J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, 14th September 2021


The weekly sale of prime lambs saw an increased entry forward, with vendors becoming free of the six days standstill from recent sheep sales. Once again well finished lambs were the easiest to sell, with buyers also showing preference for weight and confirmation. The sale peaked at £140 on two occasions from WT Whittaker & Son, Neither Kellett and GB Holt, Helmshore. Other heavy weight lambs regularly solded at £118 to £135. Medium weight lambs generally sold at £92 to £104, with buyers showing caution to lighter weight under finished lambs. Hill bred lambs saw a top price of £98.50 from NJ Strickland & Son, Whinfell and R&E Ladds, Kendal, with others at £98 from EW & JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge. Cheviots sold to £82 from S Crompton, Crossthwaite with Herdwicks selling to £78.50 from G Probert, Clitheroe.
All lambs forward today averaged 218p/kg with a top price of 271p/kg achieved for Texel x from J&O Galbraith & Son, Endmoor. Texel x lambs from JA Airey, New Hutton and Beltex x lambs from PD & PJ Mason, Burton in Kendal both achieved 263p/kg. Well finished pens of ¾ and pure-bred lambs regularly sold at 230-245p/kg. Hill lambs sold to a top price of 213p/kg for Mule from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton.
Vendors are encouraged to ensure lambs are well finished for the prime stock market, with leaner under finished lambs a more selective trade.


An increased entry of cull sheep saw 794 forward, with all classes and types selling to an increased trade, with several orders for ewes suitable for grazing now coming forward. Heavy ewes fell short of requirements today, with a top price of £151 achieved for a Texel from A Park, Kendal who sold others at £142. Suffolk ewes sold to £124, Charollais £114 with first cross ewes selling to £111 for Suffolk x from GB Holt, Helmshore. Heavy Mule ewes sold to £120 from D Metcalfe, Dalton in Furness with others at £109 from A Page, Fernbank and WT Whitaker & Son, Neither Kellet. Hill ewes sold to £98 for Cheviots from TH & DM Cornthwaite & Sons, Cartmel Fell. Swaledales £83 for F & SA Edmondson, Ulverston, Herdwicks to £72 for GT Hodgson, Witherslack, White Faced Woodhouse £78 from PJ & HJ Onions, Arkholme and Rough Fells to £67 from GM Sedgwick & Sons, Sedbergh.
Cull rams sold to a top price of £178 for a Texel from JG & BJ Escolme, Killington. All cull sheep today averaged £64.73 with over half the entry being Swaledales, Rough Fells and Herdwicks.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Continental - £140 Great House Farm, £120 Netherhouses Farm, £112 The Borrans, £96.5 Newcross House Farm, £94 The Borrans. Texel - £140 Lane Ends Farm, £139, £129 Spital Farm, £126, £125 Southways. Suffolk - £132 Cracalt Farm, £128 Lane Ends Farm, £126, £123 Netherhouses Farm, £123 Crooklands Brow. Dutch Spotted - £113, £91.5 Lane Ends Farm. Beltex - £111 Holmelands, £108 Coat Green Farm, £103 Holmelands, £86 Swainshead Hal Farm. Hampshire - £109 The Lodge, £88 Endmoor Farm, £75 Brow Head. Charollais - £107 Cragg View, £102 Hawkrigg End, £99.5, £92 Lane Ends Farm. Mule - £98.5 The Borrans, £98.5 Benson Hall, £98 Hareden Farm, £96 Fell End Farm, £94 Low Newton Farm. Cheviot - £82 Greenbank Farm. Whitefaced Woodland - £82 Coat Green Farm. Herdwick - £78.5 Higher Standen Drive. Horned - £73 Hall Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £151, £142 Park Farm Barn, £128 Causeway Farm, £126, £120 Holmelands. Suffolk - £124 Park Farm Barn, £111 Great House Farm, £110, £105 New Close, £88 Whinfield Farm. Mule - £120 Crooklands Brow, £109 Lincolns Inn Bridge Farm, £104 Whinfield Farm. Continental - £114 Endmoor Farm, £99 Low Tarn Green, £84 Lane Ends Farm, £76 Eskew Beck. Leicester - £113 Low Newton Farm Cheviot - £98 Low Tarn Green, £84 Low Lowscales Farm, £70 Beck Side. Teeswater - £91 Keer Falls. Masham - £90 High Low Wood. Swaledale - £83 Netherhouses Farm, £65 Eskew Beck, £62 High Borrans Farm. Charollais - £81 Lane Ends Farm. Whitefaced Woodland - £78, £63 Keer Falls. Herdwick - £72 High Low Wood. Horned - £67 Manor House Farm, £67 Crescent Green. Rough Fell - £67 Lockbank Farm, £57 High Carlingill, £56 Becknook.

Cast Ram:

Texel - £178 Low Stangerthwaite. Charollais - £88 Whinfield Farm. Jacob - £85 Holmelands.

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