J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Belting Beltex & Primestock - Tuesday 4th September

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs had a larger entry forward of 1200 selling to an overall market average of 175p/kg, in keeping with other local markets. The sale included the ‘Belting Beltex’ Show for pairs of Beltex Sired Prime Lambs which was kindly supported by the Northern Beltex Club, in preparation for their sale on Monday 17th September. Thanks must go to the pre-sale Judge Mr Mark Jennings. Topping the sale today was the first prize pen from WS Burrow & Sons, Silverdale selling to £108 or 231p/kg, purchased by Michael Lomax on behalf of Higginsons Butchers, Grange-Over-Sands. Second Prize was awarded to J Twigge, Lindale selling for £96 or 220p/kg, purchased by Brown Horse Pub, Winster. A buoyant trade for all Beltex lambs forward saw all selling to a market average of 206p/kg.

Texels topped at £94 for 49kg lambs from E Dodgson, Kendal with plenty of well-finished, heavy weight lambs mid to late eighties. Suffolk lambs topped at £89.50 from M Robinson, Lowgill. Lambs weighing 41kg upwards and well-finished were best to sell, with those below this weight harder to place. More Mules on offer this week sold to a top of £76.50 from BD Gill, Ingleton.

Cast Sheep

A larger entry of Cast Ewes on the market saw over 350 sell to strong trade with a couple of fresh buyers ringside helping the trade. The trade topped twice at £111 for Texel Ewes from CC & HM Roberts, Tebay and Bluefaced Leicesters from Drinkall Bros of Over Wyresdale. Cheviot Ewes sold to £99 from J Twigge, Lindale. There was plenty of strong ewes selling into the nineties. Best Mule ewes were selling mid to late seventies, topping at £80 from E & A Thompson, New Hutton. Horned ewes sold to a top of £70 for Swaledales from Drinkall Bros. Small leaner type hill ewes sold to a noticeably sharper trade this week, being five to eight pound up on the week.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Beltex - £108 Gibraltar Farm, £96 Holmelands, £95 Hall Croft Barn, £93 Holmelands, £90.5 Trees Farm. Texel - £94 Spital Farm, £90 West Plain Farm, £89 Catshaw Hall Farm, £89 Gibraltar Farm, £89 Catshaw Hall Farm. Continental - £92, £87 Catshaw Hall Farm, £76.5 Low Woodedge Farm, £76.5 Tarnside Farm. Suffolk - £89.5 Mountain View, £83 Crooklands Brow, £81.5 Hill Top Farm, £81 Swimmers Farm, £81 Beaumont Gate. Charollais - £87.5, £85 Gibraltar Farm, £80.5 Yarlsber, £80, £73.5 Bybeck. Mule - £76.5 Yarlsber, £76 The Galleon, £74 Brown Edge, £71 Cinderbarrow Farm, £69 Higher Core. Leicester - £72 Cinderbarrow Farm. Horned - £69 Broomfield, £55 Woodyard. Cheviot - £61.5 Bybeck.

Cast Ewe:

Leicester - £111, £94 Catshaw Hall Farm, £60 Low Newton Farm. Texel - £111, £97 Bybeck, £95 The Borrans, £93 Park House Farm, £91 Low Woodedge Farm. Cheviot - £99 Holmelands, £87 Brow Head, £71 Viver Mill Farm. Suffolk - £94 Holmelands, £60 Crabtree Farm. Mule - £80 High Butterbent, £77 Crabtree Farm, £74 Ackenthwaite Farm, £73 Low Newton Farm, £72 Preston Patrick Hall. Swaledale - £70 Catshaw Hall Farm, £42 Ellerbeck.

Cast Ram:

Texel - £70 Crosscrake Farm. Leicester - £64 Low Newton Farm. Suffolk - £52 Woodyard. Cheviot - £41 Low Newton Farm.

More Info

Belting Beltex Show Results

Judge Mr M Jennings

1st WS Burrow & Sons, Gibraltar Farm, 47kg £108
2nd J Twigge, Holmelands, 44kg £96
3rd ST Birkett, Hall Croft, 47kg £95

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