J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Annual Show & Sale of Bluefaced Leicestesr Rams & Females

Monday 8th October

The annual show and sale of Bluefaced Leicesters at North West Auctions had a catalogued entry of 224 Rams and Females. This sale continues to grow each year gaining a strong reputation attracting many new vendors and purchasers.

Thanks must go to the sale sponsors Westmorland Accountants and Peter Horn Mobile Sheep Dipping. Thanks must go to our pre-sale judges Shaun Procter, Kirkby Stephen and Jeff Burrow, Grayrigg for giving up their time and expertise. There was some strong classes put forward for our judges, with some classes having into the teens entered. The championship rosette was awarded to lot 63 a ram lamb from Messrs Lord, Kirkby Stephen with the reserve championship rosette being awarded to lot 15 from JH Critchlow, Ashbourne with an Aged Ewe.

There was a buoyant trade throughout the evening for rams, especially shearlings and aged rams with a strong trade for rams with renowned bloodlines. Topping the trade was the Champion lamb from Messrs Lord, selling to £2000, which was sired by H45 Hewgill. The shearling ram trade was topped by AR Edmondson, Ulverston with lot 208, which was sired by the Hundith, selling to £1200. This was closely followed by EW & JR Parkinson, Clitheroe, who was selling at the sale for the first time, selling to £980 for lot 150, sire by the Barley.

Aged Rams sold to a top of £900 from JA & CA Gibson, Selside for a home bred ram, with rams from the same good home selling to £800. Plenty of strong shearling and aged rams sold between £650 and £900.

There was a very selective trade for females with purchasers looking for well-known bloodlines. The female trade was topped by the reserve champion, a Lunesdale bred ewe sired by F3 Hundith, this sold for £520. Gimmer shearlings sold to a top of £420 from Mycock & Bright, Buxton, with Gimmer Lambs selling to £280 from TJ France, Chipping.

Ram lambs sold to an overall market average of £348, Shearling Rams averaging £459 and Aged Rams averaging £409.

Top Prices

Gimmer Lambs:

£280, £200 Higher Core, £150 Park Cottage, £120, £105 Higher Core, £100 Paddock Farm, Park Cottage.

Gimmer Shearlings:

£420, £250 Blake Edge Farm, £200 Sanders Close.

Breeding Ewe:

£520 Paddock Farm, £280, £120, £100 Sanders Close, £100 The Old Chapel.

Ram Lamb:

£2000 West Dowgill, £720 Hawkswell Farm, £700 Carry House, £650 Riddings Farm, £550 West Dowgill, Highfield, £500 Red Gate, £450 Hawkswell, £450 Lodge Cottage.

Shearling Ram:

£1200 Hawkswell Farm, £980 Hareden Farm, £900 Blake Edge Farm, £900, £850 Cinderbarrow Farm, £800 Moss Head, £750 Winter Hill Farm, £700 Low Newton Farm, Hill Croft.

Aged Ram:

£900, £800 Longwell, £550 Helm Croft, £550, £520 Hawkswell, £500 Sykes Farm, £420 Yates Farm, £320 Moors Farm, £300 Thursgill, Paddock Farm.

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Show Results

Westmorland Accountants & Peter Horn Mobile Sheep Dipping

Shaun Procter & Jeff Burrows

Class one – Aged Ewe
1st Lot 15 JH Critchlow, Paddock Farm
2nd Lot 8 W Watson, Sanders Close
3rd Lot 7 W Watson, Sanders Close

Class two – Gimmer Shearling
1st Lot 22 Mycock & Bright, Blake Edge Farm
2nd Lot 10 W Watson, Sanders Close
3rd Lot 14 JH Critchlow, Paddock Farm

Class three – Gimmer Lamb
1st Lot 20 TJ France, Higher Core
2nd Lot 16 TJ France, Higher Core
3rd Lot 18 TJ France, Higher Core

Class four – Aged Ram
1st Lot 207 AR Edmondson, Hawkswell
2nd Lot 155 FI & ME Little, Helm Croft
3rd Lot 206 AR Edmondson, Hawskwell

Class five – Shearling Ram
1st Lot 55 Mycock & Bright, Blake Edge Farm
2nd Lot 57 Mycock & Bright, Blake Edge Farm
3rd Lot 94 RI Dixon, Low Newton Farm

Class Six – Ram Lamb
1st Lot 63 Messrs Lord, West Dowgill
2nd Lot 59 Mycock & Bright, Blake Edge Farm
3rd Lot 210 AR Edmondson, Hawkswell

Lot 63 Messrs Lord, Dowgill

Reserve Champion
Lot 15 JH Critchlow, Paddock Farm

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