J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Fortnightly Sale of Store Lambs, Thursday 2nd November 2023

Another pleasing entry of 5259 store lambs were forward with all selling to a faster trade than anticipated. The continuing wet weather and a little dip in prime lamb prices, did not put off our loyal buyers and new faces from appearing ring side. The sale averaged £80.20, with just under half the sale being hill bred. The sale topped at £117.50 for Texels from W&J Penny, Kirkby In Furness with others selling to £110.50 from JB Jackson & Son, Grange over Sands and J Harrison, Broughton in Furness. Beltexs sold to £110 from L Beck, Heversham and £109 from A Prickett, Farlton. A further twenty one pens sold at over £100. Numerous pens of first cross Texel Mules and Suffolk Mules were regularly selling at £88 to £92. A strong pen of Cheviot lambs sold to £100.50 from BR Harrison, Staveley with a ring full of Mules selling to £98.50 form AW&AM Clarke, Windermere. Other Mules sold to £96 from DJ&A Freeman, Windermere with a ring full selling to £95.50 from RI Dixon, Low Newton. Rough Fells sold to £76 from I&J Mallinson, Selside with Swaledales to selling to £66 from Forest Hall Farms, Selside and Herdwicks selling to £66 from Braestead Farms, Patterdale.

- Texels sold to £117.50, averaging £90.
- Beltex sold to £109, averaging £89.
- Cheviots sold to £100.50, averaging £79.
- Suffolks sold to £96, averaging £88.
- Mules sold to £98.50, averaging £83.50.
- Rough Fells to £76, averaging £50.
- Swaledale to £66, averaging £55.

Top Prices


Texel: £117.50 Marsh Grange Farm, £110.50 Lane End, £110.50 Templand Farm, £110 Dugg Hill, £110 Hawthorn Barn, £108 The Old Vicarage. Cheviot: £100.50 The Old Vicarage, £89 Kate Farm, £89 High Arnside Farm, £87.50 Kate Farm, £87 Valley View, £85 Nun House. Beltex: £109 Farelton House, £108 Thrimby Hall, £92 Farleton House, £91 High Borrans Farm, £89 Farleton House, £70 Barncroft. Continental: £103.50 Low Fold, £98 Row Farm House, £98 Lane End, £96 Keld Farm, £94 Oaks Farm, £91 Bowston Hall. Mule: £98.50 Low Longmire, £96 Town End, £95.50 Low Newton Farm, £95.50 Cowdub, £93 Botton Hall Farm, £92.50 Greaves Farm. Charollais: £95, £90 The Old Vicarage, £88, £75.50 Greenfold Farm, £73 The Old Vicarage, £69.50 Tongue House Farm. Suffolk: £95 Blackton House Farm, £95 Nether House Farm, £94.50 Middle Birkby Farm, £94.50 Briar Cottage, £93 Wyke Farm, £93 Quarry Top. Jacob: £90 The Old Vicarage, £70 High Mill Farm. Cheviot Mule: £87 Fell House, £74 Yealand Manor. Herdwick: £83 High Borrans Farm, £66 Braestead, £65 High Borrans Farm, £63 Cowdub, £62 Crag House Farm. Zwartble: £79 Bowston Hall. Masham: £79 Steps Farm. Rough Fell: £76 Borrow Bridge House, £67 Crooksbeck, £64.50 Borrow Bridge House, £62 Sowermire Farm. Swaledale: £66 Thorn Cottage, £63 High Skelghyll, £61.50 Briar Fern, £60.50 Guestford, £60 Burnhead Farm. Dutch Spotted: £64 Ellergill. Scotch Blackface: £58 Audlands Park.

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