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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Lakeland Fair Sale, Saturday 17th October

North West Auctions, J36 held its annual Lakeland Fair which continues to go from strength to strength, attracting a full variety of breeding sheep and our annual end of season ram sale to include Swaledale and Cheviot rams.

Breeding Sheep, Shearlings and Gimmer Lambs

A strong trade was enjoyed throughout the sale with all types of sheep eagerly bid for. The sale commenced in Ring 1 with hill going sheep.

Swaledale ewes met plenty of demand selling to a top of £138 from D Blackmore, Milton Keynes for 2 crop ewes. Draft ewes from Forest Hall sold to £116 and £110, with Swaledale gimmer lambs, once again for Forest Hall, selling to £65 and £60 twice. Swaledale gimmer shearlings sold to £115 from G Sibson, Penrith.

Rough Fell ewes sold to a top of £84 from J & PR Woof, Dent with Rough Fell shearlings to £80 from NC & S Dodd, Kirkby Stephen and Rough Fell gimmer lambs peaked at £72 from T Ellis, New Hutton.

Cheviot ewes twice sold to £90 from Farming for Nature, Naddle with Cheviot gimmer lambs selling to £70 from SM & CM Bewley.

Herdwick sheep were the trade of the day, selling to a top of £86 from E Parker, Carnforth with others £80 from B Dickinson & Co, Kentmere. With plenty of pens of strong Herdwick ewes selling around the £70 mark. Herdwick shearlings sold to a top of £95 from G Armstrong, Nibthwaite. All Herdwick shearlings averaged £87.

Gimmer Lambs
There was a nice entry of gimmer lambs for this end of season sale, which saw Scotch Mule gimmer lambs sell to £105 from JM & AM Morland, Kirkby Stephen who sold others at £192. North Country Mule gimmer lambs sold to £82 from Drinkall Bros, Lancaster and E Parker, Carnforth. Texel gimmer lambs sold to £90 from B & M Slater, Chipping. A trio of Zwartbles from A Crowe and H Rawlinson achieved £90.

Shearlings
Mule shearlings sold to £155 from L Sibson, Cockermouth with other pens nicely selling at £125 - £135. A pen of Cheviot Mules from A Bradley, Crosthwaite achieved £120. A pen of pure Texel shearlings from Lucas & Nairey sold to £300 twice and £250.

Ewes
A wide range of ewes were on offer with younger Mules £95 - £100, Continentals £85 - £120. Older ewes of all breeds were a competitive trade achieving £70 - £90.

Breeding Rams

The annual sale of Swaledale rams at J36 saw tups well bid for. Leading the way was a consignment of shearlings from KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead. Topping at £650 sired by the £19,000 Bull and Cave tup, followed by others at £450 and £350. EW & JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bidge sold a shearling to £600.

Aged rams sold to a top of £350 from RM & D Dixon, Longsleddale with others to £320 from RA Clegg & LD Bennet, Seathwaite. Cheviot tups sold to £300 from SC & HB Robinson, Dunsop Bridge as well as KO Stones, Maverick. Leicester rams peaked at £400 from AW & AM Clarke, Troutbeck, with other Leicesters to £400 from TL B & J Knowles, Selside. Terminal sire rams saw Texel shearlings sell to £550 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston followed by others to £520 from Lucas & Nairey, Blackburn, with plenty of powerful, shapey terminal sire rams selling into the 400s.

Top Prices

SWALEDALE RAMS: SHEARLINGS: £650, £450, £350 Marshaw Farm, £600 Hareden Farm, £200 Sykes Farm. AGED RAMS: £350 Well Foot, £320 Tongue House Farm, £300 Sykes Farm, £280 Calderside.
OTHER HILL BRED RAMS: Shearlings: CHEVIOT: £300 Nun Cote Nook Farm, £250, £220 Melbourne House, £220 Mount Lea. HERDWICK: £300, £250 Low Braithwaite, £300 Murthwaite. ROUGHFELL: £150 5 Rampside, £150 Millbeck, £120 High Woodend, £80 Sowermire. DERBYSHIRE GRITSTONE: £110 High Farm. RYELAND: £90, £80 Moss Barn. AGED RAMS: CHEVIOT: £300 Sykes Farm, £160 6 School Lane. DERBYSHIRE GRITSTONE: £100 Brow Top.
BLUEFACED LEICESTER: Ram Lamb: £280 Higher Core Farm, £60 Burney End. Shearling: £400 Low Longmire, £280 Fell End Farm, £250 Low Newton Farm, £150, £70 Burney End. Aged Ram: £400 High Borrowbridge, £180Low Newton Farm, £160 Burney End, £150 7 Park Avenue.
TERMINAL SIRE BREEDING RAMS: Ram Lamb: TEXEL: £380 Moor Farm, £250, £200 2 Longridge Road, £200 Daub Hall Farm. SUFFOLK: £220 The Old Vicarage. Shearling Ram: TEXEL: £550, £420 Mansrigg Hall, £520, £450 Hey Farm, £420 Criccin Farm. BELTEX: £420, £300 Criccin Farm, £350, £300 Higher Wenshead Farm.
GIMMER LAMBS: MULE: £105, £92 Starrah Farm, £82 High Borrowbridge, £82 Marsh House Farm. TEXEL: £90 Daub Hall, £72 Lowick Green, £65 Low Longmire. ZWARTBLE: £90 Scotchergill Farm, £48 Rakefoot Cottage. DERBYSHIRE GRITSTONE: £76 Low Waterside. LEICESTER: £75 Burney End, £72, £68 Low Newton Farm ROUGHFELL: £72, £60, £58 Woodside, £40 Boundary Beck, £40 The Gables. CHEVIOT: £70 Scotchergill Farm, £60, £57, £56 The Lodge. SWALEDALE: £65, £60 Forest Hall Farm, £58 Woodside, £56 The Lodge. HERDWICK: £56, £55 High Birk Howe, £52 Marsh House Farm, £50 Low Braithwaite Farm. JACOB: £55 Lythe Brow Farm.
EWES: CONTINETAL: £140 Riverside House. SWALEDALE: £138, £106 35 Windsor Avenue, £116, £110 Forest Hall, £92 Town End. TEXEL: £125, £105 Tullithwaite Hall, £118 The Galleon, £112, £105 The Park, MULE: £100 Beckside Farm, £98, £95 Tullithwaite Hall, £82 Hartrigg. LEICESTER: £92 Tullithwaite Hall. CHEVIOT: £90, £82, £80 The Lodge. HERDWICK: £86 Marsh House Farm, £80, £70 Brockstones, £72 High Borrans, £70 Tongue House Farm. ROUGHFELL: £84 8 Dragon Croft, £72 2 Manor Court, £72 The Park, £72, £68 Low Haygarth Farm. JACOB: £74 Tullithwaite Hall, £52 Black Syke.
GIMMER SHEARLINGS: TEXEL: £300, £250 Bank Hey, £125, £120 Lyndarick MULE: £155 Hole House Farm, £135 Lyndarick, £135 Cragg House, £135 Guides Farm, £135 Marsh House Farm. CHEVIOT MULE: £120 Totterbank. LEICESTER: £115 Burney End. SWALEDALE: £115 Burnside Park, £90, £85 Roundthwaite Abbey Farm, £84 Galloper Park, £82 Lunesdale House. HERDWICK: £95, £84 High Bethicar, £78 5 Green Cottages ROUGHFELL: £80 2 Manor Court, £68 Fell Gate, £62 High Bethicar. CHAROLLAIS: £78, £70 High Bethicar.

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