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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 30th October

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of prime lambs had a larger entry forward with a 1000 going through the ring with an overall market average of 160p/kg with an SQQ average of 165p/kg with more hill bred lambs forward this week. Texel lambs sold to a top of £92 from TS & SM Park, Millom with Beltex lambs selling to £90.50 from JG & PH Thompson, Selside. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £86.50 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland. It was great having plenty of lambs selling in and around the early eighties. Mule lambs topped the trade at £75.50 from TE, JS & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow. Top pence per kilo today went to P & TL Edmondson, Kirkby-in-Furness selling Beltexs to 209p/kg, closely followed by 205p/kg from JG & PH Thompson again for Beltex lambs.

Cast Sheep

There was, once again, an entry in excess of 600 ewes forward today which saw the trade slightly sharper especially for fleshed ewes. Topping the trade today was Beltex ewes from CM Jennings, Selside with other Beltex ewes selling to £105 from LM & C Whitaker, Kirkby-in-Furness. Texel ewes sold to a top of £108 from B & JM Crowe, Witherslack with other Texel ewes to £106 from TS & SM Park, Millom. Cast rams sold to a top of £111 from HR & KA Hodgson, Barbon for a Charollais. There was plenty of strong Continental ewes selling either side of the ninety pound mark. Leicester ewes topped at £83 from B & HM Wilson, Selside this was closely followed by £82 from A Dixon & Son, Selside. Mule ewes sold to a top of £70 from DW Cottam, New Hutton with fit Mule ewes regularly selling the sixty pound mark. Horned ewes sold to a top of £59 for Rough Fells from Mrs E Murdock, Kendal, this was followed by £57 from Fishwick Brothers, Longsleddale. Dales bred ewes topped at £51 from R Capstrick & Son, Ingleton. Swaledale ewes sold to £37 three times.

Cast ewes continue to be required at North West Auctions offering a very competitive trade.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £92 Millom Castle, £88 Low Hall Farm, £85 Millom Castle, £85 Birks Farm, £84.5 Upp Hall. Beltex - £90.5, £80.5 Poppy Farm, £78 Warth Sutton Farm, £72 Ouzel Thorn Farm, £65 Meathop Park Farm Lodge. Suffolk - £86.5 High House Farm, £83 Birks Farm, £79 Hill Park, £79 Maddison Avenue, £77 Dunningwell Farm. Leicester - £77 Higher Core. Charollais - £75.6 Red Scar, £75 Greenland, £51.5 Moss End Farm. Mule - £75.5 Red Scar, £71 Sykes Farm, £70 Hillcroft, £70 Fell End Farm, £70 Low Longmire. Continental - £73 Brow Head, £64 Moss Side, £55.5 Lane End Farm. Dorset - £70 Warth Sutton Farm, £63.5 Brow Head, £50 Greenlands. Hampshire - £61 Lane End Farm. Rough Fell - £50.5, £48.5 Steps Farm. Swaledale - £50 Higher Core.

Cast Ewe:

Beltex - £117 Crake Hall, £105 Moorland Cottage, £74 Stubb Farm. Texel - £108 Birks Farm, £106, £105 Millom Castle, £97 North Farm, £96 Millom Castle. Suffolk - £87 Upp Hall, £80 Ashstead, £77 Ninezergh, £71 Gowan Bank Farm, £65 Moss Side. Leicester - £83 Ashstead, £82 Kit Cragg, £69 The Borrans, £66 Sykes Farm. Zwartble - £78, £54 Moss Side. Continental - £77 Park House Farm, £71 North Farm, £63 Lane End Farm, £58 North Farm, £55 Park House Farm. Mule - £70 Hagg Farm, £63 Poppy Farm, £62 Topthorn Farm, £61 Low Brundrigg, £60 North Farm. Rough Fell - £59 Crescent Green, £57 Middle Sadghyll, £40 High Farm. Hampshire - £58 North Farm. Dorset - £57 Corney Hill Farm. Masham - £56 Crescent Green. Cheviot - £51 Hill Farm, £49 Moorland Cottage, £45 Overmere, £45 Moorland Cottage. Dales Bred - £51 Fell End Farm. Teeswater - £46 Gowan Bank Farm. Swaledale - £37 North Farm, £37 Eskew Beck, £37 Sykes Farm.

Cast Ram:

Charollais - £111 Howriggs. Texel - £96 Howriggs. Swaledale - £55 Fellside Farm.

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