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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 2nd June

Spring Lambs

The weekly sale of Spring Lambs at J36 had an entry of 750 forward selling to a market average very similar to the previous week with an overall market average of 235p/kg achieved. Leading the way this week was a Beltex lamb from J & O Galbraith, Endmoor. This was closely followed by Suffolks to £123 from H Newton, Low Levens with other Suffolks selling to £120 from JH Towers & Son, Tunstall with £117 achieved by G Sagar & Son, Caton and RF & CE Hodgson, Ulverston. Other notable Suffolk prices included H Newton selling to £116.50, £116 twice, £114 and £113. DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland sold to £115.50 for Suffolks also. Texel lambs sold to a top of £121 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with Continentals peaking at £115 from J & O Galbraith, Endmoor. Plenty more pens sold in the early teens. It was notable today that well-finished 42kg plus lambs were in strong demand.

Top pence per kilo today was 274p/kg from SI Porter, Grange over Sands closely followed by others at 268p/kg from WJ & L Barker, Arkholme with plenty of pens of better conformation lambs selling around the 260p/kg.

Prime Hoggs

There was a smaller number of Prime Hoggs in the market today selling to a top of £114 from P Thompson, New Hutton with the consignment from M Allen, Yealand selling Texels to £114 and Dorsets to £111. Suffolks sold to a top of £103 from RF & CE Hodgson, Ulverston.

Cast Ewes

There was a slightly sharper cast ewe trade this week with buyers continuing to shy away from over fat sheep. Texel ewes topped the market at £113 and £100 from RT & ME Sutton, Stainton. This was closely followed by £94 for Beltex ewes from M Allen, Yealand and £90 for Texels from the same home. Cotninental ewes regularly sold in the eighties. Mule ewes sold to a top of £68 from SH Wightman, Milnthorpe. Mule ewes regularly sold into sixties. Swaledale ewes sold to a top of £66 from ER Ireton, Ambleside with others from the same home selling to £65.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Beltex £126 Endmoor Farm, £107.50 Brown Edge, £100 Low Woodhouse, £97 Carlingwha. Suffolk £123 Low Levens, £120 Tunstall Hall, £117 Rowe End Farm, New Parkside Farm, £116.50 Low Levens. Texel £121 Catshaw Hall Farm, £113 Highfield, £112 Bramaskew, £111.50 Raines Hall, £108.50 Green lane End Farm. Continental £115 Endmoor Farm, £105 Howriggs, £98 High Biggarsbank, High House Farm, £94.50 Endmoor Farm. Charollais £101 Warth Sutton Farm, £100 Brown Edge, £99 The Old Vicarage, £96.50 Crabtree Farm, £96 Rowe End Farm. Hampshire £94 Endmoor Farm. Dorset £88 High Biggarsbank, £79 Yealand Manor.

Prime Hoggs

Texel £114 Yealand Manor, Bank House, £95 Kilnbeck, £94 Broomfield, £89 Yealand Manor. Dorset £111 Yealand Manor. Suffolk £103 Rowe End Farm, £73 Tunstall Hall. Horned £70 Ash Meadow Road. Cheviot Mule £66 The Old Vicarage. Swaledale £66, £51 Low Waterside. Continental £65, £62 Tunstall Hall. Herdwick £64, £48 High Wallabarrow Farm. Mule £50 Low Groves Farm, £46 Low Waterside, £40 Low Groves Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £113, £100 Crosscrake Farm, £90 Yealand Manor, £89 Crosscrake Farm, £86 High Biggarsbank. Beltex £94 Yealand Manor, £80 High Cark Farm. Charollais £90 Crosscrake Farm. Dorset £77, £60 High Biggarsbank. Cheviot Mule £71 Green Lane End Farm, £61 Craketrees. Mule £68 Low Woodhouse, £67 Yealad Manor, £65 Holmes Head Farm, Bramaskew. Swaledale £66, £65 Holmes Head Farm, £58 Rowe End Farm. Cheviot £44 Yealand Manor, £40 Craketrees. Herdwick £30 Sella Farm.

Cast Rams

Texel £85 Yealand, £80 high Wray Farm. Leicester £80 Castle Syke Farm. Charollais £70 High Wray Farm.

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