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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Diamond Delights, Saturday 27th January 2024.

ROUGH FELLS

North West Auctions is proud to continue its loyal support with the Rough Fell Sheep Breeders Association. The judging was in the capable hands of Mr E Clark, who we would like to take this opportunity to thank for his time and expertise. There was a wonderful line up of sheep put before the judge, which we congratulate the vendors on the quality forward. After much time and deliberation, Mr Clark awarded the champion rosette to the first price ewe from S&A Bland. The reserve champion was awarded to the first prize gimmer shearling consigned by TLB&J Knowles. The rough diamonds once again shone bright, with the reserve champion gimmer shearling from TLB&J Knowles selling to the top price of 1000gns for lot 13, this much admired shearling was sired by Birkhaw Emerald and scanned with triplets to Cotegill Golden Balls. Other shearlings sold to 650gns from MP&A Capstick and 500gns from JA Law. Ewes sold to 400gns on a number of occasions, from S&A Bland, TM Potter and TLB&J Knowles,

In lamb gimmer shearlings sold to 1000gns from TLB&J Knowles and averaged 600gns.
In lamb ewes sold to 400gns from S&A Bland, TM Potter and TLB&J Knowles and averaged 300gns.

Rough Fell Show- Judge: Ethan Clark

In lamb Ewe
1st Lot 8, S and A Bland, Cotegill, 400 Guineas
2nd Lot 7, T M Potter, The Park, 400 Guineas
3rd Lot 16, TLB and J Knowles, High Borrow Bridge, 400 Guineas

In Lamb Shearling
1st Lot 13, TLB and J Knowles, High Borrow Bridge, 1000 Guineas
2nd Lot 10, MP and A Capstick, High Lane, 650 Guineas
3rd Lot 4, J A Law, Marsh House Farm, 500 Guineas

Champion – Lot 8, S and A Bland, Cotegill, 400 Guineas
Reserve Champion – Lot 13, TLB and J Knowles, High Borrow Bridge, 1000 Guineas

CHEVIOTS

In lamb gimmer shearlings sold to 450gns from KO Stones on three occasions.

Cheviot Show- Judge: Craig Proctor

In Lamb Cheviot
1st Lot 41, KO Stones, Nun Cote Nook Farm, 450 Guineas
2nd lot 40, KO Stones, Nun Cote Nook Farm, 450 Guineas
3rd lot 42, KO Stones, Nun Cote Nook Farm, 450 Guineas

HERDWICK

Herdwick Show: Judge- Craig Proctor

In Lamb Ewe
1st Lot 54, IK and AM Grisedale
2nd Lot 51, D Thompson, £150
3rd Lot 50, D Thompson, £150

SWALEDALES

The Diamond Delights show and sale of Swaledales Stars held on behalf of the Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association had a nice entry forward. The pre sale show judging was in the capable hands of Mr R Hutchinson, who awarded the champion rosette to the one crop ewe consigned by T Brogden. This ewe later went on to sell to £700, with this sheep being sired by Kisdon Odyssey B46341 and scanned with twins to Helbeck Unique C42113. The reserve champion was a three crop ewe consigned by TW Hutchinson and went on to sell for £500, with this ewe being sired by A30217 and scanned in with twins to A32046.

In lambs ewes sold to £700 from T Brogden and averaged £540.

Swaledale Show- Judge: Ricky Hutchinson

In Lamb Ewe
1st Lot 64, T Brogden, Helbeck Farm, £700
2nd Lot 63, TW Hutchinson, Bail Hill, £500
3rd Lot 65, T Brogden, Helbeck Farm, £400

In Lamb Shearling
1st Lot 66, T Brogden, Helbeck Farm, £400

Empty Gimmer Hogg
1st Lot 69, T Brogden, Helbeck Farm, £300
2nd Lot 70, T Brogden Helbeck Farm, £400
3rd Lot 72, T Brogden, Helbeck Farm

Champion – Lot 64, T Brogden, Helbeck Farm, £700
Reserve Champion – Lot 63, TW Hutchinson, Bail Hill, £500

BLUE FACED LEICESTER

North West Auctions Diamond Delights show and sale of Blue Faced Leicesters boasted a strong entry once again, with vendors traveling far and wide to attend this popular sale. The pre sale show was in the capable hand of Mr J Mills, we would like to thank for his time and expertise. A wonderful entry of gimmer hoggs were put before the judge with this class oozing quality. The champion rosette was awarded to Dawyck 4346/S105 consigned by MR Thornborrow & Sons with the reserve champion awarded to the Hewgill 980/S051 consigned by Messrs Lord.
Leading prices saw the gimmer shearling Carry House 281/R073 consigned by RD Archer & Son sell to 5000gns, carrying a single to Carry House Ronaldo. J Wight & Sons consignment saw their top shearling Midlock 1538/R102 sell to 3500gns, with this shearling scanned triplets to Underwood 1982/P001. Hoggs sold to 4000gns for Hewgill 980/S051 consigned by Messrs Lord, sired by Marriforth P1. Others hoggs achieved 3000gns for Cottage 3331/S026 consigned by J Bell.

