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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sheep with Lambs & Prime Sheep - Tuesday 6th April 2021

Tuesday 6th April, 2021

Breeding Sheep

The weekly sale of sheep with lambs at foot saw a much-increased entry selling to a stronger trade. More purchasers ringside this week with sheep to please all buyers’ requirements with well over 120 families on offer. A cracking consignment of Beltex ewes with Beltex twin lambs from WJ Standen and Son, Lancaster led the way selling to £350, £320 twice and £310. Two crop Texel ewes with twin Texel lambs from J & M Wilson, Selside sold to £275 and Mule 1 crop ewes with twin Charollais lambs twice selling to £230 from the same home. Mixed aged continental ewes with twin Texel lambs sold to £260 from M Moorhouse, Grange over Sands. Aged Mule ewes with twin lambs sold to £228 from J France, Pilling with plenty more pens selling in excess of the £220 mark.
As spring creeps ever nearer the demand grows for sheep with lambs at foot, more buyers are looking to purchase each week. Next week’s sale includes the show for pens of five ewes and shearlings with twin lambs at foot. For more information, please contact Ian Atkinson 07766521472.

Prime Hoggs

The strongest trade seen for some weeks with an overall market average of 299p/kg and SQQ of 303p/kg for an entry of 1113. The demand from buyers was the strongest seen for some time with all specifications of hoggs eagerly bid for. Best conformation hoggs sold to 400p/kg firstly from JG Harryman, Hawkshead achieving £164 with a Beltex hogg, others from the same home selling to 397p/kg and 393p/kg or £163, £161 and £160. Also achieving 400p/kg was PJ & H Onions, Arkholme selling to £156. The top price of the day was Beltex hoggs selling to £167 or 397p/kg from N & ME Harrison, Shap. A cracking run of hoggs from DJ Clarke, Underbarrow sold to a top of £160, followed by £159 from J & C Airey, Ulverston with heavy weight continental hoggs and £159 from MW & MR Black, Staveley. Plenty of hoggs selling in excess of the £140 mark.
Horned hoggs peaked at £138.50 for a pen of 42 Scotch Blackface 45kg hoggs from M & YS Barker, Halton with other 44kg hoggs from the same home selling to £135.50. It was fantastic to see a bumper entry of Herdwick hoggs forward today, many travelling from far and wide to sell with us and being rewarded for travelling. A pen of 44 Herdwick hoggs weighing 40kg sold to £116 from JB & ND Baines, Eskdale. Pens of lightweight well fleshed Herdwick hoggs often selling for 300p/kg and more.

Spring Lambs

The entry of 26 forward sold to an overall market average of 370p/kg with an SQQ average of 378p/kg. Heavy weight Dorset lambs from Sophie Waller, Killington sold to £172 at 55kg. Pure Suffolk lambs from T & E Redmayne, Southwaite to £170 and £167. Beltex lambs peaked at £164 or 410p/kg from FE & CM Robinson & Son, Milnthorpe. Plenty of demand for Spring lambs at J36 with more required each week.

Cast Sheep

A huge demand for cast sheep today at J36 with a market average of well over £100, which included a large quantity of hill sheep. There was 394 forward today which saw a trade where twice as many easily could have been sold. It was cast tups that stole the headlines selling to £189 for Texels from M Cook, Ulverston with others from the same home to £174 and £171 from M Allen, Carnforth. The ewe trade peaked at £174 for Pure Suffolk ewes from T & E Redmayne, Southwaite. Texel ewes peaked at £150 twice from J & C Airey, Ulverston and M Archer and Son, Bolton Le Sands. Continental ewes regularly sold between £130 and £150 today. Heavyweight mule ewes sold to £137 from AW Crowe, Witherslack, plenty of others selling between £125 and £130. Gritstone ewes from S Whitehead, Middleton sold to £117. Horned ewes a very sharp trade peaking at £111 from Strickland Hill Farming, Witherslack with a pen of nine strong Swaledale ewes. Rough Fell ewes sold to £104 from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh.

Top Prices

Ewe & Lamb:

Beltex - £350, £3320, £310 Daisy Bank. Texel - £275 Cooper House, £260 Hampsfield Hall, £250 Merryfield. Continental - £260 Daisy Bank. Mule - £230 Cooper House, £228, £225 Merryfield, £225 Daisy Bank, £225, £222 Shaw Paddock, £220 Hampsfield Hall.

