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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 17th May 2022.

Sheep with Lambs at Foot
Slightly less sheep with lambs at foot on the market this week but there was certainly no let up in trade with many vendors reporting the best trade of the season so far. A consignment from Messrs Buckle, Kirkby Stephen stole the headlines with Continental ewes with Beltex lambs at foot selling to £340, £320 twice and £290 with twins and singles selling to £255 and £225, The full consignment averaging well over £100 a life.
Aged Continental ewes with twin lambs sold to £280 from A Barnes, Milnthorpe followed by the consignment from NJ Strickland & Son, Whinfell peaking at £275. Three crop Mule ewes with Texel twins sold to £240 from GJ&CA Penellam, Millom. Mule shearlings with young twin Texel lambs sold to £230 from NJ Strickland & Son, Whinfell who sold one crop Mules to the same price. Mules hoggs with twin lambs peaked at £215 from R Heath, Bootle.
It was good to have more hill ewes forward on the market that included the flock reduction of White Faced Woodlands with White Face Woodland lambs at foot from RJ&P Metcalfe, Crook selling ewes with twins to £170 and £165 and ewes with singles to £125, with White Face Woodland gimmer hoggs to £110. Aged Swaledale ewes with Mule twins at foot sold to £145 twice from DC&C Knipe, Tebay and J Longworth, Kentmere. Broken mouthed Herdwick ewes with Texel twin lambs at foot sold to £135 from Kirkby & Longworth, Dunerdale.

Spring Lambs
The weekly sale of spring lambs at junction 36, sold to an average of 312p/kg. Heavy weight Suffolks led the way topping at £162 from M&RW Stirzaker, Milnthorpe purchased by Westmorland Services. This was followed by other heavy weight Suffolks from the same home selling to £156. Other leading prices for heavy weight Suffolks were £150 from WT Whitaker & Son, Nether Kellet, £143 and £142 from Helen Newton, Lower Levens. Texel trade peaked at £149 from CJ Metcalfe, Ingleton which was purchased by Westmorland Services. Hampshire sired lambs sold to £146 and £140 from J&O Galbraith, Endmoor with both being purchased by Browns Quality Meats, Ulverston. All spring lambs forward today averaged £132.56.

Prime Hoggs
A smaller selection of hoggs were forward today as numbers begin to dry up, with a seasonal offering of hoggs. Good quality well finished hoggs continued to demand a premium. Texel hoggs twice peaked at £150 firstly from P&TL Edmondson, Kirkby in Furness and then from D&J Woof, Sedbergh. Cheviot hoggs twice sold to £131 from P Prickett, Hutton Roof and J Allonby & Son, Greyrigg. Mules topped at £126 from N Barker, Burton in Kendal. Best handy weighted hoggs sold in excess of 300p/kg topping at 325p/kg from P Prickett, Hutton Roof.

Cast Sheep
The trade was flying from start to finish, pure bred Texel ewes from Drinkall Bros sold to a top of £200 with others Texel ewes to £170 from TH&DM Cornthwaite & Son, Cartmel Fell. The best end Texel ewes were regularly selling at the £150 to £170 mark. Suffolk ewes sold to a top of £182 from H Wilson, Selside who sold others to £180. All Mule ewes forward averaged £108 with the best selling to £134 from CF Hoggarth & Son, Burneside. The best Mule ewes were regularly selling at the £130 to £140 mark. Hill ewes continue to sell to a fast trade with Cheviots selling to an impressive £152 from J Allonby & Son, Greyrigg with Rough Fells selling to £127 from NW & EM Mason & Son, Middleton. Scottish Black Face ewes sold to £121 from PD & PJ Mason, Burton in Kendal. Swaledale ewes were the trade of the day selling to a top of £118 from Drinkall Bros who sold other full pens of ewes to £117. The best Swaledale ewes were selling over the £110 mark with medium fit ewes £85 to £90.

Top Prices

Hogg & Lamb:

Mule - £215, £180 Midtown Farm. Continental - £195 Midtown Farm, £190, £140 Swinside Farm.

Shearling & Lamb:

Cheviot Mule - £245 Buckles Farm. Continental - £245 The Crescent, £188 Swinside Farm. Mule - £230 The Borrans. Leicester - £125 Swinside Farm.

Ewe & Lamb:

Continental - £320, £290, £270 Buckles Farm, £280 Moss Side. Texel - £275, £258 The Borrans, £230 Flakebridge. Mule - £240 Swinside Farm, £230 Midtown Farm, £230 The Borrans, £202 Flakebridge. Suffolk - £220 Moss Side, £175 Oak House. Charollais - £192 Craglands, £158, £152 Oak House. Swaledale - £145 High Carlingill, £145 Millriggs. Herdwick - £135 Sella Farm.

Prime Lamb:

Suffolk - £162, £156 Station Hotel Farm, £150 Lane Ends Farm, 143, £142 Low Levens. Texel - £149 Yarlsber, £140, £138 Low Levens, £136 Low Brundrigg, £136 Station Hotel Farm. Hampshire - £146, £140 Endmoor Farm. Continental - £136 Howriggs, £135, £133 Hawkrigg End, £135 Yarlsber. Dorset - £125 Warth Sutton Farm.

Prime Hogg:

Texel - £150 Kiln Beck, £150 Low Hall Farm, £140 Hutton Roof Hall, £134, £130 Dalton Old Hall. Cheviot - £131 Hutton roof Hall, £131, £125 Green Head, £119 Hutton Roof Hall, £110 Green Head. Mule - £126 Dalton Old Hall, £118 Midtown Farm, £112, £110, £103 Bradley Farm. Beltex - £110 Poppy Farm. Continental - £108 Re Braida Garth. Leicester - £108 Coat Green Farm, £90 Midtown Farm. Rough Fell - £102 High Arnside Farm, £90 Millriggs. Horned - £100 Marsh House Farm, £90 Higher Salter. Swaledale - £85 Higher Salter. Jacob - £84, £80 High Mill Farm. Herdwick - £83 Rydal Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £200 Catshaw Hall Farm, £170 Low Tarn Green, £160 Broomfield, £150, £148 Little Guards. Suffolk - £182, £180 Ashstead, £169, £138 Yarlsber, £137 Gowan Bank Farm. Cheviot - £152 Green Head, £114 Buckles Farm, £111 Hutton Roof Hall, £107 Marsh House Farm. Leicester - £144 Long Green Head, £138 Bradleyfield Farm, £136 Boundary Beck, £128 Bradleyfield Farm. Cheviot Mule - £134 Low Tarn Green. Mule - £134 Low Hundhowe, £126 Broomfield, £120 Yarlsber, £120 Old Hutton Farm, £118 Catshaw Hall Farm. Teeswater - £130 Gowan Bank Farm. Rough Fell - £127 High Green Farm. Scotch - £121, £100 Coat Green Farm. Swaledale - £118, £117 Catshaw Hall Farm, £114, £100 Matson Ground, £96 High Borrans Farm. Beltex - £115 Oak House. Continental - £110 Long Green Head, £94 Old Hutton Farm, £82 Little Guards. Masham - £107 Hawes Farm.

Cast Ram:

Swaledale - £128 Hawes Farm. Herdwick - £122 Hawes Farm.

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