: J36 Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep Tuesday 13th April 2021

Sheep with Lambs at Foot

North West Auctions had its Annual Show and Sale of ewes and shearlings with twin lambs at foot. Grateful thanks goes to our pre-sale judge Alisdair Prickett for his time and expertise, with a special mention also going to our sponsor Massey Feeds and their representative Mark Gorst. The Championship rosette was awarded to G & KM Atkinson, Colby with their first prize pen of Mule shearlings that went on to sell to £285. The Reserve Champion was awarded to a pen of Continental shearlings with twins from the same home selling to £295.

The weekly sale of sheep with lambs at foot had the largest entry to date this season, with 232 families forward. These were met by the greatest demand of the season with all ages and classes of sheep easily bid for. There was a cracking consignment from Paul Chester, Kirkby Stephen who led the way selling a pen of Beltex ewes with twin Beltex lambs to £390, other outfits from the same good home sold to £360 and £320. Beltex cross shearlings with twin Beltex lambs sold to £305 from AC & E Dent, Barnard Castle. Mule shearlings with twin lambs regularly sold between the £250 - £290 mark. Full mouthed Mule ewes with Texel twin lambs sold to £238 from R Lawrence, Grange-over-sands, with plenty of aged Mule ewes selling in excess of £220. The sale of sheep with lambs at foot takes place on a weekly basis with more consignments required.

Spring Lamb

Junction 36 boasted the largest entry of spring lambs so far this season with an entry of 68 forward. There was an overall market average of 345p/kg with a larger number of heavy weight lambs on the market today, with handy weights averaging 355p/kg. W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe took top spot selling a pen of four Suffolks to £171, closely followed by Messrs Wales, Carlisle selling Charollais to £170. Also achieving £170 were 42kg Texel lambs from RW & S Nicholson, Lupton. Beltex cross lambs sold to a top of 416p/kg weighing 37kg from Alisdair Prickett, Farleton. Best confirmation lambs were in the highest demand today selling in the region of £4/kilo. All Spring lambs today averaged 144.27p/kg.

Prime Hoggs

Junction 36’s offering of prime hoggs had the full spectrum forward, as to be expected for the time of year. Handy weighted, well meated hoggs continue to be in strong demand, regularly selling in excess of 300p/kg mark. Best hoggs sold to 375 p/kg from JG Harryman, Hawkshead who also sold Cheviots to 360p/kg. Heavy weight Suffolks sold to a top of £186 from Mathew Horner, Scorton. Heavy weight Beltex hoggs sold to a top of £170 or 340p/kg from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston with other Texels from the same home selling to £165. Beltex hoggs from ST Birkett & Son, Carnforth sold to £167. Plenty of heavy weight hoggs easily sold in excess of the £150 mark. Hill bred hoggs saw Cheviots sell to a top of £146 from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston who also topped the horned section selling Scotch Blackfaces to £131 and Herdwicks to £128. The overall market average for hoggs was 284p/kg, with handy weights averaging 299p/kg with an entry that included many consigners sweeping ups.

Cast Sheep

The weekly sale of 500 cull ewes all sold to another strong trade at J36. Texel ewes once again led the way selling to £178 from WW & D Boow, Bootle with all Texel ewes forward averaging £132. JA & R Geldard & Sons, Gilpin Bridge sold a run of Charollais ewes to a top of £173. Many Continental ewes were selling into the £130 – £140 mark. Mule ewes were all keenly bid for and topped at £130 from A & B Fell, Silecroft with others to £128 twice from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale and S Procter, Selside. Medium type fit Mules were selling at £110 – £150. All Mules forward averaged £105. Blue Faced Leicesters sold to £150 from A Prickett and £149 from D Sharp, Lyth. DE & J Waine, Longsleddale sold Teeswater ewes to £150.

Hill ewes were the trade of the day topping at £146 for Cheviots from A Prickett, Farleton with Swaledales selling to £124 from Drinkall Bros and others selling to £122 from R & EA Gardner, Brigsteer. Medium type Swaledales sold between the £80 – £90 mark. A pen full of Rough Fell ewes from JamesWhitton, Cartmel sold to £128. All Herdwicks were a strong trade again, topping at £95 from F & TE Park, Crook with others selling to £81 from AJ & L Birkett, Little Langdale.

All cull rams were keenly bid for with Texels selling to £165 from CR Alderson & Son, Mallerstang, Suffolks peaked at £156 from D Sharp, Lyth, with hill bred rams selling to £111 for Herdwicks from A J Hartley, Seathwaite with Swaledales selling to £106 from CR Alderson, Mallerstang.

Top Prices

Shearlings With Lambs at Foot:
Texel - £305 South Thornbury, £295, £290 Green Farm, £270 South Thornbury. Mule - £285, £280 Green Farm, £265, £260 Sykes Farm, £250 Guides Farm. Continental - £180 The Ashes. Suffolk - £150 Farleton House.

