J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 29th November 2022.

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of prime lambs had an entry of 1450 forward selling to an overall market average of 247p/kg. All specifications of lambs eagerly bid for at J36 with buyers looking to purchase lambs well finished. Once again heavy weight lambs continue to be very eagerly bid for a J36. The trade peaked at £157 for Texel’s from WT Whitaker & Son, Nether Kellet with other heavy weight Texels to £153 from EJ & P Burrow, Storth, £152.50 from TA Teasdale, Newton in Cartmel and £149 from FI & ME Little, Barrow Green. Charollais heavy lambs topped at £155 from TA Teasdale, Newton in Cartmel with heavy weight continentals to £152 from WB Kellet, Cockerham. Plenty more pens of heavy weight continental lambs selling in the region of £140.
Upland heavy weight lambs continue to be in demand selling to a top of £143 from a Leicester from EW & JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge. Cheviots at 55kg peaked at £138 from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh. Mules sold to a top of £133 for a pen of 29 lambs weighing 53kg from EW & JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge followed by 49kg mules to £125 from FI & ME Little, Barrow Green and £124 from WJ & I France & Son, Chipping. Handy weighted in specification lambs between 42-47kg well finished well fleshed continental lambs regularly selling in the region of 250p/kg with better quality lambs selling often between 255-270p/kg with best types selling in excess of that.
Light weight export lambs starting to be required with light continental lambs between 32-36kg which are well finished trading between 240 and 250p/kg. if you have lightweight lambs to market, please contact a member of the team.

Cast Sheep

720 ewes forward today at J36. With trade up for all types many more numbers easier sold to a full ring side of buyers. Texel ewes sold to a top of £180 from RG&L Potter, Penrith. With others selling to £176 from J&C Airey, Little Urswick. Regular away the best Texel ewes were selling between to £150-£170 mark. Mule ewe trade increased on the week with the best selling to £134 from AW Crowe, Witherslack. Strong fleshed mule ewes were regular selling over the £110 mark. Hill ewes sold to a top of £100 for Rough Fells from WJ Dawson, Sedbergh. A large number of Swaledale ewes forward, these saw a top of £88 for a full pen from J Bargh & Son, Morecambe. With others selling to £87 from R Lawrence, Grange over Sands. Fit, Strong pens of Swaledale ewes were regular selling to the £75-£80 mark. Herdwick ewes sold to a top of £75 from AJ&L Birkett, Little Langdale.

Top Prices

Prime Lambs:

Texel: £157 Lane Ends Farm, £153 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £152.50 Head House, £149 Helm Croft, £145 Causeway Farm, £141 Ashtree Cottage. Charollais: £155, £120 Head House, £102 Hodgsons Green Farm. Continental: £152 Low Croft, £136 Ackenthwaite Farm, £134 The Old Vicarage, £131 Low Croft, £126 Gladden Hey Farm, £125.50 Crosscrake Farm. Leicester: £143 Hareden Farm, £114 Arklid Farm, £100 Yoad Pot. Cheviot: £138.50, £134, £131.50 Bowers Farm, £128 Seedhowe Cottages, £125 Bowers Farm, £116 Seedhowe Cottages. Suffolk: £138 Hodgsons Green Farm, £137, £135 Lane Ends Farm, £134 Smithy Green Farm, £128 Hodgsons Green Farm, £127.50 Helm Croft. Mule: £133 Hareden Farm, £125 Helm Croft, £124 Higher Core Farm, £121 Kendal Farms, £119 Troughton Hall, £115 Greaves Farm. Beltex: £114, £102 Gibraltar Farm. Rough Fell: £110 Poppy Farm.Gritstone: £107 Higher Core Farm. Dorset: £103 Brow Head. Dalesbred: £89 Braida Garth. Swaledale: £75.50, £72.50 Well Foot, £72.50 High Greenside.

Cast Ewes:

Texel: £180 Lyndarick, £176 Reeds Gardens, £170 Green Farm, £169 Dugg Hill, £160 Reeds Gardens, £157Dugg Hill. Mule: £134 Ashtree Cottage, £112 Green Farm, £111 Smithy Green Farm, £109 Greaves Farm, £105 North Farm. Suffolk: £120 Helwith Bridge. Masham: £105 High Swinklebank Farm. Rough Fell: £100 Rash Mill, £86 Borrow Bridge House, £84 High Swinklebank Farm, £78 Rash Mill, £76 High Swinklebank. Leicester: £98 Yoad Pot, £90 Long Green Head. Gritstone: £94 Higher Core Farm. Cheviot: £89 Braida Garth, £84 Reed Gardens, £82 Gladden Hey Farm, £77 Poppy Farm, £74 Reeds Gardens. Dalesbred: £89 North Farm. Swaledale: £88 North Farm, £87 Greaves Farm, £79 Saddlers Croft, £77 North Farm, £75 High Birk Howe Farm. Continental: £87 North Farm, £76, £72 Flakebridge. Herdwick: £75, £65 High Birk Howe Farm.

Cast Tups:

Texel: £142 Halton Park Farm, £124 Wood Broughton Barn. Charollais: £140 Briar Cottage. Beltex: £130 Crake Hall. Continental: £120 Flakebridge. Rough Fell: £118 The Park.

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