J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Lancaster Spring Lambs and Cast Sheep


Lancaster Auctions weekly sale of prime lambs had an increased entry of 807 forward, selling to an overall market average of 230p/kg. Buyers today were prepared to pay a premium for well finished heavy weight lambs and showed caution towards the leaner types. A consignment from J & E Nuttall, Old Hutton took top spot with their Texel lambs selling to £136 and £131 with other noted prices for heavy weight Texels being £123 from B&M Slater, Chipping. Heavy weight Suffolks peaked at £128 from R&D Kellet, Cockerham followed by other to £125.50 from HJ & BE Kelsall, Gressingham and £119 from Ivan Slater, Claughton-on-Brock. Today saw numerous of pens of well finished lambs with plenty of weight about selling in excess of £110, as the sheep industry continues to enjoy a good summer.
Today saw plenty of better confirmation lambs regularly selling around the 250p/kg mark, peaking at 278/kg from G Beresford & Son, Hellifield. It’s great to now have more upland lambs on the market, with 49kg Mules selling to £110 from T&H Drinkall, Oakenclough, all Mules forward averaged £93.


There was a larger entry of 166 sheep forward today, which were eagerly bid for by our busy ring of buyers, trade remaining good but slightly less than the recent highs seen.
A consignment of Texel ewes from RA Holmes, Inskip sold to £128 and £117, with other Texel ewes to £114 from M&J Ronson, Pilling and £112 from CM & CA Jackson, Caton. Mule ewes regularly sold into the nineties twice, peaking at £95 from G Riley, Bolton-Le-Sands and M&J Ronson, Pilling. A larger quantity of upland sheep on the market today saw the best Swaledale ewes sell to £86 from T & H Drinkall, Oakenclough. Cheviot ewes sold to £86 from SE & J Gorst, Littledale followed by two pens to £79 from KM & KJ Curwen, Abbeystead.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Texel - £136, £131 Low Bendrigg Farm, £123 Daub Hall Farm, £119.50 Walnut Tree Cottages, £119 Low Bendrigg Farm, £118 Forgelands Estate. Suffolk - £128 Mill House, £125.50 Walnut Tree Cottage, £119 Hudsbrook Farm, £117.50 Mill House Farm, £114, £108.50 Walnut Tree Cottage. Dorset - £111.50 Beckside Farm. Beltex - £110 Calderside Farm. Mule - £110 Calderside Farm, £94.50 Ouzelthorn Farm, £88 Yates Farm, £86.50 Bensons Farm. Continental - £100.50 Knowsley Farm, £97 School Lane, £94 Botton Hall Farm, £92.50 Burrow Heights Farm, £90 Botton Hall Farm, Low Moor Head Farm. Cheviot - £93 Cragg Farm, £88 School Lane. Jacob - £76 Bensons Farm. Horned - £70 Haversham House Farm. Swaledale - £69 Yates Farm.

Cast Ewes

Texel - £128, £117 Keepers Cottage, £114 Head Farm, £112 Forgelands Estate, £108, £99 Keepers Cottage. Continental - £99, £96 Forgelands Estate, £65 Nun House, £53 Rooten Brook, £52 Head Farm. Mule - £95 Maddison Avenue, £95, £93 Head Farm, £91 Forgelands Estate, £89, £88 Walnut Tree Cottage. Swaledale - £86 Calderside Farm, £68, £55 Marshaw Farm, £50 Calderside Farm, £46 Hare Apple Tree, £41 Rooten Brook. Cheviot - £86 Cragg Farm, £79, £75 Marshaw Farm, £62 Cragg Farm, Head Farm. Zwartble - £76 Head Farm. Masham - £68 Old Glasson Farm.

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