J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 18th July 2023


As seen nationally lamb numbers are a little less with 900 forward. Once again heavy and well meated lambs attracted the keenest interest from our ringside of eleven active buyers, who showed caution to under finished lambs. A wonderful run of heavy lambs from DE&SM Moorhouse, Natland hit the headlines at Junction 36 today, with Texels selling to £159 for a pen of five with other pens from this home selling to £153. Suffolks sold to £152 from MW&M Hodgson, Cartmel Fell. Beltex saw a top of £151 from Messrs Halpin, Barrow in Furness. Many pens of well finished heavy lambs regularly sold at £135 to £145. Medium lambs saw pens of 44kg Texels from TMW&H Hodgson, Ulverston sell to £135. Once again more light lambs on offer, with these needing to be full of meat to achieve maximum prices. A full ring of first cross Texel lambs at 36kg sold to £102 from Hornby Hall, Penrith. More Mule lambs on offer today with the best sell to £124 for 46kg from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale with other pens selling to £113 from R Laurence, Grange Over Sands. All lambs forward averaged £115.81.


Increasing number forward saw 516 today, with buyer ring side with orders to fill ensuring all sheep sold to full value. Ewes sold to £156 for a Charollais x ewe from S Mawson & Son, Orton closely followed by PK&R Woof, Stainton selling Texels at £154. Other heavy Continental x ewes regularly selling at £130 to £145. Mule sold to £128 from Drinkall Bros, Abbeystead with others at £122 from WR Clarke & Partners, Carnforth and ST&SE Allen, Tebay. Medium Continental and Mule ewes were nicely £105 to £125, with several buyer ring side now looking for grazing ewes. Hill ewes sold to £109 for Cheviots from HR&KA Hodgson, Barbon with Rough Fells achieving £105 from D Johnson, Catmel Fell and Swaledales £98 from Drinkall Bros, Abbeystead. Buyer requiring ewes to be fit not fat and perhaps showing slight caution towards unclipped ewes.
Cull rams sold to £180 for a Charollais from S Mawson & Son, Orton who sold Texels at £160. An entry of predominately medium rams sold at £115 to £130. 500 plus ewes are required every week to satisfy buyers demand.

Top Prices


Texel: £159 High House Farm, £153 High House Farm, £148 Rakesmoor Farm, £146 Catshaw Hall Farm, £146 Gibraltar Farm, £146 Hampsfield Hall. Suffolk: £152 Swallowmire, £151 High House Farm, £144 High House Farm, £142 Raw Head, £137 Hodgson Green Farm, £134 Hodgson Green Farm. Continental: £150 Smithy Green Farm, £135 Newcross House Farm, £130 Smithy Green Farm, £122 Greaves Farm, £120 Newcross House Farm, £119 Hazelslack Tower Farm. Beltex: £151 Rakesmoor Farm, £145 High Underbrow. Charollais: £133 Raw Head. Mule: £124 Catshaw Hall Farm, £113 Greaves Farm, £111 Greaves Farm. Hampshire: £108 High Gregg Hall Farm, £106 High Gregg Hall Farm. Zwartble: £103 Somme Ave. Horned: £90 High Gregg Hall Farm.


Charollais: £156 Moor House, £140 Hazelslack, £138, £136 Oak Avenue, £132 Raw Foot. Texel: £154 Storth End Farm, £144 Low Woodedge, £142 Bouthwaite Farm, £136 Arklid Farm, £134 Bensons Farm, £131 Preston Patrick Hall. Suffolk: £139 Patton Hall, £132 Smithy Green Farm, £126 Hall Drive, £122 Broomfield, £116 Patton Hall, £108 Oak Avenue. Mule: £128 Catshaw Hall Farm, £122 Hillcroft, £122 Cinderbarrow, £117 Cantfield Hall, £116 Storth End Farm, £116 Grayrigg Foot. Continental: £132 Storth End Farm, £104, £100 Oak Avenue. Cheviot: £109, £108, £90 Howriggs, £86 Oak Avenue. Rough Fell: £108 Heron Syke, £78 Woodside. Leicester: £102 Strickland Hill. Hampshire: £98 Bouthwaite Farm. Swaledale: £98 Catshaw Hall Farm, £83 Hillcroft. Beltex: £90 Woodside. Masham: £86 Grate Farm.


Texel: £160, £128 Moor House, £126 High Tenement Farm, £120 Howriggs. Suffolk: £116 Low Woodedge Farm. Leicester: £94 High Tenement Farm. Swaledale: £90 Barbon Fell House.

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