J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock Tuesday 31st July

Spring Lambs

The weekly sale of prime lambs had a slightly smaller number forward this week and included the annual ‘Tex-Factor’ show and sale of pens of five Texel sired prime lambs, which was supported by the North West Texel Breeders club. There were 8 pens lambs forward for judge, Mr James Cookson, to cast his expert eye over. He awarded the first prize rosette to RHM & S Boyren, Hill Park, Ulverston with a pen of 44kg lambs selling to £97 or 220p/kg which was purchased by Lancashire Halal Direct. The Boyren family also received £100 voucher. The second prized rosette was awarded to E Dodgson, Spital Farm, Kendal who received £80 voucher selling 49kg to £98 purchased by Lancashire Halal Direct. The vouchers can be redeemed at the NWTBC sale which will take place at J36 on Sunday 12th August 2018 with a catalogue entry of 150 Texels including sheep from renowned blood lines.

The overall market trade averaged at 168p/kg which was in keeping with other markets on the day. Good conformation lambs were still selling around the 200p/kg mark with Beltex lambs from SA Hill of Slyne and EJ Hodgson and Son of Lambrigg all achieving this price. Heavy, well-meated lambs still continue to sell in strongest demand. Plenty of pens of lambs still selling in the mid-eighties. Lean lambs were hard to place and being financially penalised with vendors urged not to draw lean lambs for the prime market.

Show Results for Texel Sired Prime Lambs

Mr J Cookson

1st RHM & S Boyren, Hill Park
2nd E Dodgson & Son, Spital Farm
3rd SA Hill, Beaumont Grange Farm

Cast Sheep

An entry of five hundred cast ewes forward today at J36 saw well-fleshed ewes and big ewes continue to sell and in demand. Lean ewes remain hard to place with a large number on the market at the moment and no buyers for cast feeders at the moment, due to the current shortage of grass.

The trade topped at £118 from a Beltex tup from JA & KJ Allen, Ings. Ewes sold to a top of £109 for Suffolks from F & SA Edmondson, Ulverston with Texels selling to £106 from Helen Newton of Kendal. Plenty of heavy weight ewes sold around the ninety pound mark. Mule Ewes topped at £80 from SW Atkinson & Son, Crook, closely followed by £79 from DJ Casson & Son of Slyne. There was plenty of pens of strong Mule ewes selling in the mid-seventies. Swaledale cast ewes topped at £68 from F & SA Edmondson. The trade for lean ewes was very dependent on the condition of the sheep.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £98 Spital Farm, £97 Hill Park, £86, £85.5 Gibraltar Farm, £84 Low Fell Gate Farm. Beltex - £84 Lambrigg Head Farm, £81Gibraltar Farm, £78 Keer Falls, £75 Stubb Farm, £75 Peel View Bungalow. Suffolk - £83.5 Lane Ends Farm, £80, £78.5 High House Farm, £78 Dale View Farm, £78 Ackenthwaite Farm. Charollais - £80 Gibraltar Farm, £78 Spital Farm, £75.5 Myers Farm. Continental - £75.5 Smithy Green Farm, £72.5 Park House Farm, £72 Low Garths Farm, £68 Peel View Bungalow, £66 Brown Edge. Cheviot - £73 Green Head, £72 Peel View Bungalow. Mule - £66.5 Low Garths Farm, Zwartble - £62 Warth Sutton Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Suffolk - £109 Netherhouses Farm, £98 Bank House Farm, £88 Hodgsons Green Farm, £78 Netherhouses Farm, £77 White Cross Bay. Texel - £106 Low Levens, £93 Lower Highfield, £90 Capplerigg Farm, £90 Bank House Farm, £86 Capplerigg Farm. Teeswater - £90 Chapelfield. Beltex - £84 Beaumont Grange Farm, £65 Keer Falls. Mule - £80 Capplerigg Farm, £79 Beaumont Gate, £77 Netherhouses Farm, £77 Bank House Farm, £76 Lower Highfield. Charollais - £79 Brown Edge, £75 High Biggarsbank, £61 Warth Sutton Farm. Swaledale - £68 Netherhouses Farm, £50 Brown Edge, £48 Ashstead. Horned - £62 Keer Falls. Zwartble - £59 Rinkfield.

Cast Ram:

Beltex - £118 ST Annes Farm. Leicester - £73 Kit Cragg. Suffolk - £44 Norton Road. Rough Fell - £41 Archer Hill. Texel - £40 Broad Head.

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