J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock Tuesday 3rd October

Prime Lambs

There was a far better trade for prime lambs this week, with more forward selling 15 pence up on the week and to an overall market average of 170p/kg. There continues to be a strong demand for Beltex export lambs at J36 with them selling to a top of £98.50 or 239p/kg from JG & PH Thompson of Poppy Farm, closely followed by TR Prickett of Hutton Roof selling to 222p/kg or £89 and BJ Bowness selling to 218p/kg or £91.50, all Beltex lambs sold to a market average of 209p/kg.

Heavy weight, well-finished lambs were in strong demand selling to a top of £96 for 53kg Texels from Drinkall Bros of Catshaw Hall Farm with plenty of heavy weight, well-fleshed good conformation Continental and Suffolk lambs selling into the eighties. There was more interest in Mules today with all Mule lambs forward selling to a market average of 161p/kg. Mule lambs sold to a top of £73 from Chris Jackson of Springs Farm and £72.50 from JA Bennett of Middale Farm.

Cast Sheep

There was, once again, an entry in the mid four hundreds for cast sheep, selling to a slightly sharper trade then seen over previous weeks. Best Continental ewes sold in excess of £100, topping at £115 from Thomas Wilson of Ashteads for Texel ewes, with AW Crowe of Ashtree Cottage selling Texels to £109 and Zwartbles from GM & A Jackson of Little Eccleston. Mule ewes sold to a top of £74 for a pen of 14 big ewes from KE Richards of Crook O Lune Farm with big Mules regularly selling around the seventy-pound mark. Fitter horned ewes sold into the forties with best meated horned ewes selling over the fifty pound mark.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Beltex £98.50, £94 Poppy Farm, £91.50 Blea Tarn Road, £88 Poppy Farm, £79 Green Lane End Farm. Texel £96 Catshaw Hall Farm, £91 Hill Top Farm, £89.50 Crabtree Farm, £89 Hutton Roof Hall, £88 Gibraltar Farm. Suffolk £93.50 Meadow Oaks, £92 Lawsons Farm, £89.50 Calderside Farm, £87.50 Meadow Oaks, Smithy Green Farm. Charollais £82.50 Myers Farm, £79.50, £78.50 Gibraltar Farm, £78.50 Myers Farm, £77.50 Crabtree Farm. Continental £78.50 Winter Tarn Farm. Cheviot £73.50 Green Lane End Farm. Mule £73 Springs Farm, £72.50 Middale Farm, £71 Low Hall Farm, £63 Mosergh Farm, Castle Syke Farm. Masham £67.50 Middale Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £115 Ashstead, £109 Ashtree Cottage, £106 Crook O Lune Farm, £101 Crosscrake Farm, £95 Greenbank Farm. Zwartble £103, £92, £90 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Charollais £91 Low Row Farm, £78 Dale View, £70, £60 High Green. Bluefaced Leicester £79, £75 Ashstead. Continental £76 Whiteside Fold Farm. Suffolk £75 Viver Mill Farm, £63 Kate Farm, £59 Low Row Farm. Mule £74 Crook O Lune Farm, £72 Low Groves Farm, £70 Low Row Farm, Hawkrigg End, £69 Ancliffe Hall Farm. Beltex £70 Poppy Farm. Scotch £51 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Rough Fell £51 Seedhowe Cottages, £49 Low Deepslack, £44 Greenbank Farm. Cheviot £45 High Low Wood, £41 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Swaledale £43 Low Newton Farm.

Cast Ram

Texel £91 Kate Farm. Continental £70 Whiteside Fold Farm.

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