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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 21st July

Spring Lambs

The weekly sale of spring lambs at J36 had a reduced entry of 1524 selling to an overall market average 208p/kg. Lambs that were well-finished and within specification in strongest demand with trade for heavy lambs was slightly easier but still regularly selling in excess of the £100 mark. Light weight lamb trade varied depending upon the quality and finish of the lambs.

Ben Harrison, Staveley topped the market today selling to £125 with heavy weight Charolais lambs. Texel lambs sold to £113 from ST Birkett & Son, Carnforth followed by £112 from E & H Winder, Kirkby Stephen. Other noted Texel lamb prices were £109 from J Handley & Son, Chapel-Le-Dale, £108.50 from DM & D Cook, Ulverston and £107 from JC Dunning, Orton. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £110 from Ben Harrison with other Suffolk lambs selling to £107 from T Smith, Ulverston and £103.50 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland. Plenty more pens of lambs sold in excess of the £100 mark.

Beltex lambs sold to £100 from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor closely followed by £99.50 from WJ & L Barker, Arkholme. Beltex lambs sold to 251p/kg from ST Birkett & Son, Carnforth. Mule lambs twice sold to £80 weighing 40kg from ST & SE Allen, Tebay and JS & S Atkinson, Scorton.

Prime Hoggs

The was an increased entry of over 150 hoggs forward that sold to a mixed trade dependent upon the quality. Well-fleshed hoggs were good to sell meeting plenty of demand with buyers very selective over leaner types. Texel hoggs sold to a top of £95 from AJ & SE Burrow, Milnthorpe with Suffolk hoggs topping at £89. Hoggs with proper finish that could be used for the upcoming festival regularly selling in the seventies.

Cast Ewes

There was a bumper entry of 834 Cast Ewes forward, as vendor take advantage of the strong trade and the upcoming festival. Topping the sale were Texel Ewes selling to £104 from LE & A Ridding, Selside. Pure bred and strong Texel Ewes sold between £94 and £102. Beltex Ewes sold to £98 from AE Atkinson & Sons, Endmoor. A pen of strong Cheviot Mule ewes peaked at £96 from D Metcalfe, Dalton In Furness.

Mule Ewes regularly sold in excess of the £80 mark topping at £86 from D & C Middleton, Burrow. A bigger show of hill ewes were forward with all selling to a nice trade. Cheviot Ewes topped at £77 from Forest Hall Farm with Swaledale Ewes peaking at £64 for strong ewes from RS & BA Harker, Holme and others to £61 from JS & S Atkinson, Scorton. Medium type Swaledale ewes sold into the £30’s.

All Cast Rams were in strong demand for the upcoming festival. Texel Rams topped at £128 from B & JM Crowe, Witherslack. Beltex rams sold to £99 from DR Harrison, Selside.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

CHAROLLAIS: £125, £105 The Old Vicarage, £100 High Foulshaw Farm, £93.50 Low Foulshaw Farm, £85 The Borrans. TEXEL: £113 Hall Croft Barn, £112 Little Close, £109 Gunner Fleet Farm, £108.50 Smithy Green Farm, £107 Low Chapel Farm, £106.50 Johnson House Farm. SUFFOLK: £110 The Old Vicarage, £107 Cowran Estate, £103.50 High House Farm, £103 Ackenthwaite Farm, £102 Smithy Green Farm, £100.50 High House Farm. CONTINENTAL: £103 Steel Croft, £99 Brow Head, £98 Rowe End Farm, £95 Cowran Estate, £93.50 Howriggs, £87.50 Hazelslack Tower Farm. BELTEX: £100 Stubb Farm, £99.50 Brown Edge, £96 Stubb Farm, £92.50 Brown Edge, £89.50 Garnett Folds, £88.50 Green Lane End Farm. HAMPSHIRE: £92 The Borrans. LLEYN: £81 Low Foulshaw Farm. MULE: £80 Sykes Farm, Hillcroft, £69 Moser Hill.

Prime Hoggs

TEXEL: £95 Low Woodedge Farm, £77.50, £74.50 School House, £71, £69 Hard Berry Hall, £64 School House. SUFFOLK: £89 Hard Berry Hall, £84.50, £78 Dawson Fold, £55 Hard Berry Hall. MULE: £75 Hard Berry Hall. CONTINENTAL: £73, £72, £60.50 Hard Berry Hall, £54 Croft Foot Farm. HERDWICK: £70, £66 Bowfield Farm, £58 Hard Berry Hall, £55 Bowfield Farm. HORNED: £66, £65, £60, £54 Hard Berry Hall, £46 Croft Barn. SWALEDALE: £49 Hard Berry Hall. CHAROLLAIS: £46 Hazelwood.

Cast Ewes

TEXEL: £104 Steel Croft, £97 Hallbeck, £93 Low Chapel Farm, Swainshead Hall Farm, £90 The Barn, £88 Tilstock. BELTEX: £98 Stubb Farm. CHEVIOT – MULE: £96 Crooklands Brow, £87 Green Lane End Farm, £75, £72, £52 Crooklands Brow. RYELANDS: £86 Sykes Farm. MULE: £86 Johnson House Farm, £81 High Biggarsbank, £80 Low Levens, £78 Low Woodedge Farm, £77 Swainshead Hall Farm, £75 Low House. BLUEFACED LEICESTER: £86 Holme House Farm. SUFFOLK: £85 Crooklands Brow, £83 Smithy Green Farm, £77 Johnson House Farm, £75 Crooklands Brow, Low Levens, Ackenthwaite Farm. LLEYN: £80 Loweswater Terrace. CHAROLLAIS: £80 Tilstock, Crosscrake Farm, £74, £65 Johnson House Farm. CHEVIOT: £77 Forest Hall, £64 Bull Bank Farm, £53 Croft Foot Farm, £52 Riverside House, £51 Croft Foot Farm, £46 Low Chapel Farm. DORSET: £70, £45 Causeywood. SWALEDALE: £64 Overthwaite Farm, £61 Sykes Farm, £60 Tullithwaite Hall Office, Holme House Farm, £56 Grayrigg Hall, Thursgill. KERRY HILL: £62 Howes Lodge. ROUGH FELL: £61 Blackmoss Farm, £58 Croft Foot Farm, £56 Howes Lodge, £49 Blackmoss Farm, £48 Croft Foot, £42 Riverside House. ZWARTBLES: £51 Warth Sutton Farm.

Cast Tups

TEXEL: £128 Birks Farm, £100 Crooklands Brow. BELTEX: £99 The Plough Inn, £90 Hall Croft Bern. BLUEFACED LEICESTER: £99 Riverside House, £70 The Plough Inn. SWALEDALE: £71 Sykes Farm, £65, £50 Overthwaite Farm. HERDWICK: £60 Bowfield Farm. DALESBRED: £40 Holme House Farm.

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