J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Primestock Tuesday 28th August

Prime Pigs

A nice entry of Landrace x pigs sold to keen interest topping at £118 for gilts with others £115 and boars to £106.

Top price was 151p/kg with all sold averaging 130p/kg.

Please contact the office with entries for the next sale on Tuesday 11 September.


The weekly sale of prime sheep saw an improved trade for all classes and types, with all lambs sold averaging 183p/kg.

The sale topped at £110 for well-bred Texel x lambs from J Twigge, well-fleshed heavyweight lambs were nicely selling between £90 and £100. Medium weight lambs topped at £90.50 for Texel x with most achieving £82 to £88. Lightweight lambs were easily sold providing they were well-finished and not in 'store’ condition. Best bred lightweights were selling £68 to £72 with 28kg to 32kg Lambs selling between £35 and £55.

Top price per kilo this week was 206p/kg for Suffolk x from DM & D Cook with other well-bred lambs 195p/kg to 205p/kg, providing they had the finish. First cross Suffolk and Texel lambs were 185p/kg – 195p/kg for well-finished, with others 175p/kg to 185p/kg dependent on weight.

Hill lambs were starting to come forward in greater numbers with Cheviots to £80 (178p/kg), Mules to £74.50 (176p/kg) and Swaledales to 150p/kg for lightweights.

Cast Sheep

All cull sheep averaged £47 for an entry of predominantly lean hill bred ewes. Strongest ewes sold to £99 for Texels from GM Metcalfe with other heavy ewes at £86 to £93.

Medium ewes were generally selling between £65 and £82, with Mules to £71 from R & J Dodgson. Best of the hill bred ewes sold to £61 for Scotch Blackfaces from JW & TE Sharp, medium Swaledales £30 - £40, and leaner sorts were £15 - £28.

Farm Assurance

Please could we kindly ask vendors that if you are farm assured that you place your Farm Assurance Sticker on the front page of the movement licence. 

Top Prices

Prime Lamb

Beltex - £110 Holmelands, £80 Howriggs, £79 Warth Sutton Farm. Texel - £98.5 Holmelands, £96.5 Cautley Farm, £96.5 Low Woodedge Farm, £96 Knott Hall Farm, £95.5 Holmelands. Suffolk - £97 Low Woodedge Farm, £87.5 Smithy Green Farm, £87 Cockrigg Farm, £86 High House Farm, £85 Hill Top Farm. Charollais - £95, £84.5, £76.5 Myers Farm, £75 Windmill Cottage, £72.5 First Moss Lane. Continental - £83, £82, £80, £78.5 Crook O Lune Farm. Cheviot - £80 Springgardens Cottage. Mule - £74.5 Yarlsber, £67.5 Gunner Fleet Farm, £67 Moss Howe Farm, £67 Marsh House Farm, £65.5 Ashstead. Masham - £73 Yarlsber, £67 Steps Farm.

Cast Ewe

Lleyn - £99 Low Gregg Hall. Texel - £93 Oakfield Farm, £86 Old Croft, £84 Cautley Farm, £81 Cowper Hill, £80 Hollins Farm. Continental - £75 Lynacres, £44 Patton Mill Farm. Mule - £71 Cracalt Farm, £67 Mireside Farm, £66 New Parkside Farm, £64 Low Woodhouse, £63 Capplerigg Farm. Scotch - £61, £53 Flodder Hall. Swaledale - £35 Marsh House Farm.

Cast Ram

Texel - £45 Cowper Hill.

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