J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep, Tuesday 15th August 2023

2088 sheep forward at NWA J36 with lambs selling to £163 or 304p/kg and cull sheep to £228.


A shape rise in numbers forward as farmers look to sell rams ahead of the forthcoming breeding sales, with an overall market averaged of 256p/kg for lambs ranging from 31kg to 59kg. Todays sale peaked at £163 for Texel lambs form WG&D Wilkinson, Coniston closely followed by Hampshire’s from J Doidge, Kendal achieving £158, with other heavy weight lambs regularly selling at £140 to £150. Standard weight lambs sold to £134 for Texel x from JG&B Escolme, Killington with others selling at £130 from FE&CM Robinson & Son, Crookland and J&R Waller, Killington. Well finished light weight lambs attracting keen attention, selling to £100 for Texel x from JJ&J Woof & Sons, Dent with others at £99 from EM Standing, Witherslack and £93 from Messrs Young, Lindale.
Well bred well finished lambs reg selling at 280-300p/kg peaking today at 304p/kg for texel x lambs from JG&BJ Escolme, Killington.
Hill bred lambs saw Cheviots sell to £112 and 263p/kg from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh with Mules selling to £122 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale and 257p/kg form R Capstick & Son, Ingleton.
Leaner under finished lambs were a cautious trade and looking better suited to the current buoyant store market.


724 local farmer ewes sold to an animated ring side of buyers, keen to secure ewes of all classes and types to fulfil orders with several of these being for grazing. Heavy pure bred ewes sold to £228 for a pair of Texels from R&E Ladds, Kendal. Others selling to £190 from R G Blackburn, Penrith who sold others at £176. The stronger end of cross bred ewes saw Texel cross to £166 from R Harker & Son, Grayrigg with others at £155 from Messrs Archer, Bolton le Sands and £150 from TMW&H Hodgson, Ulverston, with others generally £128 to £140. Mules sold to £148 from JR&S Handley, Heversham with Cheviot Mules to £128 from A Pickthall, New Hutton. The stronger end of Mules were generally £118 to £128, with mediums £90 to £105.
Hill bred ewes sold to £126 for Cheviot from JE Swan, Cartmel Fell with Dalesbreds to £91 from FW Park, Windermere, Herdwicks to £80 from G Nelson, Briggsteers with Swalesdale also achieving £80 from R Harker & son, Grayrigg. Medium hill ewes were £45 to £60, with smaller and leaner sorts £20 to £35. All ewes forward averaged £75 for an entry of predominately leaner medium weight ewes.
Twenty five cull rams sold to £166 for Texels from R Harker & Son, Grayrigg with other medium Continental rams £125 to £150, BFL to £131 from R Harker & Son, Grayrigg, Cheviots to £107 from JE Swan, Grange Over Sands and a consigned of Shetlands selling to £66 from CL&AM Mason & Son, Carnforth.

Top Prices


Texel: £163 Brookfield, £163 Brookfield. £155 Ninezergh, £147 Hallbeck, £146 Paddock Cottage, £144 Leighton Drive. Hampshire: £158 Bradleyfield House, £158 Bradleyfield House, £104 Bradleyfield House. Suffolk: £140 Raw Head, £138 Lane Ends Farm, £135 High House Farm, £133 Hallbeck, £133 Lane Ends Farm, £131 Smithy Green Farm. Continental: £140 High Gregg Hall Farm, £132 Birks Farm, £124 Hallbeck, £123 Smithy Green Farm, £117 Smithy Green Farm. Mule: £122 Catshaw Hall Farm, £108 Fell End Farm, £102 Thursgill, £95 Middle Sadghyll. Dorset: £122 Cumbrae, £112 Cumbrae. Charollais: £120 Crosscrake Farm, £112 Crosscrake Farm. Cheviot: £112 Bowers Farm, £109 Poppy Farm, £108 Bowers Farm. Zwartble: £110 Birks Farm. Rough Fell: £72 Steps Farm.


Texel: £228 Benson Hall, £155 Redbank Farm, £154 Benson Hall, £150 Arklid Farm, £140 Grayrigg Hall, £139 Meadow View. Beltex: £190, £176, £144, £140 Chapel House. Mule: £148 College Green, £126 Hallbeck, £120 High Standen, £120 New Parkside Farm, £116, £111 Bensons Hall. Hampshire: £146 Bouthwaite Farm. Continental: £135 Hill Top Farm, £125 Redbank Farm, £114 Benson Hall, £106 College Green, £104 Matson Farms, £101 Causeway Farm. Suffolk: £134 Station Hotel Farm, £122 Smithy Green Farm, £118 Lane House Farm, £110 Nether Hall Farm. Cheviot: £129 Borrans Farm, £126 Rankthorn. Leicester: £130 Castle Syke Farm. Zwartble: £123 Benson Hall. Charollais: £118 Steel Croft. Lleyn: £110 Cumbrae. Masham: £109 Low Audlands. Dorset: £103 Redbank Farm. Dalesbred: £91 The Howes. Kerry Hill: £90 Yew Tree Close. Herdwick: £80 Lane House Farm. Swaledale: £80 Grayrigg Hall, £75 Nether House Farm.


Texel: £166 Grayrigg Hall, £154, £146 Benson Hall, £130, £120 Matson Farms. Beltex: £136 Greenlands. Leicester: £131 Grayrigg Hall, £128 Greaves Farm, £100 Grayrigg Hall. Dutchspot: £117 Kingsland. Cheviot: £107 Rankthorn.

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