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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Pedigree Sheep Day and Second Sale of Breeding Ewes and Gimmer Shearlings, Saturday 17th September 2022.

North West Auctions held its Autumn sheep fair comprising of pedigree Beltexs, Badger Face Texels, Blue Texels and Dutch Spotted, with the sale attracting attention from fair and wide.

Beltex
The sale commenced with the Beltexs on behalf of the Northern Beltex club, which saw the pre-sale show kindly sponsored by JG Animal Health. A special thank you goes to our judge Philip Mason. The championship rosette was awarded to Wannops Genious sired by Aviemore Festival ET with a tup shearling. This powerful much-admired tup went on to sell for 1500gns. The reserve championship rosette was awarded to Sovereign Goldielocks, a stylish gimmer shearling consigned by R Braithwaite and sired by Artnagullion Exodus, which went on to sell to the top price of the day of 1900gns and was purchased by the judge Philip Mason.
Leading prices today saw the consignment from Wannop Farm’s sell Wannops Giant a son of Brothertoft Fynley sell to 1300gns and Wannops Geldoff sired by Belvoir View Chaos sell to 1200gns. Also, archiving 1200gns was Ainstable Grit sired by Kinglesdores Engleburt ET consigned by B Hall of the Ainstable flock. The next call was 1100gns from M&J Jennings of the Hallcrake flock selling Hallcrake Group Captain sired by Frongoy Enrique. Finishing off a good day for the Wannop Family was Wannops Gladys sired by Aviemore Festival ET, this much-admired gimmer shearling went on to sell for 1000gns.

Badger Face Texel
A small handful of Badger Face Texels forward saw quality sheep in big demand, as the sale peaked at 2100gns for the champion from Hannah Pedley with High Ploughlands Confetti that was sired by Cleenagh Apollo. This stylish gimmer shearling caught the eye of the judge Mr Stuart Currie, who we thank for his time and expertise. This gimmer shearling created much interest ring side, selling to Ian Bunting, Castle Douglas. Ram lambs sold to a top of 800gns for Baileys Dominator consigned by Andrew Bailey and sired by the flocks main stock tup, which had successfully been shown this summer. This tup lamb was purchased by Hannah Pedley of the High Ploughlands flock.

Blue Texel
The Blue Texel shows and sale held on behalf of the Blue Texel sheep society saw quality sheep in plenty of demand and eagerly bid for. Thanks goes to the pre-sale judge Mr Stuart Currie who awarded his championship rosette to the first prize ram lamb from James Field with Claremont Gino which was sired by Matt’s Escobar, which went on to sell for 700gns. Blue Texels peaked at 1000gns from J&A Gargett with Rookie Blue Fin sired by Stonycroft Excalibur.

Dutch Spotted
The Dutch Spotted show and sale held on behalf of the Dutch Spotted Society saw well bred sheep consistently archiving strong prices. We would like to thank our judge Elliot Ford for their time and expertise. The championship rosette was awarded to the champion ewe lambs C View Faith from O Watson, Millom. Leading the way in the Dutch Spotted section was Lochlad Besotted which fly away to 2500gns. A keen interest was shown in the gimmer lambs from D Steen with his consignment topping at 1400gns for Coxhill Flamingo. The tup trade saw a two tier trade with the best end regularly selling over 500gns, topping at 600gns from D Steen with Coxhill Flotilla.

