J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Store Lambs, Thursday 1st December 2022

A catalogue entry of 3500 store lambs sold to the usual full ring side of buyers. Strong store lambs keenly bid with longer term type lambs still looking well sold. A large proportion of the lambs were weathered followed on from a fortnight of poor weather. The trade top at £114 for Beltex x lambs from J Holme & Son, Ulverston. Ten pens of lambs sold well over the £100 mark with RJ&OB Simpson, Longsleddale selling a pen of 20 Texels to £105 with other pens from the same home to £99. £104 was achieved by both W&J Penny, Kirkby in Furness and PG Thornton, Scorton followed by £102 from CI Briggs, Ambleside and £100 from GT Hodgson, Witherslack. Suffolk lambs sold to a top of £98 from JH Atkinson & Partners, Selside followed by other Suffolks to £97 from DM Bargh, Heaton. Mashams peaked at £93 from C Head, Kendal with Mules peaking at £91 from Mike and Neil Strickland, Whinfell. Other Mules sold to £99 from RM&D Dixon, Longsleddale. A pen Swaledale lambs topped at horned section at £58.50 from JF&C Benson, Ambleside.

Top Prices

Store Lamb:

Texel - £114 Hollwomire Farm, £105 High Swinklebank Farm, £104 Marsh Grange Farm, £104 Cliftons Farm, £102 High Wray Farm. Continental - £98 Tock How Farm, £97.5 Jackson Ground, £94 Crabtree Farm, £92 Hollins Farm, 390 Seedfield. Suffolk - £98 Mosergh Farm, £97 Bradlow Farm, £94 Wyke Farm, £92 Kikrby Hall, £90 Wood Broughton House. Masham - £93 Killington Drive, £83.5 Marsh Grange Farm. Mule - £91 The Borrans, £89 Well Foot, £87 Botton Hall Farm, £87 High Low Wood, £85.5 Tock How Farm. Dutch Spotted - £87 Coldcotes Farm. Cheviot – £83 Ashstead, £76 Btoon Hall Farm, £69.5 Borrow Bridge House. Lleyn - £76 Fenay Bank. Rough Fell - £67 Borrow Bridge House. Leicester - £64 Longwell.

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