J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Gimmer Lambs and Store Lambs, Thursday 5th October 2023.


The second sale of gimmer lambs saw a packed ring side of travelled and local buyers. The sale peaked at £146 for a pen of Lleyn Mules from P Knowles, New Hutton who sold others at £144 and £140. North Country Mules sold to £134 from JF&AW Sutton, Longsleddale with others a £132 from R&EA Gardner, Briggsteer and £103 from RI Dixon, Low Newton. Stronger North Country Mules achieved £120 to £130, with an entry of predominately running type lambs selling at £98 to £106 with the very smallest £85 to £92. An overall market averaged of £96.82.
The next sale of breeding sheep is on Saturday 21st October being the Lakeland Fair, and the concluding breeding sheep sale of the season.


The largest entry to date of store lambs saw 5657 forward, achieving an overall market average of £81.47, with a large proportion of the sale being long keep hill bred lambs. The sale peaked at £121 for a pen of Beltex lambs from JM Smith, Cartmel Fell, with other well bred Continental lambs regularly £100 to £112. First cross lambs sold to £107 for Texel cross from Coward Brothers, Kirkby in Furness with others at £106 from JA&CA Gibson, Selside. Suffolks sold to £102 from Coward Brothers, Kirkby in Furness. Large pens of level well drawn lambs attracted keen buyer attention, nicely selling at £91 to £99. Mules sold to £93 from Messrs Beaty, Windermere with others at £91 from JF Robinson, Broughton in Furness. Other stronger pens £86 to £90 and mediums £75 to £82 depending on quantity and strength. Other hill bred lambs sold to £97 for Cheviots from JW Hodgson, Ambleside. Medium keep lambs were generally £82 to £88, with smaller lambs £72 to £84 and the very smallest £55 to £66.
The next sale of store lambs is on Thursday 19th with another large entry required to satisfy nation wide buyer interest.

Top Prices


Mule: £146, £144, £140 Cragg Farm, £134 Nether House Farm, £132 Barrowfield, £130 Low Newton. Cheviot Mule: £116 Yealand Manor, £114 Moorcock Hall Farm, £110, £108 Killerwick Grange, £106 Ashstead. Texel: £113, £108 Strong Hill, £104 Poppy Farm, £102 Causeway Farm, £102 Poppy Farm, £99 Thornbush Farm. Blue Texel: £94 School Hill.


Beltex: £121 Lileyaks, £116 High Biggarsbank, £99.50 High Wray Farm, £99 Farelton House, £93 Mosergh Farm, £91 Barncroft. Texel: £116 Farleton House, £110 Somme Aveune, £107 Kirkby Hall, £106 Lileyaks, £106 Longwell. Dorset: £115 Highfield Road, £98 Corney Hill Farm, £86 High Biggarsbank. Suffolk: £102 Kirkby Hall, £98 Hare Tarn Farm, £95 High Farm, £94 Mislet Farm, £93 Kirkby Hall, £91 Crabtree Farm. Continental: £98.50 Hazelwood, £98 Farleton House, £96 Moss Side Farm, £94 High Wardses Farm, £94 Cold Seat Barn, £92 West Lodge. Charollais: £98.50 Dawson Fold, £96 Lowther Street, £95.50 Oxen Park Farm, £92.50 Lowther Street, £91.50 Dawson Fold, £88.50 Faribank Farm, Cheviot: £97 Dale End, £89.50 Weasdale Farm, £89.50 Fairbank Farm, £89 Old School House, £87.50 Dale End, £87 Thorn Cottage. Cheviot Mule: £96 Killerwick Grange, £88 Somme Aveune, £87.50 Killerwick Grange. Mule: £93 Long Green Head, £91 Moss Side Farm, £87.50 Greaves Farm, £86.50 Longwell, £86 Somme Aveune, £86 Gunner Fleet Farm. Masham: £81 Saddlers Croft, £80.50 Marsh Grange Farm. Rough Fell: £65, £65 Wasdyke Farm. Swaledale: £60 Howe Farm. Horned: £60 Low Haygarth Farm.

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