J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Lambs - Thursday 15th August

The fortnightly sale of Store Lambs had an entry just short of the 2000 mark selling to a very respectable trade. Best conformation lambs continue to see plenty of demand with Beltex lambs selling to £74 from J Potter of Orton and £67.50 from TJ Beaty of Troutbeck. Best fleshed short keep lambs continue to sell very at J36. Leading the way today was Suffolk lambs selling to £70 from A Barnes of Milnthorpe with other Suffolk lambs selling to £68 from JW & D Robinson and Son of Farleton with Suffolks being in strong demand and plenty more selling in the mid-sixties. Texel lambs sold to a top of £63 from WH & G Hodgson of Patton and from MG & HM Capstick of Heversham. Cheviot lambs sold to a top of £62.50 from WJ & E Mckinney of Kirkby in Furness. Mule lambs sold to a top of £60 from J Bryning of Tebay with others selling to £57 from E Parker of Crag Bank. Hill bred lambs sold to a top of £47 for Scotch Blackface from A Prickett of Farleton, £46 for Gritstones from J Potter of Tebay and £43 for Rough Fells from DV Carrick of Kirkby Stephen.

Top Prices

Beltex £74 The Park, £67.50 Stonethwaite Farm, £65 The Park, £58 Farleton House, £56 Millriggs. Suffolk £70 Moss Side, £68 Green Close, £66.50 Brikrigg Park Cottage, £65.50 Sunny Brow, £64.50 Middle Lee Farm. Texel £63 Mint View, £62.50 Oakfield, Bridge Stone, £60 Farleton House, Forest Hall. Mule £63 Park House Farm, £60 Archer Hill, £57 Marsh House Farm, £56 High Borrowbridge, £55 Marsh House Farm. Cheviot £62.50 Ellermire Farm. Continental £60 Brow Head. Charollais £58 Marsh House Farm, Close Foot Farm, £57.50 Gowan Bank, £55.50 Brow Head, High Underbrow. Scotch Blackface £54 Farleton House. Masham £48.50 Crooksbeck. Swaledale £47 Farleton House. Rough Fell £43, £41 Riverside.

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