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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 11th May 2021

SPRING LAMBS

The weekly sale of prime lambs at Junction 36 had an entry of 322 forward. Trade as reported nationwide was slightly less as larger numbers come forward and with some outlets already filled up ready for the Ramadam festival. There was a respectable market average of 330 p/kg with handy weights averaging 337p/kg. Texel’s sold to a top of £169 from T Dodgson, Kendal purchased by Plumgarths Farm Shop, closely followed by others from the same good home at £165 purchased by Higginsons Butchers, Grange Over Sands. Suffolk’s sold to a top of £164 from G & K Richmond, Inglewhite also purchased by Higginsons Butchers. Higginsons Butchers also went on to purchase the next two leading prices of Texel’s, £157 from J & O Galbraith & Sons, Endmoor and £154 Jake Gibson, Kendal. Other noted prices for Suffolk’s were £153 from WJ & L Barker, Carnforth purchased by Browns Quality Meats, Ulverston. Beltex lambs sold to a top of £150 from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor. Top p/kg this week was 378p for Texel’s from R Lawrence, Grange Over Sands. Plenty of pens of well-shaped lambs sold between 350-375 p/kg.

PRIME HOGGS

There was an entry of 747 prime hoggs forward, that saw well fleshed hoggs in strong demand regularly selling between 275-300 p/kg. There was a large number of sweepings up as to be expected at this time of the year which sold to realisation. The consignment of heavy weight hoggs from TA Teasdale, Newton in Cartmel sold Texel to £168 and Suffolk’s to £163, this was closely followed by other Texel’s to £160 from JA Chapmen, Kendal with other heavy weight Suffolk’s to £158 from M Horner, Garstang. Plenty of pens of well fleshed heavy weight hoggs sold around the £150 mark. Hill bred hoggs saw heavy weight Dalesbreds sell to £153 from T&H Drinkall, Oakenclough with cheviots peaking at £148 from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston. There remains plenty of demand for well finished hoggs with companies looking for them throughout May.

CAST SHEEP

The weekly sale of 400 cull ewes sold to a continued strong trade at Junction 36 with Texel’s once again toping the market at £140 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe this was closely followed by JC Dunning, Orton selling Texel’s to £138. Purebred Texel’s were regularly selling between the £130-£140 mark and strong Texel’s out of Mules were regularly selling between the £110-£120 mark. Charollais sold to £128 from JA & R Geldard & Son, Foulshaw. Suffolks sold to £123 from RW & SA Nicholson, Lupton with others selling to £118 from G&K Richmond, Inglewhite. The best Continental ewes were regularly selling £120 plus with the next level down selling over the £100 mark. Mule and Masham ewes were once again the trade of the day, with Mashams selling to £120 from Gibson & Berry, Endmoor and with Mules selling to £117 twice from R Dixon, Newton and JW & TE Sharp, Lyth, with the next level down Mules selling well over the £100 mark. Hill ewes sold to a keen interest once again with Cheviots selling to £118 from MJ Waller, Lupton and a full pen from RW & SA Nicholson, Lupton selling to £115. All Cheviot ewes forward today averaged £102. Swaledales sold to £94 from PR Escolme, Endmoor with others Swales selling to £91 from RI Dixon, Newton. There was a keen interest once again in all cast rams with Texel’s selling to £178 from WI Barrow & Sons, Broughton in Furness and Charollais selling to £140 from S Middleton, Carnforth. Hill rams saw a top at £141 for Rough Fells from TLB &J Knowles, Selside.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:
Texel - £169, £165 Spital Farm, £157 Endmoor Farm, £154 Underley Road, £153 Ackenthwaite Farm. Suffolk - £164 Lodge Cottage, £153 Brown Edge, £145 Low Brundrigg, £144 Hill Park, £140 Brown Edge. Beltex - £150 Stubb Farm, £125 Hawkrigg End, £125 Warth Sutton Farm. Hampshire - £143, £132, £124 Endmoor Farm. Continental - £140, £138 Brown Edge, £134 Hollins Farm, £132 Howriggs, £127 Hollins Farm. Charollais - £134 Highfield, £130 Carlingwha, £128 Warth Sutton Farm, £123 Crabtree Farm, £116 Warth Sutton Farm. Dorset - £115 Warth Sutton Farm.
Prime Hogg:
Texel - £168 Head House, £160 North Lodge, £155 Scroggs Farm, £153 The Borrans. Suffolk - £163 Head House, £158 Catshaw Hall Farm, £114 Harbarrow Farm, £112 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £105 Harbarrow Farm. Dales Bred - £153 Oakenclough. Charollais - £149 High Green, £145 North Lodge. Cheviot - £148, £142, £129, £124.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £120 Scroggs Farm. Lleyn - £145, £120 Paddock View. Continental - £140, £128, £122.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £118 Beech House. Mule - £121 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £109 Re Braida Garth, 3100 Oakenclough, £92 Low Stennerley, £90 Harbarrow Farm. Hampshire - £128, £114 Winterscales Farm. Scotch - £117.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Herdwick - £118 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £102 Millriggs, £88 Rash Mill Cottage. Horned - £111 Sowerby Lodge, £110.5, £90 Harbarrow Farm. Swaledale - £110 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £106 Sowerby Lodge, £96 Helks Farm. Rough Fell - £107 Boundary Beck, £98 Helks Farm. Jacob - £102 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £98 Harbarrow Farm. Beltex - £100 Crake Hall.
Cast Ewe:
Texel - £140 Ackenthwaite Farm, £138, £134 Westmorland Chapel Farm, £131 Burnt House Farm< £128 Jackson Ground. Charollais - £128 Low Foulshaw Farm, £121 Old Hutton Farm, £111 Mint Close, £87 Winterscales Farm. Suffolk - £123 Green Lane End Farm, £118 Lodge Cottage, £115 Crabtree Farm, £112 Garnett House Farm, £111 Warth Sutton Farm. Horned - £120 Burrow Heights Farm. Masham - £120 Low Audlands, £83 Grate Farm. Cheviot - £118 Carlingwha, £115, £111 Green Lane End Farm, £100 Ghyll Farm, £90 Old Hutton Farm. Mule - £117 Low Newton Farm, £117 Flodder Hall, £113 Low Barns Farm, £110 Myers Farm, £109 Low Barns Farm. Dorset - £114 Arnside Tower Farm, £109 Warth Sutton Farm, £97 Arnside Tower Farm, £80 Warth Sutton Farm. Beltex - £113, £97 Poppy Farm. Teeswater - £112 Low Audlands. Continental - £111, £84 Mint Close, £79 Pear Tree Park. Swaledale - £94 Audlands Park, £91 Low Newton Farm, £90 Helm Croft, £85 Catshaw Hall Farm, £85 Nook Farm. Herdwick - £84 Somme Avenue.
Cast Ram:
Texel - £178 Jackson Ground, £130 Croftlands, £127 Westmorland Chapel Farm. Rough Fell - £141 High Borrowbridge. Charollais - £140, £110 High Green. Leicester - £89 Moser Hill, £83 Hollins Farm.

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