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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Ambleside Fair - Friday 11th September

North West Auctions held it’s annual Ambleside Fair with an increased entry of over 3400 forward. The pre-sale show, held under Covid-19 regulations, saw plenty of quality on offer in which we thank our Judge Mr Les Yarnold, Tenbury Wells for his time and expertise.

The sale commenced with the North Country Mules which saw and entry majority made up of running lambs. The overall market average for the Mules was £78.24, which is up £16 on the year. Leading the way today was the Champion and Reserve Champion pen of lambs from RJ Lawrence, Grange over Sands selling to a top of £168 and £140 with the third prize pen selling to £125 from B & HM Wilson, Selside. Best pens of tupping lambs sold in excess of £100 with good pens of running lambs £80-£90 and the smaller lambs around the £70 mark. Masham lambs sold to £108 from JA Bennett, Longsleddale.

Rough Fell Mules saw a market increase of £19 this year selling to an overall market average of £86.26. Strong lambs were in most demand with Rough Fell Mules topping at £130 for the third prize pen from TLB & J Knowles, Selside. The first prize pen sold to £108 from M & G German, Kirkby Lonsdale with second prize pen selling to £96 from I & J Mallinson, Selside.

Cheviot Mule gimmer lambs met a lot of demand ringside, in which more could have been easily sold to the advantage of the vendor, they sold to a top of £140 for the first prize pen from D Slone, Barrow in Furness. This was followed by £135 twice from Low Moor Howe and AR & BJ Thompson, Selside. Plenty of pens of good strong tupping Cheviot Mule lambs regularly sold in excess of the £120 mark. Nathan Allen of Low Moor Howe offered two black Cheviot Mule gimmer lambs om behalf of RABI that grossed £1330. All Cheviot Mule forward averaged £97. Buyers were looking to purchase clean headed lambs today.

Continental lambs twice sold to £110 from J Knipe, Lambrigg and Thrimby Farms, Penrith. Buyers were looking to purchase strong and clean headed type Continental lambs.

Top Prices

Top Prices

Mules to £168 from R Lawrence, Meathop Av. £78.24
Rough Fell Mules to £130 from TLB&J Knowles, Selside Av. £86.26
Cheviot Mules to £175 Low Moor Howe for RABI Av. £97.01
Texels to £110.00 from JA Knipe, Lambrigg & Thrimby Farms Ltd, Thrimby Av. £86.21
Beltex to £90 from P&TL Edmondson Ltd, Askam in Furness & FI&ME Little, Barrows Green Av. £86.10

Cheviot Mule - £175, £170 High House Farm, £140 Peel View, £135 Poppy Farm, £135 High House Farm. Mule - £168, £140 Holme Farm, £125 Ashstead, £122 Well Foot, £115 Catshaw Hall Farm. Rough Fell Mule - £130 High Borrowbridge, £108 Sowermire, £98 Birkhaw, £96 Middle Sadghyll, £96 Borrow Bridge House. Texel - £110 Todds Farm, £110 Thrimby Hall, £100 Helm Croft, £98, £92 Thrimby Hall. Masham - £108, £88, £86, £80 Middale Farm, £76 Mealriggs Farm. Beltex - £90 Low Hall Farm, £90, £80, £74 Helm Croft. Continental - £84 Helm Croft. Charollais - £80 High House Farm.

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Show Results

Judge
Mr Les Yarnold

Class 1 – Best Pen of 10 Mule Gimmer Lambs
1st RJ Lawrence, Holme Farm, £168.00
2nd RJ Lawrence, Holme Farm, £140.00
3rd B&HM Wilson, Ashstead, £125.00

Class 2 – Best Pen of 10 Rough Fell Mule Gimmer Lambs
1st M&G German, Sowermire Farm, £108.00
2nd I&J Mallinson, Borrowbridge House, £96.00
3rd TLB&J Knowles, High Borrow Bridge, £130.00

Class 3 - Best Pen of 10 Masham Gimmer Lambs
1st DR Law, Crooksbeck, £74.00
2nd BJ Bainbridge, Steps Farm, £75.00
3rd JE Read, Mealriggs, £76.00

Class 4 – Best Pen of 10 Cheviot Mule Gimmer Lambs
1st D Slone, Peel View, £140.00
2nd Carradice & Whitwell, £130.00
3rd Low Moor Howe, High House, £122.00

Champion
RJ Lawrence, Holme Farm, £168.00

Reserve
RJ Lawrence, Holme Farm, £140.00

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