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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Lambs - Thursday 25th October

The fortnightly sale of Store Lambs had an entry of 3584 forward which included the Ambleside show for pens of twenty lambs. Thanks goes to our pre-sale judge Mr A Bargh, Heaton with Oxcliffe for giving up his time and expertise. The was a buoyant trade throughout the sale with buyers present from throughout the UK in which more lambs could have been sold to the advantage of the vendor.

There was plenty of interest in all types of lambs with smallest lambs looking the dearest on the day. There was plenty of interest in Beltex lambs selling to a top of £78 from Ian Richardson, Goosnargh and others selling to £73 from J Potter, Orton. Texel lambs sold to a top of £75 from JE Parkinson, Dent. Plenty of strong short keep lambs sold in the mid to late sixties. There was a lot of interest in Mule wether lambs topping at £65 from G Rushton, Grange-over-Sands with others to £62 for the first prize pen of Mules from D Wood, Horwich. Best Mules were regularly selling towards to the £60 mark with all Mules averaging £56.

There was more hill lambs on the market today which saw Rough Fells top at £50.50 from TM Potter, Orton, with strong Rough Fell lambs regularly breaking the £40 mark. Cheviot lambs sold to a top of £54.50 from DP Escolme, Gatebeck with strong Cheviot lambs regularly selling around the £50 mark. Swaledale lambs topped at £35.50 from E Parker, Crag Bank, with stronger Swaledale lambs selling towards the mid-thirties.

Top Prices

Store Lamb:

Beltex - £78 Northgate, £73 The Park, £71 Northgate, £70 Swainshead Hall Farm, £63 The Park. Texel - £75 Dragon Croft, £69.5 Long Green Head, £69 The Coach House, £67 Dragon Croft, £66.5 Force Mill. Mule - £65 Rankthorn, £62 Wilcock Farm, £61.5 Castle Syke Farm, £60 High Borrans Farm, £60 Wilcock Farm. Charollais - £64.5, £61 high Rosthwaite, £56.5 Gateside Farm, £50.5 Brow Head, £50 Barker Knott. Suffolk - £64 Middle Birkby Farm, £63.5 Stonethwaite Farm, £62 Green Close, £60.5 West Plain Farm, £60.5 Wath Farm. Continental - £55.5 Howe Farm. Cheviot - £54.4 Audlands Park, £54 Rankthorn, £50 Noranbank Farm, £49.5 Audlands Park, £44.5 High Arnside Farm. Masham - £52 Gowan Bank Farm. Herdwick - £50.5 Cinder Barrow, £43 Naddle Farm. Rough Fell - £50.5 The Park, £45 Archers Hill, £45 The Park. Leicester - £48 Gowan Bank Farm. Horned - £47 Hamlet, £44 Abbey Drive, £38 Gowan Bank Farm. Kerry Hill - £47 Hamlet. Jacob - £38 Black Syke. Swaledale - £35.5 Marsh House Farm, £35 Castle Syke Farm, £34 Forest Hall.

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Show Results

Judge
Mr A Bargh

Class one – Pens of 20 Mule Store Lambs
1st D Wood, Wilcock Farm
2nd RI Dixon, Low Newton
3rd Messrs Hodgson, High Borrans

Class two – Pens of 20 Sufffolk/Continental Store Lambs
1st JW Robinson & Son, Green Close
2nd J & R Bell, Sunny Bank
3rd J Scott & Co, Middle Birkby Farm

Class three – Pens of 20 Horned/Herdwick/Cheviot Store Lambs
1st Forest Hall Partnership, Forest Hall
2nd Forest Hall Partnership, Forest Hall

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