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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep - Tuesday 1st December 2020

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of Prime Lambs at J36 had 1446 forward selling to an overall market average of 208p/kg. There was a very mixed entry of lambs today with many vendors trying to take advantage of the trade and some lambs being under finished.

Heavyweight lambs continue to be a strong trade at J36 selling in excess of the 200p/kg mark with better types of heavyweight lambs selling over the 210p/kg. Texels lambs led the way selling to a top of £124 from JB Airey, Kendal and £115.50 from S Gibson, Underbarrow. Suffolk lambs sold to £117 and £115.50 from WT Whitaker & Son, Nether Kellet. With plenty more pens of heavyweight lambs easily selling at the £110 mark.

Handy weighted, well fleshed lambs continue to be in most demand, with Beltex lambs particularly in strong demand today. The consignment from JG & PH Thompson, Selside sold to 251p/kg, 248p/kg and 236p/kg with other noted prices 248p/kg from SJ & NW Wood, Windermere and 240p/kg from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside. Plenty of tidy, well fleshed lambs selling around the 220p/kg - 230p/kg.

Mule lambs topped at £100.50 from R & EA Gardner, Brigsteer, with plenty more pens of Mules easily selling to the £90 mark. A larger number of lightweight Swaledale lambs were forward today weighing between 30 – 35kg and regularly selling for 200p/kg and more.

Suffolks sold to £117, averaging £99.76 or 205p/kg
Continentals sold to £114, averaging £82.70 or 208p/kg
Mules sold to £100.50 averaging £87.49 or 203p/kg
Swaledales sold to £78.50 averaging £72.20 or 202p/kg
Texels sold to £124, averaging £93.99 or 211p/kg
Beltex sold to £111, averaging £97.27 or 238p/kg

Cast and OTM Sheep

There were 450 cast sheep forward today with a very mixed show of ewes at J36, with all types being sharper on the week. Texel ewes led the way once again selling to £125 from PK & R Woof, Stainton with others selling to £105 twice from MJ Waller, Lupton and JC Dunning, Tebay, with many other pure bred ewes selling over the £100 mark. A run of Leicester ewes from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead sold to £95.

Strong Mules were in short supply today with many more easily being sold; a top of £80 from JB & S Thorpe, Sunbiggin with others to £79 from RH & J Walling, Crosthwaite. Over 90% of ewes forward today were hill bred ewes with all types keenly bid for. Cheviot ewes peaked at £90 from WL & FD Richards, Beckside. A penful of Rough fell ewes from M Bland & Son, Staveley sold to £67.

Swaledale ewes peaked at £63 from WM & JE Shuttleworth, Barbon with the best Swaledales ewes regularly selling over the £60 mark, and all Swaledale ewes forward averaging £44. Strong Herdwick ewes from WL & & FD Richards, Beckside sold to £58.

All cast rams were eagerly bid for once again with Leicesters selling to £113 from RH & C Ayrton, Abbeystead with other rams from the same home selling to £109. Continental rams sold above the £100 mark with a top of £113 from M Horner, Preston.

Top Prices

PRIME LAMBS
TEXEL: £124 Mint Close, £115.50 Tree Tops, £113 Tabley House Farm, Mint Close, £112 Holmelands, Low Mill House, £111.50 Moss House Farm. SUFFOLK: £117, £115.50 Lane Ends Farm, £111.50, £107.50 Smithy Green Farm, £103 North Farm, £99 Oak House. CONTINENTAL: £114 Causeway Farm, £107 Head House, £104 Low Croft, £99 Causeway Farm, £96 Scar View. BELTEX: £111 Holmelands, £107, £101 Poppy Farm, £99 Holmelands, £98 Poppy Farm. CHAROLLAIS: £107 Holmelands, £98 Garnett House, £91 Redbank Farm, £90.50 Oak House, £79.50 Bowness Farm. MULE: £100.50 Barrowfield, £95.50 Red Scar Farm, £95 Yoad Pot, £94 Holme House Farm, £90.50 Hareden Farm. CHEVIOT: £86 Hartrigg, £80 High Borrowbridge, £79 Croziers Croft, £76.50 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £76 Cragg Farm. MASHEM: £82 Middale Farm, £70 Lower Oakeneaves. SWALEDALE: £78.50 Ashstead, £78 Middale Farm, £76 Middle Sadghyll, £75 Yoad Pot, High Borrowbridge, £71.50 Middle Sadghyll. ROUGH FELL: £78 Low Fold. DALESBRED: £74.50 Fell End Farm, £70.50 Manor Farm. HORNED: £69 High Greenside, £60 Low Fold, £50 Lower Oakeneaves. KERRYHILL: £69.50 Low Fields. HERDWICK: £60, £53 High Birk Howe Farm.

CAST SHEEP

RAMS
BFL: £113 Ouzelthorn Farm, £107 Yoad Pot, £98 High Underbarrow Farm, £94 Barbon Fell House. SUFFOLK: £113 Oakwell, TEXEL: £106 High Birk Howe Farm, £100 Wood Broughton Barn, £90 The Old Parsonage, CHAROLLAIS: £100 High Underbarrow Farm. SWALEDALE: £75, £70 Little Guards, £55 Ouzelthorn Farm. DALESBRED: £74 Holme House Farm. HERDWICK: £40 The Galleon.

EWES
TEXEL: £125 Storth End Farm, £105 Hallbeck, West Morland Chapel Farm Ltd, £103 Main Street, £100 Oakwell, £98 Hill Top Farm. BFL: 95 Ouzelthorn Farm, £90 Higher Core Farm, SUFFOLK: £94 Oakwell, £89 Head House, £80 Tarnside, £66 Head House. BELTEX: £90 Crake Hall CHEVIOT: £90 Low Mill House, £80 Storth End Farm, £57 High Borrowbridge, £55 Low Mill House. CONTINENTAL: £89 Oak House, £76 Tarnside, £75 Old Parsonage, £68 High Borrorbridge. MULE: £80 Bowness Farm, £79 Tarnside, £77 Tullithwaite Hall, £75 Fellside Farm, £74 Holme House Farm. ROUGH FELL: £67 Low Fold, £60 Low Deepslack, Millbeck, £58 Marsh Grange Farm. MASHEM: £66 Marsh Grange Farm. SWALEDALE: £63 Barbon Fell House, £62 Higher Core Farm, £59 Middale Farm, £57 Tullithwaite Hall, £55 Main Street.
HERDWICK: £58 Low Mill House, £51 Tullithewaite Hall, £49 Low Mill House, £43 High Birk Howe Farm. BLACKFACE: £57 Moss End Farm, £50 Bowness Farm. DALESBRED: £52 Middale Farm.

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