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

SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT

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.

SPRING LAMBS

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.

PRIME HOGGS

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.

CAST EWES

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

HOGG WITH LAMBS:

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

SHEARLING WITH LAMBS:

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

EWES WITH LAMBS:

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.

SPRING LAMBS:

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.

PRIME HOGGS:

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.

CAST SHEEP:

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.

CAST RAMS:

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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