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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Sheep with Lambs & Primestock - Tuesday 4th June

Sheep with Lambs at Foot

There was a smaller entry of sheep with lambs at foot for this week as the season starts to close. Leading the way this week was Continental ewes with single lambs at foot selling to a top of £140 from AG & ME Clarke, Grange-over-Sands with others from the same home selling to £132 and £130. Broken mouthed Herdwick ewes with Continental twin lambs at foot from Edmondson Bros, Great Langdale.

Spring Lambs

There was a larger entry of Spring Lambs forward this week selling in line with the national average on the day. The end of the Ramadan festival saw many buyers having already fulfilled their requirements in preparation for the celebration and some slaughter houses shutting down for a few days. Topping the market this week was DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland selling Texels to £108 purchased by Higginsons Butchers, Grange-over-Sands. Texels sold to £104 from A Barnes, Heversham and others to £102 from R & J Dodgson, Natland. Suffolks from the same home sold to £101. Top pence per kilo this week was Beltex x lambs from DC, D & J Taylor, Skelsmergh selling to 247p/kg. Other Beltex lambs from RH, M & S Boyren, Colton selling to 230p/kg.

Prime Hoggs

There was a smaller entry of prime hoggs as the season now becomes close to the end. Topping the market today was Continental hoggs selling to £79.50 from JA Airey, New Hutton.

Cast Sheep

There was the smallest entry of Cast Sheep saw demand similar to the lambs. Cast ewes topped at £99 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston. Continental Tups sold to a top of £92 from J & M Wilson, Selside. Buyers continue to be cautious over fat sheep with leaner types in strongest demand.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £108 High House Farm, £104 Moss Side, £102 Cracalt Farm, £98 Hill Park, £98 Howriggs. Suffolk - £101 Cracalt Farm, £96.5 Station Hotel, £96 High House Farm, £94 Orchard House, £94 Lane Ends Farm. Beltex - £94 Hill Park, £84 Stubb Farm. Mule - £92 Cracalt Farm. Charollais - £89 Brown Edge, £88 Kingsland, £87 Brown Edge, £83.5 Kingsland, £80 Garnett Folds. Hampshire - £89, £78 Endmoor Farm. Continental - £88 Cockrigg Farm, £84 Black Bull Farm, £79 Crabtree Farm, £76 First Moss Lane, £74 Crook O Lune Farm. Dorset - £85.5 Hallbeck.

Prime Hogg:

Texel - £79.5 Old Croft, £78 Long Green Head, £71 Gardners Farm, £70 Haveriggs Farm. Herdwick - £71, £64 Low House Beck, £62 Long Green Head, £60 Low House Beck. Continental - £70 Killerwick Grange, £30 Scroggs Farm. Cheviot - £58 Killerwick Grange. Swaledale - £58 Long Green Head, £50 High House Farm, £40 Millbeck. Horned - £50 First Moss Lane, £40 Scroggs Farm. Suffolk - £50 Smithy Green Farm. Rough Fell - £40 Millbeck.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £99 Mansrigg Hall, £80 Millbeck, £79 Hallbeck, £77 Preston Patrick Hall, £77 Woodside. Suffolk - £80 Mansrigg Hall, £74 Woodside, £66 Cracalt Farm. Zwartble - £76 Crosscrake Farm. Cheviot Mule - £70 Green Lane End Farm, £60 Low Tarn Green. Mule - £69 Woodside, £69 Green Lane End Farm, £65 High House Farm, £65 Myers Farm, £65 Red Scar. Horned - £65 Croft Foot Farm. Hampshire - £60 Bank End. Cheviot - £60, £52 Croft Foot Farm, £44 Hazel Head Farm. Dorset - £50 Yealand Manor. Herdwick - £48 Middle Fell, £44 Hazel Head Farm. Swaledale - £45 Ghyll Farm, £40 Woodside Farm. Horned - £40 Wilcock Farm.

Cast Ram:

Beltex - £92 Cooper House. Texel - £70 Long Green Head. Swaledale - £62 Ghyll Farm. Dales Bred - £59 Millriggs Farm. Herdwick - £56 Middle Fell, £52 Long Green Head. Suffolk - £51 Lane Ends Farm.

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