J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep, Tuesday 4th October 2022

Prime Lambs

The weekly sale of prime lambs at J36 had a slightly smaller entry of 1000 prime lambs forward selling to a sharper trade. The overall market average was 227p/kg with heavy weight lambs averaging 234p/kg. heavy weights continue to add up best selling to a top of £145 from A Park, Millom, with Texel’s. This was followed other heavy weight Texel’s too £144 from TE, JS & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow, £143 from TMW & M Hodgson, Ulverston and £140 from JN & DJ Bowes, Crook. This was followed by heavy weight lambs regularly selling in the one hundred and twenties and thirties. Handy weighted lambs sold to more demand today with better types selling in the region of 250p/kg mark.

A larger number of upland lambs coming forward onto the market now saw heavy weight cheviot cross lambs selling to £116 from HR & KA Hodgson, Barbon. Mules sold to £104 from TMW & M Hodgson, Ulverston followed by plenty well finished pens in the mid forty kilos selling between £102 and £103.

Cull Sheep

650 cast sheep forward were forward with the trade similar to the previous weeks. Texel ewes sold twice to a top £134 from HP Armitage, Preston Patrick and K Little & D McClure, Cartmel with Suffolks selling to £128 from S Proctor, Selside. Strong continental ewes full of meat were regularly selling in the £115-£120 mark with Teeswaters selling to £118 from DE&J Waine, Longsleddale. Mule ewes were a little sharper on the week topping at £110 from JT Proctor, Flookburgh with a pen of fourteen selling to £104 from R&E Ladds, Kendal. Hill ewes sold to a top of £104 for Lonks from WP Brewer & Sons, Bleasdale. A pen of Cheviots from HR&KA Hodgson, Barbon achieved £86 with others selling to £85 from WP Brewer & Sons, Bleasdale. Rough Fells sold to a top of £77 from GL&GM Ibbertson, Roeburndale West.
More cast rams forward with a sharp trade for all types. A top of £156 for a Teeswater from DE&J Waine, Longsleddale. Dutch Spotted sold to £140 from D Dixon, Grayrigg with a pen of Lonk tups selling to £116 from WP Brewer & Sons, Bleasdale.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £14 High Marshside, £144 Red Scar Farm, £143 Arklid Farm, £140 Low Brundrigg, £138 Birks Farm. Suffolk - £134 Swallowmire Farm, £133 Cracalt Farm, £126 Station Hotel Farm, £124, £123 Lane Ends Farm. Continental - £133, £124, £123, £122 Howriggs, £123 Bowers Farm. Hampshire - £124 Benson Hall. Cheviot - £116 Howriggs, £104 Cooper House. Charollais - £112 Barrowfield, £102 Cooper House. Mule - £104 Arklid Farm, £103 Nook Farm, £103 Yoad Pot, £103 Low Hall Farm, £102 Bramaskew. Dorset - £100 Drovers Way.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £134 Preston Patrick Hall, £134 Wood Broughton Barn, £128 Tranthwaite Hall, £128 Ashtree Cottage. Mule - £133 Mint View, £110 Mireside Farm, £104 Benson Hall, £104 Longfield Manor. Suffolk - £128 Low Shaw Farm, £112 High Biggarsbank, £84 Great House Farm, £82 Bramaskew. Beltex - £120 Drovers Way. Teeswater - £118 Murthwaite. Horned - £104 Lower Core. Charollais - £100, £94 Dunningwell Farm. Cheviot - £86 Howriggs, £85 Lower Core. Dorset - £84 High Biggarsbank. Rough Fell - £77 Higher Salter, £74 Flakebridge, £72 High Woodend. Swaledale - £64 Strickland Hill.

Cast Ram:

Teeswater - £156 Murthwaite. Dutch Spotted - £140 Grayrigg Foot. Suffolk - £128 Station Hotel Farm, £128 Cracalt Farm. Horned - £116 Lower Core. Texel - £112 Crosscrake Farm. Swaledale - £100 Overthwaite Farm.

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