J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Store Lambs - Thursday 7th November

The fortnightly sale of store lambs had an entry of 3822 forward selling to a buoyant trade throughout for all types, with plenty of returning and fresh buyers ringside looking to purchase. There was an overall market average of £59.11 achieved.

Topping the market was Texel lambs from DR & C Galbraith, Grayrigg selling to £80.50 with others selling £79.50 from K Little and D McClure, Cartmel. Beltex lambs sold to a top of £80 from AE Atkinson and Son, Endmoor, with others achieving £79 from TM Potter, Orton and BJ Bowness, Kendal. Numerous more pens of strong Texel lambs and best quality Beltex lambs easily sold in the mid-seventies. All Beltex lambs forward sold to a market average of £74.91. Suffolk lambs sold to £77 from PG Thornton, Scorton with Charollais lambs selling to the top of £74 from AT Threlkeld, Ulverston. Strongest Continental and Suffolk lambs sold in excess of £70 with medium keep lambs in the mid-sixties.

Upland bred lambs saw the sharpest climb in price at J36 today. Mule lambs sold to a top of £70.50 from JD Dixon, Flookburgh, £70 TLB & J Knowles, Selside, £69 from JA & CA Gibson, Selside and also for Westmoreland-Nicholson, Troutbeck and RM & D Dixon, Longsleddale achieved £67.50, £67. All Mules forward sold to a market average of £58.90. Cheviot cross lambs topped at £67 from JR Handley, Whinfell with Cheviots selling to £62.50 from S Crompton, Crosthwaite with strong Cheviots lambs in the late fifties with all forward selling to an average of £59.14. Horned lambs saw Swaledales top at £55.50 from JF Cook, Witherslack with plenty of strong Swales selling in the late forties, with all Swaledales forward averaged £42.39. Rough Fell lambs peaked at £52 from CD Steadman, Gaisgill and £51 from B Dickinson & Co, Kentmere with all Rough Fells forward averaging £44.35.

Next sale of store lambs is Thursday 21st November, please enter to the office ASAP so buyers can be informed of numbers coming forward.

Top Prices

Store Lamb:

Texel - £80.5 Sunny Bank, £79.5 Wood Broughton Barn, £78.5, 377 Gilsmere Farm, £76 Jackson Ground. Beltex - £80 Stubb Farm, £79 The Park, £79, £73.5 Blea Tarn Road, £71 Preston Patrick Hall. Suffolk - £77 Cliftons Farm, £73 Mislet Farm, £69 High Borrowbridge, £68.5 Park House Farm, £68.5 Quarry Top. Charollais - £74 Bowkerstead, £69 Beech House, £69 Wray Farm, £67.5 Fell House, £67 High Bethicar. Dorset - £71.5 Marsh House Farm, £66.5 Waitholme Bungalow. Mule - £70.5 Main Street, £70 High Borrowbridge, £69 Longwell, £69 Howe Farm, £67.5 Well Foot. Cheviot - £67 Craketrees, £62.5 Greenbank Farm, £61.5 The Park, £59 Greenbank Farm. Swaledale - £66 Park House Farm, £55.5 Moss Howe Farm, £53 Knittleton Farm, £49.5 Forest Hall, £49 Yore House. Herdwick - £62 Tarn Foot, £45 Becknook, £43.5 Chapman House, £43.5 Rydal Farm. Continental - £60 Waitecliffe, £56 High Wardses Farm. Leicester - £55 Castle Syke Farm. Rough Fell - £52 Ellergill, £51 Brockstones, £49.5 Manor Court, £48.5 Ellergill. Horned - £51 Burney End. Scotch - £42, £37.5 Audlands Park.

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