J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Lakeland Fair, 16th October 2021

Ring 1

Hill Bred Females

Starting the day off was the hill bred section with quality shining through and selling to a competitive trade, but leaner older ewes sold to a reduced demand. Swaledale ewes sold to a top of £142 from CB Alderson, Kirkby Stephen with others from this good home selling to £130. A pen of Scotch Black Faced gimmer shearlings from MW Parsley, Roundthwaite sold to £142. A keen interest was shown for Herdwick ewes with the best selling to £92 from A Armstrong, Nibthwaite with the better end selling around the £70-80 mark. A keen demand was shown for all hill bred gimmer lambs with Scotch Black Face selling to £90 and Swaledales to £80 from AJ&L Birkett, Little Langdale with others to £70 from Forest Hall. A pen of North Country Cheviot shearlings sold at £195 from KO Stones, Darlington.

Gimmer Lambs

A large variety of gimmer lambs were offered for sale, with all classes and types selling to full value. A highlight of this section was a consignment of Dutch Spotted gimmer lambs from KP Dagger, Preston which saw a single sell at £550 and a pen of three achieve £400. Pure bred Texel gimmer lambs sold to £160 from RT&SM Sutton, Stainton with other ¾ bred Texels achieving £130 from J Potter, Orton, with Texel x Mule gimmer lambs selling to £120 from A&L Huddleston, Wray. North Country Mule gimmers sold to £125 from WJ&I France & Son, Chipping who sold others at £115, with all Mule gimmer lambs averaging £99.46 for an entry of predominately running type lambs.

Other gimmer lambs of interest included Zwartbles at £95 from C Wright, Troutbeck, Gritstones sold to £90 from TM Potter, Orton and Suffolk x lambs at £95 from A Barker, Appleby.

Breeding Ewes & Shearlings

Today’s sale comprised of predominately older breeding ewes which saw Texel x sell to £145 from R&AC Harper, Lambrigg, with other Continental x ewes £115-£130. Mule ewes sold to £100 from K Gregory, Carnforth and JG Harryman, Hawkshead with this price also achieved for Mashams and Rough Fell Mules. There was a keen interest in gimmer shearlings, with well grown sorts continuing to sell to a premium, with Welsh Mules selling to £205 from KO Stones, Darlington. North Country Mule shearlings sold to £138 from LG Sibson, Cockermouth and C Potter, Kelleth with other pens £122-£135. A consignment of pure Texel shearlings from Messrs Lucus & Nairey, Blackburn sold to £300, with others at £260.

Ring 2

Breeding Rams

There was a bumper entry in excess of 250 breeding rams forward that saw the trade throughout the day, strong for good quality breeding tups, with second quality tups meeting a varied demand. The pre-sale show of Swaledale rams was judged by Brian Dodd, Forest Hall who we thank for his time and expertise. The Champion rosette was awarded to Janet Simpson, Calder Vale with her much admired three shear tup bred by G Hutton. This tup went on to sell for £700. A successful day for Janet as she also went on to be awarded the first prize shearling and Reserve Champion with the son of the Champion, that went on to sell for £350. Swaledale shearlings topped at £700 from KM&KJ Curwen, Abbeystead sired by a Richardson of Ghyll House tup out of a Philip Sowerby purchased ewe. Other leading prices for Swaledale shearlings was £550 from T&H Drinkall, Oakenclough.
North West Auctions held its first show for Cheviot rams which was kindly also judged by Brian Dodd, who awarded the Champion rosette to KO Stones, who went on to sell for £250. All ages of Cheviot tups met plenty of demand peaking at £400 from DR Harrison, Selside.
Terminal sire breeding rams were in strong demand, topping the trade was regular consigners DH Lucus & FA Nairey, Blackburn selling Texel shearling tups to £850, £700, £650, £600 and £550. Cross bred tups saw Charollais x Beltex sell to £700 and £500 twice from JA&R Geldard & Sons, Levens.

Todays sale was the concluding sale for the breeding sheep at NWA, we would like to thank all our customers for their loyal support.

