J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Lads Night Out, Thursday 1st September 2022.

North West Auctions renowned “Lads Night Out” out sale moved back to a Thursday evening was deemed a huge success with a wonderful atmosphere throughout the evening with 243 active buyers travelling far and wide greeted with one of the best runs of tups seen at this sale a credit to all the vendors.

A special thank you goes to our pre-sale judges Steven Dixon, Kendal and Peter Edmondson, Kirkby in Furness who we thank for their time and expertise. Thank you goes to the sale sponsors Eden Farm Supplies, Colin W Parker Haulage, Crabtree Clay Pigeon Shoot, Wadland Finance, Westmorland Vetinary Group, Peter Horn Mobile sheep dipping and shepherding, First base plant and machinery.

Texel Rams

Power and quality was in huge demand throughout the evening in the Texel section. The trade peaked at £1600 for the first prized shearling from Amanda Williams, St Helens with others from the home selling to £1300 with the run of five tups averaging £1070. The next call was £1500 for the second prized Texel tup shearling from J Woodburn & partners, Ulverston whom had an impressive pen of tups forward for the sale selling others to £1200, four to £1100 with the pen of fifteen averaging £1033.33. The annual consignment of powerful Texel shearlings from Sue Cunliffe, Grange over Sands peaked at £1000 four times with the consignment of fifty averaging £631. The consignment of Texel shearling tups from Thomas Ayrton, Cockerham twice sold to £1000. Also achieving the £1000 mark with Texel shearlings where the pen leaders from R & E Ladds, Kendal, RH & L Geldard, Gilpin Bridge, JT & J Kelsall, Clapham and WJ & VJ Case, Ulverston. There were plenty of quality shearling tups regularly selling between the eight hundred and one thousand pound marks. Aged Texel rams sold to a top of £850 from D & R Cornthwaite, Lockerbie. Texel rams lambs saw the consignment from RS & J Bradley & Son, Barnoldswick lead the way selling to £650, £550 £520 and £500.

Beltex and Crossbred Rams

A buoyant trade until the end in the Beltex and crossbred section with quality and power in demand. Topping the section and topping the sale at £2,000 was powerful great confirmation Texel x Charollais tup shearling from H Taylor, Knutsford with others from the same home selling to £1150. A cracking consignment of Beltex x tups from G Sowerby, Appleby peaked at £1,800 with others from the same home selling to £1300, £1200, £1100 (x2) and £1050 with the consignment of 21 averaging £915. The consignment of Charolais x Beltex tups from Messrs Wales, Carlisle peaked at £1,100. The consignment of powerful Charollais x Beltex lambs from JA & R Geldard & Sons, Golpin Bridge sold to £1,100 and £1,000 with the consignment of fifteen averaged £854. As seen in the Texel ring plenty of good tups selling in excess of the eight pound mark.

Charollais Rams

Charollais shearlings achieved a top price of £650 from MS&AP Lee, Arkholme who sold others at £600 with Messrs Wales, Carlisle achieving £580. All Charollais shearlings averaged £435.
A large number of lambs forward sold to £580 from J Stott, Kendal with others at £400 from S Cummings, Millom. All lambs averaged £381.

MV Rams

The sale of MV accredited rams saw IM Jaeban, Cockermouth sell Texel Shearlings to £800 with others at £600. Texel Lambs sold to £200 from the same vendor.
Several Dutch Spotted lambs forward sold to £380 from M Radford & E Robinson, Durham with other at £200 from B Barnes, Kirby Lonsdale.

Suffolk Rams

A bursting ringside of keen and eager bidders were treated to a wonderful, quality entry of Suffolks which sold to a fast and competitive trade.
Shearlings sold to £1020 from AR Edmondson, Hawkswell Farm who sold others at £900. Also achieving £900 was a shearling from RA Batty, Heversham closely followed by JH Towers & Son, Tunstall achieving £850 and TA Blair, Poulton-le-Fylde at £820. All Suffolk shearling rams averaged £598.
Ram Lambs sold to £850 for a much admired lamb from TA Blair, Poulton-le-Fylde with others achieving £680 from J&C Airey, Ulverston and £580 from S Woodend, Bootle. All ram lambs averaged £425.

The next sale of breeding rams is Boys are Back in town on Tuesday 27th September with the entries closing on Tuesday 13th September.

Top Prices

Ring 1

Ram Lamb:

Texel: £650, £550, £520, £500 Far Hey Farm, £480 Bambers Farm, £420 Far Hey Farm. Beltex: £500, £450 Firtree Cottage.

