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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Easter Spring Lamb Show, Ewe & Shearlings with Lambs Show & Primestock - Tuesday 16th April

Sheep with Lambs at Foot

The annual prize show and sale of Ewes and Shearlings with lambs at foot saw a bumper entry of over 600 lives forward. Thanks goes to our judge Mr A Prickett and to our sponsors Mulberry Finance, Rural Law Practice and Natural Stockcare. There was a very buoyant trade for good quality young sheep with buyers looking for replacements. Leading the way today was Mule Shearlings with Texel Twin lambs from G & KM Atkinson, Appleby selling to £245 for the first prize pen. The second prize pen of shearlings sold to £232 from M Atkinson, Burneside and the third prize pen to £220 from I Atkinson, Scorton. Other Mule shearlings sold to £222 from J & M Wilson, Selside. Continental Shearlings with Texel twins sold to a top of £235 and £230 from JA Chapman, Kendal. Continental Ewes topped at £210 from P Stephenson, Rathmel with Mule ewes with twins selling to the same price from G & KM Atkinson, Appleby. Full mouthed Continental Ewes with twins at foot sold to £195 and £190 from MB Flatman & Son, Over Wyresdale. Mule shearlings with singles sold to a top of £145 from I Atkinson.

Spring Lambs

The annual show and sale of Spring Lambs at J36 saw an entry of 97 for the sale. A big thank you goes to our judge Mr R Matterson and to our sponsors Mulberry Finance, Rural Law Practice and Natural Stockcare. A strong line up of lambs were presented for the show which saw the Championship Rosette awarded to B & AC Barnes, Kirkby Lonsdale with a 43kg Beltex x Lamb selling to 348p/kg or £150 purchased by Brown’s Quality Meats, Ulverston. The Reserve Champion was awarded to the same home with a Suffolk weighing 45kg selling to 302p/kg or £136, with Dorsets selling to £130. The consignment from MJ Waller, Lupton sold Texels to 315p/kg and 309p/kg or £145 and £133 with two further pens from the same home selling to £130. Beltex lambs sold to £129 from FE & CM Robinson & Son, Crooklands, Texels to £128 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe, Suffolks to £127 from A & B Fell, Millom with other Suffolks to £126 from D Metcalfe, Dalton-in-Furness and Charollais to £126 from PW Rhodes, Ulverston. There was an overall market of 252p/kg with an SQQ of 254p/kg.

Prime Hoggs

A slightly smaller entry of Prime Hoggs today sold to a stronger trade than anticipated with a shortage of good quality hoggs on offer today. Well-fed and well-finished handy weight hoggs were easily selling in excess of 200p/kg. Leading the way today was JG Harryman, Hawkshead with Beltexs selling to 274p/kg, 269p/kg, 242p/kg or £115 twice, £109, and £108. This was closely followed by F & CE Bentley & Son, Shap selling to 236p/kg or £104. Heavy weight Charollais hoggs sold to £113 and £104 from PW Rhodes, Ulverston. Suffolk hoggs topped at £100 from F & SA Edmondson, Ulverston who sold Mules to £90 with other Mules selling to £89 from DC Miller, Claughton on Brock with Mashams from the same home selling to £88. Cheviots sold to a top of £85 or 217p/kg with Herdwicks selling to 212p/kg from MR Toms, Ambleside.

There was an overall market average of 190p/kg.

Cast Sheep

There was a smaller entry of cast ewes forward this week with all types of ewes a sharper trade and in more demand from our seven active buyers. Leading the way today was the consignment from D Metcalfe, Dalton-in-Furness whos Suffolk tups sold to £130 and £122 with Suffolk ewes selling to £121. Texel ewes topped at £125 from AW Crowe, Witherslack with other Texel ewes selling to £108 from DR & C Galbraith, Grayrigg. Charollais ewes sold to £110 from PW Rhodes, Ulverston. Plenty of other Continental and Suffolk ewes easily sold around the one hundred pound mark. Mule ewes sold to a top of £89 from F & SA Edmondson, Ulverston with others to £86 from S Marson & Son, Orton. Plenty of pens of strong Mule ewes sold into the early eighties, with all Mule ewes forward selling to a market average of £75.31. Horned ewes sold to a top of £76 for Rough Fells from G & ID Postlethwaite, Howgills with Swaledale ewes topping at £74 from F & SA Edmondson. Herdwick ewes sold to £72 from WG & D Wilkinson, Blawith. Leaner types of ewes were noticeably selling to a sharper trade this week. Cast tups were also a noticeably sharper trade today with Beltexs selling to £113 from WG & D Wilkinson and Rough Fells to £108 from BJ Bainbridge, Shap.

All cast sheep forward sold a market average of £71.79.

Top Prices

Shearling & Lamb:

Mule - £245 Green Farm, £232 Low Underbarrow, £222 Cooper House, £220 Sykes Farm, £208 Green Farm. Texel - £235, £230 North Lodge, £222, £208, £195 Green Farm. Cheviot Mule - £110 High House Farm. Masham - £92, £85 Gilberton Farm.

Ewe & Lamb:

Mule - £210 Green Farm, £182 Park House Farm, £180 Mosergh Farm, £175 Tongue House Farm, £165 Sykes Farm. Texel - £210 Far Cappleside Farm, £195, £190 Swainshead Hall Farm, £185 Aisgill Farm. Cheviot - £160 The Park, £90 Scotchergill Farm. Zwartble - £140 Greenlands. Suffolk - £118 Heights Farm. Charollais - £70 Greenlands. Jacob - £58 Scotchergill Farm, £50 Old Hutton Farm. Swaledale - £50, £40 Cooper House.

