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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Sheep with Lambs & Primestock - Tuesday 21st May

Sheep with Lambs at Foot

The weekly sale of Sheep with Lambs at foot had a similar entry forward this week with, once again, 100 families. Leading the way today was Suffolk ewes with Twin lambs at foot selling to £168 from David Koller, Over Kellet. This was closely followed by Mule ewes with twin lambs selling to £165 from MW & PA Rollason, Meathop and Texel ewes with twin lambs to £165 from HS & M Metcalfe, Kirkby Stephen. A smaller entry of hoggs with lambs this week as many hold off for the second show and sale which will be on Tuesday 28th May, show at 10am and sale at 11am. Please could all vendors enter sheep for advertising and to assist when contacting buyers.

Spring Lambs

There was an entry just short of 300 Spring Lambs forward this week selling to a very respectable average of 220p/kg. Leading the way this week at 262p/kg was Beltex lambs from MJ Waller, Lupton and 36kg Texel lambs from TE & A Galbraith, Crooklands. Charollais x lambs sold to 253p/kg from RJ Stott, Stainton with others from the same home selling to 248p/kg. Also breaking the 240p/kg was Beltex x lambs selling to 244p/kg from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor and Charollais sold to the same price from J Stott Jnr, Crosscrake. Texels sold to 241p/kg from MJ Waller. Plenty of better conformation lambs sold in excess 230p/kg. Topping the market today was Texel lambs from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe selling to £110 and £106.50. Suffolks sold to £107 from JE Wightman, Lupton with others to £104 from W Garnett & Son. Beltexs topped at £105 from MJ Waller, who also sold Texels to £101 with RW Nicholson, Lupton also achieving £101 for Texels. Hampshires topped at £100 J & O Galbraith & Son, Endmoor.

Prime Hoggs

There was an entry of over 300 hoggs forward this week. The trade saw handy weight well-finished hoggs in strongest demand with these often selling around the 200p/kg. Top pence per kilo were Cheviots selling to 227p/kg from JE Atkinson, Ulverston. This was closely followed by Cheviots from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston selling to 218p/kg. Top price per head this week went to R & AC Harper, Lambrigg selling to £105 and £101.50. A special thank you goes to the Preece family of Kirkby Lonsdale who sold a Mule hoggs for Cancer Research UK which made £100 purchased by Alam.

Cast Sheep

There was a slightly smaller entry of Cast sheep forward this week. Leaner types continue to be a very strong trade with purchasers slightly cautious of over fat sheep. Leading the way this week at £118 for a Leicester tup from R Harker & Son, Grayrigg. Teeswater tups topped at £110 from BJ Bainbridge, Shap. Ewes sold to a top of £108 for Suffolks from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe. Plenty of Continental ewes sold into the eighties and nineties. Mule cast ewes sold to a top of £84 from JR Robinson & Son, Nook with other Mule ewes selling to £83 from JF & AW Sutton, Longsleddale. Hill bred ewes saw Swaledales sell to £68 from E & K Bland, Tebay with Herdwicks to £66 from MR Tomms, Great Langdale and Rough Fells twice sold to £65 from E & K Bland. Plenty of Swaledale ewes easily sold in the late fifties.

Top Prices

Hogg & Lamb:

Texel - £135 Old Croft. Mule - £130 Moser Hill, £130, £125 Woodside.

Shearling & Lamb:

Mule - £132 Beckside Farm. Herdwick - £78 Hartrigg.

Ewe & Lamb:

suffolk - £168 Kellet Bridge, £138 Kendal House Farm, £108 The High Farmhouse, £105 Kellet Bridge. Mule - £165 Kendal House Farm, £150 Moss Howe Farm, £145, £140 Kendal House Farm. Texel - £165 Croup Farm. Masham - £105 Woodside. Wenslydale - £105 Kendal House Farm. Swaledale - £102 Kendal House Farm. Herdwick £98 Sella Farm, £92 Hartrigg, £88 Sella Farm.

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £110, £106.5 Ackenthwaite Farm, £101 Green Lane End Farm, £99 Howriggs. Suffolk - £107 Crabtree Farm, £104 Ackenthwaite Farm, £98 School Hill, £98 Hill Park, £96 High Biggarsbank. Beltex - £105 Carlingwha, £90 Stubb Farm. Hampshire - £100, £91 Endmoor Farm. Dorset - £96 High Biggarsbank, £87, £85, £82.5 Warth Sutton Farm, £76 School Hill. Charollais - £95 kingsland, £91 Hodgsons Green Farm, £90.5 Crabtree Farm, £90 Warth Sutton Farm, £89.5 Crosscrake Farm. Continental - £88.5 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £86 Howriggs, £84 Moss House Farm, £82 Howriggs. Zwartble - £88.5 Crosscrake Farm. Cheviot - £86.5, £86 Green Lane End Farm.

Prime Hogg:

Texel - £105 Hardrigg Farm, £89 Overplains, £88 Deepslack, £88 Hazelwood. Beltex - £101.5 Hardrigg Farm, £80 Keer Falls. Mule - £100 Cancer Research UK, £83 Moss House Farm, £79.5 Moss End Farm, £70 Low Kit Brow, £65 High House Farm. Charollais - £91, £88 Dawson Fold. Cheviot - £90 Nibthwaite Grange Farm, £83, £81 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £80 Green Lane End Farm. Scotch - £86.5, £75 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Leicester - £83, £75 Grayrigg Hall. Herdwick - £82 Cotegill Cottage, £74 High House Farm, £71 Holmelands, £62.5 Hodgsons Green Farm. Rough Fell - £82 Boundary Beck, £60 Cotegill Cottage. Suffolk - £80 Ackenthwaite Farm, £79, £70 Low Kit Brow, £70 Ackenthwaite Farm. Continental - £78.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £72.5 Moss House Farm, £70 Brow Head. Swaledale - £76, £75.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £70 Grayrigg Hall, £60 High House Farm. Horned - £67, £65 Keer Falls. Jacob - £50 Holmelands.

Cast Ewe:

Suffolk - £108 Ackenthwaite Farm, £80 Crooklands Farm, £80 Green Lane End Farm. Texel - £96 The Barn, £95, £88 Crosscrake Farm, £87 Preston Patrick Hall. Leicester - £86 Grayrigg Hall, £72 Moss Howe Farm. Charollais - £84, £76 Kendal House Farm. Mule - £84 Hollins Farm, £83 Nether House Farm, £77 Meathop Park Farm, £72 Green Close. Cheviot Mule - £79, £65 Green Lane End Farm. Dorset - £73, £48 School Hill. Masham - £73 Crooklands Farm. Continental - £71, £55 Moss End Farm. Swaledale - £68 Cotegill Cottage, £63 Grayrigg Hall, £60 Nether House Farm, £59 Red Scar. Herdwick - £66 Middle Fell. Rough Fell - £65 Cotegill Farm, £60 Archers Hill.

Cast Ram:

Leicester - £118, £80 Grayrigg Hall. Teeswater - £110 Steps Farm. Texel - £100 Holmelands, £80 High Deepslack, £74 Holmes Head Farm. Swaledale - £75 Nether House Farm.

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