J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, 19th October 2021


The weekly sale of prime lambs has a strong overall market average of 230p/kg. 45-50kg well finished lambs were in strongest demand and averaged 235p/kg. Handy weighted lambs were eagerly bid for, averaging 230p/kg.
Heavy weight lambs continue to be a strong trade at Junction 36, with a consignment from JR Corlett & Son, Cockermouth selling Texels to £154, £149 and £144. Other noted prices for heavy weight Texels were £149 from RM&D Dixon, Longslade, followed by £145 from JN&DJ Bowes, Crook. Heavy weight Suffolks peaked at £140 from TH Gibson & Son, Staveley. Other leading prices for heavy weight Suffolks was £135 from TA&J Dixon, Selside and £134 from JN&DJ Bowes. Plenty of pens of heavy weight lambs easily sold in the £120’s and more. Beltex x lambs topped at 263p/kg from F&CE Bentley & Son, Shap, with plenty of pens of better-bred lambs easily selling in excess 250p/kg mark. As to be expected for this time of the year, more hill bred lambs were on the market today, which saw Cheviot Mules peak at £110 from J Bargh & Son, Heaton with Oxcliffe, with Cheviots topping at £109 from AR&BJ Thompson, Selside. Mule lambs topped at £105 weighing 48kg from JE&D Hutchinson, Sedbergh. Plenty of pens of Mules lambs sold in excess of the £100 mark. More Horned lambs on the market today saw Rough Fells sell to £90 from VR Guy, Tebay, followed by others to £89 from D Moore, Stafford.
Next weeks sale includes the young handlers show and sale of prime lambs, show to commence at 11.30am.


The cast ewe numbers continue to keep coming forward, with an entry of 615 forward today, selling to a strong trade for the time of year. Today saw a lot of hill bred ewes and leaner types on the market.
A pure Texel ewe from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston led the way selling to £150, with this vendor also selling Suffolk x ewes to £134 and £122. Texel x ewes sold to £135 and £120 from JG&PH Thompson, Selside. Plenty of pens of Continental ewes sold between £100-£120. Big powerful Mule ewes topped at £114 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston, with other pens of strong Mule ewes often selling to the late nineties. Horned ewes peaked at £76 today for Rough Fells from RH Thexton, Sedbergh.
Cast rams were in strong demand today, with Texels peaking at £144 from H Berg, Crossthwaite and Rough Fells selling to £138 from VR Guy, Tebay.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £154, £149 Skiddaw View, £149 Well Foot, £145 Low Brundrigg, £144 Skiddaw View. Suffolk - £140 Seedfield, £135 Yoad Pot, £134 Low Brundrigg, £133 North Farm, £129 Yoad Pot. Beltex - £119 Holmelands, £100 The Borrans, £95 Poppy Farm, £83 Warth Sutton Farm. Continental - £119 Holmelands, £118.5 The Borrans, £118 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £115 The Borrans, £113 Holmelands. Cheviot Mule - £110 North Farm. Cheviot - £109 Poppy Farm, £104 North Farm, £97, £93 Seedhowe Cottages, £90 Great House Farm. Mule - £105 Hebblethwaite Hall Farm, £102 Yoad Pot, £100 Gunner Fleet Farm, £100 Audlands Park. Charollais - £96, £95 The Howes, £94 North Farm, £92, £88 The Howes. Dorset - £94 Corney Hill Farm. Rough Fell - £90 Whinfell Terrace, £89 New House Farm, £85 Galloper Park, £81 Seedhowe Cottages. Ryeland - £80 Drovers Way.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £150 Mansrigg Hall, £135, £120 Poppy Farm, £118 Anderton Fold Farm, £118 Mansrigg Hall. Suffolk - £134, £122 Mansrigg Hall, £98 Smithy Green Farm, £98 Great House Farm, £84 Top Thorn Farm. Mule - £114, £99 Mansrigg Hall, £97, £96 Smithy Green Farm, £96 Low Tarn Green. Cheviot - £100 Chapel House, £91 Low Tarn Green, £81 Seedhowe Cottages, £72 Harry Place Farm, £68 Low Deepslack. Leicester - £92 Yoad Pot, £77 Chapel House. Continental - £84 Hartsop, £68 Yealand Manor. Cheviot Mule - £77 The Borrans. Lleyn - £77 Longmire Farm. Rough Fell - £76 Luneside, £74 Whinfell Terrace, £72 Low Deepslack, £70 Thwaite Farm. Herdwick - £66 Stone Hall, £53 Harry Place Farm. Dorset - £62 Corney Hill Farm. Scotch - £57 Mansrigg Hall. Swaledale - £55 Birch Bank, £52 Thwaite Farm, £50 Far Orrest.

Cast Ram:

Texel - £144 Tarnside, £124 Hatlex Lane. Rough Fell - £138 Whinfell Terrace, £101 Luneside, £92 Whinfell Terrace. Suffolk - £99 Sunny Brow. Herdwick - £76 Hartsop. Swaledale - £66 Old School House, £60 Higher Salter.

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