J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Ambeside Store Lambs - Thursday 24th October

North West Auctions J36 held its annual Ambleside Show & Sale of Store Lambs on Thursday 24th October. There was a record number of Store Lambs forward with an entry of 4774 selling to a strong trade throughout the sale. Thanks go to our pre-sale judge Mr S Dorey, Lincoln who awarded the Champion rosette to the first prize pen of 20 Continental lambs from BJ Bowness, Kendal, these Beltex lambs later sold for £66. The Reserve Champion was awarded to Messrs Hodgson, High Borrans with a pen of Mules selling to £64. Texels sold to a top of £72 from High Wardes Farm, Sedbergh with a pen of Texels selling to £69 from JT Procter, Flookburgh. Plenty more pens of short keep lambs sold in the mid to late sixties. All Texels forward averaged £56.16. Beltex lambs sold to a top of £68.50 from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor. Charollais lambs topped at £67 from BR Harrison, Windermere with Suffolks selling to £67 from J & R Bell, Crook. All Suffolks forward averaged £57.24. Cheviot sired lambs sold to a top of £61.50 from RI Dixon, Low Newton. Best Mule lambs sold in the region of the £60 mark with an overall market average for Mules of £53.93.

There was a good show of horned lambs forward today met with plenty of demand. Rough Fell lambs sold to a top of £52 and £49.50 from I & J Mallinson, Selside. Scottish Blackfaces sold to a top of £46.50 from DP Escolme, Gatebeck with Swaledale Lambs selling to a top of £43 and £42 from Forest Hall Farm Partnership, Selside and £42.50 RA Walton, Torver. Plenty of pens of strong horned lambs selling around the £40 mark. All horned lambs forward averaged £38.57.

All lambs forward today averaged £52.82.

The next sale of Store Lambs will be on Thursday 7th November, please advise the office of entries by Wednesday 30th October.


Top Prices

Store Lamb:

Texel - £72 High Wardses Farm, £69 Mireside Farm, £68 Alice Howe Farm, £68 Hill Top Farm, £68 The Borrans, £67.5 Chapelhills. Beltex - £68.5 Stubb Farm, £66, £63.5 Blea Tarn Road, £63 Woodside Farm, £62.5 High Borrans Farm, £62 Stonethwaite Farm. Charollais - £67 Alice Howe Farm, £63.5 Brow Head, £59.5 Alice Howe Farm, £58 Cinderbarrow Farm, £56.5 Hill Farm. Suffolk - £67 Sunny Brow, £66 Swimmers Farm, £64.5 Middle Birkby Farm, £62.5 Green Close, £61 Blea Tarn Road, £60 West Plain Farm. Mule - £64 High Borrans Farm, £61.5 Quarry Top, £60 Borrow Bridge House, £59.5 High Borrans Farm, £59 Low Mansrigg, £59 High Borrans Farm. Continental - £62.5 The Borrans, £57.5 Brow Head, £55 High Borrans Farm, £54,5 The Borrans, £54 High Farm. Cheviot - £61.5 Low Newton Farm, £58.5 Peel View Bungalow, £58 Dale End, £56 Barker Knott, £55 Hill Farm, £54 High Borrowbridge. Masham - £60.5 Marsh Grange Farm, £52 Audlands Park, £51.5 Steps Farm. Kerry Hill - £54.5 Fell House. Rough Fell - £52, £49.5 Borrow Bridge House, £41.5 Wath Farm. Scotch - £46.5, £37 Audlands Park. Herdwick - £44, £43.5 Overmere, £40, £39 Wood Broughton Barn. Horned - £44 Over Elf Howe, £43.5 Low Haygarth Farm, £36 Burney End. Swaledale - £43 Forest Hall, £42.5 Stable Harvey, £42 Forest Hall, £41.5 High Row, £41.5 Archer Hill, £40 Forest Hall.

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Show Results

Judge Mr S Dorey

Class one – Pen of 20 Continental/Suffolk Store Lambs
1st BJ Bowness, Blea Tarn
2nd P Stephenson, Far Carppleside
3rd BJ Bowness, Blea Tarn

Class two – Pen of 20 Mule Store Lambs
1st Messrs Hodgson, High Borrans
2nd JA & CA Gibson, Longwell
3rd S Butterfield, Low Mansriggs

Class three – Pens of 20 Cheviot Store Lambs
1st JA & SM Allen, Barker Knott
2nd MB Meredith, High Arnside Farm
3rd TLB & J Knowles, High Borrow Bridge

Class four – Pens of 20 Horned Lambs
1st SJ & M Richardson & Son, High Row
2nd Forest Hall Farm Partnership, Forest Hall
3rd Forest Hall Farm Partnership, Forest Hall

Champion BJ Bowness, Blea Tarn
Reserve Champion Messrs Hodgson, High Borrans

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