J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 19th December 2023


1320 lambs were forward at Junction 36, with a pleasing average of 262p/kg achieved for all sold. The sale peaked at £162 for Texels from RHM&S Boyren, Ulverston with other pens of Texels to £158 from JB Airey, Kendal. Charollais sold to £157 from TA Teasdale, Cartmel. Heavy continental bred lambs were regularly selling at £128 to £135. Best bred lambs saw the best sell to 305p/kg from KA Purtill, Wigan with others to 305p/kg from J Clark & Sons, Carnforth. Beltexs sold to £140 from JG&PH Thompson & Sons, Selside. Hill bred lambs saw Cheviot Mules to £141 from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh with Mules topping at £132 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale, who sold Mashams to £126. Other Mules sold to £126 from N Barker, Burton in Kendal with a ring full to £123 from EW&JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge. Pure Cheviots sold to £119 from DW Hodgson, Cartmel Fell. Horned lambs saw a top of £110 for Swaledales from JF&A Sutton, Longsleddale. Rough Fells sold to £109 from J Holt, Rossendale with other pens to £107 from Amy Harrison, Kentmere. A pen of 38kg Dalesbreds sold to £102 from R Capstick & Son, Ingleton.


An increasing number of ewes forward, saw 791 through the ring, selling to another strong trade for all classes and types. Pure bred ewes sold to £224 for a Texel from R&E Ladds, Kendal with others regularly £150 to £190. Medium pure bred ewes were £120 to £140. First cross ewes sold to £142 for a Suffolk cross from Calderside Farms, Oakenclough with Texel cross to £132 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston. Other heavy well fleshed ewes were £115 to £125, Mediums £88 to £110 with the stronger leaner ewes £75 to £85. Cheviot Mules sold to £140 from J Woodburn & Partners, Ulverston with others at £135 from TE&J Waddsworth & Son, Kendal and £129 from JR Handley, Whinfell. Heavy Mules sold to £117 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with others at £113 from S&S Crayston, Ulverston and £110 from MG&J Parker, Wennington. The stronger end of Mules were generally £90 to £102, with mediums £80 to £95 and leaner sorts £72 to £80. Pure hill ewes sold to £118 for Cheviots from EM Standing, Witherslack with others at £110 from JR Handley, Whinfell. Swaledales sold to £81 from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Rough Fells sold to £80 from RJ&OB Simpson, Longsleddale. Gritstones to £66 from GJ&G Ibbotson, Roeburndale. Herdwicks to £50 from AJ&L Birkett, Ambleside. Smaller meated hill ewes were £50 to £60, with lighter leaner sorts £35 to £42, depending on quality and type.
Cull rams sold to £166 for a Texel from Caley & Mitchinson, Troutbeck. A large number of medium continentals were £130 to £150, with hill rams selling to £138 for Border Leicester from B Wilson & Sons, Selside, Cheviots to £122 from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh and Rough Fells to £104 from H Chapman & Son, Middleton.

Please note next weeks sale on boxing day will be held at the slightly earlier time of 12noon.

Top Prices


Texel: £162 Hill Park, £158 Mint Close, £157 Dalton Old Hall, £157 Red Scar Farm, £144 Dalron Old Hall, £144 Park Farm Barn. Charollais: £157 Head House, £140 Lanes Ends Farm, £139 Head House, £130 Lane End Farm, £125 Lane Ends Farm. Cheviot Mule: £141 Bowers Farm, £125 Bowers Farm, £118 Beckside Mews, £111 Bowers Farm, £108.50 Poppy Farm, £105.50 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Leicester: £139 High Borrans Farm, £132 Hareden Farm, £119 High Borrans Farm. Suffolk: £132 High House Farm, £132 Nether House Farm, £130 The Glen, £129 Swallowmire Farm, £128 Low Longmire, £120 The Glen. Mule: £132 Holme House Farm, £126 Dalton Old Hall, £123 Hareden Farm, £118.50 Poppy Farm, £117 Barrowfield, £116 Greaves Farm. Dutch Spotted: £126 Lane Ends Farm, £115.50 Lane Ends Farm, £107 Lane Ends Farm. Dorset: £126 Howriggs. Masham: £126 Holme House Farm. Blue Texel: £122 Cragg House Farm. Cheviot: £119 Swallowmire Farm, £118 Nibthwaite Grange Farm, £114.50 Howriggs, £112 Far Highfield, £104 Howriggs. Continental: £118 Nibthwaite Grange Farm. Swaledale: £110 Nether House Farm, £98 Nether House Farm, £90 Yoad Pot, £81 Nether House Farm. Beltex: £110 Cragg House Farm. Rough Fell: £109 Carr Farm, £107 Hall Farm, £106 Boundary Beck, £101.50 Boundary Beck, £97 Carr Farm. Dalesbred: £102 Fell End Farm. Hampshire: £98 Endmoor Farm. Herdwick: £88 Cockley Beck Farm, £85 Kirket Nook.


Texel: £224, £190 Benson Hall, £154 Mansrigg Hall, £146 Low Mill House, £140 Cracalt Farm, £132 Poppy Farm. Suffolk: £142 Calderside Farm, £129 Mansrigg Hall, £114 Cottage Farm, £100 (x2) Mansrigg Hall. Cheviot Mule: £140 Mansrigg Hall, £135 Raines Hall, £129 Craketrees. Continental: £126 Swallomire, £118 Mansrigg Hall, £81 Bowness Farm, £74 Croft Foot Farm. Zwartble: £124 Bowness Farm, £92 Ellers Farm, £84 Raines Hall. Cheviot: £118 Kirket Nook, £110 Craketrees, £102 Greaves Farm, £90 Bowers Farm, £74 Fell View, £70 Swallomire. Mule: £117 Catshaw Hall Farm, £113 Mountbarrow Farm, £110 Lodge Farm, £109 Mansrigg Hall Farm, £100 Red Scar Farm, £100 Mountbarrow Farm. Beltex: £108 Patton Bridge Cottages. Masham: £98 (x2) Low Audlands, £86 High Swinklebank Farm, £81, £80 Low Audlands. Swaledale: £81 Catshaw Hall Farm, £74 Calderside Farm. Rough Fell: £80 High Swinklebank Farm, £66 Marsh House Farm, £65 High Swinklebank Farm. Charollais: £78 Ellers Farm. Gritstone: £66 Higher Salter. Horned: £66 Cottage Farm. Dalesbred: £64 Low Audlands, £63 Holme House Farm, £58 Fell End Farm. Lleyn: £62 Low Foulshaw Farm.


Texel: £166 Castle Syke Farm, £156 Hallbeck, £100 Kiln Beck, £100 The Glen, £96 West Lodge, £86 School House. Beltex: £148 Low Barns Farm, £132 Far Highfield. Charollais: £140 Low Foulshaw Farm. Suffolk: £140 Bowers Farm, £104 Hallbeck. Lleyn: £140, £78 Low Foulshaw Farm. Cheviot: £138 Ashstead, £122 Bowers Farm. Continental: £136 Low Barns Farm. Rough Fell: £104 Millbeck, £102 Marsh House Farm, £80 Millbeck, £80 Cotegill Farm. Leicester: £98 Fell End Farm, £78 Ashstead, £76 Patton Bridge Cottage, £70 Rydal Farm. Dutch Spotted: £88 Patton Bridge Cottages.

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