J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep, Tuesday 20th September 2022

Prime Lambs
North West Auctions Junction 36 had an increased entry of 1556 prime lambs forward today, selling to an overall market average of 230p/kg. Once again best confirmation lambs sold in the region of 300p/kg with well fleshed heavy weight lambs continuing to be in the strongest demand. Buyers continue to look for well finished lambs with leaner types penalised.
Once again heavy weight lambs in big demand at J36 with 69kg Suffolks to £160 from RI Dixon, Low Newton and 63kg Texels to £156 from IL Dixon, Cantsfield. Other leading prices for heavy weight lambs saw Dorsets to £149 from S Proctor, Selside, Texels to £144 from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor, Texels to £144 from DW Hodgson, Cartmel Fell. This was followed by 49kg Texels to £141 from RHM&S Boyren, Ulverston and £141 for 50kg Texels from JA Airey, New Hutton. Plenty of heavy weight lambs sold in the region of the £130 mark.
Best confirmation lambs were in more demand today selling in the region of 300p/kg, peaking at 305p/kg for Texels from AE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor followed by a pen of fifteen Beltex lambs to 300p/kg from P Stringfellow, Chorley.
More hill bred lambs forward today saw Mules peak at £117 from F&SA Edmondson, Ulverston followed by 51kg Mules to £114 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. 45kg Swaledale lambs sold to £92 from RF&CE Hodgson, Ulverston.

Cull Sheep

The sale of 670 cull ewes saw well meated sheep sell to a sharper trade than in previous weeks. Texel ewes sold to a top of £159 for R Stott, Crosscrake with the best end selling over the £140 mark. Mule ewes sold to £132 from C&J Bennett, St Michaels with a full pen selling to £122 from RF&CE Hodgson, Pennington. Cheviots sold to a top of £107 from J&M Wilson, Selside. More Swaledales on the market with the best selling to £94 from JA&CA Gibson, Selside. Fit medium type Swaledale ewes regularly sold at the £50-£60 mark. Rough Fell ewes sold to £109 from AEA Harrison, Kentmere.
More tups on offer with trade going up a gear or two, Texel sold to £196 from JA&ME Lawson, Orton with other Texels selling to £158 from JA&R Geldard & Sons, Levens.

Top Prices

Prime Lamb:

Suffolk - £160 Low Newton Farm, £131 Station Hotel Farm, £129 High Biggarsbank, £128 Hill Park. Texel - £156 Cantsfield Hall, £144 Swallowmire Farm, £144 Stubb Farm, £141 Old Croft, £141 Hill Park. Dorset - £149 High Biggarsbank, £135, £125 Cumbrae, £114 Beckside Barn, £102 High Biggarsbank. Continental - £128 Hawthorn Barn, £120 Cumbrae, £116.5 Netherhouses Farm, £115 Cumbrae, £114 Gilpin Green Farm. Charollais - £122 Hampsfield Hall, £119, £113.5 Myers Farm, £110 Crosscrake Farm. Mule - £117 Netherhouses Farm, £114 Catshaw Hall Farm, £114 Hill Park, £108 Arklid Farm. Cheviot - £113 Cooper House, £111 Poppy Farm, £94 Kirket Nook. Blue Texel – £110 Beckside Barn. Hampshire - £95 Endmoor Farm. Swaledale - £92 Rowe End Farm.

Cast Ewe:

Texel - £159 Kingsland, £142 Stubb Farm, £142 Head House, £140 Hallbeck. Leicester - £136 Low Newton Farm, £118 High Borrans Farm, £102 Low Newton Farm. Suffolk - £133, £116 Newlands Green Farm, £97 Smithy Green Farm. Mule - £132 Wild Boar Farm, £122 Rowe End Farm, £118 Garnett Folds, £111 Lincolns Inn Bridge Farm, £109 Arklid Farm. Beltex - £131 Coat Green Farm, £126, £114 Poppy Farm. Blue Texel - £122 Town End Hall. Continental - £114 Wild Boar Farm. Rough Fell - £109 Millriggs. Dorset - £108 Cumbrae, £81 Newlands Green Farm. Cheviot - £107 Cooper House, £96 School House, £94 Craketrees. Cheviot Mule - £100 Low Tarn Green. Swaledale - £94 Longwell. Herdwick - £90 Coat Green Farm. Masham – £82 Mosergh Farm.

Cast Ram:

Texel - £196 Sproat Ghyll, £146 Kingsland, £132 Whitbarrow Cottage. Lleyn - £158 Low Foulshaw Farm. Charollais - £148 Low Foulshaw Farm. Continental - £146 Kingsland. Blue Texel - £136 Town End Hall. Zwartble - £110 Whitbarrow Cottage.

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