J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Young Handlers Show of Prime Lambs, followed by Weekly sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 25th October 2022.

Prime Lambs
A bumper entry of 2066 prime lambs were forward today which saw all weights and specifications of lambs bid for eagerly by a busy ring of buyers. Once again heavy weight lambs continue to be eagerly bid for with Texels peaking at £137 from F&CE Bentley & Son, Shap and others to £136.50 from RA Gibons, Flookburgh. Followed by £135 twice for Texels from TMW&H Hodgson, Ulverston and £135 from MW&M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell. Plenty more heavy weight Texel lambs sold in the one hundred and thirty pound region. Heavy weight Charollais lambs peaked at £136 from RR&J Knowles, Docker. Heavy weight Mules peaked £120 from Low Moor Howe, Windermere with other Mules to £114 from D Wightman & A Mason, Burton. Handy weighted lambs were a sharper trade with better bred handy weighted lambs regularly selling in excess of the 250p/kg mark and the best types selling in the region of 300p/kg.
The annual young handlers show of prime lambs at J36 was once again very well supported and it was great to see so many keen, enthusiastic young farmers in the market expertly showing their lambs. A big thank you goes to our pre sale judge Mr George Robinson who we thank for his time, expertise and under taking this big task. A special mention goes to our sponsors, The Rural Law Practise, Kendal College Agricultural department, Milking Parlour Ice Creams - Kirkby Lonsdale, Greenlands Farm Village and Roast Mutton Butchers Shop. The John Geldard Challenge Cup for the champion young handler was awarded to Thomas Wilson, Selside with his 62kg Texel lamb going on to sell for £200 purchased by John Geldard on behalf of Plumgarths Farm Shop. The Cornthwaite Group Shield for the Champion prime lamb was awarded to Johnathan Winn, Burneside with his 48kg lamb going on to sell for £170 purchased by Jimmy Blenkhorn on behalf of Lancashire Halal Direct. A big thank you to all our buyers for their support and eager bidding, as well as our young farmers for their participation.

Cast Sheep
A few less numbers in the cast sheep ring today with trade being a little bit sharper than last week, which many more could have been sold to the vendor’s advantage. Beltex ewes sold to a top of £151 from PD&PJ Mason, Burton in Kendal with Texels selling to £136 from Connor Boyren, Colton with the best Continental bred selling at the £125-£130 mark. Mule ewes topped at £110 twice from J&E Nuttall, Old Hutton and R Cowin & Sons, Manriggs. Medium type Mule ewes were regularly selling at the £85-£90 mark. Lonk ewes sold to £110 from JJ&D Huddleston, Caton with Swaledales selling to a sharper trade topping at £73 from Messrs Kiplin, Greenholme with medium type Swaledale regularly selling at £45-£55. A good show of Rough Fell ewes forward sold to £82 from AJ&JL Sansom, Windermere.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:

Texel- £200 Ashstead, £172 High Underbarrow Farm, £170 High Underbarrow Farm, £150 Oldfield End, £140 Boyren, £138 Yoad Pot Continental- £136 Myers Farm, £131.50 High House Farm, £131 Red Scar Farm, £118 Yoad Pot, £116 Stain Forth, £115 Meadow View Hampshire- £134 High Farm Suffolk- £127.50 Meadow View, £126 lane Ends Farm, £125 High House Farm, £125 Yoad Pot, £122 Hebblethwaite, £118 Lane Ends Farm Mule- £120 High House Farm, £120 Underbarrow Farm, £114 West Lodge, £109 High House Farm, £108 Yoad Pot, £107 Low Deepslack Beltex- £120 West Lodge, £120 High Underbarrow Farm, £110 Birks Farm, £110 Birks Farm, £110 Holmelands Charolais- £119 Far Orrest, £107 Low House, £88 Hawkrigg End Horned- £107 Holmelands, £77 Low Deepslack Cheviot mule- £104.50 Howriggs, £103.50 Poppy Farm Rough- £98 Steps Farm, £81 Low Deepslack, £69 Steps Farm Herdwick- £96 Yealand Manor Swaledale- £87.50 Rowe End Farm, £76 Ashstead Cheviot- £86 Low Deepslack, £84 Low Deepslack Gritstone- £80 High Farm, £80 High Farm.

