J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly sale of Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep. Tuesday 3rd May 2022

Sheep with Lambs at Foot
There was an increased entry of just under 300 sheep with lambs at foot or 777 lives, with sheep to suit all buyers specifications and requirements. Mule gimmer shearlings with twin Texel lambs led the way selling to £300 from G&KM Atkinson, Colby. This was followed by other Mule shearlings with twins from EM Winspear to £250, who also sold Mule shearlings with singles to £228. Young Texel sheep with twin lambs sold to £280 from MC&AE Staley, Kirkby Stephen with Texel shearlings to £270 from G&SM Stephenson, Ravenstonedale. Big aged Continental ewes with strong Texel twin lambs sold to £275 from I&P Brown, Ravestonedale. Young Mule ewes with twin lambs sold to £260 from G&KM Atkinson, Colby. Texel ewes with single lambs peaked at £255 from RL&R Atkinson, Holme. This was followed by other Texel ewes with single lambs to £250 from MC&AE Staley, Kirkby Stephen. Zwartble ewes with single lambs sold to £240 from RJ&P Metcalfe, Crook. More hill bred sheep are coming on the market now with Cheviot ewes with Beltex twin lambs selling to £210 from Messrs Buckle, Kirkby Stephen, who sold Welsh Mountain ewes with twin lambs at foot to £140 with the singles selling to £98. Next week sheep with lambs at foot will take place on Tuesday, with the great annual show and sale of hoggs with lambs at foot on the Thursday.

Spring Lambs
The largest number of spring lambs of the season with 110 forward were met with the most demand seen so far as many companies now look to spring lambs as the quality of hoggs decreases. The overall market averaged was 320p/kg with the SQQ of 338p/kg and handy weighted lambs in the most demand selling to an impressive marked averaged of 365p/kg. Smart Beltex lambs from FE&CM Robinson & Son, Crooklands led the way selling to a top of £172 or 400p/kg this was followed by the consignment of Beltex and Texel x lambs from RW&S Nicholason, Lupton selling 40kg Texel lambs to 390p/kg or £156 with 39kg lambs also achieving 390p/kg or £152. A run of Suffolk lambs from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe sold to £161 and £157. This was followed by Texel x lambs to £156 from JN&DJ Bowes, Crook. Other leading prices saw AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor sell to £151, followed by WN&D Smith & Sons, Cockerham to £150. All spring lambs forward averaged £147.76.

Prime Hoggs
A very mixed offering of hoggs were forward today which saw leaner types sell to realisation. Hoggs with flesh on were in good demand with heavy weights selling to £142 from RJ&KR Wilkinson, Levens. Better quality hoggs sold around the 300p/kg mark peaking at 310p/kg from Messrs Harrison, Shap.

Cast Sheep
Less numbers about today but all ewes still selling to a nice trade with more needed to fulfil buyers demand. Suffolk ewes led the way selling to £153 from RW&SA Nicholson, Lupton with other Suffolk ewes to £148 and Texel ewes also from the same good home to £169. Mule ewes would be slightly less on the week with the best getting into the £120’s topping at £127 from D&A Nicholson, Ulverston with medium fit Mule ewes regularly selling at the £105-£115 mark. Hill ewes saw some good returns once again with Cheviots selling to £131 from NP&CE Buckley, Stavley other Cheviots to £128 from RW&SA Nicholson, Lupton with Rough Fells selling to £118 from EJ Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg. The best Swaledales sold regularly over the £100 mark topping at £103 from JD Dixon, Flookburgher. Medium fit Swaledale ewes were regularly selling at the £85-£90 mark.
All cast rams continue to see great demand with Leicesters topping at £126 from P Whitton & Son, Burneside with Beltex tups selling to £188 from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor.

Top Prices

Top Prices 03.05.2022

Prime Lamb:

Beltex - £172 Warth Sutton Farm, £156 Green Lane End Farm, £151, £145, £136 Stubb Farm. Suffolk - £161, £157 Ackenthwaite Farm, £145 Birkrigg Park Cottage, £140 Ackenthwaite Farm. Texel - £156 Low Brundrigg, £150 Cocker House Farm, £150, £149, £148 Green Lane End Farm. Continental - £152 Green Lane End Farm, £110 Yealand Manor. Dorset - £147 Warth Sutton Farm, £143 Howriggs, £14- Warth Sutton Farm, £139 Howriggs.

