J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Second Sale of Breeding Ewes & Gimmer Shearlings, Saturday 18th September 2021

J36 Rural Auction Centre held is second sale of Mule and Continental ewes and gimmer shearlings, there was a catalogue entry of 1200 forward, that saw first quality sheep in big demand and eagerly bid for, with medium quality sheep also meeting plenty of demand from a busy ring side. There was sheep forward to suit all specifications and budgets. The sale commences with breeding ewes which saw one crop Mules sell to £160 from T Sharp, Oxenholme, with other 1 crops to £150 from J&T Hunter, Dent. The flock dispersal of Mule ewes from FW Sanders, Low Newton twice sold to £150 and £145. Continental ewes peaked at £165 from Ellen Proctor, Barrow in Furness.
Mule gimmer shearlings saw best quality ones keenly bid for with the consignment from TH Gibson & Son, Staveley leading the way, twice selling to £ 220 and £200. This was closely followed by the consignment from JS&KM Wilson & Son, Kendal selling to £195 three times, £190 and £180, Cheviot Mule gimmer shearlings from the same home, sold to a top of £220. Texel and Continental shearlings met a mixed trade, with best quality once again in big demand and regularly bid for. The consignment from Ellen Proctor, Barrow in Furness sold to £200 and £190. Texel x shearlings from JS&KM Wilson & Son, Kendal sold to £195 and £190, followed by other pens of Texel shearlings to £190 and £188 from J Almond & L Crosland, Cockermouth. All shearlings forward today averaged £154.86.

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