J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, 23rd November 2021


A bumper entry of 1620 prime lambs forward, sold to another solid trade at Junction 36, averaging 270p/kg. Once again best quality lambs sold in excess of the 300p/kg mark. Heavy weight lambs continue to be in big demand at Junction 36 peaking at £157 for 55kg Beltex lambs from GR&A Foy, Conder Green. Heavy weight Suffolk lambs also topped at £157 from MW&M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell. this was closely followed by Texels to £150 from AR&BJ Thompson, Selside, with other Texel lambs to £148 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe. Plenty more pens of heavy weight lambs sold in the region of one hundred and forty pounds. Beltex lambs peaked at 335p/kg from CB Kendal, Grayrigg followed by others to 330p/kg from JG&PH Thompson, Selside, with plenty more pens of better confirmation lambs selling in excess of the 300p/kg mark. All Beltex lambs forward averaged 308p/kg. Many pens of well finished, handy weighted lambs regularly sold in the region of the 280p/kg mark.
Upland lambs saw Cheviots peak at £137.50 weighing 51kg from J Allonby & Son, Grayrigg. Mules peaked at £134 from JM Simpson, Underbarrow, followed by other pens of Mule to £127.50 from P Whitton & Son, Burneside. All Mule lambs forward averaged 261p/kg. Horned lambs sold to a top of £111 for Rough Fells from P&S Hoggarth, Sedbergh.


A ‘Liquorice allsorts’ assortment of cast sheep were forward today at Junction 36, with 550 going through the ring. Tups topped the trade with a Texel hitting the hights, selling at £225 consigned by H Geldard, Levens.
Ewes met a strong trade with Texels selling to £128 from AR Gornall, Crossthwaite, with others Texels selling to £123 from JG&PH Thompson, Selside. Suffolks sold to a top of £128 from JE Whiteman, Lupton. Charollais sold to £121 from AR Gornall, Crossthwaite. Many meated Continental cross bred ewes regularly sold between the £110-£115 mark. Mule ewes sold to a solid trade with a top of £117 from RR&J Knowles, Docker with others to £113 from A&B Fell, Silecroft. Many of the best Mule ewes sold well over the one hundred pound mark. Medium types sold to the eighty to eighty five mark.
Hill ewes would be sharper on the week with Scotch ewes leading the way selling to £93 from GL Ibbertson, Roeburndale. Cheviots sold to £87 from P Whitton & Son, Burneside. Meated Swaledale ewes sold to a premium with the best selling to £78 from Messrs Hodgson, High Borrans, with the best end selling well over the seventy pound mark with medium types selling either side of the fifty pound mark.
More sheeps are required for next weeks sales with buyers requesting more meat on the market.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Beltex - £157 Parkside Farm, £141, £138 Holmelands, £137 Hill Park, £136 Holmelands. Suffolk - £157 Swallowmire, £146.5 Halton Park Farm, £138.5 Cragg View, £137.5 Holmelands, £135 Barrowfield. Texel - £150 Poppy Farm, £148 Ackenthwaite Farm, £144 Halton Park Farm, £143 Ellers Farm, £142 Hampsfield Hall. Continental - £141 The Barn, £99.5 Winterscales Farm, £82 Park End Farm. Cheviot - £137.5 Green Head, £115.5, £108 Seedhowe Cottage, £102.5 Croziers Croft, £99 Greenhills Farm. Mule - £134 The Lodge, £127.5 High Tenement Farm, £126.5 Strickland Hill, £124.5 The Lodge, £123 Moss Side Farm. Hampshire - £132.5 The Lodge, £120 Holme Farm, £118 The Lodge. Cheviot Mule - £126 Swallowmire Farm, £114 Well Foot, £112.5, £106 Seedhowe Cottages. Charollais - £124 The Barn, £115 Cooper House, £111 Moss End Farm, £108 Crabtree Farm. Lleyn - £122.5, £120, £108.5 Low Foulshaw Farm. Leicester - £118.5 Thorn Cottage, £97 Wood Broughton Barn. Rough Fell - £111, £95, £90 Birkhaw Farm. Scotch - £103.5 Greenhills Farm. Zwartble - £110 Birks Farm. Horned - £90 Greenhill Farm. Swaledale - £90 Middale Farm, £89.5, £84.5 Middle Sadghyll, £83 Yates Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Suffolk - £128 Crabtree Farm, £120 Gilpin Green Farm, £95 Bradlow Farm, £84 Barker Knott. Texel - £128 Gilpin Green Farm, £123 Poppy Farm, £118 Hodgsons Green Farm, £117 Low Barns Farm, £116 Hallbeck. Charollais - £121 Gilpin Green Farm, £119 Birks Farm. Mule - £117 Myers Farm, £113 Hodgsons Green Farm, £106 High Tenement Farm, £013 Swallowmire, £98 Parkside Farm. Leicester - £116 Swallowmire Farm, £78 Low Garths. Dorset - £111 Hallbeck. Zwartble - £107 Moss Side. Scotch - £93 Higher Salter. Continental - £90 Knittleton Cottage, £72 Barker Knott, £64 Moss Side, £62 Wilcocks Farm. Cheviot - £87 High Tenement Farm, £80 Poppy Farm, £65 Brow Head. Swaledale - £78 High Borrans Farm, £71 The Coach House, £68 High Tenement Farm. Scotch - £78 Higher Salter. Rough Fell - £78 Low Deepslack, £76 Low Fold. Cheviot Mule - £77 High Tenement Farm. Gritstone - £75 High Farm. Herdwick - £61 Far Kiln Bank.

Cast Ram:

Texel - £225 Whitbarrow View, £168 Lane House Farm, £100 Hill Park, £99 High Deepslack. Charollais - £140 Lane House Farm. Leicester - £136, £130 Whelpside Farm, £110 Forest Hall. Zwartble - £136 Lane House Farm. Beltex - £112 Poppy Farm. Herdwick - £110, £108, £90 Tongue House Farm. Horned - £98 Higher Salter. Cheviot - £96, £80 High House Farm. Suffolk - £95 Lane House Farm. Swaledale - £86 Wilcocks Farm.

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