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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs, Cast Sheep and Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Tuesday 16th April 2024.

SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT

The annual show and sale of ewes and shearlings with lambs at foot attracted a large number of local and travelled buyers, which ensured a fast trade from start to finish. The pre sale show was kindly sponsored by Greencoat Farm, Carrs Billington and City and Guilds, with the judging in the capable hands of Lewis and Luke McCarrick, Chorley, who awarded the results as followed:

FIVE MULE SHEARLINGS WITH LAMBS AT FOOT
1st G&KM Atkinson, Green Farm

FIVE CONTINENTAL SHEARLINGS WITH LAMBS AT FOOT
1st G&KM Atkinson, Green Farm
2nd CI Briggs, High Wray Farm

FIVE EWES WITH LAMBS AT FOOT
1st R T Colbear, Heights Farm
2nd G&KM Atkinson, Green Farm
3rd JC&E Pedley, Wood House Farm

Champion: G&KM Atkinson, Green Farm
Reserve Champion: G&KM Atkinson, Green Farm

An outstanding run of fully vaccinated shearlings and ewes from G&KM Atkinson, Colby stole the show with the champion pen of Mule shearling with twin Texel lambs selling to £360. Texel shearlings with twin Texel lambs from the same good home sold to £355, with a pen of ten Mule shearlings with Texel twin lambs selling to £335. Aged Texel ewes with twin lambs from M&S Leech, Flookburgh sold to £350 with Beltex ewes with Beltex cross lambs to £345 from JC&E Pedley & Sons, Kirkby Stephen. A ring full of aged Texel ewes with Beltex twin lambs from RT Colbear, Colby sold to £310 with others from the same home to £305. Mule shearlings with Texel lambs sold to £275 from TH Gibson & son, Staveley. Texel shearlings with single lambs selling to £255 from DW Parsons, Ackenthwaite. The first hoggs of the season saw a ring full from RC Wharton & Son, Appleby sell to a top of £240, with others from the same home to £215.

SPRING LAMBS

A small show of spring lambs saw light weights sell to £145 from P&C Parker, Preston.

PRIME HOGGS

A mixed show of hoggs forward which saw hard fed and well meated hoggs sell to a super trade, with leaner types a little harder to place and an overall averaged of 384p/kg achieved. The sale peaked at £252 for Texels from JB Airey, Kendal with pens of Beltexs to £246 from JA Airey, New Hutton. Suffolks sold to £245 from L McCarrick, Chorley. Heavy well finished hoggs were at the £220 to £240 mark. Best bred hoggs were keenly sort after, with 45kg Texel cross hoggs to £224 from AG Butler, Hambleton who sold other pens to £222. Mule hoggs sold to £214 from N Barker, Burton in Kendal with 46kg hoggs selling to £184 from AW&AM Clarke, Windermere. Cheviot hoggs sold to £185 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet who sold other pens to £182. Pens of Swaledales sold to £179 from AW&AM Clarke, Windermere with others to £170 from EW&JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge with a pen of 41kg Dalesbered hoggs to £153 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton.

More hoggs are needed on a weekly basis to fulfil our active ring side of ten buyers requirements.

Please note it was noted from many buyers that they are now requiring hoggs to be either Farm Assured and VAN accredited.

CAST SHEEP

The weekly sale of cull ewes saw an overall average of £118 achieved, with a large proportion of the sale being leaner hill type ewes. The sale peaked at £210 for Suffolk ewes from MW&PA Rollason, Meathop with other heavier end ewes £175 to £200. Mules sold to a top of £174, with other heavy Mules regularly £155 to £165. Medium sized well meated ewes of all breeds were generally £120 to £140, with the smaller and leaner end £95 to £115.
Pure hill ewes sold to £154 for a Rough Fell from WJ Dawson, Sedbergh with Cheviots to £150 from TJ Winder, Tebay, Swaledales sold £128 WJ&LA Barker, Arkholme and Scotch Black Face £118 from G&ID Postlethwaite, Riddings. Medium hill ewes regularly £90 to £105, with the smallest and leanest sorts seeing a sharp rise generally £75 to £90, with only the very smallest less.
Cull rams sold to £218, with other stronger end £170 to £210. Leaner Continental rams were £130 to £150. Hill rams sold to £152 for Cheviots and £146 for Rough Fells.

Top Prices

SPRING LAMBS

Dutch Spotted: £145 Fern Bank.

