J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock Tuesday 24th October

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of prime lambs saw an increased entry forward for the sale with 1500 selling to an overall market average of 164p/kg, very similar to last week’s trade. Beltex export lambs continue to meet strong demand at J36 with all Beltex lambs forward selling to average 214p/kg. Topping the day’s trade were Beltex Lambs at 257p/kg from JG Harryman of The Galleon and 250p/kg from WS Burrow & Son of Gibraltar, who also sold the top price lambs per head at £115 closely followed by JG Harryman at £108. Plenty of good quality lambs selling in the nineties and heavy weights selling in the region of £90 for the best conformation lambs, plainer types selling in the early eighties. There was a larger show of hill bred, Mule and horned lambs on offer today. Mules sold to a top of £79.50 from Ian Dixon of Low Newton. Dalesbred lambs selling to a top of £66 from BD Gill of Yarlsber for 44kg lambs.

Cast Sheep

A smaller entry of cast ewes today. The wet weather this autumn taking its toll on the ewes, resulting in a very lean show of ewes forward. Well fleshed ewes continue to be good to sell with best continental and horned ewes sharper on the week. Today’s top price achieved by a pen of Texel ewes from CC&HM Roberts of Bybeck selling to £97. Mule ewes selling to £71 from F&SA Edmondson of Nether Houses.


There was a bumper entry of prime pigs forward for the sale and more than expected. Vendors are reminded to please inform auction staff of entries so that buyers can be advised accordingly. The prime trade nationwide has seen a slip in auction markets with that being no different today.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Beltex - £115 Gibraltar Farm, £108 The Galleon, £98 Tarnside Farm, £96 Keer Falls, £96 Poppy Farm. Suffolk - £95.50 Smithy Green Farm, £94 Hill Park, £91 Low Bendrigg Farm, £89 Netherhouses, £88 Hill Park. Texel - £94 Meadow Oaks, £92.50 Smithy Green Farm, £91 Gibraltar Farm, £90 Brown Edge, £89.50 Stubb Farm. Charollais - £90 Throstle Grove Farm, £87, £85 Gibraltar Farm, £79.50 Myers Farm, £79 Gibraltar Farm. Mule - £79.50 Low Newton Farm, £72.50 Hill Croft, £71 Jacques Farm House, £70 Middle Farm, £69.50 Holme House Farm. Continental - £72, £66.50, £66 Low Brundrigg. Cheviot - £68 Green Lane End Farm. Marshal - £68 Cobble Hey Farm, £47 Barkin gate. Leicester - £66 Low Newton Farm. Dalesbred - £66 Yarlsber, £60.50 Middle Farm. Herdwick - £55 Tarnside Farm. Scotch Black Face - £50.50 Beckside Farm. Horned - £50 Keer Falls. Swaledale - £48.50 Mouse Syke. Rough Fell - £36.50 Steps Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel - £97 Bybeck, £80 Steps End, £79 Pant End, £76 Bybeck, £75 Ghyll Farm. Beltex - £78 Keer Falls. Leicester - £72 Woodside. Mule - £71 Netherhouses Farm, £67, £63 Nook Farm, £61 Woodside, £60 Low Haygarth Farm. Suffolk - £69 Cinderbarrow Farm, £62 North Farm, £55 West Plain Farm, £43 Moss Side. Cheviot Mule - £59 North Farm. Continental - £58, £40 Bybeck, £32 Woodside. Charollais - £57 Bybeck. Hampshire - £55 High Butterbent. Horned - £52 Gilpin Bank Farm. Cheviot - £50 North Farm, £44 Nook Farm, £43 Low Haygarth Farm, £36 Woodside. Rough Fell - £49 Low Haygarth Farm, £47 Steps Farm. Swaledale - £48 Holme House Farm, 48 Low Haygarth Farm, £43 Netherhouses Farm, £40 Low Garths Farm, £36 Rankthorn. Kerry Hill - £38 Hamlet.

Cast Rams

Suffolk - £83 17 Headless Close. Scotch Black Face - £57 Roundthwaite Abbey Farm. Cheviot - £47 Low Haygarth Farm. Rough Fell - £45 Woodside, £38 10 Castle Park. Swaledale - £33 Low Haygarth Farm.

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