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

PRIME LAMBS

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.

CAST SHEEP

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

PRIME LAMB:

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.

CAST EWE:

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.

CAST RAM: 

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

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