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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Lambs - Thursday 24th September

Boom! We have finally reached the 5000 mark!

There was a bumper entry of 5099 store lambs forward at J36 that were met with plenty of demand with more buyers forward this week, ensuring a strong trade throughout with an overall market average of £67.92. There were lambs to suit all buyers’ requirements ranging from £20 to £99.50.

The Westmorland show for store lambs was kindly judged by James Linsley, Barnard Castle who we thank for this time and expertise. The Continental sired lambs was won by F & B Smith, Ingleton selling to £89. J & R Bell, Crook won the Suffolk class selling to £83. First prize in the Mule class was awarded to Messrs Hodgson, Windermere selling to £79.50.

There was a buoyant trade throughout the sale that saw the trade peak at £99.50 for Beltex lambs from RA Batty, Selside. Texel lambs sold to a top of £93 from JA Chapman, Kendal. Plenty of pens of short keep Continental lambs easily sold in excess of the £80 mark. Medium keep lambs regularly sold at £70 plus. Strong Suffolk lambs regularly sold around the £80 mark.

Mule lambs sold to a top of £90 from H Stables, Underbarrow. Rough Fell Mules sold to a top of £83 from I & J Mallinson, Selside. Other Mule lambs sold to £82 from H Cook, Grange over Sands with plenty of pens of strong Mule lambs selling between £77 and £80. Medium keep Mules regularly sold around the £70 mark. There is a larger number of horned lambs coming forward selling to £70.50 from AJ & JL Sampson, Windermere followed by £69 for Rough Fells from DV Carrick, Kirkby Stephen. Plenty of pens of strong Rough Fell lambs sold around the £60 mark. Swaledale lambs sold to a top of £49 twice, from Forest Hall Farm, Selside and KD & L Armer, Newbiggin on Lune. Plenty of pens of strong Swaledale lambs sold in the late £40s.

It was noticeable today that lambs batched into larger groups were selling to a premium with thanks to our vendors who grouped their lambs together, with the largest batch into the ring this week from B & D Willison & Son, Levens selling 164 in one go.

Suffolks to £83 av. £72.81
Mules to £90 av. £69.46
Swaledales to £49 av. £46.27
Rough Fells to £70.50 av. £54.73
Charollais to £84 av. £71.69
Cheviots to £78 av. £62.23
Texels to £93 av. £72.93
Herdwicks to £66 av. £44.01
Beltex to £99.50 av. £92.25

Top Prices

Store Lamb:

BELTEX: £99.50, £85 Western Houses. TEXEL: £93 North Lodge, £91 Blea Tarn Road, £90 Sunny Bank, £89 Cinderbarrow Farm, Wreay Skye, The View. MULE: £90 Hazelwood, £82 Moss Howe Farm, £79.50 Low Newton Farm, High Borrowbridge, High Borrans Farm, £79 Longwell. CHAROLLAIS: £84 Troughton Hall, £80 Harry Place Farm, £77 West Plain Farm, Lyndarick, £72.50 Bull Bank Farm, £67 Bradlow Farm. CONTINENTAL: £84 High Biggarsbank, Hazelwood, £81.50 Moss Side, £80 Burney End, £79.50 Hazelwood, £79 Gaisgill Row Farm. ROUGH FELL MULE: £83, £74, £70 Borrowbridge House. SUFFOLK: £83 Sunny Brow, £81.50 Lentworth Farm, £81 Bradlow Farm, £80.50 Farleton House, High Wray Farm, £79.50 Sherdley Farm. CHEVIOT: £78 High Borrowbridge, £75 Melbourne House, Whinfield Farm, £73.50 Rankthorn, £73 Craketrees, £70.50 Greenbank Farm. CHEVIOT – MULE: £71 High Arnside Farm, £64 West Fell View. ROUGH FELL: £70.50 Blackmoss Farm, £69 Riverside House, £66 Blackmoss Farm, £62 The Park, £57.50 Boundary Beck, £57 Blackmoss Farm. HERDWICK: £66 Wath Farm, £48 Hoses Farm, £46 Greenbank Farm, £45.50 Wall End Farm, £45 Middle Fell, £44.50 Harry Place Farm. BLUEFACED LEICESTER: £65 Marsh House Farm, £63 The Ashes. HORNED: £52.50 Low Haygarth Farm, £42 Syke Lodge. SWALEDALE: £49 Forest Hall Farm, Scar Sykes Farm, £48 Ashes, £47.50 The Ashes, £46 Forest Hall Farm. JACOB: £32 Raby Cottage, £28 Red Syke Lodge.

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Show Results

Judge James Linsley

Class one – Pen of 20 Continental Store Lambs
1st F & B Smith, The View, £89
2nd BJ Bowness, Blea Tarn, £85
3rd MG Poynter, Yew Tree, £84

Class two – Pen of 20 Suffolk Store Lambs
1st J & R Bell, Sunny Brow, £83

Class three – Pen of 20 Mule Store Lambs
1st Messrs Hodgson, High Borrans, £79.50
2nd TLB & J Knowles, High Borrow Bridge, £79.50
3rd RI Dixon, Low Newton, £79.50

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