In lamb gimmer shearlings sold to 5000gns from RD Archer and averaged 1100gns.
In lamb ewes sold to 2100gns from J Wight & Sons and averaged 870gns.
Gimmer Hoggs sold to 4000gns from Messrs Lord and averaged 950gns.

Bluefaced Leicester Show- Judge: Jason Mills

In Lamb Ewe
1st Lot 143, J Stenton, Little Pastures, 500 Guineas
2nd Lot 146, JC and E Pedley and Sons, Yore House, 800 Guineas

In Lamb Shearling
1st Lot 161, WJ Barker, Brown Edge Farm, 1800 Guineas
2nd Lot 144, JC and E Pedley and Sons, Yore House, 1600 Guineas
3rd Lot 136, J Stenton, Little Pasture, 800 Guineas

Empty Gimmer Hogg
1st Lot 100, M R Thornborrow and Sons, Easter Dawyck Farm, 1000 Guineas
2nd Lot 107, Messers Lord, West Dowgill, 4000 Guineas
3rd Lot 95, J Bell, Birnie Hall Farm, 3000 Guineas

Champion – Lot 100, M R Thornborrow and Sons, Easter Dawyck Farm, 1000 Guineas
Reserve Champion – Lot 107, Messers Lord, West Dowgill, 4000 Guineas

DUTCH SPOTTED SOCIETY SALE OF PEDIGREE FEMALES

DUTCH SPOTTED IN-LAMB SELL TO 1350GNS

North West Auctions held its annual prize show and sale of in-lamb sheep on behalf of the Dutch Spotted Sheep Society which saw buyers in attendance from throughout the UK.
The pre-sale show was judged by Mr J Marshall who awarded the Championship rosette to Grayrigg Foot Emma Rose from Mr Jack Dixon, Grayrigg who was also awarded the Reserve rosette for Grayrigg Foot Emerald Star. These both later sold for 1000gns to CB Capstick, Grange over Sands. Other Grayrigg Foot ewes sold at 800gns to G Lister, Workington and J Fletcher, Carnforth.
The sale topped at 1350gns for the first prize gimmer shearling, Bank Hall Flame from JG Morton, Penrith who also sold Bank Hall Fearn at 900gns to D Barr, Sussex.

In-Lamb ewes sold to 1000gns and averaged £675
In-lamb shearlings sold to 1350gns and averaged £1010

Dutch Spotted Show: Judge- Mr J Marshall

In Lamb Ewe
1st Lot 503, J Dixon, Grayrigg Foot Emma Rose, 1000 Guineas
2nd Lot 504, J Dixon, Grayrigg Foot Emerald Star, 1050 Guineas
3rd Lot, 505, J Dixon, Grayrigg Foot Elvis Blues, 954 Guineas
4th Lot 506, J Dixon, Grayrigg Foot Eskimo Jenny, 945 Guineas

In Lamb Shearling
1st Lot 515, John Morton, Bank Hall Flame, 1350 Guineas
2nd Lot 514, John Morton, Bank Hall Fantasy, 840 Guineas
3rd Lot 518, John Morton, Bank Hall Fearn, 900 Guineas
4th Lot 516, John Morton, Bank Hall Faithfull, 800 Guineas

Champion – Lot 503, J Dixon, Grayrigg Foot Emma Rose, 1000 Guineas
Reserve Champion – Lot 504, J Dixon, Grayrigg Foot Emerald Star, 1050 Guineas

MULTI-BREED FEMALES

The much anticipated sale of individual in-lamb sheep saw a fantastic entry, attracting buyers from far and wide keen to secure additional and replacement stock.
This sale peaked at £550 for a Dorper ewe carrying triplets from AHB Murray, Canonbie followed by Texels carrying twins from J Sanderson, Halton achieving £520 and £480. Blue Texels from J Wood, Trawden sold at £390 who also sold Dutch Spotted at £390. Zwartbles sold to £380 from LA Simpson, Garstang.
Other prices of interest included Suffolk x ewes in-lamb to the Beltex from I McConnell, Dumfries sold at £340, who also sold Beltex ewes at £320. Millenium Blue shearlings from RJ & J Towers, Ingleton sold at £230.
Gimmer hoggs sold to £430 for a Blue Texel from J Wood, Trawden who also sold others at £360. Badger Faced Texels sold to £315 from AL Thompson, Colne.

