J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Store Lambs

Thursday 12th August 2021

The fortnightly sale of 4000 store lambs sold to a competitive ringside of buyers. Strong lambs sold to a premium today with some buyers showing caution over longer-term lambs. Texel lambs once again led the way selling to £110 from JA Chapman, Kendal with many of the best Texel lambs regularly selling over the £100 mark today. With Beltex selling to £97 from RA Batty, Selside. A run of Suffolk lambs from FK & F Woodhouse, Scorton sold to £90.50 with other Suffolk lambs selling to £87 from L & EA Ridding, Selside. Many runs of Continental store lambs were selling into the mid-80s mark today.

Mule lambs were eagerly bid for selling to a top of £86.50 from R Lawrence, Grange over Sands with others selling to £85.50 from RI Dixon, Low Newton. Many of the best runs of Mule lambs were selling into the £80 mark with an overall average of £73 for 750 Mules sold.

Many more hill bred lambs were on the market today with Cheviots selling to £87.50 from WJ & EC Mckinley, Grizebeck with other Cheviots selling to £80 from Little & McClure, Cartmel. Rough Fells saw a top of £58 from L Potter, Orton with Swaledales selling to £53 from KD Harryman, Newlands. An overall average for 4000 lambs was £76 with many of these lambs being longer term keep.

Buyers are keen to purchase and vendors are advised to enter their lambs for the catalogue by Wednesday 18th August. Also this day is a Show for Continental and Suffolk Gimmer Lambs for pens of 10.

Top Prices

Texel - £110 North Lodge, £101.5 Garnett Folds, £101 Banklands, £97.5 Ashstead, £96.5 Wath Farm. Beltex - £97 Western Houses, £93 Poppin Cottage, £90, £88 Western Houses. Suffolk - £90.5 Fell End Farm, £87 Steel Croft, £85 Greenbank Farm, £83.5 Lane House Farm, £80 Gowan Bank Farm. Continental - £88.5 Lane House Farm, £88 Burnhead Farm, £86.5 Low Garths Farm, £86 Lane House Farm, £84 Latterbarrow Farm. Cheviot - £87.5 Ellermire Farm, £80 Wood Broughton Barn, £74.5 Moss End Farm, £73.5 Nun House. Mule - £86.5 Holme Farm, £85.5 Burnhead Farm, £85.5 Low Newton Farm, £83.5 Millriggs, £83 Middle Sadghyll. Charollais - £86 Gowan Bank Farm, £84.5 Tottlebank, £77 Elm Gill Farm, £75 College Green. Dutch Spotted - £85 Black Syke. Cheviot Mule - £81.5 Scar Sykes Farm, £79.5 High House Farm, £76 Forest Hall, £70 Rankthiorn. Hampshire - £80.5 Red Syke Lodge, £69 Bank End. Horned - £79 Gowan Bank Farm, £76 Bull Bank Farm. Herdwick - £70.5 Railway Cottages. Kerry Hill - £70 Ellermire Farm. Rough Fell - £68 Howes Lodge. Masham - £67 Crooksbeck.

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