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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock Tuesday 25 June

Prime Lambs

There was an increased entry of spring lambs forward at J36 Rural Auction Centre with 1,230 forward selling to an overall market average of 203p/kg. Best confirmation, heavy weight and light weight lambs were in strongest demand today. Heavy weighted Hampshire’s sold to a top of £114 from GB Holt of Rossendale. Heavy weight Suffolks sold to £112 and £111 from WT Whitaker & Son of Nether Kellet with others to £111 from JG & BJ Escolme of Killington. Texels sold to a top of £109.50 from A & B Pickthall of Hincaster and others to £108.50 from IL Dixon of Cantsfield. Plenty of heavy lambs sold in excess of the £100 mark. The top price per kilo was 245p/kg for Texels from W Garnett and Son with other Texels from EM Standing of Witherslack selling to 241p/kg. Plenty of good confirmation lambs sold around the 220p/kg mark. There was a larger entry of Mules forward selling to a top of £79 from GM Sedgwick and Son of Sedbergh.


Prime Hoggs

An entry of 59 hoggs, mainly consisting of vendors ‘sweeping ups' saw the trade top at £70 for Rough Fells from J Hunter of Tebay.


Cast Sheep

A much-increased number of cast sheep were forward, saw 420 in the market. Topping the trade today was Leicester tups from RS & BA Harker of Holme selling to £118. Ewes topped at £117 for Texels from J Twigge of Lindale. With plenty of heavy weight Continental and Suffolk ewes easily selling into the nineties this week. Heavy weight Mule ewes sold in excess of £80 topping at £87 from RW Nicholson of Lupton with others to £86 from S Crayston and Co Ltd of Ulverston. Horned ewes sold to a top of £71 for Rough Fells from I & J Mallinson of Selside with others selling to £66 from GM Sedgwick and Son of Sedbergh. There was once again plenty of interest in leaner types of ewes which were eagerly bid for.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:
Hampshire - £114 Great House Farm. Suffolk - £112, £111 Lane Ends Farm, £111 Low Stanger Thwaite, £107 Low Brundrigg, £104 Hill Park. Texel - £109.5 Bradley Farm, £108.5 Cantsfield Hall, £104 Holmelands, £102.5 Flat 3, £100 Low Stanger Thwaite. Continental - £93.5 Howriggs, £93.5 Low Fields, £87 The Borrans, £80 First Moss Lane, £79.5 Patton Mill. Charollais - £92.5 Gibraltar Farm, £91.5 Warth Sutton Farm, £91 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £88 Low Newton Farm, £84 Crabtree Farm. Beltex - £92 Kingsland, £82 Highfield, £77 Low Fields, £73 Bull Bank Farm. Dorset - £82 High Biggarsbank, £75 Warth Sutton Farm. Mule - £79 Lockbank Farm, £72 Mosergh Farm, £69 Moss Howe Farm, £65 Ashstead, £64 Marsh House Farm.


Prime Hogg:
Rough Fell - £70 Galloper Park. Texel - £66 Moss End Farm, £65, £51 Keskadale, £47 The Borrans. Mule - £65 Keskadale, £58 Moss House Farm, £55 Tullithwaite Hall Office. Swaledale - £60 Overthwaite Farm, £58, £56 Keskadale, £40 The Borrans. Horned - £49 Moss House Farm. Herdwick - £30 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £30 Low Newton Farm.


Cast Ewe:
Texel - £117 Holmelands, £100 Keer Falls, £98 Holmelands, £95 Kirket Nook, £95 Highfield. Charollais - £100 First Moss Lane, £85 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £81 Low Newton Farm, £80 Crabtree Farm. Suffolk - £95, £93 Moss Lane, £90 Great House Farm, £88 Calderside Farm. Mule - £87 Green Lane End Farm, £86 Mountbarrow Farm, £84 Burnt House Farm, £83 Mosergh Farm, £81 Holmelands. Hampshire - £84 Endmoor Farm. Dorset - £83 Great House Farm, £74, £54 Warth Sutton Farm. Lleyn - £77, £72 Birch Bank. Leicester - £75, £60 Marsh House Farm. Continental - £74 Great House Farm. Zwartble - £72 Catshaw Hall Farm. Rough Fell - £71 Borrow Bridge House, £66 Lockbank Farm, £65 High Borrowbridge, £61 Lockbank Farm, £60 Moss Howe Farm. Swaledale - £60 Mosergh Farm, £60 Archer Hill, £60 Overthwaite Farm, £59 Catshaw Hall Farm, £58 Calderside Farm. Herdwick - £54 Moss Howe Farm, £50 Cockley Beck Farm. Cheviot - £50 Tullithwaite Hall Office. Dales Bred - £41 Mosergh Farm. Teeswater - £41 Keer Falls.


Cast Ram:
Leicester - £118 Overthwaite Farm, £54 Ashstead. Texel - £87 The Borrans, £85 High Borrowbridge. Herdwick - £75, £68, £56 The Galleon, £50 Cockley Beck Farm. Swaledale - £68 The Galleon, £60 Cockley Beck Farm, £50 Catshaw Hall Farm.

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