J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Show & Sale of Continental & Suffolk Gimmer Lambs & The Fortnightly Sale of Store Lambs. Thursday 24th August 2023


North West Auctions held its special sale of Continental gimmer lambs with saw 455 sell to an overall market average of £100, with buyers showing keenest interest in the strongest well bred gimmer lambs suitable for tupping this autumn. The pre sale show was kindly judged by Mr R Towers, Ingleton who awarded the champion rosette to a pen of three quarter Texels. The reserve championship was award to pen of Texel x Mule gimmer lambs from TMW&H Hodgson, Nibthwaite. The prize show for Suffolk x gimmer lambs was won by TA&J Dixon, Selside.
The sale peaked at £150 for a pen of Texel x Beltex gimmer lambs from JG&PH Thompson & Sons, Selside with others selling at £150 for a pen of Texel x Suffolks form TA&J Dixon, Selside and pen of ¾ Dutch Spotted gimmer lambs form DA Dixon, Selside. Other stronger pens of gimmer lambs were regularly £118 to £130, with medium running types £95 to £110.


An increased entry of 3837 store lambs were forward, seeing buyers in attendance from throughout the northern counties and midlands, with an overall market average of £79.02. The strongest well bred lambs continue to be in keen demand with Texel lambs selling to £118 from B&D Willison & Son, Tebay. Others sold at £115 from MB&J Fell, Old Hutton with others regularly £95 to £105. A keen interest in medium keep lambs sold to £93.50 for Texel x from JE Wightman, Lupton with others regularly £85 to £90. Mules sold to £89.50 for a pen full from RI Dixon, Low Newton with a ring full achieving £88 from Fishwick Bros, Longsleddale. A large number of longer keep Mules forward were generally selling at £72 to £78. Other hill bred lambs sold to £84 for Cheviot from TLB&J Knowles, Selside with others at £82.50 from JE Swan, Cartmel Fell. A large entry of young long keep Continental lambs generally sold at £70 to £75, with smaller sorts £58 to £60 and very small and backwards pens at realisation.
The next sale of store lambs is on Thursday 7th September with catalogue entries required by Wednesday 30th September.

Top Prices


Texel: £152 Poppy Farm, £150 Yoad Pot, £148 Bybeck, £146 Bybeck, £140 Heights Farm, £138 Gunner Fleet Farm. Dutch Spotted: £150 Grayrigg Foot, £140 Grayrigg Foot, £120 Grayrigg Foot, £102 Grayrigg Foot. Suffolk: £128 Yoad Pot, £120 Yoad Pot, £120 Yoad Pot, £100 Cobble End, £90 Roundthwaite.


Texel: £118 Bybeck, £115 Wreay Syke, £104 Ewan Mill, £100 Rose Farm, £99.50 Crabtree Farm. Charollais: £91 Long Green Head, £79.50 Latterbarrow Farm. Mule: £89.50 Low Newton Farm, £88 High House, £88 Middle Sadghyll, £86 Wood Broughton Barn, £84 Longwell, £84 Yewbarrow. Suffolk: £89 Gowan Bank Farm, £86.50 Lower Hawthwaite,, £85 Hill Cottage, £85 Sunny Brow, £84.50 Middle Lee Farm, £83 Cragg House. Zwartble: £85 Castle Syke Farm. Cheviot: £84 High Borrowbridge, £82.50 Rankthorn. Beltex: £79 Mallerstang. Hampshire: £78 Red Syke Lodge. Continental: £77 Patton Mill Farm, £73 Long Green Head. Cheviot Mule: £74 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Swaledale: £70 Ashes.

More Info


Class 1: Pen of 10 Suffolk Gimmer Lambs
1st TA&JA Dixon, Yoad Pot

Class 2: Pen of 10 Continental Gimmer Lambs
1st J Handley, Gunner Fleet Farm
2nd TMH&W Hodgson, Arklid
3rd D&A Nicholson, Birch Bank

Champion: J Handley, Gunner Fleet Farm

Reserve Champion: TMH&W Hodgson, Arklid

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