J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Lambs - Thursday 8th November

The fortnightly sale of Store Lambs had an entry of 2844 forward, which saw a buoyant trade for all types of lambs with buyers present from throughout the north of England, Midlands and Wales as well as further afield. More lambs could have been sold to the advantage of the vendor with some buyers leaving short of lambs.

The trade topped at £81 twice, firstly for Beltex lambs from Wendy Stamper, Chipping and secondly for Texel lambs from P Stephenson, Settle. Other Texel lambs sold to £77 from TW & J Beaty, Troutbeck and £75.50 from JG & BJ Escolme, Killington. Suffolk lambs sold to £74 from AT Threlkeld, Satterthwaite, with Mules selling to a top of £72 from G & ID Postlethwaite, Howgill. Plenty of well-fleshed, short keep lambs were in strong demand which sold around the £70 mark. Beltex lambs sold to an overall market average of £72.67.

Herdwick x lambs sold to a top of £70 from TW & J Beaty, with Cheviot lambs selling to £69.50 from AW Irvine, Wray. Plenty of pens of strong Mule lambs sold in the early sixties. A large proportion of horned lambs today saw Swaledales sell to a top of £57 from M Gibson, Grisedale with Rough Fells selling to £59 from JM Galbraith, Natland. All Swaledale lambs forward sold to an average of £36.30 with Herwick lambs averaging £31.78.

There was an overall market average of £54 achieved.

The next sale of store lambs will be on Thursday 22nd November with entries for the catalogue closing on Wednesday 14th November.

Top Prices

Store Lamb:

Beltex - £91 Coldcotes Farm, £73 Cleatop Farm, £71 Coldcotes Farm, £69 Wath Farm. Texel - £77 Long Green Head, £75.5 Low Stanger Thwaite, £74 Tock Howe Farm, £74 Hall Farm, £71 The Orchard, £70 Low Stanger Thwaite, £70 Middle Birkby Farm, £69.5 Bull Bank Farm. Suffolk - £74 Bowkerstead Farm, £72 Mouse Syke, £71.5 Stonethwaite Farm, £71 Sunny Brow, £71 Long Green Head, £70.5 Green Close, £69 Middle Birkby Farm, £68 Low Stanger Thwaite, £66.5 Park Farms LTD, £62 Stonethwaite Farm. Mule - £72 Riddings, £67 Castle Syke Farm, £63.5 Low Newton Farm, £63 Burnt House, £62.5 Ashstead, £62 Tongue House Farm, £60 Well Foot, £58 Valley View, £57.5 High Skelghyl, £56 High Wardses. Leicester - £71, £56 Castle Syke Farm. Charollais - £70 The Glen Farm, £70 Corney Hill Farm, £66.5 Burnt House, £63.5 Hollowmire Farm, £61 Abbey Drive, 358.5 The Glen Farm, £58 Bull Bank Farm, £57.5 Fold Farm. Herdwick - £70 Long Green Head, £58.5 Cinder Barrow. Cheviot - £69.5 Tock Howe Farm, £65 Cragg Farm, £62.5 Greenbank Farm. Masham - £64 Marsh Grange Farm. Continental - £63, £52.5, £46.5 Hall Drive. Cheviot Mule - £60 Scar Sykes Farm, £53.5 Low Newton Farm. Rough Fell - £59 Abbey Drive, £44 Steps Farm, £41 Riddings, £39 Bridge Stone. Swaledale - £57 Mouse Syke, £43 Low Newton Farm. Horned - £56 Greenbank Farm. Kerry Hill - £52 Rose Cottage, £50 Long Green Head. Scotch - £39.5 Audlands Park.

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