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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 1st November 2022.

Prime Lambs
The weekly sale of prime lambs at J36 was greeted with a sharper trade, as all buyers present were more active and eagerly looking to purchase prime lambs. There was an entry in excess of 1300 forward, selling to an overall market average of 225p/kg. All classes of lambs were well bid for as long as they were well finished with inside fed lambs reaping the benefits.
Leading the way was the consignment of heavy weight lambs from PK&R Woof, Stainton selling Texel to £165, Suffolks to £160 with other Texels to £151 and £148. This was followed by other Suffolks to £145 from AR&BJ Thompson, Selside, £142 from Clarke & Johnson, Windermere, £141 from TMW&H Hodgson, Ulverston and £137 from GM&A Jackson, Little Eccleston. Suffolk lambs peaked at £137.50 from WT Whittaker & Sons, Nether Kellet followed by £131 from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall. Plenty more pens of well finished heavy weight lambs sold in the region of the one-hundred-and-thirty-pound mark. Better confirmation lambs regularly sold in the region of 250p/kg plus, peaking at 280p/kg from AR&BJ Thompson, Selside with handy weighted better bred lambs meeting more demand.
Mule lambs sold to top of £117 at 54kgs from Fishwick Brothers, Longsleddale followed by £115.50 for 52kg lambs from R Lawrence, Grange Over Sands and £111.50 for 49kg lambs from TA&J Dixon, Selside. Swaledale lambs peaked at £96 at 45kg from Fishwick Brothers with plenty of Horned lambs selling in the region of 200p/kg. There was more demand today or light weight Continental lambs.

Cast Sheep
780 cast sheep were forward, once again meat and strong ewes were keenly bid for with leaner ewes selling to similar trade as previous weeks.
- Texels sold to £150 from H Geldard, Levens.
- Beltex sold to £140 from J Allonby & Son, Grayrigg.
- Lleyn sold to £115 from JA&R Geldard & Sons, Levens.
- Mules sold to £114 from PK&R Wood, Stainton.
- Cheviots sold to £98 from J Allonby & Son, Grayrigg.
- Swaledales sold to £72 from WJ&I France & Son, Chipping.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:

Texel: £165, £148 Storth End Farm, £145 Poppy Farm, £142 Far Orrest, £141 Arklid Farm, £137 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Suffolk: £160 Storth End Farm, £137.50 Lane Ends Farm, £131, £125 Tunstall Hall, £124.50 Lane Ends Farm, £118.50 Yoad Pot. Continental: £151 Storth End Farm, £121 Moss Side, £118 Bowers Farm, £116 Yoad Pot, £106 Hebblethwaite, £103 Cumbrae. Charollais: £128 Moss Side, £120, £116 Head House, £113 Moss Side, £106.50 Hawkrigg End, £100 Fairbank Farm. Mule: £117 Middle Sadghyll, £115.50 Greaves Farm, £111.50 Yoad Pot, £105 Nook Farm, £105 Higher Core Farm, £104.50 Red Scar Farm. Beltex: £105 Hebblethwaite. Cheviot: £104 Borrow Bridge House, £103 Bowers Farm, £102 Howriggs, £96.50 Borrow Bridge House, £95.50 Railway Cottages, £95 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Cheviot Mule: £103 Poppy Farm. Zwartble: £102 Poppy Farm. Swaledale: £96, £84 Middle Sadghyll, £83 Higher Core Farm, £79 Saddlers Croft. Rough Fell: £72, £67 Steps Farm.

Cast Goat:

£85 Lunesdale House, £76 Rathvale Farm.

Cast Sheep:

Texel: £150 Whitbarrow View, £136 Dugg Hill, £130 Low House, £130 Dugg Hill, £128 Storth End Farm, £126 Birks Farm. Beltex: £140 Green Head. Cheviot Mule: £116 Low Mill House, £100 Craketrees, £94 Kate Farm. Dorset: £117, £87 Highfield Road. Lleyn: £115, £87 Low Foulshaw Farm, £80 Cragg Farm, £79, £75 Low Foulshaw Farm. Mule: £114 Storth End Farm, £103 Sproat Ghyll, £103 Birch Bank, £99 Low Brundrigg, £94 Low Bendrigg Farm, £92 Low Newton Farm. Zwartble: £104 Birks Farm. Cheviot: £98 Green Head, £79 Kate Farm, £77 Millbeck, £77 Whelpside Farm, £74 Moss End Farm, £74 Low Mill House. Gritstone: £78 Higher Core Farm. Mule: £74 Higher Standen Drive. Swaledale: £72 Higher Core Farm, £68 Whelpside Farm, £65 Middle Sadghyll. Rough Fell: £69 High Borrowbridge, £60 Millbeck. Suffolk: £68 Heathercroft. Continental: £60 High Borrans Farm.

Cast Ram:

Texel: £120 Storth End Farm. Zwartble: £120 Castle Syke Farm. Suffolk: £105 Heathercroft. Charollais: £92 Millbeck. Swaledale: £81 Rathvale Farm.

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