J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Pigs, Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 12th July 2022.

Prime pigs sold to a sharp trade with the best selling to £192 twice from PK&R Woof, Stainton. Well finished prime pigs regularly sold around the 145-150p/kg or £120-£130 a head. More interest in sows today with them selling to a top of £92 from RJ&R Holden, Silecroft. 40 weaners forward with plenty of people keen to purchase, Saddleback weaners sold to £52 from B Capstick, Sedbergh.

Prime Lambs
The weekly sale of prime lambs had a reduced entry of 951 forward. The trade saw good quality and well fleshed heavy weight lambs in strongest demand with commercial lambs noticeably less, as many firms are quiet this week after a busy weekend for the festival with some firms only operating less days this week. Heavy weight Texel’s at 56kg sold to £158 from DM & D Cook, Ulverston with others from this home selling to £154.50, £153 and £150.50. A run of heavy weight lambs from F & SA Edmondson, Ulverston sold Texel lambs to £157 and Suffolk’s to £155. A heavy weight Texel from JT Proctor, Grange over Sands sold to £156. A pen of 50kg lambs from R Oldfield, Carnforth sold to £154. The weekly consignment of heavy weight 50kg lambs from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland were eagerly bid for selling to £150.50 with other pens to £148.50 and £148 twice. More heavy weight lambs are required at J36 with plenty of pens regularly selling in the one hundred and forties. Better conformation lambs continue to sell in the region of 300p/kg and more with them peaking at 342p/kg for a smart Beltex lamb from FI & ME Little, Kendal.

Cast Sheep
A reduced entry of cast sheep forward with all types selling to a sharper trade than expected, buyers are now requesting for sheep to be clipped. Ewes sold to a top of £170 for Beltexs from CM Jennings, Selside with Suffolks selling to £148 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe. Plenty of good Continental ewes sold in the £130 - £140 mark. Mule ewes sold to £126 from A&B Fell, Silecroft with the best around either side of the £107 mark. A small show of hill ewes were forward with Cheviots selling to £101 from M Allen, Yealand, Rough Fells to £96 from GT Hodgson, Witherslack and Swaledales to £95 from JW Thwaites, Greenholme. Ewes are required at J36 with a full ring side of buyers looking to purchase all types of ewes.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs

Texel: £158 Smithy Green Farm, £157 Netherhouses Farm, £156 Mireside Farm, £154.50 Smithy Green Farm, £154 Brow Foot Farm, £153 Smithy Green Farm. Suffolk: £155 Netherhouses Farm, £150.50 High House Farm, £150.50 Smithy Green Farm, £148.50 High House Farm, £147 Netherhouses Farm, £146 High House Farm. Continental: £143 Brow Foot Farm, £131 Hall Farm, £125 17 Oswalds View, £121 Ackenthwaite Farm, £121 Helm Croft, £114 Helm Croft. Cheviots: £138 Bouthwaite Farm, £110 Bouthwaite Farm, £97 Dunhoy, £90 Dunhoy. Charolais: £134 Hampsfield Hall, £128.50 Hampsfield Hall, £117.50 Crosscrake Farm, £89 Bradlow Farm. Beltex: £116 Helm Croft, £110 Yealand Manor. Hampshire: £111 Endmoor Farm. Ryeland: £92 Old Byre Barn, £91 Old Byre Barn, £88 Old Byre Barn, £80 Old Byre Barn. Mule: £80 Botton Hall Farm.

Cast Sheep

Beltex: £170 Crake Hall. Suffolk: £148 Ackenthwaite Farm, £117 Hodgsons Green Farm. Texel: £133 Larkrigg, £129 Hallbeck, £120 28 Blea Tarn Road, £120 28 Blea Tarn Road, £120 Cockrigg Farm, £118 Yealand Manor. Continental: £132 Cottage Farm. Zwartable: £130 Whitbarrow View, £114 14 Levens Close, £78 14 Leven Close. Mule: £126 Hodgsons Green Farm, £120 Hawkrigg End, £114 Netherhouses Farm, £114 Botton Hall Farm, £113 Eskew Beck, £112 Hampsfield Hall. Charolais: £113 Crosscrake Farm. Cheviot: £101 Yealand Manor. Rough: £96 High Low Wood. Swaledale: £95 Eskew Beck, £82 Netherhoues Farm, £79 Bramaskew, £70 Low Hall Farm, £59 Brookside, £54 Bramaskew. Herdwick: £75 High Low Wood, £52 6 Higher Standen Drive, £38 6 Higher Standen Drive.

Cast Ram

Beltex: £114 Brown Edge

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