J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Sheep & Lambs - Thursday 4th June

There was another strong entry of 272 families forward today meeting a continued strong demand and trade at J36. Mule gimmer hoggs sold to a top of £210 from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale. This was followed by Texel hoggs with Texel lambs selling to £200 from G & KM Atkinson, Colby who sold two pens of Mule hoggs with Texel lambs to £180 with plenty other hoggs well sold and eagerly bid for.

The full spectrum of ewes with lambs at foot were forward being selling to a sharper trade than a fortnight since. Leading the way this week at £245 was Texel ewes with twins at foot from DH Hogg, Appleby who sold others to £205. The consignment from GJ & CA Penellum, Millom saw Texel ewes with twin lambs sell to £230 and £200 with plenty of others selling in excess of £60 a life. Mule ewes with twin lambs sold to a top of £180 from Messrs Edmondson, Great Langdale. Broken mouth Cheviot ewes sold to a top of £175 from SE & J Gorst, Littledale. Swaledale ewes with twin Mule lambs from Messrs Edmondson sold to £138. Aged Herdwick ewes with twin Continental lambs sold to £128 from Kirkby & Longworth, Broughton in Furness with Herdwick ewes with single lambs sold to £88 from JR Park, Rusland.

Top Prices

Hoggs with Lambs

Mule £210 Yates Farm, £180 Green Farm, £178, £165 Thornbush. Texel £200 Green Farm. Dorset £138 Swinside Farm.

Ewes with Lambs

Texel £245 Melborne House, £230 Swinside Farm, £205, £195 Melbourne House, £170 Stoney Gill. Dorset £200, £175, £155, £140 Swinside Farm. Suffolk £195 Swinside Farm, £172 Stoney Gill, £145 The Ginny Ring. Cheviot £185, £182 Swinside Farm, £175, £162, £152 Cragg Farm. Mule £180, £135 Wall End Farm. Continental £170 Meadow House. Cheviot Mule £160 Swinside Farm. Jacob £148 The Ginny Ring. Swaledale £138 Wall End Farm. Herdwick £128, £118 Sella Farm, £115 Wall End Farm.

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