J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly sale of Store Lambs, 21th October 2021

The Ambleside show and sale of store lambs saw an entry of 4876, with all specifications of lambs meeting a strong demand and eagerly bid, for by our ring side of new and returning customers. The Ambleside sale of store lambs included a pre-sale show, kindly judged by David Benbow, Stafford who we thank for his time and expertise. The Championship rosette was awarded to SH&M Richardson, Lupton with his pen of Mules which went on to sell for £88 and were purchased by the judge. The first prize pen of Continental lambs was awarded to a pen of Beltex x lambs from Messrs Hodgson, Rydal which went on to sell for £90.
Leading the way today was a consignment from RA Batty, Selside selling Beltex tup lambs to £160 and £155, Beltex store lambs from the same home sold to £111 and £99. Other Beltex lambs sold to £97 from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor. Plenty more pens of Beltex lambs sold to the mid-nineties. Texel lambs peaked at £96 from DM Bargh, Heaton with Oxcliffe, with others to £95 from RJ&OB Simpson, Longsleddale. Plenty of pens of strong short keep Texel lambs sold in the early nineties. A consignment of Suffolk lambs from JT&A Armistead, Selside sold to £95.50 and £93.50. Mule lambs peaked at £90 from Messrs Hodgson, Windermere. Plenty of pens of strong Mule wether lambs easily selling in the mid-eighties, with medium keep lambs selling to the mid to late seventies. A larger entry of upland lambs on the market today, as to be expected for the time of year, which saw them well bid for. Continental x Herdwick lambs sold to a top of £85 from JD Benson, Great Langdale. Jacob lambs peaked at £102 from GM Redmayne, Ings. Cheviot lambs topped at £82 from W Atkinson & Son, Crook with the consignment from HE&M Henderson, Dent also selling to £82. Rough Fells peaked at £69 from NC&S Dodd, Kirkby Stephen, with Swaledale lambs so £63 from RA Wilson, Walton. Followed by other Swalesdale to £61.50 from M Todd, Longsleddale. Herdwick lambs peaked at £64 from Brown Bros, Dent.

Top Prices

Store Lamb:

Beltex - £160, £155, £111 Western Houses, £97 Stubb Farm. Jacob - £102 Gowan Bank Farm. Texel - £99 Western Houses, £96 Bradlow Farm, £95 High Swinklebank Farm, £95 Carleton House, £94 Low Moor Head Farm. Suffolk - £95.5, £93.5 Bouthwaite Farm, £89.5 Ashbank, £89 Sunny Brow, £88.5 High Borrans Farm. Charollais - £95 Dawson Fold, £89 The Borrans, £79.5 Charley Crag Farmhouse. Mule - £92 High House Farm, £90 High Borrans Farm, £90 High Skelghyll, £88 High Row, £86 Fellside Farm. Dorset - £86 Waitholme Bungalow, £86 Corney Hill Farm, £83 Nun House, £79, £78 Corney Hill Farm. Horned - £85.5 High Borrans Farm, £85 Bouthwaite Farm, £76 Woodside Farm, £76 Skelwith Fold Farm, £70 Stone Dykes Cottage. Herdwick - £85 Harry Place Farm, £64 West Clint, £64 High Low Wood, £61 Middle Fell, £61 Noran Bank Farm. Teeswater - £84 Gowan Bank Farm. Cheviot - £82 Low Fold, £82 Nun House, £78 High House Farm, £78 Harry Place Farm, £74 Borrow Bridge House. Masham - £80 Crooksbeck, £78 High Swinklebank Farm. Continental - £78 Gowan Bank Farm, £75.5 Barker Knott, £71 Eskew Beck, £71 Wath Farm, £70 Over Elf Howe. Rough Fell - £69, £61 Manor Court, £56 Borrow Bridge House. Swaledale - £63 Stable Harvey, £61.5 Saddlers Croft, £60.5 Yore House, £60 Tongue House Farm, £59 Ellergill. Leicester - £61 Ellergill, £54 Farleton House. Cheviot Mule - £60 Nun House. Dales Bred - £59 Eskew Beck. Scotch - £57 Noran Bank Farm.

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Show Results

Judge – D Benbow

Class 1 – 20 Continental / Suffolk Sired Lambs
1st – Messrs Hodgson, High Borrans - £90
2nd – J E Wightman, Crabtree Farm - £93
3rd – C I Briggs, High Wray Farm - £91.50

Class 2 – 20 Mule Store Lambs
1st – S J & M Richardson & Son, High Row - £88
2nd – Messrs Hodgson, High Borrans - £90
3rd – J A & C A Gibson, Longwell - £84

Class 3 – 20 Horned / Herdwick Sired Store Lambs
1st – A J & L Birkett, High Birk Howe Farm - £58

Class 4 – 20 Cheviot Sired Store Lambs
1st – J A & S M Allen, Barker Knott - £84

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