PRIME HOGGS

Continental: £252 Mint Close, £232 Brow Head, £230 Hill Top Farm, £24 Park Farm Barn, £220 Dalton Old Hall. Texel: £246 Old Croft, £244 Bowers Farm, £242 Mint Close, £242 Longfield Manor, £242 Ashtree Cottage. Suffolk: £245 Longfield Manor, £190 Gowan Bank Farm, £187 Low Longmire, £172 Mire House Farm, £172 Gowan Bank Farm. Beltex: £192 Stubb Farm, £186, £150 Scronkey Farm. Leicester: £188, £168 High House Farm. Cheviot: £185, £182 Stubb Hall Farm, £178 Dalton Old Hall, £175 Slack Farm, £164 Low Levens. Mule: £184 Low Longmire, £184, £179 Fell End Farm, £170 Park Farm Barn, £163 Hareden Farm. Swaledale: £179 Low Longmire, £170 Hareden Farm, £147 Park Farm Barn, £135 Bowers Farm. Rough Fell: £160 Low Deepslack. Dales Bred: £153 Fell End Farm. Herdwick: £136 Cinderbarrow Farm, £136 The Parsonage Farm. Dorset: £120 Fell View Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Suffolk: £210 Kendal House Farm, £190 Smithy Green Farm, £174 Hollin Hall, £166 Smithy Green Farm. Texel: £196 Orchard Cottage, £182 Lundholme Farm, £175 Hare Tarn Farm, £174 Cold Seat Barn. Continental: £182 Cooper House, £160 Bleaswood Road, £158 Brow Head, £154 Woodbine Lane. Cheviot: £178 Meadow View, £176 Cooper House, £150 Gaisgill Row Farm, £140 Orchard Cottage. Mule: £174 Kendal House Farm, £164 Hollin Hall, £158 College Green, £156 Ashtree Cottage, £150 Longfield Manor. Lleyn: £160, £130 Cragg Farm. Rough Fell: £154 Rash Mill Cottage, £142 Tottlebank, £140 Dunsabank Farm. Masham: £146 Mosergh Farm. Swaledale: £128 Brown Edge, £116 Stribers Farm, £114 Flodder Hall, £114 Longwell. Jacob: £124 Orchard Cottage. Scotch: £118 Riddings. Dales Bred: £116 Fell End Farm. Kerry Hill: £110 Killington Hall Farm, £102 Slack Farm. Leicester: £94 Low Newton Farm.

CAST RAMS

Texel: £218, £190, £180 Sunny Bank, £164 High House Farm. Continental: £160 Orchard Cottage. Cheviot: £152 High House Farm, £152 Bowers Farm, £134 High House Farm. Leicester: £150 Middle Sadghyll. Rough Fell: £146 Low Deepslack. Swaledale: £112 Middle Sadghyll.

BREEDING SHEEP

EWE WITH LAMBS AT FOOT
Continental: £350 Somme Avenue, £250 Rock Villa. Beltex: £345 Wood House Farm. Mule: £320 Green Farm, £320 Green Farm, £250 Somme Avenue, £250 Briar Cottage, £250 Wood House Farm, £245 Briar Cottage. Texel: £310 Heights Farm, £305 High Wray Farm, £300 Heights Farm, £300 Heights Farm, £292 Wood House Farm, £290 Little Musgrave Farm. Suffolk: £265 Tottlebank, £235 Tottlebank.

SHEARLINGS WITH LAMBS AT FOOT:
Mule: £360 Green Farm, £355 Green Farm, £335 Green Farm, £275 Seedfield, £245 The Glen, £240 The Borrans. Texel: £340 High Field, £295 Green Farm, £272 High Wray Farm, £255 Highfield, £215 Little Musgrave Farm. Zwartble: £240 Somme Avenue. Cheviot: £145 Fell View Farm, £130 Fell View Farm. Dorset £132 Fell View Farm.

HOGGS WITH LAMBS AT FOOT
Mule: £240 High Field, £215 High Field.

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SHOW RESULTS

FIVE MULE SHEARLINGS WITH LAMBS AT FOOT

1st G&KM Atkinson, Green Farm

FIVE CONTINENTAL SHEARLINGS WITH LAMBS AT FOOT

1st G&KM Atkinson, Green Farm
2nd CI Briggs, High Wray Farm

FIVE EWES WITH LAMBS AT FOOT

1st R T Colbear, Heights Farm
2nd G&KM Atkinson, Green Farm
3rd JC&E Pedley, Wood House Farm

Champion: G&KM Atkinson, Green Farm

Reserve Champion: G&KM Atkinson, Green Farm

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