J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 1st August 2023


1100 lambs forward sold to an overall market averaged of 252p/kg with lambs ranging from 34kg to 64kg. The best heavy weight lambs continue to sell to a premium this week, peaking at £155 for Texel x lambs from AW Crowe, Witherslack. Suffolk x sold to £151 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with other heavy weight lambs (48kg plus) generally achieving £130 to £140. Medium weight lambs sold to £136 for Texel x from J&E Nuttall, Old Hutton and £134 from D&S Robinson, Old Hutton and others generally £114 to £122. Buyer showing caution towards under finished lambs. Well finished light weight lambs continue to attract a keen buyer interest, selling to £97 for Texel x from Messrs Beaty, Troutbeck with others at £95 from JR Robinson, Endmoor. Top price today of 295p/kg was achieved on two occasions for Texel x lambs form J&E Nuttall, Old Hutton and AJ&SE Burrow, Milnthorpe. Other well finished pure and ¾ bred lambs were generally 270p/kg to 290p/kg with first x lambs 250p/kg to 275p/kg. Hill bred lambs are starting to come forward in greater numbers, with Mules selling to £112 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale.


An entry of 557 local farmer ewes saw buyers keen to fulfil orders for all classes and types, to include several grazing orders. A shortage of real heavy ewes saw Texel x sell to £154 from JC Dunning, Orton with others at £144 from R&E Ladds, Kendal and £143 from IL Dixon, Cantsfield. Medium pure bred and ¾ bred ewes were keenly sort after at £120 to £140. Other heavy first x ewes generally £128 to £140 depending on breed and quality. Mules sold to £140 for Cheviot Mules from R&E Ladds, Kendal, North Country Mules selling to £138 from Calderside Farm, Garstang with others at £123 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Other heavier Mules generally £100 to £112, with medium sorts £88 to £98. Hill bred ewes sold to £90 for Rough Fells from I Carridice, Tebay with Swaledales selling to £85 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with Cheviots to £80 from NP&CE Buckley, Staveley and Herdwicks sold to £73 from BR Harrison, Staveley. A large entry of smaller ewes, having worked hard this summer were generally £45 to £65, depending on bred and quality.
A pen of goat weanlings from GA Guy, Tebay sold at £89.
Cull rams sold to £160 for BFL’s with others at £154.

Top Prices


Texel: £155 Ashtree Cottage, £147 High House Farm, £141 Arklid Farm, £140 Ashtree Cottage, £139 Benson Hall, £138 Steel Croft. Suffolk: £151 Catshaw Hall Farm, £145 Station Hotel Farm, £145 High House Farm, £139 Station Hotel Farm, £128 Calderside Farm, £127 Middle Birkby Farm. Dutchspotted: £144 Grayrigg Foot, £134 Paddock Cottage. Charolais: £133 The Old Vicarage, £133 The Old Vicarage, £130 Head House, £116.50 Redbank Farm, £113.50 Redbank Farm. Continental: £127.50 Calderside farm, £114 Howriggs, £113.50 Middale Farm, £108 Johnson House Farm, £108 Cracalt Farm, £105.50 Benson Hall. Hampshire: £122 Cantsfield Hall. Mule: £112 Catshaw Hall Farm, £88 Brown Edge.


Texel: £154 Low Chapel farm, £144 Benson Hall, £143 Cantsfield Hall, £140 Cantsfield Hall, £139 Low House, £134 Moss End Farm. Dorset: £141 High Biggarsbank, £114 High Biggarsbank. Cheviot Mule: £140 Benson Hall, £114 Benson Hall. Mule: £138 Calderside Farm, £123 Catshaw Hall Farm, £110 Low Chapel Farm, £109 Cold Seat Barn, £109 Arklid Farm, £107 New Parkside Farm. Suffolk: £134 Ackenthwaite Farm, £132 Steel Croft, £120 Birkrigg Park Cottage, £112 Smithy Green Farm, £111 Smithy Green Farm, £107 Ackenthwaite Farm. Charolais: £117 Wreay Syke, £97 Cold Seat Barn. Leicester: £116 The Borrans. Zwartable: £114 Benson Hall, £113 Benson Hall. Continental: £108 Preston Patrick Hall, £102 Streatlam Grange, £98 Long Green Head, £98 85 Croftlands, £94 Benson Hall, £91 Streatlam Grange. Masham: £100 Low Audlands. Rough: £90 Intake Farm, £78 Cold Seat Barn Goat: £89 Lunesdale House. Swaledale: £85 Catshaw Hall Farm, £84 Calderside Farm, £82 Lunesdale House. Blue Texel: £82 The Borrans. Herdwick: £77 Sella Farm.


Leicester: £160 Catshaw Hall Farm, £154 Catshaw Hall Farm.

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