J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Early Breeding Sheep & Store Lambs, Thursday 27th July 2023

North West Auctions held its opening early breeding sheep sale, which saw the busiest ring side of potential buyers seen to date, with all looking to purchase replacement breeding sheep.
Kicking off the day was breeding rams, peaking this section was Suffolk tup shearlings to £580 from RA&L Hodgson, Patton with Texel shearlings selling twice to £400 from AHB Murray, Scotland.
All breeding sheep sold to a strong trade with vendors leaving pleased with their days trading at Junction 36. Suffolk x Mule shearlings from AHB Murray, Scotland sold to £205. Dorset shearlings attracted plenty of interest with the best pens selling to a top of £185 from MJ&LC Lund, Quernmore. A lovely run of double vaccinated Mule shearlings from DJ Casson & Sons, Slyne saw a pen of twenty selling to £185, with numerous other pens from this home selling to £175. Plenty of customers today looking for older ewes, which saw two crop Mule ewes from M&YS Barker, Halton sell to £155 who sold other pens to £150. Charollais ewes sold to a top of £150 from J&L Tyson, Milnthorpe with aged Texel ewes selling to £148 from M&YS Barker, Halton. The ewe trade regularly saw well turned-out pens at £135 to £145.
The great annual show and sale of ewes and shearlings takes place on Saturday 19th August, please advise the office of entries by Friday 4th August.

The fortnightly sale of store lambs saw an increased entry of 2000 with new buyers round the ring. Ensuring a sharp trade was see from start to finished, with an overall average of £81.50 which is £2 up on the fortnight. Strong Texel lambs sold to £101 from TLB&J Knowles, Selside with others selling to £99 from T Wislon, Selside. A full ring full of Beltex lambs sold to £96.50 from AT Threlkeld, Ulverston. Strong short keep Continental bred lambs were regularly selling at £88 to £95, with the next draw down £80 to £85. New buyers around the ring ensuring Mule wethers sold to a fast trade with the best pen selling to £85 from Fishwick Bros, Longsleddale with others at £84.50 from M&G German, Middleton and just behind at £84 from OR Hodgson, Old Hutton. Medium keen Mules were regularly £72 to £75.

Top Prices


Suffolk: £580 Patton Hall, £320 Patton Hall. Texel: £400 The Beeches, £400 The Beeches, £350 The Beeches, £350 The Beeches, £320 Cairn Cottage, £320 Cairn Cottage.


Mule: £155 Halton Park Farm, £150 Halton Park Farm, £145 Halton Park Farm, £130 Oak Avenue, £120 Higher Standen Drive. Charollais: £150 Gaitbarrow Farm, £148 Halton Park Farm, £148 Gaitbarrow Farm. Texel: £145 Oak Avenue, £145 Oak Avenue, £145 Oak Avenue, £142 Oak Avenue, £140 Halton Park Farm, £140 Halton Park Farm. Continental: £142 Oak Avenue, £140 Oak Avenue.


Suffolk: £205 The Beeches. Mule: £185 Beaumont Gate, £175 Beaumont Gate, £175 Beaumont Gate, £175 Beaumont Gate, £168 Beaumont Gate, £150 Riddings. Dorset: £185 Corney Hill Farm, £170 Corney Hill Farm, £148 The Beeches. Continental: £178 The Old Parsonage. Texel: £175 Crosscrake, £168 Kingsland, £1638 Kingsland, £162 Kingsland, £160 Kingsland, £150 Kingsland.


Texel: £101 High Borrowbridge, £99 Ashstead, £96.50 North Lodge, £93.50 Coat Green Farm, £93 Lane House Farm, £92.50 Garnett Folds. Beltex: £96.50 Bowkerstead Farm, £94 Yealand Manor, £4 Yealand Manor, £93 Garnett Folds. Continental: £95.50 Lane House Farm, £76.50 Woodside, £76 Wath Farm, £72 Woodside, £67 Woodside. Dutch Spotted: £94 Coat Green Farm. Suffolk: £89 Sunny Brow, £86.50 The Howes, £86.50 Old School, £85.50 Middle Brikby Farm, £84.50 Gowan Bank Farm, £84.50 Gowan Bank Farm. Mule: £85 Middle Sadghyll, £84.50 Sowermire Farm, £84 Low Garths, £82 Ashstead, £82 Burnhead Farm, £76 Scarsykes Farm. Cheviot: £76 Gill Bank, £65 Gill Bank. Zwartble: £70 Lane House Farm.

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