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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 7th July

Spring Lambs

There was the largest entry of Spring Lambs this season of 1921 that sold to an overall market average of 218p/kg. There was a very mixed show of lambs in terms of quality and finish with a premium seen today for well-finished lambs weighing in excess of the 42kg mark. Leading the way this week was the consignment of heavy weight Texel lambs from IM Jaeban, Cockermouth selling to £131, £130, £128, £123 and £117. Heavy weight Continental lambs sold to top of £128 from J Scott & Co, Cark in Cartmel, with other Continental lambs selling to £124 from M Grunhill, Grange over Sands. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £126 from HR & KA Hodgson, Barbon with others to £117 from M Robinson, Lowgill. Beltex lambs this week topped at £116 from MA & JA Winn, Underbarrow purchased by Plumgarths Farm Shop. Charollais lambs peaked at £115 from B & D Willison & Son, Levens. Plenty of well-fleshed mid to late 40kg well-fleshed lambs sold in excess of the £100 mark.

Top pence per kilo this week was 265p/kg for Beltex lambs from RA Batty, Selside with plenty of pens of good conformation lambs selling in and around the 250p/kg mark.

Prime Hoggs

Prime hoggs are required for the upcoming festival with vendors urged to market there hoggs this month. This week hoggs peaked at £71 from Strickland Hill Farming, Witherslack.

Cast Ewes

There was an increased entry 566 today with all classes of ewes were sharper on the week with over fat ewes particularly showing the biggest rise. Best bred and pure ewes sold between £105 and £112 topping at £115 for Texel ewes from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe with pure Suffolk ewes selling to £114 from MA & JA Winn, Burneside. Medium type Continental ewes sold between £85 and £95. Charollais ewes peaked at £108 from RJ Stott, Stainton. Leicester ewes sold to a top of £95 from TLB & J Knowles, Selside. There was a bigger show of Mule ewes today with the best selling to £80 plus, topping at £87 from Ian Edmondson, Ulverston. This was closely followed by £86 from JW & TE Sharp, Lyth with all Mules forward averaging £73.

More hill ewes forward today saw Swaledale sell to a strong trade selling to a top of £67 from WI & A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. There was plenty of pens of fit Swaledale ewes selling into the mid-fifties. Rough Fell ewes saw a top of £65, twice from SW Watson, Finsthwaite and H Chapman & Son, Middleton. Cheviot ewes peaked at £62 from RW & SA Robinson, Carnforth with all Cheviots averaging £58.

A couple of goats forward today sold to £71 with buyers looking to purchase goats.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Texel £131, £130, £128, £117 Forth House Farm, £116 Rakesmoor Farm, £112 Tilstock. Continental £128 Middle Birkby Farm, £124 Fell View, £123 Forth House, £113 Ackenthwwaite Farm, £103 Fell View, £102 Ninezergh. Suffolk £126 Howriggs, £117 Mountain View, £114 Cockrigg Farm, Swallowmire, £113 Middle Birkby Farm, £112 Cockrigg Farm. Beltex £116 High Underbarrow Farm, £100 Brown Edge, £98 Poppy Farm, £96 High Underbarrow Farm, £94 Stubb Farm. Charollais £115 Cinderbarrow Farm, £107.50 Head House, £101 Causewaywood, £99 Low Foulshaw Farm, £89 Nook Farm, £88 The Borrans. Hampshire £107, £87, £85 Jackson Ground, £84 High Farm. Zwartble £86 Causeywood. Mule £84 Lunesdale House, £81 Holme Farm, £73 Moss Howe Farm, £72, £68 Holme Farm. Lleyn £82, £78.50 Low Foulshaw Farm. Swaledale £75 Grayrigg Hall. Texel £71 Strickland Hill, £69, £67 Croft Foot Farm. Cheviot £61, £57 The Plough Inn. Lleyn £51 Low Foulshaw Farm.

Prime Hoggs

Texel £71 Strickland Hill, £69, £67 Croft Foot. Cheviot £61 The Plough. Lleyn £51 Low Foulshaw Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £115 Ackenthwaite Farm, £111 Hill Park, £110 Spittal Farm, Poppy Farm, £109 Spittal Farm. Suffolk £114 High Underbarrow, £108 Western Houses, £106 Ackenthwaite, £90 Low Mansriggs. Leicester £95, £87 High Borrowbridge, £80 Thursgill, £74 High Borrowbridge, £72 Low Newton Farm. Goat £71 Wood Broughton Barn. Charollais £108, £100 Crosscrake Farm, £85 Flodder Hall, £78 Crosscrake Farm, £72 Low Garths Farm. Mule £87 Stoney Crag, £86 Flodder Hall Farm, £80 Burnt House Farm, £78 Head House, Hollin Hall. Cheviot Mule £70 Low Chapel Farm. Lleyn £70, £57 Low Foulshaw Farm. Swaledale £67 Holme House Farm, £58 Gilpin Farm, £57 Holme House Farm, £56 Bridge End, £54 Low Newton Farm. Continental £67 Gilpin Farm. Rough Fell £65 Old School House, Millbeck, £63 Croft Foot Farm, £60 Silverdale Drive, £49 High Borrowbridge. Cheviot £62 Green Lane End Farm, £51 The Plough Inn. Masham £59 Old Glasson Farm.

Cast Ram

Texel £100 Maston Ground Farm, £ £95 Cinderbarrow Farm, £90 Matson Ground. Leicester £80 Thursgill. Jacob £78 Raw End Farm.

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