J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly sale of Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep. 12th April 2022

Sheep with Lambs at Foot
A wonderful selection of sheep with lambs at foot saw the trade peak at £400 for Texel x shearlings with Texel twins from J&M Wilson, Selside. A great day in the breeding ring at Junction 36 saw 250 families forward with a real buzz around the place as all sheep with lambs at foot forward sold to an impress overall market averaged of £79.62 a life. The sale included the annual show of pens of five ewes and shearlings with lambs at foot. The pre sale show judging was in the capable hands of local shepherd Jack Edmondson who we thank for his time and expertise. The Championship rosette was awarded to G&KM Atkinson, Colby with their pen of Mule shearlings with Texel twin lambs at foot which went on the sell for £305 an outfit. It was the reserve Champions from J&M Wilson, Selside that had won the Continental shearling class which were keenly sort after, selling to a record price of £400 an outfit. Topping off a good day for the Wilson family was a pen of Continental one crops with twin lambs selling to £320. Other Continental shearlings with twin lambs sold to £320 from G&KM Atkinson, Colby who sold Mule shearlings and Texel twins to £300 and Mule one crops with twins to £290. Younger sheep were in big demand with Mule shearlings with Texel twins selling to £300 from EM Winspear, Hawes with Mule shearling with singles from the same home to £245. Continental ewes with shapely twin lambs at foot sold to £290 from R Heath, Bootle. Two and three crop Mule ewes sold to £245 and £240 from DJ Casson & Son, Slyne with plenty of pens of aged Continental ewes with twin lambs regularly selling between £220 and £240. Continental ewes with single lambs at foot peaked at £230 from R Heath.
Next weeks sale includes a special entry of 40 MV Accredited Mule and Continental ewes with Dutch Spotted lambs at foot.

Spring Lambs
An entry of 48 spring lambs were forward for the show and sale of spring lambs at Junction 36 which saw the judging in the capable hands of David Morland of Westmorland Services who we thank for his time and expertise. He awarded the Championship rosette to the first prize Continental sired lamb from Helen Newton, Lower Levens selling to £165 or 343p/kg purchased by the judge on behalf of Irvings Butchers, Ulverston. Rounding off a good day for Helen, she was awarded the Reserve Championship rosette with the first prize native sired lamb a Suffolk selling to £158, once again purchased by the judge on behalf of behalf of Irvings Butchers. The second prize sired Continental lamb a Beltex x Charollais from RJ&J Towers, Ingleton sold to £158 purchased by Plumgarths Farm Shop. The consignment from B&AC Barnes, Middleton peaked at 373p/kg or £153 for Beltex x lambs with others to £152 purchased by Browns Quality Meats, Ulverston. All spring lambs forward averaged £135.80 a head, with handy weights averaging 312p/kg.

Prime Hoggs
There was more prime hoggs forward today which saw 779 forward, sell to a very similar trade handy weights continue to be in the most demand averaging in the 260’s p/kg with better types of Continentals regularly between 280-300p/kg. Heavy weight hoggs were not just an dear with large numbers of heavy forward throughout the county. Beltex hoggs led the way from George Harryman Jnr, Hawkshead selling to £168 and £164 or 328p/kg. Hoggs peaked at 335p/kg from Kevin Purtill, Wigan there was plenty of heavy weight hoggs today selling between £130-£140. Demand for hoggs remains very strong with more required each week.

Cast Sheep
A good entry of 550 ewes were forward with all types selling to their full value with a full ring side of buyers and some leaving short of supply. Pure Texel ewes sold to a top of £222 from J Stott, Crossthwaite with other Texels selling to £200 from Thrimby Farms, Penrith. The best Texel ewes were regularly selling at the £175 - £200 mark. Leister ewes peaked at £210 from AR Edmondson, Broughton Beck with Suffolk ewes selling to £200 from D Metcalfe, Dalton in Furness with a full pen selling to £190 from AR Edmondson, Broughton Beck. Mule ewes sold to another strong trade, with a pen of ten selling to £137 from WH Whittaker & Son, Nether Kellet with the best regularly selling away at the £130 plus mark. 140 Mule ewes averaged £107. Today saw some strong prices for hill ewes with Cheviots selling to £136 from RW & SA Nicholson, Lupton with others to £129 from RM&D Dixon, Longsleddale. Rough Fells sold to a top of £129 from G&ID Postlethwaite, Howgill. Swaledales peaked at £117 from RM&D Dixon, Longsleddale with others selling to £115 from AR Edmondson, Broughton Beck. 160 Swaledale ewes averaged £107. George Probert had a good day in the cast ring selling Herdwicks to £116 and Gritstones to £111.
Another 30 cast rams were forward selling to another fast trade peaking at £189 from RM & PM Simpson, Trought Beck who sold others to £179. Beltex tups sold to a top of £172 from GH Hodgson, Witherslack. A keen interest was shown from buyers for all classes of tups.

Top Prices

Shearling & Lamb with Twins:

Texel - £400 Cooper House. Continental - £320 Green Farm. Mule - £305, £300 Green Farm, £300 The Coach House, £252, £245, £230 Bensons Farm.


Mule - £245 The Coach House. Texel - £230 Midtown Farm.

Ewe & Lamb with Twins:

Texel - £320 Cooper House, £290 Midtown Farm. Mule - £290 Green Farm, £245,£240 Beaumont Gate. Continental - £240 Cinderbarrow Farm, £238, £232 Heights Farm, £225 High Wray Farm, £222 Heights Farm.

