J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep - Tuesday 20th October

Prime Lambs

North West Auctions J36 held its weekly sale of Prime lambs with an entry of 1681 forward. A very mixed trade saw handy weighted lambs in most demand and best to sell, with heavyweight lambs an easier trade this week. An overall market average of 186p/kg with an SQQ of 192p/kg to include a large proportion of upland lambs.

Leading the way today were heavyweight, shapey Texel lambs selling to a top of £110 from ST Birkett & Son, Carnforth. At £106.50 was JJ & S Raine, Appleby with other heavy Texel lambs at £104 from Wannop Farms.

Today saw the best confirmation lambs selling in excess of 212p/kg, selling to a top of 236p/kg or £104 from JJ & S Raine, Appleby with others from the same home selling to 230p/kg. The consignment from JG & PH Thompson sold to 229p/kg twice. All Beltex lambs forward averaged 225p/kg.

There was a large entry of Mule lambs forward today which saw a large entry of Cheviot Mules selling to £87 from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside. Rough Fell Mules sold to £85.50 from M Bland & Sons, Staveley, with plenty more pens of Mules selling into the early to mid eighties.

Cast Sheep

A similar entry of cast ewes were forward today as last week, with all ewes continuing to be a strong trade at J36. Strong Texel ewes were selling in the £100 plus mark from E Dodgson, Kendal. With other Texel ewes selling to £98 from JG & PH Thompson, Selside. Strong Mule ewes were still selling into the eighty pound mark with a top of £84 twice from J H Atkinson & Partners, Selside and AW Crowe, Witherslack. Medium type Mule ewes were selling in the region of £68 - £72.

Strong Leicester ewes sold to £100 from DE & J Waine, Longsleddale. There was a bigger show of hill ewes forward today with meaty ewes continuing to sell to a strong trade. Cheviot ewes topped this section at £80 from RH & M & S Boyren, Colton with a pen full from GW Robinson & Son, Crooklands selling to £77 and Lonks from this same home selling to £64.

Strong Swaledale ewes were selling in the £55-£60 with a top of £63 from A Hartley, Seathwaite with others to £58 from A Hodgson, Pennington. Medium type ewes sold into the £35 – £40 mark, depending upon quality.

Another strong trade was also seen for all cast rams, with Teeswater rams topping this section at £112 from DE & J Waine, Longsleddale and Derbyshire Gritstones selling to £96 from A Ruehorn-Hyde, Appleby, with buyers looking for all types of cast rams.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:
Texel - £110 Hall Croft Barn, £106.5 Westlea, £104 Heaton Hall Farm, £100 Steel Croft, £100 Poppy Farm. Beltex - £104 Westlea, £96 Poppy Farm, £95 Gibraltar Farm, £95 Westlea. Continental – £100.5 The Borrans, £95.5 Gibraltar Farm, £91.5 Town House, £90 Crabtree Farm, £88.5 St Annes Farm. Suffolk - £93.5 North Farm, £92 Meadow Oaks, £90.5 Low Brundrigg, £88 Rowe End Farm, £87.5 Dunningwell Farm. Charollais - £93 Crabtree Farm, £92 Gibraltar Farm, £86 Broats Farm, £83.5 Low House, £82 Far Orrest. Cheviot - £87 Poppy Farm, £86, £80 High House Farm, £79, £78.5 Seedhowe Cottages. Mule - £85.5 Low Fold, £84 Holme House Farm, £84 Hareden Farm, £83.5 Yoad Pot, £83.5 Holme Farm. Hampshire - £80 The Borrans. Leicester - £78, £65 Higher Core Farm. Masham - £75, £70 Mealriggs Farm. Dales Bred - £72 Fell End Farm. Swaledale - £65 Rowe End Farm, £50 Forest Hall. Scotch - £65 Low Garths. Jacob - £60 Castle Green Lane. Rough Fell - £56.5 Low Fold.

Cast Ewe:
Texel - £101 Spittal Farm, £98 Poppy Farm, £95 Kilnbeck, £93 Spittal Farm, £92 Moss End Farm. Leicester - £100 Murthwaite, £99 Ashstead, £90 Low Newton Farm, £87 Barbon Fell. Suffolk - £97 Western Houses, £89 Hill Park, £78 Top Thorn Farm, £59 Garnett Folds. Mule - £84 Mosergh Farm, £84 Ashtree Cottage, £79 High Butterbent, £74 Hill Park. Cheviot - £80, £78 Hill Park, £77 Moss End Farm, £70 High House Farm. Zwartble - £76 Applegarth, £58 Nether Hall Farm. Masham - £68 Mealriggs Farm. Rough Fell - £66 Mealriggs Farm, £50 Boundary Beck. Beltex - £65 Poppy Farm. Hampshire - £65 High Butterbent. Gritstone - £64 Moss End Farm. Horned - £64 Moss End Farm. Swaledale - £63 Tuner Hall, £58 Rowe End Farm, £54 Nether Hall Farm, £51 Barbon Fell, £50 Holme Farm. Charollais - £60 Little Guards, £60 Bowness Farm.

Cast Ram:
Teeswater - £112 Murthwaite. Gritstone - £96 Belle Vue Road. Texel - £96 Sproat Ghyll. Herdwick - £80 Tuner Hall Farm.

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