J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Lamb Sale, Thursday 6 December

J36 Store Lambs a Buoyant Trade topping at £94

Store Lambs
The fortnightly sale of Store Lambs had an entry of 2,149 selling to a strong trade with Prime Lambs improving this week. A busy ring of buyers ensured that all specifications of lambs were eagerly bid for with buyers leaving short of lambs they required and more could have been sold to the advantage of vendors. Beltex lambs were in plenty of demand topping at £94 from Ian Richardson of Catforth with others selling to £80 from BJ Bowness of Kendal; all Beltex lambs forward averaging in the seventies. Texel lambs sold to £79 from PW Clarke of Crosthwaite and WR Clarke and Partners of Carnforth. There was plenty of pens of short-term Continental lambs selling easily in excess of £70 with many consignments averaging over £70. Mule lambs sold to a top of £74 from RI Dixon of Low Newton with plenty of pens of strong Mule lambs selling into the sixties.

There were more hill lambs on offer this week selling to equally as strong a trade. Swaledale lambs saw strong lambs often selling into the forties topping at £45.50 from PW Clarke of Crosthwaite. Herdwick cross lambs topped at £66 from WR Clarke and Partners of Carnforth with pures selling to £43 from G Armstrong of Nibthwaite. Cheviot lambs - always good too sell - sold to £61 from DH Holme of Raisbeck.

Top Prices

Store Lamb:
Beltex - £94, £78, £77 West View Farm, £76 Stubb Farm, £73 Coldcotes Farm. Texel - £80 Blea Tarn Road, £79 Woodside Farm, £79 Cinder Barrow, £78.5 Corney Hill Farm, £78 Stubb Farm. Continental - £75.5 Woodside Farm, £71 Market Street, £61 Marsh House Farm, £60 Corney Hill Farm, £59 Lowcocks Farm. Charollais - £74 Market Street, £69 Low Sizergh Farm, £56 Bowkerstead Farm, £49.5 Graythwaite Cottage, £46 Old School House. Mule - £74 Low Newton Farm, £71 Dragon Croft, £70 Woodside Farm, £67 Tottlebank, £65.5 Woodside Farm. Suffolk - £73 Lentworth Farm, £73 Green Close, £71 Market Street, £69.5 Greenbank Farm, £64 Low Sizergh Farm. Herdwick - £66, £60.5 Cinder Barrow, £43 High Bethicar. Cheviot - £61 Rankthorn, £61 Ghyll Bank, £50.5 Graythwaite Cottage, £47.5 Gilberton Far. Leicester - £60 Main Street. Jacob - £59, £52, £51 The Ashes. Cheviot Mule - £58 Barker Knott, £45 Warth Sutton Farm. Gritstone - £55.5 Bowkerstead Farm. Swaledale - £45.5 Woodside Farm, £45 Main Street, £45 Brockstones, £44 High Row, £42 Moss Howe Farm. Horned - £40 Low Haygarth Farm. Rough Fell - £35 Steps Farm, £34 Brockstones.

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