COMMERCIAL IN-LAMB SHEEP

Commercial in-lamb sheep sold to £265 for Blue Texel x ewes from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe who sold Suffolk x at £210. Mules sold to £185 for 2 crop from AK Robinson, Clapham who sold others at £170 and older ewes at £160 from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe. Shearlings sold to £185 from N Brown, Lancaster.

Top Prices

RING 1:

IN LAMB EWE:

Leicester: 2000gns Midlock Farm, 1800gns Old Hall, 1500gns Wood House Farm, 1400gns Bradleyfield Farm, 800gns Wood House Farm. Swaledale: £700 Helbeck Farm, £500 Bail Hill, £400 Helbeck. Rough Fell: 400gns High Borrowbridge, 400gns Cotegill Cottage, 400gns The Park, 400gns High Borrowbridge, 300gns Cotegill Cottage, 300gns WInllan. Herdwick: £150 Climb Stile.

IN LAMB SHEARLING:

Leicester: 5000gns Carry House, 3500gns Midlock Farm, 2100gns Carry House, 1800gns Brown Edge, 1600gns Wood House Farm. Rough Fell: 1000gns High Borrowbridge, 650gns High Lane, 500gns High Borrowbridge, 500gns Marsh House Farm, 400gns High Lane. Cheviot: 450gns Nun Cote Nook Farm. Herdwick: £150 Greenmount Farm, £150 Climb Style.

GIMMER HOGG:

Leicester: 4000gns West Dowgill, 3000gns Birniehall, 1800gns Old Hall, 1400gns Carry House, 1200gns Old Hall.Swaledale: £400 Helbeck Farm. Rough Fell: 100gns Low Wilkinson Farm. Herdwick: £100 Climb Stile.

RING 2:

IN LAMB SHEARLING:

Dutch Spotted: £530 (x2) Grayrigg Foot, £390 (x2), £260 Hill Top Cottage, £220 Deep Clough. Texel: £520, £480, £380 (x2) Lower Highfield Farm, £360 Hill Top Farm, £360 Lower Highfield Farm. Zwartble: £400 Longtons Farm, £380, £190 Millstones. Other: £360 The Beeches, £230, £220 (x2) Greenlands Farm. Ryeland: £340 Greenlea. Rouge: £300 Hill Top Farm. Mule: £185 Deep Clough. Kerry Hill: £150 (x2) Middlegill Farm.

IN LAMB EWE:

Other: £550 The Beeches, £280, £200 (x2) Crawfordhall. Suffolk: £420 Greenlands Farm, £340, £330 Crawfordhall. Blue Texel: £390 (x2), £380 (x2), £360, £300 Hill Top Cottage. Dutch Spotted: £390 Hill Top Cottage. Beltex: £320, £260, £200 Crawfordhall. Zwartble: £310, £270 Longtons Farm, £260 Birks Farm, £260 Millstones, £220 Somme Aveune. Ryeland: £300, £270 Greenlea. Dorset: £240 Crawford Hall. Texel: £230 (x2), £200 (x2) Grayrigg Foot, £140 School House Lane. Rouge: £220, £210 Longtons Farm. Kerry Hill: £150 (x2) Middlegill Farm. Mule: £150, £145, £140, £135 Fell End Farm, £135 Deep Clough, £135 School House Lane. Jacob: £135 (x2), £120 Deep Clough.

GIMMER LAMB:

Blue Texel: £430, £360, £250 (x2), £200, £190 Hill Top Cottages. Dutch Spotted: £420, £300, £160 Grayrigg Foot. Other: 367.50 (x2), 357gns, 315gns (x3) Higher Broach Farm. Zwartble: £200, £130 Millstones.

PEDIGREE IN LAMB SHEARLING:

Dutch Spotted: 1350gns, 900gns, 800gns (x2) The Bungalow.

