J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, 28th December 2021


J36’s weekly sale of prime lambs went ahead as normal with a busy ring of buyers in attendance, with 1168 lambs forward selling to an overall market average of 272p/kg. Beltex lambs led the way selling to £164 at 48kg and £161 at 47kg from PD&P Mason, Burton in Kendal, with this consignment peaking at 360p/kg. This was followed by other Beltex lambs selling to £150 or 358p/kg from Richard Batty, Heversham. Other Beltex lambs sold to 352p/kg or £144 weighing 41kg from JG&PH Thompson, Selside. J36 continues to have a strong name for heavy weight lambs, with 50kg Texels selling to £159 from F&SA Edmondson, Ulverston with other Texels from the same home selling to £150 and £145. Additional leading heavy weight prices were £155 for 57kg Texels from Richards & Milburn, Kirkby in Furness and £154 from TMW&H Hodgson, Ulverston. Plenty more pens of heavy weight lambs regularly sold in the £140’s. Standard weighted Continental lambs between 45-48kg frequently sold in the late £120’s. Handy weighted Continental lambs regularly sold in the region of 280p/kg. Mule lambs peaked at £145 weighing 58kg from F&SA Edmondson, Ulverston with other 60kg Mules also selling to £145 from R&EA Gardner, Brigsteer. Pens of 49kg Mules sold to £130 from EW&JR Parkinson, Clitheroe and F&SA Edmondson, Ulverston. Horned lambs sold to £120 for Rough Fells from TLB&J Knowles, Selside, with Scottish Black faced lambs to £118 from OR Hodgson, Old Hutton. Swaledale lambs peaked at £109.50 weighing 43kg’s from JS&S Atkinson, Scorton. Light weight lambs continue to be in big demand and eagerly bid for.


An entry of over 500 cast sheep were forward today, which sold to another strong trade. Cast rams led the way with Texels selling to £166 from LE&A Ridding, Selside and Suffolk tups peaking at £138 from G Riley, Bolton le Sands. Bluefaced Leicester tups sold to £137 from TMW&H Hodgson, Ulverston and £136 from JF Cook, Grange Over Sands. Plenty more tups sold in the early £130’s. Horned tups sold to a top of £110 for Swaledales from JA Bennett, Longsleddale.
Continental ewes saw Texel x ewes peak at £144 from Richards & Milburn, Kirkby in Furness with Suffolk ewes selling to £142 from G Riley. Plenty of pens of big Continental ewes regularly sold around the £130 mark. Mule ewes peaked at £118 from A&B Fell, Millom, £116 from JW&TE Sharp, Lyth with Masham ewes selling to £115 from JL Bird, Flookburgh. Plenty of pens of strong Mule ewes sold between £110 and £115. Horned ewes saw big Swaledales sell to £106 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Many pens of well meated horned ewes frequently sold in the £80’s. A selection of goats forward today sold to £89 from K Little & D McClure, Cartmel.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs

Beltex: £164, £161 Coat Green Farm, £150 Dugg Hill, £147 Coat Green Farm, £140 Thrimby Hall, £130 Maddison Avenue. Texel: £159 Netherhouses Farm, £155 Brookside, £154 Arklid Farm, £150 Netherhouses Farm, £148 Barrowfield, £147 Corner Cottage. Mule: £145 Barrowfield, £145, £137 Netherhouses, £133 The Borrans, £130 Hareden Farm, Netherhouses Farm. Suffolk: £144 Netherhouses Farm, £143 High House Farm, £143, £136 Netherhouses, £135 Barrowfield, £134 High House Farm. Continental: £141 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £131 Howriggs, £127 Outerthwaite Farm, £126.50 Garnett Folds, £121 Head House, £119.50 Flakebridge. Dutch Spotted: £140 Green Cottages. Lleyn: £135, £115, £112 Low Foulshaw Farm. Cheviot: £130 Coat Green Farm, £124 Poppy Farm, Low Mill House, £115.50 Poppy Farm, £114.50 Howriggs, £112 Wood Broughton Barn. Zwartble: £128 Poppy Farm. Cheviot – Mule: £123 Low Garths. Rough Fell: £120 High Borrowbridge, £117 Thwaite Farm, £112 St Annes Farm, £107.50 Millriggs, £104.50 High Borrowbridge, £103 Boundary Beck. Scottish Blackface: £118, £95 Low Garths. Horned: £116, £105.50 Low Deepslack, £100 Thwaite Farm. Swaledale: £109.50 Sykes Farm, £100.50 Yoad Pot, £100 Thwaite Farm, £94 Low Deepslack, £90 Middale Farm, £86 Green Cottages. Herdwick: £105 Green Cottages. Blueface Leicester: £89 Low Garths. Dalesbred: £86 Fell End Farm.

Cast Sheep:

Texel: £166 Steel Croft, £144 Brookside, £138 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £136 Steel Croft, £130, £125 Flodder Hall. Suffolk: £142, £138 Maddison Avenue, £132 Deansbiggin, £128 Smithy Green Farm, £106 Garnett Fold, £100 Dawsons Fold. Zwartble: £137 Catshaw Farm. Leicesters: £136 Yewbarrow, £133 Catshaw Hall Farm, £133 Low Garths, £116 Brown Edge, £106 Flodder Hall. Charollais: £130 Moffinber. Cheviot: £127 Howriggs, £124 Garnett Fold, £116 Green Lane End Farm, £108 Nook Farm, £89 Thrimby Farm, £88 Howriggs. Mule: £118 Hodgsons Green Farm, £116 Flodder Hall Farm, £115 Deansbiggin, £115 Arklid Farm, £114 Hornby Hall Farms, £113 Flodder Hall. Masham: £115 West Plain Farm. Swaledale: £110 Middale Farm, £106 Cotegill Farm, £106 Thrimby Farm, £106 Catshaw Hall Farm, £97 Old School House. Continental: £109, £96 Howriggs, £85, £83 North Farm. Rough Fell: £105 Old School House, £84 High Borrowbridge, £79 Holme Farm, £75 High Borrowbridge. Gritstone: £100 Brow Head. Beltex: £90 Fairveiw House. Dalesbred: £80 Saddlers Croft, £78 Fell End Farm.Kerry Hill: £80 Fairview House. Jacob: £78 Archer Hill. Herdwick: £78, £60, £56 Climb Style, £58, £56, £52 Lower Oakeneaves Farm.

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