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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep. Tuesday 2nd August 2022

The weekly sale of prime lambs at J36 saw an entry of 1047 forward selling to an increased market average of 245p/kg with lambs between 45kg and 50kg averaging 253p/kg. The trade saw today saw well fleshed meated lambs continue to be the most demand at J36 with handy weights depending on finishing, some better finished ones sold in excess of 250p/kg.

The market peaked at £158 for 57kg Suffolk lambs from Luke Askew, New Hutton purchased by Westmorland Services Farmshop, Tebay. Heavy weight Texel lambs peaked at £148 from GU, G & Swarbrick, Grange Over Sands, followed by other heavy weight Texel’s too £147 from C & J Bennett, St Michaels on Wyre. Blue du maine lambs peaked at £146 from LJ & R Atkinson, Milnthorpe. Plenty of heavy weight lambs sold in the region of one hundred and forty pounds. Plenty of better-bred pens of lambs sold in the region of 280p/kg with better types selling in excess of this price. The market peaked at 295p/kg for handy weighted Texel lambs from R & JM Harper, Sedbergh. Heavy weighted Mule lambs peaked at £116 from M & RW Stirzaker, Milnthorpe.

Cast Sheep

The cull ewe trade hits new highs, Texel ewes sold to £170 from D&S Robinson, Beckside with Texel regularly selling at the £155 plus mark. Heavy Suffolk ewes sold to £172 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe. Heavy Mule ewes would see the biggest jump of the week with a top of £149 from H Newton, Levens others sold to £148 from TMW&H Hodgson, Niblethwaite with 245 Mule ewes averaged £1118. Hill ewes saw a top of £124 for Lonk ewes from J&D Huddleston, Caton. Rough Fells sold to £112 from I&J Mallinson, Selside. The best end Swaledale ewes selling well into the Nineties with a full pen selling to £95 from WI&AM Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Suffolk - £158 Raw Head, £132 Swallowmire, £131 Lane Ends Farm, £130 Smithy Green Farm, £129.5 High House Farm. Texel - £148 Kate Farm, £147 Wild Boar Farm, £146 The Crescent, £146 Head House, £144 High House Farm. Continental - £131 Benson Hall, £123 Poppy Farm, £114 Hawkrigg End, £114 High Street, £109 Mireside Farm. Beltex - £130, £120 Intake Farm. Mule - £116 Station Hotel Farm. Dutch Spotted - £115.5 Grayrigg Foot. Charollais - £110, £107 Redbank Farm. Cheviot - £100 Re Braida Garth.

Cast Ewe:

Continental - £172 Ackenthwaite Farm, £124 Smithy Green Farm, £112, £108, £104 Croft Foot Farm. Texel - £170 Oakfield Farm, £168 Ackenthwaite Farm, £166 Arklid Farm, £162 Poppy Farm, £160 High Street. Suffolk - £158 Ackenthwaite Farm, £150 Smithy Green Farm, £150 Mansrigg Hall, £148 Oakfield Farm. Mule - £149 Low Levens, £148 Arklid Farm, £144 Netherhouses Farm, £144 Sproat Ghyll. Leicester - £128, £118 Whelpside Farm. Lleyn - £128, £122 Low Foulshaw Farm. Cheviot - £124 Moss Side Farm. Horned - £124 Hall Drive. Rough Fell - £112 Borrow Bridge House, £111 Sproat Ghyll, £104 Steps Farm, £94 High Green Farm. Beltex - £120 Poppy Farm. Herdwick - £108, £96 School House. Swaledale - £95 Holme House Farm. Dales Bred - £88 Holme House Farm.

Cast Ram:

Charollais - £148 Low Fell Gate Farm. Texel - £148 Beaumont Gate, £116 Poppy Farm. Suffolk - £140 Netherhouses Farm. Leicester - £110 Whelpside Farm.

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