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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Saturday 28th December

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs had an entry of 1066 forward meeting plenty of demand with an overall market average of 206p/kg and an SQQ average of 208p/kg. The trade topped at £117 for 55kg Texel lambs from S Pease, Kirkby Lonsdale with 51kg Texel lambs selling to £114 from Harry Geldard, Levens, £113 for 50kg Texels from KJ Knight, Kirkby in Furness with 48kg Beltexs from KJ & JA Allen, Ings achieving the same price. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £108.50 from DM & D Cook, Ulverston with other Suffolk lambs to £104.50 and £102.50 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston. Plenty of pens of heavy weight and best conformation lambs selling in excess of the £100 mark. Beltex lambs sold to a top of 255p/kg from H Chapman & Son, Middleton followed by 247p/kg from WJ & L Barker, Arkholme. 242p/kg was achieved for Beltexs from JA & KJ Allen, with Beltex lambs from JG & PH Thompson, Selside selling to 241p/kg. Plenty of pens of best conformation lambs sold between 225p/kg and 240p/kg. Upland lambs saw Cheviots sell to a top of £96 and £95.50 from HR & KA Hodgson, Barbon with heavy weight Rough Fell lambs selling to £93 from AJ & CM Harrison, Kentmere. Mule lambs sold to a top of £90 from KJ Knight, Kirkby in Furness. Light weight lambs weighing in the mid 30kgs regularly saw Continentals easily selling in excess of 200p/kg with well-fleshed Swaledale & Mule lambs selling in the 180-190p/kg range.

Suffolk lambs to £108.50 av. £93.18/200p/kg
Mule lambs to £90 av. £81.22/193p/kg
Rough Fell lambs to £93 av. £78.18/182p/kg
Swaledale lambs to £75.50 av. £66.23/186p/kg
Charollais lambs to £101.50 av. £82.63/206p/kg
Cheviot lambs to £96 av. £89.28/210p/kg
Texel lambs to £117 av. £92.61/215p/kg
Beltex lambs to £113 av. £101.50/226p/kg

Cast Ewes

There was a stronger entry of 446 cast sheep forward this week selling to an equally as strong trade. Topping the market this week was Texel ewes from AW Crowe, Witherslack selling to £129. Other Texel ewes sold to £126 from W Stamper, Chipping and £124 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston. Suffolk ewes from the same home sold to £113 and £108 from RHM & S Boyren, Ulverston. Plenty of pens of strong Continental ewes sold around the £100 mark. Cast rams topped at £101 for Suffolks from JR Metcalfe, Ravenstonedale and for Cheviots rams from R Saunders, Spark Bridge. Mule ewes sold to a top of £95 from Low Moore How Farm, Winster followed by £93 from TW & C Shepherd, Underbarrow and J Woodburn & Partners. Plenty of pens of strong Mule ewes easily sold around the £90 mark. Horned ewes sold to £79 and £78 with Herdwicks twice selling to £75 and Dalesbreds achieving the same price. Rough Fell Ewes twice sold to £74 from RJ & OB Simpson, Longsleddale and M Bland & Sons, Staveley.

Suffolk ewes to £113 av. £104.25
Mule ewes to £95 av. £87.51
Swaledale ewes to £68 av. £44.86
Rough Fells to £74 av. £65
Texel ewes to £129 av. £97.85
Herdwicks to £75 av. £63.31

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Texel £117 The Courtyard, £114 Low Foulshaw Farm, £113 Little Guards, £111 The Courtyard, £109 Hill Park. Beltex £113 St Annes Farm, £90 Poppy Farm. Suffolk £108.50 Smithy Green Farm, £104.50, £102.50 Mansrigg Hall, £101.50 Garnett Folds, £100.50 Pilling Hall. Continental £106 Mansrigg Hall, £101.50 Head House, £92 Lower Hawthwaite, £91 Market Street, £87 Ashbank. Charollais £101.50 Low Fell Gate, £90 Barn Hey, £87.50 Low Foulshaw Farm, £81 Pilling Hall, £78.50 Poppy Farm. Cheviot £96, £95.50 Howriggs, £85, £84.50 Seedhowe Cottages, £83 Castle Green Lane. Dorset £99.50 Cumbrae. Bluefaced Leicester £94 Low Fold. Rough Fell £93 Boundary Beck, £86 St Annes Farm, £84 High Borrowbridge, £78 Millriggs, £76 Seedhowe Cottage. Zwartble £91 Guards Farm. Mule £90 Little Guards, £88.50 Red Scar, £88 Barrowfield, £85.50 Hill Park, £85 Holme House Farm. Lleyn £83.50 Cragg Farm, £80.50 Low Foulshaw Farm. Swaledale £75.50, £73.50 Middle Sadghyll, £69 Bank House Farms, £60.50 High Greenside, £52.50 Middle Sadghyll. Hampshire £75.50 Viver Mill Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £129 Ashtree Cottage, £126 Coldcotes Farm, £124 Mansrigg Hall, £116 Ashtree Cottage, Kirkham. Suffolk £113 Mansriggs Hall, £108 Hill Park, £98 High House Farm, Mansrigg Hall. Mule £95 High House Farm, £93 Nook Farm, Mansrigg Hall, £91 Pilling Hall, £90 Bannister Hall Lane. Cheviot £93 Mansrigg Hall. Charollais £87 Knott End Farm. Masham £85 High Swinklebank Farm, £62 Marsh Grange Farm. Scottish Blackface £79, £78 Kirkham. Zwartble £78 Coldcotes Farm. Bluefaced Leicester £76 The Borrans. Dalesbred £75 Kirkham. Rough Fell £74 High Swinklebank Farm, Low Fold, £68 High Swinklebank, £59 Marsh Grange Farm, £54 Sowermire. Swaledale £68 Kirkham, £58 High Row, £57 Low Deepslack, £49 Kirkham, £45 Crooklands Farm. Herdwick £60 Kirkham, £58 The Galleon.

Cast Rams

Cheviot £101 Spring Gardens Cottage. Suffolk £101, High Greenside, £99 Whitbarrow Cottage. Texel £100 Coldcotes Farm, £93 Millbeck, £88 Nook Farm, £73 Smithy Green Farm. Bluefaced Leicester £91 Holme House, £90 Kirkham. Beltex £88 Kirkham. Charollais £87 Craketrees. Dalesbred £74 Braida Garth. Herdwick £69 Knott End Farm, £65 Stone Croft, £59 The Galleon. Rough Fell £63 Millbeck.

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