J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Rural Auction Centre Weekly Sale of Sheep of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep. Tuesday 9th August 2022

Prime Lambs
An entry of 860 spring lambs were forward which sold to an overall market average of 251p/kg. Heavy weight lambs continue to be in demand at J36 peaking at £150 for 60kg Texels from T Parkin, Sedbergh. This was followed by other heavy weight Texels to £144 from DM&D Cook, Ulverston. Heavy weight Suffolks peaked at £137 from MW&M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell with other Suffolks to £133 from WP Burrow & Sons, Bleasedale. Plenty of pens of heavy weight lambs sold in the £130 mark. Beltex lambs sold to 295p/kg from AE Atkinson & son, Endmoor with plenty more better bred lambs selling in excess of 280p/kg. The trade today saw handy weighted lambs in sharper demand with more interest from the buyers.

Cast Sheep
Fit strong ewes continue to be the strong trade seen in previous weeks, with leaner types harder to place with some being £5 - £10 back on the week. Suffolk ewes sold to a top of £154 from H Newton, Levens who also sold others to £148. The best Continental ewes regularly selling £140 plus. Mule ewes sold to a top of £138 from ED Robinson, Whinfell, others sold to £132 from TMW&H Hodgson, Ulverston with many of the best Mule ewes £125 plus with medium fit type Mules selling well over the one hundred pound mark. A smaller show of hill ewes were forward with not as much power seen as in previous weeks. Rough Fells sold to £90 from I Carridice, Tebay with a full pen of Cheviots selling to £89 from S Crawford, Stavley.
Cast rams saw another fast trade at J36, a run of Dutch Spotted tups from Dave Dixon, Grayrigg sold to £170 with others from the same home selling to £148. Beltex rams peaked at £165 from P Slater, Macclesfield with others from the same good home selling to £155.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:

Texel: £150 Meadow Parks, £144 Smithy Green Farm, £137 Station Hotel Farm, £134 Low Tarn Green, £131 Red Scar Farm, £131 Swallowmire Farm. Suffolk: £137 Swallomire, £133 Lower Core, £130 Swallomire, £130 Smithy Green Farm, £128 Lane Ends Farm, £127 Piked Howe. Beltex: £126 Bramaskew, £113 Yealand Manor, £113 Bramaskew, £109 Stubb Farm, £109 Warth Sutton Farm, £108 Stubb Farm. Mule: £116 Bowers Farm, £100 The Borrans. Continental: £113 Hall Drive, £110 Hebblethwaite, £103 Low Levens. Horned: £95 Hall Drive.

Cast Sheep:

Suffolk: £154, £148 Low Levens, £144 Smithy Greeen Farm, £128 Hodgsons Green Farm, £116 Low Levens, £114 Ninzergh. Mule: £138 The Old Parsonage, £132 Arklid Farm, £128 Lincolns Inn Bridge Farm, £126 Cantsfield Hall, £125 Bradley Farm, £120 Arklid Farm. Texel: £138 Bouthwaite Farm, £136 Smithy Green Farm, £130 Grayrigg Foot, £129 Brow Foot Farm, £126 Oak Aveune, £124 Brown Edge. Continental: £118, £111 Low House. Leicester: £112 Brown Edge. Cheviot: £110 Nook Farm. Masham: £100 Grate Farm. Cheviot Mule: £102 Brow Foot Farm.

Cast Ram:

Dutch Spotted: £170, £148 Grayrigg Foot. Texel: £165, £155, £128 Whiteley Hey Farm. Leicester: £120 The Borrans.

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