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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 6th August

Prime Lambs

J36 Rural Auction Centre held its weekly sale of Prime Lambs with a smaller entry of 1088 forward this week, where more easily could have been sold on a very strong trade with buyers eager to purchase lambs for the festival at the end of the week. A strong market average of 198p/kg with lambs weighing 45-50kg averaged 200p/kg.

Well-finished consignments of Suffolk and Texel lambs were regularly exceeding the 200p/kg mark. The trade was topped by heavy weight Suffolk lambs selling to £106 from IM Clegg of Staveley with other Suffolks to £104 from WT Whitaker & Son of Nether Kellet. Texel lambs topped at £104 from MW & MR Black of Staveley, with other Texel lambs to £101.50 from E Dodgson of Kendal. Beltex lambs sold to £103 from J Handley & Son, Chapel-le-Dale. Plenty of heavy-weight lambs sold around the £100 mark. Texel lambs sold to a top of 232p/kg from TE, JS & SA Carruthers of Underbarrow with Beltex lambs selling to 223p/kg from DW Hodgson of Cartmell Fell and 222p/kg from J Allonby and Son of Grayrigg. Charollais lambs sold to 218p/kg from JA & R Geldard and Son of Levens.

There was a larger quantity of hill lambs forward today selling to £97 for 46kg Cheviot lambs from J Allonby and Son of Grayrigg. Mule lambs sold to a top of £86 weighing 47kg from TA & J Dixon of Selside with other mules to £83.50 from R Capstick and Son of Ingleton.

Cast Sheep

There was a slightly reduced entry of cast sheep this week of 834 that sold to a continued strong trade at J36. Charollais ewes topped the market from JA & R Geldard & Sons of Levens with plenty of other Continental ewes selling in the nineties. Cheviot Mule ewes sold to a top of £86 from M Cook of Ulverston. Best Mule ewes sold to £82 from D & C Middleton of Burrow with plenty of others easily selling into the seventies. Hill sheep saw Swaledale ewes sell to £67 from E & K Bland of Gaisgill with other Swaledales selling to £64 from H Drinkall of Chorley. Plenty of well-fleshed Swaledale ewes sold in excess of the £50 mark.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Suffolk - £106 Piked Howe, £104 Lane Ends Farm, £102 The Height, £98 Low Woodedge Farm, £96 Town House. Texel - £104 Scroggs Farm, £101.5 Spittal Farm, £101 Helwith Bridge, £100 Red Scar. Beltex - £103 Gunner Fleet Farm, £100 Green Head. Charollais - £100 Low Foulshaw Farm, £97.5 Catshaw Hall Farm, £96 Low Foulshaw Farm, £96, £89.5 Catshaw Hall Farm. Continental - £98 Cinderbarrow Farm, £74.5 First Moss Lane, £74 High Low Wood, £70 The Coach House, £68.5 High Low Wood. Jacob - £97.5 Catshaw Hall Farm. Cheviot - £97, £83.5 Green Head, £72 Arnside Tower Farm. Mule - £86 Yoad Pot, £83.5 Fell End Farm, £77.5 Helwith Bridge, £75.5 Ashstead, £75 The Height. Masham - £75 Steps Farm. Rough Fell - £56 Intake Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Charollais - £109, £86 Low Foulshaw Farm, £74 Broats Farm. Texel - £99 Spittal Farm, £96, £95 Boyren Hill, £93 The Coach House, £88 Cooilingel Farm. Leicester - £92 Tongue House Farm, £82 Fellside Farm, £77 Longwell, £73 The Height. Mule - £92 Orchard House, £82 Johnson House Farm, £76 Orchard House, £75 Grayrigg Foot, £75 Manor House Farm. Cheviot - £86 Hollin Hall, £78 Orchard House, £69 Seedhowe Cottages, £63 Manor House Farm, £59 Kate Farm. Suffolk - £86 Hill Park, £85, £83 Cooilingel Farm, £77 Topthorn Farm, £73 Cooilingel Farm. Teeswater - £80 Yarlsber. Lleyn - £75 Low Foulshaw Farm Swaledale - £67 Cotegill Farm, £64 Manor House Farm, £56 Longwell, £51 Middle Sadghyll, £50 The Coach House. Rough Fell - £62 Low Wood, £58 Lambrigg Head Farm, £57 Archer Hill. Beltex - £60 Dale House. Horned - £58 Totterbank, £46 Manor House Farm. Dales Bred - £55 Fell End Farm, £52, £45 Yarlsber. Continental - £53, £40 The Dingle. Herdwick - £37 High Low Wood.

Cast Ram:

Leicester - £82 Barbon Fell House. Dales Bred - £72 The Coach House. Horned - £65, £58 Cooilingel Farm. Swaledale - £60 Cotegill Farm.

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