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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep. 21st June 2022

Breeding Sheep

Numbers remain good coming forward for the time of year with just over fifty families forward. Leading the way was the consignment from AJ Robinson, Carnforth selling pens of continental and Suffolk ewes with twin lambs selling to £255, £250 and £230. Texel hoggs with Beltex lambs at foot twice sold to £220 from A & M Skidmore, Tebay. Swaledale ewes with twin Mules sold to £138 from the same home.

Prime Lambs

The largest entry so far of the season saw 1157 forward selling to an overall market average of 302p/kg with handy weights averaging 307p/kg. The market peaked at £169 for a 55kg Texel lamb from J & R Waller, Killington purchased by Westmorland Servives. This was followed by other Texel to £168 from WS Burrow and Sons, Silverdale, £166 from E Dodgson, Kendal and £160 from JA Airey, Kendal with many more pens of good quality Texel’s with weight selling in the one hundred and fifties. Hampshire lambs sold to a top of £168 at 55kg from J & O Galbraith, Endmoor. Continental lambs peaked at £163 at 48kg from S Proctor, Selside. Charolais lambs sold to a top of £156 from M Moorhouse, Grange Over Sands with Suffolk’s also peaking at £156 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland. Beltex lambs sold to a top of 360p/kg or £157 from JG & BJ Escolme, Killington with plenty pens of better conformation lambs selling between 330p/kg and 350p/kg.

Prime Hoggs

The demand for well fleshed hoggs remains strong. Leading the way was a heavy weight Texel hoggs from RJ Stott, Stainton selling to £165 with other Texel’s selling to £156 from AW & D Brown, Ulverston. Suffolk’s sold to £158 and £150 from AJ Robinson, Carnforth. Upland hoggs saw Cheviots selling to £140 from Stockdale farms. When fleshed hogg will be required in the upcoming weeks.

Cast Sheep

• Leicester tups sold to £256 from AR Edmondson, Ulverston with Cheviots from the same home to £238.
• Texels ewes sold to £170 from E Dodgson, Kendal.
• Leicester ewes sold to £170 from AR Edmondson, Ulverston.
• Mule ewes sold to £148 from FW Park, Windermere, all Mules forward averaged £118.
• Rough Fells sold to £128 from AEA Harrison, Kentmere.
• A pen of seventeen Swaledale ewes sold to £115 from AR Edmondson, Ulverston.

Top Prices

Spring Lambs:

Texel: £169 Hallbeck, £168 Gibralter Farm, £166 Spital Farm, £160 Gibralter Farm, £160 Old Croft, £159 Cantsfield Hall. Hampshires: £168, £142, £132, £128, £128 Endmoor Farm, Continentals: £163 £135 High Biggarsbank, £132 Rye Close £128 The Borrans, £128 Thistle House £110 EJ & PE Hazelslack Tower Farm. Beltex: £157 Low Stangerthwaite £149 Rye Close, £134 Hawkrigg End £131 Rye Close, £130 Hebblethwaite, £130 The Borrans. Charolais: £156 Hampsfield Hall, £146 Hampsfield Hall, £145 The Old Vicarage, £140 Low Barrows Green Farm, £110 Patton Mill. Suffolk: £156 High House Farm, £148 High House Farm, £146 Borrans Farm, £145 Low Stangerthwaite, £145 Kiln Beck, £143.50 Hallbeck. Dorset: £146 Beckside Barn £134 High Biggarsbank. Mule: £125 Moss End Farm, £114 Rye Close.

Prime Hoggs:

Texel: £165 Crosscrake Farm, £156 Whinfield, £136 Ackenthwaite Farm, £128 Consett, £120 Poppy Farm, £92 Speel Bank Farm. Suffolk: £158 £150 Oak House, £96 £78 Mislet Farm. Cheviot: £140 Bowers Farm, Continental: £104 £97 Crescent Green, £90 Speel Bank Farm, £64 Fell House. Rough Fell: £96 £60 Old School House. Swale: £88 £86 Higher Salter, £70 £42 Old School House. Herdwick: £83 Moser Hill.

Cast Sheep:

Texel: £170 Spital Farm, £160 Flodder Hall, £158 The old Vicarage, £158 Yew Tree Farm, £156 £152 Ackenthwaite Farm. Leicester: £170 £154 Hawkswell Farm. Suffolk: £166 Whinfield Farm, £156 Ackenthwaite Farm, £142 Ninezergh, £135 Lyndarick, £130 Ackenthwaite Farm, £128 Deanbiggin. Mule: £148 The Howes, £144 Flodder Hall, £144 Endmoor Farm, £138 Low House, £136, £135 Holme Farm. Continental: £144, £134 Low Stangerthwaite, £112 Thistle House, £108 High Biggarsbank, £102 Hexham Gardens, £98 Patton Mill Farm. Masham: £139 Marsh Grange Farm. Dorset: £138 Beckside Barn. Rough Fell: £128, £106 Millriggs, £105 Marsh Grange Farm, £84 Hexham Gardens, £80 Bowers Farm. Cheviot Mule: £126 Low Tarn Green, £126 Thistle House, £116 Bowers Farm, £110 Low Tarn Green. Cheviot: £118 Bowers Farm, £99 Fell House. Swaledale: £115, £107 Hawkswell Farm, £100 Holme Farm, £96 Flodder Hall, £88 Fell House, £87 Hawkswell Farm. Herdwick: £100 Nook Farm, £83 Hexham Gardens, £80 Fell House.

Cast Ram:

Leicester: £256 Hawkswell Farm, £228, £170 Middle Sadghyll. Cheviot: £238 Broughton Beck, £132 Hexham Gardens. Texel: £228 Lyndarick, £180 Cantsfield Hall, £136 Deansbiggin. Continental: £180 Deansbiggin.

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