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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep. Tuesday 7th June 2022

Sheep with Lambs at Foot
One of the best trades of the season today saw all types and speciation’s of sheep with lambs at foot eagerly bid for. Texel hoggs with lambs at foot peaked at £265 with twins from R Heath, Bootle whom sold Texel hoggs with singles to £250 and Rough Fell Mule hoggs with twins from the same home sold to £240 with Rough Fell Mule hoggs with singles to £210. Mixed aged Mule ewes with twin lambs at foot sold to £250 from IR Cooper, Penrith. A larger number of hill sheep forward today saw broken mouthed Swaledale ewes with twin Continental lambs sell to £175 from JJ&J Towers, Lowick Green. Three crop Swaledale ewes with Mule twin lambs sold to £165 from A&M Skidmore, Tebay. Herdwick ewes with pure Herdwick lambs sold to £155 from D Wightman & A Mason, Heversham. Brocken mouthed Herdwick ewes with single Texel lambs sold to £120 from Kirkby & Longworth, Dunnerdale. There will be a sale of sheep with lambs at foot on Tuesday 14th June.

Spring Lambs
There was an entry of 694 spring lambs forward selling to a cracking demand ringside with an overall market averaged of 327p/kg or £139.34. Heavy weight Suffolk’s led the way today peaking at £190 from E Needham, Kendal. Texel sold to £185 from WT Whitaker & Son, Nether Kellet followed by £176 from DM Bargh, Heaton with Oxcliffe. Texels from JG&BJ Escolme, Killington twice sold to £173. Heavy weight Continentals from HR&KA Hodgson, Barbon selling to £170. Plenty more heavy weight lambs sold in the £150’s and £160’s. A consignment from FE&CM Robinson & Son, Crooklands saw Beltex x lambs to 415p/kg and 400p/kg at 39kg grossing at £162 and £156. This was followed by Beltex lambs to 398p/kg from S Wilson & Son, Scotforth with lambs from DC D & J Taylor, Kendal also selling to 398p/kg. Plenty of demand for spring lambs saw all types eagerly bid for and required.

Prime Hoggs
A good entry of 280 prime hoggs forward today with plenty of demand ring side. Well fleshed handy weighted Continental and Cheviot hoggs regularly sold in excess of 300p/kg. Heavy weight hoggs from C Preston, Millom led the way selling Suffolks to £168 and Texels to £161 and £160. This was followed by other Texels to £157 from DM&D Cook, Ulverston. Followed by £154 from NJ Strickland & Son, Whinfell. Horned hoggs peaked at £162 from M&YS Barker, Holton. Handy weight Beltex hoggs sold to 325p/kg from G&MA Jackson, Little Eccleston.

Cast Sheep
Suffolk ewes led the way selling to £227 from T&E Redmayne, Southwaite. Texel sold to £226 for a pen of three from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. 100 Texel ewes forward averaged £161. Mule ewes sold twice to £158 from G Sagar & Son, Caton and from RR&JJ Knowles, Docker. The best end Mules regularly sold in the £145-£150 mark. Swaledale ewes sold to a top of £130 from J Angus, Eskdale. Good fit Swaledale regularly sold at the £110-£115 mark. Cheviots sold to £122 from KA Purtill, Wigan. Herdwicks sold to a top of £106 from PD&PJ Mason, Burton in Kendal with many selling around the £100 mark.
All cast rams forward averaged £158 topping at £255 for a Charollais ram from RR&JA Knowles, Docker. Texels sold to £222 from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping. Hill rams were a strong trade with Rough Fell rams to £166 from B&S Hogarth, Howgill. Cheviots sold to the same price from J Angus, Eskdale.

Top Prices

Top Prices, Tuesday 7th June 2022.

