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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 19th May

Spring Lambs

There was an increased entry of 744 Spring Lambs selling to, once again, a strong trade at J36 with outlets for all types of lambs. The sale topped at £140 for Texel lambs J & G Geldard, Foulshaw closely followed by heavy Texel lambs selling to £139 from WS Burrow & Son, Silverdale. Beltex lambs continue to sell to competitive trade topping at £132 from PA & D Slater, Garstang with others to £131 from FE & CM Robinson & Son, Crooklands. A top pence per kilo of 317p/kg was achieved for Beltex lambs from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor with many consignments of Beltex selling around the 310-315p/kg mark.

Heavy weighted lambs sold to £135 for Texels weighing 48kg from J Burr, Quernmore with Suffolks to £133 from D Metcalfe, Dalton in Furness. Light meated lambs were the trade of the day topping £113 twice firstly for 37kg Beltex lambs from C Bousfield & Sons, Appleby and secondly for 38kg Texels from WM Pye, Ashton with Stodday. Lambs weighing between 34-38kg averaging 268p/kg.

There was an overall market average of 266p/kg and an SQQ of 268p/kg.

Prime Hoggs

Well-meated hoggs met a fast trade this afternoon at J36, which saw an entry of 518. A wonderful run of 150 hoggs from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston topped at £112 for a pen of Texels with others from the same home selling to £111. Heavy meated hoggs were in demand selling to £109 for Texel hoggs from EJ Burrow, Storth with Mules to £102 from WH Kitching & Son, Helsington. Swaledales topped at £97 from GM & A Jackson. A run of well-meated hoggs from SH & PI Bowes, Stainton topped the pence per kilo at 258p/kg.

All hoggs forward averaged 217p/kg with an SQQ of 223p/kg achieved.

Cast Ewes

There was a smaller entry of cast sheep with 370 on offer with lean and fit sheep selling to a great demand with buyers caution of over fat ewes. Many pens were still selling over £100 today topping at £110 from E Dodgson, Kendal. Suffolk ewes topped at £96 from J & L Bird, Grange over Sands with Cheviot Mules sold to £90 from SP Pease, Kirkby Lonsdale. A run of strong Mule ewes from J Twigge, Grange over Sands topped at £85 with others to £83 from R Greenwood, Warton. Swaledale ewes were in demand today with strong fit ewes selling to £75 from PW Clarke, Crossthwaite with others to £73 from R & EA Gardner, Brigsteer. Rough Fell ewes topped at £72 from CP Bateman, Docker. Cheviot ewes sold to £78 from Thrimby Farms, Penrith. Fit Herdwick ewes sold to £62 from MR Toms, Langdale.

Please could all vendors advise of entries prior to the sale to help when advising buyers.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

Texel: £140 Low Foulshaw, £139 Gibraltar Farm, £135 Little Fell, £133 Low Levens, £132 Slack Farm. Suffolk: £133 Crooklands Brow, £131 Station Hotel Farm, Low Levens, £127 Storth End Farm, £125 Tullithwaite Hall Office. Beltex: £131 Warth Sutton Farm, £130 Stubb Farm, £127 Hill Park, £155 Stubb Farm. Charollais: £128 Warth Sutton Farm, £116, £114 Holmelands, £113, £112 Crabtree Farm. Continental: £128 Slack Farm, £120 Ackenthwaite Farm, £118 Garnett Folds, £116 Little Fell Farm, Howriggs. Hampshire: £111, £109, £108, £106.50 Endmoor Farm. Dorset: £105 High Biggarsbank. Ryeland: £94, £93 Old Byre Barn. Horned: £86 Matson Farm.

Prime Hoggs

Texel: £112 Red Scar Farm, £109 Carr House Farm, £109, £108 Throstle Grove. Continental: £112, £111 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £109 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £108 Diamond Buildings. Cheviot: £111, £109, £99 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £93 Carr House Farm, Green Lane End Farm. Suffolk: £109 Dane Hill Farm, £99 Bowfield Farm, £96 Harbarrow Farm, £92 Diamond Buildings, £90 Wilcock Farm. Mule: £102 Hawes Farm, £97 Thrimby Hall, £93 Diamond Buildings, £91 Red Scar Farm, Bowfield Farm. Scottish Blackface: £101.50, £95 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £86, £74 Harbarrow Farm. Swaledale: £97, £96.50, £92 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £82 Wilcock Farm, £81 Low Fields. Charollais: £94 Keer Farm, £88 Harbarrow Farm. Bluefaced Leicester: £93 Tongue House Farm, £80 Holmelands, £75 Tongue House Farm. Dalesbred: £92, £68 Dane Hill Farm. Zwartbles: £89 Holmelands. Herdwick: £86 Holmelands, £80 Nibthwaite, £78 Windhill Cottage, £76 Bowfield Farm, £66 Windhill Cottage. Horned: £86 Higher Salter, £77 Low Fields, £76 Thrimby Hall, £72 Woodside, £65 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Beltex: £78 Thrimby Hall. Whitefaced Woodlands: £78, £70 Keer Falls. Rough Fell: £70 Low Fields.

Cast Ewes

Texel £110 Spital Farm, £100 Woodside, Turner Fold Farm, £98 Thimby Hall, £97 Burrow Heights Farm. Suffolk £96 West Plain Farm, £94 Crooklands Brow, £90 Rowe End Farm, £89 Endmoor Farm, £86 Holmelands. Beltex £93 Keer Falls, £80 Drovers Way, Keer Falls, £71 Mansergh Hall Farm. Leicester £93, £83 Wilcock Farm. Cheviot Mule £90, £67 The Courtyard, £66 Green Lane End Farm. Mule £85 Holmelands, £83 Craglands, £80 Holmelands, £79 Overplains, £78 Endmoor Farm. Charollais £83 High Low Wood. Continental £82 Hazelwood, £69, £65 Mansergh Hall Farm, £55 Lynacres. Cheviot £78 Thrimby Hall, £71 Howriggs, £62 Swallowmire, £57 Nibthwaite, £52 Croft Foot Farm. Swaledale £75 Woodside, £73 Barrowfield, £70 Gilpin Farm, £69 Well Foot, £68 Wilcock Farm. Rough Fell £72, £68 Croft Foot Farm, £68 High Low Wood, £66 Moors Farm, £59 High Low Wood. Herdwick £62 Middle Fell. Masham £62 Moss Side Farm. Whitefaced Woodland £59 Keer Falls.

Cast Rams

Texel £105 Woodside. Suffolk £95 Crooklands Brow, £94 High Biggarsbank. Leicester £70 Brown Edge. Charollais £60 Throstle Grove

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