J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 13th December 2022

Prime Lambs

A slightly reduced entry of prime lambs were forward at J36, as a result of the recent change in weather. Well finished lambs of all weights and breeds continue to sell to a premium with under finished lambs a more cautious trade and perhaps worth more in the buoyant store market.
Lambs today sold to a top price of £150 for heavy weight Blue Faced Leicester from R&PE Hargreaves & Son, Barley closely followed by heavy weight Texels selling to £149 from HR&HV Knowles, Docker and LE&A Ridding, Selside. Heavy weight Suffolks sold to £146 from WT Whittaker & Son, Nether Kellett with Charollais to £144 from JC Walling & Son, Lyth. Well bred and well finished lambs continued to sell to a premium with Beltex lambs to £136 from SH&LE Birkett, Nether Kellet and Texels to £146 from TA Teasdale, Grange Over Sands. Hill bred lambs sold to £123 for Cheviots from S Crawford, Staveley with Mules achieving £114 from B Wilson & Sons, Selside, Swaledales to £95 from FE&CE Hodgson, Pennington and Rough Fells to £93 from AEA Harrison, Kentmere.
Top pence per kilo of 297p/kg was achieved for a Beltex x lamb from T&PL Edmondson Ltd, Kirkby in Furness with other pure bred continentals 265-280p/kg. Well finished first x lambs sold to 264p/kg for Texel x from J Gibson, Kendal with Charollias’s achieving 255p/kg from RR&JA Knowles, Docker and Suffolks to 251p/kg from WT Whittaker & Son, Nether Kellet. Mule sold to 231p/kg from TA&JA Dixon, Selside with Rough Fells to 211p/kg from GR Parkinson, Whinfell and Swaledales to 209p/kg from J Longworth, Kentmere.
An increased number of lightweight lambs being predominantly hill breeds selling to £80.50 from V&S Inman, Coniston for a ring full of Swaledales. An overall market average today 233p/kg.

Cast Sheep

Cull sheep saw a top price of £170 for Texel ewes from AR&BJ Thompson, Poppy Farm with generally a plainer show of ewes forward today. Other heavy weight ewes sold to £132 for Suffolks from J Park, Kendal and Texels to £130 from J Woodburn &Partners, Ulverston. A large proportion of Mule and Mashams ewes were forward today which saw North Country Mules sell to £118 from RF&CE Hodgson, Pennington, Mashams to £94 from JA Bennet, Longsleddale and Cheviot Mules £90 from PA&D Slater, Garstang.
Pure hill ewes sold to £108 for Cheviots from J Allonby & Son, Greyrigg, £87 for Rough Fells from W Beck & Son, Tebay, Swaledales to £86 from RF&CE Hodgson, Pennington and Herdwicks to £58 from S Crawford, Staveley. All ewes today averaged £70.50 with over half the entry being pure hill breeds.
No real power and strength in the cull rams today with those forward selling to £148 for a Texel from WH&G Hodgson, Patton with other stronger rams sold between £105-£120. Pure hill rams sold to £110 for Rough Fells from I&J Mallinson, Selside. 28 cull rams forward today averaged £98.68.

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Prime Lambs
Leicester: £150 Meadow Bank, £120 Meadow Bank, £116 Arklid Farm. Texel: £149 Steel Croft, £149 Low Barns Farm, £148 Lane Ends farm, £148 Mint Close, £146 Head House, £140 Slack farm. Suffolk: £146 lane Ends Farm, £140 Cumbrae, £128 High House Farm, £128 Lane Ends Farm, £126 Lower Hawthwaite, £116 Hill Park. Charolais: £144 Dawson Fold, £114 Homelands, £111.50 Dawson Fold. Continental: £138 Myers Farm, £122 Stubb Hall Farm, £114 High Ground Farm, £108 Old Glasson Farm. Beltex: £136 Stubb Hall Farm, £123 Methop Park Farm, £119 Greaves Farm, £108 Homelands. Dorset: £131 Cumbrae. Cheviot: £123 Seedhowe Cottages, £89 Low Deepslack. Mule: £114 Ashstead, £107 Greaves Farm, £104.50 Hill Park, £100.50 Poppy Farm, £95.50 Low Hall Farm, £92.50 Yoad Pot. Swaledale: £95 Rowe End Farm, £90 Low Deepslack, £88 Millriggs, £87.50 Yoad Pot, £80.50 High Ground Farm. Cheviot Mule: £94 Poppy Farm. Rough Fell: £93 Millriggs, £89 Deepslack. Herdwick: £72 Green Cottages. Gritstone: £84.50 Low Waterside. Zwartble: £80 Benson Hall. Horned: £72 Brow Head.

Cast Ewes:
Texel - £170 Poppy Farm, £130 Mansrigg Hall, £127 Hall Bank, £120 Mansrigg Hall, £118 Green Head, £114 Killington Drive. Suffolk - £132, £114, £102, £98 Whitbarrow Cottage. Mule - £118 Rowe End Farm, £114 Mansrigg Hall, £112 Cracalt Farm, £98 Lockbank, £96 High Birk Howe Farm, £96 Bleaswood Road. Leicester - £108 Yoad Pot. Cheviot - £108 Green Head, £91 Wellfoot. Lleyn - £97, £86 Briar Cottage. Masham - £94 Middale Farm, £93 Marsh Grange Farm, £89 Killington Drive, £88 Brown Brook. Cheviot Mule - £90 Slack Farm. Rough Fell - £87, £86 Barugh House, £67 Killington Drive, £63 High Borrowbridge. Swaledale - £86 Rowe End Farm, £76 Middale Farm, £75 Meadow Bank. Continental - £79 Crozier Croft, £68, £64 Flakebridge. Jacob - £76 Broadhead. Herdwick - £58 Seedhowe Cottages, £51 High Birk Howe.

Cast Tups:
Texel - £148 Mint View, £120 Marsh Grange Farm, £118 Birch Bank, £118 Cumbrae, £116 Guides Farm, £112 Broadhead. Leicester - £120 Seedhowe Cottages. Beltex - £110 Flakebridge, £100 Low Hall Farm. Rough Fell - £110 Borrow Bridge, £98 Seedhowe Cottages. Suffolk - £86 Rowe End.

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