J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 8th November 2022.

Prime Lambs
There was a much increased entry of 1813 prime lambs forward in the market which were met with an increased trade, as all lambs forward averaged 245p/kg and heavy weights 250p/kg. All lambs were eagerly bid for with buyers looking for all specifications of well finished lambs. Once again heavy weight lambs sold to a premium at J36 with a cracking consignment from F&SA Edmondson, Ulverston leading the way, selling heavy weight Texels to £158, £156, £152 and £150 with heavy weight Suffolks from the same home achieving £152. This was followed by other heavy weight Texels to £150 from JN&DJ Bowes, Crook. Other noted prices from heavy weight Texels were £148 from KE Richards & Son, Howgill, £148 from JG&PH Thompson, Selside, £145 from R Lawrence, Grange Over Sands, £145 from RA Batty, Selside and £143 from TMW&H Hodgson, Ulverston. Suffolks sold to a top of £150 from R&J Dodgson, Natland followed by £149 and £148 from SHM&S Boyren, Ulverston. Plenty more pens of heavy weight lambs sold in the region of £140 mark.
Heavy weight Mules peaked at £139 at 59kgs from TE JS & SA Curruthers, Underbarrow with other Mule lambs at the same weight to £138 from F&SA Edmondson, Ulverston. Heavy weight Cheviots sold to £134 at 51kgs from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh. Good quality lambs were in plenty of demand today peaking at 300p/kg for 42kg Beltex lambs grossing £126 from G Beresford & Son, Kirkby in Furness followed by 298p/kg from John Twigge, Lindale and 295p/kg from AR&BJ Thompson, Selside with plenty more pens of quality handy weight lambs selling in the region of 280p/kg.

Cast Sheep
All cast sheep sold to a slightly sharper trade on the week with 550 forward, Suffolk ewes led the way selling to £148 from TH Garnett & Son, Stank Other Suffolks sold to £145 from S&J Sharp, Barrow in Furness. Texels sold to a top of £136 from MD&SA Park, Lyth. Well bred Continental ewes were regularly selling in the £125-£130 mark. Cheviot Mules sold to a top of £115 from P Whitton & Son, Burneside who sold others to £112. Mule ewes sold to a top of £106 from KE Richards & Son, Howgill with the best end selling over the hundred pound mark. Medium fit Mule were regularly selling in the mid eighties. Hill ewes sold to a top of £117 for Cheviots from P Whitton & Son, Burneside. Swaledales sold to a top of £87 for a pen of fifteen from JS&S Atkinson, Scorton with Rough Fells selling to £82 from RJ&OB Simpson, Longsleddale.
Forty cast rams forward with Texels selling to £165 from J&H Bland & Son, Levens who sold others to £140. Swaledales topped at £96 from PE&KA Sowerby, Kirkby Stephen.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:

Texel: £158, £152 Netherhouses Farm, £150 Low Brundrigg, £148 Crook O Lune Farm, £148 Poppy Farm, £145 Dugg Hill. Continental: £156, £150, £142.50 Netherhouses Farm, £127, £119 Low Croft, £115 Bowers Farm. Suffolk: £152 Netherhouses Farm, £150 Cracalt Farm, £149, £148 Hill Park, £139.50 Netherhouses Farm, £137.50 Tunstall Hall. Mule: £139 Red Scar Farm, £138 Netherhouses Farm, £133 Angerton Hall Farm, £129, £119.50 Netherhouses Farm, £117 Barras Farm. Cheviot: £134 Bowers Farm, £129 Yealand Manor, £110 School House, £103 Low Waterside, £94 Green Land End Farm, £92 Low Deepslack. Charollais: £132 The Barn, £126 Hampsfield Hall, £120 The Barn, £115 Low House, £112.50 Ashtree Cottage, £111 Dawson Fold. Hampshire: £130, £103 Winterscales Farm. Beltex: £129 Holmelands, £126 Angerton Hall Farm, £124 Oldfield End, £116, £110 Holmelands. Leicester: £115 Green Lane End Farm, £92 Benson Hall. Zwartble: £113 Benson Hall. Swaledale: £84, £76.50, £73.50 Oak Bank Farm. Gritstone: £88 Low Waterside.

Cast Sheep:

Suffolk: £148 New Close, £145, £140 Oak Lea Farm, £128 Smithy Green, £126 New Close, £122 High Tenement Farm. Charollais: £140 The Borrans, £114 Dawson Fold. Texel: £136 Whitbarrow Cottage, £130 High Tenement Farm, £128 Red Scar Farm, £128 High Wray Farm, £127 Little Guards, £126 Oldfield End. Continental: £132 The Barn. Cheviot: £117 High Tenement Farm, £91 Low Deepslack, £89 High Tenement Farm, £88 Low Waterside. Cheviot Mule: £115, £112 High Tenement Farm, £103 Low Tarn Green. Mule: £106 Crook O Lune, £102 Smith Green Farm, £97 Greaves Farm, £97 New Close, £96 High Swinkelbank Farm, £95 New Close. Swaledale: £87 Sykes Farm, £74 Holme House Farm. Rough Fell: £82 High Swinklebank Farm, £77 Millbeck, £77 Sproat Ghyll, £70 High Swinklebank Farm, £70 Low Deepslack. Horned: £79 Rose Cottage. Gritstone: £73 Low Waterside. Jacob: £70 New Close. Masham: £70 High Swinklebank Farm, £65 Grate Farm. Shetland: £70 High Low Wood. Herdwick: £64 Little Guards.

Cast Rams:

Texel: £165, £140 Ninezergh, £122 Dalton Old Hall, £116 Singleton Park, £110 Ninzergh, £97 Lundholme Farm. Swaledale: £96, £84 Oak Bank Farm, £80 Sykes Farm, £80 Oak Bank Farm. Rough Fell: £80 High Swinklebank Farm. Herdwick: £71 Killington Hall Farm.

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