J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock Tuesday 31st October

Prime Lambs

A slightly smaller entry of prime lambs sold to a strong trade, with lamb numbers less nationwide, leading to stronger demand.

Beltex type lambs continue to meet plenty of demand at J36 with numerous purchasers looking for these type of lambs. Today’s sale was topped by a Beltex selling to 215.6p/kg or £97 from JG Harryman of Hawkshead with others from TS & SM Park of Millom selling a pen to 209.5p/kg and JG & PH Thompson of Selside selling a pen to 208.1p/kg. All Beltex Lambs forward today sold to an overall average of 194.75p/kg.

Texel Lambs sold to 208.5p/kg from TR Prickett of Hutton Roof with others from the same home selling to 196.7p/kg. Suffolk’s topped at £90 from RHM & S Boyren of Colton with a pen of 30 Suffolk Lambs from F & SA Edmondson of Ulverston selling to 182.3p/kg or £87.50.

Heavy Weight Lambs sold to 202.2p/kg again from JG Harryman of Hawkshead.

Mule Lambs sold to £86 from F & SA Edmondson of Ulverston with all Mule Lambs forward selling to an average of £63.18.

Cast Sheep

There was a similar entry of cast ewes forward this week, selling to a similar trade with a large quantity of ewes still available nationwide.

Well fleshed and meaty Continental and Mule ewes sold to a noticeable sharper trade than seen over the previous weeks.

Texel Ewes topped the market at £102 from P Cummings of Holme with other Texels selling to £98 and £94 from D Wood of Rivington. Mule ewes sold to £72 from AT Threlkeld Ltd of Satterthwaite, with others from FE & CM Robinson of Crooklands selling to £71.

A larger entry of horned ewes forward saw Swaledales selling to £44 for a pen from Calderside Farms of Garstang.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Beltex - £97, £91 The Galleon, £89.50 Poppy Farm, £89 Scroggs Farm, £88 Millom Castle. Charollais - £95, £84.50 Kingsland, £83 Crabtree Farm, £75 Burnt House, £73 Crabtree Farm. Texel - £93 Steel Croft, £90.50 Hutton Roof Hall, £88.50 Brookside, £88.50, £87 Netherhouses Farm. Suffolk - £90 Hill Park, £88, £87.50, £84 Netherhouses Farm, £82 Orphan Crag Barn. Mule - £86 Netherhouses Farm, £75.50 Lunesdale House, £71.50 Tongue House Farm, £71 Hill Park, £69 Brown Edge. Continental - £67 Park House Farm, £41 Moss End Farm. Leicester - £65 Gunner Fleet Farm. Horned - £60 Steps Farm. Rough Fell - £60 High Swinklebank Farm, £35 Steps Farm. Dales Bred - £58.50 Yarlsber. Marshal - £58 Steps Farm. Zwartble - £55.50 Pyes Bridge Farm. Swaledale - £45 Gunner Fleet Farm, £40 Tongue House Farm, £40 New Hall.

Cull Sheep

Texel - £102 5 Holme Field, £98, £94 Wilcock Farm, £93 Bowkerstead Farm, £90 Park House Farm. Leicester - £87 Brown Edge, £73 Castle Syke Farm, £54 Hill Park. Suffolk - £87 Ninezergh, £65 Kate Farm. Mule - £72 Bowkerstead Farm, £71 Warth Sutton Farm, £69 Red Scar, £68 Upp Hall, £66 Low Groves Farm. Cheviot - £69 Poppy Farm, £40 Nook Farm, £32 High Arnside Farm. Lleyn - £68 Low Gregg Hall, £61 Birch Bank. Gritstone - £55 Bowkerstead Farm. Swaledale - £44 Catshaw Hall Farm, £40, £37 Eskew Beck, £36 Castle Syke Farm. Continental - £42 Fairbank Farm. Charollais - £41 Kate Farm. Rough Fell - £40 Howes Lodge, £39 Low Fold, £35 Low Deepslack.

Cast Ram

Swaledale - £39 Castle Syke Farm. Cheviot - £71 Cinderbarrow Farm. Lleyn - £58 Low Gregg Hall. Leicester - £87 Brown Edge, £85 Cinderbarrow Farm, £60 Matson Farm.

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