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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 21st September 2021

Prime Lambs
The weekly sale of Prime Lambs at J36 had an entry of 1236 lambs forward selling to more demand than expected, with an overall market average of 213p/kg. The sale today saw well finished lambs with weight in strongest demand, as J36 continues to offer a very good market for the well finished, heavy weight lambs.

Handy weighted lambs saw them best types regularly sell in excess of 250p/kg with well finished, better bred lambs, still easily selling in excess of 220p/kg. Light weight lambs were short in number today with 34kg Texels out of Mules selling to £81 from Hornby Hall farm Penrith.

The consignment from DM & D Cook, Ulverston led the way selling Suffolk lambs to £130 with others to £129.50 from the same home. This was closely followed by Texel lambs selling to £128 from JB Airey, Kendal with his consignment of Texel lambs averaging £121.02. The consignment from M Allen, Carnforth peaked at £122. Beltex lambs topped at £121 from J BL & I Ellis, New Hutton.

There were plenty of pens of heavy well-fed lambs easily selling towards the one hundred and twenty mark. The top pence per kilogram this week came from JG & PH Thompson, Selside selling Beltex lambs to 257p/kg and 250p/kg. Heavy weight hill bred lambs saw Cheviots sell to £107 from J Allonby & Son, Grayrigg with Mules selling to £105 from WP Brewer & Sons, Bleasdale.

Cast Sheep
A nice entry of 530 cull ewes forward today, which once again all sold to a competitive trade, with strength and meat selling to a massive premium today. A run of wonderful Texel ewes from R Wilson, Appleby sold to a top of £136 with others selling to £135 from the same home and other Texel ewes selling to £133 from R Batty, Selside.

Pure Suffolk ewes sold to a top of £133 from Messrs Ellwood, Grizebeck with others selling to £132 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe. Many of the best Continental ewes were regularly selling between the £120 – £130 mark with the next level down selling either side of £100.

Mule ewes continue to be eagerly bid for with the best selling well over the £100 mark, toping at £107 twice from WR Clarke & Partners, Yealand Redmayne and JW Robinson & Son, Farleton. Many feeding type Mule ewes were forward today with these regularly selling between the £55 – £65 mark.

Cheviot ewes once again topped the hill section selling to £92 from G GU & D Swarbrick, Meathop with Rough Fells selling to £84 from TLB & J Knowles, Selside. A bigger show of Swaledale ewes were forward with a top of £72 from Fishwick Bros, Longsleddale with others selling to £70 from JW Thwaites, Greenholme with medium type Swaledale ewes with meat, selling between the £40 – £50 mark.

A small show of cast rams were forward with Leicesters leading the way at £122 from Fishwick Bros, Longsleddale, with Charollais selling to £116 from J & L Tyson, Milnthorpe.

Buyers continue to look for all types of cast rams at J36 to vendors advantage.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:
Suffolk - £130 Smithy Green Farm, £118 Rowe End Farm, £111 Swallowmire, £109.5 Grindelwald, £106 Hawkrigg End. Texel - £129.5 Smithy Green Farm, £128 Mint Close, £122 Yealand Manor, £120 Mint Close, £119 Red Scar Farm. Beltex - £121 Hawkrigg End, £105 Poppy Farm, £104 The Borrans, £99 Poppy farm, £92 Yealand Manor. Charollais - £115 Crosscrake Farm, £107 Poppy Farm, £106, £103, £90 Crosscrake Farm. Cheviot - £107 Green Head, £99 Kate Farm, £90.5 Poppy Farm, £90 Yealand Manor. Mule - £105 Lower Core, £103 Hill Park, £96 Fell End Farm, £95 Holme Farm. Leicester - £102 Bradleyfield Farm. Cheviot Mule - £94 Lower Core. Herdwick - £85 Low Tarn Green. Masham - £80 Steps Farm. Rough Fell - £80 Millriggs. Continental - £76 Beech House.

Cast Ewe:
Texel - £136, £135 Lowfield Cottage, £133 Western Houses, £128 North Farm, £127 Stubb Farm. Suffolk - £133 Heathwaite Farm, £132 Ackenthwaite Farm, £130, £121 Heathwaite Farm, £119 Tarnside Quarry. Blue Texel - £125 Coat Green Farm. Teeswater - £125, £88 Gowan Bank Farm. Beltex - £117 Coat Green Farm, £80 Stubb Farm. Leicester - £108, £99, £87 Bradleyfield Farm. Mule - £107, £102 Cinder Barrow, £107 Green Close, £102 Bradleyfield, £97 Middle Birkby Farm. Cheviot - £92 Kate Farm, £88, £81 Green Head, £73 High Borrowbridge. Rough Fell - £84 High Borrowbridge, £65 Millriggs, £63 High Borrowbridge, £61 Steps Farm. Cheviot Mule - £83, £81 Kate Farm. Masham - £80 Coat Green Farm. Swaledale - £77 Middle Sadghyll, £70 Eskew Beck, £63 The Ashes. Zwartble - £72 Tarnside Quarry.

Cast Ram:
Leicester - £122 Middle Sadghyll. Charollais - £116 Gaitbarrow Farm, £106 Beech House.

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