J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Beltex and Boys Are Back in Town Show & Sale

The Northern Beltex Club sale sees shearling rams sell to 1800gns and shearling ewes to 1400gns.

A feature of tonight’s sale was the annual prize show and sale of Beltex sheep on behalf of The Northern Beltex Club, which this year saw the pre-sale show kindly judged by local noted breeder Mr James Wannop, Heaton-with-Oxcliffe. The championship rosette was awarded to Ainstable Felloe a shearling ram shown by Mr B Hall, Carlisle. This ram was sired by Kingledores Engleburt and out of a home bred ewe Ainstable Delux. The reserve champion rosette was awarded to the first prize gimmer shearling Ainstable Fairwell again shown by Mr B Hall and also sired by Kingledores Engleburt. The sale saw a top price of 1800gns achieved for the Champion selling to local enthusiast Miss Robyn Allen, Ings. Mr B Hall sold another shearling ram, Ainstable Fang, achieving 1100gns. Other pedigree Beltex rams regularly selling at 400-600gns.

Pedigree Beltex gimmer shearlings sold to a top price of 1400gns for the Reserve Champion Ainstable Fair Well selling to local breeder Alasdair Prickett, Farleton who also purchased Benndale Fearne from E Benn, Barnard Castle at 1000gns. Other Beltex gimmer shearlings regularly selling at 400-600gns. North West Auctions would like to once again thank the Northern Beltex Club for instructing us to conduct this sale and look forward to the in-lamb sale in January 2022.

Boys are Back in Town
This evening’s sale included a special section for individual females which saw a top price of £500 for a Texel shearling sold by Messrs Hewson, Carlisle who sold others at £450 and £400. Aged Texel ewes sold to £280 from P & A Sowerby, Tebay. Beulah ewes sold to £270 from M Radcliffe, Derbyshire. Gimmer lambs sold to £300 for a Texel from Messrs Hewson, Carlisle who sold others at £250.

The evening sale of breeding rams, saw a ring side of buyer keen to purchase rams with power and strength for optimum prime lamb production. Texel x shearlings sold to a top price of £580 from JR Capstick, Ingleton who sold others at £550 as did M&S Blease, Carnforth. Suffolk shearlings achieved a top price of £500 from A Gardner, Bay Horse who had others at £400 closely followed by D Metcalfe, Dalton in Furness who sold at £380. Cross bred lambs achieved £400 for Beltex x from E Benn, Barnard Castle and J Bargh, Morecambe. Several aged rams forward today saw Texels sell to £400 from M Bowman, Kirkby Stephen with others from M Grunhill, Meathop selling at £380.

A small number of ram lambs were forward today with the best being a pen of Suffolks from Messrs Hewson, Carlisle selling between £350-£550, with J Park, Lancaster selling a Suffolk lamb at £250.

The next sale of breeding rams is the Lakeland Fair on Saturday the 16th October with entries now being taken.

Top Prices

Beltex Shlg Tup

1890, 1155, 630 Ainstable Hall, 609 Holme House Farm, 577.5 Ainstable Hall, 525 Holme House Farm, 504, 420 Parsonage Farm, 420 Holme House Farm.

Beltex Gimmer Shlg

1470 Ainstable Hall, 1050 Woodencroft Cottage, 735 Grange Farm, 682.5 Woodencroft Cottage, 525, 472.5 Ainstable Hall, 441 Burgh Head Farm, 441, 420, 399 Ainstable Hall.

Gimmer Lambs

Texel - £300, £250 Burgh Head Farm, £220 Low Barn.

Ram Lambs

Suffolk - £550, £350 Burgh Head Farm, £250 Highfield Farm.

Shlg Tup

Texel - £580, £550 Fell End, £550 The Barn, £500 Cairn Cottage, £450 Fell End, The Barn, Wood Broughton Barn, £420 The Barn, £400 Cairn Cottage, Summerlands. Suffolk - £500, £400 Wellington View, £380, £350, £320 Crooklands Brow. Beltex - £400 Woodencroft Cottage, £400, £380 Bargh Contractors.

Aged Tup

Texel - £400 Wath Farm, £380 Fourwinds.

Gimmer Shlg

Texel - £500, £450, £400, £280 Burgh Head Farm.

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Show Results


Beltex Show

Judge – James Wannop, Morecambe

Shlg Tup

1st – B Hall, Ainstable Hall Lot 5 – 1800gns

2nd – B Hall, Ainstable Hall Lot 6 – 1100gns

3rd – W G Beckwith, Holme House Farm Lot 13 – 400gns

Gimmer Shlg

1st - B Hall, Ainstable Hall Lot 31 – 1400gns

2nd - B Hall, Ainstable Hall Lot 34 – 450gns

3rd – Messrs Hewson, Burgh Head Farm Lot 40 – 420gns

Champion - B Hall, Ainstable Hall Lot 5 – 1800gns

Reserve Champion - B Hall, Ainstable Hall Lot 31 – 1400gns

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