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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 20th August

Prime Lambs

NWA J36 saw an increased number of Prime lambs forward with 1417 being sold today, generating an overall market average of 172p/kg. The sale peaked at 214p/kg for Beltex x lambs from J & J Postlethwaite, Howgill, with other well-bred lambs generally 195 – 210p/kg. Heavyweight lambs sold to 180p/kg for Charollais x from JC Dunning, Orton. A larger number of hill bred lambs are forward each week, selling to 178p/kg for Mules from BD Gill, Ingleton. Lightweight lambs continue to sell well, selling to a top price of 182p/kg for Charollais x from HM Hodgson, New Hutton

Top grossing price today were Charollais x lambs from A Thompson, Carnforth, achieving £99. Plenty of heavyweight, well-finished lambs selling at £84 - £92. Mules sold to £78 from BD Gill, Ingleton with Mashams to £75.50 from the same home.

Well-finished lambs of all weight categories continue to attract the keenest interest from buyers with caution shown towards under finished lambs which would benefit from a final bit of finish.

Cast Sheep

There was a larger entry of cast ewes on the market selling to a similar trade on the week. Texel ewes sold to a top of £102 from LE & A Ridding, Steel Croft. Mules saw a sharper trade today peaking at £70 from R Saunders, Ulverston closely followed by £69 from TJ Beaty, Windermere. A bigger show of hill bred ewes forward saw strong Cheviot ewes from SP Pease, Kirkby Lonsdale topping at £74 with Dalesbred to £62 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton. Swaledale ewes peaked at £49 from CW Kipling, Penrith with others to £47 from Fishwick Bros.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Charollais - £99 Southways, £95 Low Chapel Farm, £81.5, £81, £78.5 Myers Farm. Texel - £93 Johnson House Farm, £92 Hawes Farm, £92 Headless Close, £91.5 School House Lane, £89.5 Low Tarn Green. Suffolk - £90.5 Low Stanger Thwaite, £90 Swallowmire, £90 Mountain View, £89 Spring Gardens Cottage, £87 Low Woodedge Farm. Beltex - £90 Bramaskew, £88.5 Poppy Farm, £85 Southways, £85, £84 Underley Estate Office. Mule - £78.5 Yarlsber, £75 Fell End Farm, £75 Low Hall Farm, £72.5 Holme House Farm, £70.5 Red Scar. Masham - £75.5 Yarlsber, £70, £67 Steps Farm. Jacob - £73.5 Catshaw Hall Farm. Continental - £70 Swindale Foot Farm, £67.5 Yarlsber, £66.5 Steps Farm, £63 Keer Falls, £57 Swindale Foot Farm. Cheviot - £66 Spring Gardens Cottage.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £102 Causeway Farm, £90 Low Chapel Farm, £89 Middleshaw Hall, £88 The Borrans, £87 Hollins Farm. Beltex - £82 Stubb Farm. Cheviot - £74 Underley Estate Office, £66, £56 The Park, £46 Poppy Farm. Mule - £70 Spring Gardens Cottage, £69 Stonethwaite Farm, £68 Hampsfield Hall, £66 Low House, £65 Underley Estate Office. Dales Bred - £62, £55 Fell End Farm. Swaledale - £49 White House, £47 Middale Sadghyll, £46 Farming For Nature, £40 Holme House Farm, £40 Ashstead. Gritstone - £47 The Park. Rough Fell - £45 Lockbank Farm, £41 Middale Sadghyll. Horned - £41 Low Haygarth Farm, £39 Keer Falls. Kerry Hill - £34 Rose Cottage.

Cast Ram:

Cheviot - £66 The Park. Charollais - £65 Cinderbarrow Farm. Beltex - £62 The Borrans. Swaledale - £41 The Borrans.

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