Cast Sheep:

Texel- £150 Coat Green Farm, £136 Boyren, £128 Coat Green Farm, £128 Low Bendrigg Farm, £124 Poppy Farm. Leicester- £122 Overthwaite Farm, £118 Overthwaite Farm, £116 Ashstead, £86 Overthwaite Farm. Horned- £110 13 Hall Drive, £88 13 Hall Drive, £68 13 Hall Drive. Mule- £110 Hawkrigg Farm, £110 Low Bendrigg Farm, £100 Larkrigg, £98 Hawkrigg Farm, £93 Low Bendrigg Farm, £93 Low Sizergh Farm Beltex- £110 Holmelands Continental- £102 Escolme, £92 Crossgates Farm, £86 Low Sizergh Farm, £84 Coat Green Farm, £82 Whinfield Farm, £79 Mansergh Hall Farm Suffolk- £98 Dawson Fold, £88 Whinfield Farm, £77 Whinfield Farm, £68 Brookside, £50 Whinfield Farm. Masham- £84 Helm Croft Rough- £82 Blackmoss Farm, £80 Low Deepslack, £74 Wasdyke Farm. Swaledale- £73 White House, £64 Overthwaite Farm, £63 Boyren, £60 Yoad Pot. Zwartable- £68 High Farm, £64 High Farm. Cheviot- £67 Poppy Farm, £52 Low Deepslack Herdwick- £56 Poppy Farm, £50 The Galleon.

Cast Goat:

£88, £86, £80,£76 Stone Hall.

Cast Ram:

Suffolk- £129 Grate Farm, £120 Roundthwaite. Texel- £118 Upp Hall, £78 Low Hall Farm, £60 Poppy Farm. Continental- £106 Outherthwaite Farm. Swaledale- £40 Ashstead

More Info

NWA J36 Young Handler Show of Prime Lambs, Tuesday 25th October 2022.
Sponsors- Kendal College Agricultural Department, Greenlands Farm Village, Thompson Hayton Winkley, Roast Mutton, The Milking Parlour.
Judge- George Robinson

Class 1- Lowland Lamb (10yrs and Under)

1st Lot 58 from Jack Matthews, aged 8 selling for £150
2nd Lot 71 from Connor Boyren, aged 5 selling for £140
3rd Lot 60 from Zara Dixon, aged 7 selling for £138

Class 2- Lowland Lamb (11-16yrs)

1st Lot 65 from Johnathan Winn, aged 14 selling for £170
2nd Lot 66 from Abigail Winn, aged 16 selling for £172
3rd Lot 72 from Thomas Wilson, aged 16 selling for £200

Class 3- Upland Lamb (10yrs and under)

1st Lot 57 from Matthew Nugent, aged 10 selling for £94

Class 4- Upland Lamb (11-16yrs)

1st Lot 67 from Abigail Winn, aged 16 selling for £120
2nd Lot 75 from Elizabeth Wilson, aged 15 selling for £107
3rd Lot 74 from Thomas Wilson, aged 16 selling for £88

Class 5- Best Young Handler (10yrs and under)

1st Lot 56 from Matthew Nugent, aged 10 selling for £122
2nd Lot 51 from Isabella Twigge, aged 6 selling for £124
3rd Lot 58 from Jack Matthews, aged 8 selling for £150

Class 6- Best Young Handler (11-16yrs)

1st Lot 72 from Thomas Wilson, aged 16 selling for £200
2nd Lot 66 from Abigail Winn, aged 16 selling for £172
3rd Lot 64 from Maisie Beresford, aged 14 selling for £128

Champion Lamb- Lot 65 from Johnathan Winn, aged 14 selling for £170
Reserve Champion Lamb- Lot 58 from Jack Matthews, aged 8 selling for £150
Champion Handler- Thomas Wilson, aged 16

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