Spring Lambs:
Suffolk - £190 Birkrigg Park Cottage, £169 High House Farm, £168 High House Farm, £163 Lanes End Farm, £150 Yoad Pot, £148 Hallbeck. Texel - £185 Lane Ends Farm, £176 Bradlow Farm, £173 Low Stangerthwaite, £169 Tarnthwaite Hall, £169 Hampsfield Hall, £169 Low Barrows Green Farm. Continental - £173 Low Stangerthwaite, £170 Howriggs, £159 Burrow Heights Farm, £148 Hebblethwaite, £142 Stain Forth, £140 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Dorset - £166 Beckside Barn, £138 High Biggarsbank, £138 Beckside Barn, £128 Warth Sutton Farm. Charollais - £150 Crosscrake Farm, £137 Crosscrake Farm. Beltex - £154 Tranthwaite Hall, £146 Stubb Farm, £135 Stubb Farm, £132 Stubb Farm. Hampshire - £140 Endmoor Farm. Ryeland - £136 Old Byre Barn, £129 Sewell House, £125 Sewell House, £120 Old Byre Barn.

Prime Hogg:
Suffolk - £169 Mire House Farm, £150 Newlands Green Farm, £140 Smithy Green Farm, £135 Mire House Farm, £125 Smithy Green Farm, £122 Tullithwaite Hall Farm. Texel - £161 Mire House Farm, £160 Mire House Farm, £157 Smithy Green Farm, £154 The Borrans, £144 Mire House Farm, £137 Mire House Farm. Beltex - £140 Tullithwaite Hall Farm, £108 Farlton House. Scottish Black Face - £142 Halton Park Farm, £131 Halton Park Farm, £128 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £125 Halton Park Farm, £123 Halton Park Farm, £117 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Continental - £141 Low Levens, £128 Low Levens, £118 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £116 Low Levens, £114 Tullithwaite Hall Farm, £100 Rydal Farm. Ryeland - £130 Old Byre Barn, £130 Old Byre Barn, £122 Old Byre Barn, £115 Old Byre Barn. Cheviot - £130 High Ground, £123 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £122 Halton Park Farm. Mule - £129 Low Levens, £129 Low Levens, £90 Moss Side Farm. Horned - £128 Halton Park Farm, £111 Town End, £100 Town End. Swaledale - £123 Hawes Farm, £108 Higher Slater, £99 Higher Salter, £98 Higher Salter, £98 High Ground, £98 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Rough Fell - £122 High Borrowbridge, £112 Boundary Beck, £70 Moss Side Farm. Dalesbred - £118 Higher Slater. Herdwick - £118 Moss Side Farm, £115 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £112 Cockley Beck Farm, £112 Hawes Farm.

Cast Sheep:

Suffolk: £227 Old Byre Barn, £148 Newlands Green Farm. Texel: £226, £196, £192 Brown Brook, £190 Spital Farm, £190 Coat Green Farm. Dorset: £168, £130 Beckside Barn. Beltex: £164 Crake Hall, £142 Farelton House, £128 Crake Hall. Leicester: £164 The Borrans, £158 Longwell. Mule: £158 Myers Farm, £158 New Parside Farm, £152 Lincolns Inn Bridge Farm, £142 Middlebarrow Plain, £140 Myers Farm, £140 Birch Bank. Lleyn; £132 Birch Bank. Swaledale: £130 High Ground, £118 Cragg House Farm, £118 Cockley Beck Farm, £118 High Borrowbridge, £106 Birch Bank. Continental: £124 Waterhouse Close, £112 Coat Green Farm. Cheviot: £122 Oak Avenue, £120 High Ground, £120 High Borrowbridge, £114 High Ground. Teeswater: £122 Woodside. Zwartble: £120 Mint View. Horned: £116 Higher Salter. Jacob: £116 Farleton House. Masham: £116 Woodside. Herdwick: £106 Coat Green, £100 Beck House Cottage, £100 Sella Farm. Charolais: £91 Middlebarrow Plain.

Cast Ram:
Charolais - £255 Myers Farm, £218 Myers Farm. Texel - £222 Brown Brook, £214 Brown Brook, £208 Capplerigg Farm, £188 Lincolnes Inn Bridge Farm, £172 The Galleon, £160 Coat Green. Beltex - £202 Myers Farm, £134 Coat Green. Cheviot - £166 Birker Moor, £140 Birker Moor, £138 Birker Moor. Rough Fell - £166 Birkhaw Farm, £112 Borrow Bridge House. Swaledale - £128 High Ground. Herdwick - £126 The Galleon, £118 The Galleon, £100 Cockley Beck. Ryeland - £118 Old Byre Barn.

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