J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 5th November

Prime Lambs

It was great to have a far sharper trade of Prime Lambs, especially with better quality lambs in high demand at J36 today, with a busy ring of active buyers looking to purchase. There was an overall market average of 176p/kg with an SQQ average of 178p/kg and handy weight lambs averaged 180p/kg. Beltex lambs sold to a top of 241p/kg or £94 from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside, with others to 228p/kg or £96 from RHM & S Boyren, Ulverston. The consignment from SP Pease, Kirkby Lonsdale topped at 216p/kg or £91 with a consignment of Beltex lambs from JG & PH Thompson, Selside selling to 214p/kg and 213p/kg. All Beltex lambs forward sold to an overall market average of 208p/kg. Best Texel lambs easily sold around the 200p/kg mark. Lambs sold to a top price per head of £101 from NJ Strickland & Son, Whinfell for a 55kg Texel lamb. Selling to £98 was Beltex lambs from J Twigge, Lindal and Suffolk lambs from JG & BJ Escolme, Killington. The consignment of lambs from WS Burrow & Sons, Silverdale saw Betlex lambs selling to £98 and £96 and Texel lambs to £97. Texel lambs sold to £96 from JG & PH Thompson. Plenty more pens of good conformation and heavyweight lambs sold in the early nineties.

Mules were met by a sharper trade today topping at £92.50 for 55kg lambs from T & H Drinkall, Oakenclough with 56kg Mules selling to £90 from R Lawrence, Grange-over-Sands. Mule lambs often and easily sold in excess of £30 above their weight with all Mules forward averaging 165p/kg.

Cast Sheep

There was an entry of 431 cast sheep forward today which all classes sold to a sharper trade. Tups topped the market at £107 for Texels from S & A Bland, Tebay and Leicester to £99 from WJ & I France & Son, Chipping. Ewes sold to a top of £91 for Texels from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside and £91 and £90 from MD & SA Park, Lyth Valley. The consignment of ewes from SP Pease, Kirkby Lonsdale sold to £90 twice. Suffolk ewes from RHM & S Boyren, Ulverston sold to £88 with Texel ewes form the same home selling £87. Plenty of Continental ewes sold in the early eighties. Mule ewes were noticeably a sharper trade with better ewes on offer today which saw the best ones sell in excess of £70. Topping the Mule trade at £75 was RHM & S Boyren. Horned ewes sold to a top of £65 for Rough Fells from S & A Bland with Swaledale ewes selling to £61 from M Gibson, Sedbergh. Plenty of pens of fit horned ewes sold in the fifties. Leaner types of hill ewes were also a sharper trade.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £101 The Borrans, £97 Gibraltar Farm, £96 Poppy Farm, £95.5 Low Longmire, £94 Poppy Farm. Beltex - £98 Gibraltar Farm, £98, £96 Holmelands, £96 Hill Park, £96 Gibraltar Farm. Suffolk - £98 Low Stanger Thwaite, £95 Meadow Oaks, £84 Poppy Farm, £84 Lane Ends Farm, £82 Calderside Farm. Charollais - £95.5 Gibraltar Farm, £93 Underley Estate Office, £89 Myers Farm, £88 High House Farm, £85 Myers Farm. Mule - £92.5 Calderside Farm, £90 Holme Farm, £84 Middle Sadghyll, £78.5 Holme House Farm, £77 High House Farm. Hampshire - £88 The Borrans. Cheviot Mule - £79 High Bracken Hall, £77.5 High House Farm, £74.5 Poppy Farm. Masham - £76.5 Middale Farm. Horned - £76 Crook Hall Farm, £55 Oxenholme Road. Zwartble - £76 Crook Hall Farm. Ryedale - £73, £63.5 Sykes Farm. Cheviot - £69 Howriggs. Jacob - £68 Crook Hall Farm. Dales Bred - £67.5 Fell End Farm. Rough Fell - £64 Lockbank Farm, £62.5, £56 Steps Farm. Herdwick - £61.5 Bellart Howe. Swaledale - £52 Higher Core, £51 Lockbank Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £91 Poppy Farm, £91, £90 Whitbarrow Cottage, £87 Hill Park, £85 Sandy Hill Farm. Cheviot - £90, £86 Underley Estate Office, £69 Tullithwaite Hall office, £65, £62 Hall Bank. Mule - £90 Underley Estate Office, £75 Hill Park, £72 Capplerigg Farm, £71 Underley Estate Office, £70 The Height. Suffolk - £88 Hill Park, £78 Underley Estate Office, £68 Tullithwaite Hall Office. Charollais - £87 Croziers Croft. Zwartble - £81 Bank House. Lleyn - £75, £71, £57 Low Foulshaw Farm. Rough Fell - £65 Cotegill Cottage, £35 Low Haygarth Farm. Masham - £62, £57, £50 Killington Drive. Continental - £61 Gilpin Bank Farm, £48 Whiteside Fold Farm, £39 Scroggs Farm. Swaledale - £61 Mouse Syke, £59 Catshaw Hall Farm, £55 Well Foot, £55 Catshaw Hall Farm, £54 Sykes Farm. Dorset - £59 Waitholme Bungalow. Dales Bred - £48 Fell End Farm. Herdwick - £34 Wood Broughton Barn.

Cast Ram:

Texel - £107 Cotegill Cottage. Leicester - £99 Higher Core. Herdwick - £36 Cockley Beck Farm. Continental - £30 Abbey Drive. Horned - £30 Greenlands. Suffolk - £30 Abbey Drive.

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