Commercial Breeding Sheep
The second sale of breeding sheep saw a wide variety of on offer and all selling to a competitive trade. The sale commenced with breeding ewes which saw a top price of £210 achieved for ¾ bred Texel one crop ewes from E&H Winder, Ravenstonedale who sold others at £205. The dispersal of stock sheep on behalf of SP Pease, Kirkby Lonsdale saw one crop Cheviot x Mules sell to £165 with others at £150. £150 was also achieved for one crop Texel cross ewes and 3-4 crop Cheviot Mules selling to £130. Mule ewes sold to £160 for one crops from M&YS Barker, Halton with others to £148 for one crops from J&T Hunter, Dent. Older Mule ewes sold to £122 for four crops from M Moorehouse, Grange Over Sands with others at £122 from G Hill, Pilling.
Gimmer shearlings again saw the strongest fully vaccinated shearlings selling to the highest level of interest, peaking at £185 for North Country Mules from TH Gibson & Son, Staveley with others at £180 from AW&AM Clarke, Windermere. Commercial pure Texel Shearlings from PW&D Swindlehurst, Underbarrow sold to £250 with others at £230 from K Cochran, Darwen and £200 from WJ Standen, Lancaster. ¾ Beltex shearlings sold to £190 from K Cochran, Darwen who sold others at £175. First x Texels sold to £175 from DJ&S Dixon, Kirkby Stephen who sold others at £172.
A pure Texel gimmer shearling was kindly donated by PW&D Swindlehurst, Underbarrow with all proceeds kindly donated to Crook Young Farmers, who are rising money for Blood Cancer. After generous bidding from the ring side of buyers this sheep was sold for a final bid of £430 by Rob, Yvonne and Freddie Willison.

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Beltex Show Results, Judge- Phillip Mason

Class 1- Shearling Ram

1st Lot 32 Wannops Genious from Wannops Farm Ltd selling to 1500gns
2nd Lot 12 Benndale Geezer from Edward Benn
3rd Lot 43 Hallcrake Group Captain from M&E Jennings selling for 1100gns
4th Lot 47 Hillview Gilbert from PN&VJ Noble selling for 700gns
5th Lot 3 Kelstead Grey Goose from KJ&HM Kellett selling for 450gns
6th Lot 14 Sharphaw Gazza from William G Beckwith

Class 2- Ram Lamb

1st Lot 51 Vogue Hawkeye ET from Mr J Aiken selling for 700gns
2nd Lot 50 Stonedge Hagrid from Matthew Prince
3rd Lot 52 Hillview Hitman PN&VJ Noble selling for 600gns

Class 3- Gimmer Shearling

1st Lot 91 Sovereign Goldielocks from Rebecca Braithwaite selling for 1900gns
2nd Lot 96 Wannops Gladys from Wannops Farm Ltd selling for 1000gns
3rd Lot 68 Vallum Glacier from Messrs A Hewson selling for 600gns
4th Lot 59 Ainstable Guide from Mr B Hall
5th Lot 64 Ainstable Gesture ET from Mr B Hall selling for 700gns
6th Lot 82 Benndale Gabby from Edward Benn

Class 4- Ewe Lamb

1st Lot 100 Hillview Helena from PN &VJ Noble selling for 400gns
2nd Lot 101 Hillview Hiccup ET from PN &VJ Noble selling for 400gns

Champion Male- Lot 32 Wannops Genious from Wannops Farm Ltd selling for 1500gns

Reserve Champion Male- Lot 51 Vogue Hawkeye ET from Mr J Aiken selling for 700gns

Champion Female- Lot 91 Sovereign Goldielocks from Rebecca Braithwaite selling for 1900gns

Reserve Champion Female- Lot 96 Wannops Gladys from Wannops Farm Ltd selling for 1000gns

Supreme Champion- Lot 32 Wannops Genious from Wannops Farm Ltd selling for 1500gns

Reserve Supreme Champion- Lot 91 Sovereign Goldielocks from Rebecca Braithwaite selling for 1900gns

Badger Face Texel Show Results, Judge- Stewart Currie

Class 1- Best Female

1st Lot 112 High Ploughlands Confetti from Hannah Pedley selling for 2100gns

Class 2- Best Male

1st Lot 107 Baileys Dominator from Andrew Bailey
2nd Lot 108 Baileys Dragon from Andrew Bailey
3rd Lot 110 Goldfinch Devil in Disguise from S&A Varga

Champion- Lot 112 High Ploughlands Confetti from Hannah Pedley selling for 2100gns

Reserve Champion- Lot 107 Baileys Dominator from Andrew Bailey

Dutch Spotted Show Results, Judge- Elliot Ford

Class 1- Aged Ewe

1st Lot 170 Lochlad Besotted from Rebecca Louise Dunn selling for 2500gns
2nd Lot 168 Pentre Destiny from DA Amson selling for 800gns
3rd Lot 169 Eden from S Hayton selling for 800gns

