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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 4th August

Spring Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs had a reduced entry this week of 1264 forward. The trade remains very strong for the time of year especially following on from the EID festival at the weekend. There was a strong market average of 211p/kg achieved. Leading the way this week was heavy weight Texel lambs from A & J Robinson, Yealand Redmayne selling to £129 with Charollais from the same home to £128. 50kg Texels sold to £112.50 from J Stott Jnr, Crosscrake with other Texel lambs selling to £111.50 from T & M Halhead, Priest Hutton with £111 achieved by DM & RM Willison, Westhouse and by WR Clarke & Partners, Yealand Redmayne. Plenty of pen of heavy weight Texel lambs sold in the region of £110. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £110 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland followed by £109 from M Robinson, Lowgill. Charollais lambs sold to £108 from J Stott Jnr and £107 from JG & BJ Escolme, Killington for heavy weight lambs.

Handy weighted, well-fleshed Continental lambs regularly sold between 215p/kg and 222p/kg. Leading the way this week was Charollais lambs selling to 245p/kg from RR & JA Knowles, Docker closely followed by Texels to 244p/kg from RI Dixon, Low Newton.

Upland lambs saw Mules sell to a top of £97 from GA Guy, Tebay. All Mule lambs forward averaged just over 200p/kg mark.

Prime Hoggs

There was a small entry of hoggs forward this week that saw 25 forward consisting of Shetland and Hebrideans from CL & AM Mason, Tewitfield selling to £60.

Cast Ewes

There was an entry of 368 cast ewes forward selling to a stronger trade than expected following EID festival. Strong Continental ewes sold £90 plus topping at £100 for Suffolk ewe from AJ Robinson, Silverdale with strong Texel ewes selling to £99 from J Stott Jnr, Crosscrake with Beltexs just behind at £98 from J Barber, Hornby. Mule ewes were the strongest trade on they day with the biggest selling at £82 with a top of £90 from M Moorhouse, Grange over Sands. Other Mules sold to £89 from KE Richards & Son, Howgill. Medium type ewes sold around the £70 mark with the feeding types £55 plus.

There was a smaller show of Swaledale ewes this afternoon, topping twice at £58 from TA & JA Dixon, Selside. Also achieving the same price was JA & CA Gibson, Selside with plenty of strong Mule ewes selling into the fifties.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £129 Oak House, £112.5 Kingsland, £111.5 Upp Hall, £111 Cinder Barrow, £111 Moffinber. Charollais - £128 Oak House, £108 Kingsland, £107 Low Stanger Thwaite, £99.5 Head House, £98 Myers Farm. Suffolk - £110 High House Farm, £109 Mountain View, £107 Meadow Oaks, £104 Gowan Bank Farm, £99.5 The Height. Continental - £107, £105 Smithy Green Farm. £97.5 Preston Patrick Hall, £97 Green Lane End Farm, £93.5 Farleton Close. Horned - £104.5 Broomfield. Mule - £97 Lunesdale House, £86 Longwell, £84 Holme Farm, £80.5 Broomfield, £79 Low Newton Farm. Beltex - £86.5 Garnett Folds. Hampshire - £83 Kate Farm, £81.5, £78.5 Endmoor Farm. Masham - £75 Mosergh Farm, £69 Steps Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Suffolk - £100 Oak House, £80 Crook O Lune Farm, £72 Garnett Folds, £70, £57 Oak House. Texel - £99 Kingsland, £93 Myers Farm, £92, £88 Oak House. Beltex - £98 Ingleview, £92, £78 The Park, £75 Keer Falls. Mule - £90 Hampsfield Hall, £89 Crook O Lune Farm, £88 Myers Farm, £85 High House Farm, £83 Hampsfield Farm. Charollais - £81 Oak House, £79 Low Audlands. Cheviot Mule - £79 The Height, £70, £54 Kingsland. Masham - £76, £74 Low Audlands. Jacob - £74, £62 Coat Green Farm. Cheviot - £72, £70 Green Lane End Farm. Continental - £62 Coat Green Farm, £40 Keer Falls. Herdwick - £60, £49 The Height. Swaledale - £58 Yoad Pot, £58 Longwell, £57 Cragg House Farm, £50 Holme Farm, £44 Longwell. Rough Fell - £34 The Park.

Cast Ram:

Suffolk - £70 Bradley Farm. Texel - £65 Old School.

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