J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 6th November

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime lambs had a larger entry forward this week just short of 1200, which sold to an overall market average of 163p/kg with an SQQ average of 168p/kg with lambs just under the 40kg mark selling to an average of 172p/kg. The trade topped at £93 for Texel lambs from J Twigge, Lindale with Beltex lambs selling to £92.50 and £92 from JG Harryman, Hawkshead. Plenty of good conformation white faced lambs sold in the mid to late eighties. It was good to have plenty of those good conformation Beltex lambs on offer today selling around the 200p/kg mark. These topped at 212p/kg from SP Pease, Underley with others selling to 210p/kg and 209p/kg from JG Harryman. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £79.50 from M Rendell of Milnthorpe.

More Hill lambs on the market today saw Mules sell to £73.50 and £72 WI & A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale with other Mules to £72 from G Rawsthorne, Nether Kellet. There was more horned lambs on offer this week saw 42kg Dalesbred sell to £68.50 from BD Gill, Ingleton. There was plenty of demand for light weight lambs weighing between 35kg and 38kg, with lambs weighing between 40kg and 44kg easiest to sell with a large quantity of heavy weight lambs on the market.

Cast Sheep

The weekly sale of cast ewes had, once again, an entry in excess of 600 forward. There were fewer powerful sheep on the market this week with the trade ever so slightly easier on the week. Topping the trade today was Beltex tups from R & AC Harper, Grayrigg. Texel ewes sold to a top of £103 for E Parker, Cragg Bank with plenty of Continental ewes around the £90 mark. Cheviot Mule ewes sold to a top of £77 from KR & CA Williamson, Barbon. Mule ewes sold to a top of £66 twice from E & A Thompson, New Hutton and PK & R Woof, Stainton. Horned ewes sold to a top of £63 from TLB & J Knowles, Selside.

There was a selection of goats on offer today from B Heaps, Charnock Richards selling to £66 and £58.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Texel £93 Holmelands, £92 The Galleon, £90.50, £86 Millom Castle, £85.50 The Courtyard. Beltex £92.50, £92, £85 The Galleon. Continental £80 Myers Farm, £74 Brow Head, £60 Patton Mill Farm, £52, £50.50 Moss End Farm. Suffolk £79.50 Cragg View, £77.50 Head House, Hallbeck, £77 Cragg View, £76 Smithy Green Farm. Dorest £74 Hallbeck. Charollais £78 Smithy Green Farm, £76 Myers Farm, £74.50, £73 Hollowmire Farm. Mule £73.50 Holme House Farm, £72 Scargill Farm, Holme House Farm, £70 Hill Park, £65 Red Scar. Dalesbread £68.50 Yarlsber, £67 Fell End Farm. Masham £68 Mosergh Farm, £59 Steps Farm. Cheviot £67.50, £64.50 Seedhowe Cottages. Rough Fell £63 Low Fold.

Cast Ewes

TEXEL: £103 Marsh House Farm, £96 Meadow Oaks, £90 Millom Castle, Storth End Farm, £88 Millom Castle. HAMPSHIRE: £88 Endmoor Farm, £40 High Butterbent. CONTINENTAL: £78 Low Chapel Farm, £77 Beckfoot Farm, £58 The Old Parsonage, £46 Helm Croft, £40 Low Chapel Farm. CHEVIOT: £77 Beckfoot Farm, £76 Low Tarn Green, £75 Manor House Farm, £74 Hill Park, £69 Beckfoot Farm. SUFFOLK: £76 Head House, £75 Dawson Fold, £60 10 Abbey Drive, £57 Mireside Farm, £54 Dawson Fold. BLUEFACE LEICESTER: £68 Town End, £66 Helm Croft, £60 Town End. MULE: £66 High Butterbent, Storth End Farm, £62 Marsh House Farm, Endmoor Farm, £61 Helm Croft. ROUGH FELL: £63 High Borrowbridge, £50 High Swinklebank Farm, £46 Mosergh Farm, £44 High Borrowbridge, £38 Low Deepslack. MASHAM: £60 Middale Farm, £54 High Swinklebank Farm, £43 Moss End Farm. DORSET: £46 Marsh House Farm. SWALEDALE: £37 Eskew Beck, £34 Nook Farm, £32 Marsh House Farm, £28 Eskew Beck, £27 Manor Farm. ZWARTABLE: £33 10 Abbey Drive, £15 Lane Ends Farm. HERDWICK: £30 Nook Farm, £17 Guards Farm. HORNED: £29 Manor House Farm, £15 Guards Farm.

Cast Tups

BELTEX: £124 Hardrigg Farm. DORSET: £60 Hallbeck. HAMPSHIRE: £51 Endmoor Farm. TEXEL: £35 High Swinkleback Farm. TEESWATER: £25 High Swinklebank.

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