Prime Hogg:

Texel - £142 High Foulshaw Farm, £141 Tailbert, £139, £136.5 Dalton Old Hall, £130 Tailbert. Mule - £121.5 Tailbert, £120 Dalton Old Hall, £119 Red Scar Farm, £118 Helm Croft, £117 Red Scar Farm. Continental - £118 Smithy Green Farm, £116, £109 Oak Avenue, £100, £95 Underhelm Farm. Suffolk - £116 Helm Croft, £111, £110 Smithy Green Farm. Scotch - £115, £112 Halton Park Farm. Cheviot - £110 Hartrigg. Herdwick - £92, £80 The Hawthorns. Swaledale - £85 Moorcock Hall Farm, £80 Oak Fold. Rough Fell - £70 Low Deepslack.

Cast Ewe:

Suffolk - £153, £148 Green Lane End Far, £139 Smithy Green Farm. Texel - £149 Green Lane End Farm, £131 Old Smithy Cottage, £128 Green Lane End Farm, £124 Nab House, £122 Owlnook. Lleyn - £142 Stubb Farm. Cheviot Mule - £140 Kate Farm. Cheviot - £131 Fairbank Farm, £128 Green Lane End Farm, £125, £118 Fairbank Farm, £112 Kate Farm. Mule - £127 Birch Bank, £118 Hill Top Farm, £118 Bleaswood Road, £118 Kate Farm, £118 Yoad Pot. Leicester - £126 Town End, £114 Woodside Farm, £108 Birch Bank. Hampshire - £118 Kate Farm. Dorset - £115 Low Row Farm. Zwartble - £107, £101 Bowston Hall, £92 Owlnook. Swaledale - £103 Main Steet, £95 Wilcocks Farm, £94 Woodside Farm, £90 Kate Farm. Continental - £99 Yealand Manor, £90 Low Borrowbridge Farm, £88 Kate Farm. Masham - £94 Kate Farm. Beltex - £90 St Annes Farm. Dales Bred - £76 Guest Ford.

Cast Ram:

Leicester - £226 High Tenement Farm, £128 Fell Gate. Beltex - £188 Stubb Farm, £179 Low Row Farm, £108 Woodside Farm. Texel - £136 Summerhill, £120 Middle Fell, £108 Bleaswood Road, £108 Owlnook. Suffolk - £130 Yoad Pot, £110 Whinfield Farm. Hampshire - £120 Kate Farm. Herdwick - £108 Middle Fell.

Shearling with Lambs:
Suffolk with Twins: £225 Oak House.
Continental with Twins: £255 Poppin Cottage.
Continental with Singles: £192 Poppin Cottage.
Mule with Twins: £300 Green Farm, £250, £225 The Coach House, £220 Moser Hill, £170 The Gables.
Mule with Singles: £228, £210 The Coach House, £170 Scar Sykes Farm, £135 The Coach House.
Texel with Twins: £270 The Gables.
Texel with Singles: £230 Green Farm.
Herdwick with Twins: £170 The Gables.

Ewes with Lambs:
Suffolk with Twins: £198 Low House Beck.
Suffolk with Singles: £172 High Woodend, £155 Low House Beck.
Continental with Twins: £275 Oak House, £245 Westmorland Chapel Farm Ltd, £240 Poppin Cottage, £215 Heights Farm, £210 Westmorland Chapel Farm Ltd, £195 Flakebridge.
Continental with Singles: £230 Oak House, £205, £202 Heights Farm.
Mule with Twins: £260 Green Farm, £225 The Coach House, £210 Thrimby Hall, £200 Drovers Pass, £200 Thrimby Hall, £195 Thrimby Hall, £190 Nook Farm, £182 The Gables, £165 High Carlingill.
Charollais with Twins: £185 Red Squirrel Terrace
Cheviot with Singles: £110 Buckles Farm.
Texel with Twins: £280 Poppin Cottage, £260 The Gables, £225 The Crescent Holme, £210 Buckles Farm, £205 The Borrans, £182 Scar Sykes Farm, £160 Fenay Bank.
Texel with Singles: £255 The Crescent, £250 Poppin Cottage, £152 Red Squirrel Terrace.
Jacob with Singles: £145 Crook Hall Farm.
Jacob with Twins: £140 Crook Hall Farm.
Herdwick with Twins: £180 The Gables, £165 Scar Sykes Farm.
Zwartable with Singles: £240 Crook Hall Farm.
Kerry Hill with Twins: £148 Low House Beck, £135 Fairview House.

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