J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, 20th December 2022

Prime Lambs

A much-improved trade for the sale of prime lambs at Junction 36, saw a reduced entry of 800 forward selling to an overall market average of 255p/kg. Heavy weight lambs were in big demand and saw 59kg Texels to £165 and 58kg lambs to £162 from RHM&S Boyren, Ulverston. This was followed by other heavy weight Texel lambs to £157 from J Mason, Over Kellet and £146 for Texels from TE JS & SA Carruthers, Kendal. Heavy weight Suffolks peaked at £150 from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall with others from the same home to £141. Heavy weight Horned lambs sold to £148 from Stockdale Farms with heavy weight Cheviots to £142 from the same home. Plenty of pens of heavy weight lambs were easily in the one thirties today. Best quality lambs sold in excess of 300p/kg today. The consignment from JG&PH Thompson, Selside to 340p/kg, 330p/kg and 318p/kg with others from AR&BJ Thompson, Selside to 335p/kg. Mule lambs peaked at £127 from R Lawrence, Grange Over Sands. Handy weighed Continental lambs saw well finished lambs regularly selling between 265p/kg and 275p/kg. Light weight hill lambs were a sharper trade with 34kg Herdwicks to £81 from Kevin Wrathall, Broughton in Furness.

Cast Sheep

850 ewes forward sold to a much improved trade, Texel ewes sold to a top of £252 from PK&R Woof, Stainton who sold others to £222. One hundred and two Texel ewes averaged £116 a head. Mule ewes sold to a top of £124 from Calderside Farms, Oakenclough with others selling to £122 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Two hundred and thirty Mule and Masham ewes averaged £90. Hill ewes saw the biggest lift on the week with Cheviots selling to a top of £126 from Wannop Farms, Heaton who sold also sold other full pens to £110. Swaledales topped at £110 for a pen of fourteen from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with other pens of Swaledale selling to £93 from Calderside Farms. Rough Fells sold to £84 from RJ&OB Simpson, Longsleddale. A run of sixty strong Herdwick ewes from AR Edmondson, Ulverston sold to an impressive top of £74 for a pen of ten.
Thirty cast rams were forward with all selling to their full value, Leicester tups sold to £150 from AR Edmondson with others to £139 from JS&S Atkinson, Scorton. Texel sold to a top of £130 from K Wrathall, Broughton in Furness who also sold Swaledale rams to £100.

North West Auctions would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for supporting our sales throughout 2022 and wish them a very Happy Christmas.
Prime lamb and cast sheep sale arrangements for next week: There will be no sale in Lancaster on Monday 26th but business as usual at Junction 36 on Tuesday 27th with all buyers in attendance. Please contact Ian Atkinson for more information regarding trade on 07766521472.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb Top Prices

Texel: £165 Hill Park, £162 Hill Park, £157 Helks Farm, £146 Red Scar Farm, £140 Greaves Farm, £134 Scroggs Farm. Suffolk: £150 Tunstall Hall, £141 Tunstall Hall, £140 Helm Croft, £139 Ackenthwaite Farm, £138 Hill Park, £131 Meadow Oaks. Horned: £148 Bowers Farm, £130 Bowers Farm. Cheviot: £142 Bowers Farm, £135.50 Bowers Farm, £135 Brow Head, £106 Fell House, £106 Poppy Farm. Beltex: £138 Holmelands, £137 Poppy Farm, £132 Poppy Farm. Continental: £129 Brow Head, £123 Moss Side, £114 Underhelm Farm, £110 Smithy Green Farm, £108 Underhelm Farm, £108 Scroggs Farm. Mule: £127 Greaves Farm, £124 Helm Croft, £121.50 Greaves Farm, £117.50 Swallermire, £117 Arklid Farm, £116 Greaves Farm. Charollais: £124 Scroggs Farm, £114 Moss Side, £109 Bowness. Rough Fell: £99 Luneside, £95 Luneside. Swaledale: £81 Lunesdale House, £79 Cockley Beck Farm, £77 Ashstead. Herdwick: £81 Cockley Beck Farm.

Ewe Top Prices

Texel - £252, £22 Storth End Farm, £182, £160 Lowfield Cottage, £158 Dugg Hill, £152 Calderside Farm. Beltex – £138 Dugg Hill, £92 Poppy Farm. Suffolk - £134 Hawkswell Farm, £126 Calderside Farm, £126 Main Street, £125 Ninezergh, £114 Heaton Hall Farm, £110 Smithy Green Farm. Cheviot - £126, £110 Heaton Hall Farm, £105 Hall Bank, £95 Helks Farm. Charollais - £124 Hall Bank. Mule - £124 Calderside Farm, £122 Catshaw Farm, £114 Calderside Farm, £112 Low Levens, £110 Main Street, £110 Low Levens. Masham - £100 Low Audlands, £92 High Swinklebank Farm, £91, £78 Low Audlands. Swaledale - £100 Catshaw Hall Farm, £93 Calderside Farm, £86 Sykes Farm, £74 Hawkswell Farm, £71 Catshaw Hall Farm. Continental - £94, £87 High Hallbeck. Rough Fell - £84 High Swinklebank, £82 Swallowmire, £74 High Swinklebank. Herdwick - £74, £69, £62 Hawkswell Farm. Dalesbred - £74 Wrampool Farm. Dorest - £70 Hall Bank.

Tup Top Prices

Leicester - £150 Hawkswell Farm, £139 Sykes Farm, £134 (2) Barbon Fell House, £118 Sykes Farm, £114 Barbon Fell House. Texel - £130 Cockley Beck Farm, £128 Swainshead Hall Farm, £126 Middlebarrow Plain, £124 Swainshead Hall Farm, £120 Arklid Farm. Beltex - £120 Crabtree Farm.

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