J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 6th September 2022.

Prime Lambs 

The weekly sale of prime lambs at J36 had a reduced entry forward selling to an overall market average of 230p/kg. Once again well fleshed lambs continue to be in most demand with weight continuing to be adding up best. The sale peaked at a top of £156 for heavy weight Texel lambs from John Stott, Crosscrake. Heavy weighted native lambs were well bid on J36 selling to £139 for Hampshire from A & S Miles, Ulverston with Dorsets to £137 from J Doidge, Kendal and £135 from GB Holt, Rossendale. A good run of heavyweight Texel and Suffolk lambs from F & SA Edmondson, Ulverston sold to £135, £133 and £131. Heavy weight mules from the same home sold to £114. Plenty of pens sold in the one hundred and twenties.

Handy weighted lambs trade dependent upon the quality and finish, better confirmation lambs regularly sold to 250p/kg and in excess for Beltex types peaking at 285p/kg from JG & PH Thompson, Selside.

Cast Sheep

500 cast sheep forward selling to an improved trade, with Texels selling to a top of £138 from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor. Beltex ewes sold to £132 from AR&BJ Thompson, Selside with the best continental bred ewes regularly selling to £125-130. Mule ewes sold to £104 from G&B Holt, Lancs with the best regularly selling either side of £100. Hill ewes sold to keener interest with Cheviots to £148 from G Nelson, Brigsteer with other Cheviots to £118 from GG&MA Long, Ulverston. Rough Fell ewes sell to £94 from K&E Bland, Gaisgill. More cast tups on the market today, with Charolais selling to £159 from Gibson & Berry, Endmoor and Texels selling to £146 from M&S Blease, Carnforth. 

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Texel - £156 Kingsland, £135, £133 Netherhouses Farm, £129 Far Orrest, £128 Arklid Farm. Hampshire - £139, £107 Red Syke Lodge. Dorset - £137 Bradleyfield House, £135 Great House Farm, £108 Bradleyfield House. Suffolk - £131 Netherhouses Farm, £129, £126,5 Lane Ends Farm, £125, £123 Dunningwell Farm. Charollais - £122 Main Street, £122 Crosscrake Farm. Beltex - £120 Poppy Farm. Continental - £117 Hollins Farm, £109 Netherhouses Farm, £109 Hawes Farm. Mule - £114 Netherhouses Farm. Leicester - £100 Rathvale Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Cheviot - £148 Lane House Farm, £118 Rathvale Farm, £111 Lane House Farm, £90 Gilsmere Farm. Texel - £138 Stubb Farm, £119 Steel Croft, £118 Low Tarn Green, £118 Oak Avenue, £116 Gilsmere Farm. Beltex - £132 Poppy Farm. Charollais - £120 Low Foulshaw Farm. Suffolk - £118 Lane House Farm. Zwartble - £118 Lane House Farm. Mule - £104 Great House Farm, £102 Arklid Farm, £100 Oak Avenue, £95 Arklid Farm. Continental - £102 Low Tarn Green, £98 High Gregg Hall. Lleyn - £102 Low Foulshaw Farm. Masham – £101, £93 Low Audlands. Cheviot Mule - £99, £98 Lower Core. Leicester - £96 Burnhead Farm. Dorset - £95 Burnhead Farm. Rough Fell - £94 Cotegill Farm. Swaledale - £75 Benson Hall, £74 High Borrans Farm.

Cast Ram:

Charollais - £159 Low Audlands. Texel - £146 The Barn, £100 Gilpin Farm. Swaledale - £116 Rathvale Farm, £98 High Borrans Farm. Hampshire - £100 Red Syke Lodge.

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