Shearling Ram:

Beltex: £2000 Hope House Farm, £1800, £1300, £1200 Terrys Farm, £1150 Hope House Farm, £1100 Terrys Farm. Texel: £1600 Elton Head Farm, £1500 Mansrigg Hall, £1300 Elton Head Farm, £1200, £1100 Mansrigg Hall. Charollais: £850, £500 Tranthwaite Hall, £250 Lane House Farm.

Aged Ram:

Texel: £850 Balgray Hill, £450 Lingstubbs, £420 Todds Farm, £400, £200 Lingstubbs. Beltex: £550 Balgray Hill, £550, £500 Easgill Head.

Ring 2

Ram Lamb:

Suffolk: £850 Fleetwood Road, £700 Tunstall Hall, £680 Reeds Garden, £580 Hyton Farm, £520 Lodge Cottage, £500 Fleetwood Road. Charollais: £520 Kingsland, £400 Smithy Wood Farm, £380 Kingsland, £380, £350 Smithy Wood Farm. Dutch Spotted: £380 Underhurth Farm, £200 Hawkin Hall, £200 Top O’th Close Farm, £150 Hawkin Hall. Texel: £200 Forth House Farm, £180 Square Lodge, £150 Forth House Farm.

Shearling Ram:

Suffolk: £1020, £900 Hawkswell Farm, £900 Dugg Hill, £880 Hawkswell Farm, £850 Tunstall Hall, £850 Hawkswell Farm. Texel: £800, £600, £400 Forth House Farm. Charollais: £650, £600 Cinder Hill Farm, £580 Thackwood, £450 Smithy Wood Farm, £400 Firtree Cottage. Dutch Spotted: £180 Hawkin Hall, £180 Benson Hall, £120 Curlew Rock.

Aged Ram:

Texel: £420 Forth House Farm. Dutch Spotted: £180 Conway Close.

More Info

Show Results

Judge- Steven Dixon


Class 1- Charollais Shearling

1st Lot 598 from MS&AP Lee, Cinder Hill - £600

2nd Lot 633 from Messrs Wales, Thackwood Farm - £580

3rd Lot 563 from S Cummings, Smithy Wood Farm - £450

Class 2- Charollais Ram Lamb

1st Lot 651 from J Stott Jnr, Kingsland - £520

2nd Lot 653 from J Stott Jnr, Kingsland - £ 380

3rd Lot 569 from S Cummings, Smithy Wood Farm - £400

Class 3- Any Other Breed Shearling Ram

1st Lot 637 from IM Jaeben, Forth House Farm - £800

2nd Lot 602 from S Woodend, Hyton Farm - £520

Class 4- Any Other Breed Ram Lamb

1st Lot 603 from S Woodend, Hyton Farm

2nd Lot 640 from IM Jaeben, Forth House Farm

3rd Lot 604 from S Woodend, Hyton Farm - £580

Judge Peter Edmondson

Non MV

Class 5- Texel Shearling Ram

1st Lot 88 from A Williams, Elton Head Farm - £1600

2nd Lot 163 from J Woodburn & Partners, Masrigg Hall - £1500

3rd Lot 222 from RH&L Geldard, Foulshaw Farm - £1000

Class 6- Texel Ram Lamb

1st Lot 270 from RS&J Bradley & Son, Far Hey Farm - £500

2nd Lot 271 from RS&J Bradley & Son, Far Hey Farm - £520

3rd Lot 107 from T Ayrton, Bambers Farm - £520

Class 7- Beltex Shearling Ram

1st Lot 374 from B&A Crane, Holden Fold Farm - £850

2nd Lot 375 from B&A Crane, Holden Fold Farm - £480

3rd Lot 483 from A Prickett, Farelton House - £350

Class 8- Beltex x Shearling Ram

1st Lot 446 from CS&V Whitfield, The Barn - £850

2nd Lot 330 from G Sowerbery, Terrys Farm - £1800

3rd Lot 480 from JC&E Pedley & Sons, Yore House - £380

Class 9- Suffolk Shearling Ram

1st Lot 719 from RA Barry, Candy Slack - £900

2nd Lot 778 from J&C Airey, Reeds Gardens - £680

3rd Lot 734 from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall Hall Farm -£850

Class 10- Suffolk Ram Lamb

1st Lot 741 from G&K Richmond, Lodge Cottage - £500

2nd Lot 770 from J&C Airey, Reeds Gardens - £500

3rd Lot 771 from J&C Airey, Reeds Gardens - £400

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