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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 18th August

Spring Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs had 1486 forward selling to an overall average of 198p/kg. Lambs that were mostly in demand today were heavy weight, better conformation and well-fleshed. Leading the way this week at £121 was 53kg Texel lambs from E Dodgson, Kendal. This was followed by Charollais lambs at £118 from S & A Gardner, Far Arnside. Continental lambs peaked at £115 from G Wightman, Grange over Sands with Suffolk lambs peaking at £113 from S Coward, Alithwaite. Plenty more pens of heavy weight lambs sold in the region of £110. Better bred lambs sold in excess of 220p/kg, peaking this week at 242p/kg from R & J Dodgson, Natland purchased by Plumgarths Farm Shop.

There was a larger quantity of upland lambs on the market today with Mule lambs selling to a top of £96 from R & E Ladds, Kendal with other pens from the same home selling to £92. Horned lambs today with Rough Fells selling to £77 from E Dodgson.

Cast Ewes

There was an increased entry of cast ewes of 863 forward selling to a very similar trade to the previous week. Leading the way this week selling to £127 was Texels from RR & JA Knowles, Docker. This was closely followed by the consignment from Helen Newton, Low Levens selling Suffolks to £125 and Texels to £123. This week saw plenty of pens of good quality ewes selling in excess of £100 mark. Cheviot Mule ewes this week peaked at £98 from JC Dunning, Orton with Mule ewes peaking at £95 from Dave Dixon, Grayrigg. There was plenty of pens of strong mule ewes selling in the early eighties.

There was a large entry of horned ewes forward today that saw Swaledales sell to a top of £63 from WM & JE Shuttleworth, Barbon. Rough Fell ewes sold to £62 from E & K Bland, Tebay. Plenty of pens of strong horned ewes easily sold in the fifties. Leaner types of horned ewes continued to meet plenty of demand with feeding men in the market looking for all types.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £121 Spittal Farm, £113 Meadow Oaks, £111 High House Farm, £110 Hampsfield Hall, £110 Cumbrae. Charollais - £118 Rose Cottage, £105 Myers Farm, £1032 Crosscrake Farm, £97.5 Myers Farm. Continental - £115 The Height, £113 Garden Terrace, £96.5 Crabtree Farm, £95 Myers Farm, £82 Bradlow Farm. Suffolk - £113 Grindelwald, £107 The Height, £103 Pilling Hall, £99.5 Kilnbeck, £97 Cracalt Farm. Mule - £96, £92 Benson Hall, £84.5 Fell End Farm, £84 The Old Chapel, £83 Benson Hall. Beltex - £94 Poppy Farm, £90 Old Croft, £86 Stubb Farm, £85 Poppy Farm, £84 Hawkrigg End. Cheviot - £82 Green Head, £80 Tock How Farm, £76 Green Head. Rough Fell - £77 Spittal Farm, £67.5, £58 Intake Farm. Horned - £67 Hall Drive. Masham - £52 Steps Farm. Swaledale - £50 Ashstead.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £127 Myers Farm, £123 Low Levens, £115 Near Moss, £106 High House Farm, £100 Dale View. Suffolk - £125 Low Levens, £103 Bradlow Farm, £88, £84 Oak House, £79 Top Thorn Farm. Mule - £114 Pilling Hall, £95 Grayrigg Foot, £85 New Parkside Farm, £84 Pilling Hall, £82 Yeat House. Beltex - £104 Poppy Farm, £80 Stubb Farm, £79 Poppy Farm, £75 Keer Falls, £55 Poppy Farm. Cheviot Mule - £98, £82 Westmorland Chapel Farm, £80 Myers Farm. Leicester - £86 Barbon Fell, £83 Grayrigg Hall. Charollais - £71 Oak House, £50 The Ashes. Hampshire - £67, £62, £57 Winterscales Farm. Swaledale - £63 Barbon Fell, £62, £59, £56 Eskew Beck, £54 Grayrigg Hall. Rough Fell - £62 Cotegill Farm, £45 Howes Lodge. Teeswater - £60 Gowan Bank Farm. Horned - £59 Keer Falls. Dales View - £57 Fell End Farm. Cheviot - £56 Nibthwaite Grange Farm, £53 Swinside Farm, £50 Poppy Farm. Continental - £56 Cragg House Farm. Herdwick - £54 Cotegill Farm. Scotch - £46 Bowness Farm.

Cast Ram:

Cheviot - £60 Swinside Farm. Leicester - £53 Cragg House Farm. Beltex - £51 Singleton Park.

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