J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep, Tuesday 6th June 2023.


Cheviot Mule hoggs with Texel lambs from SE&A Gorst, Littledale sold to £200. A pen of twelve Mule hoggs with young Suffolk lambs from RC Wharton & Son, Drybeck sold to £180. Ewes saw a selective trade with the on-going dry weather putting a few customers off. Aged Texel ewes sucking twin lambs from RE Briggs, Wennington sold to £220. Mule two crop ewes sucking single lambs from DC Knipe, Tebay sold to £188.


An increased entry of spring lambs once again at J36, with all weights seeing an increased trade on the week achieving an overall market average of 316p/kg. More interest was show in all heavy lambs with the best bred heavy lambs selling at £170 plus. The top price achieved was Texel lambs from E Dodgson, Kendal. Others sold to £177 from EJ&P Burrow, Storth. A total of ten pens achieved £170 plus. Lambs weighing 39-44kg achieved an average of 321p/kg, with these seeing the biggest demand from buyers. A run of light lambs were met with a keen interest from buyers, with 34kg lambs from a Taylor & Sons, Scotland selling to £117. A full pen of twenty 34kg lambs from Hornby Hall, Penrith sold at £110.


A super entry of 408 hoggs were forward with trade to match, seeing an overall average of 276p/kg achieved. Once again weight was adding up well, with £170 achieved for Texels from DM Bargh, Heaton with full pens of Suffolk hoggs from CG Birkett, Carnforth selling to £168. Continental hoggs 48kg-55kg were regularly selling at £145 to £155. A super run of well finished hoggs from GM&A Jackson, Little Eccleston saw their run of 140 average 300p/kg, with the best seeing 43kg Cheviot hoggs sell to £136. A keen interest is still show by all buyers for the upcoming festival.


A nice entry of 323 ewes sold to an overall averaged of £102 a head, with a large number of hill bred ewes coming forward week on week. Heavy ewes sold to a top price of £165 for a pair of Texels from E Dodgson, Kendal who sold others at £161 and £158. Other heavy ewes regularly sold £145 to £155. Mules sold to £140 from J Twigge, Lindal with a pen full from G Sagar & Son, Caton selling at £137. Other pens of stronger Mules were generally £122 to £132. Medium ewes regularly sold at £96 to £110, depending on bred and quality. Hill bred ewes sold to a top of £116 for Cheviots from D&K Swarbrick, Out Rawcliffe with Swaledale to £94 from JF&AW Sutton, Selside and Rough Fells to £82 from AJ&CM Harrison, Kentmere. The leanest ewes were keenly bid for, generally achieving £48 to £60.
Cull rams sold to a top price of £166 for a Texel from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping with Blue Faced Leicesters achieving £156 from TMW&H Hodgson, Nibthwaite who sold others at £150. Hill bred rams sold to £120 for Cheviots from Stockdale Farms with Swaledales at £118, Rough Fells £116 and Dalesbreds £110.

Top Prices


Cheviot: £200, £195 Cragg Farm. Mule: £180 High Field.


Mule: £185 Old Hutton Farm, £130 High Carlingill. Texel: £155 Wellington Crag Farm.


Continental: £220 Old Hutton Farm, £100 Old School House. Mule: £188 High Carlingill, £185 Lockbank, £145, £132 High Carlingill, £122 High Greenside, £100 Old School House. Suffolk: £175, £140 Lockbank. Horned: £110 High Greenside. Swaledale: £105 High Greenside.


Texel: £180 £176 Spital Farm, £177 £165 Hazelslack Tower Farm, £168 Hampsfield Hall, £161 Low Foulshaw Farm, £159 Ackenthwaite Farm. Continental: £175 Meadow View, £170 College Green, £155 Head House, £152 Bouthwaite Farm, £150 Garnett Folds. Hampshire: £166, £138 Endmoor Farm. Suffolk: £164 Cracalt Farm, £158 Hallbeck, £152 Hodgsons Green Farm, £146 Ackenthwaite Farm, £137 Garnett Folds. Dorset: £144, £141 High Biggarsbank, £144 Hallbeck. Beltex: £143 Crake Hall, £140 Holmelands. Charollais: £139 £134 Hodgsons Green Farm. Mule: £107 Archer Hill.


Charollais: £170 Church Style Farm, £147, £138 Dawson Fold, £130 Brabiner House Farm, £128 Dawson Fold. Texel: £170 Bradlow Farm, £162, £160 Netherbeck Barn, £156 Low Chapel Farm, £152 Bradlow Farm. Suffolk: £168, £167, £160 Netherbeck Barn, £161, £150 Braeslacks. Beltex: £160 The Plough Inn, £156 Crake Hall, £107 Netherbeck Barn. Cheviot: £160 Bowes Farm, £158 Plough Inn, £131, £127, £120 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Mule: £137 Harbarrow Farm, £130 New Hall, £125 Carruthers, £120 Netherbeck Barn, £120 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Continental: £136, £121 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £118 Hopestead, £105 Higher Salter, £100 Harbarrow Farm. Horned: £130 Scale House Farm, £120 Low Deepslack. Dutch Spotted: £130, £99 Glenfield. Lleyn: £129, £112, £106 Low Longmire Farm. Herdwick: £129, £110 School Lane. Scotch Blackface: £120, £118 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £115, £113 Harbarrow Farm. Rough Fell: £117, £80 High Woodend. Swaledale: £105, £100 Nether House Farm, £95, £92 Higher Salter.


Texel: £165, £161, £158 Spital Farm, £158 Lackslot, £156 Spital Farm. Charollais: £156 Woodside, £140 Brabiner House Farm. Mule: £140 Holmelands, £137 New Parkside Farm, £135 Red Scar Farm, £135 Hodgsons Green Farm, £130 Bensons Farm, £130 Hallbeck. Continental: £130 College Green, £118, £97 Dawson Fold. Cheviot Mule: £128 Bradlow Farm. Suffolk: £128 Head House, £127 Harbarrow Farm. Dorset: £124 High Biggarsbank, £120 Warth Sutton Farm, £106 Crake Hall. Cheviot: £120 Higher Standen Drive, £116 Bensons Farm, £90 Brow Head. Masham: £97 Grate Farm. Swaledale: £94 Nether House Farm. Leicester: £94 Crookfield. Rough Fell: £82 Boundary Beck.


Texel: £166 Brown Brook, £140 Low Chapel Farm, £136 Moss End Farm, £130 Low Chapel Farm. Leicester: £156 Arklid Farm, £150 Middle Sadghyll, £130 Arklid Farm. Dorset: £130 Warth Sutton Farm. Charollais: £124 Stain Forth. Cheviot: £120 Bowers Farm. Swaledale: £118, £114 Arklid Farm. Suffolk: £116 Hebblethwaite. Rough Fell: £116 Bowers Farm. Dalesbred: £110 Brown Brook.

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