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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, 16th November 2021

PRIME LAMBS

A smaller entry of 1100 prime lambs were forward at Junction 36 which sold to a continued strong demand, although trade was slightly less this week but still achieving a respectable overall market average of 265p/kg. J36 continued to offer an exceptional trade for heavy weight lambs, peaking at £166 for Texels from JB Airey, Kendal. Followed by other heavy weight Texel lambs to £154 from TE JS SA Carruthers, Underbarrow, followed by £153 from RHM&S Boyren, Ulverston. Heavy weight Suffolks twice peaked at £149 from TA&J Dixon, Selside and F&SA Edmondson, Ulverston. Closely followed by others to £148 from JE&WB Waring, Millom. A consignment of Suffolk, Texels and Mule lambs from F&SA Edmondson averaged 51kg or £138.93 per head, which was the top consignment average of the day. There was plenty of pens of heavy weight lambs regularly selling around the £140 mark.
Once again, the better confirmation lambs were a sharper trade with a new buyer in attendance ensuring they were eagerly bid for, with the better types regularly around 300p/kg or more. This week they peaked at 325p/kg from AR&BJ Thompson, Selside and D&SA Robinson, Old Hutton with handy weighted Beltex lambs.
Cheviot lambs peaked at £134.50 from GM Metcalfe, Underbarrow, with other hill lambs seeing 50kg Mules sell to £127.50 from F&SA Edmondson. Plenty of pens of Mule lambs sold around the £120 mark. As to be expected more Horned lambs are now coming forward, with Rough Fells peaking at £111 from GR Park & Sons, Whinfell.

CAST SHEEP

A nice entry of 500 ewes were forward, with all sections continuing to sell to a strong trade once again. Pure bred Suffolks led the way selling to £155 from T&E Redmayne, Southwaite, with other Suffolks selling to £133 from TH Garnett & Son, Stank. Blue Texels topped at £130 from A Todd, Settle and Texels ewes sold to £124 from CR&D Galbraith, Grayrigg. Many Continental bred ewes were selling well into the £120 mark, a run of Lleyns from JA&R Geldard & Sons, Levens peaked at £107. Ryeland ewes sold to £99 from T&E Redmaye, Southwaite. Mule ewes were a shade sharper today with a pen of thirty two selling to £101 from TH Garnett & Son, Stank. Many strong fit Mules sold well into the nineties, with medium types selling between £80-£85. Hill bred ewes sold to a keen interest from all buyers with Cheviots selling to a top of £106 from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh. The best Swaledales regularly sold to the £70 mark, topping at £77 from PD&BA Lawrence, Grange Over Sands, with others to £75 from Angus & Todd, Holmrook. Medium types sold to the mid fifty-five mark.
Cast rams sold to a top of £154 for a Lleyn from JA&R Geldard & Sons, Leven. Beltex tups told to £121 from R&E Ladds, Kendal.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £166 Mint Close, £154 Red Scar Farm, £153 Hill Park, £149 Arklid Farm, £148 Netherhouses Farm. Suffolk - £149 Netherhouses Farm, £149 Yoad Pot, £148 Low Shaw Farm, £147.5, £140 Netherhouses Farm. Beltex - £145 Low Foulshaw Farm, £129 Poppy Farm, £120 Hawkrigg End, £104 Poppy Farm. Dorset - £141, £137, £127 Cumbrae. Charollais - £137 Hazelwood, £130 Gilpin Farm, £127.5, £122.5 Far Orrest. Cheviot - £134.5 Low Gregg Hall, £108 Low Waterside, £96 Low Deepslack. Lleyn - £127.5, £120 Low Foulshaw Farm. Mule - £127.5 Netherhouses Farm, £123.5 Holme Farm, £123 Netherhouses Farm, £123 Arklid Farm, £114 Hill Park. Blue Texel - £112 Broadhead. Rough Fell - £111 Low Deepslack, £105, £97.5 New House Farm, £90 Low Deepslack, £80 Low Fold. Cheviot Mule - £109.5 Holme Farm, £102 Kate Farm. Gritstone - £108 Low Waterside. Ryeland - £101.5 Old Byre Barn. Zwartble - £100 Flakebridge. Continental - £92 Flakebridge. Swaledale - £90 Low Deepslack.

Cast Ewe:

Suffolk - £155 Old Byre Barn, £133, £125 New Close, £118 Bowers Farm, £105 Ninezergh. Blue Texel - £130 Helwith Bridge. Texel - £124 Sunny Bank, £118 Knott Hall Farm, £117 Sunny Bank, £114 Anderton Fold Farm, £114 Sunny Bank. Zwartble - £117 Low Foulshaw Farm. Lleyn - £107 Low Foulshaw Farm. Cheviot - £106 Bowers Farm, £94, 389 High Ground, £87 Poppy Farm, £84 Holme Farm. Cheviot Mule - £104 Bowers Farm. Mule - £101 New Close, £97 Low Croft, £93 Benson Hall, £92 Helwith Bridge, £90 Netherhouses Farm. Ryeland - £99, £98, £80 Old Byre Barn. Swaledale - £77 Holme Farm, £75 High Ground, £72 Holme Farm, £69 Yoad Pot, £69 Eskew Beck. Jacob - £70 Holme Farm. Rough Fell - £65 Holme Farm, £58 High Borrowbridge. Continental - £60 Moss End Farm. Scotch - £58 Roundthwaite Abbey Farm. Leicester - £57 Red Scar Farm. Horned - £55 Low Haygarth Farm.

Cast Ram:

Lleyn - £154, £100 Low Foulshaw Farm. Beltex - £121 Benson Hall, £112 Hardrigg Farm. Swaledale - £80 Bowers Farm.

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