J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly Sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep. Tuesday 7th November 2023


1450 lambs were forward with trade jumping a gear or two, and a market average 266p/kg achieved, with a third of the sale being hill bred. Heavy lambs were once again selling to a premium at Junction 36 with Texels selling to £161 from TMW&H Hodgson, Ulverston and Dutch Spotted to £151 from WJ&L Barker, Arkholme. Beltexs sold to £147 from JG&PH Thompson & Sons, Selside. The best heavy lambs were regularly selling at £145 to £150. A ring full of Suffolks sold to £145 from TA&J Dixon, Selside. The best sold to 305p/kg twice from J Clarke & Sons, Borrick and J Twigge, Lindale. Mules saw a top of £130 from WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale. Well feed Mules were regularly 255p/kg to 265p/kg. Cheviots sold to £126 from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh and Swaldealses sold to £118 from TA&J Dixon, Selside. More lambs are needed on a weekly basis, to fulfil our buyers requirements.


721 cull farmers ewes were forward at the popular weekly sale, with all classes and types experiencing a rise in trade. Heavy pure and three quarter bred ewes attracted keen buyer interest, with a pen of Texels from E Dodgson, Kendal selling at £178, Other pens from this same good home achieved £160. Others sold to £150 from T Park, Lyth with these sorts regularly £120 to £135. First cross ewes sold to £120 for Suffolk cross from S&B Capstick, Old Hutton with Texel cross also achieving £120 from AW Crowe, Witherslack and J Holme & Son, Ulverston. Others were regularly £98 to £115. Cheviot Mules sold to £108 from M Robinson, Stainton with North Country Mules to £102 from TMW&H Hodgson, Nibthwaite and Masham also achieving £102. Pens of heavy well fleshed Mule ewes were £85 to £95, with a large number of medium and lighter weigh Mules £72 to £85. Pure hill bred ewes sold to £74 for Scotch Black Face from RI Dixon, Low Newton with Herdwicks selling to £67 from Messrs Kirkby & Longworth, Kentmere, Whiteface woodlands to £66 from S&A Gardner, Carnfort. Swaledales sold to £64 from JD Dixon, Longsleddale with others also achieving £64 from WI&A Atkinson, Bleasdale. A large number of leaner horned ewes saw the stronger end £40 to £50, with mediums £28 to £55 and the smallest and leanest at realisation.
Cull rams sold to £175 for a Dutch Spotted from DA Dixon, Grayrigg. A large number of lean hard worked continental rams forward generally sold at £105 to £125, with hill rams selling to £92 for a horned ram from the IOM.

Top Prices


Texel - £161 Arklid Farm, £149 Mountain View, £149 Rose Cottage, £148 Arklid Farm, £147 Poppy Farm. Dutch Spotted - £151 Brown Edge, £146, £130 Grayrigg Foot. Suffolk - £145 Yoad Pot, £140 Hallbeck, £132 Low House, £127 Yoad Pot. Charollais - £144 Head House, £120 Hampsfield Hall. Dorset - £142 Hallbeck. Beltex - £138, £132 Holmelands, £126, £123 Highfield, £123 Poppy Farm. Mule - £130 Holme House Farm, £125 Arklid Farm, £122 Holem House Farm, £121 Yoad Pot. Cheviot - £126 Outrake Foot, £126 Bowers Farm, £124, £119 Howriggs. Swaledale - £118 Yoad Pot. Cheviot Mule - £114 Poppy Farm, £12.5 Low Barrows Green Farm. Rough Fell - £113 Poppy Farm. Leicester - £109 Brown Edge. Continental - £99 Cockley Beck Farm.


Texel: £178 Spital Farm, £160 Spital Farm, £150 Whitbarrow Cottage, £145 Spital Farm, £134 Spital Farm, £134 Whitbarrow Cottage. Continental: £122 IOM, £117 Yealand Manor, £114 Meathop Park Farm Lodge, £112 Meathop Park Farm Lodge, £105 IOM, £102 IOM. Charollais: £120 IOM, £98 Lackslost. Suffolk: £120 Low House, £114 IOM, £114 Aynsome Manor Farm, £112 Birks Farm, £112 Head House, £102 IOM. Zwartble: £111 Whitbarrow Cottage, £104 Castle Syke Farm. Leicester: £109 Hollowmire Farm, £92 Yoad Pot. Cheviot Mule: £109 Low Barrows Green Farm, £100 Kate Farm, £99 Kate Farm, £90 Kate Farm. Masham: £102 Higher Standen Drive. Mule: £102 Arklid Farm, £96 Southmire Farm, £89 Low House, £88 Higher Standen Drive, £88 Low Sizergh Farm. Kerry Hill: £74 IOM, £70 IOM. Scotch Black Face: £74 Low Newton Farm, £73 IOM. Cheviot: £68 Higher Standen Drive. Herdwick: £67 Sella Farm. Horned: £66 Rose Cottage. Swaledale: £64 Holme House Farm, £64 Valley View, £56 High Borrowbridge, £56 Arklid Farm. Dalebred: £60 Holme House. Rough Fell: £51 High Borrowbridge.


Dutch Spotted: £175 Grayrigg Foot. Texel: £126 Meathop Park Farm, £124 Sella Farm, £120 Low Sizergh. Horned: £92 IOM. Gritstone: £86 High Farm. Continental: £80 Tock How Farm.

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