J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Sale of Pigs, Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep. Tuesday 28th November 2023


A few less pigs about ahead of next weeks Christmas show, Prime pigs sold to £188 for Pietrain cross hogs from J Stott, Crosscrake with lighter weights to £165 from W Stamper, Chipping. Other prime pigs were £130 to £160. Sows sold to £145 from A Preston, Cockermouth with others at £130.
Only one pen of weaners / stores forward today selling to £30 for Saddleback cross from Belmont Farm Produce, who sold others at £20.


1600 lambs were put before our active ring side of buyers, with a pleasing average of 260p/kg achieved. Heavy lambs once again led the way with Texels selling to £165 from TMW&H Hodgson, Ulverston and Suffolks selling to £162 from JE Read, Hutton Roof. Well-fed Continental bred heavy lambs were regularly selling at £135 to £145. Medium weight lambs saw 43kg Texel lambs sell to £134 from JE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor with these lambs regularly selling at 275p/kg to 280p/kg. Best bred lambs sold to 310p/kg for Beltexs from JE Atkinson & Son, Endmoor who sold other pens to 300p/kg. More hill bred lambs on offer today, with super heavy Masham to £143 from JE Read, Hutton Roof and a ring full of Mule lambs selling to £126 from EW&JR Parkinson, Dunsop Bridge. Cheviot Mules sold to £120 from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh. A pen for Gritstones at 42kg achieved £113 from WJ&I France & Son, Chipping.


Another entry of over 500 cull ewes were forward, selling to another improving trade. A shortage of the real best heavy ewes today. The several that were forward selling to £150 for a Masham from JE Read, Hutton Roof, Texels to £148 from AW Crowe, Witherslack with others at £136 from J&C Airey, Ulverston. Continental cross sold to £128 from PW&D Swindlehurst, Underbarrow and RG&L Holmes, Warton. Better end first cross ewes were £105 to £120, with mediums £85 to £98. Pure hill ewes sold to £97 for a Rough Fell from JE Read, Hutton Roof with Cheviots to £89 from Stockdale Farms, Sedbergh. Dalesbreds sold to £68 from JA Bennett, Longsleddale, Swaledale £65 from AW&AM Clark, Windermere and Herdwicks to £54 from AJ&L Birkett, Little Langdale. Cheviot Mules sold to £113 from HR&KA Hodgson, Barbon with Scotch Mules to £104 from WH Kitching & Sons, Hale, North Country Mules sold to £98 from JR Robinson & Son, Nook and F&CE Bentley & Son, Shap. Mediums meated Mules were at £82 to £90.
Cull rams sold to £154 for a Texel from JA&ME Mawson, Orton who sold Suffolks at £140. Lighter wight Continental rams were £105 to £120. Hill bred rams sold to £107 for a Rough Fell from AG&JL Sansom, Windermere.

Top Prices


Texel; £165.00 Arklid Farm, £162.00 Red Scar Farm, £156.50 Halton Park Farm,, £146.00 Poppy farm, £146.00 Mint Close, £146.00 Park Farm Barn. Suffolk; £162.00 Mealriggs Farm, £147.00 Lane Ends Farm, £145.00 Station Hotel, £143.00 High House Farm, £141.00 Bowers Farm, £139.00 Lane Ends Farm. Charollais; £146.00 Crosscrake Farm, £136.00 Hampsfield Hall, £118.00 Hampsfield Hall. Masham; £143.00 Mealriggs, £111.00 Middale Farm. Beltex; £134.00 Stubb Farm, Endmoor, £125.00 Old Woodhouse, £120.00 Old Woodhouse, £118.50 Holmelands, £115.00 St Annes Farm, £112.00 Stubb Farm. Leicester; £134.00 Low Newton Farm. Mule; £126.00 Hareden Farm, £124.00 Mealriggs farm, £120.50 Red Scar Farm, £119.00 Higher Core Farm, £119.00 Higher Core Farm, £115.00 Greaves Farm. Continental; £124.00 Mealriggs Farm, £122.00 Brow Head, £100.00 Millbeck, £95.00 Millbeck, £93.00 Millbeck, £89.00 Higher Core Farm. Cheviot Mule; £119.50 Bowers Farm, £110.00 Bowers Farm, £106.00 The Plough Inn, £99.00 The Plough Inn. Swiss Valais Blacknose; £116.00 Crosscrake Farm. Gritstone; £113.00 Higher Core Farm, £99.00 Higher Core Farm. Cheviot; £110.00 Greenhills Farm, £108.50 Greenhills Farm, £108.50 Howriggs, £101.00 Holmelands, £100.00 The Plough Inn. Horned; £105.00 Poppy Farm. Dorset; £102.00 Brow Head. Scotch Blackface; £102.00 Sands Road, £94.00 Adamthwaite. Swaledale; £93.00 Rowe End Farm. Jacob; £89.00 High Mill Farm.


Masham; £150.00 Mealriggs Farm, £122.00 Mealriggs Farm, £114.00 Mealriggs Farm, £87.00 Hill Cottage, £82.00 High Swinklebank Farm. Texel; £148.00 Ashtree Cottage, £134.00 Ashtree Cottage, £128.00 Croftlands, £127.00 Tranthwaite Farm, £125.00 Croftlands, £124.00 Holmelands. Continental; £136.00 Reeds Gardens, £118.00 Brow Head, £117.00 Brow Head, £106.00 Reeds Gardens, £105.00 Holmelands, £105.00 Holmelands. Charollais; £128.00 Tranthwaite Hall. Suffolk; £120.00 Low House, £120.00 Reeds Gardens, £118.00 Reeds Gardens, £118.00 Sproat Ghyll, £106.00 Reeds Gardens, £106.00 Sproat Ghyll. Beltex; £118.00 Jackson Ground. Cheviot Mule; £113.00 Howriggs. Mule; £104.00 Broomfield, £98.00 Hollins Farm, £98.00 Hill Top Farm, £94.00 Hollins Farm, £94.00 Hollins Farm, £93.00 Swallowmire. Lleyn; £100.00 Bowers Farm. Rough Fell; £97.00 Mealriggs Farm, £83.00 High Swinklebank Farm, £79.00 Gill Head, £79.00 Riddings, £76.00 Mealriggs Farm. Cheviot; £89.00 Bowers Farm, £86.00 Howriggs, £78.50 Cottage Farm, £68.00 Nether Hall Farm, £62.00 Howriggs, £60.00 Woodside. Leicester; £88.00 Bowkerstead Farm. Jacob; £84.00 High Mill Farm, £71.00 High Mill farm, £70.00 High Mill Farm, £52.00 High Mill Farm. Dalesbred; £68.00 Middale Farm, £42.00 Middale Farm. Swaledale; £65.00 Low Longmire, £64.00 Moss Side, £64.00 Kirkbeck, £61.00 High Birk Howe Farm, £59.00 Rowe End Farm, £56.00 Kirkbeck. Herdwick; £54.00 High Birk Howe Farm.


Texel; £154.00 Sproat Ghyll, £117.00 Low Woodedge Farm, £72.00 Low Longmire. Suffolk; £140.00 Sproat Ghyll, £72.00 Sproat Ghyll. Beltex; £118.00 Jackson Ground. Leicester; £112.00 Roundthwaite, £85.00 Roundthwaite. Rough; £107.00 Blackmoss Farm. Cheviot; £60.00 Riddings.

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