J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 2nd October

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs had an entry of 1100 forward for the sale selling to an overall market average of 155p/kg which is in line with other local markets on the same day. The trade sold to 200p/kg or £82 for Beltex lambs from SP Pease, Underley with Beltex lambs regularly selling around the 190p/kg mark. The top price per head was £93 for 47kg Beltex lambs from Williamson Brothers, Ulverston, with Texel lambs from the same home selling to £86.50. This was closely followed by 49kg Texel Lambs selling to £85 from J & R Waller, Killington. Suffolk lambs topped at £79 from F & CE Bentley & Son, Shap.

Cast Sheep

There was an entry of 758 cast sheep forward today selling to continued trade with, once again, a large number of lean ewes on the market. The trade was topped by heavy weight Texel ewes from Helen Newton, Low Levens selling to a top of £101 with other Texel ewes selling to £89 from RH, M & S Boyren, Lowick. Tups sold to a top of £88 for Bluefaced Leicesters from Fishwick Brothers, Longsleddale. Suffolk ewes topped at £87 from M Stephenson, Newby with Cheviot Ewes selling to £86 from WR Clarke & Partners, Carnfroth. Mule ewes sold to a top of £75 from RH, M & S Boyren with heavy weight fit Mule ewes selling in and around the £65 mark. Horned Ewes sold to £51 for Rough Fells from BJ Bainbridge, Shap with Swaledale ewes topping at £40 from PR Escolme, Endmoor. There was a small number of goats on offer today selling to £80 from TE & J Wadsworth & Son, Sedgwick.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb

Beltex £93 Greenhills Farm, £82 The Courtyard, £81 Poppy Farm, £80 Hill Park, Gibraltar Farm. Texel £86.50 Greenhills Farm, £85 Hallbeck, £84, £79.50 The Courtyard, £79 Gibraltar Farm. Suffolk £79, Hill Top Farm, £77 Raw Head, £75 Hill Park, Cracalt Farm, £73.50 Meadow Oaks. Charollais £79, £73.50 Hollowmire Farm, £71.50 Town House, £69.50 Gibraltar Farm, £68 Hall Croft Barn. Dorset £72 Hallbeck. Cheviot £65.50 Green Lane End Farm, £59 Seedhowe Cottages. Mule £62 Lockbank Farm, £61.50 Birch House Farm, £61 Ashstead, £57 Town House. Continental £57 Birch House Cottage, £50 Moss End Farm. Masham £48 Steps Farm. Rough Fell £44 Howes Lodge.

Cast Sheep

Texel £101 Low Levens, £89 Hill Park, £88 Gap Cottage, £86 Bouthwaite Farm, Tarnside. Suffolk £87, £56 Winter Tarn Farm. Teeswater £86 Sandy Gap Cottage. Cheviot £86 Cinder Barrow, £69 Ghyll Farm, £65 High House Farm, £53, £51 Beckside. Goat £80 Raines Hall. Bluefaced Leicester £78 OVerthwaite Farm. Mule £75 Hill Park, £68 Raines Hall, £66 Tarnside Farm, £65 Ashtree Cottage, £57 Beckside. Charollais £69 Bellart Howe. Rough Fell £51 Steps Farm, £43 Millriggs. Swaledale £40 Audlands Park, Middle Sadghyll, £37 Whicham Hall.

Cast Ram

Bluefaced Leicester £88, £75 Middle Sadghyll. Texel £77 Low Barrows Green, £60 Westmorland Chapel Farm, £56 Ackenthwaite Farm.

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