J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 15th November 2022.

Prime Lambs
Junction 36 prime lamb sale had an entry of 1436 forward, selling to an overall market average of 240p/kg. Once again buyers were keen for well finished lambs with all sizes and types well bid for. The market peaked at £150 for a heavy weight Suffolks from JE Read, Hutton Roof who also sold heavy weight Mashams to £140. Other leading prices for heavy weight Suffolk’s saw £147 from M Rendall, Milnthorpe. Heavy weight Texel peaked at £149 from JE&WB Wareing, Millom with others to £142 from TW&C Shepherd, Underbarrow and £139 from F&CE Bentley & Son, Shap. Heavy weight Cheviot lambs sold to £147 and £138 from Stockdale Farms with others to £138 from GM Metcalfe, Underbarrow. Heavy weight Leicester sold to £146 from TMW&H Hodgson, Ulverston. Plenty of pens of heavy weight lambs regularly sold in the region of one hundred and thirty pounds. Heavyweight Mules peaked at £130 from MA &JA Winn, Burneside.
Best confirmation lambs peaked at 295p/kg from AR&BJ Thompson, Selside with well fleshed handy weight lambs regularly selling in excess of the 250p/kg mark. Light weigh lambs are starting to meet more demand as Christmas export jobs now start to commence.

Cast Sheep
All types of ewes sold to a faster trade at J36 with a good ring side of buyers forward, all looking to purchase ewes. Top price ewes were from the brilliant run from J Woodburn & Partners with Texels selling to a top of £170. Continental ewes were regularly selling at the one hundred and twenty-to-one-hundred-and-thirty-pound mark. Mule and Masham ewes would see the biggest jump on the week with Mashams selling to £138 from JE Read, Hutton Roof and Mules selling to £124 from J Woodburn & Partners. The best end of Mules sold well over the one hundred pound mark. Cheviot Mules sold to £130 from J Woodburn & Partners. Hill ewes were keenly bid for with a pen of strong Rough Fell ewes selling to £92 from JE Read and Swaledales selling to £90 from M Burton, Cautley. A full pen of Swaledale ewes sold to £78 from P Whitton & Son, Burneside. Medium fit Swaledale ewes were regularly selling at fifty to sixty pounds.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:

Suffolk: £150 Mealriggs Farm, £147 Milestones Cottage, £133 Low Shaw Farm, £132 Strickland Hill, £130 Barrowfield, £129 Mealriggs Farm. Texel: £149 Low Shaw Farm, £142 Nook Farm, £139 Hill Top Farm, £136.50 High House Farm, £136 Stain Forth, £135 High Farm. Cheviot: £147 Bowers Farm, £138 Low Gregg Hall, £120.50 Seedhowe Cottages, £115 Low Gregg Hall, £106 Poppy Farm, £105 Seedhowe Cottages. Leicester: £146, £112 Arklid Farm. Masham: £140 Mealriggs Farm. Continental: £138 Bowers Farm, £131 Low Croft, £127, £123 High Underbow Farm, £120 Barrowfield, £119.50 Bowers Farm. Charollais: £130, £123 Moss Side, £102 Middale Farm. Mule: £130 High Underbrow Farm, £121.50 Strickland Hall, £116 Greaves Farm, £110.50 Hill Park, £110.50 Greaves Farm, £110 Arklid Farm. Beltex: £120 Dugg Hill, £120, £109, £108 Salisbury Farm. Horned: £100 Shorefileds. Zwartble: £100 Nook Farm. Rough Fell: £90 Steps Farm. Swaledale: £83 Middle Sadghyll, £80 Higher Core Farm.

Cast Sheep:

Texel: £170 Mansrigg Hall, £136 Moor House, £128 Tranthwaite Hall, £128 Hill Top Farm, £122 Redbank Farm, £116 Salisbury Farm. Masham: £138 Mealriggs Farm, £70 Mosergh Farm. Cheviot Mule: £130 Mansrigg Hall, £104, £78 Thistle House. Suffolk: £130, £126 Mansrigg Hall, £118 Mislet Farm, £86 Mansrigg Hall, £76 Barker Knott. Continental: £124 Mansrigg Hall, £84 Mosergh Farm, £72 Gilpin Farm. Mule: £124 Mansrigg Hall, £108 Sunny Brow, £108 Moor House, £105 Redbank Farm, £104 Mansrigg Hall, £102 Salisbury Farm. Leicester: £120 Low Longmire, £118 Higher Core Farm. Rough Fell: £92 Mealriggs Farm, £76 Sowermire Farm. Swaledale: £90 Low Haygarth Farm, £78 High Tenement Farm. Cheviot: £89 Long Streets Farm, £87, £71 Poppy Farm, £70, £68 Thorn Cottage.

Cast Goat:

£62 Lunesdale House.

Cast Ram:

Cheviot: £116 Thorn Cottage, £116 Low Deepslack. Charollais: £114 Redbank Farm. Beltex £110, £80 Crabtree Farm. Horned: £96 Gilpin Bank Farm. Swaledale: £89 Lunesdale House.

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