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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Ambleside Show & Sale of Store Lambs, Thursday 19th October 2023

North West Auctions held its Ambleside show and sale of store lambs on Thursday 19th October, which saw a new market record of lambs forward, with new customers in attendance, selling from throughout the northern counties and buying from throughout the UK. An overall market average of £81.50 was achieved, with all vendors leaving well suited with prices. The pre sale show was kindly judged by Mr Alan Bargh, Morecambe who made the following prize awards:

CLASS 1: 20 LOWLAND SIRED LAMBS
1st SJ Atkinson, Quarry Top

CLASS 2: 20 MULE OR MASHAM LAMBS
1st TLB&J Knowles, High Borrowbridge
2nd SJ&M Richardson & Son, High Row
3rd R Lawrence, Greave Farm

CLASS 3: 20 PURE HILL BRED LAMBS
1st E Parker, Burnhead Farm
2nd Messrs Hodgson, Rydal Farm

Todays sale peaked at £123 for a pen full of Texel x Beltex lambs from R&E Ladds, Kendal who sold another pen full at £122 with others achieving £120 from RA Gibons, Flookburgh. Pure and ¾ bred continental lambs attracting a keen buyer interest, regularly selling at £98 to £110. Medium keep cross bred lambs were nicely selling at £81 to £90, with a large number of longer term lambs regularly selling at £72 to £83, depending on quality and type. Mules sold to £103 for a ring full of Cheviot Mules from M Allen, Yealand with North County Mules selling to £99 from Messrs Caley and Mitchinson, Troutbeck. Pens of well grown stronger Mules were generally selling at £88 to £93, with mediums £83 to ££87. Pure Hill bred lambs sold to a top price of £89.50 for Cheviots from PW Clarke, Crossthwaite with a ring full at £86 from MB Meredith, Coniston. Herdwicks sold to £75 from F&JF Mason, Mansergh with Swaledales to £74 from E Parker, Mewith.

SALE STATISTICES:
Texel x to £123, averaged £87.76.
Beltex to £113, averaged £98.
Suffolks to £99, averaged £91.10.
Charollais to £96, averaged £83.21.
Mules to £103, averaged £82.25.
Herdwicks to £77, averaged £55.
Horned to £74, averaged £54.51.
Cheviots to £89.50, averaged £78.7.

The next sale of store lambs is on Thursday the 2nd November with catalogue entries required by Wednesday 25th October.

Top Prices

STORE LAMBS:

Texel: £123, £122 Benson Hall, £114 Castle Rigg Farm, £112 Meadow View, £107 Marsh Grange Farm, £103 Low Newton Farm. Continental: £120, £96 Market Street, £90 Keld Farm, £84.50 The Borrans, £80 Market Street, £79 Cruck Barn. Beltex: £113 Coat Green Farm, £112 Coldcotes Farm, £111.50 The Plough Inn, £98 Coat Green Farm, £96 Coldcotes Farm. Cheviot Mule: £103, £96 Yealand Manor, £94 Ashstead, £93 Yealand Manor, £88.50 Ashstead, £80.50 Rankthorn. Cheviot: £100 Low Newton Farm, £89.50 Woodside Farm, £86, £85 High Arnside Farm, ££84 Melbourne House, £83.50 Woodside Farm. Suffolk: £99 Middle Birkby Farm, £98 Tottlebank, £97 Nether House Farm, £95 Sunny Brow, £95 Wyke Farm, £92.50 Tottlebank. Mule: £99 Castle Syke Farm, £95 Burnhead Farm, £94.50 Low Newton Farm, £94 High Row, £93 High Borrowbridge, £92 Castle Syke Farm. Lleyn: £97 Low Longmire Farm. Charollais: £96 Bradlow Farm, £91 Keld Farm, £88 Bowkerstead Farm, £88 Long Green Head, £86 Tricketts Drive, £80 The Corn Mill. Horned: £92 Tottlebank. Dutch Spotted: £89 Coat Green Farm, £87 Coldcotes Farm, £85, £81 Coat Green Farm, £78 Benson Hall. Dorset: £87.50 Corney Hill Farm, £84 High Biggarsbank, £80 Corney Hill Farm. Zwartble: £86, £69 Castle Syke Farm. Masham: £85 Saddlers Croft, £72.50 Steps Farm. Leicester: £80 High Borrans Farm. Badger Face Texel: £76 Coat Green Farm. Herdwick: £75 Mireside Farm, £66 High Birk Howe Farm, £60 Chapman House. Swaledale: £74 Burnhead Farm, £70 Rossett, £65 Scar Sykes Farm, £62.50 Castle Rigg Farm, £62 Low Dubbs Farm, £61 Stable Harvey. Rough Fell: £71 Blackmoss Farm.

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SHOW RESULTS: 

CLASS 1: 20 LOWLAND SIRED LAMBS

1st SJ Atkinson, Quarry Top

CLASS 2: 20 MULE OR MASHAM LAMBS

1st TLB&J Knowles, High Borrowbridge

2nd SJ&M Richardson & Son, High Row

3rd R Lawrence, Greave Farm

CLASS 3: 20 PURE HILL BRED LAMBS

1st E Parker, Burnhead Farm

2nd Messrs Hodgson, Rydal Farm

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