J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Rare Breeds & Poultry - Saturday 31st August

The Autumn sale of Rare and Minority Breed Livestock saw a large variety on offer with buyers in attendance from throughout the UK.

The sale commenced with cattle which saw a pedigree Longhorn cow, Milton Bank Natasha with a calf at foot sell at £900 with in-calf Longhorn cows to £500.

Plenty of interest in the sheep saw a top price of £190 achieved for pedigree Grey Faced Dartmoor gimmer shearlings. Pedigree Ryeland shearlings sold to £150 for whites and £140 for coloured. White Faced Woodland shearlings sold to £110 with Zwartbles selling to £120. Gimmer lambs sold to £140 for Ryelands, £100 for Zwartbles, £100 for Jacob cross, £70 for Pure Jacobs, £55 for Kerry Hills, £25 for Shetlands and £18 for Hebrideans.

An entry of goats attracted much interest selling to £150 for Toggenburg Nannies, £100 for Pygmy wethers, £50 for Alpine Nannies and £35 for Pygmy Billies.

A pair of 4-year-old male Alpacas sold to £180 each.

The sale concluded with a trio of 7-month-old Gloucester Old Spot Gilts which achieved £132 each.

The Autumn Sale of Poultry saw over 250 lots offered for sale with buyers looking to purchase replacement breeding stock and additional flock birds ahead of next year’s breeding season. The sale topped at £90 for a pair of White Silkies with a quartet of Wheaton Bantam hens achieving £85. A quartet of Bar Duccle Bantams sold at £55 as did a trio of Gold Laced Wyandottes. Pullets sold to £10 for a pair of Welsummers, £60 for 3 Light Sussex, £55 for three Welsummers, £50 for three Bluebells and £45 for 3 Marans.

Waterfowl sold to £45 for a pair of Saxony Ducks with a trio of call ducks selling at £30, as did a trio of Silver Appleyards.

Turkey pairs sold to £25, a trio of Guinea Fowl sold to £30 and a Silkie hen with chicks sold to £25,

The next sale of Poultry will be on Saturday 7th December.

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