J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Bluefaced Leicester Show & Sale, Monday 3rd October 2022.

North west auction was proud to host it annual show and sale of Bluefaced Leicetsers with a record catalogued entry of 365 Females and Rams. The sale continues to go from strength to strength gathering a great reputation amongst vendors and purchasers a like.

The pre-sale show was kindly sponsored by Carrs Billington, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and Wadland Finance. The judging was in the hands of Wilf Buckle, Kirkby Stephen who we thank for his time and expertise. The championship rosette was awarded to James Taylor of the Lunesdale flock with Mistyburn N006 whom was sired by Yore House P001 Maverick went onto sell for £2,000. Standing second to him in the aged ram class also from James was Lunesdale Legacy M032 sired by Midlock G034 went onto sell for £2000. A wonderful class of tup lambs saw in the mid-twenties forward with the quality on offer being the best seen to date and credit going to our vendors. The first prize tup lamb was awarded to JC & E Pedley & Sons of the Yore House flock that went onto be awarded the reserve championship. This powerful tup lamb Yore House R018 was sired by Midlock Commander P001 and went onto sell for £1,500. The female class was won by T Ladds of the Benson Flock with Black Edge L025 that went onto sell for £620.

The commenced with the breeding females that saw the largest entry to date for this sale. The sale peaked at £900 for a Black Edge gimmer shearling from Mycock and Bright, Derbyshire. This was followed by £720 from JC & E Pedley & Sons of the Yore House flock with a gimmer shearling Yore House P039 sired by Dawyck N025. The sale included the flock reduction on behalf of T Ladds of the Benson Flock sold Emmetts L049 to £620 with Benson Knott gimmer shearlings twice selling to £520.

A busy ringside of buyers throughout the afternoon and evening saw a strong trade throughout the sale. Leading the way was the pen of tup lambs from the Highberries flock of Neil and Mary Marston, Cockermouth. There pen peaked at £4500 for the third prize lamb Highberries R022 sired by Carry House M009. This was followed by £2,400 for Highberries R015 whom was sired by Highberries M001. The next call was £4,000 for the pen leader from WM Reed & Sons, of the West biggins flock who have enjoyed great success with there mule gimmers this autumn sold West Biggins R008 sired by the renowned Highberries H002 with the mother being a Greenhow ewe. At £3000 was the ram lamb Barwick R005 from JH Pedley with a long powerful lamb which was sired by Lakethwaite P001. Also achieving £3000 was the pen leader from W & D Lawson of the Gragareth flock with a bonny modern lamb sired by the flocks new stock tup West Biggins N001. The consignment from the Carry House flock from RD Archer & Son peaked at £2300 with Carry House R016 sired by Carry House P001. A strong consignment of tups from J Wight & Sons of the Midlock flock saw tup lambs sell to £2200 with Midlock R029 sired by Rididngs P002 whom was the sire of there second lamb selling to £2000 with Midlock R030. The Midlock flock topped the shearling section selling to £2000 with Midlock P005 sired by Riddings M001. At £2000 was the top price from WC Porter & Son of the Riddings flock sired by there homebred Riddings N023. The consignment of aged rams from T Ladds of the Benson Knott peaked at £2000 for Oakhouse N002 with Carry House M011 selling to £1800 from the same home.

The trade saw plenty of good quality shearling and ram lambs regularly selling in excess of the one-thousand-pound mark.

Diamond Delights show and sale of individual Bluefaced Leicester females is on Saturday 28th January 2023. Entries for this sale close Friday 6th January 2023. For more information please contact Ian Atkinson on 07766521472

Top Prices


Gimmer Lamb:

£420, £400 Shitlington Hall, £320 Laund Farm, £280 Shitlington Hall, £250, £200 Laud Farm.

Gimmer Shearling:

£900 Blake Edge Farm, £720 Yore House, £520 Benson Hall, £450 Lodge Cottage, £420 Bridgeside.


£620, £480, £450 Benson Hall, £300, £240 Corner Cottage.


Ram Lamb:

£4500 Millstone Moor, £4000 Lands Farm, £3000 Parr Bank, £3000 Oak Tree Farm, £2400 Millstone Moor, £2300 Carry House, £2250 Millstone Moor.

Shearling Ram:

£2000 Midlock Farm, £1600 Yoad Pot, £1400 Greaves Farm, £1400 Midlock Farm, £1300 Hartley Castle, £1300 Low Newton Farm.

Aged Ram:

£2000 Bradfleyfield, £2000 Benson Hall, £1800 Benson Hall, £1200 Sunningdale, £1000 Bowderdale Head.

More Info

Show Results:

Class 1 - Female

1st – Lot 30 – Black Edge 4154/L025 - T Ladds, Benson Hall - £620
2nd – Lot 36 – Yore House 790/P039 - JC&E Pedley, Yore House - £720
3rd – Lot 43 – Laund 399/R028 - CM&J Stott & Son, Laund Farm - £250

Class 2 – Aged Ram

1st – Lot 274 – Mistyburn 4691/N006 - J Taylor, Bradley Farm - £2000
2nd – Lot 273 – Lunesdale 963/M032 - J Taylor, Bradley Farm - £2000
3rd – Lot 333 – Hewgill 980/L030 - Mycock & Bright, Blake Edge Farm - £700

Class 3 – Shearling Ram

1st – Lot 166 – Neither Newton 3229/P001- RI Dixon, Low Newton - £1300
2nd – Lot 144 – Hartley Castle 4720/P002 - A Dixon, Hartley Castle - 1300
3rd – Lot 192 – Selside 2982/P003 - TA & JA Dixon, Yoad Pot - £1600

Class 4 – Ram Lamb

1st – Lot 326 – Yore House 790/R018 - JC&E Pedley, Yore House - £1500
2nd – Lot 292 – Shitlington 2857/R020 - MW & CM Ridley, Shitlington Hall - £1100
3rd – Lot 129 – Highberries 3425/R022 - NC Marston, Millstone Moor - £4500

Champion – Lot 274 – Mistyburn 4691/N006 - J Taylor, Bradley Farm - £2000
Reserve Champion – Lot 326 - Yore House 790/R018- JC&E Pedley, Yore House - £1500

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