J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly sale of Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 29th March 2022

Sheep With Lambs at Foot

A smaller entry of sheep with lambs at foot forward today as many are promised for next week as many giving there lambs the opportunity to get some additional strength. Quality of the lambs continue to sell the outfits. The weekly consignment from J & R Waller, Killington of aged continental ewes with Texel and Suffolk lambs sold to £280, £252 and £250. Young Texel sheep with young Texel lambs sold to £270 from NJ Strickland & Son, Whinfell. Mule shearlings with young Charollais lambs sold to £218 from Oston and Mason, Bolton le Sands.

Spring Lambs

A small entry of spring lambs forward today saw handy weighted lambs eagerly bid for and average in excess of the 300p/kg mark. The consignment from Mason and Brown, Clapham lead the way selling 40kg Texel lambs to £122 with continentals selling to £120. Heavy weight Suffolk lambs sold to hoggs price with heavy Suffolk’s selling to £120 from Helen Newton, Low Levens.

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale of Prime Hoggs saw the full variety forward with good types of hoggs selling in to a stronger trade then previous weeks in which are required each week. Heavy weights an improved trade and lead the way in J36 today. Heavy weight Texel hoggs the way from Richard Wilson, Appleby selling to £160 and £150. Other heavy weights sold to £158 from GG & MA Long, Pennington for Texel’s with Cheviots to £146 with Leicester’s from the same home selling to the same price. Other leading prices saw Texel’s to £146 from VE & J Chadwick and Son, Sowerby followed by £142 from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston. Heavy suffolks sold to £144 from TW Nelson & Son, Stainton. Plenty more pens of hoggs sold in the one hundred and thirties. Mule hoggs peaked at £136 for heavies from Edmondson Bros, Great Langdale.

A large number of hill bred hoggs in the market today saw the trade for horned hoggs peak at £117 from £117 from EW & JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge and AW & AM Clarke, Windermere.

Cast Ewe Report

Trade goes from strength to strength in the cast ewe ring with Texel ewes leading the way selling to £197 from WS Burrow & Sons, Silverdale with others to £189 M&S Blease, Carnforth. The best Texel ewes were regularly selling to £180plus mark with the next level down £150 plus. Leicester ewes sold to £184 from Calderside Farm, Garstang with other leicester ewes to £178 from TA Ladds, Kendal. Heavy Teeswater ewes from DE&J Waine, Longsleddle sold to £169 with others from the same home selling to £140. Suffolk ewes sold to a top of £168 from H Newton, Levens. Hampshire’s selling to £167 from J&O Galbraith, Endmoor. Mule ewes saw another lifting trade with the best selling £140 plus topping at £146 from JD, EM, JA Atkinson, Skelsmergh with others to £145 from M Salton, Kendal. 120 mules forward averaged £110. All hill ewes saw an impressive trade with Cheviot selling to £128 from G Nelson, Brigsteer with a full pen of Rough Fells selling to £123 from E Clark, Appleby. Swaledale’s topped at £111 from R&E Ladds, Kendal with the best regularly selling well over the £100 mark with the next level down selling £80-£85.

Another big entry of cast rams forward at J36 with all selling to a full value, topping at £208 for a Leicester tup from GG&MA Long, Ulverston with Cheviots selling to £172 from Strickland Hill. Buyers are requesting all types of cast ewes and rams for the up coming weeks.

Top Prices

Shearling & Lamb:

Mule - £218 Old Station Lane, £175 The Borrans, £170 Scar Sykes Farm.

Ewe & Lamb:

Texel - £280 Hallbeck, £270 The Borrans, £252, £250 Hallbeck, £220 The Borrans. Mule - £200 Bensons Farm, £160 Scar Sykes Farm. Mule with Single - £150 Scar Sykes Farm.

Prime Hogg:

Texel - £160 Lowfield Cottage, £158 Rathvale Farm, £150 Lowfield Cottage, £146 Sowerby Lodge, £142 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Cheviot - £146, £136 Rathvale Farm, £120, £114 Stubb Farm, £100 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Suffolk - £144, £136, £132, £129, £127.5 Cockrigg Farm. Mule - £136 Wall End, £127.5 Cockrigg Farm, £120.5 Hareden Farm, £119 Moors Cottage, £119 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Dorset - £127, £114 Hazelwood. Rough Fell - £126 Benson Hall. Charollais - £124 Hartsop Hall, £115 Low Longmire. Continental - £118 Sowerby Lodge, £106.5 Hartsop Hall, £104 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £99 Swallowmire, £97 Hartsop Hall. Swaledale - £117 Hareden Farm, £117 Low Longmire, £115 Bramaskew, £103.5 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Masham - £114 Murthwaite. Scotch - £99 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Herdwick - £92, £90 Rydal Farm, £90 Tuner Hall Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £197 Gibraltar Farm, £189, £184, £180 The Barn, £173 Gibraltar Farm. Leicester - £184 Calderside Farm, £178 Benson Hall, £149 Stonethwaite Farm, £148 The Borrans. Teeswater - £169, £140 Murthwaite. Suffolk - £168 Low Levens, £130 Cockrigg Farm, £119 Kendal House Farm, £110 West Plain Farm. Hampshire - £167, £164 Endmoor Farm. Mule - £146 Low Groves Farm, £145 Oswald’s View, £144 Benson Hall, £139 High House Farm. Cheviot - £128 Lane House Farm, £113 Keen Ground Farm, £99 Rathvale Farm. Rough Fell - £123 Glebe Close, £111 Kendal House Farm, £78 Lockbank Farm, £76 High Green Farm. Charollais - £121 Lane House Farm. Swaledale - £111 Benson Hall, £101 Kendal House Farm, £101 Strickland Hill, £94 Calderside Farm. Continental - £102, £1101 Ingleborough View Barn.

Cast Ram:

Leicester - £208 Rathvale Farm, £167 Low Longmire, £130 Calderside Farm. Cheviot - £172 Strickland Hill. Texel - £150 Thistle House, £142 The Barn, £125 Thistle House, £100 Far Orrest. Suffolk - £134 Oak House. Swaledale - £128 Calderside Farm.

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