J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep - Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Prime Lambs

The continued uncertainty of the latest spike in Covid and the on-going saga of Brexit meant many vendors were cautious of forwarding their lambs. This saw a reduced entry of 609 forward selling to a strong market average of 219p/kg with an SQQ average of 224p/kg. The market topped at £118 and £116 for heavy weight Texel lambs from JB Airey, Kendal closely followed by others selling to £113 from A Clark and Johnson, Windermere. All heavy weight lambs sold to a much-improved average of 209p/kg.
It was standard and light weights that met the most demand. Well fleshed and good conformation lambs often selling in excess of the 240p/kg mark, selling to a top of 265p/kg for Texel lambs from JA & KJ Allen, Ings. Beltex lambs from Thrimby Farms, Penrith sold to 260p/kg and 259p/kg with others selling to 258p/kg from R & E Ladds, Kendal. Plenty of pens sold around the 250p/kg mark. All Beltex lambs forward averaged 255p/kg with all Texel lambs forward averaging 226p/kg.
Upland lambs sold to a top of £107 for Cheviot lambs from DW Hodgson, Cartmell Fell. Mule lambs peaked at £98 from MW & M Hodgson, Cartmell Fell. All mules forward sold to a market average of 211p/kg. Horned lambs topped at £83 from Amy Harrison, Kentmere.
We would just like to take this opportunity to wish all Wish all our customers a merry Christmas. Please remember that it is business normal Monday 28th December 2020 in Lancaster and Tuesday 29th December 2020 at J36 Rural Auction Centre.

Cast Ewes

A bumper show of cast ewes forward with 596 going under the hammer, with trade remaining buoyant. Texel ewes lead the way with a top of £134 from AJ Ashwood, Morecambe, with other Texel ewes to £130 from WJ & LA Barker, Arkholme with many selling over the £105. Continentals topping at £125 from J Stott Jnr, Crosscrake for Charollais ewes. Suffolk ewes sold to £114 from G & SA Edmondson, Holme, all Suffolk ewes averaging £94. A good show of mules forward with a top of £95 also from G & SA Edmondson and a pen full from P Stephenson selling to £92. Gibson & Berry, Endmoor sold a wonderful run of Masham ewes to a top of £98, with a pen of 24 from this good home selling to £90. Another big show of hill ewes forward; J Bargh & Son, Morecambe sold Swaledale ewes to £78 with Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale selling a ring full of Swaledale ewes to £77, all Swaledale ewes averaging £52. Wannops Farm Ltd, Morecambe sold a good run of Cheviot ewes to a top of £76. Cull ewes are required next week to fulfil buyers’ orders.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £118, £116 Mint Close, £113 Far Orrest, £112 Lundholme Farm, £111 Holmelands. Beltex - £111 Benson Hall, £86 Brown Edge, £84, £78 Thrimby Hall. Cheviot - £107, £95 Swallowmire, £93 Poppy Farm, £87.5, £82 Wood Broughton House. Suffolk - £106.5 Poppy Farm, £102 Smithy Green Farm, £101 High House Farm, £97.4 Low Woodedge Farm, £95 Smithy Green Farm. Continental - £100 Lane End, £94.5 Wood Broughton House, £90, £88 Hartrigg, £90 Lane End. Mule - £98 Swallowmire, £96 Holme Farm, £95.5 Low Longmire, £95 Holme Farm, £91 Far Orrest. Hampshire - £95 The Borrans. Charollais - £91 Far Orrest. Rough Fell - £83 Millriggs, £80 Boundary Beck. Swaledale - £76 Ashstead, £73.5 Rowe End Farm, £64 Green Cottages. Herdwick - £68 Green Cottages.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £134 Nicholson Crescent, £130, £110 Brown edge, £104 Kingsland, £100 Warth Sutton Farm. Zwartble - £133, £105 Catshaw Hall Farm. Charollais - £125 Kingsland, £85 Moss End Farm. Suffolk - £114 High House, £106 Smithy Green Farm, £100 Sandvilla, £94 North Farm, £92 Lane End. Leicester - £113, 3109 Barbon Fell House, £100 Catshaw Hall Farm, £99 Barbon Fell House. Masham - £98, £90, £85, £76 Low Audlands. Mule - £95 High House, £92 North Farm, £89 Catshaw Hall Farm, £86 North Farm. Continental - £91 Sandvilla, £65 Low Audlands. Dorset - £84 Warth Sutton Farm. Teeswater - £84, £82 Low Audlands. Swaledale - £78 North Farm, £77 Catshaw Hall Farm, £67 Sandvilla, £67 Holme Farm, £65 Thrimby Hall. Horned - £78 Moss End Farm. Cheviot - £76 Heaton Hall Farm, £71 Thrimby Hall, £68 Moss End Farm, £66 Sandvilla, £65 Heaton Hall Farm. Gritstone - £75 North Farm. Dales Bred - £66 Low Audlands. Rough Fell - £64 Marsh Grange Farm, £60 Boundary Beck. Scotch - £52 Sandvilla.

Cast Ram:

Texel - £124 Far Cappleside Farm, £108 High House, £107, £86 Millbeck. Leicester - £111 Catshaw Hall Farm, £110 Castle Syke Farm, £97 Lunesdale House. Swaledale - £83 Millbeck. Rough Fell - £67 Howes Lodge. Scotch - £66 Halton Park Farm.

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