J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Pigs, Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep. Tuesday 8th August 2023


75 pigs were forward for the first sale in August with an increased number of buyers in attendance, keen to secure all classes and types. Prime pigs sold to a top £255 for Pie Train x gilts from J Stott, Crosscrake with others at £245 from W Stamper, Chipping and £210 from both D Lord, Preesall and TG&F Stobbart & Sons, Carlisle. Other heavy well finished pigs were regularly £150 to £170. Topping the market at 272p/kg was a Pie Train x gilt from W Stamper, Chipping with other well finished gilts and hoggs generally 160p/kg to 190k/kg.
Store pigs sold to £80 from TG&S Stoddart & Son, Kendal with weaners selling to £72 from Belmont Farm Produce, Crook with others at £50 from J Collier, Oakworth.
Cull sows sold to £195 and 93p/kg from W Stamper, Chipping.


1400 lambs were forward today, meeting an improved trade on the week. Rising a nice 10p/kg to level out at 269p/kg for all sold. All lambs which were fed and good meat were very nice to sell, with grass fed and leaner types a similar trade to the pervious week.
The sale peaked at £162 for a pen of Texel lambs from J Moorhouse & S Richardson, Field Broughton. Heavy lambs (50kg plus) were regularly selling at £140 plus, with the best pens getting over the £150 mark. Texels sold to £156 twice from DM&D Cook, Ulverston and JW Robinson & Son, Farleton. More buyer around the ring looking to purchase the best quality lambs, with a pen of twelve Beltex lambs selling to £146 or 305p/kg from WS Burrow, Silverdale. The best end lambs selling at 300p/kg plus today. Handy weighted lambs were regularly selling at 275p/kg to 280p/kg, with a pen of 42kg lambs selling to £132 from J Twigge, Lindale. More upland lambs are coming forward with a run of well meated Mules from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton sell to £132 with a full ring at 46kg selling to £120 from the same home. More lambs could have easily been sold to vendors advantages today.


A rise in the cull ewe trade saw nine achieve buyer ring side looking to fulfil orders. Heavy weight pure ewes sold to £208 from a Texel from J Capstick, Ingleton. Other heavy weight cross bred ewes sold to £182 from E Dodgson, Kendal with others regularly £145 to £165. Mules sold to £124 from D&S Robinson, Old Hutton with other heavier Mules generally £105 to £110 and mediums £90 to £102. Hill bred ewes sold to £111 for Cheviots from DJ&A Douthwaite, Kirkby Thore with Lonks to £107 from JJ&D Huddleston, Caton, Rough Fells to £86 from J Handley, Ulverston and Lonks to £79 from E&J Farming, Littledale. Several buyers were looking to fulfil orders from grazing ewes today.
An entry of predominately leaner cull rams saw heavy Herdwick sell to £118 from F Blenkharn, Milnthorpe with others £93 to £114.
474 cull sheep were forward with an overall averaged of £82, for an entry of predominately leaner to medium upland ewes.

Top Prices


Texel: £162 Broughton House Farm, £156 Smithy Green Farm, £156 Green Close, £153 Croftlands, £149 Old Croft, £149 Fell End Farm. Suffolk: £148 Swallowmire, £143 High House, £139 Waller Clough, £138 High House Farm, £126 Swallomire, £122 Meadow View. Beltex: £142 Gibraltar Farm, £140 Gibraltar Farm, £139 Gibraltar Farm, £133 Gibraltar Farm, £127 Gibraltar Farm. Charollais: £139 Hampsfield Hall, £134.50 Hampsfield Hall. Mule: £132 Fell End Farm, £120 Fell End Farm, £105 Wood Broughton Barn, £103 Low Newton Farm, £95 Gunner Fleet Farm. Continental: £126 The Plough Inn, £124 Smithy Green Farm, £116 Field House. Cheviot: £122.50 Low Barrows Green Farm, £99 Low Barrows Green Farm. Dorset: £115 Warth Sutton Farm.


Texel: £208 Fell End, £182 Spital Farm, £158 Low House, £151 Oakfield Farm, £148 Spital Farm. Suffolk: £154 Heathwaite Farm, £111 Hill Top Farm, £110 Sproat Ghyll, £102 Low Groves Farm. Charollais: £142 Low Foulshaw Farm. Leicester: £132 Rydal Farm. Mule: £124 Oakfield Farm, £113 Low House, £110 Westmorland Chapel Farm, £109 North Farm, £105 Woodside,£105 Red Scar Farm. Continental: £123 Fairbank Farm, £99 Sproat Ghyll, £90 Alby Wood. Cheviot: £111 Red Squirrel Terrace, £100 Poppy Farm, £90 Low House. Lleyn: £112 Low Foulshaw Farm. Cheviot Mule: £108 Westmorland Chapel Farm. Horned : £107 Hall Drive. Zwartable: £96 Low Foulshaw Farm. Rough Fell: £86 Bandrake Farm, £78 Sproat Ghyll, £76 Carr Farm. Masham: £80 Grate Farm. Jacob: £78 Gowan Terrace. Swaledale: £73 Strickland Hill, £72 Arklid Farm, £72 Thursgill.


Herdwick: £118 Carlton House. Suffolk: £114Heathwaite Farm.

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