Top Prices

Gimmer Lamb:

Dutch Spotted - £550, £400 Conway Close. Texel - £160 Crosscrake Farm, £130 The Park, £120 Overhouses, £110 Castle Howe, £105 The Park. Mule - £125, £115 Higher Core Farm, £105 High Hollins, £100 Higher Core Farm. Leicester - £102, £98, £95 Low Newton Farm. Zwartble - £95 Castle Syke Farm. Continental - £95 Whinfell Road. Gritstone - £90 The Park. Scotch - £90 Roundthwaite Abbey Farm. Swaledale - £80 High Birk Howe Farm, £70, £68 Forest Hall. Cheviot - £75 High Arnside Farm. Kerry Hill - £75 The Park. Rough Fell - £72 Woodside, £65 The Gables. Suffolk - £70 Cragg House Farm.


Ryeland - £150 Fallow Avenue. Texel - £145 Hardrigg Farm, £100, £98 High Deepslack, £98 Ashfield Farm. Swaledale - £142, £130 Aisgill Farm, £128 High Wardses Farm, £102, £100 Alma Cottage. Masham - £100 The Galleon. Mule - £100 The Galleon, £100 Croziers Croft, £85 Low House. Rough Fell Mule - £100 Ashfield Farm. Leicester - £95 Castle Syke Farm. Herdwick - £92 High Bethicar, £78 Green Cottages. Rough Fell - £90 The Park, £88, £80 Low Stead, £78 Home Park Barn. Jacob - £85 Tottlebank. Gritstone - £72 Intake Farm. Cheviot - £70 Croziers Croft.

Gimmer Shearling:

Texel - £260 Bank Hey Farm, £122 Knott Hall Farm, £118 Hardrigg Farm, £105 Poppy Farm, £96 Ashfield Farm. Mule - £205 Nun Cote Nook Farm, £138, £135 Hole House Farm, £138 West Fell View. Cheviot - £195 Nun Cote Nook Farm. Scotch - £142 Roundthwaite Abbey Farm. Cheviot Mule - £135 Nun Cote Nook Farm. Gritstone - £132 Riverside House. Masham - £125 The Galleon, £110 Ashfield Farm. Rough Fell - £112, £108, £105 High Bethicar, £98 Galloper Park. Swaledale - £102 Ashfield Farm. Rough Fell Mule - £100 Ashfield Farm. Leicester - £95 Castle Syke Farm. Herdwick - £92, £88 High Bethicar, £88 Ashfield Farm.

Ram Lamb:

Beltex - £480 Western Houses. Suffolk - £350, £320 Low Newton Farm, £300 Criccin Farm.

Shearling Ram:

Texel - £850, £700, £650 Bank Hey Farm, £650 Whiteley Hey Farm. Charollais - £700, £500, £400 Low Foulshaw Farm. Swaledale - £700 Marshaw Farm, £550 Oakenclough, £350 Millstones. Suffolk - £650 Marsh House Farm. Dutch Spotted - £450 Marsh House Farm, £450 Little Close, £300 Dry Howe. Leicester - £450 Sykes Farm. Beltex - £400, £380 Criccin Farm, £350 Western Houses. Cheviot - £400 The Plough Inn, £380 Dry Howe, £380 Nun Cote Nook Farm. Rouge - £380 Bank Hey Farm. Rough Fell - £300 Archers Hall.

Aged Ram:

Swaledale - £700 Millstones, £380 Castle Syke Farm, £350 High Wardses Farm. Leicester - £480 Low Newton Farm, £420 Red Scar Farm, £400 Low Newton Farm, £350 Sykes Farm, £300 Middlegill Farm. Cheviot - £350 The Plough Inn. Texel - £300 West View House. Herdwick - £250 Murthwaite

More Info

Show Results

Class 1: Swaledale Aged Ram
1st lot 18 J Simpson, Millstones
2nd lot 32 High Wardses Farm, Caultey
3rd lot 28 Messrs Hodgson, High Borrans

Class 2: Swaledale Shearling Ram
1st lot 17 J Simpson, Millstones
2nd lot 12 T&H Drinkall, Calderside Farm
3rd lot 36 TA&JA Dixon, Yoad Pot

Champion lot 18 J Simpson, Millstones

Reserve Champion lot 17 J Simpson, Millstones

Class 1: Cheviot Aged Ram
1st lot 79 DR Harrison, The Plough

Class 2: Cheviot Shearling Ram
1st lot 111 KO Stone, Nun Cote Nook Farm
2nd lot 102 RG&D Cockburn, Store Croft
3rd lot 80 DR Harrison, The Plough

Champion lot 111 KO Stones, Nun Cote Nook Farm

Reserve Champion lot 102 RG&D Cockburn, Store Croft

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