J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, 21st December 2021

Prime Lambs
The final sale before Christmas saw a slightly smaller entry of 1132 selling to a mixed trade, handy weighted and light weight lambs were in the strongest demand, with well finished Continentals regularly selling around the 300p/kg mark. Heavy weight lambs were less money this week as many catering outlets report less orders due to the Covid pandemic. Leading the way was 50kg Texel lambs selling to £150 from Jack Turnball, Grange over Sands purchased by Plumgarths Farm Shop. The next call was £140 for Texel lambs also from Jack Turnball and purchased by Browns Quality Meats, Ulverston. Beltex lambs sold to a top of 350p/kg or £140 from PD&P Mason, Burton in Kendal. Other Beltex lambs sold to £135 from Jonathan and Josie Smith, Brookhouse.
Upland lambs saw Herdwick x lambs sell to £130 from TW&C Shepherd, Underbarrow, with Mule lambs peaking at £125 from John Twigge, Lindale. Plenty more pens of Mule lambs easily sold in the early £120’s. Horned lambs saw Rough Fells sell to £111 from MP&H York, Sedbergh.
Next week at Junction 36 is will be business as usual with the sale at 1pm. Please can vendors contact Ian Atkinson on 07766521472 with numbers for this sale, to help with promotion. All buyers will be in attendance.

Cast Sheep
Today saw another good entry of cull ewes with 540 forward, all types continuing to be another strong trade at Junction 36. Texel ewes once again led the way selling to a top of £187 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. The best Texels ewes regularly sold at the £170-£180 mark, with the next level down the £120 and £130 mark. Some good runs of Cheviot Mule ewes were forward, selling to a top of £128 from PK&R Woof, Stainton with others selling to £125 from TH&DM Cornthwaite & Son, Cartmel Fell. A big show of Mule ewes were forward with all averaging £95, a top price of £110 was achieved twice from T&CM Kelsall & Son, Chipping and Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. A wonderful run of Masham ewes from Gibson & Berry, Endmoor sold to a top of £117 for a pen of 20, with other Masham ewes selling to £116 from W&J Penny, Kirkby in Furness. There was more selection in the hill ewes but all types once again keenly bid for, Cheviots sold to £116 from JW&E Woof & Son, Firbank with a full pen of Swaledale ewes selling to £107 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. All Swaledales forward averaged £70. Dalesbred ewes sold to £103 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping.
A smaller entry of cast rams on the market today with all selling to their full value, Leisters sold to a top of £152 from RI Dixon, Low Newton and Rough Fells to £128 from A&M Skidmore, Tebay and Charollais achieving the same price from Gibson & Berry, Endmoor. All types of cast sheep are required next week, with a full ring side of buyers in attendance. For more information regarding next week sale, please contact Bradley Thompson on 07867 000244.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £150, £140, £138 Meathop Park Farm Lodge, £138 Holmelands, £137.5 Head House. Beltex - £140 Meathop Park Farm Lodge, £140 Coat Green Farm, £135 Moorcock Hall Farm. Suffolk - £133.5 Flakebridge, £128 Ackenthwaite Farm, £125 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £125 Halton Park Farm. Charollais - £130, £125 The Borrans, £123.5, £116.5 Far Orrest, £106 Brow Head. Herdwick - £130 Nook Farm. Dutch Spotted - £128.5, £125, £112 Conway Close. Mule - £125 Holmelands, £124.5, £123.5 Catshaw Hall Farm, £122.5 Holme Farm. Continental - £120 Mansergh Hall Farm, £106 Coat Green Farm. Dorset - £114, £104 Corney Hill Farm. Rough Fell - £111 Thwaite Farm, £110 Millriggs, £107.5 Thwaite Farm, £103.5 Boundary Beck, £101.5 Luneside. Swiss Valais Blacknose - £110 Poppy Farm. Horned - £108 Boundary Beck. Swaledale - £107 Yoad Pot, £106 Sykes Farm, £101.5 High Borrans Farm, £95 Thursgill. Zwartble - £100 Birks Farm. Hampshire - £97 Mansergh Hall Farm. Dales Bred - £95 Fell End Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £187 Brown Brook, £168, £166 Storth End Farm, £146 Brown Brook, £144 Lowfield Cottage. Leicester - £135 Yoad Pot, £134, £118 Brown Brook. Charollais - £129 Lowfield Cottage, £115 Storth End Farm, £93 Low Audlands. Cheviot Mule - £128 Storth End Farm, £125 Low Tarn Green. Dorset - £119, £91 Lowfield Cottage. Masham - £117 Low Audlands, £116 High Swinklebank Farm, £116 Marsh Grange Farm, £107, £100 Low Audlands. Cheviot - £116 Ghyll Farm, £94 Low Deepslack, £90 Ghyll Farm, £82 Holme Farm. Zwartble - £112 Lowfield Cottage. Mule - £110 Catshaw Hall Farm, £110 Brown Brook, £108 Hill Park, £104 Mountain View, £103 High Swinklebank Farm. Swaledale - £107 Catshaw Hall Farm, £96, £89, £88 Calderside Farm, £87 Brown Brook. Dales Bred - £103 Brown Brook, £79 Fell End Farm. Rough Fell - £92 Marsh Grange Farm, £86, £79 High Swinklebank Farm, £79 Low Deepslack. Teeswater - £78, £76, £65 Beck House Cottage. Horned - £51 Gaisgill Row Farm.

Cast Ram:

Leicester - £152 Low Newton Farm, £137 Lockbank Farm, £104 Nibthwaite Grange Farm, £100Low Newton Farm. Charollais - £128 Low Audlands, £90 Brown Edge. Rough Fell - £128 Flakebridge, £118, £114 Borrow Bridge House, £103 High Swinklebank Farm. Texel - £126 Hunda, £92 Red Scar Farm, £82 Top Thorn Farm. Teeswater - £124 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Continental - £112, £98 Croft Foot Farm. Swaledale - £111 Calderside Farm, £88 Flakebridge. Suffolk - £106, £96 Nibthwaite Grange Farm, £95 Nether House Farm.

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