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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Show & Sale of Continental & Suffolk Gimmer Lambs, Followed by Store Lambs, 26.08.2021

CONTINENTAL AND SUFFOLK GIMMER LAMBS


J36 held its new sale of Continental gimmer lambs, which received an entry of 1000 lambs, selling to a trade as bright as the weather. I would like to thank our pre-sale judge Mr Robert Towers for his time and expertise, after much consideration he awarded the championship to RA Batty, Selside. This much-admired pen flew away to a scorching trade of £156, closely followed by another pen from the same good home selling to £150. Other smart Beltexs sold to £142 from JG & PH Thompson, Selside. A keen interest was seen for well grown Texel gimmers lambs, topping at £138 from WJ & LA Barker, Arkholme, followed by £134 from J Handley & Son, Chapel le Dale. Many Texel out of Mules were selling regularly well into the £120’s with a top of £124 twice from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale and A J Geary, Milton Keynes. A lovely Run of Suffolks from TA & JA Dixon, Selside which were awarded the 1st place rosette, sold to a top price of £124. All vendors left highly delighted with there days trading and the new sale was deemed a huge success. All gimmer lambs forward averaged £108.

STORE LAMBS

The fortnightly sale of store lambs saw an entry 3543 forward selling to an increased trade, with an overall market average of £78.84. A larger quantity of longer-term lambs forward with short keep lambs in strong demand and eagerly bid for. Texel lambs peaked at £120 from V&S Inman, Coniston followed by other strong Texels to £104 from JA Chapman, Kendal and £105.50 from Thomas Wilson, Selside. Beltex lambs peaked at £99 from JC&E Pedley & Sons, Sedbergh. Suffolk lambs peaked at £93 from R&D Kellet, Cockerham. Plenty of pens of well forward short keep lambs, regularly selling in the early nineties. A larger quantity of hill bred lambs forward today, saw Cheviot Mules to £89 from JA & SM Allen, Windermere with Continentals out of Cheviots peaking at £89 from NC & PE Buckley, Staveley. A larger entry of Mule lambs forward today sold to a top of £85.85 from Fishwick Bros, Longsleddale with others to £85 from D&A Jackson, Kirkby Stephen. Numerous pens of strong Mule whether lambs regularly selling in the early eighties with Mules averaging £79.14.
Our next sale of store lambs is on Thursday 9th September.

Top Prices

Top Prices 26.08.2021

Gimmer Lamb:

Beltex - £156, £150 Western Houses, £142 Poppy Farm, £124, £120 Western Houses. Texel - £138 Born Edge, £134 Gunner Fleet Farm, £124 Catshaw Hall Farm, £124 Steel Croft, £124 Yew Tree Farmhouse. Suffolk - £124 Yoad Pot, £109 Calderside Farm, £106 Yoad Pot, £105 Sunny Brow. Cheviot Mule - £107 Low Newton Farm.

Store Lamb:

Texel - £120 High Ground Farm, £104 North Lodge, £100.5 Ashstead, £95 North Lodge. Beltex - £99 Yore House, £75.5 Elm Gill Farm. Suffolk - £93 Mill House Farm, £92 Bradlow Farm, £88.5 Mill House Farm, £88 Middle Birkby Farm, £85.5 Mill House Farm. Charollais - £92 Byre Cottage, £87.5 Crabtree Farm, £84 Byre Cottage, £81 Gowan Bank Farm, £79 Black Syke. Continental - £91.5 Rose Cottage, £90.5 High Deepslack, £89.5 Longwell, £89 Wath Farm, £85.5 Bull Flatts Barn. Cheviot - £89, £84.5, £84 Fairbank Farm, £80.5 Ellergill, £80 Nun House. Cheviot Mule - £89 Barker Knott. Mule - £85.5 Middle Sadghyll, £85 Cow Bank, £84.5 Stable Harvey, £84.5 Yore House, £84.5 High Ground Farm. Teeswater - £80, £73 Gowan Bank Farm. Masham - £77 Steps Farm. Horned - £75.5 High Wardses Farm, £73 Stribers Farm, £60 Keen Ground, £60 Black Syke. Zwartble - £70 Bull Flatts Barn, £69 Lane House Farm, £60 Levens Clsoe. Hampshire - £66 Nun House. Rough Fell - £60 Archer Hill. Jacob - £51 Archer Hill. Swaledale - £50 Archer Hill.

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