PEDIGREE IN LAMB EWE:

Dutch Spotted: 1000gns (x2), 900gns (x2) Grayrigg Foot, 450gns The Bungalow. Texel: £265, £185, £180 North Farm, £150 Deep Clough. Suffolk: £210 North Farm. Mule: £185, £170 Drovers Pass, £160 North Farm.

More Info

Diamond Delight- Sponsor: Green Coat Farm & Farmers Guardian
Rough Fell Show- Judge: Ethan Clark

In lamb Ewe

1st Lot 8, S and A Bland, Cotegill, 400 Guineas
2nd Lot 7, T M Potter, The Park, 400 Guineas
3rd Lot 16, TLB and J Knowles, High Borrow Bridge, 400 Guineas

In Lamb Shearling

1st Lot 13, TLB and J Knowles, High Borrow Bridge, 1000 Guineas
2nd Lot 10, MP and A Capstick, High Lane, 650 Guineas
3rd Lot 4, J A Law, Marsh House Farm, 500 Guineas

Champion – Lot 8, S and A Bland, Cotegill, 400 Guineas
Reserve Champion – Lot 13, TLB and J Knowles, High Borrow Bridge, 1000 Guineas

Swaledale Show- Judge: Ricky Hutchinson

In Lamb Ewe

1st Lot 64, T Brogden, Helbeck Farm, £700
2nd Lot 63, TW Hutchinson, Bail Hill, £500
3rd Lot 65, T Brogden, Helbeck Farm, £400

In Lamb Shearling

1st Lot 66, T Brogden, Helbeck Farm, £400

Empty Gimmer Hogg

1st Lot 69, T Brogden, Helbeck Farm, £300
2nd Lot 70, T Brogden Helbeck Farm, £400
3rd Lot 72, T Brogden, Helbeck Farm, N/S

Champion – Lot 64, T Brogden, Helbeck Farm, £700
Reserve Champion – Lot 63, TW Hutchinson, Bail Hill, £500

Cheviot Show- Judge: Craig Proctor

In Lamb Cheviot

1st Lot 41, KO Stones, Nun Cote Nook Farm, 450 Guineas
2nd lot 40, KO Stones, Nun Cote Nook Farm, 450 Guineas
3rd lot 42, KO Stones, Nun Cote Nook Farm, 450 Guineas

Herdwick Show: Judge- Craig Proctor

In Lamb Ewe

1st Lot 54, IK and AM Grisedale
2nd Lot 51, D Thompson, £150
3rd Lot 50, D Thompson, £150

Dutch Spotted Show: Judge- Mr J Marshall
In Lamb Ewe

1st Lot 503, J Dixon, Grayrigg Foot Emma Rose, 1000 Guineas
2nd Lot 504, J Dixon, Grayrigg Foot Emerald Star, 1050 Guineas
3rd Lot, 505, J Dixon, Grayrigg Foot Elvis Blues, 954 Guineas
4th Lot 506, J Dixon, Grayrigg Foot Eskimo Jenny, 945 Guineas

In Lamb Shearling

1st Lot 515, John Morton, Bank Hall Flame, 1350 Guineas
2nd Lot 514, John Morton, Bank Hall Fantasy, 840 Guineas
3rd Lot 518, John Morton, Bank Hall Fearn, 900 Guineas
4th Lot 516, John Morton, Bank Hall Faithfull, 800 Guineas

Champion – Lot 503, J Dixon, Grayrigg Foot Emma Rose, 1000 Guineas
Reserve Champion – Lot 504, J Dixon, Grayrigg Foot Emerald Star, 1050 Guineas

Bluefaced Leicester Show- Judge: Jason Mills

In Lamb Ewe

1st Lot 143, J Stenton, Little Pastures, 500 Guineas
2nd Lot 146, JC and E Pedley and Sons, Yore House, 800 Guineas

In Lamb Shearling

1st Lot 161, WJ Barker, Brown Edge Farm, 1800 Guineas
2nd Lot 144, JC and E Pedley and Sons, Yore House, 1600 Guineas
3rd Lot 136, J Stenton, Little Pasture, 800 Guineas

Empty Gimmer Hogg

1st Lot 100, M R Thornborrow and Sons, Easter Dawyck Farm, 1000 Guineas
2nd Lot 107, Messers Lord, West Dowgill, 4000 Guineas
3rd Lot 95, J Bell, Birnie Hall Farm, 3000 Guineas

Champion – Lot 100, M R Thornborrow and Sons, Easter Dawyck Farm, 1000 Guineas
Reserve Champion – Lot 107, Messers Lord, West Dowgill, 4000 Guineas

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