J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Opening Sale of Store Lambs, Thursday 13th July 2023

The opening sale of store lambs at North West Auctions Junction 36 saw a catalogue entry of 1500, with a vast amount of these being medium term lambs forward, achieving a respectable average of £79 per head.
A busy ring side of buyers was forward, saw good local support from farmer buyers, as well as a number of travelled buyers ringside. Short term lambs were a roaring trade with a pen of five Beltex lambs from JT&A Armistead, Selside selling to £119, with this home also selling Texels to £111.50. B Wilson & Sons, Selside sold their best Texel x Mules to £105.50. Closely followed by a full pen of Texels from RI Dixon, Low Newton to £103. Many of the best pens of the best lambs regularly sold at £100 plus. Medium continental bred lambs were keenly bid for, with many of these lambs regularly selling into the mid-eighties. A pen of 33 Texels full of meat from JE Wightman, Lupton sold to £94.50. Long term lambs looked a flying trade on the day, with these regularly selling at the early seventies. Only a few pens of Mule wethers were forward with the best selling to £75 from B Wilson & Sons, Selside and others at £73 from KD&L Armer, Kirkby Stephen.

Top Prices


Texel: £119, £111.50, £106 Bouthwaite Farm, £105.50 Ashstead, £103 Low Newton Farm, £94.50 Crabtree Farm. Charollais: £96.50 Whitbarrow Cottage. Beltex: £90 Millbeck. Hampshire: £87 Bouthwaite Farm. Suffolk: £86.50 Sunny Brow, £86.50, £82.50 Old Parkside Farm, £80.50 High Underbrow Farm, £79.50 Mosergh Farm, £72 Woodside. Continental: £76.50 Tottlebank, £73 Scar Sykes Farm, £73 Lockbank, £72 Old Parkside Farm, £72 Woodside, £72 Hopestead. Mule: £75 Ashstead, £73 Scar Sykes Farm. Cheviot Mule: £74.50 Scar Sykes Farm.

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