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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep - Tuesday 29th December 2020

Tuesday 29th December 2020

Prime Lambs

The final sale of prime lambs of 2020 sold to a very strong market average of 220p/kg, (SQQ average 230p/kg) which included a large proportion of hill lambs. Handy and light weight lambs continue to be in most demand. Heavy weight lambs a nice trade, selling around the 200p/kg mark regularly.
The market topped at £113 for Beltex lambs from John Twigge, Lindale and 268p/kg or £110 from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside. Texel lambs selling to 267p/kg from D & J Woof, Sedbergh and Blue Texel lambs selling to 261p/kg from N & ME Harrison, Shap. There was plenty of pens of good conformation lambs easily selling around the 250p/kg mark. Heavy weight Texel lambs sold to a top of £110 from J & J Huck, Kendal. Numerous pens of lambs selling over the £100 mark, 38% of the pens of lambs forward selling in excess of the £100 mark.
Hill bred lambs peaked at £101 from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside for Cheviots, others selling to £99.50 from EW & JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge and GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston. Mule lambs sold to a top of £99 from F & SA Edmondson, Ulverston with plenty of pens of mules selling in the mid-nineties. Horned lambs were topped by Rough Fells at £95 from S & W Dickinson, Tebay.

Cast Ewes

All classes once again dearer with 320 going under the hammer. Topping the sale at £171 were Texel ewes from R&E Ladds, Kendal. Best bred Texel ewes selling between £125-£135. Texel x Mules sold to £128 from RHM & S Boyren, Colton; many strong continental ewes selling over the £100 mark. A good pen of Bluefaced Leicester ewes from T Ladds, Kendal peaked at £126 with others to £112 from R Lawrence, Field Broughton.
The best Mules sold to £101 from R Lawrence with others to £97 from K Armer, Newbiggin on Lune. Strong pens of Mule ewes generally £82 to £90. P&S Hoggarth, Howgill sold a wonderful pen of Rough Fell ewes to £102, their run averaging £91. Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale sold a good pen of Swaledale ewes to £82 with others to £81 from R Lawrence. Medium Swaledale ewes selling between £45 to £52. Goats sold to £94. Cast rams once again good to sell; Fishwick Bros, Longsleddale sold Bluefaced Leicesters to £146 with others to £135 from JF & AW Sutton, Longsleddale. Texel tups sold to a top of £115 from JE Hadwin. Mansergh. All types of cast ewes and rams needed next week.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Beltex - £113 Holmelands, £110, £107.50, £105 Poppy Farm, £102 Green Head, £100 Poppy Farm, £99 Steel Croft, £97 Leighton House, £89 Poppy Farm. Texel - £110 Garnett House Farm, £109 Smithy Green Farm, Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £108 Mint Close, Poppy Farm, £107.50 Netherhouses Farm, £107 Smithy Green Farm, Poppy Farm, £106.50 Myers Farm. Charollais - £109 Lane House, £107 Leighton House, £104.50 Lane House, £104 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £101 Poppy Farm, £100 Lane House, £99 Poppy Farm, £98 The Barn, £91.50 Kenlis Road. Suffolk - £108 Netherhouses Farm, £105.50, £103 Smithy Green Farm, £102 Head House, Oak Well, £101 Barrowfield, £100.50 Smithy Green Farm, £100 High House Farm, Netherhouses Farm. Continental - £108 Poppy Farm, £107.50, £104 Kenlis Road, £102.50 Brow Head, £100 Harden Farm, £99.50 Hollinwood, £99 Lane House, Harden Farm, £98, £97 Brow Head. Cheviot - £101 Poppy Farm, £99.50 Hareden Farm, Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £97.50 Green Head, £85, £84.50 Braida Garth. Blue Texel - £99.50 Tailbert. Mule - £99 Netherhouses Farm, £98 little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £97.50 Barrowfield, £96 Harden Farm, £95 Garnett House Farm, £94 Gunnerfleet Farm, £93.50 Bramaskew, £91 Netherhouses Farm, £89 Kendal House Farm, £88.50 Low Longmire. Scottish Blackface - £96 Wallbarrow Farm. Rough Fell - £95 High Woodend, £94 Boundary Beck, £92, £79 Birkhaw Farm. Hampshire - £92 Brow Head. Swaledale - £90, £87.50 Netherhouses Farm, £85 Forest Hall, £84.50 Low Longmire, £82.50 Bramaskew, £80 The Borrans, £79.50 Middale Farm, £77 Netherhouses Farm, £75 Ashstead, £70 Middle Sadghyll. Herdwick - £89 Low Longmire, £55 Mireside Farm. Dalesbred - £68 Braida Garth.

Cast Ewes

Texel - £171 Benson Hall, £128 Hill Park, £119 Moffinber, £115 Flodder Hall, £109 Hill Park, £108 Deansbiggin, Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £102 Flodder Hall, £89 Broadhead, £74 Head House. Blueface Leicester - £126 Benson Hall, £112 Bannister Green Farm, £97 Meadow Wood, £93 Moors Farm. Rough Fell - £102, £99, £94, £89, £60 Birkhaw Farm, £46 Luneside, £45 High Borrowbridge. Mule - £101 Bannister Green Farm, £97 Rinkfield, £96 Catshaw Hall Farm, £94 Deansbiggin, £93 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £89 North Farm, £86 Red Scarr Farm, £85 Hill Park, Bannister Green Farm, Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Suffolk - £98 Broadhead, £78 Catshaw Hall Farm, £51 Fernlands. Zwartbles - £96, £86 Rinkfield. Goat - £94 High Underbrow Farm. Continental - £93 Mansergh Hall Farm, £88, £78 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £74 Mansergh Hall Farm, £65 Brow Head, £57 Mansergh Hall Farm. Cheviot - £89 Moors Cottage, £81 Fernlands, £80 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £78 Croft Foot Farm, £77, £45 Fernlands. Swaledale - £82 Catshaw Hall Farm, £81 Bannister Green Farm, £69 High Woodend, £59 Catshaw Hall Farm, £57 Little Eccleston Hall Farm, £56 North Farm, £49 Middle Sadghyll, £47 Netherhouses Farm, £41 Yoad Pot. Ryland - £77 Benson Hall, £74 Crake Hall. Gritstone - £59 North Farm. Herdwick - £52, £38 Low Mill House.

Cast Tups

Blueface Leicester - £146 Middle Sadghyll, £135 Nether House Farm, £120 Middle Sadghyll, £107 Nether House Farm, £98, £97 High Borrowbridge, £84 Forrest Hall, £80 Cooper House, £46 Braida Garth. Texel - £115 Mansergh Hall Farm, £105, £103 Croft Foot Farm, £99 Mansergh Hall Farm, £98 Old School House, £97 Croft Foot Farm, £83 Laithwaite Farm, £82 Mansergh Hall Farm. Cheviot - £96 Forest Hall. Continental - £94 Mansergh Hall Farm, £75 Old School House. Swaledale - £90 Forest Hall, £64 Low Longmire, £57 Old School House. Scottish Blackface - £90, £71 Low Garths. Rough Fell - £76 Old School House, £72 Luneside. Herdwick - £60 High Wallabarrow Farm. Jacob - £44 Raby Cottage.

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