J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Show & Sale of Continental & Suffolk Gimmer Lambs, Followed by Store Lambs, 26.08.2021


J36 held its new sale of Continental gimmer lambs, which received an entry of 1000 lambs, selling to a trade as bright as the weather. I would like to thank our pre-sale judge Mr Robert Towers for his time and expertise, after much consideration he awarded the championship to RA Batty, Selside. This much-admired pen flew away to a scorching trade of £156, closely followed by another pen from the same good home selling to £150. Other smart Beltexs sold to £142 from JG & PH Thompson, Selside. A keen interest was seen for well grown Texel gimmers lambs, topping at £138 from WJ & LA Barker, Arkholme, followed by £134 from J Handley & Son, Chapel le Dale. Many Texel out of Mules were selling regularly well into the £120’s with a top of £124 twice from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale and A J Geary, Milton Keynes. A lovely Run of Suffolks from TA & JA Dixon, Selside which were awarded the 1st place rosette, sold to a top price of £124. All vendors left highly delighted with there days trading and the new sale was deemed a huge success. All gimmer lambs forward averaged £108.


The fortnightly sale of store lambs saw an entry 3543 forward selling to an increased trade, with an overall market average of £78.84. A larger quantity of longer-term lambs forward with short keep lambs in strong demand and eagerly bid for. Texel lambs peaked at £120 from V&S Inman, Coniston followed by other strong Texels to £104 from JA Chapman, Kendal and £105.50 from Thomas Wilson, Selside. Beltex lambs peaked at £99 from JC&E Pedley & Sons, Sedbergh. Suffolk lambs peaked at £93 from R&D Kellet, Cockerham. Plenty of pens of well forward short keep lambs, regularly selling in the early nineties. A larger quantity of hill bred lambs forward today, saw Cheviot Mules to £89 from JA & SM Allen, Windermere with Continentals out of Cheviots peaking at £89 from NC & PE Buckley, Staveley. A larger entry of Mule lambs forward today sold to a top of £85.85 from Fishwick Bros, Longsleddale with others to £85 from D&A Jackson, Kirkby Stephen. Numerous pens of strong Mule whether lambs regularly selling in the early eighties with Mules averaging £79.14.
Our next sale of store lambs is on Thursday 9th September.

Top Prices

Top Prices 26.08.2021

Gimmer Lamb:

Beltex - £156, £150 Western Houses, £142 Poppy Farm, £124, £120 Western Houses. Texel - £138 Born Edge, £134 Gunner Fleet Farm, £124 Catshaw Hall Farm, £124 Steel Croft, £124 Yew Tree Farmhouse. Suffolk - £124 Yoad Pot, £109 Calderside Farm, £106 Yoad Pot, £105 Sunny Brow. Cheviot Mule - £107 Low Newton Farm.

Store Lamb:

Texel - £120 High Ground Farm, £104 North Lodge, £100.5 Ashstead, £95 North Lodge. Beltex - £99 Yore House, £75.5 Elm Gill Farm. Suffolk - £93 Mill House Farm, £92 Bradlow Farm, £88.5 Mill House Farm, £88 Middle Birkby Farm, £85.5 Mill House Farm. Charollais - £92 Byre Cottage, £87.5 Crabtree Farm, £84 Byre Cottage, £81 Gowan Bank Farm, £79 Black Syke. Continental - £91.5 Rose Cottage, £90.5 High Deepslack, £89.5 Longwell, £89 Wath Farm, £85.5 Bull Flatts Barn. Cheviot - £89, £84.5, £84 Fairbank Farm, £80.5 Ellergill, £80 Nun House. Cheviot Mule - £89 Barker Knott. Mule - £85.5 Middle Sadghyll, £85 Cow Bank, £84.5 Stable Harvey, £84.5 Yore House, £84.5 High Ground Farm. Teeswater - £80, £73 Gowan Bank Farm. Masham - £77 Steps Farm. Horned - £75.5 High Wardses Farm, £73 Stribers Farm, £60 Keen Ground, £60 Black Syke. Zwartble - £70 Bull Flatts Barn, £69 Lane House Farm, £60 Levens Clsoe. Hampshire - £66 Nun House. Rough Fell - £60 Archer Hill. Jacob - £51 Archer Hill. Swaledale - £50 Archer Hill.

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