs, selling to £95 and £92.50 from PJ & HJ Onions, Arkholme. Texel lambs topped at £91.50 or 217p/kg from JG & PH Thompson. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £89 from D Metcalfe, Dalton-in-Furness. It was great to have plenty of lambs selling into the eighties this week. Mule twice sold to a top of £75 from JS & S Atkinson, Scorton and WI & AM Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale.

A large quantity of horned lambs on the market this week saw 43kg Dalesbred lambs sell to £68 from BD Gill, Ingleton, with lighter weight 37kg Dalesbred sell to £61.50 from the same home.

Cast Sheep

There was just over 450 cast ewes on the market this week with a very mixed show on offer including quite a large number of leaner sheep. Topping the trade today was £89 from TE & A Galbraith, Crooklands for Texels followed by £88 for Cheviot Mules from D Metcalfe, Dalton-in-Furness. Leicester ewes topped at £87 from WI & A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. Plenty of Texel ewes sold in excess of the £80 mark. Mule ewes topped at £71 from D Metcalfe with others selling around the £60 mark with a shortage of big heavy Mule ewes on the market. Hill sheep saw Cheviots sell to £60 from TLB & J Knowles, Selside with a pen of Rough Fells selling to £57 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton-with-Oxcliffe with Swaledales from the same home selling to £41. Lean hill ewes sold a pound or two dearer this week.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Beltex - £104.5 Underley Estate Office, £95, £92.5 Keer Falls, £90.5 Poppy Farm. Texel - £91.5 Poppy Farm, £88 Cantsfield Hall, £86.5 Causeway Farm, £85.5 Underley Estate Office, £85 Poppy Farm. Suffolk - £89 Crooklands Brow, £83.5 High House Farm, £81 Crooklands Brow, £78.5, £78 High House Farm. Charollais - £80, £78, £77, £76.5 Floraire, £76 Myers Farm. Cheviot Mule - £75 High House Farm, £69 Seedhowe Cottages. Mule - £75 Holme House Farm, £75 Sykes Farm, £74.5 Holme House Farm, £74 Sykes Farm, £73 Red Scar. Continental - £74 Small Holding, £73 Broats Farm, £70.5 High House Farm, £70.5 Small Holding. Dorset - £74 Floraire. Cheviot - £69 Seedhowe Cottages. Hampshire - £69 High House Farm. Dales Bred - £68, £61.5 Yarlsber, £59.5 Fell End Farm. Rough Fell - £64.5, 353 Low Fold. Masham - £63 Middale Farm. Horned - £57.5 Middale Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £89 Crooklands Farm, £85 Hutton Roof Hall, £85 ST Annes Farm, £85 Hutton Roof Hall. Cheviot Mule - £88 Crooklands Brow, £54 High Borrowbridge. Leicester - £87, £77 Holme House Farm, £51 Beckside Farm. Charollais - £75 Clawthorpe Lodge, £71 Floraire, £70 Westmorland Chapel Farm LTD, £61 Floraire. Mule - £71 Crooklands Brow, £62 Crooklands Farm, £62 The Borrans, £59 Westmorland Chapel Farm LTD, £58 High House Farm. Dorset - £61 Floraire, £40 Highfield Road. Cheviot - £60 High Borrowbridge, £58 Ghyll Farm, £50 North Farm, £49 Ghyll Farm. Rough Fell - £57 North Farm, £49 Low Fold. Suffolk - £56 Abbey Drive, £56 Patton Hall. Swaledale - £41 North Farm.

Cast Ram:

Zwartble - £67 Patton Hall. Texel - £48 Topthorn Farm. Suffolk - £44 Crabtree Farm, £41 Patton Hall.

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