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £165 Low Levens, £146 Low Brundrigg, £144 Low Levens, £142, £141 Hollins Farm. Beltex - £158 Greenlands Farm, £153, £152, £136 Hawkin Hall, £130 Green Lane End Farm. Suffolk - £158, £152 Low Levens, £148 Greenlands Farm, £144, £143 Low Levens. Dorset - £140 Warth Sutton Farm, £140 High Biggarsbank, £135 Warth Sutton Farm, £132 High Biggarsbank, £130 Warth Sutton Farm.

Prime Hogg:

Beltex - £168, £164 Poppy Farm, £140 Holmelands, £100 Owlnook. Zwartble - £148 Collyhurst Avenue, £119 Holmelands. Suffolk - £141 Smithy Green Farm, £130 Crooklands Brow, £130 Lane Ends Farm, £128 Netherhouses Farm, £123 Barrowfield. Texel - £140 Oak Avenue, £138 Collyhurst Avenue, £137 Smithy Green Farm, £135, £134.5 Red House Farm. Continental - £134, £122, £120 Red House Farm, £119.5 Moorcock Hall Farm, £119 Red House Farm. Cheviot - £123.5 Stubb Hall Farm, £123 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £120 Strickland Hill, £118 Hareden Farm. Gritstone - £122, £121.5 Sowerby Lodge, £116 Low Waterside, £111 Sowerby Lodge. Horned - £118, £112 Sowerby Lodge, £112 Red House Farm. Mule - £118, £116.5 Red House Farm, £116 Moorcock Hall Farm, £114.5 Netherhouses Farm, £110 Old School House. Masham - £114 Red House Farm. Scotch - £113 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Charollais - £112 Holmelands. Herdwick - £112 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Swaledale - £108 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £95 Netherhouses Farm, £92 Sowerby Lodge. Rough Fell - £100, £95 Old School House. Ryeland - £91 Drovers Way.

Cast Ewe:

Texel- £222 Kingsland, £200 Thrimby Farms, £190 Drovers Way, £174 Newlands Green Farm, £162 Ninezergh. Suffolk - £200 Crooklands Brow, £190 Hawkswell Farm, £186 Netherhouses Farm, £159 Newlands Green Farm, £153 Smithy Green Farm. Leicester- £210, £189, £172 Hawkswell Farm, £159 Hollins Farm, £122 Yewbarrow. Mule- £137 Lane Ends Farm, £136 Raw Head, £136 Newlands, £132 Low Woodhouse, £130 Moors Cottage. Cheviot- £136 Green Lane End Farm, £129 Well Foot, £128 Thrimby Farms, £117 Poppy Farm, £117 Ghyll Farm. Rough- £129 Riddings, £122 Woodside, £119 Intake Farm, £109 Silverdale Drive, £109 Thwaite Farm.

Charollais- £128 High Low Wood. Continental- £126 Gilpin Farm, £115 High Farm. Swaledale- £117 Well Foot, £115 Hawkswell Farm, £115 Helks Farm, £113 Netherhouses Farm, £110 Thrimby Farms. Herdwick- £116 Higher Standen Drive. Gritstone- £111 High Standen Drive, £97 Low Waterside. Masham- £75 Mosergh Farm. Scotch Blackflace- £70 Riddings. Ryeland £58 Abbey Drive.

Cast Rams:

Continental- £189 Poole Bank Farm. Texel- £179 Poole Bank Farm, £148 Higher Standen Drive, £144 High Greenside. Beltex- £172 High Low Wood, £128 Poole Bank Farm. Leicester- £166 Well Foot, £90 Yewbarrow. Mule- £135 Gaskell House. Cheviot- £122 Greenbank Farm. Charollais- £112 College Green. Swaledale- £109 Nissan Huts, £100 Near Orrest, £90 Well Foot. Herdwick- £108 Tongue House Farm. Zwartble- £77 Abbey Drive. Jacob- £50 Abbey Drive.

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Easter Show Results

Prime Pigs

Class 1- Pair of Pigs
1st J Stott weighing 130kg each selling for £158.
2nd PK&R Woof weighing 125kg each selling for £112.
3rd AT Threlkeld Ltd weighing 110kg each selling for 92.

Sheep with Lambs at Foot

Class 1:5 Mule Shearlings with Lambs at Foot
1st G&KM Atkinson selling for £305
2nd G&KM Atkinson selling for £290
3rd D&K Swarbrick selling for £252

Class 2:5 Continental Shearlings with Lambs at Foot
1st J&M Wilson selling for £400
2nd G&KM Atkinson selling for £320

Class 3- 5 Ewes with Lambs at Foot
1st G&KM Atkinson selling for £300
2nd J&M Wilson selling for £400
3rd DJ Casson and Son selling for £240

Champion- G&KM Atkinson
Reserve champion- J&M Wilson

Spring Lambs
Class 1- Best Continental Lamb
1st Helen Newton weighing 49kg selling for £158
2nd RJ&J Towers weighing 48kg selling for £158
3rd Barnes weighing 41kg selling for £153

Class 2- Best Native Lamb
1st Helen Newton weighing 48kg selling for £165
2nd R Towers weighing 49kg selling for £148
3rd AR Edmondson weighing 52kg selling for £130

Champion- Helen Newton
Reserve Champion- Helen Newton

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