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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 17th December

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs had an increased entry of 1500 selling to a far sharper trade with an SQQ average of 200p/kg. Best quality Beltex lambs regularly sold in excess of 220p/kg. Trade topped at 248p/kg for Beltex lambs from RJ Gunn, Milnthorpe and AR & BJ Thompson, Selside achieving the same price. Texel lambs sold to a top of £111.50 for lambs weighing 52kg from WL & F Richards, Kirkby in Furness. Beltex lambs sold to £107 with heavy weight Continentals selling to the same price from TE, JS & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow with Texels from TH & D Cornthwaite & Son, Cartmel Fell achieving the same price. Plenty of pens of Continental lambs easily sold around the £100 mark. Heavy weight Mule lambs sold to a top of £98 from M & YS Barker, Halton Park with Cheviot lambs topping at £95 from EW & JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge. Plenty of pens of well-finished Texel and Suffolk lambs were easily selling in excess of the 200p/kg mark. There was plenty of pens of Mule lambs selling in the mid-eighties and better. Horned lambs sold to a top of £77.50 for lambs weighing 42kg from AJ & CM Harrison, Kentmere.

Cast Ewes

Once again, cast ewes met plenty of demand with a larger entry forward in which more could’ve been sold to the advantage of the vendor. Charollais cast ewes sold to a top of £125 from the Isle of Man with Texel ewes selling to £121 from the same home. Texel tups sold to £117 from OR Hodgson, Old Hutton and £116 from WJ & L Barker, Arkholme. Suffolk tups sold to £111 from TH Gibson & Son, Staveley with Leicester tups achieving the same price from Fishwick Brothers, Longsleddale. Numerous pens of Continental ewes easily sold in the early hundreds. Masham ewes sold to £94 and £93 from Gibson & Berry, Endmoor with Mule ewes topping at £90 from S Kellet & Sons, Pilling. Plenty of pens of big strong Mules easily sold in the late eighties. Upland sheep saw Swaledale tups sell to £90 from JH Pedley, Barbon with Rough Fell tups to £86 from BJ Bainbridge, Shap. Cheviot ewes topped at £85 from J Perrem, Grasmere with Rough Fell ewes to £78 from BJ Bainbridge. Swaledale ewes sold to £68 from RF & CE Hodgson, Ulverston.

Suffolk ewes to £100 averaged £89.75
Masham Ewes to £94 averaged £85.36
Mule ewes to £90 averaged £76.28
Swaledale ewes to £68 averaged £52.09
Rough Fell ewes to £78 averaged £56.75
Cheviot ewes to £85 averaged £70.10
Texel ewes to £121 averaged £76.93
Leicester ewes to £106 averaged £92.63
Herdwick ewes to £64 averaged £50.36

Suffolk rams to £111 averaged £103.75
Swaledale rams to £90 averaged £73.86
Rough Fell rams to £86 averaged £81.50
Texel rams to £117 averaged £103
Leicester rams to £111 averaged £87.43

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £111.5 Low Mill House, £107 Low Tarn Green, £102 Sella Farm, £99.5 Hareden Farm, £99 Halton Park Farm. Beltex - £017, £100 Poppy Farm, £99.5, £99 Leighton House, £92 Brown Edge. Continental - £107 Red Scar, £94 Head House, £90.5 Poppy Farm, £78 Cinderbarrow Farm, 377.5 Ninezergh. Charollais - £99, £91 Myers Farm, £89 Birks Farm, £84 Myers Farm, £82.5 Coolingel Farm. Mule - £98 Halton Park Farm, £95 Hartrigg, £89.5 Barrowfield, £88.5 Holme House Farm. Suffolk - £97 Hagg Farm, £96 Low Brundrigg, £96 Hareden Farm, £95 Low Tarn Green, £94.5 Hareden Farm. Cheviot - £95 Hareden Farm, £90.5 Low Mill House, £90, £87.5, £87 Seedhowe Cottages. Hampshire - £90 The Borrans. Masham - £84 Low Mill House. Swaledale - £84, 376 Holme House Farm, £75 Rowe End Farm, £71 Sykes Farm, £71 Ashstead. Leicester – £80 Brown Edge. Rough Fell - £77.5 Boundary Beck, £77 Low Fold, £76 Millriggs, £72.5 Seedhowe Cottages, £70.5 Boundary Beck. Scotch - £76 Low Garths. Horned - £68 Low Fold. Herdwick - £63 Green Cottages, £57.5 Poole Bank Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Charollais - £125 Coolingel Farm. Texel - £121 Coolingel Farm, £97 Hodgsons Green Farm, £96 Yealand Manor. Leicester - £106 Yoad Pot, £101 Ellerbeck, £78 Ghyll Farm, £72, £71 Town End. Suffolk - £100, £90 Smithy Green Farm, £89 Ninezergh, £86 Coolingel Farm. Continental - £99 Low Audlands. Masham - £94, £93, £86, £81, £58 Low Audlands. Mule - £90 Pilling Hall, £88 Hodgsons Green Farm, £87 Smithy Green Farm, £86 Low Brundrigg. Cheviot - £85 Grandy Close, £71 Manor House Farm, £70 Ghyll Farm, £66 Poppy Farm. Cheviot Mule - £83, £69 Green Lane End Farm. Teeswater - £83 Low Audlands. Rough Fell - £78, £51 Steps Farm. Swaledale - £68 Rowe End Farm, £64 Middleton Hall, £64 Middale Farm, £62 Ghyll Farm, £59 Manor House Farm. Scotch - £67 Low Audlands. Herdwick - £64 High Birk Howe Farm, £57 Low Mill House, £49 High Birk Howe Farm. Dales Bred - £58 Low Audlands, £53 Ghyll Farm, £40 Low Audlands.

Cast Ram:

Texel - £117 Low Garths, £116, £99 Brown Edge, £85 Low Hall Farm. Leicester – £111 Middle Sadghyll, £83 Ellerbeck, £78 Cragg House Farm, £76 Town End, £70 Rydal Farm. Suffolk - £111, £107 Seedfield, £86 Oak Tree Farm. Beltex - £106 Town End. Swaledale - £90, £74 Oak Tree Farm, £66 Sykes Farm, £62 Rydal Farm, £61 High Greenside. Rough Fell - £86 Steps Farm, £77 High Borrowbridge. Teeswater - £85 Low Audlands.

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