J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock Tuesday 21st August

Spring Lambs

There was a smaller entry of prime lambs this week following on from a large entry last week and many tied up with six-day movements. The trade topped at £97 for Charollais lambs from Sally Cooper of Ulverston weighing 50kg. This was closely followed by Texels from E Dodgson of Kendal and P & TL Edmondson of Kirkby Furness selling to £96. Beltex lambs sold to a top of 202p/kg from Sally Cooper with Texels selling to 199p/kg from P & TL Edmondson. The overall market average was 176p/kg. Masham and Mule lambs sold to £78 from JA Bennett of Longseddale.

Cast Sheep

There was a smaller entry of cast ewes forward for the sale today. There was plenty of interest ring side for cast ewes of all sizes with grass now starting to grow and a few more starting to look for feeding ewes. The ewe trade topped at £85 from AT Threlkald of Ulverston with Beltex rams. The ewe trade was topped by Texels from K Thomas of Sedbergh selling to £80 with plenty in the seventies. Horned ewes sold to a top of £76 from MW Parsley of Roundthwaite. Mule ewes sold to £68 from F &CE Bentley and Son of Shap.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb

Charollais - £97, £91.5 Tarnside Farm, £85.5 Spital Farm, £85, £84.5 Smithy Green Farm. Texel - £96 Low Hall Farm, £96 Spital Farm, £95.5 Low Hall Farm, £94, £92 Spital Farm. Continental - £94.5, £91 Tarnside Farm, £68 Crooklands Farm. Cheviot - £91 Meadow Oaks, £73 Gilberton Farm, £71 Green Head, £66.5 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Suffolk - £86 Smithy Green Farm, £85 Hill Top Farm, £79 Meadow Oaks, £77.5 Longlands, £75 Ackenthwaite Farm. Beltex - £85 Tarnside Farm. Masham - £78 Middale Farm. Ryedale - £50 The Old Parsonage.

Cast Ewe

Texel - £80 Hill Top Farm, £77 Bowkerstead Farm, £76 Hill Top Farm, £73 Crooklands Farm, £70 Hill Top Farm. Suffolk - £76 Latterbarrow Farm, £50 Thacker. Scotch - £76 Roundthwaite Abbey Farm. Charollais - £70 Gateside Farm, £58 Gowan Bank Farm. Mule - £68 Hill Top Farm, £65 Crooklands Farm, £61 Mireside Farm, £55 Yew Tree, £55 Thacker. Leicester - £65 Beckside Farm. Cheviot - £61 Crooklands Farm, £56 Hill Top Farm, £56 Thacker, £47 Crooklands Farm. Swaledale - £57 Latterbarrow Farm.

Cast Ram

Beltex - £85 Bowkerstead Farm. Suffolk - £80 Bowkerstead Farm. Charollais - £78 Bowkerstead Farm.

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