Prime Lamb:

Hampshire - £172 Hallbeck, £128 Crake Hall. Suffolk - £170, £167, £148 Old Byre Barn. Beltex - £164 Warth Sutton Farm. Dorset - £162 Hallbeck, £130 Warth Sutton Farm. Texel - £162, £154, £142 Hollins Farm. Continental - £146 Carlingwha, £130 Warth Sutton Farm. Charollais - £120 Warth Sutton Farm.

Prime Hogg:

Beltex - £167 Tailbert, £156 Keer Falls, £144, £114 Stubb Hall Farm. Texel - £164, £163, £161, £160 The Galleon, £160 Tullithwaite Hal Office. Continental - £159 Scroggs Farm, £145, £144 Howes Farm, £141.5, £139 Tullithwaite Hall Office. Suffolk - £146 Halton Park Farm, £143 Reeds Gardens, £142.5 Halton Park Farm, £126 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £115 Oak House. Charollais - £144 Redbank Farm, £142.5, £140, £133 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £125 Redbank Farm. Cheviot - £144, £140 The Galleon, £136.5 Halton Park Farm, £135 The Galleon. Bluefaced Leicester - £140, £120 Strickland Hill, £114 Red Scar Farm. Scotch - £138.5, £135.5 Halton Park Farm. Mule - £134 Red Scar Farm, £133 Seedfield, £129 Low Levens, £128 Bowers Farm, £119 Flodder Hall. Swaledale - £120 Sykes Farm, £116.5 Helks Farm, £105.5 Holme House Farm, £102.5 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £100 Flakebridge. Dales Bred - £116, £115 Holme House Farm, £114 Fell End Farm. Herdwick - £116 Howes Farm, £115 Hartrigg, £114.5 Tuner Hall, £114 Tullithwaite Hall Office. Rough Fell - £107 Helks Farm. Jacob - £105 Cob House Farm. Gritstone - £100, £90 Higher Salter. Dutch Spotted - £100 Midtown Farm. Horned - £100 High House Farm, £90 Higher Salter. Whiteface Woodland - £100 Keer Falls. Ryeland - £96 Harbarrow Farm. Zwartble - £91 Tarnside Quarry.

Cast Ewe:

Suffolk - £174, £142 Old Byre Barn, £141 Reeds Gardens, £139 Great House Farm, £136 Tailbert, £135 Great House Farm. Texel - £150 Redbank Farm, Small Holding, Reeds Gardens, £146 Briar Cottage, £139 Fell End, £138 North Lodge. Charollais - £143 North Lodge. Cheviot - £141 Carlingwha, £125 Bowers Farm, £117 Rankthorn, £101 Low Moor Howe Farm, £98 Green Lane End Farm, £97 Borrans Farm. Beltex - £140 Crake Hall, £136 Greenlands, £132 Steel Croft, £130 Crake Hall. Lleyn - £137 Ashtree cottage. Mule - £137 Ashtree Cottage £129 Hollin Hall, £127 Lee End Farm, £126 Flodder Hall, Wilcocks Farm, £123 Steel Croft, £122 Smithy Green Farm. Swaledale - £111 Strickland Hill, £95 Kendal House Farm, Hill Croft, Low Deepslack, £93 Overthwaite Farm Dorset - £129, £120 Great House Farm, £109 Crake Hall. Continental - £128 Steel Croft. Bluefaced Leicester - £120 Ashstead, £82, £79 Longwell. Gritstone - £117, £105, £82 Low Waterside, £52 Higher Salter. Dutch Spotted - £111 Small Holding. Hampshire - £104 Winterscales Farm. Masham - £104 Grate Farm. Rough Fell - £104 Bowers Farm, £98, £96 Riddings, £95 Bowers Farm, £54 Kendal House Farm. Zwartble - £88 Milestones Cottage, £82, £14 Midtown Farm. Herdwick - £43 Beck Nook, £15 Keen Ground Farm.

Cast Tups

Texel - £189, £174 Hollin Hall, £171 Yealand Manor, £76 Steel Croft. Beltex - £150 Low Foulshaw Farm, £120 Halton Park Farm. Suffolk - £146 Halton Park Farm, £142 Midtown Farm, £110, £100 Steel Croft, £100 Borrans Farm. Bluefaced Leicester - £140 Ashstead, £136 Wilcocks Farm, £112 Strickland Hill, £99 Yealand Manor. Charollais - £140 Yealand Manor. Swaledale - £108 High House Farm, £70 Ashstead. Cheviot - £107 Keen Ground Farm.

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