J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 21st April

Spring Lambs

The weekly sale of Spring Lambs had the largest entry so far this season with 89 forward met by plenty of demand and selling to a strong overall market average of 247p/kg and an SQQ of 250p/kg. Leading the way was a consignment from MJ Waller, Lupton selling 42kg Beltex lambs to £126 or 300p/kg with other Texels from the same home selling to £125 or 278p/kg. This was closely followed by £119 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe with 47kg Texel lambs. Suffolks peaked 281p/kg or £118, once again, from MJ Waller. Suffolk lambs that also achieved £118 were from S Proctor, Selside. A large quantity of Dorsets forward today topped at £112 from S Proctor with others selling to £110 twice from Natalie Waller, Killington. All spring lambs forward averaged £106.70.

Prime Hoggs

There was another good entry of 953 Prime Hoggs forward at J36, as seen nationwide, plenty of heavy weight hoggs were on the market meeting a sticky trade with handy weighted hoggs selling to a strong trade. The market average was 205p/kg with an SQQ average of 215p/kg. The trade topped at £105.50 from SH & PI Bowes, Barrow in Furness with Texels. This was followed by Suffolks to £102.50 and Continentals to £100.50. Beltex hoggs sold to a top of £103 from S Harryman, Keswick. Others from the same home sold to 276p/kg. Hill bred hoggs saw Cheviots sell to £94.50 from Tyler Williamson, Ulverston with 43kg Mules selling to £93 from N & ME Harrison, Shap followed by Scottish Blackface hoggs to £92 weighing 42kg from Williamson Bros, Ulverston.

Cast Ewes

An entry of 340 Cast Sheep forward saw the trade remain decent. Buyers were very cautious of purchasing over fat sheep today with limited outlets for this specification at the moment. The trade peaked at £133 for Texel from WJ & L Barker, Arkholme closely followed by Suffolk ewes twice selling to £132 from CG Birkett, Carnforth. This was followed by £129 from H Wilson, Selside and then £126 from AR Edmondson, Ulverston. Charollais ewes topped at £124 from J Twigge, Lindale with Leicesters peaking at £119 from AR Edmondson, Ulverston. There was plenty of strong Continental ewes selling in excess of £110. The Mule ewe trade peaked at £86 from D & A Nicholson, Ulverston. Horned sheep saw Rough Fells sell to £84 from I & J Mallinson, Selside with Swaledale ewes to £80 from R Lawrence, Grange over Sands.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

Beltex £126, £125 Carlingwha. Texel £119, £115, £114 Ackenthwaite, £110 Warth Sutton Farm, £109 Hill Park. Suffolk £118 High Biggarsbank, Carlingwha, £116 Maddison Avenue, £111 Brown Edge, £110 Maddison Avenue. Dorset £112 High Biggarsbank, £110 Hallbeck, £106.50, £104.50 Warth Sutton Farm. Charollais £110, £108 The Borrans, £99, £87 The Old Vicarage. Continental £86 Marsh House Farm, £74, £70 Mosergh Farm.

Prime Hoggs

Texel £105.50 Harbarrow Farm, £99 Heights Farm, £96 Harbarrow Farm, £95 Diamond Buildings, £93 Holmelands. Beltex £103, £102 Keskadale, £91 Poppy Farm. Suffolk £102.50 Harbarrow Farm, £94 Throstle Grove, £92.50 Longfiled Manor, £91.50 Throstle Grove, £91 Carters Fold Farm. Continental £100.50, £99.50, £98.50 Harbarrow Farm, £95 Manor House Farm, £94.50 Harbarrow Farm. Cheviot £95.50 Shaw Paddock, £94.50 Greenhills Farm, £93 Shaw Paddock, £92 Diamond Buildings, £90 Cuerdale Hall Farm. Hampshire £94.50 Harbarrow Farm. Leicester £94 Hazel Head Farm. Mule £93 Tailbert, £92 Low Levens, Manor House Farm, £91 Tailbert, £90.50 Cuerdale Hall Farm. Charollais £92.50, £89 Dawson Fold. Scottish Blackface £92, £90.50 Greenhills Farm, £89.50 Tarnwater Farm, £89 Greenhills Farm, £87 Harbarrow Farm. Horned £91 Harbarrow Farm. Jacob £90 Holmelands. Herdwick £89.50 Low Mill House, £86 Hazel Head, £81.50 Stone Croft, Low Mill House, £79.50 Windhill Cottage. Rough Fell £86 Borrow Bridge House, £83 High Green Farm, £78 High Borrowbridge, £67 Old School House. Teeswater £84 Mosergh Farm. Swaledale £83, £82, £81.50 Shaw Paddock, £80.50 Keskadale. Cheviot Mule £80 Poppy Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel £133 Brown Edge, £118 Howe Farm, Causeway Farm, £116 Park House Farm, £115 Heights Farm. Suffolk £132 Nether Beck Barn, £129 Ashstead, £126 Hawkswell Farm, £114 Ninezergh. Charollais £124 Holmelands, £93 Hallbeck, £60 The Old Vicarage, £54 Wall End. Leicester £119 Hawkswell Farm, £116 Moors Farm, £93 Ashstead, £84 Summerhill. Beltex £118 Holmelands, £88 Stonethwaite. Mule £86 Birch Bank, £80 The Old Vicarage, £79 Heights Farm, Garnett House, Stonethwaite Farm. Rough Fell £84 Borrow Bridge House, £79 High Green Farm, £73 Old School House, £65 Moors Farm, £61 Borrow Bridge House. Swaledale £80 Holme Farm, £78 Low Newton Farm, £71 Aisgill Farm, £63 Moss Howe Farm, Bowers Farm. Lonk £68 Harbarrow Farm. Continental £65 Farleton House. Herdwick £61 The Galleon, £60 High Biggarsbank, £52 Wall End, £51 Hawkswell. Goat £58 Main Street. Scottish Blackface £54 Tarnwater Farm. Horned £51 Whetstone Croft.

Cast Rams

Charollais £100 Newland Farm. Texel £100 Boyren, Heights Farm, £90 Causeway Farm. Leicester £99 Town End, £84 Longwell, £80 Hawkswell, £70 Holme Farm. Suffolk £95 Netherbeck Barn, £90 HMP Kirkham. Swaledale £59 Shaw Paddock, £54 Stonethwaite.

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