J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Lambs Thursday 2nd November

There was a busy ringside of buyers forward for this fortnight’s sale of Store Lambs at Junction 36. A strong contingent of buyers from the south are now present, with the winter grass keep and stubble crops now available.

All classes of lambs sold to a sharper trade, with strong Continental and Suffolk lambs selling well in to the sixties. February-April lambs were in strong demand today, with buyers now in the market looking for long keep lambs.

Trade today was topped by a pen of Texel lambs forward from IE&MA Taylor of High Deepslack selling to £69.50 per head, closely followed by AT Threlkeld Ltd of Bowkerstead Farm at £68.50, with all Texel lambs in the market achieving an average of £56.59 per head.

Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £67 from SE Harrison of Force Mill, to average £54.87 and Charollais x lambs to £60.50 from T Sharp of Gateside Farm to average £52.28.

Hill bred lambs looking sharper than the previous sale and in demand. Cheviot lambs topped at £60.50 from LA&M Lambert of Brow Head, with Mules selling to £58, twice, from MK Robinson of Roundthwaite and JA&CA Gibson of Longwell. Horned lambs looking particularly well sold today, with Rough Fells topping the section at £45.00 from K&A Nicholson of Applegarth.

An entry of just short of 2500 lambs forward for sale, selling to an overall market average of £49.81 for a complete clearance, of an entry that contained a high number of long keep and hill bred lambs.

Top Prices

Store Lambs

Texel £69.50 High Deepslack, £68.50 Bowkerstead Farm, £66.50 Lentworth Farm, £66 High Deepslack, £65.50 Holmecrest. Suffolk £67 Force Mill, £65 High Butterbent, £64 Cliftons Farm, £62.50 Low Stanger Thwaite, £61.50 Bradley Farm. Beltex £62 Low Stanger Thwaite. Charollais £60.50 Gateside Farm, £58.50 Moss Side, £58.50 Gowan Bank Farm, £58 Cooper House, £55.50 West Palin Farm. Cheviot £60.50 Brow Head, £58 High Borrowbridge, £53.50 Brow Head, £50, £46 High House Farm. Mule £58 Roundthwaite, £58, £55.50 Longwell, £55.50 High Skelgill, Cooper House. Continental £57 Long Green Head, £55.50 Corney Hill Farm, £47 Moss Side. Masham £52 Gowan Bank. Rough Fell £45 Applegarth, £41, £38 Steps Farm, Ellergill, £35 Blackmoss Farm. Herdwick £37 Wath Farm, £30 Tarn Foot, £27 Holmecrest. Swaledale £34 Ellergill, £33 Baystone Bank Farm, Holmecrest, £29 Archer Hill.

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