J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 30th August 2022

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of 1800 lambs saw a two tiers trade with well finished lambs which have been fed selling to a premium, with under finished lambs looking more suited to the store market. Today saw the belting Beltex show supported by the Northern Beltex Club;

1st – PD Pye, Marl House - £130
2nd – A Winn, High Underbrow Farm - £129
3rd – R H M&S Boyren, Hill Park - £124

Heavy lambs were keenly bid for all day, selling to a top of £151 for Texels from A Thompson, Southway. Suffolks sold to a top of £145 from JD&M Capstick, Bootle at 61kg. Beltex lambs sold to 308p/kg from A Winn, Burneside with the best end selling around the 300p/kg mark.

Cast Sheep
Another strong entry of 431 cull sheep sold to a competitive trade with additional buyers ring side looking for ewes suitable for grazing. The sale topped at £172 for a Texel ewes from IL Dixon, Carnforth. Other Texels sold to 155 from KA Purtill, Wigan and £145 from R&E Ladds, Kendal. Heavy pure bred and first x ewes regularly sold at £130-£145. Mules sold to £112 from RHM&S Boyren, Colton with others at £107 from P Whitton & Son, Burneside with all Mules selling to a market averaged £79.69. Pure hill bred ewes sold to £105 for Cheviots from D Carridice, Whinfell. Rough Fells selling to £83 from J Graham, Windermere with this price also achieved by J&A Smales, Ingleton for Swaledales. Herdwicks sold to £75 from G Wightman, Newton. All ewes forward today averaged £67.61 with over half the entry being leaner, recently weaned hill ewes.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £151 Southways, £138 Millbeck, £135 Oak Avenue, £134 Southways, £130 Crook O Lune Farm. Suffolk - £145 Fellside Farm, £136 Meadow Oaks, £124 Lane Ends Farm, £120 Southways, £118 Lane Ends Farm. Beltex - £130 Marl House, £129 High Underbrow Farm, £128 Bluebell Farmhouse, £124 Hill Park, £115 Bramaskew. Zwartble - £130, £100 Oak Avenue. Continental - £112 Grayrigg Foot, £104 Hawes Farm. Mule - £108 Nook Farm, £99.5 Fellside Farm, £93 Gill Garth. Hampshire - £95 Meolsgate Avenue. Cheviot - £90 Nook Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £172 Cantsfield Hall, £155 Oak Avenue, £145 Benson Hall, £133 High Street, £129 Helsfell Hall. Suffolk - £119 Barrowfield, £110 High Tenement Farm, £108 Gowan Bank Farm. Cheviot Mule - £118, £100 Low Tarn Green. Beltex - £117 North Lodge. Charollais - £116 Craglands, £105, £98 Oak House, £86 Oak Avenue. Mule - £112 Hill Park, £107 High Tenement Farm, £105 Oak House, £99 Benson Hall, £95 Oak Avenue. Cheviot - £105 School House, £104 Oak Avenue, £99 Re Braida Garth, £94 Kate Farm, £92 Oak Avenue. Leicester - £100 Overthwaite Farm, £89 Benson Hall. Continental - £96 Oak Fold, £85 Kate Farm, £77 Oak Fold. Rough Fell - £83 Wasdyke Farm. Swaledale – £82 Re Braida Garth, £79 Oak House, £78 Barrowfield.

Cast Ram:

Texel - £158, £142 Storth End Farm. Suffolk - £134 Ackenthwaite Farm.

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