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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Young Handler Show & Sale of Prime Lambs. Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 24th October 2023

PIGS

A keen buyer interest in in prime pigs, saw a top price of £220 per head and 259p/kg achieved for Large White x gilts from J Ludbrook, Bingley with others selling at £188 from W Stamper, Pilling and £145 from H Kent, Cockerham. Well finished prime pigs were in keenest demand, with more required each sale to satisfy buyer requirements.
A large entry of cull sows and boars sold to £100 from W Stamper, Chipping with others generally £80 to £95 for sows and boars £55 to £80.
Weaners sold to £40 for gilts, with other ranging from 15 to 30 depending on breed and quality.

PRIME LAMBS

North West Auctions were proud to hold the annual show and sale of young handlers, with an impressive entry of 21 put before our judge Pete Edmondson, Kirkby in Furness. We would like to take this opportunity to also say thanks to our sale sponsors the Rural Law Practice. Pete awarded the prizes as follows:

CLASS 1- LOWLAND LAMB (UNDER 10 YEARS)
1st Harry Twigge- £170
2nd Harvey Hugginson- £150
3rd Isabella Twigge- £155

CLASS 2- LOWLAND LAMB (11-16 YEARS)
1st Harry Blackwell- £200
2nd Elizabeth Wilson- £172
3rd Alicia Ellis- £200

CLASS 3- UPLAND LAMB (UNDER 11-16 YEARS)
1st Zara Clough- £100
2nd Elizabeth Wilson- £110

CLASS 4- BEST YOUNG HANDLER (UNDER 10 YEARS)
1st Millie Knipe- £162
2nd Millie Atkinson- £162
3rd Ben Taylor- £142

CLASS 5- BEST YOUNG HANDLER (11-16 YEARS)
1st Alicia Ellis- £200
2nd Zara Clough- £148
3rd Georgia Holmes- £130

CHAMPION LAMB- Harry Blackwell-
RESERVE CHAMPION LAMB- Harry Twigge
CHAMPION HANDLER- A Ellis
RESERVE CHAMPION HANDLER- Millie Knipe

Away from the show they were 1500 lambs forward, with a slightly varied trade as buyers were cautious to under finished lambs, with meat and weight adding up to a premium. The sale topped at £158 twice for Texels from E Dodgson, Kendal and T Wilson, Selside. Full rings of Texels sold to £150 from RF Morphet, Halton with Beltexs selling to £144 from JM&NJ Strickland, Whinfell. Heavy lambs were regularly selling at £135 to £140 with meated 42kg to 45kg lambs selling at £108 to £115. Cheviots Mules sold to a top of £129 from Low Moor Howe, Winster with Cheviots selling to £122 from S&B Capstick, Old Hutton. Mules sold to £120 from TMW&H Hodgson, Ulverston with Mashams to £117 from JA Bennett, Longsleddale. Texel lambs sold to 298p/kg form KA Purtill, Wigan with others selling to 292p/kg from JM&NJ Strickland, Whinfell.

CAST SHEEP

650 cull ewes were forward selling to a top price of £189 for a pen of five Texel ewes from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston who sold others at £184, £174 and £166. Other strong pure ewes sold to £166 for Texels from T Wilson, Selside with Suffolks to £138 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston, other heavy ewes were £110 to £130. Mules sold to a top of £102 from DM Bargh, Morecambe with Cheviot Mules to £100 from E&A Thompson, New Hutton. The stronger end of Mules were £85 to £95, with a large number of mediums £72 to £86, depending on size and quality. Pure hill ewes sold to £116 for Cheviots from AJ Cardwelll, St Michaels on Wyre who sold others at £97. TJ Winder, Tebay also sold Cheviots to £96. Rough Fells sold to £77 from I Carradice, Tebay with Herdwicks to £58 from Messrs Hodgson, Rydal and Swaledales to £52 from JR Robinson & Son, Nook. Well worn hill ewes made up a large proportion of todays sale, with the stronger end £38 to £45, mediums £28 to £35 and the smallest and leanest at realisation.
Goats sold to £102 from CM Crayston, Seascale.
Cull rams sold to £150 for a BFL from JW&TE Sharp, Lyth with others selling to £112 from JR Robinson & Son, Nook. Hill bred rams sold to £82 with others at £78.

