J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, 30th November 2021

The prime lamb go from strength to strength with the market average of 284p/kg for 1386 forward. This week’s top call was £161 for 57kg Suffolk lambs from DM & D Cook, Ulverston. This was closely followed by other Suffolk lambs to £155 from RF & CE Hodgson, Ulverston and £154 from M & RW Stirzaker, Milnthorpe. Texel lambs peaked at £156 weighing 55kg from John Twigge, Lindale with plenty of pens of heavy lambs regularly selling in the one hundred and forties. Beltex lambs peaked at £142 from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside. Beltex lambs easily sold in excess of the 300p/kg mark peaking at 345p/kg from TE & J Wadsworth and Son, Kendal with plenty of pens selling around the 330p/kg mark as all Beltex lambs forward averaged £136.
The Mule lamb trade this week peaked at £148 for 56kg lambs from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton closely followed by 50kg Mules selling to £139 from EW & JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge. Horned lambs topped at £110.50 for Dalesbreds from R Capstick and Son, Ingleton.
Don’t forget next week is the Christmas show and we are looking forward too seeing you all next week with your show lambs. For more information contact Auctioneer Ian Atkinson on 07766 521472.

All sections of ewes would be eight to ten pounds dearer on the week with 500 going through the ring, with plenty of demand for bigger numbers. A wonderful run of pure bred Texel ewes from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston sold to an impressive top of £220, with other ewes from the same home selling to £216. Many of the best pure bred ewes were regularly selling over the £200 mark. Texel cross ewes sold to a top of £188 from AW Crowe, Witherslack. Many of the strongest Continental bred ewes sold at the £140-£150 mark. Mule ewes saw impressive returns with a top of £141 from RF&CE Hodgson, Pennington, with others to £130 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston. Fit medium type Mule ewes sold to the £100-£105 mark. A run of Masham ewes from RJ&OB Simpson, Longsleddale sold to a top of £113 for a pen of ten. Hill ewes also sold to impressive returns with Cheviots selling to £121 from TH&DM Cornthwaite & Son, Cartmel Fell, with others to £118 from J Woodburn & Partners. The best of the Swaledale ewes were back into the eighties, a top of £88 from JW&TE Sharp, Lyth, with a full pen selling to £84 from M Todd, Longsleddale. Rough Fell ewes saw a top of £84 from RJ&OB Simpson, Longsleddale. Some impressive runs of Herdwick ewes were forward today, with a top of £75 from AJ&L Birkett, Little Langdale, with others selling to £70 from D Leighton, Grizebeck.
Cull rams saw keen bidding from all buyers, with Suffolks selling to £198 from RF&CE Hodgson, Pennington, Texels to £188 from J&O Galbraith & Son, Endmoor and Swaledale tups topping at £116 from Fishwick Bros, Longsleddale.
Just the one Billy goat on the market today which was met with keen interest and sold to £87 from D Cooper, Broughton in Furness.
Buyers are showing keen interest in all types of ewes and tups, in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Next weeks sees a new Christmas show class for pens of five Continental and Hill bred cast ewes, for more information contact Auctioneer Bradley Thompson on 07867 000244.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Suffolk - £161 Smithy Green Farm, £155 Rowe End Farm, £154 Station Hotel, £145.5 Smithy Green Farm, £144.5 Rowe End Farm. Texel - £156 Holmelands, £152 Arklid Farm, £146 Heaton Hall Farm, £146 Steel Croft, £144 Hareden Farm. Mule - £148 Fell End Farm, £139 Hareden Farm, £136.5, £126.5 Poppy Farm. Beltex - £142, £140 Poppy Farm, £140 Holmelands, £138 High Underbrow Farm. Continental - £141 High Underbrow Farm, £126.5, £125 Moss House Farm, £121 Mint Close, £117 The Howes. Charollais - £139 Yealand Manor. Lleyn - £130, £128, £123.5 Low Foulshaw Farm. Cheviot - £125 Strickland Hill, £123 Howriggs, £121.5 Low Deepslack, £117, £115 Howriggs. Leicester - £125 Yoad Pot. Blue Texel - £123 Yoad Pot. Dorset - £121.5 Brow Head. Dales Bred - £110.5 Fell End Farm. Hampshire - £109 Holmelands. Rough Fell- £105.5 Low Deepslack, £102.5, £93.5 Low Fold. Swaledale - £90 Low Deepslack, £86.5, £76.5 Well Foot.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £220, £216, £205 Mansrigg Hall, £188 Ashtree Cottage, £162 Mansrigg Hall. Mule - £141 Rowe End Farm, £130 Mansrigg Hall, £120 Far Orrest, £119 Knittleton Cottage, £118 Mansrigg Hall. Continental - £134 North Lodge, £124 Briar Cottage, £124 Smithy Green Farm, £119 Newhouse Farm, £118 Hill Top Farm. Cheviot - £121 Low Tarn Green, £118 Mansrigg Hall, £117 Yealand Manor, £111 Poppy Farm, £100 Yealand Manor. Leicester - £120 Yoad Pot. Suffolk - £120 Smithy Green Farm, £112 Borrans Farm, £112 Mansrigg Hall. Masham - £113 High Swinklebank Farm. Beltex - £108 Killington Drive. Kerry Hill - £99 Mansrigg Hall. Whitefaced Woodland - £99 Gilpin Bank Farm. Swaledale - £88 Flodder Hall, £84 Saddlers Croft, £82 Middale Farm, £77 High Birk Howe Farm. Scotch - £87 Mansrigg Hall. Rough Fell - £84, £78 High Swinklebank Farm, £64 Killington Drive. Jacob - £78 Holmelands. Herdwick - £75 High Birk Howe Farm, £70 Knittleton Cottage. Dales Bred - £74 Middale Farm.

Cast Ram:

Suffolk - £198, £122 Rowe End Farm. Texel - £188 Endmoor Farm, £154 Low Mansriggs Farm, £152 Birks Farm, £136 Endmoor Farm, £132 Killington Drive. Whitefaced Woodland - £120 Gilpin Bank Farm. Teeswater - £118 Killington Drive. Swaledale - £116 Middle Sadghyll. Beltex - £114 The Plough Inn.

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