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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock - Tuesday 2nd July

Spring Lambs

The weekly sale of Spring Lambs at J36 had an entry of 1163 selling to an overall market average of 189p/kg. Light and heavy weight lambs sold in the strongest demand with standard weights selling inline with other markets. Texel lambs sold to a top of £107.50 at 52kg from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with others from the same home selling to £102.50. This was closely followed by Suffolks selling to £105.50 at the same weight from JN & DJ Bowes, Crook. Suffolks from JR Robinson & Son, Nook sold to £100 with the consignment from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland topping at £98.50 for Suffolks and £96 with Texels. Plenty of pens of heavy weight lambs selling in the nineties. Top pence per kilo was 229p/kg for light weight Texels from E & J Postlethwaite, Old Hutton followed by 225p/kg for light weight Texels from M Probert, Clitheroe. Averages today saw lambs weightin 25-32kg average 215p/kg, 32-39kg lambs average 190p/kg, 39.1-45kg lambs average 186p/kg with 45kg+ lambs averaging 197p/kg.

Cast Sheep

There was a smaller entry of cast ewes today selling to a lesser trade as more sheep come on the market nationally. Topping the market today with Beltex ewes was AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor with Continental ewes selling to £103 from JG & BJ Escolme, Killington. Other Texel ewes sold to £100 from AN Fell, Millom. Plenty of big lean Continental ewes selling into the nineties with buyers cautious of over fat ewes. Mule ewes sold to a top of £79 and £76 from J & M Wilson, Selside with other big Mule ewes selling into the seventies. Horned ewes sold to a top of £58 for Rough Fells from JH & A Metcalfe & Son, Sedbergh.

Tups sold to a top of £100 for Texels from MD & SA Park, Lyth Valley.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £107.5, £102.5 Catshaw Hall Farm, £96 High House Farm, £95.5 Cantsfield Hall, £93.5 Catshaw Hall Farm. Suffolk - £105.5 Low Brundrigg, £100 Hollins Farm, £98.5 High House Farm, £95.5 Low Brundrigg, £94.5 High House Farm. Continental - £92 High Foulshaw Farm, £87.5 Catshaw Hall Farm, £86 High Foulshaw Farm, £78 Hodgsons Green Farm. Zwartble - £83 Low Foulshaw Farm, £79.5 Tarnside Quarry, £79 Low Foulshaw Farm. Beltex - £82 Garnett Folds, £75.5 Poppy Farm. Charollais - £73.5 Garnett Folds, £73 Low Newton Farm, £73 Hodgsons Green Farm, £73 Low Newton Farm, £70 Garnett Folds. Hampshire - £72 Endmoor Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Beltex - £105 Stubb Farm. Continental - £103, £80 Low Stanger Thwaite, £55 Old School. Texel - £100 Hodgsons Green Farm, £94 Benson Hall, £87 Cooper House. Suffolk - £86 Western Houses, £80 Low Stanger Thwaite, £74 Mansrigg Hall, £66 Old School, £54 Mansrigg Hall. Zwartble - £81 Low Foulshaw Farm, £50 Tarnside Quarry. Charollais - £80 Spittal Farm, £62 Cooper House. Mule - £79, £76 Cooper House, £74 Mansrigg Hall, £73 Wreay Syke. Cheviot - £60 Stoney Gill. Rough Fell - £58 Holme Farm, £50 Millbeck. Cheviot Mule - £54 High Bracken Hall. Leicester - £50 Moss Howe Farm. Swaledale - £46 Thursgill, £45 Preston Patrick Hall.

Cast Ram:

Texel - £100 Whitbarrow Cottage. Zwartble - £70 Whitbarrow Cottage. Suffolk - £42 Whitbarrow Cottage. Continental - £40 Totterbank. Swaledale - £40 Ellerbeck

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