Class 2- Shearling Gimmer

1st Lot 171 Sandstone Emilia from DA Amson selling for 900
2nd Lot 172 From DA Amson

Class 3- Ewe Lamb

1st Lot 193 C View Faith from Mr O Watson selling for 1300gns
2nd Lot 197 Coxhill Florence from D Steen selling for 800gns
3rd Lot 199 Coxhill Flamingo from D Steen selling for 1400

Class 4- Aged Ram

1st Lot 203 Westbroad Daley from Callum Dodd selling for 450gns
2nd Lot 201 Beech Hay Bishop from Rebecca Louise Dunn

Class 5- Shearling Ram

1st Lot 209 Brackenbarrow Everest from RA & J Lancaster selling for 450gns
2nd Lot 213 Williams Elder from RS Boyes selling for 300gns
3rd Lot 211 Highclose Ensign from Eminson & Co selling for 230gns

Class 6- Ram Lamb

1st Lot 236 Coxhill Flamboyant from D Steen selling for 400gns
2nd Lot 233 Coxhill Flotilla from D Steen selling for 600gns
3rd Lot 230 Highclose Fraser from Eminson & Co selling for 200gns

Female Champion- Lot 193 C View Faith from Mr O Watson selling for 1300gns

Female Reserve Champion- Lot 170 Lochlad Besotted from Rebecca Louise Dunn selling for 2500gns

Male Champion- Lot 236 Coxhill Flamboyant from D Steen selling for 400gns

Male Reserve Champion- Lot 209 Brackenbarrow Everest from RA & J Lancaster selling for 450gns

Overall Champion- Lot 193 C View Faith from Mr O Watson selling for 1300gns

Overall Reserve Champion- Lot 236 Coxhill Flamboyant from D Steen selling for 400gns

Blue Texel Show Results, Judge- Stewart Currie

Class 1- Aged Ewe

1st Lot 113 Rookie Blues Darla from Messrs J&A Gargett selling for 550gns
2nd Lot 114 Rookie Blues Erica from Messrs J&A Gargett selling for 500gns

Class 2- Shearling Gimmer

1st Lot 125 Rookie Blues Fleur from Messrs J&A Gargett selling for 600gns
2nd Lot 124 Rookie Blues Fabia from Messrs J&A Gargett selling for 480gns
3rd Lot 128 Farm Mill Blues from Mr Giles Hardman selling for 420gns
4th Lot 130 Farm Mill Blues from Mr Giles Hardman selling for 500gns
5th Lot 117 Blacksticks Flora from Mr Alan Jarvis & Miss Cheralyn Henderson

Class 5- Shearling Ram

1st Lot 141 Rookie Blues Fin from Messrs J&A Gargett selling for 1000gns
2nd Lot 135 Billy’s Blues Ferdinand from Mr Luke Billington selling for 550gns

Class 6- Ram Lamb

1st Lot 148 Claremont Gino from Mr James Field selling for 700gns
2nd Lot 153 Londesborough from GD Stephenson & Sons
3rd Lot 147 Claremont Griffindor from Mr James Field selling for 500gns
4th Lot 149 Fairmount Guardian from Miss Katie Smith
5th Lot 151 Fairmount Gizmo from Miss Katie Smith

Male Champion- Lot 148 Claremont Gino from Mr James Field selling for 700gns

Male Reserve Champion- Lot 141 Rookie Blues Fin from Messrs J&A Gargett selling for 1000gns

Female Champion- Lot 125 Rookie Blues Fleur from Messrs J&A Gargett selling for 600gns

Female Reserve Champion- Lot 113 Rookie Blues Darla from Messrs J&A Gargett selling for 550gns

Overall Champion- Lot 148 Claremont Gino from Mr James Field selling for 700gns

Overall Reserve Champion- Lot 125 Rookie Blues Fleur from Messrs J&A Gargett selling for 600gns

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