Ewes With Lambs at Foot:
Texel - £390, £360, £320, £280 Grassgill Lodge, £265 Oxenholme Road. Beltex - £270 New Bungalow. Mule - £250 Sykes Farm, £230, £225 Hampsfield Hall, £220 Home Farm, £215 Low Woodside. Continental - £230 Lane House Farm, £190 The Ashes, £185 Sykes Farm, £170 Lane House Farm, £155 Lower Hawthwaite. Jacob - £100 The Ashes.

Prime Lamb:
Suffolk - £171 Ackenthwaite Farm, £149 Carlingwha, £145 Low Brundrigg, £145 Brown Edge, £140 Carlingwha. Charollais - £170, £148, £146, £145, £142 Thackwood. Texel - £170 Green Lane End Farm, £161 Corney Hall Farm, £154 Farleton House, £152 Carlingwha. Beltex - £150 High Biggarsbank. Dorset - £142, £140, £136 High Biggarsbank, £140, £135 Warth Sutton Farm.

Prime Hogg:
Suffolk - £186, £160 Catshaw Hall Farm, £149 Ackenthwaite Farm, £148 Holmelands, £139 The Galleon. Beltex - £170 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £167 Hall Croft Barn, £145 The Galleon. Texel - £165 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £157 Holmelands, £156 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £155 Ackenthwaite Farm. Continental - £164 Scroggs Farm, £154, £133, £132.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £113 Hall Croft Barn. Cheviot - £146, £139 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £136, £134.5, £134 The Galleon. Leicester - £140, £130 Flodder Hall, £120 Ashstead. Dorset - £139 Higher Standen Drive. Mule - £138 The Galleon, £134 Rash Mill, £131 Barrowfield, £131 Well Foot, £113 Broomfield. Charollais - £131 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Scotch - £131, £121.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Herdwick - £128, £121 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £119 High Birk Howe Farm, £108 Byre Cottage, £100 Tuner Hall Farm. Horned - £124 Flodder Hall, £120 Sowerby Lodge, £91, £90 Higher Salter. Swaledale - £124 Sowerby Lodge, £120, £115 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Jacob - £118 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £90 Hall Croft Barn. Rough Fell - £111 Boundary Beck, £110 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £85 Woodside. Zwartble - £110 Applegarth. Teeswater - £105 Murthwaite. Dales Bred - £84, £80 Re Braida Garth.

Cast Ewe:
Charollais: £173 Low Foulshaw Farm, £154 The Old Vicarage. Texel: £178, £151 Corney Hall Farm, £146 Moffinber, £142 Oakfield Farm, £139 New Hutton, £138 Corney Hall Farm, Oakfield Farm. Continental: £158 High Biggarsbank, £139 Myres, £130 Brow Head, £124 Holmelands, £117 Lundholme Farm, £116 Holmelands. Suffolk: £154 Ninezergh, £143 Hall Croft Barn, £141 Longfield Manor, £138, £135 Ninezergh, £115 Ackenthwaite. Teeswater: £150 Murthwaite. BFL: £150 Farleton House, £149 Flodder Hall, £136 Tongue House Farm, £128 Woodside, £114 Wilcocks Farm, Holme Farm. Cheviot: £146 Farleton House, £121 Croft Foot Farm, £97 Brow Head, £94 Poppy Farm, £86 Brow Head, £85 Aisgill Farm. Mule: £130 Hodgsons Green Farm, £128 Catshaw Hall Farm, High Biggarsbank, £124, £122 Myers Farm, £121 Head House, High Underbarrow Farm. Rough Fell: £128 Tottlebank, £108 Castle Howe. Swale: £124 Catshaw Hall Farm, £122 Barrowfield, £117, £110 Flodder Hall, £107 Yewbarrow, £105 Eskew Beck, Barrowfield, £103 Benson Hall. Beltex: £121 Corney Hall Farm. Hampshire: £120, £112 Endmoor Farm. Masham: £120 Mosergh Farm, £115, £88 Grate Farm. Herdwick: £95 Cragg House Farm, £81 High Birk Howe Farm, £73 Higher Standen Drive, £53 Long Green Head, £52 Stribers Farm, £50 Tongue House Farm. Blackface: £85 Stribers Farm.

Texel: £165 Aisgill Farm, £142 Dunningwell Farm, Bull Bank Farm, £122 Howe Farm. Suffolk: £156 Flodder Hall. BFL: £148 Calderside Farm, £118 Moffinber. Herdwick: £111 Turner Hall Farm. Swale: £106 Aisgill Farm, £86 Bramaskew. Charollais: £95 Woodside. Beltex: £89 Capplethwaite Hall.

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Show Results

Judged by A Prickett
Sponsored by Massey Feeds

Class 1 – 5 Shearlings With Twin Lambs at Foot

1st – G & KM Atkinson, Colby £285 with Mules and Texel lambs
2nd – G & KM Atkinson, Colby £295 with Texels and Texel lambs

Class 2 – 5 Ewes With Twin Lambs at Foot

1st – D & JA Freeman, Troutbeck £215 with full mouthed Mules and Texel lambs
2nd – D & JA Freeman, Troutbeck £215 with full mouthed Mules and Texel lambs
3rd – Hornby Hall Farms, Penrith £205 with full mouthed Mules and Texel lambs

Champion – G & KM Atkinson
Reserve Champion – G & KM Atkinson

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