Prime Lamb:

Beltex - £150 Hawkin Hall, £129 Warth Sutton Farm. Texel - £145, £133, £130 Carlingwha, £128, £124 Ackenthwaite Farm. Suffolk - £136 Hawkin Hall, £130 Carlingwha, £127 Hodgsons Green Farm, £126 Crooklands Brow, £125 Carlingwha. Dorset - £130 Hawkin Hall, £114 Floraire, £109 School Hill, £107 High Biggarsbank, £98 Warth Sutton Farm. Charollais - £126 Floraire, £118 Kingsland, £113 Floraire, £110 Cornfield House. Hampshire - £110, £105 Endmoor Farm.

Prime Hogg:

Beltex - £115, £109, £103, £100 The Galleon. Charollais - £113, £104, £91 Floraire, £61 Moss End Farm. Texel - £108 The Galleon, £104 Hill Top Farm, £101 Ashtree Cottage, £98 The Borrans, £98 Ashtree Cottage. Suffolk - £100 Netherhouses Farm, £87 Hodgsons Green Farm, £83 Holmelands, £80 Cobble Hey Farm. Dorset - £97 Floraire. Mule - £90 Netherhouses Farm, £89 Cobble Hey Farm, £87, £85 Murthwaite. Masham - £88 Cobble Hey Farm. Leicester - £88 Howriggs, £88 High Borrowbridge. Continental - £86 Silverhow Farm, £83 Holmelands, £79.5 Silverhow Farm, £77 Red Scar, £75 Moss End Farm. Cheviot - £85 Hartrigg, £80 Howriggs, £60 High House Farm. Horned - £85 Red Scar. Swaledale - £82.5, £82, £80 Netherhouses Farm, £75.5 Low Longmire. Teeswater - £82 Murthwaite. Hampshire - £80.5 The Coach House. Herdwick - £80 Middle Fell, £74 Holmelands, £73.5 High Borrans Farm, £72 Middle Fell, £70 Holmelands. Dales Bred - £77 The Coach House. Rough Fell - £67 Riddings. Jacob - £62 Holmelands.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £125 Ashtree Cottage, £108 Sunny Bank, £100 Silverhow Farm, £100 Moor House, £99 Ackenthwaite Farm. Suffolk - £121 Crooklands Brow, £105 Ackenthwaite Farm, £102 Netherhouses, £102 Park House Farm, £93 Ackenthwaite Farm. Charollais - £110 Floraire, £90 Gowan Bank Farm, £86 Abbey Drive, £82 Kirket Nook. Hampshire - £95 Endmoor Farm. Beltex - £90 Kirket Nook, £90 Holmelands, £80 White Cross Bay. Mule - £89 Netherhouses, £86 Moor House, £84 Park House Farm, £83 Holmelands, £82 Hill Farm. Teeswater - £88 Gowan Bank Farm. Cheviot - £80 Hill Farm, £80 Silverhow Farm, £69 Craketrees, £57 Howriggs, £55 Brow Head. Zwartble - £79 Abbey Drive. Dorset - £77 Floraire, £66 Abbey Drive. Rough Fell - £76 Riddings, £69 Steps Farm, £68 Moor House, £65 High Low Wood. Swaledale - £74 Netherhouses, £60 Helm Croft, £59 High Borrowbridge, £59 Smithy Beck. Cheviot Mule - £73 Craketrees. Herdwick - £72, £63 Smithy Beck, £55 Rydal Farm. Scotch - £70 Silverhow Farm. Dales Bred - £66 Gowan Bank Farm. Continental - £65 Holmelands, £61 Abbey Drive, £52 Brow Head. Horned - £60 High Borrowbridge, £43 Old Hutton Farm. Jacob - £40 Abbey Drive.

Cast Ram:

Suffolk - £130, £122 Crooklands Brow. Beltex - £113 Smithy Beck. Rough Fell - £108 Steps Farm. Texel - £100 High Low Wood. Herdwick - £72, £66 Harry Place Farm.

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Sheep with Lamb Show Results

Judge Mr A Prickett

Sponsors Mulberry Finance, Rural Law Practice & Natural Stockcare

Class one – Five Mule Shearlings with Twin Lambs
1st G & KA Atkinson, Green Farm, £245
2nd M Atkinson, Low Underbrow, £232
3rd I Atkinson, Sykes Farm, £220

Class two – Five Continental Shearlings with Twin Lambs
1st G & KA Atkinson, Green Farm, £208

Class three – Five Continental Ewes with Twin Lambs
1st P Stephenson, Far Cappleside, £210
2nd P Stephenson, Far Cappleside
3rd MB Flatman, Swainshead Hall Farm, £190

Class four – Five Mule Ewes with Twin Lambs
1st G & KA Atkinson, Green Farm, £210
2nd E Parker, Marsh House Farm, £160

Champion G & KM Atkinson, Green Farm

Reserve Champion P Stephenson, Far Cappleside

Spring Lamb Show Results

Judge Mr R Matterson

Sponsors Mulberry Finance, Rural Law Practice & Natural Stockcare

Class one – Single Continental Lamb
1st B & AC Barnes, Hawkin Hall, Beltex x, 43kg, £150
2nd MJ Waller, Carlingwha, Texel, 46kg, £145
3rd S Proctor, High Biggarsbank, Texel, 43kg, £123

Class two – Single Native Lamb
1st B & AC Barnes, Hawkin Hall, Suffolk, 45kg, £136
2nd D Metcalfe, Crooklands Brow, Suffolk, 44kg, £116
3rd B & AC Barnes, Hawkin Hall, Dorset, 45kg, £130

Champion B & AC Barnes, Hawkin Hall, Beltex x, 43kg, £150 purchased by Brown’s Quality Meats, Ulverston.

Reserve Champion B & AC Barnes, Hawkin Hall, Suffolk, 45kg, £136

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