Top Prices

PRIME LAMBS:

Beltex: £200 Lackslot, £144 The Borrans, £135 Woodside, £122 Holmelands, £120 Woodside. Texel: £200 Moss Head, £172 Ashstead, £170 Holmelands, £165 Spital Farm, £162 Todds Farm, £162 Mosergh Farm. Hampshire: £148 High Farm, £104 Endmoor Farm. Continental: £144 Brow Head, £140 Milestone Cottage, £128 Rakesmoor Farm, £123 Myers Farm, £122.50 Holmelands, £119.50 High House Farm. Suffolk: £143 Lane Ends Farm, £138 Great House Farm, £132.50 Lane Ends Farm, £132 Yoad Pot, £131 Meadow Oaks, £130 Lane Ends Farm. Dutch Spotted: £139 Deep Clough, £136 Scales Park Farm, £117.50 Curlew Rock, £111 Millbeck. Dorset: £129 Hallbeck, £124 Great House Farm, £108 Belle Vue Cottage, £106 Brow Head. Cheviot: £129 High House Farm, £122 Low House, £118 High House Farm, £117 Howriggs, £113 High House Farm, £112 Howriggs. Mule: £120 Arklid Farm, £116.50 Greaves Farm, £116 Yoad Pot, £112 Thorn Cottage, £111 Middale Farm, £110 Ashstead. Charolais: £118 Spital Farm, £115 Crosscrake Farm. Masham: £117 Middale Farm. Zwartble: £93 High Farm. Horned: £89 Hall Drive. Swaledale: £75 Thorn Cottage.

CAST EWES:

Texel: £189, £184, £174 Mansrigg Hall, £166 Ashstead, £166 Mansrigg Hall, £150 Gaisgill Row Farm. Suffolk: £138, £122 Mansrigg Hall, £110 Smithy Green Farm, £97 Glaslyn, £94 The Old Parsonage. Charollais: £130 Ashtree Cottage, £114 Long Green Head, £110, £96 Knott End Farm. Cheviot: £116, £97 Glaslyn, £96 Gaisgill Row Farm, £82 Bradlow Farm, £82 Glaslyn, £82 Brow Head. Leicester: £114 Bien Fait. Zwartable: £110 Scales Park Farm. Mule: £102 The Bungalow, £99 Lackslot, £95 Mansrigg Hall, £89 High Butterbent, £88 Street, £82 Sproat Ghyll. Goat: £102 Sheepfields. Cheviot Mule: £100 High Butterbent. Masham: £88 Intake Farm, £83 The Bungalow. Rough Fell: £77 Intake Farm, £76 Wasdyke Farm.

CAST RAM:

Continental: £150 Flodder Hall. Charollais: £112 Hollins Farm.

More Info

NWA J36 YOUNG HANDLER SHOW OF PRIME LAMBS, TUESDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2023
JUDGE- PETE EDMONDSON & SPONSOR- RURAL LAW

CLASS 1- LOWLAND LAMB (UNDER 10 YEARS)
1st Harry Twigge- £170
2nd Harvey Hugginson- £150
3rd Isabella Twigge- £155

CLASS 2- LOWLAND LAMB (11-16 YEARS)
1st Harry Blackwell- £200
2nd Elizabeth Wilson- £172
3rd Alicia Ellis- £200

CLASS 3- UPLAND LAMB (UNDER 11-16 YEARS)
1st Zara Clough- £100
2nd Elizabeth Wilson- £110

CLASS 4- BEST YOUNG HANDLER (UNDER 10 YEARS)
1st Millie Knipe- £162
2nd Millie Atkinson- £162
3rd Ben Taylor- £142

CLASS 5- BEST YOUNG HANDLER (11-16 YEARS)
1st Alicia Ellis- £200
2nd Zara Clough- £148
3rd Georgia Holmes- £130

CHAMPION LAMB- Harry Blackwell-
RESERVE CHAMPION LAMB- Harry Twigge
CHAMPION HANDLER- A Ellis
RESERVE CHAMPION HANDLER- Millie Knipe

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