J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 29th August 2023.


As seen nationally, well meated lambs continue to sell a premium with other less finished lambs meeting less demand with some looking better suited for the store lamb market, an overall market average was achieved of 251p/kg with 1400 sold.
• Texels sold to £156 from W Garnett & Son, Milnthorpe
• Beltexs to £150 from R Braithwaite, Low Bentham
• Suffolks to £146 from DE & SM Moorhouse, Natland
• Charollais to £144 from TE JS & SA Carruthers, Underbarrow
• Dutch Spotted to £127 from C & B Haslam, Grange over Sands
• Lleyns to £124 from E Dodgson, Kendal
• Dorset to £144 from S Proctor, Selside

North West Auctions were proud to host Belting Beltex, kindly supported by the North West Beltex Club.

The rosettes were awarded as follows:
1st R Braithwaite with 2 Beltex weighing 43kg selling to £150
2nd MA & JA Winn with 2 Beltex weighing 45kg selling to £135
3rd PJ & ES Rogerson with 2 Beltex weighing 42kg selling to £130


611 local farmer ewes forward with a large proportion of the sale being lighter weight hill ewes as to be expected for this time of year. The heavy best ewes were in short supply selling to a top of £161 for a Texel x from HR & HV Knowles, Docker with other at £145 for Texel x from PJ & SE Rogerson, Appleby and £144 from A & B Fell, Millom. Others generally selling £130-£140. Heavy mules sold to £123 from M & M Carr, Carnforth with others at £119 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale and £115 from DJ Thompson, Old Hutton. Other stronger pens of Mules generally £100-110, medium types £88-£100 with the keenest interest in those suitable for further feeding which were generally £75-£85. Hill bred ewes sold to £92 for Rough Fells from S Crawford, Staveley with Lleyns selling to £86 from JA & R Geldard & Sons, Levens. Cheviot to £83 from HR & KA Hodgson, Barbon. Swaledales to £71 from ST & SE Allen, Tebay. Swaledales saw the stronger end from £55-£65 with medium types £38-£50 with the smallest and leanest generally £25-£35.
Cull rams sold to £190 for Charollais from JA & A Geldard & Sons, Levens who sold others at £170. Medium texels selling to £130 from Braestead Farms, Patterdale with others generally £110-£125.

Top Prices


Texel: £156 Ackenthwaite Farm, £144 Red Scar Farm, £143 Lane Ends Farm, £143 Upp Hall, £142 Catshaw Hall Farm, £141 Spital Farm. Beltex: £150 Hill Top Farm, £146 Hill Park, £135 High Underbrow, £134, £132, £131 Templand Farm. Suffolk: £146 High House Farm, £139 Akenthwaite Farm, £135 Lane Ends Farm, £133 Station Hotel Farm, £130 High House Farm. Dutch Spotted: £127 Glenfield, £119 Curlew Rock. Continental: £128 Church Style Farm, £120 Arklid Farm. Lleyn: £124 Spital Farm. Dorset: £114 High Biggarsbank, £106.50, £95 Warth Sutton Farm. Leicester: £112 Thorn Cottage. Mule: £96, £90 Longwell, £90 Low Newton Farm.


Texel: £161 Low Barns Farm, £145 Mason Gill, £144 Hodgsons Green Farm, £135 Hill Park, £130 Sproat Ghyll, £129 Mason Gill. Charollais: £138, £136 Crosscrake Farm. Suffolk: £127 High House Farm. Mule: £123 Alby Wood, £119 Catshaw Farm, £115 East Ridding, £110 Hawkrigg Farm, £108 Hill Park, £106 High House Farm. Continental: £119 Hill Park, £107 Low Stangerthwaite, £97 Gaskell House, £97 Sella Farm. Zwartble: £119 Catshaw Hall Farm, £109 Crosscrake Farm. Cheviot Mule: £114 Borrans Farm, £113 Yak Leaf, £109 Howriggs, £108 (2) High House Farm. Cheviot: £106 Hill Park. Jacob: £101 The Bungalow. Rough Fell: £92 Seedhowe Cottages.


Charollais: £190, £170, £130 Low Foulshaw Farm. Texel: £130, £123 Braesteads.

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